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The Music Shop
The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
Frank has a gift for finding his customers the music they need to hear. When he meets Ilsa Brauchmann, a mysterious and beautiful woman with no ear for music, and engaged to another man, he falls in love. She is way above him, she will never be his, but he will take her on a journey through music. Twelve years later Ilsa returns to find Frank. The shop has gone; no one knows where he is; perhaps hes dead. All that remains is a series of clues, each one related to music. Ilsa resolves to follow them and bring Frank back to life with music, just as he once did for her.
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bthegood
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

1. Several books (always one audio)
2. Tagged is my favorite this year so far; bailed on The Obsession by Nora Roberts

I know it's no longer Wednesday, but I'm curious @rwmg -I saw your recent pan🤣 but what is your best book this year?

Make a great day everyone 🍂

rwmg By and large one book at a time, but I have been known to start one book before I've finished one because the one I'm reading isn't available for some reason 3w
TheSpineView You're welcome 3w
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Eggs Loved the Music Shop 🥰🎶👏🏻 3w
bthegood @rwmg thank you for joining in and sharing - 🤗 3w
bthegood @rwmg I enjoyed this book as well - 🙂 3w
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CoffeeNBooks
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I loved this story about Frank and his love for music, but only in vinyl form, and Ilse who befriends him and finds new meaning in her life.

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CoffeeNBooks
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Saturday morning #coffeeandabook ☕️📚🎶

Bookworm04 I enjoyed music shop nice cosy read. 2mo
5feet.of.fury Oooh love the pic! Prince, Freddie and Lloyd Dobbler! Icons 2mo
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bthegood
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#ThinkPositiveBePositive thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

The tagged book is filled with beautiful quotes (see above) - and it is definitely my July pick, probably best of year -
#ReadingBracket2022 @chasjjlee

Make a great day everyone 🌞

WJCintron 😃🙌 Just stacked it! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
bthegood @WJCintron hope you enjoy it - 4mo
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bthegood
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I LOVED THIS BOOK! Something different for me (not horror) - it's a love story about a couple, about friends, about family, but mostly to and about music. It tells the story of the way music helps people heal, come together, connect, communicate. It is a beautiful story and beautifully written. I cried as I read the ending (I can't remember the last time I cried when I read a book).

#20in4 #BookSpinBingo

Make a great day everyone -

WJCintron 🙌🙌🙌 4mo
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bthegood
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#ThinkPositiveBePositive thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I might try this PBS kindness bingo (for kids, but I think I could work on this too!)-
My August #BookSpinBingo list @TheAromaofBooks - with the belief that I will finish tagged book as part of @Andrew65 #20in4 readathon (raining today so plenty of reading time) -

Make a great day everyone 🙂

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
Andrew65 Rainy and grey here too 😔 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have a great day!! 💛 4mo
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bthegood
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2 years ago I quit all my big box subscriptions, and all of my social media - I was going to shop local and interact face to face - this was in January/February of 2020 - we all know what happened next!
I found Litsy - a great way to connect with people in a positive way - so grateful it was here and still is - thank you all for being a part of this community and helping me start my day with a smile.
Make a great day everyone 🙂

slategreyskies Happy Litsyversary!! 🧁✨ 4mo
kspenmoll Happy Litsyversary! I am so glad that you found us! Enjoy your day 4mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 4mo
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eeclayton Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
AmyG 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
fredamans Happy Litsyversary! 4mo
Deblovestoread Happy Litsyversary 🎉 4mo
Ruthiella Happy Litsyversary! 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile Happy Litsyversary 🎉 4mo
Megabooks Happy litsyversary!! 🥳🥳 4mo
LKK526 @bthegood. Two years impressive! I just love Litsy and the honest feedback from other serious readers. Shout out to @AmandaBlaze @Eggs @keepingupwiththepenguins @ozma.of.oz @jlhammar @FelinesAndFelonies 4mo
bthegood @LKK526 👍😊 4mo
Eggs Congratulations on the anniversary 🎈🎈 So nice to know you here 🥰 4mo
Eggs @LKK526 Thank you for the shout-out 🥰🥰 4mo
LKK526 @Eggs I think of you all as the friends I‘ve never met! 😄✌️😍 4mo
bthegood @Eggs thx👍 4mo
Tera66 Happy Litsyversary! So thankful to have you as a friend!🎉🥳🥰 4mo
bthegood @Tera66 thx 🙂 4mo
AnneCecilie Happy Litsyversary 🥳🥳 4mo
bthegood @AnneCecilie thank you! 4mo
DivineDiana Happy Litsyversary! Beautiful post! 👏🏻🎉📚 4mo
bthegood @DivineDiana thank you - 4mo
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bthegood
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1. I don't like noise in the background (no tv/music and definitely no talking to me) 2. I think a first edition of Carrie by Stephen King would be nice to have.

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

#Two4Tuesday
Want to play @LKK526 ?

Make a great day everyone - 🙂

TheSpineView You're welcome and thanks for playing! 4mo
LKK526 @TheSpineView @bthegood 1. Poorly edited books, I.e. bad grammar. 2. A first edition of Agatha Christie 4mo
bthegood @LKK526 👍 4mo
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LKK526 @bthegood. 👍back at ya 4mo
WJCintron 🙌😃 Carrie!! 4mo
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bthegood
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Heard him speak this week at Chautauqua Institute - he gave me hope for our future.

Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#ThinkPositiveBePositive

Make a great day everyone 🌞

Chrissyreadit ❤️ 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
DivineDiana How wonderful! I love to attend author talks, preferably in person, but online as well! ❤️ 4mo
bthegood @DivineDiana He is a good speaker - have a good day 🌞 4mo
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Eggs
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I loved this story about music and love 🎶 💕 🎼 - Ilse and Frank

#MusicRelated #BookMoods @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

#GirlBoy #BigJuneReadathon @Clwojick

jlhammar I loved this one too! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This book traumatized me 😂😂 5mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I remember well. 5mo
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terryduncan5719
The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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This was a thoroughly enjoyable book. Quirky characters, sad stories, but ultimately a happy ending. Great musical description! That was the real draw of this book. It was easy to read and be in the story.

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cwarnier
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My evening reading stack!
I got my #lmpbc round 13book back in the mail a couple days ago. Thanks.
@Kangaj1 @BookishBelle @babyruth2510

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babyruth2510
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Mehso-so

Frank owns a music shop that sells only vinyl records. The author goes back and forth between current day and little snippets of Frank‘s youth and learning about music with his mother Peg. Oh how I wish Peg was real and I could listen to the Hallelujah Chorus with her and Frank. I enjoyed the characters more than the actual story but it is worth reading just for the descriptions of the music.

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BookishBelle
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I didn‘t have another pic of this book and I have already packaged it to mail to @babyruth2510 for #LMPBC. Sorry it‘s a little late. So I thought I would post a pic of my cat instead. #CatsOfLitsy Anyway, the book was good, a soft pick for me. It had a lot of heart and was a quick read.

QuietlyLaura 😻 Always love to see all the kitties on Litsy! 10mo
DogMomIrene What a cutie😻 10mo
WJCintron 😻 😻 😻 10mo
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BookishBelle
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My Dad passed away last week. I spent the past week in California clearing out his place with my sister. Today I am grateful to be home eating breakfast in my jammies. I didn‘t get to this #LMPBC book as soon as planned but I‘m going to get it read and in the mail asap. Today seems like a good day to sit on the couch and read.

wanderinglynn I‘m so sorry for your loss. 🤍 10mo
TheSpineView So sorry! 😢 10mo
Kristin_Reads I‘m very sorry for your loss. 10mo
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Redy2trvl I‘m so sorry for your loss. 10mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m so sorry. Take care. 10mo
Laughterhp Sorry for your loss 💚 10mo
youneverarrived So sorry 😞♥️ 10mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m sorry. 10mo
Susanita I‘m so sorry. 😢 10mo
Kangaj1 I am so sorry. I hope you enjoy the book today! 10mo
Chelsea.Poole So sorry for your loss. 😔 10mo
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Kangaj1
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#lmpbc13 #groupb @cwarnier
I just finished this book and wept. It was a perfect read for me, and I am off to find the playlist for it. So glad to find it in this group - I had had not heard of it!

Suet624 I haven‘t read this one but have read her others which are great. 11mo
Andrew65 I really enjoyed this one. 11mo
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Bookworm04
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What a great book i think i buy the paper back

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cwarnier
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#lmpbc
@babyruth2510 @BookishBelle
Mailing off tomorrow. @Kangaj1
Hope you all enjoy.

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cwarnier
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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cwarnier
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#LMPBC #groupB
@kangaji1 @bookishbelle @babyruth2510
Ok ladies, I think this should be our line up for the next 4 months, and I am excited.

BookishBelle Looks good! I‘m excited too! 13mo
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cwarnier
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#lmpbc group B
Here are some of my TBT list top pick reads. Do any strike your fancy?
@babyruth2510 @Kangaj1 @BookishBelle

Kangaj1 I have read On the Come Up but open to any of the others! 13mo
babyruth2510 Haven‘t read any of them. They all look good 👍 13mo
BookishBelle I‘m most interested in The Music Shop but they all look good. 👍🏻 13mo
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cwarnier I will go with The Music Shop!
I will do a graphic sometime for us, after we have all picked our books out.
What color do you all want to use to write in? I love using purple.
@babyruth2510 @Kangaj1 @BookishBelle
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babyruth2510 I usually just write in a black pen. I tend to lose colored pens so fast😄 13mo
BookishBelle Yay for The Music Shop! I have lots of colored pens and just choose one that hasn‘t been used in that book yet. I can avoid purple this time. I prefer aqua but I don‘t mind choosing another color. 13mo
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webhau1
The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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This took me a little bit to get into, but I did enjoy it. There is a Spotify playlist that goes along with it and I found it a nice touch to have that playing in the background as I read the book.

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MelKelsey
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I love Rachel Joyce's whimsical and witty writing! The Music Shop is a great book for music and rom-com lovers. Frank owns a vinyl record shop and has a...magical?...ability to determine the music his customers need. Interspersed throughout the novel are memories from his childhood in which his mom teaches him about music. Frank is the only dimensional character. It's a feel-good, healing vibes book. 4.5 stars

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Musical

“Music comes out of silence and at the end it goes back to it. It's a journey. You see?”

🎼🎹🎤🎸🎻
#MayCharacters

Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻 Loved this book❣️ Great photo-I used to listen to those “78s” as a child 🎶🎼 1y
tracey38 Great photo. Perfect for the book. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs thank you!! Me too in the 80‘s!! I remember saving my money to buy Madonna and Cyndi Lauper! 🎼🎤🎹 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I didn‘t love this book, but there were a few #lovesong (s) 🎹🎼🎤

#LovePrevails

Andrew65 This is one I quite enjoyed but a bit of a cheesy ending. 2y
wanderinglynn I loved all the music discussed. ❤️🎶 2y
TheBookHippie 🤦🏽‍♀️no. Just no. 🤣 2y
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Leftcoastzen Love the vintage records! 2y
Eggs Great choice-I really liked it 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie it‘s a good picture though 🤷‍♀️ 2y
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mdm139
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This was an absolute gem of a novel. I wish I had read it sooner. If you want a nice story, especially after reading something heavy, this is the book for you. The community of characters are lovely. If you like Mr. Holland‘s Opus and Notting Hill you will like this book. I read it straight through. It would be great to read it snowed in or on a beach or in a little cafe. Just make sure you have away to listen to all the music mentioned.

rockpools Sounds wonderful! 2y
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slategreyskies
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This book made me cry. In places, it felt soulful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

aperfectmjk I LOVED THIS BOOK! ❤ 2y
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slategreyskies
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I‘m in!! My goal is 8 hours of reading. Not a lofty goal, but hopefully one I can meet. The tagged book is my current read.

#AnyWayYouReadathon

kimmypete1 Thanks for joint! No goal is too big or too small! 2y
Eggbeater 8 hours is a great goal. Glad you're joining! 2y
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lynneamch
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Owner of a vinyl-only #music shop, Frank has a #magical ability to intuit just the right record for each customer, except for the mysterious Ilse Brauchmann. Frank recalls his quirky mother's lessons as he tries to help Ilse and hang on to his failing business amid his changing neighborhood and his own emotional struggles. Loved this ultimately uplifting tale of the healing power of music. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs #InspiredNewYear

theshrinkette I really really enjoyed this book so much 😭 2y
TheKidUpstairs Great review! 2y
Suet624 I REALLY have to read this. I love all of her other books so much. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love music 🎶 2y
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CindiB
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I loved this. Heart-warming, quirky, it speaks to the power of kindness, and community. Well-written, and interesting, this was a feast and I loved every page. 5/5

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Writeme
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This book made me remember why I love The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Joyce is such a great writer. I love when a character‘s compassion is their superpower. This was such a feel-good story, and yet the writing is so powerful.

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TheEllieMo
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One that‘s been on my TBR pile for far too long

#MusicToMyEars #SeptemberSenses @Eggs

Eggs Oh I forgot about this one! Such a great book 🎶👏🏻🎶 2y
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Rafaha
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Music comes out of silence and at the end it goes back to it...

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Andrew65
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Slight play on the #SongofLove theme with a love story centred around a music shop. Very cheesy ending but secretly loved it!
#FlyHighJuly

Eggs Great choice! Great book 👏🏻📚🤗 2y
aperfectmjk I loved this one! 2y
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Sargar114
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What a quirky, fun, and fulfilling story. It doesn‘t quite go in the direction you‘d think or really take the route yours expect, but gets you to where you need to go, much like our hero Frank. I quite enjoyed it more than I expected. With all these characters I could definitely see this turned into a movie with a fantastic sound track!

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Sargar114
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Love a good quote about love! ❤️
Thoroughly enjoying this book more than I expected. A little sad I waited so long to pick it up.

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Sargar114
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Time to start going through the BOTM shelf. Will knock it out chronologically. First up: The Music Shop!
So far it‘s cute, can see it as a quirky British movie like Notting Hill.

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Special_K
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"And of course the silence at the beginning of a piece of music is always different from the silence at the end ... Because if you listen, the world changes. It's like falling in love. Only no one gets hurt. "

BookingitwithSandra The music and this story is a beautiful mix of emotions. 3y
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TheEllieMo
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From my TBR pile; I loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry so hoping I will enjoy this one too!

#MusicalCover #MagicalMay @Eggs

Eggs This is a great novel!! 3y
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Andrew65
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This was an enjoyable book, set in a record shop. An unusual love story is the core of the book.

#MusicalCover

Eggs ❤️ this book and Rachel Joyce❤️ 3y
Andrew65 @Eggs She does write some great books. 3y
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Bethable1
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Loss of community as shops closed down and enjoyable story of saving it. Heartwarming but not melodramatic. Story of hope

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Beccacraft
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This book is about a run-down vinyl music shop owned by Frank, who has a knack for finding the music people need to hear, and whose life is turned upside down when a young woman appears one day. It is full of intricate and interesting characters and explores how music can make you feel if you truly stop to listen. I loved it.

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elisebarker
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I loved this one ❤️ Ah all the talk about Moonlight Sonata and The Hallelujah Chorus was perfect. A must read for music lovers!

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erinachu
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🥰 I have never read a book like this before. I'm usually a fantasy girl. This book was amazing and so so cute. I feel warm, and I relate so much to Frank, the main character. To be so full of love for others but so oblivious to the fact that you are worthy of love. 10 out of 10. Will be buying this as Christmas gifts for friends.

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erinachu
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"Frank was so busy loving other people, he had no room to accommodate the fact that someone might turn round one day and love him back." ?

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erinachu
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"music comes from silence, and when its finished, it goes back to it....but the silence at the start isnt the same as the one at its end. Because if you listen, you are changed. Like falling in love"

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erinachu
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Starting this today. It's cute 😁 and very different from what I usually read

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“Music said things that words couldn‘t.” 🎼🎹

#Communicate
#QuotsyDec19

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