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One Day in December | Josie Silver
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MoonWitch94 Can‘t wait for the questions....because I have sooo many thoughts! 😱 4h
TheBookHippie @MoonWitch94 SAME!!!!!! 😳 3h
MadDashReading ❄I blew past the reading pages for this week. I couldn't put it down. I'll have to be careful with my question responses! 😬 I'm glad I decided to pick this one back up. 📕 Look forward to talking more tomorrow! (edited) 2h
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One Day in December | Josie Silver
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 4h
NenaB Loved this! 2h
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Day SIX countdown to Christmas book advent

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Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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Brilliant!!! We put this up today at the Title One School I‘m at. ❤️🎄has the classroom needs on it.

kspenmoll I adore seeing all the things you do with kids. 20h
Crazeedi You are an angel to the children 19h
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kspenmoll Gorgeous! 20h
AmyG 💕 20h
Crazeedi Awww! Gorgeous photo, and ❤❤ your 🐶 19h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 19h
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I started this after being told 26624674 times to watch it, some people think I‘m a lot like Mrs Maisel 🤣❤️ 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️however I love this show and I‘m missing my Grandma so much watching this -there are no words ...she would have LOVED this show -OYE❤️

So reading will wait I‘m binge watching this 🥰

Lifeisasnap I love it too! AS-P is just a magical story teller! 2d
Karisa One of my favorites! 2d
EKonrad Love this show! So excited to watch the third season! 😄 2d
mrp27 Such a great show! 2d
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National Portrait Gallery | London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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The first Christmas from the National Gallery of London is an amazing book. Day 5 book advent

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Discussion on pages 104-199

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❄️❤️❄️ 2d
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The Hat | Jan Brett
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Day Four old favorite 🎄🎅🏼

Soubhiville I love her books! 3d
Kaila-ann This was one of my favorites too 3d
Blaire Love this one too. 2d
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❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Post Office | Julie Murray
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So the __________was here downtown
people started protesting at noon downtown
I refrained from heading to the post office also downtown and got warm drinks for these fine folk instead before heading back to school. Also at least 500 folk not 200🙄 about 20 at noon. It grew!

In other news #litsylove mail will be sent a day late due to I‘m out of stamps 🤣🤣
Well worth it!!

Misty your package too, tomorrow it‘ll be sent ❤️✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻✌🏻

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 I‘ve got to get stuff sent out!! 3d
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Fabulous book!!!

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Murdered 50 years ago today. ✊🏾

Leftcoastzen Heartbreaking 3d
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Take Joy | Tasha Tudor
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Reading a story out of this tonight ❤️🎄📖
Day Three
Cup 3 of cocoa and I can feel my fingers now 🥶🤷🏽‍♀️😂🎅🏼

Chrissyreadit I love Tasha Tudor❤️❤️❤️ 3d
TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit me too!!! So cozy!! 3d
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Here Comes Santa Claus | Gene Autry, Oakley Haldeman
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Santa Parade 26 degrees 🥶🥶🥶🥶🎅🏼

Bookzombie That‘s cold! I would have to have so many layers! 4d
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A Dutch Christmas: The Legend of Sinterklaas | Dutch Village (Holland, Mich.)
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Kerstmarkt tonight 🎄❤️
FROZE OUR WATOOTSIES OFF 🥶🥶🥶🥶26 and windy 🥶🥶🥶 Grandbaby Hippie and I the only brave ones !!

TheBookHippie The town is “fancy” has snow melt so these streets never have snow 😳🙄🥶https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFWzDB7WvNI (edited) 4d
SaturnDoo @TheBookHippie wow that was interesting 🤔 thanks for sharing. Nice pics too❤❤❤ very courageous for braving that cold!! 4d
TheBookHippie @SaturnDoo I‘m still frozen 🤷🏽‍♀️🤣🥶🥶🥶 making cocoa! 4d
SaturnDoo @TheBookHippie I bet you are😝 hot cocoa should warm the blood. Enjoy it and try to get warm and stay that way 😂 4d
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The Mitten | Alvin Tresselt
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Day Two!! Advent reading. 🎄❤️📖

TheBookHippie @Kaila-ann we like the original ❤️📖🎄 3d
Kaila-ann I grew up with the other version 🤔😊. Didn‘t know there was an original lol. 3d
TheBookHippie @Kaila-ann http://evgenii-rachev.narod.ru/english/rukavichka.html the actual original is a word of mouth Ukraine folk tale 3d
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Complete Poems, 1904-1962 | Edward Estlin Cummings
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Poetry with lunch . A favorite.

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The Christmas Owl | Angela Muse
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Book one in our advent reading 📖
We read a different Christmas book every night until Christmas 🎄
My son read this to us off his kindle tonight ❤️really cute story.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great discussion!!! I‘m still dipping in!! Just got home!! 6d
EH2018 Hi all, can someone with the book post what chapters the discussions end on? I am reading along with a kindle version...thanks in advance! 3d
TheBookHippie @EH2018 we stop at 2013 for this week. There are no chapters and the names repeat. I‘ll look better when home from school! 2d
EH2018 @TheBookHippie thanks! I just went to the kindle and found 2013 ending at pg 199. Should have checked that before! Learned something new 😊 2d
TheBookHippie @EH2018 ❤️📖 yay!! 2d
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Thanks all! 🎄❤️📖 This is turning out to be a lovely palate cleanser and light read for this time of the year. Cozy read ❤️📖🎄lovely to share it with all of you guys!!! Great talk today!

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Andrew65 I‘m a bit behind due to work commitments, but will hopefully catch up this week. @TheBookHippie (edited) 6d
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 REALLLLY easy to read. No worries. 🎄📖 6d
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie That‘s good to hear, will help me catch up by next week. 6d
MadDashReading Caught up on the first section last night and rolled through last Sunday's questions. I'm looking forward to participating "real time" next Sunday. ? 3d
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Final THOUGHTS #BOTMBUDDYREAD

How are you liking the read??
Anything we should discuss ???

samanthagutt I‘m honestly really enjoying it so far! It‘s a perfect holiday book to just read and relax to unwind from the day! Thanks for the fun discussion questions! Looking forward to next week‘s discussion 😊 6d
Scochrane26 I haven‘t read much so far, so I may add more comments later today. It‘s a good December read. 6d
Karisa A bit of sweet fluff to enjoy over the holidays. I like it. 6d
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Birdsong28 Love it! Even better the second time round!! 📚 📖 6d
zezeki I was cringing a bit in the beginning with that 'love at first sight' thing , but once I got past it, I started to enjoy it. The more I read the more I liked it and I think it's a very appropriate December read. 6d
AmyG Yes @zezeki I cringed a bit, too and thought....oy what are we reading? But as I read I started to enjoy it more. It‘s an easy, sweet, chic-lit book which if fun every once in a while. 6d
AnneCecilie I‘m enjoying it so far. 6d
CoffeeNBooks I'm enjoying it so far! 6d
JaclynW The perfect December read! 6d
MoonWitch94 It‘s really good so far. A great choice. 6d
TheBookHippie @AmyG @zezeki I thought the same thing but it‘s a bit like the schmaltzy Christmas movies I like this time of year 🤣🤣❤️🎄 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Birdsong28 me too!!! 💙💙 5d
MadDashReading So far so good! I actually started this book last year and abandoned it after 70 pages. I thought I'd try again with the book group discussion. I read the entire section last night. Lol. It's going down better this time around. 😊 3d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #8

Jack and Laurie are becoming close friends. Do you think he has that type of relationship with Sarah? Should he? Is the relationship with Jack and Laurie deeper more meaningful than Jack and Sarah‘s?

samanthagutt Jack and Laurie‘s friendship definitely seems stronger than Jack and Sarah‘s relationship. I‘m not sure if Sarah doesn‘t realize it or if she‘s just so happy they all get along that she doesn‘t seem to care? But to me, that would be a major red flag in a relationship! Of course I want my friends and my boyfriend to get along, but not to have a deeper bond than he and I share! 6d
zezeki Relationship between Jack and Sarah is not portraited in detail enough for us to know how close they are. I do not see any indication that Jack and Laurie have a stronger relationship than him and Sarah. 6d
Karisa That's tricky. I agree with @zezeki. We haven't really been shown much of what happens when Laurie isn't around. Jack seems to care deeply for them both which makes me question his true attachment to either. Haven't Jack and Sarah been together for over a year at this point? That's a long time in early 20s right? 6d
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TheBookHippie @Karisa I think they‘re closer than most would want a mate to be with another as for early 20s I have vague memories...I think it‘s a long time 🤷🏽‍♀️🤣❤️but we don‘t know what really he‘s like with Sarah as @zezeki says...we aren‘t told yet. I‘m with you @samanthagutt not toooo deep. 6d
AmyG Agreed. Not enough info. Jack and Laurie seem to get along very well....obviously there is an easy comfort level there. But we don‘t really know about his or Sarah‘s relationship...only what we see through Laurie. The vibe I get is that Sarah likes to have more of a good time while there is more of a seriousness to Lu. Jack seems to like both BUT....who does he really fall in love with? 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG I agree!! Sarah is happy go lucky and Laurie seems more mature... 5d
MadDashReading No, I think he is actually terrified of Sarah. She is like nonstop excitement and exaltation. Anyone floundering to keep up at that pace is going to crash and burn with exhaustion. Laurie is home. Sarah is an exotic vacation. 3d
TheBookHippie @MadDashReading that is the best description ever!!!! 3d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #7

Laurie and Jack‘s Ferris wheel ride !?
And then later on..
THAT KISS?!?!?!
Should he have told her he remembered too??

samanthagutt That kiss KILLED me inside! I‘m not sure if in that moment we were supposed to be excited for that first kiss and feel happy that they both share the same love for one another, but MY GOODNESS all I kept thinking was poor Sarah 😭 and how if Laurie didn‘t destroy their trust in the friendship when she kept the fact Jack was bus boy from Sarah, she definitely did when she and Jack kissed. 6d
samanthagutt I also think he should have told Laurie he remembered! At least after their kiss! I don‘t know if I understand the reason for keeping it from her. Because it makes him seem even more sleazy for kissing Laurie if the first time he remembers her is after he was already dating her best friend. AT LEAST if he mentioned he remembered her from the bus stop almost a year earlier then they would have had some more history 6d
Scochrane26 I agree that he should have told her. It seems to make the situation more tragic (if he told), but at least Laurie would know they had a connection before Sarah was involved. 6d
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Karisa I was surprised that he didn't confess. It feels like this secret is just growing bigger the more they both avoid it. Sarah's sense of betrayal would probably be more as time goes on too. The kiss seemed inevitable. It was a bit weird timing though. She's exhausted and needs a friend at that moment--not to be hit on by someone else's boyfriend. 6d
zezeki He should have told her. The more they keep wondering if the other remembers, the more it haunts them. Not knowing and constatnly wondering adds a certain flare, in my opinion, and maybe that's why they sometimes get a little closer than one should with her best friend's boyfriend. 6d
AmyG I agree with all of you. He should have told her. But then I think the author had him not say anything...for the sake of the storyline. This thing is going to blow up. (edited) 6d
CoffeeNBooks @samanthagutt I agree- I'm not sure why he still didn't tell her he remembered. I thought he was going to before she left in the taxi. 6d
JaclynW @AmyG It is going to blow up indeed. How can itnot?! 6d
TheBookHippie @JaclynW ITS GOING TO BACKFIRE!!! 😳😳 6d
MadDashReading Yes! He should have told her! This is not going to play well for him, either way. 3d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #6

What did you make of Laurie telling Jack about her sister Ginny?

samanthagutt I think it portrays just how much she trusts Jack (especially since she doesn‘t tell everyone about it). It shows how easy it is for her to open her heart to him. That being said, I had a little bit of issue when she said she only mentions having a brother when people ask about her siblings! I understand it must be very difficult to talk about, but when she said that it made me a little sad for Ginny! 6d
Karisa That scene only made sense because they had been drinking. Otherwise, it was way to deep to go with your bf's boyfriend (especially when one is trying to stop crushing). Like @samanthagutt said, it is sad that she feels like she needs to deny Ginny existed when mentioning siblings. I can understand it though--that's a deeper conversation than most introductions warrant. 6d
TheBookHippie @Karisa @samanthagutt my sister died when I was 7 she was 5. I didn‘t always mention it either, one it‘s too much in a short introduction, people don‘t know what to say back and invariably will say something unintentionally cruel. It‘s the same as how many kids do you have ... I have two living children. I had 7 pregnancies... so I get her reasoning. (edited) 6d
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Karisa @TheBookHippie Exactly. So sorry for your having to face such tragedy. Life is so complicated even on seemingly straightforward "safe" topics. I have two students in my class this year that have lost a parent. Neither has said a word about it to the class even during circle. One even still refers to his mom in the present tense. ?Trust and understand takes time. 6d
TheBookHippie @Karisa we had that last year two moms died, one took her life, neither child ever talked about it in the open. One did to me in the reading room but only because I tell them all about my sister and her love for Snow White , so he knew I knew loss. It‘s the trying to fix it that is hard to hear. Poor kiddos. I‘ll be thinking of them. 6d
AmyG I‘m sorry @TheBookHippie. I lost a brother when I was very young...LONG story which is why I never mention it (I also don‘t remember it). Easier to say nothing than to have to explain, answer questions, dredge up feeligs etc. i think both of these are true @samanthagutt and @Karisa ....he was easy to talk to and they were drinking. (edited) 6d
TheBookHippie @AmyG 😘 I remember her and it all very clearly. My brother who was 6 months old remembers nada. Still affects him. It changes everyone in the family. So sorry for your loss too. It‘s difficult in casual conversation . 6d
JaclynW @TheBookHippie @amyg Sorry for your great losses. That is tough and life changing. I can see it being hard to talk about and not wanting to go into detail in every social encounter. Those things are usually best kept for close relationships. I agree that she told Jack because she felt close to him and I'm sure alcohol was a factor. @karisa @samanthagutt 6d
MoonWitch94 I think the drinking was the ONLY reason it came out. When you drink, you lose your protective filters & who knows what will come out. ♥️ 6d
TheBookHippie @JaclynW ❤️ It‘s one of those tricky things. As you know grief is crazy and sometimes you don‘t know the affect on yourself and in this case with alcohol ...yikes. Anything could come out. 6d
TheBookHippie @MoonWitch94 who knows indeed!!!!! The filter is gone! 6d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #5

Is with holding information in a close relationship betrayal if it‘s meant to protect them?

samanthagutt I‘ve been going back and forth with this question in my head while reading this whole time! I think she should have told Sarah, in my opinion. Their friendship is so important to one another, it‘s only going to hurt that much more if Sarah finds out later into her relationship with Jack. Plus, Sarah very well may feel betrayed and it could ruin the trust in her friendship with Laurie. 6d
Karisa I think it's part of life to need to withhold damaging info sometimes. You have to evaluate what the benefits of telling the person would be and what the damages of withholding the info would be. Sucky situation to have to be in though. 6d
Scochrane26 This one is tough. Sarah was part of Laurie‘s obsession all year, so I can see why she didn‘t tell her. It would prob make Sarah insecure. 6d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I don‘t know how I could hold all of that inside!!! 6d
TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I don‘t !!! Gets me In trouble alllllll the time 🤣🤣🤷🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️ 6d
zezeki I think she should have told Sarah immediately, becasue it was only a start of a relationship and there were no deeper and meaningful feelings involved. I think that the more time passes until Sarah finds out (if she finds out), she will feel more betrayed. 6d
AmyG I guess there are things you hold back that you should and things you shouldn‘t. You always take the risk that it will all come to light. I think Sarah will find out tha he is the bus guy. Ha....makes sense for the story, right? Because I am thinking Laurie and Jack get together at some point. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks HA! Right? That is one hard secret to keep. (edited) 6d
JaclynW @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @thebookhippie @amyg I don't think I could hold it in either!! It seems that keeping it secret would do so much more harm later on than if you were to divulge it from the beginning. @zezeki @Scochrane26 @karisa @samanthagutt 6d
MoonWitch94 It depends on the secret.....but in the case of the book I would‘ve said something. 6d
Karisa @JaclynW @zezeki @moonwitch94 I agree. In this case, saying it right from the beginning might've been better. 6d
MadDashReading I have this conversation with my high school students every year. Are lies of omission really lies? Is it ever kind to lie? These are never easy questions. I would probably take the same course if I was either Laurie or Jack, even though I think it is a cowardly move! 🙊 3d
Andrew65 A great question, I only wish I knew the right answer. Yes should most probably have told her straight away and like.y to hurt her when it comes out. But you can see why she didn‘t say anything. A very difficult situation all round. Feels like lose lose. 20h
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #4

Can you make yourself fall out of love? Are you in love if it‘s one sided?

samanthagutt While I don‘t think you can make yourself fall out of love exactly, there are things you can do in attempt to “get over it” so to speak. I definitely don‘t think there‘s a way to do it while you‘re still keeping in contact with the person you love though! I also believe you can eventually fall out of love as time passes. 6d
samanthagutt I think it is possible to be in love, even if it‘s one-sided. Unfortunately sometimes you can have strong feelings for someone who doesn‘t feel the same way about you. As painful as that is, I suppose that‘s when you have to try to move on! 6d
Birdsong28 Yes. I have been in that situation myself and it is hard to nake yourself fall out of love but its good for you as it only brings more hurt if you carry on hoping that they will maybe change their minds and like you the same way. 📚📖 6d
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Karisa In this book's case, it does seem like they both have feelings for each other. I keep feeling bad for Sarah. Does Jack really love her if he keeps pining for Laurie? 6d
samanthagutt @Karisa I keep saying the same thing myself! It seems like he keeps trying to convince himself that he loves Sarah, but clearly has strong feelings for Laurie. 6d
zezeki There is that saying 'If you persist, it resists.' I do not think you can make yourself fall out of love, as in forcefully do it. But there is that natural course of things, and if you give yourself time and space, you will get over it eventually. I have been hopelessly in love myself, and it proved for me that time does heal all wounds. 6d
AmyG Making yourself fall out of love? In time,one can fall out of love. You do the things you have to to quicken that perhaps. But time is a great healer. And it‘s hard to love someone who doesn‘t love you back. Again....time. 6d
CoffeeNBooks @Karisa I keep wondering the same thing about Jack. I think he truly cares about Sarah, but at the same time keeps thinking about Laurie. 6d
JaclynW @CoffeeNBooks @karisa Yes! Puzzling. But possible. Such a conundrum. 6d
MoonWitch94 You cannot make yourself fall out of love with a person...it takes time to heal and close yourself up. It is possible to be in love with someone who doesn‘t love you back. I speak from past experience. The only way I could move forward and heal was to completely remove that person from my life. 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MoonWitch94 I agree... been there and done that unfortunately... 5d
Andrew65 @samanthagutt I think you summed it up nicely. 20h
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #3

Does this book feel like it‘s written for someone young or can anyone read it and enjoy it? Is a light read refreshing ? Fun?

samanthagutt I do think that younger adults/teens will probably love this book, but I also feel that anyone can enjoy it. Although it‘s pretty predictable and sappy at times, I‘m really enjoying it! It‘s a light, easy-to-read, feel good novel. Sometimes when I read certain books, I find myself wanting to take a break to watch tv or a movie. But this book almost gives you that same “mental break” feeling like when you watch tv, which I love for a change! 6d
TheBookHippie @samanthagutt perfect description!!! It‘s a wonderful break. It‘s a fun read. 6d
Birdsong28 It is everything that is beautiful about reading. It grabs you and makes you want to keep reading it and on my second time reading it, it still has that magic which I am glad to have found. 📚📖 6d
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Karisa @samanthagutt I agree. Light, fun reads are needed to cleanse the reading palate. Just finished Sing, Unburied, Sing and Starless Sea, so it's a welcome brain candy break for me. The holidays are so busy; I think I'll need a few light reads this month. 6d
Scochrane26 I‘ve needed some fun reads lately. I‘ve enjoyed the references to Bridget Jones & love, actually. 6d
AmyG @samanthagutt Yes....a sweet light and easy read. And Yes @Birdsong28 about a book that grabs you. Either it does or doesn‘t. I can read anything as long as it grabs me. This is a sweet book. I‘m enjoying it. 6d
AnneCecilie I think that this a book for all ages. It‘s an easy to read story and it was hard to stop today. @Scochrane26 I loved those references too. 6d
JaclynW I loved this story! It is light and fun for sure. (Palate cleanser, yes!) I think it's good for any age because I think we can all relate to those feelings of love. We all have a similar-ish story of falling in love. @samanthagutt @TheBookHippie @birdsong28 @karisa @Scochrane26 @AnneCecilie @amyg 6d
CoffeeNBooks I agree with everyone that this is a light, easy read. Sometimes that's just what you need. I'm enjoying it so far! 6d
MoonWitch94 I totally agree with everyone: it‘s light, fun & a palate cleanser. I don‘t like reading heavy things at this time of year. It‘s a really nice story & I am enjoying. 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect book for this time of year!!! 5d
MadDashReading This book takes me back to 23. I think it's for anyone! It is like fluffy cotton candy and a perfect companion with an evening glass of wine! 3d
Andrew65 @Scochrane26 Just love Love Actually! 20h
Andrew65 I agree with others, this is a book for any age. Also agree a good palate cleanser for the murder mysteries I read. 20h
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #2

Anyone make a chicken blue cheese lettuce mayo cranberry sandwich ? What do you think of Sarah and Laurie‘s relationship?

samanthagutt I‘ve never even heard of a sandwich like that before this book mentioned it! I loved their relationship from the beginning. Based on the author‘s descriptions, their physical and personality traits seem so different, yet they get along so perfectly! They also seem to have a lot in common and willing to go the extra mile just to see each other happy. 6d
TheBookHippie @samanthagutt I want to make it! I make a chicken apple bacon caramelized onion sand which with BBQ sauce ... I like their friendship. Will see where it goes if it‘s for this season of their lives or for forever. 6d
Karisa I would pass on that sandwich (but I'm a vegetarian🤷‍♀️). I like the dynamic between Laurie and Sarah. With the situation as ot is though, I'm wondering if it can weather the storm that's sure to come. I was surprised how young they were. Kept thinking they were closer to 30. 6d
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Birdsong28 I can't make the sandwiche but it does sound good! 😋. I love there relationship it is so like one of mine that I have with one of my best friends. It is one in which you would do anything for and will last 📚📖 6d
Scochrane26 No to the sandwich. I thought they were nearer to 30 at first, based on other books I‘ve read w/ flat mates like this, but since the time span is 10 yrs, it makes sense that they‘re younger. 6d
samanthagutt I agree with @karisa and @scochrane26 that I thought the girls were older too! It definitely does make sense when you think that the book takes place over 10 years, I hadn‘t thought of that! 6d
Karisa Over 10 years?! Whoa, I did not realize that! Makes so much more sense now. I guess I don't pay as much attention to table of contents on my Kindle. 6d
AmyG Ha @Karisa I didn‘t realize that the book took place over 10 years either. 🤣 I love blue cheese, but sounded like that and mayo....too much for me. I love their friendship. The “opposites attract” kind of friendship. They seem very devoted to each other. 6d
TheBookHippie @AmyG no mayo !!! The rest yes🤣 6d
AnneCecilie No to the sandwich. Like several others I thought they were older, but I didn‘t know that the book spans 10 yrs. So far I like Laurie and Sarah‘s relationship, they seem to do each other good 6d
JaclynW @samanthagutt @thebookhippie @karisa @birdsong28 @scochrane26 @amyg @annececilie I would give the sandwich a try. I love all of those ingredients, but together?? Who knows!! I really liked Laurie and Sarah's relationship. I think different types of personalities balance each other out. I love their loyalty and support of each other. But you know how that is being set up that something is going to challenge all of that. 6d
JaclynW @samanthagutt @thebookhippie @karisa @birdsong28 @scochrane26 @amyg @annececilie I have already finished this book, so I understood the time lapse. It is part of what drove me crazy!! It takes SO long for everything to take place. I just wanted a quicker resolution. But. The time lapse may be more realistic when you find out all that happens. You will have to let me know what you think about that at the end of the book.
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Birdsong28 @JaclynW I read this last year so I also know what happens and it's driving me crazy as I am trying to answer the questions but not give anything away! 📚📖 6d
MoonWitch94 I think I would try it....don‘t think it would be too terrible. 6d
MadDashReading I like their friendship. They seem to genuinely care about one another, and I buy their connection. 3d
Andrew65 Definitely a no to the sandwich, but love their friendship. I do hope it outlasts events in the book. 20h
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #1

Do you believe in love at first sight ?

samanthagutt I believe that you can feel those “sparks” right away, but love at first sight is a bit of a stretch! I‘ve been with my boyfriend now for 10 years (since I was 16) and I joke around saying it was love at first sight all the time! But deep down I know it takes a bit of time for those feelings of butterflies and sparks to transform into true love ❤️ 6d
TheBookHippie @samanthagutt my husband has been enamored with me since he was 15 many decades have passed since then he still sees sparks ❤️ I see lightening bolts 🤣🤣💟 6d
Karisa @samanthagutt I agree. Attraction at first sight? Sure! Love? That takes more time. You actually have to get to know the person. That attraction can go away very quickly if the person opens their mouth and sounds like Michael or Dwight from Dunder-Mifflin (sorry, been watching The Office holiday episodes). 🤣 6d
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Birdsong28 Not love but yes I do believe you can feel a connection straight away from someone 📚📖 6d
Scochrane26 I agree w/ you all. 6d
zezeki I believe you can have chemistry with someone as soon as you meet them, but not love. Love is a complex feeling, and it takes time to develop, to get to know that person and accept them as they are. 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I do... I fell in love at first sight at 15 and have loved him since then... it didn‘t work out due to certain circumstances, but he‘s my one true love.. 6d
AmyG I agree with you all....more of an attraction at first sight. I had that with my husband. I dated his friend who took me to my husband‘s new appartment. When he opened the door I distinctly remember thinking.....”oooo who is this guy? ❤️” Love followed. 6d
JaclynW I think @karisa hit the nail on the head here. Definitely attraction at first sight is plausible. That attachment of love takes a while to develop. (And grows with time if you are lucky.) @samanthagutt @thebookhippie @birdsong28 @scochrane26 @zezeki @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @amyg 6d
JaclynW I met my husband when we were sophomores in high school. He claims it was love at first sight. I was intrigued, but not in love. It took me over a year to agree to a first date. He was very persistent. We are still together today after 27 years!! @karisa @samanthagutt @thebookhippie @birdsong28 @scochrane26 @zezeki @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @amyg I loved your stories, thanks for sharing! 6d
MoonWitch94 I think you can have an extreme pull towards someone at first sight, but love is such a truly complicated thing that it‘s truly impossible (in my opinion) to feel all that at first sight. 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JaclynW awwww ❤️❤️❤️ 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG that‘s too funny!!! 🤣🤣❤️❤️ 6d
MadDashReading I think you can have instant attraction but not true love. However, I don't mind "love at first sight" in my fiction. ? 3d
Andrew65 I agree with most, you can be attracted to people at first sight, but true love takes a little longer. I think this is what happened to Laurie. 20h
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King Henry VIII | William Shakespeare
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Graywacke This was entertaining. Thanks! 7d
TheBookHippie @Graywacke I was thoroughly entertained! Good fun. 7d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD
Talking about pgs 1-103 tomorrow 🎄❤️📖
SUNDAYS at 2PM EST IN DECEMBER
QUESTIONS POSTED HERE❤️🎄📖

samanthagutt I just got the book last night and read up to page 103 in only two hours! I‘m excited for the discussion tomorrow ☺️ 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 👏🏻🎊👏🏻🎊 1w
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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1. Tagged
2. To be Invisible 😆
3. Gemini
4. Clean my library 🤣🤣🤣
5. Anyone #FRIYAYINTRO with us

Seasame Street is 50 this year!

JackOBotts Have you seen the Sesame Street anniversary special?! I haven‘t yet, but want to with my kids. 🤗 1w
TheBookHippie @JackOBotts not yet! I want to watch it with my grandson ❤️ 1w
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The Spitfire Girls | Soraya M. Lane
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@curiouserandcurioser the SHAKESPEARE bookmarks💟💟💟💟💟 #litsylove
Thank you so much! Starting this book today!

curiouserandcurioser @TheBookHippie So glad they made you happy♥️♥️ It was fun to shop for you!! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
GingerAntics That book looks AMAZING!!! I want to read it now!!! Thanks @curiouserandcurioser for sending it to @TheBookHippie so she posted about it, so I could see it!!! 😘 1w
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics she took it off my TBR want to own book❤️❤️❤️ 1w
GingerAntics It looks like a great book, and I‘ve always loved WWII planes and pilots, so this sounds right up my alley. 3d
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To Be Read at Dusk (UK) | Charles Dickens
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@veritysalter oh my word !!! I opened this early ❤️🎄🤣 after cooking alllll week this was a lovely surprise! Mushrooms are so cool I‘m putting it in my fairy garden! I just started collecting these little black books and I‘m savoring the chocolate for breakfast ❤️❤️

So much joy! Thank you ❤️

veritysalter You are so very welcome @TheBookHippie I just wanted to spread a little festive love. Dickens firmly believed in the pleasure of reading ghost stories at Christmas, The Signalman is one of my favourites. Xxx 1w
veritysalter I‘m so pleased the mushroom survived the journey! I was worried it might smash 🍄🍄 I love them and have lots of felt ones on my Christmas tree. 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 1w
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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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@AmyG ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I have wanted this cup FOREVER ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ chickadees are my favorite bird ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️and the book(s)
Thank you soooo much!!!! #winterswap

MidnightBookGirl Ooooh, I want that cup! #CupEnvy. ;)
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Now you know why she said don‘t buy the book!!! 🎉🎊📚🤣 1w
TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤷🏽‍♀️💟💟💟 1w
AmyG I am so happy you liked it. I figured the cup is perfect to bring to your school...for reading to your kids! 😘 1w
TheBookHippie @AmyG IT IS!!! That‘s why I wanted it! ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD DECEMBER
Sundays 2pm
Questions posted here.
Everyone Welcome

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Thanks @Megabooks #BOTMBUDDYREAD
Look!!! Quick JOIN us for DECEMBER 🎄
We start Sunday ! 📖❤️

Andrew65 Q9.99 in the U.K. ($2.57) 1w
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Happy Thanksgiving | Abbie Mercer
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Happy Thanksgiving Littens. ❤️
So thankful for you all🦃📖❤️

Nute Lovely place setting! 1w
Freespirit Beautiful pic❤️ 1w
veritysalter I love your turkey ornaments 🦃 so cute! 🧡 1w
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Leftcoastzen Pretty! Right back at you , Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 1w
Nute Thankful for you, Ms. Christine. Have a wonderful day today!🧡 1w
Bookzombie Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🦃 🍂 1w
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Pickpick

This was a wild ride!!! Thanks @GingerAntics for hosting!!!! #ShakespeareReadALong

GingerAntics That‘s a perfect way to describe it. It‘s one wild ride alright! lol 1w
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The Little Match Girl | Hans Christian Andersen
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1. Butter Brickle Cake
2. Tagged book
3. My life, my loves, my littens❤️
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs B B cake sounds delish 🍰 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
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Off to feed the teens at the alternative school -
18 kiddos that are severely at risk ..this school is their last hope.
So excited to give them a real
Thanksgiving Dinner🦃❤️
They are so excited. 😭😭👩🏽‍🍳

8little_paws I used to work for an org. that partnered with a lot of Alt. schools. A lot of the kids understand it's their last chance and take it seriously. Sounds like a fun day! 2w
kspenmoll So glad there a people like you in our world. 🦃 2w
Bookwormjillk ❤️that‘s great! 2w
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Scochrane26 I work with at risk kids. While they can be frustrating, I enjoy it. 2w
TheBookHippie @Scochrane26 I love it. There are days 🤣🤦🏽‍♀️ but mostly it‘s good. 2w
TheBookHippie @8little_paws They take it really seriously -they try very hard. 2w
TheBookHippie @kspenmoll 😭😭❤️👩🏽‍🍳thankyou 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are such a blessing ❤️ 1w
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English Bulldogs | Susan Heinrichs Gray
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WINNIE SMILE
Nana is trying to take a picture of us in my sweater of you from Africa !!!

( thrift store is called Africa‘s Child)

Eggs Adorable❤️❤️❤️ 2w
AmyG 💕too cute 2w
veritysalter Winnie is gorgeous - bulldogs are the best 😉 My girl Frenchie, Coco, is in love with an English called Major, who we sometimes meet on our walks. 2w
TheBookHippie @veritysalter She‘s a DIVA however she‘s wonderful with children. 2w
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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD APRIL

Snag it up!!!

AmyG Don‘t buy it, C. Just don‘t. 2w
TheBookHippie @AmyG okay!! If it‘s Bookclub I need a real book! I mark the crap out of it 🤣🤣🤣 (edited) 2w
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Oh yummmmmmm #HOLIDAYRECIPESWAP

So much fun!!! @Bookwormjillk @Bookwormjillk I‘m so excited to try these!!! 👩🏽‍🍳

Bookwormjillk I‘m so glad you like them. Happy cooking! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2w
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Panpan

I love Stevie. LOVE. We even share a birthday.
This book though..eh...no love.
Dry and work to read ...alas 🤷🏽‍♀️

marleed Darn! 2w
TheBookHippie @marleed my feelings exactly!!! I wish she‘d write her memoirs. 2w
Bookzombie @TheBookHippie I wish she would too! 2w
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UP NEXT!!!

Thanks all that joined in for November Road!!
That was fantastic to have you all with us! We are always so grateful for you! We sure love a good discussion! ❤️
Misty and I are excited for this December read!
Everyone welcome 🎄

MoonWitch94 Ohhhh I will have to join you guys for this one 😊 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MoonWitch94 yay!!!! 💙💙💙 2w
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD FINAL THOUGHTS???

Anything stay with you?
Anything you learned ?
Need to discuss ??

Do you look at the assassination differently now?

https://www.biography.com/news/did-the-mob-kill-john-f-kennedy

Mitch Really liked this pick - i probably wouldn't have read it if it wasn't for this group - and i enjoyed it - another #blameitonlitsy ! Love the characters and thought the historical setting was really pitch perfect! 2w
Librarybelle It turned into a good read for me! While it has the assassination as the backdrop, it hasn‘t really changed my thoughts or feelings on the assassination. Instead, I will take more of the “mobster feeling with a more human touch” away with me. I picked it up from #BOTM for the historical aspects, but honestly not one I would read on my own normally. Thanks ladies! 😁 2w
Sargar114 @Librarybelle me too! I enjoy things of the Kennedy era, and while that‘s the backdrop, it‘s not really the bulk of the story. Not one I would normally read, but a fantastic story that I really enjoyed. And of course the discussions 🥰 2w
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Mitch And of course a BIG thank you to the wonderful @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @thebookhippie for wonderful questions, conversation, images, history and dance moves! Its been a great months read - thanks guys 🤗 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks to everyone for participating!!! We have had great discussions!! Can‘t wait for next month!!! 💙💙💙 2w
TheBookHippie @Mitch this one turned out so much better than we thought!!!!! Thank you! We sure enjoy our reads! 2w
TheBookHippie @Librarybelle We love the discussions . Misty and I picked this for the same reason! I am glad we did. It turned out to be a great buddy read book! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 2w
Mdargusch Thank you @TheBookHippie and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - such a fun buddy read, great questions, and a great book! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mdargusch thank you Mariann!!! It was much better than I anticipated!! 2w
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