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They‘re here Anne! Will be opening them shortly! 🎉💙

#naturalitsyswap #wintersolsticeswap

MittenGirlPeach YAYYYY! 2mo
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Moonology Oracle Cards | Yasmin Boland
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I love the his set of #moon oracle cards I received from @AmyG for last year‘s #wintersolsticeswap This month I am drawing one card a day as part of my #Scarathlon2022 #BucketList for #TeamMonsterMash

This was today‘s pull representing healing, letting go, patience, and self care.🌙🌕🌔

TheBookHippie Oh I love this! 1y
Eggs Well done 🌕🌖 1y
AmyG I am so happy you like these!!! 1y
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Lost Among the Living | Simone St. James
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#SundayBuddyRead MAY
May 1 CH 1-11
May 8 CH 12-20
May 15 CH 21-31
May 22 CH 32-END
May 29 OFF

moderator The Book Hippie

Everyone Welcome 💚📗👻

Librarybelle Hooray!!! I cannot wait for this! 2y
TheBookHippie @Librarybelle We read her new one in August!!! Time for all to get it. Also SHE IS CURRENTLY WRITING! 2y
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Librarybelle I‘ve got her new one ready for August as well!!! 😁 Thanks to you for choosing her books for the #SundayBuddyRead , it propelled me to start reading her books, and she ranks as one of my favorite authors now. 2y
TheBookHippie @Librarybelle Mine as well! I have loved every single one! 2y
AmyG What‘s fun for me is....I don‘t remember what we read from month to month. And then, You post that Simone‘s book is for May and I get all excited. If not for you I would have never read her books. All are so good...each in their own way. ❤️ (edited) 2y
TheBookHippie @AmyG HA!! Even I have to look it up! I am so excited to read her again! 2y
AmyG She is a comfort read. 2y
DebinHawaii @TheBookHippie Thanks to @AmyG & my #WinterSolsticeSwap gift, I am ready to go for this one! 🤗 I can‘t wait! 2y
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A multi purpose post:

My #Blitsy swap arrived today. Looking forward to opening day.

Thanks to @tdrosebud for gifting me the tagged book in the #WinterSolsticeSwap. I loved it. Thanks to @Chrissyreadit @AmandaBlaze and @Andrew65 for the positive comments that moved it to the top. I‘m looking forward to the rest of the series.

And a picture of Dizzy at 3 months. She‘s 13 now and has to have a procedure on Friday after 3 rounds of drugs⬇️

Deblovestoread ⬆️ hopefully it turns into a dental and nothing more serious. Thanks, Donna @UwannaPublishme for asking for Dizzy pics in your letter today. 😊 2y
j9brown 🥳🥳🥳 2y
UwannaPublishme Awww! Adorable photo!Sending healing hugs to Dizzy. 🤗❤️ 2y
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Chrissyreadit I‘m so glad you like d it! I‘m binging the series right now and enjoying it so much. 2y
tdrosebud I'm so glad you liked it! It remains one of my favorite series! 2y
Andrew65 Always good reads. 2y
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The Duke And I | Julia Quinn
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I never know what to do with a book that I overall really enjoyed but that has one HUGE problem. I'm going with pick because I'm planning to read more of this series and did enjoy the majority of this book quite a lot - but with a big caveat because there is one plot point that just blew my mind with its wrongness (I'll spoiler it in a comment). On the whole, this had fun banter, not just between the main characters, but with the whole family of ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) siblings (and their mom!). I love happy sibling groups in books, this one just delighted me in that way, although I did feel like Daphne's brothers were a bit over-the-top at various points in the book. Like, I get it. They're protective. Geezy. This one is a little steamier than my personal preference, but to each their own. It's not going to win any awards for groundbreaking thoughtfulness, but if you're just looking for some fun fluff⬇ 2y
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) this was a good time. I don't really watch TV so I haven't seen anything of the Netflix adaptation to know if it's any good or anything like the book haha

#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
#AestheticallyMatched @Clwojick
#19822022 (2000) @Librarybelle
#NoShameReadathon22 - Historical Romance @Nessavamusic
#WickedWords - Historical @AsYouWish
#RoaringWolf - Feel the Burn @Roary47 @Littlewolf1
#Swoonathon @kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl
TheAromaofBooks Also I got this one as a gift in my #WinterSolsticeSwap package from @Kshakal so thank you!!! ❤ 2y
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TheAromaofBooks So literally Simon doesn't want children because of various reasons involving the terrible treatment he received from his father growing up. I get Daphne being upset when she found out Simon had lied to her about won't vs can't have children, and definitely think that discussions needed to be had. But the scene where she literally rapes him while he's intoxicated just - what the hell?? I can't even imagine that scene being written the other way ⬇ 2y
Librarybelle 2000! Wow…I didn‘t realize it was published over 20 years ago! 😮 2y
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) around - can you imagine writing a scene about a woman who doesn't want to have children because of her own childhood trauma, so her husband waits until she's drunk and then forces her to take his seed in hopes of impregnating her?! And it's NEVER ADDRESSED. Daphne NEVER apologizes or even feels remorseful, she's just like “I did what I had to do to try and get a child“ Are you freaking kidding me?! it honestly ruined my good feelings ⬇ 2y
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) good feelings about this and made it hard for me to even decide how to rate it. Just a HARD NO on that whole situation. I think it could have been really beautiful if she had done the opposite, purposefully refrained from putting him that position, letting him know that their marriage/relationship is important enough to her that she's willing to wait & work through this issue. Instead, I can't believe he would ever trust her again. 2y
TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle - Right?! I was quite surprised about this as well! It's so funny to me when something “older“ is suddenly reenergized with popularity haha 2y
TheSpineView IKR! Some things just can't be ignored! 2y
coffees @TheAromaofBooks i started reading this bc it blew up but I only got about 1/2 way in bc 1) do i really want to read steamy at work and 2) I'd heard about what you mentioned in spoilers and was like do I really want to read that, and it never came up until way after when book ppl i knew started mentioning it so I'm like hmmm 2y
EclecticBookLover I read the entire series when I was in high school and had read many other "old school romances" where rape & other nonconsensual actions took place (many from the 90s) so this never seemed out of tge norm of what I read. However, since the show and re weed interest I re-read the first book and was very surprised by Daphne's behavior. Continued 2y
EclecticBookLover The Bridgertons are wonderful and I don't recall any other similar scenes. I just finished Viscount & liked it even more nearly 20 years after I first read it. 2y
Laughterhp I think that is why I haven‘t picked up this romance yet. I haven‘t watched the show either, but I heard about the scene you put in the spoiler and I just don‘t want to put myself through that. 2y
Kshakal I am glad you enjoyed it 🤓 2y
Nessavamusic I really enjoy this series and the show. Book 1 is my least favorite so I think you will enjoy more in the series. 2y
Roary47 I‘m glad it was an enjoyable read! 💛 2y
5feet.of.fury @TheAromaofBooks AGREE I didn‘t read it, but I watched and I was stunned THATS A RAPE, and never she apologizes, and continues to act like it‘s his fault for not telling her…. And then they just move on No no no no 2y
TheAromaofBooks @TheSpineView @coffees @EclecticBookLover @Laughterhp @Nessavamusic @5feet.of.fury - It was just such a weird scene to include and felt like it could have been handled 100% differently. I'm still looking forward to trying the second book - I've heard a lot of really good things about the series as a whole!! 2y
Clwojick Great match!! 💖❤️ 2y
ferskner I felt EXACTLY the same way! I'd heard so much about this series from people I trust and was totally shocked by that scene. 2y
TheAromaofBooks @ferskner - It just felt like it was such a great opportunity to have a scene where Daphne proves to Simon that she really does love him for who he is and that she's genuinely willing to work through this hard situation with him... and instead she uses him horribly and then we're just supposed to accept that everyone is fine with it. I enjoyed the rest of the book so much and it felt like that just came out of left field. 2y
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The Other Side of Midnight | Simone St. James
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AmyG I am excited for a new book! 2y
mollyrotondo I read this one a few years ago so I‘m excited to reread it!!!!! 2y
Librarybelle Hooray!! 2y
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JaclynW Yay! 2y
Deblovestoread Just picked it up $6.99 kindle 2y
DebinHawaii Thanks to @AmyG & my #wintersolsticeswap box, I have my copy & can‘t wait to read it with the group! 🤗 2y
Kimberlone This one looks good!! 2y
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
TheBookHippie @Kimberlone I think so too, I may say that every time 😂 2y
BookwormAHN Yay 🧡 2y
AmyG @DebinHawaii I got us both copies! 2y
DebinHawaii @AmyG 🎉🤗🎉 Yay! 2y
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@Mitch I'm in need of my blanket as it's very cold in Dorset - Jaffa has other ideas! I'm not going to stroke him though as he dribbles, and I don't want it on there! 😂

#wintersolsticeswap @sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit

RaeLovesToRead Pickles (our cat) is also a dribbler! 😄 2y
sprainedbrain I still have some serious #blanketenvy 2y
Chrissyreadit It‘s so gorgeous 😍😍😍😍 2y
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rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
5feet.of.fury So pretty! (the blanket, and also the cat!) 2y
TrishB Looks lovely ♥️ 2y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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@BeeMagical Thank you for the wonderful Yule gifts. 💚❤️ I'm excited to dive into all these books. I hope you had a lovely Yule. #WinterSolsice #wintersolsticeswap #WSS @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @BeeMagical I haven't gotten the #lmpbc book back yet, but I did send you a Christmas card around the same time and that was sent back. So I think it should come back soon. I'm almost done with the next book, so I'll send them off together. 2y
Chrissyreadit ❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️ 2y
BeeMagical Ok perfect! Sometimes they will leave it in the lobby of the building but if its small they may not have. So sorry Danielle! @ShelleyBooksie I‘ll get the out to you(one by one) as soon as I finished them! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️ 2y
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Oh @StaceGhost 😍😍😍 I am absolutely in love with my #WinterSolsticeSwap box! Thank you so much for everything! I am looking forward to diving into these to start the New Year off right. Oh! And (not pictured) the Yule oil smells so good!!!! Thank you so much 😊

Thank you @sprainedbrain & @Chrissyreadit for bringing this swap to creation! It was so fun & I really enjoyed it. May everyone have a very Blessed Solstice & Yule! 🌲🕯❄️

StaceGhost Yay! I‘m so glad you like everything! I‘m considering getting the season of the witch now myself ❤️🎄happy solstice and thanks for a fantastic swap 😊🧙🏻‍♀️ 2y
Chrissyreadit 😍🤍😍🤍😍❄️🙌❄️🙌❄️ 2y
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@StaceGhost your #WinterSolsticeSwap will be delivered between these times! Honestly, I should‘ve driven it to you; my best friend lives in Dover & if I‘d have known it would take a week to get to you….🤦🏻‍♀️ I didn‘t put your card in there, so it will come later. 💙🤍💙🤍💙

StaceGhost That‘s so cool! Dover is such a weird town (I moved here for love) but it‘s home haha! Truly do not worry about it! I‘m excited to get the package and will let you know as soon as it arrives 🙏🏻❤️ 2y
Chrissyreadit @StaceGhost I say the same thing! I moved to a weird town for love 🤣 2y
StaceGhost @Chrissyreadit lol the things we do for love 😅 2y
MoonWitch94 @StaceGhost Lol my friend says it‘s weird, too. It‘s too rural for me, but she‘s in a development so it doesn‘t feel like it. 2y
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