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Sunshine (Turtleback School & Library)
Sunshine (Turtleback School & Library) | Robin McKinley
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For use in schools and libraries only. Sunshine expects to be dead after an encounter with a vampire, but he does not harm her, and, in fact, seems to need her help.
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xicanti
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Listen, if the world‘s gonna subject me to snow, I‘m gonna break out the holiday lights.

I also made a couple changes to my new shelves: my red globe in the place of my Rose Tyler Pop!, a couple more wall stickers, and Robin McKinley‘s SUNSHINE beside Harry Potter.

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Bookworm54
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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My favourite #RomanceNovels are #ParanormalRomance

I love the mix of action and the supernatural with the romance side. Many of these include some form of ‘mates‘ too, pairs that are destined to be together and know when they have met the one. I like that idea as it takes away the doubt people have in the real world 🥰

Pictured are the first books in several PR series I love and a stand-alone that I think counts...

@24in48 #24in48 #Readathon

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shanaqui
Pickpick

There is so much more I want to know about this world, and it's a little info dumpy, but mostly I still enjoyed it very much. The tentative friendship/relationship that evolves between Con and Sunshine is so well done, and Con's vampirism is never romanticised -- he's still scary and unsettling, even as his sense of honour becomes clear.

#WyrdandWonder

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shanaqui

There is so much background to this book that's never used. So much we don't ever see about the characters. I always loved that and found it frustrating in equal measure, and I have that feeling again with this reread...

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shanaqui
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Been rediscovering a book that was one of my favourites 10-15 years ago!

Not that I'm reading much today. I've been a little busy graduating. Helen Hippo came with me to see it through. :) After 29 years with me and three degrees, she's a bit battered. [I wish I was smiling better in this picture, but that expression is mostly me trying not to laugh.]

I had a book in my bag the whole time, of course. That's how Littens roll!

LiteraryinLititz Congratulations on your graduation! That‘s awesome!! 6mo
CaliforniaCay How exciting!!! Congrats!! 🥳🎊🎊🎉 6mo
rwmg Congratulations👏 🥂🎆 6mo
llwheeler Congrats! 6mo
rretzler Congrats! 🎈🍾🎊🎉 6mo
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EmilieGR
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
Mehso-so

My least favorite of McKinley‘s books

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theresidentromantic
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Pickpick

I loved this and I hated it, but you definitely have to read it, if you like urban fantasy. McKinnley's vampires are an absolute must. They're a total breath of fresh air and a world I would love to continue exploring. There's not a love triangle because there really isn't a romance, it's on a different level. But the lack of information is a real issue and I had a few other fundamental issues with the book too. But it was a good end to April.

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theresidentromantic
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Whelp, I'm a very puddleish mess of ovaries. Gah.

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theresidentromantic
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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I got this from last week's library dime sale and it's been calling to me all week from it's place on the bottom of my tbr pile. So on this peaceful evening by myself, I'm giving in 😂😂 I also find it so interesting that it was an adult novel in 2003, but it's very much YA, at least from the narrative so far. Let me know if you've liked this!

Weaponxgirl I read this years ago and liked it. 7mo
Weaponxgirl I think it‘s the sex that put it in adult section for the time, ya wasn‘t that big then. I‘m sure I remember a erection felt against the leg scene. 7mo
theresidentromantic @Weaponxgirl Ah! That'll do it. And she is supposed to be 19 ish, 20, but she's emotionally very young, although I think that's been done on purpose. 7mo
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Dragon
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Thanks for the tag @cassiopia - 1. Buying books at the Raise-A-Reader booksale in May 2. I‘m reliable 3. I‘m rarely late 4. Since it‘s Friday I‘m not going to tag ( really I‘m not usually late 😂🐉)

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😘 8mo
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IndyHannaJones
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
Bailedbailed

I'm sorry...I know I should like this one....but....after the first part...(and well, ok, a lot of the first part) there was just too much information and I just got soooooo bored.

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SW-T
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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OMG! Catching up on newsletters and saw this! Neil Gaiman recommended Robin McKinley‘s Sunshine, one of my all time favs! I have three copies of it, cuz I want backups, just in case. 📚😊❤️📚😊❤️📚

#neilgaiman #robinmckinley #authorcrush #authorcrushforlife #favorites #booklover #alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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JanJan
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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I'm super excited for this one!

BarbaraJean This is one of my favorites! So good!! 13mo
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Chrissyreadit
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I loved this book. McKinley is a favorite author. #meetmeinthedark #octoberxfiles

Bradleygirl Mckinley vampires are the only ones for me. 13mo
Clare-Dragonfly I really need to read this sometime. Love McKinley. 13mo
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EchoLogical
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Pickpick

Not bad. Honestly, I added this to my TBR stack and completely forgot what it was about once I didn't find it right away. It kinda reminds of the Sookie Stackhouse books smushed into a single novel.

⭐⭐⭐

#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

SkeletonKey This book made me hunger. Literally all I remember about it is all those bakery descriptions 😂 13mo
EchoLogical @SkeletonKey They did sound delicious! 🤣 13mo
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Kamisha
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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#audiowalking with these goobers!

Using the tagged book as yet another #screamathon pick! 😄🧛🏻‍♀️

4thhouseontheleft Wanted to make sure you saw that you won the Season 3 giveaway for #Booked2018! My email address is on the winner post, let me know if you can‘t find it. Congrats! 🎉 🎉🎉 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen (edited) 13mo
Kamisha @4thhouseontheleft Just got on and saw it, thank you!! 13mo
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IndyHannaJones
Sunshine | Robin McKinley

Oh, yes. This does the trick.

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sonatinalina
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
Pickpick

I loved that these were vampires that were ‘other,‘ not just slightly more dangerous people. You never forgot the fangs and the blood were the least of your worries! And the juxtaposition of a master baker and a war against great darkness was thoughtfully and rivetingly done.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Pickpick

Hard choice between pick and so-so. I liked a lot of the parts of this novel, but overall it didn't really wow me. I really liked the main character (nicknamed Sunshine) and her rambly voice--it felt authentic to her personality. I also liked how Sunshine wasn't always likable and how she described her job as a baker. The fantasy world was pretty cool, unique, although it annoyed me when McKinley used Sunshine to just info dump instead of showing.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Oh yeah, this has vampires and stuff. #UrbanFantasy #HalloweenReads 14mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Eating London Fog flavoured ice cream in the sunshine reading this book called Sunshine. I also love a part from the page on the right, where the protagonist is describing the difference between her mom and her:

"She's a brass-bound bitch because she believes she knows best. I'm a brass-bound bitch because I don't want anyone getting close enough to find out what a whiny little knot of of naked nerve endings I really am."

LeahBergen That ice cream sounds wonderful. 14mo
AlaMich I had to look it up but it sounds delicious! A Canadian thing, right? You guys get all the good stuff. 14mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @AlaMich Yeah, it's a local Vancouver ice cream company. I'm sure there are other small ice cream makers that do a similar flavour though! 14mo
AlaMich @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I‘d prefer to just go to Vancouver! 😊 14mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Starting my first of hopefully many #HalloweenReads! This is supposed to be a unique twist on the vampire novel. My coworker recommended it to me today so I thought I'd give it a whirl. It has a great opening: "It was a dumb thing to do but it wasn't that dumb. There hadn't been any trouble out at the lake in years. And it was so exquisitely far from the rest of my life."

Lindy Vampires aren‘t my jam, but I liked this book. Good choice. 👍 1y
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lauren.lerner
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Pickpick

A different take on vampires and the like than I‘ve read before, I enjoyed this novel immensely. That said, the ending definitely left me wanting more; I‘m a bit disappointed that this is a stand alone novel and not the start of a series.

I need to read more by this author. If you have a favorite from her bibliography that I should be sure not to miss, please share!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ • #urbanfantasy #vampires

llwheeler The Hero and the Crown and Spindle's End were my very favourites of hers as a kid, haven't reread either since though. I haven't read Sunshine yet but I have it and hope to get to it soon! 1y
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AveAthena
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Pickpick

Happy #BookLoversDay! I just finished Sunshine, and it was funny and weird and beautiful. So pretty much right up my alley. And a good reminder that I need to read more Robin McKinley!

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lauren.lerner
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Evening read. Going from the end of the world with All The Birds In The Sky to vampires. 📚 #justkeepreading #workingthroughmyKindleTBR

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SW-T
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Pickpick

Still my favorite #vampire novel! Reread this gem to see if still held up and oh, it did! Pleasure to #reread

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hmgbrdhart
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Pickpick

I would recommend this book even though it has a lot of unanswered questions/unexplored avenues. I didn't know when I started that there wasn't a sequel. It's ripe for one. I've never explored fan fiction but this book may push me to try it. I want a creative explanation for so many things. The author has said she'll never write a sequel and it's too bad. But I still would tell people to read it.

booksandsympathy I want a sequel too. I loved this world she created and there were too many questions at the end. 1y
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Nessavamusic
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Pickpick

I really like this though the end left me wanting more and this is not a series. A very interesting take on Urban Fantasy and vampires. The dialog style is different and takes some getting used to but I really did enjoy this one!

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Nessavamusic
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Did it with time to spare! I completed 2 books 📚
Trail of Lightning and Iron & Magic
2 in progress: Sunshine and Spinning Silver, the latter I am listening to on #audiobook
#24B4Monday FYI will not let me tag TheReadingMermaid!

MirrorMask Good job!!! That's awesome! 1y
tammysue 👏🏻🙌🏻 1y
julesG 👏 Impressive! 1y
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hissingpotatoes
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Loooooook at this dazzling edition I found! It does have a bit of shine, and I ADORE the way the red in the N bleeds into the swirls below it. I loved this book and need to reread it.

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DebinHawaii
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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#QuotsyJune18 #daylight

Plenty of daylight quotes in this book but I remembered & highlighted this one. I told Max ?that I likely would have been torched since I live alone & (according to the book) cats are the one domestic pet a vampire may keep as "vampires understand the way cats' minds work." His main concern seemed to be who would feed him. ??? #catsoflitsy

P.S. Max?pic is from when he had more teeth, vampire cat is off the internet.

jenniferw88 Yay Max! 😻😹😻😹 1y
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Nutmegnc
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Grab this one!!! It's one of the best standalone paranormal fiction novels ever. It's a vampire novel for those who hate vampires! It's a really cool story and a steal!!!

BkClubCare Why do I miss your postings? Oh well 1y
Nutmegnc @bkclubcare it‘s cause you follow a million littens?? 😜 (edited) 1y
BkClubCare @Nutmegnc - “c” 1y
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Crystallinegirl
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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@bookriot Here's my (rather random) #rainbowbookstack for #riotgrams!

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leighmal49
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Much loved, well-worn copy of another Top Ten fave. Different take on a vampire story.

Book blurb: There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it's unwise to walk. But there hadn't been any trouble out at the lake for years, and Sunshine just needed a spot where she could be alone with her thoughts. Vampires never entered her mind. Until they found her...

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DebinHawaii
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Pickpick

#ReadingResolutions #sunshine
Bought this on a Kindle deal over 2 years ago & finally started it earlier this month & finished this week-just in time for the☀️prompt. I enjoyed this vampire story-dark & different from the norm. I liked Rae (Sunshine) & that fact she's a baker who lives to feed people.💛I would have liked more of Con, the vampire (Other) she's imprisoned with, saves & who saves her back. It did drag in places-but overall a pick.👍

ReadingSusan Yesss!! Love this book! 1y
TricksyTails This has been on my TBR forever. Need to bump it up! 1y
BarbaraJean Love this book!! I wish McKinley would write more in this world—I wanna read about the Voodoo Wars! 1y
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EadieB
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Reading in the #sunshine is a great way to spend your day!

#readingresolutions @Jess7 #sunshine #may Day 23

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RiaWritten
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Pickpick

Audiobook driving time! I‘ve read it, but it‘s the first time for my mom. It‘s so freaking good.

RiaWritten Update: I would NOT recommend this audiobook. It‘s pretty terrible. 1y
BarbaraJean Ohhhhh, that‘s a bummer!! This is such a good book! 1y
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xicanti
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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I made it back to the new Little Free library today! I took three crime novels for my dad (I'm sure I'll borrow them once he's done) and left a comic about filmmakers, two Tana French novels, my unwieldy hardcover copy of SUNSHINE (don't worry; I also have it in easy-to-read paperback), and a couple of culinary magazines.

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GypsyKat
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Two more books deals today that I couldn‘t resist. (I‘m weak, people! 🙈) Also, the tagged book is a today only deal. They‘re on sale for Kindle and iBooks.
#BookHaul #BookSale #KindleBooks

debthmpsn We‘ll be weak together 😂 just purchased both books ❤️📚 2y
aprilpohren Oh! Going to check these out! 2y
GypsyKat @debthmpsn This is the great thing about Litsy, your never alone in any bookish behavior. 😂💗 2y
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slightlyfoxed
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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#ManicMonday
1. The tagged book - the main character is baker and there are so many descriptions of delicious baked goods (cinnamon rolls as big as your head!).
2. Nachos. Or really, any food that comes topped with melty cheese.
3. I‘m a vegetarian, so, meat, I guess.
4. Christmas! I always bake a giant batch of cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.
5. Anywhere with decent chilaquiles.

JoScho Melty cheese 🧀💛 2y
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Lisaw13
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Teehee 🤗

ReadingSusan Love that book! 2y
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Lisaw13
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Really enjoying this read from my #freakyfriday list!

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Lisaw13
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Here's my #freakyfridaychallenge entry! Sunshine and beach works right?? It's not a cocktail but it's my beverage of choice... @RachLovesTV @Clwojick @monalyisha

monalyisha That totally works! 🌞 2y
RachLovesTV Perfect combo! ☺️ 2y
Lisaw13 @RachLovesTV @monalyisha this is also a picture of my evening plans 📚🍺 2y
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Lisaw13
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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RachLovesTV 🤞🏼 I hope you like it! 2y
Lisaw13 So far so good! 😊 @RachLovesTV (edited) 2y
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Lizpixie
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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#MarchIntoOz #day25 #Sunshine Today‘s prompt was actually my 2nd choice of song, my favourite Dragon songs are either innuendos or borderline scandalous! They‘re a 70s band I still listen to all the time. The book by Robin McKinley is a really beautiful love story about a vampire & a human girl. It‘s so well written, it has a quiet beauty & is still in my top 5 paranormal books of all time. I highly recommend both Dragon & Sunshine.🐲☀️❤️

Cinfhen @Dragon are you familiar with this group??? 😎🐲🎤 2y
DivineDiana @lizpixie Thanks for the recommendation! Just downloaded their album with this on Spotify! 😉 2y
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen haven‘t heard of them but love the name 👍😀🐉 2y
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CarolynM I'm intrigued. What was your first choice? 2y
Lizpixie @CarolynM Blacktown Boogie! I‘m a born & bred Blacktown girl but both of us were concerned it might‘ve been taken wrong. I was also considering Are You Old Enough? but that also is problematic these days😏 2y
CarolynM Yes, I see your point.😂 2y
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RachLovesTV
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Congrats on your 5K litfluence, @ErinSueG and thanks for doing your #5kgiveaway, that's so sweet. I tagged my favorite book, Sunshine by Robin McKinley. ❤️

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bentchbites
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#MarchBookstagram2018 Day 11: Daylight
Natural light is the best for photography. This is what my non-photographer besfluencers, @Chachic and @readbyher , swear by 😂, and my bookstagram game got so much stronger with the lighting the sun provided (for free! 🤣).
[Full Description on my Instagram! ❤️]

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Lisaw13
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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I may start with this one from @RachLovesTV 's list for #freakyfriday. Might be hard to wait for April to start!

RachLovesTV Yay!! This is my favorite!! I hope you enjoy it!! ☺️ 2y
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ReallyCoolLibrarian
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Sunshine is my favorite book. I love it so much i'm so glad i randomly found it the shelves of the library.

#fave #favorite #sunshine

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bentchbites
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Having coffee with @Chachic ! ❤️ She gave me a HAUL of her beloved books (haul pic later) and a bunch of “insider stories” i swear i will never post online! 😂 #truefriend

Chachic Insider stories talaga 😂 2y
bentchbites @Chachic yass! Chika exclusives! Hahaha 2y
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MarriedtoMrT
Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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I saw @Angieville post about rereading this recently and Blue Sword is one of my favorite books ever and this is a $8 discount so I caved.

If you want to cave, too, you still have some time (depending on where you live).

Angieville Yay!! 2y
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