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Songs in Ursa Major
Songs in Ursa Major | Emma Brodie
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LeslieO
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10 books! #bookspin and #doublespin and Bingo! Big month for me. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! 2mo
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LeslieO
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Let‘s go April! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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LeslieO
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My March #BookSpinBingo. Hoping for a good month!🤞🏻

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Cortg
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I really enjoyed this one! It did remind me a lot of Daisy Jones and the Six; the music scene of the late 60‘s/early 70‘s, but tamer, quieter. I thought the characters were great, the choices they made, their experiences and overall growth. #pop22 ~ book about a band or music group #JumpStart2022 @Clwojick @Lizpixie

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Librarybelle
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#July had so many good reads, it was very hard to choose one to highlight for #12BooksOf2021 !

I thought of this one as a more mellow Daisy Jones and the Six. Similar premise, in that a rising rock star of the 1960s learns quickly about the record industry and its pitfalls. But, this also shows the issues a woman faces in a male dominated industry and how Jane, the MC, fights the establishment.

I listened to this one - good narration!

Andrew65 Looks good. Stacked. 6mo
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carolpharmd
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Enjoyed the flow & writing. Didn‘t know it was somewhat based on Joni Mitchell, & I personally don‘t enjoy reading about people doing drugs, addiction, etc ~~ okay book, just not to my liking💜

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Karons1
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Uummmm alittle disappointed with this one , from all the blurb I was expecting it to be as good as the brilliant 🤩 Daisy Jones and the six but sadly the characters are very very flat .

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ErraticElle
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If you're a fan of Daisy Jones or Opal & Nev, you NEED to read this book. Taking the same trope and breathing in new life, Songs in Ursa Major is a fantastic & atmospheric debut with a protagonist to root for. Jane is strong & brave, but realistic & flawed. The pace is fast and the narrative draws you right in for a ride you won't want to walk away from. Ursa is a powerhouse. I am wholly impressed & anxiously awaiting Emma Brodie's next release.

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Lauren.Archer
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This is a story of a troubled woman, haunted by her history of her mother and her relationship with Jessie that seems to be ever evolving. I absolutely loved this book so much. The story flowed beautifully and Jane gave me all the feels, and I wanted to see her conquer her past. This is a beautiful story of a woman trying to overcome her past so she can be in the present. Just read this one, you won‘t regret it.

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sprainedbrain
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I can‘t seem to say no to fiction about the music scene of the 60s-70s, so of course I loved this one. A perfect summer read for me (I finished it in August lol).

Full review on my much-neglected blog: http://sprainedbrain.blog/2021/10/09/a-very-late-review-songs-in-ursa-major-by-e...

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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BookingitwithSandra
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Have you read, Songs of Ursa Major yet?

Emma Brodie writes a compelling, true-as-life music fictional biography that will fill you with the desire to go out to your own festival and gaze at the stage wondering what each performer‘s story is and loving the music every second of your attendance.
📖Review is up! https://bookingitwithsandra.wordpress.com/2021/09/13/songs-in-ursa-major/

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Librarybelle
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I've seen reviews that compare this debut to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Daisy Jones and the Six; to me, this is a much mellower and reflective Daisy Jones. Jane Quinn makes headlines in 1969 with an unforgettable performance with her band. What follows is her experience with the record industry. At times the narrative was a tad plodding, but I did enjoy this - an interesting insiders' look at females in the record industry and their struggles...

Librarybelle ...to find their voice in a male dominated industry (a struggle that I know still goes on today). I listened to this one, and the audio was wonderful. A great summer listen! Thanks to Libro.fm's Audiobook Listening Copy program for librarians and booksellers, I had an opportunity to listen to this for free. If you have an interest in this program, take a look at it through this link: https://libro.fm/alc-program 11mo
Lizpixie I loved this! It‘s a more family oriented Daisy isn‘t it? Jane is lucky to have their support unlike Daisys waste of space parents and that makes all the difference to her life.❤️ 11mo
Librarybelle @Lizpixie Yes! I‘d love to read more about the Quinns…such an amazing group of strong women! 11mo
Lizpixie It had Practical Magic/Garden Spell vibes for me as well, wish it had magic too👩‍👧‍👧🍎✨ 11mo
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Jbakesmcgee3
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for fans of Daisy jones and books about music

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Lizpixie
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Bk27 of June & Bk1 of #20in4 #readathon is done! At first this seemed like a Daisy Jones knockoff,but it turned into a beautiful book in its own right.Set very much in the folk/rock scene of the early 70s, it has a softer side than Daisy coz Jane has her family in this which makes all the difference. Looking back now, you can see that control & drugs were the music industry then, I wonder if much has changed at all? Loved this.✌️#BookspinBingo👇

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 12mo
Andrew65 Great start 👏👏👏 12mo
Lizpixie This was also my #Doublespin book for July @TheAromaofBooks 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Thanks for letting me know!! 12mo
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Lizpixie
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Stumbled over this while looking at ebooks tonight, has anyone else read this? I‘d never heard of it before so I picked it up & am now in Chapter 16 already. It starts of like a cross between Daisy Jones & The Six & Practical Magic without the magic. So far it really good but I haven‘t seen it anywhere on Bookstagram, BookTube or on here.🤔

DivineDiana Not on my radar. 🤷🏼‍♀️ But I am intrigued with your description! ❤️ 12mo
CarolynM No, never heard of it. Any good? Are you affected by the lockdown? Take good care of yourself🤗 12mo
Lizpixie @CarolynM Very much so! Its Daisy Jones with a more female centric family story. I loved it✌️Yes, we‘re now in a two week lockdown along with the rest of Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast & Wollongong🙄 12mo
CarolynM Sending love and strength❤️ Lockdown is tough but necessary. Litsy has been a great support for me through it all, and I'm sure it will be for you too. You'll get through it. 12mo
Lizpixie @CarolynM thanks lovely. Honestly, I‘ve been living in lockdown on & off for years, I‘m just lucky to have the hubby who‘s my personal maid/shopper/payer of bills😋It affects him more than me! Litsy has been my support and window to the world for five years now, I‘d have gone nuts by now without this community, grateful isn‘t a strong enough word for how I feel about Littens!❤️Oh, & the hubs too😂 12mo
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Penguin Random House giveaway:

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kyraleseberg
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Loosely based on James Taylor and Joni Mitchell's love affair, plenty of people will want to compare this to Daisy Jones & The Six but there is no comparison. I see what Brodie intended here but character development, actions, and setting all failed to deliver what was necessary to make this a compelling Behind the Music story.
An acceptable beach read but a lukewarm reception from me.

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Schlinkles
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If you love the music of the late 60s and 70s, the folky rock stars of Laurel Canyon, and the Newport Folk Festival, this is for you. A well-told story, clearly inspired by Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, that shows that often the most damaged people make the most beautiful art and how those people find their voices.

FelinesAndFelonies I am eagerly waiting on this book. 1y
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