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The Book of Essie
The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
A debut novel of family, fame, and religion that tells the emotionally stirring, wildly captivating story of the seventeen-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, star of the family's hit reality show, and the secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart. Esther Ann Hicks--Essie--is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show's producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia's? Or do they try to arrange a marriage--and a ratings-blockbuster wedding? Meanwhile, Essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, a senior at her school with a secret of his own to protect. As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their fabricated love story to the media--through exclusive interviews with an infamously conservative reporter named Liberty Bell--Essie finds she has questions of her own: What was the real reason for her older sister leaving home? Who can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?
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RedxoHearts
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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! We didn't do much for it this year so I mostly got some reading done. Ruby always sits like she has something serious to discuss with you 🤣 #dogsoflitsy

Beatlefan129 Those crossed paws❤️❤️❤️ 2w
britt_brooke What a cutie! 🐾 2w
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britt_brooke
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Panpan

⭐️⭐️ Meh. There was too much going on, but not enough depth to the story or characters. In a 300-page book, this causes a disconnect for me. I just didn‘t like, nor care, about these people.

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britt_brooke
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DAY 24 #RayofLight | I snapped a quick photo during my greenway run this morning - The Book of Essie in my ears - and a ray of sunlight shone through the naked trees.

#MOvember
@Cinfhen

Crazeedi Perfect!💞 3w
Cinfhen Beautiful photo!!! How‘s the book??? Trite?!? 3w
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen 😆 Yes, pretty much. It‘s not great. Have you read it? I feel like I kept hearing good things, but I‘m underwhelmed. 3w
Cinfhen No, I‘m worried it‘s going to be mediocre at best. 3w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I‘m about halfway and that‘s accurate. You know me, I‘m stubborn, so I‘ll push through. 3w
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cherinium
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Pickpick

This was an enjoyable read, despite some plot points that just seem far fetched and unbelievable.

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cherinium
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I never claimed to keep up with my BOTM selections...
#botm #currentlyreading #betterlatethannever

Lovesbooks87 I am awful about it too. I did like this one! 4w
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JennyM
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Essie belongs to a conservative Christian family who are popular reality TV show stars with a mass following. But when she gets pregnant at 17, things are not #likeaprayer and we begin to see that this family is not as reverent as they want to appear. #movember

Cinfhen Hmmm, art copying real life?!?! I should probably read this one day since I‘m vaguely fascinated by the Duggar Family. 1mo
RedxoHearts Thanks for sharing I added this one to my TBR 1mo
LA_Mead I loved this book so much! 1mo
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britt_brooke I need to move this up in my TBR! 1mo
JennyM @Cinfhen @RedxoHearts @britt_brooke I finally got to it earlier this year, and it‘s a pretty good read. I think it was also a BOTM a while back, so you‘d be getting through your backlog too! 😊 1mo
JennyM @LA_Mead it was not what I expected, and in a good way 👍 1mo
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Librariana
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⭐⭐⭐
Drawing some similarities to the now cancelled reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting" (and to the allegations of molestation faced by the family's eldest son), as well as a possible amalgamation of the standoff at Ruby Ridge and the Waco siege, The Book of Essie touched lightly upon many themes, from victim advocacy, teen pregnancy, and conversion counseling, to conservativism, religion, and fame. (Continued ⬇️)

#bookreport @Cinfhen

Librariana (1 of 2) The multiple viewpoints made for a richer, layered story, but it still fell somewhere between an A- and a B+ for me. It was an interesting premise, but felt like it glossed over details that could've been more substantially explored or simply more descriptive. 1mo
Librariana (2 of 2) Didn't make nearly as much progress with my other books as I would've liked, but! I did pick up and started listening to 1mo
Texreader Excellent review 1mo
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ljuliel Good review. I‘m wondering if the author intentionally left the story as vague as she did , not wanting to add too many more details ? It immediately reminded me of the tv show , but I think if she would have crossed too many more borders, she could have been looking at a lawsuit. I‘m not saying she shouldn‘t write about anything she wants, but from what I‘ve heard of that family, they don‘t hesitate to get involved in lawsuits. I think theres👇🏼 (edited) 1mo
ljuliel ☝🏼more to that family behind the scenes that never showed on the tv shows. I wouldn‘t want to tangle with them. It‘s surprising that no one has written a nonfiction account of them, although they‘re a close- mouthed group amongst themselves and have lots of money. I‘m not sure what the people that know them personally think of them or if any of them would talk. I think there‘s a lot more than just that son....the dad gives me the creeps. 1mo
Cinfhen Both your books have peeked my #ReadersRadar !!!!! Thanks for sharing and posting / stacking both!!! And I agree that family is SUPER SKETCHY @ljuliel 1mo
Librariana @Texreader - Thank you so much! I just went back and re-read my first sentence and thought to myself "Wow! That was a long one!" ? But it made sense in my head ? 1mo
Librariana Oh, @ljuliel, I agree it was probably quite intentional that she was careful not to draw TOO many similarities as I have no doubt that family would've had legal bone to pick with her. From what I read on the dust jacket, the author was "raised in the rectory of her father's church", so I imagine she drew inspiration from that as well. The book was told from three viewpoints - Esther, Liberty, and Roarke. 1mo
Librariana @ljuliel - Esther's is the viewpoint that draws the most attention since she's the family's youngest daughter, pregnant, trying to escape her situation, and possibly draw attention to the molestation she experienced. Liberty's is the one that parallels the amalgamation of Ruby Ridge and Waco. Roarke is a closeted young man who plays an important role in Esther's life. The book definitely plays up on what Esther's family is like behind the scenes. 1mo
Librariana @ljuliel - As far as what happened with the TV family we're referencing above, I agree that I'm curious and it IS surprising that no one has written about them, especially given their involvement in local politics and conservative groups, not to mention the Ashley Madison controversy. That whole family makes me uneasy! 1mo
Librariana @Cinfhen - Aww! I'm glad they've peeked your reader's radar! (I love that hashtag 😁) I'm sorry I didn't add how far along I was in the others, but I'll make sure to in my weekly forecast. I also *may* try to participate in @MrBook's celebration 😊 I'm super late to the party, but I want to at least try. 1mo
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Librariana
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@Cinfhen, you are brilliant and we shall all sing your praises 😊 Hooray for creative prompts that keep the reading discussion goin'!

I am slowly nursing myself back to health after an icky weekend with the flu as my companion.

I'm still not 100% bettah, so based on how I'm feeling in the morning, I'll either stay home and read the tagged title (and adjoining graphic novel) between naps or... go hang out with my coworkers 😁

#weeklyforecast

vivastory Is season 2 the final season of American Gods? 2mo
Librariana @vivastory - I believe it was renewed for a 3rd season back in March 😊 2mo
Cinfhen Awwww; thanks for the compliment and hope you‘re feeling bettah REAL SOON😘😘😘I almost bought Book of Essie the other day!! I‘ll be watching for your #BookReport on Saturday xx (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen And I like that you added page numbers 🙌🏻 (edited) 2mo
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azulaco
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I listened to the audiobook via Scribd, which was well done. Very much enjoyed this book about the youngest daughter of an evangelical reality-TV-star family that is not all it seems to be. It was especially interesting to read this at the same time as The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, and note similarities and differences. Four stars, would recommend, especially the audiobook.

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Butterflyamore
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3.75 stars

This review has been harder to write than most, despite the fact that I made more notes than usual throughout my reading experience. I have a lot of jumbled thoughts about The Book of Essie, as my feelings vacillated between loving it & feeling unease over the way certain things were approached.

Full review here: https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/330570804369866?sfns=mo

Or follow me on Goodreads. Link in profile.

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Butterflyamore
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This is one of my current reads, which I‘m enjoying so far, pictured with a bookmark I made. Have you read The Book of Essie by Meghan Maclean Weir? I was so excited to pull this one from my TBR jar because I‘ve been wanting to read it for a while!

irre I really liked it. 3mo
Princess-Kingofkings 🧡 bookmark 🧡 3mo
ShelfRighteous On my tbr since forever 3mo
Amor4Libros I liked it. And love the bookmark! 3mo
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Butterflyamore
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I did my “to be read” goals for September a lot differently than usual! Check out what I‘ll definitely be reading next month and let me know what‘s on your TBR over in the comments on my YouTube video! https://youtu.be/BOw_gPYK_S4

#booktube #youtube #bookvideo #septembertbr #toberead #pickingmytbr #tbr #tbrpile #tbrbooks

EadieB @Butterflyamore Loved the picking out of a jar! Most of my books TBR are group reads or buddy reads so don‘t require picking or choosing. It‘s already decided. I am finishing up my readathon today so I‘ll send you my TBR list for September tomorrow as I‘m trying to finish a book today before midnight 3mo
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MsLeah8417
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🌟🌟🌟#botmsummerslam

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Readage
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• I certainly do NOT take Instagram-worthy photos but I try. This was my reading (and eating/drinking) spot last night while starting the tagged book. Finished chapter 1 just in time to return to the library today. As soon as I can, I'll pick it back up. The first chapter was very good, and I think there will be a compelling story here. Already much to digest about our celebrity-obsessed culture. Until we meet again, book friend 😁 •

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Readage
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• ASK LITSY: The library is hollering for this one back 🤫 Is it worth starting before I return it in the next few days? As in, did you find it captivating and hard to put down? If so, I might try it... •

#askLitsy #recommendations #bookrecs #fiction #novel #librarylends #overduebooks

Megabooks I really liked it! I think I gave it 4.5⭐️ The stuff it made me think about is still knocking around in my head. 4mo
Samplergal Loved it. It will be a quick, compelling read. 4mo
Lovesbooks87 I really good enjoyed one. I thought it was a quick read! 4mo
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Readage @Megabooks Glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks for the recommendation 😉 4mo
Readage @Samplergal 😉 Thanks for the recommendation; glad you liked it. It sounds interesting. 4mo
Readage @Lovesbooks87 👍 Awesome, glad you liked it! Thanks for the recommendation 4mo
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Megabooks
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#ayupaugust #babies #bfc #bfcr2 #goteam #botmbacklog

This book starts with a pregnancy test and has a lot of twists and turns before a very satisfying end! It follows a daughter in a Duggar-like religious family and reminded me why I stopped watching that family years ago. It also made me question watching any kids that grow up on TV (Teen Mom, The Little Couple, all of TLC, etc.) I enjoyed the multiple perspectives. #Recommended 4.5⭐️

squirrelbrain I‘ve been meaning to read this for ages - it sounds fab! 4mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain It is really good. I hope you enjoy it!! 4mo
essayareayaitch This has become my go to recommendation. Considering I've been recommended Night Circus to everyone since 2013, I don't recommend anything else unless they ask for another, or they've already read it. More people need to read Essie 4mo
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Emilymdxn Go you smashing your goal and working through your backlog you‘re doing SO well 4mo
Megabooks @essayareayaitch I‘m always good with nonfiction recommendations, but fiction, I‘ve been recommending Station Eleven since it came out!! Now, my second favorite book is Convenience Store Woman, so I‘ve been saying that, too. You have to be careful where I live about book with religion and hypocrisy. 4mo
Megabooks @Emilymdxn Thank you so much!! 😊😊😊 How are you doing with your illness?? My cold is lingering, and I haven‘t been able to do much of the F part of the challenge! 4mo
Emilymdxn Feeling a lot better now thank you! Which is great cause I have another Very Full On weekend so being sick isn‘t really an option... I‘m so sorry yours is lingering those are the worst! Looking after yourself and taking it slow will help long term but I get it‘s shit now :( 4mo
essayareayaitch @Megabooks convenience store woman is on my TBR. I've got to finish Severance first. Which I'm sure once I find my groove will go by quickly, I just need my library to stop giving me books first 4mo
Megabooks @Emilymdxn I‘m glad you‘re feeling better! 💜 I don‘t think I have a fever today, but I still have all those “cold symptoms.” 👎🏻🤧 4mo
Megabooks @essayareayaitch Severance is on my TBR for booked 2019. We‘ll see when I can get to it. I have two library books I need to read next week! I hope you like convenience store woman. 4mo
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Megabooks
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New day (not quite 😉), three new books! 🥳📚🎧

I‘ve finished so many books the past two days that I‘ve started the new Megan Miranda on #Audible and The Book of Essie, #botmbacklog, as well as the one I posted about at 4 AM!

As Travis Tritt sang, it‘s a great day to be alive! @Cinfhen we need to do a country one! 😘

suzie.reads I have this Megan Miranda book in my stacked will look out for your review. I've read two of hers so far one was good and one wasn't. 4mo
LiteraryinLititz I really liked The Book of Essie! 4mo
actualdisneyprincess I loved The Last House Guest and The Book of Essie!!! 4mo
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Megabooks @suzie.reads I‘ve read two and liked one as well. So far, this one is good in the set up. We‘ll see! 4mo
Megabooks @LiteraryinLititz I‘m enjoying it so far! 4mo
Megabooks @actualdisneyprincess I‘m enjoying the set up on both of them so 🤞🏻 I continue to like them! 😁 4mo
Cinfhen I think December 2019 is open @Megabooks if you want to cohost with me 😘😘😘 4mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen should we really do #aCountryChristmas??? 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ Oh lord that would be too perfect! 😁🤣🎧 4mo
Cinfhen Hahaha 😂😂😂Love it!!!!! 🤠🤠🤠 4mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen if the month is free, let‘s do it!! 4mo
Cinfhen My master list is back in Israel but I‘m pretty sure it‘s open!!! So consider yourself in 🎶❤️ 4mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Awesome!! We‘ll confirm when you get home, but I already have some ideas. 👍🏻😁😁😁 4mo
Cinfhen Fun 👊🏽 4mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen 🤠🎄👊🏻🤠 (edited) 4mo
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GloVerdino
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My book haul from my semi-annual book swap with my sisters

janeycanuck The Book of Essie is really good! I couldn‘t put it down. 5mo
GloVerdino @janeycanuck I think it‘s gonna get moved up to the top of my TBR list 5mo
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JennyM
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A very timely and powerful read in the reality TV, click bait obsessed culture of today.

‘I wanted a safe place...that‘s all any of us ever want, but we won‘t get there unless we refuse to stay silent‘.

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Kaylamburson
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This was another audiobook I couldn't get enough of! I listened nonstop. I wish I knew a bit more about the mother and father and their perspectives, but Essie is a strong character with a complex story. There are many layers outside of the main plot, and I would read another book about Roarke or even Caleb. So glad I got this in the 2 for 1 audiobook sale on Audibke last month. Both picks were winners!

JennyM I‘m finally hoping to read this over the next week or so. Glad you enjoyed 😊 6mo
Kaylamburson You definitely should make time for it. It's so good! @JennyM 6mo
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jdiehr
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A reality tv family hiding a devastating secret. This one had me from the first line - "On the day I turn seventeen, there is a meeting to decide whether I should have the baby or if sneaking me to a clinic for an abortion is worth the PR risk."

Essie decides to take charge of her own life. How she does that makes for a great story.

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GinaKButler
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Starting this today...🎧

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Kaylamburson
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Audible has a 2 for 1 sale today, and I got The Book of Essie--adult fiction based around reality TV, religion, and a pregnancy scandal--and the YA When by Victoria Laurie about a girl who can see people's death dates.

Anyone read either of these yet?

Ashley_Nicoletto I really enjoyed the book of Essie! 7mo
mcipher No, but I really like Victoria Laurie! 7mo
LiteraryinLititz I liked Essie! 7mo
Amor4Libros I liked The Book of Essie! 7mo
Kaylamburson Yay!! You're all getting me pumped for these! @Ashley_Nicoletto @mcipher @LiteraryinLititz @Amor4Libros 7mo
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Rissa1
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🎼 Friday morning, at nine o'clock
She is far away
Waiting to keep the appointment she made
Meeting a man from the Motortrade 🎶

A girl who is looking for a way out.
#BeatleMaynia @Eggs

Eggs Excellent choice 🤗💗 7mo
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saguarosally
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Behind the author during her presentation. New insights: *I never thought of this book as YA, but it well could be. *I had no idea of the pervasive influence of medicine in the book when I read it. *I didn‘t think the only Litten I‘d see would be @ChrisBohjalian . *How were there audiences full of what looked like only white people?

Nice day to be at #newburyportlitfest !

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Butterflyamore
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Do you know what these books are about? Join me and my special guest as we play a fun synopsis guessing game! https://youtu.be/vBuRQ-Z8IRc

#booktube #bookcommunity #bookgame #booklovers

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Butterflyamore
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What do these books and Groot have in common? They will be making an appearance in my next BookTube video, airing tomorrow! Plus, I have a special guest and a fun game featured! Make sure you subscribe to my channel so you‘ll be notified when the video is posted. You don‘t want to miss this! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2BFuHz65YO9Ak_h_ovgkDQ

#booktube #booktubevideo #booktubegames

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janeycanuck
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I completely devoured this, getting sucked in from the very beginning. I didn‘t completely love the ending - I think it would have been stronger without the last 6 or so pages but the rest was fantastic.

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Butterflyamore
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Do you want to win a $25 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble? Of course you do! Help me decide my TBR list for May for your chance to win. Find my Facebook page A Bookish Butterfly for a chance to vote and details on how to win. There are currently two polls up and one ends tomorrow so hurry! There will be a total of 8 polls for 8 days and other opportunities for entries!

https://m.facebook.com/abookishbutterfly/

wanderinglynn Awesome! I voted. 😀 8mo
TheBookStacker I voted!! 8mo
Butterflyamore @wanderinglynn Yay! Thank you! 8mo
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litsybookclub
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Discussion Question Number Three.

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Layali926
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My daughter‘s book shelf❤️❤️

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litsybookclub
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Discussion Question Number Two.

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litsybookclub
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Discussion Question Number One.

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litsybookclub
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Today we will be discussing The Book of Essie by Meghan Maclean Weir at 2pm ET. Here is the link to join the discussion: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/927897383

tpixie @SoniaC and @Kathrin it was great talking with you!! 9mo
Kathrin @tpixie @SoniaC Yes, same here! Have a nice rest of your day!! 9mo
SoniaC @tpixie and @Kathrin great talking with you both! 9mo
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Kathrin @SoniaC @tpixie What are we reading in April? 😳 9mo
SoniaC @Kathrin a Spark of Light 9mo
Kathrin @SoniaC Thank you! 9mo
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kellyann28
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Pickpick

This was between a so-so and a pick for me, but strong leaning toward pick. I thoroughly enjoyed Roarke & Essie's story but I found myself a little bored by Liberty's involvement.

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Amberdfoy
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Finished. Revved up first page and never slowed down. Disgusting, real, gritty, brave and well written. Loved the characters and all the different stories written in. #litsybookclub

tpixie I‘ve got about 3.5 hours left of the #audiobook Loving it! Reading it for #LitsyBookClub! 9mo
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Kathrin
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Pickpick

This month‘s pick for the @litsybookclub . Another great one that I have never heard about before.

I am looking forward to Sunday‘s discussion. 🤩🤩🤩

tpixie I liked this quote!!! It‘s kind of how I picked my husband. I thought we both had the same values and goals even though we did not share a lot of recreational interests. ( that and I thought he‘d be a great playmate for my children!) lol 😂 9mo
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Kpulver
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Pickpick

Incredible debut novel for Meghan MacLean Weir. Many valuable lessons to contemplate.

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Ashley85
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This is what Saturday mornings are for. #currentlyreading

lele1432 Curious to know how this is! I got it last year but haven't read it yet. 9mo
Ashley85 @lele1432 Unfortunately I was not impressed. I didn‘t really like how the story was told and didn‘t connect to any of the characters. 😬 9mo
lele1432 @Ashley85 thanks for telling me and good to know! I have seen similar comments in other reviews. I'll probably have to lower my expectations for this one lol 9mo
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Daisey
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I enjoyed this more than I expected. I liked how Essie worked through her situation and was able to find true friends to support her in her decisions. I appreciated that each of the three main character perspectives brought their own history to the story.

Now, however, I'm ready for a story with the kind of caring and compassionate Christians I know rather than those exemplified in some of the recent books I've read.

#LitsyBookClub #audiobook

tpixie I need to get started on this!! 9mo
Daisey @tpixie I was a little nervous reading it just after When She Woke, but I ended up enjoying it quite a bit. 9mo
tpixie @Daisey yes two in a row would be tough!! 9mo
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tpixie @lele1432 here‘s a review of the book that I agree with! You might at least give it a try and see if it hooks you! 9mo
lele1432 @tpixie hi, thank you! I do plan to read it at some point as I already own it. So hopefully I will get to it soon! ALSO, kudos to @Daisey for reading this knowing what the subject matter was. Unfortunately a lot of people refuse to read anything that doesn't show Christians in the most positive light. I think it's important to read about different experiences and enrich our understanding of others! 9mo
tpixie @lele1432 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 9mo
Daisey @lele1432 I‘m not sure what aspect you might have been shying away from, but although the parents in this book were pretty awful, I appreciated Essie‘s journey. I‘m not sure it was completely believable, but I liked the dynamic between the young characters and their development of their own decision making. I wouldn‘t say the book was fantastic, but I enjoyed it for a change of pace from my other reading. 9mo
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SoniaC
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Just finished this up on audible while getting done work on on my nieces baby blanket. This was a really powerful story bit grabbed me from the start. Great job by the author and narrator! Looking forward to the @litsybookclub meeting to discuss it.

wordzie 🙌👶blanket 9mo
Eggbeater I love the blanket! 😍 9mo
SoniaC @Eggbeater Thank you! 9mo
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SoniaC @wordzie Thank you. 9mo
charl08 Love the blanket. One day I'm going to learn. 9mo
SoniaC @charl08 Thank you. 9mo
tpixie @lele1432 🥳. @SoniaC I love this blanket!!! I am enjoying the narrators also! I‘m almost done with the book! 9mo
SoniaC @tpixie Thanks. I‘m having fun with the blanket. The book was so good! 9mo
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Ashley85
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Library haul! 🤗🤗🤗

tammysue Nice haul! 💞 9mo
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Daisey
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New #audiobook for #LitsyBookClub and so far I‘m enjoying it more than I expected!

*Non bookish portion of the post: The background for this photo is the baby quilt I spent a while helping my cousin hand quilt over the weekend.

cobwebmoth Beautiful quilt! 9mo
Linsy Beautiful! 💙 9mo
Daisey @cobwebmoth @Linsy Thank you! She does a great job, and I love helping out with the quilting when I can. 9mo
tpixie Beautiful quilt filled with love and memories! 9mo
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SoniaC
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Out for #audiowalkies with my girls. Grateful for a break in the rain. Started up this book today. It‘s this months @litsybookclub selection and so far I‘m enjoying it a lot.

gradcat More doggy love 🐕💞🐩 9mo
Daisey I just started it this weekend as well. 9mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Glad that you like it. 9mo
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SoniaC @gradcat Thanks. I‘m quite smitten with them. 9mo
SoniaC @Daisey I thought it started out strong. 9mo
SoniaC @Graciouswarriorprincess really enjoying it a lot. 9mo
Gaylagal2 @SoniaC Your puppies are adorable! Love the faces 😘🐾 9mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @SoniaC 👍🏻😉 And I agree that the puppies are cute! 9mo
SoniaC @Gaylagal2 Thank you so much. 9mo
SoniaC @Graciouswarriorprincess lol you missed the Cujo girl making her presence known last meeting 😂 9mo
tpixie Cute pups! 🐶 fun hat! 9mo
SoniaC @tpixie Thanks 😊 9mo
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litsybookclub
The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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New month, new book. We hope that you will join us in reading this month. Questions? Ask @Bookworm83 or @Graciouswarriorprincess

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Jeannineth
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I am loving The Book of Essie, By the way.

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Jeannineth
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I am starting this one tonight on this rainy Valentine‘s Day. I expect a 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

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kellyann28
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Okay I am ahead of the game like usual so don't feel bad if you haven't even thought of what to pick yet 😂
#LMPBC #GroupG for round 5
What do you think of these? Have you read any already or feeling strongly for or against?

@Johanna414 @Shadowfat @TheBookKeepers

TheBookKeepers I really can‘t decide!! They all look so good and have excellent ratings here on Litsy! 10mo
Johanna414 Those all sound really good! I‘ve been wanting to read the top two, but the bottom sounds really good too! I‘ve not heard of that one before 10mo
LiteraryinLititz My last #lmpbc group read Essie and loved it! It was a great one for a book club. 10mo
kellyann28 @LiteraryinLititz Good to know! I may have to save it for the next round then. 10mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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"It's men who trust they will suffer no consequences for their actions, while women suffer no matter what they do."

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Hollie
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My reading buddy is all snuggled in and ready to see how this book ends. #catsoflitsy

robinb Such a gorgeous kitty. ♥️ 10mo
TheBookKeepers Adorable 😍 10mo
CoffeeNBooks Beautiful cat! 10mo
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