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The Summer That Melted Everything
The Summer That Melted Everything: A Novel | Tiffany McDaniel
Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil. Sal seems to appear out of nowhere - a bruised and tattered thirteen-year-old boy claiming to be the devil himself answering an invitation. Fielding Bliss, the son of a local prosecutor, brings him home where he's welcomed into the Bliss family, assuming he's a runaway from a nearby farm town. When word spreads that the devil has come to Breathed, not everyone is happy to welcome this self-proclaimed fallen angel. Murmurs follow him and tensions rise, along with the temperatures as an unbearable heat wave rolls into town right along with him. As strange accidents start to occur, riled by the feverish heat, some in the town start to believe that Sal is exactly who he claims to be. While the Bliss family wrestles with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater forever.
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ncsufoxes
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I loved Betty, so I was excited to read another of McDaniel‘s books. She takes another tragic tale with difficult subject matter (lots of trigger warnings which I‘ll list out in the comments) but uses such beautiful writing. It was a truly heartbreaking story on so many levels but I couldn‘t stop reading. Definitely a story that will stick with you. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #bookspin #litsylovereads

ncsufoxes Trigger warnings:suicide, racism, abuse, gruesome death of child 3w
AmyG I am the reverse. I just finished Betty. McDaniel is now a new favorite author. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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AmyG
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I read this on my flight home from Europe for the #TBRTarot Challenge by @CBee ….a book with a season in the title.
Wow, I just loved this story about a man who invites the devil for a visit. That summer changes the lives of the Bliss family and everyone in a small Ohio town. ALL the stars!

TrishB I loved this one 👍🏻 fabulous read. 2mo
AmyG @TrishB I was so surprised. Beautifully written. Nothing like crying on a plane. 🤣 2mo
TrishB Yes, some really touching bits. 2mo
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lele1432 I STILL have this on my TBR and I‘ve owned it for years! I‘ve heard nothing but good things too. 2mo
Suet624 I have this stacked. Now i have to find it. 2mo
CBee Way to go 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
AmyG @Suet624 I think you would love it. Thanks and you, too @CBee (edited) 2mo
CBee @AmyG remind me, have you read Betty? 2mo
AmyG @CBee I have it but not read it yet. 2mo
CBee @AmyG it‘s a heartbreaking read but so damn good. 2mo
Reggie Oof this one. I was sick and so emotional. And I just remember sobbing out loud in this book. Lol 2mo
AmyG @Reggie Yep. I was crying into my coctail napkin. 2mo
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AmyG
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My reading spot while I wait for our room to be ready. Not too shabby! #Croatia #Split

TrishB Lovely ♥️ 2mo
zezeki Wait, you're in Split? That's where I live! 😄 2mo
Bookwormjillk Wow, Amy! Enjoy! 2mo
AmyG @zezeki Your city is gorgeous! 2mo
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La_Cori
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 3mo
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abookishbutterfly
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Pickpick

It seems fitting that a book about the devil would be so absolutely soul-crushing, but the internal injuries one suffers while reading this do not exist to shock. We are scathed into pondering the vivid picture of what lurks in the hearts of human beings. The heartbreak of it all is both startling and familiar, and the narrative demands an emotional interactiveness from the start.

WJCintron Hi, this may not be the right platform, but couldn't find an email. I read your review of this book & other reviews you've posted on Goodreads. I can honestly say I love the way you write your reviews. They are in depth & honest. It would mean a lot if you could take a look at our book. I think you may like it, given our strong message on humanity & mental health. It's character driven & we dig deep into their pain. 9mo
WJCintron If interested, please email me at hello@starvingwords.com
Thank you for your time! WJ
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abookishbutterfly

“Madness. The compassing violin when in our head, the directionless chaos when out of it. Isn‘t that what madness is after all? Clarity to the beholder, insanity to the witnessing world.”

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abookishbutterfly

“Being the devil made him important. Made him visible. And isn‘t that the biggest tragedy of all? When a boy has to be the devil in order to be significant?”

WJCintron WOW!!! 9mo
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abookishbutterfly

“Pain is our most intimate encounter. It lives on the very inside of us, touching everything that makes us.”

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abookishbutterfly

“No one ever said you‘ve got to prepare being hated. You‘ve got to prepare for the yelling and the anger. You have got to prepare how to survive being the guilty one, even in innocence.”

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abookishbutterfly

There are no kings, there are no queens, there is just the unraveled, trying to live.

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TrishB
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Pickpick

Ah, this was amazing and wonderful and sad. Even better than Betty.
A wonderfully woven, sad reflective tale 😥
I love this authors writing so much.

lele1432 I‘ve been meaning to read this one for years! 9mo
BarbaraBB Sounds so good! And if you‘re a fan… Stacked. 9mo
squirrelbrain Oh well, if it‘s better than Betty (which I loved) - stacked! (edited) 9mo
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Oryx Stacked! 9mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB @lele1432 @squirrelbrain @Oryx I hope you love it too ❤️ 9mo
CarolynM I'll take your word for it. Stacked 9mo
batsy Great review! I've had this on my TBR for awhile. 9mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I bailed on Betty 😬... I‘ll give this one a sample 👍❤️ 9mo
Reggie When the brother dies and the mother leaves the house for the first time….😭 9mo
TrishB @CarolynM @batsy @Cathythoughts hope you like when you get to it 👍🏻 9mo
TrishB @Reggie oh Reggie, that was just so sad. I don‘t think there was anyone that wasn‘t just basically sad 😢 9mo
Cinfhen Better than Betty???? Not possible 😱 9mo
TrishB @Cinfhen it‘s quite similar though. 9mo
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Jester59
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Lo sto leggendo ora.Impressioni contrastanti. Mixed thoughts.

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kyraleseberg
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Pickpick

This was a fantastic story with so many well developed quirky characters. Loved the audio!

Bette I read this a couple of years ago. It was so good. 😊👍 1y
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kyraleseberg
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Cannot get over this gorgeous writing 🤩

Reggie Omg, this one ripped my heart out. Good luck…😭😭😭 1y
kyraleseberg @Reggie it's so lovely & tragic. I've shed tears 3 times already 😭 1y
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monalyisha
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@Soubhiville Thank you! I planned to wait until I sent your book to post a photo but I am, as ever, tardy.

We went camping last weekend (first foray back into socializing) & I‘m wiped. Plus, my work‘s planning to ease back into full-services & I‘ve been moderately (read: majorly) obsessed with crafting an impassioned plea for maintaining one WFH (work from home) day per week. Focusing on anything else has been tough. I promise I‘ll mail it soon!

vivastory I love the tagged book & have heard nothing but high praise for her latest. Fingers crossed that the powers that be go with the wfh! 2y
monalyisha @vivastory It‘s one I‘ve been meaning to read forever! As for the WFH, I think it‘s a tough sell...but I really feel gutted about the prospect of returning to the way it was, so I had to say something. And I *love* my job! I just think our American Work Week (plus my commute) is soul-crushing. To have had such freedom for almost a year & a half & to be, now, on the precipice of losing it? Well, suffice it to say that *I* am losing it a little. 2y
Soubhiville Good luck with your job. I hope you‘ll enjoy the books! 2y
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emtobiasz Good luck on the wfh ask! I think it‘s totally reasonable. The programming that I‘ve done for the library this year has taken so much more intensive planning time, compared to pre-Covid: I don‘t know how I used to get anything done in the building! I just don‘t have the same level of focus for that kind of brain-work as I do at home. 2y
monalyisha @emtobiasz Thank you! I haven‘t heard from many people in our field so that‘s helpful. Aside from the way I‘m personally feeling, I really do think there‘s a population that‘s served by virtual &/or recorded programming (busy families who can‘t make it to our in-person events; homebound patrons who crave social & intellectual connection; at-risk patrons who can‘t jeopardize their health in public places). I‘m keeping my fingers crossed. ✌🏻 2y
ravenlee FWIW - as a mom (and my kid is 7 now but NEVER slept as a baby), having access to storytime events whenever the kiddo is ready for them is amazing. If you have a kid who‘s nocturnal it can be a real help to have these virtual storytimes in the middle of the night when you‘re drained. We watched a LOT of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and it would have been so great to cut that with some stories from the library. 2y
802Librarian I‘m a library director and I confess that I‘ve really enjoyed having a much more regular and flexible schedule while we‘ve been closed 🤫 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Fingers crossed that your plea for a WFH day doesn't fall on deaf ears. 🤞 2y
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Rissreads
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Thank you @Reggie for sending me this book ♥️. The language was beautiful, the story devastating. I loved the complexity of the characters. Good people do bad things sometimes and bad people sometimes do good things. I will definitely look out for the authors next novel.

Reggie Yayyyy, I‘m so glad you liked it! 2y
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Alis
Mehso-so

\Ci sono estati che ti entrano sotto la pelle come ricordi eterni\
Non è il mio genere, quindi non metto "Pick".
Ma il libro è scritto veramente bene, scorrevole e piacevole.
Affronta due tematiche molto delicate e le affronta in modo crudo e diretto. Fa molto riflettere.
Dal punto di vista del contenuto, quindi, è abbastanza pesante e non si legge a cuor leggero.
Consigliato!

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ McDaniel has secured a spot among my must-read authors! A frustrated attorney snarkily invites the devil to town. And to town he comes ... in the form of a 13-year-old boy ostensibly bringing with him the hottest summer in memory. Through subtle magical realism and allegorical characters, McDaniel broaches heavy themes focusing largely on good versus evil. Breathed, Ohio is literally and figuratively melting. A brilliant debut!

britt_brooke @Cinfhen You could go either way on this one, but I hope you‘ll give it a go. 🤞🏻 2y
ICantImReading I remember seeing this book a few years ago but never picked it up - thank you for reminding me of it! It sounds interesting!! 2y
britt_brooke @ICantImReading Sure thing! It‘s really different in a good way. The writing is beautiful. I also recommend her new novel: 2y
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Reggie This book put me through the emotional wringer. Glad you liked it. I still need to read Betty. 2y
britt_brooke @Reggie Betty will put you through it, too, but it‘s so damned good. 2y
emilyhaldi I loved this book too! 🙌🏻 I‘ve been looking forward to Betty as well. 2y
britt_brooke @emilyhaldi Betty will make my top reads of 2021! Hope you like it, too. I think you will. 2y
Cinfhen Audio is available through #Hoopla so I‘ll definitely give it a chance!!! Thanks, Britt 💚Tiffany McDaniel writes with a mean pen / she‘s definitely one to watch!!! 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I always forget my library uses Hoopla in addition to Libby - which I use pretty much daily - so thanks for the reminder! The audio is good. Curious to hear your thoughts! 🤞🏻 2y
Magpiegem This sounds great! Thanks x 2y
britt_brooke @Magpiegem Absolutely! Hope you enjoy. 💚 2y
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britt_brooke
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🎧🐾 Absolutely gorgeous walk/jog with the pupper this morning. ☀️ No jacket, no gloves ... finally! Champ is almost 1 year old now. Weird how covid time goes so slowly, yet so fast sometimes.

#audiowalk #dogsoflitsy #BFC21

AmyG Beautiful photo. 2y
Cinfhen Lovely photo 😍 2y
SamAnne Beautiful. Border collie? 2y
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britt_brooke @SamAnne Close, Australian Shepherd. 🥰 2y
britt_brooke @AmyG Thank you! 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thanks! 🤗 2y
SamAnne @britt_brooke oh right! I knew that....a cutie. 2y
Cinfhen Im anxious to hear more about this book xx is it at all connected to Betty????? 2y
britt_brooke @SamAnne Thanks! 💚 The two breeds look so similar. 😉 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen This also takes place in Breathed, but I haven‘t caught any other overlap thus far, except the last name Bliss. It‘s a very strange book! 2y
Cinfhen Strange good or / I might bail strange 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen It depends on how you feel about magical realism. I like it so far, but I‘m kind of confused. 😅 2y
batsy Lovely! 🌞🐕 2y
Cinfhen Magical realism is usually NOT my thing ....I‘ll watch for your review xx 2y
emilyhaldi Love this photo ✨ 2y
Tera66 Great Picture! 2y
britt_brooke @Tera66 Thank you! 🥰 2y
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DrLReads
Mehso-so

This book is slow to start. I had a hard time with the anachronism of McDaniel‘s fictional Breathed, Ohio. (Although set in the 1980s/2055, Breathed is more 1940s, and the references to Atari and Nintendo feel a bit belaboured). The pacing is much tighter in the second half, but the ending is dark. Ultimately, a moving, albeit difficult, meditation on good, evil, and love. CN: violence, racial violence, child abuse, racial and homophobic slurs.

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Melkyl
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It took me a bit to get into this book. I‘m glad I stuck with it, because it ended up being outstanding. It definitely took a turn. At first I thought it would be lighthearted and humorous, yet it ended up being a 180 from that. The people in this book carry heavy burdens, and I really felt for their tragedies. This book makes the reader question good/evil and examine how quick we are to judge. There are heavy consequences for the choices made.

Reggie Oof, this book. Loved it but it hurt so much. 3y
Melkyl @Reggie Yes! It was just tragic. Very hard to read. 3y
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Cinfhen
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#MOvember When a #BeautifulStranger comes to town claiming to be the son of a devil, he upends the peace & tranquility of a small Ohio town.
🎶 I looked into your eyes
And my world came tumbling down
You're the devil in disguise
That's why I'm singing this song🎶

JennyM I remember reading this a few years ago during a very hot summer that pretty much did melt everything!! 🥵 3y
Reggie Have you read this? I was literally sobbing out loud. Lol 3y
Cinfhen Not yet @Reggie I see it‘s available on audio through my library so im thinking of trying it that way. 3y
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Lizpixie
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Yeah, guess who‘s not leaving the house for at least a week!🙋🏻‍♀️ I‘m supposed to be going to The Entrance for Australia Day tomorrow, but if today‘s 37C(99F) feels like 43C(109F), what exactly will tomorrow‘s forecast of 43C feel like? 49C(120F)!!!! #helpmeimmelting #hottimessummerinthecity #pleaselettherebenoblackouts #currentlyfryinganeggonmydriveway #3rddegreeburnsfromwalkingbarefootweather #welcometoaustralia

CarolynM Hope you can keep cool🏖🌳 4y
Freespirit Yukk...stay cool! 4y
LeahBergen Ewwww! 🤢 4y
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Kaye You‘re too hot and we‘re too cold ! 4y
CouronneDhiver Oh no. We‘ll all just shut up about our arctic air here... that‘s worse, I think 4y
mrsmarch I lived, and my parents still do live, in Las Vegas Nevada. Believe me when I say I sympathize with 120F...except that was the real temp and not the “feels like”! Good luck 🍀 Australia...we‘ve been seeing the news about your droughts up here in Boston. 4y
Lizpixie @CarolynM I‘ll be doing my best! I kiss the Hubbys feet everyday for putting in ducted air! How‘s Melbourne? @Freespirit @LeahBergen exactly! @kaye if I had a teleporter I‘d swap with you!☀️❄️ @CouronneDhiver I‘d much rather be cold than hot! At least there‘s jumpers, blankets & fireplaces, trying to stop heat is so much harder, especially when it‘s high humidity as well🥵🔥🥵🔥🥵 4y
Lizpixie @mrsmarch I think Nevada is a dry heat right? It‘s the humidity in Australia that‘s the killer.💦 (edited) 4y
Kaye I‘d gladly use your teleported , then we could trade every few days. 😁 4y
Shadowfat It's -23C here, I would much rather be in Melbourne 😎❄🌪 4y
Wife That‘s horribly hot 🥵. I‘ll take our current below zero wind chill any day. At least I can bundle up. ❄️🥶💙🥶❄️ 4y
CarolynM I don't know how people survive without air con. Yesterday was a stinker after a very hot night. Fortunately the cool change came in the afternoon. Hopefully we'll have a few nice days now🙂 4y
DGRachel Ugh. That‘s miserably hot 🥵 (edited) 4y
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Tanzy13
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Devastatingly beautiful, The Summer That Melted Everything is a captivating story about community, redemption, and the dark places where evil really lies.

MrBook Exactly how I feel about this book! 😁👏🏻🙌🏻 4y
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BeansPage
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Sorry there is no short review for this one.

Please read my full review here:
TamaraTheReadingMermaid.weebly.com
Or you can watch my review on YouTube here:
https://youtu.be/i0rA04yyhqs

#LMPBC #GroupO
@parttimedomestic @WriterAtHeart @Julie548

Awk_Word_Smith Sounds like every summer in NYC! 😂 4y
Julie548 Your review was spot on! I loved this book!! But it is one that would be harder to recommend to people. 4y
BeansPage @Julie548 it truly is a great book. Although it is a really heavy read. This book tore me apart. 4y
Julie548 @TheReadingMermaid I like those books that stick with you long after you‘ve finished them. 4y
BeansPage @Julie548 I do too. And I also appreciate an author who can bring that kind of emotion out of me. It is truly an amazing thing for me 😁 4y
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BeansPage
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"Was it Good, Devil, or wind that blew it upon release?"
Oh geez!!! ??????

What's yours?

TheAnitaAlvarez “Mind your Grimmfather!” 4y
thereadingowlvina "Well at least we have a doc on staff in case one of us has a heart attack like the guy in Ocean's Eleven with Sinatra, Sammy and the rest of the Rat Pack," - 4y
thereadingowlvina ⬆️⬆️⬆️ Ok, that was intense! 😂😂😂 4y
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LittleBug Working on a paper in English Linguistics, so I‘ve got: Similar possibilities exist with the perfective aspect blah blah blah 🤓🧐 ... my husband IS a perfectionist... 🤪🤪 4y
BeansPage @hissingpotatoes Oh no! 😳😳🤣 4y
CaroPi @hissingpotatoes maybe it means that you have to expect the unexpected?or an infinity of possibilities 4y
OrangeMooseReads “I‘ll get to that,” he says. 4y
jb72 “We gazed at each other in the presence of these gentle people, made aware that blood and vengeance coursed through us as if we were barbarians.” 4y
BeansPage @jb72 okay okay 😂 I'm sorry but that kind of sounds like rough sex, so maybe a good thing? 🤣🤣🤣 4y
jb72 @TheReadingMermaid LOL 😂 it does naughty....but the book is actually about the tragedy of Masada in Israel. 4y
shellleigh33 “The wedding is only a week away”. 😳🤭Oh my goodness 😂😂 4y
BeansPage @shellleigh33 well I guess you better by some cake and a dress 🤣🤣🤣 4y
corycatelyn "What's going to happen next year?" I ask. "I mean, next month, really. Whose lunch table are we sitting at? How do people decide that?" ? 4y
BookwormM “After less than ten rounds, Shi Bao executed a feint and withdrew” my word 🤣🤣🤣 4y
Jess_Franzino “The horses Janos had worried about were nearly all down or fled by now.” Uh.....I think my fiancé would like to know who “Janos” is, and why I‘m so worried about his “horses”. ? 4y
bookaholic1 I reached out to the doctor. "We'll be quiet I promise." 4y
BeansPage @bookaholic1 🤣🤣🤣 4y
bookish.mum '...and lately things have changed here at the Castle. I've seen stuff. A shadow that moves by itself, without being linked to nothin'.' 4y
CaramelLunacy "But Stella didn't want to stop." 4y
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BeansPage
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@parttimedomestic hey Valerie I figured out what that word was that you were asking about in this book. If you recall when he introduces the devil to his brother grand grand says a greeting to him and calls him something in a language that's not very easy to understand. I did some research and this is what I found. It is actually the word "devil" written in Russian.

parttimedomestic Thanks for looking it up! I think this was the first time Grand randomly spoke Russian & it really threw me off, it was easier to understand from context as it went on. 4y
BeansPage @parttimedomestic no problem sweetie I like a good puzzle 4y
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BeansPage
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I got the book today! So excited to read it! 🤓📖
@parttimedomestic @WriterAtHeart @Julie548
#LMPBC #GroupO

vivastory Loved this one 4y
emilyhaldi Me too!! @vivastory it was a slow burn at first but I grew to love it ❤️ 4y
vivastory @emilyhaldi It feels like it was published more than 2 years ago for some reason 4y
Reggie Omg, this one will wreck you..😭😭😭 4y
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m.galehuxley
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I can‘t decide how I feel about this book. I enjoy the setting, premise, and characters. But, something feels off about it. Maybe the poetic language feels a little forced, causing characters to say things that don‘t ring true, taking me out of the story. Or, maybe it‘s that that lessons are being taught, but it feels a little preachy? I‘m 3/4 of the way through, so I haven‘t decided yet.

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parttimedomestic
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Panpan

The ending of this book made me so mad I got distracted and burned the dang burrito I was heating up for dinner! While I do think this book is written beautifully (if a little heavy handed on the metaphors and flowery prose) I had a lot of problems with it. I‘ll keep it at that so as not to spoil it for my #LMPBC #groupo partners!

emilyhaldi This book was a struggle for me to get into, but ultimately I ended up totally loving it ❤️so bizarre but for whatever reason it just worked for me!! I can easily see why a lot of people wouldn't like it though.. 4y
parttimedomestic @emilyhaldi the pacing was pretty slow at first, and I‘m definitely in the minority for not liking it! Ultimately the writing style and lack of character development really got to me. 4y
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BoldCityBooks

Really not feeling this one... just one big plotless metaphor.

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BookBabe
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#BookNDessert! The dessert that followed on this tropically hot and humid day was tropical ice cream at a new Peruvian ice cream cafe. I chose Guava. Delicious! Just the cool, refreshing treat we needed to beat the heat. 😋🍦

Tanisha_A Love guava ice-cream too! 😁 4y
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MrBook
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#BookNDessert! The dessert that followed on this obtrusively scorching day was at a new Peruvian ice cream cafe. How utterly delightful!!! Accompaniment: tamarind ice cream (the light brown one) and lucuma ice cream (the orange). If you haven't had either, the tamarind tastes something akin to blackberries with a bit of cantaloupe thrown in ( @BookBabe agrees w/ the 1st part); lucuma is too unique (not so fruity) to classify, w/ heavy texture. 🤤

batsy Yum! I love tamarind; the ice-cream must be so refreshing 4y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! (Audio format) I have A LOT to share with you from this past week (and others), but first, the FEAST! 😆 Accompaniment this sweltering and heavy evening was: beef pad thai with peanut sauce on the side, chicken satay, and thai iced tea. MMMmmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

WritethebookAnniemae Welcome to Litsy! 👍🏽📚🎉 4y
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parttimedomestic
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It‘s here @Julie548 ! Thanks for the cute bookmark! I can tell this is going to be a great book for hiding inside from the summer heat! ⛱☀️⛱
#lmpbc #groupo

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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! We saw The Equalizer 2 😎👌🏻👌🏻, this was the feast that followed! Accompaniment this warm and humid night: fried ravioli, a white pizza, and iced tea. MMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Vexingcircumstance Crap. Now I want to make the pizza I have in my freezer. It‘s 3am. It is sleep time not pizza time. 4y
Vexingcircumstance I‘m probably making the pizza. I blame you. 4y
MrBook @Vexingcircumstance Oh no 🙈😆👏🏻🤗🤗🤗 4y
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Julie548
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Pickpick

#GroupO I finished this over the weekend! @TheReadingMermaid @parttimedomestic @WriterAtHeart Loved loved loved it!

BeansPage Can't wait to read it! 4y
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Julie548
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#GroupO #LMPBC. I haven‘t gotten much reading done for our group this week. We have a new addition to our household! @TheReadingMermaid @parttimedomestic @WriterAtHeart

BeansPage It's okay I'm taking it slow this month too 4y
Lauren_reading Awww what a cutie!! 4y
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Julie548
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#GroupO I‘m going with this one! First chapter sucked me in! #LMPBC @TheReadingMermaid @parttimedomestic @WriterAtHeart

parttimedomestic Sounds good! 4y
BeansPage Whoa cool! 4y
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Litlady
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A huge shoutout and thank you to my spectacular, thoughtful and awesome #LitsyPenpal @Beck9lol for these perfect summertime gifts. Now I just need to plan a beach vacay!! Can't wait to dive into 'Call Me By Your Name' and break out these super cute and festive flip flop page clips!! Thanks again Becky .. you're the best! Love our Litsy community! ❣💜😄📚

tammysue 💖 4y
Beck9lol Yay!!! You're very welcome. Better plan that beach vacation soon. I think a pool would work too. 😜☀️🏖 4y
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Julie548
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Help #groupO ladies! @suvata @prettybooknerd @WriterAtHeart I have it narrowed down to three and I can‘t decide! I‘d appreciate your thoughts. The Summer That Melted Everything is one. The other two are The Story of Arthur Truluv OR The Hearts Invisible Furies

WriterAtHeart Here is my order: 1. Truluv, 2. Summer, 3. Hearts. I am intrigued by all, but this is the order I would pick. 4y
coffeewithbooks That work for me . I am happy with anything 4y
coffeewithbooks I think I am going use . If that work for y‘all 4y
Julie548 @prettybooknerd works for me! And I ended up getting all three books so I‘ll decide when I see them! It was a good excuse to buy books! 😂 4y
coffeewithbooks @Julie548 that a great idea lol . My husband said he buy me another book since I left mine in Michigan. I told him dang if it that easy to get a new book then I will loose 3 lol and get more 😂 4y
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Books_Wine_Repeat
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🔥🔥🔥😬🔥🔥🔥 #accurateAF #thisisfine #wtforecast

wanderinglynn 😮 that‘s some serious heat! Stay safe! 4y
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EsquireGirl
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Pickpick

WOW! The language, imagery, and thought provoking ideas in this book are amazing! Lawyer Autopsy Bliss invites the devil to Breathed, OH in the summer of 1984 and he arrives in the guise of a 13 y.o. child who will melt your heart. But madness ensues in Breathed and we are forced to examine the deepest, darkest parts of humanity. I read this and listened to the audio. The narrator really brings the town and the characters to life. A MUST read!

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Coleen_Nieto
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1. Meet Daisy!
2. Not at the moment
3. A Betta hammock for my new Betta
4. I'm not sure yet
5. Lemon cake with lemon icing

@MinDea #humpdaypost

TrishB Awwww 🐶❤️ 5y
Itchyfeetreader Daisy is adorable! 5y
Coleen_Nieto Thanks very much! ! 5y
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Coleen_Nieto
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Very good so far!

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TheLibrarian
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April stats - 4 eBooks and 3 print books (4 for #FreakyFriday)

Thanks @emilyhaldi for the book recommendations and I‘ll continue reading from your list this year (can‘t wait to see what else is in store).

#readingresolutions

emilyhaldi Hope you found some good ones in my list 🤗 so fun getting to read some of your favorites!! ❤️ 5y
TheLibrarian @emilyhaldi I really enjoyed yours, especially The Summer That Melted Everything! And I‘m so happy you liked some of mine. When I get a chance to read some of your other favorites, I‘ll make sure to tag you in them. 5y
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tammysue 👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻💗 5y
emilyhaldi I'm glad you ended up liking Summer☀️ I am forever indebted to you for introducing me to Outlander 😆🙌🏻 5y
Kaye Could you send me a quick email if you hVe a minute ? julieklabo @ Gmail .com 5y
TheLibrarian @Kaye Sent you an email! 5y
TheLibrarian @emilyhaldi I still finding it funny that you ending up really liking Outlander! The show is really good too (at least the first 2 seasons that I‘ve seen). 5y
Kaye Thanks ♥️ 5y
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TheLibrarian
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Pickpick

This was slow read for me at the beginning but then it picked up about half way through. And then it broke my heart.

A coming-of-age of age story filled with magical realism and covers topics such as racism, homophobia, and family.

#FreakyFriday

emilyhaldi Yes me too, totally picked up after a slow start and then it all came together for me ❤️ glad you liked it!! 5y
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TheLibrarian
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So far so good!! #freakyfriday

emilyhaldi I hope you like 😬 this one did take me a while to get into and for a long time I wasn't sure WHAT I thought of it 😆 but the more I ruminated on it afterwards the more I loved it. Slow burn!! 5y
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La_Cori
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..the thing about breaking something that no one much thinks about is that more shadows are created. The bowl when intact was one shadow. One single shadow. Now each piece will have a shadow of its own. My God,so many shadows have been made. Small little slivers of darkness that seem at once to be larger than the bowl ever was. That‘s the problem of broken things. The light dies in small ways, and the shadows -well, they always win big in the end.

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La_Cori
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❤❤❤