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The Bookshop on the Corner
The Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel | Jenny Colgan
Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers. But can she write her own happy-ever-after? In this valentine to readers, librarians, and book-lovers the world over, the New York Times-bestselling author of Little Beach Street Bakery returns with a funny, moving new novel for fans of Meg Donohue, Sophie Kinsella, and Nina Georges The Little Paris Bookshop. Losing myself in Jenny Colgans beautiful pages is the most delicious, comforting, satisfying treat I have had in ages.Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of Summer Secrets Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more. Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobilea mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling. From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers theres plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place thats beginning to feel like home a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.
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rrkrisauthor
Mehso-so

Heard the audiobook after reading the physical book for a few pages. Preferred the audiobook. I liked the book, ok. Especially loved the references to different books sprinkled throughout the book. It does get a little boring in some parts but overall it's a casual chill read. You'll be transported to Scotland & that says everything about the atmospherics in the book. Go for it if you need a cozy comforting read.

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rrkrisauthor
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Starting 'The bookshop on the corner' 💃, liked the synopsis. Hope I'll enjoy the book as much as the book blurb.

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Samreamer
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Pickpick

Everything I want in my #bookaboutbooks Even the introduction was fabulous- listing all her favorite places to read and why. If you like books about girls who like books and fall for the grumpy guy who ends up not being all that grumpy, this is the one for you. #BookAboutBooks #BAB

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HeatherBlue
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Talia, judging a book by its cover 💛 #catsoflitsy

Stacypatrice She‘s so pretty 💚 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks What a beauty! 😻 2mo
HeatherBlue @Stacypatrice and @CoffeeCatsBooks Thank you ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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HeatherBlue
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🖤

Tanisha_A Amen. 2mo
Cathythoughts 📚♥️💃🏾 2mo
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MallenNC
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I decided to answer the #WhatYouLove prompt with what I love about books. Here are just a few! What do you love most about reading? #SelfImprovementSept

OriginalCyn620 Great list! ❤️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻❤️ 2mo
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Eyelit
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Took a wee jaunt to #scotland this weekend in the form of two rom-coms.

The tagged book was utterly delightful and I‘ll be looking into Colgan‘s other books.

The other was a low to middling meh (the protagonist was just a bit tstl for my liking).

Interestingly, both featured the heroine helping out with a lambing (and twins in both!)... so is that now a standard thing on rom-com novels set in 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿?
😂 🐑 🤷🏻‍♀️

Centique TSTL 😂🤣😂 love it! 3mo
Crazeedi I enjoyed the bookshop! Welcome to litsy love too!😊 3mo
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IndoorDame
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OriginalCyn620 I really enjoyed this one! 😊🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm On my tbr too! 3mo
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MallenNC
Bookshop on the Corner | Jenny Colgan
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This is one of my favorite #bookstore books, but I‘m pretty much happy to read any books set in a bookshop. #LetsTravelAugust

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚💗📚 3mo
OriginalCyn620 This was a good one! 3mo
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Merethebookgal
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My sister-in-law got me a giftcard to one of my favorite local indie bookstores! She lives in a different state, so she must have called them up and the store mailed it to me with these cute bookmarks and a handwritten card with a note she must have given over the phone. What a sweet and thoughtful gift! (And they ship too if you don‘t have any local indies in your area and want to support a small business!)

Hooked_on_books What a great name for a bookstore! 4mo
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laur89
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Nina takes a leap of faith to #VivalaVida in Scotland, following her bibliophile heart to accomplish her dream of having her own book mobile.

Super cute, light read! Gave me a light case of the travel bug 🙈✈️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

#JulyColdplay

Eggs Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿❤️🎶💗 4mo
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sammisho
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@Gissy You nailed it and your generosity amazes me. I love every single thing you picked out for me. Thank you so much!
( I ate the chocolate before I could take a picture. It was delicious)
#colormereadswap
@Mommamanzi

Gissy You said you collect Pride and Prejudice things so I thought some practical items could do it. I hope the wall clock works fine. If not let me know and I can give you the order number. 5mo
Avanders 😍😍😍 5mo
sammisho @gissy It's Perfect! I think I am going to hang it in my work office$ 5mo
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Chrissyreadit 😍I love the clock and dish towel! 4mo
sammisho @Chrissyreadit It's a tote!😍 4mo
Chrissyreadit Then I love it even more! ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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Michollio
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Pickpick

Another reread, this one to get back into the setting for the new book. I don't think I liked this one as much as I did the first time. Still a pick, though.

#BookishBingo: Read outside
#RippedBodiceBingo: Takes place in multiple countries

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Macnjen
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Pickpick

Cute story, implausible, predictable, but still sweet. Main character is a little vapid which is frustrating but I assume she's just written as naive. Basic premise is mousy protagonist finds a new life by opening a mobile book shop away from her home and the story of romantic life. Beach read, entertaining if you don't need too much meat and can suspend belief. My only beef is the title.

SilversReviews LOVED this book. 5mo
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ofclumsywords
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Mehso-so

I loved everything in this that involved books but the romance? Not so much. I found myself really relating to Nina in the beginning and found her inspiring as she took her leap of faith and left everything that was comfortable and easy behind. Then the romance came in and I found myself getting more and more disinterested. All in all give it a 3/5 🌟

hermyknee I got disinterested as soon as the romance(s) started, too! She acts like such an idiot! And that incident with the train guy and the wounded goat and the farm guy and all the talking when there‘s a hurt baby goat?! Ahhhh I wanted to slap her!! 5mo
ofclumsywords @hermyknee yes exactly! I mean I have to admit that I liked Lennox better than the train guy but the last quarter of the book was all about their lack of relationship and sleeping together. There were no books involved! The whole reason I read it was for the books!! 5mo
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julesG
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Took a little #audiowalk through the eastern part of my #LitsyNeighbourhood. @MrBook

I live close to a large intersection. It's not very calm here, but tram and buses in good walking distance. Also in walking distance, the bakery and behind it a lot of office buildings, a small college, and lots of rose bushes along the road.

#LitsyWalkers #BFC @wanderinglynn

#LitsyNeighborhood

Little Britain 👇

julesG "Little Britain" used to be housing for the British Forces and families stationed in town. The closest barracks is a stone's throw to the west of my house. The houses have been empty for the past three years, since most of the British Forces left. 5mo
wanderinglynn What a cool neighborhood! Thanks for sharing it. 5mo
Crazeedi You live in such an interesting area! So nice! 5mo
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BookwormAHN Lovely neighborhood 🌸 5mo
MrBook Ahh, I love it!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
Megabooks Lovely!! 😁💗 5mo
marleed Cool I loved living on a space where there was piles of busy life going on right outside my door. I found it energizing! 5mo
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Macnjen
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Next audiobook!

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hermyknee
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Panpan

Eh. I wanted to finish it to find out what happened, but this will be my first and last Jenny Colgan.

See my posts with spoilers to see why I disliked the main character, Nina, so much. Pretty much every interaction she has with a man of romantic interest makes me want to punch things. Mostly, her. Square in the face.
Oh and this was my face the entire last hour of the book: 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

Well, I still hate romance. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Ugghhh 🙄

marleed This review almost has me stacking just to see if I can hate it with you! 5mo
hermyknee @marleed you might actually like it if you like the romance genre, it just wasn‘t for me 5mo
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hermyknee
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HE TURNED AROUND? WITH A BLEEDING LAMB‘S LITTLE SWEET LIFE AT STAKE?

Omg I hate them both.

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hermyknee
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Okay, I‘m sorry, but Nina is really pissing me off just now. NOW is not the time to be like, “why are you so mean Lennox take me with you Lennox whine whine whine” when dude has a BLEEDING BABY LAMB IN HIS LAP THAT HE‘S TRYING TO GET TO THE VET! I really just want to punch Nina in the face. GET OUT THE WAY!

Sorry IDK how to spell his name - audio 🤷🏻‍♀️

Zelma I really didn‘t care for this one either. 6mo
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Samplergal
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Pickpick

Set in a bookshop: The Bookshop on the Corner

Highly recommend this book when you want a fun story about starting over. And then there is the mobile bookshop.......

#Bookishbingo

CoffeeNBooks I loved The Bookshop on the Corner! 6mo
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Samplergal
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Pickpick

A delightful little book about books. Listened to this on the beach yesterday. Just fun!

Blopez93 This is next in my reading pile! So excited to start it! ❤️ 6mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Pickpick

Oh my goodness, this book was so charming. I don't typically re-read books, but I think this is one that I'll want to revisit again and again. It's a perfect rainy day or beach read. The author really captured what it's like to be a bibliophile, and made me really want to move to Scotland with a van full of books. I practically have enough stock to start my own Shop of Happily-Ever-Afters. ❤

jenniferajanes I felt the same way! I definitely wanted to move to Scotland with a bookmobile! 6mo
Rachel.Rencher @jenniferajanes Let's pool our money and start one! 📚❤ 6mo
jenniferajanes @Rachel.Rencher Sounds like a plan! 📚 🚙 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 6mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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I tried to get a photo of our insane thunderstorm but I promptly got smacked in the face by sideways rain. 😂 Not my best choice. Anyway, it was literally sunny and 75 and two seconds later it's freezing and the power is out. I was supposed to be working, but I think I'm going to take advantage of my computer being down & finish up this amazing book.

The rain is really immersing me into the Scottish setting right now. 😍

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Pandalibrarian
Bookshop on the Corner | Jenny Colgan
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Pickpick

I don‘t know how I missed Jenny Colgan and this book. I loved it! The audio was great and brought the characters to life. I also enjoyed hearing the British and Scottish accents. It was a fun, light read and I loved the idea of the book store in the van - bringing happiness wherever it goes. Makes me want to go to the bookstore...

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Rachel.Rencher
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I've noticed that I take blurry pictures when my glasses are off... not sure why that could be. 🤔😂

This book is next up! So many of you recommended it and I'm excited to dive in. Also, I had a late night cookie craving so I whipped up a batch with dark chocolate, walnuts and sea salt. 🤤🍪

Liatrek Loved this book ❤️hope you enjoy 😊 6mo
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raeintheworld
Bookshop on the Corner | Jenny Colgan
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At Beach Town Books today. The husband said he was documenting me in my natural environment. 😏

mdhughes72 Great photo! 6mo
RaimeyGallant lol, love it! 6mo
JoScho So cute! 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great pic! 6mo
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FeatherV
Pickpick

So amazing

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Christinak
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EleniKara
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Pickpick

This is a pick for a lighter/more summer read. I really enjoyed the setting of the Scottish Highlands and the love in which books are treated. It was very cute, not amazing or mind blowing but a fluffy feel-good read. Did have to approach it trying not to be too nit picky though when it came to writing style and content. But a perfect read before my Scotland trip!

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Lynnsoprano
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I spent Thursday with my BFF, who is about to move across the country. 😢 We were in Mount Dora, a really cool little town in central Florida. While there, we stopped in this interesting bookstore. It‘s not the greatest picture, but we had so much fun identifying the books painted on the building. No, I didn‘t buy any books. Shocker, but our husbands were with us, plus I‘d already bought a hat appropriate for Downton Abbey 😊

Crazeedi My mom had her winter home in eustis, very close to my Dora, I spent lots of time there when she was still with us! Love that little town! I'm very familiar with that area! 8mo
Crazeedi Mt Dora dang auto correct 8mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this story so much! Nina sets out to start over with not much more than some books and the idea to turn a food truck into a mobile bookshop. 📚 I'm so glad this was on my #NewYearWhoDis list! @Maria514626 @monalyisha

monalyisha I love seeing these still! 💕 8mo
SW-T I loved it! Made me look up more of her books 😊 8mo
CoffeeNBooks @SW-T I haven't read anything else by her, but I definitely want to now! 8mo
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CoffeeNBooks @monalyisha I hope you do this again next year- I've really enjoyed reading through my list so far! 8mo
Litsy Q for you, CoffeeNBooks! We keep getting notifications that you've tagged our account in your comments on LitsyWelcomeWagon posts, but each time we check, it doesn't look like we've actually been tagged! Trying to figure out what's going on there. Are you using "@litsy" in your comments, then editing the @ out later, or are we getting notifications in error? Feel free to email if you'd rather discuss that way: litsy@librarything.com. 8mo
CoffeeNBooks @Litsy I just emailed you. 8mo
Maria514626 Glad you liked it! It certainly is a heart warmer! 8mo
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Acoleman
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Pickpick

This was simply a precious story.

Crazeedi Yep, I enjoyed this one! 8mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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I've been mostly reading books for the Read Harder challenge lately, so I decided to spend some time reading books on my #NewYearWhoDis and #LitsyAtoZ lists for awhile. I'm enjoying this one so far! 📚 @Maria514626 @monalyisha

stephothebesto I read that recently AND I'm doing the read harder challenge from the journal. Is that what you're doing, or is it a different list? 8mo
CoffeeNBooks @stephothebesto I got the 2019 list from a book riot email- but it's probably the same list as the journal. I'm really enjoying it so far- I've liked the books I've picked for each of the prompts so far! 8mo
SW-T I enjoyed that one 😊 8mo
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stephothebesto Same! It's a good list of prompts... The only tough one for me was the short story collection. Tried 3 different ones and just couldn't get into any. Happy reading! 8mo
RadicalReader @CoffeeNBooks I love your username so seriously sweet and definitely relatable needing the caffeine to get through the terrific books 8mo
CoffeeNBooks @RadicalReader Thanks! Coffee and books are two of my favorite things!! ☕📚 8mo
RadicalReader @CoffeeNBooks iced tea and books are mine been hooked every since I lived in southern states for a year 8mo
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Jeanne_S
Bookshop on the Corner | Jenny Colgan
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Pickpick

Cute. Reread.

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Pam.Kokomo
Bookshop on the Corner | Jenny Colgan
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Pickpick

A love letter to books and the Scottish Highlands, and a little romance thrown in for good measure. ❤️📚❤️

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KendylChamberlain
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Pickpick

Love Love Love this book!! Its an easy quick read, a perfect summer beach read.

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stephothebesto
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Pickpick

A quick and cozy read, just what I was looking for as a pre-arrival read for a short trip to Scotland.

Applenabe Have fun! 9mo
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stephothebesto
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Picked this book to get in the mood for this last minute trip! Like me, the main character has never been to Scotland...til now!

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BridgetteM
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Here is my list of possibilities for #lmpbc #roundfive #GroupY

What are your thoughts, @leslieseidel @grumpygirlbooks and @DarcysMom ?

DarcysMom I have read Once Upon A River and The Bookshop on the Corner. The other two look good, though. 9mo
KathyWheeler I‘ve read Homegoing and The Bookshop on the Corner and liked both. 9mo
Andrew65 I‘m currently listening to, and enjoying, Homegoing. 9mo
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UwannaPublishme Jenny Colgan! 🙌🏻 9mo
leslieseidel These all look great but Homegoing and Once Upon a River are my top two. 9mo
BridgetteM @DarcysMom @leslieseidel Depending on what I hear from @grumpygirlbooks I may pick another round of books, since @DarcysMom has read two of these. 9mo
BridgetteM @KathyWheeler I really want to read both of them! Happy to hear a good report on them from a fellow reader! 9mo
BridgetteM @Andrew65 I have wanted to read it for the longest time. I don‘t know why I‘ve put it off for so long. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
BridgetteM @UwannaPublishme I own two of her books but haven‘t read either. I must rectify this soon! 9mo
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a.bookish.byrd
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️

dgingo It has a pretty cover at least. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
a.bookish.byrd @dgingo I do love the cover! LOL I definitely picked this one up based on it‘s title and cover. 9mo
dgingo @a.bookish.byrd I would have also fallen victim to its siren song. 😂 9mo
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thebluestocking
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I know this is a popular Litsy book! I‘m grabbing it for a couple of my bookish friends.

#kindledeals #kindledeal #ebookdeal

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MaGoose
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Pickpick

Nice enough storyline, but not what I was expecting. I enjoyed it, but thought it was rather dragged out. Still, I give it a pick.

Mdargusch I have had this on my TBR shelf for over a year. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 9mo
MaGoose @Mdargusch I would say to read it. As I said, it was enjoyable but rather dragged out in places. To me, it was a finding-yourself kind of story that turned out to be something of a romance, which I wasn't expecting. So, go for it. 9mo
Zelma It was really my thing either. Not quite what I expected. Much more romance/relationship stuff than I wanted. 9mo
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laur89
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Congrats to @Laughterhp 🥳🥳

Recommending the tagged book! Love the message that it‘s never too late to start fresh and follow your dreams, but also the light-heartedness of the book. It‘s also got a great storyline about friendship, and even has a little bit of romance in there.

#50KBookRecGiveaway

Laughterhp Thanks for entering! I absolutely loved this book when I read it! Great choice! 😊 9mo
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MrsBuell
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I can not wait to start this tonight! I loved Little Beach Street Bakery 💕 #jennycolgan #thebookshoponthecorner #ilovereading #booknerd #litsy #kindle #cozybythefire #cozy #fireplace #fire #read #currentlyreading

CoffeeNBooks I have this on my TBR stack to read soon! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 10mo
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CaroPi
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So I got a bad cold. The weather knock me and this is how it looks my night stand. In general I don't like romances and cozy books, but this is so adorable!!! Also giving books around some towns sounds just amazing!

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BridgetteM
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Thank you so much, @Maria514626 for all the goodies you packed in my #Christmasbookswap package! I can‘t wait to read The Bookshop on the Corner! And the bookmarks and socks are adorable! I see a night filled with tea, chocolate, and a good book in my future! (Also, sorry it took me approximately 85 million years to post this picture.)

Crazeedi Bookshop was a good read! 10mo
BridgetteM @Crazeedi It looks so good. I can‘t wait! 🤗 10mo
Maria514626 Glad you enjoyed everything! 😊 10mo
BridgetteM @Maria514626 I love everything! 😊 10mo
Maria514626 Yay! 🎉 10mo
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RebeccaRoo7
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"Be silent, hide away and let your thoughts and longings rise and set in the deep places of your heart. Let dreams move silently as stars, in wonder more than you can tell. Let them fulfill you --- and be still."

-Fyodor Tyutchev

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thebluestocking
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My latest #thriftstorehaul. I got home and realized I already had a copy of Brown Girl Dreaming, though. 🙄 One of the downsides to having so many books!

Tamra Ohhhh, but that one. 💜 It‘s okay to have multiples. 10mo
Dragon I have that tendency to accidentally rebuy books. Especially when I‘ve lent them to a friend and forgot about it. 😂🐉 10mo
merelybookish Would make a wonderful gift! Such a lovely book 10mo
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thebluestocking @Tamra That‘s what I hear. Maybe the universe is telling me to read it. 10mo
thebluestocking @Dragon Me too! But when it‘s thrift stores, at least they‘re cheap! 10mo
thebluestocking @merelybookish I really really need to read it. 10mo
Tamra @thebluestocking yes & yes! 10mo
Dragon True. I‘m usually buying them at booksales. 👍🐉 10mo
Ruthiella Have you read The Flame Throwers? I am curious to know you opinion given your mixed reaction to The Mars Room 🤓 10mo
thebluestocking @Ruthiella I have not read it. But I‘m eager to try another by her because I like the writing in The Mars Room. Have you read it? 10mo
Ruthiella @thebluestocking It was the first book of hers that I did read and I loved it. It was long (maybe also short?) listed for the TOB a few years ago which is why I picked it up. 😀 10mo
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RosieBoo65
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Nina leaves her home in Birmingham England to start anew in a small town in Scotland by launching her very own book bus bookstore named “Little Shop of Happily Ever After.” The story is one where you suspend belief and follow the journey of Nina as she finds a new life and love in Scotland. I enjoyed the story but it wasn‘t my favorite. Nina has two love interests - Lennox and Marek. I didn‘t see how she was attracted to Marek at all.

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