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BBowling
Meet Me at the Museum | Anne Youngson
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This was a fast read. A story told though letters examining lives and all the relationships and personalities that define them. A lovely coming of age story for those past their middle years.

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Schlinkles
The Boy Is Back | Meg Cabot
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Working on this fun #lmpbc pick.

Michollio I love this series! 1d
Schlinkles @Michollio this was the first I‘ve read in this series. I‘m going to have to go back because this was really fun. 23h
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UnabridgedPod
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Today, I (Jen) am starting Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb's Last Christmas in Paris, our Unabridged Book Club book for December (our episode will release on December 4. We hope you'll join us in discussing this book on social media all throughout the month.⠀

I have to admit that, unlike my dear friend Sara, I'm not quite in a mental place for Christmas yet, but I'm working on it! 😂⠀(continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod What are you reading today? Which holiday best relates to your current mental state? 3d
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thea-block
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I loved the original “Daddy Long-Legs” book and the Broadway play (go look it up if you enjoyed these stories!) and this made it into a contemporary story including some hard knocks for the characters and redemptive inner changes. Probably my favorite Reay book in this Reay book kick I‘m on! 🤪

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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sprainedbrain
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A very light, YA regency romantic fantasy. Really cute, and the bits of humor and wizardry kept me interested, although it took me longer to read than expected.

I especially love the concept: this is an epistolary novel that consists of letters between two cousins/friends: Cecelia is stuck in the country while Kate is out for a season in London and magical mystery ensues. The two authors each wrote a character—that works well!

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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sprainedbrain I probably wouldn‘t have read this if it weren‘t for the #popsugar challenge... it‘s sort of a cozy and those aren‘t my favorite genre at all. I needed a book by two female authors, and this fit the bill. Glad I read it! 🙌🏻 2w
batsy I enjoyed it, too. Sweet and light! 2w
Amie I've had this on my kindle for so long, and I really need to get around to reading it! 2w
MaureenMc I, too, have had the ebook for ages, but haven‘t gotten to it yet. I didn‘t realize it was epistolary- my favorite genre! (Wait, is epistolary considered a genre? 🤔) 2w
rubyslippersreads I love this book! 3d
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alysonwrites
Ella Minnow Pea | Mark Dunn
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Pickpick

This kooky and winsome epistolary novel requires a substantial suspense of disbelief. As letters of the alphabet fall one by one from their revered founder‘s monument, residents of the island of Nollop are forbidden to use them by a government that is chilling and comical in its stubborn adherence to dogma. If you‘re willing to hang your hat on this silly premise, it‘s an amusing ode to language and a cautionary tale of unyielding totalitarianism.

alysonwrites P.S. Thanks to @Eyelit for sharing a copy of this book with me! I am going to continue sharing the silliness and pass it on to someone else I know who loves words. 2w
lahousewyfe One of my favorites! 2w
alysonwrites @lahousewyfe Nice! I‘ve been curious about this one for a while and I‘m glad I finally read it. I will never think of pangrams the same way again. 😂 2w
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lahousewyfe @alysonwrites Mark Dunn plays with words so well! You should try Ibid. The whole story is told through footnotes! 2w
Eyelit Glad you liked it and will share it! 😁 2w
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erzascarletbookgasm
84 Charing Cross Road | Helene Hanff
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Helene Hanff #cherish (ed) her 20-year exchange of letters with Frank Doel of booksellers Marks & Co. Their friendship developed over the years, leading her travelling to London after Frank‘s death..a literary pilgrimage for Helene and homage to the dear man who inspired her. Hence, the book Duchess Of Bloomsbury Street, a journal she kept during her wonderful stay in London.

I‘ve read and enjoyed both charming books. #MOvember

Cinfhen Great cover!!! This book gets so MUCH #LitsyLove 3w
Cathythoughts Oh no ! I still havnt read tagged book.... one of these days 👍❤️ 3w
batsy Good pick! A lovely book 💜 3w
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Clare_Riley I loved this book - it made me cry as well. Such a lovely relationship between the two of them. 3w
BookNAround Love this book so much. 3w
readordierachel Wonderful book 🧡 3w
youneverarrived What a good choice for the prompt. And another great edition 😍 3w
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andrew61
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Pickpick

What a joy to read a book over the weekend which just kept a smile glued on my face! ☺

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bookandcat
The Boy Is Back | Meg Cabot
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Finished the other #LMPBC book! This was super cute. Reed and Becky grew up in a small Indiana town and dated in high school but things went sour. Now Reed is back to help out his aging parents in their move and Becky is the person helping them downsize! As with all of Cabot's "The Boy..." series, it's told via emails and texts and chats and the like. And in typical Cabot fashion, it's adorable and hilarious and fun. 4⭐ @schlinkles @TsundokuAleax

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andrew61
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For Nov my rdg grp has i suggested this one as it's a bk ive heard a lot abt and heard the author on 'you're booked' podcast. And it is doing the trick, ive had a smile on my face all day as i read the authors letters to her sister about life in an arty middle class family in London in 1982 where alan Bennett comes for supper, Jonathan miller, Deborah moggach, + Claire tomalin are neighbours. Loved this comment on her eng lit a level bks.

Aimeesue I loved this book! 3w
CarolynM I haven't read the book, but I loved the TV adaptation 3w
andrew61 @CarolynM i didn't know there was one! Ill try and find it once ive finished although that is always a dilemma if you have read a book first whether the tv adaptation quite meets your imagination. 3w
CarolynM I'll be interested to hear what you think if you watch the show. I'm actually a bit reluctant to read it because I wonder how well the book will hold up. That doesn't happen very often. 3w
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