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Gissy
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Translated from the English language. Nothing was included about the translator. This is another beautiful for me edition from Impedimenta Publishers.
This is a YA thriller/gothic/suspense novel. It was a fast read. Some parts maybe were predictable but still, you want to continue with the story. There are some beautiful lines here. I like to go blind to my thrillers or mystery books. 3.8/⭐️

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Gissy
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Another book with fall vibes. Maybe this one should be in the Litsy rating of “so-so” but it worked for me after reading many dark short stories☺️
A second chance romance. Jennifer will try to start a new life in this small town as an elementary teacher. I liked her relationship with Angela who owns a cafe near the park. Angela will introduce her Tom, the park caretaker and everything will start from there. I will continue with the series. 3⭐️

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Gissy
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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It is a big book but I didn‘t feel it. It was a page turner for me. I liked the story, the characters, the plot and the twists. It also has beautiful illustrations. Ready for book 2 it is supposed to be an adult high fantasy but in some areas it has some YA elements?🤔 Maybe. But I enjoyed this one. I have two editions because I didn‘t want to destroy the special edition with my annotations. Not a book holder but a book collector
📚😌 4/4.3⭐️

TheSpineView Love the cover! 4mo
Chrissyreadit that is a beautiful book! it‘s one i hope to read too. 4mo
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Readergrrl I loved that book! The illustrations were 🔥and I can‘t wait for the next one to come out! 4mo
Gissy @Readergrrl Me too🙌 4mo
Gissy @Chrissyreadit It is good with many twists. 4mo
Meshell1313 Sounds right up my alley! Stacked! ✅ 4mo
Amiable Nice job! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh wow, that special edition is gorgeous!!! 4mo
Gissy @Chrissyreadit Yes, it is a big book😳but I divided it by chapters so I could finish it at the of the month because it was my book club pick for October. I‘m doing the same with Game of Thrones because they are big books😳 3mo
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Gissy
Trespasses | Louise Kennedy
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This month was dedicated to slow pace, character driven with dysfunctional family novels. Most of them by Irish authors which suggest that I like that writing style. I liked this novel. One of the #Women‘s fiction prizelonglist novels. This is about Cushla and her forbidden relationship with Michael Agnew a barrister. About how much harm religious prejudices can make and how dangerous can be to defend the injustice. ⬇️

Gissy Sad but with a transcendence ending. What the judges will evaluate? Interesting to see the short list. 4⭐️
The only book read during the #20in4 #Readathon @Andrew65
#MarchMysteryMadness @DieAReadee @GHABI4ROSES @Andrew65
#MarchMadnessBingoCard (blame it on Litsy) @Andrew65
#WickedWords Ireland @asyouwis
#ISpyBingo March (fire-well the cigarette 🚬 has some fire😜) @TheAromaOfBooks @clwojick
March #BookSpinBingo #BookSpin #20 @TheAromaOfBooks
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Gissy GoodRead #ATY AroundTheYear prompt #9 11mo
SamAnne Planning to start this one next. Headed to Ireland this summer and am reading lots of Irish authors and history! 11mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
LeahBergen Lovely review. ❤️ 11mo
kspenmoll I have this to read- nice review! 11mo
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Gissy
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First time I heard this expression of “snowflake”. Debbie is in the process to start college in Dublin and she comes from a farm village. She travels every day because can‘t afford to stay in the city “commute girl” that‘s how they call her. This is about her process to adapt to this new life, to discover herself and understand better her family. There are some triggers in this novel, family mental illness, bipolar disorder, depression⬇️

Gissy (Cont.) suicide attempts, alcoholism. There are some sad parts here. But there is hope at the end. Debbie has so many personal situations maybe because that‘s how she learned to cope.

It is a slow character driven novel. I love the audiobook with the Irish accent, Interesting to see these differences between the life in the city and in the country. There are so many beautiful phrases and expressions. 4/4.5⭐️
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Clwojick Such a pretty cover! ❤️ 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 11mo
DieAReader ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 11mo
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Gissy
We Are the Brennans | Tracey Lange
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The cup was a gift😍unpopular opinion here but it was me because I couldn‘t stand the main character. But if you like family drama with dysfunctional characters, this is for you. Usually I like that type of stories but I don‘t know what happened with this one. Sunday left her home, town, away from her family after a traumatic experience, no support to manage it. Then, one day decided to go back.⬇️

Gissy This is a type of person that with the word “sorry” in her mouth and “you are right, I shouldn‘t do it” can destroy your life. I saw this person so selfish and opportunistic, no introspection, only thinking in herself. Well, something that you can expect in this dysfunctional family. They can destroy others just to be together as a family, dysfunctional but together🙄 2.8/3⭐️

#IrishReadathon YouTuber @WordsofClover (green on the cover)⬇️
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EclecticBookLover I had similar feelings while reading this one. I dont understand the hype. I didn't like any of the family members. 11mo
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Gissy @EclecticBookLover Terrible characters and the novel was a little bit repetitive for less than 300 pages. I read Sunday‘s story in each chapter🙄 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 11mo
DieAReader ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 11mo
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Laughterhp
Untitled | Untitled
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So I was looking into the Book Riot #readharderchallenge for 2023, since I don‘t really like the #pop23 prompts.

But look at number 6! It wants you to finish a book you bailed on! I don‘t like that!! Like you stopped reading it for a reason!

Anyone have any good challenges in 2023 I should look into joining!?

JamieArc Are you doing #Booked2023? Hosted by several Littens, there are 6 prompts per season. I don‘t do a lot of reading challenges, but I really enjoyed it this year. If you search the hashtag, you‘ll find more about it. 1y
Laughterhp @JamieArc Yes! That‘s one of my favorite yearly challenges! I like to sign up for like 5 challenges and then only actually do 2 or 3 🤣 (edited) 1y
BarbaraBB The #52books challenge is fun and so is #ATY (Around the Year) in 52 books. I‘ll tag the prompts on Storygraph 1y
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Laughterhp @BarbaraBB Thanks!! Looks like I need to start using storygraph! 1y
BarbaraBB You should. It‘s easy and it‘s a great way to keep track of challenges and to be inspired by what other people read for each prompt! 1y
Clwojick #ReadySetRead! I made a storygraph challenge for it too! 1y
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Gissy
Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Book number 2 in this trilogy. I can‘t say much without spoil the story. It was ok. I liked more the first book. However, at the time I read this book, I needed something light because the first books read this month where intense. So this book was silly, made me laugh and it was simple and light. I still love Baz but that Penny is so eccentric, and unique😂 3⭐️

Gissy #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#InMemoryOfSharonReadathon @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @professionsl_book_dragon

#TheForgottenBookClub second book chose for this month but it would be discussed on first of March.
GoodReads #ATY Around the Year in 52 Books promot 33=next book in a series
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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