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Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
#1 New York Times Best Seller!"Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."-John Green, The New York Times Book ReviewBono met his wife in high school, Park says.So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers.I'm not kidding, he says.You should be, she says, we're 16.What about Romeo and Juliet?Shallow, confused, then dead.I love you, Park says.Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers.I'm not kidding, he says.You should be.Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under. A New York Times Best Seller!A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult LiteratureEleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book. A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013An NPR Best Book of 2013
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keys_on_fire
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #marvellousmay @Andrew65
I really enjoyed this book and rooted for Eleanor and Park the entire time. I did not have the same scenarios that either of the characters did, but I had some things about my family that were different enough to be picked on, so I felt the connection to the story. I even listened to the songs mentioned while I was reading!

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BooksNBowls
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“I don‘t like you….. I think I live for you.”

Uhh Rainbow, we need to talk! Please write a sequel! Give the people what they want, what they need!! I adored this story! Poetic, emotional, engaging! I want to reread Fangirl now because I forgot what an exceptional writer Rainbow Rowell is. Also, is this a movie? It totally should be!

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BooksNBowls
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“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”

I‘m loving this sweet love story! And all the 80s references!

IuliaC This is such a lovely story! 1mo
BooksNBowls @IuliaC Park is so sweet! 1mo
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amb_morg
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⭐⭐⭐⭐

I adooooored Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell!! I struggled to put it down! When I had to, I was constantly thinking of when I could get back to it!

I will definitely be checking out the rest of the author's stuff.

Liatrek Loved this one so much❤️❤️ All of her books are amazing🙂 3mo
Victoriahoperose One of my favorites ever. I loved Attachments by her, too!! 3mo
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amb_morg
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"I look like a hobo?"
"Worse" he said. "Like a sad hobo clown"
"And you like it?"
"I love it"
And as soon as he said it, she broke into a smile. And when Eleanor smiled, something broke inside of him. Something always did. ❤

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Eggs
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#soulmates #ithadtobeyou @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

This was my first Rainbow Rowell book-it was endearing 💘

Megabooks Nice choice! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to read this one! 4mo
Eggs Thanks @Megabooks ❣️ 4mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes you do🥳💖👍🏼 4mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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“Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under. “

#ItHadToBeYou 💖 #FirstLove 👩🏼‍❤️‍💋‍👨🏻

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect!! Love your shelf! 📚 5mo
Eggs True - I could never forget my first love 💕 5mo
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samantharoberts
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Mehso-so

Somewhere between a pick and a so-so for me. The story was excellent, a perfect mix between heart-breaking and romantic. Like others wrote, some of the writing was uncomfortable and unnecessary (in my opinion). Also, some parts of the book felt rushed while others dragged out. Still finished in less than a day though, couldn‘t wait to find out what happened!

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IselaKay
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Mehso-so

This was maybe slightly better than ‘so-so‘ but not super great. It‘s a teenage love story and the love described between Park & Eleanor is just that: weirdly fast moving & at times cringely intense. And then there‘s the way Eleanor is made to describe Park—she never lets us forget he‘s half Korean. It was a bit uncomfortable.

Overall, it was ok. Some parts were good.

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j.anne
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Love this book

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JacqMac
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This was a cute and fun quick read. I love anything she writes.
#DashingDecember @Andrew65 Three book goal met. :)

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 I enjoy her books. 6mo
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aop515
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Mehso-so

Cute high school love story

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AbbiJack
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I can't believe it took me so long to start this! I'm ready to call in sick to work so I can finish it 😂

CogsOfEncouragement I understand. I read this two years ago and remember I had trouble putting it down. 7mo
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Jaimelire
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Wasn‘t sure I would enjoy this book since I am not a big fan of romance type novels, but this YA story was excellent. Loved both Eleanor and Park. So well written. It‘s a pick from me.

IuliaC A lovely one 👍 8mo
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Coleen
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I absolutely loved portions of this book. But that ending…not sure how I feel about that.

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zurazureen
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Mehso-so

Two worlds apart, unlikely high school sweetheart. read from both eleanor‘s and park‘s side of story

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Loreen
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I‘m combining #firstlinefriday & #bannedbooks2021 today. First line: He‘d stopped trying to bring her back. Reasons book is challenged: #offensivelanguage #vileprofanity #coarselanguage #sexuality #readbannedbooks kids!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome photo 🧡 9mo
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carylwaite
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I‘ve read this before, but after it was mentioned in “The Overdue Life of Amy Byler,” I wanted to read it again. At times, very painful to read but I still loved it. I love Rainbow Rowell‘s books. I‘m thinking it‘s time to reread them!

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Ladygodiva7
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Book 27 of 2021.

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freeatlast1137
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An unlikely friendly emerges from a ride on the bus.

I enjoyed this book, however, I am not a fan of the ending of the book, mostly because it‘s not what you expect.

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erinachu
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WHY DIDN'T ANYONE WARN ME WHEN I POSTED THE EXCERPT YESTERDAY? I'm ugly crying over here. This was the sweetest, most heart wrenching book I've ever read.

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erinachu
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AWWWWWW. MY LITTLE DEMISEXUAL PARK 😍😭

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Texreader
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#two4tuesday Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView !

1. Tagged, and Rainbow Rowell‘s Attachments reminding of my first job for the town newspaper (although my job was pre-existence of emails)
2. Books set in foreign countries

Fun questions!!

TheSpineView You're welcome and Thanks for playing! 13mo
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rather_be_reading
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#unpopularopinion. Sorry guys! Another bail for me. We all know I hate YA, but this had been on my list since 2016 so I just had to give it a go and it was just a no for me. Im sad I didnt read it years earlier bc I probably wouldve enjoyed it

Joyfulmimi I probably would not like this either 14mo
Prairiegirl_reading I thought it was just ok. Don‘t get the hype. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 14mo
TheBookHippie I think my daughter read this ten times 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I don‘t get it either I am however OLD 😬 14mo
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KarinWestbrook I‘m sorry you didn‘t like this, I adored it, and recommend it to all my students. But I get it If you don‘t like YA. Onward and upward, lots of books to read! 14mo
rather_be_reading @Prairiegirl_reading glad im not alone! 14mo
rather_be_reading @TheBookHippie lmao! awesome for your daughter tho! 14mo
rather_be_reading @KarinWestbrook exactly what i say! 14mo
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Book 67

Addison_Reads I love this book. 💜💚 14mo
Annie1215 LOVE this one 14mo
Gaylagal2 The Interestings is soooooo good!🤓 14mo
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Jerzee.P
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I‘m reading this book for a second time cause it was so good. Eleanor is a very good character she is kind, nice and mysterious. Park is also good but there are some things I would change.

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Tracey3
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I really enjoyed this novel and I am sad that it is over. I loved the quirky misfits and their relationship despite the odds and adversity. I also loved all the 80s references and mixtapes. I flew through this and now wish for a sequel.

Texreader I loved this one too! For the same reasons 1y
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“You saved my life, she tried to tell him. Not forever, not for good. Probably just temporarily. But you saved my life, and now I'm yours. The me that's me right now is yours. Always.”

TheBookAddict I enjoyed that book. It made me laugh, mad, and everything in between💜. Is that a new cover? 1y
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Jerzee.P
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Eleanor & park is very good, it‘s a very descriptive book with excellent word choices.

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WriterAtHeart
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The beginning took me a little while to get into, but overall, I enjoyed the story of Eleanor and Park. First love, acceptance of who you are, and leaving a bad home life wrapped in music and comic books. This will definitely be a read I am adding to my classroom library.

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Mehso-so

Finished this reread for book group tomorrow night; 8 years since I‘d first read this. It did not age well. And while Eleanor‘s story still reads as tragic as ever, my discomfort comes more with being more aware of Park‘s character. It feels like a case of #fakediversity where he is half Korean just to be an other, a matched misfit to E‘s redhead with a terrible family situation. I‘m still processing. I loved this the first time. Now...

LibrarianRyan Ahhh. Former staff member spent years telling everyone hoe glorious 100 years of solitude was. The book club she hosted at the library decided to read it, so she did a reread. 20 years later and a different perspective, she couldn‘t understand what she used to see in it. 1y
Butterfinger I was wondering about this one for fake diversity. 1y
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MeganKlein
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Mehso-so

Cute YA novel, but ultimately I felt it just wasn‘t my favorite and probably not something I would‘ve picked up and read if my friend had not recommended it. This book does bring up touchy subjects like abuse, so I didn‘t love that. Eleanor and Park‘s relationship was very cute and wholesome. I would say that made up for a lot of this book.

⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars

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j.rye
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I needed this book. Although it has a definite sad undertone, Eleanor and Park offer such a happy, love filled hope. They remind me of all the best parts of my first love. Rainbow Rowell does not disappoint. Highly suggest for anyone. I found myself relieved and happy at the end. Trigger warning for abused children though.

Cinfhen Yessssss #AllTheFeels ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
CoffeeK8 Oh is this a graphic novel version? 1y
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j.rye
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in love so far 😍 I‘ve been in a jam lately, so I really hope this doesn‘t take a turn for the worse.

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Jerzee.P
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I‘m only 30 pages in and this book is very interesting from what I‘ve been reading. It is a mature read but I would definitely recommend it if you have a chance.

Cfischbuch One of my favourites. Let me know if you cry messy tears. 1y
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bookwrm526
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I enjoyed this, though I did have some quibbles. I wish the stepfather had gotten more of a comeuppance, and that we‘d gotten a little more development from Park‘s side of things, but you can‘t have everything I guess :)

Caroline2 Yummy 😋 1y
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MelissaSue81
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I saw some article somewhere suggesting we should only read for comfort in 2021. While I‘m sure I won‘t stick to only comfort, gonna start a good comfort read. I did this book on audio back in probably 2018 and these characters have not left me. Revisiting (also reading to see if i feel it‘s appropriate to share with my nearly 12 year old who has decided she will only read YA now)

AvidReader25 I want to reread this one now too! 1y
Texreader Love this book! Great idea! 1y
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Infinityspace207
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″‘I‘m ending this.‘

‘No. Come on. It‘s not worth it.‘

‘You are,‘ he said fiercely, looking at her. ‘You‘re worth it.‘”

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ajmayorquin
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This book is a must read! It is sweet, exciting, and heartbreaking. Eleanor is such a strong character and Park is so supportive. I don‘t want to give anything away so go read it now!

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slategreyskies
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I admit that I didn‘t read much of this book. Richie was hitting my triggers, and I didn‘t think I could handle it. Plus, I really was looking for a lighthearted and fun read, not something heavy and painful. Maybe another time. #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

Riveted_Reader_Melissa This one was harder... maybe try Fangirl next time, it‘s more if a cozy comfy read. Some parent with mental health issues, but no abuse plot. (edited) 2y
slategreyskies @Riveted_Reader_Melissa thank you for this. I‘ll add that one to my TBR. 💕 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @slategreyskies You‘re very welcome! (edited) 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I loved this one...all the 80‘s feels of my teen years and with such adolescent sweetness of first love rolled into the angst and issues of rough real life those growing years entail, I‘m amazed at how well she managed to write a story that encapsulated both at the same time, perfectly balanced. So glad I finally picked this one off my to-read pile, both Eleanor & Park will stay with me for a long time.

#AuthorAMonth

Texreader I felt the same way about this book. Very reminiscent of my teen years too! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Texreader Yes, she captured the mood, attitudes, all of it so well. I definitely feel like I knew most of these kids growing up. 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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A cute romance read, which makes me feel all nostalgic- young love, first kiss, and my teenage years in the 80s. I‘m surprised I enjoyed it, even at my age. 😁 But there‘s also a darker side of the story which is heartbreaking. I want to hug Eleanor. And eat tatter tot casserole.

#AuthorAMonth

Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻❤️ 2y
readordierachel Love this book ❤ 2y
KarenUK This book is surprisingly lovely... great review💕 (edited) 2y
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Skygoddess1
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I really enjoyed this story. I loved the relationship between Eleanor and Park and that Park was a safe place for Eleanor, despite his not knowing just how much of a safe haven he was for her. I liked this book a whole lot more than I did Fangirl. #AuthorAMonth

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NeedsMoreBooks
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This book lived up to the hype. A really cute love story between Eleanor and Park, two high school students in Omaha, Nebraska, this book also delves into issues like body image, domestic abuse, emotional trauma, perception of Asians, and masculinity, all with a dose of 1980s nostalgia. #AuthorAMonth

TheBookAddict It‘s definitely one of my favorites. A great book. 🙂👍🏽 2y
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NeedsMoreBooks
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Discovered this podcast on books that you should have already read. This episode was in the tagged book which I am currently reading. This episode tackles some of the times in the book, contains spoilers, and is nostalgic for the 1980s.

Episode: https://overduepodcast.com/episodes/2016/8/1/episode-190-eleanor-park
Podcast: https://overduepodcast.com

#NFN20 #NFN2020

Bookwormjillk Love this book and this podcast. How did I miss this? Thanks! 2y
NeedsMoreBooks @Bookwormjillk you are most welcome 💖💖 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I need to check out this podcast! 2y
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TrishB
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Finished Dying Truth, with a 😱 twist.
Started Real Life and stalled at 42%, need to be in a different frame of mind!
Liked Eleanor and Park, but like sugary sweets couldn‘t do too often.
Loved Ghost Town.
Loving The Alchemists Secret, just not had a lot of time the later half of the week.
#bookreport

eanderson I may have to forgive Angela Marsons sooner that I thought. Dying Truth... Twist... Sold!!! 2y
Cathythoughts Nice week for you 👍🏻❤️ 2y
TrishB @eanderson 👍🏻😁 2y
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TrishB @Cathythoughts thanks Cathy ❤️ 2y
Kalalalatja I get what you say about Real Life. I really liked it, but it was tough and it needs the right frame of mind! 2y
TrishB @Kalalalatja too heavy at the moment. 2y
MicheleinPhilly My friend just read Real Life and told me to save it. My holidays are going to be big on ALL THE SERIOUS FICTION. ☺️ 2y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly I am saving too for holidays, I think minus the stress of work it will be fine. I definitely want to finish it. 2y
Cinfhen Excellent week!! Looks like your #ReadingMoJo is BACK 💗‼️🙌🏻 2y
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TrishB
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Pandemic brain strikes again 😁
YA romance and I enjoyed it. Obviously I needed a bit of light relief and I never realised.
#authoramonth

Catherine_Willoughby Have this book/audio book. Might check it out 2y
Annie1215 Love this one ❤️ 2y
AlaMich Pandemic brain! Ha! 😂 2y
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rockpools Yay! 2y
Soubhiville Yay! This is my favorite by her. 2y
Lovesbooks87 I loved this one! 2y
Butterfinger I'm glad you enjoyed it. It is a special book to me. 2y
BarbaraBB I just mentioned elsewhere that I‘m having a much harder time this second time around. So impatient to get this over with 😫 2y
readordierachel One of my favorites to reread when things are tough and I'm in a slump. 2y
CarolynM Regular consumption of brain candy definitely advised for a while🙂 @BarbaraBB I found the first couple of weeks of our round two incredibly hard. It did get better. Hang in there💕 2y
BarbaraBB @CarolynM Thanks, that helps. Infections are decreasing fast now so I hope it won‘t be too long before I am back to drinking coffee in a café like you posted about recently ? 2y
CarolynM @BarbaraBB It's a good feeling when you see those numbers going down. Makes you feel like you're helping🙂 2y
maich I love YA and Romance. But this year I read si many classics and thrillers. And also 2horrors. Maybe we all need to read something else😊 2y
TrishB @Catherine_Willoughby 👍🏻 a light read 2y
TrishB @Annie1215 it‘s a nice read 👍🏻 2y
TrishB @CarolynM @BarbaraBB it feels a lot harder this time round. Local numbers are going down though so I‘m trying to be positive, we of course have been on a longer restricted period than the wider country. 2y
TrishB @maich yes our brains may need other things sometimes! 2y
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