THE WITHERING WELL// October Wrap-up

October felt like a Tolkien book – ENTHRALLING, INTERESTING, a bit fatiguing AND MAGICAL – ALL AT THE SAME TIME. ”I felt sort of stretched, like butter spread on too much bread.”

BUT…HEYY!!! A bit of stretching never hurt anyone πŸ˜‰

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AWARDS (I still can’t believe I WAS NOMINATED THOUGH! )

β™₯ THE VERY FIRST THING TO KICK START this month was ME BEING NOMINATED FOR MY FIRST BLOGGER AWARD EVERRR!!! I mean, people might say that it’s just a ‘‘silly online thing’ BUT…I DON’T KNOW… IT IS NOT SO FOR ME. I felt deeply honored that AT LEAST SOMEONE CARES FOR WHAT I WRITE. I was thrilled and JAS – THE AMAZING JAS – was the reason behind this.

I CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH, HONEY!

YOU MADE MY DAY FOR THE REST OF MY DAYS (I mean, I will ALWAYS feel warm when thinking of my FIRST EVER BLOGGER AWARD. YAYY)

β™₯I was nominated AGAIN by Jas and Ash for the Sunshine Blogger Award!!! AS IF IT WASN’T ENOUGH TO KILL ME WITH KINDNESS THE FIRST TIME??!?!? Man, you guys took Selena Gomez WAYYY TOOOO SERIOUSLY πŸ˜‰

But, really, jokes aside I LOOOVE YOUUU FOR BEING SO THOUGHTFUL AND KIND TO ME. LOOOOOOOVE YOU. ❀ ❀ ❀

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MY INCOHERENT POSTS OVER THE MONTH

//MY BOOKISH OBSESSIONS//

β™₯ I started my month by announcing the BOOKISH OBSESSION for OCTOBER which was WUTHERING HEIGHTS. I have been in love with this book for faaaaaar toooo looong and KNOW FAAAAAAR TOOOOO MUCH about the characters that I just could not resist the urge to shower all of you with some of my thoughts on it, which, as it happens, GOT A GREAT RESPONSE. Sooo….THANK YOU GUYS!! All of you who HAVE OR ARE GOING TO READ Wuthering Heights – YOU. ARE. THE. BEST.

β™₯As the first post on Wuthering Heights, I chose to desiccate HEATHCLIFF – our very own dark, tragic, twisted ND handsome sweetheart.

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H E A T H C L I F F

He is the perfect example of WHAT AN ENRAGED, PASSIONATE HUMAN LOOKS LIKE –Β something which we don’t get to see in many books since they are so busy glorifying the character’s amiable qualities. HUH!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING THIS andΒ you can’t understand Wuthering Heights without KNOWING HEATHCLIFF DEEP IN YOUR SKINΒ so, hopefully I have lessened your work a bit by providing a little bit of groundwork WHICH IS OPEN TO CRITICISM, by the way. πŸ™‚

β™₯ Having discussed Heathcliff to the best of my abilities, it only seemed fitting to give Cathy’s dilemmas and a chanceΒ  and share with you what I THOUGHT MUST HAVE BEEN THE REASON behind her betrayal.

No doubt Heathcliff suffered from her ill-decisions but CATHY’S PLIGHT – both before and after the realization that she chose wrong – WASN’T LITTLE EITHER. I sympathized with her on a personal level and that’s what I reflected in the post.

//REVIEWS//

β™₯ Having decided what I was going to obsess over, I wrote my review for Liars and Saints by Maile Meloy and I AM TELLING YOU, that is one of the BEST books you will read – IF YOU TAKE ME ON MY WORD. I am NOT lying or being biased when I say that –

This book combines THE MOST BASIC OF HUMAN EMOTIONS in the perfect blend and you CANNOT afford to miss it.

β™₯ Then I found my‘little beauty” – WOMEN IN LOVE by D.H. Lawrence.

I adored this book to bits.

AND I am planning on re-reading it soon. You know, this is one of those books which will NEVER EMPTY OF NEW THINGS TO DISCOVER each time you read it. It was THE MOST PLEASURABLE EXPERIENCE – in EVERY sense of the word, mind you. πŸ˜‰

I LOOOVED IT and I WILL, TILL THE END OF TIME.

 

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MY AESTHETIC FOR ‘Women in Love’

β™₯ My last review for this month was of MOOREEFFOC by Tetiana Aleksina and Tony Single of Unbolt.me AND I GOTTA TELL YOU…it was….NO WORDS. I…just…uhhh…. NO WORDS.

You read my review for yourself and determine if you want to read THE BEST STORY YOU’LL EVER GET YOUR HANDS ON?

//BOOKS I GOT (ARC’s)//

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*NOT MY AESTHETIC* Courtesy of Tumblr. It just felt right for ‘The Sea Beast Takes A Lover’ πŸ™‚

I feel giddy just writing this. I GOT AN ARC!!! WOWWW!

Ever since I started blogging and reading other blogs, I’d feel excited whenever one of you would do an ARC REVIEW. I had never gotten one BUT —

when I got approved for The Sea Beast Takes A Lover,Β Β I almost did a back-flip and broke my spine. I AM TELLING YOU, this book was THE BEST I READ THIS YEAR. (apart from Women In Love OF COURSE.)

 

//OCTOBER’S RE-READ//

For this month, I chose to re-read THE HOBBIT because……WHY NOT??
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But as it happens, I DID NOT get the time to actually read but, on one exhausting night – tired from ALL THE REALITY, I DID WATCH THE MOVIES again and was struck with this AMAZING IDEA TO SHARE THORIN’S golden WORDS OF WISDOM.Β Β 

With all of his hair flipping, and majestic shouting, and smoky glares,Β HE IS ONE OF THE BEST CHARACTERS both in the books and movies and I couldn’t NOT WRITE THIS POSTΒ  now, could I ?

 

//A READER’S LIFE//

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It was a gloomy day. Clouds were spread all over the blue sky. It looked like a graveyard of unshed tears. I was out on my terrace – just staring at the unusual facade the heavens had put up.

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THAT’S NOT ME IN THE PIC, by the way. xD

AND THAT’S WHEN IT HIT ME – we readers ARE JUST LIKE THE SKY – with dimensions and dimensions to our gloomy minds.Β  And my thoughts took the shape of the post titled – The Insides of A Reader’s Mind.

//M O O N D U S T//

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Moondust is something very personal to me. It is going to be a collection of all the thoughts I entertain on a daily basis.Β This month, however, it is still in it’s infancy so I only wrote one post for this column titled – L O V E.

I shared in it my most intimate dilemmas whenever this word is spoken to, around or for me.

I am a romantic at heart, no doubt about that, but my beliefs and thoughts on this profound emotion are a little, what you might call, unrealistic if read from the perspective of a ‘man of world’ – the one with SENSE and ABSOLUTION on his utmost priority.

Anyway, IΒ  hope YOU like what I wrote and that my words resonate with you.

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I won’t be talking about the number of books I read BECAUSE I AM FUCKING ASHAMED.Β 

I did not get a time to complete my challenge to myself for this month – TO READ 30 BOOKS IN OCTOBER. I was SOOO DAMN SURE I COULD DO IT. I HAD done it before. But, oh well, I guess all days can’t be the same. BUT…I WILL ACHIEVE THAT GOAL IN NOVEMBER. I PROMISE.

And to make sure that I stick to my promise, I am going to share my NOVEMBER TBR with you. JUST SO THAT I AM ALWAYS REMINDED that I have made a commitment and THAT I HAVE TO FUCKING COMPLETE IT. So, here goes –

THE CHAOS OF STANDING STILL by Jessica Brody
WATCHING GLASS SHATTER by James J. Cudney
LIGHT SHINING IN THE FOREST by Paul Torday
TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green
WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT by Sarah Winman
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY by Henry James
CELLIST OF SARAJEVO by Steven Salloway
HIS DARK MATERIALS by Philip Pullman
SUITE FRANCAISE by Irene Nemirovsky
THE PIANO TEACHER Janice Y.K. Lee
MARY BARTON by Elizabeth Gaskell
SOUTH RIDING by Winifred Holtby
THE SNOW CHILD by Eowyn Ivey
MAN AND WIFE by Tony Parsons
JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte
MAINE by J. Courtney Sullivan
THE MONK by Mathew Lewis
ADAM BEDE by George Eliot
LONGBOURN by Jo Baker
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So, that’s it, I guess?

OHHH….WAIT!!!

I was supposed to give the ALL DOLLED UP Award and I am ALREADY DECIDED on the recipient blog it BUT…it’ll have to be on November 1st. I knowwww….but this time, I had no other choice. I AM SO SAD AT THIS DELAY. 😦
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That was THE END OF MY OCTOBER. Pretty…MEH, huh? ;p

 

BUT WHAT ABOUT YOU?

How did October treat you? Any complaints?

You can tell ME AND I WILL WHIP IT’S ASS SO THAT FROM NEXT TIME, it fucking BEHAVES. xD

Would you suggest me some good books that I can add on my TBR because I am still a few books short?

What was YOUR FAVORITE READ THIS MONTH?

TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS BELOW. ❀

I AM WAITING…..

45 thoughts on “THE WITHERING WELL// October Wrap-up

    1. HAHAHA!!! xD Thanks, hon. ❀ ❀

      Sooo…I just saw your comment from yesterday. I am on Chapter 23. πŸ™‚ AND about your Contemporary aesthetic, et's just say that it's even more difficult to find THE RIGHT pics for it because the word is soo vague, you know what I mean? πŸ™‚ But here's to hoping that it all comes together soon. I won't abandon you or leave you hanging. CROSS MY HEART. πŸ™‚ ❀

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  1. Your posts are always so aesthetic! Haha, you know how hard it is to NOT compliment you whenever I’m here, right? I hope you do realize how much trouble you’ve got me into. But I don’t mind at all! *sticking out my tongue stubbornly* Anyways, I love YOUR October! Haha, how you managed to live your life so colorfully, I don’t know, but I really do adore it. Your reading experiences are adorable and impressive and ahhh, all about Wuthering Heights (again?!), huh? Heathcliff must love you more than Cathy. πŸ˜‰ My October was…a blur…I seriously couldn’t remember what I’ve done in this month and now I’m welcoming my dearest-full-of-busy-schedule-November with open arms! How exciting, aye? Also, I noticed THAT GORGEOUS BLUE COVER on your TBR list and I’m so happy you added it!!!!!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ Hopefully you'll have an amazing November & can't wait for more chats with you. xoxo

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    1. THANKS A LOTTTT, Jas. ❀ ❀ I try to make them as visually pleasing as I can because…well…I WON'T WANT YOU GUYS TO GET EYESORES BY LOOKING AT my otherwise LAME POSTS, now would I? xD xD

      THAT'S BETTER. πŸ˜‰ YOU BETTER COMMENT ON EVERY POST YOU THINK IS WORTH THAT EFFORT, okay? OKAY… ❀ ❀

      AHHH!!! That's sad… 😦 But you know, outside of the blogging, mine is a blur as well – ALL CONFUSION AND COSMOS. ;P ;P

      Ohh, well, you know…HEATHCLIFF ❀ ❀ I LOOOVE HIM MORE THAT I WILL LOVE ANYONE ELSE. #fact AND OH MY GODD!!! as much happy this thought makes me, EXPECT ME TO DIE WITHIN AN YEAR OF the onset of Heathcliff's affections. xD

      I AM DEFINITELY READING THESE TWO BOOKS – Turtles All the way down and Chaos of Standing Still. THANK YOUUU for bringing the latter on my radar. ❀ ❀

      AND I can't wait to drive you crazyyy with my incessant chatting either. ;p ;p Here's to a HAPPYYY, BUSY NOVEMBER – full of friendship, books, cool air, coffeee, chocolates and LOOOOOVE. *clink* ❀ ❀

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      1. First of all, your posts are far from lame, okay? Let alone eye sores! *pfft* Second, haha, I’m so excited to buddy read Heathcliff, no, Wuthering Heights I mean, with you!! Haven’t read anything with anyone for a while and yay, I know you’ll make the book all the more fascinating! :DD Haha, I’m also looking forward to leaving comments on your every single post (I promise I’ll do my best…) because chatting with you ALWAYS bring a great amount of amazing energy to me. LOL Don’t know how you manage to make my upcoming November sound less stressful and more promising by simply reminding my of an abundance of FRIENDSHIP, BOOKS, COOL AIR, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE (because it’s THAT important) and LOVE! ❀

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  2. Getting nominated for awards is the best because it help you feel like maybe you’re not screaming in the void all the time and the void is screaming back πŸ˜‚!!
    I’ve been following your blog since *this month* i think (I MIGHT BE WRONG THOUGH) and I’m so glad I did you’re amazing!!
    Your writing is so powerful I want to se moOOOoOOre ❀!!! Can’t get enough tbh! (Are you doing NaNo?? Pleaseee dooooo write a poetry anthology or smthhhh pretty pleaseee)
    Ha my October was pretty great if I do say so myself so there’s that!

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    1. ”it help you feel like maybe you’re not screaming in the void all the time and the void is screaming back.”

      oh my, YOU WORDED IT SOOO BEAUTIFULLY. ❀

      aww!!! THANK YOUU SOOOO MUCH, Iona. YOU DON'T KNOW HOW HAPPY IT MAKES MEE!!! *crying* ❀ ❀

      And as a matter of fact, I AM DOING Nano this year. FOR THE FIRST TIME!!I am soo nervous AND excited. I JUST HOPE I CAN FINISH WHAT I HAVE IN MIND. I am going to work on a fantasy novel I started last year but abandoned because of ALL THE SEMESTER SH*T. :/

      And are you? Participating? It'll be great because then we can be Nano buddies as well. #goals xD

      And you have no idea how glad I AM TO HAVE FOUND YOUR BLOG. Your writing is very clever and hilarious, you know. πŸ˜‰

      Oh, that's WONDERFUL. πŸ™‚ I AM SURE November will bring EVEN MORE JOYS.
      ❀ ❀ ❀

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  3. I…actually don’t think I’m that good a writer when it comes to novels because I cannot complete anything for the life of me πŸ˜…! Also school is all over the place rn so NaNo isn’t very possible. YOU CAN BE GOALS ON YOUR OWN THOUGH ❀!! GO CRUSH THAT WORDCONT GURL!! Also provide snippets because those are always my fave and I’m living for them kthx πŸ˜‚β€!

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    1. 😦 😦 i got excited at the thought of doing Nano together, you know. :9

      But yeah, I AM GONNA TRY TO COMPLETE IT though it looks more intimidating that War and Peace. xD

      Ohhh DEFINITELYYY!! Once I actually start forming chapters and flesh out the characters xD…I AM GOING TO TEASE THE HELL OUT OF YOU. *evil grinning*

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  4. Sorry you didn’t reach your goal but it still seems that you have had a pretty good month! I always enjoy reading your posts! My favorite read this month is the audiobook of Illuminae. I can’t wait to write up my review of it because it was just that awesome!! Have a great November!

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    1. Yeah, it WAS pretty great. ☺ But….you know, how it feels when you fail to read the number of books you had planned to. IT FEELS LIKE BETRAYAL. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Still, I enjoyed it so…..no harm done, I guess? πŸ˜…

      Oh WOW! 😱 Illuminae? I have been meaning to read that series for some tike now. Have heard a great deal about it. But right now, I am reading Godsgrave by Kristoff, second installment in The Nevernight Series. OH YOU GOTTA READ IT. IT IS AMAZING. Or have you already? PRETTY GREAT, HUH? 😁
      I am so glad you enjoyed the audiobook. ☺I, for one, haven’t had many opportunities to try audiobooks but I’d love once I survive my crushing TBR ,that is. 🀣🀣 I will be waiting for your review on the book then. ❀

      Oh, THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH. 😍😍 Means A LOT! Have a FABULOUS November, Jen. ☺☺❀❀❀

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      1. I 100% get it! September was the same for me. I only read half of my goal books but I read so many great books. I haven’t read the Nevernight series but Ive heard a lot about it. Will defintely be checking it out! Thanks for the recommendation, although I really shouldn’t be adding anymore books to my TBR list…πŸ˜‚

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    2. Well, that is one of the bittersweet things about being a reader. 😜 We LOVE the burden that is our tbr and WE LOVE TO ADD TO OUR SUFFERING. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Such…SUCH TYPICAL HUMAN BEHAVIOR. 🀣🀣Anyway, while we are on that topic, PLEASE CONSIDER READING WUTHERING HEIGHTS + The Sea Beast Takes A Lover + Mooreeffoc ( This one’s just an eleven pages short story but PHENOMENAL) ???? PLEEAAASEE? Just…check them out at least? I KNOW YOU’RE GONNA ADPRE THESE BOOKS. ❀❀❀

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  5. I loved your comparison with the Tolkien book at the start of the post πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ My October felt like that too!!
    Also how are you so good at making aesthetics?? They look sooo pretty πŸ’•
    You read heaps in October!! I read six and I thought that was good πŸ˜‚ I read Turtles All the Way Down too 🐒
    P.S I just decided I’m going to read Wuthering Heights this month πŸ˜„

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    1. Hehehehe!! 😜😜 It DID feel like it, though. EXACTLY like it. πŸ˜‚ Glad you could relate. It is a satisfying in weird ways. 🀣

      Oh, I AM OBSESSED WITH MAKING AESTHETICS. 😍😍 But I AM TELLING YOU, it is NOT that ddifficult once you get a hang of it, you know. Give it a try. I am sure you’ll soon be making aesthetics with a finesse that everyone will envy. πŸ˜‰

      OH NO NO NO NO NOOOO!!! 🀣🀣 THAT is not my list for books read BUT MY TBR for November. I actually read like…..I don’t know…..FIVE? SIX? πŸ˜…πŸ˜œ That’s about it. October, as I said, WAS PRETTY BUSY, you know.

      You read Turtles…?? HOW WAS IT??! Oh no DON’T TELL ME. OF COURSE it was AMAZING. I have been reading reviews on it and they all seem to be just different versions of the same opinion – IT ROCKED. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Well, mine should arrive any day now so I am VERY excited to read it. Look iut for my review. πŸ˜‰

      THAT IS THE GREATEST DECISION YOU COULD EVER MAKE. 😁😁😁I AM SOOOOO HAPPY. YOU HAVE LIKE NOO IDEA HOW HAPPY THIS MAKES ME. YOU HAVE TO TELL ME EVERYTHING…EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WUTHERING HEIGHTS…..EVERYTHING YOU FELT WHILE READING IT…. E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G……OKAYYYY?? Okay. 😁

      HAVE A GREAT NOVEMBER, Charlotte. ❀❀ So glad I found your blog. 😍 Love it. 😘

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      1. Oooops SORRY!! Hahaha hope you like Turtles, i thought it was pretty good! I hope it arrives soon πŸ˜‰
        OKAY ILL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT WUTHERING HEIGHTS!!
        I’m glad I found your blog too! Have a great November ❀️

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    2. WELL, THAT’S GREAT! I’ll be waiting for your email then? Telling me how much you loved Wuthering Heights and how it destroyed you BUT YOU STILL LOVE IT. 😜🀣🀣 Happy Reading, Charlotte. ❀

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    1. THANK YOU, Luuu. 😘❀ I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU FOR EVERRR!! Are you really going to be a rare presence this month? 😭 SOO NOT FAIR. ☹

      Oh, but THESE ARE NOT THE BOOKS I READ. πŸ˜‚ I am going to read them this month. YOU SEE I AM HELLA AMBITIOUS. 😎🀣

      And heyyy, are you participating in NaNo this year?

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      1. Sorryyy I’m so badddd with keeping up with my readerrrrrr!!!! DSHVDHJGRG I dunno???? I’m probably gonna tryyyy and keep up with other blogs but I have literally NO IDEAS for posts atm and kinda wanna smash my laptop when I think about posing / coming up with ideas. I’m going to tryyyy and postttt!!! ❀ ❀

        AHAHAH I KNOWWW!! YOU’RE SO AMBITIOUS!! GOOD LUCKKK!! I plan to read like. . . ONE book because #MOCKexams HELP ME.

        JBRGRHIEBGREBGIUR I wish I wassssss but I have a post going up about it tomorrow because #STRUGGLES. RAIINNN HLEP MEEEEEEEEE

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      2. OHHH!! WELL, ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR EXAMS, Luu.. I know you are going to own them. 😎☺

        Ohh nooo..I’LL MISS YOUU. YOu have to POST!!! 😭

        I AM ALWAYS READY TO HELP YOUUU!! JUST SAY THE WORD. ☺☺😘❀ I’ll be waiting for your post about NaNo.

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    1. Oh, yes. Moondust was my favorite as well, you know. ❀ HhHAHAH!! Well, I want to keep myself busy this month so i am taking desperate measures. πŸ˜…

      Oh, THANK YOU SOOO VERY MUCH, Nada. Soo glad you enjoyed a trip down my October memory lane. πŸ˜‡ Have a great November. ❀❀

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      1. Hahahah!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Well, I guess I can try and squeeze in a Collern Hoover novel? πŸ˜‰ PLUS…I am still not done with Addicted to you (I KNOWWW!! 😭) so, that may count as a to-be-read for this month? 😊

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  6. OMG YOUR POST IS GORGEOUS. 😍😍 I hope you enjoy all of these books – I can’t wait to hear what you think of them. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous recap! ❀

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    1. ❀ THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, Zoe. You used the word GORGEOUS for my post? *HAPPY TEARS* MY LIFE IS COMPLETE!!! ❀ ❀

      THANK YOU FOR THE SWEEETEST COMMENT. Glad to have you aboard my blog. We're gonna have lots of fun. *grins* πŸ˜‰ ❀

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  7. I love your enthusiasm! Add to your reading list, The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Hope that November and December were brilliant for you and that you have a Happy New Year! 😊❀️

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