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llwheeler
Heart Choice | Robin D. Owens
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This was a fun challenge last year (though I didn't quite make it) so doing it again this year. Thanks for hosting, @TheHeartlandBookFairy 😀

Here's my book stack - all books for challenges except Heart Choice. 10 of them are the last books I need for #sfftbrchallenge, and the right hand stack is for #192019challenge

llwheeler Aaand of course I forgot the hashtag in my actual post 🤦‍♀️ #14books14weeks 2d
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Sweettartlaura
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Pickpick

😮😮😮
What did I just read???
This play is my pick for 1921 for #192019challenge and though the adaptation I got is modern, the spirit comes through.
A company of actors is practicing a play, when 6 people come in. They say they are characters left unfinished by their author, and they‘re looking to set their story down.
The actors oblige them.
What ensues is a whirlwind of mindf$&!ery that shows the shadow side of creation.
I‘d love to see this.

rohit-sawant Oo, sold! Reading your review, first thing that popped into my mind was King's The Dark Half 😄 3d
Sweettartlaura @rohit-sawant it‘s definitely a precursor. Shorter - different because it‘s written for the stage - but definitely reminiscent. Read all the intro/stage directions - they help bring this to life, as well. And let me know what you think 🙂 3d
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Sweettartlaura
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My 1920 pick for #192019challenge & for author‘s first book for my local library challenge.
This is Agatha Christie‘s first book, & first Poirot story.
It‘s a little hard to appreciate 99 years later - at this point it‘s beyond formulaic. But it‘s worth a read/listen regardless: it‘s engaging; it‘s historic; it‘s short & sweet; and if you have any interest in the mystery genre, it‘s a hallmark.

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DarcysMom
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Panpan
Emilymdxn Fabulous review #teamtellhemingwaytofuckoff do you like Clarice Lispector? She's been redeeming modernism from men like Hemingway for me recently! 2w
DarcysMom @Emilymdxn I have not read any Clarice Lispector. I will have to check her out. Love the hashtag! I am definitely a member of #teamtellhemingwaytofuckoff! 2w
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Sweettartlaura
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Bailedbailed

Way too boring.

Way, way, way too boring.

I see this has a rating over 4 ⭐️. And I tried to hang in to see where it turns good. But I can‘t do it. It‘s a shame - my copy is beautiful, & has all three books in the trilogy. Still, I‘ve got to move on from this one.

Now I have to find two more picks for books published in 1920 & 1921 for the #192019challenge 😕 Any suggestions?

Kalalalatja Thank you! I never got the hype about this one 🤷‍♀️ 2w
Sweettartlaura @Kalalalatja She‘s a Nobel Prize winner 🤷🏻‍♀️. Some people like the medieval epic; maybe because this focused on a young woman instead of a young man this was more exciting 100 years ago; maybe because most people never saw a pic of Norway 100 years ago but she explains it beautifully? I dunno. But I can‘t give it any more time. There‘s nothing here for me and no hint that there will be 😕 2w
Sweettartlaura But I‘m glad I‘m not alone @Kalalalatja 😜🥰 2w
llwheeler I used The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton for 1920, I enjoyed it. I don't have a pick for 1921 yet so let me know if you get a good suggestion 🙂 2w
Sweettartlaura @llwheeler I‘m going with Agatha Christie‘s first for 1920 - The Mysterious Affair at Styles. Still on the hunt for 1921. And I‘m subbing out my 64 pick, too - tried to read JCO‘s first novel, but it was awful. Luckily I have something on my shelves I‘m happy to re-read, 2w
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DarcysMom
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DarcysMom
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Laura317 Creeping horror is true! 1mo
rohit-sawant Great review! 1mo
DarcysMom @rohit-sawant Thank you! 😁 1mo
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DarcysMom
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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DarcysMom
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rretzler I read this years and years ago and remember enjoying it quite a bit 2mo
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DarcysMom
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