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Bingo Love Ogn
Bingo Love Ogn | Tee Franklin
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When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage. From TEE FRANKLIN (NAILBITER's "THE OUTFIT," Love is Love) and JENN ST-ONGE (Jem & the Misfits), BINGO LOVE is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency that spans over 60 years.
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Samplergal
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Train on Cover: The Railway Children.
Protagonist returns to hometown:In a Dark Dark Wood
Set at the Beach : Filthy Rich.

#BookishBingo. #august

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Samplergal
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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A book with summer in the title : The Summer‘s End #bookishbingo

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danimgill
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this more than I did - the art is amazing and of course the premise and representation is wonderful - but the pacing and clunky dialogue just didn‘t work for me. Still cute, but not as fully realized as it could have been.

Sarahreadstoomuch I felt the same. It‘s a shame, so much potential! 2mo
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ravenlee
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#librarians I need a recommendation! I would love a graphic novel rec, especially. I love George O‘Connor‘s Olympians series, enjoyed March, didn‘t care much for Lumber Janes and DNF‘d Monstress. Can anybody help me out? (A few options would be awesome, as I‘m at the mercy of the library collection)

vivastory I recommend 2mo
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LibrarianRyan Nimona
Geeky Fab 5
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Zelma I second Persepolis. 2mo
glitterkitty459 Read this one recently and liked it 😊 2mo
emtobiasz You sound to me like you might like nonfiction/memoirs in graphic form more than straight comics/novels. I‘m seconding @vivastory ‘s recs and adding a couple newer ones: Hey Kiddo and 2mo
ravenlee Thank you so much! @vivastory @LibrarianRyan @Zelma @glitterkitty459 @emtobiasz and @mreads these are some great suggestions. A couple I have read, and several weren‘t available at my library. I did find Hey, Kiddo, which I just finished and really liked. Thanks for the great recommendations and helping me smash the summer reading program! 2mo
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ravenlee
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The library added a bingo game to the summer reading program, so I‘m going back through what I‘ve read since the program kicked off to see what I can count. I‘d love to get a blackout but not sure I can do it by the end of July. We‘ll see!

Is it cheating to use kids‘ books for bio or space, if I‘m already reading them with my daughter?

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Gnora
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Almost a blackout! The only reason I haven't bought a book at an airport is that I always have one with me anyway! #BookwormBingo

EclecticReaders It‘s good to always be prepared! 3mo
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DannyHattan
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#BookWormBingo @EclecticReaders

This was fun to do and made me determined to do some of the bookish things I haven‘t done but have always wanted to do. A book signing would be first on my list to complete 🙌🏻

EclecticReaders Awesome!! Book signings are so much fun, hope you‘ll get at attend one! 3mo
AnnaClark I got to meet Dennis Lehane at a book signing/reading once and it was amazing. 3mo
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Judybskt
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EclecticReaders Woohoo! 3mo
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BennettBookworm
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Fun idea! @EclecticReaders
Lol if someone told me to stop reading I‘d be like 😒 but I laughed the most at “cancelled plans to stay home and read” because that is too real 😂

EclecticReaders 😂😂😂 nice!! 3mo
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Emilymdxn
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Almost bingo! #bookwormbingo @EclecticReaders

I don‘t remember ripping a page but probably have at some point! Others like falling asleep reading and losing a book I also could well have done but don‘t remember. I‘m not a rereader or collector at all really but I definitely do all the rest!

EclecticReaders Nice! Still got a bingo! 3mo
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Sarahandhella
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Finally read Bingo Love. The cover intrigued me when I first saw it, and I checked it out once before but never got to reading it. It was a sweet love story. This was my first outside reading of the year! Yesterday I went a little nuts and got way too many flowers for mid-April. I guess I will have to enjoy carting the flowers in and out of my house for the next three weeks!

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Krisjericho
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Very sweet and inclusive, but it just isn‘t fleshed out enough. It skips around a lot, but the underlying premise is wonderful and the art is amazing.

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ReadingRambo
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It's 1963 and two young girls meet and fall in love. Their families forbid it! Society won't allow it! But after many years...love wins! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

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fandom_hellspawn99
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I found this sweet little read at the library! I was honestly so shocked it's made its way past the Christian Parole here 😂😂😂 #LGBTQReads

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razmanda
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Absolutely lovely comic about two women who had to wait almost 50 years to be together. It sneaks up on you and you will cry. But it is so inclusive and wonderful and ultimately hopeful. Loved it.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Mehso-so

I am sad to report that I was disappointed with this #comic. The art is amazing -- beautiful colors, expressive faces, fun spreads with unicorns and kissing. But the story and characterization are just not very good. The dialogue is stilted, awkward, and inauthentic, the plot is told rather than shown and feels very amateurish.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Couldn't resist checking out these two romances at work today. The cover of Bingo Love is like the cutest thing I've ever seen. And Eva Leigh is a new to me #romance author, I hope I like this one! #Romantsy #QueerBooks #BlackBooks

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Nessavamusic
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So I am going to give this a try. Looks like a fun challenge and March is always a great reading month for me between terrible Midwest weather and my stay-cation Spring Break. #bookishbingo #readingchallenge

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Weaponxgirl
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I‘m not going to try to speed read another book today so thought I‘d post my stats today. I read 8 books this month and had one bail that I hated. All were part of #readblackwomen and I really enjoyed taking part.
March is women‘s history month and captain marvel is coming out at the cinema so I‘m going to be catching up on her comics for then.
I‘m also looking forward to trying a buddy read of Carson McCullers with @ephemeralwaltz !

ephemeralwaltz I need to get my hands on a copy! Will let you know soon :) 6mo
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz no worries, I can keep it for a bit from the library 😊 6mo
ephemeralwaltz Hi Shirley! Just ordered a used copy online. It might take a couple of weeks to get here so I'll keep you posted. Hope you can hold on to your library copy! Get a head start if you need to :) 6mo
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz no worries, I‘ve got it for a little while and it‘s kinda short. It should be good till yours is here 😊 I‘m excited to get going on it! 6mo
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Lizpixie
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#LittenLoveBingo #LLB19 I‘m eight books into this challenge and also have books lined up for a lot of the others. The only one I‘m having an issue with is the #BookFromAnAuthorAMonth. No clue what that means, can someone enlighten me please?

Cinfhen #AuthorAMonth is a new hashtag on Litsy where a few authors are highlighted and Littens read books by the featured author. I think Markus Zusak and John Boyne have been featured. Click on the hashtag it will lead you to all the info. I think @MinDea & @EadieB are hosting but I could be wrong (edited) 6mo
Lizpixie @Cinfhen thanks Cindy! I tried googling it but couldn‘t figure it out. Brain fogs a wonderful thing🤯 6mo
Cinfhen No problem ❤️😘 6mo
BookishMarginalia What @Cinfhen said! 🤓💜 6mo
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Weaponxgirl
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This was adorable! I loved everything about this, the story is really good and the artwork is amazing. I got real fashion inspiration for these characters too!
I want more stories like this in my life.
#readblackwomen #womenimcomics

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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @BookishMarginalia :
Inspired by my love of Littens, here is a new bingo #ReadingChallenge: The #LittenLoveBingo #LLB19 💜— I‘m looking forward to seeing everyone‘s reads!

The PDF link is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TfsbqMvYisNJWOD_iSCegFsd82uawUvY/view?usp=drive...

Here is the link to the Google doc, so you can make your own copy and edit it: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PHqqTOUA5E8fSiUtLm2f-W2Vh-bzrK4bhXB15Pa5qRg

BookishMarginalia Thanks for the repost! 6mo
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ofbooksandme
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I made my spread for #LittenLoveBingo and that means now I'm ready to tackle this challenge 💪💪💪
@BookishMarginalia
#LittenLoveBingo #LLB19

AmyG That‘s perfect. You write so neatly! 8mo
readingjedi I love your handwriting. My penmanship is appalling ☹ 8mo
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ofbooksandme @AmyG @readingjedi awww thanks 💜💜💜 While my handwriting is always kind of nice (one of the side effects of having a mom who is a primary school teacher), this was written slowly and with a lot of patience. 8mo
ofbooksandme @BookishMarginalia thanks! I'm so excited to see what books I end up reading for the bingo! 8mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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BookishMarginalia I hope so! 8mo
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julesG
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This looks like a very doable challenge. I'm in.

Thank you @BookishMarginalia for creating the #LittenLoveBingo #LLB19.

TheReadingMermaid Haha this looks fun! 😄 8mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
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Soubhiville
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Have you seen this yet? It‘s the most perfect Bingo Challenge for everyone who truly loves Litsy! This is the best @BookishMarginalia , thanks for making it! (There are PDF and Google Docs on the main post- go check it out!)

Who‘s joining in?

GondorGirl Me!👋 8mo
Zelma Wow, now this a challenge I could get behind! 8mo
Bookzombie 🙋🏼‍♀️ 8mo
TheNerdyProfessor How fun! I'm in! 8mo
Samplergal I‘m in. I hope I can keep up! 8mo
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CoffeeK8
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A lovely, bittersweet, heartfelt love story. 💕 #romantsy

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BookishMarginalia
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Inspired by my love of Littens and all things Litsy, here is a little brand new bingo #ReadingChallenge: The #LittenLoveBingo #LLB19 💜— I‘m looking forward to seeing everyone‘s reads!

The PDF link is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TfsbqMvYisNJWOD_iSCegFsd82uawUvY/view?usp=drive...

Here is the link to the Google doc, so you can make your own copy and edit it: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PHqqTOUA5E8fSiUtLm2f-W2Vh-bzrK4bhXB15Pa5qRg

wanderinglynn So fun! I‘m in! 8mo
HannaPolkadots Me too! 8mo
squirrelbrain This is amazing, you‘re so clever to come up with it! ❤️ 8mo
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BookNAround I stink at challenges but I do like your categories a lot. 8mo
LeahBergen This looks fun!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
jmtrivera So cool! 8mo
LibrarianRyan Why thank you dear lady. (edited) 8mo
saresmoore Love it! 8mo
LibrarianRyan The PDF link said permission was needed. I was successful with the google doc but I wanted you to know. 8mo
BookishMarginalia @LibrarianRyan Thanks for letting me know — the PDF should work now, I hope! (It has open viewing permission for anyone with the link) 8mo
sprainedbrain Oh my. I think I love this! 8mo
LazyDays How fun!💜💜🙌 8mo
Bookzombie I love this! Now I‘m up to 7 challenges. No biggie. 😉 8mo
Kaye @Bookzombie I‘m having a panic attack over 3 ! I‘m so nit picky, if I do something g I have to do it RIGHT. Now I‘ve signed up for 3 ? I‘m going to use some of the same books for all 3 I think. If they work. Dear @BookishMarginalia are you going to have lists of the people‘s favorites or do we need to leaf through and find them ? Thank you Little Missie. 8mo
BookishMarginalia @kaye Yes, you can use the same book in different challenges. We‘ll use hashtags to see what people are reading. 8mo
FantasyChick This looks like so much fun! 8mo
MrBook OMG, why are you so amazing, @BookishMarginalia ?! 😱😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 8mo
Bookzombie @kaye I use the same book over multiple challenges if it fits. 🙂 I think I might be getting better about not completing them all if it comes to that. 8mo
BookishMarginalia @bookzombie @kaye That‘s what I do too! 8mo
kspenmoll Thanks so@much for this!!!❤️ 8mo
mrp27 So awesome! 8mo
Soubhiville Oh my gosh, the very most perfect challenge that ever happened! I love it! 8mo
GondorGirl Well, I wasn't PLANNING on doing another challenge, but I think this will stack with a couple others I'm doing. I mean I can't NOT do the litsy challenge. 😂 8mo
TiredLibrarian I don't do challenges, but this is awesome! 😊👍🏻💛 8mo
TheWordJar Amazing and perfect! Can‘t wait to get started! Thank you! 8mo
SheilaChew This is so great!❤️ 8mo
hermyknee This is so cute! 💖💖💖 8mo
Bklover This looks like so much fun!!!! 8mo
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elizabethlk
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My heart needed this. My heart needed everything about this. The happy ending was everything. I wish the library had the Jackpot Edition because I would love to see the bonus content (and not having closure on James's story is killing me) but I guess that just means I'm going to have to buy my own copy. Definitely recommended.

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Lauren.Archer
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Quick read, but oh so good. What a sweet Graphic Novel, and so very moving.

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Lauren.Archer
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Going to spend a little time with this Graphic Novel.

ChristySevern I've seen great things about this one! Enjoy! 8mo
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LouBeth
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This was the cutest and saddest thing I've read in a while.

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RealLifeReading
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Some #comics from the library. Hooray!

GirlNamedJesse Saga! 💙 9mo
phantomx Lovely comics! 😍 9mo
RealLifeReading @GirlNamedJesse it‘s really the best! 9mo
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HardcoverHearts
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This is why I love the Book Riot‘s Read Harder Challenge every year- I seem to find some gems that I would otherwise miss. I needed to find a comic for task 8: A Comic Book Written or Illustrated by a Person of Color. I looked on Hoopla and found this comic. It was a delightful comic with so much heart! Thank you, @bookriot

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Ekkross
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I don‘t think this could be any sweeter

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xicanti
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Friends, I cried and cried and cried and CRIED over this comic, to the point where I can't tell you if Franklin and St-Onge crafted an objectively effective story or simply one that hit ME in all the right feels.

Given the amount of buzz I've seen, though, I'm gonna say I'm far from alone in getting caught up in BINGO LOVE's emotional landscape. Try it if you want a second chance queer love story about two older women with lots to sort out.

silentrequiem I cried the ugly tears too. 12mo
TieDyeDude So good. I tried to find the short stories mentioned, but no luck. I want more! 12mo
xicanti @silentrequiem they were 100% necessary. 12mo
xicanti @TieDyeDude I had the same experience. There's a deluxe edition coming out soon with lots of bonus material, so maybe they pulled the short stuff from individual sale to encourage people to buy that? 12mo
TieDyeDude Ooo, thanks for the info 12mo
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xicanti
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I borrowed a bunch of comics by women to balance out all the stuff by men I've been reading during my final push through Marvel Unlimited's catalogue.

kgriffith THANK you, I‘ve been trying to remember the name of this one for weeks! 12mo
xicanti @kgriffith I was excited to find it on the shelf because I keep forgetting to search for it. 12mo
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Lindy
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They fall in love as schoolgirls in 1963, are separated by their families, then get back together 49 years later. After that, only death can separate this pair of lovebirds. A charming family saga #graphicnovel with a cast of African American characters. I love stories with older lesbians! #LGBTQ

booksandsympathy This sounds like a sweet story. 13mo
Lindy @booksandsympathy It is, indeed. 😊 13mo
Weaponxgirl This looks great 😀 13mo
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saresmoore Speaking of stories with older lesbians, have you read the one I just finished, 13mo
Lindy @saresmoore It‘s on my TBR and I‘m looking forward to it. 👍 13mo
LitsyGetsGraphic Omg 😲 will it be good for a discussion on our page? 13mo
Lindy @LitsyGetsGraphic Yes, this is worth looking at for discussion. 👍 13mo
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JPeterson
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On my 13th hour, and after finishing three books (plus progress on 2 more), decided to switch it up a bit. ❤️

#24in48

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CraftELibrarian
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The artwork is stunning and rich. The story is beautiful as it follows two young girls falling for each other during a time it was viewed as unacceptable and cycled to them finding each other many years later showing love is eternal. I don't usually read romance but I enjoy a well written one. I teared up at the end.

#24in48 @24in48 #truelove

EclecticBookLover I was not prepared for the end! Loved the book, but I was not expecting that turn. 13mo
CraftELibrarian Same! 13mo
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Elle_Skeldon
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So this was so much more than I expected! The only thing I did not love about it is the title because I think it may keep some people from picking it up and honestly I think everyone should read it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Side note, that IS a pretty badass nickname if you ask me 😉

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ness
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This was a sweet romance between two bi or pan women of colour! The art is amazing. Jenn St-Onge killed it. The writing was a bit clunky at times and I hated the editorial asides to tell the reader that if we want the whole story, we could buy more comics! But overall it was a lovely story, and I enjoyed reading it.

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ness
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Let‘s do this!

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amma-keep-reading
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Such a cute story!

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MrsV
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A wonderfully beautiful story that proves love does win in the end!

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noveladdiction
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Love this!!

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RowReads1
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This is a heart warming one.

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