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State of Wonder
State of Wonder | Ann Patchett
LONGLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 There were people on the banks of the river. Among the tangled waterways and giant anacondas of the Brazilian Rio Negro, an enigmatic scientist is developing a drug that could alter the lives of women for ever. Dr Annick Swenson's work is shrouded in mystery; she refuses to report on her progress, especially to her investors, whose patience is fast running out. Anders Eckman, a mild-mannered lab researcher, is sent to investigate.A curt letter reporting his untimely death is all that returns. Now Marina Singh, Anders' colleague and once a student of the mighty Dr Swenson, is their last hope. Compelled by the pleas of Anders's wife, who refuses to accept that her husband is not coming home, Marina leaves the snowy plains of Minnesota and retraces her friend's steps into the heart of the South American darkness, determined to track down Dr. Swenson and uncover the secrets being jealously guarded among the remotest tribes of the rainforest. What Marina does not yet know is that, in this ancient corner of the jungle, where the muddy waters and susurrating grasses hide countless unknown perils and temptations, she will face challenges beyond her wildest imagination. Marina is no longer the student, but only time will tell if she has learnt enough.
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cateeoh
State of Wonder | Ann Patchett
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Can‘t hold a candle to Bel Canto (not much can) but a darn good read.

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hermyknee
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You guys! My mom and I had the best day today at Selby Gardens in Sarasota, FL. I really felt like I stepped into the setting of the tagged book (Ann Pachett‘s State of Wonder (I know they‘re totally different places, but just give me this one). Now I‘m in search of a book that has a wild well-developed setting that will give me a sense of place while I‘m reading. I‘d love to read myself into a rainforest or wetlands - any recommendations?!

Soubhiville Have you read Where the Crawdads Sing yet? Set in the NC wetlands. All the trigger warnings though. 1w
Soubhiville Also, I love Selby Gardens! Did you go to the little tea shop inside? It‘s such a nice place to sit and enjoy tea and a snack (and maybe a book 😊.) 1w
JoScho I love this picture so much! 1w
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Lucy_Anywhere Have you tried Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer? Very atmospheric and set in a mysterious wetland called Area X where a lot of creepy stuff is going down 1w
Craftylikefox This picture is so great 😊 I love books that give me great atmosphere. Most of the ones I can think of are spooky kind of books like ‘Salem‘‘s Lot. I did like the way The Wicked Deep made me feel the coastal town. 1w
JamieArc Yes, agree on Euphoria. 1w
hermyknee @Soubhiville yes! I just read Where the Crawdads Sing for a book club I joined, but she does an amazing job with setting! Also, the little cafe/tea shop was closed for renovations, but my mom got a membership so I‘ll check it out next time I‘m here! 1w
hermyknee @JoScho @Craftylikefox thank you!!! 🥰 I‘ve added The Wicked Deep to my TBR! I‘m too much of a scaredy cat to read Stephen King though 1w
hermyknee @Lucy_Anywhere I haven‘t tried Annihilation, but it sounds cool! Stacking! 1w
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Caroline2
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My top six books so far this year...! All 5 star reads! 👍🏻

GloVerdino I think State of Wonder was the first book that made me cry, Easter broke my heart ❤️ 3w
Caroline2 @GloVerdino Yeah it was so sad about Easter. But he was reunited with his real family, his poor mum and dad thought he was dead! Plus they took good care of that doctor so maybe the tribe wasn‘t that bad?? 3w
chapter_fifty2017 Love " state of wonder " so underrated!! 2w
Caroline2 @chapter_fifty2017 me too!! My fav book so far this year. 👍🏻 2w
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Samary
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The Half Priced Books book fair was so good to us! This is one stack from my pile!

#bookfair #halfpricedbooks #twodollars #king #patchett #gregory #mccarthy

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Rcoco
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Very close to perfection. The best book I‘ve read in a couple of years. Transportive.

Crazeedi Great book 1mo
cariashley Love this book. It was my first Ann Patchett ❤️ 1mo
BarbaraBB I just bought it. Looking forward to it! 1mo
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Tove_Reads
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Can‘t get better than this! What are you reading this week?

Cathythoughts Looks fab 😍I‘m inbeteeen thrillers 👍🏻📚 (edited) 1mo
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Caroline2
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This author gets #allmyloving for this book! 😍 My first 5 star book of the year. I can‘t wait to read more of her books. #beatlemaynia

Eggs 🤗👍🏼💗 2mo
bedandabook I really loved this one too. Have you read 2mo
Caroline2 @bedandabook not yet but it‘s on the list! 👍🏻 2mo
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Oryx
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Some serious holiday relaxing going on here. #dogsoflitsy

Liking this book a lot so far @rachelo - thank you again!

RachelO Looks cosy! I think you might have meant to tag @Cathythoughts though 😉 3mo
julesG I'm spotting knitting needles. 😁 3mo
Oryx @RachelO getting mixed up on who sent me what! Too many books from too many nice people - what a lovely problem to have. Thanks @Cathythoughts ! 3mo
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Oryx @julesG Yes! Been to Ardalanish weavers on Isle of Mull and they had lovely natural Aran yarn. So I bought some lovely Hebridean wool for a jumper - and then a fingerless mitten kit with Shetland wool to practice on before I start the jumper. First mitten done (in the picture). I'm going between this book, the knit, and some crochet. 3mo
Oryx @RachelO Actually one of the books you sent me can be spotted to the left of the picture - my other half pinched it! 3mo
julesG Gorgeous mitten. Looking forward to seeing some pictures of the jumper once you get to it. 3mo
Oryx @julesG Will probably take me about a year to finish it! 3mo
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Caroline2
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April has been a cracking month!! 👏
State of wonder: ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Magic of Tidying: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Astronaut‘s Guide: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Lacuna: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Girls Burn Brighter: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Three hours: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
#aprilwrapup #wrapup

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice job! 📖💖 3mo
Daisey Sounds great! 3mo
Oryx That's a good month. 3mo
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Caroline2
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WOAH! I loved this book! A research scientist goes deep into the Amazon to find a dead colleague & to track down her former teacher who is developing a drug that could alter women‘s lives forever....! I feel like I‘ve been living in the jungle with these enigmatic women! I never wanted this book to end! Absolutely fantastic! 5 stars 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Caroline2 Thanks @TrishB for prompting me to read this book. I can‘t believe I left it on my shelf unread for yearsss! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good- 5 ⭐️ !! More good reports on this one ... it has been sitting on my shelf too ..... ♥️👍🏻 (edited) 3mo
Lcsmcat I ❤️❤️❤️ this book! 3mo
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TrishB So good when that happens 😁 3mo
Crazeedi This was a great read, read a couple years ago! 3mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders There needs to be a sequel!! Neeeeed to know what happens with Marina and Easter! 3mo
Caroline2 @Penny_LiteraryHoarders YES!!! A sequel would be brilliant and it is the perfect book for a sequel! So much left of the story to tell....! 😯 3mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Caroline2 yes! 👍👍👍 3mo
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BeckyMerilatt
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Pickpick

I am ashamed to say this is my first Ann Patchett. I loved it, obviously. It pulled me in so quickly and it was so so moving.

Cinfhen Such a good book!!!! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I need to read this. My first was Bel Canto and I loved it! 3mo
Sweettartlaura @erzascarletbookgasm Bel Canto is THE BEST 😍❤️🥰 3mo
BeckyMerilatt @erzascarletbookgasm @Sweettartlaura I haven‘t read Bel Canto yet. I‘ll have to get to it soon! 3mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Pickpick

This book was a slow burn for me, but thanks to @TrishB I powered through the middle and loved the ending.

TrishB It packs a punch doesn‘t it 😁 4mo
hermyknee It does have a slow build to it, but it‘s really good! 4mo
Cathythoughts You & @TrishB have me interested now .. must give it a go 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
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TrishB
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It dipped a bit in the middle and I thought that was it, then plot twists I wasn‘t expecting and a full on woah ending.
Lovely writing, there is no way I could go to the Amazon jungle. I run a mile at a wasp.

Rachel.Rencher I'm at the middle right now and am finding it hard to focus. This was the encouragement I needed to finish it today! 4mo
squirrelbrain Ooh I have this on my TBR shelf.... 4mo
TrishB @Rachel.Rencher I nearly put it down in the middle and simple laziness of not going upstairs to pick another book made me carry on! 4mo
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TrishB @squirrelbrain 👍🏻 remember the dip in the middle when you read! 4mo
Tove_Reads I have it on my to be read soon list! 4mo
8little_paws Yes the ending of this book is 🔥🔥🔥 4mo
Cathythoughts I have this one on the shelf... loved Bel Canto! Bailed on Commonwealth... must give it a go soon 👍🏻 4mo
Rachel.Rencher @Cathythoughts Oh man I loved Commonwealth! I need to pick up Bel Canto. Keep hearing great things. 4mo
TrishB @Tove_Reads hope you enjoy when you get to it 👍🏻 4mo
TrishB @8little_paws 👍🏻 4mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts loved Commonwealth and I have Bel Canto on the pile! 4mo
Caroline2 Oh I‘ve had this on my TBR shelf for yearsss, sounds like I need to move it up the pile! I love a good jungle story! 😁 4mo
TrishB @Caroline2 👍🏻 4mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Didn't get a chance to read this on our road trip because the in-laws have noise 24/7. 😖 So grateful to be home, but now I'm sick in bed.

Apparently snow mold is a thing, and it was alllll over up in North Idaho. Breathing it in is really bad for people with asthma, and I guess that's what I did for 4 days straight. I swear it feels like pneumonia, so this is where I'll spend the rest of my spring break. 🤧😷

Lynnsoprano Oh, no! I hope you feel better soon. 4mo
Naj Feel better soon. *hugs* 4mo
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 4mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Beautiful day for a road trip 😁🚗

kstadt929 Pretty cover 😍 4mo
Lucas.Rencher Too bad we didn't read much on the trip@ 4mo
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ericarobynreads
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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett is a tale of interesting breakthroughs in science, determination, and wonder.

This was a novel that I really enjoyed as I was reading it, but once I set it down and started thinking about it, I didn‘t love it as much…

https://www.ericarobynreads.com/book-review-state-of-wonder/

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DMC_run8
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Pickpick

I'm not sure what took me so long to read this considering how much I loved Bel Canto. Another amazing work by Ann Patchett!

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LauraBeth
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In today‘s binge of Grace and Frankie, Grace recommends State Of Wonder to her daughter by saying, “The first chapter is tough but if you stick with it, it‘s smooth sailing.”

Lcsmcat 😳 I wouldn‘t call it “smooth sailing!” But still good advice. 5mo
Tanisha_A I am watching s3 right now, and having a blast. Count Drinkula is etched in my mind forever and everytime i think about it, i burst out laughing. I love love Frankie's character, so eccentric! 5mo
hermyknee @Lcsmcat there‘s really nothing smooth about the sailing at all 😅😳🙌🏼 5mo
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AmyG A bail for me. 😬 5mo
Melissa_J I haven‘t watched this show (other than sports I don‘t watch TV), but my husband loves it! 5mo
LauraBeth @Lcsmcat and @hermyknee I found it comical that she said it was smooth sailing. I noticed that she said pretty much the exact same thing a few scenes later about The Velveteen Rabbit and it made me wonder if you‘re really seeing those books through her character‘s eyes. Or maybe it‘s just her pontificating on life itself - for her the first chapter of any situation is rough but then it‘s smooth sailing. 🤔 5mo
LauraBeth @Tanisha_A Oohh - I haven‘t gotten to Count Drinkula yet! 😂 5mo
LauraBeth @AmyG I haven‘t read this one yet but I‘ve heard all of the mixed reviews about it! 5mo
Reecaspieces This show cracks me up! 5mo
LauraBeth @Melissa_J It‘s hilarious and very well written and acted. I don‘t watch much tv either (because I‘d rather be reading), but this is really high caliber tv! My husband was actually resistant to it but then I made him watch one episode and now he‘s hooked. 😂 5mo
LauraBeth @Reecaspieces I just want to watch Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin act in everything 😂 5mo
saresmoore Yes! Have you gotten a glimpse of the shelves in Brianna‘s apartment yet? There are some hidden gems. 5mo
saresmoore My husband tolerates the show, but it‘s pretty much the only thing I find to be worth watching, these days. It resonates with me unlike anything else. 5mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore I‘m going to have to pause the screen at Brianna‘s apartment 😂 Agree with you that this resonates unlike anything else. The subtle nuances in the conversations are everything. I love how Frankie was stalking her yam man at the farmer‘s market and he said, “It was nice seeing you.” and she responded with, “It‘s nice being seen.” 💕 5mo
GloVerdino I loved that book! 5mo
LauraBeth @GloVerdino I haven‘t read this Patchett yet - I need to bump it up on my TBR! 5mo
8little_paws Having read this I would actually kind of agree with that assessment 😁 it took me a bit to get into that book but I ended up loving it 5mo
BarbaraBB I had it stacked already, it definitely looks good. 5mo
Tex2Flo It was a lovely surprise. Never quite know about Patchett. 5mo
Daisey Apparently, I need to pay closer attention to the books when I watch more of this show! 5mo
DivineDiana I must have somehow missed this episode!?! Loved this book! 5mo
Rachel.Rencher I was wondering where I'd seen this book before! Grace subliminally sold it to me 🤣 4mo
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hermyknee
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Pickpick

I don‘t have words for this book. Well, I do, but they‘re disjointed: lonely, then all at once chaotic, full, heartbreaking, a fever dream. It‘s slow, but when it picks up, it doesn‘t stop; not until the end. I‘m glad I read this one. Thank you for sending it my way @tdrosebud 🦋

LauraBytheBook I really enjoyed this book too. 5mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook One of my favourite books ever 5mo
JamieArc I felt the same way about it. 5mo
tdrosebud I'm so glad you liked it. 5mo
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Tove_Reads
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My 20 books arrived! Books I‘ve been waiting for since I had to reorder these! Now I am not happy that I have dinner and a movie with a friend tonight. I just want to stay at home and tell these books how much I love them!

Jee_HookedOnBookz I know how you feel 😅 6mo
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hermyknee
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“Hope is a horrible thing, you know. I don‘t know who decided to package it as a virtue because it‘s not. It‘s a plague. Hope is like walking around with a fishhook in your mouth and somebody just keeps pulling it and pulling it.” p. 43

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rachaich
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Excellent book.
Really fascinating plot which keeps twisting, much like the river in the book. The characters are equally wonderful and so well developed.

Lcsmcat It is a Wonder-ful book! ❤️ 6mo
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rachaich
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A re read for my book club next week.
I really respect her writing and the plot to this appeals too. So a winner!

Lcsmcat I LOVED this book, but my book club was really divided. I‘ll be interested to hear how yours reacts. 6mo
rachaich @Lcsmcat that's interesting :). We meet next week :) 6mo
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hermyknee
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A lovely day for new beginnings 🌼

valeriegeary I loved this book! 7mo
Lynnsoprano Wishing you a wonderful day! 7mo
hermyknee @Lynnsoprano thank you 💖 7mo
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BarkingMadRun
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Packing for a weekend trip to Florida, I hoping to finish all 3, but we will see!

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Ah State of Wonder is so awesome! It got a really loud audible gasp out of me at one point! 7mo
Tove_Reads Just ordered the tagged one yesterday! 7mo
BarkingMadRun I cannot wait to start it now! 7mo
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hermyknee
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Awww Tanya - Everything is so perfect! I love reading Anne Patchett and look forward to State of Wonder (and use the adorable bookmark which I will slip into my winter book sleeve and take with me wherever I go this holiday season!) I‘m also so excited about Dumplin‘! I‘m sure I‘ll devour it in one sitting 🥰 I love the gloves and the coffee is just perfect!!! Thank you thank you thank you! @tdrosebud 💝 #stuffedstockingswap #sss

hermyknee Thank you for hosting such a fun swap @Avanders 🥰 8mo
JoScho Yay Dumplin! And those gloves! 😍 8mo
hermyknee @JoScho I know! I wore them to work this morning 😊 8mo
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tdrosebud ❤❤ I'm so glad you like everything! 8mo
Avanders 😍🎄❄️🥰♥️ 8mo
Avanders Those gloves are fantastic!! 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Dr Marina Singh journeys into the depths of the #Amazon rain forest in search of her former mentor, and scientist, who has vanished while conducting research into the ‘prolonged fertility of the women of an isolated Amazonian tribe.‘ #NoFemmeber

I have not read this, it sounds like a compelling read.

Cinfhen I recently read this book and I loved it!!! It was a gift from the awesome @MicheleinPhilly which makes the book extra special 💕💕and there‘s a dog named Pickle too!!!! #BookishKismet 8mo
BarbaraBB I have stacked this one somehow, probably because of Cindy‘s review. 8mo
TrishB I brought due to @Cinfhen review! But not read yet! 8mo
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Cinfhen I‘m pretty sure you will both love this one too @BarbaraBB @TrishB 🥰 8mo
LeeRHarry This was a great read, I second @Cinfhen 😊 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks @LeeRHarry Hi👋🏼Hope all is well 💋 8mo
LeeRHarry @Cinfhen hi to you too - gearing up for summer - hasn‘t arrived yet! 😏💕 8mo
Cathythoughts I havnt read yet either 8mo
DivineDiana This is the one that I thought of too! I did read it and liked it very much! 8mo
Beckys_Books I loved this book!! 8mo
JamieArc I read this a few months ago and really liked it. 8mo
Billypar Patchett is at the top of my list of new to me authors to try: just need to decide which to read first... 🤷 8mo
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Deborah42
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When her co-worker dies in the Amazon rainforest, Dr. Marina Singh is sent to find out more about the circumstances behind his death. Her journey forces her to confront her demons, as well as a few thorny ethical dilemmas.

As always, Patchett‘s prose is lovely. Though I often wanted to smack some common sense into Marina, overall I enjoyed this story. And, unlike the other books I‘ve read by this author, there was an actual ending.

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Cinfhen
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Stayed up late to finish this wondrous story! Ann Patchett has easily become a 5 star author for me. Stunning prose, well crafted character development and a morally thought provoking and ethical story, makes this a new #favRead. Special thanks to my friend @MicheleinPhilly for gifting me this original #BOTM book!!! @TrishB you‘re gonna love it❣️❣️❣️

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Yay, I'm so glad you loved it! Such an amazing book!! 10mo
Cinfhen Loved it soooo much @MommyWantsToReadHerBook reminded me of 10mo
SheReadsAndWrites I love her. I almost love her nonfiction over her fiction. She is amazing. 10mo
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Lola I LOVED this book!! 10mo
BarbaraBB Wow. Stacked. And I should really finally read Poisonwood Bible 10mo
Dragon Great book 👍😀🐉 10mo
umbrellagirl She is excellent! 10mo
TrishB Can‘t wait 👍🏻 Is it a difficult read as my brain isn‘t quite back to full capacity yet and I don‘t want to spoil by trying to read when I‘m not ready. 10mo
Cathythoughts Sounds great. I have it in my shelf 👍🏻❤️ 10mo
Cinfhen Wait until your brain is back at full capacity @TrishB 😜it‘s too good to miss or struggle with 😘 10mo
Cinfhen I don‘t think I‘ve read any of her NF @SheReadsAndWrites I‘ll have to check out those titles!!! 10mo
Cinfhen I hate to build up a book but this book is really good @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts xx 10mo
Cinfhen I don‘t know how I missed it when this book first came out @Dragon @Lola @umbrellagirl but I‘m glad I read it now!!!😁 10mo
TrishB 👍🏻 sticking to thrillers and crime at the moment! Keep me engaged but without too much brain power! 10mo
SheReadsAndWrites Her book Truth And Beauty is a beautiful, if not tough, story of friendship and The Getaway Car is a great book on writing. 🤓 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Sounds like a great read! Must check it out! 10mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the recs @SheReadsAndWrites 😘😘 I hope you find a copy @Jee_HookedOnBookz it‘s sooo good 💕 10mo
Reviewsbylola I need to read this someday. I think I even own it. 😂 10mo
Cinfhen Good plan @TrishB but I‘m soooo happy you are reading again💚💚💚 10mo
Cinfhen I‘m not sure you‘d love it @Reviewsbylola but I think your mom & @emilyhaldi would🤗 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Cinfhen ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
emilyhaldi I just bought this 🤗🤗🤗 great review!! I loved Commonwealth so I‘m eager to read more from her ❤️ 10mo
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JamieArc
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I wasn‘t really looking forward to this after seeing so many “meh” reviews and being pretty sure it wouldn‘t live up to Bel Canto. I‘m not sure if it did, but it came pretty close. I love Patchett‘s way of having a dramatic plot line, yet the story is not plot driven. It‘s about the subtleties and connections in the story. I‘m glad to not leave another “meh” review - I really liked this story.

DivineDiana A favorite! Along with Bel Canto! 10mo
JamieArc I should say that I think most of the “meh” reviews came from GoodReads. This has a high Litsy rating. I should remember to trust fellow Litten opinions over GoodReads :-) 10mo
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Cinfhen
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Only a few pages in and I already LOVE IT😍 1. It was gifted to me by the awesome @MicheleinPhilly 2. Ann Patchett writes women so well 3. The dog is named Pickles 💚💚💚 see that HP cover...I bailed!! I couldn‘t do it...

BarbaraBB You don‘t do HP🤣?! 10mo
JamieArc I recently read this and wasn‘t looking forward to it because I saw so many “meh” reviews but I really liked this one. A lot. 10mo
Lcsmcat ❤️❤️❤️ this book! 10mo
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MicheleinPhilly I read it so long ago that I have zero recollection of the dog‘s name. 🤷🏻‍♀️Enjoy! 10mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I need a sequel to this one!! 10mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m not a Potter head either. I bailed at the beginning of book 3. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 10mo
Kalalalatja 😂😂😂 at least there‘s a book for everyone! 10mo
ephemeralwaltz I need to read her! 10mo
DivineDiana I loved this book! And HP! 🙂❤️📚 10mo
Tex2Flo Man, I loved State of Wonder. It was a thrift store find and my first Patchett. I had no idea what I was in for! 10mo
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Cinfhen
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Check this out @MicheleinPhilly my newest addition to my TBR stacks!!! Thank you oodles & oodles!!! And I LOVE that it‘s from the original #BOTM ❤️🙌🏻 we really are some old time #PhillyOG‘s 😘miss you!! I‘m not entering your #giveaway because you‘ve given me plenty but wanted to send love and congrats 💝🎉

umbrellagirl Loved that one! 10mo
Lcsmcat You have some great reads ahead of you! ❤️ the Patchett, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan broke my heart, as did Tell the Wolves I‘m Home. Enjoy! 10mo
Rissreads Interesting tbr pile. 💚 10mo
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Ubookquitous Boy, Snow, Bird is powerful as is Mudbound 10mo
BarbaraBB Such great books there 😍😍 10mo
Cathythoughts You got State of Wonder 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉 10mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 10mo
MicheleinPhilly 😘 10mo
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I just finished this the other day and now see it's going to be a TV series! I'm so curious to see how the anthropology/gynecology/immunology will translate. It's a very transporting read with a good bit of magical moments. Lots of disturbing plotlines involving fertility, infant mortality, birth defects, and childhood injuries. Normally, i have to bail on those books but this one kept me moving onwards. I'm glad i stuck with it. #mommyreads

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MicheleinPhilly
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I do have it, Cindy! Email me your address please. This will also motivate me to go to the post office so I can send the brick to Emily.

emilyhaldi Lol, don't worry about me!! I have enough books to keep me busy in the meantime 😜 thanks for your generosity!!🙏🏻 11mo
MicheleinPhilly @emilyhaldi It‘s just so HOT! If I don‘t have to leave the house, I won‘t. Even Pickles is like, “I‘m good. Let‘s go home.” 11mo
emilyhaldi It‘s boiling here in Ohio today too.. I was outside for 10 min and dripping sweat 😅 trying to remind myself that this is better than gray cold skies and snow! 11mo
Cinfhen So sweet!!! 😘😘😘😘😘I‘m not in a rush either but will send email later. Thank you 💜💜💜 11mo
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Cinfhen
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#SeptemberDanes These 3 books were published #7Years ago 🤩I‘ve read the 2 on the right and really enjoyed both⚾️❤️🎪 and I‘ve heard great things about the Ann Patchett 🦋🦋🦋if anyone has a copy of State of Wonder & they‘d like to swap let me know below🤓 also this song 😭😭🎶

mcipher I love Anne Patchett and State of Wonder is amazing. I hope you get to read it and enjoy it! 11mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @mcipher 💕💕 11mo
TrishB Not read (or have on tbr!) 11mo
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Reggie Omg, you totally took my idea!!!!! #greatmindsthinkalike I now have to can The Night Circus and think of something else. Lolol 11mo
Cinfhen You can still use Night circus @Reggie ❣️❣️you probably have some awesome insight or quote to share 😘 11mo
Cinfhen I actually ordered book from Abe‘s and they have it marked as delivered @TrishB but I never got it 😢and they won‘t resend 😡 11mo
Kalalalatja Ha I was thinking of doing something like this too @Reggie 😄 also, I can‘t believe it has been seven years since Night Circus came out! 😮 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve only read Night Circus, and I love this song!!!💙😢 11mo
TrishB That‘s annoying! At least Amazon always send another. 11mo
Cathythoughts I hope you get yourself a copy soon of State of Wonder soon 🤞🏻 💕💕. I picked up a copy at the weekend , so I‘m hoping to read it before Christmas... 11mo
MicheleinPhilly I think I have State of Wonder. Happy to send it to you if I do. 11mo
Cinfhen You‘re soooo sweet @MicheleinPhilly I‘d love to read your copy and I‘m happy to send u something off your list😘 11mo
Reviewsbylola The only one I‘ve read is Night Circus, and since I‘m not a huge fantasy person, it was just ok for me. 11mo
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rwmg
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Honourable mention to "Britt-Marie Was Here"

Crewgurl I really enjoyed that one! 12mo
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drbethandherkindle
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Finally starting this today!! Thanks a million @britt_brooke 🤗

britt_brooke 💚 Hope it‘s good! I haven‘t read it yet. 12mo
Aims42 I love your reading log pages 😍 Did you find a template or is that your own creation? 12mo
drbethandherkindle @Aims42 Thanks! They are from Modern Mrs Darcy and I think you can get them on her website as a free downloadable (www.modernmrsdarcy.com). If they‘re not still available, let me know and I can send you the pdf file! 12mo
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Aims42 @drbethandherkindle if you could send the pdf file (whenever you have a chance, no rush!) that would be awesome! I looked around her site (and bookmarked it for future viewing lol) and didn‘t see them. My email is amyhoidas42 at gmail.com. THANKS SO MUCH!!! 12mo
drbethandherkindle @Aims42 You got it! I will send it in the morning! 12mo
Aims42 @drbethandherkindle you‘re THE best!!!!! Thank you!!!! 🤩🤩🤩 (edited) 12mo
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rwmg
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Medical research in the Amazon left me wanting to know what happened next. It wasn't really a cliffhanger, I just wanted to know how the rest of their lives unfolded.

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Marina was not in the least bit unsettled by the praise for Anders. She knew the role of compliments in Dr. Swenson‘s pedagogy: they were used not to raise one person up but to tap another down into place. She was only sorry that she didn‘t have Anders to repeat it to, no doubt he would be shocked to hear such kindness after his death.

Read this book on Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/250021181

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Dr. Swenson waited a moment, as if making a tally in her head. “A case more than usual,” she said, looking at Marina. It was impossible to know how many apricots a person would eat once they had been removed from civilization.

Excerpt From: "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett. Scribd.

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rwmg
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My cover is different

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Victoriahoperose
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This is my first experience with reading Ann Patchett. This book was extremely compelling and smart. The story is about science in the Amazon and the discoveries made by doctors in an unknown nature. There is so much in this book and you really feel like you are in the middle of this story - in the jungle. I really enjoyed this and definitely will be reading more by this author!

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Lacourcierela
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Great book and a quick read

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umbrellagirl
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When the previous owner leaves you a little present and IT‘S A SLOTH! 💙

britt_brooke So cute! 13mo
Velvetfur Cutie! 13mo
2BR02B I have those exact same book tabs! 13mo
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tammysue Cute! 13mo
starlight97 So cute 😍 13mo
umbrellagirl @britt_brooke @Velvetfur @whatshesreadingnow @starlight97 I love him! I think it was an accident that he was left in the book but I‘ll give him a good home. 13mo
umbrellagirl @2BR02B I have *almost* bought them on Amazon a few times. Then I tell myself I don‘t need more bookmarks! 13mo
Birdsong28 Try Ink and Wonder they have some beautiful bookmarks. 📚📖 13mo
JuliaTheBookNerd What a wonderful surprise! I love sloths & bookmarks 😍 13mo
umbrellagirl @Birdsong28 thank you! I‘ll look them up 🙂🙂 13mo
CouronneDhiver Yay! Those bookmarks are the BEST! 13mo
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May reading wrap-up. I read 6 books in May. That's a LOT for me. The Bell Jar and State of Wonder were my two favorites. I liked SoW just a tiny bit more. Ann Patchett can do no wrong! And I'm not sure you can really enjoy the Bell Jar even though it is a brilliant book. The Library at Mount Char was also a 👍 & I'm slowly creeping up to the end of the Jack Reacher books (until a new one comes out!)
#mountTBRchallenge @DivaDiane
#finishtheseries

BookBridget Stacked! I love Ann Patchett booka. 14mo
DrexEdit @BookBridget me too! This one's a slow burn then Pow! Pow! Pow! Pow! Through the whole second half! 14mo
DivineDiana State of Wonder is a favorite! 14mo
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Richryan52 Gotta love Reacher. Have you tried Daniel Silva? 14mo
DrexEdit @Richryan52 I haven't yet but it looks like I put him on my TBR list at some point on goodreads! Maybe after I finish the last couple of Reacher short stories I can fit some Silva in! 😊 14mo
Richryan52 They key to Silva is to read him in order because the later books contain spoilers. Are you a Sherlock Holmes fan? 14mo
DrexEdit @Richryan52 thanks for the tip! 😊 I wouldn't say I'm a huge Sherlock Holmes fan but I've read a few stories. 14mo
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It is the last day of school so I am out running errands that I prefer doing with out the kids. Stopping for my last peaceful lunch and reading break.

mdm139 @callunakeep your box arrived safely 14mo
callunakeep @mdm139 Woohoo!!! Now we just have to wait until Monday!!😝🤓 14mo
SqueakyChu I really enjoyed this book, although I thought Ann Patchett‘s Bel Canto was a real snoozer! 😊 14mo
mdm139 @SqueakyChu I put it down for a little while, I was getting bogged down with all her childhood memories. I do plan on finishing it though 14mo
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blondie
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My favorite TBR shelf. ♡

2BR02B You haven't read Station Eleven yet? 😮 You must! 1y
TheFunkyBookworm We need to talk about Kevin, station eleven and the storied life 😍😍😍😍 wow u have some great ones to look forward to!!! 1y
BookNerd9906 @TheFunkyBookworm I‘m with you! Two of my absolute favorites! 1y
KateFulfordAuthor Got enough there?!? 1y
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