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The Rules of Magic
The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
Practical Magic, to date Alice Hoffmans biggest ever selling novel, became a major Hollywood film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman who played sisters Sally and Gillian Owens. In this sparkling prequel we meet sisters Frances and Jet and Vincent, their brother. From the beginning their mother Susanna knew they were unique: Franny with her skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, who could commune with birds; Jet as shy as she is beautiful, who knows what others are thinking, and Vincent so charismatic that he was built for trouble. Susanna needed to set some rules of magic: no walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles and certainly, absolutely, no books about magic But the Owens siblings are desperate to uncover who they really are. Each heads down a life-altering course, filled with secrets and truths, devastation and joy, and magic and love. Despite the warning handed down through the family for centuries Know that for our family, love is a curse they will all strive to break the rules and find true love.
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Why has it taken me so long to read Alice Hoffman?! This is a delight so far. And I enjoyed encountering a kindred spirit in some past borrower who corrected a typo 😆

Amiable Love that edit! 🙌🏼 7d
monalyisha Love everything about this post! 7d
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katlyn447
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43 Books this year; my goal was 40. A busy and crazy year so I'm glad to have reached my goal even if it's less than past years.
Tagged my favorite of the year. I reread the whole series this year, and I just love it so much!

#PracticalMagic #Goodreads2021

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sprainedbrain
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I‘m continuing my first trip through the Practical Magic series, and so far have loved every book. The Rules of Magic is a gorgeous book! Vincent was such an unexpectedly great character, but Franny and Jet… oh my heart. ❤️

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MeganAnn
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I finished my chronological reread of this series last week with Practical Magic on Saturday. However the Rules of Magic remains my favorite of the series — I think because Franny and Jet‘s stories resonate the most with my own past experiences figuring out who I am and what I want.

We spent Halloween evening handing out candy and watching the movie Practical Magic 🖤✨🔮

Practical Magic was my October #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

MeganAnn Many additional thanks to @DebinHawaii for the witchy tattoo on my wrist in my #basicwitchswap box. I put this on yesterday afternoon along with my witchy tshirt, hat and earrings to answer the door for trick-or-treaters. 3mo
DebinHawaii @MeganAnn That actually looks pretty cool! I wasn‘t sure how the silver would show up but I thought they‘d be fun/different. 🤗 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
Chrissyreadit I love how the tattoo looks 😍 3mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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My latest sewing project is a witchy #booksleeve with ghosts haunting the inside.

BookwormAHN Cute 👻 3mo
GondorGirl I love your fabric choices! 🥰 3mo
Gissy Beautiful books sleeves!😱 ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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MaleficentBookDragon @GondorGirl Thanks. I bought some sharks fabric for myself to make next. (edited) 3mo
TheSpineView 🖤🖤🖤 Especially that you used a different material for the lining 3mo
tracey38 Nice one! 3mo
Avanders Beautiful! 👏🏽👏🏽 3mo
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Lizpixie
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Andrew65 100 hours up soon. 👏👏👏🙌 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
Lizpixie @Andrew65 I know. It‘s the best time I‘ve had so far, I haven‘t been sleeping well I‘m reading pretty much constantly with just a few hours of sleep. 3mo
TheSpineView Fabulous 3mo
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Lizpixie
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Trying to decide between these three books for my next #Scarathlon2021 #Screamathon #OutstandingOctober read but I can‘t make up my mind! I‘ve just finished the last two Merry Gentry books(posts upcoming)and need something different but just as readable. Magic, Vampires or Murder?🤔 1pt #TeamSlaughter

TrishB I read the vampire one recently and really enjoyed 👍🏻 3mo
Clwojick All such pretty colours! 3mo
Andrew65 I‘d have gone for murder. 3mo
Lizpixie @Andrew65 I did actually! Great minds huh🙌 3mo
Andrew65 @Lizpixie 🤣🤣🤣😍 3mo
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Linsy
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Eggs Brilliant 👍🏼👏🏻 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this cover 💛💫 3mo
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angelamarie1029
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Loved this book so much more than I ever expected!

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BarkingMadRun
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Omg I loved this and I‘m so glad I have the others to read as well! So much fun and theme related for #teamhendrix plus it mentioned #halloween a few times. Score! This was also my #doublebookspin #scarathlon2021 @StayCurious @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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BarkingMadRun
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Loving the tagged book! Week one of the #scarathlon2021 I scored 1874 points! @StayCurious @Clwojick

Clwojick Awesome job!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
StaceGhost I just finished this one! I liked it as much (if not more than) practical magic 3mo
BarkingMadRun @StaceGhost this is my first one, I‘ve seen Practical Magic but haven‘t read it yet. I have all 3 though, so I‘ll be reading them all! 3mo
StaceGhost @BarkingMadRun oooh yay! I just read them all for the first time too! I liked how much more realistic the sister relationships were in the book version of practical magic. It‘s definitely a different vibe though 3mo
StayCurious Wow you're amazing! 3mo
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mklong
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#Screamathon Book 2! I know it isn‘t scary, but it‘s about witches so I‘m counting it. I‘m so glad I decided to reread this series in chronological order, but this reread made me itch for a Susannah in Paris spin-off novel. Where do I put in my formal request for that?

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Kimberlone
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I didn‘t love this one as much as Magic Lessons, but it was a very sweet book nonetheless. I loved the time period and getting to experience the journey through life and love of Franny, Jet, and Vincent, as they try to circumvent the magic curse established by their ancestor, Maria Owens.

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix #Screamathon #LittenListen #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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KatieDid927
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Chrissyreadit Yay!!!! 4mo
Chrissyreadit Hope you‘re not sick of me…. 4mo
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Palimpsest
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I loved this story about Frances, Jet, and Vincent growing up in N.Y.C. on the cusp of the 1960s and spending time in Massachusetts with an aunt whose presence would help to alter their lives and become who they were really meant to be. This book made me feel a bit melancholic and thoughtful, but in a good way knowing that life is short and how even small decisions can change lives. A really beautiful story that I can tell will linger for awhile.

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Julsmarshall
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I loved this book! So lovely to learn the backstory of the Owens family in this lyrical, magical tale of family, love and loss. #BookspinBingo #authoramonth @TheAromaofBooks @Soubhiville

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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AmyG
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The story of Vincent, Franny and Jet Owens…and how they navigate the laws of the magical family they were born into. I enjoyed this so much. I couldn‘t help but love the Owens family.

@Soubhiville #AuthorAMonth September

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BookwormAHN
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This is the story of Frannie and Jet the Aunts from Practical Magic. It was a really fantastic and at times heartbreaking story. I loved it 😻
#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville #aamah
#LittensDressdInBlood #Superstitions @MidnightBookGirl

KathyWheeler I liked Practical Magic, but loved this one so much more. 4mo
AmyG I am reading this now and really enjoying it. 4mo
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Scochrane26
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Really enjoyed this story of Franny, Jet, & Vincent. It was sad, and I wanted all the characters to find hope & some happiness. I read Practical Magic a few years ago but don‘t remember much about it. Think I liked this one more. #authoramonth

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Skygoddess1
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I really enjoyed this prequel to Practical Magic about the Aunts. It was great getting a deeper glimpse into the Owens family and the events surrounding their curse and how the sisters and their brother work to try and outwit the curse. #BookSpinBingo #AuthorAMonth

Read-y_Picker Just loved this one! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4mo
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Eggs
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The irresistible story of the Owens family, who for many generations, were blessed/cursed with magic. The colorful 1960s is the setting that begins the novel—the Owens‘ siblings‘ mom Susanna forbids any foray into dark arts, but.....
Amazing, wonderful, compelling book!

#authoramonth2021 @Soubhiville
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 4mo
librarygoddess619 I loved this one, too! Glad you liked it. 4mo
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Texreader
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I adored this book, my first Alice Hoffman book, and of course now I have to read Practical Magic (& see the movie?). Siblings Franny, Jet, and Vincent learn they are witches, and about the rules of magic as they grow up in in NYC and Massachusetts during the turbulent 1960s and 70s. We follow their lives and tragedies—and adoringly, their familiars. Easily my fave #authoramonth book so far this year. @Soubhiville

Scochrane26 The movie is great but very different than the book. 4mo
Soubhiville Oh yay! You have made me want to read it 😁 4mo
Texreader @Scochrane26 Always so weird when that happens but sometimes that works 4mo
Texreader @Soubhiville It was a great read 4mo
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Q84
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Reread... listened to this for #AuthorAMonth

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Q84
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Started this one on my way into work this morning.

#AuthorAMonth #BookSpinBingo

AmyG I am reading this one, too. 4mo
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Read-y_Picker
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Can I say I LOVED this one?? Super pick from me. 5 🌟 maybe due in part to how disappointed I was by the audiobook of Practical Magic. I didn‘t have the highest of expectations for this prequel but it ended up being a perfect origin story. The plot never got dull. The characters were well written, everything flowed seamlessly and tied beautifully into the next part with which I‘m already so familiar. I can‘t wait to dig into the next one.

Texreader What an excellent review!! 4mo
DanaManiac I loved this one so much! I can‘t wait for the next installment coming in October! 🥳 4mo
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Texreader
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Kitty cuddle time while I read.

Leftcoastzen 😻 4mo
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Texreader
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“Unable are the Loved to die, for Love is immortality.” —Emily Dickinson

How lovely is that?

#authoramonth @Soubhiville

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Texreader
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I picked up daughter from college and I stopped working early and here we are getting our nails done! Life is good.

DivineDiana How nice! And I enjoyed this book! ❤️ 5mo
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Texreader
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I asked you all for your recommendation of which Alice Hoffman I should read since I hadn‘t read anything by her, and my fellow Littens you‘ve chosen well. I‘m only on page two but it‘s definitely got my attention! #authoramonth @Soubhiville

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Texreader
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Y‘all, I have three Alice Hoffman books I‘ve never read, and I know I‘ll only get to one for next month‘s #authoramonth

I‘d love to hear anyone‘s opinion about which to read to introduce me to this author. Thanks!

KathyWheeler The Rules of Magic is a prequel of sorts to Practical Magic. I liked it. I haven‘t read the others. 5mo
Sargar114 I second @KathyWheeler but I too haven‘t read the others, but I really enjoyed Rules of Magic. I actually preferred it to Practical Magic. 5mo
Soubhiville I haven‘t read any of these. I have The Dovekeepers. I tried reading it once before and set it aside, so I‘m going to give it another try. 5mo
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KathyWheeler @Sargar114 I liked it better than Practical Magic too. 5mo
DivineDiana I vote for The Rules of Magic! 5mo
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Jgacreations
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Being that practical magic is one of my favorite movies i had to read this one. The prequel shares the story of the family of before, when the aunts were young. Love this!

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JennyM
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In need of a bit of sparkle ✨ and magic 🪄this Sunday.

erzascarletbookgasm And here‘s some 💕 too. Have a good day! 6mo
JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm you too, Jessie 😘 6mo
LeeRHarry Sending you a hug 🤗 x 6mo
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Cathythoughts Cover looks fab 💫 6mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry and back to you, Lee. Did you see the tennis? So happy she won! 6mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts it‘s gorgeous and I‘m liking the story, too. A bit of magical escapism. ✨ 6mo
TrishB Enjoy ♥️ 6mo
JennyM @TrishB thanks lovely. Hoping there‘s magic in the match also. We will be up early and screaming along with everyone back home ⚽️ 🤞 (edited) 6mo
TrishB It will certainly be a big night! 6mo
LeeRHarry @JennyM I did - it was very exciting 😊 so glad she won …now if Djokovic loses and England win it will be a perfect sporting weekend! 😊not looking forward to the 5am start tomorrow 😬 6mo
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Mdonald
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BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 7mo
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Andrea4
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I was hesitant going into this because of somewhat mixed reviews and my love for PM. That said, I was glad I finally chose it- I really always loved Franny and Jet and prequels are always interesting! I'm not in love with Vincent's storyline, I expected something more shocking?
I love the backdrop of the 60s and war. More magic would have been more fun. Oh well, the remedy for love is to love more. The remedy for magic ..more magic! Haha

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Kris10H
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Just as in love with this book as I am with Practical Magic. ❤

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Annie1215
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Another home run by Alice Hoffman. I‘m just loving this series and can‘t wait to get to Practical Magic next.

This was my #bookspin book for March‘s #bookspinbingo that I‘m finishing just in time. It also gets me my second bingo!

I have a few spots open on my April bingo list, any suggestions?

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 10mo
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Annie1215
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It‘s my favorite day of the month - a new #bookspinbingo board!

Very excited that my #bookspin book this month is one I‘m dying to read and my #doublespin is the book that‘s been on my board the longest. It will feel good to check it off

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fantastic!! 11mo
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daena
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First up for the #20in4 ....finish this one up!

Andrew65 Good choice. 12mo
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thebacklistbook
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Really enjoyed learning more about Franny and Jet

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KyrstinElizabeth
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Life is a mystery, and it should be so, for the sorrow that accompanies being human and the choices one will have to make are a burden, too heavy for most to know before their time comes.

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KyrstinElizabeth
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She thought perhaps that was the curse, to love someone so much when you knew he would leave you.

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BookBosomed1
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This is one of those books that you delight in giving to someone else because you are quite certain they will get lost in it just as you did. I missed my bedtime several times this past week because of this book. What a lovely book about the power of loving more & being true to oneself despite the odds. ❤️

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KyrstinElizabeth
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...discovering that a novel was as great an escape as any spell.

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KyrstinElizabeth
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We were neither the judge, nor the accused, but we carry these things with us, and we have to fight them. The best way to do this is to be who you are, every part of you, the good and the bad, the sorrowful and the joyous. You can never run away. There is nowhere to run to.

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Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira
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Between a Pick and a So-So. I‘m a fan of the Practical Magic Movie, so I came in favorable and hopeful. Though I got attached to Franny, Jet & Vincent, I would of enjoyed more assumed magic. I felt they were denying who they where too much. I prefer full assumed witches stories🤷🏻‍♀️I liked it but... Last sentence “ Know that the only remedy for love is to love more “ was ❣️

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Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira
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“ Once upon a time, before the whole world changed, it was possible to run away from home, disguise who you were, and fit into polite society. “
#FirstLineFridays #Magic

Sargar114 Love this book!!! 1y
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JenlovesJT47
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This perfectly complements Practical Magic. I love these characters. I love the way she tells a story. I stayed up til 3 this morning to finish it. I‘m really looking forward to going back even further with the new prequel. 5⭐️

#BOTM