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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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peacegypsy
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I normally wouldn‘t recommend this terribly clichéd, predictable book, but it came to me during some rough days and proved a good distraction. For that, I appreciate it.

Cinfhen Hope things improve and you see brighter days💖 9h
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Cortg
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My morning consists of chauffeuring a kid around and waiting, waiting, waiting. Fortunately, it‘s absolutely beautiful outside! I‘m planning on getting some reading in and maybe a walk around the asylum campus for the next 2 hours.

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gradcat
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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#MayMovieMagic

(Day 15 - #SweetDisposition)

*The imagery in this song reminded me of the tagged book, which is composed of missed opportunities for love. I tried to capture images from the lyrics here, and hopefully they evoke the plot of the book as well.

*To Cindy & Rohit: I‘m sorry I missed the last couple of days—I‘m having some health issues—but rather than trying to do the missed days, I just skipped them. I‘m trying to keep up, though 😂

Cinfhen Sorry you haven‘t been feeling well 😣glad you‘re back and posting xx 5d
BarbaraBB Sending positive vibes 🍀 5d
gradcat @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB Thank you, really. I‘m happy to be here, but I hate it when I‘m having health issues...I have severe FOMO! 😂 5d
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BarbaraBB @gradcat I had to Google that one but now I know exactly what you mean. Get well soon! 4d
gradcat @BarbaraBB Omigosh! I can‘t believe that I knew something that you had to google—you must be about my age!! 😂🤣😂 4d
rohit-sawant So sorry to hear you've been unwell. And no need to apologise! Post whenever you feel comfortable. Hope you regain your health soon. 4d
Crazeedi How are you doing today?? 3d
gradcat @rohit-sawant Thank you so much for saying that...you guys are always so kind. 😘 3d
gradcat @Crazeedi Hey lady! I‘m feeling okay today...how about you? Hope all is well up there! 🥰 3d
Crazeedi @gradcat we are at the lake!! Its so peaceful and restorative. Writing letters and reading, and fishing! 2d
gradcat @Crazeedi I absolutely love being on the lake...and I love to fish 🎣! I hope you‘re getting very “restored” up there! 🥰 2d
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Bookjunkie57
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Eggs
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It's not really work
It's just the power to charm
I'm still standing in the wind
But I never wave bye bye
But I try, I try
Never gonna fall for🎶

Laurie, Sarah, and Jack are three characters wrapped up in a #modernlove story, full of serendipity!

#maymoviemagic @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen I‘ve always been skeptical about this book but your blurb makes me want to give it a go.... #OneDayMaybe 😛 1w
Birdsong28 @Cinfhen Do it. It's such a good book, will stay with you for a long time. 📚📖 1w
Avatar.of.sonia Currently listening to it on audible... it is addicting!!! 1w
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rohit-sawant This sounds interesting! 1w
Eggs @Cinfhen @Birdsong28 @Avatar.of.sonia @rohit-sawant I recommend it as well🥰 1w
Cinfhen Hmmmm, audio might be interesting @Avatar.of.sonia @Birdsong28 gonna look into it!!! Thanks ❤️ 1w
Birdsong28 @Cinfhen It's deceiving as even though the main event happens in December it follows their life's throughout the year (s) 📚📖 1w
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Bookjunkie57
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I loved this sooo much.

#NetgalleyReadathon

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Bookjunkie57
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How am I supposed to #audioclean when I can‘t stop crying?

#netgalleyreadathon

4thhouseontheleft The title says it's a feel good read, but your reaction seems to suggest otherwise! 😲 1w
Bookjunkie57 @4thhouseontheleft I‘m quite attached to these characters and feeling their pain. 1w
4thhouseontheleft I've heard a lot of good things about this one. 1w
Bookjunkie57 @4thhouseontheleft I can‘t get enough. I‘m sad I‘m almost finished. 1w
CouronneDhiver Aw, it‘s such a sweet story... hopefully you wipe those tears away by the end. 1w
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Bookjunkie57
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I took an unplanned nap yesterday afternoon so I‘ve been up all night. Decided to get a jump on my #NetgalleyReadathon which is shaping up to be a library readathon as I have a bunch of books due to be returned soon. 😖 oh well it‘s 4:40 a.m. so I should try to get some sleep now. Can‘t wait to see what everyone is reading.

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Bookjunkie57
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I‘m so in love with this book!

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Kdgordon88
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A Day in the Life #Beatlemaynia @Eggs One moment in a day can change everything.

Eggs Fabulous choice!!! 2w
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bodacioustchr
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This story will touch your heart with grief, regrets, and love. Jack and Laurie see each other over a distance and it is like...magic. The story follows them through their lives. Have Kleenex near as you read. Highly recommend.

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BittersweetBooks
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I know how painful it can be letting someone you think you love go, but I don‘t believe there‘s only one person in the world for each of us. It‘s too fanciful, too limiting. There comes a point where you have to make the choice to be happy, because being sad for too long is exhausting. And one day, you‘ll look back, and you‘ll not be able to remember exactly what it was you loved about that person❄️🚌

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swishandflick
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Pickpick

This was cute! A star-crossed romance with an extreeemly slow burn (more like a simmer). It kind of feels like you're watching a Bridget Jones-y slash Serendipity slash Love Actually romcom and screaming "come on already!" at the telly (did I mention it's set in the UK? haha). The ending felt way too rushed after all of the build up, but overall still a cute read.

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LitsyHappenings
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Could you #fall in love at first site?! Laurie is sure she did through a misted up bus window on a cold winters day. She searches for this handsome stranger for one year and finally finds him.... Not where she expected him to be!!!

I personally never read this type book but I loved it!!
This is our BotmBuddyRead for December!! I can‘t wait to read it again!!

#SpringIntoReading

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Bookwormjillk
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I can relate to this book already!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Could you #fall in love at first site?! Laurie is sure she did through a misted up bus window on a cold winters day. She searches for this handsome stranger for one year and finally finds him.... Not where she expected him to be!!!

I personally never read this type book but I loved it!!
This is our BotmBuddyRead for December!! I can‘t wait to read it again!!

#SpringIntoReading

MayJasper Sometimes new genres can be a new treasure 1mo
AmyG It‘s for THIS December? Lovely book. 1mo
TheBookHippie @AmyG yes December 2019!!! 1mo
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AmyG @TheBookHippie I now have to find it so I can re-read it!!! 1mo
TheBookHippie @AmyG I got it never read it! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MayJasper that‘s true!! 💞 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG yes!! I‘m a little ahead of myself! I‘ve got to post the other books today!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG I‘ve got to find another copy!! 1mo
stephothebesto I loved this one too- very unexpectedly! I loved how this read just like a romcom (and was self aware of that). If you come across any read-alikes, I'd love to hear! (The only one I can think of is Me Before You...but even that isn't quite the same) 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @stephothebesto I‘ve got to read that one!! 1mo
Blopez93 I loved this book! 1mo
vkois88 I can't wait to read this one... it's definitely on my list 1mo
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dltc98
Mehso-so

Heartwarming, especially the end.

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suzisteffen
Mehso-so

Exceedingly so-so to the point that I now wonder who in publishing watched Love Actually too many times before telling Reese how charming this was, OR how much they got paid. Lord, straight people, I worry about you and your Christmas Romance thing. How is this not a terrible Netflix movie already? (Probably because Reese has a big Apple contract?) Not a pan - it‘s fine for a One Tru Love With Obstacles Book - but sure not a pick.

suzisteffen TO BE FAIR, I read I think 25 f/f Xmas books last December in order to try to balance the scales, but still. 1mo
Weaponxgirl 🤣🤣 this is just the review I needed after a long night Shift! 1mo
Weaponxgirl Tbh I worry about a lot of our straight romance stuff. Did you see about the research that showed women were more accepting of stalking behaviour after watching too many of a certain type of romcom? (Personally clueless will always be my fave romcon, how has Paul Rudd not aged?) 1mo
suzisteffen @Weaponxgirl 😂 I just expected better from a Reese pick! The end is a great scene, very cinematic. This one doesn‘t feature stalking behavior but it‘s just ... no one is very likeable in it, and it‘s loooong. 1mo
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suzisteffen
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The wait for this one was REALLY LONG, so I assume most of you have read it by now. Why did I put it on ... OHHHH Reese‘s book club. Hunh. #romance #straightpeople #library

vumblereads 😂 I like most of the books from Reese‘s book club though compared to Sarah Jessica Parker‘s book recommendations. 😄 1mo
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joannabgmachado
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a love story that started in December, read on the beach in March.

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jlondon1963
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A #BookDrop and. #ReeseWitherspoon book pick for December 2018. Two friends on a search for the man one friend saw at a bus top just a brief glimpse is that destiny. After months of trying to find the one he arrives with the friend but neither her or the man speak the truth of remembering one another. One girl happy and one feeling her heart torn out.

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Blopez93
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This book was my third book on my surgery reading list. Can I just say that I think this book needs to be made into a movie? It‘s so good! The classic love triangle that spans a period of 10 years, the friendships in the book are total friendship goals and it left me wishing there were more “Jacks” in the world. Readers will love this book for many reasons but most of all the characters. This book is definitely one of my December favorites.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 2mo
Pricel101 Welcome to Litsy! 👋📚😊 2mo
Eggs Loved this book! Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 1mo
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Readabookplz
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I loved this book! My December #BOTM pick. Personally, I feel like this book should only be read in December because of the title (it just feels very fitting). By the second half of the book the story went a few different places but overall I really enjoyed the complicated yet sweet story of Laurie and Jack

Blopez93 Just finished this book last night! Love it! 2mo
Readabookplz @Blopez93 it was good, right?! It would make a good movie, just wish they elaborated on the ending a bit! 2mo
Blopez93 I was literally thinking the same thing while reading! They need to make it a movie haha @Lexikakis 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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This was a lovely book, totally feels like a Nora Ephron movie, in a good way. All the feels! #romantsy

Blopez93 Literally just finished this book last night! It was so good! 😍 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn
❤️ Romance/Fantasy hard to choose between
👩🏻‍💻 Ilona Andrews
📖 Written in Red by Anne Bishop
💼 Business anything
😍 Tagged is very good, I‘ll probably finish it tonight!

wanderinglynn Love Ilona Andrews & Anne Bishop! 🙌🏻 Thanks for playing! 📚 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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This book is making me giggle. I‘m not a big fan of love triangles, but I‘m enjoying this one so far! #romantsy #romanticcomedy

Catsandbooks Loved that book! The audio book is quite a joy to listen to as well! 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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Spring break reads continue. I‘ve read many great things about this one here on Litsy and it‘s for my RL #bookclub. Also sleepy dachshund. #litsydogs #romantsy

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bookish_wookish
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#wondrouswednesday

1. I check it month to month. If i want a book ill get it then cancel after i get it! Its a ridiculous cycle lol

2. Literally everyday 😂 so too many to list

3. One Day in December had me laughing out loud at certain parts. But that could also just be me 😂

4. Does travelling to the refrigerator count...i mean it is two rooms away......

Eggs 😂💗😂💗 2mo
rather_be_reading u dnt have to cancel ur botm, u can skip any month u want 2mo
bookish_wookish I know but ill forget because it charges you in advance. Id rather not even have the charge. @rather_be_reading 2mo
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Amandakay
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Mehso-so

I don‘t know if I wasn‘t into the characters or maybe not the genre...

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nu-bibliophile
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Just relaxin'... if only I had some tea. 📖🐶🏠

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C.Perone
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Panpan

Bottom line - I'm too blunt for this book. I would've just blurted out he's Bus Boy. Pretty stupid story, but it did at least pass the time

ShyBookOwl Lol I see the book boasts a similarity to Love Actually. I've never seen that full through, because just from what I know and clips I've seen, I have an intense aversion. This book doesn't sound like something I'd enjoy either. 2mo
C.Perone @ShyBookOwl I've never seen it either, but have heard nothing but terrible things about it lol I'm pretty sure the MC references it so good call on your part! 😄 (edited) 2mo
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A little more than halfway with this one. It's very sweet and charming.

Unabridged I liked this book a lot. ❤️ 2mo
Sschweic This book is adorable!! Really enjoyed it 2mo
BookishClaire Loved it! 2mo
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C.Perone
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And again with the freakin' book club sticker 😠

#CurrentRead

starrdom Ugh it just ruins the whole cover, doesn‘t it? I was so desperate to pick up Daisy Jones and the Six when I was at Target that I decided to live with the book club sticker but I so regret it. 2mo
C.Perone @starrdom Me too!! I couldn't believe it was on a new release 2mo
BiblioLitten Oh yes, we are 😁😊 2mo
C.Perone @BiblioLitten 😊😊 2mo
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litenthusiast
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I am in need of lots of coffee today! Last night I decided to read just one more section of the book and then it was 2am. But I finished the book and loved it. It was like a cross between the movie "Love Actually" and the book "Bridget Jones' Diary." I enjoyed this book and was exactly what I needed over the weekend.

Birdsong28 Told you it was a good book! 📚📖 2mo
litenthusiast @Birdsong28 💕 I really loved it! Now I'm not sure what to read next because that book pulled me in. 2mo
Birdsong28 @litenthusiast I can't help you with what to read next but the author has got another book out in December check it out! I can't wait for it, I have got it pre-ordered already!! 😍📚📖 2mo
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Sschweic
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Such a cute love story!! Twists and turns throughout to keep it fresh, fun friends and characters, and relatable to any young adult! Recommend to any hopeless romantic out there 😊 stayed up late to finish, putting off finishing grading and lesson planning for tomorrow until I was done! Worth it! #teacherlife

BookishClaire I loved it! (Interviewed the author on my podcast too!) 2mo
Sschweic Awesome! 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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Here goes: “Last year I made two resolutions.”
Hmmm, not sure where to go with that.
@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🤔🤔🤔 hmmmm. Thanks for playing sweetheart ❤️ 2mo
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Sebjourneys
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Sunday mornings got me like...

Bklover Welcome to Litsy!!📚👍🎉 2mo
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Kaylamburson
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed it, but #unpopularopinion, it's not great. The timeline was long and choppy, & didn't allow us to feel real emotion for the relationships. I didn't care if Jack and Laurie ended up together. It's a fun concept, & I'll admit the plot point with Laurie's dad made me teary, & the ending was true epic love story. However, it was just on par with other romances. Recently in this genre I much preferred the Kiss Quotient and The Wedding Date.

BibliOphelia This was just so-so for me, too! Same reasons. 🙂 2mo
Kaylamburson Glad to hear it's not just me! @BibliOphelia 2mo
Zelma I like the idea and then quickly bailed on it. Really didn‘t enjoy this at all (nor the recent spate of contemporary romance. The Kiss Quotient has been the only exception.) 2mo
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Kaylamburson I feel like everyone tries to jump on the bandwagon when something is selling and it just doesn't work the same. @Zelma 2mo
MrBook Good to know since @BookBabe and I are thinking about making this a book club selection for December. 😁 Are you going to Book Expo this year?! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2mo
Kaylamburson It's still a cute story, and so many people loved it, so you guys might, too!! And I am!! Lots of meetings again, but I'll be around all BookExpo days! @MrBook @BookBabe. Are we doing another meet-up this year? 2mo
MrBook @Kaylamburson Awesome 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Oh, heck yeah we‘ll be doing another one! 😁🙌🏻 2mo
Kaylamburson Can't wait!! @MrBook 2mo
ScientistSam Will you be at BookCon? 2mo
Kaylamburson I'll likely go for one of the days! We havent sorted the working schedule yet, but I'm sure I'll be there at some point. You?? @ScientistSam 2mo
ScientistSam I'll be there for at least some of it! 2mo
Kaylamburson Awesome!!! We will have to meet up! @ScientistSam 2mo
ScientistSam Looking forward to it! 2mo
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litenthusiast
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I have been dealing with a migraine for the last 36 hours. I finally feel it lifting and my vision is back to normal so I can read, which I am very grateful for. Spending my Friday night trying to finish up one of these books. #FridayNightBookClub @JoScho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Tamra So irritating and what a waste of time, I totally get it! It‘s also funny how they follow a duration pattern, at least mine do anyway. 2mo
litenthusiast @Tamra Yes, they are completely irritating. I don't get them very often, but I can always tell when one is coming on and know I'll be out of it for about two days. I'm sorry you get them too, they are miserable. 2mo
jenniferajanes I‘m glad you‘re feeling better! 2mo
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litenthusiast @jenniferajanes Thank you! 💜 2mo
litenthusiast @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! 💙 I'm really loving the book. I'm hoping to finish it this weekend. 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
1. Daily posts, swaps, some monthly posts, readathons
2. My practice this morning went sooo well didn‘t expect it
3. “I fight the urge to jump up and pull her into a fierce hug, both by way of apology and as a plea for understanding” From tagged book
4. @ValkyrieAndHerBooks

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MaggieCarr
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I rarely pick up a book that seems to be everywhere due to it's notoriety as being from a famous person's book club but that is exactly why I did- it was one of my tasks on a reading challenge. Anyway, wow, it's not often that a storyline that spans a decade can give me "all the emojis" with each entry on the timeline. Was it because I could relate? Was sucked in my the characters? The romance you want to root for and mourn at the same time. 5☆

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litenthusiast
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Sneaking a little more reading in this snowy Monday before I have to get back to work. I'm am loving this book. It kind of reminds me of Bridget Jones's Diary in a way. #MondayReads

Catsandbooks Loved this book!! 💕 3mo
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litenthusiast
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My weekend reading choices. I am in the mood for something different this weekend. I've been reading a lot of WWII historical fiction recently, and need a break from it. Happy Saturday! 💜

Birdsong28 One Day in December will take you over its just so good. Can't wait for her next one! 📚📖 3mo
litenthusiast @Birdsong28 That is good to know! I really am in the mood for a book that I can't put down! 3mo
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AlisonM
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I totally believe in love at first sight. It‘s how I met my husband over 20 years ago. Although it didn‘t take us 10 years to finally get together (only a year later) I could totally feel the pain and longing the main characters felt. What a cute and enjoyable read. I‘m a sucker for a good love story and loved following theirs for a decade. #Book6of2019

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Samplergal
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What an enjoyable book! Twisty and of course a delightful ending after a ton of angst. A great little palate cleanser! #24b4monday

Andrew65 😊👍 3mo
KarenUK Great description! Such a feel good book 👍💕 3mo
allthingskayla This books is so freaking cute! 3mo
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Samplergal
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Two months past Christmas.... but my library hold just came in. 😜

Lmstraubie It's worth the wait 😉 3mo
Liatrek Lovely book! 3mo
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MallenNC
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The main character thinks she‘s just missed meeting #TheOne on a bus in London, but since that happens at the beginning of the book, you know that‘s not the end of this #literarylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
vkois88 I wanna read this 😣😣😣 the wait list is soooo long at my library 3mo
MallenNC @vkois88 I used an Audible credit for it! 3mo
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vkois88 Oh man, Audible is awesome. I've only ever used them when they've given free credits but loved it! 3mo
MallenNC @vkois88 I bought a deal for a year's worth of credits. I do like it! 3mo
vkois88 That's awesome! I'm gonna keep my eyes peeled for another deal 😊 3mo
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Catsandbooks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 /5 stars! I really loved this sweet story! The narrators did a fantastic job and brought the characters to life for me! I originally thought it was going to be too sappy but it wasn't. Overall a great love story for the modern age! 💕