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Deblovestoread
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A multi purpose post:

My #Blitsy swap arrived today. Looking forward to opening day.

Thanks to @tdrosebud for gifting me the tagged book in the #WinterSolsticeSwap. I loved it. Thanks to @Chrissyreadit @AmandaBlaze and @Andrew65 for the positive comments that moved it to the top. I‘m looking forward to the rest of the series.

And a picture of Dizzy at 3 months. She‘s 13 now and has to have a procedure on Friday after 3 rounds of drugs⬇️

Deblovestoread ⬆️ hopefully it turns into a dental and nothing more serious. Thanks, Donna @UwannaPublishme for asking for Dizzy pics in your letter today. 😊 7mo
j9brown 🥳🥳🥳 7mo
UwannaPublishme Awww! Adorable photo!Sending healing hugs to Dizzy. 🤗❤️ 7mo
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Chrissyreadit I‘m so glad you like d it! I‘m binging the series right now and enjoying it so much. 7mo
tdrosebud I'm so glad you liked it! It remains one of my favorite series! 7mo
Andrew65 Always good reads. 7mo
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TheAromaofBooks
The Duke And I | Julia Quinn
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Pickpick

I never know what to do with a book that I overall really enjoyed but that has one HUGE problem. I'm going with pick because I'm planning to read more of this series and did enjoy the majority of this book quite a lot - but with a big caveat because there is one plot point that just blew my mind with its wrongness (I'll spoiler it in a comment). On the whole, this had fun banter, not just between the main characters, but with the whole family of ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) siblings (and their mom!). I love happy sibling groups in books, this one just delighted me in that way, although I did feel like Daphne's brothers were a bit over-the-top at various points in the book. Like, I get it. They're protective. Geezy. This one is a little steamier than my personal preference, but to each their own. It's not going to win any awards for groundbreaking thoughtfulness, but if you're just looking for some fun fluff⬇ 8mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) this was a good time. I don't really watch TV so I haven't seen anything of the Netflix adaptation to know if it's any good or anything like the book haha

#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
#AestheticallyMatched @Clwojick
#19822022 (2000) @Librarybelle
#NoShameReadathon22 - Historical Romance @Nessavamusic
#WickedWords - Historical @AsYouWish
#RoaringWolf - Feel the Burn @Roary47 @Littlewolf1
#Swoonathon @kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl
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TheAromaofBooks Also I got this one as a gift in my #WinterSolsticeSwap package from @Kshakal so thank you!!! ❤ 8mo
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Librarybelle 2000! Wow…I didn‘t realize it was published over 20 years ago! 😮 8mo
TheAromaofBooks So literally Simon doesn't want children because of various reasons involving the terrible treatment he received from his father growing up. I get Daphne being upset when she found out Simon had lied to her about won't vs can't have children, and definitely think that discussions needed to be had. But the scene where she literally rapes him while he's intoxicated just - what the hell?? I can't even imagine that scene being written the other way ⬇ 8mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) around - can you imagine writing a scene about a woman who doesn't want to have children because of her own childhood trauma, so her husband waits until she's drunk and then forces her to take his seed in hopes of impregnating her?! And it's NEVER ADDRESSED. Daphne NEVER apologizes or even feels remorseful, she's just like “I did what I had to do to try and get a child“ Are you freaking kidding me?! it honestly ruined my good feelings ⬇ 8mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) good feelings about this and made it hard for me to even decide how to rate it. Just a HARD NO on that whole situation. I think it could have been really beautiful if she had done the opposite, purposefully refrained from putting him that position, letting him know that their marriage/relationship is important enough to her that she's willing to wait & work through this issue. Instead, I can't believe he would ever trust her again. 8mo
TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle - Right?! I was quite surprised about this as well! It's so funny to me when something “older“ is suddenly reenergized with popularity haha 8mo
TheSpineView IKR! Some things just can't be ignored! 8mo
coffees @TheAromaofBooks i started reading this bc it blew up but I only got about 1/2 way in bc 1) do i really want to read steamy at work and 2) I'd heard about what you mentioned in spoilers and was like do I really want to read that, and it never came up until way after when book ppl i knew started mentioning it so I'm like hmmm 8mo
EclecticBookLover I read the entire series when I was in high school and had read many other "old school romances" where rape & other nonconsensual actions took place (many from the 90s) so this never seemed out of tge norm of what I read. However, since the show and re weed interest I re-read the first book and was very surprised by Daphne's behavior. Continued 8mo
EclecticBookLover The Bridgertons are wonderful and I don't recall any other similar scenes. I just finished Viscount & liked it even more nearly 20 years after I first read it. 8mo
Laughterhp I think that is why I haven‘t picked up this romance yet. I haven‘t watched the show either, but I heard about the scene you put in the spoiler and I just don‘t want to put myself through that. 8mo
Kshakal I am glad you enjoyed it 🤓 8mo
Nessavamusic I really enjoy this series and the show. Book 1 is my least favorite so I think you will enjoy more in the series. 8mo
Roary47 I‘m glad it was an enjoyable read! 💛 8mo
5feet.of.fury @TheAromaofBooks AGREE I didn‘t read it, but I watched and I was stunned THATS A RAPE, and never she apologizes, and continues to act like it‘s his fault for not telling her…. And then they just move on No no no no 8mo
TheAromaofBooks @TheSpineView @coffees @EclecticBookLover @Laughterhp @Nessavamusic @5feet.of.fury - It was just such a weird scene to include and felt like it could have been handled 100% differently. I'm still looking forward to trying the second book - I've heard a lot of really good things about the series as a whole!! 7mo
Clwojick Great match!! 💖❤️ 7mo
ferskner I felt EXACTLY the same way! I'd heard so much about this series from people I trust and was totally shocked by that scene. 7mo
TheAromaofBooks @ferskner - It just felt like it was such a great opportunity to have a scene where Daphne proves to Simon that she really does love him for who he is and that she's genuinely willing to work through this hard situation with him... and instead she uses him horribly and then we're just supposed to accept that everyone is fine with it. I enjoyed the rest of the book so much and it felt like that just came out of left field. 7mo
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jenniferw88
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@Mitch I'm in need of my blanket as it's very cold in Dorset - Jaffa has other ideas! I'm not going to stroke him though as he dribbles, and I don't want it on there! 😂

#wintersolsticeswap @sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit

RaeLovesToRead Pickles (our cat) is also a dribbler! 😄 9mo
sprainedbrain I still have some serious #blanketenvy 9mo
Chrissyreadit It‘s so gorgeous 😍😍😍😍 9mo
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rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 9mo
5feet.of.fury So pretty! (the blanket, and also the cat!) 9mo
TrishB Looks lovely ♥️ 9mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
Untitled | Anonymous
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@BeeMagical Thank you for the wonderful Yule gifts. 💚❤️ I'm excited to dive into all these books. I hope you had a lovely Yule. #WinterSolsice #wintersolsticeswap #WSS @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @BeeMagical I haven't gotten the #lmpbc book back yet, but I did send you a Christmas card around the same time and that was sent back. So I think it should come back soon. I'm almost done with the next book, so I'll send them off together. 9mo
Chrissyreadit ❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️ 9mo
BeeMagical Ok perfect! Sometimes they will leave it in the lobby of the building but if its small they may not have. So sorry Danielle! @ShelleyBooksie I‘ll get the out to you(one by one) as soon as I finished them! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️ 9mo
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MoonWitch94
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Oh @StaceGhost 😍😍😍 I am absolutely in love with my #WinterSolsticeSwap box! Thank you so much for everything! I am looking forward to diving into these to start the New Year off right. Oh! And (not pictured) the Yule oil smells so good!!!! Thank you so much 😊

Thank you @sprainedbrain & @Chrissyreadit for bringing this swap to creation! It was so fun & I really enjoyed it. May everyone have a very Blessed Solstice & Yule! 🌲🕯❄️

StaceGhost Yay! I‘m so glad you like everything! I‘m considering getting the season of the witch now myself ❤️🎄happy solstice and thanks for a fantastic swap 😊🧙🏻‍♀️ 9mo
Chrissyreadit 😍🤍😍🤍😍❄️🙌❄️🙌❄️ 9mo
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MoonWitch94
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@StaceGhost your #WinterSolsticeSwap will be delivered between these times! Honestly, I should‘ve driven it to you; my best friend lives in Dover & if I‘d have known it would take a week to get to you….🤦🏻‍♀️ I didn‘t put your card in there, so it will come later. 💙🤍💙🤍💙

StaceGhost That‘s so cool! Dover is such a weird town (I moved here for love) but it‘s home haha! Truly do not worry about it! I‘m excited to get the package and will let you know as soon as it arrives 🙏🏻❤️ 9mo
Chrissyreadit @StaceGhost I say the same thing! I moved to a weird town for love 🤣 9mo
StaceGhost @Chrissyreadit lol the things we do for love 😅 9mo
MoonWitch94 @StaceGhost Lol my friend says it‘s weird, too. It‘s too rural for me, but she‘s in a development so it doesn‘t feel like it. 9mo
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catiewithac
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PIpe Dreams is science and environmentalism with a heavy dose of potty humor! If you‘ve ever wondered about the history of indoor plumbing, public health, and inequality…this book is just for you! I heartily enjoyed this read and wish more science writers had the gumption to tackle waste management. (Cookies are gingerbread using the new cutter from my #WinterSolsticeSwap). 🚽 💩 🍪

Chrissyreadit The cookies are gorgeous! 9mo
TheBookHippie OH MY WORD!!! They‘re so cool!!! 😍 9mo
JamieArc This book sounds great! I weirdly think about toilets a lot, and had a friend growing up whose dad worked in waste management and had some of the most interesting stories. 9mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! Those cookies! Beautiful! 😍👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
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