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Gissy
Bliss House | Laura Benedict
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There are stories about this house, disappearances, murders, ghosts. But Rainey Bliss wanted a new start in her life with her daughter Ariel after her husband died, in a house that she inherited. But as soon as she moved in, things start to happen. Are Ariel‘s visions real? Who is she seeing?
I enjoyed this one. It a predictable in some parts, maybe too long but I was in my perfect autumn mood. There are gothic elements and family drama.

allureofbeauty I really liked this one. 1y
Gissy @allureofbeauty Yes! I like that cover too. I love haunted houses stories. 1y
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Gissy
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I started this book long time ago but never finished it. It is a classic, more character driven so different from the movie. I enjoyed it because it is so good how it is described this transformation between what you were and what you have become. A constant struggling between these two beings-inside yourself. Strange/weird relationship between Claudia and Louis🤔So many deaths, are they really dead? Book 2 is waiting for me. 4⭐️

Gissy Hours of reading=12x10 points=120x8 readathons=960 points
#ScarsthlonDailyPoints (#8 vampire) -15 points
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Total of points for 2nd book first week of October=1,026 points

@staycurious
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Gissy Other-#2022ReadingGoals-old in tbr 1y
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TheSpineView Excellent 1y
AnnR Sounds like a good choice for the evil character square. Well done! 🎃 1y
Gissy @Ann_Reads That Lestat is evil! 😂 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
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Gissy
The Bitter Orange Tree | Jokha Alharthi
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Mehso-so

A story about Zuhour, her relationship with Bint Aamirs. Story goes from past to present to see how Zuhour will adapt her life in Britain. During the past narrative you will see their cultural roots. The story has many beautiful passages but I was sometimes confused which character was narrating. I found loose beautiful parts without connection. Maybe a re-read will help me to understand it better. 3⭐️

Gissy I still want to read her novel Celestial Bodies.

4th and last book read during August 2022 #20in4 Special Readathon @Andrew65

August #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#OriliusMagicalReadathon Autumn Equinox
Career-Healer Class Alchemy (2nd book read for this class) Poison Acidic Amber=Read an orange book or with orange in the cover-well, this book has tiny orange flowers on the cover😜
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Gissy #2022ReadingGoals read books received in swaps 2022 #StaycationinTimeSwap @BeaG thank you🥰 1y
Andrew65 Fantastic, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂😍 1y
S3V3N Sorry that it was just so-so. I saw it on your Litsy TBR List and thought it may be interesting. 1y
TheAromaofBooks Gorgeous cover!!! 1y
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Gissy
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2nd book in YA fantasy. I really liked this book more that the first one. We will see new characters and how and why the Rose Society is created, who will be the members of this new society. I liked these new characters. You can‘t trust anyone and everyone has a purpose to act and behave they way they do. At the beginning was a little slow but then it was pure action. I can‘t wait to read the third one. What is going to happen? I don‘t know😱

Gissy For a YA fantasy, I think it was pretty good for me 4⭐️
3rd book read during August 2022 #20in4 Special Readathon @Andrew65

August #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#TheForgottenBookClub

#2022ReadingGoals continue with sequels/old in my tbr
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Andrew65 Fantastic, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂😍 1y
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Gissy
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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A couple drama, how Avery and Ellen marriage will be affected after a third person arrived to their lives. It is about infidelity, betrayals but also about second chances to yourself, about friends support. I love that ending, a new perspective, a new start. My first novel by this author and I loved the writing style. I was focused in the story, in the dynamic of all these characters, expecting what would be their decisions. Couldn‘t put it down.

Gissy 4⭐️ Gorgeous cover😍

2nd book read during August 2022 #20in4 Special Readathon @Andrew65

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#OriliusMagicalReadathon Autumn Equinox
Career-Mage Hunter Class-Restoration (o) -Read a book with single object (figure) in the cover

#2022ReadingGoals Read more classics and old in my tbr
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LeahBergen I loved this one, too. 😊 1y
Gissy @LeahBergen Yes! Have you read other novel by this author? If yes, which one you recommend me? 1y
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Ruthiella You didn‘t ask me😜 But I also loved The Priory and Greenbanks by Whipple. 1y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1y
LeahBergen I second both of @Ruthiella ‘s recommendations. I loved those, too. 😊 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 1y
Gissy @Ruthiella Thank you! I will buy the Persephone edition😍 1y
Jess_Read_This I‘m glad to hear you enjoyed this one. It‘s this month‘s read for a bookclub I‘m in on goodreads. I‘m looking forward to it! 1y
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Gissy
Passing | Nella Larsen
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It describes what was happening in 1920‘s with interracial relations, society integration and genre position. After Clare ‘s father died, she moved with some relatives, and passed as a white woman hiding her childhood living in poverty in a dysfunctional home. She married for ambition with white man that “hates” black people not knowing that Clare had black heritage. Clare will reunite with an old childhood friend, Irene.⬇️

Gissy Then we‘ll see tension between these two “friends” based on how they perceive their circumstances passing as white women. According to the introduction, Clare represents the modern woman in those time. Terrible Clare. I recommend to read first the novel and then the introduction. The end is vague but you can infer what happened. I didn‘t expect it m, to solve the situation in that manner? So who was “worst”? The author‘s life was also difficult⬇️ (edited) 2y
Gissy Cont. It was difficult to read, terrible how Clare‘s husband described his feelings against black persons. So much hate. In the introduction there are some legal cases mentioned about this period of time. 4⭐️

5th and Last book read during #AwesomeAugust Readathon @Andrew65
August 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#2022ReadingGoals read more classics
2y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2y
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Gissy
Walking the Bones | Randall Silvis
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2nd book in the series. I expected more from this book but in general I liked it not loved it. DeMarco will take some leave with Jayme. He is still managing what happened in the first book (no spoiler) and is considering retirement. But during this leave, he is asked to resolved a cold case: 7 young girls were murdered one each year, only their bones were found and the apparently responsible wasn‘t incarcerated or maybe was someone else. ⬇️

Gissy In this book DeMarco is in a constant introspection about his past and what he wants for his near future. You have to be attentive to those first pages velvety related with some of the actions during the book. Interesting what happened between the psychologist and DeMarco. 3.5⭐️I‘m still want to know what is going to happen next.

4th book read during #AwesomeAugust Readathon @Andrew65
August 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
2y
Gissy #OriliusMagicalReadathon (Book was read out of order. I needed to read first another one😳🤷🏽‍♀️But in my mind it counts😜)
Career-Mage Hunter Class Conjuration-2 books
First book-😳
SecondBook-O-=Tale the bones=a book with a cover with bones or the word bones in the title

#2022ReadingGoals continue with series/old in my tbr
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2y
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Gissy
The Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater
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Second book in this series. We are going to know more about some characters specifically about Ronan. There are some funny parts between Noah and Blue and Gansey and Blue and Maura and The Gray Man. That Calla can be so direct, no filter when she speaks😂and there are other situations regarding of what Gansey is looking for. However, an unpopular opinion, I found some repetitive parts with this character Kavinsky and the cars🙄3.5/3.8⭐️

Gissy 3rd book read during #AwesomeAugust Readathon @Andrew65

August 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#TheForgottenBookClub

OriliusMagicalReadathon -Career Mage Hunter Class (O=ordinary)-Hex Tongetie=Annotate this book

#2022ReadingGoals Old in my tbr; continue with series
2y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2y
Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 2y
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Gissy
Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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I‘m always late but this is the first book read during #AwesomeAugust Readathon @Andrew65
Mixed feelings with this novel. Alice married John without knowing him well and moved with him to Tangier, a convenient marriage for John. But Alice is not adapting well to this new life. Then a supposedly friend, uninvited, arrived to visit Alice. Something happened between Alice and Lucy when they were in college. Lucy seems obsessed with Alice⬇️

Gissy What happened during that time? Who is this Lucy? The novel goes from the past during Alice and Lucy college time to the present. You are not going to like any of these characters. Betrayal all the time. That aunt is terrible. The end is a twist that most people are not going to like at all. You can feel desperate with Alice poor judgement. But I liked how characters were developed and with the descriptions, you can feel you are in Tangier.3⭐️ 2y
Gissy August #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

#2022ReadingGoals old in my tbr

I like that cover but I thought the story would be more like a family drama, nope it wasn‘t.
(edited) 2y
Andrew65 Well Done👏👏👏 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Gissy #OriliusMagicalReadathon Career Healer-Autumn Equinox
Class Alchemy first book-Basic of Poisons=Book on someone else worst list that you think might like
1y
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Gissy
The Switch | BETH. O'LEARY
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What I liked about this book was the relationship between Leena and Eileen, her grandmother. So cute. Not only both of them swap houses but also responsibilities in their communities. They will grow with these experiences, they will heal emotional scars. You will love Eileen who at age 79 she “still can open jars” as she says, is in charge of the neighborhood watch committee and who can be active in many ways. So optimistic! I loved her! 3.5/3.8⭐️

Gissy Orilius Readathon Autumn Equinox Career-Mage Hunter class-Spells and Incantetion (ordinary) =pick a book cover that match the color wheel assigned (light green)

August 2022 #BookSpinBingo &TheAromaOfBooks

#2022ReadingGoals old tbr
2y
BiblioLitten I loved this one. Fun, quick read but also well-written. 2y
Gissy @BiblioLitten Yes!❤️ 2y
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