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mcipher

Joined November 2016

The library is my happy place.
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The Burnout: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella
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The September House by Carissa Orlando
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Lovely breezy #audiowalk today with this favorite re-read ♥️

Gissy 😍 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 😍 2w
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The Accident | Chris Pavone
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♥️♥️♥️ This VIEEEWWWW… pictures don‘t do it justice.

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It‘s my second to last day as an unemployed person before I finally start a new job (🙌🙌) so I‘m enjoying a little brunch out with my book - it‘s really good so far and these tacos are amazing. The delicious tea is magnolia oolong 💕

AmyG Wishing you all the best in your new job! 1mo
TheLudicReader Congrats on your new gig. What will you be doing? 1mo
TheBookHippie 🤞🏻Good luck in your new job! 1mo
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Bookwormjillk Yay congrats! 1mo
mcipher @AmyG @Bookwormjillk @TheBookHippie Thank you!! @TheLudicReader I‘m a product manager (it‘s a silly tech job lol) 1mo
Librarybelle Congrats on the new job! 1mo
dabbe Kick butt on your new job! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
TheBookgeekFrau Congrats! May your employment be long and fruitful 💕 4w
Dragon Enjoy your new job - best of luck 🙌 4w
marleed Ohh congrats! 4w
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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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My new bookcase - don‘t tell my husband, but I think I need to go on a buying spree to fill it up with books instead of cats 😂 (Current book club read tagged ♥️)
#shelfie

Tamra Love it! 1mo
Cortg Pretty! I like the clean, minimal lines 😍 1mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful! Especially with cat!😂 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it! 😍 1mo
dabbe #kittyplusshelf = 🤩🖤🐾🖤🤩 1mo
BarbaraBB Gorgeous shelves 🥰 1mo
Bette Lovely. And lovely 🐈‍⬛ too 1mo
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The Siren | Katherine St. John
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They just make it so tempting to lie here and read, even when it‘s nice out!
This book is kinda scratching my Judith Krantz itch… totally frothy fun with twists and rich people behaving badly and a tropical island setting.

Gissy 😻😻 2mo
Leftcoastzen Yay kitties! 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🐾🖤 2mo
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Ready or Not | Cara Bastone
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I *should* be doing about 20 other things but it‘s pouring rain and the cats are very convincing that reading in bed is a good life choice, so I‘m just going to maybe finish this book before I get motivated. (This one is cute! I get a little annoyed with some of her over the top descriptions - I get it, dude is large, you have a crush - but it also made me go awwww and fondly remember being pregnant,… 22 years ago!!)

Lcsmcat Kitties are always right about these things. I have a tabby and a tuxie too and they never steer me wrong about reading on a dreary day. 😻 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 2mo
mcipher @Lcsmcat They definitely know what they‘re talking about!! It was the right choice. 2mo
mcipher @dabbe 😸 2mo
Leftcoastzen The cats are right! 👏😸😸😻 2mo
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Untitled | Untitled
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1- Nope
2- Not really. I think relationships are more about the work you put into them than a magical “right” person, and no one gets a perfect match.
3 - I‘m not a big Valentine‘s person so I guess just a nice dinner? Maybe get dressed up and get some compliments? 😂
Thanks for the tag @Deblovestoread

Eggs Thanks for joining in 💕🙏🏻 2mo
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The Book Barn | Niantic, CT (Bookstore)
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Visiting family and obviously the Book Barm was on my must-do list. I loved the labels on these poetry shelves, and I *think* I can fit all my new books in my (probably very heavy) carry-on 😅

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The Burnout: A Novel | Sophie Kinsella
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A brown butter blondie (with pecans and dark chocolate chunks), the last few chapters of this cute book, and a little milk - a pretty good way to spend a Tuesday evening 💕

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First Lie Wins: A Novel | Ashley Elston
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The whole town is a sheet of ice, day 4 🥶😂
Read this whole book, working on A Single Thread for book club (which I doubt will happen because more ice is predicted overnight). The bed was made and a lot of laundry and dishes done. Baked cookies and frozen pizzas, have clearly NOT brushed my hair or put on zipper pants, lots of kitty time and some yoga. I‘m in my element and my husband has gone stir crazy. 🤪

Tamra Sounds great to me! 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 3mo
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The September House | Carissa Orlando
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We‘ve been hibernating this week - it‘s rainy and so windy I keep thinking the house is going to blow to Oz 😂
So I‘ve been getting some solid reading time with some really good books. So far this is hilarious and sad and SO WEIRD.

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤😽🤍 3mo
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The City of Stardust | Georgia Summers
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Lovely beach walk today, but we didn‘t outrun this “distant” storm 😅 …. It was awfully nice to come home to put on dry clothes and read a few chapters of this ARC (which is giving me Starless Sea vibes 🥰)

mhillis Beautiful photo! 3mo
Soubhiville Oooo, you‘ve got me stacking this title! 3mo
dabbe #photocontestwinner 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
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Stopped by the bookstore after dinner out today and picked this up on a whim - it‘s a little spooky already and so far a great fuzzy blanket/cat lap read 😸

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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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1. Who can ever pick?? I read so many good ones this year… I guess Ink, Blood, Sister, Scribe
2. Probably When I‘m Dead by Hannah Morrissey
3. Just hanging out with the (adult) kids, maybe we‘ll go to a bar and maybe we‘ll stay in
4. We do not! It‘s mostly a pajama day here
5. Green and brown, we have tons of lovely evergreens! And it doesn‘t snow here but it did get chilly.
#wintergames #SantasBookShELVES

Andrew65 So difficult to choose just one book. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
peanutnine Ooh I've heard good things about Ink Blood Sister Scribe 4mo
mcipher @peanutnine I loved it! Definitely worth checking out 4mo
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Happy Jolabokaflod - @Deblovestoread thank you SO MUCH for the perfect #JolabokaflodSwap2023 gift. I sat down and immediately cracked the book and started reading. 😂 I‘ve been dying to read this one!

Deblovestoread Yay! I had not heard of this book until your list and was intrigued when it was in my hands. I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts. Merry Christmas! 4mo
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No Two Persons: A Novel | Erica Bauermeister
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And the contents are PERFECT, @WildAlaskaBibliophile - as soon as I opened the candle my living room started to smell so good 😂 The little wicker dude is so adorable, and I am dying to dig into both books! Thank you so much, I love everything!! ♥️

mcipher PS @WildAlaskaBibliophile your handwriting is impeccable, I‘m pretty jealous 😝 4mo
BookwormAHN Love the Yule goat 🤍 4mo
WildAlaskaBibliophile I'm so happy you love everything! Enjoy, and Happy Yule! 4mo
WildAlaskaBibliophile @mcipher Awww, thank you! 🤗 4mo
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Bait and Witch | Angela M. Sanders
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Just LOOK at this amazing gorgeous wrapping paper! I unwrapped verrrrry careful and managed to save a piece (Oma would be proud! 😆)
#yuleswap

BookwormAHN Gorgeous 🩵🤍🩵 4mo
BarkingMadRead That paper is stunning! 4mo
wanderinglynn Love it! 😍 4mo
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MidnightBookGirl That is gorgeous!
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TheBookHippie Wow! 4mo
WildAlaskaBibliophile Glad you like it! 😁💓💓💓💓 I found it on Etsy. 4mo
Gissy 😍👌 4mo
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Shipped | Angie Hockman
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Both my #JolabokaflodSwap23 and #YuleSwap packages went out today! I forgot to take a post office pic, so here‘s my new old Santa randomly on the counter because I can‘t find a place to safely plug him in.
@BookwormAHN @wanderinglynn @MaleficentBookDragon

BookwormAHN Cute ❤️ 4mo
wanderinglynn Yay! ❄️ 4mo
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It‘s a twofer! Got both both my #yuleswao from @WildAlaskaBibliophile and my #JolabokaflodSwap23 from @Deblovestoread today @MaleficentBookDragon @wanderinglynn @BookwormAHN Soooooo excited for both!! 💕💕

BookwormAHN Yay 🩵🤍🩵 4mo
wanderinglynn Yay! ❄️ 4mo
Deblovestoread Yay. That was fast even with shirt distance. 4mo
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The tree is up, the leg lamp is lit, the cats are snoring, and this book is so cute! A lovely Saturday evening 😍

Lreads Love the leg lamp! 😊 4mo
AmyG That looks lovely. 4mo
staci.reads Beautiful 😍 4mo
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BookmarkTavern So cozy! 💖 4mo
peanutnine I love everything about this 😻🎄📚☺️ 4mo
Tamra Very cozy! 4mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
Eggs ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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What Waits in the Woods | Terri Parlato
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Aardvark 📚 had some good picks this month - I‘m so excited for this box!! 📦

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Happy Thanksgiving! I couldn‘t quite finish this ambitious plate, but made room for some pie anyway, and then started the tagged book post-second dinner (we ate early so we could go back for more later!). Hope everyone else had a similarly relaxing day (whether you celebrate this weird holiday or not) ♥️

candc320 That looks so good! Happy belated Thanksgiving!! 5mo
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Starter Villain | John Scalzi
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Enjoying the view from my new house today while reading this book - it‘s just starting to get weird 😁

ju.ca.no Lovely view🥰 5mo
Deblovestoread 😍😍😍 5mo
mcipher @ju.ca.no I can‘t get over always seeing the river! It‘s amazing 5mo
Tamra So pretty! 5mo
candc320 Gorgeous!!! 5mo
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Behind the Scenes | Karelia Stetz-Waters
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Finished this on a road trip down the coast with my mom, sister, and husband. Today we saw seals, pelicans, and an eagle along with wild wind and waves. Now we‘re holed up at our Airbnb listening to the sea, noses buried in books. I‘m so glad the two of them flew across the country to visit. 🥰

Hooked_on_books Sounds like a great day! 5mo
Balibee146 Great pic and that sounds an idyllic evening.... Oh how I wish my family were readers but they so aren't ❤️ 5mo
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Went to Powell‘s (one of the small locations) and a local bookstore this week and couldn‘t resist taking home a few new friends ♥️ 📚

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Well, That Was Unexpected | Jesse Q. Sutanto
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Reading with Amelia… But also we unexpectedly are buying a gorgeous Craftsman house a block from our current rental!! The previous buyer backed out and we were the lucky runners up 😂

Texreader Congratulations!! 6mo
Soubhiville That‘s great, congrats! 6mo
Deblovestoread Congrats 🎉 6mo
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TheBookgeekFrau Nice!! Congrats!! 🎉 6mo
GondorGirl Hurray! 6mo
mcipher @Texreader @Soubhiville @Deblovestoread @TheBookgeekFrau @GondorGirl Thanks! It doesn‘t have a library but it does have windowseats for reading, and some nice built ins 🤩 6mo
TheBookgeekFrau @mcipher I love a built-in; can't wait to see photos!! 🤩 6mo
tpixie How exciting! Congratulations 🎈 Cute kitty 🐈‍⬛🖤🤍 6mo
BookNAround Yay! Happy house buying. 🏡 6mo
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A Love Catastrophe | Helena Hunting
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Purrrfect reading buddy for a cat-themed romcom! 🐈‍⬛

Gissy 😻🖤🖤🖤 6mo
TheSpineView 🖤🐈‍⬛🖤 6mo
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Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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I love when #BOTM comes out early! This month I realized how spoiled I am by NetGalley when I already owned 2 of the selections… but I was still excited for too many books (I‘ve gotten 3 every month this year I think 😅)

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Fiance Farce | Alexandria Bellefleur
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Had to take my husband to the airport so I‘m making a day of it in Portland with a mani/pedi, a new (used) reading chair purchase, and a fresh hop IPA at Rose City Book Pub, which is just DELIGHTFUL 😍 📚

AmyG That place sounds wonderful! 7mo
Hooked_on_books What a cool space! 7mo
Tamra What a great day! 7mo
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@Deblovestoread Thank you so much for the awesome #staycationswap package! I‘m so excited about the books (a boxed set!!), I already opened and tested the snack mix and lip balm (cherry, yum!), and the book case is perfect for some upcoming work travel. (Pls excuse my random laundry in the pic 😅)
Also I want to know more about your old Astoria stomping grounds!!

Deblovestoread I‘m so glad you like everything! It was a fun box to put together. 💜 8mo
DinoMom What a lovely box. 8mo
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍 8mo
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Blitz: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley
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Edith wants to let you know I successfully removed a box from beneath her to send for #staycationswap - it should arrive tomorrow @Deblovestoread - and that the other box is my own swap, safely received ♥️
I‘m reading the tagged book (it‘s a chunkster) because I finally broke down and shelled out the $30 at Powell‘s over the weekend since I was already spending money on books.

Deblovestoread Edith is a beauty! 8mo
batsy Edith 😻 8mo
Chrissyreadit 😻😻😻😻😻 8mo
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DinoMom Edith is gorgeous 8mo
Deblovestoread Hubby picked up box from the post office today. Excited for opening day💜 @Chrissyreadit @DinoMom 8mo
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As outdoorsy as I get lately 😆

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Unless I‘m sorely mistaken, I‘m thinking this is gonna be a 5 star read for Chloe and me…

DinoMom This book sounds interesting, added to my list! Also what a sweet little fluffball! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We think so too!! (Tux and Miss Priss 🐈 😻) (edited) 10mo
mcipher @DinoMom So far it‘s amazing! 10mo
mcipher @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cats with good taste 😻 10mo
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Mrs. Nash's Ashes | Sarah Adler
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This is the third book I‘ve read in a row with a love interest who has heterochromia…. Isn‘t it weird and fun when that happens?
I did a HUGE book haul last week (also got my new locally made super cute orange bag) and have been plowing thru so many good ones during my long weekend. I never want to go back to work 😆

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Aaah it came in!!! How am I supposed to sit thru this next block of meetings when I FINALLY have this book in my hands?!? 🫠

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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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My husband is out for a few hours so the girls and I are having a truly wild night in - mac and cheese in the oven, a good thriller, and some laundry drying (and some of us are napping)

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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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Sick-ish days mean old lady kitty snuggles and old favorite book re-reads for recovery in between work meetings

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Happy Place | Emily Henry
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I‘m in one of my happy places drinking a Cherry Collins, waiting for sweet potato fries…
And I got this book for $6 because I had a $21 reward for buying so many books at my local indie so that just made everything better

marleed Score! 12mo
mcipher @marleed 🙌 12mo
Bookwormjillk Nice! 12mo
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Reading the tagged book and feeling a little overwhelmed by my library/office/yoga space this week (the piles!!) #shelfie

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Troubles in Paradise | Elin Hilderbrand
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Did I mayyybe go overboard on Book Outlet a couple weeks ago? Probably yes, but…
In my defense they were all so cheap! And the tagged finishes a series I started in January that‘s been nagging at me with a need to find out what happens next. Also I‘ve been terrible about reading my library books and also at returning them super late. So owning the books makes sense right?
#bookhaul #bookmail

ravenlee To be fair, I think that‘s the only way to shop on Book Outlet. It would be silly not to get free shipping! 13mo
marleed Just look at all those books you‘ve taken in from the cold and so kindly given safe shelter ;) 13mo
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Icebreaker | Hannah Grace
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Cozy constant lap cat and this book I bought in the airport and just gulped down - these were some emotionally mature, sexy 20-somethings and it was a blast to read.

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What Happens in Paradise | Elin Hilderbrand
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My desk is a mess and I know I should be working on my to-do list but all I want to do is read about the Virgin Islands and pretend my toes are in the white sand 😩

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds wonderful!! 14mo
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Go Hex Yourself | Jessica Clare
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Got a day off today to myself so I wandered around town shopping (new books! lotion! puzzle!) and snuck in some sitting and reading, too. Last stop before I head home is tea and coffee cake and a little more of this funny, charming book

Jess861 Sounds like such a wonderful day! Books and puzzles and tea 😍 (edited) 14mo
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Fry Another Day | J. J. Cook
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I hit up the library and then got my (probably first of many) book blind dates for Feb… The cozy is tagged, can you guess the romance? I had NO idea and I‘m looking forward to it - the bookstore owner said she loved it.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag What a fun idea! I‘m always so curious from the little descriptions! Enjoy! 1y
peaKnit I just picked up Miniscule Mansion, I‘m looking forward to that one. Enjoy your date! 1y
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Finally finished my first #AuldLangSpine pick from @HOTPock3tt - I don‘t know what it was about this one, I tried two times before this to read it and ended up putting it down… I did enjoy it this time, even if it‘s not my very favorite Tessa Bailey. However: up next is Truth and Beauty, which I love and I‘m so happy for the push to re-read!

HOTPock3tt The funny thing is, I put it down at first too!😂 when @sprainedbrain finished it and told me how good it was, then I picked it back up. Once I got past the beginning I ended up loving it and it became one of my fave books of the year, but I did drop it at first lolol 😆 @mcipher 1y
mcipher @HOTPock3tt Too funny how that happens sometimes 😆😆 1y
lynneamch Loved listening to 1y
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I saw the B&N 25% off pre-orders sale on Ali Hazelwood‘s Instagram and couldn‘t resist buying future me some presents (look at that discount!! They‘re practically giving them away!!)

dylanisreading Ohhh. Thanks for sharing! 1y
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What Lies in the Woods | Kate Alice Marshall
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Chloe snuggled up with me to read this - she‘s not a lap cat so I stay veeery still when she sits with me so she‘ll hang out longer.
My 2023 goal is to get thru my #BOTM back titles, and this is a January book, but oh well… I still think it counts as progress. Plus I‘m really enjoying it so far.

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Quick trip back east to visit family and I got to take a little Book Barn side trip ♥️
Picked up the tagged for my #AuldLangSpine reread! @HOTPock3tt @monalyisha

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A Very Merry Bromance | Lyssa Kay Adams
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I love this swap and I‘m SO EXCITED for this book! (I‘m diving in as soon as I hit ‘post‘)… and any chocolate with nuts is my jam 🍫
#jolabokaflodswap @LMJenkins thank you so much!! And @MaleficentBookDragon thanks for hosting 🎄 📚 ♥️

LMJenkins You‘re welcome! Merry Christmas! 1y
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Sharing my December #BOTM stack and an adorable card (ostensibly from my cats while I was in SF last week) on my messy desk to say: I shipped my #Jolabokaflodswap box (it‘ll be there Monday!!) and also received one from a mystery sender in VA this week. @MaleficentBookDragon