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Waiting for Tom Hanks
Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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A rom-com-obsessed romantic waiting for her perfect leading man learns that life doesn't always go according to a script in this delightfully charming and funny novel. Annie Cassidy dreams of being the next Nora Ephron. She spends her days writing screenplays, rewatching Sleepless in Seattle, and waiting for her movie-perfect meet-cute. If she could just find her own Tom Hanks--a man who's sweet, sensitive, and possibly owns a houseboat--her problems would disappear and her life would be perfect. But Tom Hanks is nowhere in sight. When a movie starts filming in her neighborhood and Annie gets a job on set, it seems like a sign. Then Annie meets the lead actor, Drew Danforth, a cocky prankster who couldn't be less like Tom Hanks if he tried. Their meet-cute is more of a meet-fail, but soon Annie finds herself sharing some classic rom-com moments with Drew. Her Tom Hanks can't be an actor who's leaving town in a matter of days . . . can he?
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LeslieO
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Got a bingo and read my #BookSpin AND my #DoubleSpin. Yay! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Yay bingo!!!! 10mo
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jenniferajanes
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Pickpick

Fun, fun, fun rom-com with a nod to some of my favorite romantic comedies (Nora Ephron!). This is a light read that ends pretty much the way you‘d expect. It was just what I needed this week. #audiobook #Libby

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TheAromaofBooks
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@megnews is hosting the #RoadTripUSA2022 challenge, trying to visit each state (via book, of course!) this year. Love the idea of these #TravelTuesdays !!

I'm a lifetime Buckeye & think Ohio's big must-not-miss definitely has to be the Hocking Hills region. I'm rather passionately fond of my state & get a little defensive when people blow it off as “just“ corn, when, first off, corn is awesome 😂

I was delighted to realize the tagged book is ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) set in German Village, including scenes in the famous Book Loft bookstore!! My other favorite Ohio reads are probably the Kate Burkholder mysteries by Linda Castillo. Set in Ohio's Amish country, Castillo does a great job realistically portraying the Amish community and the ways they are the different and the same as their English neighbors. We have an Amish population in my neighborhood as well and while they obviously choose to live ⬇ 13mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) differently, they are just as human as the rest of us.

Can't wait to see what other Ohio reads any of you have to share, and I'm intrigued to see where #TravelTuesdays take us next!!!
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megnews I love The Book Loft! So many great places to visit in Columbus! I also love the Toledo area. I haven‘t made it to Hocking Hills yet but definitely on my list! 13mo
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JamieArc I love Hocking Hills, so in that vein, the tagged book is a great non-fiction read that ends there: (edited) 13mo
Bookwormjillk People who make fun of Ohio are boring and don‘t know how to discover possibilities. 13mo
StaceGhost My cousins live out there and my best friend went to OSU in Columbus— Ohio is gorgeous! 13mo
megnews @JamieArc @Bookwormjillk @StaceGhost it‘s great to see all the shout outs to “discovering possibilities” in Ohio. I didn‘t realize Grandma Gatewood‘s Walk ends in Ohio. It‘s been on my tbr forever. 13mo
JamieArc @megnews it‘s been a while since I‘ve read it, so the walk to Old Man‘s Cave may have been separate from her Appalachian Trail walk, but the book still ends talking about Hocking Hills. I remember that because it was an unexpected surprise - it‘s a place I love. 13mo
Amandajoy My husband is on a business trip in Dayton. He spent the morning lost. He‘s not a fan of Ohio. 😂 13mo
Lauram Ohio corn and Amish fry pies are amazing! 13mo
TheAromaofBooks @megnews @JamieArc - Granny Gatewood is from Ohio & a section of the Buckeye Trail that goes through Old Man's Cave is named for her. I have that book on my shelf but still haven't gotten around to reading it!! I've heard good things about it, though. 13mo
TheAromaofBooks @Bookwormjillk - I think it's beautiful here and love it so hard haha I realize it's not everyone's cup of tea, but still! Recently I read a book where the MC had moved to NYC from Ohio and literally spent the entire book whining about how horrible/life-ending it would be if she had to move back there, and it REALLY annoyed me lol 13mo
TheAromaofBooks @StaceGhost @Lauram - It's so happy here!!! And Amish fry pies - total win!! 😂 13mo
TheAromaofBooks @Amandajoy - I have similar feelings about New Jersey, so it's probably fair LOL 13mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I bought Waiting for Tom Hanks at The Book Loft the last time I visited and didn't know at the time there's a scene set there.😂 I'm selling for our downtown hotel and will be visiting soonish. I like Columbus. Maybe I'll venture further out on a future trip. 13mo
TheAromaofBooks @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick - it's only about an 1.5hrs from Columbus to Old Man's Cave, so if the weather is decent, I definitely recommend it as a worthwhile adventure!! There are several other connected parks in the region as well. The om Hanks book, the MC says something at some point about it being a great place to commit murder because you could hide the body & no one would find it for days, and I was losing it because... true! 😂 13mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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I have some mixed feelings about this one, and am not even sure I can explain why haha What I loved - the humor, the side characters, the warm friendships, the PG-13 rating, and of course the setting of German Village in Columbus, referencing so many places (including the Book Loft!!) that I know and have visited. What I didn't like? I guess the MC's tendency to assume the worst of the male MC. Like she starts hating on him immediately with ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) literally NO reason to do so, because he was never anything but friendly & nice. He said ONE teasing thing to her & she takes it completely out context & turns it into a reason to completely distrust him - it honestly was super aggravating to have to listen to her complain about him when he actually has done NOTHING WRONG. But I enjoyed everything else (including having our skyline on the cover) so much that this has to get a pick. 1y
TheAromaofBooks #33by33 - Hope you had a lovely birthday @MatchlessMarie !!! I didn't hit my overly-ambitious goal, but I did read 1408 pages during your readathon!!!

#NovelNovember - I'm sitting at 846/3000pgs @Andrew65 - I have some lighter reads lined up this week so I'm hoping to hit my goal!!
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Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 1y
MatchlessMarie Thanks for reading along with me!! 🧁 1y
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slategreyskies
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Pickpick

This was a nice fluffy read. I laughed lots of times, so I gave it a pick instead of a so-so. :)

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Cupcake12
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Mehso-so

I‘ve heard lots of great things about this book but I was disappointed by how flat it was. Annie is a rom-com obsessed romantic who is waiting for the perfect man (Tom Hanks). A movie starts filming in her town and she starts working on the set and she meets the male lead - Drew. Very predictable in places but can Annie find love with a man who is in town only for a few days.
A sweet, cute read but disappointed overall after all the hype.

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Cupcake12
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#WeekendReads
1. Currently reading the tagged book on my kindle
2. Baking and cross stitching (wish I had more time for both of them)
3. The pieces of ourselves by Maggie Harcourt. Loved everything about this book especially how it dealt with teens and mental health issues

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Cupcake12
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My weekend reading is sorted. Finally getting round to reading this on my kindle 📖☕️

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alecia3dixie
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Panpan

This book was a definite 2 stars. There were times I thought it was cute and I laughed. But the main character was just sooo unlikable. The way she put everyone on an unattainable pedestal and then wondered why she couldn't find love. And the story was super predictable and unrealistic. The only reason it's getting 2 stars is because it did make me laugh.

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BookLove4Ever
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A cute and quick story. I couldn‘t help but smile many times. A bit predictable but it was the perfect comfort read for me. It ended much too quickly and abruptly. I think that it should have gone into what happened to the main couple after. Even better would be if a second book was the aftermath story. I‘d read it. Otherwise an enjoyable, quick read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sb3626
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One of my easy goals this week is to finish this book! It‘s a light and fun read but since I only have Libby on my phone it means I will need to find time to read it outside my normal reading time at night before bed when I prefer to not use my phone.

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AileenRR
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Pickpick

Light, fluffy, and adorable. I kept picturing Justin Hartley as the hero 😊

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sophierayton
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Pickpick

Some parts of this book infuriated me, but overall I did enjoy it.

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CocoReads
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Not too bad on the grab and go. Out of the 10, I‘ve only read 3: Beach Read, No Judgments, and The Lottery. Its been awhile in The Lottery so I may give it a reread, it‘s perfect for October!

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dottie.floating.on.words
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Mehso-so

This is a fast, easy read that focuses on the main character‘s obsession with romantic comedy movies as she stumbles into a romance of her own. I enjoyed the characters and the love interest is swoony but the storyline was too unbelievable for me. However it did read like a romantic comedy movie and although some moments were over the top, it was done so to match the vibe of a rom com. If you love rom coms you have to read this book!

CaliforniaCay Nice picture. Welcome to litsy! 🤗 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Book 134 of the year read. This was a really cute book.

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Starting this tonight.

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Lauranahe
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After the heaviness of the book I read before this, I needed something light and happy. And Waiting for Tom Hanks did not disappoint. It‘s basically Notting Hill in reverse; annie gets a job working on a movie filming in her neighborhood and has a meet-cute with movie star Drew Danforth. It‘s a cute story, I laughed out loud several times, and all the supporting characters were great. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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AsYouWish
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This book was super cute and a pretty quick read. I totally felt for Annie, I have been that girl, heck I am that girl, that sees “perfect” relationships in movies and around her and wishes for that for herself. I loved this book so much and highly recommend it!!

💙💙💙💙💙

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Purrfectpages
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If you are a fan of "chick flicks", then this is the book for you! This highly readable story engaged me from the start. Winfrey and I could be friends. I chuckled a lot and found so many moments to be relatable AND quotable. Ground breaking? No. Predictable? Yes. But romcoms are the comfort food of pop culture. They aren't deep, they are fun. Given those conditions, Winfrey delivered what was promised. And really, who doesn't love Tom Hanks?

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Purrfectpages
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I mean, who doesn‘t like Tom Hanks? #fallreads #romcomreads #nextup #september2020 #womensfiction

britt_brooke @mom2bugnbee I‘m going to assume you‘ve read this, but tagging you just in case! 😉 2y
mom2bugnbee @britt_brooke Ha! I haven't read it, but it's on my TBR! (I kinda live that you'll never again hear his name without thinking of me. 😂) 2y
britt_brooke @mom2bugnbee It‘s so true! 💚💚 2y
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Eggs
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Mehso-so
LisaD This one sounds good. 3y
Eggs Hope you enjoy! 3y
TheAromaofBooks I've been meaning to read this one! 3y
Eggs @TheAromaofBooks It‘s witty 3y
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UnabridgedPod
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Kerry Winfrey‘s Waiting for Tom Hanks is a sweet, frothy, quirky romance whose foundation in the movies means every fellow fan of When Harry Met Sally or Sleepless in Seattle will be giddy.⠀

Annie has survived a life of tragedy to find contentment in living with her uncle Don, hanging out at the local coffee shop with her best friend, and writing freelance articles for online publications about an array of topics (hemorrhoids, anyone?). ⬇️

UnabridgedPod She has built a life grounded in un-glamorous reality but elevated by her dreams of finding a romance worthy of the romantic comedies her deceased mother shared with her. When a famous director, who just happens to be her uncle's ex-roommate, starts filming a rom com in her town, Annie has a chance to jump at her dreams. And an awkward meet cute with the gorgeous star of the film means that her life begins taking the shape of those rom coms.⠀ 3y
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Jen_Reads
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My June roundup. I am surprised I read two whole books this month. I loved both of them.

Bonus is my cat sticking her tongue out because she‘s adorable.

JoScho That little pink tongue 😻 3y
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Jen_Reads
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I loved this book so much and it was exactly what I needed to get out of this months long slump I‘ve been in. It‘s also made me want to watch You‘ve Got Mail, but sadly no streaming service I have had it and I‘m too cheap to buy it off iTunes. But I am in a Rom-Com mood.

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Jen_Reads
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This book is making me want to watch all the Rom-Coms and my favorite movie is mentioned. I‘ve also read 97 pages which is the most I have read in a month.

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Jen_Reads
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I am falling in love with this book and I to would love to meet my own Tom Hanks.

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Eggs
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Skeeterisme
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Completely adorable

Scochrane26 I saw today that the next book about Chloe comes out in July. 3y
Skeeterisme @Scochrane26 chloe and nick too? That sounds delightful 3y
Scochrane26 @Skeeterisme Yes, it‘s about Chloe & Nick. I knew about it but didn‘t know it was coming out soon. 3y
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Poppy27
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Loving this so far! Trying to not rush through it but it's just so good I can't help but to read the next chapter...

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Danay
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2020 #29 A little weekend fluff.

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Traveler13
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Mehso-so

Adorable premise and love the book loft shout out but Annie kind of bugged

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Readinginfairyland
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Mehso-so

It was very sweet. Just like a Tom Hanks rom com. I would have liked a little more tension between the romantic interests. Still cute.

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MidnightBookGirl
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This was fun and cute and a great February read! I too love Tom Hanks in romance movies, and the author gives several shout outs to my all time fav rom com, While You Were Sleeping.

Cyndij82 Loved this book! So cute 3y
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Kelsyereadsbooks
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Panpan

⭐️⭐️/5 I did not care for this one. It didn‘t have a lot of depth and felt very cheesy. Looking forward to my next read!

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MidnightBookGirl
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Very cute romcom so far! #audiobook

Cyndij82 Loved that book. 3y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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My spoils from my visit to The Book Loft. Cute place, lots of rooms, damn near got lost inside. I've nearly picked up Waiting for Tom Hanks a few times & passed, saying not today. I finally pulled the trigger and imagine my surprise when the cashier told me a scene takes place right there in The Book Loft! 😃 So whether it was serendipity or kismet or sheer dumb luck, I am super jazzed about my choice and the receipt will clearly be the bookmark.

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krissylovesbooks75
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1. I like the newer romance, for example the tagged book. I'm not into the bustier buster ones lol

2. My hubby and I went out for lunch and book shopping today, but we both usually prefer to stay home.

3. Books! Okay, chocolates. But I like flowers, too.

4. I love Charley and Reyes in the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones.

#friyayintro @howjessreads @4thhouseontheleft

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Brookebickel
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I breezed through it quickly and enjoyed it a lot. It was a very cute book! ♥️📚 #tomhanks #romance #film #kerrywinfrey

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OriginalCyn620
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If like me you like to read light, fluffy romance in February, you may like this book. It was cute and a quick read. Lots of rom-com references and some awkward-funny scenes.

Cyndij82 Loved that book! 3y
Mommamanzi I just finished it last night and LOVED it! 3y
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Scochrane26
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This was a great light-hearted read & helped me recover from several emotional books. It‘s not the greatest romance book, but I enjoyed the movie references (there were a few too many), the fantasy romance, & the setting. I didn‘t love the ending, but I loved that there‘s a scene in The Book Loft in Columbus. Got a few spaces for bingo @4thhouseontheleft
This is my book for Ohio #readtheUSA2020
@TK421 @cobwebmoth Have you all read this yet?

cobwebmoth I haven't read it yet. I'll have to check it out. 3y
TheAromaofBooks I may have to read this one just for The Book Loft reference!! That place is magical! 3y
Scochrane26 @TheAromaofBooks I‘m so glad I finally went there last September & especially before I read this book. Sadly, it‘s 3.5 hours away from me, so I don‘t know when I‘ll get to go again. The German Village sounds fun though. 3y
TheAromaofBooks It's only about 45mins from here and I still only make it there once or twice a year. Husband commutes to Columbus every day so we don't often feel like going up again on the weekends! German Village is a delightful place to walk around, although I can't imagine having enough money to live there!! 3y
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RedxoHearts
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A slow month for me but here's my January 2020 Wrap-Up. I loved Waiting for Tom Hanks and definitely want to read more by the author one day. The Night Olivia Fell was a bit in middle ground for me but enjoyable. Here's to more reading in February

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Cyndij82
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Pickpick

Loved this book. Great rom com! Easy read!

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coffeebooksandmagicmascara
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BOOK REVIEW ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ just finished up reading #WaitingForTomHanks by @kerrywinfrey and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I did feel as though Annie was a little on the annoying side about making sure her life aligned up to the likings of a romcom but she started to grow on me as the story played out! I will definitely be reading more from Kerry Winfrey! ❤️

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RedxoHearts
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My first book finish of 2020. I needed something light and easy so this was perfect. Yes it was a bit cheesy but a sweet read. I loved the cast of characters in this one.

Cinfhen Fun title!!! 3y
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Owlizabeth
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Mehso-so

Maybe it‘s this killer migraine, but this one just didn‘t do it for me. Very bland, obsessive love letter to Nora Ephron and rom-coms, was found the heroine beyond ridiculous and the plot too twee. Quick, light read, but it didn‘t give me the warm fuzzies I wanted. 👍🏼👍🏼1/2

sprainedbrain Perfect image for this review! Love it. 😅 3y
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RedxoHearts
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My current reads. A Discovery of Witches is for a buddy read in a book group. I don't know that I will finish it though. Waiting For Tom Hanks I've been listening to the audiobook and enjoying it. I'm finally feeling better after being sick the last month and dealing with migraines. So I just wanted something light and easy to start the year off with.

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Sharpeipup
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A rather challenging puzzle gives me plenty of time for great #audiobooks

Sarahreadstoomuch One of my new favorite things to do too! I love puzzling with an audio 3y
Sharpeipup @Sarahreadstoomuch My in-laws are big into puzzles so we get/trade puzzles at every holiday. 3y
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danimgill
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Mehso-so

Cute and fun, but it‘s a so-so from me because I enjoyed literally every other character more than our narrator Annie. I will absolutely be reading the second book about her best friend Chloe and hoping for a guest appearance in that one from Uncle Don and his D&D group though 😂

Now to see if I can get through anything else in my library stack before 2019 ends...

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CoffeeNBooks
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Mehso-so

This was between a pick and a so-so for me. Annie loves rom-coms, and relates her life to them, including finding love. It gets a little annoying that she's looking for several very specific rom-com elements to be present in order for her to know she's found the right guy to fall in love with. I feel like this could have been a much shorter story. It's not bad, but I didn't think it was great. It was an ok #audiowalking book to listen to.

marleed I have this a meh, so-so, as well. I saw your rating and read your review to see if we were in step. Honestly, I don‘t remember the book. And that‘s what I call a meh! 3y
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