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Whiskey & Charlie
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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"A sharp, perceptive novel about family and forgiveness, Whiskey & Charlie will stay with me for a very long time." Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan TrainA captivating debut novel of brothers who have drifted apart and the accident that will determine their future, by an unforgettable new voice in fiction.Whiskey and Charlie might have come from the same family, but they'd tell you two completely different stories about growing up. Whiskey is everything Charlie is not bold, daring, carefree and Charlie blames his twin brother for always stealing the limelight, always getting everything, always pushing Charlie back. By the time the twins reach adulthood, they are barely even speaking to each other. When they were just boys, the secret language they whispered back and forth over their crackly walkie-talkies connected them, in a way. The two-way alphabet (alpha, bravo, charlie, delta) became their code, their lifeline. But as the brothers grew up, they grew apart. When Charlie hears that Whiskey has been in a terrible accident and has slipped into a coma, Charlie can't make sense of it. Who is he without Whiskey? As days and weeks slip by and the chances of Whiskey recovering grow ever more slim, Charlie is forced to consider that he may never get to say all the things he wants to say. A compelling and unforgettable novel about rivalry and redemption, Whiskey & Charlie is perfect for anyone whose family has ever been less than picture-perfect. "A finely crafted novel that keeps us reading because we care about the characters. It's a terrific book."--Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect"
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Busha1984
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I really enjoyed this book. Lots of emotions throughout the story. Love, loss, jealousy, forgiveness. This book makes you hold on tight to hope even when despair is staring you in the face.

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Jas16
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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@TorieStorieS I cannot thank you enough for the incredible surprise package- a book I have been wanting to read for ages and a perfect summer read. I so appreciate your kindness (and great taste). #jb

TorieStorieS You are very welcome!!!! I‘m glad it made it to you safely! 👏👏👏 4mo
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Texreader
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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Getting started a bit late today but here you go, the first #momreviews of the morning. This one seems to be popular here on Litsy too. @Momreviews

Kaye Excellent 10mo
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morgan_krahn
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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My #readersgonnaread selection has made it back to me!! I was so happy to read everyone‘s notes and I‘m so happy y‘all seemed to enjoy this one!! @Reviewsbylola , I know I‘m sooooo far behind but yours is headed to the post office today!!

Reviewsbylola No rush. I‘m not short on reading material over here. 😅 13mo
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silentrequiem
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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#readersgonnaread books heading home to @erinreads and @morgan_krahn! This was a fun round robin book club. And tonight I'm going to read everybody's thought on my pick. I've been using that as a reward to get these two done. Thanks so much for hosting, Erin!

Excuse the mess on my office table...

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silentrequiem
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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I just finished @morgan_krahn's #readersgonnaread and really enjoyed it! Great story about family, siblings, jealousy, and redemption. And it will soon be heading back home!

And sorry for holding onto it for so long... I lost track of time.

Reviewsbylola This was a pick for me too! 13mo
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silentrequiem
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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My reading buddies are multiplying. #catsoflitsy

mcipher What handsome kitties! 💚 14mo
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silentrequiem
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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Aral decided to come keep me company. #catsoflitsy

2BR02B Beautiful kitty. 😻 14mo
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silentrequiem
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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Lazy Saturday with this #readersgonnaread. I'm awful and have two books now! Trying to get through them this weekend.

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Captivatedbybooks
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I went from wanting to bailing on this book to crying!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars!!! This book has left me an emotional mess!
Full review at https://thecaptivatedbybooks.wordpress.com

DivineDiana You were talking about this at #phillymeetup2! And unfortunately, I was called to listen to someone else, and missed your thoughts. Glad you liked it! 1y
Captivatedbybooks @DivineDiana i was saying at the meet up that i was asking myself what the purpose of the book was and why did the author write it. Im so glad i stuck with the book! 1y
DivineDiana Love when that happens! ❤️ 1y
ValerieAndBooks I‘ll have to look for this one now!! 1y
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sprainedbrain
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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It‘s not the Scottish spelling, but this book was the first that came to mind for today‘s #whisky prompt. I read it a few months ago thanks to one of my wonderful postal book clubs, and I really liked it!

#OutlandishGiveaway

julesG Thanks. I'm stacking it 2y
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IheartYA
Whiskey and Charlie | Annabel Smith
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Package is on its way to @Mdargusch #LMPBC #groupf
Hope you enjoy your books and goodies!

Mdargusch Yay! Thanks! 2y
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IheartYA
Whiskey and Charlie | Annabel Smith
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed it but overall it was average. The characters were portrayed well. The writing seemed a tad shallow, passionless and amatuear. Something was just.... missing, it felt incomplete. Maybe I'm simply too picky.
2.5/5 stars
#LMPBC #groupf @Mdargusch @ItsAngel @cathysaid

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IheartYA
Whiskey and Charlie | Annabel Smith
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@cathysaid Got the book! Post office has been majorly slacking. 😕

@ItsAngel @Mdargusch
#LMPBC
#groupf

cathysaid Glad you got it! Sorry it's late 😔 And the post office tore the envelope?!? 2y
IheartYA They destroyed a package I sent out for Christmas but the contents were fine. I'm getting boxes beaten up from UPS too. Guess they're all becoming careless. 😕 I didn't mind the box or that it's late @cathysaid. I managed to get off from work for the next 2 days so I may even finish it by the weekend. ☺ 2y
IheartYA ....I meant envelope not box 😜 2y
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cathysaid
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Sibling rivalry takes center stage in this touching story where definitions of family and familial relationships are explored. This author makes you love a character on one page but three pages later, you're ready to throttle him (or her). While I had a few quirky hang ups in some areas, overall it is an engaging, heartwarming read. Thanks for choosing this one @Mdargusch ! #LMPBC

Mdargusch Glad you liked it! I really enjoyed all 4books for one reason or another and I think we had a good variety. It has been a lot of fun! @ItsAngel @IheartYA and @cathysaid 2y
lauralovesbooks1 I just came across a used copy if this and picked it up. Glad to hear you enjoyed. 2y
ItsAngel I am reading The Door now. I am captivated by where it‘s going and really enjoying it so far. 😊 2y
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rustoryhuf Can we also talk about your knitting needles? Lovely! 2y
cathysaid @Mdargusch Yes, it has! And you're right, I appreciated different things about each book. So glad I read them. Still have one more, and it looks intriguing. 2y
cathysaid @lauralovesbooks1 Hope you enjoy it! 2y
cathysaid @ItsAngel It's not the easiest read (I skimmed a couple of parts related to politics) but at the same time, I was invested in the characters. And there are some amazing passages. 2y
cathysaid @rustoryhuf Aw, thanks. I collect pottery and finally found a use for that piece 😁 2y
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Crash
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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Loved this one! I'm not ashamed to say I got a bit weepy at the end. Lovely story about twin brothers who go ages without speaking until something rips them apart briefly. A good family drama.

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sprainedbrain
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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Oh my goodness. I started this book before work, read some more at lunch, and then read all evening to finish it. Very unputdownable, well-written, sweet story about twin brothers who are estranged as adults and the accident that brings them and their whole family back together. A brilliant cast of characters and a heartbreaking story that gave me all of the feels. ❤️

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Kaye Loved this one too. 🌟 2y
Mdargusch I really liked this one too! 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Need to add this to my wish list!! 2y
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cathysaid
Whiskey and Charlie | Annabel Smith
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Received this today @ItsAngel ! I can't believe we are starting our third book for #LMPBC . Can't wait to dive in. I'm really enjoying this conception of a book club, @suvata . Thanks for organizing! #bookmailisthebestmail

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I loved this one!!!! 2y
ItsAngel @cathysaid I am glad you got it! I really enjoyed it and read through it quickly! 2y
Mdargusch 🤞🏼hope you like it! 2y
cathysaid @Mdargusch Me too! Looks great. 2y
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ItsAngel
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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I loved this one. From start to finish. Different from what I‘ve read lately but it was a perfect change of pace. Great pick @Mdargusch #LMPBC

Mdargusch Phew! I‘m so glad you liked it! 2y
ItsAngel @Mdargusch I really did! 2y
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ItsAngel
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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A little uninterrupted reading time while I wait at the doctors office. #LMPBC

Reviewsbylola Good book! 2y
Kaye Amen ! 2y
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ItsAngel
Whiskey and Charlie | Annabel Smith
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I can‘t wait to get started on this one! #LMPBC
I will be getting mine mailed on Friday! 🤗

Mdargusch I‘m interested to see what it‘s like reading a marked up book next. 🤔 @ItsAngel @cathysaid and @IheartYA 2y
cathysaid @Mdargusch I'm looking toward to what everyone has to say! I'll finish my book over the holiday. I'll warn you all now...it's not a light and happy read, but it's exquisitely written. (edited) 2y
ItsAngel @Mdargusch I had that same thought...about reading a marked up book. 2y
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Mdargusch
Whiskey and Charlie | Annabel Smith
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This was a good book to read for the #LMPBC swap since I️ had a love hate relationship with Whiskey and Charlie. I️ could take my feelings and express them in the margins! Twin brothers communicate through the alpha bravo charlie alphabet on their walkie talkies until sibling rivalry and dysfunction tear the two apart. After Whiskey ends up in a coma and the family deals with their history, the relationship comes full circle.

Kaye Really good book! 2y
Reviewsbylola I felt the same way. ❤️ 2y
Mdargusch I️ just started Bitter Blood On hoopla today you two. Have either of you read that? @kaye and @Reviewsbylola 2y
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Kaye Yea back when it came out. It‘s very good. Written in the old fashioned style which I like better than most of the new ones. @mdgarsusch. @reviewsbylola 2y
Reviewsbylola Nope! Lmk what you think. 😊 2y
cathysaid Looking forward to it! 2y
emilyhaldi Sounds like your first foray into marginalia went well! 2y
ItsAngel I am really looking forward to this one! @Mdargusch 2y
Mdargusch I️ hope you guys like I️t @cathysaid and @ItsAngel ! It‘s going out in the mail very soon. 2y
Mdargusch Yes, @emilyhaldi I️t was fun. Now when I️ read books I️ catch myself wanting to highlight passages! 2y
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Mdargusch
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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This a a story of family relations that cause resentment and regret between twin brothers. #family #noteworthynovember #lmpbc

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I really liked this one! 2y
Bostonmomx2 Have you read it? Was it good? 2y
emilyhaldi Looks like you have plenty of Florida reading 😄 2y
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Reviewsbylola Are you enjoying this one so far? 2y
Mdargusch Yes I‘m really enjoying this so far and about 120 pages in @Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Bostonmomx2 and @Reviewsbylola 2y
Mdargusch @emilyhaldi I️ am not getting any reading done and I‘m frustrated. Ugh! 2y
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Mdargusch
Whiskey and Charlie | Annabel Smith
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I‘m getting ready to start marking up my book. This will be tough for me. #LMPBC #groupdf

suvata You can do it. It will be fun. 2y
Reviewsbylola Have fun! 2y
julesG I think I need the quoted book. 2y
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Mdargusch I‘m looking forward to it @suvata ! 2y
cathysaid Yaaaaay (muppet arms waving furiously)!!! 2y
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Mdargusch
Whiskey and Charlie | Annabel Smith
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I‘m so excited to get started on this book club! I‘m thinking of picking this book for round one. Thoughts @cathysaid @ItsAngel and @IheartYA ?

cathysaid Sounds great! Haven't heard of this one yet. 2y
IheartYA Sounds intriguing. New to me! I'm trying to break away from my go-to-genre so this would be good for me. 2y
Reviewsbylola I really liked this and so did @morgan_krahn 2y
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morgan_krahn I loved this one and would recommend it to anyone who asks! 2y
ItsAngel @Mdargusch I have it on my tbr so I‘m good with it. I have no clue what I‘ll pick yet. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
E-book Loved this! 2y
emilyhaldi So glad you‘re doing this group exchange! I will live vicariously through you and hopefully there will be another one next year ☺️ 2y
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Kaye
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Stunningly beautiful portrayal of twin brothers who are best friends when young, but as they get older, they drift apart and have very different personalities. The gap widens when they are grown ups. A freak accident, unexpected reunion and many other ups and downs occur. Parts are heartbreakingly sad, with a cliffhanger ending. 5 stars. What a gem.

Cinfhen Great review 💚 2y
Kaye Thank you 😊 2y
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Reviewsbylola
Whiskey and Charlie | Annabel Smith
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I was able to finish two books for #litsypartyofone, so I'm stoked. We also had a nice, relaxing holiday weekend at @Mdargusch 's lake house. 😎 This book surprised me, in a good way. I haven't seen it around and it's Litsy presence is non existent practically. However, it ended up being a total winner. The characters and their relationships were so genuine. I teared up countless times. Reminded me of Ed Tarkington's book a bit. 👍🏻👍🏻

MicheleinPhilly I have this on my Kindle. I can't even remember where I first heard about it. 2y
Cinfhen Great review - like the comparison ❤️I'm in for this read 2y
Luv2readbookz I picked this up at a used bookstore a while back. Sounds like I need to move it up my tbr pile. 2y
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Megabooks Glad you had two winners! 2y
Mdargusch Wish I finished a book this weekend. 🙁 2y
emilyhaldi Stacking this one 😺 2y
Reviewsbylola @morgan_krahn I was sneaky and posted about it awhile ago. 😂 I figured no one would know if I didn't hashtag it. Lol 2y
morgan_krahn @Reviewsbylola oh my! I'm surprised I didn't see this when you posted it! I found it too good to not post about when I was reading it lol 2y
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Reviewsbylola
Whiskey and Charlie | Annabel Smith
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Kicking off a morning of #litsypartyofone as a party of two. One kid is asleep (as are our husbands) and one kid is eating nachos and donuts, so we are taking some time to read on the porch. I just started my book and it's a great coming of age story about twin brothers, while @Meredith3 is reading The Heart's Invisible Furies. 💔❤️😭😂💔❤️😭😂

whatsjennareading I am so envious. Is this what happens as kids get older? 2y
Reviewsbylola It didn't last very long. My 3 year old slept until almost 9:30 though, so that was a win! @hrhthebookqueen 2y
whatsjennareading @Reviewsbylola that's a huge win!! 2y
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Cinfhen I love the title and cover of your current read...is it good?!?! 2y
Reviewsbylola It's really good! @Cinfhen I am loving it! Actually reminds me a bit of the book you posted yesterday, just because it's a coming of age type story with a teenage boy, although I'm liking this one better! 2y
Cinfhen I thought the same thing as I read the above blurb 😊is this book anything like 2y
Reviewsbylola I'm not really getting an OG vibe except for the storyline being about brothers. @Cinfhen 2y
Jinjer Mmm nachos & donuts! 2y
emilyhaldi Hey girls!!! ❤️ this 2y
Mdargusch Darn. I was reading there right before you. 2y
Reviewsbylola This was while you were toiling away over our breakfast. 😂. @Mdargusch 2y
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morgan_krahn
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"A sharp, perceptive novel about family and forgiveness, Whiskey &a Charlie will stay with me for a very long time." --Christina Baker Kline. ••• I loved this story. A tale of jealously, hope, love, and forgiveness. I found myself emotionally invested in all of the characters in this beautiful story.

MimiLovesToRead Good!! I have this one! 2y
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morgan_krahn
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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Good morning Littens! It's chilly here in Wisconsin today (56 degrees 😳) which is my favorite reading weather ☺️

Cinfhen 😱55 in August?!? Book looks good! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Good Morning to you! 2y
morgan_krahn @Cinfhen I know! I walked out of the house with sandals on to head to work and almost turned right back around! It's still summer and I'm not giving in and putting my sandals away! 2y
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Reviewsbylola It's similar here in Columbus, Ohio too. It get nice as I walked the kids to school but it will be up in the 70s here before too long! 2y
morgan_krahn @Reviewsbylola I think it's supposed to get into the low 70s today, but this morning was so chilly! 2y
Reviewsbylola My kids have swimming lessons tonight so I'm really hopeful it warms up here. In the meantime though I'm going to enjoy the cool weather! 2y
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morgan_krahn
Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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Peaceful start to my Monday morning ☺️ some quiet reading at work before the bustle of the day! Happy Monday everyone!

BriKie I love that quiet time before the day starts. How is the book? 2y
morgan_krahn @BriKie so far I'm really enjoying it. There weren't any posts or reviews of it on here, which I really like. I feel like I'm going into it with a much more open mind and don't have any expectations. Just enjoying the book ☺️ 2y
peaknit I really enjoyed this one! 2y
BriKie @morgan_krahn I totally understand that. It's nice to just read a book with zero expectations and a sense of discovery. 2y
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morgan_krahn
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Book and breakfast on a lazy Sunday ☺️

AllenTStClair Fruity Pebbles! Yum! 2y
Bklover Yummy! 2y
BittersweetBooks My favorite cereal (even at 29!) 😜 2y
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ATB
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So far so good!

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MelissaS
Whiskey and Charlie | Annabel Smith
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A good, happy-not-sappy ending. I always wonder what it's like to be a twin.

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MelissaS
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This is the third book I've recently read that contains this quote.

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MelissaS
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"...like meerkats emerging from their burrows." I don't know why that makes me laugh so much!

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MelissaS
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As much as I love my kindle, I also love a physical paper book! Whiskey & Charlie up now...