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10 Blind Dates
10 Blind Dates | Ashley Elston
Sophie wants one thing for Christmas-a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when they decide to spend Christmas in South Louisiana with her very pregnant older sister, Sophie is looking forward to some much needed private (read: make-out) time with her long-term boyfriend, Griffin. Except it turns out that Griffin wants a little freedom from their relationship. Cue devastation. Heartbroken, Sophie flees to her grandparents' house, where the rest of her boisterous extended family is gathered for the holiday. That's when her nonna devises a (not so) brilliant plan: Over the next ten days, Sophie will be set up on ten different blind dates by different family members. Like her sweet cousin Sara, who sets her up with a hot guy at an exclusive underground party. Or her crazy aunt Patrice, who signs Sophie up for a lead role in a living nativity. With a boy who barely reaches her shoulder. And a screaming baby. When Griffin turns up unexpectedly and begs for a second chance, Sophie feels more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she's started to have feelings for someone else . . . Someone who is definitely not available. This is going to be the worst Christmas break ever . . . or is it?
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jadah04
10 Blind Dates | Ashley Elston

Tone & Mood
“ Is there no privacy at all in this family ?!“ The tone that the main character has in this line is attitude and anger because of her family trying to be in her business as far as her love life and anger because shes going through the motions or stages of a heartbreak while all of this is happening .

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jadah04
10 Blind Dates | Ashley Elston

The title of “ 10 BLIND DATES “ is an allusion to a normal saying blind date which means no knowing who your going on a date with . The author uses this allusion to foreshadow basically what the character will go through in the story .

TheMrsShaw I will give you credit for this, but remember that an allusion is a reference to another work of art or pop culture. An example would be how the title of “The Sound and the Fury“ by William Faulkner is an allusion to a Shakespeare line from Macbeth that says life “is a tale/Told by an idiot/Full of sound and fury/Signifying nothing.“ 7mo
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jadah04
10 Blind Dates | Ashley Elston

The meaning of blind is you can't see anything at all . That is the denotation of blind. The way it is used in the context of the book title the connotation means that they don't know who they're about to go on a blind date with .

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kaykay1307
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First book of the year!!!

This book was the perfect distraction from the post holiday blues! It takes place over the holidays, as newly single Sophie takes on the many blind dates her large family sets up for her.

I‘m not sure I‘d want to go on 10 blind dates (let alone ones my family set me up on 😳)! Thankfully, I don‘t have to worry about that!

What do you guys think? Could you do it?

#audiobook #holiday #10blinddates #ashleyelston #date

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OriginalCyn620
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Really cute YA holiday read! When Sophie is dumped just before Christmas, her extended family rallies to help her forget her ex and to help her have some holiday fun. She‘s set up on 10 blind dates before the New Year, but does she already know the person she‘s supposed to be with? It‘s about romance, but it‘s more about Sophie getting closer to her family members, which was even sweeter!

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs 26 pts

OriginalCyn620 #bookspinbingo - YA and got a bingo! @TheAromaofBooks #averymerrybingo - The 12 Dates of Christmas and got a bingo! @Jadams1776 (another 40 pts) 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Also I loved Sophie's family so much! What a fun crew! 9mo
Jadams1776 🎉🎄👍🏻🥳 9mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I had no idea what to do for today‘s prompt, but luckily, I started reading this today. There‘s a chapter where the MC, Sophie, is set up on a blind date where she has to play Mary to her date‘s Joseph in a living #nativityscene. It‘s freaking hilarious-a very fussy baby Jesus, a too-handsy Joseph, and a nearly electrocuted goat had me laughing out loud! I‘m enjoying this one so far!

#mistletoemaniacs #festivephotochallenge 16 pts

TheAromaofBooks I really enjoyed this one a lot. I felt like the author did a good job of making the dates fun and silly without getting too ridiculous (for the most part haha) 9mo
OriginalCyn620 @TheAromaofBooks I really liked this one too! It was well done. 9mo
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Gissy
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Sophie will spend the holidays with her grandmother after she broke up with her boyfriend. There, grandma and part of an extended family decided to cheer her up by set her 10 blind dates before New Year. It was so cute and funny the dynamic of this extended family. It is predictable, very YA, an ok novel maybe so-so for some people but cute. Another perfect choice for your holiday hallmark mood🤗🎄3⭐️

BookBabe Wow, I never liked blind dates…I can‘t imagine going on 10 of them in quick succession! Yikes 😂 10mo
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I really enjoyed this one - Sophie's family was just so much fun!!! 10mo
Gissy @TheAromaofBooks I think I saw some members of my family there🤣We are a big family too, specially by my father‘s side. 10mo
Gissy @BookBabe Me neither. But these are awkward funny situations where different family members choose her dates and some cousins are not so nice with her☺️ 10mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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I read this one a while back, but since the author just published another book with the same group of friends, I decided to give it a reread, and enjoyed it just as much the second time around. It's just such a fun & happy YA story & I love how it's just as much (or more) about Sophie reconnecting with & appreciating her family as it is about the romance. While one date was a little much, on the whole they manage to stay fun & entertaining.

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Scochrane26
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I‘ve been wanting to read this for awhile & checked it out on Libby when I got distracted from my other books. The story was unexpected at times because it‘s really more about Sophie & her relationships with her extended family than the dates. Of course, the love interest is obvious but still fun. I especially enjoyed all the rivalry, gossip, & betting the family engages in about the dates. A fun YA novel with realistic worries about her sister.

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Cupcake12
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A sweet adorable YA contemporary story. The huge family contained members who were all lovable in their own way. “Nonna” sounded like the perfect grandma. Very predictable from early on but thoroughly enjoyed the journey getting to the end. Made me laugh out loud in places - a great rom-com perfect for valentines 💕

monkeygirlsmama Looks cute. 2y
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Cupcake12
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#motivationalmonday
1. My daughters orthodontist appointment for a brace check up
2. One side of the sofa as it‘s near a side table, perfect for my glasses, cuppa and biscuits 🍪
3. There are a few but I would say Esme from The Twilight Saga- kind, caring and protective of her family ❤️
I‘ll tag @Mrs_B

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Cupcake12
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I‘m trying to keep to a love/rom-com theme this month. Next to read is......

TheAromaofBooks I thought this one was pretty cute. 2y
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chlolovesbooks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Beatlefan129
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Very cute and sweet. Sophia is a 17 year old who breaks up with her boyfriend, so her family sets her up on 10 blind dates to cheer her up. I loved the message that it‘s important to stay close to your family. However, my main gripe was the huge list of characters. I got confused which aunt/uncle/cousin was which.

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rjsthumbelina
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This was cute and fun, a good distraction from reality. The angsty friends to lovers setup was fun, and I really enjoyed the family dynamics. The blind dates every day idea was creative, and worked very well with the characters. Pretty much brain candy, but I'm not sorry I listened to the audiobook!

rjsthumbelina This was my #mugglestudies read for the #OWLSmagicalreadathon. And I listened to the #audiobook via #Scribd 2y
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Arvena
10 Blind Dates | Ashley Elston
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Mehso-so

Not impressive, but light& enjoyable

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Arvena
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Mehso-so

Not impressive, but light& enjoyable

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Preciouz29
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So cute!!!!

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BookishGirl06
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#auldlangreads #teninthetitle. Cute fluffy Christmas book I read last month.

OriginalCyn620 This was my pick too, though it‘s still on my tbr! 3y
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OriginalCyn620
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TheAromaofBooks I read this one around Christmas and thought it was pretty adorable. Perfect for a relaxing read!! 3y
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Charityann
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Loved this one! I have a big extended family, and could totally relate to the family being everywhere and in everyone‘s business.😊🎄 #holidayreads #wintergames #tmskellington #24B42020 ##24B4Monday @Crimson613 @StayCurious @Clwojick

coffees 21pts!! 12.29 3y
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Shay1097
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This was such a fun cute contemporary young adult read! I loved the huge family and all the blind dates, this was such a fun idea. I will say I new who would would end up with the second the character was introduced so not a lot of suspense, but it was still a really enjoyable read.

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Charityann
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Here‘s the physical books I‘m trying to finish before 2020. I also have a couple of audio and ebooks I‘m going to try to finish.😊📚 #wintergames #24B4Monday #24B42020 #tmskellington @Crimson613 @Clwojick @StayCurious

TheAromaofBooks I just read 10 Blind Dates last week and thought it was pretty cute, although not particularly thought-provoking 😁 3y
coffees 11pts!! 12.28 ohhh nice tbr!! 3y
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TheAromaofBooks
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Okay, this book was pretty adorable and just the relaxing read I was looking for. I loved how a big part of the story was Sophie reconnecting with her family, and I really appreciated how close Sophie was with her sister. The dates were pretty fun although could have done without the porn flick part; that was just weird. Overall though - pick!
#HolidayRead #WinterGames #MerryReaders @Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick 21 pt 3y
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kateteaching7and8
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This is currently my favorite book for December and it would be the perfect winter break read. It is adorable and heartwarming. There were moments when I was laughing out loud, and I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading. This story was so engaging and written in a way that it felt like I was watching a movie rather than reading a book. #ashleyelston #10blinddates #christmasstory

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AmberWB
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This was exactly the type of book I needed this week! Yes, the ending was a bit predictable, but the route to get there kept me guessing and engaged. It was a cute read.

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oddandbookish
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This was such a cute YA Christmas romance! I honestly wasn‘t expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised.

First off, I loved the premise. 10 blind dates picked by family members is a hilarious idea. The execution was great as well. There were some cute dates and some OMG dates (like the one that her twin cousins set up).

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/12/19/review-10-blind-dates/

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mdemanatee
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I miss you Litsy. I have been so busy with work and side projects I have gotten basically no reading done for weeks. It physically hurts as I haven‘t been able to focus on some of my most anticipated reads of the year (I had to put Starless Sea on hold because I need to give it my full brain 😭). Got a good chunk of this audiobook knocked out today though!

Megabooks I‘m sorry you haven‘t had time to read!! 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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So...I'm not generally a fan of contemporaries without some diversity which made me a little...nervous for this...BUT that goes out the window in December when I turn into a basic bitch and mass consume Netflix holiday films. This was an excellent time for me to read this. It's very romance and family relationship leaning but not to a nauseating degree. I liked Sophie and her family overall. The concept was fun and pretty well executed.

ChasingOm 😂 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I finished The Poppy War. Reading something a bit lighter before diving into The Dragon Republic

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MidnightBookGirl
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This is a total pick for me! The romance wasn't over the top, but many of the dates were- in a super hilarious way! Great #WinterGames #HolidayRead if you're looking for something fun! @Clwojick @StayCurious #SlayBells (21pts)

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kimmypete1
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LOVE LOVE LOVE. It‘s cute, funny, adorable and sweet. Highly recommend.

#WinterGames #SlayBells #HolidayRead @midnightbookgirl @staycurious @clwojick

MidnightBookGirl I am at the very end right now, and yes, I am LOVING it! I'm so glad this is our last read for Fountain of Youth this year! 21pts! Also, cute picture!! 3y
Eggbeater I knew it was your jam! 3y
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kimmypete1
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THIS BOOK IS MY JAM. I‘m only on page 68 but this book is 100% written for me to read.

#WinterGames #SlayBells @midnightbookgirl

kimmypete1 Also, I‘m pretty sure I know who she‘s going to end up with, and I‘m here for it. 3y
MidnightBookGirl I'm loving it too! 3y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Just starting this one, but Date #2 is hilarious! #WinterGames @Clwojick @StayCurious #SlayBells (1pt)

kimmypete1 Omg I am starting date #2 right now! 3y
Lovesbooks87 Loved this book! 3y
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Eggbeater
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This novel is more "cutesy" than I am used to, but it made me realize that in my own writing, I don't know how to describe positive experiences. The author did cute and comfortable well. It's a skill. Not one I generally look for in my reading material, and I don't like a predictable outcome, but I didn't hate it. How's that for a review? ? ... I'm working on it.

DGRachel I‘m sorry. I‘ll I see in this picture is a cute pupper. Was this a bookish post? 😆 😍🐶😍 3y
ljuliel The Little Rascals dog 🐶. ! Pete ! 3y
Eggbeater @ljuliel She's been told she resembles him! 😂 3y
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kimmypete1 I‘m reading it now and loving it so far. :) 3y
Eggbeater @DGRachel Haha you have her twin if I remember correctly. Bailey, right? This is Rose. Rosalee Wreckingball Diva 3y
DGRachel @Eggbeater Yes! I have Rose‘s doppelgänger, Bailey. ?? She‘s currently snoring on a bed behind the couch. ? 3y
Eggbeater @petersonks15 I predict you will like it a lot. 🤗 3y
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kimmypete1
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Reading this for @FountainBookstore YA Bookclub next weekend. Looks cute and fun!

#WinterGames #SlayBells #HolidayRead @midnightbookgirl

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BookishGirl06
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I just finished this and it was so light and easy to get through. Had enough Christmassy bits to feel festive but not enough to overdo it. Highly recommend if you want something fun and cute for Christmas.

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BookishGirl06
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Just started tonight and it looks so cute.

Lovesbooks87 It is!!! 3y
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IheartYA
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Mehso-so

Cheesy, corny, and cute, but I expected the story to have more of an emotional punch. It was a tad superficial and boring in parts. At points it was hard to keep up with the array of characters. I enjoyed the writing and concept so I'm generously giving it 3 stars.

Www.instagram.com/iheartya311
https://www.facebook.com/momwifereader/

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kimmypete1
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1. 106
2. 96
3. 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
4. Curling up under a cozy blanket and reading, preferably on a snow day! ❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️

#WinterGames #SlayBells

StayCurious #4 is my fantasy:) 3y
MidnightBookGirl Lol, I love how precise your goal was of 96.
25pts + 1 pt!
3y
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Lovesbooks87
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Sophie finally thinks she is going to get some alone time with her boyfriend before the holidays. But she over hears him talking about how he just wants a break. Brokenhearted Sophie goes to her grandparents for the holiday and they come up with the plan on sending her on 10 blind dates to help her get over her ex. She has no idea that the person she really cares for has been in front of her the whole time. I just loved this book!

LoverOfLearning Seems like a nice light-hearted book! I'll add it to my to read! 3y
Lovesbooks87 @LoverOfLearning it really was! 3y
Crazeedi A note is on it's way to you!! 3y
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Sharpeipup It was such a fun concept that was well done! 3y
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Lovesbooks87
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Been trying to catch up on my #litsylove letters today but I need to take a break because it feels like my hand may fall off. Time for a new book!

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Sharpeipup
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Cuddled up with a blanket, book, and cup of tea...it doesn‘t get much better than this!
#blanketnbook #weekendreading

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