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Sep 15, 2022Liked by Leslie Stephens

Loved this surprise email Leslie! Honestly my subscription to morning person is the best value for money I spend all month. I'm having a hard time getting into the fall spirit for some reason this year. Hoping the coming of October shakes me up and brings cooler weather and cozier vibes :)

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Sep 15, 2022Liked by Leslie Stephens

Leslie, this list brightened my morning! Coincidentally, it felt like the *actual* first day of fall in New York City :)

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Oh I’m so excited about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs album ... and forever a β€œSwifty” haha so I can’t wait !

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Sep 15, 2022Liked by Leslie Stephens

Love these recs! Going to see Waxahatchee at a music festival this weekend! And 100% interested in a book club! I LOVE Fall which means I have to travel to get the full experience since seasons don't really exist in SoCal. Really looking forward to a girls trip in October - we're surprising a friend in upstate New York and smuggling her to Vermont for two nights. Leef peeping and hiking! Cider Mill visits and apple cider donuts! And hopefully some lovely crisp weather. We also do a haunted hayride and host a pumpkin carving contest every year, all about spooky season!

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Sep 15, 2022Liked by Leslie Stephens

Seeing this list pop up on my phone this morning was such a delight! As someone who is terrible at keeping track of what’s coming out next, I find these sorts of posts incredibly helpful. I’m heading out of town for the rest of the month tomorrow and this was the best reminder to finally download season 1 of Abbott Elementary and load up my kindle with new releases.

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Hi Leslie! I love reading your newsletter :) I am wondering if there is any place where you keep a running list of recommendations. Or, any recs for a good app / platform for keeping track of these things? Thanks!

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Thank you so so much for putting all of this together for us, Leslie. I had my GoodReads app open adding all of your recs as you listed them! :) I’m really excited for these movies too. I’ve felt the itch to get back to theaters. I think that Amsterdam actually comes out on Oct 7, not November 7. Only saying that because I’m anxiously awaiting its release! I’m also excited about the new George Clooney and Julia Roberts movie, β€œTicket to Paradise,” coming out on Oct 21! Nothing serious -- just a fun, cute movie that I think most of us could probably use.

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I knew Catherine called Birdy sounded familiar! I remember seeing on the shelf all the time grades 3-6-ish. but I don't remember if I actually read it!

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Omg a book club?!?!! So excited!! Can't wait to hear more about it. Enjoy the cozy rainy weather!

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Wow a book club is such a wonderful idea!!

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This all looks incredible and I'm *especially* excited for the new Maggie O'Farrell book... but what truly blew me away is that SWIRLY BUN ohhhh my gosh what is it/where did you get it?? (I'm in CA, so I can't even get it but still!!)

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I have never made any 'bucket lists' before, but want to now! Looking forward to having a book and movie list.

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Thanks so much for the bonus issue, and the cutest reel with Toast!!!

As for me, I'm so looking forward to our annual trip to Vermont- hiking, apple picking, and the farmer's market!

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Like Kelley said, today was the first day in Rhode Island where I felt that autumnal crispness in the air so today's bonus issue seemed so appropriate! I tend to resist the change from summer to fall because I just love summer so darn much, but this is a good reminder to embrace the new season and all that it brings. Looking forward to going apple picking and making apple crisp and apple butter, drinking seasonal beers at local breweries, kayaking nearby rivers and ponds to see the changing leaves, and hopefully spending a weekend or two hiking the White Mountains in NH before it gets too chilly! And, of course, digging into these book and album recommendations :)

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Make sure to hit up Perenn at Rancharrah when you are in Reno this weekend!

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Fun surprise in the inbox!! Also--a book club?!? So into it!!

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