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tdrosebud

Joined June 2018

Oh for a book and a shady nook... - John Wilson. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/10960285-tanya-d
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The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye
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The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
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Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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1. I plan to read the tagged, plus I'll be listening to something when driving places.
2. Mashed potatoes
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView I enjoy audio drives. Thanks for playing and happy Thanksgiving 3d
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Unfinished: A Memoir | Priyanka Chopra Jonas
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I came across this in Libby while scrolling nonfiction audios. I knew nothing of her other than she is married to Nick Jonas. She was a Miss India and Miss World. An actress. An ambassador for Unicef. A film director with her own company. Through her actions she tries to change things such as India's view on women and beauty. I learned many interesting things about Indian culture, like the many traditional things associated with weddings. ⬇️

tdrosebud Overall it was an easy read, or listen, and I found myself enjoying it. #nfn21 @coffees @rsteve388 #readingasia2021 #india @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle 5d
BarbaraBB Sounds interesting! 5d
Librarybelle Awesome! I love discovering books while just browsing the shelves (either physically or virtually!)! 5d
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Finished 3 books this week for #nfn21
Dream More was a short book in which Dolly expounds on her thoughts of the pillars of her Imagination Library foundation.
The Time of My Life is a memoir.
The tagged is about the effect of psychedelic drugs on the mind and ultimately how a user views life. The author is an immersive journalist who did take a few psychedelic journies and discussing history of the drugs, studies, etc. @rsteve388 @coffees

coffees Nice! Lots of NF reading :D !! 1w
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The Time of My Life | Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi Swayze
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#nfn21 Started this audiobook while on a road trip for a work workshop. #TIL that Patrick Swayze was a professional ballet dancer. He had just gained the position of principal dancer for a tour and would be doing shows with Mikhail Baryshnikov when he stopped. A knee injury from high-school was just too much to deal with on a daily basis.
@rsteve388 @coffees

coffees Nice progress!! 3w
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1. Not bad. I saw some progress in some things I've been working on and successfully hosted a sleepover for my niblings.

2. A couple of shows/ concerts, a work workshop next week, spending time with family over the holiday, more college football

3. That I'm sleeping better.

#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🐿🍁📖🧡 3w
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Primates of the World: An Illustrated Guide | Jean-Jacques Petter, Franois Desbordes
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Day 4: #nfn21 Today's podcast was about primatology, the study of primates. There was quite a bit on this subject that I did know given my field, but plenty that I didn't. #TIL that chimps will fight it all out and then be friends a few hours later. They will often use a sort of trust exercise like putting their hand into the others mouth, sort of saying 'are we good now?' Then they will start grooming each other.
@rsteve388 @coffees

rsteve388 Put your hand in your friends mouth.. like we good?! Wild hahaha that's funny. 3w
coffees I will fight anyone who puts their hands in my mouth!! Jkjk 😆 I'll just be...very disturbed 💀 3w
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Volcano | DK
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Forgot to post yesterday for #nfn21. My coworker recommended this podcast to me and I finally started it yesterday. Most of my podcast posts will be from this series. The first episode was about volcanology. #TIL that volcanos can breathe and that the last eruption of Mt. St. Helen's was triggered by a landslide. 10 pts.
@rsteve388 @coffees

rsteve388 Hey that's interesting. This podcast is on my to be listened list as well. 3w
coffees Ohhh! I don't listen to all the episodes, but I really like this podcast 👍👍 3w
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1. The Baby-sitters Club
2. Rainy
3. Working in the warm building at work. It is a start below freezing day

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🍁🤎🍂 3w
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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Thank you sooo much @DanaManiac for my #basicwitchswap box! I'm really looking forward to trying out thrme runes and enjoying the treats. The candles smell lovely. Thanks again!
Thanks to @sprainedbrain and @mklong for hosting!

mklong How pretty!! 😍 4w
sprainedbrain Lovely gifts! 4w
DanaManiac Yay I‘m so glad you like everything! 🤗 4w
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Strange Planet | Nathan W. Pyle
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Wow! @alexus_sb you have put together such a wonderful #hauntedhallowswap box. Thank you sooo much, I feel really spoiled. The books are great and the goodies look so yummy! And don't worry about what you thought might offend, I'm totally not offended and really excited to peruse them. I'm sorry it took me so long to post. I worked yesterday and then hosted my nibbling for a sleepover.
Thank you @wanderinglynn for hosting!

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🎃🧡 4w
alexus_sb Yay! I‘m so glad that you like everything! And that that certain item was okay to gift! I hope you enjoy it all! Happy Halloween! 🎃 👻 🧡 4w
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My #hauntedhallowswap package arrived today! I don't know who it is from though.
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 1mo
alexus_sb @tdrosebud Hi! It‘s from me, sorry! Hope you like it 🤗 (edited) 4w
tdrosebud @alexus_sb Hi! I'm sorry I haven't opened yet, I've been hosting a niece/nephew sleepover and I'll open later tonight after they leave. 4w
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My #basicwitchswap package arrived today! @sprainedbrain @mklong
@DanaManiac yours should be arriving Monday.

DanaManiac Awesome! Thanks- I‘ll keep an eye out for it! 🎃 🍁 1mo
DanaManiac My box arrived early! I can‘t wait for opening day- thank you Tanya! ☺️ @sprainedbrain @mklong #BWS #BasicWitchSwap 1mo
tdrosebud @DanaManiac That's great! Be on the lookout for a normal card with something in it from me. I forgot to stick it in the box. It is going through regular mail so might not make it on time for opening though. 1mo
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My packages for #basicwitchswap and #hauntedhallowswap were dropped off at the post office yesterday. They should reach their recipients on Monday.
@wanderinglynn @mklong @sprainedbrain

wanderinglynn Yay! Thank you! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 1mo
sprainedbrain 🖤 1mo
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A Dream So Dark | L.L. McKinney
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@Bookgoil Kristen we got each other the same socks! Lol. I love everything, thank you so much. The books look great and so does the tea and popcorn. The tote is fabulous, Agatha Christie is one if my favorite authors! Thank you thank you! Happy Fall!
#litsylovefallswap @rsteve388

Bookgoil Yes I noticed that lol!! So glad you like everything!!! 2mo
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The Dovekeepers: A Novel | Alice Hoffman
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Rachel thank you so much for the books and the goodies! The books are great. I can't wait to try the chocolate. It's finally cool here and the apple cider is going to work with me. Thanks again and Happy Fall!
@rsteve388 @Avanders #fallingforfallswap

rsteve388 Glad you liked it. Happy Fall. 2mo
Avanders 😍😍🍁🍂🧡 2mo
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@Bookgoil my #litsylovefallswap package has arrived. If I can get to the post office after work this week I will ship yours then. If not, I will be Mon morning when I'm off. I'm shipping priority so should still be plenty of time.

Bookgoil Thanks hon!!! 2mo
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1. Sometimes at work.
2. I do, no idea what size. I wear a size 7 shoe.
3. Depends on my mood. I do lean towards the darker shades of colors e.g. mauve vs pink
4. Hoodie
5. Bookmarks, booksleeves
6. Mine was the Bride of Frankenstein during high school, at work, a kid was a pill bug.
7. Occasionally a ball cap (at a ball game or when its raining at work) or a beanie during winter though I usually wear an ear warmer.
#HHS @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Awesome costumes! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 3mo
Avanders Hello! Checking on #FallingForFallSwap #fffs package — all packages were supposed to be shipped by this past Wed 9/8. I may have missed your notice… but can you verify when your package was shipped? Thanks! 🍁🍂 3mo
tdrosebud @Avanders Good morning. I sent my package out this morning by priority.. It is expected to arrive on Tuesday. The last item I was waiting for came in yesterday which was the cause for the delay. I have a tracking number that I'll keep an eye on and will let you and my recipient know of any issues. 3mo
Avanders Great, thanks for the update! 🧡🍁🍂 3mo
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I found 2 boxes like this outside my door today. I'm assuming that it is a #fffs box. @rsteve388 is this from you? The name is the same.
@avanders

Avanders 🤔 hmmm… 3mo
rsteve388 Yup that's me. Hope you liked them 3mo
tdrosebud @rsteve388 I'm sure I will. They will be taunting me until the open date though. 3mo
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@magyklyXdelish I'm so sorry to keep you waiting. I thought I posted this over the weekend and then realized I forgot. I absolutely love everything! Thank you so much!
#merryunbirhdayswap @aperfectmjk

LeslieO Love the Alice bookmarks! 3mo
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Alice in Wonderland | Walt Disney
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@magyklyXdelish I received my #merryunbirhdayswap package! I haven't opened it yet because I decided to start my vacation off with it. Which means I'll open it tonight.
@aperfectmjk Mine will go out Monday. I'll post a pic.

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Alice in Wonderland | Walt Disney
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1. Alice in Wonderland
2. Once upon a time to reread many things in life.
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 4mo
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1. When I was younger, I reread many of the series that were my favorites. I don't have time to reread as much now.
2. If I'm wondering, cover art will prompt me to look at it and read the blurb, but not necessarily buy/read.
3. I read the tagged book last year and really liked it.
#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 4mo
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The Ghost of Marlow House | Bobbi Holmes, Anna J McIntyre
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Danielle Bodeman has just an inherited a house from a great aunt, a house that she didn't know existed. Upon her arrival, she finds a ghost who can't leave and some mysteries on her hands. First she is trying to find out how her ghost died, he's adamant he didn't kill himself. The other, an unknown, has people breaking into her house. Can she solve them? I enjoyed this audiobook. The only gripe I had was that some chapters seem to end abruptly.

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The Boxcar Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
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1. The earliest event I can actually remember was the Exxon Valdez oil spill. 9/11 was at the start of my first year in college so just when I was beginning life as an adult.
2. Mostly library. Being in an apartment limits my book collection
3. The tagged along with Nancy Drew, The Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley. I devoured many of these books over and over.
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Charityann 9-11 was also my first year in college. 4mo
Eggs My daughter liked those series too❤️ Thanks for joining in 📚📚 4mo
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I don't have a lot of Alice in Wonderland stuff. Though not pictured, I do have the mug with the disappearing Cheshire cat. The tree isn't particularly Alice, but the quote on the charm is one of my favorites. Below that is a bag around the size of a pencil bag. The last picture is an amazing piece of artwork. There is finally a second in the series, but I don't have it yet.
#MerryUnbirthdaySwap @aperfectmjk

aperfectmjk That art is awesome! 4mo
tdrosebud @aperfectmjk I got it at Summerfair a couple of years ago. He had several sizes, and I saw it from across the way and fell in love with it. I was so happy he had smaller sizes as there was no way I could afford a large one. 4mo
curiouserandcurioser @tdrosebud i love the print-it is beautiful!! 4mo
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The Alice in Wonderland book of the Twisted Tales series. I really liked this one. It starts with an older Alice who thinks Wonderland was a dream from childhood. When she develops the pictures she takes of various people in the "real" world, she suddenly starts to see images of their Wonderland counterparts. Then she discovers that she can only reach Wonderland seemingly while dreaming. She is the only one who can save it, ?

tdrosebud But she keeps waking up, and at the most inopportune times. Will she succeed? #LitsyAtoZ2021 @BookishMarginalia #seriesread2021 @TheSpineView 4mo
TheSpineView Way to go!👍📖 4mo
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Alice in Wonderland | Walt Disney
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I love Alice in Wonderland and I just signed up for the #merryunbirthdayswap that is hosted by @aperfectmjk ! Check out her page for the link!

aperfectmjk Yay!!! P.S. I live about an hour away from you. 😉 4mo
tdrosebud @aperfectmjk Cool! Same state? An hour which way? 4mo
aperfectmjk @tdrosebud yes, in Ohio. I'm north of you in Hamilton. 4mo
tdrosebud @aperfectmjk I know the general location, but that's about it. I'm not originally from Cincy and have never ventured to Hamilton. 4mo
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The Inflamed Mind | Edward Bullmore
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This was a very interesting book that discusses the possibility that depression, in some cases, may be linked to body inflammation. There is some very compelling evidence that is discussed. I have a science background, but I do think that this can be followed by someone without that background as things are explained fairly well. I want to look more into this to see if there has been any progress on this possibility.

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The Snow White story of the Twisted Tales series, what if the Queen poisoned the Prince? I debated between a pick and a so-so on this one. The story was predictable, I saw how the outcome would happen. However, I did enjoy the back story of the evil Queen, how she got there, and the involvement of the magic mirror. For that I rate it a low pick. I always enjoy interesting back stories.
#seriesread2021 @TheSpineView

Roary47 I love these twisted tales! 💛 5mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 👍📖🌞 5mo
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Katie's wedding is just a week away and everything is going well until her future SIL's ex husband shows up, and later is murdered. SIL found him and is a suspect. This is enough for Katie to get involved, but there is magical residue as well. I really enjoy this series, and I really enjoy it on audio as I really like the narrator.

TheSpineView Great job! 👍📖🌞 5mo
Cinfhen Yay❣️❣️❣️❣️ 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s a lotta baked goods!! 🍰 4mo
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So my goal for the #AnyWayYouReadathon was to finish 3 of my in progress books which I managed to accomplish. Even better is that they can all count for a challenge or 2, which I have seriously neglected and need to work on. Thanks for hosting @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl !

Eggbeater Awesome job! 👏👏👏🎉 5mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I haven't participated in a readathon for quite awhile. Maybe it will help me get back into the swing of things. I have several books, both audio and physical, that are in progress. My goal is to finish at least 3. I work today and tomorrow but Sunday is free and expected to be rainy.
#AnyWayYouReadathon @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl

kimmypete1 Ooooh I love rainy reading days! Thanks for joining! 5mo
Eggbeater Enjoy your rainy Sunday off! Glad you're with us! 5mo
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Leila you have spoiled me! The booksleeve has foxes! The books look great, I can't wait to try the tea, and you have fed my key lime addiction. I've been looking for that kit kat flavor with no luck. Thank you so much!
#sliceofsummerswap @Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks I really had a fun time shopping for you! Hope you enjoy everything and have a wonderful summer!! 🍉💕 5mo
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@Catsandbooks What I was waiting for showed up today. I have everything boxed and will be taking it to the post office tomorrow after work. You've got 2/3rds of your swap, this will be the last 1/3. I still can't believe I missed that bag of stuff. 🤦‍♀️
#sliceofsummerswap

Catsandbooks Haha no problem!! Thanks so much for letting me know! 🥰 5mo
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@Catsandbooks Leila my #sliceofsummerswap package has arrived. The mailman picked up the main box of yours today, and you should have it by the end of the week. There will be a smaller package coming your way, but I'm still waiting on it. I might be contacting the seller soon. It's very aggravating.

Catsandbooks Hooray!! 🎉🍉 glad it made it! No worries on the etsy product. I've definitely had to message sellers before and be like hey what's the status of my order 5mo
tdrosebud @Catsandbooks I just received a notice that your item shipped. Yay! This actually works out because I found some items that I forgot to put in your box in my hurry to get it to the mail. I literally printed the label 5 min before he showed up. Oh well, you'll get bonus opening! 5mo
Catsandbooks @tdrosebud yay!! 🎉 two packages is awesome! 5mo
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@Readergrrl Thank you for the journals and the bookmark. It is very sweet but totally unnecessary. I completely understand how life gets in the way. If you'd like, I will happily send The Lace Reader to you when I get it back so that you can read it. Just let me know.

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@catiewithac thank you so much for the #litsylovesummerswap goodies. Everything looks wonderful!
Thanks for hosting @Bookgoil and @rsteve388 !

catiewithac I hope you enjoy the tea and books! 5mo
Bookgoil Some interesting books there! Love to see what teas ppl send maybe I‘ll try some of those when it cools off ❤️ 5mo
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The Tea Book | Linda Gaylard
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I have to work outside this stormy morning but I'm taking comfort with some tea and using this adorable tea strainer from @KatieDid927 . How cute is this?

KatieDid927 It‘s even cuter than it looked on the box! 5mo
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The Tea Book | Linda Gaylard
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@KatieDid927 I am in awe! I asked for my #staycationintimeswap to be about tea and Katie went above and beyond. She sent me to Japan with all varieties of green tea. I can't wait to try the various teas. I've used matcha powder in smoothies before, but have never made an actual cup and now I can. I already tried the green tea mochi which was very good, though not all all what I was expecting. Thank you so much!!!!
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KatieDid927 You‘re so welcome! I had so much fun shopping for you! There‘s actually a Japanese market around the corner from my house, so it gave me an excuse to visit! 5mo
KatieDid927 Oh and the togarashi is a Japanese spice blend that you can add to all sorts of stuff, like ramen or even pizza. It‘s a little spicy and super yummy. 5mo
Chrissyreadit @tdrosebud I loved your theme so much! @KatieDid927 is a swap partner extraordinaire ❤️ 5mo
tdrosebud @Chrissyreadit Thanks! It came out of the blue for me, I was originally thinking of something completely different. Thanks for hosting, it is one of my favorite swaps of the year. 5mo
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Sent my #litsylovesummerswap package out today.
@Bookgoil @rsteve388

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I forgot to take a picture, but @KatieDid927 your #staycationintimeswap package is on its way, expected delivery is Sat.
@Chrissyreadit

KatieDid927 Yay, thanks! Will post when it arrives! 6mo
Chrissyreadit 😘🎉😍🙌💥👏🥳🎊 6mo
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catiewithac Sorry that I don‘t know season we‘re in! 6mo
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KatieDid927 I‘m glad it arrived safe and sound! 6mo
Chrissyreadit 🥳💕🙌🎉💥 6mo
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1. Blues
2. Key lime, berries, watermelon, citrus
3. Ades, water, tea
4. Just being outside relaxing

@Catsandbooks #sliceofsummerswap

Catsandbooks Thanks partner! 🥰 6mo
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Gah! I have totally lost track of days, I've had a rough week. Here is my #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo list @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I just posted the numbers so you should be all set!! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Hmm, I feel like I should clarify that the yay is for your list, not for your rough week 😂 Hopefully things are going the right direction for you now!! 8mo
tdrosebud @TheAromaofBooks LOL Things are mostly fine. One of the animals I care for passed away and I'm a bit heartbroken over it. Days just blur together when that happens. 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Ohno! That's always so hard! ❤ 8mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm so sorry for the loss of your animal friend. They're such a joy to have around. 💙 8mo
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@Bookwormjillk Jill, thank you so much for the #litsylovespringswap package! I love everything and you spoiled me. And LOL about getting each other the same book! That made my day. Thanks again!
Thank you @Bookgoil and @rsteve388 for organizing!

Bookwormjillk I guess we were well matched! 8mo
Bookgoil So many cute things and lots of yummy tea!! ❤️ 8mo
Crazeedi Founding Gardeners? Sounds awesome 8mo
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@Bookwormjillk I received my #litsylovespringswap package the other day. Yours was sent yesterday.
@rsteve388 @Bookgoil

Bookwormjillk Sweet! I‘ll be on the look out! 9mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
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The Lace Reader: A Novel | Brunonia Barry
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Here are some choices for #lmpbc #groupI . Do any of these sound good? @Readergrrl @Mynameisacolour @rjsthumbelina

rjsthumbelina I just read The Graveyard Book at Halloween last year. I have read Chocolat, but it was more than 10 years ago, so I wouldn't mind re-reading. Any of the other 3 would be fine, too - they are all books I have been meaning to get to 😄 9mo
Readergrrl I have read the top 4 (LOVED them!), but not The Lace Reader. I could also reread any of them! 9mo
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Sprinkle with Murder | Jenn McKinlay
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Thank you so much @BarkingMadRun for my #Bookcupidswap gift! It looks great! Happy Valentine's Day!
Thanks for hosting and a Happy Valentine's Day to you @candority !

BarkingMadRun 💕💕💕 9mo
candority What interesting looking chocolate! Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💖 9mo
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