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The Music Shop
The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
Frank has a gift for finding his customers the music they need to hear. When he meets Ilsa Brauchmann, a mysterious and beautiful woman with no ear for music, and engaged to another man, he falls in love. She is way above him, she will never be his, but he will take her on a journey through music. Twelve years later Ilsa returns to find Frank. The shop has gone; no one knows where he is; perhaps hes dead. All that remains is a series of clues, each one related to music. Ilsa resolves to follow them and bring Frank back to life with music, just as he once did for her.
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Eggs
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I loved this story about music and love 🎶 💕 🎼 - Ilse and Frank

#MusicRelated #BookMoods @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

#GirlBoy #BigJuneReadathon @Clwojick

jlhammar I loved this one too! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This book traumatized me 😂😂 1w
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terryduncan5719
The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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This was a thoroughly enjoyable book. Quirky characters, sad stories, but ultimately a happy ending. Great musical description! That was the real draw of this book. It was easy to read and be in the story.

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cwarnier
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My evening reading stack!
I got my #lmpbc round 13book back in the mail a couple days ago. Thanks.
@Kangaj1 @BookishBelle @babyruth2510

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babyruth2510
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Frank owns a music shop that sells only vinyl records. The author goes back and forth between current day and little snippets of Frank‘s youth and learning about music with his mother Peg. Oh how I wish Peg was real and I could listen to the Hallelujah Chorus with her and Frank. I enjoyed the characters more than the actual story but it is worth reading just for the descriptions of the music.

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BookishBelle
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I didn‘t have another pic of this book and I have already packaged it to mail to @babyruth2510 for #LMPBC. Sorry it‘s a little late. So I thought I would post a pic of my cat instead. #CatsOfLitsy Anyway, the book was good, a soft pick for me. It had a lot of heart and was a quick read.

QuietlyLaura 😻 Always love to see all the kitties on Litsy! 5mo
DogMomIrene What a cutie😻 5mo
WJCintron 😻 😻 😻 5mo
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BookishBelle
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My Dad passed away last week. I spent the past week in California clearing out his place with my sister. Today I am grateful to be home eating breakfast in my jammies. I didn‘t get to this #LMPBC book as soon as planned but I‘m going to get it read and in the mail asap. Today seems like a good day to sit on the couch and read.

wanderinglynn I‘m so sorry for your loss. 🤍 5mo
TheSpineView So sorry! 😢 5mo
Kristin_Reads I‘m very sorry for your loss. 5mo
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Redy2trvl I‘m so sorry for your loss. 5mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m so sorry. Take care. 5mo
Laughterhp Sorry for your loss 💚 5mo
youneverarrived So sorry 😞♥️ 5mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m sorry. 5mo
Susanita I‘m so sorry. 😢 5mo
Kangaj1 I am so sorry. I hope you enjoy the book today! 5mo
Chelsea.Poole So sorry for your loss. 😔 5mo
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Kangaj1
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#lmpbc13 #groupb @cwarnier
I just finished this book and wept. It was a perfect read for me, and I am off to find the playlist for it. So glad to find it in this group - I had had not heard of it!

Suet624 I haven‘t read this one but have read her others which are great. 6mo
Andrew65 I really enjoyed this one. 6mo
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Bookworm04
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What a great book i think i buy the paper back

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Andrew65
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cwarnier
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#lmpbc
@babyruth2510 @BookishBelle
Mailing off tomorrow. @Kangaj1
Hope you all enjoy.

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cwarnier
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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cwarnier
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#LMPBC #groupB
@kangaji1 @bookishbelle @babyruth2510
Ok ladies, I think this should be our line up for the next 4 months, and I am excited.

BookishBelle Looks good! I‘m excited too! 8mo
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cwarnier
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#lmpbc group B
Here are some of my TBT list top pick reads. Do any strike your fancy?
@babyruth2510 @Kangaj1 @BookishBelle

Kangaj1 I have read On the Come Up but open to any of the others! 8mo
babyruth2510 Haven‘t read any of them. They all look good 👍 8mo
BookishBelle I‘m most interested in The Music Shop but they all look good. 👍🏻 8mo
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cwarnier I will go with The Music Shop!
I will do a graphic sometime for us, after we have all picked our books out.
What color do you all want to use to write in? I love using purple.
@babyruth2510 @Kangaj1 @BookishBelle
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babyruth2510 I usually just write in a black pen. I tend to lose colored pens so fast😄 8mo
BookishBelle Yay for The Music Shop! I have lots of colored pens and just choose one that hasn‘t been used in that book yet. I can avoid purple this time. I prefer aqua but I don‘t mind choosing another color. 8mo
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webhau1
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This took me a little bit to get into, but I did enjoy it. There is a Spotify playlist that goes along with it and I found it a nice touch to have that playing in the background as I read the book.

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MelKelsey
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I love Rachel Joyce's whimsical and witty writing! The Music Shop is a great book for music and rom-com lovers. Frank owns a vinyl record shop and has a...magical?...ability to determine the music his customers need. Interspersed throughout the novel are memories from his childhood in which his mom teaches him about music. Frank is the only dimensional character. It's a feel-good, healing vibes book. 4.5 stars

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Musical

“Music comes out of silence and at the end it goes back to it. It's a journey. You see?”

🎼🎹🎤🎸🎻
#MayCharacters

Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻 Loved this book❣️ Great photo-I used to listen to those “78s” as a child 🎶🎼 13mo
tracey38 Great photo. Perfect for the book. 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs thank you!! Me too in the 80‘s!! I remember saving my money to buy Madonna and Cyndi Lauper! 🎼🎤🎹 13mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I didn‘t love this book, but there were a few #lovesong (s) 🎹🎼🎤

#LovePrevails

Andrew65 This is one I quite enjoyed but a bit of a cheesy ending. 1y
wanderinglynn I loved all the music discussed. ❤️🎶 1y
TheBookHippie 🤦🏽‍♀️no. Just no. 🤣 1y
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Leftcoastzen Love the vintage records! 1y
Eggs Great choice-I really liked it 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie it‘s a good picture though 🤷‍♀️ 1y
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mdm139
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This was an absolute gem of a novel. I wish I had read it sooner. If you want a nice story, especially after reading something heavy, this is the book for you. The community of characters are lovely. If you like Mr. Holland‘s Opus and Notting Hill you will like this book. I read it straight through. It would be great to read it snowed in or on a beach or in a little cafe. Just make sure you have away to listen to all the music mentioned.

rockpools Sounds wonderful! 1y
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slategreyskies
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This book made me cry. In places, it felt soulful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

aperfectmjk I LOVED THIS BOOK! ❤ 1y
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slategreyskies
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I‘m in!! My goal is 8 hours of reading. Not a lofty goal, but hopefully one I can meet. The tagged book is my current read.

#AnyWayYouReadathon

kimmypete1 Thanks for joint! No goal is too big or too small! 1y
Eggbeater 8 hours is a great goal. Glad you're joining! 1y
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lynneamch
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Owner of a vinyl-only #music shop, Frank has a #magical ability to intuit just the right record for each customer, except for the mysterious Ilse Brauchmann. Frank recalls his quirky mother's lessons as he tries to help Ilse and hang on to his failing business amid his changing neighborhood and his own emotional struggles. Loved this ultimately uplifting tale of the healing power of music. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs #InspiredNewYear

theshrinkette I really really enjoyed this book so much 😭 1y
TheKidUpstairs Great review! 1y
Suet624 I REALLY have to read this. I love all of her other books so much. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love music 🎶 1y
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CindiB
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I loved this. Heart-warming, quirky, it speaks to the power of kindness, and community. Well-written, and interesting, this was a feast and I loved every page. 5/5

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Writeme
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This book made me remember why I love The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Joyce is such a great writer. I love when a character‘s compassion is their superpower. This was such a feel-good story, and yet the writing is so powerful.

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TheEllieMo
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One that‘s been on my TBR pile for far too long

#MusicToMyEars #SeptemberSenses @Eggs

Eggs Oh I forgot about this one! Such a great book 🎶👏🏻🎶 2y
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Rafaha
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Music comes out of silence and at the end it goes back to it...

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Andrew65
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Slight play on the #SongofLove theme with a love story centred around a music shop. Very cheesy ending but secretly loved it!
#FlyHighJuly

Eggs Great choice! Great book 👏🏻📚🤗 2y
aperfectmjk I loved this one! 2y
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Sargar114
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What a quirky, fun, and fulfilling story. It doesn‘t quite go in the direction you‘d think or really take the route yours expect, but gets you to where you need to go, much like our hero Frank. I quite enjoyed it more than I expected. With all these characters I could definitely see this turned into a movie with a fantastic sound track!

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Sargar114
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Love a good quote about love! ❤️
Thoroughly enjoying this book more than I expected. A little sad I waited so long to pick it up.

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Sargar114
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Time to start going through the BOTM shelf. Will knock it out chronologically. First up: The Music Shop!
So far it‘s cute, can see it as a quirky British movie like Notting Hill.

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Special_K
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"And of course the silence at the beginning of a piece of music is always different from the silence at the end ... Because if you listen, the world changes. It's like falling in love. Only no one gets hurt. "

BookingitwithSandra The music and this story is a beautiful mix of emotions. 2y
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TheEllieMo
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From my TBR pile; I loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry so hoping I will enjoy this one too!

#MusicalCover #MagicalMay @Eggs

Eggs This is a great novel!! 2y
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Andrew65
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This was an enjoyable book, set in a record shop. An unusual love story is the core of the book.

#MusicalCover

Eggs ❤️ this book and Rachel Joyce❤️ 2y
Andrew65 @Eggs She does write some great books. 2y
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Bethable1
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Loss of community as shops closed down and enjoyable story of saving it. Heartwarming but not melodramatic. Story of hope

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Beccacraft
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This book is about a run-down vinyl music shop owned by Frank, who has a knack for finding the music people need to hear, and whose life is turned upside down when a young woman appears one day. It is full of intricate and interesting characters and explores how music can make you feel if you truly stop to listen. I loved it.

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elisebarker
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I loved this one ❤️ Ah all the talk about Moonlight Sonata and The Hallelujah Chorus was perfect. A must read for music lovers!

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erinachu
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🥰 I have never read a book like this before. I'm usually a fantasy girl. This book was amazing and so so cute. I feel warm, and I relate so much to Frank, the main character. To be so full of love for others but so oblivious to the fact that you are worthy of love. 10 out of 10. Will be buying this as Christmas gifts for friends.

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erinachu
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"Frank was so busy loving other people, he had no room to accommodate the fact that someone might turn round one day and love him back." ?

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erinachu
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"music comes from silence, and when its finished, it goes back to it....but the silence at the start isnt the same as the one at its end. Because if you listen, you are changed. Like falling in love"

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erinachu
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Starting this today. It's cute 😁 and very different from what I usually read

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“Music said things that words couldn‘t.” 🎼🎹

#Communicate
#QuotsyDec19

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Andrew65
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Today‘s tag for #MOvember, #Music, brought to mind this book by Rachel Joyce. Whilst it isn‘t in the same class as The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (very little is) I enjoyed this book. Loved the setting of The Music Shop and the great group of characters created. A good romance that runs through it too. A bit of a cheesy ending scene, but secretly love it and it brought a smile to my face. Great musical references through the book.

Eggs It was a fun read 3y
Andrew65 @Eggs I think this sums it up nicely. 3y
Cinfhen Yes, fun & nostalgic with a tiny side of cheese 🧀 3y
gradcat @Cinfhen But @Andrew65 just loves “a side of cheese,” amiright? 😂 3y
Rissreads I love the cover! 3y
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EadieB
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Day 27 - #Music #TheMusicShop #RachelJoyce #SelfImprovementSept

1988. On a dead-end street in a run-down suburb there is a music shop that stands small and brightly lit. The shop attracts the lonely, the sleepless, the adrift; Frank, the shop‘s owner, has a way of connecting his customers with just the piece of music they need. Then, one day, into his shop comes a beautiful young woman, Ilse Brauchmann, who asks Frank to teach her about music.

EadieB I immediately thought of this book (edited) 3y
OriginalCyn620 Sounds great! Stacked! 3y
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TheEllieMo
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This was the first thing that came to mind for #YouCantStopTheBeat #SeptemberSins @jenniferw88

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Megabooks
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Story about a guy who won‘t sell anything but records in 1988 and, of course, a girl as well. Very cute romance about the healing power of music!

#putyourrecordson #ayupaugust @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen

Andrew65 Liked this one. 3y
Megabooks @Andrew65 me too. 👍🏻 3y
squirrelbrain Love that cover! So simple, but very attractive! 3y
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Cinfhen PERFECT PICK 😎🥳🎶👍🏽 3y
Megabooks @squirrelbrain Definitely agree! 3y
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thanks friend!! 😁😁 3y
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Megabooks
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#botmbacklog #bfc #BFCr3 #goteam book 2/28

Cute romance novel about the redemptive and healing power of music. 3.5⭐️

65/90 minutes of activity today, which is pretty good since my cold is in my chest
Doing well recording my food 🥘👍🏻
7 hours sleep 😴🥳

guinsgirlreads Great job! Feel better soon!! ❤️ (edited) 3y
cobwebmoth Hope you're feeling better soon! This book is on my TBR. 3y
Megabooks @guinsgirlreads Thank you!! 😁😊 3y
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cewilf Feel better! Summer colds are the worst. 3y
Megabooks @cobwebmoth I hope you enjoy it! I don‘t read much romance, but it was definitely cute! Thank you for the well wishes. 😊 3y
Megabooks @cewilf I hate being sick in the summer! Thanks! 💜 3y
KathyWheeler If I had a summer cold, I‘d probably spend all day in bed! 😄 Heck, I stayed in bed all day today because I was angry and it rained. 😁 Good for you with all the activity.👏 (edited) 3y
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 But take care of you. 💚 3y
Emilymdxn Be gentle with that cold! They can be nasty ones. Hope you‘re feeling better soon 😘 3y
Megabooks @KathyWheeler Thanks! 💙 I‘m so sorry about what happened to you at the cataract surgeon! Ass$&@“@!! 3y
Megabooks @wanderinglynn Thank you! 😊💜 3y
Megabooks @Emilymdxn Thanks! 💜💙 3y
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Megabooks
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Still working on last year‘s #botmbacklog! I have three books coming tomorrow or Monday, so I better work quick!! 🤣🥳

JenReadsAlot I enjoyed the Music Shop! 3y
janeycanuck Ghosted was a quick read, a real page-turner. 3y
Megabooks @JenReadsAlot I‘m just now starting it! 3y
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Megabooks @janeycanuck I‘m about 50 pages in, and I‘d agree! 3y
sarahs.thoughts.on.books I DNF Ghosted. 3y
Megabooks @essayareayaitch So far I‘m enjoying it, but I‘ve never understood this “falling in love in a week“ thing. I mean really!? I think I‘d just let it go! 3y
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Meaw_catlady
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Yay! Just received my book from @REPollock that I won in their giveaway!! I‘m super excited it looks Like a great story! Thank you so much! ❤️

DaveGreen7777 Congratulations on winning the giveaway, Rachel! 😀😺 3y
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umbrellagirl
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Heading to DC for DAR Continental Congress. Any other members on Litsy? #darcc19

BarbaraTheBibliophage I started working on my application. But I got sidetracked trying to find a copy of my grandfather‘s birth certificate. His sister did all the hard work, I just have to gather the proof that I‘m related to her. 3y
umbrellagirl @BarbaraTheBibliophage that‘s great. I hope you‘ll join at some point. It‘s a lot of fun. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @umbrellagirl Thanks—you‘re motivating me to start the hunt for that B.C. again! 3y
ValerieAndBooks Scrolling through and just saw this! I‘m finally getting started with joining the DAR. My grandmother was a member. I met with our local chapter‘s registrar recently about how to get started. I know @mrsmarch is also DAR. How was the convention? 3y
umbrellagirl @ValerieAndBooks I had a lovely time. I have friends that I see just once a year there. I always leave energised and motivated. I hope you will join! 3y
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Chili
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Thank you so much @Kdgordon88 !!!! You made my day!
#JB

Kdgordon88 You are so welcome! 3y
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