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The Bookshop of Yesterdays
The Bookshop of Yesterdays | Amy Meyerson
A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading. Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billys bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Mirandas twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Mirandas life. She doesnt hear from him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcyand one final scavenger hunt. When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles and to Prospero Booksnow as its ownershe finds clues that Billy has hidden for her inside novels on the stores shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billys last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billys past, people whose stories reveal a history that Mirandas mother has kept hiddenand the terrible secret that tore her family apart. Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love and the healing power of community. Its a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become.
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BookLove4Ever
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Family drama mystery. I guessed early on what the big mystery was, but I cried anyway, lol. I usually read fantasy romance so this was a nice palate cleanser in between those books. ⭐️⭐️⭐️½

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Maude
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Pickpick

This was almost not a pick, I liked the premise and bookshop setting but I really wished I had liked the characters more.

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ProudBookNerd
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Something about this passage broke my heart just a little. It just conveyed a sense of aloneness that made me a bit sad.

Liatrek That is a lovely passage ❤️❤️ need to bump this up on my TBR list🙂 5mo
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DLQBOOKNERD
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ bought this a year or so ago. Finally got around to it this week. Very good.

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Hooked_on_books
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Miranda adored her Uncle Billy as a kid, but after his estrangement from her mother, she hasn‘t seen him for years. Then she learns he has died and left her his bookstore along with a scavenger hunt to learn about his past. This is not a perfect book and it even irritated me in places, but I found it compelling and didn‘t want to put it down.

Hooked_on_books Oops, forgot to mention this is my #doublespin! @TheAromaofBooks 6mo
shanaqui I can't hear "bookstore" without my curiosity being piqued... ? 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Jody3
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I enjoyed the originality of the plot and the gripping story about literature and family secrets buried in the past. Although not always happy with the main character, I really did enjoy the story that gives the reader some pleasant, entertaining reading hours.

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sprainedbrain
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Mehso-so

For such a mid-length novel, this one seems to go on and on…

I really liked the bookshop stuff and the literary references. I was slightly annoyed by the predictable, unrealistic storyline and the clunky writing style. I could not stand the selfish, shallow main character. I stuck with it, but didn‘t love it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TravelsWithBooks
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mdm139
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Mehso-so

I liked the premise of the novel. A woman inherited her estranged Uncle‘s book store and leaves her clues in books to reveal a family secret. However, the main character was so driven on her quest she alienates everyone in her life and does not uphold her responsibilities to her two jobs. Her mother also vexed me since she could have saved her daughter so much pain by just telling her the secret. But it was a quick read and about the love of books

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Texreader
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Ebook on sale today

GingerAntics This sounds adorable. 2y
Texreader @GingerAntics Yes, it does! 2y
GingerAntics I wonder what the clues lead to? 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Karen, can you send me your email address? I‘m getting a bounce back on the aol one. Loverofbooks75@gmail ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 2y
Texreader You have it correct. I got your email today. So sad for you. 😢 2y
Texreader @GingerAntics I‘m waiting to get the real book because I suspect I‘ll want to share it with Mom. 2y
GingerAntics @Texreader understandable. I got the ebook. 2y
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brittanythebookdragon
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I enjoyed the scavenger hunt that Miranda goes on, not to mention the many books mentioned throughout. I did guess the twist well before Miranda figured it out and Jay is such a frat guy who is totally wrong for her. He had no contribution so between him and figuring out the surprise, it didn‘t make it quite to a 5 star read for me. That said, it was still good and pulls at your heartstrings so it was worthy of a solid 4 stars.

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Reagan
Bookshop of Yesterdays | Amy Meyerson
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A few weeks ago I posted about being unable to find a book I borrowed from my sister in my filthy book hoard. Today, I cleaned up some of that book hoard (bedroom only, everything else is currently inaccessible 😩) AND I FOUND IT!! I also found the other one she loaned me. This book better blow my mind!!

tpixie I just finished reading it. I hope you enjoy it! 2y
Reagan @tpixie I am loving it so far! Did you like it? 2y
Sills This was an awesome novel-loved it❤️ 2y
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tpixie @Reagan @sills yes! This actually was a re- read. I‘m reading her next book soon and wanted to ‘ get into her groove‘ I may have enjoyed it more the second time! Her next book sounds just amazing. I watched some of her author chats on YouTube about it 2y
Reagan @tpixie oooh thank you! I managed to devour half last night! I‘ll check out her new one! 2y
tpixie @Reagan it‘s a novel based on a real missing jewel 💎 💛 💎 2y
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tpixie
Bookshop of Yesterdays | Amy Meyerson
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Not only was Billy great at making puzzles 🧩 & scavenger hunts, he would have made a great Science Teacher- a 3-D plastic frog 🐸 with anatomy inside - as a way to help a friend survive biology dissection lab! 💚💚💚

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snowpaws94
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This book was so much fun to read. A mysterious uncle who owns a bookshop dies and leaves the bookshop to his niece. But in the store he left clues about his past in the books around the store and Miranda must figure out how she is involved while dealing with the people who come with the book store. #bookshop #mystery #familydrama

tpixie I‘m re- reading it now- I want to see what I pick up this time! & before I start her next book which I‘ve been DYING to read! 2y
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Reagan
Bookshop of Yesterdays | Amy Meyerson
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My sister lent me two books a couple of years ago and I am ready to take the plunge and read one. But I can‘t find it 😩 I don‘t know why, what with my extremely organized book hoard 😬

Scochrane26 😂😂 2y
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Kboltz
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Mehso-so

Miranda misses her uncle Billy, her mom has a fight with her brother, the mystery of his disappearance begins. liked all the characters except the main one, Miranda;one of those characters who never seems happy. I almost DNF but the last third is where the story seems to hold the most interest and answers finally what everyone‘s secret is. What really bothered me? Who were the Dodgers playing when Malcom took her to a baseball game!😜

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Sresendez12
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I devoured this book! While I figured out the big reveal close to the beginning of the book, I love the way the author got to the end. She still had me guessing on whether I was right. The story is about a woman who hasn‘t seen her uncle in years, but when he dies, he leaves her his bookshop and a scavenger hunt. Can‘t wait to discuss at book club. 576 points for #merryreaders for #wintergames. #crushtherush #readyourway

Read-y_Picker Yay! I just picked this one up. Glad you enjoyed it 😊 2y
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Sresendez12
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Getting some quiet, morning reading time for #wintergames. Not a winter or Christmas book but it‘s been on my tbr forever and satisfies a lot of prompts for some readathons and bingos. It‘s so good and so hard to put down!

tpixie Lovely Spode 🎄 🎄 Reminds me of my Mom 💚 2y
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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A mystery set in a bookshop that has a coffee shop within it... I was all in! This book grabbed me right at the beginning but the pace soon slowed. I could see the promise of this book so I pushed through the slow part & I'm so glad I did, I loved the ending of this book so much! When Miranda inherits her estranged & eccentric uncle's book shop after his death the mystery begins with a scavenger hunt series of clues. #6 of #15books15weeks Cont....

TheHeartlandBookFairy With a bit of family drama Miranda must decide if she wants to continue following the clues to solve the mystery and learn the truth or, give up the search and go back to her life as she knew it. With the final clue in her hand while sitting Oceanside, Miranda must make a choice that could change the rest of her life. Family drama, mystery, a bit of drama, and forgiveness and redemption. Definitely worth sticking with this one to the end! 2y
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erank58
Bookshop of Yesterdays | Amy Meyerson
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Just discovered a lovely local bookshop near our new house, complete with cookies and tea!! I'm so excited to begin supporting indie shops, as I'm really starting to get fed up with B&N. From now on, I know where I'll be scouring my pre-orders from 🤗

Jaimelire Lovely😍 2y
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Victoriahoperose
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This was definitely a pick for me. It was our book club‘s read for this month and I really loved it. It‘s about a young woman who goes across the country in a scavenger hunt of sorts left by her estranged uncle who passed away. This is just full of literary references and twists and a bit of romance and drama. I loved everything about this book!

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crazyspine
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This isn't something I normally would read, but I read it because the author is local and is doing a virtual author talk at the local library. I ended up liking it, not loving it but it was cute. And then I totally forgot to show up to the virtual talk, lol.

Princess-Kingofkings That is my problem with virtual appointments. I don't look forward to them as much as in person activities. I get distracted by what's going on and don't remember to log in. 3y
crazyspine @Princess-Kingofkings I've actually been liking it more for book club type things at the library or with people that I don't really know that well because I'm really shy, but I do like to hear what other people say. But yeah for an author talk, I would have rather been in person. 3y
Princess-Kingofkings @crazyspine oooh, I do agree ~ it is a much better option when you don't know others well. I'm outgoing but feel awkward when I try to get to know someone and it doesn't go well. 3y
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Readswithcoffee
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An enjoyable audiobook. Miranda, a middle school history teacher, inherits her Uncle Billy‘s bookstore. Somewhat predictable plot, but the literary scavenger hunt and family drama kept me interested.

Readswithcoffee Forgot to give a shoutout to #Scribd for their free service during this COVID-19 disaster. 3y
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Twainy
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🎧 decent narration ... Miranda is a history teacher who inherits a bookshop and that starts a journey of self discovery that‘s terribly predictable but still interesting. Family secrets, forgiveness & a love of books rank highest. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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SilversReviews
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A belated, but very welcome Christmas present!!

Thank you to my cousin, Priscilla!!

Crazeedi Good book! 3y
SilversReviews Great to hear. 3y
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AngieKWilson
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Just started tonight but it‘s too warm for a fire so I‘m playing the fireplace on Netflix. :-) I have a feeling I will need to visit several old independent bookshops after reading this.

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thea-block
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There were some things I liked about this one, and a few things I didn‘t. Liked the bookshop setting and family history scavenger hunt. Not super impressed by the main character, the pacing and editing of the story, and the reveals. Overall and enjoyable and engaging read, but just a reasonably good book.

It does make me want to read The Tempest, though!

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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InkintheMargins
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I loved the bookstore setting and literary scavenger hunt/mystery with The Tempest at its heart. This is good if you like family drama and bookstore charm. I figured out the mystery pretty early, but it was still an enjoyable read.

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InkintheMargins
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I just started this one, and I am loving it so far; but I think I may have figured out the mystery in chapter one? Maybe not? Mid 90s culture and literary allusions are ❤ in chapters 1 and 2. It's enough to keep me interested. 🤓 I love a good bookstore novel coupled with 8.5 inches of the fluffy stuff ❄! #snowday #readingandcocoa #theweatheroutsideisfrightful

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Kenyazero
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Mehso-so

I neither hated nor loved this slice of life novel. If you enjoy reading about other people who love books, family secrets, and scavenger hunts, this should be worth a read. I occasionally felt that the writing was very “writerly“, so a bit clumsy. #sliceoflife #booklove #familysecret

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MoonWitch94
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Repost from @ljuliel When searching for a new book to read, out of the list below, which is most influential: 1️⃣ Cover 2️⃣ Author 3️⃣ Title 4️⃣ Length 5️⃣ Price 6️⃣ Reviews ((leave your answers in the comments!)) #keeplitsyactive #bookshopping

Hufflepuffle 1 and 2 for me! A cover definitely draws me in when book shopping. 3y
MoonWitch94 Me too, @Hufflepuffle and also the title. 3y
Hufflepuffle Yes definitely! My husband will spot books just from the title and say they sound like something I would read. 3y
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MoonWitch94
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🦃Lucy Maud Montgomery & Stephen Lawhead 🍁 How did they come up with their ideas for such rich, excellent characters? 🍂 Several hundred AT LEAST (booklover/English Literature/Theatre degree holder) 🍄 @Meaw_catlady @Clwojick #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in ❣️📚👏🏻🤗 3y
Meaw_catlady Thanks for the tag! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
MoonWitch94 @Meaw_catlady you‘re welcome! @Eggs thanks for creating it ☺️ 3y
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nomadreader
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Hooray for #LMPBC bookmail from @umbrellagirl . I'm excited to read this pick from @BookishBelle ! #GroupN

Elizabeth2 I adored this book! Enjoy! 3y
umbrellagirl Glad it arrived. Sorry it was late!! 3y
nomadreader @umbrellagirl No worries! I have plenty to read in the mean time 😀 3y
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Jerdencon
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Post 7 books covers that you love over 7 days, no explanations. Tag someone new each day to play along

#7days7covers #day3

Today I‘ll tag @TheLibrarian my newest follower

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Shemac77
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Mehso-so

Wasn‘t a huge fan. Felt scattered and forced. Meh.

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Shemac77
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Reading outside before the hurricane hits our province. With some frog friends.

Buechersuechtling 📷🐸🥰 3y
TheBee 😄😍 3y
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Shemac77
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Evening reading.

Buechersuechtling Enjoy, your book sounds really nice. 🙂 3y
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MoonWitch94
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Thank you, Denise! Can‘t wait to read it & let you know what I think. 📚

Jerdencon Can‘t wait to hear what you think! 😀 3y
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umbrellagirl
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Two thumbs up for our second book #lmpbc #groupN

nomadreader I'm looking forward to this one...and it reminds me to read this month's so I can mail it this weekend😬! 3y
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Johanna414
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Mehso-so

This was just ok... I wanted to love it because it takes place in a bookstore and I dream of someone leaving a bookstore to me, but I guessed the major plot twist almost immediately and ended up just being really impatient to get to through it.

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BookishBelle
Bookshop of Yesterdays | Amy Meyerson
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#lmpbc #round6 #groupn

Hey, @umbrellagirl ! This is headed your way! I‘m sorry it‘s late. It‘s been quite the few weeks with so much going on!

umbrellagirl Excellent! I hope all is well. 3y
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Elizabeth2
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I absolutely loved this book! It‘s part mystery, part family drama, a sprinkling of romance and perfect for any book lover! Miranda‘s Uncle Billy has died and he‘s left her one last scavenger hunt and his bookstore. What she uncovers are long buried family secrets, and a whole lot about herself. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Second book finished for the #reversereadathon! Just in time, as it‘s hour 24! @DeweysReadathon

phatsallylee Congratulations on completing the readathon! 3y
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Elizabeth2
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My #reversereadathon was interrupted to listen to a friend going through some stuff, and to have a conversation with my ultra thin and trying to bulk up 19 year old about why eating a bag of pistachios is not a healthy way to meet one‘s caloric goals (not to mention outlandishly expensive - oh my grocery bill!).

Now I‘m back! I am loving this book!

@DeweysReadathon

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Elizabeth2
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Up early to continue the #reversereadathon. My reading buddy would much rather be in bed, but takes his job as my constant companion very seriously. ❤️📚🐩
@DeweysReadathon

brit91 Awwww so cute!!😍🐶📚 3y
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Elizabeth2
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I‘m probably headed to bed in about an hour, so I‘m allowing myself one of my favorite beers with my snack (extra dark “Specials” pretzels) and my next book. Normally, alcohol is a no-no for me during a readathon because it makes me sleepy. 🙂 My plan is to read until 1am-ish local time, and get up around 5am tomorrow. I love reading when the rest of the house is asleep. ❤️📚 #reversereadathon

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Elizabeth2
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Starting this one next for the #reversereadathon. There‘s a them for me for this readathon: bookish books. 🙂📚❤️

 @DeweysReadathon

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Jerdencon
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@MoonWitch94
I‘m finally starting this one today and will pass it on to you if you haven‘t read it and will def send you my review!!

MoonWitch94 Wahoo!!! Can‘t wait 😊 3y
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BookishBelle
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I got a little bogged down in the family drama at times but overall a very good read. I won‘t say more because this is my #lmpbc pick and will be headed out in the mail soon. @umbrellagirl @LitLogophile @nomadreader #groupn

umbrellagirl Can‘t wait to read this. The cover is great too. 3y
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