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Untitled | Anonymous
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Ummm...I'm confused. I am not too familiar with the omegaverse genre so I had to do some research while reading this ebook. But I was mostly confused on the extra parts on the male anatomy that had me scratching my head. Were they monsters? Human?

Some of the sex scenes were steamy, but I was not a big fan of the inner dialogue.

#BookspinBingo #6 @TheAromaofBooks
#readyourebooks ##readyourkindle @CBee

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 4d
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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First time I read a book by this author, can you believe it?😳I have this book since 2018 thinking that I would not like it...but...
This book is intense and has the trigger of domestic violence. It is very explicit in the physical and psychological abuse. I will say this part was clinically well described. Also it was symptoms related with PTSD were well described.

Ernt and Cora married very young, Cora was 15 or 16 and Ernt was 25.⬇️

Gissy Cora hast not siblings and her parents didn‘t approve her marriage with Ernt. Cora said that Ernt changed after he came from the Vietnam War where he was captured and tortured. Cora asked him not to d listed. Since Ernt return, he cannot maintain a job, drink too much and has mood outburst. He maintains his family isolated. He inherited a home in Alaska and decided to move there with Cora and their 13 year old daughter Leni. ⬇️ 3w
Gissy (Cont.) Living in Alaska turned Ernt into an abusive husband but also in Alaska Cora and Leni found good supportive friends. The story goes narrating what Cora and Leni lived with Ernt abusive behavior. Then something happens that the lives of Cora and Leni changed. Not much to say after this without spoiling the story.
I will say that it was hard to read in these parts and I felt frustrated with Cora decision even when I know...⬇️
Gissy (Cont.)...her behavior is part of that abusive relationship cycle. The co-dependent relationship between these characters is so dysfunctional. In real life, is worst. I didn‘t like one part at the end which I think was unrealistic. The end? Well I will like to think that there will be hope in this type of relations. But how realistic was the end? I don‘t know. 3.8/4⭐️ 3w
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Gissy Useless gifts from Once Upon a Book 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3w
Gissy Monthly Photo challenge prompts- will be for me like a reading challenge too. I will see how many unread books posted in these prompts I will read at the end of the year. This book was an unread book posted in#NewYearNewBooks photo challenge Day 4 prompt #HighwayCvr @Eggs @Alwaysbeenabooklover (edited) 3w
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Eggs I‘ve read lots of Hannah - really love her books. Great choice 👌🏼 3w
BarbaraBB I still haven‘t read this author! 3w
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The Kaya Girl | Mamle Wolo
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I highly enjoyed the growing friendship between Abena and Faiza. Abena came from a rich family while Faiza was a Kaya girl from the country. A kayayoo (kaya) is a person (usually a young girl) who carries heavy objects on their head. They are usually seen as low class.

It was a good read.

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Catsandbooks Yay! 🇬🇭 3w
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CyberStorm | Matthew Mather
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This book was so good. Really enjoyed it. Makes you think...

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This started out very mundane with choppy writing, but I kept with it based on all the rave reviews and that a movie was made based on it. It reads as though Morgan Freeman is narrating like he did in the Lego Movie, very interesting but hard to get used to when the story starts boring. BUT I‘m glad I stuck it out because it weaves the lives of seemingly normal people together and in the end you feel part of their tapestry too. Book #6 in 2024

A Study in Scarlet | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Hello, Sherlockians~
Time for a little discussion about A STUDY IN SCARLET. I‘m not hiding the questions, so if you don‘t want to see them yet, don‘t look! 😃 There are 6 questions; respond whenever you wish! 🤩

Librarybelle As someone who rarely figures out the murderer in a book, despite the clues being presented, I did not feel cheated. Conan Doyle‘s development of Holmes‘ character is what I think makes readers keep coming back. It‘s such a character study, diving deep into thoughts and perceptions. 4w
CatLass007 I agree with @Librarybelle. But not just about the character study of Holmes. In any genre, if the characters are well developed the reader will forgive a great deal. 4w
5feet.of.fury I like when things are breadcrumbed throughout the story, this one felt very far removed, as we had to leave the main characters & the whole country. 4w
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IndoorDame @Librarybelle I agree on both counts. I rarely try to solve the puzzles, (and never succeed when I do try) so that aspect doesn‘t bother me, and I think that‘s only a small part of what we‘re drawn to in these stories. 4w
PageShifter I think it's pecualiar characters? 4w
TheAromaofBooks While I didn't mind that aspect, I did feel like in the end Holmes was basically like “I telegraphed Ohio and they told me that the dead guy had a murderous stalker“ so... it also didn't feel like he had to make any big deductive jumps?? That felt rather anticlimactic to me 😂 4w
AnneCecilie I so agree with you @Librarybelle I never manage to guess either, so I don‘t think it matters how many red herrings are laid out through the story. With no clues, I don‘t need to feel stupid for not getting it 😊 4w
erzascarletbookgasm I do not mind letting Holmes reveal the whole story. I just enjoy the ride, and I find Holmes eccentricity entertaining. 4w
CogsOfEncouragement I started reading Holmes about ten years ago. I remember being a little disappointed at not even having a chance to try to solve it. I started with one of the short story collections. I quickly enjoyed these for what they are though, and they are not Encyclopedia Brown books. lol 4w
kelli7990 When I read this story, I was trying to see if I could solve it but then I realized that I can‘t because of the way the story was written. I still enjoyed this story even though I‘m used to trying to solve a murder mystery while I‘m reading a book. This was a different type of murder mystery. 4w
dabbe @Librarybelle Well said. 👏 I rarely solve any either--even if given ALL of the clues! I guess that's what makes us the couch potatoes living vicariously through our detective heroes! 😂 4w
dabbe @CatLass007 Especially because we're on that character's side 💯. 🤗 4w
dabbe @5feet.of.fury You make a truly valid point. I can't recall another story in the canon that does this, so we'll be with our bros much more consistently in the next stories! 🤩 4w
dabbe @IndoorDame We just love our detectives, don't we? That's the success of every detective series ever, right? 🤩 4w
dabbe @PageShifter Which character do you think is more peculiar, Holmes or Watson? 🤗 4w
dabbe @TheAromaofBooks That's another reason I love this canon so much. Sometimes Holmes does seem to just phone it in, some crimes he doesn't solve, some he lets the bad guy go free ... you never know what he's going to do in each story. 🤩 4w
dabbe @AnneCecilie Love this! What I don't know won't hurt me, and I won't feel like a total nitwit in the process! 😂 4w
dabbe @erzascarletbookgasm That's an excellent way of putting it--to just enjoy the ride. And every ride will be a wee bit different, which is what entertains us. 🤗 4w
dabbe @CogsOfEncouragement You make me think of an interesting point. I can't really even think of one detective story where we are given every clue like the detective. Usually we do have the big ending where all is revealed and we can then feel like “Wow! You make is sound so easy, Holmes!“ ... which is why he tells Watson he doesn't like to share his ways because then everyone will think it's so boring and easy when it really isn't. 🤗 4w
dabbe @kelli7990 This one is quite a bit different. I look forward to reading what you think when we read a more “normal“ one. 😃 4w
CrystalE02 Nope!! I didn't feel cheated about not knowing the clues first. I found it entertaining to learn the clues as the story progressed. 4w
AllDebooks Hmmmm 🤔 I've never really pondered that before. I just go with the flow of the story. I would, therefore, say I don't mind not having the clues up front. It lends to a more absorbing story because you're not distracted by trying to work it out. 4w
dabbe @CrystalE02 I don't think I have ever solved one detective story along with the detective; I just like to cruise along for the ride and have it explained to me at the end. 🤩 4w
dabbe @AllDebooks I didn't think of that as a reason, but you're absolutely right. Then we can go along and watch, observe, and maybe even learn from good ol' Sherlock. 4w
PageShifter Holmes feels more peculiar, and Watson is trying to help communication between Sherlock and people :D 3w
dabbe @PageShifter Excellent point. I often wonder how well Sherlock would connect with anyone without Watson. 🤗 3w
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Night Prey | John Sandford
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Making my way through the Lucas Davenport series. When I started this series years ago, I think I started with book 11 or 12. Night Prey is #6


TheSpineView Enjoy 1mo
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Interesting short story from Dr. Mensah's point of view as she recovers from the events of Exit Strategy. I liked seeing her thoughts and perspective of Murderbot and how they both are dealing with the trauma they've been through.

Going forward with this series, I seem to remember people saying it's better to read Fugitive Telemetry (6) and then Network Effect (5) for chronological sense. Can any fellow Murderbot enthusiasts confirm?

HeyT I would absolutely read fugitive telemetry before network effect. It‘s the order I use every time I reread the series. 1mo
peanutnine @HeyT thank you! That's helpful 😊 1mo
julesG Yes, what @HeyT said. Especially considering the recently published System Collapse, which fits neatly into the timeline after Network Effect. 1mo
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HeatherBookNerd @HeyT @julesG Wait. Wait. Wait. I should read #6 before #5?!? Why? 4w
julesG Sorry for the late reply. In Murderbot's timeline the events of Fugitive Telemetry happen before Network Effect. Strangely the books were published in different order. In Fugitive Telemetry Murderbot gets gadgets it uses in Network Effect. Also, the events happening in Network Effect are closely related to what happens in System Collapse (#7). Those who have read Murderbot in Murderbot timeline (after publication timeline) say it makes more sense 4w
julesG to read 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 5, 7 - but it's up to you 😉 4w
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Love Always, Scott | AK Landow
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FYI: While this is technically #6 in the series, it is a prequel novella. You need to read all five books before you get to this one or you will have no idea what's going on (and will have missed out on ONE HECK of a series!)

BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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I have so many other book lists going I went the more informal route for #bookspin

So picks for this month are #6 YA #11 sci-fi


TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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