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Other Birds
Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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theokiereader
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Full Review and a Recipe at: https://southernersreadtoo.com/2022/12/01/a-wisp-of-hope/

This was a charming book. Despite the terrible childhoods that each character experienced, this book radiated positivity. You found yourself rooting for each character as they began to find the connection they sought with each other. Some portions of the book felt a bit unpolished.

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Johanna414
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I don't know what to say, other than I loved this one! @kellyann28 I will get it out to you asap! @Readergrrl @EclecticBookLover #lmpbc

AmyG I loved this, too. Wonderful story. 7d
kellyann28 Excited for this one! 💜 7d
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KinaReads
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excited to start 📖

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OriginalCyn620
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A lovely magical realism book about the residents of a SC condo building, the ghosts they each keep around, and turquoise-colored birds.

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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GidgetsTreasures75
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11-27-22: My 118th finished book of 2022! This was a lovely story. Zoey has left home to move into her deceased mother‘s condo on Mallow Island in Charleston called the Dellawisp, named after the birds that make their nests in the trees there. Zoey meets the other inhabitants of the Dellawisp, all with interesting origin stories and ghosts from their pasts lingering on. Lives change, ghosts reveal their thoughts, Zoey brings them all together. 💖

GidgetsTreasures75 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣1️⃣1️⃣8️⃣ 1w
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GidgetsTreasures75
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11-26-22: Excited to start this one. Heard only good things. 📖💖

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Johanna414
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I thought I was saving this for Thanksgiving break, but I'm in between audiobooks and knitting projects so now seems as good a time as any to get started 😊 #lmpbc @Readergrrl @EclecticBookLover @kellyann28

kellyann28 I've seen so many good things about this recently 🤩 3w
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TheBookHippie
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Snowy day reading❄️❄️❄️
So not my typical genre but I‘ve always enjoyed this authors books when I needed an escape from reality…

DivineDiana Snow! 😲 3w
TheBookHippie @DivineDiana it‘s late this year 😂 3w
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Nessavamusic
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This is a cute magical realism book about a charming set of condos with quirky residents and lots of birds. If you for a lovely quick comfort read this a good choice. 4⭐️
#bookspinbingo

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BeeMagical
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Book 188📚 4⭐️

Such a beautiful book🧡

It looks in on the lives of the residence of the Dellawisp🐦🧡 and shows that everyone has their ghosts🤍

AmyG I loved this one. 1mo
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Fammybooks
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I enjoyed this book to to an extent. It wasn‘t really my cup of tea, but I stuck with it. I‘m really glad I did, because I ended up loving the story as a whole. It reminded me that even if you come from different backgrounds you could still be family.

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BookBelle84
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This book was quiet and magical. I'd love to live at the Dellawisp.

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gossamerchild
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This was so good. I loved the setting (what is it about islands?), and the characters (ghosts!). It was charming and lovely.

And my #doublespin for this month's #bookspinbingo!

@TheAromaofBooks

#botm

TheAromaofBooks This one is on my shelf, too!! 1mo
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AmyG
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Harper, you are so very kind to think of me on my birthday. Thank you so very much, my sweet friend. I so look forward to this one. 😘

@CoffeeNBooks

CoffeeNBooks Happy belated Birthday! 😀 1mo
AmyG 👊🏻😘 1mo
LeeRHarry Hope you had a fab birthday! 🎉 1mo
AmyG @LeeRHarry Thank you! It was a quiet one….just the way I like it. 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I didn‘t realize this would be the perfect read for me at this time in the year. Like a lot of people, autumn brings with it the smell of falling leaves, life leaving plants, & a blanket of grief that kind of just hugs your shoulders. I can‘t explain it, but if you know what I‘m saying, then you know. This book in the end was about letting go & being happy. Moving on. In this life & in the next. #otherbirds #botm

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Ladygodiva7
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Finally got it off hold from the library 🪶🪶🐈🍁

#catsoflitsy

Maria514626 That beautiful face! 😍 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Gorgeous photo and adorable kitty 😺 2mo
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JennO1
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Enchanting and sweet. Although the backgrounds of all the characters stem from some serious trauma, the book manages to have a light and airy feeling.

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Johanna414
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Here's a few options I'm thinking about for #lmpbc - any look good? Have you already read any of them? @kellyann28 @Readergrrl @EclecticBookLover

Johanna414 The Measure 2mo
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Aims42 I loved, loved, loved “Other Birds” 🥰 Would definitely recommend that one 👍 2mo
EclecticBookLover I haven't read any of them, but Othee Birds and The Measure sound good, different. 2mo
Julsmarshall I loved When Women Were Dragons! So strange and wonderful 🥰 2mo
kellyann28 I'm currently reading The Measure right now. I have Other Birds on my TBR too! I'd read the other 2 also! 2mo
Johanna414 As long as it‘s good with @Readergrrl I‘m leaning towards Other Birds! @EclecticBookLover @kellyann28 2mo
Readergrrl Hi!! I‘m happy with any of these!! ❤️📚❤️📚❤️📚 2mo
Readergrrl Sorry that it‘s taking me a bit to put together a some choices for my team. I‘ve been a bit busy. I will do that this weekend!! 2mo
Johanna414 @Readergrrl no worries - we‘ve got plenty of time! 2mo
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bookish_wookish
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One word: Magical

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Aims42 Perfect word for this amazing book 🥰🥰🥰 2mo
bookish_wookish Right?! I cant believe this wasnt a choice for best of 2022!! @Aims42 2mo
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wen4blu
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“ The empty wicker birdcage beside her began to rattle impatiently.“

#firstlinefridays
#currentlyreading

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sherri
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I'd like to read that book, but can't bring myself to disturb her.

#dogsoflitsy

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bookish_wookish
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I love when this happens!!! 🥰

Aims42 🤩🤩🤩🤩So cool!!! 2mo
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bookish_wookish
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Next up!

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PatriciaU
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Allen gives us a flawed protagonist striking out on her own for the first time & trying to learn more about the mother she doesn‘t remember. She encounters other sorts of mothers and daughters and sons, all with complicated maternal relationships. The stories and their many pathways circle around, duck under, and weave back in to create a bubble of a world that is full of love, regret, and hope. One of the best of the year.

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Coffeymuse
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I'm so disappointed in my brain.

I just can't seem to get into this one and it was THE book release of the year I was so hyped about.

So, back to the shelf to be picked up next spring/summer. Unless I get a wild hair and decide I need a little magical realism in the midst of winter!

Eggbeater Be gentle with your brain! Sometimes we're just not in the mood for stuff. It's okay. 2mo
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Bluebird
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Reading a SAA book takes me to my happy place. My comfort food without the calories. This one has all my favorite features: quirky characters, a unique setting, ghosts and a heartwarming story.

I want to visit Mallow Island, see the dellawisps, eat a meal at Popcorn and revel in the new friendships. It would have been a 5 ⭐️ read, except for an unnecessarily long detour to California and the last ¼ of the book not quite up to par with the rest.

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Traci1
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#OisFor Other Birds. I'm hoping to get to this one sometime this month. I adore SAA's magical realism.

#PADcardiganjezebel

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Karisa
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Beautiful and sweet with the “found family” theme I‘m such a sucker for plus ghostly charm. It‘s another charming book by S.A.A. (An autobuy author for me).

I loved this story of a recent grad, Zoey, that moves to a quirky island to learn more about her mother who died.

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Karisa
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If you are looking for a sweet story with plenty of ghosts for Halloween, here‘s another fantastic read! 💗👻

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Aims42
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My September pick of “Other Birds” was chosen not only because the story is beautiful, but because I was introduced to a fantastic author (with a long backlist of titles, woohoo 🙌). I‘m reading “First Frost” now and am also loving the story so much!! #ReadingBracket2022

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webhau1
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Really enjoyed this.

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Texreader
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And this from Sarah Addison Allen. I follow her on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CjEmhQTLmPT/?igshid=MmIxOGMzMTU=

GingerAntics The fear is REAL! 2mo
Graywacke And here I thought it was a fear of not being able to read everything. 🙂 (eta - goodness, it‘s a real word!) (edited) 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl That‘s a very scary word! 2mo
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JoyBlue
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I‘ve now read three Sarah Addison Allen books. This one is currently in second place. Read my full review here: https://debbybrauer.org/#other-birds

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Jas16
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Sometimes you just need a bubble bath of a book and when that happens Sarah Addison Allen is a great author to turn to. A group of people living in the same apartment building come together and build the kind of friendships that help them be set free from their pasts. A sprinkle of magical realism and a lot of sweetness made this the right choice after a stressful day.

Sparklemn Great review! Can‘t wait to read this one. Hope tomorrow is a better day! 3mo
Megabooks This was such a sweet book! 2mo
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EatSleepRead
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This was a magical book about found family. Several times when things came together I said "aha!"...I love it when a book can surprise and delight me like that. Bravo.

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Eggs
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#SuperSeptemberReadathon @Andrew65

Forgot to post on Saturday
Days 1 and 2:
Tagged….5⭐️
GirlWalks Out of a Bar….5⭐️
Masterminds 2….4⭐️
What‘s Mine and Yours….3.5⭐️
I Forgive Alex….4⭐️
The Crook Who Crossed the Golden Gate….3⭐️
3 audiobooks, 1 physical, 2 ebooks

Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 3mo
Eggs @Andrew65 Thank you 😊 3mo
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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

This was such a lovely read! I adored the vibrant, complex characters and wanted to join their “other bird” found flock. With the island setting and magical elements, it‘s the perfect book to read in the transition from summer to fall; gently reminding us to let go of one season in order to fully embrace what the next chapter brings. #BOTM

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Megabooks
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Oh my heart! 💖 This was the uplifting read I needed! I read (and enjoy) a lot of dark books, but sometimes it‘s nice to read the opposite.

Zoey comes to Mallow Island to claim her deceased mother‘s apartment. When another woman in the complex dies, Zoey starts cleaning out her apartment, and through this process, she finds a family of friends she never knew and starts healing. I enjoyed the magical realism and ghostly touches! #botm

jlhammar Yay! I‘m going to start this one tonight! 3mo
Megabooks @jlhammar enjoy! I‘m really glad I went out of my comfort zone for this BOTM. 3mo
BarbaraBB Sounds good and a nice diversion too. Love the photo 😍 3mo
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squirrelbrain Sounds great - stacked! 3mo
Cinfhen It‘s a lovely cover and sounds like a lovely read ❤️I know what you mean about dark books!! I‘m finding I need something lite right now - so I started 3mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thanks! That shrub hadn‘t gotten any love yet, and I‘m almost back to having to take pictures with things other than plants!! 😱 3mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain i hope you enjoy it!! 💜 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I was not in the right mood when my library hold came in on that, but I plan to try again at some point! 3mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen testing all afternoon at Vanderbilt. Way more involved than it needed to be, but I‘m home now. I‘ll email y‘all this weekend! Glad you‘re home safe, Cindy and enjoy your last week in Japan, Barbara!! 😘😘 3mo
BarbaraBB Looking forward to it. I just arrived home too! 😘 3mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB oh yeah! We‘re all home! Looking forward to getting our fun email group back together! 💜😘 @Cinfhen glad all made it home in one piece! 3mo
Cinfhen Definitely looking forward to our little chain-mail @Megabooks @BarbaraBB Glad everyone is home, safe & sound xx 3mo
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jdiehr
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This beautiful book is about a group of people who live in the same building finding their family and letting go of the ghosts who watch over them.

Do you read the acknowledgements in books??

After thanking many people, Allen tells us that she lost her mom and her sister before writing this story.

The little bird in my photo was a gift I gave to my mom years ago. I got it back when she died.

Needless to say, Other Birds struck a chord with me

Ruthiella I do sometimes read the acknowledgments. As you point out, they can be revealing! (edited) 3mo
Megabooks I loved this too! 3mo
Megabooks And I always read the acknowledgments, and I 💯💯💯 wanted to give her a big hug! 3mo
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Kimberlone
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I wouldn‘t say I *love* birch leaves, but we definitely have a lot of them in AK. I do agree with the rest of the bullet points, so I guess I picked the right book for September. Still waiting on my #BOTM box, though!!

Librariana I just picked this one up yesterday! The Barnes & Noble edition, though 😁😊 3mo
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mdm139
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Another fantastic read from the author. This book was charming. It is about an apartment building full of adult orphans and their ghosts. It is about facing the past and letting go. It is about making a family when the family you were born into failed.

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#grateful for a rainy, cool day mostly because I have this book I‘ve been wanting to savor.
@Eggs

Eggs Oh wonderful! I‘m starting it this week 3mo
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“There are birds, and then there are other birds. Maybe they don‘t sing. Maybe they don‘t fly. Maybe they don‘t fit in. I don‘t know about you, but I‘d much rather be an other bird than the same old thing.”
#bookstagram #bookquotes #otherbirds #botm #bookofthemonth

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AmandaBlaze
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Other Birds. It's hard to place it in one genre. I'd say magic realism/urban fantasy.
#currentreading #littenswanttoknow
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Do you love it?! It‘s my choice for #BOTM!! 3mo
AmandaBlaze So far, yes. It's the type of book I need right now. 3mo
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jdiehr
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Oh, happy day!

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Aims42
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I didn‘t take the advice other readers have offered about having a box of Kleenex nearby, and I really should have 🥹😭 Two words to describe this book: beautiful & captivating. The characters are exquisite, messy and wonderful, exactly like your fav family members 💕 It‘s easiest my new, “Must tell everyone I come in contact with to read this book NOW” book. This one is going to stick with me for awhile, and I don‘t mind one bit 🥰🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

KristiAhlers I‘m so glad you liked it! 3mo
Aims42 @KristiAhlers As soon as I finished it, I wanted to turn back to page 1 and re-read it! I just can‘t sum up my feelings better than this: 🥰❤️‍🩹 3mo
jlhammar This will be my first Sarah Addison Allen. Can‘t wait to start! 3mo
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Aims42 @jlhammar I hope you love it too! This was my first by her and now I‘m on the hunt for used copies of her other books 😂 Per several recommendations, going with “Garden Spells”. She seems like a perfect cozy, fall weather author 3mo
ICantImReading That is some of the best praise you can have for a book 🥰 I just started this last night, and I was captivated right away! 😊 3mo
Aims42 @ICantImReading Yay!! I hope you‘ll continue to love it! I could‘ve read it in one sitting, if everything around me paused or I could ignore my other responsibilities lol 😆 3mo
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Branwen
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My Book of the Month box arrived today! 🎉🎉🎉 I'm really excited about these books, especially the tagged book! However, it may be a little while before I get to them, sadly! 😅 #botm

vivastory My botm arrived today as well 📚📚 3mo
Branwen @vivastory Awesome! Any idea what you want to start first? 3mo
vivastory I'm going to jump right into Killers of a Certain Age🔪 What about you? 3mo
jlhammar Same three that I went for! I think I might go for Killers first too. 3mo
Branwen @vivastory @jlhammar I'm thinking I'll probably start Other Birds first, but I most likely won't begin it until after I finish Fairy Tale! 💕📚 3mo
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TripleS
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Can‘t put it down!!!

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TheSpineView
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Nothing like book mail. My September BOTM selection came over the weekend. Looking forward to this one!💙📖📘

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I ordered this one too! 3mo
TheSpineView @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hope it is good as the reviews say. 3mo
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