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Chocolat
Chocolat | Joanne Harris
Even before it was adapted into the Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, Joanne Harris'New York Timesbestsellingnovel,Chocolatentranced readers with its mix of hedonism, whimsy, and, of course, chocolate.In tiny Lansquenet, where nothing much has changed in a hundred years, beautiful newcomer Vianne Rocher and her exquisite chocolate shop arrive and instantly begin to play havoc with Lenten vows. Each box of luscious bonbons comes with a free gift: Vianne's uncanny perception of its buyer's private discontents and a clever, caring cure for them. Is she a witch? Soon the parish no longer cares, as it abandons itself to temptation, happiness, and a dramatic face-off between Easter solemnity and the pagan gaiety of a chocolate festival. Chocolat's every page offers a description of chocolate to melt in the mouths of chocoholics, francophiles, armchair gourmets, cookbook readers, and lovers of passion everywhere. It's a must for anyone who craves an escapist read, and is a bewitching gift for any holiday.
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Eggs
Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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JenReadsAlot Yes please! 6d
Eggs @JenReadsAlot 😅🍰🤗 6d
dabbe Holy chocolate, Batman! 🤣❣️🤣 6d
Eggs @dabbe yeah 🍫🍰🍫 6d
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Cazxxx
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Not been able to read much as I‘ve had a virus which has floored me for weeks. Managed to finish this last night and absolutely loved it!!
Is the film worth a watch?

MuddyPuddle It‘s been years since I‘ve read the book or seen the movie, and it‘s the book I remember. 2w
JessClark78 Hope you feel better soon. I really enjoyed the book and the movie. 2w
Soubhiville I hope you‘re on the mend. 2w
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Cazxxx @MuddyPuddle The book was so good 😊 2w
Cazxxx @JessClark78 thank you 😊 I‘ll have a look for the film 2w
JamieArc I haven‘t read the book, but the film was one of my favorites when it came out. I remembering watching it a lot. 2w
Cazxxx @Soubhiville Thank you 😊 2w
Cazxxx @JamieArc Great, I‘m going to have a look for it 😊 2w
JamieArc @Cazxxx I can‘t say that it doesn‘t have anything problematic in it - it‘s been too long since I‘ve seen it. But definitely worth a watch! 2w
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JessClark78
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Chocolate is one of my favorite indulgences. This is my favorite book featuring chocolate.

#WinterReadathon
#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge

Andrew65 A classic book, and the author was born quite close to where we live. 🍫🍫🍫 2mo
DieAReader 🍫🍫🍫 2mo
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wanderinglynn
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I have to agree with @CoffeeNBooks – chocolate covered pretzels are yummy! My faves are these dark chocolate ones from Trader Joe‘s. The perfect reading snack!

#winterreadathondailychallenge

Andrew65 Dark chocolate 🍫🍫🍫😋 2mo
sarahbellum I just picked up the milk chocolate ones the other night 🤤 2mo
wanderinglynn @sarahbellum 🙌🏻😋 2mo
DieAReader 🍫🤤♥️ 2mo
mrp27 These are the best! 2mo
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Eggs
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Mmmmmm salivary response 🤤
(Also, love the tagged book & film)

This and tiramisu are 2 favorites. I‘ve made and served decadent mousse many times over the years…

#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Andrew65 😋😋😋🍫 Sign me up for one. A great book. Author born near me. 2mo
DieAReader 🍫🤤♥️ 2mo
Eggs @Andrew65 @DieAReader 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Nothing would please me more than to have you over for my mousse🫶🏻👍🏼 2mo
Andrew65 @Eggs 🤣🤣🤣 That‘s the second invite I‘ve got in two mins. 🥰 2mo
Eggs @Andrew65 You‘re Popular 😂😂 2mo
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SusanLee
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Eggs Great story❤️🍫 2mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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One day left to sign up for this year's #jolabokaflodswap

I will be closing sign ups tomorrow and get to work on making matches.

We have 130 people participating in a lot of different countries!

Sign up here-
https://forms.gle/uJLQHJY9re1byWiz8

Aims42 Thanks for hosting and organizing again! This is my favorite swap 😍 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Fav swap! 2mo
LeahBergen Thank you! ❤️ 2mo
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Ericalambbrown Thank you for doing this again! 💕 2mo
Crazeedi Thank you for hosting! Waiting anxiously for my match!! Whoohoo! 2mo
kspenmoll Thanks for organizing this!!! (edited) 2mo
CuriousG I'm guessing with 130 people it is quite the task to match and it's still in process, so good luck with everything! (On the off chance I'm wrong though and you've already sent out match info, I haven't received it.) 2mo
Julsmarshall Hi there! I never received my match. Which is ok, I just want to make sure no one is waiting on a swap from me. I can‘t imagine the work in managing all of this! I can still participate and send as long as I know by the weekend so I can go shopping ;) 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Julsmarshall @curiousG you do have a match. I‘m in a cruise right now and do not have access to my spreadsheet. I will be back Sunday and get it to you then. Sorry for the inconvenience. 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Julsmarshall @curiousG @avandrs @Graciouswarriorprincess @Alfrazier21 I just sent your matches.Let me know if you didn't get them. Thanks. 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Julsmarshall @curiousG @avandrs @Graciouswarriorprincess @Alfrazier21 I just sent your matches.Let me know if you didn't get them. Thanks. 2mo
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BethM
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Such a favorite tradition I do it for my kid! Sign ups open til 11.19- see @MaleficentBookDragon for more info!

BookBosomed1 I do this with my friends. ❤️ 3mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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Well, the #AllHallowsEveSwap was a great success! If my spreadsheet is correct we've had no tricks and only treats this year!!! If I missed it and you have not received your gifts, let me know.

Now, on to Christmas. I know , I hate to leave Halloween too, but I am excited for this year's #JolabokaflodSwap. Sign Ups are open until Nov. 19th so I can get out the matches by Thanksgiving weekend.

Sign up here-
https://forms.gle/ZHwPQWJ8vDTgDnZA6

ozma.of.oz Woooo! 3mo
BarkingMadRead @Graciouswarriorprincess we were just talking about this!! 3mo
LeahBergen Yay!! 👏👏 3mo
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NovelGirl82 Yay!!! 3mo
BennettBookworm Best time of year!! Thank you!! 3mo
JamieArc Oh wow! That came quick! 3mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @BarkingMadRun Thanks! And yes, we were just talking about this!! 3mo
forestandcrow So excited! Made sure I had the right mailing address. 3mo
Cupcake12 All signed up! Loved this last year xx 🎄 3mo
BarbaraBB Wonderful! Signed up! 3mo
guinsgirlreads Yayyy! Thank you! 3mo
AmyG I was just thinking of this. Thank you! 3mo
AbigailJaneBlog Yessss I love this swap! 3mo
LitStephanie Just signed up, thank you! 3mo
Laughterhp Yay! 3mo
BarbaraJean Yaaaay! I didn‘t manage any swaps last Christmas, so I‘ve been eagerly waiting for this year‘s—especially this one. Thanks for organizing it again! 3mo
KateReadsYA Very excited for my first year doing this swap. I have seen in the past everyone posting and always wanted to join in but was still so new to Litsy and how it all works. I am definitely ready this year and can't wait to see who my swap buddy will be :) 3mo
MommyOfTwo Yay! 3mo
tdrosebud Woohoo! 3mo
CarolynM Yay! I‘ve signed up. Thanks for organising. 3mo
Aims42 One of my two favorite holiday swaps!!! Thank you for organizing again, I love this one 🍫📚🎅🏼 (edited) 3mo
LeslieO Yay! My favorite swap! 3mo
kellyann28 One of my favorite swaps! 3mo
BookwormAHN Yay 😺 3mo
staci.reads Yay! Thanks for hosting again! I love thsinswap so much! 3mo
Avanders 🥲🥲🥰 3mo
MittenGirlPeach Yay! So happy you‘re doing this swap again! 3mo
MatchlessMarie 💚📖❤️ 3mo
wen4blu My favorite swap! 3mo
Crazeedi I just signed up!! 3mo
Crazeedi And this is a very favorite swap of mine!! 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon @KateReadsYA Welcome!!!! Any questions let me know. 3mo
KateReadsYA @MaleficentBookDragon Thanks so much 🤗 3mo
CBee Signed up! Woot! 3mo
Jess861 Yay!! Absolutely love this! Just signed up! 3mo
merelybookish My absolute favorite! Thanks for hosting it again!! 3mo
AshleyHoss820 First time signing up! 📚🎄☺️ 3mo
AmandaBlaze Cool. 3mo
Meshell1313 Sounds right up my alley! Just signed up! 3mo
BethM I‘m so glad this is back! One of my fave traditions! Ya know if you want more work you could do a kids version next year too 😂 3mo
CrowCAH Just signed up, very excited!!!! I was just thinking about wanting to join a swap this year! 3mo
BookBosomed1 Yea! 3mo
galueth28 Signed up, my first time ☺ 3mo
thewallflower0707 Signed up last week, looking forward to receiving my match ☺️ 3mo
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mariaku21
Chocolat | Joanne Harris
Pickpick

Harris wrote a very magical book that hooked me from the opening paragraph with its lush descriptions and details.

The characters were an interesting mix of views and traits that were real and fantastical within the word building of this sleepy town.

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Eggs
Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🍫📚 6mo
Eggs A fun movie too! But makes you crave chocolate 🍫 🍫 6mo
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kaysworld1
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterC

Chocolat by Joanne Harris
The book, the story, the film, the acting, the actors, everything so perfect.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚 🍫 6mo
JessClark78 ❤️ 6mo
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Eggs
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Some of my favorite chocolate titles, with a background of my favorite chocolate food: ganache!!

#ChocolateDay #JulyJam @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

CoffeeNBooks I loved Chocolat and Like Water for Chocolate!! 7mo
Eggs @CoffeeNBooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 7mo
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Ast_Arslan
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
#Ithadtobeyou

19. Chocolate

Loved the movie, but I hated the book 🙈

SRWCF What's not to love about Johnny Depp?! 11mo
Ast_Arslan @SRWCF in this movie is gorgeous! 😍 11mo
SRWCF @Ast_Arslan mi piace di più da giovane 11mo
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Ast_Arslan @SRWCF 😂 a me piace veramente soltanto qui 😅 11mo
SRWCF @Ast_Arslan ok, ok, hai ragione! Nemmeno io sono così affascinato da lui 11mo
Eggs Loved the movie-just wanted to eat chocolate so much 11mo
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Blueberry
Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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Eggs Beautiful 🤎🍫🧡 12mo
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K.Wielechowski
Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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Vianne Rocher and her daughter Anouk moved to the small, conservative town of Lansquenet at the beginning of Lent and opens a chocolaterie, much to the frustration of the local priest Reynaud and his followers.
Full of characters from the ball-busting Armande to the abused Josephine, the proud Roux and the gentle Guillaume, Vianne gathers a new family around her and changes their lives with her strength, her chocolate, and her magic.

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hissingpotatoes
Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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This book is CHOC-full of treats. 😏 🍫

#haunted October 2021 day 30: treats @eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Pretty 🤩 🤎🙌🏻 1y
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wanderinglynn
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Went to library to pick up my summer reading program goodies I earned. 🎉📚 And got the tagged because while I‘ve seen the movie, I‘ve never read the book. #supportyourlibrary

Velvetfur Oh me too about the film! I was working my way through Johnny Depp films at the time 😂 The goodies look so cute as well! 2y
aperfectmjk I Joined my local summer reading program also. I have a prize waiting for me that I need to pick up. Last year I never went and picked up my prizes. Covid kind of threw a wrench in everything. 2y
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CoffeeNBooks
Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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#MayCharacters Vianne #Migrates to a new place whenever the Wind lets her know it's time to move on.
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Loved the film ❤️ 🍫 ❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover!! 2y
CoffeeNBooks @Eggs It's one of my favorite movies, and I love the soundtrack! I read this series and liked all of the books. 2y
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 It made me want to go into my kitchen and whip up some ganache 🍫🤤😋 @CoffeeNBooks (edited) 2y
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mollyrotondo
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#MoviesinApril

So a much more riske choice, I pick Chocolat. Love of chocolate is definitely found in both film and book. 😉 🍫 ❤️

Klou Great!! 🍫 2y
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rather_be_reading
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I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would! This whole time I thought it was a romance and it was so much more than that! I blame the movie for making me think that way. JH's writing is spectacular.

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rather_be_reading
Chocolat | Joanne Harris

I dont see how anyone can celebrate dying...You dont, I told her. Life is what you celebrate. All of itm Even its end.

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...returning to a city where you lived before is like coming home to an old friend.

Texreader I really like the sound of that, but... Not true for me...whenever I drive back into Austin it‘s unrecognizable; it feels bloated with its own success. But then I never really felt like I belonged there; its vibes and mine weren‘t in sync. And now it‘s the fifth city in Texas to pass 1 million residents. Ah, “home.” 2y
Just_reading I totally feel this way about my hometown. Whenever I drive through it's like exhaling when I didn't know I was holding my breath! 2y
rather_be_reading @Texreader Right! i know what u mean about vibes for sure. 2y
rather_be_reading @Just_reading yes! I love the nostalgia 2y
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rather_be_reading
Chocolat | Joanne Harris

Places all have their own characters...

Texreader So true!! 2y
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rather_be_reading
Chocolat | Joanne Harris

Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.

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rather_be_reading
Chocolat | Joanne Harris

...Id also say that you are entitled to your beliefs . As long as they make you happy.

bookful Exactly 💯! Thank you ! Everyone different too ! Got respect thier beliefs as well too. 2y
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rather_be_reading
Chocolat | Joanne Harris

I dont thing there is such a thing as a good or bad Christian. Only good or bad people.

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rather_be_reading
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Now making chocolate is a different matter.Oh, some skill is required. A certain lightness of touch, speed, a patience...But the formula remains the same every time. It is safe. Harmless.

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rather_be_reading
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I carried recipes in my head like maps.

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rather_be_reading
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...our breath made pale dragons in the still air.

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rather_be_reading
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I slept poorly inside a kaleidoscope of dreams...

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Everything has a soul

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....Chocolate curls, white buttons with colored vermicelli, pain d-epices with gilded edging, marzipan fruits in their nests of ruffled paper, peanut brittle, clusters, cracknells, assorted misshapes in half kilo boxes....

[what a lovely picture] *mouth water*

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rather_be_reading
Chocolat | Joanne Harris

I sell dreams, small comforts, sweet harmless temptations to bring down a multitude of saints crash-crash-crashing among the hazels and nougatines...

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rather_be_reading
Chocolat | Joanne Harris

NTS: Soutane

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rather_be_reading
Chocolat | Joanne Harris

...the wind blowing the folds of his soutane into the shop like the wings of a blackbird.

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rather_be_reading
Chocolat | Joanne Harris

Everyone needs a little luxury, a little self-indulgence from time to time.

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rather_be_reading
Chocolat | Joanne Harris

...in the wilting daisy chain of my brief encounters.

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rather_be_reading
Chocolat | Joanne Harris

Rock salt and bread by the doorstep to placate any resident gods. Sandalwood on our pillow to sweeten our dreams.

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rather_be_reading
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Faces are lined like last summer's apples...

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rather_be_reading
Chocolat | Joanne Harris

First line: We came on the wind of the carnival.
Last line: That this time--please, just this once-- it will leave without us.

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The descriptions of the chocolate have me craving all kinds of sweets!

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rather_be_reading
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Enjoying this Saturday immensely!

CarolineLovesToRead I love all her books 2y
CarolineLovesToRead @rather_be_reading I read The Lollipop Shoes https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1022699.The_Lollipop_Shoes?ac=1&from_search=...
which is Chocolat #2 and the other book i've read of hers is Five Quarters of the Orange https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15096.Five_Quarters_of_the_Orange
I believe there is Chocolat #3 as well which I would like to read
I also read Coastliners
(edited) 2y
rather_be_reading @CarolineLovesToRead OMG i had no idea!! tysm!! 2y
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rather_be_reading
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Enjoying my yummy lunch with a great book, sitting in my car listening to the rain. Happy Friday!

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Emilymdxn
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I loved this slow, heartwarming, delicious (in every sense of the word) book. I was pleasantly surprised by how little plot there was, just characters orbiting around each other, thinking meaningful things and describing chocolate in so, so, so, so much wonderful detail.

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StaceGhost
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Someone broke into the Christmas presents 🎁 that‘s what we get for leaving them under the tree 🎄🤷‍♀️

Scochrane26 ❤️❤️ 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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WOW everyone! One day of signups and we are at over 100 participants already.
I guess you all like books and chocolate.
😁
#jolabokaflodswap

Sign up Here - https://forms.gle/ZWmJ9JWi4gaWdUiE8 until Nov. 20th with matches sent out on Nov. 22nd.
Opening Day is Dec. 24th.

LiteraryinLawrence Heck yeah we do! 😋 2y
Scochrane26 I‘m going to sign up after I go to my bookstore this weekend for a sale. 2y
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Sace Just signed up! 2y
JamieArc @Scochrane26 I had to make a bookstore stop too before I signed up 😂😂 2y
erzascarletbookgasm This is one of the swaps I look forward to! @batsy @Smarkies I hope you didn‘t miss this. 2y
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm I just signed up 😁 2y
NikkiM5 Just signed up but I may be in a new home. Can I update my address between now and then? 2y
MeesesPieces I signed up an hour ago! So excited! I participated in this last year! 2y
SamAnne Thank you for organizing! 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @nikkim5 yes. You can update your signup form at any time before matches are made. After that, just email me the info and I‘ll pass it along. (edited) 2y
kellyann28 Glad I caught this, this will be my third year. I love this simple swap! 2y
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Texreader
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Yay!! I signed up! Thanks @MaleficentBookDragon !!

You can sign up for more than one match if desired.
Sign up Here - https://forms.gle/ZWmJ9JWi4gaWdUiE8 until Nov. 20th

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JenlovesJT47
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Head on over to the awesome @MaleficentBookDragon ‘s page to sign up for this low stress holiday swap!

#swap
#Jolabokaflodswap