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Where the Crawdads Sing
Where the Crawdads Sing | Delia Owens
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ShelleyBooksie
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This is a prime example of book timing for me. Picked it up last year and it did not hold my attention. Picked it back up recently and was captivated. A vivid story about an abandoned child and her connection with the marsh where she lived. Biscuit approves. #catsoflitsy

Prairiegirl_reading Omg! Biscuit. Tooooo CUTE!!!! 1w
rockpools Ooh, this is on my kindle still to read - this year! Thank you for your GORGEOUS card - it arrived this morning 😊 3d
ShelleyBooksie Yay! So glad it made its way to you @rockpools :) 2d
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Word_Dragon
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It did take me a couple of chapters to get into the story due to the time change in the story, but it was easy to follow once you knew what was going on. Her beautiful depictions of the wildlife and landscapes was breathtaking. My heart broke and re-mended so many time for Kya. However, to be honest, at times that there were some challenges with believability and predictability. (But, for me, this did not pull me out of the story too much.)

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Word_Dragon
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“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.“

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MotherOfCats
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Funny, I‘m a thriller girl and none of these are thrillers 😅 but…

Favorite book the of year for me was #WhereTheCrawdadsSing. I just loved it 🥰 Other high honors go to #AnxiousPeople and #TheSevenHusbandsOfEveylnHugo

Happy New Year, everyone 😊

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TheRiehlDeal
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This was a great coming of age story about Kya Clark having problems with her family early on in life and as a result, running away to live in the marsh land. She learns a lot about herself over the years while also learning to connect with nature despite her loneliness.

I liked that Owens added a murder mystery to the plot as that made the story more interesting. The writing is beautiful and poetic.

5⭐️

12/30/21

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TheRiehlDeal
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Thanks for the tag @Crazeedi

🎆 🤷‍♂️ Nothing I can think of that I achieved or that challenged me this year.

🎆 Tagged. I‘m almost finished with it. Definitely a 5 star for me.

🎆 I hope to start looking for a new job.

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs I thought the tagged was engaging too. Thanks for playing 🎊📚👏🏻 3w
Crazeedi Good luck in your job hunting! I hope you find one you love. Keep me posted!! 3w
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Emu
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Mehso-so

It took me awhile to finish this book. I had high expectations, but it wasn‘t impressed with it. The descriptions of the nature was beautiful but the dialogue not so much.

Aims42 Same, I enjoyed the second half more than the first half, but it still didn‘t make it a “pick” 😑 I hope your next book is much better!!!(Also, your kitty is so sweet!!!) 1mo
batsy Sweet kitty 😻 1mo
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TheRiehlDeal
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#Two4Tuesday

1. Having the Christmas tree up and snow on the ground.

2. The tagged book. I want to finish this year reading an excellent book.

TheSpineView No snow until Christmas day. I'll send you my extra!🤣🤣🤣 Thanks for playing 2mo
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Melismatic
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Mehso-so

The first pick for the brand new book club at my workplace. I thought this was a tad overhyped — but would probably work best as a movie.

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TheRiehlDeal
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#Two4Tuesday

1. I stopped creating goals a couple years ago as it was just too much pressure to meet what I set. I find it much less burdensome when I can read/listen and not think about meeting a goal. So far this year, I‘ve read 10 books.

2. The tagged book. I read it as an ebook early last year and then I stopped reading it halfway through because I new I wanted to get it as a hardcover for Christmas. Definitely will be a 5 ⭐️ read

Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 2mo
The_Penniless_Author Thanks for tagging! 2mo
TheSpineView Less stress is always better! Thanks for playing! 👍📘 2mo
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wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 🥰 2mo
DaveGreen7777 Thanks for the tag! 👍 2mo
Blueberry Same here. Reading challenges too often keep me away from what I really want to read. Thanks for the tag. 2mo
Crazeedi Thank you for thinking of me! 2mo
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AlysonCE
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Finally finished a book and out of a very long reading slump, and it was this lovely story. Tender, poetic, and bursting with the most beautiful writing. A masterclass in world building on a small scale. Strong themes of coming of age, loneliness and self reliance in a hard world, and what it is to be truly 'connected'.

IuliaC Lovely review! I really enjoyed this one 👍 2mo
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MelHopton
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I'd really love to visit the marsh, meet Old Red and look out for Coop and all the other amazing wildlife in the dirty, wet wilderness. The story was great, nice bit of courtroom drama at the end and the inevitable twist in the tale, but for me, it was that incredible habitat that stole the show. Kya is a great character with a backstory that evoked dismay, frustration and rage. The men are the bit parts really, but are all needed for Kya's story.

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laur89
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5/5 ⭐️ Addicting, immersive, and a thought-provoking story. Owens‘ writing brought the marshes of North Carolina to life just as much as the characters. Kya‘s experiences gave a totally different perspective on life that I really appreciated!

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laur89
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Finally picking up a physical book again 🤗

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.”
~~Delia Owens

#Haunted

Happy Sunday!! 🧡🍁🧡

Eggs Perfect 🤎🍁🧡 3mo
DarkMina Nice quote!🍂 (edited) 3mo
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kplovesbooks
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My guy friend took this shot when he was out on his boat yesterday. First, it's gorgeous!!! 😍😍😍 ...But also, is it just me or does it remind anyone else of Where The Crawdads Sing?? Just the quiet, marshy vibes of it.

KristiAhlers Totally get that vibe! 3mo
JenReadsAlot Beautiful and agree! 3mo
BarbaraBB Yes! I thought of it when I saw your picture before reading your post. 3mo
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MotherOfCats
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I know my goal is/was small, but at least I have some time to surpass it! I read 33 books last year, so I‘m aiming for at least 35 this year 🥰 Have to say my fav read of the year has been #WhereTheCrawdadsSing

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MissPep
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Great book! Really enjoyed it.

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Night_Reader
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4/5 🌟

This is a book about loneliness, survival, nature and much more. It did take me a little while before I got into the book but once I connected with the character, Kya, I enjoyed the book immensely & really felt for her.

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Ahw06
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Mehso-so

Unpopular opinion: the best part of this book was the cat.

I heard wonderful things about this book but it just didn‘t do it for me. It seemed to drag on forever. I know the dialect was to engross the reader in the location and era but it made it much more difficult to follow. There were good parts to the book but the overall story fell flat.

2.7⭐️

SamAnne I‘m in the same boat. I loved the descriptions on the marsh, etc but found aspects of the story too unbelievable. It was a so so for me. 4mo
Ahw06 @SamAnne I‘m glad I‘m not alone in that. There has been so much hype around it but it just wasn‘t for me. 4mo
BookNAround Not completely my cup of tea either. 4mo
fredthemoose This one wasn‘t for me, either! I never latched on to it and ended up bailing early. 4mo
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Caroline.t

Autumn was coming; the evergreens might not have noticed, but the sycamores did.

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LibrarianBanana
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This was a tough one to get into. I ended up switching to audiobook because the pace was too slow and the writing a bit muddled. However, the narrator does an outstanding job and hooked me in, I ended up really enjoying the storyline. It's a good mix of love and self discovery, with a heavy dose of small town politics and racism.

KristenDuck Sometimes narrators really have a way of selling a book - I had a hard time reading this one but I had the paperback version. 4mo
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ReadingOver50
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3 1/2 stars. Interesting read but a little slow paced. The ending was satisfying.

kplovesbooks Concur! 👍 I wasn't as thrilled with it as most people were but still a good read. 4mo
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TH3F4LC0N
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A little late to the party with this one, (although it sounds like the party is actually still going on), but I finally got around to reading this book. I though it was pretty good. Great descriptive writing, and an earnestness that really shone thru. The characters could have been better, and the dialogue was honestly pretty bad - like, some parts were Harlequin romance level bad. But overall, I enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend. 👍

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Victoria_Clyne
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Oh what a gorgeous read. Going into this one I didn't really know what it was about. So I loved the way the story slowly unfolded. It was beautifully descriptive and you couldn't do anything but love and feel for Kya. Definitely going to read more by Delia Owens.

I did this as an audio book and the narrator did a wonderful job.

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AlisBookNookCorner
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✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ https://suspensebookreviews.home.blog/2021/08/12/where-the-crawdads-sing-by-deli...

Team 5 star! WOW!! What a poetic, stunning, elegantly written novel about a young woman's life. A beautiful coming-of-age tale set in a marsh, with such detail I could not help but feel I was there. Developed, lovable characters, marvelous storyline, a heartfelt tale of one woman's survival after being abandoned by her family.

Adventures-of-a-French-Reader I loved her poetic description of nature. It was a lovely read! 5mo
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damselsgotballs
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"Faces change with life's toll, but eyes remain a window to what was, and she could see him there."
Delia Owens
'Where the Crawdads Sing'

#bibliophile #lovebooks #lovereading #quotes #booknerd #bookworm

You're doing great.

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damselsgotballs
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"Standing in the most fragile place of her life, she turned to the only net she knewーherself"

Delia Owens
'Where the Crawdads Sing'

#lovebooks #bibliophile #lovereading #booknerd #bookworm #quotes

You're doing great.

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damselsgotballs
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The imagery in this book the scenery that Owens implants in your head is beautiful!

I feel like Kya can be understood and empathized with by just about anyone She's very relatable specially as she navigates the discoveries of new emotions of life and love You can't help but hurt for her, root for her cheer her on and wish to physically defend her honor against the prejudices she endures I loved this book so much and I think I loved Kya even more.

BookBosomed1 One of my favorite reads. It is being made into a movie. 🥰 5mo
damselsgotballs @BookBosomed1 That's wonderful even though we all know that the movie-adaptations never live up to the standards the novel has set. Speaking of which, I feel like that 451 word limit doesn't really do justice to a book like this, or is it just me? 🍻📚 You're doing great. 5mo
BookBosomed1 The word limit is so hard for some of the books. I have to do a lot of revising of the reviews and then feel as if I didn‘t do the book, esp like Where the Crawdad Sings, justice. Oh, well. 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
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Court_Nay
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New favorite place for some morning reading….the deck!

BookDadGirlDad Wonderful choice of reading!! 5mo
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damselsgotballs
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This book has been popping up everywhere recently and I finally decided to give it try and had ordered it online a few days ago, now it's finally arrived and I'm very excited to read it. What did you (those who've read it) think of it?
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#bibliophile #lovebooks #lovereading #booknerd #bookworm

You're doing great.

DebbieGrillo Loved this so much! 5mo
DebinHawaii I really enjoyed it. I ended up listening to the audio book & really got caught up in the story. 🤗 5mo
damselsgotballs @DebbieGrillo @DebinHawaii I can't possibly agree more, also.. I hear it's being adapted into a movie so that's great too even though we know there's no way it's gonna be as great as the novel itself.🍻📚. You're doing great. 5mo
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DrLReads
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This book was massively hyped. It didn‘t quite live up to its reputation, but I tore through this novel. The ending felt rather rushed, but a strong read regardless.

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Catsandbooks
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1. Cabin or Camper. I don't like sleeping on the ground. I grew up camping in a pop up camper and later a hard side slide out camper. So many wonderful memories in them!
2. Meows and Markers Camp. It would be an art camp with cats 🐱
3. Tagged
4. Read each night before bed. Hope finish a book.
#litsysummercamp

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mama_cass
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Amazing novel with a strong female lead, touching on topics of social inequality, biological family vs. chosen family, love & heartbreak, and a murder mystery to boot - and incredible imagery throughout. Couldn‘t put it down.

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damselsgotballs
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I have already ordered:

Little Fires Everywhere
Where the Crawdads Sing
Daisy Jones and the six,
and am impatiently waiting for their arrival. If you've read any of these before please recommend them to me. 🍻📚😆
#bibliophile #lovebooks #lovereading #bookhunt #mustread

You're doing great.

mcctrish I‘ve read everything but Woman in the window and city of girls and loved it all except The Alchemist, I‘m not a fan of Paul Coelho, all the allegorical stuff is not my jam I will read Woman in the window eventually but I‘m not a fan of Gilbert so probably won‘t ever read her again after Eat, Pray Love . 6mo
Peaceful_Reader I‘ve read all three and they are all great! My personal favorite is Daisy Jones 5mo
damselsgotballs Great! I haven't read Daisy Jones yet but I'll get to it soon🍻📚 5mo
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AFrostCauseReads
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I knew I wasn‘t going to be bored re-reading this with my book club, but I wasn‘t expecting to pick up on so much foreshadowing. I remember being evenly split on the ending the first time.

What I loved most was the perfect blend of science and art we see in Kya. She is both smart and artistic, and can apply both of those things to her daily life.

There are some truly heartbreaking moments, but sometimes that‘s needed to make you question things

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terpinusa
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Nice descriptive setting and great plot twist

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candc320
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Oh my this was a wonderful story!! So beautifully written, with tenderness and sadness and so much hope it about breaks your heart. Kya was an excellent character, taking a childhood of abuse and loneliness and turning it into a marvelous life that was what she wanted and not what everyone else thought a person should have. I love all the descriptions of the nature she loved and the murder mystery that I wasn‘t expecting. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

IuliaC I really enjoyed this one! 6mo
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trohera2108
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Amazing‘

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candc320
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Thought I‘d start this one while cleaning today…and it‘d so good! I‘m already 1/4 of the way done and it was really hard to stop listening. I ran out of things to clean 😁.

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Tsalm1
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Book 10 of 2021 has been *highly* recommended by a few friends, and it really lived up to the hype. Loved it. The story, the descriptive language, the imagery, just brilliant. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Cazxxx
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I didn‘t love this as much as everyone else seems to but it was beautifully written with great characters

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Curlybookowl
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Currently packing for a family reunion and have no good pics 😅😂. I am currently reading a spicy book though and living for it. It is savage prince by Meghan March, ✨chefs kiss✨ what are you currently reading?




#bookstagram #booklover #bookshelf #shelfie #bookaesthetic #bookaddict #readersofinstagram #readersofig #readerlife #readerforlife #stephenking #noraroberts #leighbardugo #victoriaschwab

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DebbieGrillo
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I resisted this one, but am so glad I finally read it! I love the historical nature and the depth of character development. Kya was amazing and resilient. If you love this, may I recommend:
Before We Were Yours
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

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Alfoster Yes! I loved all 4 of these books!❤️👏 6mo
ShelleyBooksie I loved Bookwoman but could not get into Crawdads at all! 6mo
sblbooks The Giver of Stars, Where the Lost Wonder, A Memory of Violets 6mo
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PaperbackPirate Can‘t wait for the movie! If you like WTCS, I would recommend 6mo
RenePenn Loved Crawdads and Before We Were Yours! 6mo
RenePenn @sblbooks also loved The Giver of Stars 6mo
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TravelsWithBooks
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Wonderful audiobook! I hope to visit North Carolina someday!

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https://travelswithboooks.wordpress.com/2021/07/13/where-the-crawdads-sing-by-de...

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