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The Flatshare
The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
Tiffy and Leon share an apartment. Tiffy and Leon have never met. After a bad breakup, Tiffy Moore needs a place to live. Fast. And cheap. But the apartments in her budget have her wondering if astonishingly colored mold on the walls counts as art. Desperation makes her open minded, so she answers an ad for a flatshare. Leon, a night shift worker, will take the apartment during the day, and Tiffy can have it nights and weekends. Hell only ever be there when shes at the office. In fact, theyll never even have to meet. Tiffy and Leon start writing each other notes first about what day is garbage day, and politely establishing what leftovers are up for grabs, and the evergreen question of whether the toilet seat should stay up or down. Even though they are opposites, they soon become friends. And then maybe more. But falling in love with your roommate is probably a terrible idea...especially if you've never met. What if your roommate is your soul mate? A joyful, quirky romantic comedy, Beth O'Leary's The Flatshare is a feel-good novel about finding love in the most unexpected of ways.
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PageShifter
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Mehso-so

I liked how realistic characters felt, but to be honest I was more interested in some minor characters' stories than main characters.

I thought this would have been fun and light but suddenly characters were dealing with quite disturbing issues and it took some pleasure away because I had thought I would get a fluffy story.

I was entertained but after all the hype I think I waited to get more.

#SeriesRead2022

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September update of my #readingbracket2022
This one was just a very unique romance that I thoroughly enjoyed 😊

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2 #libraryholds from Libby came in today but I‘m having them delivered later because I‘m still reading The No-Show by Beth O‘Leary.

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I really enjoyed both #LittensLoveRomance books for September. The Flatshare & The Stand-In. I am happy I participated because I don‘t think I would have chosen to read either. I will definitely read another book by those authors.

StayCurious Yay! Glad you enjoyed! 1w
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LiseWorks
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#LitsyLoveRomance This was a very delightful read. Love how we saw each character in their own chapters. This was a way for us to see there thoughts. Would I do a flat share? Not if I had to share the bed. I really loved how they dealt with this.

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#LittensLoveRomance September Book Discussion (the first). Hi guys! Thank you to all who read The Flatshare and put up with my inconsistent posting. Here are some discussion questions for those of you that read the book. Feel free to add your own down below.

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DanaManiac This was such a great pick! I‘ve already added so many of her other books to my TBR! 1- I would only ever consider it if I was in Tiffy‘s exact situation. It sounded insane at first, but I think if I were in her shoes and saw the ad, I would seriously think about it. I would however, have wanted to meet the person first. 2- I found the writing of Leon‘s chapters to be just fine. 1w
DanaManiac 3- I don‘t recall the chapter, but it was when it became clear that he was intentionally ‘tampering‘ with her recollection of events in their relationship. 4- I don‘t think it would‘ve worked out. They were both in situations where they needed to have their walls down to see the truth. If they had met first, I think the attraction would have made them put their walls up and be too defensive to leave and get to know each other. 1w
DanaManiac 5- At the very least, Martin should have known that what Justin was asking of him was extremely inappropriate. Even if he felt bad for him, he should not crossed that professional boundary. 6- I did enjoy it. I felt like it added an element to Leon and Tiffany‘s post-it notes communication. I don‘t think it was too heavily focused on. 1w
DanaManiac 7- I got the sense from the very beginning of Richie‘s subplot that he was innocent, but I wasn‘t sure how he could‘ve been framed for what happened if he wasn‘t at least there. The revelation of the true facts was very helpful for supporting him being fully innocent. 1w
StayCurious Thanks so much @DanaManiac - I love seeing your thoughts! 1w
LiseWorks I personally would not share a bed but I loved how Tiffy decided she would sleep one one side and Leon should sleep on the other. I knew there was something wrong with Justin the second time she saw him. Why would he even be there? 1w
LiseWorks I also like the chapters on Leon, this way ingot tonsee what he thought. I personally love the notes, it gave this relationship a chance to bud. I actually thought Leon was maybe wrong about his brother but I really was happy he was innocent. I actually loved Tiffie's Friends. 1w
LiseWorks I had a feeling that Martin was a creep, but was so surprised that he was the one helping Justin. 1w
LiseWorks I loved the Johnny White story. And I really like how it ended. I showed me another side of Leon which I liked. 1w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 1. It's expensive out there so agreeing to a flatshare, yes, but preferable someone I know at least a little bit. I couldn't agree to share a bed unless a super close friend & the time constraints don't work with my life. 2. I didn't mind the idea behind the way Leon's chapters were written, but on audio the phone calls (both MCs calls) sounded tinny & far away so it was difficult to hear. Idea = fine. Audio execution = not good 1w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 3. Early on I thought Justin was an abusive narcissist. He reminded me of guys my friends went out with (who need to steer clear of me should The Purge become a real thing. 🤣) 4. If they met before the notes, there may have been an attraction but if Leon was with Kay and Tiffy was still hung up on Justin, I don't think it would've went anywhere. Instead, they got to know each other & let the feelings creep up slowly & the attraction helped. 1w
PageShifter 1. Nooo, I don't want to share my sheats with a stranger xD 2. Annoying, cut my reading flow 3. She was described the way that it wasn't that hard to figure out 4. I really think so! I am also quite introvert and communicating through Litsy & letters makes it easier. There is even language barrier in my case 🤣 5. He didn't know how severe his actions were 6. I was more invested in it xD 7. I am blue-eyed so yes LOL (edited) 1w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 5. He might not have realized at first, but I think Martin should've realized he was wrong to share so much about Tiffy's, so ultimately, he was complicit. 6. Cute but unnecessary. The book felt long & were already had the Justin & Richie subplots. 7. I thought he was innocent. Justin (and Kay) felt like the villains, so I figured Richie was innocent. Other than the love our MCs found, the book needed a win. 1w
TheAromaofBooks These are great questions @StayCurious !!! Thanks so much for hosting this buddy read - I really love this one!! At this moment in time I give a resounding NO to sharing a bed with a stranger, but I also felt like the author made it believable. My mental monologue actually sounds a lot like Leon's, so I liked this chapters. I felt like he and Tiffy had distinctive voices, which I really appreciated. 1w
TheAromaofBooks I was suspicious of Justin when I found out how much Tiffy's best friends disliked him. Always a big red flag when people who have known and loved you a long time think someone is bad for you. I think Tiffy & Leon needed the medium of the notes to sort of sneak into each other's lives and I loved it!!! I wasn't huge into the Johnny White subplot, but I did think it worked and got characters out of London and into different situations. 1w
TheSpineView No, I would never share a bed with someone whom I was not married to. A couch or air mattress would be my solution. In this case, I thought the notes worked. Had it been any other way I feel the outcome would have been different. Justin was a total butt-wipe! And that is being generous! I figured out early on what he was about. Tiffy just needed time away from his influence and to experience how a good guy treats a girl to figure things out. 1w
TheAromaofBooks Martin is 100% complicit. There is no excuse for spying on someone and reporting their movements like he was doing, especially to go as far as giving out her home address. This was my second time reading the book, so I already knew Richie was innocent and can't remember what I thought the first time around!! 1w
TheSpineView The Johnny White subplot worked. I thought it was inventive to use it as a way to draw Tiffy and Leon together. I was not sure about Richard the first time he came up. However, it was not long after I figured out he was innocent. 1w
BethM I wouldn‘t share a bed. I loved the the Johnny white subplot. Overall I liked some of the characters but this read as more of a story of abuse than a love story to me which I did not love. 5d
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance September Read: I really enjoyed the audio of this book. The performances were well done and of course I loved the accents. This is a really sweet romance but it also delves into more serious issues. I did think it went on slightly too long, but I was also feeling bad for botching up my reading timeline, so that could have played a part. I would definitely pick up this author‘s work again though.

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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.65-epilogue: Leon doing his own grand gesture by climbing up the balcony was so sweet! Thank goodness he came to his senses, even before Richie called. Also, Martin is a worm, Justin isn‘t going to easily forget that 17000 pound proposal but I think Tiffy has it handled, and thank heavens Richie is out! Or rather thank Gertie. I loved the epilogue as well - very romantic. Finished in the nick of time! Discussion tomorrow!

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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.61-64: Ack! I feel for Leon, I really do. He‘s dealing with Richie‘s trial and then thinks he gets dumped by Tiffy via You Tube. But man, pick up the phone when Tiffy calls! Do it, for me? I was very frustrated by these chapters. Now I‘m off to read more so I can finish the book by Sunday for our discussion! (I believe in me🤣)

LiseWorks Lol love the memes 2w
Laughterhp Yes! I agree! I was so mad at this part of the book! 2w
BarkingMadRun This was the point where I did not stop reading 🤣 2w
TheAromaofBooks It always annoys me when someone won't even give the other person an opportunity to explain. Like I get that he's really hurt, but at the same time - just ignoring her makes no sense!! On the other hand, I appreciate that the author gave Leon the background with his mother to make him not talking to Tiffy not just feel like a plot ploy, if that makes sense - I felt like it did fit with his character/backstory. 1w
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.57-60: Alright, so I‘m already tense about Richie‘s trial, and then Justin has to pull that horrible stunt - at Tiffy‘s work function no less. And of course Leon sees it…(not sure I believe he‘d see it right away on You Tube-he doesn‘t seem like an avid Social Media fellow-but am aware he would have found out soon so that hardly matters)-I‘m so angry at this turn of events. Gah! How will Tiffy get this sorted?

KristiAhlers This was one of those times I yelled at my book. Yeah, no it doesn‘t help but it does make me feel better 🤣. I love this story but this deserves a healthy dose of karma. 2w
BarkingMadRun Ughhhhhh Justin is such an ass 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Justin needs to disappear. I get keeping it light on stage but if he pulled that on Tiffy around me I would've beat the shit out of him offstage. He's such a creep. 1w
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.53-56: I‘m so glad Tiffy is in counselling and that Leon is such a great understanding guy. I can‘t imagine having flashes of memory right when things are getting good. I feel bad for them both but am happy Tiffy is trying to work through it. Do you think she needs to confront Justin? Or stay away from him?

LiseWorks I think she needs to confront him, tell him she no longer wants him in her life. This way she can move on and maybe kindle a relationship with Leon 2w
BarkingMadRun Justin is terrifying, but she definitely needs to confront him, he is never going to go away if she doesn‘t! 2w
BiblioLitten She needs to confront him for sure. But he is like those creepy guys who says ‘you say no, but I know you mean yes.‘ 2w
TheSpineView Justin is a creep! She needs to tell him to leave her alone and what the consequences will be if he doesn't! 2w
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.49-52: Instead of derailing their romance, Justin‘s visit seems to have brought Tiffy and Leon closer. Leon is such a sweet guy - when he wrote to Tiffy that he wouldn‘t hurt her - swoon💜And he agreed to model wool for her. That‘s pretty special, if you ask me.

BarkingMadRun I love them as a couple, I hope they stay that way! 2w
peanutnine I loved how Leon is handling Tiffy's past trauma. As someone who has suffered from emotional abuse, it is so important to find someone who gives that space to work through things 2w
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TheSpineView Love Leon! He is a keeper! 2w
KristiAhlers I love Leon! He‘s exactly who Tiffy needs! 2w
DanaManiac Leon is just perfect for Tiffy! 2w
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.45-48: Man! things were finally happening between Tiffy & Leon, and then Justin comes over…at midnight? This guy is seriously crazy and Tiffy needs a restraining order. Thank goodness Leon was there! And props for how he handled it. I just hope Tiffy is ok and this doesn‘t slow down their romance too much.

Laughterhp This might be one of the first romances I‘ve read where they‘ve actually been interrupted. I feel like it doesn‘t usually happen. And yes Justin is crazy! 2w
TheSpineView Justin is crazy. So glad Leon is quick thinking 2w
KristiAhlers Leon is a total hero. 2w
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.41-44: Ack! So behind in this read-along…will finish before discussion on Sunday😅Anyway: I liked these chapters where we see Tiffy and Leon start to loosen up around each other with the help of a little whiskey and free pudding. But when they get up to their room there‘s an awkward will they won‘t they missed kiss moment - and now Tiffy feels bad and Leon feels regretful. Hopefully they get their moment again.

BarkingMadRun Ugh, they need to figure this out! 2w
BiblioLitten The duvet moment was cute though. When she says ‘next time‘ which makes Leon smile 😊 2w
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KristiAhlers There really hasn‘t been anything I haven‘t enjoyed with this book. I think this couple is just so cute but at times clueless but not in an objectionable way. I can‘t wait for their much deserved happy ending. 2w
TheAromaofBooks @KristiAhlers - I ship these two so hard!! I really feel like their relationship develops in such a healthy way. Sometimes I finish a romance and am not sure about the long-term viability of the relationship, but I think Leon and Tiffy can make it work. 2w
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I went ahead and finished this one for #littensloveromance
My library hold was due and it was just so dang good I couldn't put it down lol. I loved this! The premise was so unique and I loved seeing Tiffy and Leon's relationship evolve. @StayCurious looking forward to the end of book discussion

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Leon needs more more and since he works night as a nurse, he decides to rent out his flat to someone who needs it during the night and the weekends.

Tiffy‘s relationship with her boyfriend has ended, and it‘s about time she moves out of his flare.

So they becomes flatmates, and we all knows where this ends. What I didn‘t except was some of the serious themes the book looks at like gaslighting, manipulation and mental abuse.

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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.37-40: Tiffy & Leon actually go out -to the seaside to meet another Johnny White. Tiffy twists her ankle in true damsel in distress fashion and nearly drowns and Leon jumps in fully clothed and saves her! Part of me felt this was romantic, and part of me felt it was a bit try-hard(by the author, not Leon)But that‘s just me. Now they‘ll be staying the night while Tiffy recovers…sharing a bed while the other is there?!? Oh my!

TheSpineView I did think it was so romantic that eon came to her rescue. 2w
StayCurious @TheSpineView and normally I would‘ve as well…I think I‘m just in a mood lol - I didn‘t quite like how the author wrote the scene for some reason (edited) 2w
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TheAromaofBooks The whole twisting her ankle bit was what felt a little odd to me - like that isn't a usual swimming injury 😂 2w
PageShifter I am curious to know if they found the right John - I think they did?! And yeah that kind of injury was something I have never heard of 2w
StayCurious @PageShifter I think they have found the right John. Whether he is interested in reliving his past is another story 2w
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.33-36: finally things seem to be moving up for Tiffy. She got promoted finally, and she is starting to come to terms with how damaging her relationship was with Justin. I do worry how that will come to an end. Alarms are ringing the more she remembers. I love that Leon and Tiffy finally meet (with their clothes on this time). Looking forward to seeing them grow closer.

BarkingMadRun Grrrrr that Justin! I really dislike him! I‘m glad that we are getting to see Leon and Tiffy together! 3w
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BiblioLitten Oh Justin reminds me a bit of the lousy boss from the movie The Holiday. Kate Winslet‘s guy 3w
TheSpineView @BiblioLitten Yeag, he kinda does! 3w
PageShifter I am happy that they finally met like adults. And also how Tiffy has started to go through her ex-relationship 2w
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I have no idea how to stick to a reading schedule with an audiobook 🤣!

This was a quick, easy read. I didn‘t love the audio version but I think because it‘s different than I‘m used to. When they were talking to someone on the phone the audio was lower and a little different (like you were actually hearing them on the phone). It just annoyed me.

I would never have picked this up without #LittensLoveRomance

StayCurious Yeah the audio is a bit off at times for me too. But I do enjoy the accents lol 3w
RedxoHearts Ohh I'll have to check this one out. I enjoyed The Switch by this author but haven't tried any of her other books yet 3w
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.29-32: Well at least they talked about the awkward first encounter. If they‘d let it lie it would have been worse for sure. Thank goodness Gertie took Richie‘s case! I really feel as though he got the raw deal. I really like the continuing back and forth between Tiffy and Leon and can‘t wait for their next encounter in person.

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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.25-28: Justin is toxic! Doesn‘t he see that he‘s hurting Tiffy just by approaching her? No wonder Tiffy is having a hard time moving on and is hungover the next day and can‘t get out of bed on time. Boy, her first meeting with Leon was awkward and pretty adorably embarrassing haha. But seriously, did they never discuss the possibility of running into the other if one of them was sick or something? They were so unprepared!

LiseWorks I loved this scene of meeting. Embarrassing yes! 3w
BarkingMadRun It was so fun, and I definitely got a kick out of it! Poor Leon! 3w
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TheSpineView Leon needs a little help. Sigh. 3w
peanutnine Oh my goodness that scene had me cracking up! 😂 They were wildly unprepared for it. Poor planning for sure, life is unpredictable 3w
KristiAhlers Oh, Leon smh. 🤣. Yeah I thought it odd they had a plan for everything BUT that 🤣 3w
BiblioLitten @BarkingMadRun Hahaha me too! 3w
BiblioLitten Justin is turning out to be quite a dark and shady character. 3w
PageShifter Justin is so awful! And what comes about these two meeting first time. I don't know. They are adults and they acted so immature. Might be that I lost it when it was said how seeing someone almost naked makes you react and how seeing bebies makes you react as well. Well not everyone reacts similarly or to same things. 2w
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.21-24: Oh boy! I knew it was coming but the break up between Kay and Leon happened, and I feel so bad for Leon. I wonder how long they were together for? Break ups suck but when you‘re being asked to choose between family and your partner it makes it worse. Where‘s Leon going to spend his weekends now? He can‘t be a nomad forever. Meanwhile Tiffy is trying to move on but it seems that Justin still has a hold on her.

BarkingMadRun Ugh I hate Justin with every fiber of my being! 3w
LiseWorks I think Justin is stalking her 3w
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KristiAhlers Team HATE Justin. He‘s the worst. 3w
AnneCecilie I agree with everyone. Justin is the worst @BarkingMadRun @LiseWorks @KristiAhlers 3w
TheSpineView It should get interesting now that Leon is no longer occupied on the weekends. Justin is a piece of work. I hope he gets what is coming to him. 3w
Laughterhp Finally started to read this book today! Justin is the worst. I don‘t like the “phone calls” on the audiobook. I don‘t like the way the call sounds so far away. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
DanaManiac Justin is despicable! 3w
Read4life I‘m definitely Team Hate Justin as well. Also, soooo glad Kay is gone. 3w
TheAromaofBooks I definitely didn't think Kay and Leon were a good match, but I also didn't feel like Kay was a bad person - just that they wanted different things from life. As for Justin - WOW - he is SO creepy! 3w
PageShifter We saw that coming. But that was awful how Tiffy couldn't even kiss someone without thinking about Justin. That was a bit weird 3w
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Book— The Flatshare by Beth O‘Leary
Author— Frances Hodgson Burnett
TV Show— Friends
Singer/Band— Florence + the Machine
Song— Fields of Clover by the Box Tops & Ferry Cross the Mersey by Gerry & the Pacemakers

#ManicMonday #LetterF

CBee Thanks for playing 😊 3w
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#LittensLoveRomance -Since my audio copy from Scribd decided to skip several chapters I was able to get a new copy from audible and am ready to go again. (I‘m also back from camping and have access to wifi again - yay!) Over the next couple of days, I‘ll be posting a bunch to catch up to my original reading plan. If this seems more annoying than Tiffy‘s hoarding scarves and taking over Leon‘s closet-let me know and I‘ll take you off the tag list💜

KristiAhlers No this is great. And welcome back! 🤣 3w
DanaManiac I had the same issue on Scribd with another book. Did you write to them? Apparently there‘s a known issue going on… 3w
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StayCurious @DanaManiac I did and they just said “we‘re sorry for the inconvenience…we‘re aware of the issue.” But offered little more than that. So annoying. 3w
BethM Boooo guess I won‘t bother with scribd tomorrow then. 3w
DanaManiac @StayCurious Yeah, same here. I wonder what the issue is because I did listen to this one with no issue, but had the same problem with a different book… @BethM You may not have an issue with it, so it may be worth trying! 3w
Read4life I‘ve had the problem on 3 audiobooks on Scribd. Hoping it will be fixed quickly. As for Gracie, I like the relationships she‘s growing with Fangli and Sam. 3w
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I had to give this book to another friend so I blew through it but will still continue to discuss with #littensloveromance. #bookspin Suffice it to say I 💙 this one! @StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks

Cinfhen @KarenUK gifted this to me…last year!! Maybe I need to FINALLY listen 🎧 I think I just might 🥰 3w
marleed It‘s been over 3 years and many books since I‘ve read this, and it‘s still my favorite rom-com! 3w
BethM I just got it from the library! 3w
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KarenUK @Cinfhen 🥰💕 3w
TheAromaofBooks I'm really enjoying my reread of this on. I love Leon!!! 3w
KristiAhlers @TheAromaofBooks me too. He‘s like the ultimate book boyfriend in a way. 3w
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My library loan was expiring so I couldn‘t stick to the #LittensLoveRomance schedule, but I loved this book! Funny and sweet, but this story still touches on some more serious issues. Well-written with lovable characters, and the audio is very well-narrated.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LiteraryinLawrence I loved this one! 3w
julieclair I loved this one too! 3w
KristiAhlers Ha! I had to do the same. My friend and I shared it and her local book club is reading it. I loved this one! 3w
Prairiegirl_reading I loved this one too! If you haven‘t read The Switch, I loved that one too! 3w
Reggie Yeah, I couldn‘t believe how crazy her exboyfriend got. I also loved this one. 3w
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#LittensLoveRomance - I was happily listening to my audiobook from Scribd and it suddenly skipped 3 chapters! Has anyone else had this issue? I emailed support and they said “we‘re aware of the problem…” but didn‘t offer any solution. So I‘m currently looking to get another copy so I can continue. Stay tuned and hope you‘re enjoying your reads!

julieclair I have had problems with Scrib'd this week too. It hasn't skipped whole chapters (😳), but has skipped a sentence or two multiple times. It just suddenly goes silent, and then the sound comes back on a couple of sentences later . 4w
Bookwormjillk I was going to ask the same thing! I‘ve had terrible problems with Scribd lately. It either skips or goes backwards. Grrrr. 4w
TheSpineView Bummer! 4w
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Gissy 🙋🏽‍♀️Same here. It is as @julieclair described. I thought it was only me experiencing this tech problem but I guess I‘m not the only one. 4w
KathyWheeler I‘m also having an issue with Scribd lately. It sometimes skips — usually only a few words, but still skipping. And, if I listen to a book streaming instead of downloading, it‘ll pause for no reason and I have to close and restart the app. 4w
BiblioLitten I‘m having problems with Litsy. No notifications when tagged, comments disappear and reappear at their own will. Maybe Halloween spirit is catching up. 🎃 4w
batsy @BiblioLitten I've been having this issue with Litsy comments on and off for a couple weeks! 3w
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Whew, this week has been crazy!! But here is my pile of #BookMail from Tuesday that I am just now posting... my #FallingForFallSwap package arrived safely @avanders - I think it's from @quietjenn ? So excited!! I splurged and got a bonus BOTM this month (I skipped last month, so it all balances out, right??) Dangerous Beauty is a book to review for Random House and @julieclair Venetia arrived safe & sound for #LMPBC !! I'm catching up on The ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Flatshare for #LittensLoveRomance - it's a reread for me but it's been several years. I remember really liking this one so I wanted to get my own copy BUT to be complicated I like the British cover better 😂 Plus whenever possible I prefer getting the edition from the country where it was originally published - a little pet peeve of mine is the fact that British/Australian/Canadian books get “Americanized“ when they're published here - ⬇ 4w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) actually I want to know what words/terms they use in other places for things?? For instance does anyone have the American version of The Flatshare? I can't remember - in chapter 10 what does Tiffy stress-bake? In this edition it's flapjacks, which I had to look up because obviously in Britain they are NOT pancakes and I'm wondering if that word got changed in the American version?? 4w
KristiAhlers For the most part English writers do get “Americanized” both with spelling and word usage. I managed to get the British edition so my heart is happy. I know that the Harry Potter books are different. We lived in the UK when the first books came out. None of us (hubby and two boys) liked the American versions as we were used to British way of speaking. So we bought all our copies through the post so they‘d be English versions. 4w
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TheAromaofBooks @KristiAhlers - I bought the anniversary Hufflepuff House editions for myself as they came out and was bonus happy because they are the British editions. It was really fun to read them and notice various (mostly minor but still) differences. I feel like Americanizing spelling and terms takes away from the culture and setting and I don't like it haha I know it goes the other way as well - American books that get UK'd 😂 4w
quietjenn Yep, it's from me! Sorry if it forgot to write that (or anything else) on the box! But so glad to know that it is there! 😁 4w
DanaManiac The cover is lovely! They actually kept flapjacks the same in the American version. 4w
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🍁🍂🎃♥️ 4w
TheAromaofBooks @quietjenn - When I mailed my package I literally forgot to put ANYTHING on the outside of the box indicating that it was from Litsy/for a swap 😂 So you are still way ahead of me!! 4w
TheAromaofBooks @DanaManiac - Good to know!! I don't remember looking it up the first time I read it even though it seems obvious they aren't eating pancakes 😂 4w
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.17-20: playing catch-up! The question is: when will Tiffy and Leon meet? If Kay has anything to say about it:Never. I felt when Tiffy was walking through the halls of the hospice and kept missing Leon, it was a bit like a Scooby-Doo chase scene, haha. I love that Leon cares so much about Tiffy‘s response to his brother‘s situation- funny he doesn‘t care as much about Kay‘s opinion…

BarkingMadRun I do not like Kay lol I can‘t wait to see Leon meet Tiffy! 1mo
BiblioLitten How could he miss all that yellow tulle! 😂 The Scooby-doo comparison though 😆😆 1mo
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KristiAhlers I love to hate Kay. And right @BiblioLitten ? Maybe he‘s color blind 🤣 1mo
LiseWorks I think Leon is a little bit scared of meeting Tiffy. I felt like he was avoiding the meet. I loved how everyone at the hospice knew who she was and they were asking if Tiffy was his girlfriend. 1mo
TheSpineView Leon is scared. He likes her enough to be afraid she will not like him. Silly! 4w
PageShifter I want them to meet, finally! And it would be awesome if Richie got a new lawyer!! 3w
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.13-16 Sorry for being behind-finding it hard to chase after rowdy 11 month old & listen to book while camping!) Having Tiffy “meet” Richie feels like an important step, considering Leon can‘t even talk to Kay about him. We know how important Richie is to Leon. I like Tiffy as a person - she wasn‘t judgemental about Richie. How can Leon put up with Kay‘s reaction to Ritchie‘s situation? Love Tiffy‘s obsession with scarves

Read4life I‘ve been thinking the same thing. Kay has many unpleasant qualities, but her feelings about Richie seem like they should be the deal breaker given how important Richie is to Leon. 1mo
DanaManiac I agree. I think this cements the bad vibes I was feeling from Kay. She‘s very self centered and that was cruel of her to say those things about Richie 1mo
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BiblioLitten @DanaManiac I agree with Kay being self-centred. She seems quite controlling of Leon without supporting him or understanding him. 1mo
BiblioLitten Considering how nice and almost monosyllabic Leon is I‘m not surprised how everyone at his workplace is SO curious about his flat mate. 😄 1mo
BiblioLitten Richie is definitely the glue between Tiffy and Leon. My brain feels like there will be a love triangle between these characters. 1mo
KristiAhlers I‘m thoroughly enjoying this read. I love Leon and Tiffy. Kay for me is the evil villain in an obvious way but at the same time I can‘t wait to see what she‘ll say or do next. 1mo
PageShifter I am curious to see if Tiffy meets Richie and gets his story then?? 3w
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DanaManiac
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5 ⭐️ This is my first read with #LittensLoveRomance and it was too good for me to pace myself! I stayed up past my bedtime to finish it last night 😂. I don‘t know what subgenre of romance this is- where people enter each other‘s lives out of necessity and then stay for love- but it‘s my absolute favorite! There was a great mix of heavier topics that fit right in with the romance.

StayCurious Glad you enjoyed it! Our discussion will be near end of month 🙂 4w
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.9-12 - sorry for late post! Am camping and internet is so spotty that I have to balance on one foot with foil on my head…Tiffy sort of sees her ex from across the room and he makes confusing bedroom eyes at her, then sends confusing text. What a jerk if you ask me! I‘m glad her friends stopped her from making a mistake - like seeing him again. I am enjoying her back and forth with Leon - so cute.

BiblioLitten I‘m loving the banter between Leon and Tiffy. What do you guys think about Kay? 1mo
LiseWorks Lol, love to see the balancing with foil on head @StayCurious and I'm not sure what Tiffy' s ex is even doing there. Is it a coincidence? Doesn't he have a girlfriend? Or did Tiffy read the bedroom eyes wrong. 1mo
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BarkingMadRun I loved the notes that Leon and Tiffy are writing back and forth! So much fun! Justin can go jump in a lake 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
AnneCecilie I loved the notes between Leon and Tiffy as well @BiblioLitten @BarkingMadRun I‘m not sure what I think about Kay. Does she really think that she can control the dialogue/contact between Leon and Tiffy? 1mo
DanaManiac @BiblioLitten I am too! Considering how awkward and unique their situation is, I find it endearing! Kay gives me bad vibes, but I can‘t quite put my finger on why just yet. (edited) 1mo
BarkingMadRun I think Kay will end up shooting her self in the foot, TBH. Her behavior is not cute 1mo
tdrosebud I too enjoy the banter notes between Tiffany and Leon. As for the ex and the scene on the cruise, I immediately thought of the movie The Holiday, and the guy Kate Winslet's character loves. He has a fiancée, but still needs his devoted ex around, most likely as an ego boost. 1mo
tdrosebud @BiblioLitten I think Kay had some insecurity and is at least a little bit controlling. 1mo
KristiAhlers Kay sounds like she‘s going to be totally problematic and a bit of a mean girl. I love the back and forth through letter or not writing. It‘s legit one of my favorite kinds of writing. 1mo
TheSpineView I too love the notes between Leon and Tiffy. Justin is a jerk! Kay is the mean girl and she can find someone else. 1mo
peanutnine @tdrosebud ugh yes! Love that movie! Justin definitely gives me Jasper vibes. What a jerk 1mo
Read4life Loving the notes. Kay will (hopefully) be seen for the judgmental, mean girl she is. 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @tdrosebud Justin gave me Jasper vibes, too. He relishes the additional attention for the ego boost it gives him...jerk. The back & forth is OK, but I'm weirded out that they STILL haven't managed to bump into each other. Like neither one lingers a few minutes too long or had to pop back in for something forgotten. Kay is in an awkward situation, but trying to manage the arrangement and being jealous is going to likely blow up in her face. 3w
PageShifter I also love the notes! I don't get good vibes from Kay 3w
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.5-8: A few sad details from Leon‘s life - his brother is in prison, and his job can be very difficult. Also his gf seems reasonably nice - well so long as her territory is not being threatened. And Leon does what she wants and doesn‘t mention his brother or talk to his new roommate - his new roommate who brought all her eclectic furniture and knickknacks much to Leon‘s dismay. Haha, interesting start to this romance.

KristiAhlers These characters are quite quirky 🤣 1mo
BarkingMadRun I am not a fan of Kay lol I doubt she will last very long 🤣 1mo
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peanutnine Ha! I love the lava lamp background 😂 @BarkingMadRun Kay seems way too controlling 1mo
TheSpineView @KristiAhlers Tiffy described herself as quirky. 1mo
TheSpineView Leon gets kudos for not getting mad at Tiffy for taking over "his" space. He should have expected that. 1mo
BiblioLitten I actually only started enjoying the book after chapter 7 and 8. Love the lava lamp background too. 1mo
TheBookWitchON Could I be added back in for this one too, pretty please? Thank you ❤️ 1mo
LiseWorks I actually love his reaction to all her stuff lol. 1mo
AnneCecilie @LiseWorks Me too. But I think that was part of the plan that Leon hadn‘t thought about. 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick This is the stuff that seems to only happen in books & movies. Not meeting or talking to one another, even briefly, before finalizing the arrangement. Of course she's going to move her stuff in. But I find it weirdest of all that they're sleeping in the same bed. What if he's a chronic masturbator? What if she eats in bed? (Sounds like she does, actually) The arrangement itself is more amusing than the characters so far, but I'm liking it. 3w
StayCurious @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick yeah there‘s no way I could share a bed with a stranger, even if I had met him briefly. My mind would constantly be racing about things you mentioned 3w
PageShifter I loved to see others' comments because this situation would be way too strange for me. The bed is the last straw, I couldn't take it. Or are they washing the sheets twice/day. I doubt that. I was sad to notice how little Leon appriciated those handmade scarves :( 3w
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.1-4: Tiffy just broke up with what sounds like a very on again off again guy (bit of a dooch if you ask me) and is desperate for a place to live that‘s within her meager budget. Leon is in need of some extra cash and Tiffy, though she seems a bit annoying, may be the answer. He‘s willing to share his flat (and we have a title…)We also learn that Tiffy‘s ex-after only 3 months-is engaged!

LiseWorks I for one would not like to stay in that situation either. I'm glad she moves out. 1mo
AnneCecilie I can‘t believe she stayed that long in her ex‘s apartment after the break-up. 1mo
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BiblioLitten I‘m still getting used to the writing style and not sure if I have warmed up to any character yet. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AnneCecilie I can‘t either!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BiblioLitten I‘m with you. I‘m not a fan of the format used for Leon‘s pov. Maybe I‘ll get used to it during the next few chapters. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love your memes!! 1mo
StayCurious @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it‘s strange on audiobook that‘s for sure 1mo
peanutnine @AnneCecilie I thought that was weird too. Although it seems like she was expecting to get back together at some point 1mo
Catsandbooks I'm wondering why the author decided to go with a different writing style for Leon's POV 4w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Cute, but I, too, haven't warmed up to either Tiffy or Leon yet. Her ex had to be cheating on her, right? I mean, 3 months post break up and he's engaged? As for still living in his place, I guess times are hard. 🤣 Depending how long they lived together, I could see how an uncoupling would take time but it sounded much more casual. 4w
PageShifter I think this is nice light read and I love how we got to know information about our main characters. But like so many other I don't really like writing style in Leon's chapters. I am hoping it gets easier soo 3w
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Read4life
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Starting these 2 today for #LittensLoveRomance with @StayCurious 💙💙

KristiAhlers Same! Can‘t wait to read with y‘all! 1mo
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BiblioLitten
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My second book by Beth O‘Leary. I really enjoyed reading The Switch and I recommend it often. Glad to be joining #LittensLoveRomance for discussions. Hopefully it will help with my slump.

The book goes really well with leftover birthday cake.💖🎂😏

Ruthiella Yum! 😋 1mo
UwannaPublishme Happy Birthday! 🥳🎂🎉 1mo
BiblioLitten @UwannaPublishme Thank you 😊 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Renee, @StayCurious is hosting two buddy reads for September! Check out her page for more information!!

#LittensLoveRomance

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#LittensLoveRomance Hello! Here is the second book that has been selected for September and here is the reading schedule I‘ll be following. Please let me know if you want to be tagged in my daily posts. Happy reading!

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sprainedbrain Please tag me! I have a library copy that I got to skip the line for, so I will have to read a bit faster, but I still want to participate. ❤️ 1mo
DanaManiac I‘d love to be tagged in your daily posts! 1mo
AnneCecilie Please tag me in your daily posts 1mo
Pigpen_Reads Yes, please tag me too! 😊 1mo
peanutnine Yay my library hold just came in for this one! Can't wait! 😊 1mo
PageShifter I would love to be tagged, I have the book ready 🥰👍 1mo
Gissy I read this one already🤗 1mo
TheSpineView Please tag me. I hope to read both books this. 1mo
KristiAhlers Yes please tag me! 1mo
Laughterhp Please tag me in this one! I can get this one immediately from the library! 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick This one is available through Hoopla so I'll be joining you, with a delayed start. I know I won't get enough reading time through Labor Day weekend to justify borrowing it this early. 1mo
Read4life I‘m in. Have my copy. 🤓 1mo
BiblioLitten I‘m in too. Please tag me. Thank you 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm going to read this one, too!! 1mo
BarkingMadRun I‘m in and ready to go!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m interested! 1mo
Catsandbooks Please tag me! 1mo
CarolynM I‘m in, please tag me🙂 1mo
tdrosebud Please tag me, I just picked this up from the library. 1mo
MoonWitch94 Yes please tag me!!! 4w
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DinoMom
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Good thing my cat is cute! Found him sleeping on my book, not sure how he managed to bend the cover …. The little brat! 😢🐈‍⬛😹

PageShifter Well I am sure the cat doesn't care 🤣 He's just happy for getting a good sleep 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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La_Cori
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#alphabetgame
#letterF

Honorable mentions:
🔸️Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
🔹️La felicità del lupo by Paolo Cognetti

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for playing!! 2mo
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AmyK1
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I don‘t read a lot of romance but I loved this one.

#letterF #alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Tagging @wideeyedreader @TheAromaofBooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻📚thanks for playing! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the tag!!! 2mo
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Beatlefan129
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Tiffy & Leon don‘t even meet face-to-face until 40% in, so be prepared for a slow burn here.They are both imperfect people with their own hang-ups, but they still felt realistic to me in a way many leads in romance novels do not.They meet in a unique set-up as roommates who technically share a bed but because they work opposite shifts are never actually in bed at the same time.I really grew to love these characters and was so charmed by this story

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It took me a while to get into this, but once I did it was immersive. I didn‘t want to put it down; I just wanted to read it all as quickly as possible. This isn‘t a romance, or at least that‘s not the most important part. Both characters have issues to work through but they‘re so good for each other, and the friend crew is awesome. I even loved the side stories. TW below, pretty significant.

ravenlee Gaslighting and severe emotional abuse, with some threatening violent moments toward the end (no physical abuse) 5mo
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ravenlee
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Starting this one next. A couple chapters in and I‘m ambivalent, but we‘ll see how it goes.

TheAromaofBooks I remember it took me a while to adjust to the male MC's narrative style. 5mo
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TashaLeigh
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Sharabies
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Okay, I LOVED this book! I could not adore Tiffy and Leon‘s character more. I‘m going through withdrawals now that I‘m done and what I wouldn‘t give to go back in time and read it for the first time! A perfect light-hearted but beautifully written story that covers important topics.

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samantharoberts
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Sweet story about a man and a woman who share a flat, but he only stays there during days while she stays there on nights and weekends (due to work schedules). It was a cute, romantic story.. but it seems I‘m one of the outliers who thought it was a little dull at times and dragged on. Still enjoyed it though!

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AmyK1
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs
1. I‘m currently reading A Woman of No Importance, which was a Christmas gift.
2. I bought Hero‘s Feast: The Official D&D Cookbook for my husband for his birthday last month.
3. The tagged was the first one that came to mind.

Tagging @wideeyedreader @TheAromaofBooks @Jerdencon

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Great books 📖 💖🤗 8mo
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atl_scfl
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2/100 (set a pretty lofty goal for myself 🤦‍♀️)

Tiffy and Leon share an apartment... but have never met. Due to work schedules and unfortunate situations, both find themselves in need of a roommate. While only communicating through notes, they become friends and support each other through difficulties. You root the whole time for these two. The story takes its time, but still a good pace. Witty banner with awesome secondary characters as well

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Inspired by all of your year-end posts, I just tallied my 2021 numbers. It turns out that I read 85 books! Even though I read 195 or 196 books in 2020, I‘m counting 85 as a win because of a 6-month-long reading slump in the summer and fall. Lots of life changes this year (long job search, new job, move to a new state, bought a house, etc) plus the pandemic, but books and Litsy are my happy place. Here are my top 12 reads of this tough year. 💗

LiteraryinLawrence Tagged is my favorite, or at least in the top 3 of the year. Anxious People was right up there too. 9mo
BennettBookworm One of my faves of the year, too!! 9mo
Kempii I just finished Apples Never Fall and really liked it. I heard the book got some flack for being too long, but I enjoyed it all the way through. It was my favorite book by Liane Moriarty, which was a pleasant surprise. 9mo
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