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Alex, Approximately
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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In this delightfully charming teen spin on Youve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell cant stand is actually the boy of her dreamsshe just doesnt know it yet. Classic movie buff Bailey Mink Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush. Faced with doubts (what if hes a creep in real lifeor worse?), Bailey doesnt tell Alex shes moved to his hometown. Or that shes landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that shes being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Rotha.k.a. her new arch-nemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever-it-is shes starting to feel for Porter. And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is AlexApproximately.
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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My phone won't cooperate with me to highlight the actual book cover, so please take a look. It's cute & summery, just like the book. And Then There Were None is also vey good, but I didn't want to copy @andrew65 who tagged me.
#alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Want to play? @Gissy @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2mo
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IheartYA
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️
I'm a big fan of Jenn Bennett and have loved (or almost loved) all of her books so far. While this one was good, it fell a little flat for me. It dragged in parts and didn't pack the emotional punches that I'm used to from this author. The blurb contains the biggest spolier, which is a major bummer. Still a worthwhile read.

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Nevaehh
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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The Alex Approximately by Jenna Bennett is about two teenagers who meet each other on the internet. later on Bailey decides to move from her home town that she lived in with her mother to California with her father. Where Alex her friend lives.It‘s a very interesting book and really pulls you in making you want to know more and more. I really enjoyed this book and I‘d recommend it as it is a pretty easy read and overall very good book.

MissYaremcio I love easy reads! So nice for the brain! All I was missing was the motif and explanation. 4/6 2y
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faelinwolf
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett

My mom says we're all connected--people and plants and animals. We all know one another on the inside. It's what's on the outside that distracts. Our clothes, our words, our actions. ... We spend our lives trying to find other people. Sometimes we get confused and turned around by the distractions.

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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Thanks for the tag @Pageturner1 !

🥒🍑 Cucumbers and peaches
📖 Alex, Approximately
🐬 I've seen dolphins a few times in the ocean

Any interest in playing? @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @mollyrotondo @JaclynW
#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Thanks for the tag! ❤️ 2y
MoonWitch94 Peaches 🍑 are delicious 😋 Thanks for playing ⛵️⭐️☺️ 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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This YA book was super cute, even if it wasn't perfect. Bailey is a vintage film buff, with retro style, and is a bit naive, or is it just stupidity? Porter, the half Polynesian surfer dude is pretty much who would've made my 17 year old heart flutter. They start a little romance. There's a nice friendship between Bailey & new friend Grace. It touches on addiction & consent. Enjoy it for what it is and don't think too hard. Ah, young love! 💖⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick ⬆️This is the final book I read for the #readyoursign Challenge. #sagittarius prompt #7 Gem (Topaz) - since this was difficult to find, I picked a cover that looks like a scene inside a giant topaz gem. @Clwojick @Meaw_catlady 2y
Clwojick Very creative with the prompt! Love it 💞 2y
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AlizaApp
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A sort of You‘ve Got Mail vibe, but with teens. Bailey meets Alex on a film message board and they hit it off, but when she moves to his California town before her senior year of high school she doesn‘t tell him because she does not want to meet him and be disappointed. Meanwhile, she starts flirting with her new coworker at her summer job who is not quite who he seems. A fun summer read!

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Nitpickyabouttrains
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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Mehso-so

A cute ya romance with some real violence. The problem for me is there was a case of mistaken identity at the core of the story, which was revealed on the back of the book (and obvious reading like 20 pages in).

sprainedbrain Gorgeous photo, though! 🤩 2y
Nitpickyabouttrains @sprainedbrain thanks! I had a great day at the beach on Saturday 2y
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erinachu
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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June's bookspin list 16 - 20! ❤

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔💔💔 such an awesome book!! 2y
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InBooksILive
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Really enjoyed this cute YA story. Loved the character growth and the characters were fun, especially Porter 😍. Can't really think of anything I didn't like.

Been in a reading rut lately which is terrible cause I have a HUGE TBR for this month with the #bookspinbonanza happening. Trying to get back in the zone so hopefully finishing this book helped.

TheAromaofBooks I haven't even started my #BookSpinBonanza list, so I feel you! 😂 2y
InBooksILive @TheAromaofBooks oh I don't feel so bad the 🤣🤣 I'm about to finish the first pick so I'm getting there slowly 2y
TheAromaofBooks I just didn't do a good job planning and have other books I “need“ to finish first!! My list may get carried into June! 😆 2y
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Kaylamburson
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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Simon & Schuster just offered me a free ebook for being a subscriber to their newsletter. There looked like a lot of great thriller options, but I picked the tagged book pitched as YA meets You've Got Mail. I love cutesy romance!

Cortg Sounds like a good choice! 2y
vlwelser I think they're doing this every week. I just ended up with 2y
Kaylamburson Oh really? I'll have to pay closer attention! I was really considering His Favorites or the Man of the Year one. You'll have to let me know how it is! @vlwelser 2y
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Kaylamburson I hope so! @Cortg 2y
vlwelser @Kaylamburson I ended up with Tidelands a few weeks ago. I didn't realize it was every week until today. I missed a few good ones. 2y
Kaylamburson Thanks for the heads up! Bummer we've missed a few! @vlwelser 2y
InBooksILive I picked this book as well! 😊 2y
Kaylamburson I hope we enjoy it! @InBooksILive 2y
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CarlasLit
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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A fun, light hearted read great for these stressful days! Toward the end I wanted to shake Bailey (Mink), for not putting it all together but I still liked her as a character. Well worth pausing my loop yarn blanket-making for a bit. #WhoIsAlex #MinkAndAlex #BaileyAndPorter #YA #YARomance #Carlas2020TBR

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mandabanana
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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I‘m a Jenn Bennett stan officially. Just give me everything and I‘ll gobble it up I love her so much

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bullbunny
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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I was tagged by @Endowarrior21 for the #7days7covers challenge.
Finally had a chance to do it, was away from my books and work.
This is the UK cover of the book

I don't know who to tag, so if you see this and haven't done it. TAGGED!!

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Booknerd222
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JewelsAndThunder
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Dude this book is an awesome contemporary romance rover. 👏👏👏 If you are looking for a cute romance, this is your book. It has only 1 ••• section.

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Nebklvr
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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A great romance with two teens trying to overcome traumatic pasts. Thoughtful and humorous.

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Buechersuechtling
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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@Sarah83 Yes, I did, of course. But I didn‘t really have the time to answer since we suddenly decided to become very busy yesterday. Yesterday afternoon I searched for this book but none of my libraries has it. I just now found it on „Tauschticket“ and am tempted to order it … On the one hand. On the other hand I am afraid I could find the story too childish since it‘s recommended for people aged around 13. 🤔 Have you already read your copy❓

Sarah83 Since yesterday? 😂😂😂 No I haven't. I just read the first page, it doesn't sound like a real teen- novel. But I can tell you, when I read it. 3y
Buechersuechtling @Sarah83 Sometimes you are a fast reader. 😉 3y
Sarah83 @Buechersuechtling what do you mean? 3y
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Buechersuechtling @Sarah83 Well, that I have the impression that you read many books in quite a short time. Sometimes in the time when I read one book you have read two to three books. P.S.: I wish you a good start in this week and at the office. 🤗 3y
Sarah83 @Buechersuechtling hehe. That's quite possible. I don't watch TV at this time. so there is much reading time. 😍 Thank you. I really don't want to go. 😪 3y
Buechersuechtling @Sarah83 I understand that. Try to take it slow. 🤗 3y
Sarah83 @Buechersuechtling and what happened? Directly I can look for keys, since nobody knows where they a 3y
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Sarah83
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Today's bookish finds 😍

@Buechersuechtling the tagged one is in Germany published by Königskinder. 😁

rubyslippersreads Such gorgeous covers! 😍 3y
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Blopez93
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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Finished this book in 3 days!!! It was so good! Literally never a dull moment while reading this!!! I would definitely recommend this. It‘s just that good. Definitely going to read more books by this author in the future!

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Blopez93
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This book is so good that I‘m literally forcing myself to put it down so I can go to sleep! Best one that I‘ve read so far! Only 2 more books left in my stack of “to reads” so I just ordered 12 more off amazon! 😳

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Blopez93
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I love where I live 😍

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Blopez93
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Next book in my reading haul is Alex, Approximately. Can‘t wait to start this one and to dive into a new adventure! 📚

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Amie
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This was a cute teen romance, and I liked the classic movie angle. The THING that the main characters don't figure out until near the end was super obvious and it was kind of frustrating that they were so blind to it, but maybe that's part of the fun for some readers (especially those in the target age group).

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behudd
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This is exactly what I was looking for in a fast, fun teen romance! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kellyann28
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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These YA romance books are always good for a "palate cleansing" between heavier reads. This was fun, adorable, and a good summer read. My major complaint is that the last chapter was odd, it almost felt like it came from another book.

#booked2019: Reminds of a favorite place (in my case the beach, somewhere warm and beachy!)
@cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

This completes my Winter portion of the challenge!

bullbunny Really? I guess I need to read more books. I have another of theirs. Glad you liked it! So tell me, how many movies of the ones mentioned have you seen? 4y
papertimemachines I do the same "palate" cleaning thing! This author has a couple of others I like as well. The endings get a little unrealistic to me, but they are fun. 4y
kellyann28 @bullbunny I'd definitely read another one of her books, it was fun! I dont think I understand your question about the movies. What others mentioned are you referring to? 4y
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kellyann28 @megansaurusrex I like to read a lot of dark, twisty books and also really sad books so books like this are always a welcome change to lighten the mood! 4y
bullbunny @kellyann28 Well each chapter a movie was mentioned. I was curious how many you have seen 4y
kellyann28 @bullbunny oh yes! I had seen a few mentioned at the chapter headers but not the older classics that were mentioned a lot throughout. 4y
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kellyann28
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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1. #LMPBC, #JB, #Booked2019 and some swaps!
2. I'm pretty sure I've surprised myself by doing or saying something dumb recently ?
3. "Inside is a small cubby where a black phone hangs."
4. @johanna414 @sprainedbrain

@eggs #wondrouswednesday

bullbunny Ohhh I love love love the book you tagged 4y
kellyann28 @bullbunny I'm not too far into it but I like it so far! 4y
bullbunny @kellyann28 I bought it on a whim, read it and loved it! Read it again. To play have I watched this movie game XD 4y
Eggs Always wondered about 4y
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hyperashley
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5⭐'s. This was such a cute book! I was not expecting this amount is cuteness when I started it but man was I blown away by it.

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LeenReads
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Super cute/sweet easy read YA novel. If “You‘ve Got Mail” was about teenagers and first love, this would be it.

rather_be_reading stacked! 4y
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bullbunny
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1. The snow is finally gone!! 🤣😛😍😭
2. It's short... because snow won't go away!
3. The fact the snow is leaving and my birthday is in the Spring
4. Not wear a jacket! Depending on the weather I can wear sandals!!
5. I tagged this book because it gives me hope of warm weather to come. Even though it's set in summer...

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn I can‘t wait to get back into my sandals! 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! 🌷 4y
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bullbunny
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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So my favorite number is the number 2! And so sadly I missed out on catching 2,222. I think it skipped. BUT I did catch this!
2 and then my birthday numbers!!

With this milestone.. I am thinking of doing a special giveaway... I know it's up to me. But I wonder if anyone would be interested.. if I did one..
*ponders

Cinfhen Congrats on your milestone 🎉🎉🎉 4y
gradcat Of course! Everyone would be interested, & congratulations! 🎉 4y
JoScho 🎉💜🎉💜🎉 4y
AsYouWish Congrats on your milestone!!!!📚🎉📖🎊 4y
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Bostonmomx2
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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After spending the day shopping, cooking, and sewing, I need some reading time. Starting this tonight.

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jerra
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett
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So, I needed a fluffy read as homework really did me in this weekend (and there‘s still one more day left 😭).

I‘m only on chapter 2, but I love the idea of this book?!

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy community! 4y
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bullbunny
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Day 2 of #agameoffavorites is your favorite female author and I have to say Jenn Bennett is one of my favorites and I wish I had all of her books. Just missing a couple. The UK covers are soo pretty 😍
I tried looking for their favorite book. But I couldn't find one. They're a lover of classic films, and love to paint and game. And have a cute little pug. While giving plenty of a variety of author's a read.
@ErinSueG and @WhiskeyMistress

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CaramelLunacy
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I really enjoyed this. Girl moves to West Coast to the same town as her online maybe-more-than-friend from a movie forum. Her summer job involves a hot but intensely irritating security guard. And maybe, just maybe ending her Artful Dodger evasiveness routine. Cute boy, witty banter, classic films. Definitely a fun summer romance, and now I want to go binge on classic movies...

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bullbunny
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This book was a favorite of mine last year, just recently I got the UK version of it. The UK version fits.
Bailey is a lover of classic movies, and spends her time talking with a fellow lover online. That attempts to get her to visit his town for a old movie event. But he doesn't know, she has already came to town. Determined to find him on her own, she is in for a real shock! Since the kind man online, is the jerky security guard at her new job.

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Gillyreads
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Very cute.

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Gissy
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After Dark Places I decided to take out my YA "hallmark" mood with this book received last year.Two young persons used to talk through emails using seudo names.They decided to meet but they interact first without knowing they were the same "email persons".Long reading for a simple story.Too many coincidences.Boring in some parts cute in others.4⭐️GoodReads?Really?No way.2.85 just for the cute parts that are more for young persons.

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Ash11hope
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I don‘t know how I feel but all I know is I liked it, most parts of it lol

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lilredheadangel
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A whole new pile to add to my TBR bookshelf! 😍📖🤷🏼‍♀️ #bookoutlethaul

emilyhaldi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
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hyperashley
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#bookmail it is the best mail!

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Ash11hope
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett

I had a dream that looked exactly like the part I read in this book right before I went to bed last night, I woke up thinking “OMG that looked like the page I read last night!!!!” That never really happens a lot tbh 😂😂😂

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Ash11hope
Alex, Approximately | Jenn Bennett

I know you don‘t believe me now, but you will.
Sometimes you have to endure painful things to realize that you‘re a whole lot stronger than you think.

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Ash11hope
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Currently reading 😄💖

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erinreads
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Thank you so much, @CoffeeK8! I love the cat socks SO MUCH. 😻 And I‘ve had this book on my TBR forever, so I‘m so happy to finally have it. I‘ve been on a YA binge lately, so this is perfect timing! 💃🏼 Thanks for everything, I love it all! And thanks @JPeterson for hosting such a fun swap! 😽 #sockswap

Jennick2004 Cuuuuuuute!!! 4y
JoScho That outer space cats are amazing! 4y
Soubhiville Yay kitty socks! 4y
CoffeeK8 So glad you like it! I really couldn‘t decide between the kitty socks, so I just had to get both 4y
quietjenn Such cute socks! 4y
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HeatherBlue
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Didn‘t think I could be more impressed with this book...then a Jaws quote popped up.

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HeatherBlue
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Anything that mentions North by Northwest this much is a book after my own heart 🖤

BringMyBooks Such a good book, such a good movie!!! 4y
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paperbackedtea
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This is such a cute book. I remember enjoying it immensely when I first read it and immediately purchasing it. I need to read it again asap

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paperbackedtea
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Hey everyone! After like... a year I've returned.

I've missed everyone here.