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My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories | Stephanie Perkins
If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with "My True Love Gave to Me" Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers (Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de La Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Laini Tayler and Kiersten White), edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or Kwanzaa, there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love."
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LilMrmd79
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Enjoying the unseasonably “warm” weather with some hammock time.

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Chrissyreadit
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1. I rarely read short stories and picked this for #wintergames
2. I loved this! I listened on audiobook- my first with libro.fm.
3. The stories were sweet and diverse enough for this read.
4. There was only one story I considered so so- and even though several had a rough start for me I was completely hooked by the end and often wanted more.
5. I wish there was a book like this but with diverse holidays and cultures- translated.

Butterfinger You may like Caroline Kennedy's Family Christmas. It has diverse tales. 7d
Chrissyreadit @Butterfinger thanks! I‘m going to look it up! 7d
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BittersweetBooks
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I know things have to change, but...I can‘t lose you. I don‘t think I get another one like you ❄️💫

rather_be_reading cute mug!! 😍 2w
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Chrissyreadit
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#wintergames #teamfestivus @wanderinglynn by midnight last night I had completed 5/12 of these holiday stories. I think that is 100 points?

wanderinglynn If you read any today, they still count! Today is the last day. 👍🏻🙌🏻❤️🎄 2w
Chrissyreadit @wanderinglynn I only read my LMPBC book today- 😝we had a ton of company- so I did not get any pajama days. Sigh. 2w
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LouBeth
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I was only able to finish 10 of these stories before my library book expired☹️. But of what I read it was really good.

There is also a summer collection of short stories that is already on my TBR 😍

#HolidayReads

#TeamFestivus @wanderinglynn
#WinterGames @Clwojick @StayCurious

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻❤️🎄📚 3w
GypsyKat This looks adorable! 3w
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Inkblotsandcoffeestains
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Absolutely loved this! Twelve stories! Some that I wished would be longer! #holidayread +241 for #merryreaders #wintergames @Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick 241 pt !!! 2w
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Chrissyreadit
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This is a #blameitonlitsy #holidayread So far I have finished the first two stories on using #libro.fm and I really like them both! I‘m considering gifting them to a friend. #wintergames #teamfestivus

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻❤️📚 2w
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Chili
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#WinterGames #MerryReaders #HolidayRead This was cute. It was a fast read but I‘m still not a big fan of short stories.

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CogsOfEncouragement
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Mehso-so

I read all twelve, and enjoyed five of these short stories. My favorite is “It‘s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown” by Stephanie Perkins. #HolidayReads

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Chili
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#WinterGames #MerryReaders Picked up this holiday read Friday at the library.

Inkblotsandcoffeestains I‘m reading this now, loving it! 3w
Clwojick 241 pt 2w
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Zelma
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Panpan

I struggled to get through this, as few of the stories really grabbed me. I liked some of them but felt mostly lukewarm. At least one or two felt unfinished and needed to be a bit longer. I wish there had been more than one story with LGBT+ characters but at least they weren‘t all white. Slight progress, I guess. Cute for YA but overall not for me.

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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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This collection was delightful. This is holiday romance with a bit of an edge - some occasional fantasy - and more than a little dose of reality. My favorite new holiday read of the season - definitely check it out!

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus #HolidayReads
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+21 points (Friday total = 419 points)

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻❤️🎄 3w
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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One final short story from this delightful collection, and then another I found browsing. Both recommended!

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus #HolidayReads
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+41 points (Friday total = 337 points)

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻❤️🎄 3w
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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I love Christmas afternoon - the kids are busy with new toys & mom gets time to read. This short story collection has been delightful.

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus #HolidayReads
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

121 points (Wednesday total = 254 points)

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻❤️🎄 3w
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LeafingThroughLife
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Everybody was right, this one was great! Of course some stories were better than others, but there were no total duds. My favorite? Kiersten White‘s story of Maria and the mysteriously magical new cook at the Christmas, CA diner. Stephanie Perkins story of an NPR loving Christmas tree farmer and Gayle Forman‘s story of “big city” Sophie Roth who thinks she‘s found an outsider like her when she‘s really learning to open her heart to someone new.

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Zelma
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Happy winter holidays to all! Elwood is exhausted from lots of play time and attention. We are all lounging around with coffee, books, and sweets. I am eager to dive into my #Jolabokaflodswap book today but am currently reading some Christmas short stories.

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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Two more sweet stories from this collection: the first about a couple of college students on break; the second about Santa's foster daughter at the winter ball.

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus #HolidayReads
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+41 points (Monday total = 818 points)

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🙌🏻❤️ 4w
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Shakespearience
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12 Stories with holiday fun and love. Each one had something I enjoyed and I am glad I got a sampling of each of these wonderful YA authors! My faves were probably “Krampusclauf” “Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus” and “Welcome to Christmas, CA”. That last one even made me tear up a little because it hit all my weak spots. 12 quick holidays read takes in a lot of points!
241 points
#WinterGames #MerryReaders #HolidayRead

Clwojick 241 pt woohoo!!! 4w
Zelma Reading this now and glad I haven‘t read the best ones yet. So far it is ok. 3w
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Second story in the collection - Miranda channels the magic of Christmas to win her heart's desire.

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus #HolidayReads
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+21 points (Thursday total = 42 points)

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻❤️⛄️ 1mo
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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First up in this delightful short story collection, about Mags, who finally seizes the moment when the clock strikes midnight.

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus #HolidayReads
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+21 points

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻❤️⛄️ 1mo
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CrowCAH
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Finished this lovely book, with 12 Christmas spirit short stories! Perfect for this time of year!

CoverToCoverGirl What no pirates?! 1mo
CrowCAH @CoverToCoverGirl lol no, sadly no pirate tales in this one. 1mo
beccaeve So glad you enjoyed it! 1mo
CrowCAH @beccaeve yes, a great recommendation! 1mo
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Karisa
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If you're looking for a holiday read, I highly recommend this set of 12 YA stories by some terrific authors (Laini Taylor--hello!). I think they saved the best for last with Laini Taylor's beautifully dark fairy tale set ins dystopia. I enjoyed all these last three stories so much.

#WinterGames #TMSkellington @Crimson613 @StayCurious @Clwojick

Crimson613 241!!! 12-11, added to my tbr because points xD 1mo
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Karisa
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I really enjoyed all three of these quirky holiday YA love stories. They all had interested characters and nice holiday tie-ins (one was Hanukkah which was a nice change) without being too cheese-fest.

#WinterGames #TMSkellington @Crimson613 @StayCurious @Clwojick

Crimson613 61pts!! haven't heard of the tagged book but if it has holly black, maybe it's time to nab a copy :D 1mo
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Judybskt
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Made a wreath and window swag today. Can‘t wait for some down time so I can read this book! 🎄🎄

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Karisa
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Starting to like this collection more. Read the next 3 stories:

4. Polaris is Where You'll Find Me (Jenny Han) Strange, sweet tale that is reminiscent of Elf.

5. It's a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown (S. Perkins) My favorite so far. These characters, Marigold and North, sparkled with life. I could read a whole book with them.

6. Your Temp. Santa (D.Levithan) Ho Ho Ho hum...

#WinterGames #TMSkellington @Crimson613 @StayCurious @Clwojick

Caroline2 I loved this collection. 😍 1mo
Crimson613 61pts!! 1mo
Karisa @Caroline2 It's growing on me more and more as I read. Really liked a couple of them and didn't want those characters to go (guess that's why I usually read novels). 😊 1mo
Caroline2 @Karisa yeah I never normally read short stories either. This is one of the few. 😉 1mo
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Karisa
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Mehso-so

Sweet holiday story collection. Here's my take on the first three:
1. Midnights (Rainbow Rowell): Ho hum YA romcom, I expected more from this talented author.
2. The Lady and the Fox (Kelly Link) Time travel, otherworldly creatures. This could make a great full novel!
3. Angels in the Snow (Mark de la Pena) Sweet, modern tale set in NY

*61 points
#WinterGames #TMSkellington @Crimson613 @StayCurious @Clwojick

Crimson613 61 pts! 1mo
CrowCAH I‘m hoping my hold of this book comes in soon, so I can listen to it! @beccaeve recommended it. (edited) 1mo
Karisa @CrowCAH Some really big authors contributing. Some stories better than others. I debated whether to call it a pick or so so. I'll keep reading though. Perfect light holiday read. 1mo
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LMJenkins
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#FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames #TeamNutcracker

I'm a day later with this one AND I can't locate my copy of a #SappyHolidayRomance (crowded shelves - #bookloverproblems), so I am creating a virtual photo of it instead!

Bookworm54 2 points :) 1mo
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LeafingThroughLife
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A little seasonal short storying perhaps? 🎄 🎁 🌟

Liatrek Loved this book ❤️ 2mo
LeafingThroughLife @Liatrek Awesome! I read the first story and I‘m already hooked! 😀 2mo
JamieArc I really enjoyed this last year! 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#MOvember #trueblue
This seems like a lovely collection of holiday stories to gift to friends. A good gift for those who like holiday stories or films or HBO Christmas movies. 🎄

(Pretty image from google)

Cinfhen Lovely idea for a holiday gift 💙 2mo
veritysalter Stacking. I love a Christmas book 📚🎄 2mo
cathipink This book is so sweet 🙂 hope you enjoy it - perfect for little snippets throughout the season, and easy to skip if there's one you don't like ☃️ 2mo
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bookish_mind
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The twelve holiday stories give me some holiday vibe while reading it. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars 'cause I don't much like the other stories.

The story that I like are the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 8th to 12th story. Well, only 3 of them are not my type😥😥

#mytruelovegavetome
#holidaylovestories
#loveeee💕💖

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bookish_mind
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2/12 holiday stories😊

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bookish_mind
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After a book, just read another book!😅😅😂😂

#mytruelovegavetome
#lovelyauthors
#holidaytimestories
💖

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MelissaSue81
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I only checked this book out to read this story (because I‘m fully obsessed with Rainbow Rowell). So this review is only of the first chapter. 🤣
oh. Em. Gee. This was like literally my high school romantic fantasy. I swear she writes from inside my head sometimes. Love. Love. Love.
Anyone know if any other stories in here are worth reading?

saresmoore I tried a few of the others, but nothing else worked for me. I ♥️ Rainbow, too! 12mo
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Liatrek
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I absolutely loved all twelve of these holiday short stories❤️ I will probably make a point to read it again next year. #24B42019 one book down fours in 😊 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid That book sounds amazingly cute 💕 and what a great start! 👍🏻 13mo
Andrew65 A great start, well done. 👏 13mo
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Liatrek
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#24B42019 This is my first try at the 24hour readathon Looking forward too it @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid You are doing great sweetie! Keep up the good work! 👍🏻 13mo
Andrew65 Welcome and hope you enjoy it. A good start. 😊 13mo
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Liatrek
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Love this last line in another great short story Krampuslauf ❤️

LoverofLit Yaaaaaaaas! 💪❤💪❤ 13mo
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Liatrek
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Oh I loved this one North and Marigold and a Charlie Brown tree 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

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Liatrek
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😂😂 A Christmas Story

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OneBookishBabe
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How I spent my Christmas morning! #Mimosas and a holiday read

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Judybskt
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Merry Christmas!

Kaye Merry Christmas 🎄 13mo
TrishMcCallister Merry Christmas!! 13mo
Lauram Merry Christmas 🎄 13mo
aymiereads Merry Christmas! 13mo
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rosiesreadingpicks
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My first and only holiday read this year. Some of these short stories I loved, and some of them didn't live up to my expectations.
I have a few favourites from the stories, Welcome to Christmas, CA and Midnight's to name two.
The one story that I didn't really gets to grips with the most was the Girl that Woke the Dreamer. I just couldn't seem to find an interest in the story to begin with, but I got there eventually.
Merry Christmas to all!

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 13mo
rosiesreadingpicks @CoffeeNBooks thank you! ☺️ 13mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Welcome to Litsy!🎉📚💕 12mo
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 12mo
rosiesreadingpicks @RaimeyGallant thank you! ♥️ 12mo
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Bibliogeekery
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Jolabokaflod. Snuggling in bed with a book. And to all a goodnight! 🎅📚😍

Redwritinghood Merry Christmas!🎄🎁 13mo
Bibliogeekery @Redwritinghood you too! ⛄🎄 13mo
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Valink
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Ornaments from @aroc for the #XmasXstitchExchange. So cute!

Avanders Oh my gosh, *so* cute!! 13mo
Ingerella Oh my goodness those ornaments!! 13mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️💚❤️💚 13mo
Kdgordon88 Adorable ornaments! 13mo
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Valink
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Thank you so much @aroc for the awesome #XmasXstitchExchange package! I love the ornaments and they are already on my tree. Take a look at the package I sent @vkois88 when she posts it and you will see some similarities! The book has stories by Kelly Link and Rainbow Rowell. My last name is Link and maiden name is Rowehl (pronounced the same way) so I thought that was extra cool!

aroc @Valink You're welcome. Merry Christmas! 13mo
Valink @aroc Merry Christmas to you as well! Everything was packaged so pretty, I couldn‘t fit those two gift boxes in the picture, but they were so pretty. The towel is adorable and of course I‘ll have to explain to my kids that they can‘t actually USE it! 13mo
vkois88 Wow! That's awesome and gorgeous! 13mo
vkois88 And I'll put up pics later when LO can't grab everything 😊😊 13mo
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Liatrek
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I love Rainbow the first story was adorable❤️ here‘s hoping the other 11 are equally heartwarming 🎄🎄🎄

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Megabooks
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I‘m alone tonight for dinner. (This is good.) I had fun listening to Jenny Han‘s story while I ate, and got halfway through Stephanie Perkins‘ story on an #audiowalk with a very bundled up Henry! 🐩🧥

Hope everyone is having a good Sunday evening! 💕

#MonthofRereads

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Megabooks
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I picked this up awhile ago on Kindle and now on Audible. I‘ve read it before a few years ago and enjoyed it. Maybe it will make this dark cloud over my head go away! ❤️🎄❤️ #MonthofRereads

Blueberry Have you read A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg? I remember it as a feel-good book. I hope your cloud blows away. ☺ 13mo
Megabooks @Blueberry Thank you very much for the encouragement and the book rec! 😊 13mo
Lindy Hope clear skies arrive soon. 🌞 13mo
Megabooks @Lindy Thank you 💕💕 13mo
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"I need you to be my person," Mags said. "I need to see you. And hear you. I need you to stay alive. And I need you to stop kissing other people just because they're standing next to you when the ball drops."

I couldn't resist such a festive book (with a great cover and sprayed edges)!

Shley9225 Oh. My. Lord. I may need to read that solely for the beauty that it‘s brought into this world... that is indeed a gorgeous book. 13mo
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vkois88
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My True Love Gave To Me is a compilation of 12 short stories by several big name authors, and edited by Stephanie Perkins. I really enjoyed about 95% of them. Super fun for anyone looking for an enjoyable holiday read ❄🎄⛄🎅👼🎁🕎 I'd give it 4🌟 I will be keeping an eye out for a copy to add to my collection to read again!

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