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RavenLovelyReads

RavenLovelyReads

Joined July 2018

Mother. Wife. Runner. Traveler. Coffee addict. Bibliophile. Magic bean buyer. Straight up nerd.
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Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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I baked mini banana loaves! But you‘re just going to have to take my word. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Clwojick I looooove Rae Dunn stuff! 😍😍😍 3mo
rabbitprincess Haha I need that Snack plate in my life! 3mo
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Grimms' Fairy Tales | Jacob Grimm
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...is it weird that I used my wine cork holder to display my cuckoo clock magnet while displaying my fairy tale books?

GingerAntics Not at all. That‘s actually a really cute way to display them! 3mo
RavenLovelyReads @GingerAntics Thanks! I didn‘t want to give the wrong impression 😇 3mo
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Anyone else‘s kiddos enjoy these?? Mine loved them when they were little!

rather_be_reading how cute! 3mo
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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Whats everybody reading today?

Bklover That is the best mug ever! And I‘m reading #lmpbc group read 3mo
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Because in light of current events, my hometown is in my heart.

readordierachel My husband is from there, too. Sending 💕 3mo
marleed I‘m so sorry this happened. Thoughts and prayers seem such an exhausted response. I vote may be my most hopeful response. 3mo
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Cheers!

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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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August TBR- in a perfect world, I would have time to read all the books!

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Another outdoor run! C25K W4D2 :) #BFCr2

KathyWheeler Such a pretty place to run! 4mo
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Another outdoor run. The kiddo started Cross Country training, so I did my C25K Week 4 Day 1. #BFCr2

dariazeoli 👍 4mo
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Because my mommy thought of me during her travels 💕

GingerAntics That is my favourite book on Greek mythology. The art work is great, and the stories are digestible. 4mo
RavenLovelyReads @GingerAntics My boys enjoy it! We‘re finishing it for the second time! Next is the Norse book! 🤓 (edited) 4mo
RamsFan1963 This book was my introduction to Greek Mythology in grade school. I had it checked out from the library so much, I practically owned it. 4mo
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I finally went for a run today- outside!! #BFCr2 It was so humid, but the sights were beautiful!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 And what a lovely place to run! 4mo
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Bunnicula (Anniversary) | Deborah Howe, James Howe
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Because my little one was thoughtful enough to buy me a rad birthday gift. 🤓

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Because I turned a year older yesterday, and a friend gifted me this mug.

Crazeedi Happy birthday a day late! I hope your day was special!🎶🧚‍♀️🎉🎂 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday 🎂🎊🎁🎉 4mo
Karkar Happy birthday!!!! Also, love Dean and Sam! 😍😍 4mo
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Bookwomble 🎂🥂😊 4mo
Megabooks Happy birthday!! 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
ladym30 Happy Birthday!!🎂🎈 4mo
Eyelit Happy belated birthday! 🎉 4mo
tracey38 Happy belated birthday! 4mo
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Today‘s mug brought to you by Dr.Who 🤓

Erofan 😍 5mo
LaurensLibrary Cute! 5mo
kaykay1307 I bought that book when I was in wales several years ago! Still one of my favorite purchases! 5mo
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RavenLovelyReads @kaykay1307 cool! I picked it up at Barnes and Noble- my boys love it! 5mo
sudi 😍😍😍 5mo
Nute This entire post is working for me!😍 5mo
RavenLovelyReads @Nute We could totally be friends IRL! Let me know if you ever visit Columbus! 🤓 5mo
kaykay1307 @RavenLovelyReads that‘s great! It‘s so good! Also I saw you mentioned Columbus in a different comment, I‘m from the Cleveland area! 4mo
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I couldn‘t wait til Halloween to break out the creepy! 😳

wanderinglynn Great mug! 👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly Creepy knows no season 😄 5mo
RavenLovelyReads @Clare-Dragonfly I couldn‘t agree more! 4mo
RavenLovelyReads @wanderinglynn Thank you! My only complaint is that it is too small- I like big mugs (and I cannot lie 😉) 4mo
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Monday night reads...and cookies!

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Wastelands | John Joseph Adams
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Let‘s get this party started!!

KathyWheeler I have this book but haven‘t read it. I‘ll be interested in what you think. 5mo
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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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Calling my #LMPBC sisters! Do you gals have a preference on any of these? Two are scary, one is classic sci-fi and the other is one that was given out at a book festival i attended 🤷🏻‍♀️ @ladyneverwhere @Jerdencon & @Shakespearience

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ladyneverwhere My vote would be for the haunting of hill house, I've always wanted to read it! 5mo
Shakespearience I have read The Time Machine before. Both Penpal and Haunting sound intriguing! 5mo
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I‘ve started making time to run again...haven‘t been motivated. 😜I treated myself to a grab bag of compression socks...can‘t wait to wear them! I‘ll be doing week 4 of the C25K program next week- with new socks!

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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My two favorite things- books and coffee mugs (filled with coffee, of course). What do you collect?

RvnclawWhovian Books and coffee mugs are two things I have an abundance of lol. I started buying a mug every time I went on vacation somewhere 5mo
ValerieAndBooks I love collecting the Starbucks places mugs (I like the older design though) because one plus is that I can stack the mugs on top of each other within my cupboards 😉 5mo
RavenLovelyReads @ValerieAndBooks yes!! I love those too! I have a bunch from all over- Friends always bring me a cup from their travels 😇 5mo
RavenLovelyReads @RvnclawWhovian books and coffee mugs should be added to that song My Favorite Things! 5mo
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Round six already! If anyone would like to join me for #LMPBC I signed up as group O (for Ohio:) let me know if any if you all join me in #GroupO @suvata Thanks for hosting the book club!

suvata My pleasure 5mo
Shakespearience Hey! That‘s the group I signed up for. 5mo
RavenLovelyReads @Shakespearience Great!! I‘m looking forward to the next round 😀 5mo
Shakespearience @RavenLovelyReads This will be my first time. I picked O because everyone seemed to enjoy book clubs for the ability to get out of our comfort zones! 5mo
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Don Quixote | Miguel de Cervantes
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I went on my first #audiowalk today! Woot!! If you guys are on Garmin Connect- look me up! I‘m raven_lovely

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Starting this tonight! I hope it lives up to the hype! I‘m sure it will!!

Darklunarose Interesting to see what the book is like. I saw the movie and enjoyed that. Hopefully the books will be amazing 5mo
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Not book related, but in remembrance of D-Day, here‘s a photo of my boys “storming” Utah beach in Normandy.

squirrelbrain Lovely picture and how thoughtful to post... 5mo
RavenLovelyReads @squirrelbrain Thank you, so much! 🤓 5mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 been emotional watching on telly. 5mo
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Im participating in a photo challenge on IG- today‘s prompt was Dedication Page. This one spoke to me. “...and the one you never knew you did.” 😇 Leon was kind and mailed both my boys a book, and dedicated the books. “Never give up. Please” was exactly what my kid needed. Have you ever read a book dedication and it felt like it was Just. For. You?

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Sold | Patricia McCormick

Four books for me this month. Two kids, two adult- all excellent. How did you all do?

KristenDuck Five audio, five kindle/hardback... countless children‘s books since I‘m a teacher! 6mo
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Sold | Patricia McCormick
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Four books for me this month. Two kids, two adult- all excellent. How did you all do?

mreads Hedgehog is on my TBR pile for this month 6mo
MoniqueReads305 I listened to Sold on audiobook and it was excellent. 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 💖📚💖 Sold was very good. 6mo
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RavenLovelyReads @mreads I‘d never heard of it- but I really enjoyed it! Let me know what you think! 5mo
RavenLovelyReads @MoniqueReads305 I didn‘t know it was on audio! I read it in two sittings! 5mo
RavenLovelyReads @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you! Sadly, it‘s the mist I‘ve read in a few months 😇 5mo
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Beautiful and Damned | F Scott Fitzgerald
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Got a new Canterbury Classic! Littens- what books are you collecting? #catsoflitsy

BooknerdsLife awww I love the Canterbury Classics too 💖😍 Think I have 2 editions of this book but haven‘t seen this one before! 😱 Its Gorgeous! 6mo
Slajaunie Alice in Wonderland, my granddaughter is named for the character as my daughter is a huge literary fan as well. Raise them right!! 😁 6mo
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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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...and speaking of hedgehogs, I found this adorable mug!

wanderinglynn That‘s too cute! 😍 6mo
squirrelbrain Cute! Loved the book too... ❤️ 6mo
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The Home Library | Brander Matthews
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I‘m still working on my little home library...sometimes I have to pinch myself! I feel like Belle!

theresidentromantic I love the wallpaper on the shelves!! 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @theresidentromantic Thank you! I‘ve seen some people use beautiful wrapping paper too! It‘s cheaper and you can regularly update the look! 6mo
Lovesbooks87 Love it! 6mo
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candority That looks amazing! 😍 6mo
GingerAntics I hope to one day get to have a home library again. 💙💙💙 That looks like a lovely little happy place. 6mo
TheBookAddict Beatiful! 😍😻😍 6mo
AmyG It looks so lovely. 6mo
TheSpineView Wonderful! 6mo
mdm139 You did great, it looks like it could be in a home decor magazine 6mo
Melissa_J That‘s lovely 😊 6mo
tracey38 Oh, that looks fabulous! 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Beautiful!!🌸 6mo
tammysue Perfect! 👌🏻😀 6mo
EH2018 So pretty!! 6mo
Catsandbooks Gorgeous! 😍 What are the rainbow books on the second from the top shelf? 6mo
Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 6mo
readordierachel Wow 😍 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @Catsandbooks Thank you!! Those are the Penguin Drop Caps- a collection from A to Z. 6mo
Catsandbooks @RavenLovelyReads thank you 👍🏼 6mo
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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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@ads0123 it‘s on its way! There may be something in there for you too! #grouph #LMPBC

RavenLovelyReads @ads0123 Have you gotten the book yet? Otherwise I have a tracking number :) I hope you love this one- I really enjoyed it! 🤓 (edited) 5mo
ads0123 I got this one!! And thanks so much for the chocolate!! 5mo
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I think this cup will be my new motto. What‘s a motto? Nothing! What‘s a motto with you?! 😜

marleed I keep a motto for a few years until another just moves in to replace. Mine is, Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. ...But yours though! 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @marleed That‘s beautiful! Thank you for sharing! 💕💕 6mo
Recommended4Reading Bahahahahaha! (What's a motto with you) 6mo
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Found a new little book! Anyone read this?

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Brought to you by the letter Q.

Megabooks Beautiful! 6mo
marleed Such pretty books! 6mo
BooknerdsLife I love your collection 😍😍💖 6mo
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Rearranged my bookshelves...this is the side that holds my Worth Press Classics. Does anyone else collect these? #catsoflitsy

krismlars I don‘t but they‘re beautiful! 6mo
JohannaRose Beautiful!! 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @JohannaRose Thank you! 💕💕 6mo
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RavenLovelyReads @krismlars I found most of these at Costco! 🤓 6mo
mabell 😍😍😍 6mo
akckitty Oh wow. Too cute ❤️ 6mo
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My Mother‘s Day flowers are still beautiful, and momma needs a little magic sometimes 💐 🦄

Caroline2 Lovely photo 😍 6mo
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Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Coffee station before and after we tiled it. We turned some of our kiddo‘s early art into tiles! How did you all personalize your coffee station?

MommyOfTwo Great idea, love it! 6mo
Julsmarshall Love this! 6mo
tournevis At this point, I'm more concerned about keeping it clean. Let'S just say that the other coffee drinker in the house only ever cleans the reusable pods when the cover all usable surfaces... 6mo
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julesG Love it. Great idea! 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely! 👍 6mo
TheSpineView 💝 6mo
Smangela What a lovely idea! 6mo
mabell That looks terrific! 6mo
catebutler This is such a cute idea! 6mo
readordierachel Love it! Great idea! 6mo
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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I just can‘t with all this pretty! Rose gold and turquoise 💕💕💕

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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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I had never been lucky enough to find a library book sale- I found two locally in two weeks. I think I‘m addicted! I picked up all these hardcover and one paperback for a grand total of $15! Which one should I read first??

Drocchio03 Depending on what you‘re looking for - The Nest is a fast read and relatively light considering the theme and issues covered. // Your photo and flowers are gorgeous! 6mo
Amor4Libros You got some good stuff!! Memoirs of a Geisha or The Nest would be my pick. 🙂 6mo
Caroline2 I loved memoirs of a geisha. 👍🏻 6mo
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RavenLovelyReads @Drocchio03 @Amor4Libros I will be totally honest- I picked up The Nest because the cover was SO PRETTY!! I‘m glad to hear it‘s a good book! 🤭 (edited) 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @Caroline2 I‘ve heard nothing but good things about it 😀 6mo
Rachel.Rencher Memoirs of a Geisha was amazing ❤ 6mo
KathyWheeler I liked Go Set a Watchman, but I also know I‘m in the minority on that. 6mo
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Littens...look at this beautiful book!! 😍😍

BookwormAHN Lovely 😍 6mo
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Settlers of the marsh | Frederick Philip Grove
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Canadian literature is uncharted territory for me. This book will change that. Anyone read this?

rabbitprincess I haven't, but I love those New Canadian Library paperback editions 😊 6mo
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Book sale at the library this past weekend...these are the spoils! Sigh! I only wish I‘d had more time 🤓

Emilymdxn Great choices! Im a big fan of daughter of fortune and go set a watchman 6mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I read Daughter of Fortune in high school and I keep meaning to reread it - I‘m sure I‘d love it even more now 6mo
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Added a book to my collection, and I think it is now complete (?) I added my mini gargoyle to the photo, and it made me think 🤔 I think this collection needs a gargoyle book!

Caroline2 Love it!! 😍 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @Caroline2 Thank you! 💕 6mo
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Don‘t want to get out of bed this morning 🤓so I‘ll just drink my coffee right here. #LMPBC #GROUPH

TrishB Just brought this today! 6mo
Slajaunie I always drink my coffee in bed. Enjoy!💙 6mo
Blaire Enjoy! I love that book! 6mo
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Grenade | Alan Gratz
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I know it‘s a school night...but we couldn‘t miss this author visit at our public library! He was so interesting and approachable! I‘m so glad we drove in the rain for it...I almost stayed home! 😇

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Not book related, but I found the ugliest,most comfortable shoes! I think they‘re so ugly they‘re cute!

Meaw_catlady I think they are fantastic!! 👏 6mo
Ms.Story I love them!!!!! 6mo
RebL I'd wear 'em. 6mo
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CoffeeNBooks I really like those shoes! What brand are they? 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @Meaw_catlady @Ms.Story @RebL Thanks, ladies! You all have great taste! 😇 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @CoffeeNBooks They‘re Clarks! The name of the shoe is “funny dream”- and they are super comfy! 6mo
CouronneDhiver Clarks *are* pretty cozy 👍🏽 6mo
julesG My kind of shoes! 6mo
Anna40 Very cute 6mo
Crazeedi Clarks are my favorite shoes!! I love these!!💕 4mo
RavenLovelyReads @Crazeedi Thanks!! I want to get them in a different color...maybe in the fall 😀 4mo
Crazeedi @RavenLovelyReads they are the only shoes I can wear all day and stay comfortable . I have a couple pair of low heels too that are my dress shoes 4mo
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#LMPBC read will be in the mail tomorrow- sorry! This may be a DNF for me. I haven‘t had much extra time, but I‘ll try hard to finish it today. @ads0123 it‘s going out tomorrow!

Samplergal Love the mug. I have the t shirt. 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @Samplergal There‘s a shirt?!?! I need to find it! 😉 6mo
sammisho I need that mug! 6mo
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A Study in Scarlet | Arthur Conan Doyle
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...and this is why I‘ll never be trusted to do the Costco shopping unsupervised again. #worthit

GingerAntics Costco is a great place for book shopping!!! 6mo
Sarah83 Are these notebooks or the books? 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @GingerAntics Yes! They had so many books this time! I was pleasantly surprised at how inexpensive they were! 😍 6mo
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RavenLovelyReads @Sarah83 They‘re the novels! Beautifully done! I‘m so pleased with my purchase! 6mo
GingerAntics I love that they‘ve included maps for each of the two books we can see the fronts of. I love a book with a good map in it. (edited) 6mo
Sarah83 They look really great 😍 which publisher is it? 6mo
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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This is the box that made me cancel my #coffeeandaclassic subscription box. Idk why, but everyone else on IG had a beautiful, pink, hardcover. Mine was neither beautiful, pink, or hard. I reached out to them...no response, so I cancelled. Comparison is the thief of joy, I guess.

Clare-Dragonfly I‘ve been coveting those editions at my local bookstore! But I‘d be disappointed at the lack of pink, too 😟 7mo
mreads That's a bummer. I've found that if you don't get responses privately from businesses that reviews on Facebook pages work. 7mo
RavenLovelyReads @Clare-Dragonfly I collect those too- but I was bummed that I didn‘t get the beautiful hardcover 🙁 Comparison is the thief of joy- that book fit right in with my collection 🤓 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @mreads I don‘t have a Facebook account- I‘m sure companies respond quickly to a negative review on a widely seen forum! 6mo
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We had a great time at the Ohioana Book Festival. For my cool cats (kittens, really), meeting this author was the highlight of the day. She was lovely, patient and informative. Plus, she writes books about dinosaurs!

TK421 Sorry that we missed you there. My son picked one of her books as well. 7mo
RavenLovelyReads @TK421 I hope he enjoyed it! My boys devoured the first book and are now on book 2! 6mo
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