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Under the Whispering Door
Under the Whispering Door | T. J. Klune
112 posts | 92 read | 2 reading | 102 to read
Under the Whispering Door is an uplifting story about a man who spent his life at the office - and his death building a home.
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bthegood
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#20in4 @Andrew65

I will read 20 hours, really want to get a #BookSpinBingo this month 👍

Make a great day everyone😊

Clwojick You can do it! 💖 1w
bthegood @Clwojick 👍😊 1w
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 1w
bthegood @Andrew65 thx👍 7d
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Jgacreations
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This is super funny so far. The audio was the way to go.

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ImperfectCJ
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Road trip listening. Getting mixed reviews from my family. I think not all of them are on board with the slow burn.

LiteraryinLawrence It‘s definitely a heavy book. Worth the read, but sad. 1w
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bthegood
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#ThinkPositiveBePositive
Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

The cover artists knew what they were doing with the Harry Potter books - my grandson is drawn to them at age 2!

Not everyone can make a great day or get past the worries in their lives or their part of the world - so for today - make a great day for someone else -

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bthegood
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Update:
#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn
#JoysofJune @Andrew65
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

I have all the books in motion to complete 2 bingos this month - omg!! My goals for the month are on target (workouts and reading) so I'm feeling pretty good about that (helps to set realistic goals for myself and find books I really enjoy 😉)

Make a great day everyone -

Andrew65 You‘re doing well 👏👏👏 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking fabulous!!! 3w
wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 3w
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Dragon
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Listening to the audiobook on Libby- it‘s starting out rather sad. Not sure about this one. I really liked The House in the Cerulean Sea so I‘ll give it a chance. I‘m on a Staycation so I was very happy to see some sunshine ☀️ yesterday. 💚🐉

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GingerAntics
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This was even better the second tIme through. I almost forgot how horrible Wallace was at the beginning. I really enjoyed the little hints at Cerulean. Even known how it all turned out, I still got teary at the end. Such a wonderful book. This was just the first reread of many.
#TJKlune #UnderTheWhisperingDoor #PrideMonth #LGBTQ

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GingerAntics
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🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣
I laughed so hard I cried at this part in audio. It was just amazing. This books is stunningly better in audio.
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#TJKlune #UnderTheWhisperingDoor #PrideMonth #LGBTQ

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GingerAntics
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I know. It‘s a real shock we‘re here. I know none of you saw this coming. Another trip through this brilliant story and world for pride month. Hopefully it won‘t hurt so bad now that I know it has a beautiful, wonderful, happy ending.
#TJKlune #UnderTheWhisperingDoor #PrideMonth #LGBTQ

Branwen The best book EVER! 💕💕💕💕 3w
GingerAntics @Branwen right?! It is just beautiful in audio. I don‘t know why I didn‘t listen sooner. 3w
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JacqMac
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I loved this book. Wallace thinks he might be dead, when a reaper shows up. At his funeral. She takes him to Charon‘s Crossing. A lovely lopsided tea house, owned by Hugo, a ferryman, who promises to help Wallace cross over. Wallace learns how to live, only after he dies. At it‘s heart, this is a love story. All the kinds of love.

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LaurenMags
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I love TJ Klune's dark sense of humor. Like my review of his other book, The House In The Cerulean Sea, it does become a little too sweet of a book and gets wrapped up with a bow but I enjoyed the ride.

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mcctrish
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Happy Mother‘s Day 🌸 I‘ve finished this wonderful book ( makes humanity seem worthwhile ) and now I‘m going to do things

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Mother‘s Day!! ❤️💐 2mo
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mcctrish
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It‘s finally nice enough to read outside again ( we had a long week of overcast yuck)

ReadingRachael I know! Isn‘t it beautiful! I am working until 6 tonight though! 🌷Enjoy!! 😊 2mo
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carlthecattt
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I wanted to read as fast as possible because it was so good, but I forced myself to take the time reading this one. It was well worth it.
I don‘t want to say much about it because it was a book filled with so much. So I‘ll just say I highlighted 15 quotes, this being one of the most powerful to me.
5/5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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swynn
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Mehso-so

(2021) Wallace Price was a self-centered acquisitive little turd. Then he died. Then he came to a place where he learned how to live. It's excessively sentimental for my taste, but that's not really a criticism, just an aesthetic mismatch. What Klune is trying to do here I think he does really well.

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CaitlinR
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Kline writes philosophy through fiction, or theology (definitely a small “t”) through fiction, but mainly he gives us truth. Through the stories of Mei, Hugo, Nelson, Apollo, Cameron, Nancy and Wallace‘s wondrous journey I wept, loved and believed. Most importantly I grieved, something I‘d been so afraid to do. Thank you T. J. Kline. You gave me such a gift!

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not a popular opinion but i tried to get through this just could not & ended up DNF…it started out good but dragged for me #audiophile #readathon #marvelousmarch @Andrew65

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abookishbutterfly
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I adored this. It‘s light, but not one hundred percent fluff, as it deals with some dark themes and it deals with them thoughtfully. While I did laugh out loud several times while I read this, I found myself tearing up just as frequently, if not more often. This wasn‘t all the result of sadness, although there were certainly some sad moments. I was also moved by the bittersweet and sometimes I simply cried tears of joy.

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abookishbutterfly

“The first time you share tea, you are a stranger,” Mei said.

“The second time you share tea,” Nelson said, “you are an honored guest.”

Hugo nodded. “And the third time you share tea, you become family. It‘s a Balti quote. I took those words to heart because there‘s something special about the sharing of tea. Grandpa taught me that. He said that when you take tea with someone, it‘s intimate and

abookishbutterfly quiet. Profound. The different flavors mingle, the scent of it strong. It‘s small, but when we drink, we drink together.” 3mo
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Readswithcoffee
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I loved the audiobook! The narrator, Kirt Graves, brings the characters to life. I loved this story of transitioning to the afterlife. It was both humorous and bittersweet.

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reumellivaras
Bailedbailed

I couldn‘t get into this. Maybe a slow build up? Possibly could have gotten more interesting further into the book? I‘ll never know.

IMASLOWREADER ok i thought i was the only one… 3mo
reumellivaras @IMASLOWREADER I‘ve heard such great things about this author! I almost didn‘t post my opinion because I too thought I was alone in thinking this. 3mo
IMASLOWREADER @reumellivaras the first couple of chapters were cool but then it kinda dragged for me and i tried to finish it but i just couldn‘t anymore even the few funny parts with the ouija board/ seance wasn‘t enough to keep going 3mo
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Victoriahoperose
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This book is one that I feel like you need to take your time with because you just need to let it settle as your reading it. I‘m really glad I took a few days with this and didn‘t rush it. It brought up so many interesting things about life and death and everything in between. The writing is just beautiful and fun and the characters are so well crafted. I loved this book and it will sit with me for a very long time.

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pagesthatpurr
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Mehso-so

A book that represents diversity and shares hope on a life after death. I picked this up because I was grieving, it did give me the comfort I need. Not as profound as I expected but entertaining all the same.

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Dwayne_Shugert
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I loved “The House in the Cerulean Sea” and am excited to read this one.

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Tamra
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I‘m 55% into this audio and I don‘t have a clue where it‘s going. 😯 That‘s a good thing indeed.

Wow, what a strange ride. I‘m at the point the “manager” has appeared on the scene.

Cathythoughts Sounds interesting 😁 4mo
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Clwojick
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Here are my final #BookSpinBingo results for February! I read 21/25 books, and my most anticipated book of the month (tagged) ended up being my favourite! 💙

As always, thanks for hosting Sarah! @TheAromaofBooks

tdrosebud Ooh, I like your spread for this. I've always drawn a big bingo board and written the titles on it, but I like this more. Much less tedious. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! @tdrosebud - I am also way into the simplicity of this spread!! 4mo
Zoes_Human Oh I like your layout! Very nice and clean! 4mo
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Clwojick @Zoes_Human @tdrosebud Thanks! I used to do the bigger board with either the book covers or the titles in each box, but this layout has been great! I‘ll definitely be continuing with it. ❤️❤️ 4mo
Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks Thanks Sarah!! 💥💖 4mo
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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IThis book is captivating because of the plot, story is about life, death, afterlife & About the journey in b/n . It is humorous, painful and heartwarming 😀 This story is about death but illuminates life at the same time. Interesting concept,good narration with a fantastic message. But overall story was just ok for me. It is a romance between the death & life. Worth reading once 3.5🌟#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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BookBelle84
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I don't think there's anything I can say about how lovely this book is that hasn't already been said. I can't wait to see what Klune comes up with next.
#pop22 #popsugar ~about the afterlife

RaeLovesToRead What a cover... 😍😍 4mo
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BookBelle84
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Less than 50 pages in and already getting little gems of wisdom

CBee I‘m currently reading this and it‘s so great ♥️ 4mo
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TrishB
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I‘m not sure how the author simultaneously manages to make you feel like you need a big hug whilst also feeling uplifted and hopeful.
Yes there were many bits to make you smile, but in the end it‘s about death and grief and coming to terms with them and for a ‘light hearted‘ read it certainly makes you stop and think.

charl08 Sounds wonderful. 5mo
GingerAntics Oh I want to hug this book so much!!! 5mo
Cathythoughts Great review ❤️ 5mo
Hooked_on_books Very well said ☺️ 5mo
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starlight97
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"We rise and we fall and then we rise once more. We're all on different paths, but death doesn't discriminate. It comes for everyone. It's what you do with it that sets you apart."

TheSpineView Fabulous quote! ❤ 5mo
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JillsBookshelf
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January reading wrap up
The first 6 books of 2022! 🥳
8% of the way to my yearly reading goal!

Ratings: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
# of books: 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖

#ya #readingwrapup #january #readinggoals #goals #2022 #fantasy #romance #fivestars

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Jen2
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Lovely

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suvata
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Absolutely as good as The House in the Cerulean Sea. TJ Klune brings us another 5-star book that is jam-packed with humanity, humor, wisdom and a host of unforgettable characters.

Welcome to Charon's Crossing. The tea is hot, the scones are fresh, and the dead are just passing through. When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own funeral, Wallace begins to suspect he might be dead.

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Eggbeater
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This book is sweet and funny, poignant and sentimental. It makes you feel good about the process of death, grief, and loss, whether or not that is really realistic. I loved it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

MidnightBookGirl I liked this even more than House on the Cerulean Sea! 5mo
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sarahgreatlove
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Ahhhhhhh I loved this. Listen, if you can, to the audiobook. So funny that you can‘t do it in a public place without embarrassing yourself. This book brightened up my end of year. It‘s an interesting take on what happens after death but it‘s really the interactions between the characters that make it such a delight. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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SW-T
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All the warm fuzzies with this one! 🥰

“The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger. The second time you take tea, you are an honored guest. The third time you share a cup of tea, you become family, and for our family, we are prepared to do anything, even die.” Haji Ali

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DGRachel
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I love this just as much on the reread. It‘s a beautiful story about life and death, grief, hope, and love in all their forms. As before, I cried and I laughed, and I missed the characters as soon as I closed the cover. What will you do with the time you have?

julesG 😍 5mo
Sharpeipup I adore that cover! 5mo
AmyG Love the cover. 5mo
DGRachel @julesG @Sharpeipup @AmyG It‘s the Illumicrate special edition. 💖 5mo
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BookishBelle
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This was such a good book! I‘m not even sure I can put into words how good it was. 🥰. #CatsofLitsy

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BarbaraJean
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This is a need-to-hug-this-book selection for me, just as much as Cerulean Sea, although they‘re very different books. It grapples with grief & loss and coming to terms with death through an initially very unlikable character. It's sad & sweet and goes a bit idealistic deus-ex-machina in the end, but overall it beautifully explores an interestingly-imagined afterlife.

Catching up on much-belated reviews today… I finished this one in November. 😳

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DGRachel
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I am currently rereading the tagged book as a refresher before my work book club meets Thursday. I also have Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith going on audio.
#weekendreading

katiekat311 I am reading the SAME book for one the our #NYWD reads you sent me 😍 (edited) 6mo
DGRachel @katiekat311 It makes me so happy that you chose that one! 💖💖💖 6mo
ShyBookOwl I just bought this book last weekend! I haven't started it yet though. Looking forward to it 6mo
Andrew65 Love No1 Ladies‘ Detective Agency. 5mo
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Howseldomtheydo
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#joyousjanuary #readathon My January has not started out too joyous, managed to cut the tendon in my thumb 😢 Silver lining, it‘s my non dominant hand and now I have more time to read 🤷‍♀️

AkashaVampie Ouch!!!! Hope it heals fast! Read Read Read!!!! 6mo
RebL Oh no! But… okay? That‘s definitely looking at the plus side. Hope you can find some lightweight books. 6mo
Tonton Yowch! Hope all goes smoothly; enjoy reading! 6mo
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MittenGirlPeach Oh, no! Here‘s hoping for quick healing and lots of silver lining. 6mo
Soubhiville Oh no! I hope it‘s not too painful and that your recovery goes smoothly. 6mo
squirrelbrain Ouch! Hope it gets better soon. 6mo
Howseldomtheydo @RebL Thanks, glad I have a Kindle 📖 6mo
AkashaVampie @Howseldomtheydo ur welcome hun 6mo
AmyG Oh no! I hope you are well soon. 6mo
Suet624 Oh no! I‘m so sorry! 6mo
Elizabeth2 Oh goodness! I hope your healing goes well! 6mo
Chrissyreadit Hope you heal quickly and read some great books! 6mo
rockpools Oh no! Wishing you a speedy recovery! 6mo
SassyPants617 I‘m so sorry! Hoping you heal quickly and enjoy your extra reading time. 6mo
TrishB Ouch 😣,hope you heal quickly! 6mo
rabbitprincess Yikes 😬😬 Best wishes for a speedy recovery! 6mo
andrew61 Get well soon. Best wishes 6mo
rachelsbrittain Oh gosh! Wishing my you a speedy recovery and lots of good reading! 6mo
Avanders Eeee!! Hope you have quick and pain free healing! 💙 6mo
kezzlou85 Ouch hope it heals quickly but enjoy the reading. 6mo
Simona Quick recovery ❤️‍🩹 and I hope that you will find some very good books. 6mo
DaveGreen7777 Hope you make a quick recovery! ❤️‍🩹 6mo
Dragon Wishing you a speedy recovery! I hope it doesn‘t hurt too much, enjoy your reading 📖 💐 6mo
Gissy Hoping you get well soon❤️ 6mo
MaureenMc Ack! Hoping for quick healing for you! 6mo
Kimberlone Wishing you a speedy recovery! I‘ve broken my dominant arm twice so I understand the inconvenience! 6mo
LiteraryinLawrence No! Hope you‘re not in too much pain! 6mo
Megabooks Oh no!! I hope you heal quickly! 6mo
QuietlyLaura Yikes! I hope you can get some healing rest. (edited) 6mo
Chelsea.Poole Oh my! Best of luck with recuperating ❤️‍🩹 way to look on the bright side in the mean time! 6mo
sprainedbrain Oh my! Wishing you a speedy recovery. 6mo
CarolynM Oh, that looks nasty! Hope you're not in too much pain and your hand heals well💐 6mo
Cupcake12 Oh no! Wishing you a speedy recovery xxxx 6mo
Dragon 💚🐉 6mo
Anna40 Feel better! 6mo
Tera66 Oh no! I wish you a fast recovery, way to look at the silver lining ⛅️🌝 5mo
WJCintron Oh no!!! I hope you‘re doing much much better now. Stay safe! 🙏 4mo
Howseldomtheydo @WJCintron Thanks! Slowly coming along 👍🏻 4mo
WJCintron 😊 🙏 @Howseldomtheydo 👍 4mo
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BriannaT
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Ultimately a feel-good book about death that can teach us how to live. I loved the representation in this book, and I also enjoyed the journey the main character embarks in his death, even if it did feel a little fast at times. A part of me wishes the ending was different to fully complete Wallace‘s journey, but the adage holds true - it‘s about the journey, not the destination.

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CoffeeNBooks
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#BeginsWith #Door This was one of my favorite books of 2021!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙🚪💙 6mo
GingerAntics 💯 6mo
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Tsalm1
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5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This book was perfect. All the charm of ‘the five people you meet in heaven‘ but with even more plot, more heart, more character development and more emotion. Loved it. I‘ll be telling friends to read this asap

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CBee
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Kindle deal today!! I‘ve been waiting for this one to go on sale 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Scochrane26 I got it, was going to wait for the paperback, but I couldn‘t pass up the deal. Plus, I don‘t have room for all my physical books. 6mo
CBee @Scochrane26 I would‘ve had to wait forever for a library copy or Libby, so I snatched it up! I understand not having room 😂😂 6mo
Scochrane26 @CBee It was my favorite book this last year, & I will definitely read it again. 6mo
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CBee @Scochrane26 I can‘t wait!! 6mo
slategreyskies I got this today too! :) 6mo
Dragon Thanks 🙏 downloading 💚🐉 6mo
CBee @slategreyskies hooray!! ♥️♥️ 6mo
CBee @Dragon yay!! 6mo
swynn Thanks! Grabbed it. 6mo
CBee @swynn hooray!! 6mo
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AliD73
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Love, loss, and healing. I thought this would be a fun, lighthearted fantasy novel, but it was so much more. This was surprisingly deep, meaningful, and thought provoking. This is such a beautiful story, especially for anyone who has ever lost someone they loved and believes in or hopes for life after death. You‘ll laugh, you‘ll cry, and you‘ll believe in the power of people to change for the better. I can‘t recommend this enough. Read this book.

PiperH My favorite book!!!!😊 4mo
AliD73 @PiperH Mine too! Seriously, I cried at the end! 4mo
PiperH I did too!!! 4mo
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AliD73 @PiperH I hope someone makes it into a movie! 4mo
PiperH Me too! I would definitely watch it!😊 4mo
AliD73 @PiperH Yes, I‘d like to see a sequel too! Turn it into a series. He‘s such a good writer! 4mo
PiperH Yes! Hope he comes out with more books!😊 4mo
PiperH I‘m looking for some good mysteries. Do you read mysteries? 4mo
AliD73 @PiperH Yes, I read mysteries. I love anything by Agatha Christie. Also, check out Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay and Thursday Night Murder Club by Richard Osman. 4mo
PiperH Great 😊 I will check those out. I love cozy mysteries. I‘m reading Murder On Cape Cod by Maddie Day. Really good. 4mo
AliD73 @PiperH I think you‘ll like them. I love cozy mysteries too. I‘ll check that out. That‘s one I haven‘t read. 4mo
PiperH Ok thanks 😊 4mo
AliD73 @PiperH You‘re welcome! Let me know how you like them. 😀 4mo
PiperH I will 😊 4mo
AliD73 @PiperH 😀 4mo
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BookishBelle
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So excited to start this tonight! I feel like I‘m cheating on the other book I‘m reading by starting a new one but I left it at the office… 😬

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therubberduckninja
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There aren‘t a lot of books that I finish and immediately want to read again, but TJ Klune‘s books seem to the exception to that rule. This was an achingly beautiful story of hope, love, loss, and redemption, with a cast of characters I fell in love with and didn‘t want to leave.

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Traci1
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#12booksof2021 #November

My second Klune pick for the year. He's a wonderful writer.

@Andrew65

shanaqui I really need to read this one, but not sure I can love it as much as I loved Cerulean Sea! 6mo
Andrew65 A popular choice. 6mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @shanaqui I loved both. They're just so different from each other. I loved them in different ways. 6mo
GingerAntics 💙💙💙 6mo
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