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A Ladder to the Sky
A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
A psychological drama of cat and mouse, A Ladder to the Sky shows how easy it is to achieve the world if you are prepared to sacrifice your soul. If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don't even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful than him. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter entirely. Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other people's stories. He doesn't care where he finds them - or to whom they belong - as long as they help him rise to the top. Stories will make him famous but they will also make him beg, borrow and steal. They may even make him do worse.
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rachaich
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A rare afternoon and evening of no commitment or plans so I spent the time reading the rest of this.
It's flippin excellent! It kept me completely hooked and turning pages right up until the last sentence. I'd never have predicted the plot or ending.

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rachaich
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Cor, it's bloomim good so far!

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rachaich
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About to start reading this.
I've not read anything else by him...

JanuarieTimewalker13 Ohhhh...The Heart‘s Invisible Furies was great!! I haven‘t read this one yet. 6d
rachaich @JanuarieTimewalker13 it's very good :) 5d
JanuarieTimewalker13 Good to know!! I‘ve only read 2 books by him this far, but I will get to more in 2020, God willing (or universe willing) lol 5d
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SanjanaGhosh
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Mehso-so

Maurice wanted to be a writer. Unfortunately, he has no talent to do so. But he has never let it faze him. He finds stories everywhere, even if it comes at the cost of uprooting people's lives for it, even family is not spared.

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SanjanaGhosh
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The quote might be fictional and a little bit extreme, but I think sometimes it applies to all of us in real life too. What do you think ?

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SanjanaGhosh
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In a book lover's world, we consider authors no less than magic. But what if he is just a plain, old, fraud? Read more to find out :)

Leftcoastzen Such a cool book! 1mo
SanjanaGhosh @Leftcoastzen It was 😍 1mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#xcellentread John Boyne‘s wonderful book will be one of my all time favorites! #ABCAugust

Eggs 👏🏻🤗😊👏🏻💗 2mo
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EadieB
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Day 11 - #KeenKarma #LadderToTheSky #JohnBoyne #AugustABC

Karma gets him in the end:
Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. From the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan & London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit & manipulation, preying on the talented & vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall…

Eggs Sounds good, haven‘t read this one yet 2mo
EadieB @Eggs Yes! You need to read it! 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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1. John Boyne is just SO good
2. Barbie, of course. (Don‘t even try it now though!)
3. Depends on the cuisine - fried calamari came to mind first
4. Work tomorrow and genealogical research Sunday
5. Three passably and I‘ll attempt whatever someone wants to teach me

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Lcsmcat I didn‘t know you did genealogy! So do I. We‘ll have to see if we‘re connected. 😀 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Lcsmcat I‘ve been lazy about it for a long while. But now I have a bug up my butt again. Wouldn‘t it be wild if we were related?!?! 2mo
Lcsmcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage I tend to do it in spurts too. Right now I‘m trying to find the mother of an ancestor who was born out of wedlock. Strangely I know his father, but even he didn‘t seem to know who his mother was. 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Lcsmcat Wow. That‘s a challenge. I‘m working on hard documentation of a couple of generations on my dad‘s side. We thought we knew when my grandfather was born. But I can‘t find an actual birth certificate. So I‘m going to the Maryland archives week after next. Luckily it‘s just 2.5 hrs away. While I‘m there, I hope to also get my grandfather‘s death certificate. 2mo
Lcsmcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage Good luck! If you can‘t find a birth certificate maybe you can find a christening record. 2mo
Amiable I also do genealogy research—it‘s addictive once you get started, isn‘t it? A few months ago my husband, son and I took a heritage trip to Sweden to track down the sites where my great-grandparents and my husband‘s great-great-grandparents were born and raised. It was an amazing experience. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Amiable Oh I‘m envious! That sounds amazing! 🇸🇪 2mo
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Dolly
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Check my reviews and you‘ll see I‘m tough to please when it comes to books.

Easily one of my top reads of the year. 👏Well done!

BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this one also! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Same here! 🙋🏼‍♀️ 2mo
Dolly @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Chelsea.Poole The ratings for it here are phenomenal. Bet it gets some book awards. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage It should! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Up&Up
#JulyColdPlay

My gift from @tammysue fits this prompt perfectly 📚❤️

Amor4Libros That book is soo good! 3mo
Eggs 👍🏼❤️👏🏻🎶🤗📚💗 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve been wanting to read it forever!! 3mo
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tammysue He‘s terrific right! ❤️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Amor4Libros yay!!! 🙌🏻📚 2mo
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Prairiegirl_reading
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Some of my general fiction #tbr. Ladder to the sky is one I‘m most excited about. #mounttbr

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cateeoh
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Loved this book! A twisty turny tangled delight.

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bernadette
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I am wary of novels about writers and writing but this one was funny in a dark way and I found it hard to put down. I didn‘t like Maurice but kinda sympathize with loving language and stories yet not having one to write. He was completely amoral and it was fascinating to see what lengths he would go to get a story idea. And I felt bad for his poor victims. And I want to check out more Gore Vidal novels.

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bernadette
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I've been flipping through and skimming different books and finally settled on this one, which I picked up on a whim. Enjoying it so far. My first book by John Boyne who seems to crop up a lot on Litsy.

britt_brooke Loved this one! Darkly humorous. 3mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Thanks to @vivastory for the tag!How can half the year be over? It was hard to select the #Top6Reads ,I have read so many wonderful books this year! I tag @batsy and @RealLifeReading

britt_brooke Loved A Ladder to the Sky and Bad Blood. Nice choices! 3mo
Cathythoughts These all look great ! Cassandra 👍🏻. I have Bad Blood , must get to it 3mo
BarbaraBB Great choices! 3mo
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Kalalalatja I have read half of these, and they were all great 🙌 3mo
Cinfhen Bad Blood made my list too!!! 3mo
vivastory Great choices! I've heard a lot of praise for the Atwood & A Ladder to the Sky has been on my TBR since it came out. 3mo
batsy Love Cassandra and Robber Bride! Haven't read the other 4... Such interesting picks. Thanks for the tag! 3mo
RealLifeReading Thanks for the tag! Now to think of what would make my list....!! 3mo
Suet624 Great books!!! 3mo
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Samwise_Gamgee
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Friday view. #dogsoflitsy

Tobibibiabis That's a reaaally big e-reader.. Or a extremely small dog. Please let me know, what's real my head is burning. 3mo
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Jeg
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Finished this morning. I enjoyed reading this book . Made me want to keep reading. Incite into what it must be like to be a narcissist/ sociopath. Now on to Circe which I‘m reading for bookclub on Monday . Picked by @MrsMalaprop .

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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After reading just 2 of his books, Boyne is one of my favorite authors. He has no trouble telling a good story. Imagine Boyne sitting around one day saying, “What‘s the worst thing a writer could do? Right. Steal other people‘s stories! Let‘s play around with that and see what happens.” Reading Ladder is enjoying the fruits of that labor. 4.5 enthusiastic stars

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019 #booked2019 #irishauthor

Cinfhen Such a wonderful book!!!! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen It was. Despite Maurice‘s obvious personality deficits. 4mo
britt_brooke Loved this one, too! So darkly humorous. 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @britt_brooke Dark is right! 🖤 4mo
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BookBumming
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A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne is a Five star read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
One of the most diabolical villains in literature EVER. I‘m just SICK about how all this went down. You‘ve got to pick this book up ASAP! It‘s disgustingly fantastic. 😈
Synopsis is in the comments.⚠️

BookBumming Synopsis;
Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for success. The one thing he doesn't have is talent - but he's not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They don't need to be his own.
Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann.
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BookBumming He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful - but desperately lonely - older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice's first novel.
Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high.
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BookBumming Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall.. 4mo
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BookBumming
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A little visitor came and read with me today. I guess even the smallest creatures know a good book when they see one. (The book is A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne) 🦋📖 #aladdertothesky #readingbuddy #lol #funny #cute

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BookBumming
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I thought since June is “Pride Month🏳️‍🌈” I would read a book featuring some gay main characters. The author John Boyne also wrote The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas which makes this read feel promising. The main reason this book caught my interest was the fact that the central character is not truly a protagonist of this story but mostly the antagonist. explanation in the comments. ⚠️

BookBumming Maurice, a fame hungry aspiring writer but essentially a talentless young man, finds a way to climb to the top of the literary world using a A 66 year old virgin novelist, who grew up in Berlin during the rise of Hitler, even wearing a swastika armband along with his friends as a teen and working as a clerk in one of the army headquarter buildings during the war. 4mo
BookBumming I‘m curious to see how this plays out and if Maurice is able to attain AND maintain the notoriety he is desperately seeking.
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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My “bachelorette week” without Mr. B is coming to a close. So I‘m shifting back to longer books. (And writing a LOT of book reviews!) I finished 5 books (3 under 200 pgs), and 4 short audiobooks and Audible Originals.

This one is finally on Scribd so I‘m going to give a go. I know a lot of you thought the MC was nasty. But...John Boyne...and I can finally finish the #irishauthor prompt for #booked2019!

@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Amor4Libros Such a good book!!! 4mo
Cinfhen Sounds like your week went well😊🙌🏻this book is fantastic!!!!! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen It was quiet and peaceful. Most time I‘ve been alone in years, I think. I‘m in the cell phone lot at the airport waiting for him to get his luggage. Can‘t wait to see him! 4mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Amor4Libros I‘ve already listened to a lot and like it! 4mo
Cinfhen Glad he‘s back safe & sound 🥰 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Me too. Now we just have (gah!) a 90 min drive home. I‘m so tired. 💤 4mo
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LadyCait84
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Honestly, the most I‘ve ever enjoyed a book with an entirely unlikable protagonist.

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Andrew65
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An excellent book that‘s well worth the 99p. If in the UK grab it whilst you can.

Birdsong28 Thanks for the tag 😁📚📖 4mo
Ms_T It was a great read. I‘ve recommended it to a colleague 👍🏻 4mo
AmyG Excellent book. 4mo
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TrishB Recommended to loads of work colleagues today too! 4mo
Magpiegem Bought it thank you 😊 4mo
Andrew65 @Magpiegem Hope you enjoy it. 😊 4mo
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LadyCait84
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Holiday weekend plans.

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Booklover2
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😮 WOW! Not a single wasted word! It will go down as an absolute favorite. Wickedly diabolical!

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Kalalalatja
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For Maurice Swift, there‘s no limit to how far he‘ll go to get the things he wants 🙅‍♀️ #HowFarIllGo

#MayMovieMagic

ephemeralwaltz Beautiful picture! 5mo
Cinfhen Great choice!!! And lovely photo!!! Those flowers are still looking good! 5mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I know! Almost a week old, and still looking fresh 🙌 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm 👏 excellent pick and lovely photo! 5mo
gradcat How do they stay so fresh after a week? They‘re gorgeous! 🌺 5mo
Kalalalatja @gradcat I have no idea! I think my bf got some really fresh flowers, other than that I‘m clueless 😅 5mo
gradcat Really nice! 5mo
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Amiable
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In the middle of reading about the horribleness that is Maurice Swift, this passage was unexpected and made me LOL. 😀

Aimeesue Ha! Whoops, I mean, Thoughts and Prayers. 😂 5mo
Bklover 😂😂😂 5mo
Suet624 Hahaha. 5mo
britt_brooke 😆😆😆 I loved this book! 5mo
Booklover2 I gave a chuckle as wel😂😂 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“... Prove yourself
You are the move you make
Take your chances win or loser
See yourself, you are the steps you take
You and you and that's the only way..”

Maurice Swift, in his pursuit of literary fame, is probably not capable or truly desire to love anyone else. He is a #ownerofalonelyheart

#anglophileapril

Cathythoughts Nice quote ♥️👍🏻 6mo
Cinfhen Great choice 👍🏻 6mo
emilyhaldi Damn Maurice!!!!! 😤 6mo
Mdargusch Clever! I agree. 5mo
Reviewsbylola Definitely he‘s made himself into a very lonely person. 5mo
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Eyejaybee
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A marvellous novel about writing, ambition and betrayal, with some lovely vignettes of literary giants strewn along the way. One of the most entertaining book I have read this year. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2799549437 #johnboyne #aladdertothesky #metafiction #book #books #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #booklove #fiction #booknerd #bookish #fauntbooks #booklove #bookphotography #guardianbooks #bookcommunity

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Follow.my.read
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How far would you go to get to the top? Once again, John Boyne did not disappoint!!!!

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erzascarletbookgasm
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I don‘t know how John Boyne pulls off a book with a protagonist this unlikeable yet is still a compulsive read. A brilliant characterisation of an evil psychopath. The twist was good and I couldn‘t help but laughed towards the end. Oh Maurice..so despicable..so gloriously despicable! I love this!

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 I loved it too. 6mo
Leftcoastzen Agree! Couldn‘t put it down. 6mo
Mamashep Right? How do we end up liking a book so much with such an ass as the core of the book?! 6mo
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Kalalalatja It is a wonder how Boyne does it, but he does it so well 🙌 6mo
sprainedbrain Yes! Great review of a great book! 6mo
Cathythoughts Excellent review! I must read this ... ♥️👍🏻 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Maurice is a real rotter, isn‘t he? @TrishB @Leftcoastzen @Mamashep @Kalalalatja @sprainedbrain ....... @Cathythoughts you absolutely must read this! 6mo
BiblioLitten He was such a creep, but the ending did make me laugh. 😃 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm @BiblioLitten I‘m glad you enjoyed it too! 5mo
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BiblioLitten
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I just finished reading French Exit. Although the lines made me laugh out loud, and reminded me of Oscar Wilde, I still wouldn‘t give it 🌟🌟🌟🌟.

I like Boyne‘s writing, and this book has got a lot of Litsy love. So, here I am! 😊💛
#booksandbeverage #booksandsnacks #currentread

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Cinfhen
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#AnglophileApril Ok, so my lovely cohost @Mdargusch shared this book yesterday for #TaintedLove but Maurice Swift is my favorite #Creep and I wasn‘t not posting!!!! One of my favorite reads from 2018, John Boyne is quickly becoming an autobuy author!! Thanks to Litsy my list is growing 😜 and now Tainted Love has been replaced with Creep for my day‘s👂🏼🐛🎶❣️😛

Sweettartlaura This definitely turned Boyne into an auto buy for me 👍🏻 6mo
emilyhaldi Ugh he IS a creep 😝😝😝 6mo
Cinfhen And definitely Madeline Miller & Roxane Gay @Sweettartlaura 💜 6mo
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Mamashep Everything Bonte writes is brilliant. 6mo
TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 song stuck in my head already.. 6mo
Kalalalatja Have you read some of Boyne‘s backlist? I don‘t know where to start 😄 6mo
Kalalalatja I have it stacked, it sounds really good! 6mo
Coleen_Nieto @Kalalalatja The Absolutist is very good! 6mo
Mdargusch This book can be used for so many different prompts! Who will be able to resist reading this book now if it has #taintedlove and #creep by its description. 😄 6mo
Reviewsbylola Boyne deserves to be posted daily, no shame in that! 6mo
Cinfhen That‘s the one o keep meaning to find @Coleen_Nieto thanks for the reminder 🙂 6mo
Coleen_Nieto @Cinfhen any time :) 6mo
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Mdargusch
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So much deceit, lying, and #taintedlove in this book just to try to get ahead. It is such a powerful book. 💔
#anglophileapril

Djspens I love John Boyne. Anxious to read this one! 6mo
Reviewsbylola Great choice! 🙌🏻 6mo
Mdargusch @Djspens this is such a great Boyne! 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm I‘m looking forward to read this! 6mo
Kalalalatja Good pick! 6mo
Cinfhen Oh no!!! This is my choice for tomorrow #creep 6mo
Mdargusch Haha! @Cinfhen go for it! 6mo
emilyhaldi Damn I love this book!!!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 6mo
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irre
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Sending this out tomorrow @fandom_hellspawn99
#LMPBC #Round5 #GroupA

irre Did you receive it?@fandom_hellspawn99 6mo
fandom_hellspawn99 Package received! 6mo
irre Great. Thanks @fandom_hellspawn99 6mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#fooledyou #springintoreading I thought of this book immediately for this prompt.Maurice is hungry for many things in life, he fools people in his life to get what he wants or needs and leaves them wondering what just happened.A great read.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww I love your typewriter pen holder!! This book is on my list!! 6mo
BiblioLitten On my TBR too. Cool pen stand! 6mo
Leftcoastzen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks!A gift from my mom, she gets me!😁 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Leftcoastzen awesome mom!!! ❤️ 6mo
vkois88 I've heard so many good things about this one!! 6mo
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JenlovesJT47
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Got my #botm picks! I had a hard time choosing this month, as not much really jumped out at me. But in the end, I am a bookaholic so I still ended up getting two books. 😆🤓

paramegan i always get add ons too lol 6mo
JenlovesJT47 @megandemartini lol glad it‘s not just me!! 😁 6mo
Reviewsbylola Ladder is amazing. I got the Rooney too (plus Miracle Creek). 6mo
JenlovesJT47 @Reviewsbylola I loved The Heart‘s Invisible Furies so I had to get this one, glad you liked it! 6mo
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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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Just had dinner with our neighbor and now I‘m about to settle in with a new book and this delicious cider, on @Jilly6183 recommendation. 😍

reluctantangeleno I'm on a cider kick lately! Yum! 7mo
Jilly6183 Yum, enjoy! And I loved that book! 7mo
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tammysue
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An exceptional story with a surprising twist that I read in one sitting — once again another fab 5 star novel from JB!
#botm

BiblioLitten Cool pic 5mo
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irre
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This was a great pick @Erinreadsthebooks
I loved reading your comments. This book really made me mad, but that didn‘t stop me from flying through it. A solid 4 ⭐️ Coming your way soon @fandom_hellspawn99 #LMPBC #Round5 #GroupA

LMJenkins Hello Fellow Readers, I just received The a boy in the Striped PJs in the mail and I‘ll be sending along Bowlaway before the end of the week. I‘m sorry to say I‘ve dropped the ball a bit with it and have had a hard time getting into it. I may finish my own book when I get it back at the end. 🥺 You all are reading these way faster then me and I‘m afraid I‘ll have a stack but never fear, I‘ll have them passed on by the original dates. (edited) 7mo
irre @LMJenkins No rush, you have time 😃 7mo
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sprainedbrain
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I finished my winter choices for #Booked2019 earlier this week. 🎉

I enjoyed all of these books, so that‘s a very good thing. If I had to pick a favorite, it was either A Ladder to the Sky or Muse of Nightmares.

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Im enjoying everyone‘s picks ❣️❣️❣️ 7mo
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BittersweetBooks
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You must remember, this is what a writer does. Uses his or her imagination. Tries to understand how it feels to be alive in a moment that never existed with a person who never lived, saying words that were never spoken aloud 📖✍🏻

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Follow.my.read
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Birthday book haul😊

Wellreadhead Nice! 7mo
Bookladylinda I just finished The Huntress; it is so good!!!! 6mo
Follow.my.read @Bookladylinda so good to know!!! Books are so expensive that I dread getting a dud!!! I usually research the reviews pretty good before a purchase! 6mo
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Samplergal Loved it. 7mo
BlameJennyJane Great review! Love the Highsmith connection you made. Clever! (edited) 7mo
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BlameJennyJane
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I enjoyed this one, my first by Boyne. I didn‘t love it, likely because I like to like at least some characters in a book and found that challenging with this one. I‘ve had it since well before it was published and only now finished it, if that tells you anything. The writing was phenomenal and well-researched. Thanks #NetGalley and #randomhouse

Djspens I really enjoyed The Heart‘s Invisible Furies by Boyne. 7mo
BlameJennyJane I did find that one at the bookstore and having it in my #tbr @Djspens ! 7mo
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irre
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Can‘t wait to start @Erinreadsthebooks pick for #LMPBC #round5 #GroupA

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suvata
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My March 2019 pick

As usual, John Boyne never disappoints. A Ladder To The Sky is about love and betrayal and written with the sensitivity and wisdom that only Boyne can provide. He is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. 5-stars!

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Erinreadsthebooks
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It's a good thing I don't have to like the characters to like a book! The writing was excellent, there's enough wit to have some laughable moments, and it's always fun when a book gives you a peek into the publishing world. Boyne may not be for everyone, but he's on my auto-buy list now. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #firsyboyne

It's coming at ya, @irre #lmpbc @LMJenkins @fandom_hellspawn99

irre Can‘t wait! So excited to read this one. 7mo
Erinreadsthebooks @irre Putting it in the mail today! 🎉 7mo
irre Yeah 🎉 7mo
peaknit He writes unlikeable characters in such a readable way! 7mo
Reviewsbylola I feel the same way about Boyne! 7mo
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