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First Frost
First Frost | Sarah Addison Allen
From the New York Times bestselling author of GARDEN SPELLS comes a story of the Waverley family, in a novel as sparkling as the first dusting of frost on new-fallen leaves...It's October in Bascom, North Carolina, and autumn will not go quietly. As temperatures drop and leaves begin to turn, the Waverley women are made restless by the whims of their mischievous apple tree... and all the magic that swirls around it. But this year, first frost has much more in store.Claire Waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley's Candies. Though her handcrafted confectionsrose to recall lost love, lavender to promote happiness and lemon verbena to soothe throats and mindsare singularly effective, the business of selling them is costing her the everyday joys of her family, and her belief in her own precious gifts.Sydney Waverley, too, is losing her balance. With each passing day she longs more for a baby a namesake for her wonderful Henry. Yet the longer she tries, the more her desire becomes an unquenchable thirst, stealing the pleasure out of the life she already has.Sydney's daughter, Bay, has lost her heart to the boy she knows it belongs to...if only he could see it, too. But how can he, when he is so far outside her grasp that he appears to her as little more than a puff of smoke?When a mysterious stranger shows up and challenges the very heart of their family, each of them must make choices they have never confronted before. And through it all, the Waverley sisters must search for a way to hold their family together through their troublesome season of change, waiting for that extraordinary event that is First Frost.Lose yourself in Sarah Addison Allen's enchanting world and fall for her charmed characters in this captivating story that proves that a happily-ever-after is never the real ending to a story. It's where the real story begins.
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Conservio
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been reading a lot of dark books for the past few months. Time for a nice warm book.

Children‘s museums are a #gift to parents. Easiest way for me to get reading time in while my child plays. #magicalrealism

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Eggs
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! ❤️ 2w
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🍎💚 2w
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IndoorDame
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This was my #bookspin this month and, as per usual with Sarah Addison Allen, I adored it! It started a little slow, but I was enjoying being back in the Waverly world so I didn‘t mind. And it picked up and then ended so warmly that I expect this is one I‘ll reread. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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IndoorDame
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KristiAhlers I love this! 1mo
Ann_Reads Lovely! 🍁🙂 1mo
Dragon So descriptive 💚🐉 1mo
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IndoorDame
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This month my #bookspin is First Frost and my #doublespin is a reread of Rebecca. Super excited for both of them! They seem like perfect November fare. @TheAromaofBooks

quietjenn Oo, I've been meaning to reread Rebecca. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Enjoy!! I love Rebecca!! 1mo
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CrowCAH
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#WishesBlessings #Frosty

According to the back cover matter, this story revolves around the first frost on the fallen leaves.

Eggs Love SAA ❤️📚❄️ 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It is so good!! 12mo
CrowCAH @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have it on the TBR! 12mo
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Chrissyreadit
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In case anyone is a fan of Sarah Addison Allen, on of my absolute favorite authors, she is posting mini stories every day for advent. They are short sweet and delightful 💕 On Her Instagram page.

AileenRR Ooh! I‘m gonna have to follow her now. Thanks! 😊 12mo
BookBosomed1 Thank you! This is a treat. 12mo
Amandajoy When is she gonna have a new book out? 12mo
Chrissyreadit @Amandajoy her website just says soon. 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“First frost meant letting go, so it was always reason to celebrate.”

🧡 The Family Upstairs
🧡🧡 sausage balls
🧡🧡🧡 tagged!!

#WeekendReads

Taking a morning stroll 🚶🏼‍♀️

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wanderinglynn
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#weekendreads

1. Broken by Jenny Lawson & Moonology by Yasmin Boland. I‘m still waiting on my library audiobook holds.

2. Pumpkin pie! 😋

3. Tagged!

Have you played? @TheRiehlDeal @TheSpineView @Crazeedi @AlaMich @ozma.of.oz @CindyMyLifeIsLit

Trashcanman 🤗 12mo
ozma.of.oz Thanks for the tag! 💕 12mo
Crazeedi Thanks Lynn!! 12mo
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I missed this yesterday 🧡
1) I would travel to Bascom, North Carolina and visit the Waverley house and see the Apple 🍎 tree 🌳! It‘s so magical and intriguing 💫✨

2) Today (yesterday) I was thankful for getting to have a date day and a picnic in the park, to being loved, and for giving love ❤️

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs I‘ll join you for Bascom 👍🏼🥰📚❣️ Thanks for playing😘 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs awesome!! ❤️ 13mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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1) magical 💫✨
2) I‘m looking forward to getting The Wicked Widow! I‘ve still got to read The Wicked Redhead!

#Two4Tuesday

Want to play @LauraBrook @Mavey @Enchanted_Bibliophile

Jensol77 I‘m almost finished with We Are Not Like Them. One word: impactful. You see the inside of both sides. I can‘t wait for The Wicked Redhead! 🔥🔥 (edited) 13mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 💛🍂📖🍁📚🧡 13mo
Blerdgal_Fenix My October :Steady. My reading has been off and I have been extremely busy. I was able to read little by little. Going to check out November releases to see what I can add to my TBR 13mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jensol77 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Blerdgal_Fenix maybe you will have more time!! Happy November! 13mo
SilversReviews Historical and Mysterious!! 😊 13mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Apples
#GratefulHarvest

I‘m loving this book and author!!

🍎 🌳 ❤️

SamanthaMarie I love your flowers 😍 13mo
Eggs Gorgeous pic🌼🌸🌼 13mo
DogEaredBooks One of my favorite authors 😍 13mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SamanthaMarie thank you!! My daughter Bought them for my birthday 🥳 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DogEaredBooks mine too! I‘m glad I started reading her! 13mo
SamanthaMarie Awww what a beautiful gift!! And a happy, happy belated birthday 🎂 🥳 🎉 😊 13mo
Nutmegnc I‘ve read everything she‘s written. She‘s a local author and I‘ve seen her in person as well!! I think my fav is 13mo
Nutmegnc Also that pic is gorgeous and I hope your birthday was fab!! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Nutmegnc that is so cool!! I‘m going to read that one next! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Nutmegnc thank you!! And it was wonderful ❤️ 13mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“It was one of those things women simply assume about themselves— that they weren‘t the kind to stay after the first hit, that they would never let their child live in that environment. But a woman‘s ability to surprise herself is far stronger than her ability to surprise others.”

I sure didn‘t think I would stay for 3 years… please reach out to someone if you are in a situation like this 🙏🏻💜 you deserve the best!

https://www.thehotline.org/

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Domestic abuse, also called "domestic violence" or "intimate partner violence", can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone. Domestic abuse can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. It can occur within a range of relationships including couples who are married, living together or dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) (edited) 14mo
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Libby1 ❤️ 14mo
TrishB You‘ve done brilliantly Misty ❤️ 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TrishB thank you Trish 💜💜 14mo
Smartypants A survivor here too, thank you for sharing. 14mo
JenReadsAlot 💜 14mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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About to start this one!! 🍎💗 I LOVED Garden Spells, the Waverley sisters, the magical and enchanting plot and details 💫✨🍎🌳 and I wish I had some of Claire‘s mouthwatering treats! I normally don‘t like a book with lots of food and recipes, but the descriptions of her cakes, casseroles, and candy is so alluring 🎂 AND I love their apple 🍎 tree!!

This is a must read! I think I‘m out of my reading slump Elizabeth! Thank you ❤️😘

JenReadsAlot Love her books! Sugar Queen is my favorite! 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to learn more about the Waverley sisters, Bay, Mariah, Fred, Henry, Tyler, and of course Evanelle! I wonder what she would bring me! 💫✨ 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JenReadsAlot it‘s on my list! I think I‘m hooked on her books! 14mo
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Bookwormjillk Great news Misty! I have read this and liked it. 14mo
JenReadsAlot They are so good! 14mo
marleed Gorgeous photo! 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bookwormjillk thank you! Have you read ? 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @marleed thank you!! 💗 14mo
Elizabeth2 ❤️❤️❤️ 14mo
BkClubCare Great photo 14mo
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Lizpixie
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MidnightBookGirl I love this series!! I can't wait for more books from this author! 2y
TheSpineView Excellant! 👍📚🎄 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick You're crushing this! Great job! Pretty cover, too. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Traci1 Nice! 2y
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JessClark78
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This was a nice cozy autumn read. Great sequel to Garden Spells. Love that the author includes some recipes from the book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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JessClark78
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🍂 Just finished reading this. Really good autumn read.

🍁 Not reading many holiday books. I still have some horror novels that got pushed back to my December TBR.

🥘 We had leftover sloppy joe tater tot casserole.

🍃 I have a lot of favorites for this. I go with whatever I‘m in the mood for in that moment.

#ThoughtfulThursday

Trashcanman 🖐🏼🖐🏼🖐🏼 2y
JessClark78 @Trashcanman 🙂🖐🏻🖐🏻 2y
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Kshakal
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1. Daisy Jones and the Six , the one and only Ivan
2. Pumpkin spice latte
3. The taggged book gives me all sorts of fall feels!

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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OriginalCyn620
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I adore this book! I wish I hadn‘t given my copy away...think I need to repurchase it. 🍎🍂
#wordsofoctober #apple

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Stacked!!! 🍎 2y
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Eggs
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OriginalCyn620 My choice too! 2y
Eggs @OriginalCyn620 Great minds...🤗 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just stacked this one! ❤️🍎 2y
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sleepy.ash87
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I am making this a pick for anyone who loved 'Garden Spells' and would like a continuation of the Waverley Family. I love these characters and the magical realism which characterizes Allen's work, yet I didn't find this novel to be quite as well-written as 'Garden Spells.' My toddler and I are sick with a cold right now... So this book offered great company last night when I couldn't sleep. Cheers to comfort books!

Yuki_Onna Comfort books rock! 🤘 Get well soon! 💐 2y
Sace Hope you are both feeling better soon! 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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#thankfulthursday

The tagged book is delightful! 🍁

1. Just fall 🍂
2. Pumpkin spice! 🎃
3. 10 so far 📚

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! 🤗

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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#ThoughtfulThursday
🎃Definitely for Halloween, as in starting in September, there are fall leaves, pumpkins, and skulls EVERYWHERE.
🍏 I‘m a Caramel Apple sort of girl. No shade on pumpkin spice - it‘s just that it‘s the hot caramel apple cider that I‘m impatiently awaiting all year long.
📚10 so far.

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sleepy.ash87
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I need a break from 'Easter Parade.' It is simply too sad! I will pick it up again in a few days, once I finish 'First Frost.' So excited for this read and to learn what has happened with the Waverley family!

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Laughterhp
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Okay, thanks for the tag @marleed ! Some of these might be a little mixed up because all the months have mixed together and I don‘t know what happened what. 😂😂😂

This is based on all the books I have on my shelves and that came to mind. Not all books I have read.

#Judge2020ByTheCover

Do you want to try? @inthegreensandblues @Sace @TheAromaofBooks @Chrissyreadit

marleed Oh that‘s great! I love your June and your December gives me hope! 2y
wanderinglynn How fun! Great choices. 👍🏻 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oh what a fun challenge!! I'll have to rummage around a bit and see what I can find! 2y
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Eggs
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Crazeedi Good book! 2y
OriginalCyn620 Loved this one! 🍎 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks good!! 🍎 2y
kspenmoll Love this author! 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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I know I‘ve posted about this book before, but I loved it! 🍂🍁🍎
#apple #fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍎❤️📚 3y
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MrBook
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New theme for the endcap display by our computers: #Autumn! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays

jb72 I‘ve read In The Woods and really liked it. 3y
Tiffiney In The Woods...good book 3y
wanderinglynn First Frost – I love Sarah Addison Allen‘s books. 3y
AutumnRLS Empire Falls was really good. Have In The Woods in a TBR pile somewhere. 3y
KarouBlue Excellent choices! 3y
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Nessavamusic
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📖 Tagged is a great comfy read!
🚐 Have a couple weekend camping adventures planned!
🧐 Nope, no kids here
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Loved First Frost!! 3y
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OriginalCyn620
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#WondrousWednesday
1. I read this delightful book 3 years ago. 🍁
2. It‘s technically not autumn, but next week I‘m going to NYC! Other than that, no. 🗽
3. I have a 10th grader and a 5th grader. 🤓

Eggs I read it too!! #1 🧡 3y
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tammysue
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A fun #magical sequel to Garden Spells ✨🌳🍎✨
#LiteraryLuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

wanderinglynn I love her books! 👍🏻👍🏻 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!!💗💗 4y
vkois88 It almost reminds me of Snow White to see this cover... it's beautiful 4y
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Livyshell10
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Starting this gem tonight! Thought I would read a fantasy inbetween crime novels 😛

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌷 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 4y
Pricel101 Welcome! Lovely cover, let us know how you enjoy the book! 🍎 4y
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Carnett
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Wonderful sequel to Garden Spells. Left me wanting more about this family!

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Saraalways731
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wanderinglynn I love Sarah Addison Allen‘s books! 💜 My favorite is (edited) 4y
GondorGirl I think this was my least favorite SAA book... and I still really enjoyed it. She's an insta-buy author for me. 4y
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Saraalways731
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Thank you so much for the awesome swap! I totally forgot to post my picture ! ❤️ #sss

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 what a lovely package @HufflepuffGirl90 ! 🎄♥️❄️💙🥰 4y
HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m so glad you like it! ❄️💙💚🎄 4y
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JamieLou
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THIS BOOK WAS SO PERFECT. A little magic, a little mystery, a lot of love. This is the story of the Waverly family, desperate for the first frost to come and restore balance in their lives. Claire, Sydnee, and Bay all felt so lovable and real. It was the perfect autumn read and I throughly enjoyed it.
On another note, this app creates info graphics about your reading habits, and I‘m having a lot of fun with it.

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JamieLou
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I‘m excited today because 1. I‘m starting a new book (the tagged one) and 2. All my stuff for my #ThankfulForBooksSwap is here and I literally cannot wait to send it out! Yayyyyy November! 🍂🦃🍁

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PacingTheCage
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1. Fall
2. Pumpkin pie, pecan pie.
3. I would love to do both because I haven't done either 😔
4. Nope
5. Nothing overt. A simple pumpkin spice is good. I'm over pumpkin spice EVERYTHING

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍎🍁🌻 4y
Mamashep Yeah, there are way too many pumpkin spice foods! 4y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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#FriYayIntro @jesshowbooks
1) Welcome to summer in the middle of nowhere! This is the wash, about a 2 minute drive from my home.
2) I finished reading First Frost for the umpteenth time last night. I will never get tired of SAA and her wonderful books! This one is a favorite!
3) Out of movies that haven‘t dropped yet, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (though Deadpool and Ant-man are higher on my list)
4) 📚💕😘😂✨
5) ✅
#GloryToTheGuild @pygmywarrior

Amanda23 Love SAA! 4y
Nessavamusic Your house is so pretty 4y
howjessicareads I love SAA too! Are you in AZ? 4y
robinb Mamma Mia❤️ 4y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Nessavamusic thanks! I definitely love the views! @jesshowbooks SAA‘s my favorite! And close, I live in Utah 4y
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SaraFair
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Got lucky to find a Readers Digest version of another Sara Addison Allen that I had not yet read. It was just as the others, so fun with a little mystery alongside magical realism. I will keep looking for more-

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BooksAndTeaJulie
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Finally finishing up First Frost and admiring how perfect my bookmark is for this novel. The bookmark was a Christmas gift from my daughter this year. She was incredibly excited to give it to me, and I was so touched at the thoughtfulness she put behind the gift. She even met with the crafter to pick out the perfect flowers. I am one lucky and loved mama. 💜

MeganAnn What a sweet, thoughtful daughter you have! The bookmark is absolutely beautiful and so much more special because of the thought behind it! ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
BooksAndTeaJulie @MeganAnn She‘s pretty incredible. I‘m definitely one lucky mama! 💕 (edited) 5y
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Chrissyreadit
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❤️❤️❤️THANK YOU @aprilpohren for my super soft blanket and Books!!!! (One to hold, one to keep on all devices!) #bookandablanketexchange #bookandblanket #bookandblanketswap

BibliophileMomma Pretty! 5y
Chrissyreadit @Tiffy_Reads I just realized I forgot to tag and hashtag! 5y
JoeStalksBeck ❤️ 5y
aprilpohren You are so welcome!!! Enjoy!! 💖 5y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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“She would read a book hundreds of times, carrying it with her until the pages were torn and the covers were falling off, then she‘d paste the covers to the ceiling where she could stare at them, like remembering a good dream.”

I love Bay! And if it weren‘t for ebooks/Audible, all of my Sarah Addison Allen books would be sad states from how often I reread them! 😘

#GloryToTheGuild

Karen3 I love her books too 😍😍 5y
Samplergal Many times. Gone with the wind in fourth grade and to kill a mockingbird soon thereafter. My parents had no idea the adult nature of the books I was reading apparently. Lol. 5y
Zelma Oh heck yeah. Many times. 😁 5y
Crewgurl I ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Sarah Addison Allen!! The Girl Who Chased the Moon is my favorite 😊 5y
Lizpixie Have you seen my The Wheel Of Time Books? 5y
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Jas16
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Another books completed during #24in48. While I didn‘t love this as much as Garden Spells it still felt like spending a Sunday with old friends that I have desperately missed.

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Jas16
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Here is the TBR stack I put together for #24in48. Let‘s see if I stick with it or get distracted by something else from my shelves.

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Jas16
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Saving this one for next month‘s TBR during the holidays. Not a very exciting picture but my book doesn‘t have a dust jacket. #novemberbythenumbers

GondorGirl Not my favorite SAA book, but certainly worth reading. 5y
PrezBookster Good book! 5y
GlassAsDiamonds Ooohh! I didn‘t actually know she‘d released this! The things you learn browsing Litsy!!! 😊😊😊😊 5y
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mdm139
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October wasnt a good reading month, but still got 6 done.

tammysue Great Oct picks! 👍🏻 5y
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