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A Boy Called Christmas
A Boy Called Christmas | Matt Haig
106 posts | 72 read | 2 reading | 51 to read
You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. A Boy Called Christmas is a tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow, and a boy called Nikolas, who isn't afraid to believe in magic. From the winner of The Smarties Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award. With illustrations by Chris Mould.
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rjsthumbelina
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Started my first #holidayread today! Even better is the fact that Stephen Fry narrates it. Really interested so far
It was also an #impulseread, but it probably can't count for both! 🙃
#wintergames #thefilthyanimals @Clwojick @StayCurious @rather_be_reading

rather_be_reading 1pt💚❤ for now until you review. also as for the counting of points- we go with the highest value of the two so the holiday read would you more here 13h
julesG Perfect book to start with. Fry is such a good narrator. 10h
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AnneCecilie
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I absolutely love the drawings in this book

#ReadNosedReindeer #WinterGames

megnews Me too! 1d
StayCurious Beautiful! +1 17h
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AnneCecilie
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Who doesn‘t recognize themselves in this picture? A kid standing outside looking in on the toy store.

#ReadNosedReindeer #WinterGames

StayCurious Reminds me of Pinocchio. +1 17h
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AnneCecilie
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A cute Christmas story about how Father Christmas became Father Christmas.
And the drawings are cute too.

Don‘t be surprised if I reread this next Christmas together with the next books in this series.

#HolidayRead #TBRRead #BookToMovieAdaption (the movie will be out 2020)
#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Excellent! +26! 17h
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AnneCecilie
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Next up.

This book has glitter on both the front and back cover, so I‘m sure that by the time I‘ve finished reading this #GlitterGetsEverywhere

#FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

suzie.reads I loved this 😍 2d
StayCurious Haha +2 2d
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AnneCecilie
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#WeeklyForcast

Over the next week, I‘ll continue my reading of The Snow Sister and One Day in December
I want to read The Polar Express and A Boy Called Christmas
I also want to start reading The Christmasaurus

#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

Cinfhen Looks like everyone has Christmas fever ❤️enjoy your reads 2d
StayCurious Excellent forecast! +1 2d
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Charityann
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Crimson613 21pts!! 1d
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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This was the sweetest book ever!
I can‘t believe I've never heard of it before now.
Will have to reread it every year form now on.
And the BEST part of all... It will be a Movie next year!

#HolidayRead #Book2Movie #WinterReadsBingo
#WinterGames #Elfies

@Bookwormjillk @StayCurious @Clwojick

AnneFindsJoy Ooh a children‘s holiday story be Matt Haig! Sounds great, adding to TBR! 4d
Enchanted_Bibliophile @AnneFindsJoy You will not be disappointed 😊 4d
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#WinterGames @Clwojick @StayCurious
#Teamelectricsex @LibrarianRyan
#Holidayread Book 3 finished
A cute Christmas fantasy for middle grade. It will grab your attention right from the start. The audiobook was amazing. I'm looking forward to discussing it for #MGbuddyRead @Lmstraubie

Lmstraubie Going to look for the audio book right now! 7d
LibrarianRyan Maybe I need to try it in audiobook. I might not get it read otherwise. +21 7d
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Aimeesue
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#Audiobookwalk with the puppas in the misty drizzle today. The Stephen Fry narration helped - it's fabulous. Stella is a delicate Pibble flower and hates to get wet, so she's wearing her cashmere sweater. 😂
#Stella #Suzie
#dogsofLitsy
#pitbullsofLitsy
#pibble

jillrhudy She would. What a diva! 1w
Aimeesue @jillrhudy She really, really is. Big spoiled baby. 🙄 1w
DGRachel Love this! Bailey refuses to go outside if it‘s drizzling and also hates clothes. Rainy season is miserable for her. 😂 1w
Aimeesue @DGRachel At least Stella doesn't mind her sweater or her jacket. Not about to try a rain hat on her though! 😂 They really are big babies. 1w
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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📚 My current read...👆
🎥 Elliot the Littlest Reindeer
🎶 Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

#manicmonday
@JoScho

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suzie.reads
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Just listened to this book as I put the Christmas tree up 🎄🎄🎄
I absolutely loved it and Stephen Fry reading it was just perfect.
20 points #HolidayRead and 1 point for the post.
+21 points for #TeamElectricSex #WinterGames @clwohick @StayCurious @LibrarianRyan

suzie.reads @StayCurious @Clwojick if it is an impulse read and a holiday read do you count both or just one? 1w
StayCurious @suzie.reads it‘s an either or sort of thing - whichever has the highest points value 1w
suzie.reads @StayCurious thought as much, thanks 😊 1w
sblbooks I'm starting this one tomorrow. It's the #MGbuddyRead for this month; plus it will be perfect for #wintergames. 1w
LibrarianRyan As someone else said this is the December #MGbuddyread. I am hopping to start it soon, but I need to get a copy first. 1w
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julesG
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#bookreport @cinfhen

Managed to read both books and a few ARCs. It was a very good idea to keep my forecast to two books only.

Cinfhen Did the kids enjoy the book??? 1w
julesG @Cinfhen Yes, very much. Book two and three went onto the wishlist. 1w
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julesG
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#WeeklyForecast

I'm probably going to read more than these two, I'm still dipping in and out of

📚Crooked Kingdom
📚Dreyer's English
📚Elemental
📚Fall; or Dodge in Hell

But my kids picked up A Boy Called Christmas again and we intend to read it this week. A few chapters every afternoon while sipping hot apple punch.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen That sounds lovely 😊 I miss reading with the kids 😢 2w
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megnews
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How had I not heard of this Christmas series before?
A Christmas adventure about the origin of Santa Claus with lovable characters, life lessons, and lots of humor. I‘m excited to read the rest in the series this holiday season.
I‘m glad #mgbuddyread brought this to my attention and looking forward to discussion next month. Hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I did.

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I can get on board with the first item on this list!
🍫 🎂 😋
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#mgbuddyread

sblbooks Sounds good to me! 2w
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megnews
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#mgbuddyread

I‘m really loving this book.

Lmstraubie I'm loving your quotes ❤️❄️ 3w
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megnews
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Loving the chapter titles in this book.
#mgbuddyread

Tamra Cute! 3w
marleed I love a good chapter title in a funny book! 3w
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tjwill I think I need to get this book. 4w
BookNAround That picture is adorable. 4w
megnews @BookNAround I started this on audio but downloaded the ebook to find a quote I wanted to post. Glad I did. Some great illustrations in this book. 4w
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megnews
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Already enjoying this #mgbuddyread on my #morningcommute

🎅🎄 🎅

AnneCecilie This is one of the Christmas books I hope to read next month. 4w
megnews @AnneCecilie if you do join the #mgbuddyread discussion December 15. See @lmstraubie feed for more details. 4w
AnneCecilie Thanks for the tip. I might actually do that 😊 How do you find it so far? 4w
megnews @AnneCecilie I‘m loving it! 4w
sblbooks I'm glad to hear it's a good one. I'm going to wait till December 1st to start it, so I can count it as part of #WinterGames. 4w
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Lmstraubie
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Calling all #mgbuddyread participants (old & new). Join us for our Nov./Dec. discussion. Questions will be posted on December 15th around 4:00pm EST. Join in when you can!

@JaclynW @mrp27 @sblbooks @LibrarianRyan @Peddler410 @amie @Chelsibno @TheBookHippie @cwarnier @Daisey @Lifeisasnap @SamanthaMarie @SaturnDoo

TheBookHippie I‘m good!!! Picked it up today! It‘s still frozen ❄️❄️❄️ 4w
LibrarianRyan Yeahh 4w
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megnews Just got it! 4w
Lmstraubie @megnews 👏👏👏 4w
Sace Thanks for the tag. Not sure I can join this month, but I already have the January book ready to go! 4w
Lmstraubie @Sace No worries & no pressure. Join in when you can! 4w
Sace @Lmstraubie thank you! 4w
AnneCecilie I might join in this month 4w
Lmstraubie @AnneCecilie We'd love to have you!! 4w
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TheQuietQuill
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Can‘t wait to start this in December! I love holiday reads, and it will be perfect for the #wintergames that I just signed up for! Check it out here!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScG_Edhr_uM-RQ8sp9X6ejULoPi_hir_D3WpLQj...

@Clwojick @StayCurious

StayCurious That looks fun! Yay! Glad you‘ll be with us! 4w
JennyM This one is fabulous! Enjoy 4w
wordslinger42 I loved this book!! And was excited to find there are two more books 😊 4w
tracey38 This looks so cute! 4w
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Lmstraubie
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The results are in for the next round of #mgbuddyread titles.
Nov./Dec - A Boy Called Christmas
January - Letters from Rifka
February - The Parker Inheritance
March - Refugee
April - Fish in a Tree
May - The Night Diary

More details to follow about the Nov./Dec. selection. Thank you for your input!

@JaclynW @mrp27 @sblbooks @LibrarianRyan @Peddler410 @amie @Chelsibno @TheBookHippie @cwarnier @Daisey @Lifeisasnap @SamanthaMarie @SaturnDoo

Sace Do you have to commit to all the months? I would be very interested in reading for January. 1mo
cwarnier Thanks for sharing the results. @Sace I don't always join in each month, but love to when I can. Some months are crazier than others. 1mo
TheBookHippie @Sace I‘ve popped in and out as well. Join when you can 📖❤️ 1mo
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megnews Ooh, I‘m going to join in on some of these! 1mo
Sace Oh yay! Thanks! 1mo
Sace I'm going to try for February and March too because those books look really interesting. 1mo
SaturnDoo 😢I have already read the choices for this round so I won't be joining in very much. Have fun 😁 1mo
sblbooks @SaturnDoo I've already read Refugee but I'm still going to join in the discussion it should be a good one. @megnews Yay! I was thinking the other day you should join our group, since you like middle grade too. 1mo
megnews @sblbooks @saturndoo Yes, I‘ve read The Parker Inheritance but I‘m going to join in for that one and read a few of the others. 1mo
SaturnDoo @sblbooks @megnews yes I could join in on the discussions 😁 I wasn't thinking about that 😂 1mo
Lmstraubie @sace @sblbooks @SaturnDoo @megnews @TheBookHippie @cwarnier So glad you are all interested. I went with the books that were voted for the most. I've already read The Parker Inheritance as well, but can't wait to talk with someone about it! The group is very fluid. Join in when you can! 4w
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Lmstraubie
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The results are in for the next round of #mgbuddyread titles.
Nov./Dec - A Boy Called Christmas
January - Letters from Rifka
February - The Parker Inheritance
March - Refugee
April - Fish in a Tree
May - The Night Diary

More details to follow about the Nov./Dec. selection. Thank you for your input!

@JaclynW @mrp27 @sblbooks @LibrarianRyan @Peddler410 @amie @Chelsibno @TheBookHippie @cwarnier @Daisey @Lifeisasnap @SamanthaMarie @SaturnDoo

TheBookHippie Yay!!! 1mo
SamanthaMarie Fun fun fun!! Sorry I missed the voting but I'm looking forward to the discussions!!! 1mo
SaturnDoo I just voted 😂 but it's ok. I probably won't be participating much as I have already read most of the chosen books for this round. 😢 1mo
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Peddler410 I read the tagged book to my daughter two years ago and the sequel last December. I might sit this one out unless I can remember enough details to chime in on the discussion. (edited) 1mo
LibrarianRyan Cool beans. I‘m off to buy some books. 1mo
Lmstraubie @Peddler410 I hope it comes back to you! Would hate for you to sit this one out!! 4w
Lmstraubie @LibrarianRyan Happy shopping! 📚 4w
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Paula3
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The only resolutions I make are reading resolutions.
📖 Read books I already own
📖 Buy used when I can't fight the urge
📖 Use the library for at least 3 books
📖 Read a few more non fiction
#SundayFunday @sebrittain

sebrittainclark 🎉❤🎉❤🎉 11mo
Reviewsbylola Happy new year! 🥳🥳 11mo
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Really enjoyed this fun and heartwarming story about how Father Christmas became Father Christmas (a name that sadly didn‘t make much sense in the German translation as Father Christmas is “Weihnachtsmann”/“Christmas man” in German 😂). I enjoyed Haig‘s funny style of writing and the Christmas messages of hope and being a good person that you‘d expect from a book like that. Some parts were rather sad or violent though.

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RavenLovelyReads
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Forgot to post our Christmas read aloud 😃 The boys enjoyed this story very much....and so did I!

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erzascarletbookgasm
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I bought this on Christmas Day itself and my daughter read it in two sittings before I got to read it today. A fun tale of a little boy called Nikolas who became the jolly Father Christmas that we know. Full of adventure and humour. A great Christmas story I know we will reread. ✨

julesG I love this book. I read it a few weeks ago, then found the audiobook narrated by Stephen Fry, and then bought the German edition for my kids. They didn't even look at the book. 😢😢😢 11mo
JennyM I bought it for my 6 year old and gave it a proof read before wrapping 😉 Lovely story that will definitely be read again next Xmas 11mo
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JennyM
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🎄 ‘An impossibility is just a possibility you don‘t understand‘ 🎄

Cathythoughts Great quote. A very Happy Christmas to you & yours Jenny 👍🏻♥️✨ 12mo
Reviewsbylola I hope you had a great Christmas. 🥰 11mo
JennyM @Reviewsbylola thank you lovely. And I hope you had a fab day too. I‘m loved getting to know you and your beautiful family this year, and for your recs adding to my TBR. 😘😘 11mo
Reviewsbylola 🥰🥰🥰 11mo
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Itchyfeetreader
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Loved this story about Father Christmas as a boy; bittersweet with a touch of humour and adventure it was a lovely little festive read

Jee_HookedOnBookz Stacking!! 11mo
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Itchyfeetreader
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I have been struggling to find my Christmas joy - but the builders have finally left and I am home alone playing catch up - I have a slow cook ragu (formally rage!!) for dinner tomorrow on the stove and I am now going to kick back and start my Christmas !

Wife I‘m struggling to find the Christmas 🎄 spirit too. 😐 12mo
RachelO Slow cook rage? I‘m hoping that‘s the beast of autocorrect speaking! Enjoy your downtime x 12mo
RachelO And your Christmas 🎄 is beautiful! 12mo
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Itchyfeetreader @rachelO whoops! Deffo autocorrect! I think I meant stove!!! 12mo
Itchyfeetreader @Wife go easy on yourself it will come. Christmas has always been my favourite time of the year but increasingly it felt like a work project to get through.... just a few hours on my own and that feeling is dissipating a little (this is also a lovely little book) 12mo
wanderinglynn Sending both @Itchyfeetreader & @Wife a little joy & {hugs}. I‘ve been in your shoes in previous years. The holidays can be tough. Take care of you. 💜 12mo
Itchyfeetreader @wanderinglynn thank you so much. I think having had a bit of a difficult year I thought I would get to this point and feel amazing and when that didn‘t come it knocked me a bit. That said I have many things to be thankful and grateful for and now my home is my own again I feel much more calm!! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
QuietlyLaura I don‘t have any Christmas spirit ths year for a couple reasons. I just find myself wanting the holiday season to be over. I‘m glad other people are having good times. 12mo
Cosyreader Sending hugs 💛 thank you so much for my card and bookmark, hope you‘re okay xxx 12mo
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The three books in The Boy Called Christmas Series by Matt Haig. I‘ve not read them yet but my wife has read the first two and really enjoyed them. #HoHoHo
#SeasonsReadings 🎅

Itchyfeetreader I am currently reading the first one trying to find my Christmas joy - it‘s a lovely book so far ! 12mo
Andrew65 @Itchyfeetreader In that case, think I need to read it too! Ho Ho Ho! 12mo
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JoScho
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This is a fun book about how Santa came to be. It has funny moments and sad ones as well. Great short book for the season with awesome characters, Blitzen! I highly recommend the audiobook read by Stephen Fry-he did a fantastic job.

Maria514626 Such a sweet book! Stephen Fry is like the ganache on a really tasty cake. 12mo
JoScho @Maria514626 that is a perfect way to put it! 12mo
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erista
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Really enjoyed this book on audio read by Stephen Fry. It was the perfect listen for finishing up some holiday chores.

Mandigolightly I just ordered this to read to my son! 12mo
erista It was really cute! @Mandigolightly (edited) 12mo
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RavenLovelyReads
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With a week full of homework, we had no time to read our book! Today- we read four chapters 🤓

GingerAntics Oh, love books like this. I‘ve got little big minds on my reading list. Definitely adding e is for ethics now!!! 12mo
RebL My older teens and I enjoyed the tagged book as a read aloud. (edited) 12mo
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Maria514626
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Stephen Fry reads this story. ❤️❤️👏👏 It has all the marks of a great origin story. Enjoying it so far!
#christmasreads #seasonsreadings

I‘m at 2 hours in #25inFive

JoScho Just started this one tonight ❤️ 12mo
Andrew65 I want to read this, well done 👏 12mo
vkois88 I want to read this one as well, and the girl version 12mo
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Felso
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My current listen. Really enjoying this with Stephen Fry as reader.

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Peddler410
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This was so fun! Great story leading into Christmas.

MeganAnn I just started reading this one to Axton last night. 😊 12mo
Peddler410 @MeganAnn We both hope you both enjoy it! 12mo
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Eggs
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What a delightful, hilarious, heartwarming story❣️ and the illustrations are awesome 👏🏻 . A gift from the lovely @JoScho 💗 So glad to have you as my friend 😍😘

JennyM I‘m looking to reading this as we get closer to Christmas. Glad you enjoyed 12mo
JoScho So glad you enjoyed it 🥰 12mo
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julesG
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#bookmail - mini edition

It's just Matt Haig's book in German and a few exercise books for my daughter.

RavenLovelyReads I just started reading that with my boys! They are really enjoying it!🤓 12mo
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Eggs
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Looky looky what my friend (the sweet cookie) sent me ❤️💚❤️💚 What a lovely surprise! Thank you so much Jody 💫. Can't wait to start!! ✨⚡️⭐️💫
@JoScho

JoScho Yay! I saw it on your TBR and thought how perfect 🤗❤️ 12mo
Paula3 I'm reading this to my boys 😊 such a heartfelt story 12mo
Moray_Reads Such a sweet story. I loved it 12mo
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Peddler410
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About half way through this one. My daughter and I are greatly enjoying it.

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hermyknee
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Ahhhhh Jody! This was such a sweet surprise 🥰 What a perfect book for this month! You are so thoughtful and I feel truly blessed to have met you through Litsy ♥️♥️♥️

JoScho I feel the same way Liz! 🥰 12mo
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