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Where the Crawdads Sing
Where the Crawdads Sing | Delia Owens
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GloVerdino
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Wow, yes, believe the hype people. This book was amazing! I inhaled this book and literally could not put it down, I needed to know what happened to Kya. She was such a heartbreaking character in this beautifully written book.

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emmaturi
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Another great book read! Kya is such a great character, goes through so much and survives! #bookcover

Cathythoughts I agree ! Kya ♥️ 1d
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Megokline
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#2019book7 Favorite of the year so far! Absolutely loved this one.

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Macnjen
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Pretty good story but I did not believe how intelligent and regarded she became in several passages of the book. Also, why didn‘t her siblings come back for her? What finally happened to her dad? Her dialog wasn‘t believable given her circumstances, in my opinion. While I liked the story it was just too unbelievable for me.

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Mshookquilts
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One of those books you‘re almost sad to have finished...Kya, an abandoned child raises herself in the swamps. As a young adult, she is attacked by a man she once thought of as a friend. Shortly thereafter he is found dead and she is arrested.

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pigeonsandcrows
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Current TBR pile from the library!!

Susannah Wow, terrific! I‘m surprised you‘re giving Oyeyemi another try. Have you read anything of hers besides Boy Snow Bird? 2d
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I haven't, and I will admit I was hesitant. I have three of the others going right now, but I read the opening chapter of Gingerbread and found it more easy to digest than I did Boy Snow Bird. Have you read anything more by her?
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Susannah I have not, though I‘m interested in both the one you have now and 2d
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mcctrish
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Today felt like summer; no alarm, no make up, all meals outside, read ( finished) crawdads in the sun, hung laundry on the line and took a hike around the ponds not far from our house with my husband to keep the feeling of the book going a bit longer. A perfect day

Melissa_J Sounds like a lovely day 😊 5d
mcctrish @Melissa_J it has been and now I‘m watching season 3 of Handmaid‘s Tale 5d
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LeahBergen Perfect day! 💕💕 5d
mcctrish @LeahBergen here‘s hoping Sunday is a repeat 🙏🏻😂 4d
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Keandrar10
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I liked it from the beginning to the end. It definitely was a page turner and i would read it again.

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Melwilk
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I know I am somewhat late to the party, but I am glad I finally got around to reading this book. It lived up to all of the hype I have read surrounding it. The story was well-written and intriguing. I loved the references to the natural world. The thought of living the simple life of the Marsh Girl definitely sounds lonely yet beautiful.

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kristankremer
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Loved this one. I feel like people either like it for the beautiful descriptions of the marsh, or dislike it because they think it's unrealistic. I love it for the story of resourcefulness & self-preservation of Kya's spirit. People can't believe that society would abandon a child, or that a small child couldn't survive on their own, but it happens daily in current times. If this seems unrealistic, perhaps read harder, more uncomfortable stories.

Cathythoughts Great review! Loved this one ♥️ 5d
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Judybskt
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📖 The Weathering of Sea Glass
📚 Tagged
☀️ Cloudy, high of 79 ☁️☁️

#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

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emmaturi
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Day 1 #7days7covers #covercrush

Ok, seems lots of you guys have done this already so maybe @Erofan

Erofan 💕 5d
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GloVerdino
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I don‘t want to stop reading but I have to go to bed!

cherinium Such a beautiful book! 1w
SitsWithaBook I loved this book. 1w
GloVerdino @cherinium @SitsWithaBook I‘m flying through this! Such lovely writing and a touching story 4d
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BarkingMadRun
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Volunteering AKA three hours of uninterrupted reading

BeckyB Good choice! 1w
Graciouswarriorprincess I'm at 440 down from 997 on the library hold list. 1w
BarkingMadRun Wow @Graciouswarriorprincess I waited about 6 weeks for it! 1w
Graciouswarriorprincess @BarkingMadRun I had a previous hold on it but couldn't read it then so placed myself back on the list. Its been about six weeks now for me so I figure it will be another month before I get it. :) 1w
DivineDiana I just got tickets to see the author in November! 7d
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ajyoungquist
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I got bored. Too many times. The description of the marsh and wildlife was absolutely beautiful but I needed this book to pick up the pace. It didn‘t hold my attention.

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BibliovoreSarah
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Mehso-so

I had high hopes for this one, but it just wasn‘t my cup of sweet tea. Also, it could have benefited from a sensitivity reader. I could write a 3-5 page paper on all the racial stereotypes.

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WriterAtHeart
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I have been seeing this novel for a while now on Litsy and I am glad I read it. The mystery kept me guessing most of the novel and I did feel some surprise. I don't know if I am as in love with this as others, but I did enjoy it

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DebinHawaii
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Still slowly #audiosouping my way through this one & enjoying the narration & story. This is the beginning of Ottolenghi‘s Legume (Noodle) Soup, before all of the herbs, spinach & noodles are added. Finished soup pictures are coming later. 🍲😋

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks yummy 😋 2w
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LaurenReads
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So late to this book party, but what an awesome book! I loved it and it totally lived up to the hype.

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DrLizD
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Good read but hard to believe

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Tex2Flo

Miles of blade-grass so tough it grew
in salt water, interrupted only by trees so bent they wore the shape of the wind.

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Joanne1
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Stunning! Such beautiful writing and sense of place. I was right there in the North Carolina marshlands with Kya, my heart aching and breaking with hers. There were parts that I thought a bit unbelievable but that didn‘t even really matter, I couldn‘t put it down regardless of that.

LiteraryinLititz Great description! I was also really captivated by this book. 2w
Cathythoughts Great review! Loved this. I saw somewhere on Litsy that this one is a bit similar...( im getting it ♥️) 2w
Joanne1 @LiteraryinLititz captivated us the perfect word for the experience of reading this! @Cathythoughts thanks for the recommendation, I‘ve added it my to TBR. 2w
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BennettBookworm
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Yayyyy I love reading all your comments! So glad we all enjoyed this!! #lmpbc @LiteraryinLititz @Mem_ugh @kstadt929

BennettBookworm I especially love how sassy our comments all are at the most unjust points in this book. And I think it‘s funny that I LOVED the poetry and you three not so much haha 2w
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Macnjen
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Next read

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Slajaunie
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This was a beautiful story. Although the story was not written about south Louisiana, it could have been. The wondrous descriptions of the swamp life was so familiar. I lived Kya and her story. I usually like thrills and chills when I read but this touched something in me. I recommend this book wholeheartedly.

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Joanne1
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This one has really got me in its grips. Breaking me heart more and more. But can someone tell me what grits are? I‘ve never come across them in Australia.

Maude They are a hot ceral/porridge made with corn meal. 3w
KathyWheeler They generally look like this: https://food52.com/recipes/33556-sean-brock-s-southern-grits. I like them with cheese. 3w
LeeRHarry They are not very tasty😏 2w
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margreads I must read this. Been saying that for a while now 2w
ScrappyMags If you make them right they are very good - with a rich smooth taste. Make them wrong they taste like wet sand. Corn meal is correct and here in the southern US where I moved to 11 yrs ago they take their grits VERY seriously! 😂 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re not missing anything 🤣🤣🤣 2w
Lcsmcat Think polenta, but not as stiff. Shrimp and Grits is my husband‘s favorite. https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/shrimp_and_grits/ If you try any grits be sure you don‘t use “instant” or any other quickie kind. You want the real, stoneground kind or they won‘t have any taste. 2w
Lcsmcat @ScrappyMags You got that right! Don‘t insult our grits. 😀 2w
marleed I love your question!? It‘s a staple breakfast food of the Southern US. I like them. If you are an oatmeal kind of person (like me), they are well worth trying. 2w
ScrappyMags @Lcsmcat lol true! Instant grits are gross! Stoneground grits are awesome!! 2w
Joanne1 Okay, this has been very enlightening. I was thinking something like polenta, but prepaid more like polenta crosses with porridge (which I think is the same as oatmeal). To be honest I‘m not a fan of either but if I‘m ever in southern USA I‘ll look for proper grits. I‘m up for trying anything. Thanks for the education y‘all (did I get that right?). 2w
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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Having a newborn has made getting anything done practically impossible and with the recent discovery of reflux I've given up on anything other than survival and snuggles. In the wee hours of the night while I hold her up for 30 minutes after every nurse, I manage to get in a tiny bit of one handed entertainment. Thank goodness for the libby app and my local libraries.
#currentread

Centique Oh man I remember those days. Much love and wishes for rest and good health for both of you! Don‘t expect too much of yourself - you have a huge amount on your plate. 💕 3w
Butterfinger Bless! 3w
4thhouseontheleft Big hugs for those difficult nights. My daughter had colic when she was a newborn, and hubby worked 100 hrs a week in those days. It was rough. 💕 2w
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Bookwormjillk Hang in there! 2w
CoffeeK8 My oldest had reflux, it was a hard couple months, hang in there. 💕 2w
Whimsical.Curiosity 😘😘😘😘 2w
Whimsical.Curiosity @4thhouseontheleft I was afraid it was Colic! The stories Ive heard are scary. Thank you and big hugs right back! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Whimsical.Curiosity that‘s true and before you know it she will be grown 😥 My girls are 25 and 18! Where did the time go?! (edited) 2w
Whimsical.Curiosity @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks oh my gosh ❤ it's so bittersweet. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Whimsical.Curiosity it is ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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Pandalibrarian
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Finished this book in just over a day - lots of traveling time to read and crochet. I loved this book - a little unbelievable- but captivating from the first few chapters. I loved the descriptions of the marsh world that Kya lived in and the friends she did end up making in her isolated life. Looking forward to listening to the audio based on others comments here.

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DebinHawaii
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Still #audiosouping to this one & enjoying it. This is the beginnings to Mark Bittman‘s Corn-And-Cheddar Chowder. ?The potatoes cook in the milk before the sautéed corn & celery roux & white cheddar cheese is stirred in. Finished soup pics coming later.

Dolly Oh how I love corn chowder! This time of year when the local corn is perfect and sweet I make lots to freeze for eating during the cold winter days. 😋 3w
ValerieAndBooks Yum! And also this book has been in my TBR for a long while. 3w
Tamra Yum! 3w
RenePenn I loved this book! 3w
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Slajaunie
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My bed on this wonderfully relaxing Saturday. Just finished Dragonfly on audio and hoping to finish tagged book today. I have not had time to sit and read since school started. I finally get some downtime and the animals are very happy about it. Yes, I am still in bed. Don‘t judge me!

Prairiegirl_reading I‘m not judging, I‘m jealous! 3w
QuietlyLaura Never judgement here! 💕 3w
Ruthiella You are spending quality time with the dogs and cats! It‘s an important activity and if you can read at the same time? Priceless!🐶❤️🐱 3w
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ATC

His dad had told him many times that the definition of a real man is who cries without shame , reads poetry with his heart , feels opera in his soul and does what‘s necessary to defend a woman “ - never seen a better definition for a man !! Loving this book so far ..

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MaceyT15
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Barnes & Noble, you get me every time!! A few bargain finds, a few bookhaul deals and some I just couldn't resist! #bookhaul #goodaddiction

Megabooks I enjoyed The After Party! 3w
MaceyT15 @Megabooks it sounds like such a good book and it was only $3, so I couldn't resist! 3w
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heyitsMacall
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It took me a while to get into this book, about page 70. I‘m glad I didn‘t put it away though because this story is beautiful!

PrezBookster That is right where I had the same change of heart! Really was a good book! 3w
BeaG Same for me. I'm not sure what page grabbed me, but I came close to not continuing. 3w
heyitsMacall @BeaG I‘m glad I stuck it out! 3w
heyitsMacall @PrezBookster it was once I got through my feelings 😂 3w
BeaG @heyitsMacall me too! 3w
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Enjoying a mini vacation in Montauk before school starts next week 😬😬😬 #currentlyreading #beachreads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Enjoy 🏖💗 3w
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SaraHasClass
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The feel of this book is that of To Kill a Mockingbird. Kya, The Marsh Girl, abandoned, succumbs to the will to survive and remarkably does against all odds. This book will have you reflecting on life in all its forms, untamed, raw, wild, sweet, satisfying & heartbreaking.

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BeaG
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This started off slow, but ended up being a really good book.

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MeganMadsen
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Captivating and tragic. Captures the beauty of our relation to the world around us and to each other as well as the brokenness and heartache when we use that connection for our selfish benefit.

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Branwen
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I had such a lucky day today, littens! I always check our donations room before each shift, because you never know what treasures you can find amidst the donated and weeded books. AND LOOK WHAT I FOUND! A brand new copy of the tagged book! I've been meaning to buy a copy for myself ever since I read it because I love it so! Also found some Umberto Eco books which is also pretty exciting! What a fantastic day! 📚💕 #librarylove #librarybookhaul

LeeRHarry Score! 😊 3w
Texreader Awesome! 3w
Palimpsest 😊love Eco. 3w
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Gina
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"Sand keeps secrets better than mud"... this book has got me under it's spell♡♡♡

LauraBeth I loved this line and loved this book! 3w
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MolliesaurusRex
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Jack decided to join me but something tells me he doesn‘t just want snuggles.... #catsoflitsy #kittenlittens #littenkittens #catsandbooks #hungrycat

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MolliesaurusRex
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The Geneseo book club has officially started so it‘s time for me to start reading this book. Trying to get some reading in while I start dinner since I‘m home alone for a little bit. I‘m not even sure what it is that I made, all I know is it tastes good.😍🤣 #booksanddinner #readingandeating #bookclub #firstbookclubbook

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Lmass23
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Finally came off hold at the library after 3 months of waiting!! 🙌🏼 Hope it lives up to the hype!!

One_With_Books I LOVED this book. I listened to the audio book and now I am going to buy it so I can read it again whenever I want. I hope you enjoy it! 3w
Lmass23 I loved it!!! 3w
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DebinHawaii
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I have had a copy of this book, a contest prize, for ages & just haven‘t gotten around to starting it with so many other books so I used an #Audible credit & started #audiosouping to it today. Enjoying it so far. This is an easy Tomato & Sourdough Soup from Yotam Ottolenghi. Finished soup pics to come later. 🍅🍲😋

Tamra Pinned! 4w
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Merissaogden
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Best book of the year so far! Where the Crawdads Sing #mbcreadathon #mbcfrogsread12

elyseh Entered! 4w
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kstadt929
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Wow!! This was a great #lmpbc pick @BennettBookworm ! It started off a little slow, but soon I could not put it down! Kya survived alone for years in the marsh, since her family left one by one when she was a child. She teaches herself about the plants/animals that live in the swamp and finds creative ways to survive on her own. When Chase is found dead, she is suspected of murder...I loved reading along with everyone‘s comments!

rambiepaige I LOVE THIS BOOK! 🧡 4w
BennettBookworm Omg I‘m sooo glad we all liked this one!! 😆🙏🏻 4w
heidisreads This book is in my top 5 for reading in 2019. 4w
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leahsbookishobsession
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Just another gushing review for this book...
FEATURING⇢

Surviving A Life Lived Alone
Coming Of Age
Two Timelines in the '50s & '60s
Literary
Murder Mystery
Splash of Romance
With Audio Performed by Cassandra Campbell
MY RATING⇢ 4.5 STARS | GRADE A-
See it here⇢ https://leahsbookishobsession2.blogspot.com/2019/08/where-crawdads-sing-by-delia...

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kstadt929
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Reading by the fire at the cabin tonight 🔥 @BennettBookworm

BennettBookworm Love!! 4w
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Margot0817
Mehso-so

It was a decent read but I don't understand what everyone is raving about.