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The Dante Club
The Dante Club: A Novel | Matthew Pearl
The New York Times Bestseller Boston, 1865. A series of murders, all of them inspired by scenes in Dante's Inferno. Only an elite group of America's first Dante scholarsHenry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and J. T. Fieldscan solve the mystery. With the police baffled, more lives endangered, and Dante's literary future at stake, the Dante Club must shed its sheltered literary existence and find the killer.
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umbrellagirl
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Aldi for the win! Is it too early for Christmas gingerbread? Reminds me of the gingerbread cookies from Toruń.

#MrBook1inAMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #readathon

MrBook Niiiiiiiice! 😎🙌🏻 2d
BarbaraJean Those look sooooo good!! 2d
umbrellagirl @BarbaraJean so good 😛 2d
Andrew65 They look scrumptious. 2d
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umbrellagirl
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Alora Mmmmm yes!! That looks delicious 3d
julesG Yummy! 😋 3d
umbrellagirl @Alora @julesG @Bookwormjillk Curry ramen with shrimp 😍😍😍 2d
MrBook That counts! 😁👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 2d
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umbrellagirl
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We went out for a delicious ramen dinner so I didn‘t get as much reading time today as I‘d hoped, but moving on to this used book I bought in Seattle, which was previously owned by someone in Baton Rouge, and is now being read by me in Connecticut.

#MrBook1InAMillion #Readathon #litsypartyofone #24B4Monday

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
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DMC_run8
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Fantastic! Henry Longfellow, James Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, George Washington Greene and J. T. Fields are working on an English translation of Dante's Divine Comedy in post Civil War Boston when a string of murders based on descriptions in The Inferno threatens the lives and reputations of the poets of The Dante Club.

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Nebklvr
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I could do with less flies and worms. Hope it tones down soon

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Texreader
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Bonus Round

1. A popular book in my hometown I despise is by a woman I know. She ridiculed & humiliated a teacher my kid loved who then quit teaching, in a so-called Christian memoir Sparkly Green Earrings.
2. I really enjoyed the tagged book—one I was sure Littens would like—but it has received 50% Litsy love. My mom (we share literary tastes) even bailed on it!
3. @GingerAntics @Eggs @TheSpineView
@shadowspeak17 #unpopularopiniongiveaway

j.rye #stackadd I love unpopular opinions 1mo
DefLeppard I LOVED this book and the sequel. To be honest I never go on opinions of others as we are all so different. I have everything Pearl has written. 😊 1mo
DefLeppard Actually loved this so much I bought a copy for my sister's boyfriend as a Christmas gift as he enjoys thrillers so tried to get him into his work too! 😂 1mo
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ralexist I love this book too! I'm surprised sometimes at the books that aren't as well known or loved 🙂 1mo
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag!😘 1mo
Eggs Thanks for tagging me 👍🏼🤗 1mo
GingerAntics This book has been on my wish list for a while. I looks good. How is someone going to attack a teacher in their freakin novel and make it obvious it‘s someone in real life? What a jerk. I wouldn‘t like that book either. 1mo
shadowspeak17 Wow, that‘s messed up! 😧 Definitely a book I will not be reading. 1mo
shadowspeak17 The tagged book sounds like something my boyfriend‘s mom would like. I‘ll have to keep it in mind while I‘m Christmas shopping this year. Thanks for entering! 😄 1mo
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radhikeey
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@jenniferw88 thank you so much the lovely card and the book. Loved them a lot. I wasn't expecting them to arrive so soon. So so happy you made my day ❤❤ lots of love and hugs for you

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Texreader
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An almost 5-Star book (I give it 4-1/2) much to my surprise. The first 2/3 is so slow you have to fight not to bail (as my mom did). My impression was the author shared so many details to prove he is an expert on all things Dante, and I‘m sure he is. But then wham! The mystery is complex, impossible to decipher, with many many twists and turns that are all relevant. The last 1/3 made up for the rest of the book and I loved it.

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Texreader
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Shakespeare Humor
Lowell talking to Longfellow in Cambridge Massachusetts 1865:
Lowell: “Did I tell you the one who came by the other week to see General Washington‘s headquarters...he asked if Shakespeare did not live in the neighborhood.”
Longfellow: “Daughter of Eve! What did you tell him?”
Lowell: “I said that if Shakespeare has moved nearby I had not met him.”

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Tex2Flo
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Triple Play for me! 1 book for 3 challenges!
#auginbooks18 #morethan400pages
#abbainaugust #takeachanceonme (Dante is scary)
#augustisatrip #boston

Boston 1865. Murders inspired by scenes in Dante‘s Inferno.
The windows of the Wide Oaks mansion were draped in heavy black cloth, permitting only faint stripes of daylight along the sides. Widow Healey lifted her head from a mound of lotus-leaf pillows. “You have found the murderer, Chief Kurtz.”

Cinfhen Great pic and awesome photo 😎 book sounds 👍🏻 1y
Tex2Flo @Cinfhen My personal challenge is to get my pix to “speak” without stickers, maybe only filters and perhaps text. Fun to find things around the house for atmosphere. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your pic!! 1y
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Tex2Flo @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you. Its part of a pair of placemats made out of newspaper from SERRV.com. I find all kinds of cool stuff there. 1y
Mdargusch Great job! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1y
Meredith3 Ooooh! I like the sound of this. The premise reminds me of the movie Seven in a way 🤔 1y
Texreader We really must like the same books! 1y
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Texreader
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I decided to try this one even though @Momreviews bailed. Not far enough to know if I will make it all the way through but I did voluntarily read Dante‘s Divine Comedy as a 7th grader and am having to look up James Russell Lowell (bottom left), and I did not know Longfellow (bottom right) translated Dante for the American reader. I am fascinated!

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Texreader
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Uh oh! It was a bail by @Momreviews ! #momreviews

GondorGirl These reviews make me so happy! 😊 1y
Texreader @GondorGirl Fortunately I have quite a backlog to post! She‘s been busy reading!! 1y
BookishBelle I bailed on that one too. Mom might be on to something. 😊 1y
booksandsympathy I loved this book. 1y
Texreader @booksandsympathy I‘ve started it and so far I like it too. 1y
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jenniferw88
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BarbaraBB 😱😱 1y
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Kathleenkelly
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My new TBR pile. Honestly, just hoping to finish this by the end of the year. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Happy Saturday! 󠁧

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PagesOfKate
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A group of scholars #high up in their ivory tower must make the descent necessary to solve the #mystery of a Dante inspired killer. A must-read for any fan of US literary history and/or Dante's Inferno.
"Rey, as he descended, couldn't escape the blurring words the man had chosen for whatever reason to bequeath unto him as his last act of life. Voi Ch'intrate. Voi Ch'intrate. You who enter. You who enter."
#quotsyjuly18 @TK-421

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jenniferw88
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⚀ My bruise from a pressure dressing after a stent!
⚁ A bowl of corn flakes
⚂ Historical, intriguing, slightly creepy
⚃ The inside of my phone cover
⚄ Just under 5'1

#Humpdaypost @MinDea

julesG Ouch! Put some arnica gel on it. 1y
TrishB Ouch!! 1y
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Emiller Ouch!! 1y
Crazeedi Whoa! That hurts! 1y
Caroline2 Owwww! I hope it heals quickly and you feel better soon! 💐 1y
Ddzmini Awe hope your doing better 😨 1y
knittedgnome Yikes!!! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Ouch! And I thought my bruises were bad. 1y
Susanita Yikes. That looks pretty intense. 1y
GripLitGrl Ouch! Feel better 1y
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Lynnsoprano
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This showed up on BookBub today. I read this a number of years ago and really enjoyed it. Excellent mystery. It probably would have been even more interesting if I had read The Divine Comedy, but I enjoyed this without having read any Dante. A good buy, in my opinion.

ValerieAndBooks I have this in my TBR... someday!! 2y
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shahn77
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Bailedbailed

This just wasn't for me. It is probably a great book for someone else.

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MariaSolArg
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Terminado el primer libro de 2018
El club Dante de Matthew Pearl.
Reseña:
Está muy bien ambientado en el Boston de 1865. Diferencia de una forma muy buena a los cuatro amigos erudito, cada uno tiene sus problemas y sus virtudes. Es la primera vez que veo un malo que sea analfabeto, pero le da la pisca que necesita para entender su locura!!
Me fascina los libros que al final tengan un apartado que te cuenta que es ficción y que no del libro!

RaimeyGallant Nice review! Puedo leer en Espanol, pero escribir es dificil. :) 2y
MariaSolArg Thank you! The same Whit me 2y
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MariaSolArg
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En el convulso y puritano Boston de 1865, los miembros del club Dante -poetas y profesores de Harvard dirigidos por Henry Wadsworth- dan los toques finales a la primera traducción norteamericana de La Divina Comedia a pesar de la oposición de la vieja guardia de la Universidad, que quiere mantener al Nuevo Mundo alejado de lo que considera supersticiones extranjeras. Al mismo tiempo se suceden una serie de brutales asesinatos basados en los...

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jenniferw88
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Thank you Erika! I haven't read The Dante Club yet, but I have read The Last Dickens by the same author, which I enjoyed so looking forward to this one! @Emiller #LitsyPenPals I will start writing a letter back this week at some point!

Emiller Yay! So glad it got there ok!! 😊😊 2y
Conservio I have had The Dante Club sitting on my TBR shelf for at least 5 years... 2y
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FantasyChick
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Last one then I'm back to planning. My #currentlyreading list. One for #lotrchapteraday, one for #lengthylit and one for me!
#AugustLibrary17

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#junetunz Day8: #joiningafanclub
A group dedicated to the study and promotion of Dante use their literary knowledge to solve a murder mystery.
@Cinfhen

vivastory Sounds good. Stacked! 2y
Cinfhen Another clever book choice 😚book sounds great 👍🏻 2y
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Second set of books from the HPB Houston-NASA Memorial Day sale.

OrangeMooseReads I've had this book on my shelf for several years. I really should read it. 2y
DGRachel I read The Dante Club about a decade ago and really enjoyed it. I remember it being more violent than I expected. 2y
Lwiesman Love the Nightingale!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️ The Nightingale 2y
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ChristieStratos
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Just got this book at a local library sale! I talked myself down from three books and just bought one. 😊 My bookshelves are overflowing, so I have to get picky at this point. I hate being a slow pleasure reader! Anyway this takes place in the 1860s, which is part of the time period I write in. Should be interesting!

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AllenTStClair
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Picked up another book on another bookstore adventure! 😁

Victoria_Clyne I really enjoyed this when I read it. 3y
AllenTStClair @Victoria_Clyne It sounded like an exciting read! 3y
Victoria_Clyne @astclair79 I read this ages ago so I'm feeling rusty on the details. But I must have enjoyed it because I've got another of his (the Poe Shadow) on my very very long To-Read list. 3y
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AllenTStClair @Victoria_Clyne Let me know if you like that one whenever you read it. I might have to pick it up, too. 3y
Victoria_Clyne @astclair79 Will do but i warn you now it could be years. 😉 3y
AllenTStClair @Victoria_Clyne If your TBR pile is as big as mine, I totally understand. 😂 3y
Victoria_Clyne @astclair79 Its very big and getting bigger. And other books keep getting in the way. And then life. 3y
AllenTStClair @Victoria_Clyne I hear ya'. I really shouldn't be buying so many books on vacation due to having so many to read....but that's all part of the fun of visiting different cities: unique bookstores! 3y
Victoria_Clyne @astclair79 I love visiting good quality bookshops. Usually the little ones are the best. And i could happily spend hours perusing. If only my husband understood my obsession. 3y
AllenTStClair @Victoria_Clyne Well, if you ever get to Iowa City or Omaha, I definitely have suggestions for you. Lol 3y
Victoria_Clyne @astclair79 Thanks so much for the off. I'll have to keep it in mind. Though given I'm in Australia its a ling way to go for a good bookstore. 😉 3y
AllenTStClair @Victoria_Clyne That's quitter talk! It's never too far for a good bookstore! 😉 3y
Victoria_Clyne @astclair79 Hahaha I didn't say never its just a long way to go. . . Now to convince my husband. 3y
AllenTStClair @Victoria_Clyne I don't know your husband's interests....but I bet there's plenty of things he could occupy himself with while you set up camp in the bookstore. 😂 3y
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OrangeMooseReads
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#basedonitscover I've had this for years and I still don't know what it's about but the cover is pretty #marchintoreading

Lynnsoprano Read that years ago and enjoyed it. I think i would have gotten even more out of it had I read The Inferno. 3y
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AlobelThee
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A great detective chase, into more of the grotesquely detailed Dante torments; a sure read for fans of the Se7en movie. The interesting take in this historical fiction, has classic poet and Dante translator, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, on the investigation team, tracking the copycat killer. 👹

saresmoore This book was given to me by a favorite college professor after I fell into deep fascination with Dante's Inferno. I never read it! Time to remedy that! 3y
AlobelThee @saresmoore Getting this book from a college professor sounds like a great intro to the novel 😄 It's a neat study, solving clues and history bits in the Dante world influence. 3y
StaceyKondla I'm glad you enjoyed it! This book stuck with me for a while after I read it 😊 3y
OrangeMooseReads I've had this one for years and have yet to read it. Perhaps I should give it more consideration. 3y
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Amanda_19
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Find your local buy & sell bookstore: I'm always able to find hidden gems and great deals.

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NovelGirl82
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Happy New Year from West Texas!! (Yes- I'm in bed, in pjs, & no makeup before 9:30)

8little_paws Ditto! I'm not one for going out on NYE any more. I used to, but now I'm "old" ?? 3y
Reviewsbylola I've pretty much been in jammies all day. 😄 3y
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britt_brooke Haha, yes, this is me, too. It's like any other night .... except champagne. 😉🥂🍾 3y
NovelGirl82 @8little_paws @Reviewsbylola @Riveted_Reader_Melissa You guys make me feel so much better!! I just can't deal with the people... 3y
NovelGirl82 I've got wine @britt_brooke 😬 Does that count?! 3y
8little_paws @NovelGirl82 I used to drink a lot more than I do now, and even though I was invited to a party, I know it's going to be a loud drunk event (based on past events at this host's place) and I just don't feel like being around a bunch of drunk people!! I still drink, but only a glass or two at a time. 3y
NovelGirl82 @8little_paws I'm the same way. I get chronic migraines, so I don't need to give myself more headaches than I already get. It's not as much fun to be around all of the drunks, if you're not getting in on the drunken fun! Lol! 3y
Texreader Ooh where in west Texas? My mom was born and raised in Marfa so I have an affinity for the dusty dunes and mountains of west Texas! I'm in San Antonio. 3y
NovelGirl82 @Texreader I'm in Lubbock! My hubby is from here. I'm from Louisiana, but I've been here for most of my adult life, so it's pretty much home now. We come your way at least once and sometimes twice a year. We like to go to San Marcos. I want to go to Fredericksburg to the winery next time, though! 3y
Soubhiville I'm in Austin, also in pj's, bed soon 😊. Happy New Year! 3y
Texreader @NovelGirl82 I toured the law school there! Yay! And I love the Main Street in Fredericksburg especially the book store/craft store if it is still there. 3y
Texreader @Soubhiville I'm originally from Austin. Graduated from Pflugerville when it was still in the boondocks and had an elementary-middle and a high school. And UT undergrad and law school alum. Deep roots there. Happy new year!! 3y
NovelGirl82 @Soubhiville We may have to have a Litsy meet-up the next time I'm that way! @Texreader I became a TTU fan from going to high school in the area of NM that I did, and being here so much, then moving here. I actually graduated from LA Tech, though, so it was interesting when they came here to play this year! Haha! 3y
Megabooks Me too!!🍾🥂 (edited) 3y
NovelGirl82 I'm hoping to come to SA in the near future, so maybe we can get together! @Texreader 3y
NovelGirl82 I'm so glad I'm in good company tonight @Ebooksandcooks !!! 3y
Texreader @NovelGirl82 You betcha! What fun! 3y
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NovelGirl82
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She also loaned me this little gem that she picked up recently, which I thought looked super interesting!

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ScrappyMags
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This is one of those books I so enjoyed but others didn't. This happens to me in reverse too (Outlander!) so when it does I'm always looking for friends who felt the same (aka ppl who will make good recommendations!) so please follow me if you liked this. Or if you didn't. Lol!

quirkyreader I have enjoyed every book of Mathew Pearl's that I have read so far. Try The Last Dickens. That story was wonderful. 3y
ScrappyMags @quirkyreader thank you! It's in my tbr! I absolutely hated the Poe Shadow though but I also have The Technologists in my que. I'm finding hit and miss (one hit one miss lol). 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Matthew Pearl has been on my list for a long time. I need to read faster! 😂 3y
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cewilf
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Bailedbailed

I really wanted to like this, but the plot was too slow, even for a self-professed lover of slow plots. There are so many more books I want to read right now that this one will have to go on the back burner for a while.

SarahBZ The first time I attempted to read this I did not finish but I picked it up two years later and ran through it. Sometimes it is just the mood I am in. 3y
MrBook On my shelf. Can't wait to read this one. Thank you for your insight! 3y
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cewilf
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They got my name correct today! Finally continuing with this book. Hope to have it finished by the end of the week!

Ms.Story Eager for your review--I've picked this one up several times but never bought it! 3y
OSChamberlain Was just thinking about this book the other day. I absolutely loved it! Read it a few years ago and would love to revisit it soon. 3y
The.lonely.bookworm What is this book about? It looks interesting! 3y
cewilf @The.lonely.bookworm it's sort of about Longfellow and others in a "club" translating Dante, and sort of about a murder...but the murder part is still unclear at the point in at in the story haha! 3y
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cewilf
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Beach reading is the best reading.

Sydsavvy So agree! 3y
readinginthedark I'm not really a beach person, but a book would make it perfect! 3y
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cewilf
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50 pages in--I read a lot of mixed reviews on this, and it is definitely slow going. I am enjoying it, but I may be a bit biased to liking it more because it's set in Boston. We'll see what the next 300 pages bring.

BestOfFates Your drink looks delicious! 3y
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cewilf
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The first book to come off the summer reading shelf! This one has been waiting a long time.

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Amandajoy
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Mehso-so

It took be a while to get into this one, but part three of the book was fast paced and really sucked me in.

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