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Britt-Marie Was Here
Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. It's not that she's judgemental, or fussy, or difficult - she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example (knives, forks, then spoons). We're not animals, are we? But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realizes. So when Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years, left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg - of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it - and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared. But she will learn that life may have more to offer her that she's ever realised, and love might be found in the most unexpected of places. The number 1 European bestseller by the author of A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie was Here is a funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community, and second chances.
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Messiejessie
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This book is adorable. Britt-Marie will quietly steal your heart.

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BennettBookworm
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Completed my next OWL reading challenge category! I was reading this HP book in French for so long! 😅

ANCIENT RUNES:
🌟Ancient runes: A book in translation - Britt Marie Was Here
🌟Beedle the bard: A fairytale (folktale?) retelling - Sistersong
🌟Mistranslation: A book whose title is translated differently - HP French - “The school for sorcerers” rather than Sorcerer‘s or Philosopher‘s Stone

mabell Nice reading HP in French! 👏👏 I think I have one of the HP books in French on my shelf! But picture books are more my current level 😆 2mo
BennettBookworm @mabell Thanks! It took a long time to read but I might try Book 2 in a French audiobook! 2mo
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DLQBOOKNERD
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⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheIntrovertedDodoBird
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Fredrik Backman triumphs yet again in creating a little slice of heaven. Escaping reality alongside this masterful story teller always ensures you're in for a treat. This tale is positively soul-stirring, with characters that are impossible to not fall head over heels in love with. Any Ove lovers will have utter adoration for Britt-Marie and her journey to self-discovery. A witty, adorably humorous prose that will bring about giggles and tears ♡

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Probably my favorite Backman so far! By the end, I loved Britt-Marie so much.

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LiteraryinLawrence
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Another good read by Backman! I basically will read anything he writes. This was a pleasure to read alongside the comments of my #lmpbc members @shellleigh33 and @Kayla.Adriena . I‘m mailing it to you this week @BennettBookworm ! 💗💗💗

Leftcoastzen 😻 6mo
Kayla.Adriena I finished Behold the Dreamers before the holiday weekend and it will be going out to you this week as well ! 6mo
ladym30 What a sweet kitty!❤️ 6mo
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LiteraryinLawrence
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Britt-Marie Was Here was HERE in my mailbox when I got home! Thanks @Kayla.Adriena ! #lmpbc @BennettBookworm @shellleigh33

Kayla.Adriena 😆😆😆 good! That's media mail, I mailed it a week ago 😬 6mo
Tiffiney I absolutely loved that book! 💕 6mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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Finished for #LMPBC. ⚽️⚽️⚽️. I'm a fan of Backman and soccer apparently. I really like the bits that explained what kind of person you are based on what team you root for. The US is pretty much the only country that calls it soccer right? @LiteraryinLawrence @shellleigh33 @BennettBookworm

Texreader Yea I think so. I enjoyed this book. Not as much as Ove but it was still excellent (the ending though, grrr) 7mo
LiteraryinLawrence Yay, glad you liked it and I‘m excited to read everyone‘s comments! 7mo
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CBee
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Dear Fredrik Backman, once again you‘ve written a book that has stolen my heart ♥️♥️♥️
It‘s impossible not to love Britt-Marie.
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft am going to submit this for #booked2022 #madeforthesmallscreen if that‘s ok?

Well-ReadNeck Loved this on audiobook. The narrator captured B-M perfectly. 9mo
CBee @Well-ReadNeck I‘d love to hear that sometime! 9mo
Cinfhen Absolutely 😄👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
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CBee @Cinfhen hooray! Funnily enough, I‘ve barely got any for the winter group but have a bunch scattered throughout the rest of the list 😂 8mo
Cinfhen That‘s how it goes sometimes but you still have PLENTY of time to fill in missing prompts!! 8mo
CBee @Cinfhen true! Thanks ♥️ 8mo
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shellleigh33
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Excited about this months #roll100 reads. One was already my #LMPBC and the other is my one up my favorite authors. Going to be an awesome reading month!!

PuddleJumper Yay! Happy reading! 9mo
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BeeMagical
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Book 8📚

I knew I was going to love this one. It hit me right in the ❤️ I loved the characters, Britt-Marie is real and makes you feel. The kids really pull at your heart strings and you just want everything to work out.

Unknowingly, Britt-Marie breathes change into the lives of Borg❤️

Fans of A Man Called Ove will love her!🗺🇫🇷

Another one down for the bookshelf!😂👊🏻

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Eva_B
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I love Fredrik Backman‘s books. I didn‘t enjoy this as much as his others but it was still good. It still managed to make me laugh out loud in parts snd nearly cry in others.

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JacqMac
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“At a certain age almost all the questions a person asks himself are about one thing: how should you live your life?”
Backman made me cry. Again. He always tells a beautiful story.
#SuperSeptember I hit my goal of three books.
@Andrew65 @EadieB

EadieB Congrats 🎉 on hitting your goal of 3 books 📚 Backman is an excellent writer. He makes me cry 😢 too! 1y
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JacqMac
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I need to clean up my library. The chaos! But first I need to finish this book. Priorities.
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@Andrew65 @EadieB

EadieB I have a table that looks like that! Definitely finish your book 📚 first . I read and enjoyed that book! You‘re doing great with the readathon! 1y
Tamra Tidying is overrated. 😏 1y
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Texreader
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#two4tuesday Thanks @TheSpineView for the tag!

1. Tagged
2. Women‘s soccer

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 1y
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Ash.on.the.line
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It‘s crazy how I related to Britt-Marie even though we shouldn‘t have. Backman really captured those human emotions that we all feel but may not show others. I just enjoyed this one. #bookspinbingo

Close to a bingo and I think I finish Bridge Kingdom today I can make it!! 😁

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I couldn‘t get into this one at all, but I loved My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She‘s Sorry, which sort of introduces Britt-Marie. I also loved A Man Called Ove and am current reading Anxious People. I‘m about 100 pages from finishing that, and starting to get a bit bored, but I can‘t give up on it! 1y
Ash.on.the.line @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I‘ve read a few of his books now and have enjoyed them all. This one I think took a bit longer to get into but I related to some of feelings of Britt-Marie which helped. I haven‘t read Anxious People yet. 1y
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @Ash.on.the.line which ones have you read? 1y
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MadelineMcCrae Backman is by far one of my favorite authors and I adored Britt-Marie Was Here! I‘m glad to hear you enjoyed it as well :) 1y
Ash.on.the.line @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 This one, A man called ove, my Grandmother asked me to tell you she‘s sorry, and Beartown. :) 1y
Ash.on.the.line @MadelineMcCrae Yes, he really is great! :) 1y
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DavidDiamond
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Another moving and funny tale with wonderful characters that is almost a hybrid of A Man Called Ove and Beartown.

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Twainy
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🎧 I thought the summary read like it was going to be an adult Mary Poppins. Nope.

This was my first Backman book. I don‘t think he‘s my jam. Or I wasn‘t in the mood.

I was bored. It started slow. It picked up in the last third and the last 2 chapters felt rushed/forced/contrived. This could be due to the fact I was expecting something else? IDK what, just different.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 👇🏻👇🏻

Twainy I also am not fond of books surrounding sports. Soccer.

Britt-Marie is a seemingly unreasonably grouchy persnickety 63 year old woman who needs a change of significant other, job, location. So she reinvents herself. That was difficult. 👇🏻
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Twainy Her new life is so unlike her old life you wonder if she‘s going to lose it!! She‘s sent to a small town crushed by the financial crisis so all they have is … soccer. Britt-Marie isn‘t all that enthralled with soccer either. But she dives in. Coach Britt-Marie. Ever the reluctant hero.

She also comes across a new romance with policeman Sven.

So she makes her second chance work for her & gets the guy. I liked the writing. The narration was ok.
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BethM I enjoy the author but didn‘t like this book. I‘d give him another shot. 1y
Twainy @BethM which one do you suggest? 1y
SilversReviews Great read. 1y
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SilversReviews
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FEATURING: Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Keeping up appearances but not being appreciated was Britt-Marie's life.

Britt-Marie always worried what others would think if something happened to her when they traveled and her hotel room was not in pristine order.

A DELIGHTFUL READ!!

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/27npuj3z

CoffeeNBooks I loved Britt Marie! 2y
SilversReviews @CoffeeNBooks I did too. 😊 Such a fun read. 2y
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freeatlast1137
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I really like Fredrik Backman‘s writing style and his stories, however he does love a good tragic storyline.

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LisaLovesToRead
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I am becoming a pretty big Beckman fan. This is the third book I‘ve of his in the last three months. He has the same style, but the stories are different enough to keep me interested.

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paulareadsallthetime
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ It made me giggle in places and made me sad at other times but did not catch me as much as other books by Backman have.

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CBee
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@Endowarrior21 thank you for the lovely #bookcupidswap! I adore Backman and this (almost) completes my collection of his books! Happy Valentine‘s Day 🥰
@candority

lynneamch I thought they did a good job with the movie too. 2y
CBee @lynneamch I had no idea there was a movie! I‘ll have to check that out 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
candority Oh, this book is great! I didn‘t know there was a movie either! 😍 Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💘 2y
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Crazeedi Great book! Happy Valentine's day my friend!! 2y
CBee @candority same to you! Thank you for coordinating this swap! ♥️ 2y
CBee @Crazeedi same to you ♥️♥️ 2y
MaleficentBookDragon This is one of my all time favorite books. 2y
CBee @MaleficentBookDragon one of my all time faves is My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She‘s Sorry, and I‘ve been wanting to read Britt-Marie ever since ♥️♥️ 2y
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Book 2 of 2021.
Have to read all the books by Fredrik Backman now!

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My little reading buddy and I found ourselves very emotionally invested in what life decisions Britt-Marie would make. Okay, I was invested and he was just sleepy. I liked this one. Backman knows just how to write all the feels and pull at the heart strings. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Crazeedi 😻🥰 2y
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HeathHof
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The last couple weeks have been super tough, among other things, we had a very short notice move and our kitty, Haymich got out of our old house and is still missing.💔 I've been trying to read here and there but it's been so go go go. But we are finally getting settled in and tonight I'm going to practice some self care and start the tagged book and eat who knows how much of this box of chocolates!

Texreader Oh so sad. I hope Haymitch makes his way home soon. And what an awesome name 2y
Reggie Moving is the worst!!! I hope Haymitch is found. 2y
BookNAround Oh no! I hope Haymitch returns from his adventure soon. 2y
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Deblovestoread Thinking of you! Hope you find your kitty soon. 2y
Susanita Oh no! I hope you find him soon! 2y
Megabooks I am so sorry Haymitch is missing. I hope he turns up. 2y
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Buechersuechtling
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Mehso-so

Admittedly I only checked this out last week because all the other available audiobooks didn‘t fancy me. I didn‘t have high hopes because I didn‘t like “My Grandmother asked me to tell you she‘s sorry” so much but was curious for this because I knew one of the characters would appear in here.

Well, I never thought I‘d love Britt-Marie that much. I was sure to love this whole book. But honestly, the last 3 hours were pure disappointment. 👎🏼

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jouleian
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This one I had to warm up to and the ending was unexpected, which I can appreciate. Nonetheless I loved it like. #recommended #litsy #audiobook

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Andrea313
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Cozy night in with a new (to me!) Backman. 🎶This is what dreeeeams are made of...!🎶 #currentlyreading

britt_brooke Pretty photo! Enjoy. 💚 2y
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Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another beautiful story of unique characters. I love it when I‘m transported "elsewhere" through caracters filled with constraints and then feel the them open up to the next level in their spiral of life, thanks to self love and the help of those new people around. Britt-Marie is a late bloomer who has a vision of the world that goes from XXS to L? ? Heartwarming ??

#ReadTheWorld #Sweeden

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madaboutreadin
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Tom read this book too so he gets to be in the photo. We both really enjoyed A Man Called Ove, so we tried this book too. It‘s a cute, light hearted story. I recommend for an easy and fun read!

rwmg Did you realise this is a spin-off from 2y
lynneamch I enjoyed the movie. 2y
shanaymayer This one is on my list. I recently heard great things about his new book, Anxious People, as well! 2y
AvidReader25 I just read Anxious People and loved it! 2y
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Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira
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Really enjoying this one so far. #strongwomancharacter
#ReadTheWorld #Sweeden

Texreader Great cover 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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#3Books I ❤️
This one was hard picking just 3.

OriginalCyn620 📚❤️📚 2y
Deblovestoread Loved Book Woman! 2y
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Tiffiney
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Fredrik Backman really is a master of imaging up with the best characters! I loved this book...as I do all of his books. Such a sweet and cute story. I found myself wrapped up in the lives of this amazing cast of characters in a small town. I was a little sad to see it end...

bookaholic1 I love all his books, now I need to get my hands on his new one 2y
Tiffiney @bookaholic1 I do too! His new one was my BOTM pick...I can't wait to start it! 2y
bookaholic1 @Tiffiney That's Great...Enjoy!! 2y
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Laurenabeth
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Hit up my local used book store. Everything is under $10. If I‘m being honest, I didn‘t see anything more than $5. Such steals. What do I read first?

Freespirit I have just read Wolf Hall. It‘s a complex must read if your a history fan😊 2y
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I very much enjoyed this book. Being with Britt-Marie as she navigates the unknown and learns more about herself was fun. And up to the end, I was worried about the decision she had to make. I was so happy with how Backman ended it, although I would love to follow more of her journey.
#ReadingEurope2020 #sweden @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle
#LitsyAtoZ2020

BarbaraBB I just read a book for Sweden as well! 2y
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SilversReviews
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AUTHOR BUZZ

Thanks to:

#AUGUST AUTHORS
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

Today‘s Prompt: FREDRIK BACKMAN

I have only read this book by Mr. Backman. It was really good.

What have you read by this author?

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/y3rxpb3b

@backmansk

OriginalCyn620 This is one I haven‘t read yet! 2y
SilversReviews @OriginalCyn620 Britt-Marie is a treat. ENJOY when you read it. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve read Ove and really loved his demeanor 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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Bookwormjillk
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I loved this book. It‘s about soccer, but it‘s really about the fact that you‘re never too far behind to come back and win.

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Christyco125
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Love it - almost as much as a Man a Named Ove

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AmyK1
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1. The Book of Lost Friends, which was out recently.
2. Tagged
3. Kristin Hannah, CS Lewis, Lisa Wingate

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs #3- Yes, yes, and yes 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Andrew65
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Fifth book finished for #EasterExtravaganza. As often with Fredrik Backman it took me quite a while to get into this book but once I did I did love it overall with one qualification. This book really affected me towards the end and was so sad. 😢😢😢, however I felt the very ending was a bit of a non-ending. Not a great fan of books that leave you to sort out what happened at the end or what happened next. I want to know the author‘s view! 😔

Texreader Great review. I agree with you about the ending. 3y
Andrew65 @Texreader Thanks, left feeling very frustrated. Just tell me what happened! 3y
Kaila-ann Wasn‘t a huge fan of the ending for this either but would still say that I enjoyed the book overall. 3y
Andrew65 @Kaila-ann I‘d agree. 3y
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Andrew65
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Got my fourth egg on the Easter Hunt Egg Hunt for #EasterExtravaganza ..... A flower.

@SumisBooks

kspenmoll So cool! Like this! 3y
Andrew65 Only started to do this part yesterday, spent the early part of the Readathon just reading. 3y
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Andrew65
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Third egg in the Easter Egg Hunt during #EasterExrravaganza...‘to be‘. @SumisBooks

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Andrew65
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And my second egg in the Easter Egg Hunt for the #EasterExtravaganza Readathon.....A dog. @SumisBooks

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Andrew65
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During the second half of the #EasterExtravaganza Readathon I going to search for the eggs @SumisBooks challenged us to find.

Here is my first one ‘and then‘ from the tagged book.

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Bookwormjillk
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@PurpleTulipGirl I was literally just looking at this book and missing the library because I couldn‘t borrow it. Then I opened my package and there it was. Thank you so very much! #whiterabbitswap

PurpleTulipGirl You‘re welcome! I had fun roaming my local bookstore for all of this. 3y
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhh. 3y
tpixie Perfect!!! @PurpleTulipGirl fun gifts!! Great book! 3y
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Andrew65
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Currently at 322 pages for the #EasterExtravaganza Readathon, no books finished yet.

Going to pick back up this book, which I put down at around 60 odd pages a coupe of months ago and for some reason not picked. It back up since.

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Shamzi
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Life is about togetherness!!!

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Shamzi
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As usual, Backman has some insights into life!!!

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wanderinglynn
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#bloomingbibliophiles April 6: new beginning

Britt-Marie got a new beginning when she moves to Borg.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚💚🙌🏻 3y
OriginalCyn620 I like Backman but I haven‘t read this one yet! 3y
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