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Where Does the Dark Live? | Natalie Meagan
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Kindle airplane adventures! Cottage read #7.

Beautiful little poetry collection about mental health and love. I‘ll put in some quotes after this.

How to Build a Boat | Elaine Feeney
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Book #7 for our Booker longlist panel and we were very split on this one.

I enjoyed reading something that wasn‘t so bleak but it felt pretty mediocre for me. One dimensional characters way too many plot threads that simply disappeared into nothing and a romance thread that I eye-rolled my way through. You can read all our reviews here:


BarbaraBB I am very curious about this one. I‘ll read it soon. 3w
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Whose Body? | Dorothy Sayers
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August review A super late reading for ##GoldenAgeCrimeClub(February)
This was an interesting reading but since I read the book so late I didn‘t participate in the book discussion. However, reading the comments now, helped me to understand better the story and the characters since you find many racial/stereotypes comments that today could be very offensive. But as one of you mentioned it‘s difficult to evaluate it with our current values/beliefs

Gissy What I liked about the book is the methodology used to discover who is the person found dead and why is not what it seemed. They found the body but then Peter use a simple maybe but a good attempt of inductive reasoning to solve the mystery. I also liked when Peter converse with the murderer those words between them that appeared that they had a simple conversation but it had another meaning, a well metalanguage process. ⬇️ 3w
Gissy I agree with many of you that Peter could be seen as caricature character with a non usual relationship with Bunter but I saw it like maybe the author wanted to give some humorous content, sometimes racial/stereotype/antisemitism but I‘m trying to understand the author perspective at that time. A person mentioned that other books are better in this series and at the end she liked this character. I will try maybe 1 or 2 more books in the series. ⬇️ 3w
Gissy Thank you @Mitch for the questions. I know I‘m very behind but the books sound so good so I will read a couple more continuing with them next year because some of them I already bought them. Slow reader🤷🏽‍♀️
August #BookSpinBingo (#7 late reading) @TheAromaOfBooks
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Andrew65 Love her books. Well done 👏👏👏 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3w
Mitch No rush. Chime in whenever you can! 3w
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The Great Book Swap | Alan Mitchell
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#Book2Book Swap
Open to all who signed up using the form in @AllDeBooks‘s original post.
Please comment below to indicate which title(s) you are interested in.
A separate random drawing will be held for each book.
If you win more than one book, I will combine postage.
Please comment no later than September 15.
I will draw winners on September 16.
Winners will be notified by email.

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CSeydel Ooh, I‘ve had Tepper Isn‘t Going Out on my TBR for years. Did you like it? 4w
julieclair @CSeydel I did like it! It‘s very much a New York City book. 4w
julieclair @CSeydel Just want to double-check. Does your comment above mean you were interested in Tepper, or were you just wondering about my thoughts? I'm assuming you were just wondering, but didn't want to ignore you if you really did want it. 😉 1w
CSeydel Thanks for checking! I was on the fence, but it looks like my library has it, so I‘ll do that instead. 1w
julieclair @CSeydel Sounds good! Enjoy! 1w
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Lady Chatterley's Lover | D.H. Lawrence
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3.5 ⭐️
I can see why this book was banned with all of the sex scenes. Even I was surprised of the details it had for that time period. I really liked D.H. Lawrence's comments towards sex, gender equality, social class, and industrialization. What I was not too fond of was of Connie and Clifford. They irritated me.

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TheBookHippie So irritating 😵‍💫 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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#bookerlonglist #7

This one is definitely bottom of my list so far. An unnamed woman goes to an unnamed country, where she doesn‘t speak the language, to be a kind of housekeeper / carer for her older brother. (And that will give you the ick! 😬)

All of the locals seem to be afraid of her, even before terrible things start happening. There is definitely some kind of undercurrent of anti-semitism but, other than that, I couldn‘t fathom ⬇️

squirrelbrain ⬆️ any kind of allegorical meaning. It‘s the kind of book where it makes you feel stupid for not understanding what‘s going on (well, me anyway!) rather than intrigued and anxious to find out more. 1mo
TheKidUpstairs Oh no! I was looking forward to this one. Sorry it didn't work for you. 1mo
TrishB Thanks Helen 👍🏻 another one I feel no desire to read! 1mo
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rockpools Gah. Thanks for reading it for us! I really don‘t like the ones that make you feel dim. I‘ll pass on this one too. 1mo
BookwormM Oh joy another one I am now not looking forward to 1mo
Megabooks Pass but fantastic review!! 👍🏻 1mo
LiteraryinLawrence Yikes. Thanks for taking one for the team! 1mo
Deblovestoread Had this one as a potential Audible purchase but think I‘ll give it a pass. 1mo
JamieArc This was on the bottom of my Booker TBR to start with so I think it will stay there! 1mo
LeeRHarry Great review - don‘t think I‘ve heard of anyone liking this one yet. 1mo
BarbaraBB Great review nevertheless! I brought this one with me to Greece so will probably give it a try soon. Just to get it over with! 1mo
Bklover Great review! Depressing book cover! 1mo
squirrelbrain I hate being one of the first to review a book - now I‘m worried that it‘s not that bad and I‘ll be responsible for you all not reading it! @TheKidUpstairs @TrishB @rockpools @Megabooks @LiteraryinLawrence @Deblovestoread @LeeRHarry @Bklover 1mo
squirrelbrain @BookwormM @JamieArc @BarbaraBB - one good thing, it‘s short so doesn‘t take long to read! I forgot to mention, though, that the author is a fan of very long sentences, with lots of sub-clauses - the sort you have to read two or three times to understand them. 🙄 1mo
Bklover No worries on my account- I wasn‘t going to read it anyway!😘😉 1mo
AnneCecilie I see a lot of negative reviews for this one, so I‘ll probably skip this one from the longlist 1mo
batsy Nice review, but now I'm also intrigued 😆 1mo
BarbaraBB I hate that 😂 1mo
sarahbarnes I was actually looking forward to this one based on the summary, and I‘m with @batsy that even though you didn‘t like it your review sort of makes me still want to read it! 😂 1mo
squirrelbrain @sarahbarnes @batsy - @ClairesReads has just read it and like it so maybe it‘s just me! 1mo
Caroline2 Yep. I already had no interest in this one and your review has confirmed my suspicions. 😆 👍 1mo
TheKidUpstairs Don't worry, you haven't stopped me reading it! But I was considering buying it, you just encouraged me to take a step back and borrow it from the library instead! 1mo
ClairesReads @squirrelbrain I think you need a high tolerance for obscurity of plot- which I am blessed with. It definitely won‘t be for everyone! 1mo
TheKidUpstairs I am almost done this one, and I'm kind of angry with it! There is so much potential there, but it is just a whole lot of nothing. I should be finished today, review forthcoming! 1mo
squirrelbrain I‘m glad you agree with me @TheKidUpstairs as it was starting to feel like I was the only one here that didn‘t like it! 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @squirrelbrain you are not alone! My kobo says I only have about 40 minutes of reading time left, and yet I still kind of want to bail 1mo
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#InvolvesDivorce I feel like most people (including myself) have at least one grandma or auntie who went through 3 or 4 husbands, but 7 partners… well done Evelyn! This is a lady who clearly understands the language of divorce. #BookBinge @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

JuliaTheBookNerd This was my pick too! 👯‍♀️ 2mo
Eggs Brilliant 💚🖤💚 2mo
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Kimberlone My dads ex wife was married 7 times. He was husband #3 and they were only in their early 20s at the time! (My parents have been married for 35 years and counting, though) 2mo
IndoorDame @Kimberlone 35 years is quite a milestone, sounds like your dad clearly came up on top! 2mo
Kimberlone @IndoorDame agreed, haha! Although it seems in recent years his ex has settled down. After divorcing #7, she has been with the same man (unmarried) for over a decade now. Agree that most people know *someone* with a super complicated history of multiple marriages! 2mo
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Miracle Road | Emily March
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Book #7 in the series. These aren‘t mysteries so you know where they‘re headed. It‘s the journey. March takes me on such emotional, hopeful & inspiring journeys every time.
#BookSpinBingo #Roll100 #SeriesLove2023

TheSpineView Excellent!😊 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 3mo
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