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balletbookworm · a day ago
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Happy #nationalbookloversday 💖💖💖💖 I have Babel by RF Kuang, Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra (for BN Book Club), and Husband Material by Alexis Hall going right now. And then I came home to a package from @parkrowbooks / @hanoversquarepress 🎉 with three upcoming titles (The Two Lives of Sara, The Last of the Seven, and The Book Haters’ Book Club) plus a tote bag! Thank you! #books #bookstagram #newbooks #totebag #bookswag https://www.instagram.com/p/ChEM-VZACCN/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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balletbookworm · 2 days ago
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Today we took a very scary car ride to the vet for a check-up and shots! Shakespeare sobbed/yelled continuously on the ride there while Aphra tried to pretend I didn’t exist. They were darlings for the vet, very well-behaved, and Aphra purred for the vet during her exam 💖 Everyone is a healthy weight, with a healthy heart ♥️ and teeth 🦷 The ride home was almost completely silent, although Shakespeare almost has mesh-marks on his nose from pressing his face to the gate of his carrier 😹 and now they’re back at home with some yummy, extra-stinky wet food to sleep off their FVRCP vaccine 💖💖💖 #cats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #murdermittens #shakespearekitteh #aphrakitteh https://www.instagram.com/p/ChCu-R6L0pX/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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balletbookworm · 2 days ago
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Happy #internationalcatday to my sweet Mittens, who are (as usual) up in my business because I sat down to update my journal 😹 💖 #cats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #murdermittens #shakespearekitteh #aphrakitteh https://www.instagram.com/p/ChBm4B6ATzK/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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balletbookworm · 3 days ago
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Made the Lemon Orzo Salad with Chicken from @saltandlavender for #sundaycooking - so good! It’s gross and hot and humid here in Satan’s sweaty buttcrack, I mean Iowa, and this salad was just right. I only had to boil water for the orzo pasta, everything else came out of the fridge (grocery store rotisserie chicken FTW) making this a really refreshing but filling meal. I made it without the onion or garlic to make it low-FODMap-friendly and it was still really tasty 😋 (If you’re wondering, I paid the Mitten Tax and gave the cats a bit of chicken each before putting the dressing on it. 🐈) #cooking #foodie #nomnomnom https://www.instagram.com/p/Cg_NbxwAA41/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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balletbookworm · 7 days ago
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It was my birthday today so I celebrated this week by buying some (😬😹) books. I picked up my signed copy of @isaac.fitzgerald Dirtbag, Massachusetts 💖 (I wasn’t able to go to the signing - the book is awesome! Everyone go read it!) from Prairie Lights and found a few Tordotcom novellas. But I did a massive romance novel purchase at work over the last few days, mostly prompted by @thesierrasimone notifying us that the naked man covers for the Priest series will be going away since they got picked up by a trad publisher (which is a good thing!) so I needed to get my Sinner shower cover (that book is AMAZING) and then catch up on some other series, including the rest of Katee Robert’s Wicked Villains 😁 and then picked up my pre-order of Husband Material (which I also have on Libro.fm) among other things 💖💖 yall it’s so good. I mean. This is a lot. But it could be hard drugs. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 😜😜😜😜 #books #newbooks #bookstagram #romancebooks #romancenovels And then I was given a very pretty sunset on the way home from Book Club 💖💖💖 https://www.instagram.com/p/Cg0kAfdLc-v/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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balletbookworm · 11 days ago
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I buy a journaling kit from @archerandolive, Shakespeare gets a new box to rest his floof in 😹😹 (and see if he can bite it….🙄) #cats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #murdermittens #shakespearekitteh https://www.instagram.com/p/CgprdSOLGtu/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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balletbookworm · 17 days ago
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Quiche!! Omnomnom 🥰 A bit of #sundaycooking with some yummy cheddar and bacon (I cooked more bacon than I needed for the quiche so I kind of had bacon for supper…how much bacon is too much bacon? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) #cooking #fooding #nomnomnom https://www.instagram.com/p/CgbFqXEgmkE/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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balletbookworm · 19 days ago
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I’m finishing the Heartstopper graphic novels this weekend - Aphra saw an opportunity to be a lap kitty between volumes 3 and 4 and took it 💖💖💖 PS: these are some of the most heart-felt books and I wish something like this had been around when I was a teen/kid #reading #books #graphicnovel #heartstopper #cats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #murdermittens #aphrakitteh #lapkitty https://www.instagram.com/p/CgXW4YgLPQZ/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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balletbookworm · 21 days ago
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Sweet faaaaaace 💖💖💖💖 he’s a pest a lot of the time but I love my Shakespeare Mitten 💖 #cats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #murdermittens #shakespearekitteh https://www.instagram.com/p/CgSJIvXryv8/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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balletbookworm · 24 days ago
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balletbookworm · 24 days ago
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Dinner is served - homemade chicken soup and medicine hall tea (it’s a Sbux dupe). After I consume this, I’m going to rest a bit and then hopefully everything has cooled enough to go in the fridge. (And yes, the Mittens got a treat of breast meat chicken - they were much better behaved than my Kitty Boys. Odd that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) #cooking #foodie #covidcooking https://www.instagram.com/p/CgIqgoZLxUg/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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balletbookworm · 24 days ago
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Since I had already planned to isolate at home for most of this week I decided to make from-scratch chicken soup based on @rachelfershleiser ‘s Stock Tips recipe (look, I swear by that recipe). And now that I’ve come down with COVID, it seems like a prescient choice. Therefore, I present to you a triptych entitled “OMG why did you drown a perfectly edible chicken in that pot??” (It’s been a while since I’ve made soup from scratch, so the Mittens have forgotten that they will get a yummy chicken treat when I debone it). #cooking #foodie #cats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #murdermittens #shakespearekitteh #aphrakitteh https://www.instagram.com/p/CgIaMGLrDvA/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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balletbookworm · 25 days ago
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Home 💖💖💖💖 It was great seeing everyone at #axsconclave this week but I missed my Mittens so much. Thank you many, many times to @allymachala for watching them for me 💖 (Aphra was very happy to get scratchies and tummy rubs but Shakespeare couldn’t decide if he wanted pets, to smell all the smells on my luggage, or get a sink drink 😹) #cats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #murdermittens #shakespearekitteh #aphrakitteh https://www.instagram.com/p/CgFsGb5rBX5/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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balletbookworm · a month ago
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One of my all-time favorite movies is currently streaming on @criterion Criterion Channel - The Great Race, starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood with Peter Falk as Max (who has most of the best lines, imo), as part of the Directed by Black Edwards feature (they also have Victor/Victoria this month). I would love to see this in a Criterion disc edition, stuffed with extras and features. But for now, I’ll happily stream what is probably the best road trip comedy ever made. Western Hick-Town Mayor: you’ll be the guest of honor this evening or tomorrow you’ll be the guest of honor at a necktie party!! Max: Necktie? What kind of a cheap present is that?? #films #movies #classicmovies #criterionchannel https://www.instagram.com/p/CfvEbenLabl/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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balletbookworm · a month ago
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I made tomato sauce today. As I was quartering the tomatoes I looked to my right…to see Aphra-Mitten losing her mind on the counter right where I had set the fresh basil earlier 😹😹 #cats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #murdermittens #aphrakitteh https://www.instagram.com/p/Cfmf-zTpSrW/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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balletbookworm · a month ago
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Very Important Bean-washing session going on today. He started with his right front paw, did both back feet, and now he’s finishing with the left front. Very Important to have clean beans 🫘😹 #cats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #murdermittens #shakespearekitteh https://www.instagram.com/p/Cfj_XnjvhTe/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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balletbookworm · a month ago
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I finished setting up my June journal pages tonight. I’m trying out a couple of new things. There’s a cut-out for the books read and upcoming releases. I’ve been wanting to try cut-outs/Dutch doors so decided to give it a go before moving into a new journal next month. I think it looks really nice. This is also the first time I’ve drawn the bookshelves instead of using a printable. I don’t have the steadiest hands but the proportions are right so that’s really good for a first try (I pencilled it in first). And I used Hedda’s (@mochibujo) July journaling kit for most of the rest 🪴 (except the habit tracker, that’s an old purchase from Etsy, and the leaf washi on the tab is from Michael’s). I recently joined Hedda’s Patreon and there’re a whole lot of things to play around with in the printables (I’ll also have physical stickers to match coming a little later 💖). I decided to try doing a “days I read” spread since my reading brain is having a little trouble right now and I think the calendar will be perfect for it. Please enjoy Shakespeare having a sulk because he wasn’t allowed to eat paper, markers, glue, stickers, or pens. I’m a very mean cat mom. 🙄 #bujo #bulletjournal #journaling #bookjournaling #bookjournal #mochibujo #cats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #murdermittens #shakespearekitteh https://www.instagram.com/p/CfdNaqdAPL3/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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