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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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Julsmarshall
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 1.

Posting covers I love, no explanation. Thanks for the tag, @Soubhiville Tagging you, @Ireadkidlit

Soubhiville 🧡 1d
marleed Whenever I see this cover I think it would have been an awesome cover for Daisy Jones & the Six, as well! 1d
Julsmarshall Ooh, you are so right, @marleed 13h
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TheSpineView
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

📘 Tagged! I always associate autumn with Halloween so anything witchy is my go to.
🚗 Nope.
👨‍🏫👩‍🏫👩‍🏫 Kids all grown but have 3 grandchildren all in school.

Happy Wednesday @Texreader @4thhouseontheleft @suzie.reads @Eggs @Crazeedi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders @CoffeeNBooks @OriginalCyn620 Hope I have not forgotten anyone!🤗

ShelfRighteous One of my fav books🧙‍♀️ 1w
suzie.reads Thanks for the tag 😁 xx 1w
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TheSpineView @suzie.reads 😊 1w
4thhouseontheleft Thanks for the tag! 1w
Crazeedi Thanks for tag!! 1w
Eggs Thanks for playing 🧡🍁🧡 1w
Avanders Thanks for the tag! 😘🥰♥️ I haven‘t read Hoffman yet, but I so need to!!! 1w
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ShelfRighteous
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Enchanting! This one managed to pull me in right from the first page, as if the pages were turning themselves. Frances, Bridget and Vincent are siblings who know they're different and the book describes their journey as they discover and accept themselves for who they are. Even if magical realism is not your thing, read it as a story of love, loss and family. Hoffman makes you so emotionally invested in the characters, some parts made me ugly cry.

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ShelfRighteous
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This one pretty much has me totally sucked in. Almost 60% thru and I really wish it ends well for the three siblings❤

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ShelfRighteous
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1. The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. Its unputdownable? Also, listening to Finding Audrey simultaneously
2. Haven't tried either of them but if I have to choose it would be maple ?
3. "It's him, alright," Franny said. "He's the one."

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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j9brown
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I sat on this loaner for over a year, thinking I wouldn't be into it, while poor @KatieDid927 wondered if she'd every see her beloved book again. 😝
What was I thinking? It was absolutely enchanting. I just loved it. I should have read it as soon as it was in my hands.
I've got to get to the other one soon. This was really great. So magical. ✨

RvnclawWhovian I LOVED this book! Made me cry at the end 2w
KatieDid927 Yaaaay! Glad you liked it!! 2w
j9brown @RvnclawWhovian Oh yeah, there were a couple parts that made me really sad. It was really melancholy overall, really. Such good writing. 2w
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j9brown @KatieDid927 I should never not listen to you, I legit thought I wouldn't be into it 😝😂 Silly me! 2w
KatieDid927 @j9brown It was why I lent it! Is good! I even want to read again. 2w
j9brown @KatieDid927 We'll have to brunch soon then 😊 2w
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JoyBlue
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I read/loved Practical Magic in spring 2007. I was just as entranced (at least according to memory, though a few things have happened since then 😂) with this prequel. It was neat to read the aunts' backstory. I can hardly wait to reread Practical Magic, and maybe watch the movie just for good measure (even though they aren't exactly the same).

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KatieDid927
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💙 Blue

🃏 I don‘t know enough to have a fave!

🔮 Celestite right now but I‘m still learning

📖 Harry Potter is still my fave witchy book

🌱 Lilacs, lavender, sage

🍬 Dark chocolate, fruity candy, salted caramel

💧 Eucalyptus, patchouli

#BasicWitchSwap 🧙🏼‍♀️ @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady Love Celestite! 🖤🖤 3w
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KatieDid927
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Both, iced
Fiction, but I like both
Light
Cats when it‘s for witchy purposes
Tarot
Story
Crystals
East

#BasicWitchSwap @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady 🖤🖤🖤 3w
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Tashreads
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With the news that HBO is adapting #therulesofmagic into a TV series I thought I‘d better get a move on and read it. ⁣

I have such fond memories of Practical Magic the movie (Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock circa 1998) I hope the book - and series - live up to it.⁣

#practicalmagic

rather_be_reading such a great book! just as good as Practical Magic 🌙🧙‍♀️ 3w
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perfectsinner
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Great book! Loved the story. Looking forward to reading Practical Magic next.
I know this story was written way before, but some of the plot/characters really reminded me of The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

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TheSpineView
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Nute So pretty! 4w
Eggs 💛pretty🤗 4w
Aimeesue That top one broke my heart. 4w
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Scochrane26 The Animators is a favorite, plus the author is very nice. 4w
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perfectsinner
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Starting this today. This one and Practical Magic have both been on my tbr list for a while now, so I decided to dive in.

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Craftylikefox
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I don‘t know how many have shared this yet. I am here for it!!! Who has read the book??? Any thoughts on who should play a young Frances and Jet???

jillrhudy MIDNIGHT MARGARITAS! The Rules of Magic was not all that good. Saoirse Ronan and Lily Collins. 4w
jillrhudy Or Rose Leslie instead of Saorse! She'd be wild! 4w
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ImperfectCJ
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Bailedbailed

I've tried this one on audio and on e-book, and while I tend to enjoy stories about witches, this one does not seem expertly rendered. The story is told in too straightforward a manner and with too frequent mention of the hair color of the main characters to keep my interest.

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rather_be_reading
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$1.99!! I have this in hardback but i bought this anyway! GREAT prequel to Practical Magic!

Jennifer3 I loved The Rules Of Magic but struggled with Practical Magic. What about you? 1mo
rather_be_reading @Jennifer3 i LOVED both! 1mo
shellleigh33 Great deal. Just went and purchased this. Thanks for posting!! 1mo
Sassiekat Loved both of these books! 1mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Did some cooking today while listening to the tagged book. I don't love the book, but it's for book club so I'm making an effort. I love making cupcakes (and not-authentic-but-tasty sushi and onigiri), though, so that helped me make some progress on the book.

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a.bookish.byrd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Stormborn1992
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I have only read 3 of the #yellow books that I have! I guess I've been unintentionally avoiding them!
#colormepretty #yellow

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Yellow
#JulyColdPlay

From my #BOTM collection 📚

Hoopiefoot That lamp is adorable! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hoopiefoot thank you 🦉❤️ 2mo
Skyrimir I have that lamp too! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Skyrimir thank you!!! 💛 2mo
Eggs Lovely 💛💛 2mo
Rissreads 💛 My favourite colour! 💛 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Rissreads mine too!!! 😘💛 2mo
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Librarylady3
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This was a beautiful book of magic, heartache, and love. Those who were fans of Practical Magic will not be disappointed.

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Librarylady3
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“Books are uniquely portable magic” Stephen King. Thanks to Paw Patrol in the IPad, mommy got a few minutes reading in on the flight.

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Librarylady3
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Post-miscarriage has been rough on my mental health. I have talked to the doc and will be doing some counseling for anxiety and grief. One of the things I am striving to do is find little ways throughout the day to rebalance my emotions. Stolen bits of time, like this time before my sweet boy wakes up or while he is napping, that I do the things for me like drink coffee while it is still warm, reading, journaling, yoga, etc. matter. #selfcare

Lady_Tigana_20 So sorry for your loss. 😞 2mo
Librarylady3 @Lady_Tigana_20 thank you. ❤️ 2mo
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Librarylady3
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Wore the baby boy out so now it is mommy time. Pulled this off my TBR pile and am looking forward to diving in while he naps. #libraryladyland #readyourshelf #tbr #therulesofmagic

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mcctrish
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J K Rowling and Alice Hoffman both make me sad that I don‘t know any witches and that I‘m not one. How can this all not be true 😢this is a glorious story of love with magic on the side

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mcctrish
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Driving my youngest up to his first job as a camp counsellor at the camp he grew up attending. My husband and I will be empty nesters all summer as both boys are together at camp ( the oldest is on his fourth year working there) which is great for them since the older one is away at uni during the school year. I‘m a bit all over the map emotion wise, excited, proud, 😢and tired from school winding down ( 4 teaching days left 😲)

Tamra Wow, a new phase and well deserved rest! (edited) 3mo
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Sempernox
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A bittersweet story that follows Franny, Jet and Vincent, siblings growing up in 1960‘s NYC who struggle with their identity as witches (each with specific powers). Additionally, their family carries a curse, dooming those who love them to ruin. Can they break the curse and be free to love? 4/5⭐️s

lahousewyfe I loved this book! Practical Magic, too. This story is intoxicating. 3mo
Sempernox @lahousewyfe I‘m going to try and read that one next! 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗👏🏻 3mo
Sempernox Thanks! 3mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 3mo
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these_dreams
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these_dreams
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Tub time read 💛

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marleed
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I'm wild again, beguiled again
A simpering, whimpering child again
Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I

Couldn't sleep and wouldn't sleep
When love came and told me I shouldn't sleep
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered am I

Day 26 of #MayMovieMagic with #BewitchedBotheredAndBewildered
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ha!! I was gonna go with Alice Hoffman too!! Oh well , I have a back up ❣️😉 4mo
marleed @Cinfhen LOL I was thinking we all might! But this went to my head and stayed there. 4mo
rohit-sawant Love how vibrant the covers are! 💙💛 4mo
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Recommended4Reading Love, love Alice Hoffman! 4mo
marleed @rohit-sawant And TJR could have borrowed the Rules cover for Daisy Jones! 4mo
marleed @Recommended4Reading Me too! And prequel/sequels coming out years after the first are so enticing. 4mo
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booksandsympathy
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Got these three books today at a local used media store for $14. I'm so excited to read King of Scars and The Rules of Magic. The Night Circus both my husband and I love but didn't own, so now we can re-read it.

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Sharpeipup
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Kicking off #bfc with a 20 mile ride.
#bookfitnesschallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4mo
Slajaunie Enjoy! 4mo
4thhouseontheleft I fully admit I am completely jealous! I will hopefully be able to hop on a bike next week after I get my post-surgery clearance. 😁You have a cute bike! 4mo
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Bookwormjillk I love your bike. Have fun! 4mo
Kaye 💖 4mo
Amiable I think I have the exact same bike —color, too! 😀 4mo
Chrissyreadit Wow! That looks like a fun day! 4mo
Clwojick I want a bike so bad! But its hard with our apartment. Theres nowhere to clean it off, and I'm not willing to bring it into my shower. lol 4mo
Sharpeipup @Amiable Hope you love it as much as I do! 4mo
Sharpeipup @4thhouseontheleft 🤞that you‘re on your bike soon! 4mo
Sharpeipup @Clwojick That was our last place. Had to lug it upstairs in our townhome which was s workout in itself. 4mo
Wife 🌹 4mo
BookwormAHN Nice day, nice bike, nice job 👏🏻 4mo
hes7 Wow, way to go! 👏🏻💪🏻 4mo
TheSpineView Keep up the good work! 4mo
Caterina That's a long bike ride, great job! And a cute pic. 😊 4mo
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RvnclawWhovian
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Three siblings are beginning to discover their magic that their mother has tried so hard to protect them from. Their journey is imperfect and not easy, which is one of the things I really enjoyed. I absolutely loved this book, so much so that I read it in one day. Alice Hoffman had me emotionally invested in these characters to the point that the ending made me ugly cry. They‘re flawed in different ways that all impact their lives and outcomes🌻🖤

catchingbooks lovely picture! 5mo
BiblioLitten Beautiful picture! Sunflowers are my favourite. 🌻🌻 5mo
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Dolly
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Bailedbailed

I wish I knew how books like this and Conversations With Friends are classified because forgive me I need to avoid them. The emphasis on judgment and need for approval have me bored and annoyed. Is it written for the young who are carving out a place in the world?

Does this annoy anyone else?

Slajaunie I have this book. Your review is not encouraging. 😟 5mo
zezeki I've read it and found it boring and quite shallow. It actually put me off reading anything by Alice Hoffman. 5mo
DivineDiana As they say, “to each, his own”! I found this book enchanting! ❤️ @Slajaunie (edited) 5mo
Dolly @DivineDiana @Slajaunie This book is certainly doing wonderfully on many lists so I don‘t want to dissuade anyone from reading it. It‘s just not my cup of tea. 5mo
Slajaunie Good to know! @DivineDiana 5mo
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sweetpealsd
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Thank you so much @99problemsbutabookaint1 for such a lovely swap package! So many lovely books and goodies to squee over. I‘ve never had someone compile all of my favorite chewy candies-I‘m in heaven! I love everything! @Avanders thank you for putting together this swap! #SFFS #scififantasyswap

99problemsbutabookaint1 @sweetpealsd I'm am so glad you like everything. I bought every chewy candy I could think of to put in the box. I am happy that you appreciate it. I loved shopping for you. 5mo
Mitch Mike n Ikes in a bunny box ❤️🐣❤️🐣❤️ 5mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 5mo
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Tashaxlynn
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A couple new books to add to my TBR pile! I can‘t wait! 🤪

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BookBumming
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For me, it was a magical roller coaster of emotions. It was so easy to read it was as if the pages turned themselves. I feel as if I made several new friends and then lost them all in a matter of days. Perfect read for the summer because of summer 60s vibes!! I was pleasantly surprised with the splashes of historical fiction that seemed to transport you to that moment in it. Five stars from me. ✨😭

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KiKidoyouloveme
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Saturday afternoon reading time

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Daiana
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Good

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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This one has a springy look!! I love yellow too! 🌼🌼

#SpringHasSprung
#LiteraryLuck

vkois88 I have this one! I can't wait to read it... 6mo
Mdargusch 🌻🌻🌻soon! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mdargusch yes!!! 🌸🌸🌸 6mo
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Jas16 I received the package you sent today. That is so sweet of you. I am going to wait until my birthday to open it. You are the best. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jas16 yay!! I‘m happy it made it safely 💗🥰😍😘 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Misty, I received your card yesterday! 😘 Thank you, lovely! 6mo
JaclynW Pretty cover. 6mo
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JessClark78
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This was a good book. I enjoyed reading about the aunts in their younger years and learning more about the Owens family. Great for fans of Practical Magic. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

RvnclawWhovian I just picked this one up on a whim during the Barnes & Noble sale! Glad to hear it‘s a good one 7mo
Cathythoughts Great cover 💛 7mo
ShyBookOwl I have the first book on my to-read-very-soon list 📚 6mo
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Marushca
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A rebel could only depend on another rebel

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maich
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You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax all you need is a book. -Dr Seuss
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In February I read really great books. Three were so amazing and I can't stop thinking about them. This week I was in a reading slump. I need some advice how to beat a reading slump.
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#practicalmagic #rulesofmagic #candle #alicehoffman #goodreads #bookworm #litsylove

Djspens Binge watch HGTV for a couple days and then back to books!! 7mo
maich @Djspens I was watching some crime show. And then get back to reading😊 7mo
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Lexareads
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What's better then watching magic and reading it!!! #harrypotter #rulesofmagic #practicalmagic

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Lexareads
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Starting my feb book pal!!

Ericalambbrown Hey there! Welcome to Litsy! 📚❤️😊 8mo
Lexareads Heyyy thanks still trying to figure it out 8mo
ProfReader @Lexareads I‘m still figuring it out myself. 8mo
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shelf-devoted
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I picked up this copy of The Rules of Magic, the prequel to Practical Magic, for a bargain price a few weeks ago! What are your thoughts on prequels? Do you prefer to read books in the order they're published or according to the timeline of the stories? In other words, should I read this before or after Practical Magic? 💛💛

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Sreckess
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I shouldn‘t have read this prequel before the first one. But I did. And I found it too easy - the character development was non existent because they had been developed in the first book. The story was fun and the plot moved along, but I got frustrated at the way the author assumes you already know why the plot is moving along the way it is. Seemed like a copout.

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Joyfulmimi
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She was always embarrassed to be anything but normal

Cinfhen Great imagery!!!! 8mo
Joyfulmimi I don‘t know if you recall but we had a little discussion about this issue awhile back @Cinfhen 8mo
Cinfhen I‘m sorry....I don‘t. Can you please remind me, because now I‘m very curious to know the deeper meaning. 8mo
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Joyfulmimi I will look back and try to find it. I think it was you @Cinfhen 8mo
Cinfhen My memory is awful but I usually have some context ...WAIT- was this about how you LOVED reading as a child and you didn‘t feel normal for it?!?! Could it be that I quoted something from A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen Yes!!! I think that‘s it 8mo
Cinfhen This is perfect 👌🏽 8mo
sprainedbrain Love this photo! 8mo
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