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5 Star Autumn Reads Part 2 (October to November)

Every season I like to look back and revisit my 5 star reads. As well as trying to read different genres, I also like to try and match my reading to the season as far as possible.

So here were my 5 star reads for the second half of Autumn (click for my reviews):

Mini Book, Mini Review – Witch Happens by AM King – FANTASY/COSY MYSTERY

Book Review – Witch Way To Murder And Mayhem by Jane Hinchey – FANTASY/COSY MYSTERY

Author Request Book Review – A Moment On The Lips At Christmas by J Taylor – CHRISTMAS/HUMOUR

Random Things Tours – Book Review – The Will by Rebecca Reid – CRIME

What have been your 5 star Autumn reads? Have you read any of these?

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Sunday Post

Welcome to my Sunday post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer. Another quiet week this week as I am trying to cut down. My son has had a full week of health this week which makes a lovely change – hopefully this is the start of a healthier period!!

Here is what I have been up to this week:

Sunday Salon (last week)

Sunday Night Reading

Random Things Tours – Book Review – Someone To Kiss by Jamie Anderson

Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – Murder at Mallowan Hall by Colleen Cambridge

Monday Night Reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Thankful Freebie

Tuesday Night Reading

WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Books With Long Titles

Wednesday Night Reading

Random Things Tours – Book Review – When Cherry Lost Terry by Penny Phillips

Time Travel Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday Night Reading

Friday 56 – Dashboard Elvis Is Dead by David F Ross

Book Blogger Hop – Which print size do you prefer: small, medium, or large?

Friday Night Reading

Stacking The Shelves

Saturday Night Reading

Memes that I took part in with links to other participants blogs:

Top 10 Tuesday post I participated in with links to other Bloggers Top 10 Tuesday posts:

That Artsy Reader Girl – Top 10 Tuesday

WWW Wednesday post I participated in with links (in the comments section) to other Bloggers WWW Wednesday posts:

Taking On A World Of Words – WWW Wednesday

Friday 56 I participated in with links to other Bloggers Friday 56 posts:

Freda’s Voice – Friday 56

Book Blogger Hop I participated in with links to other Bloggers Book Blogger Hop posts:

Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer – Book Blogger Hop

Stacking The Shelves I participated in with links to other Bloggers Stacking The Shelves posts:

Reading Reality – Stacking The Shelves

I hope that you have all had a good week!

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“book”, “read”, “book review”, “book blog”,”recommended”, “easy read”, “don’t miss out”, “fiction”, “entertaining”, “mystery”, “what should I read next”, “what books do you recommend”, “which books are popular at the moment”, “what is everyone reading”, “autumn reading”, “fall reading”

Sunday Post

Welcome to my Sunday post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer. A quieter week this week as I needed to get some more reading in. That didn’t quite work out how I wanted it to but it was good to try it out!

Here are my posts for the week:

Sunday Salon (last week)

Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend

Monday Night Reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite “Aww” Moments In Books

Random Things Tours – Book Review – The Will by Rebecca Reid

Happy Publication Day! The Will by Rebecca Reid

WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

My Blog Tour Book Has Arrived! Promise Me by Jill Mansell

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Young Reads

Wednesday Night Reading

Time Travel Thursday

Random Things Tours – Book Review – The People Before by Charlotte Northedge

Friday 56 – A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton

Book Blogger Hop – Do you like writing short or long reviews?

Friday Night Reading

Stacking The Shelves

Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week

Saturday Night Reading

Memes that I took part in with links to other participants blogs:

Top 10 Tuesday post I participated in with links to other Bloggers Top 10 Tuesday posts:

That Artsy Reader Girl – Top 10 Tuesday

WWW Wednesday post I participated in with links (in the comments section) to other Bloggers WWW Wednesday posts:

Taking On A World Of Words – WWW Wednesday

Friday 56 I participated in with links to other Bloggers Friday 56 posts:

Freda’s Voice – Friday 56

Book Blogger Hop I participated in with links to other Bloggers Book Blogger Hop posts:

Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer – Book Blogger Hop

Stacking The Shelves I participated in with links to other Bloggers Stacking The Shelves posts:

Reading Reality – Stacking The Shelves

I hope that you have all had a good week!

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Saturday Night Reading

A fairly decent amount of reading time was had this evening. I started off with my Blog Tour book The Cornish Cream Tea Bookshop by Cressida McLaughlin, followed by Fingersmith by Sarah Waters and ended the evening on A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton.

I am still trying to separate the two Christmas books so that I don’t get confused. Fingersmith is quite dark and a complete contrast to the two Christmas books so is a nice palette cleanser (ironically given what the book is about!). Whilst it is slow going and I still have about 100 pages to go, I am really enjoying it. I actually read more than my allotted time for it as I got so into it!

I hope that you had a good Saturday and enjoyed my Stacking The Shelves post and Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week post. Tomorrow on the Blog it’s Sunday Post and Sunday Salon.

See you then!

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Time Travel Thursday

It’s Time Travel Thursday! This is where I take a look back at what I was reading this time last year (or the year before or the year before that…) and compare it to what I am reading now.

This day in 2021 I was reading:

Book Description From Goodreads:

He’s been killing for hundreds of years.
But he reckoned without her.

Kirsty has always been alone.

It’s fine. It’s what she’s chosen. People, as a general rule, are more trouble than they’re worth. It’s why God invented batteries.

But when she comes across the man being burned alive on the banks of the Clyde, she can’t just let him die. Without a second thought she batters in to save his life…

And accidentally tears the fabric of time.

Now an ancient serial killer is on the loose and only Kirsty can make him regret he was ever born.

Even if it means killing the only person who ever loved her.

Sometimes she can bloody well see all these magic destiny shenanigans far enough.”

Fast Forward To Today:

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (click for link to Goodreads)

From my TBR shelves.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.

One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum.

With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways…But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.”

The Cornish Cream Tea Bookshop by Cressida McLaughlin (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 28 November so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Ollie Spencer has started a new life in the idyllic Cornish seaside town of Port Karadow. Throwing herself into her job at the town’s bookshop, A New Chapter, is one way to make friends. The shop is glitzing up for first Christmas and Ollie hopes her inspired ideas will give the shop the edge it needs to dazzle the town.

But far from being the Sugar Plum fairy the place needs, Ollie is fast becoming its Christmas pudding. With the bookshop’s success at stake, Ollie turns to twinkly-eyed café owner Max for help. Can he help Ollie to turn the page, and put the sparkle back into her Cornish dream?”

A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton (click for link to Goodreads)

This is my current library book.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“A snowstorm. A stranger. A spark. And it’s Christmas!
It should be the perfect start to the perfect love story.

But real life is far messier and more complicated than in the pages of the books in Megan Taylor’s family bookshop – the last few years have left this young widow in no doubt of that. Moving back home to York should have been a fresh start, but all it did was allow her to retreat from the world.

When prize-winning author Xander Stone rams his supermarket trolley into her ankles and then trashes her taste in books, Megan is abruptly awoken from her self-imposed hibernation. It’s time to start living again, and she’s going to start by putting this arrogant, superior – admittedly sexy – stranger in his place.

Just as she is beginning to enjoy life again, the worst happens and Megan begins to wonder if she should have stayed hidden away. Because it turns out that falling in love again is about more than just meeting under the mistletoe…”

Comparison:

From Fantasy to Gothic Fiction and Christmas! Quite a difference. I am only reading Christmas books this early though due to my Blog Tour schedule and the fact that a library book became available far sooner than I had anticipated (it said that there was a 2 week wait on it, so I thought that that was a reasonable time to start reading more Christmas books, but then the library bought more electronic copies so I could start reading almost instantly!).

What were you reading this time last year or the year before (or the year before!)? Add your links in the comments below!

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WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

It’s W W W Wednesday! Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, here are my 3 Ws (Currently Reading, Just Finished Reading and Future Reading):

What I am currently reading:

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.

One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum.

With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways…But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.”

The People Before by Charlotte Northedge (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 18 November so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“What if your dream house became your worst nightmare?

Jess and her husband need a new start. So when the chance to buy a rambling old house in the Suffolk countryside comes up, they leap at it.

But not everyone in Suffolk is welcoming. The locals know a secret about the Maple House, and soon, Jess realises they’ve made a huge mistake.

Something bad happened in that house. Something nobody wants to talk about.”

What I have finished reading:

Author Request Book Review – A Moment On The Lips At Christmas by J Taylor (click for my review)

What I am reading next:

The Cornish Cream Tea Bookshop by Cressida McLaughlin (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 28 November so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Ollie Spencer has started a new life in the idyllic Cornish seaside town of Port Karadow. Throwing herself into her job at the town’s bookshop, A New Chapter, is one way to make friends. The shop is glitzing up for first Christmas and Ollie hopes her inspired ideas will give the shop the edge it needs to dazzle the town.

But far from being the Sugar Plum fairy the place needs, Ollie is fast becoming its Christmas pudding. With the bookshop’s success at stake, Ollie turns to twinkly-eyed café owner Max for help. Can he help Ollie to turn the page, and put the sparkle back into her Cornish dream?”

What are your 3 Ws?

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“book”, “read”, “book review”, “book blog”, “new”, “recommended”, “easy read”, “don’t miss out”, “fiction”, “reading slump” “entertaining”, “what should I read next”, “what books do you recommend”, “autumn reading”, “fall reading”

Time Travel Thursday

It’s Time Travel Thursday! This is where I take a look back at what I was reading this time last year (or the year before or the year before that…) and compare it to what I am reading now.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Pain is inescapable. Suffering is a choice.

Azrael, the Angel of Death, knows pain. The deaths of his mother and sister, as well as his harsh experiences in the Watch Guard at age twelve, have brutally shaped him into the most feared assassin in all of Pandaren. Azrael’s role as a Hunter requires him to search for those with magic, called Spectrals, which he is happy to do. Hunting allows him to pursue his true goal—exacting revenge on the Fire Spectral who altered the course of his life. 

Azrael’s obsession with revenge and power leads him to undergo an experimental procedure that gives him magic, but when this procedure has unexpected and dangerous side effects, he becomes a liability to the Hunters and the Watch Guard. Rescued by the people he has sworn to eliminate, Azrael finds himself questioning everything he once believed as years of secrets and lies are exposed. His very nature is challenged as he battles unfamiliar emotions and navigates relationships that contradict the heart of a killer.

Can the Angel of Death have a conscience? Can Azrael?

Chasing the Darkness is an escape to a land of magic, sword fights, and love, with memorable characters who must face the darkness within and journey down a path of destruction or redemption.”

Book Description From Goodreads:

The Lottery, one of the most terrifying stories written in this century, created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker. “Power and haunting,” and “nights of unrest” were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson’s lifetime, unites “The Lottery:” with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate Jackson’s remarkable range–from the hilarious to the truly horrible–and power as a storyteller.”

Book Review – The Lottery by Shirley Jackson – DID NOT FINISH

Fast Forward To Today:

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.

One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum.

With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways…But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.”

A Moment On The Lips At Christmas by J Taylor (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“A Moment on the Lips Christmas may not be a perfect Christmas, but it’s definitely one you do not want to miss.
From: Pamela Wilson

Date: 20 Dec 2021 04:43

Subject: Very exciting news! Prompt response required!

Dear Family and Friends,

You are cordially invited to join us at Midwinter Cottage from 30 December to 2 January, situated in the glorious wilderness of the Scottish Highlands, for a Christmas and New Year break to remember.

Midwinter is an extremely luxurious thatched cottage that sleeps 18 comfortably and was featured in 2020 Your Home magazine. Facilities include gym, cinema, indoor heated pool, sauna, Aga and manicured grounds with fire pit. Small dogs are allowed in the house. Outdoor shoes are not. This break is a gift from us to you. NO financial contribution is required. RSVP WITHIN 24 HOURS as we need the final numbers for the Ocado shop. Transport via executive coach is included. We look forward to hosting you! Let’s make some memories!

Festive love and peace

Pamela and Gillian”

Havana Fever by Leonardo Padura (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Mario Conde has retired from the police force and makes a living trading in antique books. Havana is now flooded with dollars, populated by pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers, and other hunters of the night. In the book collection of a rich Cuban who fled after the fall of Batista, Conde discovers an article about Violeta del Rio, a beautiful bolero singer of the 1950s who disappeared mysteriously. A murder soon follows. This is a crime story set in today’s darker Cuba, but it is also an evocation of the Havana of Batista, the city of a hundred night clubs where the paths of Marlon Brando and Meyer Lansky crossed.”

Comparison:

From Fantasy/Romance and Dark short stories to Gothic Fiction, Christmas and Mystery. I am still keeping to the darker themes as with last year, but with the addition of a lighter Christmas themed book this year!

What were you reading this time last year or the year before (or the year before!)? Add your links in the comments below!

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One Word Reviews For Books I Read In October

Welcome to my one word review post! This was inspired by a Top Ten Tuesday post that I took part in earlier in May. Not everyone has the time to read through a whole review, so I think that these one word reviews are an excellent way to get a book across to people in one word.

So that I capture all the books that I have read I have decided that at the end of each month I will do one word reviews for all the books that I have read in that month.

Here are the books that I read in October with links to my full review:

The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

FRIENDSHIP

Count Your Hexes by Wendy Meadows

VILLAGE

What Child Is This by Bonnie MacBird  

DETECTIVE

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

FAIRYTALE

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

REVENGE

Snowed in for Christmas by Sarah Morgan

FAMILY

Good Taste by Caroline Scott

FOOD

Witch Happens by AM King

ORIGIN

Witch Way To Murder And Mayhem by Jane Hinchey

RETURN

The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen

COMPETITION

Have you read any of these books? If so what would your one word review be? If not would you read them based on these words?

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Sunday Salon

Welcome to my Sunday Salon post! Hosted by Readerbuzz this post is a chance to have a weekly bookish and non-bookish catch up with other bloggers.

What I have been reading this week:

The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen (click for link to Goodreads)

A Moment On The Lips At Christmas by J Taylor (click for link to Goodreads)

Havana Fever by Leonardo Padura (click for link to Goodreads)

My Book Of The Week That Took Part In This Week’s Memes Was:

The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen (click for link to Goodreads)

Memes that I have participated in this week:

Goodreads Monday – Hosted by me Budget Tales Book Blog

Top Ten Tuesday – Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

WWW Wednesday – Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Hosted by Goodreads T5W group

Time Travel Thursday – Hosted by me Budget Tales Blog

Book Blogger Hop – Hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

The Friday 56 – Hosted by Freda’s Voice

Stacking the Shelves – Hosted by Reading Reality

All Over Instagram – Hosted by me Budget Tales Book Blog

Sunday Post – Hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer

What else has been happening this week:

It has been half term this week so we have been out and about. On Monday we went to our local town and then a garden centre (a few Christmas bits were out which was exciting!), Tuesday we went with my parents to Romney Marsh and went on a train, Wednesday we went to a different garden centre, a pub for lunch and a park with my partner’s mum. Thursday we went round my partner’s grandparents house as we hadn’t seen them for a while. Friday we went shopping for Halloween tops ready for the annual Halloween Tea at my mum’s house (I have just realised that I didn’t take any pictures of the table. My mum went all out with spooky food and decorations!). Saturday my partner took my son to the local park then we went on a tiny walk to look for some nature bits for my son’s homework. We also did a bit of food shopping so that we could make some Halloween chocolate. This was fairly unsuccessful as the shop we went to had got rid of their Halloween stuff and it was all Christmas. Halloween isn’t overly big here so the Halloween bits in shops are small and sell out fairly quickly. We managed to make a large, marbled chocolate bar with fizzy sweets instead. Today we may go back into town to do some more Christmas shopping and to wear my son out at soft play!

Romney Marsh

Train at Romney

Pumpkin Picking from the Supermarket

Apple Picking from Great Nanny’s Apple Tree

Berries from the Nature Walk

Homemade Marble Chocolate

How has your week been?

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“book”, “read”, “book review”, “book blog”,”recommended”, “easy read”, “don’t miss out”, “fiction”, “entertaining”, “book meme”, “weekly wrap up”, “sunday salon”, “what books do you recommend”, “what books are popular on social media”, “what book should I read next”, “gothic fiction”, “fantasy”, “autumn reading”, “fall reading”

Sunday Post

Welcome to my Sunday post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer. Another busy blogging week and together with half term it has also been busy outside! Whilst not everybody is back to full health, we have been able to get out and do a few bits which has been nice.

Anyway here are my posts for the week:

Sunday Salon (last week)

Book Review – Witch Way To Murder And Mayhem by Jane Hinchey

October Halloween Challenge 2022 – Hosted by Tourmaline – 23 October

Happy Diwali!

Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – The Once And Future Witches by Alix E Harrow

October Halloween Challenge 2022 – Hosted by Tourmaline – 24 October

My Book Of The Week – The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen

Top Ten Tuesday – Halloween Freebie – Books To Read At Halloween

October Halloween Challenge 2022 – Hosted by Tourmaline – 25 October

Tuesday Night Reading

WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

October Halloween Challenge 2022 – Hosted by Tourmaline

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Characters that I would like to dress up as

Happy Publication Day! The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen

Time Travel Thursday

Thursday Quotables – The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen

My Blog Tour Book Has Arrived! The Cornish Cream Tea Bookshop by Cressida McLaughlin

October Halloween Challenge 2022 – Hosted by Tourmaline – 27 October

Thursday Night Reading

Friday 56 – The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen

Book Blogger Hop – Have you ever experienced a Blogging Nightmare? If so, what was it?

October Halloween Challenge 2022 – Hosted by Tourmaline 28 October

Friday Night Reading

Stacking The Shelves

Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week

October Halloween Challenge 2022 – Hosted by Tourmaline 29 October

Weekend Reading – What I am planning on reading this weekend

Memes that I took part in with links to other participants blogs:

Top 10 Tuesday post I participated in with links to other Bloggers Top 10 Tuesday posts:

That Artsy Reader Girl – Top 10 Tuesday

WWW Wednesday post I participated in with links (in the comments section) to other Bloggers WWW Wednesday posts:

Taking On A World Of Words – WWW Wednesday

Friday 56 I participated in with links to other Bloggers Friday 56 posts:

Freda’s Voice – Friday 56

Book Blogger Hop I participated in with links to other Bloggers Book Blogger Hop posts:

Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer – Book Blogger Hop

Stacking The Shelves I participated in with links to other Bloggers Stacking The Shelves posts:

Reading Reality – Stacking The Shelves

I hope that you have all had a good week!

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