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Funny Story
Funny Story | Emily Henry
A shimmering, joyful new novel about a pair of opposites with the wrong thing in common, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry. Daphne always loved the way her fianc Peter told their story. How they met (on a blustery day), fell in love (over an errant hat), and moved back to his lakeside hometown to begin their life together. He really was good at telling it...right up until the moment he realized he was actually in love with his childhood best friend Petra. Which is how Daphne begins her new story: Stranded in beautiful Waning Bay, Michigan, without friends or family but with a dream job as a children's librarian (that barely pays the bills), and proposing to be roommates with the only person who could possibly understand her predicament: Petra's ex, Miles Nowak. Scruffy and chaotic--with a penchant for taking solace in the sounds of heart break love ballads --Miles is exactly the opposite of practical, buttoned up Daphne, whose coworkers know so little about her they have a running bet that she's either FBI or in witness protection. The roommates mainly avoid one another, until one day, while drowning their sorrows, they form a tenuous friendship and a plan. If said plan also involves posting deliberately misleading photos of their summer adventures together, well, who could blame them? But it's all just for show, of course, because there's no way Daphne would actually start her new chapter by falling in love with her ex-fianc's new fiance's ex...right?
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Amor4Libros
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Emily Henry is starting to grow on me…This was cute and fun! (Also heartbreaking at times and made me tear up)…LOVED!

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NikkiCureton This is next up on my TBR! 11h
Amor4Libros @NikkiCureton I hope you enjoy it! I loved it on audio 😊 7h
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ncsufoxes
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I love Emily Henry books, definitely make me feel ready for summer. I‘m on a kick of romance books. Fun, easy, quick read, which has been my speed lately. I saw someone that said they re-read all of Henry‘s books before the next one came out. I definitely need to have a lazy summer & do this (probably not this summer). As always I love the sarcasm & banter between the characters. #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I'm looking forward to this one. 2d
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Amor4Libros
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Need a break from the non-fiction audiobook…

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steph_phanie
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Mehso-so

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First of all, this type of book is not my cup of tea. So many eyerolling moments. Too much cliché. But I did mostly enjoy it. Would I have read it if I didn't need to for work? No, absolutely not. Will I read another Emily Henry? Eh, maybe.

There was one continuity error that caused me to reread a handful of pages THREE times. I was convinced I had missed something. Turns out I didn't miss anything, but her editors did!

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Kimberlone
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The best EH since Beach Read! Even though the premise and tropes seem a bit unrealistic at first glance, I thought that Henry somehow made the forced proximity, opposites attract, fake dating romance really work. I was rooting for the unlikely relationship between Daphne and Miles. The side characters are all so unique and add a lot of color to the story, and I even got a bit teary eyed towards the end!

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charl08
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Sometimes at night, from the other room, he texts me live updates as he listens to the audiobook of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, things like i want to live w the beavers and wat is turkish delight and edmund needs 2 chill.

ClairesReads This is actually so fantastic 7d
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willaful
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A fun and swoony romance and two #ISpyBingo spaces filled, could life get any better? 😂 My full review on my blog: https://willaful.wordpress.com/2024/05/22/funny-story-by-emily-henry/

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JessieKB
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💙💗as usual, very much enjoyed this one!!! Loved the typical sweet small town setting, insert fun and definitely relatable characters. This time a librarian and her beau that came about from a funny story. Story lines may be similar, but I will choose her every time!!! Hoping for my reading time to be back up soon!!!!

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Injeanious
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Cute quick read!

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ClairesReads
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Funny Story was a fun story. As with all Emily Henry books it demanded nothing of my brain, but provided some light-hearted, and sometimes serious, romance, without too much cheese or smut. The perfect kind of popcorn read which relies heavily on banter as a mode of storytelling. You know what you‘re getting and you know if it‘s for you or not.

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Arvena
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Not so funny Funny Story :) It is a good, descent read, but I wouldn't call it rom-com.

willaful The publishing industry really pushes the “rom-com“ image lately; it does a disservice to a lot of authors. 2w
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Amiable
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I‘m not a fan of the romance genre. But I picked up “Book Lovers” on a whim —and loved it. So I thought, maybe I like romance if it‘s written by Emily Henry? Alas, every other book by her has been just a soft pick for me. I guess it‘s difficult to repeatedly capture lightning in a bottle. 🤷🏻‍♀️ A quick, predictable read. I won‘t remember the plot in a few months, but it was frothy fun while it lasted.

Aims42 I‘m a fellow “some but not all romance is for me” member 😁 They‘re a good palate cleanser for sure! 2w
Amiable @Aims42 I‘m mostly “meh” about romance, to be honest. I don‘t ever seek it out on its own. Usually I end up with it because I‘m reading something that‘s in the realm of “chick lit” and it‘s cross-tagged as romance. 2w
Aims42 @Amiable Totally get that 👍 2w
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DiffidentBookworm
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As usual Emily Henry is the best. It truly is a funny story. It‘s a cute small town with lots of great characters. Plenty of messy situations to make the characters feel like real people & not like they‘ve stepped straight out of a hallmark movie, but also plenty of hallmark movie level beautiful romantic scenes.

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JessieKB
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Finally started!!!💙🤍

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Bookish_Gal
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I did enjoy this book, 4 ⭐️, but something felt off. Even when I felt called out by the FMC‘s antics, almost self deprecating. Likely due to how quick these two fell for each other, as each of their ex‘s went to marry each other. Their interactions were amazing, but that reasoning behind dating was a miss. Miles is an amazing guy. Loved the whole working at a library. I felt so called out; about waiting for people who never arrive. Almost cried.

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lilpumpkin2.0
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May 7, 2024 SEVEN days into May and 24 more days to go until summer arrives. To me, June is the start of summer. Anyway, it is no surprise that I went to Target and got more books (2 of which were on my TBR list). The first one that I HAD to pick up was Funny Story by Emily Henry and the other was How to End a Love Story by Yulin Kuang. If Emily Henry commented on the book by Yulin Kuang, you know 100% that it is going to be good

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fictionaddictbooks
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An AI generated image of a scene from the tagged book😍

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CozyCatLady
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Hiyaa! ✨

I have recently started reading a bit more again and when I saw on TikTok that this new Emily Henry book was a must read, I thought I should give it a go. I have read one of her books before and I honestly love the way she writes. I‘m already halfway through this book and again this story feels like a warm hug and soft giggles. It‘s very enjoyable and I can‘t wait to read how this story ends 🙏🥰
#emilyhenry #funnystory

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mcipher
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The girls hung out with me while I did a face mask and continued blazing through this book today.
I‘m also reading The Book of Love and I love it so much I don‘t want to finish it so I haven‘t picked it up in a couple days 😂😂 That‘s a first for me I think. Anyone else do that?!

dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🐾🖤 3w
Mimi28 😻😻😻 3w
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The title and premise are clever and full circle without being too cheesy. It‘s gotta be hard to pull off romance tropes in a unique way, but Henry absolutely delivers: a fun story, likable characters, and trademark humor. Fake dating, forced proximity, whatever. Yes. Do it all. It works so well. This hit me at the perfect time (a departure from my true crime binge). Her best yet, IMO.

mrsmarch This is the second time I‘ve seen someone say this is her best. Better than Book Lovers even?! 3w
britt_brooke @mrsmarch IMO, yes, but I loved that one, too! 3w
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AvidReader25
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This book‘s subtitle should be: everyone needs therapy. Also, I loved it! Realistic & healthy relationships, actual character development & honest conversations. Supporting the idea that you need friends and a community, not just one “perfect “ person. Miles & Daphne were a delight with buzzing chemistry. The supporting characters added so much especially Julia & Ashleigh, & the descriptions of Michigan were just the chef‘s kiss. My #1 or 2 Henry.

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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I‘m a fan of Emily Henry, and this could be my new favorite. I‘ve always been impressed by her ability to write actually witty sarcasm in her dialogue, and she‘s got it again here in spades. Loved it!!

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Laughterhp
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I wasn‘t sure if I was going to like this one because I didn‘t really enjoy the last couple of Emily Henry books. But I really loved this one! I loved Miles and Daphne. I loved all the exploring of Michigan too! I don‘t know if all the places are real, but I wished they were!

This was my #doublespin for May

monalyisha Yes! The “Vacation” book was absolutely a low point for me, too. Glad things are back in action. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Henry's been a mixed bag for me, as I enjoyed Beach Read and Book Lovers, but not Vacation or Happy Place. So I'm interested to give this one a whirl!! 3w
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Allthebookclubs
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I love all things Emily Henry, and this one was great. Told from Daphne‘s point of view while her life is shattered and then put back together unexpectedly. I like a good, independent woman who finds herself and love but they don‘t have to both define her book. Book #36 in 2024

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MsLeah8417
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Bookwormjillk
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Daisy conked out hours ago, but I had to stay up and finish this book. Emily Henry‘s books mean summer to me. I loved the characters in this book, and the Lake Michigan setting. All worth tomorrow‘s exhaustion.

kspenmoll Poe & Em approve of Daisy‘s choice to nap! 😻😻 4w
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 4w
Leftcoastzen 😻 4w
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AnnCrystal 💕😻💝. 3w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3w
Mshookquilts I enjoy Emily Henry 3w
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HeatherBookNerd
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Emily Henry is so good - sparkling dialogue, charming yet messy characters, well written steamy scenes. And Julia Whelan is such an audiobook lover‘s dream. They are the perfect pair (chef‘s kiss)!

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Zbayardo
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Emily Henry can do no wrong. 😍🥰FIGHT ME! 🤨
And she did what she does so well again with this swoooooontastic romance read that paid a special little homage to librarians. I absolutely fell in love with these two loveably flawed characters. Miles is a Hotty-McHotty!!!
I loved the message reminding us that even in the darkest of times there‘s always room for hope.

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Nessavamusic
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I liked this, it was solid. I really liked the Michigan location, being a lover of Northern MI. It started very strong, I liked the jilted ones becoming roommates and friends then falling in love. However, deeper parts of the story didn‘t quite go as far they could have. Also note that this is slightly steamer than the author‘s previous works. Also, unlike the last book, this is definitely a romance. Overall, one her more fun reads. 4⭐️

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HeyT
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I really enjoyed this although I may be a little bit biased because I too am a librarian. To be honest I kind of think Ashleigh is career goals because sometimes I wish I could frighten patrons into behaving! I think the thing I love most about Emily Henry's couples is that they don't just find each other they find themselves.

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monalyisha
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#5JoysFriday

1. Kai, my ridiculous 4-year-old niece
2. The Merlin Bird ID app
3. (Re)discovering the band Mazzy Star
4. Blossoming trees
5. The tagged book

Previously, I‘d only used the Merlin app on-demand, to ID a specific bird call. This week, I started opening it just to capture the chorus of birdsong around me. The variety thrilled my heart every time! And I love that it highlights each bird as it sounds, which helps you learn as you smile.

monalyisha Podcast episode (from 60 Songs That Explain the 90‘s) about Mazzy Star & “slowcore”: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3ALHvIuHf8046K06W541kC?si=P3fNhGqrSfWyREozYphw0... 4w
monalyisha Merlin Bird ID: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ 🐦‍⬛ 4w
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ncsufoxes I haven‘t listened to Mazzy Star in a while but I was obsessed with her music in high school/college. I must have listened to that cassette endlessly…I probably still have it somewhere 4w
monalyisha @ncsufoxes Time to dig it out…along with something to play it on! Maybe just pull up Spotify. 🙈 4w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4w
Chelsea.Poole LOVE the Merlin app! 4w
DebinHawaii A wonderful list of joys! 💛💛💛 I love that pic of your niece & I‘m going to have to check out the Merlin app for all the birds around my yard. Thank you for sharing & spreading the joy! 🤗 4w
monalyisha @DebinHawaii I‘d love to know what kind of birds you hear, Deb! (edited) 4w
DebinHawaii @monalyisha I put the app on my phone & I‘ll try it tomorrow morning when all the vocal birds come out & let you know! 🐦🩵 4w
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monalyisha
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I really enjoy Emily Henry‘s books…but when I learned that the protagonist of her newest romance was a Children‘s Librarian, I have to admit I was a little worried. Given that it‘s my day job, I knew I was going to be on high alert for inaccuracies. Fortunately, she did her research! Aside from a couple of tiny nitpicks, she really got it right. Add to that a bearded love interest (ahem, like my husband)? This is my favorite E.H. since Beach Read!

monalyisha Note: I couldn‘t tell if the ending felt a little rushed…or if I was just rushing because I was up way past my bedtime! 🙈 4w
JamieArc We‘re reading the same books! First, Tom Lake. Now, this one 😂 4w
monalyisha @JamieArc That tracks! 😆 4w
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HeyT
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Porch reading this afternoon. It‘s almost a funny story but I have no recollection of putting myself on the holds list at work but it was waiting for me there yesterday.

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Bookwormjillk
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The weekend‘s here!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Let me know how this one is! I ordered it. I really thought it would be an add on with BOTM 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4w
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Julsmarshall
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Perfect heartwarming read!
Sweet children‘s librarian ✅
Scruffy and kind winery barkeep ✅
Fake relationship and forced proximity ✅
I loved every minute of these earnest sweethearts finding each other. Sigh 😍 Henry does it again and I‘m here for it! #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I need to get my hands on this one - I've really enjoyed Henry's other books. 4w
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Branwen
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For dinner last night we went to my favorite restaurant so that I could get chicken hibachi! It was super delicious, as always! 🤭 I brought this book and read a little bit during dinner - I'm trying really hard to read this slowly to make it last, but it's so good I can't help but fly through it!

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MallenNC
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I got the chance to listen to this one so I went with that even though this wasn‘t on my TBR for the month. It‘s not actually funny, but I enjoyed the story a lot. It‘s got a romance but more than that, the two MCs work on themselves and the ways they‘d been affected by their childhoods as well as their grown-up choices. I also loved the MC‘s job at the library. That‘s always fun to read about.

OriginalCyn620 Good review! This is an auto-buy author for me, so I‘m glad to hear that you liked it! 1mo
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I‘ve only read this one and Book Lovers! But I enjoyed them both. 1mo
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CoffeeK8
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This is officially my favorite Emily Henry. Daphne and Miles are so sweet as they support each other. #romantsy

BennettBookworm Ahhh can‘t wait! 1mo
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❤️ Like all Emily Henry books, this was charming. I loved that the two main characters worked in a library and a winery, respectively, so we got to spend time both those settings - two of my favorite places 😊. I've been a fan of the dialogue/banter in all her books, and I didn't find this one quite as snappy, but still, a strong pick for me!

DestinyMorna I‘m adding this to my TBR based on your review. I haven‘t read a lot of Emily Henry except Happy Place which was just ok for me. But this sounds like a good read! Thanks for the recommendation! 1mo
Bklover On Libby hold for this one. I‘m 1,318th in line. Might be a while! 1mo
UwannaPublishme @Bklover 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
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angieinwonderland
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Another winner from Emily Henry. Her dialogue/banter makes all her books deliciously easy to devour in one sitting. The way she describes the everyday mundane activity is her superpower. I am convinced her similies are what make her writing so relatable across such a vast audience. You know exactly what each feeling she describes feels like.

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MaggieCarr
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Not gonna lie, I want to plan a Read-A-Thon. Love when readers become authors who write about books & librarians and simply nail all-the-parts. Oh, and there's a romance story inside this title, too. 🤣

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marleed
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Road trippin in NW Arkansas with this one! I enjoyed the setup for this story and wished good things for both Daphne and Miles. …PSA: There is no statute of limitations on the crimes an adult child bestows on their parents‘ parenting. (Every time I read a book such as this I chuckle at this running PSA joke 😜 I use to have with my now late father any time he‘d be in light ‘trouble‘ with another of my 5 siblings).

tpixie If you‘re still in NW AK, if you get a chance, check out Crystal Bridges Art Museum- if only to look at the building and walk the grounds. They do have an interesting architecture tour… 1mo
tpixie It‘s owned or was started by one of the Walmart daughters or sisters. And the East & West Coast are really pissed it exists because they think all art should belong on the East & West Coast and not in nowhere Midwest. Wherever you go, enjoy your adventure!! 1mo
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marleed @tpixie That was our first stop on Wednesday. It is so beautiful- I particularly loved the floating Chihuly balls! We went to Springdale and Fayetteville yesterday. Today is Eureka Springs but it was raining too hard to fully walk the Blue Spring Heritage Center. I‘m tagging along as a +1 to a Master Gardner group so all our stops had to do with plants. I‘m not known for my green thumb so all these destinations were a learning experience! 1mo
marleed @tpixie It‘s all so beautiful. We are just now headed towards home in Kansas City and we stop for some throwed rolls at Lamberts for lunch! I‘ve travelled Branson on North many times but had never been to NW Arkansas. 1mo
tpixie @marleed classic throwing of the rolls!!! I bet that was an interesting trip with the master gardeners!! Glad you saw the museum! A coworker is heading to Eureka Springs to stay in a treehouse and go zip lining. I haven‘t been there since a child and now I‘m intrigued to go stay at a treehouse!!! We do need a Kansas/Missouri meet up this summer! 1mo
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Booksbymybed
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Well, look who went after another cheap thrill of a quick romance read! 🤡 the latest from Emily Henry. I liked two of her books and couldn‘t stand Happy Place after a few pages.
This one, though it had cute moments, heartwarming bits about the importance of libraries and communities, felt half-baked.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Emily Henry continues to be excellent.
The banter, the realness of her characters, the heart, and the humor - it‘s all there.
Julia Whelan, as always, is a perfect audiobook reader, too.
I finished it this morning, and I think it‘ll keep me smiling all day.

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Branwen
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Trying to get in as much of this book as possible before I have to go to work today! Oh my goodness, I'm absolutely loving it so far! 🥰💕📚

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Branwen
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New books! New books! New books! Happy Pub Day to these beauties! Of course, I am EXCEPTIONALLY excited for the new Emily Henry book! From what I've read, the main character is a librarian! 🥰💕📚

KadaGul @Branwen It's about time Emily Henry writes about Librarian. She wrote about the upcoming authors and struggling authors. #LoveEmilyHenry 1mo
Branwen @KadaGul YES! I totally agree! 🤭📚💕 1mo
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