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  1. njallday

    njallday Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Hi Friends! I was recently gifted a membership to Book of the Month Club and I've been enjoying it quite a bit. Each month they select 5 books and you choose one of them. You can also add additional books for $9.99 each. All the books are hardcover and new releases. I thought I'd share a referral link if anyone's interested which gets you 30% off a 3 month membership and a free tote bag (and full disclosure, 1 free month for me ;) ) But it's been fun and I know we have some bookworms here who'd enjoy it themselves OR gifting a membership for the holidays.


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  2. RobinSparkles

    RobinSparkles Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I have never been more sad to read that a company will only ship to U.S. addresses.
     
  3. njallday

    njallday Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    aw no fun I didn't realize that :(
     
  4. XtremeWpg

    XtremeWpg I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    This drives me nuts on a regular basis. I'll pay the international shipping! Just send it!!
     
  5. RobinSparkles

    RobinSparkles Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I don't think they ship to P.O boxes either. Too bad, since Point Roberts is an hour drive from me.
    At least I have a 'sock of the month' club to look forward to. (Best gift idea ever, if you know someone who has a thing for mismatched socks.)
     
  6. XtremeWpg

    XtremeWpg I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    My whole town is on PO boxes. Yay rural living. The chaos it creates when ordering online sometimes is crazy. Fedex/UPS/Puralator also won't deliver to door in our town. We have to go pick it up at the tire shop or one of the restaurants.
     
  7. dat.jpp

    dat.jpp I text ACEDAD all the time

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    Have any of you seen the movie called Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close? I haven't read the book, but it has some parts in the movie that sounds like a book.
     
  8. CheerBank

    CheerBank Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    My oldest read it in either 11th or 12th grade.
     
  9. Ally13

    Ally13 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I haven't seen the movie, but I've read the book!! It's extremely good albeit incredibly emotional haha

    On an unrelated note, I am so excited for Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events that I'm starting to re-read all of those books. The series better be good.
     
  10. Eyes On The Prize

    Eyes On The Prize Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Yes yes yes! I've never read the series but I love anything spooky and dark and I have faith in netflix that they will make great.
     
  11. Ally13

    Ally13 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I've already decided to cancel my membership if it's bad haha. The movie adaption was so terrible I refuse to be hurt like that again.

    You should read the books if you have time!! They're fantastic and up there with Harry Potter as my favorites
     
  12. RobinSparkles

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    The makeup department did a pretty good job based off the photos that were floating around Facebook earlier in the year. I'm interested to see how Patrick Warburton is in it, since Kronk is one of my favourite characters from the Emperor's New Groove.
    @Eyes On The Prize @Ally13 you guys seen this yet?
     
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  13. njallday

    njallday Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Has anyone read Jodi Picoult's newest book Small Great Things? I've read a handful of her books and almost didn't read this one because honestly, I know she likes to write in POV chapters and I was curious how a white woman was going to write about racism in the perspective of a black woman... but I decided to read it and I was pleasantly surprised. I found quite a few things to be insightful, and the antagonist to be terrifying. The plot twist was a little bit far fetched based on the description/development of the character they twist (sorry, trying to be vague to avoid spoilers in case anyone is reading it)

    BUT mostly I came here to rant about the freaking epilogue. I love me a happy ending but that's gotta be the most asinine character development I have ever read. I should be happy but I'm kind of mad. It's too unrealistic. Or am I crazy?
     
  14. CheerBank

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    Not yet...waiting for my reserved copy from the library. Will update when I've read it!
     
  15. Ally13

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    I just saw this for some reason... IM SO EXCITED!!! They released a Count Olaf trailer. and their twitter accounting announced that they would release a new trailer this Thursday!