WWW Wednesday, 1-March-2017

1 Mar

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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nightsoldiersCurrently reading: Nothing on Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs. We don’t have any trips planned for a bit (yay!) so it might be a while before we’re able to get back to this one at all.
I’ve squeezed in a bit of The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler while my husband was at a convention and I was eating dinners alone. I’m really enjoying it, maybe the favorite of my current reads.
With some long runs, I’ve made decent progress with The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson. I love linguistics so this book is fascinating for a language nerd like me! It’s a bit slow, but I’m learning a lot from it.
I started Night Soldiers by Alan Furst! It came in at the library and it’s a log longer than I expected. I’m thinking I might have to renew it and because it’s an ILL, I only get one renewal. Time for some speed reading!

youre-not-doingRecently finished: I finished up You’re Not Doing It Right by Michael Ian Black. It was a fun, sarcastic read from Black, exactly what I was expecting from him. I think I’ve got my fill of comedian memoirs for a bit so I probably won’t read another for a bit, but I did enjoy them. My review is likely coming tomorrow.

I posted my review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling on Thursday. I’m hoping I surprise no one when I say I gave it a full 5 out of 5 stars and completely loved it. I was thinking of a book-to-movie review, but they’re exactly the same so in this case, I’ll pass.

Reading Next: No plans. I’m not even halfway through any of my current books so it seems premature to make guesses. We’ll have to see what the future brings!


Leave a comment with your link and a comment (if you’re so inclined). Take a look at the other participant links in the comments and look at what others are reading.

Have any opinions on these choices?

Until next time, write on.

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74 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 1-March-2017”

  1. Maggie March 1, 2017 at 1:10 AM #

    I can’t decide whether or not to read Fantastic Beasts – I see so many great things about it, I may have to give in and read it! 😀 Here’s my WWW post for the week:
    http://thecaramelfiles.com/1086-2/

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 5:28 PM #

      If you’ve seen the movie, you know the plot. They’re exactly the same. It was a good thing for me to read while I wait for the movie to come out on Blu-Ray! I’m so excited for that. Happy reading!

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  2. cleopatralovesbooks March 1, 2017 at 1:23 AM #

    Oh a book with a deadline to finish is a challenge – good luck and maybe after a break you’ll fancy some more comedic memoirs. Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/this-week-in-books-march-1/ Happy reading Sam

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 5:29 PM #

      I’m not good at deadlines like this! It feels like a lot of pressure and I’ve found myself not reading it as a result, haha. Happy reading!

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  3. Laurel-Rain Snow March 1, 2017 at 1:33 AM #

    You’re Not Doing It Right looks tempting. Enjoy all of your books, and I hope you find the time for them. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 5:29 PM #

      It was fun, I hope you can enjoy it. I’m carving time out here and there. I’ll always carry on. Happy reading!

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  4. Julie at S.Band M.T. March 1, 2017 at 4:50 AM #

    I actually liked Library of Souls, but I have such a book myself, which just does not go any further…
    Here is my WWW: http://julietyuk.blogspot.com/2017/03/www-wednesday-and-library-loot-march-1st.html

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 5:31 PM #

      I’m glad to hear you liked it. It’s been amusing for sure, I just see a lot of plot holes in it that bother me. Good luck getting through your lagging book. Happy Wednesday!

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  5. Hayley at RatherTooFondofBooks March 1, 2017 at 5:21 AM #

    I hope you manage to finish Night Soldiers before it has to go back to the library, it’s tough when you have a deadline to read a long book. The Mother Tongue sounds really good, I’ve added that to my Audible wishlist. Happy reading!
    Here’s my WWW post: https://rathertoofondofbooks.com/2017/03/01/www-wednesday-1-march/

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 5:33 PM #

      I’m trying to stay optimistic about Night Soldiers. I’ll keep chipping away at it. Mother Tongue is awesome and the narrator is great, I hope you listen to it soon. Happ reading!

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  6. Gee Jen March 1, 2017 at 6:26 AM #

    My link https://geejenmotw.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/life-update-www-wednesday/ includes a life update, and a note that you’ve got me thinking I really need to get into audio books!

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 5:34 PM #

      Yay for audiobooks! They’re great for those times in life when quiet is deafening. Happy reading!

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      • Gee Jen March 1, 2017 at 7:21 PM #

        I’m feeling very proud of myself having listened all morning to my first audio book from over drive, thanks for the inspiration!

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      • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:54 PM #

        I’m so glad! I’m a big fan of Overdrive and Hoopla.

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  7. Jazz March 1, 2017 at 6:32 AM #

    My brother and sister are Harry Potter mad so when my mum bought them ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’, they insisted on taking it turns to read it out loud as a bedtime story. They really, really loved it 🙂 I’m pleased you enjoyed it too!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://swooningoverfictionalmen.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/www-wednesday-1st-march-2017/

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 5:35 PM #

      That sounds really fun! Maybe I can get my husband to read it with me and we’ll each take a part. I hope he doesn’t mind being Tina because I want to be Newt! Happy reading.

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  8. Kathryn March 1, 2017 at 7:27 AM #

    I don’t know how you can listen to Library of Souls, so slowly that would drive me crazy. Here’s my link: http://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2017/02/www-wednesdays-march-1-2017.html

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 5:35 PM #

      Haha, it takes me a little bit to remember where we are in it each time. Maybe I’ll force him into a car ride so we can get through it, haha. Happy reading!

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  9. Disappear Into Reading March 1, 2017 at 7:46 AM #

    I read ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ but not the screenplay. I’ll have to check out your review. I’m actually thinking of just going back and reading the HP books or audio listening, not sure yet.

    Here is my WWW: https://disappearintoreading.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/www-wednesday-33/

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 5:36 PM #

      The textbook version and the screenplay are completely different. I was actually thinking of rereading the textbook, haha. I’ve never listened to HP but I know there are two versions of the audio so just make sure you get the same narrator for all seven! I’m doing a slow re-read myself. Happy reading!

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  10. whatadifferenceawordmakes March 1, 2017 at 8:08 AM #

    Nothing makes you read faster that a library return date! I think I read library books quicker because it feels like borrowed time. I caved and bought Fantastic Beasts this week. I’m glad you liked it!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://whatadifferenceawordmakes.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/www-wednesdays-1st-march-2017/

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 5:37 PM #

      I hope it makes me read fast, haha. I’m not super into the plot yet, which isn’t helping. Enjoy Fantastic Beasts, it’s a fun and quick read. Happy reading!

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  11. awayinneverland March 1, 2017 at 8:49 AM #

    https://awayinneverland.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/www-wednesday-1-march-2017/
    Here’s my post for this week!
    Good luck with Night Soldiers!

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:41 PM #

      Thanks, I’m sticking to my guns. Happy reading!

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  12. Clare Stone March 1, 2017 at 8:58 AM #

    So glad you enjoyed Fantastic Beasts! It was such a great screenplay and I think reading it definitely added something to the movie as well!
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/wednesday-catch-up-1st-march-2017.html

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:42 PM #

      Glad I’m not the only one that feels that way. Happy reading!

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  13. Kwizgiver March 1, 2017 at 9:42 AM #

    I haven’t read a Furst novel in ages! I liked what I did read, though.

    Here’s mine: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/03/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:42 PM #

      Glad to hear it. I’m finally starting to enjoy this one a bit more. It was slow to start. Happy reading!

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  14. Nadene Reynolds March 1, 2017 at 10:04 AM #

    This is my first time posting. Here is my link
    http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2017/03/what-are-you-reading-wednesdays-1.html

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:43 PM #

      Welcome! So glad to have you. Happy reading!

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  15. 4thhouseontheleft March 1, 2017 at 10:08 AM #

    I haven’t read Fantastic Beasts yet, glad to hear you loved it! I’m tearing my way through the last book in one of my favorite trilogies.
    https://4thhouseontheleft.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/www-wednesday-1-march-2017/

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:46 PM #

      Oh, have fun finishing the trilogy! I love revisiting the end of a beloved series. Fantastic Beasts is really fast and I hope you can enjoy it soon. Happy reading!

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  16. Melanie @ Ravenclaw Read It March 1, 2017 at 10:25 AM #

    This is my first WWW Wednesday, thanks for this! 🙂
    http://ravenclawreadit.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:46 PM #

      Welcome! So glad to have you. Happy reading.

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  17. anovelglimpse March 1, 2017 at 10:35 AM #

    I love how you’re always reading a comedic book. You’re Not Doing It Right sounds like one I’d like to read. 🙂
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:47 PM #

      Reading should make you laugh from time to time. It was a fun book. Happy reading!

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  18. faithrivens March 1, 2017 at 10:59 AM #

    It just dawned on me, that I can’t remember the last time I actually took a book out of the library. My wallet suffers because of my buying impulse ;P
    Happy Reading, my dear ❤

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:47 PM #

      Haha. I’m a huge fan of libraries! Take a trip and see what you can find. I love the ebook and eaudiobook services mine offers. Happy reading!

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  19. tfaulcbookreviews March 1, 2017 at 11:46 AM #

    Hi there love fantastic beasts the movie, not got around to reading the book yet its on my tbr
    heres my link
    https://tfaulcbookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/www-wednesdays-01-mar-2017-%e2%80%8esamannelizabeth/

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:48 PM #

      The Blu-Ray comes out soon if you want to wait to rewatch it first. Happy reading!

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  20. Carol Ann March 1, 2017 at 11:55 AM #

    I think I need to take your lead and start reading books by comedians more often to bring more laughter into my reading experiences. I love it when I can burst out laughing from something I read and no else around me has a clue what I’m on about : ).
    Here’s my link: http://novelgobblers.com/bom-feb2017/

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:48 PM #

      Yay for funny books! I think there should be more times that a book can make us laugh. Jenny Lawson is always good for a laugh. Happy reading!

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  21. @lauraagnella March 1, 2017 at 1:16 PM #

    I loved both Library of Souls and Fantastic Beasts. Both were truly amazing. Sounds like you have a lot of really good reading going on. Having the library return date issue with my son right now. He wants to finish the book but needs to get moving! lol.
    Enjoy your reading this week.
    Laura 🙂
    My WWW

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:56 PM #

      I hope he can renew it and give it another go! Or maybe having to return it will make him want to check it out again and read it super fast! Happy reading.

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  22. Emily Witt March 1, 2017 at 2:17 PM #

    Glad you enjoyed Fantastic Beasts! I usually don’t like reading play or movie scripts if the performed version is available for me to see, but the hardcover is just so pretty, I might have to at least get it from the library.

    Here’s my WWW; https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/www-and-wippet-wednesday-01-march-2017/

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:49 PM #

      The hardcover design makes it worth reading. There are awesome drawings through the book, too. Happy reading!

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  23. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles March 1, 2017 at 2:57 PM #

    Great review of Fantastic Beasts!

    Here’s my WWW.

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  24. Laurie Larson-Doornbos March 1, 2017 at 3:32 PM #

    Happy to be a first time participant in WWW 🙂 Love this idea, Sam. You can read my post here:
    http://www.thisismysymphony.net/2017/03/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:49 PM #

      Awesome! Welcome to the meme. Happy reading!

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  25. Denise @ Life With No Plot March 1, 2017 at 3:59 PM #

    Happy Wednesday and Happy March!

    Here’s my post: https://lifewithnoplot.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/www-wednesday-march-1-2017/

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:52 PM #

      Happy March and happy reading!

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  26. Sarah March 1, 2017 at 4:07 PM #

    My WWW Wednesday

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  27. readinaflash March 1, 2017 at 4:14 PM #

    Thanks for hosting as always! https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/www-wednesday-36/

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:52 PM #

      The pleasure is mine, happy reading!

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  28. Candy @ So little time... March 1, 2017 at 5:28 PM #

    Lol! at Faithrivens comment. It’s been years since I’ve checked out a book, but because you (Sam) are always talking about books or audiobooks from the library I renewed my card and my current read, “Windwitch” is from the library! 🙂

    Here’s my post: https://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/03/what-are-you-reading-march-1-2017.html

    Have a great week! Happy Reading!

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:53 PM #

      That makes me so happy! As a library board member, it’s great to hear about people using their libraries! I always hope libraries remain an important part of the community. Happy reading!

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  29. rabbitearsblog March 1, 2017 at 5:56 PM #

    Oooh! I really want to read Fantastic Beasts! Here’s my WWW Wednesday:

    https://rabbitearsblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/www-wednesdays-4-march-1-2017/

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  30. Yvo March 1, 2017 at 7:13 PM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed Fantastic Beasts! I still have to read it and watch the movie as well; hopefully some time soon. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam March 1, 2017 at 8:54 PM #

      I think the movie is released to own soon so you hopefully won’t have to wait long to see it. Happy reading!

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  31. wcs53 March 1, 2017 at 8:58 PM #

    ‘The Mother Tongue’ looks like an interesting read. Hope you enjoy it. Here is my post for this week: https://wcs53new.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/www-wednesday-march-1/

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    • Sam March 2, 2017 at 6:29 AM #

      I have a degree in Spanish and the linguistics of it fascinate me. It reminds me why I studied a language! Happy reading.

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  32. siderealday March 1, 2017 at 11:58 PM #

    I’m always impressed not just by what you’re reading but by the range. Good luck with Night Soldiers – I know exactly how frustrating ILLs can be, when you’ve only got the one renewal, if that. But I’m sure you’ll manage, even if it means prioritizing one book over the others.
    I was very impressed by the dialogue in Fantastic Beasts, so I’m glad to hear that it’s original/true to the script.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/www-wednesday-31/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam March 2, 2017 at 6:30 AM #

      I think I’ll get the renewal, I doubt this book is in high demand at its home library. I saw a deleted scene from FB that I was hoping would be in the screenplay but I think they were both edited to match. Happy reading!

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  33. charliegirl March 2, 2017 at 12:43 AM #

    I still haven’t read Fantastic Beasts (or seen the movie). I am still on the fence about it. I don’t want it to ruin all the good memories and feels I have about HP or J.K. and her writing. Hopefully you can kind of speed read through Night Soldiers and finish it before you have to return it. This is why I can’t trust myself to use the library. I’d never be able to finish a book before it’s due!

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/www-wednesdays-march-1st/

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    • Sam March 2, 2017 at 6:32 AM #

      Fantastic Beasts is so far removed from HP that I didn’t have a problem with it. Different characters, different setting, different villain, and everything else different. Dumbledore is mentioned once, Grindelwald is talked about, Newt has a Hufflepuff scarf, and there’s magic. I think those are all the similarities haha. Happy reading!

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  34. poseidons99 March 5, 2017 at 10:22 AM #

    Started new series this week – Fables; currently reading the second book, great illustrations 🙂
    And finally finished Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton. It wasn’t fast read, but worth it
    https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-67-27-02-05-03/

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    • Sam March 5, 2017 at 10:38 AM #

      I’m struggling with a slow read myself. Glad you got through yours. Happy reading!

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  35. Trisha Jenn Loehr March 7, 2017 at 11:25 PM #

    Ach! I forgot to comment last week. I did my first WWW Wednesday post: https://trishajennreads.com/2017/03/01/www-wednesday-march-1-2017/

    How is The Book of Speculation? I’ve been wanting to read it and adore the cover.

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    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:16 PM #

      Welcome! Never too late to join. I’m enjoying it but having trouble finding time to read it, haha. Happy reading!

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      • Trisha Jenn Loehr March 8, 2017 at 9:58 PM #

        Thank you!

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