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Before the Fall
Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
From the Emmy, PEN, Peabody, Critics' Choice, and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo comes the thriller of the year. On a foggy summer night, eleven people-ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter-depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs-the painter-and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members-including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot-the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage. Amid pulse-quickening suspense, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, human nature, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.
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Julsmarshall
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Mehso-so

Interesting story and format, I suspect I‘ll think about this one for a bit and that may turn it into a pick (it is close). It left me wanting fewer story threads that went deeper and while the male characters felt layered and complicated, the female characters seemed like hasty sketches, not fully formed. I didn‘t love that. I listened on audio, if it had been in paper, I don‘t think I would have finished it.

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vivastory
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I've had this for a couple of years, but thought this was perfect timing considering the recent news that Noah Hawley will be directing the next Star Trek. As far as the book goes, I thought it was an enjoyable, but not necessarily great read. I am a big fan of Hawley's tv adaptation of Fargo, so it will be interesting to see what he does with Star Trek. Although I was holding out hope for the rumored Tarantino version.
#Hollywood #MOvember

TalecArashi Tarantino Star Trek?? Woah... 3w
BarbaraBB An okay read indeed. 3w
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Cinfhen Ok for me too nothing especially memorable 3w
Megabooks I guess I‘d rather have Hawley directing, but this book was 👎🏻👎🏻 for me. 3w
readordierachel He directed Lucy in the Sky with Natalie Portman, which came out this year. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. I'm excited to see how he handles Star Trek. 3w
vivastory @readordierachel I somehow completely forgot about that. I'll have to check it out. 3w
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rather_be_reading
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Look how much I have improved in 2 years!! Also the first book I ever DNFd

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Rajea
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It's okay so far , I don't hate it but I don't love it yet 🤷🏾 #beforethefall

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Karkar
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Pickpick

Wow this was interesting. A quick read and a good thought provoking book about the 24 hour news cycle and social.

rather_be_reading i could not get thru this one! 2mo
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Kshakal
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Pickpick

A good fast paced thriller that leaves you guessing till the end. Well developed characters and narrative... I enjoyed it very much!

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Kshakal
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1. Before the fall by Noah Hawley
2. Pumpkin spice but maple is a close second
3 “Fucking A right,” says Bill and walks out to his town car.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Karkar
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A bit late to this one, but I chose this for our family book club read this month. Hopefully it is good!

Bklover I am so envious of a family book club! That sounds like so much fun! 4mo
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readtheworld
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Picked up these beauties at the Saratoga Book Warehouse, where every single book is $1 and paying is by the honor system — you put cash in a lockbox as you leave. The three rooms of books are not organized in any discernible way, so shopping there is like a treasure hunt! 📚

#bookhaul #bookstack #usedbooks #toread

Nute I would love an experience like that...a treasure hunt for books!🙂 4mo
readtheworld @Nute It was so fun hunting through the shelves! 🕵️‍♀️ 4mo
NHLibrarian My hometown! I‘ve been to that warehouse with my mom 😀 4mo
readtheworld @NHLibrarian Saratoga Springs is beautiful! I really enjoyed spending a day there. 4mo
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TheSpineView
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Booktastic I read this a while back - I think it's becoming a movie? 4mo
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squirrelbrain
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#freefalling

#augustABC

I really enjoyed this one....

Eggs Sounds gooood-didn‘t realize I had already stacked this! 4mo
starlight97 This is a good one 🙂 4mo
marleed I thought the conclusion was very interesting. Had I not recently posted for having read, the cover of Less seems perfect for this prompt. 4mo
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gradcat
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1. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley 📖
2. Up in the Air with George Clooney & Vera Farmiga 🎥
3. Leaving on a Jet Plane sung by Peter, Paul & Mary (written by John Denver) 🎶

*a belated #manicmonday

JoScho Thanks for playing 🛩💙🛩 4mo
gradcat @JoScho The pleasure was all mine, as is usual...♥️ 4mo
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TheSpineView
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#manicmonday @JoScho

📘Before the Fall
🎥 Airplane
🎶 Leaving on a Jet Plane

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🛩💙 5mo
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Madeline
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Alpha
Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
Pickpick

Great book that is both a fast narrative and slows a little in between to let you catch your breath
Characters are wonderful
If you want to discuss that ending let me know
Would love to cause I‘m still on the fence about the whole thing

Reggie The guy who crashed the plane resonated with what was going on in my life at the time. I was working with an alcoholic baby who people had always taken care of his whole life. This guy got put in charge of our department where is long term girlfriend worked. Not a fun 2 years until he got fired. P.s. check out Noah‘s other book Other People‘s Weddings. It‘s sooo good. Very dark, but great. 5mo
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LauraJ
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Finished another one! 4 of 8 for #bfcr2.

Hestapleton Woo! I liked the concept of this one a lot. 5mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Making great progress on your book goal! 5mo
Megabooks Great job!! 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
IndoorDame Yay! 🙌 5mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
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OriginalCyn620
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This book has been on my kindle for quite a while. I‘ve seen mixed reviews but it sounds great! After their #airplane crashes, the book focuses on the relationship of the only two survivors, an artist and a 4 y/o boy, but chapters about the other passengers and crew are interwoven throughout. Was the crash just horrible luck, or was it something else?
#letstraveljuly ✈️

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ive had this in my TBR for quite a while! 5mo
TNbookworm I loved this, so good! 5mo
MallenNC I‘ve read this and liked it. I had to make sure to read it when I didn‘t have any flights planned. 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve almost picked this one up several times!! ✈️ 5mo
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
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Soooo, I managed to do my whole weekly mileage target in one run today!
It was a bit of a struggle today as it was warmer out than it looked but the miles got done I‘m one long run closer to my half marathon in June.
Hoping to really get stuck into the latest (and last I think) #whodunituk book later as I‘ve struggled to find reading time this week.
Hope everyone‘s challenges have gone well this weekend. #bookfitnesschallenge
@wanderinglynn

BethM Killing it! 7mo
Cailey_Mac Nice job!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 7mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! That's awesome! 🙌 7mo
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Itchyfeetreader Well some ! 7mo
Clwojick This is awesome! Way to go! 7mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 7mo
Ash.on.the.line 👏🏼👏🏼great work!! 7mo
Kaye 👍🏼 7mo
VanChocStrawberry Woot!! 👏👏 7mo
dariazeoli Awesome job! 🙌 7mo
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JoyBlue
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Pickpick

I got lucky this week that a book recommendation from a friend was immediately available for loan on audio. I was quickly hooked on this mystery/thriller. Pretty good character development. A couple of good social/political/media comments.

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BkClubCare
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Yea, it‘s OK. I did enjoy a pie reference 🥧

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OriginalCyn620
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vkois88 I know I've read Before I Fall... but I can't really remember any of it 😕 8mo
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TheSpineView
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EadieB
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Day 18 - #fall #springintoreading #beforethefall

Reminded me of this book:
A foggy summer night, 11 people—10 privileged, 1 down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. 16 minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are the painter Scott Burroughs and a 4 year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy media mogul's family.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 8mo
vkois88 ✈✈✈ 8mo
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jenniferw88
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Pickpick

1. Tagged book
2. New York (hopefully!)
3. Martha's Vineyard
4. Thanks for the tag @Lel2403 . I tag @Caroline2 and @LoveToReadLiveToRead .

#whatwouldyoudo @DannyHattan

I'm in the love group for this book - I enjoyed spotting all the literary/pop culture references! Ruth I'll probably send it on to you next week some point. 4 🌟

Caroline2 Thanks for the tag and I‘m glad to hear you enjoyed the book! 👍🏻 8mo
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jenniferw88
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Thanks @Caroline2 for the next #whodunituk book! I'll try to finish some of my other current reads first, but this is definitely on my #tbr for April!

Caroline2 Be interesting to see what you think. It‘s seems a love or hate book, I was kinda in the middle! 😆 9mo
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starlight97
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Pickpick

A private plane plunges into the ocean 16 minutes after takeoff. Only two survive: an average painter and a four-year-old boy. We get a glimpse of the events leading up to the tragedy, from the perspective of the deceased as well as from the view of the investigators trying to figure out what happened. Mechanical error? Human error? 🤔
This was a good book, but not breathtaking.
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

rather_be_reading oh man i could not finish this one! 7mo
starlight97 @rather_be_reading really? 😮 How far did you get? 7mo
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Caroline2
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Mehso-so

Ohhhh I am torn on this one. I loved the writing and the main character but I really didn‘t like the constant switching of perspectives/narrators, esp as the women all seemed the same. The ending didn‘t bother me as much as I know it disappointed others but I did kinda feel like the author was playing with me. Which was eye rolling to say the least!! #whodunituk

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Caroline2
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Thank you so much @Libby1 for the bumper #whodunituk goodies! The book sounds charming and I love the pug pen! 😆 I can‘t wait to read the books! happy days! 👍🏻

Caroline2 @jenniferw88 should I read these in any particular order before I send them to you or does it not really matter?? 🤔 9mo
jenniferw88 @Caroline2 I'm expecting Before the Fall next, but I don't think it matters as @DeborahSmall hasn't had some of them. 9mo
Caroline2 @jenniferw88 okey dokey! 👍🏻 9mo
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Cathythoughts Loved Before the Fall & love Belinda Bauer 👍🏻♥️ 9mo
Caroline2 @Cathythoughts oh good!! 👍🏻 9mo
Libby1 Hi, @jenniferw88 , @Caroline2 , and @DeborahSmall . Both of these books arrived with me at the start of February from Faye so I just worked to finish them both and get them to Caroline. I didn‘t know Deborah hadn‘t received them! I hope they all find their way. I haven‘t received anything for March yet but I‘m pretty flexible and relaxed about it all! I hope you enjoy the books. I loved one. The other... not so much! Curious about your thoughts.😊 9mo
jenniferw88 Hi @DeborahSmall @Caroline2 @LoveToReadLiveToRead i think i may have a solution if Ruth agrees. I'll be happy to delay my books as I have my hospital treatment coming up & not sure how much reading I'll feel like, so if Caroline sends the books to Deborah next and then she sends it on to me we should sort it out. @daydreamin_star if you can send to Deborah next we should be ok for the order of books! 9mo
daydreamin_star Of course! Sorry @DeborahSmall I thought you'd pulled out completely not just for a few months. 😭 9mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @jenniferw88 @DeborahSmall @Caroline2 @Libby1 @daydreamin_star hi ladies! I‘m easy, I‘m happy to receive the books whenever. Rubbernecker is mine anyway so I think I only need to read Before The Fall, as well as Bluebird Bluebird which I already have, and I think that‘s me done! X 9mo
Libby1 I hope your hospital treatment goes well, @jenniferw88 ! Hi, @daydreamin_star ! 9mo
Caroline2 @ScorpioBookDreams Hey Rachael, have you heard from Deborah recently? If you look at the above discussion we‘re just wondering if I should send my books to Deborah next (instead of Jennifer as usual?) what do you think?? 🤔 9mo
ScorpioBookDreams @Caroline2 let me text her now and I‘ll let you know xx 9mo
ScorpioBookDreams @Caroline2 Deborah said she‘s going to skip them if that‘s okay with everyone? 9mo
Caroline2 @ScorpioBookDreams Yes of course, no problemo! 👍🏻 @jenniferw88 I‘ll send the books on to you as normal. 9mo
Caroline2 @Libby1 No worries Libby, I‘m happy to get both books! 😁 I started Before the fall last night and loving it so far...I‘ll let you know my thoughts on both of them! 😉 9mo
ScorpioBookDreams @Caroline2 thanks! 💕 9mo
jenniferw88 @daydreamin_star please see above comments (basically continue to send to Libby) 9mo
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mdm139
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The kids have their very first snow day tomorrow, but I am prepared. I have a stack of books and hot chocolate for all of us. Plus I have an art kit, a science kit, a new dvd, and soup. I think I am more excited than they are.

britt_brooke Hope you all have a fun day! Sounds perfect. ❄️ 10mo
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tricours
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Mehso-so

I was hoping this would be something more... mysterious. Instead it was just a standard page turner. But it didn‘t work for me, mostly because of the characters. None of them are the slightest bit interesting. Emma is just a plot device, the artist is just a Good Guy, etc. Bill & Doug are these ridiculously obnoxious characters that just serve the purpose of riling up the reader, hoping for some revenge. A cheap trick I‘m not overly fond of.

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thebookhooker
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Pickpick

A page-turner but so much more...
Gorgeous writing too!

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MrsBuell
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I read this 2 years ago. Good book! #bookofthemonthclub #beforethefall #noahhawley

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tricours
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Next up!

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Margievz
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#friyayintro @howjessreads
1️⃣ definitely teleportation, because people's thoughts could be scary!
2️⃣ Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
3️⃣Never really do. I always say I'm going to knit more, but I think I always knit the same! 🧶
4️⃣ Sabrina the Teenage Witch
5️⃣Will do!

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ckonicek
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I really like books with multiple interwoven stories and this had just that!

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I chose this because the author is also the writer of one of my favorite TV shows, Fargo. This book did not charm me—it doesn‘t have the original storyline and quirky characters of the show. It‘s a pretty straightforward thriller about the crashing of a private jet containing a couple of very wealthy families and a broke artist. His survival is the crux of the plot as authorities struggle to piece together what happened and how he survived.

Reggie Try Other People‘s Weddings by him. I loved Before the Fall but this one is better. 11mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit Thanks for the tip, @Reggie ! I really liked Before the Fall, but I did guess the mystery pretty far before the reveal. I know when he writes Fargo he has to channel the Coen brothers, so odd situations and quirky characters are pretty much required, but I was hoping for some of that in the novel, as well. I will definitely try Other People‘s Weddings. 11mo
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Mimiwrite
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Mehso-so

Endings are hard—this book imo thudded to one and that was that. Disappointing because some things seemed to have been set up and I expected more. Before that point the book held my interest well.

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squirrelbrain
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When I read the blurb I imagined that this book would be *another* of those ubiquitous thrillers - either unreliable narrator or multiple points of view. But it was far better than that - very clever, beautifully written and kept you guessing right to the end. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thanks for sending it to me Jess, I loved it!

@jhod #jbuk

gradcat I loved this book, and so did everybody else I know that read it! 13mo
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 13mo
jhod Yay! 13mo
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kelseynicburke
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kricheal
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Pickpick

I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did! I flew through This! #57 #shouldbesleeping #couldntstoplistening

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kelseynicburke
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I went and got this book at the library today instead of buying it. Feels like personal growth 🧗‍♀️💰

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kelseynicburke
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I‘m not sure why I always think I‘ll get work done at the library. It‘s a giant, beautiful building full of books. Nothing could ever be more distracting 📚🙇‍♀️

Linsy Beautiful! 🌟 14mo
Ashley85 ❤️❤️📚 14mo
kricheal That's a beautiful building! 14mo
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kricheal
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlylistening

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quirkyreader
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Bag sale scores. The library out in Mason, MI had a pop up bag sale yesterday. It was one American Dollar per bag and I walked away with two. This was what I found in the Horror and Fantasy genres.

jillrhudy I can vouch for Uprooted and After the Fall being really good! 14mo
Lel2403 I loved the Essex Serpent 📖 14mo
britt_brooke Nice!! 14mo
Reviewsbylola Before the Fall was really good and I hope to read The Essex Serpent soon! 14mo
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ScorpioBookDreams
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My #whodunituk arrived today @jhod 💕. Been meaning to read this one for a while.

RealBooks4ever Me too! 😄 1y
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No_One
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Mehso-so

How pretentious was this book? 😄 I thought it dragged out and I thought most of the characters were quite unbelievable. Stick to writing for TV, Mr. Hawley.

Smartypants Totally agree!! 1y
No_One @Smartypants glad I'm not the only one! 😄 1y
Megabooks Hated this one! 1y
Octoberwoman Oh wow, I‘ve been wanting to read this one. Here‘s hoping I won‘t agree with you! 1y
No_One @Octoberwoman me too, I hope you don't agree with me!! 😊 🤞🏼 1y
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jhod
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The rain is here! We're off out to the pub anyway and I couldn't not bring this which I've been devouring all day on my warm and dry sofa for #whodunituk. Loving it!

jbhops I had mixed feelings about this one. It wasn't a dump for me but it want one I would read again either. 1y
Ericalambbrown I really liked this one! I love Hawley‘s writing. 1y
Dragon I liked this one. 👍🐉 1y
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bookaholic1
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Bailedbailed

I had to bail on this one..good at the beginning but dragged as you continue reading

TheBee I will read this soon. It‘s sitting on my shelf. Wonder if I like it. Happy weekend!! 1y
bookaholic1 @TheBee I really hope you enjoy it, I am going to give it another try on audio, and listen to it while walking 1y
bookaholic1 @TheBee Happy Reading weekend to you too!! 1y
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dariazeoli
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I have some #JB cards to respond to! Thank you @Kdgordon88 @EH2018 @AmyG @BookwormAHN for your notes! And thank you @Kaye for the card and the surprise book & bookmark! This one has been on my Litsy TBR so long I don‘t remember anything about it, so it‘s a double surprise 😁

🙏❤️✉️

Kaye Glad it arrived safely. I had a few out there floating around that I sent media mail so glad to see at least one more arrived. Hope you enjoy it. 📖 1y
BookwormAHN 😺😺 1y
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