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The Sugar Queen
The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
Twenty-seven-year-old Josey is sure of three things: winter in her North Carolina hometown is her favorite season; she's a sorry excuse for a Southern belle; and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her hidden closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother's house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night ...Until she finds her closet harboring none other than local waitress Della Lee Baker, a tough-talking, tender-hearted woman who is one part nemesis - and two parts fairy godmother ...
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peaknit
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1. Magical realism or light lit.
2. I have just to relax with an “old friend”
3. The tagged book is a yearly re-read for me, I have also enjoyed the Tales of the City series many times since college as a reset at different times when I just needed to chill and hang with the San Francisco gang.
@MoonWitch94 #ThoughtfulThursday

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JenReadsAlot
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kspenmoll Wonderful pick! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 1mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Clwojick I‘ve heard such good things about this one. 🍭 4mo
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KristiAhlers
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Pickpick

This story ended up being so much more than I expected! Josie is such a sweet character. I loved this romance of the story. A love story in both traditional and non-traditional ways. Have Kleenex handy.

kspenmoll Love her books! 4mo
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JenReadsAlot
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1. Anything by Sarah Addison Allen. During December it's my holiday cheesy reads.
2. Oh all the book lovers!
3. My books set in New Orleans - almost vacation time!
Thanks for the tag @Kshakal @Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Oh I 🧡 Sarah A. A. !! 5mo
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JoyBlue
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I didn‘t like this nearly as much as Allen‘s debut novel, but I‘m not done with her work yet. Read my full review here: https://debbybrauer.org/#the-sugar-queen

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booksandsympathy
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This book started a little bit slow for me and it took me a while to read the first 50 pages. I picked it back up yesterday and ended up about 2/3 of the way through it because I couldn't put it down. I only put it down to go to bed. I ended up absolutely adoring the main character, Josie and the love interest, Adam. I also really liked their friends. My third book by this author and I've loved every one of them.

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booksandsympathy
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I know this is a winter book, but I requested it from the library when it was winter and it wasn't available in time. Nevermind that it's already been around 90° where I live. Maybe this will help me feel cooler. I enjoyed the other couple of books I've read by this author and figured I'd give more of her books a try.

nichollinlove I love Sarah Addison Allen. Everything by her is good but this is one of the better ones! 6mo
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julieclair
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@sprainedbrain Tagged book on its way to you!

#LMPBC Round 14 #GroupO

@BookBosomed1 @Readergrrl @suvata

suvata Cute graphic 6mo
julieclair @suvata Thanks! I'm on a long car ride today, so had plenty of time to have fun with it. 6mo
sprainedbrain Yay!! 6mo
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sprainedbrain It came already! Thank you for the sweets and the sweet card. 😃 6mo
julieclair @sprainedbrain Wow, that was quick! Enjoy! 6mo
BookBosomed1 @sprainedbrain Received the book today! 5mo
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julieclair
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Pickpick

I thought this book was delightful! The touches of magic enhanced the story, without overwhelming it.

@BookBosomed1 , @Readergrrl , @sprainedbrain - Hope y‘all enjoy it as much as I did!

#LMPBC Round 14 #GroupO @suvata
#Pantone2022 #Basil @Clwojick
#RoadTripUSA2022 #NC #NorthCarolina @megnews
#22booksin22 @jb72

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have you read ? It‘s really good! 💚 6mo
julieclair @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes! I really enjoyed Garden Spells. Next up is 6mo
Clwojick This looks good! I love the cover 6mo
julieclair @Clwojick Thanks! I love the cover, too. It's softly out of focus, almost as though it's covered with a fine dusting of sugar. 🍥 6mo
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julieclair
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Enjoying escaping with a bit of magical realism on this rainy, gloomy day. #LMPBC Round 14 #GroupO. @BookBosomed1 @Readergrrl @sprainedbrain @suvata

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julieclair
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#LMPBC Round 14 #GroupO #magicalrealism

@BookBosomed1 @Readergrrl @sprainedbrain

Hello Group O! I have decided to go with The Sugar Queen as my pick. It has been languishing on my TBR shelf for far too long now, so this is the perfect "excuse" to read it! It will be such fun sharing it with you all and eventually seeing your comments.

sprainedbrain Sounds great! 7mo
BookBosomed1 Awesome! 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“Books can be possessive, can't they? You're walking around in a bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on its own, just to get your attention. Sometimes what's inside will change your life, but sometimes you don't even have to read it.”

#Sugar
#BeginsWith

👇🏻👇🏻

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks “Sometimes it's a comfort just to have a book around. Many of these books haven't even had their spines cracked. 'Why do you buy books you don't even read?' our daughter asks us. That's like asking someone who lives alone why they bought a cat. For company, of course.” 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know that this happens to all of us at some point! Me, just yesterday!! 😂 8mo
hissingpotatoes It's so weird because a different Sarah Addison Allen book (Garden Spells) did this to me! I haven't read it yet though... 8mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @hissingpotatoes I loved Garden Spells!! 8mo
Eggs Wish she‘d publish more books 🍭💚🍬 8mo
HeatherBlue I‘ve never seen the blue cover before! It‘s gorgeous 😍😍😍 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @HeatherBlue I have no idea why I have two!! 📚 but I love them! 8mo
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Eggs
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Kenyazero This is such a fun looking book cover! 😍 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can‘t wait to read this one!! 10mo
Eggs @Kenyazero It is magical realism-fun!! 10mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved it❤️🍭🤍 10mo
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DebinHawaii
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#WinterGames2021 #festivephotochallenge

Today‘s #RedandWhite prompt made me think of the peppermint candies on my favorite cover of the tagged book which is a great winter read. My favorite red and white peppermint candy for the holiday are these Lindt truffles. I have already purchased and consumed one bag.
😉😋❤️🤍
#TeamGameSleighers

JenReadsAlot One of my favorite books! 10mo
StayCurious cool cover! 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Elizabeth! I can‘t wait to read these and I love the bookmark and stickers! Thank you so very much and thanks for introducing me to SAA!! 💗💗💗

Elizabeth2 Happy Birthday, my friend! ❤️🎂 11mo
DrJAdMerricksson Merry name day! And that bookmark is awesome 11mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DrJAdMerricksson thank you and it is!! 💕💕 11mo
peaknit I love Sugar Queen, it‘s a winter read every year. 11mo
GondorGirl This is my favorite SAA book! 🥰 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @peaknit @GondorGirl I‘m looking forward to reading it!! 11mo
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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsySep21

To me the smell of funnel cakes is one of the best parts of a #carnival, festival or fair. And this book is a favorite! 🍭💕.

“The area was encompassed in a bubble of warm, fragrant steam from the funnel cake deep fryers. It smelled like sweet vanilla cake batter you licked off a spoon.”

TK-421 Great pick! 13mo
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Bookgoil
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Look at these lovely goodies from @Kdgordon88 I‘m so excited to have a page holder for reading my books and new cards, stickies, lovely soap and that dolphin bookmark is so adorable! Eating the chocolates already and petting my new books seeing if I can maybe read one this month! #litsylovesummerswap Thanks so much! #llss @rsteve388

Deblovestoread Yay! I‘m so happy you like everything. It was fun shopping for you! 1y
rsteve388 This looks.like.a great box. 1y
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Eggs
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JenReadsAlot Love them! 1y
rjsthumbelina I love her! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful covers!! 1y
Eggs @JenReadsAlot @rjsthumbelina @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too! I keep hoping she‘ll write more books 📚❣️ 1y
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CindiB
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Thoroughly liked this. A sweet story of women helping each other through, back & out. With engaging writing, eccentric characters and magic realism I can really get behind - the book that you need to read appears & reappears & stubbornly reappears & will not be thrown out- this was a cozy, fun & delightful read that also did not hide from tough subjects. The cover is gorgeous; I love how writer‘s name follows the curve of her dress. 4/5

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Bookworm54
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Pickpick

I finally read this after @peaknit mentioned it during the winter games last year. And I loved it!

The writing is beautiful, and while maybe some bits were predictable, it was such a warm and cosy read. The little touches of magic were very interesting and not too over the top (I would quite like to have books randomly appear thank you very much). I even liked all the characters (even the grouchy ones!)

#WinterGames2020 #MerryReaders
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
Jas16 I really liked this one too. My favorite by this author is 2y
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Bookworm54 @Jas16 I had apparently already stacked that one! But my tbr is out of control 🤣 I have re-stacked it, and maybe I will remember it next time I am on a buying/borrowing spree! 2y
Bookgoil Sounds awesome! 2y
TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 2y
peaknit Yay! I‘m re-reading it now, I try yo read it once every winter. I‘m so thrilled to hear you liked it! ❄️🍭 2y
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JenReadsAlot
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Pickpick

A tradition to read with @peaknit during the holidays! My #bookspin for December and it got me a Bingo! @TheAromaofBooks
#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! 2y
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peaknit
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Cocoa Bombs, my daughter and I took a zoom class today, so fun!

rachelm Yummmmm 2y
JenReadsAlot Those look amazing!! 2y
valeriegeary Oh nice! 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#ChristmasQuotes #cookies

I may need to reread this book, love this description. ❄️🍪

“She stuck her head out and took a deep breath. If she could eat the cold air, she would. She thought cold snaps were like cookies, like gingersnaps. In her mind they were made with white chocolate chunks and had a cool, brittle vanilla frosting. They melted like snow in her mouth, turning creamy and warm.”

-The Sugar Queen, Sarah Addison Allen

EadieB Great quote! Does sound wonderful! 2y
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readingjedi
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My 6 year old disappeared into the kitchen & emerged 20 minutes later having made this dessert! A mere 7 billion calories in it! How we're not all in diabetic comas i don't know! So sweet it made my teeth itch! 🤣🤣🤣

Sleepswithbooks This looks amazing!!! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Precious! ❤️ 2y
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kspenmoll ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Very creative! I like their plating, better than a lot of kitchen staff I've worked with. 😆 2y
BCNCOOKBOOKCLUB Of course she's quite sure about want, just want learn how to express it in a healthy plate😅 2y
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JenReadsAlot
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My #bookspin and #doublespin for December. Sugar Queen had become a reread for holidays thanks to @peaknit 😊 @TheAromaofBooks

peaknit It‘s my yearly go to ahhh. I‘ll reread with you. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
JenReadsAlot @peaknit want to read it after I finish book club pick? Later in the month? 2y
peaknit Sounds good, I have a little backlog lol‘ 2y
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Deblovestoread
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#WordsofOctober. Two books on my TBR with apples on the cover. I‘ve only read the tagged book by this author and enjoyed it.

HappilyEverKrafter I love her books! 2y
Chrissyreadit One of my all time favorite authors!! 2y
Traci1 I love her. Garden Spells was my first read of hers, and probably still my favorite. I haven't read First Frost, but it's on my tbr. 2y
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OriginalCyn620 I love First Frost and Garden Spells is on my TBR! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey!!! Can you email your address for the #3Books giveaway? 🎊📚☺️ loverofbooks75@gmail. Com 2y
Deblovestoread @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Done! Sorry to keep you waiting. 2y
kspenmoll I love her books. 2y
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JenReadsAlot
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#3books #ivereread I really had to think about this as I dont have many rereads under my belt! @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Good ones! 2y
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Eggs
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Laced with love and magic, S. A. Allen‘s novels have a warm #ethereal quality 🧚🏻‍♀️ 🧚🏻‍♂️
#beautifulwords @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 I need to read more by her! 2y
JenReadsAlot Love them all! I'm ready for her to release a new book! 2y
Eggs Me too @JenReadsAlot ❣️ 2y
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CandycaneBelle
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It's fine, that line just sliced me to ribbons.

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Julsmarshall
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Pickpick

Lovely, quiet, sweet and comforting which is kinda perfect right now. And this has been on my TBR for 8 years! One more down, #MountTBR 10th #TBR finished this year.

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Deblovestoread
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#WeeklyBookReport Finished HP on audio. It‘s always been my least favorite of the series but I quite liked it this go round. The Sugar Queen was unplanned but delightful and quick. 3 1/2 🌟

#WeeklyForecast I plan to finish A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Women of Copper Country and get caught up with Depths of Glory. Also hope to finish The Museum of Modern Love and start Time After Time. I have a full day of reading ahead with football on the TV

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Not exactly what I had expected but a good book all in all.

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Deblovestoread
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Thank you, thank you @tdrosebud for my #readinginthenewyearswap goodies! Everything is perfect but the scarf you made is special. Love the colors! The books are ones I look forward to reading and the journal, bookmarks, cozy socks, and body wash will all be put to use ASAP! Can‘t wait to try the coffee and I‘ve already stashed the chocolate away from the Mister. Thanks to our hosts @Chrissyreadit @MeganAnn

MeganAnn 🎉😍✨❤️👏🏻 3y
Chrissyreadit 🥳🙌🎉😍❤️ 3y
tdrosebud I'm so glad everything is to your liking! Enjoy! 3y
audraelizabeth Love that bodywash. 3y
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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Just starting while waiting at the walk in for sinus infection...been here an hour already!! ☹️

Eggbeater Hope you get better quickly and don't have to wait forever. 3y
Mccall0113 Speedy recovery ! 3y
Soubhiville Oh no! Feel better soon. 3y
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readordierachel Bummer. Hope you're feeling better soon! 3y
Myhusbandhatesreading @Eggbeater @Mccall0113 @Soubhiville @readordierachel thanks so much, sinusitis crud going around and I, of course, had to get it!! 3y
MidnightBookGirl Sorry for the illness but this is a great book, so yay for that! 3y
Kimberlone I was at the urgent care for 2 hours yesterday for the same reason! 3y
dragondrool Feel better! I did that last month. Fifteen minutes at the walk in. Two hours plus to get meds. The computer system was whacked out and my pharmacy didn't get the order. 3y
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mdm139
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I am loving this book. It is the perfect book to curly up and disappear in for an afternoon. I love the the idea of books that just magically appear and follow you around until you read them. The candle for the day is Holly Sprig and is one of my favorites.

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JenReadsAlot
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Loved this when I read it years ago and still love it today!

Christine I love SAA! I‘ve never reread her books, but I should. 3y
KLyn1 Such a good book @JenReadsAlot 3y
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peaknit
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#BookBasketGiveaway @LaraReads I would love to create this book basket...because it would be filled with candy, old school kinds! A favorite feels book.
1. Mallo Cups, Razzles, Bun bars, licorice, sour belts 2. A red scarf I would knit myself 🧣 3. A 4 pack of something fizzy, like Sprecher‘s (local brewery) grape soda 4. A fun journal. 5. A travel magazine. 6. Glitter. 7. Burt‘s Bees for lips and cheeks. 8. An oil diffuser with peppermint oil

JenReadsAlot Great picture! I'm going to read that next! 3y
peaknit @JenReadsAlot thank you! It hits me different every time. I think I need to order some peppermint oil today:) 3y
Karisa Great book! 3y
LaraReads Awesome! This basket would be amazingly yummy! 🍭🍬🍫 And great pic too! Thanks for entering. I think I‘m going to build a January TBR off of just the book basket choices alone! 🤣 3y
Cinfhen Yum!!! My type of basket 🍬🍭🍬🍭🍬🍭🍬🍭 3y
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peaknit
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#wintergames #teamnutcracker #holidayread Finished again! it‘s almost a tradition. Love this winter read! ❄️🍭

Bookworm54 21 points :) I will have to hunt this one down for next year! 3y
peaknit @Bookworm54 Please do! It is a favorite for me! 3y
mdm139 I just finished this book and I LOVED it. It was like a warm hug. A new favorite. 3y
peaknit @mdm139 yay! This is my favorite book to gift, I‘ve probably given it away 10 times. ❤️ 3y
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peaknit
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Rereading this for the 7th or 8th time. It‘s a wonderful winter read. ❄️ #wintergames #TeamNutcracker

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MidnightBookGirl
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It's been awhile since I did a #FriYayIntro! @HowJessReads

1. Love all of Sarah Addison Allen's books!
2. Telekinesis.
3. Gemini!
4. Working at the bookstore for Small Business Saturday and then playing some pinball with my friends.
5. Off I go!

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Mrsann2000
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“I lost myself trying to find happiness in things that didn‘t love me back.” Page 76

Loved this book!!!

JenReadsAlot One of my favorites! 3y
Just_reading Great cover too! 3y
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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Mehso-so

I got my Goodreads goal for the year ?, so now I'm just trying to finish out the PopSugar goals. Picked this solely for the title and wasn't thrilled (NAF of romances)...until one of the characters has books relevant to her life just appear when she needs them, stalking her. Then I was sold.

PopSugar Reading Challenge 2019: a book with "pop," "sugar," or "challenge" in the title

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😱 Books aren't clutter, they're my primary household decoration!

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Eggs
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#7days#7covers #covercrush

Want to play? I‘m late to the game so anyone who‘s not playing, join in!!

JenReadsAlot Sarah Addison Allen is the best! 3y
nichollinlove I love Sarah Addison Allen also. Her books are magic ❤ 3y
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LoverofLit
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Pickpick

This book was absolutely enchanting. I loved all the characters, but especially Josey. I really liked the magical quality infused into this book that was so subtle and the themes of sisterhood and learning to love yourself and stand on your own. I also did not see the ending coming. Recommend for sure 👍👍
#pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A book with pop, sugar, or challenge in the title

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rjsthumbelina
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As usual, this book was whimsical and fun! Magical realism dealing all about the relationships between people. Josey was not my favorite character she has ever written, but Della Lee and Chloe made up for it. Josey is stuck under her mother's every whim trying to make up for being a difficult child instead of living her own life. Until Della Lee crawls in her window one night and works hard to change her worldview! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

rjsthumbelina This counted as my book with even page numbers for my A in Arithmancy class for the #NEWTs #magicalreadathon 3y
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