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mdm139
The Night Garden | Lisa Van Allen
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Today‘s advent tea is Sweet Tart. It is a cherry fruit infusion tea. It does not need any doctoring. Starting this book today for book club. It has been on tbr forever so I am glad to have an excuse to read it. It has magical realism and I loved this authors first book. @Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54 #wintergames #teamnutcracker

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catebutler
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Today we‘ve had fog (a rare occurrence here), tendrils slowing making their way down from the snow capped mountainside. There‘s a delicious charge of mystery and magic in the air. ✨ Unfortunately, I‘m down with some sort of bug. 🤧 In between sneezing and sniffling, I‘m cozied up with hot tea, the comfiest slippers and finishing off the last half of my current read.

mdm139 Great photo again. So cozy 3d
BiblioLitten I hope you feel better soon. 💕 3d
catebutler @mdm139 Thank you! Hope you‘re cozy and warm yourself!! 3d
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catebutler @BiblioLitten Thank you!! I‘m thinking it‘s a bad case of allergies, we‘ve had really wonky weather which has caused a bad inversion. 3d
CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! I listened to the audiobook and it was great! 3d
catebutler @CoffeeNBooks I just had someone tell me about the audiobook. I might have to do a re-read down the road and do audio, it sounds fabulous! 3d
Graywacke Hoping you feel better and can enjoy whatever is in the here. 3d
erzascarletbookgasm Don‘t know about the book (will look it up) but gorgeous pic! 👍 3d
erzascarletbookgasm Wishing you speedy recovery! 💗 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no!!! You‘re sick again 😥 I hope you feel better soon!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 17h
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Chelleo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧2019-12-04
I truly enjoyed this book about family secrets, redemption, forgiveness, pie and a sprinkling of magic. This book reminds me a lot of Sarah Addison Allen‘s Garden Spells and Sugar Queen. The narrator was awesome as well.

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rethier1
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Pickpick

What a wonderful story! It was beautifully written absolutely captivating from the start. This book tells the life story of a unique, special individual from the perspective of others who he encounters throughout his life. It is part fairytale, part love story, part adventure. This one is in my top 5 favorite books I‘ve read all year. 📸US Botanic Garden, Nov 2019 #recommendsday #nature #magical #wolf #botm #ruthemmielong #nonlinearnarrative

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monalyisha
A Properly Unhaunted Place | William Alexander
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The best middle-grade novel I've read in years! Rosa's mom is both a librarian & an “appeasement specialist,“ which is basically like a ghost hunter but instead of “hunting“ or banishing ghosts, she simply calms them down. The idea is that libraries are meant to be haunted because they're such storied places, with so many people passing through them & so many memories nestled between pages.

*Review cont'd below.👇🏻

monalyisha 1/2: When Rosa‘s dad dies in a supernatural event gone wrong, the two remaining Diaz‘s move to a town that‘s famous for being totally ghost-free. Rosa, who loves her mom‘s work, is devastated. But, of course, the town‘s not as safe from hauntings as its residents have been led to believe. With her mom silenced by grief, Rosa is the only appeasement specialist left. It‘s up to her to save the town she never wanted to move to in the first place. (edited) 1w
monalyisha 2/2: What I love about this book is the unique world that Alexander‘s created (with its own rules), its diverse characters who acknowledge their difference but whose stories are not solely about this difference, and the way that absence means as much as presence. It‘s like an intro to close-reading for young, developing minds. I can‘t praise it enough, and I can‘t wait to read the next book in the series! (edited) 1w
monalyisha My only criticism is that the story leans upon the “MC moves to a new town“ trope, which is *heavily* overused in MG fiction. But everything else is so unique that I'm more than willing to overlook it. 1w
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CoffeeNBooks
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JenReadsAlot So good! 1w
CoffeeNBooks @JenReadsAlot I had a really hard time finding another audiobook to listen to after this one- nothing came close to being as good as this was! 1w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 1w
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Chelleo Have you listened to Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen? Might be a good follow-up book. 4d
CoffeeNBooks @Chelleo I just checked, and my library doesn't have the audiobook. 😕 4d
Chelleo @CoffeeNBooks Bummer 😒 3d
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rethier1
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Finally getting into this one! Can‘t wait 🤓 #nextvictim

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MidnightBookGirl
Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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It's been awhile since I did a #FriYayIntro! @HowJessReads

1. Love all of Sarah Addison Allen's books!
2. Telekinesis.
3. Gemini!
4. Working at the bookstore for Small Business Saturday and then playing some pinball with my friends.
5. Off I go!

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Butterflyamore
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In the beginning of 2019, I decided to do a 52 week (52 prompts) reading challenge. This was one of the decisions I‘ve regretted the most in life. 😂 Despite my regret, I did learn several things about books outside of my comfort zone and my reading preferences. You can see my BookTube video about this here: https://youtu.be/JsLeXmgwut4

#readingchallenge #readwhatyoulove #moodreader #readinghabits #booktube

Freespirit I'm always reluctant to lock myself in to my future reading. I like to be spontaneous with it! 2w
RachelO Sounds like you got loads out of it, despite regretting it! I‘m deliberately trying to step away from (most) challenges next year, because I do get stressed by them and find myself wanting to read anything but. But I really have enjoyed reading outside my comfort zone as well. 52 prompts though 😬- that‘s Way Too Much! 2w
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Butterflyamore @RachelO If I‘m ever bold (or foolish) enough to do another challenge, it will definitely be one with significantly fewer prompts! But I‘m with you on staying away from challenges next year. I just want a year devoted simply to the joy of reading! 1w
Butterflyamore @Freespirit Very wise! Our hobby should make us happy - not feel like a chore! 1w
EadieB @Butterflyamore I find challenges hard too as I am a mood reader! 1w
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