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The Red Address Book
The Red Address Book | Sofia Lundberg
Written with love, told with joy. Very easy to enjoy.Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove For fans of A Man Called Ove and The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared comes a heartwarming debut about 96-year-old Doris, who writes down her memories as she pages through her decades-old address book. But the most profound moment of her life is still to come . . . Meet Doris, a 96-year-old woman living alone in her Stockholm apartment. She has few visitors, but her weekly Skype calls with Jennyher American grandniece, and her only relativegive her great joy and remind her of her own youth. When Doris was a girl, she was given an address book by her father, and ever since she has carefully documented everyone she met and loved throughout the years. Looking through the little book now, Doris sees the many crossed-out names of people long gone and is struck by the urge to put pen to paper. In writing down the stories of her colorful pastworking as a maid in Sweden, modelling in Paris during the 30s, fleeing to Manhattan at the dawn of the Second World Warcan she help Jenny, haunted by a difficult childhood, unlock the secrets of their family and finally look to the future? And whatever became of Allan, the love of Doriss life? A charming novel that prompts reflection on the stories we all should carry to the next generation, and the surprises in life that can await even the oldest among us, The Red Address Book introduces Sofia Lundberg as a wiseand irresistiblestoryteller.
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SilversReviews LOVED this book. 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf 📚❤️ 13mo
Eggs Looks like my kind of book! 13mo
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SilversReviews
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Thanks to these Litsy folks for today‘s prompt:

#WISHES&BLESSINGS
@Eggs
@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Today‘s Prompt: RED

♥️ ♥️LOVED THIS BOOK ♥️ ♥️

If you are in need of a book that will have you remembering and loving the characters and the story line long after you close the last page, THE RED ADDRESS BOOK will be a welcome read.

REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/2p89je53

Eggs Perfect 📚❤️📕 1y
SilversReviews @Eggs Have you read this book? 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect ❤️ 1y
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Eggs No but it sounds like something I‘d like 👍🏼 @SilversReviews 1y
SilversReviews @Eggs Enjoy if you read it. 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#CuriousCovers
#Blueandred 💙📚❤️

Have you read these?!

Eggs Just *WONDER* ❤️💙❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs ❤️📚💙 2y
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MelissaSue81
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Finally getting caught up on my reading challenge and I have found a new “read every book” author in Sofia Lundburg. Really enjoyed a lot of these this month.

Hooked_on_books I‘m loving your emoji usage in this pic! 2y
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Bojo2006
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This was a sweet book! 96-year-old Doris shares her life story and life lessons with her great-niece. The story moved along quickly and at times I couldn‘t put it down. Glad I read it. ❤️

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PurpleTulipGirl
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This is a delightful book. Doris kept an address book with the names of people she met. It forms the heart of her stories about her life, recorded for her niece Jenny. The story alternates between Doris‘ life over the years and her last days in a hospital.

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PurpleTulipGirl
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My second #translatedfromswedish book this year.

Doris‘ mother sends her to work at 13, unable to support both her children, offering the blessing quoted. After being a maid, Doris becomes a ‘live mannequin‘ and model in Paris. Then her mother dies and her sister Agnes arrives. And then the War begins.

When Doris and Agnes arrive in the US, they must find a way to survive.

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SilversReviews
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Thanks to these Litsy folks for today‘s prompt:

#WORDSOFOCTOBER
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

Today‘s Prompt: RED

LOVED this book.

Doris is 96, lives alone in Stockholm, and only has a niece in the United States that she Skypes with.

This book was a beautiful, beautiful read that I didn't want to end.

It was heartwarming as well as heartbreaking.

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/vl534ex

OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
SilversReviews @OriginalCyn620 ❤️ SO GOOD!! 2y
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Bookwormjillk
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A very satisfying bookish weekend reading the last #LMPBC from this round and going through the notes in my original book. Thanks for a great round Group D! @babyruth2510 @Professional_Book_Dragon @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Getting back your original book is always so fun and interesting!! Sometimes I wish we could send them for a second time around just so I can see what everyone else thought about the other books 😂 3y
Bookwormjillk @TheAromaofBooks I know what you mean! The last book is always my favorite for that reason! 3y
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Bookwormjillk
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Got this today #LMPBC

I can‘t believe this round is almost done!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad it made it okay - and can't believe we are going to be reading our final books of this round!! 3y
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Pickpick

I don't want to say much as this was an #LMPBC read, but I did enjoy the structure and story of this one, although I didn't find the mail love story as romantic as I think I was supposed to. Still, an enjoyable read that brings me to 9hrs 4mins for #EasterExtravaganza - on schedule for now, but with a strong chance of falling behind as I work W-F!!

@Andrew65

Andrew65 A great time 👏👏👏 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65 - Thank you!!! 3y
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TheAromaofBooks
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Join @Andrew65 for a readathon April 12-19!! Set your own goals and read along!!

I'm hoping to push an average of 3hrs/day, so 24 hours total, which I think is doable despite my work schedule. Definitely need to read the tagged #LMPBC book this week!!

#EasterExtravaganza

TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick - I meant to tag you about this yesterday!! I know you have a lot going on right now but... readathon! 😁 3y
Andrew65 Great target and thanks for sharing. 🥰 (edited) 3y
Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks Maybe if things turn okay okay for Totem tomorrow, I may be able to join in a few days late. For now I‘m just not in the right headspace. But thanks for the tag! And I love the idea @Andrew65 🖤 3y
Andrew65 @Clwojick Sending positive thoughts, we‘re here all week so join us if you are in a place to later in the week. 😍 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick - totally understand!!! I just like to keep you in the readathon loop!! ❤ 3y
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TheAromaofBooks
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Hey @Professional_Book_Dragon !!! Your #LMPBC book came today - looks great and I can't wait to read it!!

@Babyruth2510 @bookwormjillk

Professional_Book_Dragon Yay! I‘m so excited to see what you think! 3y
robinb I enjoyed this one! 😊 3y
TheAromaofBooks @robinb - yay! Good to know, as we often have similar tastes!! 3y
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Professional_Book_Dragon
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@TheAromaofBooks it is ready to go! I will mail it tomorrow. Our mail lady came already today before I had it ready.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I'll be sure to let you know when it arrives!! 3y
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JoyBlue
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Mehso-so

So, I may have had unreasonable expectations for this. I never really ***felt*** the depth of either the address book or Doris and Jenny's relationship. Here's where my expectations may have been high: I had absolutely The Best Granny In History. Like, I can't tell you about her in the remaining 74 characters great. I was thinking this book was going to be like *that*. 💙 Be jealous. 😉 And, read the book if you have reasonable expectations.

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SilversReviews
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Thanks to:

#AULDLANGREADS
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

Today‘s Prompt: FAVORITE BOOK OF 2019

There were too many great and favorite books last year, but I‘m going with one I reviewed on January 2, 2019!!

LOVED this book.

REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/vl534ex

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 3y
Crazeedi Enjoyed this one too!👍💞 3y
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BookNAround
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this as much as everyone else. The premise is fantastic but the modern story line was stilted, simplistic, and too unbelievable. The past stories of Doris‘ life told by the address book entries were better but still not as emotionally engaging as I‘d hoped. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/10/review-red-address-book-by-sofia.html

Cinfhen Premise sounds adorable 3y
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Quirkybookworm
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What do you guys think of this book?

Quirkybookworm Don‘t people answer questions??? 3y
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ReadingisMyPassion
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“So many names that pass by us during a lifetime. Have you ever thought about that, Jenny? All the names that come and go. That rip our hearts to pieces and make us shed tears. That become lovers or enemies. I leaf through my address book sometimes.“

Crazeedi Great story 4y
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MizLit
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booksaremyfavorite
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A sweet story about Doris, a 96 year old woman nearing the end of her life. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5.

Crazeedi I liked it too! 4y
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booksaremyfavorite
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“I wish you enough.”

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Sharpeipup
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“The greatest comfort in life comes from freely expressing one‘s opinion and being met with nothing but love in return, even when opinions diverge.”❤️

tpixie Just finished this and loved it!!! 4y
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SHUPERBookLover
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After reading The Red Address Book I was determined to find my own pink address book - I FOUND IT!!! Took my own trip down memory lane, just like Doris, the book‘s main character, did.

Sassy_Steph My kind of address book! IT‘s PINK!! 4y
tpixie Awesome!! 4y
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SHUPERBookLover
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Such a lovely read. This book kept me company while recovering from a surgery. It made me think of my girlhood pink address book and it was a trip down memory lane to thumb through it. Memories, sadness, hope and joy pervade the pages of this book. The perfect companion while I recuperated. You will laugh, gasp, cry and rejoice along with Doris as she recalls the amazing moments in her life while thinning through her red address book.

tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ loved this! 4y
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Cmf365
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Love, love, love! The story of 96 year old Doris as she reflects on her life by sharing stories of all the people she met through her life. Beautiful and touching, emotional and witty, it is the testament of love standing the test of time and battling the odds. Read it! Its wonderful.

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Cmf365
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Page 33. "I wish you enough....." So in love with this book. I can't put it down and don't want it to end at the same time.

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Cathy_J
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Beach read while camping over the long weekend. The story of 96 year old Doris as she remembers the significant people in her life via the entries in her address book. I enjoyed this one ⭐⭐⭐ and a half stars.

tpixie Oh good! It‘s this months book for my IRL book club! 4y
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Crazeedi
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My second 5 star in a row. The story of Doris's life told through her memories looking at the names in her address book. And what a life ! She writes to her great niece Jenny all her memories. I finished this book in one day, couldn't stop reading

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Crazeedi
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1. I have so many, but I'll say going camping in the covered wagon my dad built. We went to state parks.
2 3 sisters, 2 brothers
3 I just checked, 3 years ago, but I've only been very active for the past year or so
4 see tagged book, plus my chair is beside a whole shelf of books!😊
5 @gradcat @SamanthaMarie @CBee @Llanphear @AmyG
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

shellleigh33 Camping in a covered wagon sounds like so much fun. Bet those are some great memories 4y
CBee Hi 👋🏻 Diane! Thanks for tagging me! Hope you are doing well! ♥️ 4y
Crazeedi @shellleigh33 it was so much fun as a child, 8 people stuffed in it and the back of a station wagon! 4y
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Crazeedi @CBee hi cydney hope you're doing well! Keep your eye out for a prize😊 4y
CBee @Crazeedi you are too sweet ♥️ 4y
AmyG Thanks for the tag! 😘 4y
Crazeedi @AmyG welcome! Keep your eye out for a prize amy! 4y
AmyG Ha...I will! ❤️ 4y
gradcat @Crazeedi Thanks for the tag! Also, I got your email (yay—I remembered to check my email!) and will respond soon! 4y
Crazeedi @gradcat 👍😊💜 4y
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Crazeedi
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I need to get through my overdrive books, so I can pick up a physical book and read! Seriously I have so many books I want to jump into, what to do?! Sigh...

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BookNAround
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It seems fitting to pick this one up after writing quite a few #jb letters today. I still have some responses to write as well as many introductory letters as well (this is a slow process with so many on the list!) but I need to take a break and do some reading.

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#BookNBrunch! #ValentinesDay Edition! Tried to go to a trendy boutique brunch spot, and that was a nope...they were slammed, understaffed, and there was a line. So, back to the local 50‘s diner it is! At least the food and service are always consistently good here.

Since it‘s a special occasion, I‘m going carb-indulgent today. Ham/spinach/cheese omelet, crispy hash brown patties, and raisin toast, with coffee.😋 Happy reads & happy eats!

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Having trouble finding a book that I like. I am keeping my fingers crossed this is the book that changes that.

Crazeedi I've been there before. Still waiting for a really good book to pull me in, haven't had one for a while 4y
bookseller_cate My coworker loves this. I need to get to it soon! 4y
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Jenken1998
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A sweet quick read that made me cry. 96 year old Doris lives a lonely life far away from her only relative, great niece Jenny. She tells Jenny the story of her life through her Red Address book, letters and the start of a manuscript. Within those pages you learn about the loves, adventures, tragedies that made up her Aunt Doris's life. Excellent quick read that i couldnt put down. Triggers for war violence, rape and infant loss.

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Jenken1998
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So far so sweet 😍

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Booknerd2
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Almost gave up on this one but so glad I didn‘t. Sweet story of true love. Although, it was sad and depressing at times.

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a.bookish.byrd
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Such a clever way of telling the sweet, and sometimes tragic, story of Doris‘s life and those dear to her.

BridgetteM I loved this book! The main character had such a remarkable, tragic life. 4y
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The Red Address Book is beautifully written, unique, joyous and heartbreaking! This novel is part fictional memoir, part historical fiction, part romance and and one hundred percent amazing! The reader learns about and falls in love with Doris as she reminisces through her red address book which contains the names of all the people she has met thoughout her very eventful life. This is a most charming book that I very much enjoyed! Bravo!

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This book is a MUST READ!!

PUB DATE is January 8!!

Doris is 96, lives alone in Stockholm, and only has a niece in the United States that she Skypes with.

THE RED ADDRESS BOOK takes us back and forth in Doris' life as she reminisces about her past and all the people that have been in and have touched her life.

This book was a beautiful, beautiful read that I didn't want to end.

REVIEW HERE: https://bit.ly/2CKRzn2

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This ARC ran the gamut of emotions...heart wrenching, despairing but ultimately triumphant. The life of a 96-year-old Swedish woman is told through letters she writes to her great-niece as she nears the end of her life. It‘s unique, as she centers her narrative around those folks she‘s met in her life who made it into her red address book...some she knew well, some not but almost all ended up with a strike through their name and DEAD written 🔽

robinb in the margins of the book. It‘s a story of loss, love, and desperately trying to survive during the tumultuous years of WW2 in Europe and the US. It was a bit depressing but also absorbing and yes, there were a few tears while reading. There was an uplifting ending however. 4.3/5⭐️ Trigger: There was a rape scene, not overly graphic. (edited) 4y
SilversReviews I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book....it was so good. One of my favorites of the year. 4y
robinb @SilversReviews it was good, wasn‘t it?!! 👍👍😊❤️ I thought the story premise being built around people that we come in contact with throughout our lives (from the address book) was a very interesting and unique one. I had actually been thinking about this as I addressed Christmas cards this year...those who have passed on or those who have moved and I‘m no longer in touch with. An address book is an excellent chronicler of one‘s life. 😊 4y
SilversReviews @robinb Oh....it was so good. The premise was marvelous. Fun about your thoughts as you addressed Christmas cards. I have my mother‘s address book and enjoy looking through it. It isn‘t anything like the red address book, but I love seeing her handwriting. Thanks for the reply. (edited) 4y
robinb @SilversReviews 👍👍😊❤️ 4y
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robinb
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Up next, an ARC due out in January. After only the first few pages, I can tell it‘s probably going to break my 💔 , among other things. 😩

wordslinger42 I got an ARC of this, too, & am about to start it! 4y
robinb @wordslinger42 There are a few other reviews of it on here (picks). I didn‘t read them, but it‘s nice to see others liked it! Enjoy! 😊 4y
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This is my current read, The Red Address Book. I was convinced when I saw it was recommended by Fredrik Backman. It‘s about Doris, a 96 year old who is looking back on her life. Very good so far. It‘s out on 1/8.

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"I wish you enough," she whispered in my ear. "Enough sun to light up your days, enough rain that you appreciate the sun. Enough joy to strengthen your soul, enough pain that you can appreciate life's small moments of happiness. And enough friends that you can manage a farewell now and then." 4⭐️s. Plus: great cover ❤️

*I received this book through #BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review.

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wordslinger42
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So excited to read this ARC! 😄

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SilversReviews
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#friyayintro
@howjessreads

1. I LOVE mashed potatoes and gravy.

2. Italian

3. I have met authors, but no presidents or movie stars. I consider authors famous. 😊

4. My tagged book was absolutely FABULOUS....LOVED it.

5. @Reecaspieces @irre

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#ManicMonday
#LetterR
@JoScho

My tagged book is a MUST read...LOVED it. I featured it in a post last week. RED ADDRESS BOOK(THE)

Ruth Reichel - author of DELICIOUS.

No TV or Movie

Raviolis

JoScho Love the ravioli with cheese! 4y
SilversReviews @JoScho Oh yes....DELISH!! 4y
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#HumpDayPost
@MinDea

1. Love my Sheetz Tea!! 😊

2. Seven hours of sleep last night.

3. Chocolate with nuts is my favorite.

4. I get my hair cut every seven weeks.

5. I finished THE RED ADDRESS BOOK last night...didn‘t want it to end. I have a post about it. LOVED it. The FULL review will be on January 2, 2019.

THANKS FOR THE WEDNESDAY FUN!!

BooknerdsLife OMG SAME!!! Any chocolate (especially dark) with nuts!!! 🙌🙌❤️ 4y
SilversReviews @BooknerdsLife 😍😍😍😍😍 4y
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