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Bookzombie
Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#BookReport #WeeklyForecast combo

I actually reviewed everything I read this week. 💃🏼 I‘m struggling a little with Growing Up Dead and I just started Manhunt. Other library patrons are waiting on it and Electric Idol so I want to get them done this week hopefully. Strangers is for #aam for May.

Saturday is the San Antonio Book Festival so I will lose some of my reading time and increase my TBR instead. 📚

TheBookHippie Oooo love a book fair! 17h
Cinfhen That‘s exciting….I‘ve heard great things about the San Antonio Book Fair 🙌🏻💕who‘s expecting to be there??? Also congrats on being up to date with your reviews!!! 14h
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squirrelbrain
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Pickpick

First book of holiday finished! This is definitely more of a psychological thriller than a murder mystery, as the characters‘ slowly start to melt down. They were all very unlikeable, but that‘s what makes the book so good; that you still want to read about horrid people.

I had hoped to use this for #pop22 as well as #authoramonth but, as I suspected, only the very first part is on a train so back to the drawing board for that!

#aam

Liatrek This is one of my fav Hitchcock movies. I really need to read the book. 1d
RaeLovesToRead I love this book 😊 I reckon you could probably get away with it for the #pop22 prompt. The key scene in the book is set on a train! 1d
squirrelbrain Maybe I may just do that @RaeLovesToRead - feels a bit like cheating though! 🤣 1d
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Megabooks I wasn‘t a fan. I ended up bailing, but I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 1d
BarbaraBB Sounds very good. So does your camping trip! 1d
LeahBergen I must get to this one soon. 👍 1d
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Larkken
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Pickpick

Between the pundits this week and my complicated relationship with Mother‘s Day, I have been mostly self-isolating and spending time with my dog 🐶♥️ and this book was a help in both regards! I was pleasantly surprised at how psychological this was - it isn‘t the murder(s) but instead the mental decline of the characters that provides suspense and I was enthralled! Fun #aam choice 👍🏻 #authoramonth2022

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CoffeeNBooks
Untitled | Unknown
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#BookReport: my reading has been all over the place this week

Finished Reading:
📚 Hard Eight

Currently Reading:
📚 Lost Among the Living #SundayBuddyRead
📚 The Talented Mr. Ripley #AuthorAMonth
📚 To the Nines
📚 Mrs. Dalloway
📚 Broken

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen I LOVE Jenny Lawson on audio!!! She‘s hilarious 1w
Cinfhen How‘s the Highsmith?? I bailed on my #AAM read… 1w
CoffeeNBooks @Cinfhen I don't necessarily love the Highsmith book, but I'm intrigued enough to keep reading...for now. I haven't read or finished any AAM books this year so I'm determined this month because I have a lot of extra time to read. 😁 1w
Cinfhen At least you‘ve been consistent 😁😂😂 1w
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Bookzombie
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April #BookspinBingo #wrapup

Two bingos this month! I read 19 books and 1 short story.
7 audio
1 graphic novel
4 children‘s picture books
6 adult fiction in print
1 middle grade fiction
+ 1 DNF

I read one for #aam but I didn‘t get to my #bookspin or #Doublespin for April.

Ruthiella Well done! 👏👏👏 2w
Bookzombie @Ruthiella Thank you!! 2w
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Larkken
The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Pickpick

April was a good reading month (1 bingo! Yay!), and I seem to have kept up pretty well on #aam, #roll100, and #bookspin/#doublespin! Favorite challenge read was, surprisingly enough, the tagged YA politics and fantasy set in a faerie realm. I didn‘t love the formulaic YA-ness of it all, but the resolutions and reveals in the last half were slightly unexpected and therefore interesting. I would read the next in the series, and I didn‘t expect that!

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squirrelbrain
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Pickpick

I listened to this on audio and at first I loved it; it was funny and sarcastic, and really quite clever. After a while, though, things started to grate on me; typical YA angst, but with added magic. So instead of who is friends with who, it was about who was in which magic enclave, repeated ad infinitum.

Still a pick though, but not sure I‘ll read any more by this author, even though she‘s the #aam later in the year.

#pop22 #abookaboutwitches

Megabooks I‘m looking for a witches one, but I so can‘t take that YA angst. Glad you enjoyed it! 2w
Laughterhp You should try her other books. Maybe just not in this series. I don‘t think they have as much YA angst. She also has a series about dragons. 2w
Cinfhen Excellent review! But does not seem like my cuppa 2w
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squirrelbrain Yeah, if you don‘t like angsty teens, it‘s not for you! @Megabooks 2w
squirrelbrain Hmmm @Laughterhp - not really sure about dragons either…! 🤔 2w
TracyReadsBooks I‘m a fan of Novik‘s work but I would not suggest starting with this one. I absolutely love Uprooted and Spinning silver is also really good—and, like her Temeraire series, they are geared towards adults. I highly recommend both if you are willing to give her another chance. 2w
Laughterhp It‘s talking dragons, if that help either way lol. But the one I tagged or this one are a stand-alone. 2w
Caroline2 Oh no, that‘s disappointing. 🙄 I do not have the patience for teenage angst. 2w
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Bookzombie
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#BookReport

All of the books I completed this week are picks. I finished Perish and The Absolutist today. #aam Since I can‘t decide what I want to start May with I may have to spin the wheel for my weekly forecast.

Cinfhen Spin the wheel 🛞🙌🏻💞 awesome week 2w
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! 💗 2w
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Cinfhen
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Pickpick

Surprisingly good! Audio narration by Alison Larkin was fantastic🙌🏻🎧♥️ When a young governess discovers something sinister is happening in the stately manor house where she‘s been placed, instead of taking flight she fights! I adored this creepy gothic tale written by John Boyne!!! Perfect for fans of Daphne Du Maurier, Silva Moreno-Garcia & Shirley Jackson. #AAM #Hoopla

Megabooks Ooo! Intriguing! 3w
BarbaraBB I think I‘ll use it for that prompt too since I hardly read classics anymore 🤷🏻‍♀️😉 3w
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Cinfhen It‘s a good one @BarbaraBB @Megabooks a little campy but the right blend of fun & literary 3w
squirrelbrain I really liked this one too! 3w
Cathythoughts I liked it too 👍🏻♥️ 3w
jenniferw88 Stacking! 3w
KarenUK Great pick for this prompt… it‘s a fun one! 💕 3w
Cortg Fun choice! 3w
Librarybelle Stacking! 3w
Soubhiville I keep seeing great reviews for this, I really must get it! 3w
Bookzombie I really liked this one too! 3w
Cinfhen I really couldn‘t believe it was written by John Boyne / it felt completely different from all of his other books that I‘ve read by him @squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts @jenniferw88 @KarenUK @Cortg @Librarybelle @Soubhiville @Bookzombie 3w
Cortg Per your review and the fact I love the authors you listed, I mentioned this book not once but twice at work with colleagues yesterday 😂 I‘m really going to have to read it! 3w
Cinfhen Hahaha @Cortg that‘s some real pressure!! TWICE mentioned in the workday!!! I really loved the audio and it was free to borrow from my library via Hoopla 🙌🏻 3w
Megabooks I‘m so surprised he wrote this! 3w
Cinfhen Me too @Megabooks and I thought it was done well! 3w
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Cinfhen
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Wow! I would NEVER guess this is a novel by John Boyne, but boy is it fantastic🙌🏻 A gothic tale, London 1867- a governess is hired to watch two young children whose parents (and prior governesses) have befallen tragic accidents. CREEPY (the good kind😁)#AAM @Soubhiville #Hoopla Excellent narration 🙌🏻🎧♥️

marleed John Boyne has an incredible ability to write stories that differ drastically from his others. It makes it so intriguing to read his works. I think Amor Towles is like that too. In contrast I like to read John Grisham books but when I look at my JG stack, I can‘t separate the individual stories because they all blend together. 3w
TrishB I have this on the pile too! 3w
Cinfhen So true about Grisham @marleed !! I just finished a book yesterday by him & even though it‘s not a legal thriller, it was VERY much a Grisham book. It was GREAT ( BTW) 3w
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Cinfhen I just finished @TrishB / loved it!! The audio was fabulous 3w
BarbaraBB I‘ve got a copy of this one too. Glad you loved it! 3w
Addison_Reads This was my #AuthorAMonth book and I loved it too. It has such a great gothic feel and what an ending. 😱 3w
Cinfhen Maybe it was your review that put this on my #ReadersRadar @Addison_Reads It reminded me of Rebecca by Du Maurier 3w
Soubhiville I think I‘ll try to find a copy to read in October for #somethingspooky. 😊📚 3w
Cinfhen Definitely perfect for #SomethingSpooky @Soubhiville (edited) 3w
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