20 questions to get to know me better

Hi friends! I hope you all are well πŸ’›

Today I thought I’d do something a little bit different and answer some questions… about myself.

I don’t usually like to share a whole lot about myself and these kind of blog posts are rare, so I really, really hope you’ll enjoy this little peek into my head and life and well, I’m going to hide now.

The questions from this post were taken from a beautiful instagram template created by @jessbetweenlines.

Top three books of all times

Wow well this is such a tough question, I have no idea how to pick favorites? I just went to my goodreads all-times-favorites shelf and I have 70 books on here.

Oops.

Okay, because we have to make a choice, I’ll pick the top three favorite books off the top of my head right now.

  • Time of Our Lives is this perfect YA contemporary from one of my favorite authors duet of all times. It’s filled with swoons, amazing characters and chemistry, road trips and college questioning and I love it.
  • Nothing Left To Burn is the kind of book I dream of writing. It’s filled with fire, both metaphorical and real, complex, toxic relationships, it’s thrilling and addictive and beautifully written.
  • Emergency Contact is one of these so, so real contemporary books I want to hug it. From the characters to the realistic relationships and slow burning, texting romance, it has everything I adore.

If you want to see more of my favorite reads, you can see my goodreads shelf!

Top three places i want to travel to

Uuuh everywhere? I love traveling more than anything else in the world. Well, it’s a tie between that and my love for books, but still.

There are so, so many places on my bucket list, I wouldn’t know which ones to pick. Off the top of my head right now, I’d say:

  • Los Angeles, USA (and California as a whole. I’m singing The OC theme song in my head right now)
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sydney, Australia

Dream place to live

If I’m really dreaming, well…. London. Obviously. It has always been my favorite place in the world ever since I went there for the first time and my love just kept on growing as I went back.

A tv show i’m obsessed with

As in, right now or obsessed all the time? If we’re talking about all the time, this will be Friends, forever and always. This is the show my sister and I keep on rewatching no matter what, the show we quote on a daily, random basis, the show that makes me the happiest.

If we’re talking about right now, some of my favorite shows are: Dynasty, One Day At A Time, Brooklyn Nine Nine.

Last three songs i listened to

Well…. the Jonas Brothers are still my favorite band, so the last two songs I listened to were the two ones they released recently, 5 More Minutes and X.

As for the third one, Taylor Swift’s The Man.

Three people i’d love to have dinner with, dead or alive

Uuuuuhh. That’s a tough question, I don’t even know if I need to take people from my real life that I want to talk to, celebrities, authors, painters, artists or WHO. That’s a lot of possibilities.

I think I’m going to go on a theme here and pick out some my favorite writers to narrow down possibilities and I’ll go with some incredible authors, whose books you should ALL read and fall in love with and scream about with me afterwards.

Laura Silverman (You Asked For Perfect, Girl Out of Water), Rachel Lynn Solomon (Our Year of Maybe, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone) and, for the fantasy author part, DEFINITELY Traci Chee (The Reader).

We would talk about their incredible books and share writing advice and it’d be amazing.

Favorite movie of all times

I always used to think of The 10th Kingdom as my favorite movie of all times, but it’s actually a mini TV series with episodes of an hour and a half each. For me, that’s like multiple movies, so that kind of counts?

If it doesn’t count, I think I might go with Crazy, Stupid Love. My favorite kind of movies always end up being rom-coms or comedies because I am a marshmallow OKAY.

Favorite board game

I wonder if mentioning ANY kind of board game here would be useful, because I feel like there’s no way you’d all know a French board game?

Actually, I just found out that one of my favorite games is called 13 Dead End Drive in English. In French, it’s La Course Γ  l’HΓ©ritage and it’s basically a board game where you have to kill other players to get the inheritance.

I know, not so marshmallowy, but it’s a lot of fun!

 

Ultimate comfort food

Oh, chocolate. Give me anything chocolate-y and I’m the happiest person in the world.

Like, this GIF makes me want to melt. I’m SO hungry right now for a delicious fondant au chocolat.

A celebrity/literary crush of mine

Okay. Should I be completely honest here? I kind of always have had a crush on Joe Jonas.

No judging, okay.

Favorite season

SUMMER. Without any kind of hesitation or doubt, summer. Summer rhymes with long, endless days of sunshine, warmth, happiness and most of the time, with traveling, too. Summer always makes me think of adventures and love.

Pictures from Toronto, Canada, Summer 2019.

Summer makes me the happiest, summer is when I feel like I thrive. I’m a summer plant.

Favorite holiday

You know what? Let’s continue being honest here. I hate Christmas. I celebrate it, but I despise it and it’s not my favorite holiday at all. I’m kind of a Grinch.

I don’t think I have a favorite holiday, actually? Maybe I’m going to pick Easter, because it’s spring and my sister’s birthday and I love my sister.

My signature scent

Oh hm I actually have not a clue about that. Can I go with the scent of melting chocolate, or are we talking about perfume here? I just love food??

If I had to pick something perfumy like to wear on one’s self or just to smell and that does not involve me eating anything, I’d say maybe Lavender or oh COCONUT. Does that count as food again?

Describe your ideal day

Great places to explore, great food to eat, a great book to spend a little time with, great people I love to be with. Honestly, that’s all it takes.

Something i’m proud of

I know it’s good to look back on things you’ve accomplished and to be proud of our own self, but I’m kind of having a hard time doing that.

I guess I think I’m kind of proud of having written two books? They’re not published and probably never will be, but they’re mine and I have worked on them for years, one since 2015 and written 4 times, another one over half a year and just written one time, for now, but still.

I guess it’s something?

First image at the top: an aesthetic for my contemporary/mystery WIP. Current state: draft 4 finished.

Second and third images below: an aesthetic for my contemporary WIP. Current state: draft 1 written.

Five things i love about myself

Can I draw a blank and just leave that question aside? I feel like Chidi right now.

No? I can actually feel my sister’s dark, murdery gaze as she reads this post, aerm. Okay.

  1. I’m kind of an obstinated person…aerm.
  2. I think I’m nice and I care about people. I also hate that about myself because I wish I could care a little less, sometimes.

That’s 2?

Some blogs i love

Originally, this said instagram profiles, but since I am deciding to answer to these questions on my blog, I thought it’d be wonderful to give some shout outs to blogs I adore.

It’s hard to pick just a couple of blogs, because there are so, so many book bloggers I admire, but for your own sake (and in order not to make this post reach the 10k word-count, aerm), I’m going to pick five of my current and forever favorites:

Friends, don’t forget to support book bloggers if you can. It honestly means the entire world!!!

My ten most used emojis

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Does this need any commenting? Probably not?

Favorite childhood memory

Some of my favorite memories of my childhood are all of the lovely road trips my family and I went on. I loved being on the road with them, playing games in the backseat with my sister, driving for hours on end and chasing each other on rest areas. Then as we grew a little bit older, reading books while we traveled, taking pictures and making itineraries with my parents and everything, exploring France and Italy and Switzerland and Germany.

View of the Lake Como, Italy.

I feel so, so lucky to have been on these adventures.

My biggest pet peeve

SMOKERS. I’m not a smoker and I despise the smell of smoke and smokers everywhere in any kind of street or place smoking close to you or around you with no respect whatsoever.

Do you like reading these kind of blog posts? Would you like me to do more of these?

What did you think of my answers? Do we have anything in common?! Let me know in comments!

 

 

 

 

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77 thoughts on “20 questions to get to know me better

  1. Loved reading this post, Marie! And, it seems like we have a few things in common! I’d also love to live in London. I’ve been there a few times already and I just absolutely fell in love with the atmosphere of the city and chocolate will always be my comfort food, too. πŸ’— The best thing to eat when you’re frustrated, haha.

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    1. Aww this makes me so, so happy! I’m so glad you love London as well, there’s just something about this city that feels so comforting, I love it ❀
      Thank you so much, Linda! πŸ˜€

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  2. Finishing two books is an incredible achievement!!! And I’m sure there are loads of positive things that you can say about yourself. I do get the struggle though; my mind would go absolutely blank if I had to answer something like that about myself.
    I think my biggest pet peeve is people walking slow & stopping in doorways. I like to move when I’m out, thanks to my anxiety, so that kind of shakes me up /: smokers are a pain though. I don’t even get how they get away with it in some places.
    It sounds like you’ve had some incredible family holidays!! When I was growing up we used to stay in quite big houses and one of my aunts and uncles usually came too, as well as my grandparents and sometimes some of my cousins.
    Oh that reminds me – chocolate is incredible but I do not advise trying a chocolate pasty. I tried one on one of those holidays and it was vile πŸ˜‚ If you want a good chocolate suggestion too look up Nigella Lawson’s old fashioned chocolate cake. I made it for Easter and it was divine!!

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    1. OH thank you Charlotte, you’re so sweet ❀
      AH YES this is one of my pet peeves too, slow people can be so annoying especially when you're in big cities and crowds and just want to move quickly haha πŸ™‚
      Oooh I'm definitely looking up that chocolate cake, it sounds delicious! πŸ˜€

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  3. Love it! It’s always nice to read posts like this. You’re one of my favorite blogs and an inspiration for my own. Thanks for always putting in so much effort and dedication. You make it look effortless (even though I know it’s not)!

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  4. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine!!!” That show makes me so happy!!! The characters are just *chef kiss*

    Also, YES, I agree with you about smoking bugging you. It’s such a terrible habit because it affects everyone around you too and there’s no way to truly avoid it if someone is smoking next to you!

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    1. Right? I love these characters SO much! ❀
      I agree. It is a terrible habit I don't understand and it will forever make me mad ahah πŸ™‚
      Thank you!! ❀

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  5. MARIEEEE! Thanks for mentioning me amongst your favourite blogs, it is a two-way-street, because yours is obviously one I keep visiting the most ❀
    It was so fun to read this, because even though we've known each other for a while now, I've learned new things about you (looking at that Joe Jonas crush admission)! I wish you would have actually found 5 things you love about yourself though, because you are so amazing, kind, supportive, passionate, hard-working and creative, you should be able to see those things about yourself too!
    Easter is also my fave holiday, so, I support this Grinch-statement!

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    1. Ahhh of course Kat, your blog is forever one of my favorites and so are you ❀ ❀
      Ahah yes I guess I don't admit that crush often ahah but well I can't help it πŸ₯Ί
      thank you, you're too sweet ah πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί

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  6. I totally agree on rewatching Friends for eternity, me and my sister practically speak to each other entirely in Friends quotes πŸ˜‚ also that chocolate fondant made me soo hungry, easily the best food ever πŸ˜‹

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  7. I loved reading your answers to these more personal questions πŸ’› I also visited London twice and it was such a nice experience! It’s pretty expensive, but I would still love to live there! Traveling is on hold given the circumstances but I still miss it a lot, as I would have seen Stockholm this year πŸ₯Ί

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  8. I love these kind of posts! I love getting to know people better even though I’m not talking to them (which is for the best because I’m rubbish at talking). So I love reading these posts and go “hm, we have that in common, hm, that not so much, mhhhh that’s interesting” πŸ˜€
    what we definitely have in common is a love for food, especially chocolate-y food! And lavender as a siganture scent, too? Lavender is my favourite plant and I own lavender scented everything πŸ˜€

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    1. Oh thank you Kat!! ❀ YES YES to chocolate and lavender! I really need to get some lavender for the garden, I love it so much. ❀

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  9. Sweden and Australia are the next trips on my list as well along with Scotland.
    I always dreamt to move to London too! Is this a french thing?
    Crazy Stupid Love is pretty amazing 😍
    Never heard of La course a l’hΓ©ritage but it does sound so much fun
    When I was younger I had a crush on Nick Jonas πŸ˜‚
    Congrats on writing two books! I thought it was just one πŸ€— I think I already told you but if you need a beta reader I’m here (I already beta read for a friend who also write 1 full book and 3 beginnings to future books and is currently looking for an editor).
    Thank you for the blog recs, I went to give all the support πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

    Great post as always ❀️

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    1. OH YES SCOTLAND! I went there a couple years ago and loved it so, so much. 😍
      OH MY GOD okay so we were meant to be friends, with our crushes πŸ˜‚ can’t really blame you on that, I really like him too aha.
      Thank you so, so much Laurie, you’re so sweet, thank you!! ❀ ❀ ❀

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  10. I love posts like this! I already knew we had the same reading preference, but now food too? And travel places? And SMOKERS, I hate them with a passion!
    Friends really is the all time best tv show. And i loved Brooklyn nine-nine and One Day At A Time. I’m impatiently waiting for those series to continue on the Dutch Netflix so I could catch up.
    That board game sounds very interesting! I don’t know it and it doesn’t sound like something you would like considering your other answers haha. I do love a good board game though, so I’m gonna have to check this one out πŸ™‚
    I also think you could (and should) be proud of your blog! It is such a nice place on the internet, and I love coming on here and read about your recommendations, book reviews and all the other things! ❀ πŸ™‚
    I really really liked reading this! And I hope you visit all those destinations one day πŸ™‚

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    1. AH YES I’m just so glad we have so much in common! ❀ ❀
      and thank you, you're so so sweet ahh thank you so much, this means the worldπŸ₯ΊπŸ˜­

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  11. This was so fun to read Marie! One of my biggest pet peeves is also smokers, because of everything you said. Also, all three of your favorite books that you listed up there look amazing! I haven’t read any of them, but they look so good that I really want to now ❀️Also, that your ten most used emojis include the koala makes me so happy because honestly, koalas are so adorable 😍😍😍

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    1. Oh thank you so much! I’m so happy to hear that and really hope you’ll get to read these wonderful books, they’re amazing ❀
      Right? I love koalas so much my dream is to see one for real hahaha. 😍

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  12. Ahh Marie I loved reading this and absolutely it would be awesome if you did more posts like this but also no pressure, you do what you’re comfortable with πŸ™‚ so with the library reopening I finally got Always Never Yours on reserve but I need Time of Our Lives ahh!! And yes okay writing two books is an amazing achievement and I believe in you. Haha the Jonas brothers are great and Joe’s my favourite brother. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is so amazing and also board games are great? I have a friend who has a massive collection of less generic games and they’re so fun, the game you mentioned sounds really cool!

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    1. Ahh thank you so, so much, Cas, this is so sweet of you to say. ❀ ❀
      I'm so excited for you to read always never yours, hope you will love it! ❀ ❀
      and ahh i'm glad i'm not the only one ahah i love them ❀

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  13. I totally loved reading this! πŸ’ž
    omg! I feel like no one has ever talked about 1313 Dead End Drive! I had that game as a kid, I remember getting it for Christmas and being like ‘what is this?’ because NO one had ever heard of it. Still to this day I don’t think many have heard of it! It makes me happy to know that you loved it too! πŸ˜€

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  14. Aw, what a lovely post! It was so nice getting to know you more Marie!

    There’s so much to comment on… LOL. I didn’t know you wrote book(s)!! That’s so exceptional, and I would definitely be taking pride of that if I were you. Wow!! I also hate smokers omg- it’s such a turn off when I see characters smoke in books even. Your destinations sound sooo lovely as well.

    Have you seen the Jonas Brothers documentary? I’m not a huge fan of them but one of my friends got really emotional watching it – she said it was really good!

    Thanks so much for sharing hehe

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    1. Ahh thank you Aila, you’re too sweet πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜­
      I so agree with you, smokers are a turn off both in real life and in fiction aha, it just makes me so angry in both situations haha.

      Yees I have and yes I got emotional watching it, too, aha, I love these boys.

      Thank you so much!! ❀ ❀

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  15. Ahhh I loved reading this, Marie!! Haha I completely relate to having TOO MANY places on my travel bucket list; I’d also love to go to Sweden someday! And honestly, London is my dream place to live too.

    That chocolate gif made me crave chocolate so baaaad. Also, your perfect day sounds so lovely πŸ˜€ That really is ideal! And hey, well done for coming up with some things that you love about yourself!! ❀

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  16. This was so much fun to read! I love getting to know bloggers, and I think the variety of these questions was a really good way to learn more about you! πŸ’•

    Okay, now that you said Time of Our Lives is one of your top 3 books, it has shot up to the top of my TBR pile. I was already excited for it, but now I just need to read it immediately!

    And I also really want to travel to Australia! Although I haven’t traveled much, so I’ll probably start my travel journey someplace in Europe, and then have my next destination entail a very long flight to Australia. I will just mention that as much as I’d love you to visit NY, so I can have a chance to meet you in person, NYC is filled with smokers! I hate the smokers just as much as you do, and I hope that doesn’t keep you from visiting!

    Laura Silverman is a queen! I’m so excited for her newest release! It sounds like everything I’ll adore! (Which isn’t a surprise because Laura Silverman hasn’t let me down yet!)

    I’ve actually never watched Crazy Stupid Love, but I adore rom-coms, so maybe I’ll watch it over my summer vacation! And since I’m mentioning summer, let me just say it is superior to all seasons! You have guaranteed warmth, vacation from school, and for me I get my birthday as well! Plus there’s sunshine and flowers and everything in nature just seems magnified in its beauty!

    And I’ve never actually used the koala emoji, but now I very much want to! 🐨

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    1. Ah thank you so, so, so much Malka, so happy you enjoyed this post ❀
      I hope you'll get a chance to visit Europe sometime soon, and France, we have a beautiful country haha I'm not biaised at all πŸ˜€

      I love love love Laura Silverman so much and am so eager to read more and more from her ❀

      Thank you so, so much! I'm so happy you could relate to so many of my answers πŸ˜€

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  17. This was so fun to get to know you better !!! Picking top three places to travel is hard but Stockholm would be so cool!! Sweden looks great. I would also love to go Norway and go to the fjords– my friend that has been said it was her favourite place to go ever and since I’ve decided I need to go, haha !!
    Friends will my one of my ultimate favourite shows as well– such a comfort. I love b99 a lot as well, so entertaining!!
    The Man by Taylor Swift is a great song !!
    You should definitely be proud of writing 2 books, that is an amazing achievement and they sound like such amazing stories as well!! You are doing incredible !! ❀ ❀
    Yes smokers are annoying, I hate it when you are walking behind them because I'm just breathing in all of the smoke !!
    This was a really fun post to read, thank you for sharing !! πŸ™‚

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    1. Ahhh thank you Sophie, so happy you liked this πŸ˜€
      Norway has to be such a beautiful place, I’d LOVE to go there too someday ahh ❀
      Thank you so, so much, you're too sweet ❀

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  18. Loved reading this post!
    I love London honestly, one of my favourite cities and Iβ€˜be been craving a day trip to London since lockdown started!πŸ˜‚
    Also Emergency Contact sounds so good!! Hoping to get to it soon πŸ™‚

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    1. Ahh thank you so much!! I hope we both can get back to London someday ❀ and I hope you can read Emergency Contact soon! It is one of my favorites, it's amazing ❀

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  19. It was so nice to get to you know a little bit more aside from book blogging! I totally agree about smokers- it just bothers me a LOT and just, well, can you *not*?! πŸ˜… And your ten recent emojis are perfect! I think we share like eight of them haha. I loved reading this!!
    (side note: CHOCOLATE)

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  20. I loved getting to know you a bit more! I actually just started watching Dynasty and it’s giving me total adult Gossip Girl vibes. And while I have never heard of that board game before, I added it to my amazon wish list, so I can purchase it in the near future! Great post Marie πŸ™‚ xx

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  21. This was lovely, I loved reading your answers!! ❀ I also agree that CHOCOLATE is the best thing in the world and I'd also love to travel everywhere. I'd love to visit London again, and I wouldn't mind living there either. And I have Taylor's songs on repeat and The Man is a huge masterpiece.
    How's Summer over there? In Portugal, it gets /too/ hot, so I usually prefer Spring, when it's nice and warm but I'm not a sweaty mess πŸ˜›

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    1. Ahh yes, chocolate. I made a chocolate mousse today, this was wonderfully yummy ahah πŸ™‚
      Oh summer is reaaaaaally hot where I live sometimes, ahah and it can be a bit annoying, but…. I still live for the long summer days πŸ™‚

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  22. I’m so happy you love summer too! *hops* So many people I know think it’s too hot, but I adore everything about it! β˜€ Also girl I’m totally going to read Time of Our Lives now! I adore college contemporary books, and it sounds amazing 😍

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    1. AH you’re making me hungry Ashley ahah πŸ™‚ Thank you so much!! I’m so, so happy we met so long ago now (still can’t believe it!) through blogging and have been friends all this time now. It’s the most wonderful thing. ❀

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  23. okay first of all, i read this as soon as i saw it in my reader as i always do with your posts, so please excuse the very late comment. but aahh!!! you should absolutely be proud of your writing and both of your books! or i will simply be proud enough for you ❀

    i loved reading this post and finding out more about you. you have so much taste for saying chocolate is a comfort food, and also of course you would answer only 2/5 things that you love about yourself and turn your second answer into something you hate 😭 i love you so much marie you can't keep doing this!!! you're an amazing person πŸ’—

    i'm going to end this before i, ah, get too sappy, but i swear i'll never be the same seeing you list me as one of your favorite bloggers πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’“

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    1. I don’t deserve you ahhhhh thank you so much πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ˜­
      I’m so, so happy you enjoyed reading this post, thank you, your sappiness just makes my heart burst, thank you, you’re one of my favorites always πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ˜­

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