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Odd Child Out
Odd Child Out: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
How well do you know the people you love? Best friends Noah Sandler and Abdi Mahad have always been inseparable. But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol's Feeder Canal, Abdi can't--or won't--tell anyone what happened. Just back from a mandatory leave following his last case, Detective Jim Clemo is now assigned to look into this unfortunate accident. But tragedy strikes and what looked like the simple case of a prank gone wrong soon ignites into a public battle. Noah is British. Abdi is a Somali refugee. And social tensions have been rising rapidly in Bristol. Against this background of fear and fury two families fight for their sons and for the truth. Neither of them know how far they will have to go, what demons they will have to face, what pain they will have to suffer. Because the truth hurts.
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Butterflyamore
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Does anyone arrange their books on their shelves by color? I don‘t but I‘d like to reorganize them that way soon! It would probably make it a lot easier for me to create an #ombrestack in the future! I made this one for the #ombrestackchallenge on #bookstagram. I‘m a little late to the game since she posted the challenge a few days ago but better late than never, right?

Beatlefan129 I like your mug 😊 3mo
Butterflyamore @Beatlefan129 Thanks! I found it at Goodwill and I definitely needed it. 3mo
squirrelbrain @Caroline2 does that and her shelves always look gorgeous! 3mo
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Soubhiville I arrange my TBR shelves by color. Nice stack! 3mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Awww, thanks Helen! 🥰 3mo
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tonyahoswalt
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Day 7: Mystery #agameoffavorites
I chose Gilly MacMillan. Though are her books are classified as thriller or crime, they are mysteries. In a list of books she enjoys, she mentioned that she had recently enjoyed a new translation of The Pledge by Friedrich Durrenmatt which she had long loved. Look for her next book, I Know You Know.
@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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QueeneMare
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“She‘s slightly on the chubby side, but also strikingly pretty.” This is how I described myself on Tinder.

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QueeneMare
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House to myself. Yay. Cute pup. Yay. Starting a new book. Yay. Cool summer breeze. Yay. Back pains and headaches. Nay.

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Kappadeemom
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Starting a new one this afternoon 🌴🍍

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Jess7
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“How well do you know the people you love? Best friends Noah and Abdi have always been inseparable. But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol's Feeder Canal, Abdi can't--or won't--tell anyone what happened... Two families fight for their sons and for the truth. Neither of them know how far they will have to go, what demons they will have to face, what pain they will have to suffer bc the truth hurts.” #TBR #DeepWater - #MarchIntoOz

Cinfhen Sounds good...did you read this??? I‘m not impressed by this author but I know she has lots of devoted fans! 2y
Jess7 I haven‘t read this yet. I liked The Perfect Girl. @Cinfhen 2y
tonyahoswalt I've read it. I didn't think it was perfect, but I still enjoyed it. I liked The Perfect Girl too. @Cinfhen @Jess7 2y
Cinfhen I can‘t remember which book I read by this author @Jess7 @tonyahoswalt #SoManyBooksSoLittleMemory 😬 2y
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Jess7
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💙💙💙💙💙 #Blue - #ReadingResolutions 💙💙💙💙💙

Scarlett_ohara Oh so pretty ❤️ 2y
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MrsGreen
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Thank you @aroc for sending back Odd Child Out! (Love your new envelopes!)
#LMPBC has been really fun and it was neat to get my own book back with all four people‘s notes and thoughts! Yay for #groupR!
4/5 ⭐️- When Abdi‘s best friend Noah is found in a canal, Abdi goes silent. The mystery in this book was well done and it‘s not something I would typically pick up. While there were a lot of characters, the storyline was easy to follow.

collegecatlady I love that envelope 😍 2y
aroc @MrsGreen Yay! This was a great time. I enjoyed this book too. 2y
Wife I really enjoyed our group too! 2y
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aroc
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Finished this while sitting in the sun today. It was a good distraction while recovering from a little medical procedure yesterday. (I'm doing fine!) Anyhoo... Thanks #LPMBC and #GroupR for a wonderful journey.
@MrsGreen @Wife @Marmie7

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aroc
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Got my next #LPMBC book and so extra goodies! Thank you @Wife for the Valentine's Day #litsylove!

Sorry @MrsGreen mine is going to be a little late getting to you!

Wife Yay! That was quick. Happy ❤️Day! 2y
MrsGreen Absolutely no problem!! Mine will be going out soon as well! 🤞🏼Monday 2y
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KendallMorganHall
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What a fantastic book. I can‘t wait to read the first one (although this book can be read as a standalone).
Plot: When Noah (a 15-year-old boy with cancer) falls into a canal and almost dies, did he fall or did his Somali best friend push him? Neither boy is saying. Noah can‘t (he‘s in a coma) and Abdi won‘t say a word. Detective Jim Clemo is in charge of figuring out what happened that night. A well-written mystery/thriller.

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Wife
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I enjoyed this one. I won‘t say more so that I don‘t spoil it for the next #GroupR reader of #LMPBC @aroc @MrsGreen @Marmie7 I‘m really enjoying writing in books now! ✍🏻😈😈😈 @suvata Are you planning another round after this one ends?

suvata Absolutely 2y
Wife @suvata Yay!🤓 2y
CouronneDhiver Really?! Yay! @suvata 2y
aroc @Wife And @suvata Yay! This has been my favorite book club on litsy! 2y
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whatsthEStorey
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Two teenage boys, best friends; one a Somali refugee, the other, financially privileged, but suffering cancer. When the ill child nearly drowns, just the two of them know what happened, and neither is telling. From What She Knew, DI Clemo is going to find out. The mystery is interesting, but the dynamics between the characters and the social and racial tension is what makes this book worth reading.

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sbains1980
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Current library stack! Got lucky on the weekend! 😊🤗

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SassyPants617
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First book read of 2018! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this book. I enjoyed the way the story was told from the point of view of multiple people. Looking forward to her next book.

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SassyPants617
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Within these last few weeks, I can definitely relate. 😑

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SassyPants617
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Latte and reading before work. Hoping to finish this one tonight. 🤓

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dawnsworldblog
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Just finished this one. I‘m a huge fan of Gilly Macmillan‘s style of writing and I loved this book just as I did her other two. I was pleased to see DI Clemo feature again, a very likeable character. Definitely would recommend 😀

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Marmie7
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@Wife This book is on it's way to you! It was a good, quick mystery. ⭐⭐⭐ #GroupR #lmpbc @MrsGreen @aroc

Wife Looking forward to it!🌹 2y
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Marmie7
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@Wife Just wanted to let you know I'm running behind with this book. Have family in from out of state for holidays! Will get it out asap- so sorry. #lmpbc

Wife It‘s all good. Enjoy your company. Thanks for letting me know. 🌹 2y
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Jprglisa
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I liked this one. My only complaint is the abrupt changes in narrator without any indication as to who so you can be a few pages into a chapter before you could figure out the viewpoint!

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mydearwatson
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Merry Christmas!

#merrychristmas #cody #belikethem #latergram #nastywomansociety #strongwomensociety

(Sorry, the picture has nothing to do with the book except that the book is one of many I‘m reading at the moment!)

Betty Love love love the shirt. 2y
ReadingSusan Love this shirt soooo much!!! 💕💕 2y
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Ajessgirl
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I loved “What She Knew,” and eagerly anticipated Gilly Macmillan‘s next Book. I didn‘t enjoy this one as much as “What She Knew,” but definitely still recommend it. It features Jim Clemo again, which was a pleasant surprise. Interesting characters and themes, and certainly a page turner.

SarahRotenberry I‘m reading it now and I‘m surprised how much I welcomed DI Clemo back into my life 🙂 2y
Ajessgirl @SarahRotenberry I‘m so curious to hear what you think! 2y
SarahRotenberry I liked it! Clemo was good. I‘m glad there wasn‘t SO much about him though; it was still mostly about the case. I was also impressed with the author‘s research into Somalia and the refugee situation in Bristol. 2y
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Monica5
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This book was a slow read. Noah and Abdi are friends from different cultures. I was surprised at the end.

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Sassy_Steph
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Really great book! It was a slow burn but I liked home much the back story was developed as well as the characters! Love a great thriller!

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MrsGreen
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#groupr @Marmie7 I am terribly sorry but I just mailed today! Also, fun tip, you can send books via media mail. $2 instead of $7.
I liked this book! I can‘t wait to hear what the rest of you think! #LMPBC

Drnkpnkprincess Media mail is the best! The only problem I‘ve encountered is it has to be 100% books, otherwise they (meaning USPS) has been known to peak inside and will “return” the package or make the receiver pay the difference. 😳 maybe they‘ve gotten more lax on those rules but it stinks when you want to add some socks/candy/extras 2y
MrsGreen @Drnkpnkprincess Yes, you are absolutely right. It is for books only. 2y
Marmie7 No need to be sorry! I use media mail often. It's a good inexpensive option unless you want it to arrive I've fast. Thank you! 2y
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GirlWellRead
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Told from alternating perspectives, this story is a slow, tense burn with a deep plot. Macmillan effectively and deftly captures how relentless the press are, especially relevant and relatable in today's climate—whether they print facts, fiction, or a bit of both, people will believe it. While the premise is interesting, the characters can be a bit too stereotypical and because of this, there are times where the story becomes a bit contrived.

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intothehallofbooks
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Ahh, this was fantastic! I actually think I like this one more than What She Knew, which I loved. I was engaged from page one until the end. The plot moved quickly and was compelling. I‘m a big fan of the detective in this series; I love how he reacts to these huge cases that he works. His emotions feel real and human, and I love that. I appreciate the varying perspectives that these characters bring. I don‘t love them all, but they make me FEEL.

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intothehallofbooks
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My #currentlyreading has gone with me while I drive my crew around to their orthodontist appointments today, and then to their eye appointments, and now it will go while I sit thru fencing lessons for the majority of the evening 🤺 I‘m enjoying it!

🚕📖🤓💁🏻

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MrsGreen
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How‘s it going #groupr of #LMPBC

Marmie7 I'm ready to send mine out to @Wife. Have a nasty virus going through our house right now so I'll probably not get to P.O. until Monday. 2y
MrsGreen @Marmie7 I hope you all feel better soon!! 2y
Marmie7 Thank you! 2y
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Wife Mine is going to @aroc on Monday as well! @Marmie7 I hope you feel better soon! 2y
MrsGreen @Wife Right on time! Hoping I‘ll be done reading to be able to send early next week. 2y
aroc Hi Ladies! I just finished! 2y
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candc320
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Thank you to @Lit.Wit.Wine.Dine for the giveaway win! I‘m excited to read the book!

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guinsgirlreads
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Wow. First of all, add this to my October Wrap-Up since I stayed up to finish it in time tonight!! Second of all, this book speaks to you in a matter of current world issues, and is emotional and thought-provoking. Although I didn‘t read ‘What She Knew‘ first, and it‘s not really necessary, I would recommend it. I will hopefully be reading it soon!

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guinsgirlreads
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White Russian break.. 💀 🥂

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guinsgirlreads
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Trying to sneak a little bit in at work since it‘s currently so boring 😣💆🏻..

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guinsgirlreads
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This bookmark though 😆🥂🤗💜 @CouronneDhiver

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bookishkris
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Next up! My library hold came in this morning, and it‘s cold out, perfect weather to curl up with a mystery.

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guinsgirlreads
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Starting this one! 🤞🏻🤞🏻

Reviewsbylola Curious to see how you like it. I thought her last book was just ok so I can‘t decide if I‘ll try this one or not. 2y
guinsgirlreads @Reviewsbylola I haven‘t read the others yet.. I‘m a little leery myself. 🤞🏻😬 2y
Sassy_Steph I just met Gilly Macmillan yesterday, very lovely woman, this book was a slow burn, worth finishing! 2y
guinsgirlreads @Sassy_Steph Awesome! 👍🏻 2y
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Sassy_Steph
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Yup that's Gilly Macmillan author of Odd Child Out! What a very lovely lady! Had a great time at the killer crime club meet and greet!!

LiteraryinLititz That‘s so cool! 2y
Iamlisa22 That is awesome 2y
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VinceReads
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So, the author of the book I tagged is going to be at my local independent bookstore tomorrow night, thinking about heading over to check it out

SilversReviews Jealous!! Have fun. I hope you go. 2y
Drnkpnkprincess SO JEALOUS!! 2y
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Sassy_Steph
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This story was very good! At first I was trying to figure out how it was considered a thriller or mystery! It seemed pretty straightforward!! Of course as in all my favourite books there was a twist! I love a good twist or turn! So good read it!!

tammysue Glad you enjoyed it! :) 2y
Sassy_Steph Thank you @whatshesreadingnow, I quite enjoyed it!! 2y
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Sassy_Steph
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Today's theme is cosy reading!!! Yay!!

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Sassy_Steph
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Reading my heart out before I have to head to work

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SilversReviews Love it!! 2y
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Oryx Yup 😀 2y
LauraBeth 🙋 2y
CandycaneBelle 🙋🏻 2y
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DebinHawaii
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This was tonight's dinner and blog post. I made a batch of Rick Bayless's Pickled Red Onions (pickled with lime juice) & used them as a topping on his Mushroom Tacos with Onions & Garlic. An easy, tasty meat-free Friday dinner, paired with one of my current reads for this weekend. Link to blog post with 🌮recipes below. Happy it's Friday-trying to get over my 'funk' 😬& hoping me & my disgruntled, healing kitty have a better night's sleep.😾

UwannaPublishme Everything you make always looks too good to eat! (I'd still dive in, tho!) 😁🙌🏻 2y
DebinHawaii @UwannaPublishme Aww... thank you. It's really only styled pretty when it is going to get photographed. 😆👍 2y
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BooksForEmpathy Deliciousness. 2y
JoeStalksBeck How is the book? I have it but haven‘t started 2y
Jaimelire Yum 2y
DebinHawaii @JoeStalksBeck I am only about 20 pages in so I have not formed too much of an opinion yet. 😀 2y
tpixie Yum! Thx for the link! 2y
tpixie I have garlic juice, but where do you find garlic broth? Do you make home made? (edited) 2y
DebinHawaii @tpixie I make it like soup broth & keep it in my fridge/freezer for soups & cooking but you can sometimes find store-bought garlic soup base paste or bullion cubes--Better Than Bouillon makes one. Or you can use chicken, veggie or other broths too. 2y
tpixie Thx! I‘ve imported the recipes onto my favorite grocery app ‘AnyList ‘ It can import recipes online (or you Cut & paste) and then you can pull the ingredients into your grocery list! It‘s my 2nd favorite app besides Litsy! I did break down and got the version you have to pay for. 2y
DebinHawaii @tpixie Awesome! I hope you enjoy it! I will have to check that app out now. 😀👍 2y
tpixie 😍 2y
Michelle_2187 Loving the look of that taco! 😋 2y
TricksyTails I love those pickled onions! 2y
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Xenatine
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This cover looks good for halloween...

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SilversReviews
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Have you read ODD CHILD OUT yet? What are your thoughts if you have read it? Link to my blog review is below. ENJOY if you do read this book. https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2017/10/odd-child-out-by-gilly-macmillan.html?...

tammysue Great review, Elizabeth! :) 2y
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Melissa_J
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I‘m not one to pass up a buy 3 get the 4th free sale at the bookstore! So what if my TBR Mountain is the size of Everest 🤷🏻‍♀️📚#bookhaul

PS - I hope Litsy sorts out a fix for IOS 11 soon because without it posting a pain!

BarbaraTheBibliophage I'm specifically not updating my iPad for just that reason. C'mon @Litsy ! 2y
Lcsmcat What issues have you had? I'm on IOS 10.3.3 so I'm sure they're going to ask me to update soon! 2y
britt_brooke I'm glad you said this because I haven't updated yet. I'll hold off for a bit! 2y
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rabbitprincess My iPad is still on iOS 9! 2y
Melissa_J @Lcsmcat I can no longer see what I‘m typing when I post (I can see when I comment though). It‘s super annoying! 2y
Melissa_J @BarbaraTheBibliophage @rabbitprincess @britt_brooke I only use Litsy on my phone (seriously, I never even thought to load the app to my iPad 🤦🏻‍♀️) so I would be curious to know if the iPad app has the same problems? Is it an iOS 11 thing in general? 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I think it‘s an iOS 11 thing. Neither app had that issue before I upgraded on my phone. 2y
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Jess7
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#BooksAcrossOceans | Day 10 | #MostAnticipated Yet-to-Release Book of 2017 | #OddChildOut by #GillyMacmillan

How well do you know the people you love? Best friends Noah and Abdi have always been inseparable. But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol's Feeder Canal, Abdi can't--or won't--tell anyone what happened. Tragedy strikes and what looked like the simple case of a prank gone wrong soon ignites into a public battle. #TBR

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MimiLovesToRead
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Look what came in the mail today. My latest Goodreads win!

Jess7 Omg! I'm beyond jealous!!!! 😳😳 I hope it's as good as I think it's going to be! 🤞🏼 2y
MimiLovesToRead @Jess7 i'll let you know 😉 2y
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