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One Day in December
One Day in December: the most romantic, feel-good read of 2018 | Josie Silver
Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story. 'The number one feel-good read of Christmas 2018' Dinah Jefferies Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist. After all, life isn't a scene from the movies, is it? But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Laurie thinks she'll never see the boy from the bus again. But at their Christmas party a year later, her best friend Sarah introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus. Determined to let him go, Laurie gets on with her life. But what if fate has other plans? Following Laurie, Sarah and Jack through ten years of love, heartbreak and friendship, One Day in December is a joyous, heart-warming and immensely moving love story that you'll want to escape into forever, for fans of Jojo Moyes, Lucy Diamond and Nicholas Sparks. 'The novelistic equivalent to LOVE ACTUALLY' The Bookseller 'The love story you've been waiting for ... I loved it!' Miranda Dickinson
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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The first two chapters and the last hundred pages were my favorite of this book! The middle was a bit slow for me, perhaps I just didn't like what was going on? One day in December is a lovely story of friendship and love. Love at first sight. I'm a sucker for a happy ending and I loved the ending of this book. this book was going to be barely a three-star book for me until that last hundred pages, now it's pretty close to four stars 😁

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Sunday 2PM EST

In personal news-
It‘s been a week. One of our high schoolers was hit and killed walking to the bus stop yesterday. My goddaughter gave birth 5ish weeks early-baby and mom doing okay so far, I‘m trying to get all my normal stuff done and it‘s the season for busy. This book is the best escape tonight. Thanks to my bestie bibliophile and partner Misty for checking in to make sure I‘m still functioning 😘❤️

Leftcoastzen All that stuff is so hard .Hugs to you. 10h
Butterfinger That is awful. Prayers for staff and students. 10h
Megabooks Oh wow! Prayers for everyone! Take care 💙💙 10h
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TiredLibrarian Tough stuff. Best wishes for strength and healing. 💕 10h
lele1432 Oh no, I'm so sorry! 9h
MoonWitch94 ❤️♥️❤️♥️ Sending prayers for everyone. Reading is the best self-care. 9h
Freespirit Such sad news😥 Reading helps 8h
Bookwormjillk 🤗🤗I‘m glad you have a book to help you through this hard week 5h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love you ❤️❤️ 40m
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MicheleinPhilly
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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Morning fortification for the stupid crazy work day ahead.

QuietlyLaura Try to have a good day! 1d
Megabooks Good luck! 1d
vivastory Good luck, friend! 1d
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eanderson Hope today goes quickly! This is a good book so far. Enjoy your breather before your crazy day! 1d
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MicheleinPhilly @QuietlyLaura @Megabooks @vivastory @eanderson @Cinfhen I survived! And now I only have 6 working days left this decade! 💃🏻 15h
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! That seems manageable 🙌🏻❣️ 10h
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Listening to my audiobook while making Christmas cards for my #Elfies :)

#wintergames @Bookwormjillk @Clwojick @StayCurious

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Readswithcoffee
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I‘m not always a huge fan of romance novels, but this one was good. The premise was great. If you DO like romance, you‘ll love this book!

Scochrane26 I got a little emotional with this one. It‘s better than I thought it would be. (edited) 1d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Im reading this now. Not my usual genre but it‘s a nice read for the season! 1d
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This book was so cute! An adorable love story that felt like Love Actually and Definitely, Maybe all rolled in one. Readers grow with each of the main characters as they experience the ebb and flow of life in their 20s and 30s. Even though some of the "coincidence" in the story was fantastical, Silver balanced it out by keeping it real when making choices about how her characters respond to these situations. A delightful December read!

NeedsMoreBooks Surprisingly, I enjoyed this, too 😊 2d
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Such a great book! I felt like I was reading a Lifetime movie but less sappy haha. I really want a TV adaptation of this (not a movie because so much happens that I would hate for any of it to be cut out). I highly recommend this book especially if you‘re a hopeless romantic like me.

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This is the one day in December that it is snowing ❄️ 🤣 Our bread and milk will be sold out!! 🤣🤣🤣 Tomorrow it will be 50 degrees and sunny 🤷🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ Mississippi weather!!!

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Discussion Sunday!!

Cathythoughts Gorgeous pic 👍🏻❤️ 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cathythoughts thank you Cathy 💗 3d
Eggs ❤️💗❤️💗 3d
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Kimberlone We have the opposite problem right now in Alaska! It was 45 degrees and raining yesterday, so now all our snow is melting :/ 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kimberlone I just walked outside to take a picture because it will be gone tomorrow!! 45 in Alaska?!?! 😳 2d
Kimberlone @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yep, pretty warm for this time of year. We are currently having our warmest year on record...it‘s crazy 2d
veritysalter I wish we had snow; we‘re doomed to high winds and rain. I got excited the other day, but it was just hail ☹️ #BritishWeather 2d
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We are definitely #Chilling this morning!! It‘s rainy and cold 🥶 but we do have to go to the vet... 🙀

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AmyG Your guy! I‘m not used to seeing you with a cat. He sure hit the jackpot. 💕 (edited) 3d
Eggs Sweet kitty 🐱It‘s rainy cold here too 3d
Scochrane26 He looks a lot like my previous cat, 😻😻 3d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG awww I‘m not either!! I‘m wondering how the car ride is going to go!! 🤣🤣 3d
AmyG He will either be calm....or not. Hilly freaks out in the kitty carrier and poops....when she‘s not scream- meowing. 🤣 3d
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Finished this one pretty quick. I really liked it. Well written, good character development, realistic (in a sense) and well crafted. I have to take issue with the ending, however, for various reasons I will save till the BOTM discussion. But overall, a solid 4/5 for me. #TBRread #HolidayRead #WinterGames #JingleBallers

veritysalter I‘ve just finished it too, I enjoyed it very much. 3d
FantasyChick I just finished it too and really enjoyed it! 21pts 3d
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Is this similar to a Hallmark style story? Yes. Is it still a glorious book? Yes.

The story is so much more than a cheesy love story with it's complex characters and situations. I truly love Laurie and Sarah's friendship and wish I had a bond like that with another woman.

This book exceeded my expectations and I truly love it's characters. I actually put it down with 6 pages left, trying to make it last a little longer.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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veritysalter
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I‘m not a massive romance fan, but I was hooked. The characters are sympathetic, there are plenty of twists and turns and lots of Christmases!! #WinterGames #MerryReaders #HolidayRead #TBRRead

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NeedsMoreBooks Same here. I am not a romance fan but I enjoyed this one 😊 4d
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My #WeeklyForecast.

These will be the books I‘ll spend time reading next week, although already started 4 of them.

Eyelit I‘ve got One Day in December in the cards this month, too! 5d
Nute So many ‘thumbs-up‘ on this list! 5d
Andrew65 @Eyelit I‘m halfway through it and really enjoying it. 5d
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Andrew65 @Nute Yes, some good authors in the week ahead. 5d
TrishB Good choices. Sharon Bolton on my kindle- not read any yet! 4d
Tove_Reads Love Sharon! Almost done with Lie Down with Lions - you‘ll love it! 4d
Andrew65 @TrishB I‘m really enjoying her books. Read The Craftsman and the first two books in the Lacey Flint Series - Lacey is an interesting character! Sure you‘ll enjoy them. 4d
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Look forward to getting to that one. 4d
TrishB Just checked and have the first four Lacey Flint books on my kindle! 4d
Andrew65 @TrishB That‘s good, I especially enjoyed the Jack the Ripper link to the first one. 4d
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Great discussion !!!! Feel free to comment still...
Thanks so much !!! See you next week🎄📖❤️
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD FINAL THOUGHTS:

What should we talk about ?
What‘s your favorite character ?
Predictions ?
Liking the read?
Reading ahead???

AmyG I am enjoying this. For me it‘s moving along nicely, keeping my interest. I like Laurie the most. She seems to have her “shit” together. 5d
Andrew65 Already said my prediction about Sarah and Laurie swapping partners. A very enjoyable read overall. 5d
zezeki I'm enjoying it too. I'm actually rooting now more for Laurie and Oscar. 5d
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CoffeeNBooks I really like this book, and Laurie is definitely my favorite character. 5d
MoonWitch94 I really like this book. It‘s well-written, fun, and full of substance. 5d
Scochrane26 I like this one, too. It‘s a little different than most romances. I‘m interested in how Laurie & Sarah‘s friendship will survive when Laurie & jack get together. And I‘m sad that the relationship w/ Oscar will go south even though I like jack & Laurie, too. 5d
mrp27 Really enjoying this light hearted read during this busy time of year. 5d
Librarybelle Yay! Finally caught up to the reading! I‘m enjoying this one so far. It‘s a romance, but light on the romance. I like the yearly structure of the storyline, viewing the big things that happen in the characters‘ lives. 4d
TheBookHippie @Librarybelle 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🎄❤️ I do enjoy it too! Great for this time of year! 4d
Readswithcoffee I also like the yearly storyline. It keeps the plot moving along. I had to go ahead and finish now while I had the chance. Thanks for being so inclusive with the #botmbuddyread! 2d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #12
Sarah ...thoughts on her? Her duty to Jack? Their relationship? Her relationship with Laurie? What does she know?!

AmyG I just feel that Sarah knows the relationship may waning. How much is she willing to bear? 5d
Andrew65 Feeling like Sarah has had enough of Jack, she seemed quite keen on Oscar. As I said earlier could Sarah end up with Oscar and Laurie with Jack? 5d
CoffeeNBooks @Andrew65 That seems like a possibility! 5d
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Andrew65 @CoffeeNBooks Sarah just seemed very taken with Oscar from the word go. 5d
MoonWitch94 Sarah seems vert loyal. Loyal people don‘t walk away from relationships until it‘s MISERABLE (it‘s been my experience, at least). I think they might eventually do a big switch, which would be good, I think. I also don‘t think Sarah knows anything & I think if she finds out Jack is the Bus Guy she will be very upset that Laurie kept that from her. 5d
Scochrane26 I think Sarah likes Oscar because of his status. She belongs more in his class & has the social skills & ambition for it. I think that‘s what she is liking, not necessarily romantic. She & jack will eventually break up, but I think Sarah will be miserable by then. 5d
MadDashReading I think Sarah gets the angel treatment in the novel. We only see her through Laurie and Jack's eyes. They both worship her and put her on a pedestal. I like Sarah too, but I am sure she is much more complex and intuitive than her loved ones acknowledge. 4d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #11

Why do you think Oscar suggested a new town for Jack? What is he not saying? Do you think he sees his attraction to Laurie or hers to him or both????

AmyG Maybe he feels, consciously or not...that Jack is a threat. Maybe as a guy he sees that in Jack? 5d
Andrew65 Jack seems to have issues with Oscar can see why he‘d want to see the back of him. Perhaps he did pick up something with Laurie too. (edited) 5d
JaclynW @AmyG @andrew65 I think he senses something. 5d
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Andrew65 @JaclynW Most probably. 5d
CoffeeNBooks Laurie specifically made plans to stop by to check on Jack when Oscar was busy, and then clearly didn't tell him she'd done that, until she kept the flowers and had to explain where they came from and why. Maybe Oscar senses that something is different. 5d
MoonWitch94 I think it‘s a mixed reaction. He knows Jack isn‘t fond of him, he probably assumes that Laurie & Jack have a rather non traditional friendship, and it might just be a better idea for Jack. I mean...if you can‘t find a job in your area, you gotta pay the bills somehow. 5d
Scochrane26 I felt he may suspect something but also just sees an opportunity to get jack out of the way some. He wouldn‘t have to hang out with him much. 5d
mrp27 I think Oscar feels some undercurrents from the both of them. 5d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #10
What did you think of Jack stating he and Sarah hadn‘t had sex before the accident either? Telling?

AmyG Jack was working so so much. I had the feeling the relationship was rocky before the accident. 5d
Andrew65 Even before the accident I thought Sarah‘s relationship with Jack was on its last legs. 5d
zezeki It seems that their relationship was going through a little bit of a rough patch, which happens to everyone, especially when you both have demanding careers. 5d
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TheBookHippie @JaclynW ❤️❤️🤣🤣😘 5d
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 I think so too...waning 5d
CoffeeNBooks It seems that their relationship was having some trouble before the accident. Both of their careers were taking off, and they didn't have as much time for each other. 5d
MoonWitch94 I think that not having a lot of sex doesn‘t always mean relationship trouble, but in this case, it may be the beginning of the end. Regardless of how this novel ends, Sarah & Jack are not a match. 5d
Scochrane26 It was implied in the scene before the dinner date that there was trouble-more fighting than usual & too much work for both. 5d
mrp27 Signs of trouble yes but he also admitted in the beginning that he only stayed with Sarah so he could continue to see and be friends with Laurie so he was never all in with Satah. 5d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #9

What do you think of Jacks reaction to his injuries ? Normal ? Too much? His anger?

AmyG Well, he lost his job and now sees his career as over. Seems to me this all led to depression. I would think this is not uncommon. 5d
Andrew65 Repercussions of the accident, losing his dream job and career, losing some of his hearing given his job. You can see why he ended up like he did, totally understandable and needs professional help to turn the corner. 5d
zezeki I think his reaction was normal. You live your life, you make plans, and then something happens that changes almost everything you thought to be certain, and above all, it makes you dependent on others. It's definitely not easy dealing with all that. 5d
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samanthagutt I think that this type of anger is a normal response. Like @zezeki says, you make plans in your life and then something happens that completely changes the future you imagined for yourself, it‘s totally normal to be angry and upset for a while afterwards 5d
CoffeeNBooks I think his reaction is probably typical, with everything he's had to deal with because of the accident. 5d
MoonWitch94 It is probably a very normal reaction & it‘s quite sad. Especially when a person is about to have a big, exciting change to their life (like his dream job) and then you lose it. It can be hard to put things in a healthy perspective. 5d
Scochrane26 I think his loss of hearing & the sudden life change could definitely trigger depression. If the hearing didn‘t affect his career, then it wouldn‘t be a big deal. Anytime we have a sudden change that‘s not a good one, depression is normal, but Jack‘s may be a little extreme for the circumstances. 5d
mrp27 Again, his behavior is atrocious and not ok but understandable. 5d
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The dinner party..Jacks accident, thoughts as a plot line? Did you think he was just being a jerk until the accident was revealed ?

AmyG I absolutely thought he was being a jerk. I am curious where this all leads to....the aftermath of the accident. 5d
Andrew65 I didn‘t see the accident coming! I totally thought he was being a jerk, although didn‘t think he intended to be that late. 5d
zezeki He was being a jerk, it was clear that he wanted to be late. Now, the accident part, that does make you feel sorry for the guy. 5d
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samanthagutt I didn‘t see the accident coming either! That was a total surprise plot-twist for me. 5d
CoffeeNBooks I, also, thought he was just being a jerk in not showing up on time. I definitely didn't expect an accident. 5d
MadDashReading It did seem out of character that he would totally flake out on them. I was wondering if something had happened. 5d
MoonWitch94 I didn‘t think he was purposely not showing up, but I was surprised by an accident. 5d
mrp27 It seemed out of character for him to be late for Laurie's dinner but I didn't expect an accident. 5d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #7

The first meeting double date? Jack jealous? Laurie still has feelings.. Has she “grown up”? As Jack says, or matured?

**This OLD song plays in my head while reading this 🤷🏽‍♀️❤️🤣🤪

AmyG I think Jack is totally jealous. I think Laurie is more self-aware of the situation with Jack. So ahe keeps things in check and I think she really loves Oscar. 5d
eanderson I agree with @AmyG I think Jack is very jealous. He may have been hoping she‘d still be stuck up on him but she grew up and saw her worth. 5d
Andrew65 Possibly just moved on because of the new partnership. 5d
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Andrew65 @AmyG Jack is jealous BIG TIME! @eanderson (edited) 5d
zezeki @eanderson I think so too. 5d
JaclynW @AmyG Jealous for sure. Does anyone else get bothered when situations like this happen? You find yourself getting angry with the jealous person because it seems they expected the other person to not find love and happiness and just pine for them for forever even if they are unavailable. Sigh. Kind of aggravating, right? 5d
Andrew65 @JaclynW Oh yes! Very! 5d
TheBookHippie @JaclynW yes aggravating 🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ 5d
samanthagutt @amyg I completely agree with you! Jack is undeniably jealous. I also think that Laurie truly loves Oscar. It wasn‘t until this scene that it was crystal clear to me that Laurie wasn‘t just trying to distract herself from Jack, but she is really actually in love with Oscar. 5d
samanthagutt @JacylnW YES! it gets me so frustrated. It‘s okay for him to be with someone else but as soon as she finds someone he acts like a big baby? It‘s like he wants her to be single and pining for him the rest of her life while he gets to be in a relationship with another woman 5d
JaclynW @samanthagutt Exactly. 😡 5d
CoffeeNBooks Jack was definitely jealous of Oscar. 5d
AmyG @JacylnW Yes. If Jack can‘t have her nobody should have her. And @samanthagutt Yes...I also think she is in love with Oscar. 5d
MoonWitch94 I totally agree with you guys, @AmyG & @samanthagutt !!! I was livid reading this. So frustrating. I like he behaved like a child. And I agree with others; Laurie really loves Oscar. I‘m happy for her because she deserves happiness. 5d
Scochrane26 I agree with you all. You‘re right, @samanthagutt the scene made me see that Laurie is serious about the relationship. 5d
mrp27 Jack is totally jealous and it doesn't excuse his behavior but I also think he can see that they, Laurie and Oscar, are not right for each other. 5d
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Oscar? Their time in Thailand ? Meeting in the first place? Love? What do you think of him? Good for Laurie?

AmyG Oscar seems lovely. I just wonder if the gap in their “financial status” and his mother will become an issue. 5d
Andrew65 I don‘t see this relationship surviving, as I said in a previous question, quite difficult to maintain things in the real world after such a hedonistic start. Something about him doesn‘t seem right. I see the possibility of the two friends swapping partners. Any takers for this theory? (edited) 5d
zezeki @AmyG Yes, I agree. I'm definitely expecting some mother related issues. 5d
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JaclynW @Andrew65 Yes! Agreed! He seems like a good guy. Just not the right fit. 5d
samanthagutt While I really like Oscar, I also foresee issues! @Andrew65 that didn‘t even cross my mind, but I can definitely see something like that happening! I can‘t help but think that Jack and Laurie are going to end up together by the end of the book, so I don‘t think Oscar will remain in the picture much longer 5d
Andrew65 @samanthagutt I‘m sure Jack and Laurie will end up together by the end of the book. 5d
CoffeeNBooks @Andrew65 I completely agree that it seems like the relationship they started in Thailand might not work so well when they get back to the realities of life. Also, while I think Laurie really likes him, she's hesitant to say she loves him, and ultimately, he's not Jack. 5d
Andrew65 @CoffeeNBooks I think that sums it up very well. 5d
MoonWitch94 @Andrew65 I thought the EXACT same thing!! As soon as they all met for the first time. I like Oscar, as everyone has said, but I don‘t see it lasting. 5d
Andrew65 @MoonWitch94 Great minds 😂 5d
Scochrane26 Obv, Oscar won‘t last, but I did get a little sad when he said Laurie was the most spectacular woman he‘s met because I know he‘s going to eventually feel differently. I like Oscar though. 5d
mrp27 I feel like something is off with Oscar and ultimately I don't feel they make a good match. May be because I know it won't last. 5d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #5

Lauries a reader. The end.🤣
The great gatsby have you read it ? Do you love seeing books in books? What did you think about her reply to Oscar?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes, I‘ve read it years ago! I love it when books mention other books. We have seen several mentioned in this one! 5d
AmyG I read it in high school. And I completely forgot this part. 🤣 5d
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Andrew65 Read it only last month - The Great Gatsby. Yes love books within books. 5d
zezeki I must admit I've never read the book, though I've seen the movie. I know a guy whose favourite book is The Great Gatsby, and I don't have a lot of nice memories of him (to be polite 😅), so it kinda put me off of reading that book. But I do like seeing books in books. 5d
JaclynW I LOVE books mentioned in books, especially if I've read them. The Great Gatsby is actually one of my favorites! ❤ 5d
samanthagutt The Great Gatsby is one of my favorites! I get really excited when boos mention other books 🤣 it makes me happy if it‘s a book I already know and love, and if it‘s a book I‘ve never heard of it usually ends up somewhere in my TBR pile! 5d
CoffeeNBooks I love seeing books and authors mentioned in other books. The Great Gatsby is a great book! I've read it several times. 5d
MoonWitch94 I love when other books are referred to in books! I have read TGG several times & liked it so much. But, I feel like this one shows up in literature so often. 5d
Scochrane26 Yes, it‘s cool when characters read. I agree with @MoonWitch94, great gatsby is a frequently mentioned one. I read it twice in HS but haven‘t re-read it since & keep meaning to. 5d
mrp27 The Great Gatsby is one of my favorites. I too always enjoy seeing books mentioned in books I'm reading. I liked her response to Oscar. 5d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #4

What did you think of Laurie and going to Thailand ?!? Crazy? What she needed? Smart? Clarifying?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think it was what she needed!! And I‘m jealous!! I was actually thinking of Eat Pray Love and then it was mentioned! I love that book and wish I had the finances to do something like that. (edited) 5d
TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks SAME I‘ll go with you❤️❤️❤️ 5d
AmyG Me three! ❤️ Nothing like a change of scenery and alone time to recharge. I thought Eat,Pray, Love too @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 5d
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zezeki I felt like she was running away from her problems. But I think it was what she needed, cause it gave her a bit of perspective and it certainly was an excellent adventure. 5d
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me four! It seemed quite a drastic action on her own and a very brave thing to do. Read too many books where this goes wrong! It certainly helped her, but can a relationship built in such a hedonistic environment survive back in the real world. (edited) 5d
Andrew65 @zezeki I agree it did feel a bit like running away. 5d
JaclynW @zezeki Something like this definitely gives perspective. Time. Space. It can do wonders. 5d
Andrew65 @JaclynW We‘d best get a bus booked. 😂 🚌 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 5d
samanthagutt I also thought of Eat, Pray, Love right away! Loved the reference 😄 but I also think it was really drastic and almost out of left field. It definitely seemed to help her though which made me really happy. It‘s probably an amazing experience I wish I could do the same! 5d
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 book the bus!!! 5d
JaclynW @Andrew65 Ha! Yes! 5d
CoffeeNBooks I think it was good for Laurie to go to Thailand, a time for her to relax and think about what to do next. 5d
MoonWitch94 Sometimes a fresh perspective is all you need & sometimes that comes with a change of scenery. I agree with you all: very Eat, Pray, Love. 5d
Readswithcoffee She needed a change of scenery to get some perspective. 5d
Scochrane26 I think it was part of her growing up, being reliant on herself & having an adventure. I have a former co-worker who decided to be a traveling nurse. She found a friend who‘s also a traveling nurse, & the last few yrs, they‘ll work somewhere for 3 months, then take off for adventures. I think they‘ve seen so much of the Us, South America, right now they‘re in Asia for 3 months. Makes me jealous. 5d
mrp27 Loved it, wish I could do the same! Reminded me too of Eat Pray Love although I hated that book. 5d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #3

Sarah and Laurie have to end their 5 years living together. Did/Do you think their relationship would change ?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That was so sad to me!! Life changes though and people move on, so yes I think their relationship will change... 5d
AmyG I think it would have to change due to the circumstances if not living together but I hope they always remain close friends. 5d
zezeki I think it has to change, that's natural course of things. They're both in relationships, both are adults and have their careers, and it's perfectly normal for things to change. It is a bit sad, but I think that they can be close friends. 5d
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Andrew65 This has to change their relationship. I did wonder why they weren‘t just both relocating together. Very sad moment for them and felt they‘d both struggle with it. (edited) 5d
eanderson I think so, naturally like others have said. I agree with them that it‘s sad moment. 5d
JaclynW @AmyG Hopefully so! 5d
samanthagutt I agree with everyone, it‘s inevitable that their friendship is going to change. They‘re best friends, but there‘s something about living under the same roof that makes the bond feel stronger (more like sisters). I do hope they stay best friends though because I love their friendship! 5d
CoffeeNBooks I figured moving would change their friendship, since they wouldn't see each other as often any more. 5d
MadDashReading I definitely think so. There has to be a shift in the relationship when you are no longer living with someone. 5d
MoonWitch94 It‘s like moving out after you graduate college: you‘ll never all live together at the same place at the same time. It feels so bittersweet & you worry about how your relationships will survive. It‘s natural, but hard. 5d
Readswithcoffee It would change because they don‘t have that constant daily interaction you have when you live together. 5d
Scochrane26 I remember that feeling when I moved into my own house & left my roommate. We weren‘t best friends, but it‘s a rite of passage, a time when your life is changing. Bittersweet. 5d
mrp27 Their relationship will most definitely change. Just hope it stands the test of time and distance. 5d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #2

Who do you think is more bothered about the kiss? Jack or Laurie?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great question 🤔 I think Laurie.. she is her best friend and has known her the longest and this could ruin their friendship... 5d
AmyG I think both BUT. I think Laurie is more conscious of what she did- is more self-aware of how she feels and what could happen if this was revealed. 5d
Andrew65 Possibly Laurie, but we hear more from Laurie so this may be the case. I think Jack still struggles with it too. 5d
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eanderson I feel like Laurie, but at the same time I think it messes with Jack more. 5d
samanthagutt @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @amyg I agree! I think that they both feel horrible about it, but Laurie feels worse because of that extra factor that it‘s her best friend‘s boyfriend and she doesn‘t want to ruin her friendship 5d
CoffeeNBooks I think it bothers Laurie a lot, but Jack seems to be dealing with a lot of guilt because of it. 5d
MoonWitch94 I think it is ultimately pretty devastating to both of them, but just different reasons. For Laurie, she realized what she‘s missing out on by not having him & also what she could lose by kissing him. Losing Sarah would be a horrible loss. For Jack, it‘s realizing that his fantasy of Laurie was just as good as real life Laurie. And, that he can‘t have her and that he could risk losing Sarah (who he does love) & hurting her this way. 5d
MoonWitch94 But, I think it did them both a tremendous amount of damage, but Laurie was just better at hiding it. 5d
Readswithcoffee I think they both know they made a big mistake that can‘t be remedied. Jack has worse coping skills. 5d
Scochrane26 I think Laurie was able to let go of the kiss better than jack after meeting Oscar. Jack seems to still feel guiltiest about it. 5d
mrp27 I agree, pretty upsetting for both but for different reasons. I think Laurie is most affected. 5d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #1

How do you like the resolution pages?! Only 2. Do you make resolutions ? Ever kept one?

NeedsMoreBooks I enjoyed the resolution pages. I don‘t keep them but might try in 2020 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I don‘t make them, because I won‘t keep them 🤣🤣🤣 5d
AmyG Hahaha @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks..same here. 5d
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zezeki I liked the resolution pages, but I gave up on having any resolutions myself. 😅 5d
Andrew65 I don‘t tend to make them. I do enjoy the resolution pages. (edited) 5d
samanthagutt I gave up on making New Years resolutions too! I‘ve tried, but never been able to keep them 😂 5d
CoffeeNBooks I like Laurie's resolutions pages. I don't make New Year's resolutions. 5d
MoonWitch94 I make them, but only things that I feel are attainable, and sometimes I keep them. 5d
Readswithcoffee I like Laurie‘s resolution pages. I don‘t make official resolutions, as they are really hard to keep. (edited) 5d
Scochrane26 I like Laurie‘s resolutions, reminds me of Bridget Jones. I never do resolutions for New Years but often try setting goals as the come up during the year. (edited) 5d
mrp27 I liked the resolution pages even though I don't make them myself. Instead I try to make yearly goals. 5d
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Loving this book so far... curious to see what will happen with these characters!

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FantasyChick
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One Day in December got me to my first #WinterReadsBingo 👏

This was a great, cheesy love story of the right person at the wrong time. Honestly, I had my doubts because it's sooo far away from what I would pick for myself but I ended up loving it. I don't think I would have liked it as much if it weren't for the fantastic audio though. Definitely the way to go of you pick up this book!

#WinterGames #HolidayRead #JingleBallers

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FantasyChick
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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Didn't get much into this earlier so I thought I'd pop it in to help me sleep.....4 hours later, I'm almost halfway through and can't stop!

#WinterGames #JingleBallers

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TheSpineView Hate when that happens! 5d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#HolidayDecorations
#HollyJollyReading
#BotmBuddyRead

Join us tomorrow for discussion on @TheBookHippie page!!! 1pm CST!!

veritysalter @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How far through are you in the discussion? I‘m reading it today. Xx 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @veritysalter stop at 2013... you can join in the discussion anytime 💙💙💙 5d
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FantasyChick
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Ended up getting nothing done but running around today so now I'm finally getting to some Holiday cleaning and an #audiobook

Listening to this as a group read. Not my usual type of book but it will be another #HolidayRead when I'm done!

#WinterGames #JingleBallers

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cwarnier
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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cwarnier
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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Bookwormjillk Ha! I almost bought that today 6d
BarkingMadRun 😂😂 6d
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Jari-chan
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This book seems to be all over the place. And even though it made my eyes roll very, very often (seriously, this story has already been told a thousand times), I still enjoyed it.

LiljaPleasant Just read what the description says... All books with that kind of story will never be as good as "Where Rainbows End" by Ahern... This is the one and only found lost found again why don't they get each other story 5d
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Karisa
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#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

1. One Day in December and My True Love Gave to Me

2. Starless Sea and Spinning Silver have many snowy scenes (and are just awesome reads in general). #WinterGames #TMSkellington @Crimson613 @StayCurious @Clwojick

3. Got two early Xmas gifts. One from a friend and one from a student. Made me feel special. Also my sister in law defended her doctorate and wanted me there. She rocked it! Great week! 😊

Crimson613 1pt!! Spinning Silver is AWESOME! and wow, congrats about the doctorate!! She must be super happy :D December is going right this year 😎😎😎 5d
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Judybskt
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Loved this! Wonderful story with a good ending.

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TheBookHippie
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄#BOTMBUDDYREAD

MoonWitch94 Can‘t wait for the questions....because I have sooo many thoughts! 😱 6d
TheBookHippie @MoonWitch94 SAME!!!!!! 😳 6d
MadDashReading ❄I blew past the reading pages for this week. I couldn't put it down. I'll have to be careful with my question responses! 😬 I'm glad I decided to pick this one back up. 📕 Look forward to talking more tomorrow! (edited) 6d
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Andrew65 Yey. Finally caught up, and ready for the discussion tomorrow. Although might be a bit late to the discussion. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 yay!!! No worries 💙 6d
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TheBookHippie
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD
Discussion tomorrow
2 PM EST

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 6d
NenaB Loved this! 6d
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cwarnier
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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BarkingMadRun 🎄🎄 6d
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cwarnier
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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BarkingMadRun 😂😂 6d
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cwarnier
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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BarkingMadRun Well done! 6d
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EH2018
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This is a story of a girl who feels a spark when her eyes lock with a boy at a bus stop, then spends a year chasing him down, and years more wrestling with her feelings. It was a cozy winter read from my TBR that was fitting for this holiday season. #wintergames #slaybells @MidnightBookGirl

MidnightBookGirl I should read this one! 21 pts! 5d
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Exactly a year later, I finally got around to reading my December 2018 BOTM pick. The plot had a quick pace that intermittently jumps through the months, which made this a fast read. Overall, this was a good love story, but the characters were annoying at times. However, my major issue with this book was that Laurie and Jack don‘t get together until the very last page, and we don‘t even get an epilogue to see how everything worked out.

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cwarnier
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 7d
Darklunarose Those evil elves! 🤣🤣🤣 6d
BarkingMadRun 😂😂 6 points 6d
hes7 😂🤣 6d
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cwarnier
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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BarkingMadRun Love!!! 6d
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FashionableObserver
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I‘m so excited to participate in this year‘s #JolabokaflodSwap! Thanks for organizing it, @MaleficentBookDragon 🥰 Heading to the post office shortly!

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MoonWitch94
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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Choosing between The Grinch & Elf was just not fair. #WinterGames #JingleBallers #thisorthat

FantasyChick It was a hard choice! 6pts 1w
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Fully intended on starting this one tonight, but got caught up doing laundry and watching Home Alone. Then a tick was found on one of the dogs so that was fun. Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday.

Also if anyone has read Nevernight by Jay Kristoff, there is a YouTube series of it. Each episode is under 10 minutes so far. I watched the first and it‘s interesting.

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