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CaitZ
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Pickpick

Doctors and Daleks and Autons - oh my! These were 12 short stories that prove you should never be near Doctor Who at Christmas. A couple of days late for #Gingerathon but I'm still counting it. #WinterReadathon @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES @DieAReader @Allylu

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
Andrew65 Can‘t beat Doctor Who, always loved the Christmas Specials with David Tennant. 1mo
Allylu You did great on the #Gingerathon!! Go ahead and count it. It‘s just for fun anyway. 💕📚🎄🎅🏻 1mo
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CaitZ
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Pickpick

A holiday cozy mystery set in the small town of Mistletoe, Maine. Holly's best friend is accused of murder and she's determined to prove her innocence. Small-town cozy mysteries are my favorite and this one did not disappoint even though I got the murderer wrong. #WinterReadathon #Gingerathon (part of a series) @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES @DieAReader @Allylu

Andrew65 Just reading the first one in this series. Well done 🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼 1mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
Allylu Wow! Two bingos! That‘s great! Thanks for playing. 1mo
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CaitZ
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Pickpick

This was a very sweet read, much better than I thought it would be. Sasha gets a call for help from her father who has been running a Christmas village in Norway after he has a heart attack. She reluctantly goes hoping to convince him to come back to England. It's a journey that changes her. #Gingerathon #RedOnTheCover #WinterReadathon @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES @Allylu

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
Allylu Yes! I loved this one last year! Good job! 2mo
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julieclair
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This book was not the fluffy light romcom I was expecting. There was some of that, but a much deeper range of emotions and challenges as well. I never read the book jacket comments before I start a book, as I am afraid of spoilers, so I really was unprepared. All in all, a good story and a worthwhile read, but there were a few too many coincidences in the plot to suit me. #SundayBuddyRead

TheBookHippie It was a BIG OY VEY for me........ So grateful to have you along for the adventure!! HA. 2mo
Andrew65 Yes, this book wasn‘t for me as it wasn‘t what it was pretending to be. Well done on completing it. Like you I never read the blurb as have had books spoiled for me before reading that 🎄🎅🏼🎄 2mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
peanutnine Great job! I still have to finish this one 🫣 2mo
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Linsy
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My current read! Trying to catch up to #whimsicalreads and using this as the perfect excuse for some peppermint hot cocoa! ☕

#winterreadathondailychallenge #winterreadathon #midwintersolsticegames #wintercosybingo #gingerathon #holidaybookbingo #holidayromancebingo

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CaitZ
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Pickpick

I needed to read a children's book for #Gingerathon, so I chose this one just for Jan Brett's beautiful illustrations. #WinterReadathon @Allylu @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES @DieAReader

Andrew65 Love this 🎄🎄🎄 2mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
BookHoarder32 Love Jan Brett! 2mo
Allylu I also love Jan Brett! I was just looking at her Nutcracker book! 2mo
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CaitZ
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Pickpick

This is a fluffy, convoluted holiday romance with of course a happy ending. Samantha is an author who is invited to spend the holidays at her publisher's ranch in Jackson Hole where she finds a diary, discovers love, and plans new books. It's my #DoubleSpin book. #WinterReadathon #Gingerathon @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES @DieAReader @Allylu

Andrew65 Brilliant. What would a Christmas romance be without a happy ending. 🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼 2mo
Allylu Yay for holiday romance! 🎅🏻💕🎄📚 2mo
DieAReader 🎄🎄🎄 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks
A Cross-Country Christmas | Courtney Walsh
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I actually almost bailed on this one and kind of wish I had. Lauren was literally a bitch for no reason for about a third of this book. She was SO rude, self-absorbed, and obnoxious. Will is DOING YOU A FAVOR and you're treating him like trash because of something he said to you when he was stupid drunk ten years ago that he doesn't even remember??? Wow, you're right, that makes you the mature one who has definitely worked through your issues 🙄 ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Will is unfailingly polite, kind, and thoughtful, despite the fact that Lauren says mean stuff to him for no reason, purposefully ignores him, whines about literally everything, and starts the entire road trip by announcing she's figured out their itinerary despite the fact that HE is giving HER a ride to be nice, like sorry, you don't get to tell him where to go and when - it's actually HIS trip??? Ugh. Eventually she somewhat snaps ⬇ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) out of it, but then literally as soon as she sees Will talking to a random chick, Lauren (despite having literally no idea what they're saying) immediately does the whole “he hasn't really changed! He's still a player!“ routine where she goes and sulks in her room and then goes back to being a spoiled baby for the entire next day despite the fact that Will DID NOT DO ANYTHING WRONG (btw they aren't dating! He's allowed to talk to other ⬇ (edited) 2mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) women even if you ARE dating!) and HE HAS NO IDEA WHY YOU ARE MAD. Super mature, Lauren. 🙄 One more thing really burned me, spoiler below. All in all, I kept thinking this one was getting better, but then Lauren would do something else to act like a petulant child that sent me right back to being ticked off at her. Will deserves much better! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks #RoadTripUSA2022 - Oklahoma @megnews
#WinterReadathon @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES @DieAReader
#WinterCosy #WinterCosyBookBingo (Hot Drink) #WinterCosyCosyBingo (Comfortable Silence) @PuddleJumper
#HolidayRomanceBingo (Grinch-Like Character) @PeanutNine
#Gingerathon (Grandparent/Grandchild - the whole purpose of the trip is Will doing this for his dying grandpa) @Allylu
#HolidayBookBingo (Grinchy Character) @RachelsBrittain
#Adventathon @ozma.of.oz
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TheAromaofBooks Turns out the reason Lauren is mad at Will is because ten years ago when they were both in college, Will got totally trashed at a party and 100% sober Lauren gave him a ride home. She's always had a huge crush on him. He drunkenly kisses her and Lauren makes out with him for a while, commenting along the lines of “it was her fantasies come true“. The next day, Will doesn't remember it so Laurent is heartbroken. But I just kept seeing this ⬇ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) scenario with the gender roles reversed. Imagine a totally sober Will making out with a super-drunk Lauren because “it was his wildest fantasy for years“. Ugh. I just thought it was weird and a little creepy and of course Lauren tells Will about it and makes HIM feel like the horrible guilty person when SHE was the one taking advantage of him! Gross, and genuinely an unacceptable double-standard. 2mo
Andrew65 Well done on getting through it. 🎄🎄🎄 2mo
peanutnine Amazing review! This is on my TBR but probably won't make it a priority after reading your thoughts lol 💖 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @peanutnine - In fairness, this has over a 4* average on GR and a lot of positive reviews, so maybe I'm just a grouch 😂 2mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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If you like your Christmas romances a little bit boring, this one may be for you lol It wasn't a bad read, just slow in spots, especially since we spend most of the book getting the idea of what went down between the main characters in high school, yet the author still felt obligated to give us a “Christmas Past“ section to hash it out in detail. Still, the characters were likable, even if ultimately forgettable. Soft pick.

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