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Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits: World Book Day Edition 2016 | Rainbow Rowell
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'Everybody likes everything these days. The whole world is a nerd.''Are you mad because other people like Star Wars? Are you mad because people like me like Star Wars?''Maybe.'If you broke Elena's heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her local cinema to see the new movie, she's expecting a celebration with crowds of people who love Han, Luke and Leia just as much as she does. What she's not expecting is to be last in a line of only three people; to have to pee into a collectible Star Wars soda cup behind a dumpster or to meet that unlikely someone who just might truly understand the way she feels. Kindred Spirits is an engaging short story by Rainbow Rowell, author of the bestselling Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Carry On, and is part of a handful of selected short reads specially produced for World Book Day.
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Leftik
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Checked another short book I‘ve been meaning to read off my list!! And I freaking loved it! Could read an entire 300 pages about Troy, Gabe and Elena! Best!

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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This is my first Litsy post, way back in 2016... it took me just under 45 minutes to scroll all the way back to start 😂 SUCH MEMORIES! This got two likes and 1 stack add... #LitsyMemories #FirstPost

Cinfhen That‘s a lovely first post!!! So bright & colorful 💞💞💞 9mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Cinfhen, thanks ☺️ I was quite proud of it 9mo
Linsy Love that cup! ☕️ 9mo
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Liatrek
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I still dream someday I will meet my Star Wars soulmate 😊 This was super cute and I just love her characters dialogue. It was short but you quickly fall in love with the three Star Wars fan standing in line.

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vicgreentoriafield
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Jumping on the short reads train. I won't reach my goal this year, but at least I'll be closer.

Purrfectpages It‘s ok! Something to keep in mind for next year 😉 11mo
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ReadingRambo
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I'm not sure if this is a book, or a lengthy short story..but I liked it a lot. Two Star Wars fans meet in line as they are camped out waiting for a midnight showing. He ignores her. She pees behind a dumpster. You know..ROMANCE! It's really a cute story about not judging a book by its cover and it's worth the quick read.

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Minispok
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Book: Kindred Spirits
Author: Jay Kristoff
Movie: Kung Fu Panda
Tv: Kim Possible
Food: Key Lime Pie
#manicmonday #letterk @JoScho

rachelsbrittain Kindred Spirits is such a cute one. And I am *kicking* myself for not thinking of Kim Possible! So good 😅 1y
JoScho Thanks for playing 💛 1y
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Adelle1
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While short, it was definitely fun, well written, and I really enjoyed it. There‘s a line outside for the latest Star Wars movie, but there are only 3 people in it. Elena doesn‘t care, however, since it‘s all about the experience. Loved reading about the experience, the characters, and the ending had me cracking up!

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MelissaSue81
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Mehso-so

This is a (very) short story. I feel bad even counting it as a book. I‘m not a Star Wars fan myself, but my husband and daughter have seen the last two movies at the opening showings (they didn‘t wait in line.) I wanted a light read and love all her books, but this wasn‘t quite up to my expectations. Just kind of silly. Not bad though.

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jmtrivera
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This was a #quickread which I #finishedinonesitting during family naptime way back on New Year's Day. Finishing anything longer in one sitting has been pretty impossible with a Toddlersaurus around! 😄 #ReadingResolutions #Julyinbooks18

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RiaWritten
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I found my soul mate! Too bad he lives in Nebraska.

Amandajoy I just moved to Nebraska! I need to find this person so we can be friends! 1y
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jasreadsquiteabit
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Such a cute short story that reminds you that some of the best things can get overlooked!

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Avidreader25
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Loved this sweet short story about Star Wars fans camping out in line before the new movie. 💙 “I‘m not trying to talk anyone out of anything,” the manager said, looking harried. “I‘m just explaining that this is an unnecessary gesture.” “All the best ones are.”

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GypsyKat
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Shoutout to @jpmcwisemorgan for the heads up on this awesome deal! 💗💗💗 #BookDeal

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jpmcwisemorgan
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This is on sale for $2.99 as a Kindle ebook with proceeds going to the ACLU Foundation. I didn‘t need another book but I‘ll throw a little money at the ACLU Foundation any time I can swing it.

GypsyKat Thank you! 💗 2y
jpmcwisemorgan @GypsyKat You‘re welcome! The Book Riot deals have been good lately but I don‘t want to post all of them because I know not everyone is an ebook reader. This one I thought would appeal to a lot of people - Star Wars, Rainbow Rowell, ACLU Foundation... 2y
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devil93cry
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Enjoying the day with light reading.

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LoveToReadLiveToRead
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Cute little short story by Rainbow Rowell about love blossoming between Star Wars fans in the line for The Force Awakens.
I love Rainbow Rowell, I always enjoy her stories.

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DyAnne
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Star Wars! Nerdy, awkward teens! Adorable. This short helped me pass the time in the ER with my spouse and his kidney stone. Bonus: Proceeds from the sale of this went to the ACLU. ❤️ Thank you, Ms. Rowell.

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jmtrivera
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A perfect first read of the year. I may be physically incapable of not smiling when reading Rowell. I really related to Elena's attempt to savor an experience which hasn't turned out as anticipated. It also bright back great Star Wars memories of my own. And while one twist made me feel a bit annoyed, I did find the ending quite adorable. No spoilers, though. 😉

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WanderingBookaneer
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If I wasn‘t a lesbian, this would be a boy after my own heart!

Valink I just saw that he is playing in my town soon & I‘m trying to decide if I have the $$ to spend on tickets! 2y
WanderingBookaneer @Valink : Spend them! I‘m still considering shelling out money for Squeeze Box. 2y
Moray_Reads Sounds like both of my brothers! 2y
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merelybookish I still laugh at Another One Rides the Bus! 2y
Betty When my son was very young, I took him and his friend to a Weird Al concert. 2y
Schuhbox I used to work with a woman who basically stalked him. Every time I think of him, I think of her immediately! 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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After finishing Code Name Verity earlier today; I needed fluff. This was perfect. Short and Sweet. #readmyshelves2018

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WhovianNerd
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I'm actually working on an omnibus of Douglas Adams' HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY books, but I saw this story on my shelf, and thought I would read it first. Just a little something to get my 2018 reading year started. A story about fandom?! It was adorable!

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jmtrivera
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I seem to be physically incapable of reading Rainbow Rowell without smiling. Perfect first book of the year.

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mrsmamfa
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Onlaughterandliteracy
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So my #halloweengoespostal buddy forgot to send me a note, so she sent me a note and a book! Juli you are too much! I‘m so excited about this. I‘ve been wanting to read Rainbow Rowell, so this will be the perfect introduction. Thank you 💚

TommieMarie74 I love your copy. So pretty!! 2y
Juli Yay! I am so glad that you like it. ❤️ 2y
Onlaughterandliteracy @Juli I LOVE IT!! Definitely going to read this next week with my time off! 2y
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erinreads
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Just bought tickets for The Last Jedi for 8:50 tomorrow MORNING. Hey, if they‘re going to show movies that early, I‘m down. Doing some prep this morning to get ready. Glad I‘m finally getting to this lovely little thing that @elkeo sent many, many months ago because now seems like the perfect time.

SandyW I love going to the early morning matinee... many fewer people and it's usually cheaper! 2y
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SoniaC
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This was a really cute short story. Very fun brief read.

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MrBook
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I told my friend, "Not without me, pal!" ????????? He graduated top of his class at Harvard sooo...yeah, he can. ?? #KindredSpirits

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hes7
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Kindred Spirits left me feeling a little #Blushful about my Star Wars knowledge, so I'm taking a break from #LitsyPartyOfOne for a marathon with a couple friends. The reading will resume this evening. 🤓📚 #YESvember17

eanderson Yes!!! Sounds like fun! 2y
Liatrek Enjoy and feel free to just start with Rogue One 😊 I‘m not a fan of the pre-equals lol 2y
Libby1 Awesome! One of the great things about being the mother of a son is discovering all the amazing stuff I missed growing up in a family of girls. I am a bigger fan now than my son. 😃 2y
HeatherBookNerd I read that recently. Love Rainbow Rowell! 2y
hes7 @Liatrek 😂😂 We watched with IV and V, then started II—and stopped in the middle because it was so bad and went back to VI and VII. 2y
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hes7
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Short, but cute (of course—it's Rainbow Rowell). I think I need to go watch that new Star Wars movie now.

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Conleyheather
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I have been looking for a copy of this forever!

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LeenReads
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“By Tuesday evening, deep malaise had set in. Luke-staring-into-both-suns-of-Tatooine malaise.”

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HeatherBookNerd
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I just found this on my kindle. Totally forgot I'd bought it awhile back. Read the whole thing during my pedicure. What a perfectly charming, adorable, nerdy short story. I love Rainbow Rowell.

[DELETED] 206653737 Isn‘t Rainbow great! Such a cute story, love how they waited all that time and then fell asleep once the movie started. 2y
HeatherBookNerd @bookish22 I know! So adorable. 2y
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Quick and cute read! #catsoflitsy

Jess7 I love Rainbow Rowell. 2y
Tanzy13 🐱 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 @Jess7 me too! This one was short but cute. 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 @Tanzy13 😻 love my furbabes 2y
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[DELETED] 206653737
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Got to bookclub way early so starting this short read while I wait.

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WeeWeegieBookworm
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Perfect book to finish off comic con weekend :) it's true that geek culture has become more mainstream in the past couple of years with the MCU etc but I'm not part of this culture because it's "cool" or "the in thing". It's who I am and I'm proud of that ??? #geekandproud

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TheBookStacker
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I can't believe I finished! I attribute this wholeheartedly to all my #Littens without you guys pushing me to read more and keep up with you all I wouldn't have done it. I admit I cheated on the last book since I picked the shortest thing I could find.

MicheleinPhilly 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
Emory Congrats! 2y
Jas16 🙌🏽 2y
LeahBergen Woohoo!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Jas16
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I have been saving this #shortbook for the right time and I decided tonight was it. My cold is finally going away but I am still not ready for heavier reading material. Love Rainbow Rowell and this was a sweet short story that left me wanting more. #melandprireadathon

GondorGirl I adored this one! 💜 2y
Crystalblu Wasn't it sweet?! 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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29. Short Book : Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell (kindly sent to me from the 🇬🇧 by @uraqt288 when I panicked about not finding it here in 🇦🇺) #readathon #30daysofreadathon

MrBook Love that cup! 2y
Linsy Love that teacup! 9mo
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ScorpioBookDreams
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This was a super adorable short story about two Star Wars fans. Thank you so much @elkeo for the hardcover! 💕

Pruzy Does it appear in a larger collection? 2y
Jennick2004 What a gorgeous photo!! 💚 2y
Crystalblu So sweet! As a massive fan and as a girl I get some flack. But, as soon as I ask the # of the trash compactor a level of respect is formed. 2y
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rubyslippersreads Lovely photo! 2y
TrishB Lovely pic 💜 2y
Sarah83 Sweet pic 2y
Caroline2 Lovely photo! I really enjoyed Fangirl so I might have to give this a go! 🤔 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @Pruzy I'm not sure. It was released for World Book Day in the U.K. (edited) 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @Crystalblu I will never understand why men think women can't be geeks over things. 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @Caroline2 I think it's only a Q9 on amazon. It was a World Book Day short read. 2y
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rjnellie
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No Rainbow Rowell book can go unread and Kindred Spirits is my choice for #BookTubeAThon 3) Read a book in one day.

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MatildaBaggins
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This little novella was so cute and sweet. Exactly what I needed! Yay Star Wars!!! 😍

Crystalblu Yay Star Wars! 2y
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MatildaBaggins
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Quick novella to get me back on track with my reading goals 😊

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I did enjoy this considering I'm not a fan of Star Wars!

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Rabidgummibear
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My first book I finished during #24in48 since I decided to read longer stuff. Which maybe wasn't the best choice but Kindred spirits is a delightful short story.

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PrincessLessons
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One of my friends in the U.K. was kind enough to send me a copy of this Rainbow Rowell novella. It's perfect for Star Wars fans and fans of Rowell in general! My only complaint is that the story is too short! #starwars #rainbowrowell

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sydneyerin
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I have loved everything I've read by Rainbow Rowell. This story is sweet and cute and meaningful, just like the rest of her work. It is a nice snapshot of the character's lives.

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Kalalalatja
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This was a sweet, little book, which fit perfectly with my low energy levels.
I could relate to Elena's need for finding kindred spirits, as that is how I felt before Litsy. So thanks, again, to @elkeo for this lovely, little thing, and just thanks to all the wonderful Littens out there who are making this the best community ❤️

aeeklund It's such a refreshing community to be a part of, isn't it? I'm glad you're here. 💜📖 2y
Kalalalatja @aeeklund it is! I don't really use other social media much anymore, because they just don't compare to Litsy. And I am glad you are here too! 💙💙 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Ah, you are so right we found our kindred spirits here on Litsy! You are one of my favorites so I am glad I could get you this book 💕 2y
Kalalalatja @elkeo oh you ☺️💕 your posts always make me smile. And become green with envy 😄 2y
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Kalalalatja
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I have been sick/feeling bad since Wednesday, so I am trying to treat myself (and my lack of reading-energy) with lemon tea, candy, and some light reading material. Hopefully, this will do the trick 🤞

#currentlyreading

Kaylamburson Yum!!! 2y
Bambolina_81 I hope you feel better soon ❤️ 2y
dariazeoli Feel better! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you get to feeling better 💕 2y
4thhouseontheleft Feel better soon! 2y
ju.ca.no get well soon! 2y
JenP Oh no, feel better 2y
hlgreenfield Hope you feel better soon. Also yay for the ravenclaw special edition. It's so pretty. I keep mine where I can see it all the time 2y
DGRachel Self care is crucial! Feel better soon!! 2y
Grrlbrarian Hang in there! Hope you feel better soonest 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Hope you feel better! 💚 When I'm sick all bets are off. Whatever I'm hungry for is what I eat. 😂 2y
Kalalalatja @Kaylamburson they are so yummy! 👌 2y
Kalalalatja @hlgreenfield thanks! 💙 I love it. I read the new info pages, and now I kinda want to get all the other house editions too, just to know what's in those😄 2y
Kalalalatja @DGRachel it really is, so that's what I am trying to do. Next on the agenda is a long nap 💕 2y
Kalalalatja @Ashley_Nicoletto thanks 💙 I feel the same way. If you can't eat without a guilty conscience when you are sick, I don't know when you can 😄 2y
Kaylamburson Nothing like gummy worms to wiggle your back to health! @Kalalalatja 2y
Megabooks Feel better! 2y
minkyb Feel better! 2y
Cspen113 Hope you feel better soon!! 2y
aeeklund Feel better! Glad you're treating yourself! 2y
Bklover Gummy worms should make you feel better!! Love them!! 2y
Mimi28 Hope you feel better!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
vivastory Hope you recover quickly! 2y
Suet624 Rest, drink, sleep, repeat. 😁💕 2y
Aninski I loved Kindred Spirits! Hope you're already feeling better 😊 2y
Kalalalatja @Kaylamburson @Bklover they must have helped, because I am feeling a lot better today! 🐛 (edited) 2y
Kalalalatja @Suet624 that was all I did yesterday, and it helped! 👍 2y
Kaylamburson So glad to hear it @Kalalalatja! I better buy some to have on hand in case I get sick 😉 2y
Kalalalatja @Kaylamburson you never know when it hits - always be prepared 😄😉 2y
diovival OMG, I love sour gummies. This photo made my mouth water. 😛 2y
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Absolutely endearing and hilarious and romantic in its own unique way...just as I have come to expect from the lovely Rainbow Rowell.
The part about the nickname with the cup. HILARIOUS!
And my one spoiler related comment:
It was so funny that they slept through the whole movie! After all that build up! But the way it ended with them making a date to see another showing after getting some sleep was perfect.
#KindredSpirits #RainbowRowell