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The Snow Child
The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
A childless couple working a farm in the brutal landscape of 1920 Alaska discovers a little girl living in the wilderness and begins to love the strange, almost-supernatural child as their own.
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Honeybeebooks
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I am tired of the cold weather and can‘t picture myself living in Alaska, especially a hundred years ago so I can‘t relate to The Winter Child, but I can still like it. I did appreciate the author‘s love for her home and the characters she created. There was no suspense but the mystery made up for it and the beautiful but austere setting was balanced by the warmth and charm of the family relationships. For a haunting story of love of a child 4⭐️s.

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LiteraryinLawrence
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The book made it here safe and sound @Kayla.Adriena ! I chose one of the bookish gifts which were all adorable (no spoilers for the others!) and was so touched by your thoughtful note to warn me about possible triggers in the book. I‘m going to read it but be aware of what you said and skim parts if needed. Really glad to be in the group with you and @shellleigh33 and @BennettBookworm !

Kayla.Adriena Yay! And I'm so glad too ☺ 2mo
AvidReader25 I really loved this one! 2mo
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shellleigh33 My book is headed to you @Kayla.Adriena I just got it sent out yesterday sorry 2mo
Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 No apology necessary! I'll keep an eye out! 2mo
Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 your book arrived safely today my friend! 2mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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This one is going out tomorrow for #LMPBC. Fairy tale plus Little House vibes for me 🪓🦌. Can't wait to read what you all think about it in the coming months @shellleigh33 @LiteraryinLawrence @BennettBookworm
@suvata

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KatieDid927
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I really really liked it. Definitely worth it for those like me that are into atmospheric novels set in Alaska.

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kezzlou85
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So three days into #JoyousJanuary and its been a slow start but could be worse. Today has been a wash out due to work and trying to sort out tax. What a headache.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Every little helps. Hope things improve for you. 4mo
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steph_phanie
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Such a beautiful way to start a new year of reading!

In this retelling of The Snow Maiden (of Russian lore), Ivey takes us to the 1920s territory of Alaska. A childless couple has come here hoping to find a fresh start together and overcome their chasm of grief. They must also figure out how to survive the harsh landscape and unforgiving winters. One night they build a little girl out of snow and their lives are changed forever.

Follow.my.read This was one of my all time favorite books!!! 4mo
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JenReadsAlot
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1. Tagged - loved this book!
2. A consistent meditation/yoga routine
3. Working from home/telehealth
Thanks @BethM @eggs #wondrousWednesday

Eggs Love 2 and 3!! 4mo
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Readergrrl
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❄️ It‘s so hard to pick one, but I loved The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey and The Tenderness of Wolves by Stefan Penney. They left me frigid and warmed simultaneously.
❄️A personal goal is to continue learning more about classical drawing and painting. This weekend, I am participating in 3-day wrkshp about color mixing using the Munsell Theory.
❄️Today, I am grateful for my last class of the day: a group of only 6 senior boys who keep me laughing!!❤️

Readergrrl Thanks @Butterfinger for the tag! ❤️ 4mo
Readergrrl I‘m randomly selecting and tagging these three people from my followers list: @Tattooedteacher @Mynameisacolour @bookish_wookish (edited) 4mo
Smrloomis I love #3 🥰 4mo
Eggs Love your evocative descriptions and responses ✨ thanks for playing 👏🏻📚🎈 4mo
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bookishnerd
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1. The tagged book.
2. To change careers! Been on hold with covid, but hoping this is the year.
3. Some time to myself after work! Didn't get a lot of that over the holidays.

#wonderouswednesday

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Brimful
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This was a wonderful Christmas read. A lovely contemporary fairy tale that drew me into the landscape of early 20th century homesteading in Alaska. A story of love in its myriad forms and a reminder that letting people go is as important as holding them close!

Cathythoughts Beautiful picture 💫 5mo
jlhammar Loved this book! 5mo
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MicrobeMom
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@rachelsbrittain @Bookzombie

1. The Eye of the Wheel
2. White Christmas, It‘s a Wonderful Life
3. The Snow Child

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Kshakal
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1. Merry Ex-mas by Shelia Roberts
2. There are so many… elf, home alone, Christmas vacation, the holiday… I could go on!
3. Tagged! I loved this book so much and I will probably reread it again this winter!

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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OriginalCyn620
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Thanks for the tag @Andrew65 😊

This was my favorite for #January. I loved the fairy tale aspect and the magical realism. A touching story overall!
#12Booksof2021

Andrew65 One I have yet to read. 5mo
MicrobeMom Loved this book! 5mo
Readergrrl Wonderful book! One of my favorites and most frequently recommended! 5mo
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Brimful
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A seasonal choice for my next read!

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Bklover
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#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks
#December
This book was lovely. Maybe a bit slow in places but I loved the fairy tale story and I absolutely love the cold setting!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Eggs ❄️💙🙌🏻 6mo
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Amandajoy
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After cooking all day yesterday, this is my vibe for today.

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Amandajoy
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Waiting to get my COVID booster!

rachelsbrittain I got my booster today too! 6mo
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vivastory
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This book, in fact this author, has been on my TBR for eons. This is one of the first covers to come to mind when I think of #chilly #GratefulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

melissajayne I quite liked it 6mo
bookaholic1 Such a good book 6mo
Prairiegirl_reading I love that book. 6mo
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Eggs This has been on my TBR 4-ever!! 6mo
quietjenn I was just eyeing this one the other day! I really loved the author's other book, so not sure why I haven't read this yet. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s on mine too!! 6mo
StaceGhost I just finished it and it was incredible! One of my favorite reads of the year 6mo
tpixie This is a lovely Russian fairy tale retelling. 6mo
RaeLovesToRead I have this too. I've heard it's pretty special! Might shuffle it right up the TBR 😊 6mo
Amandajoy I just started reading this! I convinced my book club to make this our December pick because I wanted to read it! 6mo
vivastory @melissajayne @bookaholic1 @Prairiegirl_reading @staceghost @tpixie
All of your praise for the book has definitely convinced me to put it on my TBR pile for sometime over the next couple of months. Looking forward to it!
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vivastory @quietjenn I have that one too. If I remember correctly her other one has a unique format. Epistolary? 6mo
vivastory @Eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @raelovestoread All of the praise in this thread is motivating me to read it soon. I think it'll be a great seasonal read! 6mo
vivastory @Amandajoy Nice! I will keep an eye out for your review. 6mo
quietjenn @vivastory yes! Journal entries, letters, lots of printed ephemera. I found it entirely engrossing. 6mo
vivastory @quietjenn That's 💯 my wheelhouse. Thanks 👍 6mo
bookaholic1 @vivastory 👍👍👍 6mo
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StaceGhost
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#wintersolsticeswap @Chrissyreadit a major tradition for my family is making a wildlife tree🌲I thrift porcelain tea cups all year so we can fill them with coconut oil & bird seed before tying them by their handles to various branches in the yard 🐿 we also make garlands with popcorn & cranberries, cinnamon, oranges, & bay leaves 🍃 📸 from Longwood Gardens, another lovely tradition 🎄

Chrissyreadit These are absolutely lovely traditions ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
StaceGhost @Chrissyreadit thank you! & for posting the question :) 6mo
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SeaToSkyes That's a wonderful idea! 6mo
sprainedbrain We do cranberry/popcorn garlands, but the teacups sound like a wonderful (and beautiful!) idea as well! ❤️ 6mo
StaceGhost @sprainedbrain we just started the garlands last year! I love how they look ❤️ 6mo
StaceGhost @SeaToSkyes thank you! I got it from the book Happy Vegan Christmas 🎄 this year I‘m thinking about E6000 gluing saucers to the bottom so the birds can perch 🐦 6mo
DivineDiana I love this! And Longwood Gardens! ❤️🐦🐿 6mo
StaceGhost @DivineDiana yes!! They‘re renovating the whole conservatory this year but the outdoor areas are still gorgeous 💎 6mo
DivineDiana Walking outside during the Holidays is magical! ⭐️ 6mo
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Messiejessie
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This was lovely. The pace was probably a little slower than what I was in the mood for, but it‘s written beautifully. A book about the love of wild places and wild creatures set in the beautiful and untamed wilderness of Alaska.
Fairy tale magic meets the harsh reality of survival.

Smrloomis Loved this too! ❤️ 8mo
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Argon
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This was a neat book! I loved the combination of the fairy tale and the reality of homesteading in Alaska in the early 20th century. Beautiful writing inspired by a beautiful and wild landscape 🌲❄️☀️
8.5/10

SamAnne I really enjoyed this ine too. I liked her other book even more. 9mo
Argon Cool! This is the first book of hers I‘ve read, so I‘ve added that to my tbr 😊 9mo
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ju.ca.no
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I‘m 24% in on this Audiobook. So far it reminds me A LOT of „the Winter People“ by Jennifer McMahon - a couple in the middle of nowhere in winter and the wish for a child. Up until now it could seriously be another chapter in the other book. Which is perfectly fine because I loved „the Winter People“😅 I‘m enjoying it, but I also can‘t wait for something happening that feels a bit... newer😅

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northdust
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I am really enjoying "The Snow Child:?

SamAnne Loved this one. And loved her other novel...At The Bright Edge of the World? I think? Even more... 13mo
northdust Thank you, I was looking into other books read by this author and saw that one. I am going to order it. 13mo
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bookaholic1
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#31
A cute story, about an older couple that can't children, so one snowy night they made a snow girl, who comes to life.
I really enjoyed it

Gissy So funny☺️ 14mo
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Tattooedteacher
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I read this book years ago on the recommendation of my principal. Don‘t remember the details, but I do remember enjoying it. #windsofmarch Prompt: Tree on the cover

Eggs Great cover, perfect for the prompt 🌳🌳 1y
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MicrobeMom
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I found this book a beautiful story of love, struggle, independence, and love. When a childless couple moves to Alaska to escape their grief, they live a lonely harsh pioneer life. Then a little girl of the wilderness enters their life and changes it forever. Alaska and the wilderness is as much a character in this book. This is a lovely story!

SamAnne Her other book is really wonderful too. I liked it more actually. To the Bright Edge of the World? I can‘t remember the exact title. 1y
MicrobeMom @SamAnne thanks! I will definitely need to check her other book out! (edited) 1y
kspenmoll Wonderful! Reading with your kids is so special! 1y
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Nlr27
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Written like poetry.

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OriginalCyn620
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Read a total of 13 books this month! 🥳
My fave was the tagged book! 4 were library books that I checked out through Libby, and 3 of those were audiobooks, which is a big deal for me because I don‘t do a lot of audiobooking.
#januarywrapup

Crazeedi Yay for you!!👏👏🥰 1y
MyNamesParadise Congrats! What did you think of Nine Perfect Strangers? It was my least favorite Liane Moriarty book. 1y
OriginalCyn620 @MyNamesParadise I‘m a Moriarty fan and have read all her books. While this wasn‘t my favorite, I still enjoyed it and didn‘t get why it got all the hate that it did. I‘m looking forward to the Hulu series! 1y
MyNamesParadise @OriginalCyn620 I was more indifferent to it. It was very readable because of Moriarty‘s style. I didn‘t hate it. I‘m eager for the series as well. I really need to get Hulu! 1y
OriginalCyn620 @MyNamesParadise I agree, it was very readable! It was kinda long and had so many characters but it flowed along nicely. 1y
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Kshakal
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This book was like word porn... so beautifully told. A retelling of a Russian fairytale that tells the story of older couple who long for a child and them made one from the snow! A ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read for sure!!!

PatriciaU One of my all-time favorite books! It was a “community read” in my city a few years ago and I got to hear the author read from the book and talk about her life in Alaska and writing the story. Such a privilege, and it made me a fan. 1y
JenReadsAlot So good! I recommend her other book too if you havent read it! 1y
Kshakal @JenReadsAlot I didn‘t know she had another book! what is the title of that one?? 1y
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JenReadsAlot To the Bright Edge of the World. 1y
Kshakal @JenReadsAlot that sounds amazing! 1y
JenReadsAlot Her writing is incredible! 1y
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Kshakal
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Ahhhhh!!! I was right in the middle of this one and my iPad died and I can‘t get it back!!! 😭🤬😤

valeriegeary Nnnnnooooooooooooo! Whhhhy?! 😫😭 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no!!!! 😵 1y
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AvidReader25
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This is a retelling of a Russian fairytale set in Alaska. Mabel & Jack are an older childless couple looking for a new start. The writing is gorgeous. The descriptions of the beauty & brutal nature of life in the wilderness took my breath away. The characters are layered & feel so real. It left me reeling for days.

“Alaska gave up nothing easily. It was lean & wild & indifferent to a man‘s struggle, & he had seen it in the eyes of that red fox.”

glamhobbit Has been on my TBR for so long! Moving it up in the queue ❄️✨ 1y
OriginalCyn620 I just read this too and loved it! 1y
AvidReader25 @glamhobbit It sat on my shelf for years! 1y
AvidReader25 @OriginalCyn620 It was wonderful! 1y
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OriginalCyn620
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Finished this today...one goal down for #joyousjanuary!

Andrew65 Well done. 👏👏👏 1y
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OriginalCyn620
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So glad I finally read this! Great book!
#bookspinbingo

#pop21 #magicalrealismbook

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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OriginalCyn620
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So excited to be starting this one!

Jeannineth I loved this one! You are in for a sweet treat. ❄️ 👶 1y
JenReadsAlot So good! 1y
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Liz_M
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Jack and Mabel are new homesteaders in 1920s Alaska. They left their established life in part to leave behind the inescapable reminders of Mabel‘s miscarriage. Life in Alaska is isolating and hard. But on the first real snowfall, in a moment of playful joy, they build a snow-girl and the next morning Faina appears. The novel is able to keep Faina‘s essence ambiguous – whether she a fairy tale or wild child. A perfectly charming book to end 2020.

Chrissyreadit That‘s a pretty case for your tablet! 1y
BarbaraBB Charming is the right word. I was unexpectedly charmed by it too when I read it! 1y
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Liz_M @Chrissyreadit Thank you! I spent HOURS on etsy finding just the right one. 😊 1y
TheAromaofBooks Lovely review!! 1y
TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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OriginalCyn620 Pretty pic! I‘ll be reading this one in January...can‘t wait! ❄️ 1y
IuliaC Lovely! Both the book and the photo! 1y
Cathythoughts Beautiful picture ✨✨✨✨Happy New Year 😘 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @IuliaC thank you 🤍🤍 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cathythoughts thank you!! Happy New Year!! 🎈🎆🎊 1y
AvidReader25 I just finished this one! 1y
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KatieDid927
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Thank you so much @Amandajoy for the wonderful and thoughtful gifts! The books you chose are just perfect and the candle and stationary are lovely. I have a special connection to dragonflies. Your package was well-worth the wait. Happy Christmas!

#ElfSwap @Avanders

Amandajoy I‘m so glad it made it and you like the books! Enjoy them and Happy Holidays! 1y
Avanders Yay!! 🧚🏽‍♀️♥️🎄 1y
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AlobelThee
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#WinterGames #MerryReaders
@Clwojick 🌬❄️ +1

The Snow Child has been on my TBRs for a few years now, even to arrive in my bookish gifts last Christmas, and just now to reading.

My mom read this at the library, and found it a bit on the gloomy side of Alaska survival. 4/5 for her. I'm up for the eerie winter fairytales, and look forward to my thoughts!

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paulareadsallthetime
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Such a wonderful book about life on the Alaskan Frontier. An older man and woman cannot have children. Amazing things happen when they build a snow girl. This is a sweet story with sadness woven in. It was so enjoyable to read.

ItsAnotherJen I really liked this one! 1y
IuliaC I enjoyed this one so much! 1y
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Hestapleton
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Wowzer I loved this. Magical realism isn‘t usually my thing, but this felt more like a fairy tale. It was super lovely and made me all feel cozy and ready for big snow. My #doublespin for my Christmas list, 15 points for #wintergames #teamreadnosedreindeer AND fills the White Christmas square for #festiveflicks

Traci1 Great review! I'm stacking this one. 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great progress!! I've been meaning to read this one for a while. 1y
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Hestapleton
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COVID sucks, don‘t get me wrong, but I‘m grateful to (mostly) have energy to get some reading done if I‘m going to spend days in bed.

Texreader Oh no! You‘re positive?? Ugh I‘m so sorry!! Get well soon!! 1y
Hestapleton @Texreader yup, hubby had it two weeks ago so I got it from him - though where he got it is a mystery. It‘s mild but definitely not fun! 1y
Suet624 Oh no. I‘m so sorry. 1y
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Megabooks I‘m so sorry! It is really really rough. (I had it earlier this year.) I hope you feel better soon. 💙 1y
Jas16 I hope you feel better soon. 1y
MittenGirlPeach Rest up and feel better very soon! (I loved the snow child!) 1y
Reggie I got it the day before Halloween and was lucky to have a very mild version as well. Hope you feel better! 1y
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Andrea313
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Jack and Mabel are a childless older couple struggling in the Alaskan wilderness when a sudden emergence of a young girl from the woods changes their lives. #WhatChildIsThis #Silver #DecemberSong #SleighTheShelves
@Eggs @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Nice double play❄️❄️ Been wanting to read this 4ever! 1y
Buechersuechtling Oh‼️ That summary sounds interesting. (And so does the quote.) 😄 1y
OriginalCyn620 On my TBR! 1y
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TheSpineView
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Eggs Nice! As I told @Andrea313 , ive been wanting to read this 4ever 🤗 1y
TheSpineView @Eggs 📚📚📚 1y
IuliaC I loved this one 💙 1y
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AlobelThee
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#WinterGames #MerryReaders
@Clwojick (25p noted)

Here is my TBR post. :^) The buddy read of 'A Christmas Carol' fits right in with the paranormal themes I'm looking for this year, while getting to 'The Snow Child'. I missed time last year on 'The Christmas Mouse'; gotta start that read up first. 🐭👻 Since recently getting subscribed on Shudder movie streams (Krampus on DVD) I'll have spooky films all winter. Also, more of my bead craft projects!

AlobelThee I still have a ways to go with Mexican Gothic, to be continued in January. 'Ana on the Edge' is another for my Winter Games reads! ❄️⛸ (edited) 1y
Bookworm54 A great idea to use a paranormal theme :) I look forward to seeing your posts! 1y
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AllisonM89
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A new favorite. Bittersweet and absolutely lovely.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
Square 9
Top row bingo!

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!! This one has been on my radar for a while, but I'm afraid it may be too sad. 1y
AllisonM89 @TheAromaofBooks its sad, but sweet. This isn't in the category of downright-depressing like barbara kingsolver books or the color purple or the fifth season. Its closer to The Horses of Briar Hill in terms of how sad it is 1y
TheAromaofBooks I think I will read it at some point. I'll just have to make sure I'm in the right place for something kind of bittersweet!! 1y
SamAnne I highly recommend at the Bright Edge of the World, which I enjoyed even more. 1y
AllisonM89 @SamAnne just added it to my tbr list! 1y
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