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Eight Hundred Grapes
Eight Hundred Grapes: A Novel | Laura Dave
*Elle #1 Readers Prize Selection *Glamour Magazine Best Books of the Summer*Cosmopolitan 30 Things to Do This Month*Us Weekly Hot Summer Reads*MarieClaire.com The 7 Book You Have to Read This Summer*Popsugar.com Best 2015 Summer Reads*Health.com 11 Best Beach Reads of the Summer* There are secrets you share, and secrets you hide.Growing up on her familys Sonoma vineyard, Georgia Ford learned some important secrets. The secret number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine: eight hundred. The secret ingredient in her mothers lasagna: chocolate. The secret behind ending a fight: hold hands. But just a week before her wedding, thirty-year-old Georgia discovers her beloved fianc has been keeping a secret so explosive, it will change their lives forever. Georgia does what shes always done: she returns to the family vineyard, expecting the comfort of her long-married parents, and her brothers, and everything familiar. But it turns out her fianc is not the only one whos been keeping secrets. Bestselling author Laura Dave has been dubbed a wry observer of modern love (USA TODAY), a decadent storyteller (Marie Claire), and compulsively readable (Womans Day). Set in the lush backdrop of Sonomas wine country, Eight Hundred Grapes is a heartbreaking, funny, and deeply evocative novel about love, marriage, family, wine, and the treacherous terrain in which they all intersect. In this breakout novel from an author who positively shines with wisdom and intelligence (Jonathan Tropper, This Is Where I leave You), Laura Dave writes with humor and insight about relationships in all their complexity, whether she's describing siblings or fiancs or a couple long-married. Eight Hundred Grapes is a captivating story about the power of family, the limitations of love, and what becomes of a lifes work (J. Courtney Sullivan, Maine).
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mydearwatson
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KarenUK
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#LilithJuly #acaseofyou

Going with a wine theme today with four books from my shelf....
🍷I loved ‘Cork Dork‘. It‘s such a fun ‘learn to do something new‘ memoir...
🍷 ‘Seasons in the wine country‘ is a lovely cook book I bought on a trip to CA..
🍷‘Wine with Food‘ is a great beginners guide to food & wine matching
🍷The tagged book is a novel from my #TBR mountain that sounds just my jam!

Cinfhen Love this photo 🥂💕 5mo
Book_ish I loved Eight Hundred Grapes! Actually I love everything Laura Dave writes! 5mo
KarenUK @Book_ish Thank you.. good to know! 5mo
LeslieO I have a shelf of wine books, too! 5mo
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BkClubCare
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Oscar helps me show off my current read. #DogsofLitsy #whpg

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LaurenReads
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Mehso-so

It was ok. Lots of family and love life drama, but I struggled to get into it.

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bookandbedandtea
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Mehso-so

While I like this author's storytelling I didn't much care for the main character. Also the resolution (?) of her love life, despite being no surprise at all, annoyed me. Overall, somewhere between a pick and a so- so.

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bookandbedandtea
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I'm pretty sure this is all going to turn out with hearts & ribbons &her family grateful for her intervention but I can't help wondering WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS? Her mother, both brothers, even her father, have told her they're good with the sale but this chicky is sure she knows better than all of them. As this is fiction I'm sure her family will be thrilled but I can't help wanting to see her get a very rude awakening. #emmawoodhouselivesagain

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bookandbedandtea
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I'm spending the evening with my book, a salad, a cozy afgan, and The Hubs watching the Seahawks/Cowboys game in the background. 😊 #happycamper #currentread (and oh yes my jammies DO have sharks on them 🦈)

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Lcsmcat
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Panpan

Obviously I couldn‘t overlook the musical inaccuracies. 🙄 Plus The clunkiness of the language. (“Blah blah blah,” he said. “Blah blah blah,” I said.) And the female narrator‘s attempts at male voices. And the over-the-top-even-for-fluff plot lines. One thing this book did do. It chased me back to good literature. I finished my #audiowalk to the first lecture in The Great Course‘s series on TheEnglish Novel. 🤷🏻‍♀️#unpopularopinion

Blaire I agree. We read this for my book club a while back and I felt very meh about it. 12mo
Lcsmcat @Blaire I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! 12mo
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Lcsmcat
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My newest #audiocommute book. It‘s fluff, but I need that right now. If I can keep the inaccurate music references from driving me crazy, this might be relaxing.

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CuriousG
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Pickpick

Putting this one solidly in the pick category, despite the predictable way many of the storylines turned out. Even having the feeling I knew what would happen, I still very much enjoyed reading about how it would get to that point. It doesn't have the teeth of some heavier family dramas, but still much of the dysfunctional side. I'm all for some light hearted dysfunction to round out my day 😊

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CuriousG
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Taking an evening away from serial killers to try and finish off my dysfunctional family drama 🍇🍇🍇

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CuriousG
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The perfect evening to sit in the reading shed with a candle burning beside me (Belgian Linen scent 😍) - it is so much nicer reading about vineyards when I'm staring at trees and hearing the crickets and cicadas all around me #rechargingthebatteries

Booksnchill The reading shed- she shed love💖💖💖💖💖 1y
CuriousG @Booksnchill It is by far the best thing I have done in terms of renos to the house/yard! (And I've done both a kitchen and bathroom that I love) The relaxation and sanity gained from my shed & patio blows everything else out of the water 😊 1y
Booksnchill @CuriousG I received an outside art studio for my birthday 4 years ago and it is my soul- I understand!! 1y
CuriousG @Booksnchill That sounds amazing! Enjoy! 1y
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CuriousG
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Reflecting on my day, planning my morning routine, and then settling in for some more fictional family drama. The Nest was so much fun I thought I'd continue with dysfunctional family antics #familyiseverything #familiesarecomplicated

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Downtonabbeyroad394
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Panpan

This is a predictable slog about a woman who goes home to her family winery after she learns her fiancé had been keeping a secret from her. At home, she finds her family in disarray. This book is packed with storylines, none interesting. Every “plot twist” in this story drove me crazy because I ALREADY KNOW HOW THIS WILL END WHY ARE YOU DELAYING THE INEVITABLE ARE YOU BEING PAID BY THE WORD This book is getting good reviews and I do not understand

whatsthEStorey 😂😂 I enjoyed your review a lot more than you enjoyed this book! 1y
Expandingbookshelf @whatsthEStorey AT LEAST SOMEONE IS HAPPY 😡🤣 1y
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elisebarker
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Pickpick

This was a perfect summer read! It was a bit predictable, but I loved the setting of a family vineyard. A nice quick listen!

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Christinak
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It is a crappy rainy day... I am liking this so far. A needed break.

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Leigh0906
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I read Hello, Sunshine in one sitting last night- so I thought I‘d give this a try today #currentlyreading

MallenNC I liked this one, which I read on vacation a couple of years ago. 2y
AmyG I liked this, too. Good book. 2y
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Clwojick
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Successful Thrift Store Shopping: Post 3/6

Another book that‘s been on my TBR for quite a while. Has anyone read this one? I think I‘ll really enjoy it. Also, this cover 😍😍

Sassy_Steph I loved that book!! 2y
OriginalCyn620 I enjoyed it! 👌🏻 2y
SilversReviews I enjoyed this book. 2y
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ReadingMeagan
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Pickpick

Predictable, but still an enjoyable read. It has me wanting to plan a visit to wine country in California and I am craving lasagna! Perfect way to finish up a productive sunny Sunday!

Devyn So I‘m biased cuz I grew up in that area but wine country is a perfect vacation spot! 😃 2y
ReadingMeagan @Devyn sounds like an amazing place to grow up! One day I hope to visit California! 2y
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Devyn
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Pickpick

Maybe it‘s because this took place in my hometown or because it was just plain good, but I really enjoyed this one.

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Jas16
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Thank you so much @Robothugs for the #bookmail. You turned my today around drastically! I was so cranky after work but now I have an awesome new favorite bookmark and a book I am excited to read. I cannot thank you enough.

Robothugs Aww! I‘m happy this turned your day around! 😄 Enjoy the book & bookmark! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Cool bookmark! 💜 2y
Linear Pretty tree!! 2y
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Elizahope
Pickpick

Makes me want to go to the wine country!

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AmyG
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@ju.ca.no Thank you so very much! I won her giveaway and she was so kind as to throw in a cute notepad, some pages to color and a stunning picture of Vienna‘s National Library. Thank you for sending this all the way from Austria. Wishing you a Happy 2018! 🎉

ju.ca.no Ooh it arrived quickly 😊 I‘m glad you like it😘 2y
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ju.ca.no
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Thanks for everyone who participated in my #drinksandbooks giveaway! @AmyG you are the lucky winner! Please email me your adress to julianotter@gmx.at 😊

AmyG WHAT??? Wow. THANK YOU. Yesterday was one crappy day so thanks for the wonderful surprise!!! 2y
ju.ca.no @AmyG I‘m glad it helps to cheer you up😊I will try to mail it this week 😊 2y
AmyG No rush. I am sending my address now. 😘 2y
Cinfhen Yay @amyg 💕💕💕💕 2y
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CathyJ
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Thanks to @ju.ca.no for doing her #drinksandbooks #giveaway! My reading drink is always tea. I love many different kinds of tea, especially on a cold day snuggled up with a blanket and a good read.

ju.ca.no tea is the best❤️ 2y
CathyJ @ju.ca.no Definitely, and so many varieties! 2y
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ju.ca.no
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Just a quick reminder that I‘m giving away this book! If you want it, all you have to do is to show me a picture of your #drinksandbooks ! What is your favourite drink when you are reading? And please tag me 😊 I‘m going to ship it worldwide on my expenses 😊 (possibly with a little additional surprise) feel free to share& don‘t forget to enter😊

erzascarletbookgasm That‘s so nice and generous of you 💕 2y
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ju.ca.no
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#giveaway #payingitfoward
You are the most loving community I‘ve ever been part of and I wanted to thank you all for being amazing 😊
I don‘t usually read this genre and am trying to get some more shelf space so I‘m giving this book away! If you want to participate in the giveaway please show me a picture of your favourite reading-drink (as this books is about wine) and tag me😊mine is tea😊 #drinksandbooks (open worldwide until the 6th of dec)

ju.ca.no also thanks to @maralinchen who owns half of this book and allowed me to give it to one of you guys 😘 2y
SassyBookworm omg your mug!!! 😍😍 Love it!!! 2y
ju.ca.no @Chrysta23 it‘s my absolute favourite! I got it in Disneyland😊 2y
Jas16 This is so nice of you! 2y
Coco Cute mug! 2y
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GidgetsTreasures75
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11-8-17: #novemberbythenumbers I found this title on a Goodreads search and I actually think it sounds interesting. It takes place in Sonoma at a vineyard where lots of secrets are hiding. @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads 🍇📖#️⃣8️⃣

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mcipher
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You forget how baby cats are all action shots- they never stop moving!!!! This book is really good so far. Very dry writing, which I really like.

Sace Interesting coloring. Will that salt and pepper remain as she ages? 2y
mcipher @RestlessFickleBookSlut I have no idea! My sister said she knows a cat with similar color, so we're hoping. I'd never seen it before this girl. 2y
Gezemice Awww 😻😻😻 2y
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Sace It's really cool! 2y
DebinHawaii Sweet! 🐱❤️ 2y
Yellowpigeon What an amazing coloring😻 2y
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MelindaOtt
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I needed something a bit lighter as my other book as I read THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD on my Kindle.
This has been sitting on my shelf for a while, so I thought I'd give it a try. #books #currentlyreading #amreading #EightHundredGrapes #LauraDave

Sassy_Steph Loved that book! It was a quick, light summer read!! 2y
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EmilyM
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Pickpick

????/5 A good story about family drama and the damage that keeping secrets can cause. I thought it would be a "fluff" read--romantic conedy--not my favorite genre. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the depth of plot and characterization.

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SheReadsAndWrites
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Mehso-so

I had the craziest case of dé·jà vu as I read this. But I write down every book I've read and this one wasn't on my list. Anyway, I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️ but only because I could not like the main character. She had her nose in everyone else's life but her own. And her relationship with her fiancé was beyond frustrating. The writing was fine, I just didn't gel with the main character. It happens. I would definitely read another book by this author.

Alfoster Her newest one, Hello Sunshine is really good!😍 2y
SheReadsAndWrites I'll check that out! Thanks @Alfoster 😊 2y
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Pickpick

This is my second Laura Dave book this summer and I must say I'm hooked on this author! She does not follow the traditional route of point A to point B to point C and the logical conclusion at the end. Both the books I've read go back and forth and are all over the place and you truly have no idea what to expect for the ending. I love that and her storytelling abilities 😊 I'll be looking into a few more of her books come this fall and winter.

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HeatherBlue
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'You have to grow about eight hundred grapes to get just one bottle of wine. If that isn't an argument to finish the bottle, I don't know what is.'
-Anonymous
Love the quote that started off this book! 🍇

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MeganAnnabell
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Pickpick

"You have to grow eight hundred grapes just to get one bottle of wine. If that isn't an argument to finish the bottle, I don't know what is." A very fast, easy read. I liked the book but it was very predictable.

SilversReviews Enjoyed this book. 2y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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♥️

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MeganAnnabell
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Mini haul from Books-A-Million on my lunch break today!

ApoptyGina69 I loved Eight Hundred Grapes. Looking forward to her latest 2y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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😎 'Tis a good day.

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SheReadsAndWrites
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Excited to dive into this one tonight #newbook #librarybooty

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mrozzz
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Woooooo my first #bookhaul from #BookOutlet

(Doggo pictured here not included.)

Total cost: $28 🙌🏻🙃

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MicheleinPhilly
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Massive thunderstorm raging so we drink wine as we read about wine.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wish we had some rain here!!! ☔️ 2y
Melli I guess the severe part missed us near Roosevelt Blvd it's just rained really heavy and a Few rumbles. I was kinda looking forward to some thunder and lightning, best time to read 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Melli I'm just looking forward to a break in this awful humidity! 2y
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Melli Yes if it was just hot I wouldn't care but when you walk out the door and 1 minute later you feel sticky and nasty it's not cool. 2y
diovival Sometimes I miss thunderstorms. That seems like a weird thing to say. Been living in Western PA for over a decade and it doesn't storm here like it did in North Georgia. 2y
TrishB Week of rain here.....english summer rain 😀 2y
LauraBeth This reminds me that I never got any wine yesterday... 2y
ValerieAndBooks We've definitely had some spectacular storms here within the last couple weeks haven't we?! 2y
LauraBeth Also - I'm gonna need a wine review for District 7 😀 2y
MicheleinPhilly @ValerieAndBooks Last night's was definitely my favorite because it no longer feels like a sauna! 2y
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth 15 bucks and it has a screw top. So it's ??. I'm usually more of a zinfandel or malbec girl but I liked this. It was an excellent "Monday night and you ate a salami sandwich for dinner" wine. 2y
LauraBeth Nothing wrong with a screw cap! This would have gone well with my bowl of cereal for dinner last night 😀Costco sells a Pinot Grigio with a screw cap for like $6 and it's not bad.Their Malbec is even better (which is corked). I've heard that screw caps are better for whites so no oxygen gets in but corks are better for reds as they need a bit of oxygen. 2y
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth I did not know that! I'm shutting my brain off for the rest of the day. I've hit my learning limit. 2y
BookBabe Perfect reading conditions! 👌🏻 ⛈🍷📚 2y
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mcipher Love Mary Stewart!! I don't buy books much, but I own wonderful used copies of most of her stuff. 2y
erista @mcipher I've read 2 of her books so far and loved them. 2y
mcipher She's awesome! I have to finish the Merlin series someday, but other than that I think I've read all of her books. ❤️ 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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I feel like my current read (The Fact of a Body) and my current watch (Luther) are going to pull me into the abyss. This shall be my mood stabilizer.

LauraBeth And an actual bottle of wine...🍷🍷 2y
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robeke3
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"You have to grow about 800 grapes to get just one bottle of wine. If that isn't an argument to finish the bottle, I don't know what is."

HappilyEverKrafter I LOVED that book! And that quote! 2y
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Kris10
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I read 2 books about family drama leading up to a wedding today. This one was much better than the other!

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Kris10
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Immediately moving on to my next book. This one is my #recommendedby for #LRC. I had to pour a glass of wine with it, after all I am a dedicated reader.

Zelma That does seem to be a necessary accouterment with this book! 🍷🍷🍷 2y
Kris10 @Zelma I like to think I'm a method reader 😂 2y
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@Soubhiville - THANK YOU so much for my #summersantagoespostal package! It could not have been more perfect or more my style. I cannot WAIT to put Aragog together! The torturous wait to open was well worth it! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️#thankyou #grateful #summersolsticebookexchange #loveeverything #didisaythankyou @BookishMarginalia @Soubhiville @Soubhiville

Hollie Fantastic box!! This is awesome! 2y
LibrarianRyan Doesn't @Soubhiville make awesome cards! 🙂 2y
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TrishB Great pic 👍 2y
Soubhiville Yay! I'm so glad you liked it! You were fun to shop for, and I may have added some of your books to my TBR 😉 2y
Soubhiville @LibrarianRyan my mom is the card maker, and she does! She's @Yenya1954 but she doesn't use Litsy all that much. 2y
BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜💜 2y
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Well-ReadNeck
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What a great summer read!!! #blameitonlitsy

MallenNC I liked this one a lot. It was a great beach read for me. 2y
Kris10 This one is next up for me! 2y
Skybariline This one was delightful! 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 I really enjoyed this one too. Did the audio version and the narrator was quite good. 2y
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