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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Joined February 2017

Creator of #LitsyLove (an international pen pal group) “Somewhere in a corner of our hearts, we are always twenty.” Wife, Mother, friend, book lover
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The smell of magnolias makes me think of my great grandmother 👵🏻 She had lots of magnolia trees around her house ❤️

The smell of moth balls 🤥 reminds me of my grandmother‘s house. I think it was something people put in their closets and around their house in the older days to ward off snakes ?? this is not a favorite but it‘s a strong memory

The smell of rain ☔️ I used to dance and play in the rain as a little girl 👧 💞

#WondrousWednesday

Kar2b 1) the smell of pizza because my family owned a pizza restaurant for many years and I love pizza! 2) the smell of strawberry shortcake, which reminds me of my childhood, my favorite toys were my Strawberry Shortcake dolls, and my favorite birthday breakfast is pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream. 3) the ozone smell after it rains. It always makes me think of new beginnings. 2h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kar2b I forgot Strawberry Shortcake dolls!! Loved those! 💗💗 54m
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This month is my 7 year Litsyversary!! 7 years of amazing books and friendships!! 🫶🏻💞🥳📝📚

#WhatsNewWednesday & #LitsyLove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TieDyeDude @Read4life

TheSpineView Fabulous 6h
Mimi28 Happy Litversary!! 6h
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IndoorDame Happy Litsyversary!!!! 5h
Laughterhp Yay! Congrats! 4h
REPollock Happy Litsyversary! 📚🎉 4h
Ladygodiva7 Happy Litsyversary!! Mine is 6 yrs this month! 🥳🎉🎊 4h
Read4life That‘s awesome! 🤓💙 3h
dabbe HL! 💚💙💚 2h
TheBookgeekFrau Happy Litsyversary!!! 💞💞 47m
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Join us for #WhatsNewWednesday 🤓

Share something new with us. It could be a current read, upcoming event, something you‘re looking forward to, something that‘s happened, etc.

Use the tags #WhatsNewWednesday & #LitsyLove & tag us: @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TieDyeDude @Read4life

We can‘t wait to see what‘s new with you! Post, Share & Tag friends!

@AnnCrystal @Cupcake12 @PageShifter @Sleepswithbooks

AnnCrystal 💝Thank you for the tag☺️👍. 8h
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1) hair appointment 💇🏻‍♀️ and visit my daughter
2) I love Belle 💛
3) the flowers blooming, the birds, outside reading 📖

#MotivationalMonday

🌼🫶🏻🌸 🐦 📚💞

Cupcake12 Belle is my daughter‘s favourite too. Thank you for taking part and have a good week xx 22h
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Enjoying some nice, quiet reading time on the patio! I wish it could stay like this year round! I‘m dreading the heat 🥵

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JessieKB Love your 🐝 pillow!!!💛 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JessieKB thank you 🐝 💛 1d
dabbe I hear ya! Enjoy while it lasts! #carpediem 💚💙💚 1d
mrp27 Agree!I dread the heat more and more each year. Hard to believe that I once enjoyed it. (edited) 21h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mrp27 same! ❤️‍🔥 12h
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Even with Leap Year, February went by so quickly!!

Welcome to our March photo challenge beginning Friday March 1! Post a book, play, poem, quote or other idea that expresses the daily prompt! Thanks to everyone who played in February♥️♥️ We look forward to seeing all your creative posts📚❤️🌺

#ItTakesAllKinds

 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
@LitsyEvents

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#BookandLunch 🥗

Just a reminder that this is our March selection for #LitsyLoveReads! 📚📚📚

Please let me know if you haven‘t already if you would like to join us! Everyone is welcome!

💛📚💛

JessieKB 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ 1d
Pageturner1 look forward to this. 1d
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Rich and Pretty | Rumaan Alam
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Giveaway 🎉🎊📚💞 🌸

To enter answer the following question! What is your favorite book about best friends?! Do you have a best friend from high school?!

#LitsyLove
#LitsyLoveReads

US shipping only 😩

Read4life Let‘s see if I can get this rolling. I love Firefly Lane. Unfortunately, I lost touch with my high school friends. 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life I loved that one too! I also enjoyed 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life same here! Lost touch with high school friends… (edited) 1d
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Elizabeth2 Firefly Lane was wonderful! The Book Thief is one of my all time favorites with a central theme of friendship. I am still BFFs with a high school bestie. We‘ve actually been besties since we were six years old. 💕 I so lucky to have her. 1d
julieclair Winnie the Pooh. Also, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. I am still in close contact with my high school BFF. We actually met in Kindergarten! And I‘m still in regular contact with another high school friend, and Christmas Card contact with three others. 💙 13h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Elizabeth2 awwww I love that 💞💞 6h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @julieclair that‘s awesome 🩷🩷 6h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheDaysGoBy congrats! You are the winner! Thank you for commenting on our facebook page! 🫶🏻❤️ 4h
TheDaysGoBy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you again! So sweet of you! 2h
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The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Tux is here to announce that there‘s some #LitsyLove going out tomorrow! Be on the lookout @dabbe and @CoffeeNBooks 👀 🫶🏻❤️

#Adayinthelifeoftux
#CatsofLitsy

AnnCrystal 😘💕😻💝. 2d
dabbe Give your mamma a big hug for me, Mr. Tux! 🖤🐾🖤 2d
CoffeeNBooks Thank you!! 💙 2d
Texreader ❤️🐈‍⬛❤️🐈‍⬛❤️🐈‍⬛ 2d
Sleepswithbooks So cute!!!! 2d
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“I wish I could bottle this moment and wear it as a perfume. It would always be with me. Everywhere I went, he‘d be there too, and so I‘d always feel like myself.”

#LuckyinLove
#RomCom

A few rom coms from the shelf!

Eggs Well played 🤗📚💗 2d
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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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We gave my daughter our couch and loveseat so I‘m getting all of the kitty love 🐾❤️ they keep looking around for their lounging spot!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!! 🫶🏻❤️

#Catsoflitsy
#Adayinthelifeoftux

julieclair Adorable! 3d
AnnCrystal 💕😻😻💝. 3d
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 #twopeasinapod 2d
iread2much Awww, cuties! 21h
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The Apprentice: A Novel | Tess Gerritsen
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GIVEAWAY 🎊🎉📚

To enter answer the following question! If a complete stranger asked you to recommend a book, what would it be?!?!

📚🎉📚🎉📚🎉📚🎉

#LitsyLove
#LitsyLoveReads

ShelleyBooksie I would ask what genre they like and go from there. If someone is looking for a funny, light book my go to suggestion is always One for The Money by Janet Evanovich. 3d
tpixie @ShelleyBooksie yes! Great slapstick comedy and a fun cast of characters! I stopped at #17 - but loved them!!! Oh I remember the agony of having to wait a whole year for Book 6!! ( Who was at her door!??!) 🚪 3d
ElizaMarie My go too for recommendations usually stays with 2d
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BookwormAHN @ElizaMarie Love that, I go with The Dead Zone a lot or Lord Of The Rings. 1d
Elizabeth2 @ShelleyBooksie @tpixie haha! Great recommendation. I‘ve been reading that series for more than 20 years! My first recommendations for someone who doesn‘t specify genre are usually one of these - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, The Dog Who Saved Me, Saving Jacob, A Man Called Ove, anything by Sarah Addison Allen or The Book Theif. So hard to just recommend one! (Don‘t enter me for the giveaway for this one - I‘ve read all of these. 😃) (edited) 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookwormAHN Ashley!! You are the winner! I‘ll hopefully be able to mail them tomorrow! ❤️📚🫶🏻 4h
BookwormAHN Yay! Thank you so much 😺 now
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The Notebook | Nicholas Sparks
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“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.”

#Soulmate
#LuckyinLove

❤️❤️❤️

Eggs Perfection ❤️💔 3d
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I LOVE buttercups! 💛🌼 it‘s a gorgeous day here in MS! 65 degrees and sunny 🌞

This is next up for our buddy read in March!

Who is planning to join?! Please let me know so that I can tag you! Everyone welcome! 🤗

#LitsyLove
#LitsyLoveReads

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LapReader Me please 3d
Cupcake12 Me of course 😄 3d
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Read4life I‘m in. 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupcake12 🫶🏻💛 what was the witchy book you mentioned? Would it be good for October? 3d
REPollock I‘m in! 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @REPollock yay!!! 🙌🏻💛 3d
Cupcake12 I have no idea which one it was 🤣🤣 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupcake12 haha! I‘ll try to remember it! 3d
Roary47 I‘m planning on reading this soon. 🥰 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Roary47 you should join us 💛 2d
julieclair I read this one last year, and loved it! So, I‘ll skip this month and will join you in April. 💛 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @julieclair good to know you loved it 💛💛 1d
Sleepswithbooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - Yes please 😀📖💛 (edited) 1d
Bklover Yes!!! now
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The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Giveaway 🎉🎊🎈 celebrating my new cohosts!

Comment below with your favorite psychological thriller! 🖤 US due to shipping costs 😫

#LitsyLove

CoffeeNBooks Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CoffeeNBooks I loved that one 👀 did you watch it on Netflix? I haven‘t yet. 4d
CoffeeNBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven't watched it yet. 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CoffeeNBooks I will mail it this week! 💛 3d
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Giveaway 🎉🎊🎁 celebrating my new cohosts!!

If interested comment below your favorite read of February! I‘ll choose a random winner tomorrow! US only due to shipping costs and these are super heavy!

#LitsyLove

dabbe Thanks for the opportunity, and YAY to @TieDyeDude and @Read4life! #thedynamictrio 💚💚💚

Favorite February book: THE SIGN OF FOUR by AC Doyle. #sherlocked #NoPlaceLikeHolmes
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @dabbe 💙🫶🏻📚 4d
Read4life @dabbe #thedynamictrio 😁😁😁 Great book choice, too! 4d
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CoffeeNBooks The Vacationers by Emma Straub 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @dabbe Yay!! You are the winner 🎉🎊 I will mail them this week 📚💛 3d
dabbe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #woohoo! Thank you so much! 🤩💚🤩 3d
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These guys definitely fit the prompt today!! I read these many years ago and loved them!

#Heartthrob
#LuckyinLove

💙🔥💙🔥💙🔥💙🔥💙🔥💙🔥💙🔥💙🔥

Eggs Perfect ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 4d
BookBr This series is so FUN! 4d
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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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I‘m really liking the banter and sarcasm in this one!

Tux and Miss Priss had an exhausting day 😫🤭

#Adayinthelifeoftux
#MissPriss
#CatsofLitsy

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Leftcoastzen Sleepy kitties!😻😸 5d
AnnCrystal 💕💤😻😻💝. 5d
Jari-chan 😻😻😻 5d
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CarolynM ❤️ 5d
UwannaPublishme Wish I could nap like that! 😸 5d
Kerrbearlib Loved this book and love your kitties! 5d
AmyG @UwannaPublishme Ha! Same! 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kerrbearlib 😻😽🫶🏻📚💙 5d
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 4d
TNbookworm Oh the life of cats 😻😻 4d
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Couldn‘t you just visualize Cecelia‘s murals?! It would have been amazing to have illustrations! 🎨

Let‘s discuss the 3 R‘s! Give us your rating, a book that you think would be a readalike, and would you recommend this novel?!

Final thoughts?! 💭

#LitsyLoveReads

Cupcake12 A slow burning read that picked up speed in the second half. I was torn between 3 or 4 star so went with 3.5🌟 I couldn‘t think of a readalike! This book isn‘t well known in the Uk, none of the libraries near me had it. I brought a copy and so glad that I was introduced to this writer through Litsy and look forward to next months read. Thanks you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️ 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupcake12 thanks so much for participating Kerry 💗 I have heard that her book “Dear Edward” is really good! 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupcake12 I agree with you! The second half was much better. Things started coming together! I‘m going to rate it 4 stars ⭐️ The first half was a struggle, but the second half made up for it. I‘ve had a little difficulty not thinking about these characters since I finished it. Hopefully I won‘t have a book hangover! I would recommend it to readers who love a slow burn! I‘m thinking about a readalike… 5d
REPollock I gave it a pick because i found it structurally engaging—the way in which the author crafted the book was fun and fascinating to read. I would recommend it to writers who seek examples of books with unusual structure beyond the Aristotelian arc—great for readers of 4d
Deblovestoread I gave it 3.5 🌟. 2d
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William is not in Alice‘s life but she ends up looking more like him—even has his similar height. And her personality seems to align a bit more with William as well as she does struggle a bit socially. How did the absence of family impact both Alice and Julia?

How will Sylvie‘s passing change the family for good?

#LitsyLoveReads

Cupcake12 Lack of family network impacted on both Julia and Alice immensely. Julia had to work hard to be everything for Alice which took its toll. I felt for Alice as she had no family growing up except for a yearly visit to her grandma in Florida. I‘d like to think that the passing of Sylvie would help them realise that family is important and that they begin to spend more time together to heal the rifts caused by their choices. A movie - yes! 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupcake12 yes… it‘s so sad that Alice had all of these family members and had no idea 😪 definitely a movie! 🎥 4d
Deblovestoread I loved that when Alice showed up she was immediately embraced by her family. Julia‘s choice to move away made Alice‘s world very small. 2d
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There are several romantic relationships. Which relationship do you think was the most ideal in terms of love and connection? Which were the most challenging?

How do you see these characters 5 years from now? Would you like to see this novel adapted to film? 🎥

#LitsyLoveReads

Cupcake12 The two most challenging were Julia/William did to control issues and William never fully be his true self with his first wife. Emeline/Josie were the couple who had the strongest relationship. Even though with a devout catholic upbringing they defied society and Rose, and ended up being the happiest. 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupcake12 I totally agree! They had a great relationship! 4d
Deblovestoread Emeline & Josie had a great relationship and although Sylvie and William‘s relationship maybe shouldn‘t have happened they did have a solid relationship, too. 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Deblovestoread yes, you are so right! 1d
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Discuss the title. What did these words mean to the sisters? What do they mean to you?

Is there a quote from this novel that stuck with you?

#LitsyLoveReads

Cupcake12 Charlie wasn‘t in the book much but was referred to through out. I‘d like to think the ‘Hello Beautiful‘ quote shows that no matter what the sisters did, Charlie would have stood by them. 5d
REPollock “Anyone that dresses and does their hair as carefully as your mom does every single day is unhappy on the inside.” 4d
REPollock “Sylvie cared too much and lived too much in her head. She would be branded a slut and eventually marry a good-looking loser because he stared at Sylvie in a way that reminded her of Heathcliff.” 4d
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REPollock “Witnessing this endless merry-go-round of books was what had ultimately put her off trying to publish her own.” 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks “You‘re depressed, not crazy. It‘s not insane to be depressed in this world. It‘s more sane than being happy. I never trust those upbeat individuals who grin no matter what‘s going on. Those are the ones with a screw loose, if you ask me.” 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks “When an old person dies,” Kent said, “even if that person is wonderful, he or she is still somewhat ready, and so are the people who loved them. They‘re like old trees, whose roots have loosened in the ground. They fall gently. But when someone like your aunt Sylvie dies—before her time—her roots get pulled out and the ground is ripped up. Everyone nearby is in danger of being knocked over.” 4d
Deblovestoread I loved that Charlie greeted his daughters with Hello Beautiful. It was his way of saying I Love You. 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Deblovestoread my husband says this to me every time he answers my call ❤️ 1d
Deblovestoread I love that! 💜💜💜 1d
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Discuss what happened with William, Julia, and Sylvie. Did you feel that Julia was justified in her actions toward her family when she found out about William and Sylvie? What would you have done in this situation?

How did you feel about the mother daughter relationships in this book? As a parent could you cut off your child?

#LitsyLoveReads

JessieKB I don‘t have all the words for this one. As one that was blessed with an amazing Mom and good relationship with her, the mother daughter relationship with the girls was hard for me. I did understand Julia creating the separation. She experienced some of the worst hurt from her closest people which caused unrest to her true nature and self. 💔🖤 (edited) 5d
Cupcake12 I could understand Rose and her reactions but could never do it myself. There were so many complicated relationships in this story which made for some great reading. Julia had no right to tell Alice her father was dead, her decision to do this ate away at her and falling out with Sylvie had detrimental effects on her life and this was demonstrated with her control issues and interactions with Alice. 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t have a good relationship with my mother unfortunately. As a mom I could never cut off my children. No matter what they do. Julia had a right to be upset about the relationship, but took it too far. As Sylvie and William‘s relationship unfolded I was screaming noooo!!! Don‘t do it!! 4d
Deblovestoread I can‘t imagine being estranged from my kids for any reason. Although I can understand how difficult it would be for Julia to be around Sylvie and William as a couple her coldness towards William was unforgivable IMO 2d
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Why do you think the author focused on William in the beginning? Whose story is this? What is your favorite memorable scene?

#LitsyLoveReads

JessieKB There were so many strong main characters. To me, William was “the one”…his story. At the end of the day, the progression of their family unit and their individual lives was at a minimum influenced by him…in some cases directly changed because of him. Between this and him personally coming full circle, it had to start and end there. (edited) 5d
Cupcake12 Great answer @JessieKB, I thought the book was going to be about William (I didn‘t read the blurb) but was surprised to find it centred around the sisters. In a sense, he was protected by the sisters due to his childhood experiences and he was one of my favourite characters. 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree. So many strong characters! Cecelia was probably my favorite character. I wish there had been a bit more to her story and I was hoping she would find her love ❤️ 4d
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Sylvie imagines her life as full as “third doors,” or unexpected opportunities and decisions that challenge societal expectations. What “third doors” have you experienced in your life?

#LitsyLoveReads

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Which of the four Padavano girls did you most enjoy and/or relate to?

Friendships were vital in this story. Do you have or have you had a friend like Kent or Carrie?

#LitsyLoveReads

Cupcake12 At first, when Sylvie and William showed feelings for one another I couldn‘t understand how she could as it was her sisters ex-husband but the writer made me understand how and why they were made for each other, even if I didn‘t agree with what they had done. I didn‘t like Julia from the beginning as I just thought control issues, taking Alice‘s father out of the equation really riled me up! A great set of characters though! 5d
REPollock I couldn‘t relate to any of them—they all had integral traits I found baffling or off-putting. I recognized my preteen/adolescent self in Sylvie‘s romanticism but she kept it into adulthood and that‘s foreign to me now. 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t care for Julia. Her control issues were insane!! 4d
Deblovestoread I agree about Julia and she never seemed to become self aware about that trait. I liked Sylvie for the most part. Her recognition of William‘s despair and unwillingness to ignore the signs that something was seriously wrong saved him. The other two sisters weren‘t as fleshed out as characters for me. 2d
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Mental health is a significant theme throughout this book. How did the characters experiences with depression and anxiety impact their relationships and personal growth?

What did you think of Rose‘s decision to move to FL? What about her reaction to Cecelia‘s pregnancy, Emeline‘s sexuality, Julia‘s divorce, and Sylvie marrying William?

#LitsyLoveReads

Cupcake12 Depression was a huge theme throughout and I liked how the author tackled it. Julia, obviously had her own mental health issues but hid away from them too. I‘m surprised Rose moved away as I thought she would be in the story more but her reaction to her daughter‘s life choices was commonplace at that time, especially with her religious beliefs. 5d
REPollock Rose struck me as the most realistic character—performative devout mothers disowning and abandoning their adult children for self-righteous moralizing abound among my own friends and family. 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupcake12 I thought Rose would have been in the story more too. I was really shocked that she moved away! 4d
Deblovestoread I agree that Rose was the most realistic of the women until she took off for Florida. 2d
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“Hello Beautiful “ is described as a homage to “Little Women.” What parallels do you see between these novels? How does the author both honor and diverge from the classic?

#LitsyloveReads

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Tagging those who expressed interest!

Cupcake12 Definitely the complicated yet loving relationship between the sisters. Each sister identified with a Little Women sister but obviously life happened and the roles changed. There were definitely 4 strong women in their own right. 5d
REPollock Honestly it‘s been like 40 years since I read Little Women as a tween, and my main recollections are that I was excited to read a “classic” with so many female characters and that I found them all unrelatable and irritating, which mirrors my feelings about the Padovano sisters. 4d
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Bklover I loved this book, but I didn‘t see any connection to Little Women other than the number of sisters. Loved their relationships with each other 4d
Read4life If the characters hadn‘t commented on which Little Women character they were, were meant to be or wanted to be I wouldn‘t have thought of Little Women at all. I enjoyed this one. 4d
CatLass007 So it‘s not just me! I don‘t see this as a modern retelling of Little Women at all. Granted it‘s been decades since I first read it, and the last screen version I saw was a 1978 mini-series with Susan Dey as Jo and William Shatner as her beloved Professor. There were four sisters and one of the sisters died in both books but that‘s really about it. 3d
Deblovestoread Was out and about all day Saturday and forgot to come back to this until now. Other than the mentions of Little Women I did not really connect Padavano sisters to the March sisters. 2d
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To the Women I Once Loved | Pierre Alex Jeanty
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Lots of sad #lovepoems in this one! Its not in the database 🥀💔

#LuckyinLove

Eggs Great cover & photo🙏🏻🥀❤️ 4d
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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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I‘ve never seen the point of fancy dress parties.

#FirstLineFridays

❤️🤍💙

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Hello Beautiful | Ann Napolitano
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Happy Friday everyone! I may post discussion questions later tonight! We have to help my daughter move into her house tomorrow! I didn‘t think it would be this soon!

#LitsyLove
#LitsyLoveReads

This is our lineup through June! Everyone welcome!

@ElizaMarie I‘m hoping I can make the zoom meeting! I had no idea we would be doing this tomorrow 😩

AmyG Hope the move goes well! 5d
Bookwormjillk Good luck with the move. I had planned on reading Hello Beautiful this month, but I ran out of month. 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG thank you! 😊 5d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bookwormjillk thank you ☺️ haha! I totally understand! 5d
CatLass007 Wait. You have a daughter who‘s old enough to have her own house!!? I don‘t think you look that old. Of course, my Facebook profile pic is my high school pic. I didn‘t see this post yesterday and I didn‘t know we were discussing Hello Beautiful today. Is there a discussion schedule posted somewhere? Or did you say something like “We will have our book discussion on the last Saturday of the month?” 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CatLass007 lol I have a 29 year old and a 23 year old! I started young! Yes, the discussion can be found using the hashtag #LitsyLoveReads 💗 4d
CatLass007 I had no problem finding the discussion, I just didn‘t realize when it would be posted. Is there a schedule for when the discussions will be every month? I guess I could have planned my monthly reading schedule better if I‘d known about it ahead of time. I do know I won‘t be joining in the discussion in March, but I‘ll be back in April, so please keep me on the tag list. 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CatLass007 I‘m planning on the last Saturday of the month! I did have to post the questions late Friday night because we moved my daughter all day Saturday. You can jump in anytime though. I‘m still going back and checking responses! ❤️ 1d
CatLass007 Thank you. 1d
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I have alot going on this weekend, but I want to squeeze in some reading time! My goal will be to read at least 50 pages per day! I know that is low for some of you book dragons, but I‘m going to be realistic for me!!

Happy reading everyone! Thanks for hosting Andrew!

#FabulousFebruary

Read4life That‘s the great thing about books. They just want their stories read. They don‘t care if it takes hours, days, months or years. 🤓💙 5d
AnnCrystal I agree with @Read4life. I myself cannot get myself back past average reading speed. I have learned that reading faster and slower both have their pros and cons. 💝☕📚🫂💝. 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life you are so right! ❤️ 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AnnCrystal that‘s true! 💗💗 5d
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Exciting news for #LitsyLove 🎉🎊🎈 Andrew and Lynn will be my new cohosts! We are looking forward to working together and brainstorming ideas to make #LitsyLove even better than it already is! I sent an email yesterday! Please let me know if you didn‘t receive it!

If you are interested in joining our amazing international pen pal group email me at loverofbooks75@ gmail.com 🎉🎊🎈

AmyG 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 6d
Deblovestoread Lovely! Thanks @TieDyeDude and @Read4life 💜 5d
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 5d
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Read4life I‘m happy to be cohosting with these two amazing people. 🤓💙 5d
Mimi28 Welcome new co- hosts!! 🫶🏽🩷✌🏽I didn‘t get the email 😊🫶🏽🩷 5d
Sleepswithbooks Yayyyyy for your cohosts !!!! Awesome news!!! 2d
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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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Happy Friday Friends!! I woke up too early on my day off, but I‘m enjoying the quiet time!!

Finally starting this one!! It was a gift from @Soubhiville ❤️🤍💙 I need something light with some laughter 🤭 it‘s been a very long week.

Tell me your favorite rom coms! Or anything light!

#LitsyLoveReads
#LitsyLove

ravenlee I enjoyed this YA romp (romance? Rom-com? I don‘t know) that I received in a swap a few years ago. The banter is great! 6d
AmyG Mary Kay Andrews is my “go to” for something light and fun. 6d
Read4life I loved Boyfriend Material. I hope you enjoy it. 🤓💙 5d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life I‘m loving the banter! Have you read the sequel? 5d
Soubhiville Hope you like it! 🙂 5d
willaful This is one of my favs. Also Red, White and Royal Blue and The Charm Offensive. 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Soubhiville loving the banter and lol moments! 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @willaful I have one of those! I‘ll stack the other one! 5d
Read4life I have read the sequel. I liked it, too, but this one is my favorite of the two. 4d
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The Rosie Project | Graeme Stinson
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This was a cute story ❤️❤️

#LuckyinLove
#OnaDate

❤️🤍❤️

Kitta I must be the only person who didn‘t like this one. 😂 I‘m glad you enjoyed it though! 6d
Eggs ❤️🤍❤️ 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kitta I‘m usually the person not loving popular books! Examples would include Fifty Shades, Gone Girl, and so many others 😂😂 6d
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The Soulmate Equation | Christina Lauren
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Why did I have to see this?! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ #LitsyLove

https://bookoutlet.com/browse/young-adult?cl=318

Read4life 🤓💙 1w
lil1inblue Just go ahead and take my money. 😂 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @lil1inblue yes!! I‘ve been has my cart full since last night! 1w
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One to Watch: A Novel | Kate Stayman-London
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Top 2 are #TBR and loved bottom one! Love Cyril ❤️

#PinkStack
#LuckyinLove

💗💗💗

Eggs Perfectly Lovely 🥰 1w
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1) 2015 and I hope I never have to again! 📚📚📚

2) A Winter in New York 🤍 ❄️

#Two4Tuesday

Have you played @AnnCrystal @monkeygirlsmama @DaveGreen7777 ❓❗️

AnnCrystal Thanks for the tag ☺️👍. 1w
TheSpineView I'm with you on never moving again! Thanks for playing and Happy Tuesday! 1w
monkeygirlsmama When Jon and I moved in together we swore we'd never do it again without hiring movers. LoL Sadly, when I had to clean out our apartment and move back in with our girls I did not do this. It sucked. LoL 1w
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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter
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Good morning from Tux and Miss Priss 😻

#Catsoflitsy
#Adayinthelifeoftux

What are you reading today?! 📚📚📚

IndoorDame Omg Miss Priss is especially cute today!!!! I see she‘s still living her best indoor life 😉 1w
TheSpineView Adorable ❤️ 🐾 Currently reading Signs of Attraction 1w
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Read4life So cute! I‘m finishing 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @IndoorDame yes!! She is! She will go out for a bit, but comes back in 😻 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life ❤️🫶🏻😍 1w
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 1w
AnnCrystal 💕💕😻😻💝💝. 1w
Mimi28 😻😻🩷🩷 1w
TNbookworm 😻😻 1w
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Murder Road | Simone St. James
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JenReadsAlot So many books! 1w
Laughterhp I‘m going to see Simone st James talk about this book at my local indie! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Laughterhp that sounds fun! 🤩 1w
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1) Work, work, work
2) Fast Car 🚘 Tracy Chapman
3) the answer will always be Prince 💜💜💜

#MotivationalMonday

S3V3N I went to Prince Purple Rain Concert.💜 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @S3V3N oh my goodness!! I‘m so jealous! Prince has always been a part of me. I had a rough childhood and music, especially Prince, got me through it! We lost him too soon 💜😪 1w
S3V3N @Alwabeenaloverofbooks 💜 I‘m glad you had something to help you through that. 💜 1w
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Cupcake12 No. 3 💜 - do you have a favourite song? have a great week and thanks for joining in. 1w
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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#LuckyinLove
#Kiss
#TBR

❤️💋📚

Eggs Perfection 💋💗👄 1w
Garabrandtreviews Loved this one 1w
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Hello Beautiful | Ann Napolitano
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Yes, the majority of these characters were not likable! Especially one! IYKYK! But, the depth of these characters and their situations drew me in and held me to the very end. I‘m still thinking of this family and catch myself wondering what will happen next in their lives and it‘s over 😫

Grief, depression, forgiveness, acceptance, strength, endurance, love, loyalty, multigenerational, Little Women references, friendships, and basketball! 👇🏻

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This book pretty much has it all… Check the trigger warnings! 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (edited) 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks “When an old person dies, even if that person is wonderful, he or she is still somewhat ready, and so are the people who loved them. They‘re like old trees, whose roots have loosened in the ground. They fall gently, but when someone dies before their time- the roots get pulled out and the ground is ripped up. Everyone nearby is in danger of being knocked over.” 💔💔 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #LitsyLoveReads discussion Saturday! February 24th!! 1w
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ChaoticMissAdventures I really enjoyed this, the characters felt real, so often people write "nice" characters that are so unrealistic, and I felt this hit a good spot of realistic. I read a GR review that was all "As a sister no sister would ever leave like that" and please! Families come in so many messes! 1w
Deblovestoread That‘s a great quote! I‘m close to 100 pages in and enjoying it so far. 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ChaoticMissAdventures yes!! I forgot to add messy! 1w
AmyG I am so happy you loved this book-I did, too. 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG I miss the characters = book hangover!! 1w
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Usually not my thing, but I‘m looking for something light and fun! What do you suggest?!

💛💛💛💛

monalyisha I loved the tagged! Not always light…but swoony and witty. 1w
monalyisha Also, this one (if you haven‘t read it) was great for the escapism. I don‘t think I‘ve stopped dreaming about the setting. **Edit: just seeing now that it‘s got quite a few so-so ratings! I suppose you could weigh in on the debate? 😆😅 It was a bit silly, and the characters didn‘t always act in rational ways, but I loved it! (edited) 1w
brittanyreads I am the same as you...not really a romcom reader. Most romances I read have to either have a fantasy or historical fiction aspect to them in addition to the love story. This series has been a big winner for me! The history keeps me engaged and the banter and sweetness make for a good romance! 1w
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brittanyreads For a more contemporary option. I think you can't go wrong with Emily Henry. My favorite has been 1w
julesG Second the ones above and nominate 1w
Kar2b I love several rom com authors, but a recent favorite is this one! 1w
Read4life I second People We Meet on Vacation & 10 Things That Never Happened. Also The Bromance Book Club & 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kar2b sounds great! Thank you! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @julesG stacked! Thank you 😊 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @monalyisha love this author! Stacked! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @monalyisha thank you! Stacked! 1w
AnnCrystal I'm reading, This Spells Love by Kate Robb.

About half way through. A timeslip. Not bad so far. While I've jumped over a few sex scenes, this otherwise seems to have an interesting storyline. It has made me laugh a few times.

I'm not a romance reader, and this might be my first Romcom, yet this one captured me.

I had to consider for a moment what Romcom meant, then was about to look it up when It became clear...😂.
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This is me right now… 🫶🏻❤️

#LitsyLove

AnnCrystal 📚💕🫂 sometimes books offer the best kind of vacation... 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AnnCrystal yes 🫶🏻❤️ 1w
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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter
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Starting this one today for a buddy read on Fable! It‘s been on my shelf forever! Join us using the link below 👇🏻 📚

Check out Prof. Stacey‘s TBR Book Club on Fable! We‘re reading We Were the Lucky Ones. Join us!
https://fable.co/club/prof-staceys-tbr-book-club-with-stacey-lettini-33812063356...

Suet624 What is fable? 2w
Crazeedi Oh my this was so good 2w
Crazeedi I posted a pic of my gift!! Thank you so much!! 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Suet624 it‘s an online book club ❤️ 1w
MicrobeMom I have finished. I am having a hard time posting because I this was a tough read for me. So sad. I will get on it soon! Sorry for the delay. 5d
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Learned by Heart | Emma Donoghue
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#hearts
#LuckyinLove

💛💛💛

Eggs Lovely 🥰 2w
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Hello Beautiful | Ann Napolitano
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Mammogram today🩷 and visited with my dad 💙

Edited to add that I have to have an ultrasound of my left breast 😢 I‘ve never had to have anything additional so I‘m pretty nervous… please say a prayer 🙏🏻

Finishing this one today and it‘s breaking my heart 💔 I really don‘t want to say goodbye to these characters!

I can‘t wait for our discussion #LitsyLoveReads 📚📚

Mimi28 Good luck with your mammogram 🩷🫶🏽 2w
Bookwomble Wishing you well for your tests, Misty 🙏🏻💗 2w
AmyG Wishing you all the best. I had an ultrasound done for years…turned out to be a cyst. 2w
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Jari-chan Sending lots of good wishes and thoughts ❤️🙏 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mimi28 thank you Michelle ❤️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bookwomble thank you Michael 🙏🏻 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG thank you Amy ❤️ I just scheduled it for Monday at 830. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jari-chan thank you 🫂 2w
Read4life Keeping you in my prayers. I had to have an ultrasound a couple of years ago. It was nothing and all is good. Keep me posted please! 💙💙 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life thanks Lynn ❤️ I should know something Monday 🙏🏻 2w
BookNAround Fingers crossed they‘re jut being super cautious and it‘s nothing. 2w
Jas16 Sending love and keeping you in my thoughts. ❤️ 2w
dabbe I know how you feel. I've had a biopsy, 2 MRI's, 2 ultrasounds, and multiple mammograms on my right breast. All they can say is that it's not cancer, but there is “questionable“ tissue. Me: 😳 So I go back every 6 months to see if things have gotten worse; so far they haven't. You can do this! 💪 Like @BookNAround said, it's great that they're cautious. I'd gladly go back every month if they told me too. 😃 Holding you in my thoughts. ❤️💜🩷 2w
Bookwormjillk Thinking good thoughts for you on Monday. 2w
Chelsea.Poole I know how scary that can be. Sending positivity your way! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookNAround 🙏🏻🫶🏻 thank you! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jas16 thank you friend ❤️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @dabbe thank you so much Denise ❤️🫶🏻 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bookwormjillk thank you Jill 🫶🏻 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Chelsea.Poole thank you so much ❤️ 2w
AnnCrystal May your test go well 🙏💕🫂. (edited) 2w
TheBookgeekFrau 🙏🏼 💕 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AnnCrystal thank you sweetie 💞 2w
DaveGreen7777 Hope you get good news soon! 🙏 2w
Mimi28 That happened to me one time and they even had to do a biopsy of my left breast but they said it was not cancerous and too small to try to remove. Sending prayers 🤗🙏🏽😊🫶🏽🩷 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DaveGreen7777 thank you 🙏🏻💙 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mimi28 thank you ❤️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mimi28 @Bookwomble @AmyG @Jari-chan @Read4life @BookNAround @Jas16 @dabbe @Bookwormjillk @Chelsea.Poole @AnnCrystal @TheBookgeekFrau @DaveGreen7777 thank you all for the thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻 the ultrasound was negative ❤️🙏🏻🫶🏻 1w
dabbe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks YAHOO!!!!!!!!!!! 🤩😍🤩 1w
Mimi28 That‘s great news!! 🙏🏽🤗😊🫶🏽🩷 1w
TheBookgeekFrau Yayyyyy!!!! 💞 🙏🏼🫶 1w
Chelsea.Poole So so happy to hear this wonderful news!! ♥️ 1w
AmyG Good news!!!! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @dabbe 🫂🫶🏻❤️ 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mimi28 thank you 🙏🏻 ❤️ 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Chelsea.Poole thank you ❤️🙏🏻 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG thank you 🫂❤️🫶🏻 1w
Read4life Fantastic news! 💙💜💙💌 1w
Bookwomble That's good to hear 😊🩷 1w
DaveGreen7777 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wonderful news! 🙏 1w
CBee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I had to have the same thing last year, it‘s scary but mine was also fine 😅 Glad yours was too ♥️♥️♥️ 6d
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Ya-Yas in Bloom | Rebecca Wells
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Happy Galentine‘s Day my sweet friends 💛💜

#Galentine
#LuckyinLove

The first daffodils of the year makes my heart happy! 💛💛💛

tpixie The perfect book series for Galentine‘s Day!!!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tpixie yes!! 💜💛💜 2w
tpixie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks that series may be worth a reread! There were some hard parts in it, but boy, there sure were some good parts. (edited) 2w
Eggs 💜🩶💙 2w
marleed Loved this series. I still remember reading the first book and the longtime impact it made for me! 2w
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I know y‘all will appreciate this 😂😂😂

#Titantic
#Adayinthelifeoftux
#Catsoflitsy

CatLass007 😻😻😻 2w
CatLass007 😹😹😹 2w
rubyslippersreads All that‘s missing is the Heart of the Ocean necklace! 😹 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @rubyslippersreads yes!!! I looked over at him and just died out laughing 😂 2w
Jari-chan 😸😸😸 2w
JenReadsAlot OMG stop it!! 2w
dabbe 😂🐾😂 2w
Mimi28 Aaaawww!!! 😻😻I got 2 letters from you today and I already had one ready for you to be mailed so I will mail you two letters tomorrow if it doesn‘t rain, lol 2w
AnnCrystal 👏💕😻💝. 2w
Cupcake12 Love this ❤️🤣 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mimi28 good deal!! 🫶🏻 2w
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