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thewallflower0707

thewallflower0707

Joined June 2017

25, 🇩🇪. Reader of not too many books, Traveller of not enough countries, Watcher of too many series. Queerfeminist & Tea enthusiasts & Cat lover.
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In the last two to three years, my local bookstores have really stepped up their game for #Pride month! 🏳️‍🌈

#LGBT #bookstore

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Finally, a 5 star novel!! I already loved her debut novel “22 Bahnen”, but I enjoyed this even more. The author has a very distinct voice and reading her novels is just so much fun, even when the content is very emotional.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#GermanNovel

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One Day | David Nicholls
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If you loved the series adaption of #OneDay by David Nicholls as much as I did, you will definitely recognize these stairs in Edinburgh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿! It‘s called The Vennel and is right next to the famous Grassmarket. When you climb up these stairs, you get a wonderful look of the castle 🏰!

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Another #Waterstones, this time in Edinburgh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿!
During my holiday, I also spent some time with a few of my favourite novels:

A Song of Achilles
Circe
The One Hundred Years of Lenni & Margot: not very well-known, but it‘s a complete tearjerker and extremely lovable characters. If you like Ove & Anxious People, you‘ll love this one too.

#Holiday

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The Future Future | Adam Thirlwell
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4th & last stop: a sunny day in #Edinburgh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (Victoria Street)

The Future Future: great cover, very weird concept and terrible execution. Zero stars. I just flipped through the second half and it got weirder and weirder.

#holiday #scotland

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🗺️ Kirkwall, Orkney-Islands (Home of sheep, cows and some puffins)

We went on a biking 🚴‍♀️ tour and had some time in the biggest city, Kirkwall. It was sunny ☀️ and the Scots were very warm & welcoming.

#TheBeeSting didn‘t convince me. The ending was a terrible punch to the gut. #PaulMurray

#holiday #sightseeing #scotland

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Inverness, Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

New Adult Romance is a very popular genre on the German book market right now and especially the Lyx Verlag novels are sold very well. I finished the tagged trilogy in ~2 days. It‘s no masterpiece but still quite enjoyable.

BarbaraBB What a great trip you‘re halving. 4w
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Fruit of the Dead | Rachel Lyon
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2nd stop: Inverness & Loch Ness in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿☀️

How could I not buy this novel with this gorgeous cover? It‘s a modern Persephone retelling which focuses more on the mother‘s (Demeter) frantic search for her daughter than on Hades. Over all though, it was a bit of a letdown.
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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This Is How You Remember It | Catherine Prasifka
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We are back from our holiday and we really had fantastic weather! I managed to read 11 books 📚 in 7 days.

These are the bridges over the River Tyne in Newcastle.

“This is how you remember it” has great writing and really fits our times. The pages flew by and the ending was very satisfying.
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Waterstone's Newcastle Emerson Chambers | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Newcastle Upon Tyne in the far north of England is neither that exciting nor beautiful, but it does have this lovely #Waterstones. We went on a walk along the river amidst its many bridges, visited the Cathedral and climbed the many steps of the small castle.

#holiday #England

lil1inblue What a beautiful shop! 😍 1mo
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I hope I‘m packing enough books for my one week journey through Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🫣 📖. I really need a #holiday.

Ruthiella Bon voyage! 🛫😃 1mo
AmyG Enjoy! 1mo
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Der dritte und leider auch der schwächste Teil der Reihe ?. Das Buch war leider nicht so intensiv wie die anderen und die Probleme wurden alle sehr schnell gelöst. Teil 1 & 2 waren da dramatischer und emotionaler.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️,5/5

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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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I was really in the mood for Sci-Fi these last two weeks after seeing Dune, Arrival, Interstellar and The Martian 👽. However, #ProjectHailMary didn‘t blow me away. It‘s pretty good and humorous, but the ending was a bit disappointing.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

#AndyWeir

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Wie Wellen im Sturm | Alicia Zett
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This novel would have helped me so much when I was a young and anxious teen. I‘m so happy and grateful that we have these lovely novels today. I‘m definitely gonna get the rest of the series as well.
The Liebe ist… trilogy is about a female soccer club at a school in North Germany. Every book features queer characters & relationships. It‘s cute and very age-appropriate.

#YA #GermanNovels #Queer

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Death of a Bookseller | Alice Slater
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The two things I enjoyed most is that it‘s set in London and that it focuses on a bookstore and its employees. The story is pretty wild.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Sparklemn Gorgeous color 🌸 2mo
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Happily Never After | Lynn Painter
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My parents and I visited my sisters family in Dresden over the #Easter weekend. I bought Happily Never After, my fourth Painter book, at the big Thalia store close to the Old Town. Unfortunately, I really prefer her YA novels. The younger characters just fit her writing better.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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After 3 years, we are finally getting a new Sally Rooney novel! I really hope it will reach the heights of Normal People. It‘s coming out September 24.

#SallyRooney #NormalPeople #newreleases

LeeRHarry Myself and Sally Rooney have parted ways after Conversations (even though I loved NP), but I wish her well with her new release 😆 (edited) 4mo
batsy I didn't quite like Beautiful People because of how if ended, but I loved Normal People. Need to read Conversations and looking forward to the new one! 3mo
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My Last Innocent Year: A Novel | Daisy Alpert Florin
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I think I‘m done with college students entering inappropriate relationships for a while 😵‍💫.

My Last Innocent Year: ⭐️⭐️⭐️,75/5
Sirens & Muses: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Ruthiella Don‘t read this then 4mo
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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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Not sure if there is anything left to say about this spectacular novel. I don‘t know what #KristinHannah puts into her writing, but it‘s always so entertaining and you just cannot put it down. However, I did like Great Alone & Four Winds a bit more than #TheWomen. She included the same twist twice, and I could have lived without the men drama.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

marleed Same. I really liked this book, the setting, the characters. But it lost a pointy tip on my star rating when bad-ass Frankie fell in love twice inside her grueling tour-of-duty. 4mo
thewallflower0707 Yup, and then it turned out that both men were lying about being married/engaged, both were presumed death and both suddenly turned up again?? @marleed (edited) 4mo
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Sweet Bean Paste | Durian Sukegawa
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I noticed the #JanuaryinJapan reading challenge on Instagram, and it motivated me to read more translations! This month, I‘ve read Sweet Bean Paste, All the Lovers in the Night, The Kamogawa Food Detectives & Before the Coffee gets Cold.

Any suggestions for my 1st #HarukiMurakami novel? I‘ve heard his work is VERY misogynistic.

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Dear Edward | Ann Napolitano
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Look who‘s done with her (first?) #AuldLangSpine novel! @Karisa recommended #DearEdward to me. I really liked the writing and the author captured the young boy really well. I wish the Plotline with the letters started early, since the story dragged a bit in the middle.
Rating: 3,75⭐️
Looking forward to the Apple TV 📺 adaption.

Karisa Glad you liked it and I agree about the letters. I was disappointed in the adaptation. They made some interesting choices. I‘m eager to see what you think of that one though if you watch it! 5mo
thewallflower0707 @Karisa almost done with episode 5 and I‘m really enjoying it! I love that they changed the passengers storylines and that we are getting so much focus on them, it‘s a lot more interesting than their book parts 🫣. 5mo
thewallflower0707 @Karisa I also think that Edwards and Shay‘s friendship is much more believable. 5mo
thewallflower0707 @Karisa I‘m done with the show and they really dropped the ball in the 2nd half 😳 5mo
Karisa @thewallflower0707 Yeah, the show kind of just falls apart. Such a bummer! 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Gotta say I‘m pretty proud of myself! I‘ve read 24 more books than in 2022, although I really think 200 books a year will be my limit. Especially since I don‘t know what changes 2024 will bring.

#GoodreadsChallenge #myyearinbooks

Andrew65 Congratulations 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊 5mo
Ruthiella Excellent work! 👏👏👏 5mo
BarbaraBB Fantastic, congrats 🎈 5mo
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TieDyeDude 💪🎉 5mo
Gissy Congratulations 📚📚📚📚🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏👏 5mo
tpixie Incredible!! 🦋🦋🦋 5mo
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The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi | Shannon Chakraborty
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I finally had time to choose my novel for #AuldLangSyne 2024! It‘s the Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi, which I conveniently already have downloaded on my kindle. To make myself more ambitious, I also added #DearEdward, which I vaguely remember reading about when it was released. Looking forward to the discussion ☺️ @Karisa

Karisa Two very different books! Love it! Hope you like them too. ☺️ 5mo
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My family and I enjoyed a lovely time between Christmas Eve and New Year‘s Eve. On Thursday, we went to the Caspar David Friedrich Exhibition in Hamburg, to celebrate his 250th birthday next year. The Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer is arguably his most famous painting and also one of the most important art objects in the Romantic Era.

#museum #art

BarbaraBB Gorgeous 🥰 5mo
Ruthiella Also used for at least two book covers I can think of! 😍 5mo
dabbe @Ruthiella I see this and I think FRANKENSTEIN! 🤩 5mo
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I found my old #kindle, I got it for my birthday soon after Amazon started selling them! It‘s quite heavy, but it still totally works. With this one, I could access & download #eBooks without WLAN, which was really useful.

julesG 😍 6mo
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After the emotional heavy Volume 04, this one was a lot more lighthearted. To be honest, this might be the rare case where I prefer the adaptation, since we get to see more of the lovely side characters in the series than in the novels.
#Heartstopper #GraphicNovel

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The author is a bit too negative & grumpy, and most of his co-workers behaved infuriating.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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I have read a lot of stories about the Holocaust, both Fiction and lots of Non-Fiction. #Maus offers a completely new perspective, both from the survivors themselves and the next generation. It depicts trauma in a very harrowing way. A must-read, for older teens as well.

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My #Christmas presents 🎁🎄⭐️ from my family! My friends got me some personal & wonderful art for my room, which is lovely. Looking forward to read my new books, wear my first ever ring 💍 and listen to film music & Taylor Swift with my HomePod.

Merry Christmas to all your kind Littens!

thewallflower0707 Bonus point if you can spot our cat! 6mo
Gissy Do I see a cat ear? Many wonderful gifts 🎁 Enjoy them 🤗💚❤️💚 6mo
Ruthiella I spy the cat! 😹 Merry Christmas!🎄 6mo
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Looks like a great list, thank you @Karisa
Now I just have to choose which ones I will pick. I‘ve already read Hamnet, Telegraph Club, Demon Copperhead and Babel. Not sure if I will have time today to decide, since Christmas is in full swing here ⭐️🎄🎁.

#AuldLangSyne

Karisa Can‘t wait to see what you choose and if you like it! Merry Christmas to you and yours! 🎄🎉 (edited) 6mo
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Waterstones | London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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ALL the books I bought in London, which also meant that I carried them around 3 tube stations, two airports and another train station back in Germany 😮‍💨🥱.
1st row: From Gay‘s the Word (Monday)
2nd row: Foyles & National Gallery Shop (Tuesday)
3rd row: Waterstones at Picadilly (Wednesday)

#London #Bookstore #Shopping

Ruthiella That‘s a lot of schlepping! Now put your feet up and relax. ☺️ 6mo
BennettBookworm So fun!! 6mo
Tamra Well worth the effort.😊 6mo
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The Paddington Bear 🐻 Picture Book is from #Foyles and is my present for my first niece/nephew next spring. I got the cat pin today at #waterstones, the Glossier lipstick 💄 is called „Portrait“ and the rest is from The National Gallery & state Britain. Yeah! Not included are my Christmas presents from Harrods & Selfridges from my parents.

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Waterstones | London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Last post from #London I‘m afraid, since I‘m already at Heathrow and on my way back home. London is always a treat, and seeing all the lights and Christmas decorations was amazing. I definitely can‘t complain that my bag is too light, phew 😮‍💨.

#Holiday #Shopping #Travel #Uk

julesG Safe travels! 6mo
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Waterstones | London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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The big #Waterstones at Picadilly Circus also has a sweet #Heartstopper display! I‘m getting the new graphic novel for Christmas.

#London #Bookstore

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Foyles | London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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The beautiful Christmas decorations at #Foyles. Always worth a visit, they‘ve got a fantastic children book section, lots of different non-fiction categories, and their fiction recommendations are always worth it.

#London #Bookstore

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Yellowface | Rebecca F. Kuang
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#Yellowface by #RFKuang is getting a lot of love by #Foyles in the window display! Great novel.

#london #bookstore

Alfoster Loved it!🥰 6mo
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On a Sunbeam | Tillie Walden
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The 3 books I bought today at Gay‘s the Word! The Graphic Novel is huge and extremely heavy. Let‘s hope they‘re worth it. 📕 📕 📕

#newbooks #london

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Back in #London from Sunday til Wednesday to get the full Christmas experience. Today, I went to my favourite book store, Gay‘s the Word at Russel Square, and they went all out for #Heartstopper 05.

julesG Love that shop! 6mo
TrishB Me too! @julesG 6mo
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Good Material | Dolly Alderton
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A story of a relationship post-break-up and what comes next.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️,5/5

#DollyAlderton #novel

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Parable of the Sower depicts an America that deals with a water crisis, wildfires, unemployment and general collapse of society. It‘s a dystopia set in 2024 (yikes) and it actually & brutally shows what women would have to fear in such a situation, so be aware, there is a lot of sexual violence shown.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️,5/5

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FINALLY, a Japanese/Korean Translation that did not give me any icky feelings due to sexism & misogyny. This book is centered around a bookstore and it‘s workers. It‘s extremely cozy and also talks about current Korean & worldwide problems. A perfect read for the Winter!

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️,5/5

tpixie Ooh! that looks great! 6mo
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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In October, I read my first #StephenKing novel (IT) and then my second, third and fourth. IT still remained the best, with 11/22/63 close behind. I don‘t think his endings are as bad as many people say they are, but I have to agree that he describes his female characters terribly.
Anything else by King I should read? I‘m eyeing The Stand or The Institute.

Balibee146 I really enjoyed Needful Things and I enjoy his short story collections too. 6mo
Bookwormjillk The Stand, The Dark Tower series, and the Mr Mercedes series are all favorites of mine 6mo
Gissy I liked Pet Sematary and Duma Key but I haven‘t read many of his books 6mo
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Tintenherz | Cornelia Funke
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I‘ve been MIA for a while. I am very busy with my final exams & term paper, and I traveled through Italy this September, which was lovely. The new Tintenherz book by Cornelia Funke was released today, over ten years after the last one. I‘m looking forward to reading it.

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Mort | Terry Pratchett
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After weeks of non-stop raining ☔️, we are finally getting some sunny & warm days. I spent them at the beach, on the lake and on my bike. I also started the #DiscWorld universe with the Death series, and I‘m having fun with it.

#TerryPratchett

julesG Enjoy! 10mo
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The Guest: A Novel | Emma Cline
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#TheGuest

Another entry for the Hot Girl Summer reading list.

⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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After it rained through almost all of July, August isn‘t starting much better. To get at least outside for an hour, I took my book to a cafe and tried to read. This book has a very interesting premise, but I‘m not sure how much I‘m really enjoying it.

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The Virgin Suicides | Jeffrey Eugenides
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The rest of July was filled with rainy days, seeing Barbie and Oppenheimer in cinema, and also drinking this horrible Chai Tea ☕️. I cycled for one hour through the rain ☔️ and got absolutely drenched, but I have 3 new books! I‘ve heard so much about Tomorrow… that I simply had to buy it. The Virgin Suicides has been on my TBR for ages. I‘m most excited about the YA novel though. Lesbians & the apocalypse!

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Dussmann - Das Kulturkaufhaus | Berlin, Berlin, Germany (Bookstore)
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I‘m in Berlin this weekend because my friend is getting married in August & we are doing her Hen Night. On my way to Berlin, our train was stopped because of a complicated police investigation, and we didn‘t move again for 4 hours, which was terrible and very exhausting.
This is the German Pride Month table at #Dussmann.

dabbe Whoah! That must have been terrible! Hope you're safe and well! 💙 11mo
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My friend created a personalized book stamp for me for my birthday 🥳😍📖. Isn‘t it gorgeous!

#stamp #bookaccessorize

Saknicole Such a fun design too! 11mo
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Bloodlust & Bonnets | Emily McGovern
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Well, this was a very wild ride.

#comic

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks like it was a fun one! 11mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa The description reminds me of the Carriger series 11mo
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