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Practical Magic
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Dovekeepers... For more than two hundred years, the Owens women had been blamed for everything that went wrong in their Massachusetts town. And Gillian and Sally endured that fate as well; as children, the sisters were outsiders. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, but all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One would do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they shared brought them back-almost as if by magic...
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IMASLOWREADER
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all time favorite halloween read #readinggoals #latepost #booktober

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Littlewolf1
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@Chrissyreadit thank you so much for my #ANS #alterednightmareswap . I loved the theme of it and the unique way you altered. It‘s beautiful! I would have posted the ribbon that was wrapped around it, but loved it so much, I‘m wearing it💜. Thank you @LibrarianRyan for hosting.

LibrarianRyan Nice 1mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m glad you like it. 😘 1mo
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tdrosebud
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Thank you sooo much @DanaManiac for my #basicwitchswap box! I'm really looking forward to trying out thrme runes and enjoying the treats. The candles smell lovely. Thanks again!
Thanks to @sprainedbrain and @mklong for hosting!

mklong How pretty!! 😍 1mo
sprainedbrain Lovely gifts! 1mo
DanaManiac Yay I‘m so glad you like everything! 🤗 1mo
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Morr_Books
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I enjoyed Practical Magic more than I thought I would, and it got me some #TeamTheme points for #TeamHendrix ! #Bingo #Scarathlon2021 @StayCurious
#spookoween @TheSpineView
#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
#20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
TheSpineView Fantastic 1mo
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BookwormAHN
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I love this movie. Thanks @sprainedbrain and @mklong for hosting a screening. I hadn't seen it since I finished reading the books and I've been meaning to rewatch it 🧙🏻‍♀️
#Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix @StayCurious

sprainedbrain It was fun! Thanks for joining us! 🖤 1mo
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DebinHawaii
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Thanks to @sprainedbrain & @mklong for hosting today‘s Zoom watch of one of my favorite Halloween (or really anytime movies) to celebrate tomorrow‘s#BasicWitchSwap. It will add another 6 points to this week‘s #scaratlon total for #teamhendrix 🧹🧙🧙‍♀️🧹

sprainedbrain It was fun, and I have a new movie to watch on repeat. 🖤 1mo
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Morr_Books
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Fit in some reading while at a winery in Fredericksburg. I've managed to read about 11 hours so far in #20in4 even though I'm on vacation. @Andrew65 #Scarathlon @StayCurious

Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 1mo
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sprainedbrain
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All systems appear to be go for #BasicWitchSwap opening day on Sunday! Thank you so much to everyone for making this such a fun swap. 🖤

Tomorrow, @mklong and I are going to celebrate with an impromptu witchy watch party of Practical Magic. I‘ve never seen it, and want to avoid having my witch card revoked.

Anyone care to join us? October 30 at 4 pm Eastern/3 pm Central… open to everyone, swappers or no—let me know if you want the Zoom link!

monalyisha Agh! If I were going to be around, I‘d be with you in a heartbeat! Enjoy!!! 1mo
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MsRadioSilence Ahh! I would love to but I have a Halloween party starting then. :( Have fun tho!! 1mo
LoverOfLearning 0h maybe!! I'll let you know. I'm loving this vibe the little group we formed here. 🧙‍♀️💀🦇🖤🧹🤘 1mo
DebinHawaii Send me the link, please. I am going to try to run my errands & be back in time but don‘t wait for me just in case I can‘t get back home in time. 1mo
BookwormAHN If I'm home I'll join in. I've been meaning to rewatch it 🧙🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Insightsintobooks I would love to, but I have to attend a wedding. 1mo
jenniferw88 I have written you a Halloween card but haven't sent yet. Will do so this week but sorry it's late! 1mo
mklong You know I‘m in! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Can you send me the zoom link? We have a busy weekend (and by we, I mean my daughter, I am just chauffer 🤣) but I think I‘ll be home around then! 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon I‘m in! Thank you. 1mo
erank58 What a great idea! I have a committment, but I'll be sure to join in next time! 1mo
Chrissyreadit I have a birthday party at that time. But I will be with you all in witchy spirit 🖤 1mo
AmyG Tha ks for the invite but sadly...I will be out and about with the hubby who gets his Covid booster shot today . (I‘d rather stay home and watch. 😂) (edited) 1mo
katy4peas Bummer. I‘m working today, but what a great idea! Have fun! 🧙🏻‍♀️ 1mo
bridge12 Shoot! I would LOVE to do this but I‘ve already made plans to watch Doctor Sleep with my brother then 🤦🏼‍♀️ I would love a report back on Practical Magic ❤️ 1mo
sprainedbrain @bridge12 there‘s another movie I still need to watch! 😂 1mo
bridge12 @sprainedbrain HIGHLY recommend! Flanagan does an excellent job as director 1mo
sprainedbrain @jenniferw88 you are too sweet! 🖤 1mo
sprainedbrain @LoverOfLearning @DebinHawaii @BookwormAHN @mklong @4thhouseontheleft @MaleficentBookDragon Zoom link has been sent to your email! Hope you can join us, but no worries if you can‘t. 😉 1mo
DinoMom We have plans otherwise I would totally join. It‘s a great movie!!! Enjoy 1mo
DanaManiac Ah! This is my fave! My mom and I watched this together dozens of times. I think I can make it work if I get these errands run quickly- count me in! ☺️🥳🎃 (edited) 1mo
sprainedbrain @DanaManiac I forwarded the link to you! Yay! 1mo
MoonWitch94 @sprainedbrain Did you like the movie?!??! 1mo
sprainedbrain @MoonWitch94 LOVED it! 🖤 1mo
MoonWitch94 🎃🖤🧡 1mo
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mdm139
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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One of my all time favorite movies. After finishing the sequel book I had to rewatch. 6 pts #teamhendrix #scarathlon @StayCurious

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sprainedbrain
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Still making my way through my September reviews…

Despite being a raging witch myself and a fan of several of Hoffman‘s books, until recently I had not read this book (still haven‘t seen the movie). Happy to report that I loved the audiobook. Hoffman‘s storytelling is magical, and I loved the Owens sisters and the aunts. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

This was my #AAM for September as well!

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monalyisha So exciting! I can‘t wait for you to see the movie. They‘re different — but I love them both equally. 🖤 1mo
sprainedbrain @monalyisha I adore the cast (especially Nicole Kidman) so the only reason I haven‘t seen it is my ridiculous book-before-movie rule, which has been in place since I was in high school. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
monalyisha I totally watched it before I read the book — many, many years before. I used to watch it every Friday the 13th (along with Bell, Book, & Candle) with my bff & her fam. 1mo
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Lifeisasnap How did I not know there was a movie for this book? I‘m gonna check that one out! 😉 1mo
Reggie I haven‘t read the book but the movie is lovely. 1mo
mklong Ooh we should do a Zoom watch party for your first viewing! 1mo
sprainedbrain @mklong that is a fabulous idea!! 1mo
BookBosomed1 Oh, the movie! 🥰 I just finished the end of the book series. 😍 1mo
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mklong
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I have always liked this book (and LOVED the movie!) but rereading it in chronological order with the rest of the series, made me like it more. Now that it is a part of a series and I have read more about where this story fits within the Owens timeline, I appreciate these characters in a different way. On to the newest addition…

#Screamathon

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Charityann
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So this was quite a bit different than the movie, and I think I kind of like the movie better, but the book was enjoyable as well. #scarathlon #teamslaughter #screamathon @Clwojick

Clwojick Such a pretty cover though 😍 2mo
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Charityann
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Just watched this classic. Also finishing the book tonight for #screamathon pairs.🎃📚🎥👻🧙🏼‍♀️ @4thhouseontheleft

#scarathlon #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter @Clwojick

allureofbeauty I love that movie so much. 2mo
Clwojick I love this one! 2mo
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Gissy
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Mixed feelings with this one. I enjoyed the different stories about these three sisters narrated in the book but in my opinion, they were not well integrated like a whole story. But I‘m intrigued and want to read the second book and the whole series. I enjoyed the movie adaptation. It was different, more spooky. I still think is better to read the book first even when I liked the movie better. 3.5That cover😍
🧙🏼‍♀️☠️🖤🎃🖤👻🖤🍁🖤🍂🖤

Gissy eading hours -9 hours x 10 points per hour=90
Readathons:
#Scarathlon @Staycurious
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft 1st week book and watch movie adaptation
#OminousOctober prompt #6
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
#AutumnalwithWitches (YouTube)
#ChillerThrillerReadathon (YouTube)
Total of points in Readathons 90 (related with hours) x 6 (readathons) =540 points
5 points for watching the movie
15 points theme
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Branwen
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I've got my books, and I've got my best book buddy. I don't need more than that to have a fantastic day! 😺💕📚 Happy Friday, littens! #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin

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GypsyKat
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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The hubs and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary today with a quiet night in. Chinese food, a pumpkin roll, and watching October movies. Starting with one of my all time favorites, Practical Magic. Life is so good. 🥰🥰🥰

wanderinglynn Happy anniversary! 🥂🎉 2mo
AmyG Happy Anniversary 🥂 2mo
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MaureenMc Happy anniversary! 🎊 2mo
JessClark78 Happy Anniversary! 🎊❤️🥂 2mo
mrp27 Happy Anniversary! 🎊🎊 2mo
Bookzombie Happy belated Anniversary!! 2mo
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Branwen
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Reading to my little Rumpel as she recovers from her spay surgery. 😿 My poor baby! 💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #rumpel

Mommamanzi Hi sweet baby. Heal up quick! 2mo
swishandflick I feel for you, my heart broke when my kitty was recovering from her spay! ❤️ 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Aww Rumpel ❤ 2mo
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AmyG So cute. ❤️ 2mo
Leftcoastzen Aawww! Hope she heals soon! 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence Hope she‘s back to herself in no time! 2mo
Branwen @LiteraryinLawrence @Leftcoastzen @Mommamanzi @AmyG @RaeLovesToRead Thanks so much, friends! Her procedure was yesterday and she seems to be recovering really well! Now we just have to prepare her sister for HER surgery tomorrow! 😿 @swishandflick Thank you so much friend! Yes, it's SO hard to watch her have to go through that! 😭 2mo
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Linsy
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I just love this book! Can't wait to sink my teeth into the newest one. ✨
#practicalmagic #littensdressedinblood

MidnightBookGirl I love this series too! And I just got this from BOTM so that I could have a copy for my shelves. 2mo
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Cailey_Mac
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Excited to finally have the Practical Magic book series! I‘m thinking of reading in chronological order of the story, but I may change my mind✨ #bookofthemonth #practicalmagic #tbr #octoberreads

BookwormAHN That's how I've read the first three. 2mo
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LaraS
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Decided to do this for the #screamathon week 1 Scare Pairs challenge! This book was...not what I was expecting? It just felt kind of slow and hazy, I couldn't quite get into it. Can't believe I'm saying this, but the movie is better. Who doesn't love a good midnight margarita party and some solid 90s fashion?

Awesome artwork by Berlin Michelle and taken from here:
https://society6.com/product/practical-magic2213745_print

4thhouseontheleft Sorry you didn‘t like this more! Love that artwork though. 2mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is Practical Magic.

Nailed it! I thought about picking something else, but I've been thinking about this book and movie for weeks now, so I'm just going with it. ;)

#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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Redhead_reads
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Starting spooky season off right! Been wanting to read this one for so long.

hannah-leeloo Thank you for the follow I hope you're having a lovely weekend 😊 2mo
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Caroline2
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Does anyone know what order I should read these in?? 🤔 Amazon and Goodreads aren‘t very helpful with their 0.1 etc order?! Or are they stand alone and it‘s doesn‘t really matter?? 🧐

Johanna414 I've only read Practical Magic and Magic Lessons, but they felt kind of like stand alone stories that had minor references to characters from the other books. I would read them in publication order 2mo
mcctrish I read somewhere that the published order ( that‘s what I read them in; Practical, Rules of, Magic lessons) is not the same as chronological ( time for a reread) : Magic Lessons, Rules of Magic, Practical Magic. Granted I only read the first 2 and there is a 4th Book of Magic 2mo
BookwormAHN I just read them in chronological order: Magic Lessons, Rules of Magic and then Practical Magic. The first two are the best. 2mo
mdm139 They explore the history of Owens family. So if you want to start at the beginning, start with Magic Lessons(my favorite one). Book 4 comes out October 12 which is also the last book chronological. So if you want to start at the end, wait until book 4 comes out. 2mo
Caroline2 @mcctrish @Johanna414 @BookwormAHN @mdm139 Thanks guys! 😀 I already have Magic Lessons so I‘ll start with that one first and go for chronological order. 👍 2mo
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mom2bugnbee
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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This is sure to disappoint many of you, but this is a bail for me. 😔 I don't enjoy any of the characters - at all - and that's required for me to stick with a book. Don't take this to mean that the characters have to be likeable - I love a good dysfunctional family story. But I just didn't enjoy spending time with any of these characters. Sorry, Ms. Hoffman. Just not for me. #Authoramonth @Soubhiville

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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My dear Littens, I may be ostracized for this but...

The movie is better.

This audiobook felt like a slog of summary and not much actually happening. I didn't feel the familial comfort and closeness in the book that I got from the movie. And I literally have only seen the movie once about 10 years ago. That was enough. There really wasn't much magic or intrigue and I don't think I care enough to read the prequel or sequel. ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I was hoping to find more to like in the story, but I saw it as a stream of over-summarization linking a few key scenes.
September #AuthorAMonth #AAMAH @Soubhiville #bookspinbingo @TheAromaOfBooks #LittensDressedInBlood @MidnightBookGirl #pop21 #BestsellerFromThe1990s

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Kimberlone This is not an unpopular opinion ^ 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Kimberlone Yay! I'm not alone! 2mo
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vlwelser I also enjoyed the movie more. 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading I‘m not a fan of the book or the movie! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Kimberlone @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick i wasn‘t super impressed with Practical Magic, but I recently decided to give Magic Lessons a try and I ended up LOVING the prequel. 2mo
BookwormAHN The movie and the prequels are much better 😺 2mo
WanderingBookaneer My least favorite in the series. 2mo
Read-y_Picker Seems this is very much the popular opinion. I was so disappointed by this book but on a positive note, the (prequels) are MUCH MUCH BETTER! 2mo
nichollinlove I'm with you and @bookwormAH. I read The Rules of Magic first and that probably saved the whole series for me. I'm really glad I didn't start with PM, I wouldn't have picked up another and I would have missed out! 2mo
Sargar114 I‘ve never seen the movies, but I agree with others that the prequel (I‘ve only read The Rules of Magic) was much more enjoyable. I also have Magic Lessons on my shelf to read. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! I had one Hoffman book on my TBR that I tried to read this month & it just wasn't really for me. 2mo
5feet.of.fury I haven‘t read it, but I watched the movie last year for probably the first time in a decade and was like “I don‘t think this movie is good, I think I just want midnight margaritas” 2mo
Bookzombie I agree with your review. I haven‘t seen the movie in ages and I‘m worried it won‘t hold up to my memory. 🙂 2mo
MidnightBookGirl So, I first read this book right after seeing the movie and it was a let down. But I re-read it a year or so ago in preparation for the other Owen novels coming out and liked it a lot better... but I agree, the movie is better, and I have watched it so many times. I just consider the book and movie as two separate things. 2mo
BkClubCare Oooooo! I love to do book to film challenges for myself. And I like when people say the movie better. Might have to move this duo up my list. 2mo
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Catsandbooks
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October #bookspinbingo 🔮✨

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 2mo
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BookwormAHN
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Okay, so this may be a rare time when the movie is better than the book. The book was good but with the newer prequels there were some annoying inconsistencies. This is the story of Sally and Gillian and Sally's daughters Antonia and Kylie and what happens one night when Gillian shows up with the body of her dead husband.
#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville #Aamah
#LittensDressedInBlood #IPutASpellOnYou @MidnightBookGirl

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Texreader
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Despite reading about everyone‘s disappointment in this book, I really enjoyed it and as much as I liked Rules of Magic. Maybe because I read the prequel first? In this one, 2 nieces come to live at the witch house as tiny little girls, we watch them grow, “escape,” make mistakes, and come to discover the aunt-witches are pretty wonderful people who can solve a pretty nasty problem. I look forward to watching the movie soon! #authoramonth

AkashaVampie Have u never seen Practical Magic? 2mo
AkashaVampie @Texreader wow... not sure if it will happen to u, but the song "You were always on my mind" will look very different for u after thus movie. Haha 2mo
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AkashaVampie @Texreader ⬆️ just looked up the song. I messed up the name. It's called "Always on my mind" 2mo
MeganAnn I loved this one! I had seen the movie first but I love them both equally. Loved Rules of Magic even more! Planning to read the series in chronological order this fall starting with (edited) 2mo
BookishBelle I liked this one but had a hard time with how different it was from the movie, which I love. I just saw in @MeganAnn ‘s comment that there is a prequel and a fourth book coming out soon so I may have to do a reread! 2mo
ShyBookOwl I have a feeling that ppl's disappointment in this one comes from expectations set up by the movie, which has such a different vibe. I loved the movie growing up, still do, and then I read this last year and loved it just as much, for different reasons. I just re-read it and think I might every year! 2mo
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Eggs
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The first in the “Magic” series!! This was followed by Rules of Magic, Magic Lessons, and coming soon: The Book of Magic. Love Hoffman‘s Magic series
💙🌟💙

#authoramonth2021 @Soubhiville

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

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MidnightBookGirl
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#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is Superstition.

Practical Magic is a title that works for most of this month's prompts, but I think of the town and the way they treat the Owens women, and to me that fit the prompt. I also love this series!

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GypsyKat
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I‘m way behind on my posts here, but I‘ve been busy working on designs for my Etsy shop, and I just had to share this one here. 💖💖💖

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTtVWP3rRMH/?utm_medium=copy_link

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Texreader
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For the first time in two years I‘m going to try to read a second book during the #authoramonth challenge, having just bought this one at Nowhere Bookshop. And just look at who the bookstore‘s bookmark quotes!! Sort of perfect. @Soubhiville

WJCintron Just perfect! I hope you had fun! 3mo
Texreader @WJCintron Great fun yes! 😁 📚❤️ 3mo
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Texreader
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I loved The Rules of Magic so much I had to visit Nowhere Bookshop this afternoon to pick these two up. #authoramonth @Soubhiville

Suet624 Did you see Jenny? 3mo
Texreader @Suet624 Not this time. There‘s a staff person who looks a little like her so I always startle a bit when I see her. 3mo
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Megabooks
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I have such fond memories of watching the movie many times with my freshman roommate. While the movie captures the book‘s spirit, like all adaptations, there are differences. I enjoyed the larger role the aunts played in the movie (Stockard Channing!!), but I liked the larger role and ages of Sally‘s daughters in the book. Glad I finally got around to reading this!

#AuthorAMonth #pop21 #90sBestseller (1 left!)

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! And I haven‘t thought of Stockard Channing in years 😍 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen if you want a blast from the past, Stockard narrates the Ramona books. They‘re available on hoopla. It was a fun reread earlier this year!! 3mo
Cinfhen Oh right!! You mentioned that 🙌🏻 3mo
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Skygoddess1
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Practical Magic is one of my favorite movies so I was excited to read the original text. One of the things I liked most about the book is that Sally‘s daughters are teens when things start to fall apart and it was nice getting to see more of their lives and sister relationship in comparison to that of their mother and aunt. #AuthorAMonth #BookspinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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Melismatic
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This was both more whimsical and more sassy/saucy than I was expecting. I think I would have liked it more if the climactic event wasn‘t resolved with ease. I‘ve never seen the film — is it pretty faithful to the novel?

Definitely getting me in the fall/spooky headspace. 🎃 🧙🏻‍♀️ 👻

#AuthorAMonth

WanderingBookaneer This is my least favorite book in the series. 3mo
Melismatic @WanderingBookaneer I just started the prequel and I already like it more. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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Sresendez12
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Fall mean magic to me. Bring me all things magic with leggings, a cup of coffee, a snuggly chair, leaves turning colors and a great book #littensdressedinblood

MidnightBookGirl Love this series, and the movie is wonderful too! 3mo
Tianarose Love Alice Hoffman! And the sequel is coming out this fall!! So excited 3mo
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Jolynne
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Someone said the movie is way better, is it?

Bklover I haven‘t read the book, but I thought the movie was wonderful!!! 4mo
Jolynne The movie was great. 4mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk10 of July & Bk2 of #20in4 #readathon is done! Filling my #Reread spot on #BookspinBingo I really needed more magic after The Nature Of Witches. I adore this book & have done for years, it‘s such a beautiful read. The story is fabulous but Hoffman‘s writing is just magical & lush. Much different from the movie but has the same sweetness. 5⭐️ #Pop21 #ReadItAgainSam #NerdReading2021 #Pageathon #PennyPerPage

Annie1215 The third book in this series is my favorite! Also if you haven‘t read hour of the witch by Chris bohjalian, you‘ll like it! 4mo
Andrew65 Going great as always 👏👏👏🙌 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4mo
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @TK-421
Prompt: Nicole Kidman

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Just got approved!!

rachelm 🤩 5mo
DarcysMom Ooooohhh! I just jumped over and requested it! 🤞 5mo
Nik_reads Have you read the prequel Magic Lessons? That‘s on my list of books I want to read. 5mo
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rather_be_reading @Nik_reads yes! thats the one right before this one 5mo
Nik_reads @rather_be_reading nice, can‘t wait to read it! 5mo
DarcysMom @rather_be_reading My approval email came today! Yay! 5mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile 📚 “For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in town.”

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Mdion1993
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Mehso-so

A story about sisters who discover the most powerful magic is a simple, human emotion - love. Hoffman‘s writing style is unique, using the perspective of an omnipresent narrator to clarify ambiguity and provide deeper character background. However, the long paragraphs often led to rambling digressions, making the story feel longer than it was. To me, more mystery would‘ve made Practical Magic more satisfying.

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Cathyloves2read
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
Mehso-so

I guess I expected this book to be different. I was thinking it would be “darker”. I didn‘t think it would be a quirky love story. (Not that I don‘t like quickly love stories, just not what I expected.). I‘ll admit, it kept me reading. I have the next book in the series to read, which I will eventually get to. This book has been around for a long time, so I should have known what I was getting into. Lol.

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peanutnine
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Mehso-so

I have mixed feelings about this one. I enjoyed the story & characters. I loved how magic was presented in a matter-of-fact way and how each character had a different relationship with it. Yet I struggled to get through this read. It was difficult to stay engaged and not pick up something else. It would switch to different characters' perspectives or jump around to flashbacks a lot. So I guess that turned me off.
Overall I'm glad to have read it.

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peanutnine
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Spent the afternoon kayaking on the lake 🛶
We had to drive a bit to get there so I was able to get a little reading in, but unfortunately can't read for long in a car because I get carsick 🥴

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DowntownAddiction
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I love the idea of monthly #bookspinbingo, but I know I won't be able to read as much as I would like, or keep up with new lists monthly if I'm not going through books quickly enough. I decided to adjust it to fit my needs, and will try to read the #bookspin and maybe even the #doublespin every month and aim for bingo by the end of the year. If a number comes up again and I've already read that choice, I'll choose a square to help get me to bingo!