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Three Things About Elsie
Three Things About Elsie | Joanna Cannon
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Birdsong28
Three Things About Elsie | Joanna Cannon
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I am using the tagged book for October's prompt for this challenge as both my Nana's have/had dementia (Nana on my Dad's side died last year)

@SitsWithaBook

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Birdsong28
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Good. Interesting characters and concept, even though I had guessed one of the main reveals long before it was revealed other revelations were surprising and kept me hooked till the very end. Thank you @Caroline2 for giving me this book for my birthday.

#TheBoroughPress
#HarperCollinsPublishers

Caroline2 Glad you liked it. It makes you think about old people homes in a different light doesn‘t it. 😟 1mo
Birdsong28 @Caroline2 It does and it makes you realise that everyone in them has got a past and that some of them are interesting and should be listened to 📚📖 1mo
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Birdsong28
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I think we can all understand his reasoning on this issue!! 📚 📖

AmyG Ha! I would have at least finished my page. 1mo
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TheEllieMo
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Thanks for the tag @Emilymdxn

#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 1.

@bromeliad do you want to play? Posting your 7 favourite book covers over 7 days, no explanation necessary, and invite someone else to join in each day

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Beccacraft
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This book about aging and the first-person perspective of dementia was entertaining and intriguing. I really wanted to love this book, and there were aspects that I truly loved (like the intertwining of the characters‘ stories) but I can‘t say this was one of my favorites. It was a little confusing and all over the place for me to fully enjoy (which may have been the point, as Florence had to deal with her confusing thoughts and memories daily).

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LiteraryinLititz
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I‘m going to be thinking about this book for a while! For most of the book, I thought I had figured out the big reveal but was still enjoying the writing and the characters. It turns out there were still MANY things I didn‘t know. This is a beautiful story about the little and big things that make up a life. Now I‘d like to go back and read her first book. And I can‘t wait to discuss this with @BennettBookworm when she reads it!!

DebReads4fun Nice review! 4mo
Tamra I liked it too! Have you read this one? 4mo
BennettBookworm Sooo trippy! I liked how all of the stories were interwoven in a clever way. Still trying to figure out the ending! 4mo
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veritysalter
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I didn‘t think a book about growing old and dementia would be for me, so it was with reluctance that I started this book. I was wrong; I loved Florence, her feistiness, her determination and her quirks. I enjoyed this book immensely.

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veritysalter
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Starting my latest book club pick. Not my usual genre, but going well so far.

Crazeedi I enjoyed this book 5mo
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VanessaCW
Three Things About Elsie | Joanna Cannon
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This is a lovely story about life, friendship, hope and forgiveness. It has some laugh out loud moments. I love this author‘s style of writing l. It was such a pleasure to read.

“No matter how long or how short a time you are here, the world is ever so slightly different because you existed.”

5 big fat golden stars ⭐️

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BarbaraBB
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Mehso-so

Florence lives in a home for the elderly. When one day a man from her past walks in, she tries to remember what happened to him. She has forgotten so much lately but thanks to her friend Elsie she starts remembering things long laid to rest.

A quick enjoyable read. Between a pick and a so-so.

#ATY2019 A Book with a Number in the Title

Tamra I really like Cannon‘s quirky character writing. I first read the tagged book and thought it was better. Not deep, but distinctive. 🐐🐑 6mo
hilded Sounds great for the ‘elderly character‘ prompt as well 👍 6mo
BarbaraBB @hilded It would definitely work for that prompt as well 👵🏻 6mo
BarbaraBB @Tamra I‘ve been meaning to read that one too! 6mo
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BarbaraBB
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Sad but great quote about aging I think, coming from this book about people living at a home for the elderly. #currentread

Cathythoughts Ahhhhh 💔 6mo
youneverarrived 💔💔 6mo
Suet624 💕💕 6mo
JennyM 💔 6mo
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Birdsong28
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Thank you @Caroline2 for the lovely birthday gifts 😘📚📖

Caroline2 You‘re welcome. 😊 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 👍🏻 7mo
squirrelbrain I loved this one too @caroline2! And I love those bookmarks.... 7mo
Tamra I love Cannon‘s unique voice! 7mo
Cathythoughts Looks interesting... look forward to your review 7mo
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Crazeedi
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3.5 🌟
This was a story about growing old, the things we remember, the things we don't. Flo is in assisted living and doesn't want to go to a home. Her friend Elsie is always by her side. She knows she remembers her past if it would just come to the surface of her memory. A well written book about the travails of aging

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Crazeedi
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I have 3 days to read, and I have 4 days to read my next book on overdrive, why do they all come due at same time? I think I need to space out my selections, it's just when I browse and ones available I grab it!! No more overdrive for me till I read my stack of physical books I have staring at me!!!

ScientistSam That's my problem too! All my physical and overdrive holds come at the same time! 8mo
LokiDokey Same here! Everything is always due at the same time. 8mo
Crazeedi @ScientistSam @LokiDokey its a bummer!! I'm not going to go to library or peek at overdrive till the pile I have beside me is read!!! 😁 now if I remember this promise to myself, lol!!🙄 8mo
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Lynnsoprano I stay away from Overdrive for that very reason. Plus, I have too many unread books on my Kindle. I need to stop opening my amazon daily deals email 😂 8mo
Reviewsbylola I tore through this one. One of my top books of 2018! 8mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano lol I hear you!!😉 8mo
Crazeedi @Reviewsbylola I have a feeling it's going to be sad, I hope not!!! 8mo
Reviewsbylola It is a bit sad, but it‘s also so much more than that. And the main character Flo is a real hoot! 8mo
Crazeedi @Reviewsbylola she is a hoot! I'm having a hard time putting it down for the night!😉 8mo
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businessmermaid
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New reading milestone: first time crying during an audiobook (while riding a stationary bike no less). Tender and wise, this book about an elderly woman living in an assisted living facility was so well-rendered that at times it made me so sad that I didn‘t want to read it. But I‘m glad I did! The book was really generous in its observations about aging and life in general. And the relationships between the characters developed in a lovely way.

Crazeedi I have this book borrowed from overdrive it's up next! 8mo
businessmermaid @Crazeedi It‘s lovely! I hope you enjoy it! 😊 8mo
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Tamra
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Good grief, when you come to the end you need to read it over again to make sure you‘ve pieced the puzzle together. For me, that means it was very good! This is my second Cannon novel and I love her distinctive characters and atmospheres she creates.

saresmoore Ooh! I really loved Goats & Sheep, didn‘t realize she had a new book out. 9mo
Christine Love that cover! And sounds great. :) 9mo
Tamra @saresmoore I loved Goats too! Give this one a try, you‘ll like it. 9mo
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Tamra @Christine it is! 9mo
catebutler This was such a great book! I was left pondering this for quite some time. 9mo
Tamra @catebutler totally! 9mo
Crazeedi I just got this ebook from overdrive! Yippee! Can't wait to read! 9mo
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Caroline2
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February was a mixed bag for me. The Poisonwood Bible and Elsie were the stand outs. #februarywrapup

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Looks great! 📖💖 9mo
Kristy_K I picked this up a while ago but haven‘t read it yet. How did you like ? 9mo
CouronneDhiver I‘m working my way through Elsie‘s story too. 👍🏽 So far so good 9mo
Caroline2 @Kristy_K it was ok; the history was so cool but the actual plot and characters were a bit soapy for me. Maybe my expectations were too high! 😆 9mo
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Caroline2
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Sorry I‘m late in getting to this @Reviewsbylola for #newyearwhodis but I loved it! Florence looks back on her life, particularly a specific event in her youth, while lying on the floor in a care home. This book has everything; beautiful writing, interesting characters and an intriguing plot. (And yes, the marzipan tasted as gross as I remembered it! 😝)

Tamra My current read that I‘m enjoying! 9mo
monalyisha Such a perfect photo, though! We must make sacrifices for our art. 😅 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love this photo. 💖💛 9mo
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TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 9mo
Freespirit Very coordinated photo❤️ 9mo
Reviewsbylola Perfect picture! I‘m so glad you loved this one. @Mdargusch and I gushed about it but @emilyhaldi wasn‘t impressed when she read it. 9mo
tracey38 Stull a perfect picture though! 9mo
emilyhaldi The book didn't impress me but this photo is perfection!! 🙌🏻 9mo
Caroline2 @Tamra it‘s really stayed with me...! 😔 9mo
Caroline2 @Reviewsbylola such a great book, I can‘t stop thinking about it! 😔 9mo
Mdargusch Loved loved loved this book! And your photo! 💗 9mo
Caroline2 Thanks! It‘s a good book isn‘t it! 👍🏻 9mo
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businessmermaid
Three Things About Elsie | Joanna Cannon
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Listened to a bit of this audiobook this morning while getting ready for work. Really enjoying the narrator‘s performance and the story has me hooked so far!

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BittersweetBooks
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You never really know it‘s the final page, do you, until you get there? 👵🏼☕️🕰

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emilyhaldi
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My goal for today‘s #polarvortex - don‘t leave the house! Can‘t complain 🤗📚☕️

saresmoore Ooh, your home is looking so good! Are you loving it? 10mo
Reviewsbylola I hope you love this one as much as I did. Such a fantastic book. My plan is not to leave the house either. Genevieve has already told me she‘s bored and wants to go to school. 🙄 10mo
BarbaraBB How is your house? It looks great 😍. I have a copy of this book too, thanks to your mother 😘 10mo
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LeahBergen Your place is looking gorgeous! 10mo
JennyM Perfect plan! Keep warm 😘 10mo
emilyhaldi @saresmoore @BarbaraBB @LeahBergen thank you friends!!! The house is coming along... we still need a bit of furniture to fill out the rooms but I am slowly working my way through 💸💸💸 In the meantime, we love it here!!! It‘s so amazing to finally have our own place ☺️ 10mo
Mdargusch Do you like this? 🙏🏼 10mo
Mdargusch I hope Genevieve feels that way tomorrow @Reviewsbylola 10mo
Reviewsbylola Ha! Me too. They‘re having a party for the 100th day of school so I‘m hopeful. @Mdargusch 10mo
Reviewsbylola She gave it three stars. @Mdargusch I‘m so not impressed. 😏 10mo
emilyhaldi I‘ve been waiting for you to call me out on that @Reviewsbylola it wasn‘t my favorite 😬 we can discuss tomorrow @Mdargusch 😉 10mo
Reviewsbylola Yeah you better believe we will discuss!! 10mo
Cinfhen Love your table!!! I had a VERY similar one. It‘s one of the few items Niki made me keep❤️ 9mo
Cinfhen And I‘ve been wanting to read this book since your mom & Steph RAVED!! 9mo
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Hannah_11
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This is such a special book. Absolutely broke my heart at the end but is full of beautiful quotes throughout. This one was my favourite #ThreeThingsaboutElsie #book #finished

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LiteraryinLititz
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It‘s January, and I‘m sitting on a balcony overlooking an orange tree! I‘m soaking up the novelty of being in Scottsdale, Arizona at a barely 48-hour professional development conference. I visited The Poisoned Pen, an amazing indie bookstore here, and demonstrated serious restraint in only coming away with these 2 books. Their selection was SO good. There were also a number of beautiful art galleries. Now I‘m set for the 6 hour flight tomorrow! ☺️

CouronneDhiver That looks significantly warmer than here. I miss sun! 😂 10mo
Tamra Envious! 10mo
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Louise My old stomping ground! Glad you enjoyed it! 🌵 10mo
merelybookish Enjoy! 10mo
BennettBookworm This makes me so happy!! 10mo
iamtoddseal Hang on... there are THREE books there, right? Or am I seeing things wrong? Your restraint seems over sold! 10mo
LiteraryinLititz @iamtoddseal Ha! There are two books and one pamphlet from an art gallery. 😋 I would never lie to my Littens! 10mo
iamtoddseal @LiteraryinLititz, I suggest only an exaggeration, not a lie. And one could hardly blame buying 3 books instead of 2! But pamphlet, got it. 10mo
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Tamra
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Book-mail Love! 💜 Many thanks to @TheNerdyProfessor 😊 The post card is adorable and I‘ll be using it as a bookmark.

Kaye Gosh I loved this book 💕 10mo
Tamra @kaye I‘ve been wanting to read this for quite a while! 10mo
TheNerdyProfessor I'm so glad it arrived! Happy reading to you! 10mo
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carlygriff
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Mehso-so

Was really disappointed with this book. Had heard good things about it and I wanted to love it. The storyline was implausible and farfetched and unfortunately the third thing about Elsie was glaringly obvious 😔. I also found the ending really depressing!

TheNerdyProfessor The third thing was SO obvious. I forced myself to read this one a the way through but did not enjoy it. 10mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
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FREE BOOK TO A GOOD HOME.
I was going to donate this one but thought I would share it with a fellow Litten. If you're interested in reading this book, comment below and I'll randomly send to someone 😁

GA_Bookworm07 I'd love to try it out 11mo
LiteraryinLititz I‘d be interested in reading it! Thanks for doing a giveaway! 11mo
Tamra This has been on my TBR for a long time! 11mo
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DivineDiana I am interested! 🙂 11mo
TheNerdyProfessor @Tamra you are the winner! Send me an email with your address and I'll get it right out to you! My email is kaylabfollmer@gmail.com. 11mo
Tamra @TheNerdyProfessor Yay - Thank you! I just commented yesterday on The Trouble with Goats & Sheep how much I liked it. 😁 11mo
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Reita325
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In her first book, the story was told by the POV of a child and it sounded authentic. In this one, the POV is that of an eighty something. It too sounds totally believable. Amazing talent. What will her next be...a cat‘s POV? I bet she‘d pull it off brilliantly!

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Reita325
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Her last book was told from the POV of a child and this one is the POV of an eighty something. I loved both and think that whether it is a child or senior, the voice sounds authentic. It excites me to wonder what she will try next...the thoughts of a cat??

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Mdargusch
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Some of the 108 books I read this year. I really can‘t pick a favorite but I Capture The Castle and a Three Things About Elsie we‘re in my top 10. Happy 2019 everyone! 🎉🎉🎉

Melissa_J Happy New Year!! 🎊🎆 🥳 11mo
TrishB Happy New Year 🎉🎉🥂🍾 11mo
Pamwurtzler Happy New Year!!! 11mo
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LeslieO I ❤️ Elsie! And I Capture the Castle has been on my TBR forever. Happy New Year!🎆 11mo
mrp27 Happy New Year! 🎉📚🍾 11mo
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 🥳🥳 11mo
CarolynM Happy New Year to you and yours😘 11mo
velvetelvisreads goals! 11mo
Reggie Happy New Year!! 11mo
BarbaraBB Happy new year! I am gonna read Elsie for one of the prompts! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻💗🙌🏻💗 10mo
Reviewsbylola Those two were two of my favorite reads too! 10mo
Gezemice Great reading year! Happy New Year! 10mo
emilyhaldi Yay!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
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Hannah_11
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Mdargusch I loved this book! 💗 11mo
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Mdargusch
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I have finished my two reading challenges for the year! 😅
Three Things About Elsie was my favorite book this quarter for #booked2018 but I sure loved The Elementals readalong @Cinfhen 👻 this was a fun challenge!

Underdog hero- The Silkworm
Features a holiday -The Trick or Treat Murder
Main character over 70 years old -Three Things About Elsie
New in 2018 -Educated
M.C. with an invisible illness- Head Full of Ghosts
Spooky Read - The Elementals

nudibranch Gosh, reading journals are glorious things to behold. ❤ 11mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 🙌🏻💕 congrats on completing #booked2018 ~ loved seeing your pics💟can‘t wait to see what‘s in store for #booked2019 and best wishes for a happy & healthy New Year 😘 11mo
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LauraBeth 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
Suet624 Congrats! 11mo
LeahBergen Your journal looks fab! 😍 11mo
Reviewsbylola 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
DivineDiana You have artistic skills! #goals 11mo
emilyhaldi I meant to ask you recently if you were still journaling... This looks beautiful 😍 11mo
Mdargusch I just started my 2019 section yesterday! @emilyhaldi 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
Mdargusch Ha! Thanks @DivineDiana I try. ☺️ 11mo
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LeslieO
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Nothing better than a cozy, lazy Sunday!

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LeslieO
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Good morning! #coffeeandbooks

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TheNerdyProfessor
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Mehso-so

This is a sweet book and I wanted to like it. However, I started losing interest in this book about halfway through it. There were some poignant thoughts on friendship, aging, and healing but the storyline was really slow. Near the end, I had to force myself not to skim just to finish it. Sadly, I think I'm in the minority for this book and definitely looking forward to starting something else.

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LeslieO
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First snow in Buffalo, NY. And it's sticking, a little. Time to hunker down and read!

robinb It‘s even cold here in Alabama today...currently 45 and dropping to 29 by early tomorrow morning. 😳 Maybe I should go buy milk and bread??! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 12mo
whippoorwill815 Same in Syracuse ! Although the past few hours we‘ve been getting pelted with half rain, half snow. So pleasant 😂 12mo
LeslieO @robinb As my mom would say “milk, bread and beer”! (But I would say wine) (edited) 12mo
robinb @LeslieO All the necessities 🤣🤣🤣 At least nothing‘s falling here. 12mo
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Mdargusch
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I savored every word and every sentence in this book about 80 year old Florence and her friends in the nursing home. A new man moves in and Florence is sure she knows him and she‘s also sure he died decades ago. The mystery slowly unfolds amidst thoughts on aging, friendships, love, living, and dying. If you liked Eleanor Oliphant, check out this book!
#pop18 #booked2018 #mcover70

MallenNC Very convincing review! Stacked. 12mo
mreads Great review, its sitting in a stack from the library, I'll have to move it up the pile 12mo
LeslieO Thinking of starting this next. (edited) 12mo
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Mdargusch I really loved this book and actually copied down many quotes @MallenNC @mreads @LeslieO Maybe it‘s because I‘m old. 😂 12mo
Tamra Can‘t wait to read! 12mo
BarbaraBB That‘s a great pitch for this book. I am stacking immediately! 12mo
Cinfhen Stacked!!!! Especially since Steph loved it too 12mo
Reviewsbylola I got Eleanor vibes too. I liked this even more than Eleanor though! 12mo
Mdargusch I hope you all love it as much as @Reviewsbylola and I did. 🤞🏼 @Tamra @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen 12mo
bookishdawg Thank you for the post... I hadn‘t heard of this one and loved it! ❤️ 12mo
Mdargusch So glad! @jodikpeterson 😁 12mo
emilyhaldi 💞 12mo
KateFulfordAuthor Good review thanks! 10mo
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tholmz
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Love, love, love, love.

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Reviewsbylola
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We‘re going to call my reading theme for October #callingallthemonsters. With the exception of a few books at the beginning of the month, I stuck to horror/suspense/creepy for the month.

Standouts were Bird Box and Three Things About Elsie. In all, I read 18 books.

12 physical books
3 ebooks
3 audiobooks

#octoberxfiles

LeahBergen Great month! 13mo
BarbaraBB Great stats. Now back to reality and real people 😉 13mo
LauraBeth Awesome month! 13mo
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Emilymdxn What a great month! 13mo
Robothugs Great reads in there! 13mo
Cinfhen Impressive!!!! 13mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
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It's a full couch tonight! This book seems like it will be a quick read... Already feel like I'm on to a possible plot twist but I'm enjoying the journey!

britt_brooke Adorable reading buddies! 13mo
mreads I've got this from the library too. What cuties, glad they left you some space. 13mo
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RachelO
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Thank you @jhod !

Notebook safely reunited with the book - and no, I haven't read Elsie or Goats and Sheep yet, and I've been eyeing them for ages. I'll enjoy this - thank you 😘

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TheNerdyProfessor
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Taking on a new read for the weekend!

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Faibka
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Today‘s finds. The journal is the coolest thing ever, it features “A Scandal in Bohemia” in super tiny print that serves as lines to write on.
#bookhaul

Daisey Lovely edition of Little Women and I love those journals! 13mo
Reviewsbylola Amazing haul. Elsie is fantastic! 13mo
Faibka @Daisey yes! It‘s so beautiful, as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it 😆 and the journals are so cool! I was disappointed they didn‘t have any by Jane Austen or the Brontes :( 13mo
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Faibka @Reviewsbylola thanks! Really looking forward to reading Cannon‘s novel :) 13mo
Tamra Lucky you, I‘ve been waiting a long time to read Elsie! 13mo
Faibka @Tamra thanks. I‘m hoping not to wait too long to read it, I‘ve heard great things about it :) 13mo
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Reviewsbylola
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I can‘t sing the praises of this book enough. A five star read for me, it reminded me a lot of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely fine. Suffused with a vein of humor but also a lot of contemplativeness.

Florence is 84 and nearing the end of her life in a nursing home while coming to terms with the past and decisions she cannot change.

I read this for #booked2018 #MCover70. It‘s my favorite book so far that I‘ve read for this challenge.

BarbaraBB Wow, quite an endorsement! 13mo
Cinfhen #STACKED 🙌🏻💕 13mo
Kaye It was one of my favorites too. Excellent writing. 13mo
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Mdargusch Wow! I will definitely be reading this then! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 13mo
emilyhaldi Ooohhh Eleanor?! ❤️ 13mo
Blaire Never heard of this one but sounds like I would love it!!! #stacked 13mo
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Reviewsbylola
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I put the flannel sheets on my bed a week ago, but tonight is the night. I‘m breaking out my winter PJs. As much as I hate winter, there‘s nothing better than snuggling up with a book in a cozy bed.

I chose my current book because it fits the #booked18 prompt for a protagonist over 70. And plus how amazing is that cover. And PLUS the 84 year old MC is named Florence. 😍 I‘m only three chapters in but I‘m feeling it‘s a five star read. 🤞🏻

emilyhaldi Oohhh into this one. Also, im sleeping with my window open ☺️ 13mo
Kalalalatja I‘ll be looking forward to your review! 13mo
Mdargusch I need to read this for that prompt! I really liked The Trouble With Goats and Sheep. 13mo
Ajh01 I loved The Trouble with Goats and Sheep' but this one nah! 13mo
Reviewsbylola This is my first books of hers, but it sounds like I should add that one to my TBR. @Mdargusch @Ajh01 13mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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"Everyone's life has a secret, something they never talk about. Everyone has words they keep to themselves. It's what you do with your secret that really matters. Do you drag it behind you forever, like a difficult suitcase, or do you find someone to tell?"

Beautifully written with many heart warming and heart wrenching moments. This book was wonderful and you should read it!

#Books? #BookNerd? #HeartWarming
#WeekendAllBooked?

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marti86
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It took me only a couple of days to read this book..
I loved it

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JaneyWaneyB
Three Things About Elsie | Joanna Cannon
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Does anyone else do this? I have both the hardback & paperback. I bought the hardback, didn't get round to picking it up, paperback comes out I buy it thinking it'll be easier to carry around. I know my mum & friends appreciate it when I do this as they get a book out of it. I also do this with my kindle then pick up the paperback because my brain is full of holes. Going to read this now!

#HolesInMyBrain🤪 #Battenberg🍰 #Bookaholic📚 #BookNerd🤓

KristinaRay I like having both the kindle and paper copy of a book. I enjoy reading and collecting paper books, but I like annotating in my kindle. 1y
JaneyWaneyB @KristinaRay I'm glad I'm not the only one but you have a good rationale. I do highlight a lot on my Kindle too, helps in saving those great quotes 1y
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Kaye
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1- same as every other weekend. Sitting down, standing up. Eating. Sleeping. Life in Hillbilly Village.
2-I really liked that book a lot. Terrific story.
3- I dont taste stuff that looks gross. So sauerkraut , potato salad, cole slaw , macaroni salad, pasts salad, tomatoes, Brussel sprouts , pie with fruit filling. Cooked fruit ? 😝lots more stuff. Something I tasted and hated ? LEMON MERINGUE PIE. G.r.o.s.s.
4 -no interest in sports
5- same

CouronneDhiver No cherry pie?! 😱 More for me, I guess. Haha! 1y
Stacy_31 I‘m with you on the pie. Slimy and gelatinous? No thanks. 🤢 1y
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Kaye I like fruit , but not cooked. It‘s mushy and gross. 1y
DebbieGrillo I'm with you on the sauerkraut and brussel sprouts and even though I love all pie except pumpkin, I'll give you that. However, I challenge you to follow the two bite rule and try the other unaesthetic food. Some of the best books have unattractive covers! 1y
Kaye Thank you for the challenge, but I believe I‘ll pass. 😁 Fortunately, I‘ve found enough other foods I DO like that I‘m Not Undernourished. ( AKA a bit overweight...pleasingly plump....Too MuchJunk In My Trunk ). NOTE TO SELF :Get back to the gym . Thank you for helping me to remember. 😳. @DebbieGrillo 1y
DebbieGrillo Oh well, as a former picky eater I had to try! I have discovered after bringing myself to try them, that I fo like mushrooms, green beans, asparagus, butter tarts, fiddleheads, zucchini noodles, calamari, clams,mussels, and probably more yucky looking food. I still have a list of no ways, but I've tried them enough to know. No raw carrots, raw broccoli, radish, beets, brussel sprouts, turnip, lobster, shrimp, bean salad, brown mustard, horseradish 1y
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ShelfRighteous
Three Things About Elsie | Joanna Cannon
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Here are my books for #BookAWeek #readathon by @TheReadingMermaid
I know it was supposed to be 4 but I couldn't decide which to choose so put all of them....might even read an extra one😉😉

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Kaye
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5 ⭐️book. I‘ve read and liked both books by Cannon .In both, there are 2 main female characters , trying to piece together a mystery of sorts, while the story also confronts a bigger question about life. This is told mainly by Florence, who is 84 , looking back at her life , and how one big decision made so many years ago has affected everything. It‘s also about how connected we all are by these decisions, and what mark we leave in the world. 👇🏼

Kaye If I‘m guessing, I think the older you are, the more you might “ get “ this book, only because if you‘re younger, you‘re not really questioning your past , as you are too busy living in the present, if that makes any sense. It‘s very good, but for that reason, it may get higher ratings by middle aged and older people. Just a guess. I thought it was wonderful. Maybe a Harold Fry type of book ? Not the same subject, but the same sort of outlook. 1y
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Kaye @Trashcanman 👁👁. Howdy , my friend ✨✨✨ 1y
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Trashcanman Would I be considered old enough to like this. 1y
Kaye Just thinking back to myself at your age, I would have liked it, but don‘t think I would‘ve gotten as much from it as I did now. I think certain books affect us differently at different ages. I also think more females would like this , but I could be wrong, George. Just a guess. @Trashcanman 1y
RebelReader I liked her first book so I better stack this one 1y
Kaye It‘s very good, Julie. Hope you like it as much as I did. @rebelreader 1y
Aloisi_tribe I have it on hold at the library. I think I‘m #5 on the list. 1y
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