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The Good People
The Good People | Hannah Kent
County Kerry, Ireland, 1825. NRA, bereft after the sudden death of her beloved husband, finds herself alone and caring for her young grandson Michel. Michel cannot speak and cannot walk and Nra is desperate to know what is wrong with him. What happened to the healthy, happy grandson she met when her daughter was still alive? MARY arrives in the valley to help Nra just as the whispers are spreading: the stories of unexplained misfortunes, of illnesses, and the rumours that Michel is a changeling child who is bringing bad luck to the valley. NANCE's knowledge keeps her apart. To the new priest, she is a threat, but to the valley people she is a wanderer, a healer. Nance knows how to use the plants and berries of the woodland, she understands the magic in the old ways. And she might be able to help Michel. As these three women are drawn together in the hope of restoring Michel, their world of folklore and belief, of ritual and stories, tightens around them. It will lead them down a dangerous path, and force them to question everything they have ever known. Based on true events and set in a lost world bound by its own laws, The Good People is Hannah Kent's startling new novel about absolute belief and devoted love. Terrifying, thrilling and moving in equal measure, this long-awaited follow-up to Burial Rites shows an author at the height of her powers.
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#NamasteNovember #goldcover
A slow burn book, great read though.

Eggs Beautiful 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Tamra This is a good one, disturbing but good. 2w
Kalalalatja Stunning edition! 2w
lele1432 Wow! 😍 2w
youneverarrived Beautiful cover. I still need to read this one but loved Burial Rites 💙 2w
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Librarybelle
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Not set along the Mersey River, but water and rivers play a role in this newest by Kent. Kent has become one of my favorite authors for her writing style and her ability to evoke such raw emotions. I absolutely love Burial Rites, & while this one is excellent, I think BR is still my favorite. This centers around the battle between religion & superstition & a tragedy that ignites investigations into a way of life. #merseyparadise #RedRoseSeptember

Cinfhen I bailed on this one even though I loved Burial Rites. 3mo
Librarybelle @Cinfhen It‘s not for everyone. This one is so tragic, it makes Burial Rites look like a happy story. 3mo
arlenefinnigan Sounds interesting (if heavy going!) 3mo
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Cinfhen @Librarybelle 😂😂😂😂TRUTH 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Will be starting this soon! BR was so amazing too. 3mo
Crazeedi @Librarybelle I read this for LMPBC and I wasnt sure till I got to the end, then this book hit my heart 3mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen and thank you for giving this one to me! 3mo
Redwritinghood I loved both of her books. 3mo
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LouiseWalters
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I read this book as support for our wonderful young writer from Adelaide, Hannah Kent. As a follow up to her brilliant novel “ Burial Rites” this book is similarly about single women in ancient times, who find themselves in trouble with the law. It‘s hard not to feel sympathy for the lead characters, despite some of the choices they made. An interesting study on the belief systems that govern the society.

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SiriuslyWeasley
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Imagine my surprise when I went through my mail upon returning home and found a #JB book and a note from @Jas16 !! Thank you, Jennifer! I'm thrilled with your choice and humbled by your kindness. 💜

Jas16 I hope you enjoy it! 5mo
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Buechersuechtling
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Just to make sure that also my English speaking followers know what I‘m raving about and add the correct books to their stack. ?

The original title of „Wo drei Flüsse sich kreuzen“ is “The Good People”.

By the way, has anybody got an idea why the foreign language and the original language editions are not (yet) mixed into one feed❓
I thought this feature has recently been introduced – am I wrong, @Litsy ❓?

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shellleigh33
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Out and about getting ready for son‘s graduation while starting this book for #LMPBC #round5 #groupL

Crazeedi Congrats to your son!!!🎉 7mo
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Stellina
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In rural Ireland, 1825, three women gather to save a child....

Can't wait to get started!

#hannahkent #thegoodpeople #books #reading #bookworm #bibliophile #ireland #nighttimereading #dogs #sleepydog

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Kayla.Adriena
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LOVED this book @Crazeedi . Going out tomorrow @shellleigh33 ! #lmpbc

Libby1 One of my all time favourites. 💚 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm This was a great read. Slow burn but 👍 7mo
Crazeedi Awesome!!! 7mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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"We are good only when life makes it easy for us to be so. Maybe the heart hardens when good fortune is not there to soften it. "

This book is so good!! Hannah Kent is amazing! Great choice @Crazeedi! And you commented maybe the baby has Polio, I think it's rickets!

PirateJenny One of my favorites! I thought since the boy ages, it could have been something like cerebral palsy. But really it could have been so many different diseases and I like that we can speculate. It puts us more in the story. Could he have been cured? We will never know 8mo
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Crazeedi
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#LMPBC Round 5 Group L @suvata
@shellleigh33 @Skeebies05 @Kayla.Adriena
Finished and being sent to Kayla tomorrow! I received 'Rebecca' from Ashley on Friday!
I hope you enjoy this intriguing book!

Skeebies05 Glad you got it!! 8mo
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Crazeedi
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#LMPBC #groupL #round005 @suvata
@shellleigh33 @Skeebies05 @Kayla.Adriena
Starting my book so I can get finished and pass on!!

j.rye Such a beautiful cover. 9mo
Crazeedi @j.rye yes😍 9mo
Littlestbookshelf Oh I was researching Hannah Kent last night after starting burial rites and I added this to my TBR list! 9mo
Crazeedi @Littlestbookshelf so far its interesting 9mo
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Crazeedi
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#LMPBC #groupL #round005
This is the book I've decided to read. I hope you all think you'll enjoy it too. Kent is a new author for me!

Skeebies05 👍🏽👍🏽 10mo
shaynarae I love Hannah Kent! 9mo
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Crazeedi
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Thank you dear Cindy for your kindness to me! I can't wait to read this!
@Cinfhen #litsyfriendsarethebest #litsylove #oceansapartbutfriendsatheart

Cinfhen Yay!!!!! Enjoy😘Hope you‘re feeling well and I love the hashtag 🥰 10mo
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Simona
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1. I‘m always attracted by shiny, sparkly covers.
2. Without plans 🤷‍♀️
3. Yellow.
4. Peter.

#friyayintro @howjessreads

JennyM That is a very beautiful cover - so much prettier than my copy 10mo
Libby1 I LOVE THAT BOOK!!! Sorry to shout, but I really, really do. 10mo
Simona @JennyM I also like paperback version - in blue with golden leaf. 10mo
Simona @Libby1 It is still in my TBR 🤗 10mo
readordierachel That is gorgeous! 10mo
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Redwritinghood
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I found this book immersive and dark. A good look at the way superstition and paranoia can catch on and overwhelm a community. Based on real events, the small farming community is steeped in fairy lore. A desperate widow tries to save her grandson, who she believes is a changeling. I enjoyed Kent‘s writing, which is sharp and focused. 4⭐️ #goodpeople And thanks to all the buddy readers.

Cinfhen I‘m glad u stuck with it! I have a bit of FoMo over this one. I bailed early ☹️ 10mo
TrishB Glad you enjoyed it 👍🏻 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Glad it‘s a pick for you. I gave it 4 stars too. 😊👍 10mo
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Caroline2 It was a 4 star from me too! I love her writing and the characters! I was completely immersed in her world! 10mo
JennyM Great review...and thanks for your reading company with this one. I didn‘t enjoy it as much as I hoped, but I still think Kent is a master of words. She sure does meticulous research! 10mo
Mdargusch I thought it was beautifully written and I gave it 5⭐️ but I also listened to it on audible. I think the narrator with her Irish accent really pushed it over the top for me. 10mo
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Birdsong28
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I have chosen the tagged book for this prompt for my #52booksin52weeks as it was loosely based on a court case in Co. Kerry of Infanticide.

As this is the closest I am going to get to a true crime book as even though the point of these challenges are to widen your reading I just would have a hard time ticking this off otherwise as I just don't like reading true crime in the non-fiction sense.

@Schnoebs

TrishB Me neither! 10mo
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Birdsong28
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I have chosen the tagged book for this prompt for my #popsugarchallenge as it was loosely based on a court case in Co. Kerry of Infanticide.

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Birdsong28
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Good. Even though it took me awhile to get into it, the story was an interesting concept showing the battle between 'Old Ways' that can be taken as superstitious, the church and science. Thank you #NetGalley for the proof copy.

Thank you @trishb @JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm @Mdargusch @caroline2 @Tamra @Christine11 for the buddy read it has got me through this! Even though some of you bailed I would suggest you try again

TrishB Glad you enjoyed it 👍🏻 I read half of the book and know I won‘t pick it up again 🤷‍♀️ 10mo
JennyM Glad you enjoyed it in the end. I felt so-so about it, but still appreciated Kent‘s meticulous research and beautiful writing. 10mo
Redwritinghood I hope to finish it tomorrow! 10mo
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Mdargusch I‘m glad you felt the way I did! To me the battle between superstitions and the modern world were so shocking! 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Glad it‘s a pick for you. Her writing is certainly beautiful. 10mo
ApplesandSpindles Looking forward to this one. I read her "Burial Rites," which I found fascinating and beautifully written. I appreciate good research too. 10mo
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Redwritinghood
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#goodpeople Am I the only one still working on this one? I‘ve gotten about a third of the way through. Just made a latte, so I think it‘s time to sit back and knock a good chunk of this one out.

Birdsong28 No I am still going I'm at about 73% last time I look as I'm on Kindle. 10mo
Birdsong28 Keep going we will get there! 😀😀😀😀📚📖 10mo
Redwritinghood @Birdsong28 Great! I‘m finding I like it. Her writing is very good so far. 10mo
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Birdsong28 @Redwritinghood I am finding that it's not a book to just read a few pages of, that you have to read a good chunk of it to really get and enjoy it 😀📚📖 10mo
Cinfhen Well a few of us ( or maybe just 2 ) bailed!!! 10mo
Tamra It can get slow, but I enjoyed it. The pace picks up toward the end. 10mo
Pricel101 Agreed @birdsong28 Love this author and looking forward to your review @Redwritinghood! 10mo
Tamra @Redwritinghood I really like her writing too, I was entranced by Burial Rites! 10mo
Birdsong28 @Pricel101 @Tamra I loved Burial Rites but not really feeling like that about this but I have come this far I WILL make it to the end! 😀📚📖 10mo
TrishB @Cinfhen we did..... 10mo
Pricel101 Go girl!!📚💥 10mo
Tamra @Birdsong28 I don‘t think it‘s as good either. 10mo
Redwritinghood @Tamra @Birdsong28 I loved Burial Rites, so I‘m hopeful about this one. 10mo
LeahBergen There‘s my cup that you “made” me buy, too. 😍 10mo
Caroline2 I really liked this one but it is mega bleak!! 10mo
JennyM This one divided opinion - I sat on the so-so fence. 10mo
ApplesandSpindles I have not read this one but I thought "Burial Rites" was fascinating and beautifully written. 10mo
Redwritinghood @ApplesandSpindles I‘ve read both now. While I liked both, I prefer this one. 10mo
ApplesandSpindles @Redwritinghood Ooohhh....Something to look forward to. Thanks! 10mo
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Caroline2
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And I thought Burial Rites was bleak...! This does reach new levels of dark. I wouldn‘t say I enjoyed it but it consumed me! I was fascinated by the old superstitions in Ireland in 1825 on fairy folk and how far they were willing to go! With the usual beautiful writing and intriguing female characters, this is a pick from me! Thank you for letting me tag along on the buddy read guys! 😊

TrishB Glad you ‘enjoyed‘ it 😁👍🏻 10mo
Cinfhen I‘m glad my negativity didn‘t distract from your enjoyment 💕 Hannah Kent is a gifted wordsmith 10mo
Redwritinghood Nice review! 👍🏻👍🏻 10mo
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emilyhaldi Kent certainly is talented!! 👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
Birdsong28 I am slowly making my way through it! 😘 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly I was underwhelmed by Burial Rights but it sounds like I may have to give Kent another go! 10mo
Mdargusch Beautiful review. You summed it up very well! 10mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This is so sad, tragic. Disheartening. Such pitiful ignorance, these people. Look how poverty, grief, superstitions, and such strong belief affect the three women‘s lives and the repercussions that follow. Among all the bleak scenes, there are moments of empathy and humanity that are touching. The pace is slow in this, some parts dragged on, but I was eager to know how it goes, though with a sense of foreboding.👇

erzascarletbookgasm Kent is a skilled storyteller and her writing powerfully evocative.👍 #GoodPeople thanks for letting me tag along to buddy read. 10mo
batsy Lovely review, J. I've no idea why I haven't read Kent yet. Burial Rites sits on my shelf. 10mo
BilboBookends What a great review! Adding to stack 👍🏻 10mo
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Cinfhen You‘re review makes me want to read it, even though I just bailed last week 😄so glad my negative vibes didn‘t hinder your enjoyment xx (edited) 10mo
Tamra Perfect description! 10mo
Cathythoughts Great review ♥️👍🏻 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks @batsy . I hope you‘ll get to it one day. 🤞 I‘m sad I didn‘t love this as I loved Burial Rites. 10mo
Kalalalatja You make it sound really good! 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm @BilboBookends thanks, I hope you‘ll get to read it. 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Hahaha @Cinfhen 😘..can‘t say I enjoyed it but I kept turning the pages to see how it ends. 10mo
TrishB Lovely review 👍🏻 not tempted to go back though! 10mo
emilyhaldi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
Mdargusch Wonderful review! You really summed it up. 10mo
Caroline2 Great review! I‘m on the last 70 pages now, it‘s hard going but I feel the same and I want to see how it all ends! 😔 10mo
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emilyhaldi
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Mehso-so

I did it. I finished the book!...kind of. I did skim 50-100 pages to get to the climax and the ending 🤷🏻‍♀️And wowza, Kent did not let up with the darkness

I am sad I didn't love this book like I loved Burial Rites. Both are very atmospheric and slow paced, but for some reason it didn't work for me this time. Fun to read with the rest of you #goodpeople though!!

Tamra I agree with you, not as compelling as Burial Rites. 10mo
Reviewsbylola Pretty sure I was bored to tears by BR. Def skipping this one. 10mo
JennyM I‘m dittoing you. I felt exactly the same 😘 10mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Same! I‘m kinda sad I didn‘t love this as much as I loved her debut. 10mo
TrishB Agreed, but couldn‘t even finish this one! 10mo
Cinfhen I should have skimmed to the end too!! I‘ve already wrapped and shipped my book off!!! I think Kent might be one of those bleak writers 🤨 even BR was brutal!!! 10mo
Caroline2 I‘m about half way through now and I‘m liking it! 🤷‍♀️ it‘s dark and bleak like BR but maybe I‘m just in the mood for that at the mo! 😆 10mo
emilyhaldi I can relate! @Caroline2 I LOVE dark and bleak most of the time but this was just a little too slow I guess. Glad you are liking it!! 10mo
emilyhaldi It's dark @cinfhen from what I gathered from my skimming, Nance convinces Nora to drown the boy in a river to release the fairy that's inside of him... And they do. They go to trial for the murder of the boy and somehow get off not guilty 🤷🏻‍♀️ The end 😳 10mo
Cinfhen Ha! That‘s perfect ~ thanks, Em!!! So glad I bailed when I did!!!!! 10mo
Mdargusch Shocked you didn‘t like it more. 10mo
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emilyhaldi
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Hmmmm... these fairies/good people/changelings sure work in #mysteriousways.

I‘m about halfway through and feeling a bit bored by this book. I hate bailing so I might try to continue but I‘m struggling! 😕

#musicalnewyear

TrishB Definitely a book that splits readers 😁 11mo
Reviewsbylola Bail. YOLO 11mo
vivastory I've heard great things about Kent, but haven't read her yet 11mo
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Cinfhen This is where I bailed...I don‘t think the pace picks up but I am curious to know how the story ends 11mo
BarbaraBB Your sister is right. YOLO 💃 11mo
Birdsong28 I'm about halfway through. I am finding that if you read for a long time it's ok but if you just have a few mins to read it is just so slow. Keep going, I am! 😘📚📖 11mo
batsy The cover is so pretty! 11mo
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MeganAnn
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Book 3: #newyearwhodis
This one I throughly enjoyed! Kent brings to life the people of this small Irish town full of superstitions. Kent draws you in and won‘t let go. I found myself both wanting to read as fast as possible and also wanting to stop so I didn‘t have to read the hard parts. I cried for poor Michel, but could also understand Nora‘s willingness to believe superstition that Nance could banish the fairy and bring back the real child.

TheKidUpstairs I'm glad you loved it, too. Kent's writing is so beautiful, and she really gets into the marrow of her characters. Have you read her other one? 10mo
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Cinfhen
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Real life distractions might be hindering this book right now because I find myself slowly drifting away every time I pick it up. I agree the writing is lovely but the subject matter and elements of magical realism are not working for me. Sorry my #GoodPeople , I think this book is going back into #hibernation 🐻

TrishB Same 👍🏻 I don‘t think I‘ll be tempted to pick back up though. 11mo
RadicalReader @Cinfhen gorgeous book cover totally beachy 11mo
CoffeeAndABook Too bad it‘s a disappointment, man that cover is so alluring. Sometimes it‘s just wrong time, wrong book. It‘s been happening to me a lot lately 🤷🏼‍♀️ Hope you pick up a real page-turner next 🤞🏼☀️😙 11mo
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JennyM Sleep well in your hibernation #GoodPeople. It was more of a slog reading this one than Burial Rites and it was soooo bleak!!! 11mo
Cinfhen I know what you mean @TrishB I think I‘ve tried this book before ... I‘ll give it one more go and then into the Litsyverse it flies @JennyM @CoffeeAndABook @RadicalReader The cover is definitely a stunner!!!! 11mo
Birdsong28 It taking me ages as well! Glad I have done this buddy read with you. Hopefully you can pick it up again in the future. 📚📖 11mo
Cinfhen I always feel bad bailing on a buddy read @Birdsong28 but sometimes it really is wrong book wrong time 11mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen very true, sometimes a book just doesn't work. Move on 11mo
Cinfhen Do u want me to send it to you @Crazeedi ???? 11mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen what a sweet offer! I have not read anything by this author, I just read the description, and I think I might enjoy! My email crazeedi73@gmail.com. get in touch so we can exchange addresses, email etc. Thank you tons😊❤ 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm @JennyM I agree, this is slow in the earlier parts, unlike Burial Rites. @Cinfhen too bad it didn‘t work out for you. 11mo
emilyhaldi Bummer. I'm going to try reading a little more today and see if it makes me want to keep going... 11mo
Tamra Bailing is better than regretting! 😁 11mo
rohit-sawant The 🐻 emoji is criminally underused! 11mo
Redwritinghood That‘s too bad. Seems to be a really split decision on this one. 11mo
Reviewsbylola Magical realism rarely works for me. 11mo
Cinfhen Hahaha @rohit-sawant #SaveTheBear 🐻 11mo
Cinfhen I‘m happy I let it go @Tamra @erzascarletbookgasm @emilyhaldi @Redwritinghood @Reviewsbylola but can someone please tell me how it ends 😂 11mo
Mdargusch @Cinfhen @reviewsbylola the magical realism didn‘t bother me since it‘s based on a true story and the peasants of Ireland really based their life on the work of fairies. Sorry you could not get through it, but I‘m glad I read it so thanks for the buddy read! 11mo
Cinfhen I always feel bad bailing on a buddy read but my heart just wasn‘t in this one @Mdargusch I‘m glad it worked for you. Hannah Kent is an amazing author so I feel a little guilty that I didn‘t stick with it more. 11mo
Suet624 @Mdargusch ooohhhh, your description might have just sold me on this book! 10mo
Mdargusch It‘s definitely not getting much Litsy love @Suet624 🤷🏼‍♀️ 10mo
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Tamra
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There was a quotable sentence on every other page and the opening section of the first chapter is gut wrenching grief over the death of a spouse. Take my heart out and stab it repeatedly. I have more specific thoughts, but want the other buddy readers to finish first. I feel deep pity for people controlled by fear of the supernatural.

I didn‘t know this was based on a true story until the end! #thegoodpeople

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 11mo
Tamra @TrishB thanks - did you decide to bail? This wasn‘t my favorite Kent novel and there was a point when I was not entirely engrossed. 11mo
TrishB I did bail - just couldn‘t carry on, I appreciated the writing but the story just couldn‘t keep my interest! 11mo
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Tamra @TrishB midway it got a little slow for me so I understand. 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm I didn‘t know it was based on true events till after, too. I think it was well researched. 11mo
JennyM Incredibly well researched and written beautifully. Glad you enjoyed it 11mo
Tamra @JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm I agree, before I realized it was based on a true story I figured she had to have done a lot of reading about fairy lore. Some really out there rituals, “fixes” and “cures.” 😮 (edited) 11mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I‘ve finished this #GoodPeople buddy readers. Will post review later when more or all have completed theirs. Sigh, always the women who suffer much in these stories.

Image of Killarney landscape above.

Pricel101 Oh lovely post! The women always suffer the most. Hannah Kent is a fave 🙏 LOVED 11mo
Redwritinghood Looking forward to your review. I‘m way behind. I haven‘t even started yet! 11mo
emilyhaldi Certainly a lot of suffering in this one! 11mo
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Leftcoastzen I want to be there. 11mo
Cinfhen Gorgeous imagery 💚I‘m having trouble staying interested. I think timing is off for me. 11mo
Tamra I‘m hoping to finish this afternoon if I can get some uninterrupted couch time. 🤞🏾🤞🏾 Definitely a sense of foreboding and while fairy folklore isn‘t something I have ever been interested in, I‘m getting thru it and learning a lot. I feel such pity for people ruled by arbitrary gods and supernatural phenomena. 11mo
TrishB Gorgeous pic 💕 Look forward to your review. 11mo
Mdargusch Their lives just seemed so miserable. 11mo
Birdsong28 Getting slowly through this currently at 26% on #Kindle 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Pricel101 I loved her debut too! 😊 11mo
JennyM It was certainly bleak! 11mo
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emilyhaldi
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I‘ve made it about 50 pages in and I‘m enjoying this #darkanddreary read so far... I‘m looking forward to reading more about Nance Roche!

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 nice cover too. Will be watching your comments! 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s great! I haven‘t seen this cover before. 11mo
youneverarrived I like this cover for it. Never seen it before. 11mo
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hermyknee Beautiful photo! 11mo
Cinfhen Beautiful photo!! Her cover art is 🙌🏻😇but this book is dragging for me. I went from The Wonder vibes to Snow Child vibes 😕I‘m not getting the right feels😩 11mo
Reviewsbylola Yummy coffe! ☕️ 11mo
Mdargusch I thought you‘d like it 🧚🏼‍♀️🧚🏻‍♂️ 11mo
Birdsong28 I am currently on 26% at the moment so I am slowly getting there. 😀📚📖 11mo
JennyM Hope you enjoy it the further you get. 11mo
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TrishB
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Ok, I‘m calling it a day, giving in. When you‘re snarling at your book at the thought of picking it back up....sorry fellow buddy readers.... hope you do better/enjoy more.
If I haven‘t put everyone off I‘m happy to send this on!

Cinfhen I might be on your page....Ive been giving my copy the stink eye all day😉 11mo
CarolynM I keep hearing how good this is, and Burial Rites too, but the stories just don't appeal to me. You make me glad I've not tried.🙂 11mo
Kaye I read and liked her first although it was quite different. I couldn‘t get into this one. No guilt if you don‘t like a book. I‘ll bet you can reach over and pick up another really fast. ( if not, click BUY on Amazon. If you have a Kindle, a new book will be laying in your lap before you can blink. ) 😁 11mo
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Gennic Better to walk away than force it 11mo
sk888888 There‘s no shame in pulling the bookmark. 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm No need to feel sorry towards your buddy readers, Trish. Just move on to your next book! I‘ve just read up to Part One, so far okay for me but 💔 11mo
emilyhaldi Ha! Snarling is never a good sign 😆 I have yet to begin this one but I‘m intrigued! 11mo
TrishB @CarolynM I enjoyed Burial Rites, though very similar in style there was a very definite plot dragging you along! 11mo
TrishB @kaye 😁 no problems picking another book!! 11mo
Redwritinghood Oh no! One down. Sounds like you made the right decision though. 11mo
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm still going to follow everyone‘s comments! 11mo
TrishB @emilyhaldi another Marmite book apparently ! 11mo
TrishB @Redwritinghood I‘ll be watching you all! 11mo
SilversReviews I loved her first book, but I heard this one isn‘t as good. 11mo
TrishB @SilversReviews seems to be a lot more of a mixed reaction to this one. 11mo
scowler1 Loved Burial Rites, I have to try this. 11mo
JennyM You tried Trish. I‘m just about to finish it while I audio clean. I can‘t say I‘ve enjoyed it (it‘s too bleak and sad for that), and I‘m glad to have had the audio to keep me engaged. 11mo
Caroline2 Oh well, you win some you lose some! I loved burial rites so I‘ll give this ago. I‘m behind with the buddyread as I‘m in bed with a kidney infection! 😖 I haven‘t been able to read for days! 😟 your package arrived tho! Thank you Trish! I‘ll post a pic soon! 😘 11mo
TrishB @JennyM look forward to your review 👍🏻 11mo
TrishB @Caroline2 sorry to hear 😔 hope you‘re soon on the mend! They‘re very painful. 😘 11mo
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130 pages done, struggling. Writing is beautiful and haunting, but just don‘t know that I want to finish the story.....will see what my face does when it sees the book in the morning 🤷🏻‍♀️

Birdsong28 I'm only on chap 3 myself, even though the writing is beautiful they are just so long and I have had to go over paragraphs as sometimes it just wasn't connecting together for me. Keep going we will get there 😀📚📖 11mo
Mdargusch @Birdsong28 fortunately for me, listening to it on audible, I didn‘t have any issues like that. And to hear it read with the different voices and the Irish accents really helped! 11mo
Mdargusch It is a tough one @TrishB It reminds me of the Wonder, His Bloody Project, and The Burning of Bridget Cleary. 11mo
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Bookishthoughts This was one of my top picks for 2018. It is such a beautifully written SAD💔💔 story. I even cried a little. They all were really doing what they thought was best. I hope it catches your interest, and you can finish it💛 11mo
JennyM Hang in there Trish. It is a slow burn, which I hope will be worth it in the end. But like @Mdargusch I have probably avoided feeling like this due to having the audio to push the story along. 11mo
Cinfhen I‘m with you @TrishB @Birdsong28 I find I‘m not engaging with this book, at all!! I keep putting it down and going back to a different book I‘m listening too!!! I‘m only about 50 pages in. It‘s too slow and while the writing is beautiful the story is tedious @Mdargusch @JennyM @LazyDays 😬☹️ 11mo
Cinfhen I keep thinking I‘ve read this before @Mdargusch and it‘s The Wonder all over again!!! Which I also did not LOVE 11mo
Cinfhen Your cover is gorgeous, though!!!! 11mo
TrishB @Mdargusch I‘ve read 2 of those and didn‘t like them!! 11mo
TrishB @LazyDays I would normally have put it down by now....will try a bit more.... 11mo
TrishB @JennyM it‘s getting one more go on the bus today....😁 (edited) 11mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I couldn‘t remember what it reminded me of - but yes it‘s The Wonder, which I also did not love either....!! 11mo
TrishB @Cinfhen mine is an ARC that I got in a charity shop (hence the bent corner...) (edited) 11mo
JennyM @TrishB you‘re a good woman Trish. It is definitely slow - I‘m up to chapter 15 and its more of the same stuff. I‘m sticking with the audio for the last bit. 11mo
TrishB @JennyM I may change my mind anytime before I leave for work! 😁 11mo
Cinfhen I think after reading Weight of Ink which was also very descriptive but slow moving this book might end up in #hibernation or I‘ll just set it free into the Litsyverse 😁 11mo
TrishB @Cinfhen same....we‘ve probably put everyone off now... 11mo
Cinfhen Hahaha!!! Probably 😂😂😂 11mo
Mdargusch I gave it 5stars because it really touched me. But I loved the Wonder too 🤷🏼‍♀️ @Cinfhen @TrishB @JennyM @LazyDays 11mo
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Mdargusch
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This is a beautifully written tragedy. Kent‘s artful way with words and sentences made the senseless horror in this book palatable. Nora hires a young girl,Mary,to help with her grandson, who Nora believes is a changling or a fairy. This is the story based on true events of how Mary, Nora, and a local doctress, Nance, deal with their hard lives, folklore, fairies, and the world that is trying to change around them. Heartbreaking ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TrishB The sadness is giving me a headache! It‘s very claustrophobic 😔💔 11mo
emilyhaldi Nice review!!! Sounds like it‘s going to be a dark read 🖤 11mo
Mdargusch I can see why some people can‘t finish this book @TrishB 11mo
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Mdargusch Dark and gloomy just for you @emilyhaldi (edited) 11mo
TrishB I‘m carrying on for now but it‘s hard going! 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh you‘re quick to finish it! I‘m finding it so 💔 11mo
Reviewsbylola This sounds good. 11mo
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I love maps in books! I‘m reading the tagged book, where Nora was taking a ten-mile walk to Killarney..and it says she saw this place and that place...I keep referring to the map to see where she was travelling. 🙂
#GoodPeople

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 11mo
TrishB Not got that far yet 😁 11mo
Cinfhen I like book maps too 11mo
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Redwritinghood I love maps in books too. 👍🏻👍🏻 11mo
Christine11 I love a book map! 😊 11mo
JennyM Hope you‘re enjoying so far 😘 11mo
Pricel101 I LOVE travel literature even better if there are maps! 🌎 11mo
Mdargusch Darn. No map on the audio version. 🙃 11mo
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Cinfhen
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“People are always a little afraid of what they do not recognize” #GoodPeople I have a feeling this little line is going to be a MAJOR theme 😢

TrishB Yep 😔 started on commute this morning! 11mo
Redwritinghood A major theme for most epochs in human history! I haven‘t started yet, but plan to get to it this weekend. Hopefully, I can catch up. 11mo
Cinfhen I‘m reading it slowly @Redwritinghood it‘s sad! 11mo
JennyM ❤️ 11mo
Mdargusch You would be right on that assumption. 11mo
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TrishB
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🇬🇧
🇮🇪 (tagged)
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🇸🇬 (visited last year) 🇺🇸 (still holding out for New York trip!)
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🌎 11mo
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JennyM
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#TheGoodPeople

I‘m switching between print and audio, so I get to listen to the beautiful Irish narrator. And by doing so I also learn the correct pronunciation of names. Like Micheál, which actually sounds like Me-hall.

JennyM And it‘s breaking my heart how Micheál is being treated. 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a great idea, using audio! I‘ve just read the first chapter today. 11mo
TrishB Just read first few pages on my commute 💔 11mo
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Cinfhen I love that idea!! I‘m going to see if my library has this available on audio 11mo
JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm @Cinfhen @TrishB I‘m finding listening to it is making it more atmospheric, and I didn‘t think Kent could get any more atmospheric!!! It‘s haunting so far, and sad. 11mo
Tamra Great idea! 11mo
emilyhaldi I checked for the audio after @Mdargusch recommended it but it's unavailable from my library 😏 11mo
Redwritinghood That‘s a good idea. I‘ve had a busy couple of days and haven‘t started yet. I hope to join you Friday or Saturday. 11mo
Mdargusch That audio adds a whole other level to this book! 11mo
TrishB I think I would definitely need to lie down in a dark room with audio! 11mo
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Tamra
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Ummmm, based on the introductory pages and this chapter title page, I‘m guessing this is not a cozy feel good read.😑

No complaints, I love Kent‘s writing! #thegoodpeople

Birdsong28 @Tamra Are you joining me @TrishB @Cinfhen for the buddy read? 😘📚📖 11mo
Tamra @Birdsong28 happily yes! 11mo
Birdsong28 @Tamra That's good 😘📚📖 11mo
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emilyhaldi Lol 11mo
JennyM It‘s dark and soooo atmospheric. I‘m about halfway through and Kent is a wonder wordsmith! Enjoy xx 11mo
Tamra @JennyM I‘m counting on it! 11mo
Cinfhen I actually had to stop after the first 30 pages... this book is depressing me😔but I‘m in!!! 11mo
TrishB Starting today 👍🏻 11mo
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“She did not understand how Martin‘s body could seem so small. In life he had been a bear of a man, had carried her on the night of their wedding as though she was nothing more than sunlight.” Hannah Kent is a true wordsmith. #GoodPeople

Christine11 She is a great writer - Burial Rites is amazing! I‘ve got this one but haven‘t read it yet 😊 11mo
Librarybelle I loved this book! Burial Rites is still my favorite, but she is such a lyrical author. I may have to reread this one this year! 11mo
Crazeedi This is a book on my TBR list, it sounds so good. An author I have not read (edited) 11mo
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Cinfhen Do u own a copy @Crazeedi ? If so, join our buddy read!! You should too @Christine11 we only started today 💜 11mo
Cinfhen I agree @Librarybelle her sentence structure is beautiful 💚 11mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen I do not own a copy unfortunately 11mo
Cinfhen I‘ll send u my copy after I‘m done reading it @Crazeedi 😊 11mo
Mdargusch I loved that she was as light as sunlight. Great quote! 11mo
Christine11 @Cinfhen If I finish the one I‘m reading now pretty soon I definitely might join the buddy read! Thank you 💖 11mo
Cinfhen Jump in whenever @Christine11 11mo
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Cinfhen
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Hoping to start this book later today😁 Calling all my #GoodPeople @JennyM @TrishB @Birdsong28 @Mdargusch @Redwritinghood @emilyhaldi are you guys ready to go?? It‘s a SUPER informal #BuddyRead Go at your own pace and share a thought when u feel like it!! If it may be a spoiler use the spoiler tag❤️All are welcome to join in #TheMoreTheMerrier

Cinfhen @Tamra do u want to join us?? I saw you commented on a different post xx 11mo
Birdsong28 Ready to go 😘📚📖 11mo
Cinfhen Excellent @Birdsong28 💕 11mo
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Caroline2 Oh I‘ve had this on my tbr shelf for ages! Can‘t wait to hear what you think! Wish I could join the readalong but I‘m in the middle of a book and I‘m not the fastest reader but I‘ll try and join in later, if that‘s ok? 11mo
JennyM I am all set to start today...thanks Cindy for getting us organised 😘😘😘 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh, I have this on my TBR. I loved her other book, Burial Rites. 11mo
TrishB Should finish current read tonight and start this tomorrow. 😁 11mo
Cinfhen Great @JennyM @TrishB join in @erzascarletbookgasm @Caroline2 whenever u wish ❣️🎉😁 11mo
Tamra @Cinfhen I‘m in! 😁 11mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! Looking forward to having u join our group @Tamra 😊 11mo
Mdargusch I‘m on chapter 17 and it‘s a dark one. I‘m listening to it and the narrators Irish accent really adds to the sense of time and place. 11mo
emilyhaldi I‘m going to start this today or tomorrow!! 🤗 11mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, you‘re making great progress @mdargusch I only read about 50 pages so far. Im still finishing but almost done with this one 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve finished what I was reading..so I‘m joining! 💃 11mo
Cinfhen Great @erzascarletbookgasm 🙌🏻🎉 11mo
juliegumdrop What a great book 11mo
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MeganAnn
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Next up off the #NewYearWhoDis list from @TheKidUpstairs are these two.

“The Good People” :: I‘m reading this beautiful hard cover copy I found on thriftbooks. LOVE this cover! 😍✨💕

“How I Live Now” :: I put the ebook on hold through my library and it just came in so I‘m reading that on my lunch break at work. I HATE this version of the cover so I‘m really glad it‘s an ebook and I don‘t have to look it it much 🤢🤷‍♀️

Bookzombie I didn‘t know How I Live Now was based on a book. I have had it on Hulu list for a while now. 11mo
Tamra I had this in my hand from my TBR shelf the other day ...... very soon! 11mo
TheKidUpstairs Ooh, good choices. And I'm with you, that cover is not great (I hate movie tie in covers)! 11mo
TheKidUpstairs @Bookzombie I didn't know it either until one of my postal book club members sent it around. 11mo
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kathedron
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Another brilliant fictionalisation of a grim historical event from Hannah Kent. It's a powerful portrait of grief and while I was fascinated by all the folklore this is at heart a disturbing tale: if you were upset by how the child was treated in Emma Donoghue's "The Wonder", I'd recommend giving this a very wide berth. There's no denying she has a way with conjuring place and culture and the hard lives that ordinary folk live within it, though.

Tamra I have loved her writing! I will pull this off the shelf soon. Thanks for the great review and reminder. 13mo
kathedron @Tamra You are welcome! She's good, isn't she? 😃 13mo
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AdaChivers
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Interesting weird little book.
I enjoyed it but didn't like the ending very much, but recommend it.

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Megara
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There‘s a traditional Irish murder ballad, circa 1600 at the beginning of the book my coworker is reading and I just had to share it!

rwmg Makes me wonder what the story behind it was and why she killed the baby 13mo
Megara @rwmg Agreed! My initial thought was postpartum depression, as I‘ve heard mothers speak of wanting to take scissors to their baby‘s skull... but I don‘t think there‘s enough information in the poem to make that assumption! 13mo
Megara @rwmg Although, “old woman” may or may not imply she was past the age she was able to conceive. And it never says the baby was hers. 13mo
rwmg @Megara True. My thought was it was illegitimate 13mo
Megara @rwmg Interesting! I also wondered about “witchcraft.” And I was wondering who would have come out to the old woman in the woods wondering if she killed the baby. 13mo
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mdm139
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My original book for the tea swap has made it's way home. Thank you for all the extra books and goodies and tea. I loved seeing everyone's comments. @LazyDays @Schlinkles @PirateJenny

Bookishthoughts In happy it made it today! I hope you enjoy!☺ 1y
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We took the oldest to the airport at 4am. He‘s off to his last year at college. The youngest is starting jr high tomorrow. The middle guy is in grade 11. I‘m feeling old and my mom heart is a little achy. I‘m spending the rest of this day under a fuzzy blanket with some books. It‘s medicinal.

TrishB My eldest moves out tomorrow. I‘m in shock and not sure how I‘m going to be coming home without him!! Weird isn‘t it.... 1y
tpixie Hugs 🤗 1y
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JacqMac @TrishB It‘s all kinds of weird! I‘m still amazed that he isn‘t a baby anymore. Lol 1y
JacqMac @tpixie @whatshesreadingnow Thanks ladies. Love always helps. ❤️ 1y
TrishB Exactly 💕 understand totally. 1y
BookNAround I get it. My oldest is a senior in college. My middle is a junior in college. And my baby is a junior in high school. In my mind, all three of them are still plump babies or toddlers. Life is a whole lot quieter now and only promises to be more so in the next couple of years as the last goes to college and the older two don‘t have breaks to come home during anymore. 1y
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JacqMac
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A little in bed, before breakfast, I don‘t want to face the day, kindle reading. I can‘t believe it‘s the last weekend of summer already.

JillR I really enjoyed this one :) 1y
JacqMac @JillR I‘m loving it so far. 1y
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