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"I Don't Think You Can Blame Superhero Movies" (Assignment #3)

Welcome to Readings Minds where ordinary people read extraordinary books! Today Mason is joining me to discuss the books we’ve assigned each other. I finally finished The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Mason read The Old Man and the Sea. LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email atreadingmindspodcast@gmail.comand follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE The history podcast Mason learned his WW1 facts from: https://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/ The nautical-ish video game Mason brought up: https://gunsoficarus.com/ GOODREADS ACCOUNTS Annie: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Mason: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/41383254-mason-bruza Music: “Ukulele Whistle” and “Happy Ukulele” by Scott Holmes http://scottholmesmusic.com

35 min2019 AUG 9
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"I Don't Think You Can Blame Superhero Movies" (Assignment #3)

July 2019: Gone With the Wind

Welcome to the Reading Minds book club, where I talk about books with my besties! Today Shannon, Suzie, and Annie are discussing Shannon’s pick: Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell! As always, SPOILERS! LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ Things to listen for: Annie won’t stop talking about the KKK Shannon comes up with an alternate ending Suzie joins the alcohol club BONUS- Baby Cooper crying in the background! Drinking Game: Enjoy your favorite alcoholic beverage (if you’re not pregnant) every time we say the word “spite” ANNIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Book: https://www.recordedbooks.com/title-details/9781470319861 Drink: https://us.nakedwines.com/products/f--stephen-millier-angels-reserve-petite-sirah-2017 SHANNON Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/79032398-shannon-franson Book: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Gone-with-the-Wind/Margaret-Mitchell/9781451635621 Drink: https://fourrosesbourbon.com/bourbon/four-roses-bourbon/ SUZIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/75046927-suzie-herman Book: https://www.recordedbooks.com/title-details/9781470319861 + https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8528710-gone-with-the-wind Drink: https://rhinegeist.com/beer/wowie/ Music: “Ukulele Whistle” and “Happy Ukulele” by Scott Holmes http://scottholmesmusic.com

86 min2019 AUG 2
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July 2019: Gone With the Wind

June 2019: The Old Man and the Sea

Welcome to the Reading Minds book club, where I talk about books with my besties! Today, Shannon, Suzie, and Annie are discussing Suzie’s pick: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway! As always, SPOILERS! LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ Things to listen for: Annie discusses her greatest fear Shannon shows off her Shark Week knowledge Suzie has the sudden realization that she has been to Hemingway’s house Drinking Game: Drink some non-saltwater every time we get off track and be grateful that you aren’t stranded in the middle of the ocean on a skiff ANNIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Book: https://www.amazon.com/Old-Man-Sea-Ernest-Hemingway-ebook/dp/B000FC0SH8/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Drink: http://www.ilovelibbys.com/our-products/juices/ SHANNON Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/79032398-shannon-franson Book: https://www.amazon.com/Old-Man-Sea-Ernest-Hemingway/dp/0684801221/ref=asc_df_0684801221/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312057607832&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10492394221231333915&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9024593&hvtargid=pla-333774780623&psc=1 Drink: Water SUZIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/75046927-suzie-herman Book: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/old-man-and-the-sea-ernest-hemingway/1100300820/2661355430553?st=PLA&sid=BNB_ADL+Marketplace+Good+Used+Books+-+Desktop+Low&sourceId=PLAGoNA&dpid=tdtve346c&2sid=Google_c&gclid=CjwKCAjw9dboBRBUEiwA7VrrzVSy_eIY-gGZvD_N1_HSOhxNc0IvXYuwClwJp_nyhH1amgT8GmlRtRoChJYQAvD_BwE Drink: Water Music: “Ukulele Whistle” and “Happy Ukulele” by Scott Holmes http://scottholmesmusic.com

50 min2019 JUN 29
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June 2019: The Old Man and the Sea

"I Just Invented Feudalism... Again" (Assignment #2)

Welcome to Reading Minds where ordinary people read extraordinary books! Today Mason is joining me to talk about our new reading tactic: assigning each other books. This time he read A Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell and I read The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien. Stay tuned for some moderately amusing banter about our baby’s name and whether or not to leave us a five star review. LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ GOODREADS Annie: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Mason: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/41383254-mason-bruza Music: “Ukulele Whistle” and “Happy Ukulele” by Scott Holmes http://scottholmesmusic.com

36 min2019 JUN 22
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"I Just Invented Feudalism... Again" (Assignment #2)

May 2019: The Sirens of Titan

Welcome to the Reading Minds book club, where I talk about books with my besties! Today, Shannon, Suzie, and I (Annie) are discussing Shannon’s pick: The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut! As always, SPOILERS! LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ Things to listen for: Annie says “Check out these hot babes” Shannon laughs in the midst of humanity’s bleak outlook Suzie wishes for a summer miracle Drinking Game: Sip on some fruity beer whenever we mispronounce “Tralfamadore” ANNIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Book: https://www.amazon.com/Sirens-Titan-Novel-Kurt-Vonnegut-ebook/dp/B0012RMVCK/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Drink: https://www.simplyorangejuice.com/product/lemonade + https://www.bigmuddyurbanfarm.org/csa/ SHANNON Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/79032398-shannon-franson Book: https://www.amazon.com/Sirens-Titan-Novel-Kurt-Vonnegu...

78 min2019 JUN 8
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May 2019: The Sirens of Titan

Season's Readings: Spring 2019

Welcome to Reading Minds, where ordinary people talk about extraordinary books! Today I’ll be updating you on my reading life (and life in general) from this spring. LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ My Goodreads Account: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Music: “Ukulele Whistle” and “Happy Ukulele” by Scott Holmes

--2019 JUN 4
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Season's Readings: Spring 2019

"Sci-Fi is Just Fantasy in Space" (Assignment #1)

Welcome to Reading Minds where ordinary people read extraordinary books! Today Mason is joining me to talk about our new reading strategy: assigning each other books. This time he read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë and I read The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien. Music: “Ukulele Whistle” and “Happy Ukulele” by Scott Holmes http://scottholmesmusic.com Stay tuned for some moderately amusing banter about Fantasy and Sci-Fi in general. LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ Check out my friend Nate at Air War Audiobooks: https://airwaraudiobooks.podbean.com/ GOODREADS Annie: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Mason: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/41383254-mason-bruza

54 min2019 MAY 22
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"Sci-Fi is Just Fantasy in Space" (Assignment #1)

March/April 2019: Notes From Underground

Welcome to the Reading Minds book club, where I talk about books with my besties! Today, Shannon, Suzie, and I are discussing my pick: Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky! As always, SPOILERS! LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ Check out my friend Nate at Air War Audiobooks: https://airwaraudiobooks.podbean.com/ Things to listen for: Annie attempts to be an expert on Russia Shannon urges all those likeminded with the Underground Man to seek some help Suzie eats lunch Drinking Game: Drink some real vodka for us every time Annie says “Um” ANNIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Book: Air War Audiobooks Drink: Water SHANNON Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/79032398-shannon-franson Book: Air War Audiobooks + http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/600 Drink: Water SUZIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/75046927-suzie-herman Book: Air War Audiobook...

46 min2019 MAY 10
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March/April 2019: Notes From Underground

February 2019: The Great Divorce

Welcome to the Reading Minds book club, where I talk about books with my besties! Today, Shannon, Suzie, and I are discussing Suzie’s pick: The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis! As always, SPOILERS! LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ Things to listen for: Annie makes *mind-blowing* sound effects Shannon identifies with a murderer Suzie thinks she’s the best singer ever Drinking Game: Burn your tongue on a k-cup of your choice every time we talk about how much we love C. S. Lewis. ANNIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002BD2US4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Drink: https://www.keurig.com/Beverages/Hot-Cocoa/Milk-Chocolate-Hot-Cocoa/p/Milk-Chocolate-Hot-Cocoa-Swiss-Miss:24_CT?cm_sp=swissmisslandingpagemilkchocloate-_-lp+desktop-_-shop+now SHANNON Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/79032398-shannon-franson Book: https:...

--2019 MAR 15
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February 2019: The Great Divorce

Season's Readings: Winter 2018/19

Welcome to Reading Minds, where ordinary people talk about extraordinary books! Today I’ll be updating you on my reading life (and life in general) from this winter. LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ My Goodreads Account: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Music: “Ukulele Whistle” and “Happy Ukulele” by Scott Holmes http://scottholmesmusic.com

15 min2019 MAR 10
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Season's Readings: Winter 2018/19

Latest Episodes

"I Don't Think You Can Blame Superhero Movies" (Assignment #3)

Welcome to Readings Minds where ordinary people read extraordinary books! Today Mason is joining me to discuss the books we’ve assigned each other. I finally finished The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Mason read The Old Man and the Sea. LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email atreadingmindspodcast@gmail.comand follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE The history podcast Mason learned his WW1 facts from: https://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/ The nautical-ish video game Mason brought up: https://gunsoficarus.com/ GOODREADS ACCOUNTS Annie: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Mason: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/41383254-mason-bruza Music: “Ukulele Whistle” and “Happy Ukulele” by Scott Holmes http://scottholmesmusic.com

35 min2019 AUG 9
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"I Don't Think You Can Blame Superhero Movies" (Assignment #3)

July 2019: Gone With the Wind

Welcome to the Reading Minds book club, where I talk about books with my besties! Today Shannon, Suzie, and Annie are discussing Shannon’s pick: Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell! As always, SPOILERS! LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ Things to listen for: Annie won’t stop talking about the KKK Shannon comes up with an alternate ending Suzie joins the alcohol club BONUS- Baby Cooper crying in the background! Drinking Game: Enjoy your favorite alcoholic beverage (if you’re not pregnant) every time we say the word “spite” ANNIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Book: https://www.recordedbooks.com/title-details/9781470319861 Drink: https://us.nakedwines.com/products/f--stephen-millier-angels-reserve-petite-sirah-2017 SHANNON Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/79032398-shannon-franson Book: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Gone-with-the-Wind/Margaret-Mitchell/9781451635621 Drink: https://fourrosesbourbon.com/bourbon/four-roses-bourbon/ SUZIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/75046927-suzie-herman Book: https://www.recordedbooks.com/title-details/9781470319861 + https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8528710-gone-with-the-wind Drink: https://rhinegeist.com/beer/wowie/ Music: “Ukulele Whistle” and “Happy Ukulele” by Scott Holmes http://scottholmesmusic.com

86 min2019 AUG 2
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July 2019: Gone With the Wind

June 2019: The Old Man and the Sea

Welcome to the Reading Minds book club, where I talk about books with my besties! Today, Shannon, Suzie, and Annie are discussing Suzie’s pick: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway! As always, SPOILERS! LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ Things to listen for: Annie discusses her greatest fear Shannon shows off her Shark Week knowledge Suzie has the sudden realization that she has been to Hemingway’s house Drinking Game: Drink some non-saltwater every time we get off track and be grateful that you aren’t stranded in the middle of the ocean on a skiff ANNIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Book: https://www.amazon.com/Old-Man-Sea-Ernest-Hemingway-ebook/dp/B000FC0SH8/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Drink: http://www.ilovelibbys.com/our-products/juices/ SHANNON Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/79032398-shannon-franson Book: https://www.amazon.com/Old-Man-Sea-Ernest-Hemingway/dp/0684801221/ref=asc_df_0684801221/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312057607832&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10492394221231333915&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9024593&hvtargid=pla-333774780623&psc=1 Drink: Water SUZIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/75046927-suzie-herman Book: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/old-man-and-the-sea-ernest-hemingway/1100300820/2661355430553?st=PLA&sid=BNB_ADL+Marketplace+Good+Used+Books+-+Desktop+Low&sourceId=PLAGoNA&dpid=tdtve346c&2sid=Google_c&gclid=CjwKCAjw9dboBRBUEiwA7VrrzVSy_eIY-gGZvD_N1_HSOhxNc0IvXYuwClwJp_nyhH1amgT8GmlRtRoChJYQAvD_BwE Drink: Water Music: “Ukulele Whistle” and “Happy Ukulele” by Scott Holmes http://scottholmesmusic.com

50 min2019 JUN 29
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June 2019: The Old Man and the Sea

"I Just Invented Feudalism... Again" (Assignment #2)

Welcome to Reading Minds where ordinary people read extraordinary books! Today Mason is joining me to talk about our new reading tactic: assigning each other books. This time he read A Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell and I read The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien. Stay tuned for some moderately amusing banter about our baby’s name and whether or not to leave us a five star review. LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ GOODREADS Annie: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Mason: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/41383254-mason-bruza Music: “Ukulele Whistle” and “Happy Ukulele” by Scott Holmes http://scottholmesmusic.com

36 min2019 JUN 22
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"I Just Invented Feudalism... Again" (Assignment #2)

May 2019: The Sirens of Titan

Welcome to the Reading Minds book club, where I talk about books with my besties! Today, Shannon, Suzie, and I (Annie) are discussing Shannon’s pick: The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut! As always, SPOILERS! LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ Things to listen for: Annie says “Check out these hot babes” Shannon laughs in the midst of humanity’s bleak outlook Suzie wishes for a summer miracle Drinking Game: Sip on some fruity beer whenever we mispronounce “Tralfamadore” ANNIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Book: https://www.amazon.com/Sirens-Titan-Novel-Kurt-Vonnegut-ebook/dp/B0012RMVCK/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Drink: https://www.simplyorangejuice.com/product/lemonade + https://www.bigmuddyurbanfarm.org/csa/ SHANNON Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/79032398-shannon-franson Book: https://www.amazon.com/Sirens-Titan-Novel-Kurt-Vonnegu...

78 min2019 JUN 8
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May 2019: The Sirens of Titan

Season's Readings: Spring 2019

Welcome to Reading Minds, where ordinary people talk about extraordinary books! Today I’ll be updating you on my reading life (and life in general) from this spring. LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ My Goodreads Account: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Music: “Ukulele Whistle” and “Happy Ukulele” by Scott Holmes

--2019 JUN 4
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Season's Readings: Spring 2019

"Sci-Fi is Just Fantasy in Space" (Assignment #1)

Welcome to Reading Minds where ordinary people read extraordinary books! Today Mason is joining me to talk about our new reading strategy: assigning each other books. This time he read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë and I read The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien. Music: “Ukulele Whistle” and “Happy Ukulele” by Scott Holmes http://scottholmesmusic.com Stay tuned for some moderately amusing banter about Fantasy and Sci-Fi in general. LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ Check out my friend Nate at Air War Audiobooks: https://airwaraudiobooks.podbean.com/ GOODREADS Annie: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Mason: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/41383254-mason-bruza

54 min2019 MAY 22
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"Sci-Fi is Just Fantasy in Space" (Assignment #1)

March/April 2019: Notes From Underground

Welcome to the Reading Minds book club, where I talk about books with my besties! Today, Shannon, Suzie, and I are discussing my pick: Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky! As always, SPOILERS! LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ Check out my friend Nate at Air War Audiobooks: https://airwaraudiobooks.podbean.com/ Things to listen for: Annie attempts to be an expert on Russia Shannon urges all those likeminded with the Underground Man to seek some help Suzie eats lunch Drinking Game: Drink some real vodka for us every time Annie says “Um” ANNIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Book: Air War Audiobooks Drink: Water SHANNON Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/79032398-shannon-franson Book: Air War Audiobooks + http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/600 Drink: Water SUZIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/75046927-suzie-herman Book: Air War Audiobook...

46 min2019 MAY 10
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March/April 2019: Notes From Underground

February 2019: The Great Divorce

Welcome to the Reading Minds book club, where I talk about books with my besties! Today, Shannon, Suzie, and I are discussing Suzie’s pick: The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis! As always, SPOILERS! LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ Things to listen for: Annie makes *mind-blowing* sound effects Shannon identifies with a murderer Suzie thinks she’s the best singer ever Drinking Game: Burn your tongue on a k-cup of your choice every time we talk about how much we love C. S. Lewis. ANNIE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002BD2US4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Drink: https://www.keurig.com/Beverages/Hot-Cocoa/Milk-Chocolate-Hot-Cocoa/p/Milk-Chocolate-Hot-Cocoa-Swiss-Miss:24_CT?cm_sp=swissmisslandingpagemilkchocloate-_-lp+desktop-_-shop+now SHANNON Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/79032398-shannon-franson Book: https:...

--2019 MAR 15
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February 2019: The Great Divorce

Season's Readings: Winter 2018/19

Welcome to Reading Minds, where ordinary people talk about extraordinary books! Today I’ll be updating you on my reading life (and life in general) from this winter. LET’S BE FRIENDS! Send us an email at readingmindspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @Reading_Minds_ My Goodreads Account: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/74525142-annie-bruza Music: “Ukulele Whistle” and “Happy Ukulele” by Scott Holmes http://scottholmesmusic.com

15 min2019 MAR 10
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Season's Readings: Winter 2018/19
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