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Lcsmcat
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir | Frank McCourt
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This was so popular when it came out (when my kids were in Catholic school.) But I‘m one to be wary of hype, and I put it off. But I shouldn‘t have. It‘s tragic, and funny, and very well written. Number 12 of #24in2024, and #bookspin for April. @TheAromaofBooks @Jas16

Amiable Such a fabulous book 1w
BarbaraJean I‘ve been wanting to re-read this one! I read it during all the hype, and then picked up ‘Tis and Teacher Man over the years, because Angela‘s Ashes was so good. I still haven‘t read those other two, and feel like I need to circle back to this one before I do! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo! 1w
Lcsmcat @BarbaraJean Both of the sequels are on my shelf. I‘m a little wary because often memoirs of childhood work when those from later years don‘t. So I‘ll be eager to see what you think of them. 1w
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Jas16
The Colour of Milk | Nell Leyshon
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The sense of foreboding in the slim book was so well done! I worried at every turn of the page. Mary is sent off by her father to work for the Vicar and help take care of his ailing wife. Although the home she left was harsh and full of backbreaking labor she laments the lack of choice she is given. I won‘t lie, this book was bleak but I thought it was really effective. #24in2024

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Lcsmcat
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Lisa See returns again and again to brutal stories of female friendships destroyed by misunderstanding. Every bit as difficult to read as Snow Flower, and as meticulously researched. I learned a lot about haenyeo and the fate of Korea before and after WWII. A pick for my irl book club, and number 11 for #24in2024.

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OriginalCyn620
Garden Spells | Sarah Addison Allen
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I loved this so much! Very charming with a great cast of characters (though my absolute favorite might be the apple tree 😂) and with such lovely magical realism. So far, I‘ve not been disappointed by SAA!

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#tbrtarot - 4th one from the left side of my bookshelf

Jas16 I love this book! 2w
Texreader Great review! I ❤️ this book too 2w
CBee I, too, love this book ♥️♥️ 2w
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DieAReader 🥳Great 2w
TheAromaofBooks This one has been on my radar for a while. 2w
StaceGhost Her books are such comfort reads for me! I loved this one especially 2w
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 2w
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OriginalCyn620
The Switch | BETH. O'LEARY
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Loved it! A grandmother and granddaughter, Eileen and Leena respectively, decide to swap lives in order to shake up their lives. Leena heads to Eileen‘s small village to get some much needed rest after suffering a panic attack at work, while newly single Eileen goes to bustling London to meet available men. This was funny and touching, and I loved Eileen so much!

#bookspinbingo - my #bookspin for this month
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Jas16 I liked this one too. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I really enjoyed this one also!! 3w
julieclair How fun! Stacked! 3w
DieAReader 🥳Great 3w
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Lcsmcat
The Bingo Palace | Louise Erdrich
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Like @Centique said, this is not my favorite of the Love Medicine novels. Many characters are difficult to love, and there is less humor and more relentless depression. But I did love Fleur‘s final act. And I think I know what happened with Lipsha, but would love to discuss with anyone else who has read this. Number 10 for #24in2024 @Jas16

Jas16 Still haven‘t read this one. I need to. 3w
Centique Im glad someone else has read this book! Whats your theory about Lipsha? 3w
Lcsmcat @Centique I‘m wondering if she meant us to think he got away with it by being perceived as his father‘s hostage. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
Centique @Lcsmcat oh i like that theory. I was wondering if theyd all died because he saw his mothers ghost again - but i much prefer thinking he got out of there 3w
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Smarkies
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Really liked "seeing into" the life of a neurosurgeon. Henry Marsh is aware of disasters and the triumphs in a neurosurgeons life and he reflects on how he has changed through his time in the profession.
Loved the wry humour in the essays.
#roll100
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OriginalCyn620
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This was totally a #blameitonlitsy read! I saw all the love this book was getting so I had to see for myself what all the fuss was about, even though I‘m not much of a fantasy girl. I‘m glad I gave in to the hype because it was a total delight! The world-building was good, Viv is a great MC, and all the supporting characters are endearing.

#bookspinbingo
#pop24 - cozy fantasy book
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Librarybelle I was shocked how much I enjoyed this one…so not my typical genre! 1mo
DieAReader 🥳Great! (edited) 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
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Jas16
Augustown | Kei Miller
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Set in Jamaica, a young Rastafarian boy comes home from school crying after his teacher cut off his dreads. His grandmother may be blind but she can see that this event will have serious repercussions. The story goes back and forth in time, giving us a deeper understanding of this town and the divides that bind but also separate its inhabitants. Miller manages a lot in less than 300 pages. #24in2024

BarbaraBB Great review. I‘ve been meaning to read this one for years 1mo
squirrelbrain Sounds great - stacking. 1mo
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OriginalCyn620
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A wild ride! In an elite neighborhood, the residents of a cul-de-sac have an annual Memorial Day block party (the timeline spans from one block party to the following year‘s block party) and a murder has been committed. The reader doesn‘t know who the victim is (which I love!) or who among the cast of characters could be a killer. This is very gossip-y and totally rich people behaving very badly, but so entertaining! The last 1/4 is very twisty!

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