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The Rules of Magic
The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
Practical Magic, to date Alice Hoffmans biggest ever selling novel, became a major Hollywood film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman who played sisters Sally and Gillian Owens. In this sparkling prequel we meet sisters Frances and Jet and Vincent, their brother. From the beginning their mother Susanna knew they were unique: Franny with her skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, who could commune with birds; Jet as shy as she is beautiful, who knows what others are thinking, and Vincent so charismatic that he was built for trouble. Susanna needed to set some rules of magic: no walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles and certainly, absolutely, no books about magic But the Owens siblings are desperate to uncover who they really are. Each heads down a life-altering course, filled with secrets and truths, devastation and joy, and magic and love. Despite the warning handed down through the family for centuries Know that for our family, love is a curse they will all strive to break the rules and find true love.
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FullMoonReads
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I can‘t express how much I adore this book. Heart wrenching, magical, and full of little reminders of why life and love are so wonderful.

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mrsthilkey
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Yay, I reached my Goodreads reading goal!! I'll be finishing out the year with lots of Leigh Bardugo, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Michelle Obama's memoir.
What are you all hoping to finish in 2019?? ☃️

#botm This was my second Alice Hoffman and it was really beautiful. I'll definitely be picking up her newest novel!

Liatrek Congrats 🎉🎉 4d
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4d
Reviewsbylola 🥳🥳🥳 4d
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ImperfectCJ Congratulations! 4d
intothehallofbooks Yay!! Congratulations!! 🎉🎈 4d
youneverarrived 🎉🎉 4d
sprainedbrain Woohoo!! 🎉🎉🎉 3d
mrsthilkey Thank you all 💙 3d
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rather_be_reading
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😲😲😲⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️ A new Alice Hoffman book in 2020. This is what I was waiting for!!!

Branwen OMGGGG!!!! YASSSS! 😍💕📚 1w
rather_be_reading @Branwen i guess we are the only ones that care!! 1w
Branwen @rather_be_reading This is seriously such exciting news! 😀 1w
rather_be_reading @Branwen seriously cannot wait! i am going to try everything I can to get an arc of that one for sure! 4d
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KatieDid927
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It‘s heeeeere!!! Thanks @4thhouseontheleft ! I can‘t wait!! #BasicWitchSwap @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

4thhouseontheleft 🥳👻🎃 4w
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Rissa1
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I think I prefer this book over Practical Magic. I really enjoyed reading this. #Scarathlon #teamslaughter #scaryscavengerhunt #abookwithwitches @Clwojick #24b4monday @TheReadingMermaid I have not had as much time to read as I had hoped, but I am still pushing forward.

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ShelfRighteous
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1. Tagged!
2. Yes I do. I can't stand an unkempt bed and it's the first thing I do after I wake up
3. Pizza is always a YES
4. UK 6
5. Everybody is tagged!

Thanks @howjessreads #friyayintro

Happy Friday!

Jerdencon #2 - me too!! 4w
ShelfRighteous @Jerdencon Hehe I just cant ignore it😬 4w
TrishB No 2! Me too 😁 4w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I still need to read this beauty!! 💛💛💛

#Witch
#Fallisbooked

Heatherfeather I loved it so hard 1mo
mvrdr I lovd all her books. 1mo
AmyG This was a good one. 1mo
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OriginalCyn620 Me too! 1mo
ShelfRighteous Please please please read it! It has been one of my best reads of 2019🤩 1mo
Linsy It‘s a good one! ✨ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ShelfRighteous I will!!! 💛💛💛 1mo
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Ncostell
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While I did enjoy Practical Magic, I really liked this prequel even more. This is the back story of Aunt Jet and Aunt Franny along with their brother Vincent. Much of the book is set in the 1960s and shuttles between NYC, Boston, California and Paris. A very compelling read that looks at the joys and dangers of love and the importance of knowing who you are.

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KatieDid927
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Just sent this out via owl post (aka USPS) to a very special witch! 🧙🏼‍♀️ #BasicWitchSwap @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

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nichollinlove
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Another book about witches, that I love. Silver will tarnish in a man's pockets if he's kissed a witch. A nail in a witch's shoes will slow them down. Carry lavendar for luck. Rules of Magic. This story is of 3 Owens children through the expanse of their lives. Learning that some rules change and some remain the same. Sometimes the predictions for your future aren't what they seem to be in the present. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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leahsbookishobsession
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Mehso-so

So-So for me...but totally a Pick if books about witches and magical happenings are your thing.
MY RATING⇢ 3.7 STARS | GRADE B
FEATURING⇢
Prequel to Practical Magic
Spanning the 50s, 60s, 70s...and more
A Long Line of Witches
Family Curse
Romance & Love

Review⇢ https://leahsbookishobsession2.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-rules-of-magic-by-alice-...

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BethM
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Wow. What an excellent book. I fell in love with the characters and the world. I can‘t believe I‘ve never read Alice Hoffman before. On to Practical Magic!

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BethM
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I‘m not crying, you‘re crying.

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BethM
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I‘ve never read Hoffman and I‘m loving this book! I wish I had the physical copy so I could read at home and not just on my commute.

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BethM
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Audio baking this am for my sister‘s baby shower. So glad it‘s over, emotionally done in.

BridgetteM Beautiful! 1mo
BethM @BridgetteM thank you! 1mo
JenReadsAlot Awesome!! 1mo
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Bookwormjillk Nice! 1mo
Avanders Oh wow this is awesome!! 👏🏽👏🏽 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Cute! 🦊 1mo
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BethM
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Trying to do Halloween reads this month so started this today. I‘m really enjoying it. But I have a hard time with an plot device, no matter how small, that has a married woman sleeping with a 14yo boy 🤦‍♀️

Avanders Ish.. yeah that‘s a rough one. 😟 1mo
Slajaunie Ugh! I have this one but have not read it. Sounds as if I should just donate it. 1mo
BethM @Avanders @Slajaunie it consisted of about a paragraph in total and I‘m enjoying the book overall so I‘d say give it a chance if it‘s on your TBR. Still- that was a ridiculous and needless plot point AND given that this book was just written in the last few years shouldn‘t have made it through edits in my opinion. 1mo
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Avanders 🤔 yeah, it certainly seems like too minor to take it off the list, but I agree edits should have just cut it, esp since it‘s only about a paragraph and, I‘m assuming, doesn‘t otherwise impact the story... 🤷🏽‍♀️ 1mo
BethM @Avanders it doesn‘t impact the story otherwise. At least not so far and I can‘t see it impacting it further down the road either. 1mo
Avanders Weird. Maybe they didn‘t want to cut it bc it‘s Hoffman? 😳😁 1mo
Slajaunie Good to know. Thanks. @Avanders @BethM 1mo
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SherylRC
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Another great find today at the book shop that I have been wanting to read.

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nichollinlove
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What better way to pass time in a hospital room with a sick kid than to read a book that gets me out of my head? I truly love books about witches. I wish with all my heart that generations of herbal tinctures, stones and words could do the trick to get my baby back home already. We're out of the woods now, reading until we're discharged to go home 💙

DrexEdit Glad everyone's OK and it's just boring sitting around and waiting hospital time. 👍 1mo
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JoyBlue
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September reading recap: 19 (not including bailed: 2)

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*4-star reads (in order of reading)*
The Rules of Magic, Alice Hoffman
The Garden of Small Beginnings, Abbi Waxman
The Institute, Stephen King
The Innocent (Will Robie #1), David Baldacci
Midnight at the Blackbird Café, Heather Webber

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*honorable mention (3+/4-)*
The Keeper of Lost Things, Ruth Hogan

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myellenbee
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TamTracy
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LOVED this book. I fell in love with all the characters and the overall story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

caitlin.reads.books I loved this one too! So good!! 2mo
ShelfRighteous This one was the best read of the month❤ So many feels🙈 2mo
TamTracy @caitlin.reads.books So good!!!!! ♥️ 2mo
TamTracy @ShelfRighteous Yes! I loved the characters 2mo
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Julsmarshall
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 1.

Posting covers I love, no explanation. Thanks for the tag, @Soubhiville Tagging you, @Ireadkidlit

Soubhiville 🧡 2mo
marleed Whenever I see this cover I think it would have been an awesome cover for Daisy Jones & the Six, as well! 2mo
Julsmarshall Ooh, you are so right, @marleed 2mo
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TheSpineView
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

📘 Tagged! I always associate autumn with Halloween so anything witchy is my go to.
🚗 Nope.
👨‍🏫👩‍🏫👩‍🏫 Kids all grown but have 3 grandchildren all in school.

Happy Wednesday @Texreader @4thhouseontheleft @suzie.reads @Eggs @Crazeedi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders @CoffeeNBooks @OriginalCyn620 Hope I have not forgotten anyone!🤗

ShelfRighteous One of my fav books🧙‍♀️ 2mo
suzie.reads Thanks for the tag 😁 xx 2mo
TheSpineView @ShelfRighteous Me too! 😊 2mo
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TheSpineView @suzie.reads 😊 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Thanks for the tag! 2mo
Crazeedi Thanks for tag!! 2mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 🧡🍁🧡 2mo
Avanders Thanks for the tag! 😘🥰♥️ I haven‘t read Hoffman yet, but I so need to!!! 2mo
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ShelfRighteous
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Enchanting! This one managed to pull me in right from the first page, as if the pages were turning themselves. Frances, Bridget and Vincent are siblings who know they're different and the book describes their journey as they discover and accept themselves for who they are. Even if magical realism is not your thing, read it as a story of love, loss and family. Hoffman makes you so emotionally invested in the characters, some parts made me ugly cry.

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ShelfRighteous
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This one pretty much has me totally sucked in. Almost 60% thru and I really wish it ends well for the three siblings❤

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1. The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. Its unputdownable? Also, listening to Finding Audrey simultaneously
2. Haven't tried either of them but if I have to choose it would be maple ?
3. "It's him, alright," Franny said. "He's the one."

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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j9brown
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I sat on this loaner for over a year, thinking I wouldn't be into it, while poor @KatieDid927 wondered if she'd every see her beloved book again. 😝
What was I thinking? It was absolutely enchanting. I just loved it. I should have read it as soon as it was in my hands.
I've got to get to the other one soon. This was really great. So magical. ✨

RvnclawWhovian I LOVED this book! Made me cry at the end 3mo
KatieDid927 Yaaaay! Glad you liked it!! 3mo
j9brown @RvnclawWhovian Oh yeah, there were a couple parts that made me really sad. It was really melancholy overall, really. Such good writing. 3mo
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j9brown @KatieDid927 I should never not listen to you, I legit thought I wouldn't be into it 😝😂 Silly me! 3mo
KatieDid927 @j9brown It was why I lent it! Is good! I even want to read again. 3mo
j9brown @KatieDid927 We'll have to brunch soon then 😊 3mo
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JoyBlue
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I read/loved Practical Magic in spring 2007. I was just as entranced (at least according to memory, though a few things have happened since then 😂) with this prequel. It was neat to read the aunts' backstory. I can hardly wait to reread Practical Magic, and maybe watch the movie just for good measure (even though they aren't exactly the same).

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KatieDid927
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💙 Blue

🃏 I don‘t know enough to have a fave!

🔮 Celestite right now but I‘m still learning

📖 Harry Potter is still my fave witchy book

🌱 Lilacs, lavender, sage

🍬 Dark chocolate, fruity candy, salted caramel

💧 Eucalyptus, patchouli

#BasicWitchSwap 🧙🏼‍♀️ @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady Love Celestite! 🖤🖤 3mo
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KatieDid927
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Both, iced
Fiction, but I like both
Light
Cats when it‘s for witchy purposes
Tarot
Story
Crystals
East

#BasicWitchSwap @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
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Tashreads
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With the news that HBO is adapting #therulesofmagic into a TV series I thought I‘d better get a move on and read it. ⁣

I have such fond memories of Practical Magic the movie (Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock circa 1998) I hope the book - and series - live up to it.⁣

#practicalmagic

rather_be_reading such a great book! just as good as Practical Magic 🌙🧙‍♀️ 3mo
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perfectsinner
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Great book! Loved the story. Looking forward to reading Practical Magic next.
I know this story was written way before, but some of the plot/characters really reminded me of The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

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TheSpineView
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Nute So pretty! 3mo
Eggs 💛pretty🤗 3mo
Aimeesue That top one broke my heart. 3mo
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Scochrane26 The Animators is a favorite, plus the author is very nice. 3mo
TheSpineView @Aimeesue Totally! 3mo
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perfectsinner
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Starting this today. This one and Practical Magic have both been on my tbr list for a while now, so I decided to dive in.

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Craftylikefox
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I don‘t know how many have shared this yet. I am here for it!!! Who has read the book??? Any thoughts on who should play a young Frances and Jet???

jillrhudy MIDNIGHT MARGARITAS! The Rules of Magic was not all that good. Saoirse Ronan and Lily Collins. 3mo
jillrhudy Or Rose Leslie instead of Saorse! She'd be wild! 3mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Bailedbailed

I've tried this one on audio and on e-book, and while I tend to enjoy stories about witches, this one does not seem expertly rendered. The story is told in too straightforward a manner and with too frequent mention of the hair color of the main characters to keep my interest.

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rather_be_reading
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$1.99!! I have this in hardback but i bought this anyway! GREAT prequel to Practical Magic!

Jennifer3 I loved The Rules Of Magic but struggled with Practical Magic. What about you? 3mo
rather_be_reading @Jennifer3 i LOVED both! 3mo
shellleigh33 Great deal. Just went and purchased this. Thanks for posting!! 3mo
Sassiekat Loved both of these books! 3mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Did some cooking today while listening to the tagged book. I don't love the book, but it's for book club so I'm making an effort. I love making cupcakes (and not-authentic-but-tasty sushi and onigiri), though, so that helped me make some progress on the book.

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a.bookish.byrd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Stormborn1992
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I have only read 3 of the #yellow books that I have! I guess I've been unintentionally avoiding them!
#colormepretty #yellow

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Yellow
#JulyColdPlay

From my #BOTM collection 📚

Hoopiefoot That lamp is adorable! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hoopiefoot thank you 🦉❤️ 4mo
Skyrimir I have that lamp too! 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Skyrimir thank you!!! 💛 4mo
Eggs Lovely 💛💛 4mo
Rissreads 💛 My favourite colour! 💛 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Rissreads mine too!!! 😘💛 4mo
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Librarylady3
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This was a beautiful book of magic, heartache, and love. Those who were fans of Practical Magic will not be disappointed.

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Librarylady3
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“Books are uniquely portable magic” Stephen King. Thanks to Paw Patrol in the IPad, mommy got a few minutes reading in on the flight.

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Librarylady3
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Post-miscarriage has been rough on my mental health. I have talked to the doc and will be doing some counseling for anxiety and grief. One of the things I am striving to do is find little ways throughout the day to rebalance my emotions. Stolen bits of time, like this time before my sweet boy wakes up or while he is napping, that I do the things for me like drink coffee while it is still warm, reading, journaling, yoga, etc. matter. #selfcare

Lady_Tigana_20 So sorry for your loss. 😞 4mo
Librarylady3 @Lady_Tigana_20 thank you. ❤️ 4mo
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Librarylady3
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Wore the baby boy out so now it is mommy time. Pulled this off my TBR pile and am looking forward to diving in while he naps. #libraryladyland #readyourshelf #tbr #therulesofmagic

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mcctrish
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J K Rowling and Alice Hoffman both make me sad that I don‘t know any witches and that I‘m not one. How can this all not be true 😢this is a glorious story of love with magic on the side

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mcctrish
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Driving my youngest up to his first job as a camp counsellor at the camp he grew up attending. My husband and I will be empty nesters all summer as both boys are together at camp ( the oldest is on his fourth year working there) which is great for them since the older one is away at uni during the school year. I‘m a bit all over the map emotion wise, excited, proud, 😢and tired from school winding down ( 4 teaching days left 😲)

Tamra Wow, a new phase and well deserved rest! (edited) 5mo
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Sempernox
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A bittersweet story that follows Franny, Jet and Vincent, siblings growing up in 1960‘s NYC who struggle with their identity as witches (each with specific powers). Additionally, their family carries a curse, dooming those who love them to ruin. Can they break the curse and be free to love? 4/5⭐️s

lahousewyfe I loved this book! Practical Magic, too. This story is intoxicating. 5mo
Sempernox @lahousewyfe I‘m going to try and read that one next! 5mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 5mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗👏🏻 5mo
Sempernox Thanks! 5mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 5mo
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