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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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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! 2mo
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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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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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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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! 3mo
nichollinlove I love Sarah Addison Allen also. Her books are magic ❤ 3mo
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LoverofLit
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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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Pickpick

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 4mo
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LiterRohde
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“The smell of peppery warm cheese and thick, yeasty grilled bread was beginning to fill the air. She would give the sandwich to Della Lee when she got home, and while Della Lee ate the sandwich Josey would eat oatmeal pies and candy corn and packets of salty pumpkin seeds from her closet.”

#ColorMePretty | 26: #OrangeAndYellow

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dresstheform
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Doesn‘t have the same magical flow that many of Allen‘s other novels do. I wasn‘t very invested in Josey. Allen‘s choice to have a character forgive her boyfriend for cheating was fairly infuriating. And did we ever figure out why Josey was such a shitty kid? Probably won‘t read this one again...

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sammisho
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I read this book days ago, but I keep thinking about it. I told my husband it felt like a bear hug! ❤

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sammisho
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Pickpick

Oh my goodness gracious I loved this book! Sweet, charming and completely adorable, with a sprinkling of magic. This would have been a great cozy winter read, but made for a wonderful summertime book as well.
I received this book in a swap a few years ago and I am sad I didn't get to it sooner.
#pop19 A book with sugar in the title

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sammisho
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Another evening of golf course reading

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Eggs
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Sarah Addison Allen weaves pure magic into her novels. Her novels are truly #magicmoments

#jazzyjune

nu-bibliophile She's one of my faves😍 6mo
Karisa Like comfort food for the reader's brain.💗 6mo
Crazeedi I've read 3 of these, have to.look for other 2! 6mo
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Texreader Garden Spells was amazing. I have more of her books but haven‘t had a chance to read them. 6mo
JenReadsAlot Love her books! 6mo
dreamnthegarden Garden Spells is on my tbr! I can't wait to read it now 😄 6mo
Gina I love her books. The magic is lightly sprinkled throughout. Perfection 6mo
Eggs @nu-bibliophile @Karisa @Crazeedi @Texreader @JenReadsAlot @dreamnthegarden @Gina Thanks for all the comments💗🤗 yes @Karisa comfort food for the brain is apt! 6mo
MellieAntoinette And has the most gorgeous covers! 6mo
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Literaturenut
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Bailedbailed

15 minutes into this book and I just can‘t. I don‘t often abandoned books. But this one is not for me.

Crazeedi Lately I've been bailing more for some reason... 6mo
gradcat Wow! Well, that was quick! And why not—life‘s too short! 😂 6mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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Starting tagged book.

jewright But I‘ll only read a couple of chapters... 6mo
Minimalgrl 😂😂😂 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😂😂😂 6mo
Peddler410 🤣 I play that game too! 6mo
Dawnrod1970 I play that game too! 6mo
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MellieAntoinette
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Pickpick

Sweetly devourable! Exactly what I‘ve come to expect from a Sarah Addison Allen.

JenReadsAlot My favorite! 8mo
GondorGirl @JenReadsAlot Mine too! 😍 8mo
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MellieAntoinette
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“Books like her. Books wanted to take care of her.”

Krystle13 @MellieAntoinette I love all her books. They are so cute and magical. 8mo
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OriginalCyn620
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It was a good month of reading, and these were my #februaryfavs! #literarylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These look good!! ❤️❤️ 10mo
britt_brooke I loved Fox 8! 10mo
JenReadsAlot The Sugar Queen 😍 10mo
vkois88 Loved As Old As Time & Frankenstein!!! Great choices 🤗🤗 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice list! 📚💖 10mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Josey not only hides candy and other treats in a secret closet, but her chapters are also named after candy!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool! 🍭🍭 10mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Pickpick

Loved this book! A charming tale. I felt bad for the MC, Josey, and her journey of coming into her own was a joy to read. #popsugarreadingchallenge
Also read for #llb19 for a book with a Litsy rating of more than 95%.

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OriginalCyn620
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Going to make a dent in this one, hopefully. I started it yesterday but didn‘t get far as it was my daughter‘s birthday!

aprilpohren I loved this one! 10mo
JenReadsAlot One of my favorites! 10mo
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Swe_Eva
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Beautiful morning audiowalk! The book is enjoyable, but a little too chick lit for me. The magic bits are great, though. #audiowalk #litsywalkers

Cinfhen Sooooo pretty🤩🤩🤩 11mo
4thhouseontheleft Beautiful pic! 11mo
Kaye Beautiful photo ! 11mo
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DarcysMom That picture! 😍😍😍 11mo
Texreader I loved her Garden Spells. I have this one but haven‘t been able to get into it yet. I agree with your assessment. I like the magic. 11mo
RidgewayGirl This is my favorite of her books. 11mo
Blaire Beautiful! Thought this was a fun #palatecleanser 11mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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I went to the library for the first time this year.

Leftcoastzen Yay! 11mo
JenReadsAlot ❤ sugar queen 11mo
LibrarianRyan 👍🏻⭐️😁🤓😎 11mo
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Littlestbookshelf I loved garden spells! 11mo
SW-T Really liked The Sugar Queen. Garden Spells is sitting in my TBR pile. 11mo
TK421 The Color of Magic is a really fun read. Enjoy!☺ 11mo
Laura317 I love this entire stack. Great picks! 11mo
TheBogwitch Three GREAT books! 11mo
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Krystle13
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Hope this book is neat as her other 2 I have read. Easy reads and cute stories. Takes you into a "fantasy" land.... Away from the normal hussle and bustle of life.

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Krysta
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Selling my book, The Girl with the Empty Suitcase, at a market today. In the downtime I'm starting The Sugar Queen. A light read so far but nice cor this time of year and my start-and-stop reading this year.

Melissa_J I loved this book! 12mo
Krysta @Melissa_J I'm enjoying it so far! 12mo
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bunny
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This magical book is one of my favorites. Josey, one of the main characters, has a serious sweet tooth, but she has to hide it from her overbearing mother. Throughout the course of the novel she learns to stand up for herself, and finds a pretty sweet life waiting for her when she does. Filled with just a pinch of the fantastic (like books that appear just when you need them, which sounds lovely to me) and romance too. #candyland #SeasonsReadings

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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#NovemberWrapUp 🍁🍂
11 books read this month, bringing me to 152 so far this year. I read The Sugar Queen every Fall! It makes it easier to let the warmer weather go. Nothing like reading about how much Josie loves those first cold snaps to make Fall and impending Winter more bearable! It‘s my #BestOfNovember But it always is! So, out of the new-to-me reads, Etched In Bone, was my favorite! Anne Bishop never disappoints! Happy reading, Littens!

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Lmstraubie
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It's cold, rainy and windy. That's why I'm happy to be inside with a cup of tea, a fire and a book 😊

CouronneDhiver Me too! ☔️ 14mo
Sassy_Steph One of my favourite books 14mo
mcipher That is a great book! And I love your fireplace! ❤️❤️ 14mo
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Crazeedi I've not read this one by her, looks good. I've enjoyed a couple of her books 14mo
Lmstraubie @mcipher Wish I could say it was mine, but it's not. We are away for our, "Oh, THAT'S why I married you!" weekend and are staying at a sweet B&B. 14mo
Lmstraubie @Sassy_Steph @Crazeedi This is my first book by her. Anne Bogel has mentioned it several times on her Podcast What Should I Read Next so I had to check it out. 14mo
Sassy_Steph I love all her books! Great writer!! 14mo
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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyJuly18 #kiss

Catch up for yesterday's prompt. This is a sweet book (pun intended) 😉And that's quite a kiss.

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Eggs
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"...sometimes you don't even have to read it. Sometimes it's a comfort just to have a book around."

merelybookish Very true! 1y
shellleigh33 I love Sarah Addison Allen‘s books!! 1y
Bookspirit 👋 @eggs What reader are you using ? It's looking bigger than a real book , 😮 ! 1y
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BethM This! 1y
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Eggs @bookspirit Kindle. I adjust my font size to accommodate my eye strain 🤓 1y
Bookspirit @Eggs ☺ Happy Kindling! 👍 1y
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Eggs
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So lovely!! @GypsyKat

GypsyKat Did you buy this one today too? 1y
Eggs Guilty 1y
RadicalReader @Eggs me inside of a library every time seriously having to limit myself to just the holds so I don‘t have to rent a pack mule to assist in carrying the weight of books on my shoulders 1y
GlassAsDiamonds @GypsyKat & @Eggs .... 🙋🏻‍♀️ Also guilty (these amazon sales!!!!!!! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️(. (edited) 1y
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GypsyKat
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There were a couple of deals I couldn‘t pass up today! 😉 #BookHaul #KindleSale

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kayceecruz
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Pickpick

Three words: Whimsical. Quirky. Magical. I really enjoyed this book. Magical realism is so fascinating to me. Josey was an endearing and lovely MC and you wanted her to find happiness. Chloe was a lost and interesting girl that you wanted to hug. Della Lee was a hilarious and made you laugh a lot. Definitely recommend.

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kayceecruz
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I don't know much about this book except it has magic, Southern Belles that are terrible at being Southern Belles and lots of sweets! Plan to delve into this one this weekend!

DebinHawaii It's a good one! 💛Have you read any of her books before? 2y
kayceecruz @DebinHawaii I haven't! I am looking forward to starting then! 2y
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nu-bibliophile
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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. Sometimes it's a comfort just to have a book around."

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kayceecruz
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TBR pile for April/May. It just keeps growing!

dreadamara That's almost the size of my yearly pile since I had my daughter! So ashamed, lol 😣 2y
kayceecruz @dreadamara omg don't be! I barely read anything while I was finishing up my degree so I am making up for it now! But as long as you read what you want, it doesn't attwr the quantity! 😁 2y
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Melissa_J I really liked this book! 2y
C.Perone @Melissa_J I loved the stalking books!Have you read any of her others? 2y
Melissa_J I‘ve read all her stuff. They only one I didn‘t really enjoy was The Peach Keeper - it wasn‘t bad, just didn‘t resonate with me like her others did. 2y
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C.Perone @melissa_j I love her stuff💜 The Peach Keeper was a little different, took me a little to get into it, but loved it by the end 2y
Melissa_J I hope she has another book coming out soon. 2y
C.Perone @Melissa_J I do too. It feels like it‘s been forever 😕 2y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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#ReadingResolutions @Jess7
Today‘s prompt was #BooksAboutBooks Most of my books about books are currently in storage, but I do have these lovelies available!

The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly
The Norton Book of Classical Literature

Obviously, I needed something sweet to go with these great books. Since the last few days have been so warm, I was in need of some mochi ice cream!😋

#GloryToTheGuild

GatheringBooks i enjoyed the darkness of the book of lost things. :) 2y
BookwormBoo Oooh how was The Book of Lost Things? I picked it up at the bookstore and decided on another book but made a mental note to come back to it. 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @GatheringBooks @BookwormBoo I actually haven‘t read it yet, but I am very intrigued by it! And everything I‘ve heard about it has been great! 2y
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Chasing_Pages
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Yay!! Im so excited, and spoiled! So many cool things! I‘m excited to read all of these, the tagged book sounds really interesting! @JoRead Thank you so much, I love it all! #EasterBasketBookSwap
Thanks @JoeStalksBeck for hosting!

I literally couldn‘t hold #Luna back from the excitement long enough to take a pic without her photo bombing 😹 I think she ate a piece of grass, not sure how worried I should be 😳 #catsoflitsy

Betty I've noticed from looking at the pictures of our Easter baskets that our pets are equally excited at what's in the boxes! 2y
Chasing_Pages @Betty Yes! Obviously it‘s all about them! 😹 2y
JoRead I'm so glad you like it. Enjoy! 2y
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vonnie862
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APLitlife Great author, haven‘t read this one yet. 2y
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peaknit
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1. Chloe of The Sugar Queen, books she “needs” just appear, she is sweet with good friends and I‘d like to make a living making cheese and tomato sandwiches...seems pretty uncomplicated all around.
2. Good Will Hunting
3. Thoughts of my best grandma or childhood memories in general.
4. This is a day late, so anyone who would like to play...tag, you‘re it!
#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 2y
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LaLove
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Love, Love, Love!

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BreBookLover
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Today I needed a lighthearted read. So I am going to my go to author for this - Sarah Addison Allen. I have read all of her books and have loved every one of them. She adds the perfect amount of magic to her writing. I am 44 pages in and feel like I am home.

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peaknit
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1. A stuffed dog with a radio in his belly, sounds creepy now but it was awesome! 🎶
2. Sugar queen has gone to many people, I just gave Pachinko to my brother-in-law and he dug it a lot.
3. Dark side...46, I have to say my 40's have been the best so far🙌🏻
4. I live 9 miles from the hospital I was born in, had my girls there, but hope to move somewhere warm when I retire. 🤞🏼
5. Done
Happy Birthday @jesshowbooks 🎂🎉 #friyayintro

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Conservio
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I love the magical realism Sarah Addison Allen puts in her books. I'd love it if random books appeared whenever I needed something! Also, my #24in48 kinda Fell apart today... so I'm shooting for #24in72 😅 #magicalrealism #lightheartedreads

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Jas16
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A book with candy on the cover for #booksandcandy #riotgrams

Gayan I love this book! 2y
Jas16 @Gayan Me too! 2y
Chachic That's a good spin on the prompt.👌 2y
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JenReadsAlot
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My favorite books/authors for #5fordinner
Thanks @peaknit for the Wisconsin tags!

CuriousG David Sedaris 👏👏👏 2y
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