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The Simplicity of Cider
The Simplicity of Cider: A Novel | Amy E. Reichert
Fall in love with The Simplicity of Cider, the charming new novel about a prickly but gifted cider-maker whose quiet life is interrupted by the arrival of a handsome man and his young son at her familys careworn orchard by the author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and Luck, Love & Lemon Pie. Focused and unassuming fifth generation cider-maker Sanna Lund has one desire: to live a simple, quiet life on her familys apple orchard in Door County, Wisconsin. Although her business is struggling, Sanna remains fiercely devoted to the orchard, despite her brothers attempts to convince their aging father to sell the land. Single dad Isaac Banks has spent years trying to shield his son Sebastian from his troubled mother. Fleeing heartbreak at home, Isaac packed up their lives and the two headed out on an adventure, driving across the country. Chanceor fateled them straight to Sannas orchard. Isaacs helping hands are much appreciated at the apple farm, even more when Sannas father is injured in an accident. As Sannas formerly simple life becomes increasingly complicated, she finds solace in unexpected placesfriendship with young Sebastian and something more deliciously complex with Isaacuntil an outside threat infiltrates the farm. From the warm and funny Amy E. Reichert, The Simplicity of Cider is a charming love story with a touch of magic, perfect for fans of Sarah Addison Allen and Gayle Forman.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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cinda.marie Pretty photo 💜🍏 4mo
Eggs So beautiful 💙🍽🍷 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @cinda.marie thank you! 4mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Pickpick

I cared about these characters from the start. Having enjoyed apple orchards, and pressing cider with my family, I could smell the apples as they were described. Great autumn read.

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mdm139
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover! 🍂🍎🌳 11mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 11mo
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Pickpick

I really like this author's writing. And I liked this story. My only complaint is I didn't like the main character, Sanna. It's clear she is guarded & why, but she acts childish, hardly apologizes, and basically gets between Isaac and his son which is a huge no-no to me. She has her reasons, but instead of stepping back & letting Isaac figure things out with his son, she makes it about her. I finished, just never got around to liking Sanna.

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Nessavamusic
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Eggs Brilliant ❤️🌳🍎 1y
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rachelm
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I got a chance to hang out with some hilarious writers last night so if you have a spare 30 minutes today and you want to hear about some good books and a few St. Patrick‘s Day traditions, as well as a recipe for something that includes Cool Whip, you can check out the link in my bio for the Bloom Room 🍀

julesG Looks like you had a lot of fun. 2y
rachelm @julesG we totally did 😂 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Everyone join my besties photo challenge!! Love the graphic! ❤️❤️❤️

#ThankfulThoughts

Eggs Aww thank you ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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ThePageantHam
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I'm honestly not sure I've done either one but an apple orchard sounds lovely.
Soup!
Cinnamon dolce--caramel apple spice forever 😍
I'd like to go on a hayride that leads to a beachy bonfire please.
I want approximately four bites of pumpkin pie every couple of months. I've had a lot of mediocre apple pies and have no further patience for them, but if it's a really good apple pie, I'm all in for that.

#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

🍎🍲☕🔥🎃

inthegreensandblues Same way with pumpkin pie. I'll eat my 4 bites at Thanksgiving then turn to other pies I like better. 😆🥧 2y
MoonWitch94 Agreed about pumpkin pie! Thanks for playing 🍂🎃🍎 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Not an #Apple tree, but the book is about apples!! 🍎🍎

#WordsofOctober

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🍎 2y
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Pickpick

Sweet easy fall read. This book had me craving cider and I‘m even going to attempt to bake an apple cobbler this weekend. Feel good read with a happy ending, warm people, warm food, fuzziness all around. It was a bit hallmark movie” but I didn‘t mind
🍂☕️🍎🥧🌳

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So far this book has me
1) Wanting to move to Wisconsin and
2) Craving cider 🍎
I‘m in love with the characters and the farm and the descriptions of how an orchard is run and how cider is made,
I‘ve only just started it but so far,🥰👍🏼

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MidnightBookGirl
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Pickpick

A woman trying hard to make perfect ciders in her family's failing apple orchard, and a single father trying to give his son the perfect summer before delivering devastating news. It had the feel of a Hallmark movie, with both characters having to deal with issues but coming together because they are just better with one another.

marleed I read this in January and as I read was quickly considering which inner circle Hallmark actors would fill which roles. 3y
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marleed
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Pickpick

It goes like this ...Mom of adorable, young boy dies. Hunky dad leaves busy California with said boy, for the slower life of gorgeous Door County, Wisconsin. They land at an apple orchard run by rugged but beautiful, single women and her fun-loving aging father. Oh, and there is the fear of unfeeling developers buying out the farm. Is this not a predicate for a Hallmark movie!? Still, a fun easy read.
#ReadTheUSA2020 WIsconsin

alisiakae I liked this book too. And beautiful photo! 3y
Jas16 Great photo! 3y
Reggie Well, lol, you still hooked me, stacked! 3y
marleed @Reggie LOL. Sometimes it‘s just fun to read a story unfold exactly as you knew it would. I found myself wondering which of the 15 female and 9 male actors would play the parts. And just how will the boy‘s mother‘s death (prior to story - of course) be changed to a more heroic HM parental passing. It truly added to the fun of the read! 3y
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catebutler
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The last week or so, there‘s been a slight shift, autumn is coming to a close & we‘re slipping into the dark of winter. Although most of the leaves have lost their vibrant hues & fallen from the trees, & the natural world is preparing for a long winter nap, I‘m not quite ready to let go of this beautiful & bountiful season. So for a final autumn hurrah, I‘m reading this book. I‘ve heard it‘s delightful, magical & the perfect autumn read.

mabell Great photo! I‘m still in fall 🍂🍁, but leaning towards winter/Christmas ❄️🎄 3y
catebutler @mabell Thank you!! I try to make autumn stretch to Thanksgiving. Then it‘s decorating, putting up the tree and embracing all things Christmas. ✨🎄 3y
mdm139 Great photo. 3y
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catebutler @mdm139 Thank you! 🤗 3y
BiblioLitten Such a cozy pic🧡💛 3y
catebutler @BiblioLitten Thank you!! 🥰 3y
Freespirit I love Autumn! 3y
catebutler @Freespirit We had such a lovely one too! I‘m sad to see it go, but I am so pleased it did linger. 🍂 3y
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Eggs
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Apples 🍎, spiced cider, Wisconsin, Door County, autumn foliage, apple farms: all my favorite things 🍁🍂🍁

#spiceorcider #favoritefallbeverage

#spooktober #fallisbooked

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Nessavamusic I ❤️ Door County! 3y
JenReadsAlot Door County is awesome in the fall! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🧡🧡 3y
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JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 3y
veritysalter What a beautiful picture. 🧡 3y
OriginalCyn620 Gorgeous photo! 🍁🍂 3y
TheSpineView Wow! The hillside looks like it is on fire! Beautiful! 🧡🍁💛 3y
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Liatrek
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Pickpick

This book has me craving Fall more than usual🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁 The story is simple and sweet with a nice slow burn romance in the background. I want to bake apple desserts now too!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Harper! This couldn‘t have come at a better time! Thank you sooo much!! This candle smells so wonderful!! Can‘t wait to read this book!! You have definitely made my week! Thanks for your generosity and your friendship 💗💗💗

#LitsyLove

AmyG 💕 4y
CoffeeNBooks 💖 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CoffeeNBooks you‘re the sweetest 😘 4y
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Nessavamusic
Simplicity of Cider | Amy E Reichert
Pickpick

I enjoyed this book which takes place in a favorite place of mine to visit- Door County, WI. Though slow paced it has unique characters and a very sweet story. #romantsy #foodie

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Nessavamusic
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Reading the tagged book that I picked up from the library and listening to “Repeat” by Kylie Scott both I‘m enjoying so far. Both have somewhat cranky blunt heroines and dreamy heroes.
#fridaynightbookclub
@JoScho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!!! ❤️❤️I thought I had already stacked it! (edited) 4y
JoScho Yay for Friday nights at home with a good book! 4y
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Nessavamusic
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Tagged book from the library, “Free” by Kristen Ashley and a not great audiobook “Addicted for Now” by Krista & Becca Ritchie which I‘m on the verge of giving up on.
@TheReadingMermaid

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Nessavamusic
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Sunday morning read. Went to renew my library card, which I mainly use for Libby, and could not walk out without a couple books. #libraryfind

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Bklover
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Pickpick

I finished this book at 1am last night. A story full of apple orchards, family drama, and a bit of magical realism thrown in! A fun escape to a lovely place. It was everything I wanted it to be. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

@CoffeeNBooks ❤️💚❤️💚😘

CoffeeNBooks I'm so glad you liked it! 😊 4y
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Bklover
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Harper! This was a surprise! I opened it and it made me cry. You are so incredibly kind. Life has been a bit overwhelming lately and I can‘t tell you how much this meant to me. I am starting this book right now this very minute. I‘m sending much love your way- thank you, my friend. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

RealBooks4ever Sending hugs! 🤗💜 4y
CouronneDhiver Aww 🥰 She must be working as Santa‘s elf this year... Very nice! 4y
CoffeeNBooks I'm so glad it made it to you! I saw it on your TBR list, and it looked good. I'm so glad we've crossed paths on Litsy! 💙 4y
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Kshakal
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Pickpick

I loved this book so much!! I love how Reichert‘s prose pulls you and you can almost the apples in the orchard!! A ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read for sure!!

Lea Me too!! It was so good. 4y
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RavensCarm
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Pickpick

I was concerned when I first began this book that with all the detail behind cider-making and maintaining an orchard, which I know nothing about, I would get lost and almost bailed. However, I am so glad I didn‘t! This book was incredible! Read in one day and already want more Amy Reichert in my life!

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Lea
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Pickpick

I love this book. Not quite as much as Coconut Cake but it‘s really good. I am happy I read it as the season is changing. I craved apples and cider while reading it. The descriptions are lovely. The family drama is thick but not too angsty. I‘m not a fan of children in my romance novels but this was a cool kid. #readwomen #romantsy

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Liatrek
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New book mail 😊

Samplergal Thrift books! 4y
Laughterhp 💕 ThriftBooks! Worst thing for my wallet that I‘ve ever discovered!! 4y
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Charming and satisfying ???
"Happiness is always worth remembering, even when it was temporary."

Liatrek I love apple cider and this book sounds charming 😊adding to TBR 4y
Nu-Bibliophile @Liatrek You should also try her other book The Coincidence of Coconut Cake. That one was good too. 4y
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May your evening reading bring you as much joy as Sabrina's tennis ball brings her. #happyreading 🤓🐶

Samplergal The life of our dogs. 4y
SheReadsAndWrites Right? @Samplergal My husband says in his next life he wants to come back as my dog. Not A dog. MY dog. 🤣 4y
Samplergal @SheReadsAndWrites Too funny. Exactly what I say ! Our two are rescues and nuttier than a fruitcake but we spoil them like they were champions. 4y
tpixie Beautiful puppy 🐶 #DogsOfLitsy 4y
SheReadsAndWrites Thank you 😊 @tpixie 4y
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It's been a little crazy lately. Happy to have a quiet evening to put a dent in a book. And hang with my fur baby girl. ❤️🐶🤓📖

Reecaspieces So majestic! 4y
Notafraidofwords How does she behave ? 4y
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SheReadsAndWrites She is the best dog I've ever had @Notafraidofwords Easy to train, a huge love. ❤️ 4y
Notafraidofwords @SheReadsAndWrites she‘s beautiful. Bless her. 4y
SassyBookworm She‘s gorgeous!! 😍🐶 4y
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@Ajessgirl @Kenziejo @4thhouseontheleft I got this the other day and forgot to post. I enjoyed reading everyone‘s comments! This was super cool. Can‘t wait to send An American Marriage! #LMBPC

alisiakae I really loved this book! And it made we want to visit Door County, and eat apple pie. 😃 4y
riversong153 @4thhouseontheleft me too! I read and thought why don‘t I live in a small town like that?! 🙂 4y
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I have quibbles with various aspects of Amy Reichert‘s books. But that doesn‘t change that they are fun reads with entertaining romances and characters. My favorite of hers is The Coincidence of Coconut Cake but this is a close second.

Have you read any of her books?

Lea I am listening to this after loving Coconut Cake - I am not a fan of kids in romances and that‘s getting me a bit with this one but now I just want to know how it ends so I‘m in it til the end. 4y
thebluestocking @Lea So far, Coconut is my favorite of hers. I liked this one okay and loathed the Luck one. I‘ve got her newest one out from the library now. We‘ll see. 🤞 4y
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Pickpick

Another charming food-centric romance from Amy E. Reichert as a cider-maker and a single dad spend the summer working together on a Door County orchard. #MountTBR

Jess7 Pretty cover! 4y
thebluestocking I enjoyed The Coincidence of Coconut Cake but did not like Luck Love and Lemon Pie. But I‘m definitely willing to give this a shot. Just snagged the audio on Overdrive because of your post! 4y
hes7 @thebluestocking Glad you‘re giving it a try! I haven‘t read Luck, Love & Lemon Pie yet, but am planning to soon—now I‘m nervous. 4y
thebluestocking @hes7 Sorry! Plenty of my friends read it and enjoyed it. I think the gambling aspect kind of triggered me for some reason. 4y
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The weekends here want to stay winter. 😒 At least I have good books to read.

bedandabook We have sunshine here in London. Jump on a plane! 4y
Sharpeipup I feel your pain! In the midst of a winter storm, already finished 2 books...and counting! 4y
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WanderingBookaneer
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I adored The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and snapped this #KindleDailyDeal (and its audiobook for an additional $7.49) up without a second thought.

raelaschoenherr Thanks for the tip!! 4y
hes7 I just started listening to this one! I‘m hoping it‘s good—I finished and loved Coconut Cake yesterday. 4y
WanderingBookaneer @hes7 : You‘ll get to it before I do. I look forward to reading what you think. 4y
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A girl from Door County reading about Door County in a book that‘s also from Door County #howfitting #doorcounty #wisconsin #librarybooks

jamie_in_the_library Yay! Another Wisconsinite! 🧀🥨🍺 5y
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Ajessgirl
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Starting the weekend off with my current #LMPBC pick and yummy tea, courtesy of the lovely @4thhouseontheleft

riversong153 @4thhouseontheleft @Kenziejo Yay! I finished China Dolls this week! Doesn‘t this feel a little like Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants?! #LPBMC is a fun experience! 5y
Ajessgirl @riversong153 It definitely does!! Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants remains one of my favorite YA books! 5y
RebelReader Good Earth Sweet and Spicy! It‘s my favorite! 😋 5y
alisiakae It has been a fun experience @riversong153 !! @Kenziejo I haven‘t received the next #LMPBC package, I hope it didn‘t encounter another mishap? 5y
BookKenz @4thhouseontheleft I was a little delayed in sending it out again. You should have it soon! Sorry about the craziness this time around! 5y
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reciprokate
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This is where I decided to bail. I just can't.

RaimeyGallant Haha. 5y
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. 5y
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alisiakae
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This was a fun, light, cute book. Just the right amount of depth without losing it‘s fluffiness. I would definitely recommend if you need a break from harder subject matter!

Plus, there are recipes in the back. I love when authors do that! #LMPBC #LitsyAtoZ

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This book keeps making me hungry. In a month I am trying to stay gluten free. 😂 🥘 🥖 🥧 🍝

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alisiakae
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So....yeah....today was definitely a case of a book influencing dinner. 😆

Sanna and her father had cheesy chicken noodle casserole, green beans and apple cobbler. I didn‘t want chicken (just had it last night), but it definitely put me in the mood for a casserole, so I made baked ziti, salad, and (store bought) apple pie.

I guess that‘s what happens when. I read a book set on an orchard. 😂

#lmpbc #booksanddinner

BookHoarder32 That looks delicious! 5y
Tamra Yum!😋 5y
alisiakae @BookHoarder32 @Tamra Thanks! I hardly ever make casseroles, esp. cheesy ones, and rarely eat pasta, but the cold winter weather and cozy book definitely put me in the mood for it! Although I‘m sure my stomach will be reminding me later why I rarely eat such things anymore. 😂😂 5y
Tamra @4thhouseontheleft winter food = comfort food to me. 🤗 5y
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alisiakae
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I just heard a cat cough up a hairball downstairs. 🙀😾

I know I should get up and clean it up, but I also know once I‘m up there will be no more reading time this morning.

Plus, it‘s warm and cozy in my bed, and freezing cold downstairs. Brrr....

CoverToCoverGirl I vote for continuing to read the hairball isn‘t going anywhere! Love my kitties but dang those little deposits are gross! 😳🤣 5y
bookwrm526 Uh, I hate hearing that noise, especially in the middle of the night when I can‘t be sure exactly where it is 5y
alisiakae @CoverToCoverGirl @bookwrm526 I did continue to read, but now I can‘t find the hairball! 😂 5y
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CoverToCoverGirl You‘ll end up stepping on it ...😳🤢🤮🤣 5y
alisiakae @CoverToCoverGirl That is always the worst! 🤢 Luckily that didn‘t happen this time, found it on the rug under the dining room table. 5y
rubyslippersreads I hate hearing that noise, especially in the middle of the night. 😹 5y
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alisiakae
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Thank you @Kenziejo for the extra goodies with the next #LMPBC book! Received it today! #bookmail

@Ajessgirl Your package was sent priority, it should arrive on Friday. My life is finally getting back to normal (knock on wood), so I should have really quick turn around with this one!

@riversong153

Ajessgirl Sounds great! No rush at all - my TBR list continues to grow at a pace exponential to my reading pace! 5y
riversong153 Yayy!!! 5y
BookKenz Yay! Glad you like them! 😊 5y
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Jennie748
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this story!

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BookKenz
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@riversong153 I received the first book! Can't wait to start reading it and your comments. 😁 #LMPBC

Bostonmomx2 What is lmpbc? 5y
BookKenz @Bostonmomx2 It's the Litsy Markup Postal Book Club. In groups of 4, we each choose a book, read it and write in comments, then send it to the next person in our group. Each month we trade those 4 books until everyone has read it and written comments. At the end we get our books back with everyone's notes. @suvata started it up. It's been fun. 5y
Bostonmomx2 That‘s such a cool idea!! I‘ve been thinking of starting something but using bookcrossong.com as I don‘t want the books back 😉 5y
riversong153 Yay!! 5y
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riversong153
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#LMPBC crew, I mailed this off to @Kenziejo !! Can‘t wait to see all of your thoughts and comments @4thhouseontheleft @Ajessgirl

alisiakae Lol I am standing in line at the post office right now to send my #lmpbc off! It‘s a long line. 😜 5y
riversong153 @4thhouseontheleft tell me about it my line was long too! I was on my lunch break and tried to do that before eating. I was Hangry when I got back to work!! 5y
alisiakae @riversong153 somehow I had the foresight to by some trail mix at Target beforehand, I ate that whole waiting, I was getting hangry too! 5y
BookKenz Yay! It's the end of the semester so I'm all over the place, but mine will be in the mail soon! 5y
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riversong153
Pickpick

This was a much needed easy read. I didn‘t love the main character at all. I liked her during a few parts of the story but she was very selfish and resistant to change. That said, it was a wonderful story about her struggle to change and finding ❤️.

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riversong153

I‘m amazed at how large yet intimate the litsy community is! #awesomesauce

Notafraidofwords My email is ryanira9@aol.com, feel free to email me so we can set a date! 5y
riversong153 @Notafraidofwords I will email you soon! 5y
Megabooks So true! 5y
GA_Bookworm07 Not everyone is as genuine as you think. Apparently people like myself who is blunt end up having a crap load of people talking crap about me. All because i spoke the truth about a book swap. Effort shows and other than the trolls ive noticed theres some who can actually communicate well. 5y
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