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monalyisha

monalyisha

Joined January 2017

Head in the clouds, book in my hand, coffee in an I.V. ☁️📖☕️ (R.I. 🌊)
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Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui
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Bear and Hare: Snow! | Emily Gravett
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My husband helped me deduce that the unmarked Book Depository box contained a Christmas purchase for my nephew. It was not, in fact, a swap gift. 🙈

Mystery solved!

candority Awh! What a great solution to this mystery 😊 15m
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The Mystery of Things | A.C. Grayling
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I‘m… 80% (?)… sure this is a swap gift & not something I ordered in the throes of a shopping frenzy.

Am I right? 😅

Update: I was not right. See next post. 😂

#jolabokaflodswap #BestOf2021Swap

candority Not that I know of! @Amandajoy Did you happen to send your package already? 1d
Amandajoy @candority Nope, that‘s not from me! @monalyisha Your package from me is still scattered across the dining room table waiting to be wrapped. (edited) 23h
monalyisha @Amandajoy Yours is in a very similar state. 😉 My plan is to get our Tree on Saturday & then wrap a bunch of gifts by colorful twinklelight this weekend. 🌈🎄✨ We‘ve got (some) time! (edited) 21h
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monalyisha @Amandajoy Oh! Also, since I now know that this is a direct swap *&* I have your #NYWD22 list, I should probably let you know that I‘ve read some of your faves from this past year, including: Elatsoe, Echo, The Library at Mount Char, The House in the Cerulean Sea, We Ride Upon Sticks, & The Hate U Give. 🙈 But a lot of the others look so great! I think we have similar taste. 💞 20h
Amandajoy Thanks for the heads up! I tried to double check on your Goodreads to make sure I picked something you hadn‘t read. 20h
monalyisha @Amandajoy Nice! You‘re good. 💯 20h
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Elatsoe | Darcie Little Badger
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At one point, Little Badger writes “Don‘t rush stories. That‘s sacrilegious.” I think this may have been a bit of meta-commentary, getting ahead of the criticism that her book is too long — because it is…but just a little! Her story of an asexual, 17-year-old Lipan Apache girl (with OCD) trying to solve the mystery of her cousin‘s murder with the help of her ghost dog & her cheerleader bff, Jay, is enchanting. 👇🏻

monalyisha 1/1: The mix of her family‘s folk legends & oral stories along with some monster lore readers may be more familiar with “sucked” me right in (pun intended). I didn‘t expect the story to be so focused on vampires but I was into it! It‘s been awhile since I‘ve indulged my latent vampire obsession (thanks Buffy) so I was delighted. Commentary about racism, dispossession, & monoculture abounds but it never detracts from the narrative, only adds to it. (edited) 3d
monalyisha **After reading some other reviews, I do want to comment on a popular criticism. Like others, I also felt that Ellie reads younger than her 17 years. I couldn‘t tell, though, if it was because of my cultural biases (is it because she‘s so close with her family — or because she‘s disinterested in romantic relationships?) or if it was something more intrinsic to the writing. So, I left it out of my review. But it did give me lots to ponder. 3d
monalyisha Oh, and thanks to @kellyann28 for gifting me this book in the #hauntedhollowswap! @wanderinglynn 3d
kellyann28 I'm glad you enjoyed it! I actually read this recently also and I felt the same about Ellie's age. She felt VERY young to me. 3d
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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Cassie & I don‘t have much in common. She can do n*i*ne pull-ups, I can do n*o*ne; she‘s emotionally closed-off & I‘m an over-sharer; she works in a male-dominated environment, I work in…a Library. But sisterhood binds us! This is, first & foremost, a Romance novel (the ending drives that point home). If you‘re bothered by the romantic lead being *too* perfect, definitely avoid this one.👇🏻

monalyisha 1/1: But it also deals with tough subjects like abandonment, sexism, mother-daughter relationships, addiction, death, grief, terminal illness, & sexual assault. Is it weird to follow that up by saying I might buy this for my MIL for Christmas? 😅 (edited) 6d
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Some much-needed pith from the inimitable Oscar Wilde.

Good luck today. 😅

Aims42 🤣🤣 This is the perfect quote for today! Thanks for sharing it. Happy Thanksgiving!! 1w
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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I wouldn‘t normally have chosen this book for myself…but I agreed to be the moderator for this month‘s book club at work. Let‘s see how it goes! 🤷‍♀️ Maybe it‘ll surprise me.

Kangaj1 I just read it and enjoyed a lighter read. 1w
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The Fire Never Goes Out | Noelle Stevenson
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This graphic memoir, told in the format of Noelle Stevenson‘s “Year in Review” updates from 2011-2019 is earnest and vulnerable…but somehow still guarded. It‘s hard to feel, as a reader, that you‘re not getting the complete story (& not as a literary device, either)…but to also feel, as an understanding person, that maybe you‘re not owed that.

*Continued 👇🏻

monalyisha 1/1: The pieces we‘re given are well-told. Stevenson‘s quest for authenticity (artistic & personal), struggles with mental health, and lust for life & love are all evident. 1w
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The Fire Never Goes Out | Noelle Stevenson
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I appreciate this doodle, as I was once (pre-Bones) the Treasurer of an “I Love David Boreanaz Fan Club.”

We all had matching t-shirts adorned with puffy-painted smiley faces with fangs.

*Note: I don‘t know why I was elected Treasurer. I‘m not a numbers gal. But I suspect my acceptance of the position had something to do with the sparkly pink Kaboodle in which we kept our (lemonade sale) funds. Très chic.

Suet624 😀😀 1w
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The Fire Never Goes Out | Noelle Stevenson
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☕️ 🤢 ☕️

TheKidUpstairs ??? I've done that so many times... "I'm hungry, but I don't know what I want, so I'll just drink some tea!" 1w
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs Also guilty of “hydrating” with iced coffee. “Ice cubes are water!” 🤦‍♀️ I actually have a DIESEL water bottle on my Christmas Wishlist this year. I‘m hoping it helps. 😅 (edited) 1w
FantasyChick I feel so seen now 😆 I also forget to get my water in too often. I was doing good at the office but since I've been working from home....I just stand in the shower longer and hope my pores suck up the moisture 🤣🤣 1w
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monalyisha @FantasyChick You‘re like the one plant in my house that seems to be THRIVING! It lives in my bathroom & definitely gets a ton of moisture from our showers.😅 1w
FantasyChick Bahahaha I have one of those too! Years I haven't been able to kill it. Just chills in the bathroom and lives 🤣 1w
DimeryRene 🤣 1w
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Oh! I‘m remembering that I promised to repost my #JolabokaflodSwap wishlist so it wouldn‘t get buried in the #NewYearWhoDis match posts.

I‘ve already purchased my match‘s book. Just hoping for some Black Friday/Cyber Monday chocolate sales! 🤞🏻🍫🌲

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The Girl from the Sea | Molly Knox Ostertag
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A sweet coming-out (graphic novel) story with a magical & environmental bent. Morgan hides her true self in an effort not to make waves — until Keltie, a Selkie, falls in love with her & renders her well-laid plans impossible. What‘s here is adorable! It‘s honest & wonderfully, awkwardly funny but I wanted more: more development of the love story; more glimpses into who Morgan‘s friends are; more of her accepting, flawed, tender, & broken family.

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Ship of Fates | Caitlin Chung
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An ageless lighthouse keeper tells her story. She is “the thief wife.” She is responsible for the presence of gold in California. She is cursed. She needs to reclaim everything she stole when fleeing the prospect of a loveless marriage in China in order to escape her curse.

This is a strange book. The narrative alternates between 2nd & 3rd person. The language is a blend of lyrical, magical prose & profanity. The end is extremely unsatisfying.

monalyisha 1/1: Because of its length (144 pages), it feels more like a sketch than a whole. There doesn‘t seem to be a cohesive idea tying the story together. If anything, it might just be that someone/everyone is greedy & “fucked,” which, y‘know…is really nice. 😅🙈 (edited) 2w
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Ship of Fates | Caitlin Chung
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“Dolores disapproved of the Gold Rush, too, and certainly of the Barbary Coast; it was too much of a middle finger to manners. But she thoroughly enjoyed disapproving of things, so she stayed.”

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Ship of Fates | Caitlin Chung
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“She‘s mysterious in the way wise people are mysterious, knowing so much that they are always involuntarily hiding secrets.”

📸: @ decent_nature_photography

Soubhiville Gorgeous! 2w
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Ship of Fates | Caitlin Chung
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Starting the tagged book (for Book Club). And soaking. That last part is *very* important.

Cathythoughts Sea grass & midnight air 💫💫💫 nice one 2w
monalyisha @Cathythoughts Right? It‘s pretty lovely. 2w
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A Ghost in the Throat | Doireann Ni Ghriofa
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I‘m so taken with Megan‘s list!

@TheKidUpstairs , I hope you like my list even half as much as I like yours! The top row is where I‘ll start in January but I hope to read all of the titles pictured (eventually).

I was meant to read Eleanor Oliphant for my IRL Book Club a couple of years ago but skipped out on that month. Time to make it right! The other 2 on top weren‘t even on my radar but I‘m so excited about them now!

#NYWD22 #NewYearWhoDis

Cinfhen This is a fabulous list @TheKidUpstairs enjoy @monalyisha 🙌🏻😄 2w
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs We can round out the month with a buddy read, as suggested, or we can wait to do that ‘til February to give us more time with one another‘s lists. I‘m happy to do either! Also, the Rivka Galchen looks SO FREAKING AMAZING…but I won‘t be reading it til later this coming year. My book club has it on our list & I have a feeling it‘s going to get slotted into the October spot. 🔮🖤 2w
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monalyisha @Cinfhen I think I‘ll almost certainly get to that one in January, too. I commute to work (about 45 minutes each way) & memoirs are one of my preferred audio genres. 💯 Thanks for reinforcing the suggestion! 2w
TheKidUpstairs I'm so happy that you're excited for them! Can't wait to hear what you think 😁 2w
TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen thank you! I had a really great reading year, lots of reads that really left an impression. Narrowing it down to just 20 was the toughest part! 2w
TheKidUpstairs Eleanor Oliphant is a #Newyearwhodis domino read, I picked it up off of @sprainedbrain 's list last year! 2w
Cinfhen Hamnet was great too @TheKidUpstairs I know what you mean!! I‘m gonna start keeping a list in January for 2023 🤓 2w
monalyisha @Cinfhen @TheKidUpstairs Special preview of next year: the requirement's going to be 10-20 books instead of 5-20 (not that either of you will have trouble with that)! The short lists, while impressive & highly cultivated, make it really challenging to create matches. If someone's read even one or two of them, it doesn't leave much room to play! Happy to hear you're already planning to create such healthy lists again! (edited) 2w
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs Oh, I like the phrase “domino read!” The gift that keeps on giving. 💖 2w
vivastory Domino read is a great phrase @TheKidUpstairs One of the books I included in my list (Say Nothing) was on the list that I received from @Mitch 2w
BarbaraJean @TheKidUpstairs I love “domino read” too! Several that I put on my list this year were from @MeganAnn ‘s list last year, and at least one of those (tagged) I remember her saying she got from her list the year before. Love it! 😁 2w
Cathythoughts Hamnet ❤️ one of my favorites of this year 2w
Mitch @vivastory love that cascade across the years! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
MeganAnn @TheKidUpstairs “domino read” is a fantastic term! Three of mine this year are from @BarbaraJean ‘s list last. And I know I had a few on my list last year that came from @4thhouseontheleft ‘s list the year before including both Far From the Tree and 2w
MeganAnn @monalyisha I didn‘t seem to love Eleanor Oliphant as much as everyone else, but I liked it well enough to give it 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 on GR. I‘ve been eyeing this one which I saw was on your book club list too 2w
monalyisha @MeganAnn I‘m expecting it‘ll be a good palate cleanser; a bit of lightness & levity. We shall see! 2w
monalyisha @MeganAnn Also, my book club‘s informed me that Everyone Knows…was on our list of potential books but it actually didn‘t make the final list. 🤦‍♀️ The good news is: that means I can read it whenever I want! (edited) 2w
MeganAnn @monalyisha oh! Well yay for getting to read it whenever?! I scrolled back to find your correct book club list and this is the one I had seen on there that I really wanted to read. Although, they all look great and I‘ll be watching for your reviews 😊 2w
TheKidUpstairs Hey! I don't know if you read electronically, but I just saw that Interior Chinatown is on sale today for Kindle! 2d
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs Thanks for the heads-up! I don‘t usually read electronically. But I appreciate it nonetheless! 2d
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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All #NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22 match emails have been sent! If you haven‘t received a reading list, check your spam folders!

I hope everyone‘s jazzed! ✨

Happy planning! (I honestly love this part almost as much as the reading). 📚📓📝

*Apologies to anyone who doesn‘t have the exact same nostalgic internet references as I do. I‘m sure the image here reads as complete nonsense. 😅🙈

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MallenNC Thank you again for doing these matches! It‘s my favorite activity on Litsy each year. 2w
MatchlessMarie Checking my email.. Checking my email.. I love that you used this graphic 😆 2w
monalyisha @MatchlessMarie And I love that you knew! 😍🥰 2w
vonnie862 Just checked my email and I'm super excited! 2w
FantasyChick Got my email. Great match! I can't wait to get started 😊 2w
tenar Ahahah, this takes me back. Thanks for the match and thanks for the laugh! 2w
katiekat311 @monalyisha do you which email of mine you sent it to? I can‘t find it in any folder, but I‘m tech challenged a smidge😬 🤣 2w
monalyisha @katiekat311 🙈😅 It went to kschlosser at alcsny dot org. Let me know if you don‘t see it & I‘ll resend. (edited) 2w
monalyisha Yesss, @tenar! One of my best friends had a plain white “T” that he‘d taken a sharpie to that just said, “To the limit!” & it made me laugh so much. 😂 (“Come on, fhqwhgads…” 🎶) 2w
tenar @monalyisha As soon as I saw the image my brain helpfully supplied, “Everybody to the limit! The Cheat is to the limit!”, and I cracked up. I would totally wear a fhqwhgads T-shirt. 2w
katiekat311 @monalyisha could you be so kind as to resend. Sorry I‘m naturally the one that has to be the pain in the rump. #noobieprobs! I‘m so sorry! 😬😅 2w
monalyisha @katiekat311 It‘s really no problem! Do you want me to resend to the same email or try a different one? 2w
katiekat311 @monalyisha You can try that one again, I‘m not sure why I don‘t have it! My other one is desautelskl@gmail if you want to try both 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
Johanna414 Oh the number of hours I spent watching Strongbad emails... 2w
monalyisha @katiekat311 I sent it to both! Let me know how it goes! 2w
monalyisha @Johanna414 So, so many giggle-filled moments. 2w
TheSpineView Got the email! Excited especially since two of the books I already own and are on my "read soon" list. 2w
BrittanyReads Hahaha Strong Bad 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
monalyisha Yessss. Thanks for the appreciation, @BrittanyReads! 2w
LeeRHarry Thanks for organising 😊 can‘t wait to start 2022 off right! 2w
Karisa 😱! Check, check, Checking da email, checking da email 😂 2w
monalyisha @Karisa I‘m really feeling aglow with nostalgia here. 🙌🏻💯 2w
katiekat311 @monalyisha I GOT IT! Wooohoo! Thank you so much, you‘re the BEST! 2w
monalyisha @katiekat311 Phew! We did it! ✌🏻 (edited) 2w
Gissy Received! 🤗 2w
Readergrrl Email received!!! 😃 2w
TheAromaofBooks I totally got your email, and now I'm feeling like I need to dig out some Strongbad emails because it's been wayyy too long! 😂 2w
monalyisha @TheAromaofBooks I hope they hold up! 💪🏻😈 2w
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Is this event closed or can people still join? It‘s ok if it is closed, I‘ll just make sure I look for it next year! 😀 2w
monalyisha Hi, @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks 👋🏻! Unfortunately, it‘s closed. But I do run it every year! 2w
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @monalyisha Ok! Thanks for letting me know. I will mark it as something to watch for next year. 😁 2w
AsYouWish Oh man I missed it!!! I will have to be faster next year and watch more closely!! 💙💙💙💙 2w
monalyisha @AsYouWish It all happens so fast! I‘m sure your list for 2023 will be fab. 😉✨ 1w
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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“[They] are too fond of books, and it has addled her brain…”

As you begin to receive your official #NYWD22 reading lists, keep in mind this quick note from an adorable snake:

Many of you are *very* well read (especially in your chosen genres). For some of you, there‘s a strong chance you may have read quite a few titles from your match‘s list. However, there is NO chance that you will have read all of them! You should still find some gemsssss…

monalyisha 📸: @ decent_nature_photography 2w
Chelsea.Poole Thankssss 🐍 2w
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Chrissyreadit 🥳🙌❤️ 2w
monalyisha Ha! Thanks for playing along, @Chelsea.Poole 😅 2w
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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That‘s all she wrote!

All #NewYearWhoDis matches have been announced. Emails from me with your official reading lists will be forthcoming (by the end of the weekend, for sure).

Thanks to everyone for all of the “thank you” messages! It‘s a joy to play a modern-day, platonic, bibliophilic Emma for you each year.

And if you‘re still following me & you *aren‘t* participating in the event, thanks for sticking around! I know it‘s a lot of posts. 🙈

Singout You're awesome!
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Chrissyreadit 😘🥳😘🥳😘🥳 2w
thegreensofa You are the best! 💕👏🏻 2w
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sharread You are awesome ❤❤🎄🎄 2w
rachelsbrittain Thank you so much! Incredible work! 2w
AmyG Thank you for all the time you put into this! (edited) 2w
vivastory You're a rock star 👊 2w
Lucy_Anywhere Thanks! I‘m really looking forward to this 😁 2w
Megabooks Thank you, thank you!! I hope January comes quickly. This is a really wonderful event! 2w
Amiable This is awesome! I was just as excited to see everyone else‘s match as I was for my own! 2w
BookNAround Rats! I Meant to sign up for this but procrastinated on making my list. Guess that'll teach me to be more on top of it for next year. 😓 2w
monalyisha Ugh, I‘m sorry @BookNAround! I remember enjoying your previous list(s)! 2w
BookNAround @monalyisha It's my own darn fault. I may post the list I would have used anyway or include it in my swap packages this year because I can't resist making a list. 2w
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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And finally, @TheKidUpstairs & @monalyisha ! 🎉

Sorry you had to wait so long, Megan! 😅

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking down my books so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Yvonne Robert
@ yvonnerobert_

TheKidUpstairs Yay! That's exciting! Can't wait to check out your list, and I hope you have fun with mine 😁 I'm so looking forward to a great January of reading! 2w
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs 🙌🏻 Also, I knew when you commented on my post about The Salt Path that we‘d be a match…but I didn‘t want to ruin the surprise. 😅 If you want to include a buddy read to cap our month of shared reading off, I‘d be down! 2w
TheKidUpstairs @monalyisha yes, a buddy read to finish off January sounds great! 2w
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @Zuhkeeyah & @MatchlessMarie ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Yvonne Robert
@ yvonnerobert_

Zuhkeeyah Thank you!!! 2w
MatchlessMarie Thanks!! And hey @Zuhkeeyah 🙋🏻‍♀️ can‘t wait to put a list together ✍️ 2w
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @thewallflower0707 & @Kdgordon88 ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Yvonne Robert
@ yvonnerobert_

Kdgordon88 Thank you! Appreciate you and this event! Looking forward to seeing what @thewallflower0707 has in store for me. 2w
thewallflower0707 Yeah 🎊 thank you for the hard work @monalyisha and I‘m looking forward to writing with you @Kdgordon88 2w
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @TheLudicReader & @JamieArc ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Yvonne Robert
@ yvonnerobert_

TheLudicReader This is my first time participating and I am looking forward to it , @monalyisha @JamieArc 😁 2w
JamieArc @TheLudicReader Me too - first time participating and very much looking forward to it! 2w
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @AmyG & @CarolynM ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Yvonne Robert
@ yvonnerobert_

AmyG Thank You!!! @CarolynM I so look forward to seeing your books (and reading them). 2w
CarolynM Thank you Alyisha💕 I love the art in this post, btw. @AmyG I'm excited to see what's on your list. I have a feeling we'll be a good match😊 2w
AmyG @CarolynM I just looked at your feed...and I think we will be a wonderful match! 2w
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @Nikkim & @Readergrrl ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Yvonne Robert
@ yvonnerobert_

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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @TheSpineView & @rachelsbrittain ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Yvonne Robert
@ yvonnerobert_

rachelsbrittain Ahh yay! So excited! And can't wait to see my list 😄 2w
TheSpineView Awesome! I'm ready! 2w
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @erinreads & @Karisa ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Yvonne Robert
@ yvonnerobert_

erinreads Hi @Karisa! 👋🏻 Can‘t wait to see your list! 2w
Karisa @erinreads Love it! So exciting! Thanks, @monalyisha 🌞 2w
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @Blaire & @BarbaraJean ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Yvonne Robert
@ yvonnerobert_

BarbaraJean 🎉📚🎉 Yaaaay!!! @Blaire - I‘m so excited to check out your list, and I hope you enjoy reading from mine! 2w
Blaire @BarbaraJean I‘m excited to see yours as well! Such a fun way to kick off a new year. 2w
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @MallenNC & @Cinfhen ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Yvonne Robert
@ yvonnerobert_

Megabooks So excited for these lists @Cinfhen @MallenNC 👀👍🏻 2w
MallenNC @Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘m excited too! 2w
Amandajoy @Cinfhen the list I got last year from @MallenNC was fantastic! 2w
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Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 I‘m SUPER EXCITED @MallenNC @Amandajoy @Megabooks Thank you @monalyisha for this pairing 💕💕💕 2w
Cinfhen Just got your list @MallenNC yay!! There are a bunch I own and wanted to read in 2022 and a few new to me, that I need to investigate 🤩 2w
MallenNC @Cinfhen I just got your list too! I haven‘t read any of them but there are several I have had my eye on. My list is not in order of favorite, just the order I thought of them. If you have any questions let me know! 2w
Cinfhen Same with my list!! I tried to think of half non fiction and half fiction. I think all of my books were probably read/listened on audio so I hope their just as good in print @MallenNC I love that a bunch of your titles will work for #Booked2022 prompts 💕💕💕 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @Johanna414 & @sebrittainclark ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Yvonne Robert
@ yvonnerobert_

Johanna414 Awesome! I can't wait to get my list- thanks for organizing this!! 2w
sebrittainclark Yay! I'm so excited!! 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @FantasyChick & @MaleficentBookDragon ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Yvonne Robert
@ yvonnerobert_

MaleficentBookDragon Yay!!!! I‘m excited to see your list @FantasyChick 2w
monalyisha I'd like to say that I did this on purpose (and maybe I did subconsciously)...but I'm just now noticing that the artwork behind this post matches your hair (in your Litsy photo), @MaleficentBookDragon! 💜 2w
FantasyChick Sweet!! Thanks for matching us up 😊 Can't wait to see what great reads made your list too @MaleficentBookDragon 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @Amandajoy & @sprainedbrain !
You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Yvonne Robert
@ yvonnerobert_

Amandajoy Yay! I‘m very excited! Thank you for doing this! 2w
sprainedbrain Wonderful! So excited to be matched with @Amandajoy ❤️ Thanks, Alyisha! 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @michellelav & @thegreensofa !
You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Yvonne Robert
@ yvonnerobert_

michellelav I can't wait!! Thanks @monalyisha 📚😁 So excited for your list @thegreensofa 😊 2w
thegreensofa Thank you so much @monalyisha ! I am so excited. And I love our artwork too! I can‘t wait to see your list @michellelav 👏🏻. I just mini-stalked your Litsy and can‘t wait, omg your gorgeous cat! 💚💚💚😻 2w
michellelav @thegreensofa He says thank you! 😁💚 I just mini-stalked your page and I am also very excited!! I love getting book recommendations so doing this every year is perfect 😊 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @Kangaj1 & @Jerdencon ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Kathryn MacNaughton
@ kathrynmac

Kangaj1 How exciting! 2w
Jerdencon Woo hoo! Can‘t wait to see your list @Kangaj1 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @SeaToSkyes & @BennettBookworm ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Kathryn MacNaughton
@ kathrynmac

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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @DGRachel & @katiekat311 ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Kathryn MacNaughton
@ kathrynmac

katiekat311 I‘m so excited, thank you! @monalyisha 2w
DGRachel Yay! Thank you!! 2w
katiekat311 @DGRachel if you‘ve read things on my list, let me know, I have some on reserve. I‘m a noob at this but looking forward to it 🤣❤️ 2w
DGRachel @katiekat311 This will be my first year participating in this, too. I‘m looking forward to your list! 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @MeganAnn & @JackOBotts ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Kathryn MacNaughton
@ kathrynmac

MeganAnn Yay!! @JackOBotts is a new-to-me litten! I‘m excited to see your list 😊🎉 2w
JackOBotts 🥳 @MeganAnn - so looking forward to your list and getting ready for 2022! 📚🥂 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @JenReadsAlot & @mrsmarch !You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Kathryn MacNaughton
@ kathrynmac

JenReadsAlot @mrsmarch looking forward to your list! 2w
mrsmarch @JenReadsAlot I can hardly wait! This is going to be exciting! 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @Read-y_Picker & @wideeyedreader ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Kathryn MacNaughton
@ kathrynmac

wideeyedreader I‘m so excited! 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @TheAromaofBooks & @vonnie862 ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Kathryn MacNaughton
@ kathrynmac

vonnie862 How exciting! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Can't wait to see your picks @vonnie862 !! 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @Clare-Dragonfly & @HOTPock3tt ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

🎨: Kathryn MacNaughton
@ kathrynmac

HOTPock3tt Omg I‘m super excited to see your list!!! @Clare-Dragonfly ♥️🎉😃 I seem to remember having a conversation with you about your username and Outlander! So I know we have some similar faves!! 🤗 @monalyisha Thanks soo much!♥️😁 (edited) 2w
Clare-Dragonfly Yay! I have your list @HOTPock3tt —and we both have Casey McQuiston on our lists! 😁 Thanks @monalyisha !! 2w
HOTPock3tt @Clare-Dragonfly Yesss! Red white and Royal Blue was one of my FAVE books of 2019!! 🙌🏽🎉♥️ @monalyisha you are a genius! 😎 (edited) 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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…And that concludes the nature photography portion of our programming!

If you‘re on Instagram & you want to support a peaceful, ethical account created by someone with a heart of gold, follow:
@ decent_nature_photography!

His captions are almost as good as his photos, tbh. He really takes the time to learn about his subjects…but he‘s also modest to a fault & all of the captions are just notes to himself about things he could‘ve done better. 🙈😅

Megabooks Followed! 2w
sharread Those are some beautiful photos on Instagram. I followed. 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @LeeRHarry & @squirrelbrain ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

📸: David Taberner
@ decent_nature_photography

LeeRHarry Oooh I‘m super excited! Thanks for organising 😊 2w
BarbaraBB Great match! 2w
Bookzombie This squirrel is so cute and so chunky. 🐿 2w
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squirrelbrain Ooh I‘m really excited too - look forward to seeing your list @LeeRHarry ! And I agree that the squirrel is a little chunkster @Bookzombie 😁 2w
LeeRHarry @squirrelbrain looking forward to seeing your list too 😊 great start to 2022! 👏🐿 2w
monalyisha @squirrelbrain I was so delighted to have a photo that matches your handle. 😉 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @TheLibrarian & @Bookish_AF ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

📸: David Taberner
@ decent_nature_photography

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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @IndoorDame & @jen_the_scribe ! You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

📸: David Taberner
@ decent_nature_photography

IndoorDame @monalyisha thanks for organizing this! I can‘t wait to start the year with this list! 2w
IndoorDame @jen_the_scribe looking forward to getting to know you better through our reading next year! 2w
jen_the_scribe @monalyisha Yes, thanks so much for putting all of this together! 2w
jen_the_scribe @IndoorDame Same here! I‘m very excited 😁 2w
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monalyisha
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I‘m home from work. It‘s Friday night & I‘m feeling WILD. You know what that means…

It‘s time for more #NewYearWhoDis match announcements! 🥳

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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My phone‘s about to die & I‘ve gotta get some sleep! That‘s it for me tonight.

I‘ll resume posting #NewYearWhoDis matches tomorrow (after work, most likely).

TGI(almost)F!

#NYWD22

thewallflower0707 Looking forward to receiving my match 🥰 2w
katy4peas Get some much needed zzzzs. 😘 2w
coffeewithbooks Wish I would have sign up 🙄 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @jinxmoon & @chasjjlee !
You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

📸: David Taberner
@ decent_nature_photography

chasjjlee I'm so excited! Thank you! @monalyisha @jinxmoon 🥰 2w
jinxmoon Thank you so much! @monalyisha I can't wait! Really looking forward to your books! @chasjjlee 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @Chrissyreadit & @DebinHawaii !
You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

📸: David Taberner
@ decent_nature_photography

DebinHawaii Yay! 🎉 Thank you! I am excited to see @Chrissyreadit ‘s list! 🤗 2w
Chrissyreadit @DebinHawaii Wow!! I‘m so excited 🤍🤍🤍🤍🥳🎉🥳 (edited) 2w
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monalyisha
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Congratulations, @Librarybelle & @katy4peas !
You‘ve been matched! 🎉

By at least Sunday (likely earlier), you‘ll each receive an email from me (monalitsy at gmail dot com) which will include your official reading list!

You can start tracking those books down so soon!

*Please note:
All reading for this event should begin on January 1st, 2022.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

📸: David Taberner
@ decent_nature_photography

Librarybelle Looking forward to your list, @katy4peas ! Thanks, @monalyisha ! 2w
katy4peas @Librarybelle whoo-hoo! This will be fun! 😊 2w
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