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Almost Midnight: Two Short Stories by Rainbow Rowell
Almost Midnight: Two Short Stories by Rainbow Rowell | Rainbow Rowell
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Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell is a beautiful gift edition containing two wintery short stories: 'Midnights' (previously published as part of the My True Love Gave to Me anthology, edited by Stephanie Perkins) and 'Kindred Spirits' (previously published as a World Book Day title), decorated throughout for the first time with gorgeous black and white illustrations. 'Midnights' is the story of Noel and Mags, who meet at the same New Year's Eve party every year and fall a little more in love each time . . . 'Kindred Spirits' is about Elena, who decides to queue to see the new Star Wars movie and meets Gabe, a fellow fan.
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BookishGirl06
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#adventrecommends Day 5. It‘s short and sweet. And also perfect for this time of year.

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EH2018
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This was so cute!! Now I am really looking forward to Eleanor and Park!
#wintergames #slaybells @MidnightBookGirl

Booksarelove i just put this on hold at the library! 4d
EH2018 @Booksarelove it is so cute! 4d
MidnightBookGirl Ooooh! I need this! 1 pt 3d
MidnightBookGirl Also, make sure to review it for more points!!! 3d
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litenthusiast
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I am so grateful for this #LitsyLove #Winterswap package from @NeedsMoreBooks . Rashmila, I love everything. I can't wait to read the books and I adore the cat socks! Thank you for everything!! 💜

AmyG Great socks! 1w
litenthusiast @AmyG 😻😻 1w
NeedsMoreBooks Yay! The blue socks are for the Ravenclaw in you. Glad that you got everything ❤️❤️ 1w
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Ready for the Portland Book Festival tomorrow!

#bookstack

Hooked_on_books Have a great time! 1mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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The author line up for this years Portland Book Festival were announced last night and the list is awesome!

I am so excited to meet Rainbow Rowell! Along with Laurie Halse Anderson, Sabina Khan, Gabby Riveria, Abdi Nazemiah, Shea Ernshaw, and Jasmine Warga.
And that is just a few of them!

I can‘t wait for Nov 9th. Anyone else in the area planning on going?

#PortlandBookFestival

Samplergal When is it held. We have to schedule our travel for the next year and am trying to get to a few book festivals. We will likely be in the Portland area for at least three weeks and would love to coincide with a bookish treat. 3mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @Samplergal that sounds like great vacation! Well this usually happens in the fall in November. This year it is on November 9th. They try to keep it around the same date too. 3mo
Samplergal @That-Bookish-Hiker thank you. That may just work for 2020. My daughter used to live in Portland and we plan to be in the area sometime in the fall. I may just schedule us in November! Thanks. I‘ll get on their website and sign up for info. ❤️ 3mo
pythoness Somehow I only just now saw this, but both me and my partners are planning to go! 1mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @pythoness yay! I‘m glad some other littens will be there! I‘m super excited. Who are you excited to see? 1mo
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Alybrarian
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Visited a library branch other than my own yesterday and picked up this beautiful little book. It was such a quick read, I finished it in the same day. This was the first Rainbow Rowell book I‘ve read and I must say.. I wasn‘t disappointed. Her writing style was so easy to read. I was sucked right into the stories despite them being so short. They were both very satisfying bite sized stories.

RadicalReader @Alybrarian what a beautiful book cover!! I loved her other book Landline she writes such wonderful books 7mo
Alybrarian @RadicalReader you can‘t tell from the picture but the cover is literally sparkly. I love it! I will definitely have to check out Landline! 7mo
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Aaronlisa
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I read this Jan 27th & rated it 4 ⭐️ on GoodReads. I quite enjoyed these two short stories. I think I just needed something light hearted and sweet.

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EH2018
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Look what came in the mail!! Thanks @Wife !!! 📚😻

Wife Enjoy!🌹 11mo
TimidRebel25 Awesome 11mo
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rachelsbrittain
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In our first Unassigned Reading episode of the new year @sebrittain and I discuss our 2019 bookish resolutions. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or at http://unassignedreadingpod.com/book-talk-9-2019-bookish-resolutions/

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GypsyKat
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1. My HP themed 40th birthday cake that the hubs made me.⚡️
2. My Goodreads goal is 125 books.📚
3. Worst things: Our beloved dog, Rocky died very suddenly, and a month later I spent 4 days in the cardiac unit of the hospital. Best things: I survived, and all my immediate family did too. 🖤
4. I‘m going to try to be a little more social. 😳
5. I read it yesterday. 💪

@MinDea #HumpDayPost #Potterhead

Smrloomis So sorry about the loss of your dog and the 4 (very scary sounding) days in the hospital. Hope 2019 is better in more ways than one 🤞🏽🥳 11mo
GypsyKat @Smrloomis Thank you. ❤️ It‘s definitely been a rough few months. Definitely looking for things to be better this year. 11mo
Kaye Sorry about your pup. So glad you‘re ok after your hospital scare. ♥️ 11mo
GypsyKat @kaye Thank you ❤️ 11mo
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GypsyKat
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This was utterly charming and adorable! Two super cute short stories, both of which take place in December. Like all of Ms. Rowell‘s books, the characters in this one have so much life and endearing vulnerability. A really sweet, lovely read. 4 1/2 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

mom2bugnbee Oh! I love your emoji choice for half a star! 😂 I'm gonna steal that! 😁 11mo
GypsyKat @mom2bugnbee Haha! Go for it! 😊 11mo
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GypsyKat
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I was going to try to squeeze this in yesterday, but I didn‘t have time. It‘s okay though, it seems like a good one to read on New Year‘s Day. 😊🎆🥂🍾

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LouBeth
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The second story is about a girl who waits in line for 4 days to see a Star wars movie. It was so funny.

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LouBeth
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The first story was so cute and I love the art work. Now it's time for cheesecake 😃
#ReadInTheNewYear

hermyknee 🤤*drool* 11mo
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LouBeth
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Since I don't think I'll be able to finish the other book I'm reading I am just going to read these instead.
#ReadInTheNewYear @hermyknee

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Excellent choices 🥂 11mo
LiteraryinLititz I‘m sure this didn‘t escape you, but Almost Midnight is so appropriate! 😋 11mo
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Merethebookgal
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Awwww, these two short stories were so cute! Rowell is one of my faves and this definitely didn‘t disappoint! What a great way to end the year!

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WeeWeegieBookworm
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Mehso-so

Final book of the year. I loved Kindred Spirits (which was actually a reread for me) but Midnights was just okay. Now I'm off to bed since I'm actually working first thing in the morning. The joys for working in a business that never closes. Happy New Year Littens and see you on the other side 😁😘

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dizie_lizie
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This sparkling thing was my last physical read of 2018. I‘ve read Midnights previously and loved it; thankfully I found it just as charming the second time around! Kindred Spirits was not what I expected, but was another delightful little treat!

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edennugget
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Mehso-so

A cute, light, festive read! Quick but satisfying :)

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Purrfectpages
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This was a cute duo of short stories for a quick and fun escape. I read that Midnights, one of the stories, first appeared in another novel I read, but I didn‘t remember it. Kindred Spirits, the other story, was cute in a way only Rowell could pull off. Although I‘m too old for the current fangirl moniker, I‘ve always been jealous of the Star Wars and Harry Potter fans. Their fandoms are huge and never ending, and while not for me, seem fun.

MelissaSue81 I read kindred spirits but haven‘t been able to get my hands on the other story in this book. How did you get it? 11mo
Purrfectpages @MelissaSue81 I thought Midnights was cute and seasonal, which was a bonus! (edited) 11mo
Purrfectpages @MelissaSue81 they come together in the book! 11mo
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MelissaSue81 @Purrfectpages - is this book for sale on the US? Last I checked it was England only, I think? 11mo
BookHoarder32 @MelissaSue81 You can check Book Depository - that's where I ordered mine. 11mo
LouBeth @MelissaSue81 I found it on Amazon (US) and received it last week. 11mo
Purrfectpages @MelissaSue81 sorry! I actually was gifted my copy so I couldn‘t help! But yes, I‘m from the US. 11mo
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Purrfectpages
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Ten books away from my Goodreads goal. Can I pull it off???

WanderingBookaneer Yes, you can! 11mo
JenReadsAlot Yes!! 11mo
TK421 You can do it!😃 11mo
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Lovesbooks87 You got this! 11mo
Liatrek You can do it!!! 11mo
Hollie I‘m four away from mine and hoping shorter audio books will get me there! 11mo
Purrfectpages @lovesbooks87 @WanderingBookaneer @JenReadsAlot @tk421 @liatrek thanks for the encouragement! @hollie I wish I could do audiobooks, but I just can‘t seem to get into them! 11mo
DeleteAcct Yes! 11mo
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mrslamping
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If you want a quick, cute read, this is the perfect book! It contains two short stories. The first, Midnights, is an adorable, lovey-dovey, feel-good story of young love. The second, Kindred Spirits, follows the blossoming of a relationship created through the camping out for the newest Star Wars. The first story I found far better than the second but both were enjoyable! I‘d love to know what y‘all think!

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mrslamping
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If you want a quick, cute read, this is the perfect book! It contains two short stories. The first, Midnights, is an adorable, lovey-dovey, feel-good story of young love. The second, Kindred Spirits, follows the blossoming of a relationship created through the camping out for the newest Star Wars. The first story I found far better than the second but both were enjoyable! I‘d love to know what y‘all think!

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Purrsistently
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Our combined christmas books. 🙀😻

Purrsistently @MaleficentBookDragon looking forward to reading that one! And all of them I guess 😅😅😅 11mo
Purrsistently The only other time I got so many books was when my grandma gave me like 16 Tamora Pierce books when I was 9 or 10😅😅😅😅❤️ 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage So many good choices on that stack! 11mo
Dragon Lots of lovely books! 👍💚🐉 11mo
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Wife
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I pulled this off my stacks for a little, light reading a couple days ago. I‘m not usually into short stories or YA, but it is a sweet little gem 💎. A good read to brighten a mood or take a break between heavy reads. 3/5⏰s Thanks for sending this my way last year @Simona

Wife @EH2018 If you are in the US, I will be happy to send you my copy. I like to share books that I won‘t read again. I saw that you stacked it 🌹 12mo
BiblioLitten Nice pic 😊 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I sent you a little happy, just checking to see if you got it ❤️ 12mo
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Wife @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No, not yet, but now excited😍! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Wife it should have been there!! Let me track it!! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Wife it says it‘s “in transit “ 😮 should have been there on the 19th! I hope it‘s not lost! 12mo
Wife @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll keep my eye out for it.🤞🏻 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Wife I emailed you the tracking number ❤️🤞🏻😘 12mo
Wife @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll keep checking 🌹Thank You 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Wife you‘re very welcome!! I will too! Merry Christmas my sweet friend 💗💗💗 12mo
EH2018 @Wife I would love that! Thanks 😊 Im in the US and in the #jb group if you have that list 12mo
Wife @EH2018 I will look in my #jb stuff for your address. I‘ll mail it as soon as the post office rush calms. Have a lovely Christmas! ❤️🎄❤️ 12mo
EH2018 @Wife Thanks so much! Merry Christmas to you and yours! 🎄🎁📚💕 12mo
Simona Something light can be good sometimes 😘 12mo
Wife @simona That‘s for sure! ❤️🎄❤️ 12mo
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Lovesbooks87
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Rainbow Rowell is becoming one of my favorite authors! This was two festive short stories. They were both super cute and it was a fast read!

monalyisha I love her so much. 🌈 I think “Fangirl” is my favorite. 12mo
TheBookAddict I loved Eleanor & Park. I think I have to read more books by R.R.. 12mo
ravenlee There‘s an indie bookstore in Omaha, The Bookworm, that often has autographed copies of her books, and will ship them. If you‘re a Rainbow fan it‘s a great store to check out. 12mo
KathyWheeler Carry On is my favorite. 12mo
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Lovesbooks87
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My book is here from Book Depository just in time for my Thanksgiving break! Here's to 6 days of reading time! 😃📚😃📚😃📚

Ms_T Enjoy 😃 13mo
JoScho 🎉💖🎉💖🎉 13mo
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booksensation
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First finished book.. it‘s super small so whatever. Really cute stories.. I feel like Rainbow Rowell can do no wrong in my book!! 4/5 stars! ❤️

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Sarah93
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Well look who finally went to the library 😻🧚🏻‍♀️

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MaggieCarr
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"I need you to be my person. I need to see you. And hear you. I need you to stay alive. And I need you to to stop kissing other people just because they're standing right next to you when the ball drops." -"Midnights"; inside "Almost Midnight"

I've followed @RainbowRowell & @siminiblocker for years, thrilled they joined. We may spend every day with someone and just not see them in a romantic way or as a potential friend, until something ignites.

vkois88 I need this! 1y
MaggieCarr @vkois88 Yes! You do. It's a fun quick read :) 1y
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KirstieE
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Had this little book sitting on my shelves for months and oh my goodness 💘
How this woman packed the most epic and cute love story in just 50 tiny pages !? 😍

5 🌟#shortlovestory #ya #rainbowrowell

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iggyreads
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It‘s been a slow month of catching up on work and not having much of time for my reads. Last weekend we did a short drive into KL, Malaysia - to spend time as a family and doing what we love - savoring all the great local foods! Come late evening, when everyone is tucked into bed -I‘ll pull out this adorable book that brings on a huge smile as I slip into slumberland... I love Rainbow Rowell!

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Laru79
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Almost Midnight and Kindred Spirits are the two short stories in this book and they are short and sweet! Adorable little teen stories.

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Laru79
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I love Rainbow Rowell and was chuffed to find another book of hers. But because it‘s so sparkly, I also have a small girl who thinks it‘s for her to read!!!

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Librariana
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So here is my title tracker and key for #24in48 😊

To the left of each title's color key, I added a little box to mark off each book I finished.

If you're curious about how this all looks broken down each day, I'll be sharing that in the picture to follow! 😄💜📚

@24in48

LectricSheep Your writing, as always, is 🔥🔥🔥 2y
LectricSheep (I feel like I always comment on how pretty your stuff is but I also feel like I can‘t not comment because it‘s so gorgeous 😂) 2y
Librariana @LectricSheep - You are too, too kind 💜 I am so humbled by your words. I'm very grateful when people take the time to leave nice comments. They get stored in my little memory bank for when I'm having a blue day. That way I can pull out some positive reminders, especially if I'm being unnecessarily critical of my little hobbies 😊 2y
Librariana @LectricSheep - Bottom line? Thank you! 💕 2y
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sunlitshelf
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Cute quick read.🕛 📖

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allthembooks
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Had no idea this came out, but was super excited to find it at work today, I've been wanting to read Kindred Spirits! 😀

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Naz786
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Mehso-so

Was an ok short read

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BookishGirl06
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Just finished this, and it‘s my last book of the year. I loved both stories so much. ❤️. And the illustrations were really good too.

Librariana That's awesome! I was hoping this would be my last read of the year as well, but ended up deciding I wanted clean bathrooms, kitchen, and sheets before the new year - lol! Maybe it can be my first read of 2018? 😁 2y
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BookishGirl06
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#lastreadoftheyear #decinbooks17 so cute and sparkly. I‘m in love with this cover. 😍. Technically won‘t be starting until tomorrow since it‘s already a pretty short book.

jmtrivera Ooooohhhh. 2y
GondorGirl Perfect last book of the year! And both the stories are really great. 2y
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HarrieF
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The illustrations in this book 😍

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HarrieF
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Half way. No one warned me how adorable these stories are ❤️ #newyears

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chl0B1
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One of my books for Christmas! I love it so far and the illustrations are perfect ✨

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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IT‘S SO SPARKLY!!! ✨✨✨

Reviewsbylola Sparkly books really do it for me! 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Reviewsbylola, sparkly and illustrated... I had to have it! 2y
RadicalReader @thegirlwiththelibrarybag no prettier cover for a book exists. I am tempted to make it a trend where I have a book cover as my lock screen because it is that enjoyable to look at 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @RadicalReader, that‘s an amazing idea ☺️ 2y
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BuccaneerReader
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Midnights is so cute and Kindred Spirits is perfectly timed for the upcoming Star Wars movie. Love this lady!

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BookHoarder32
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#bookmail part 2 from book depository
Almost Midnight is very festive and sparkly!

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rachelsbrittain
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Is this book not lovely? It's *actually* sparkly y'all.

Puredragonstar How pretty!!! 😻 (edited) 2y
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rachelrereads
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GondorGirl
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It's so glittery! Ahhh! 💖💖💖

TricksyTails Such a pretty cover! 2y
GondorGirl @TricksyTails The whole cover sparkles with glitter. I wish I could post a video, it's SO pretty! 2y
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Clwojick
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I can't wait 🙌☺️😅😱💗

Jen_Reads I saw this last night when I spent hours searching through Book Depository. 2y
mcipher Oooh, winter stories! It‘s almost time to break out all the holiday books!! ❤️ 🎄 2y
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