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ozma.of.oz
Who Is Vera Kelly? | Rosalie Knecht
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Mehso-so

It‘s difficult trying to define who you are as a young adult. It‘s exceptionally more difficult when you‘re doing it while working for the CIA undermining some radical activists during a political coup in Argentina during the Cold War.

A slowish start & very twisty. Vera really can‘t catch a break. She‘s a clever & adaptable narrator, but the situation really doesn‘t make her too likable, good thing the flashbacks made me feel for her. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

sarahbellum I felt very similarly about Vera. Not super likable, but I could empathize with some of her motives and understand the different facets of her personality. Glad you read it with me this month! 1d
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Dcueto
Who Is Vera Kelly? | Rosalie Knecht
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Pickpick

I actually picked this one for the cover, and was pleasantly pleased. Short and fun

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Andrew65
Silent Sea | Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul
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#RelatedToWater #BigJuneReadathon

All Clive Cussler‘s Oregon Files Series take place both on sea and on land.

@Clwojick

Twainy I‘ve only read two but I like this series. 5d
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sarahbellum
Who Is Vera Kelly? | Rosalie Knecht
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Pickpick

This wasn‘t exactly cozy and it wasn‘t exactly a mystery. I‘d call it a light espionage character study?

I wasn‘t blown away, but I really enjoyed the descriptions of Argentina and found Vera to be a compelling MC. I felt like this was a good set up for the series, giving lots of background info on and insight into Vera. Has anyone read books 2 and 3?

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts, @ozma.of.oz and @Mollyanna ! #diversecozy

TrishB Cute Doggo pose 🐶❤️ 1w
sarahbellum @TrishB Gus is quite the ham 😁 1w
ozma.of.oz I‘m so looking forward to starting this! 1w
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jlhammar
Elena Knows | Claudia Pieiro
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🌿 Harvard (The Idiot by Elif Batuman)
🌿🌿 Tagged. So good and a perfect book club choice. Mine met last night and we had such a great discussion.
🌿🌿🌿 Upgrade by Blake Crouch

#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗📚 1w
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Outofcontroltbr
Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Bazterrica
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Just started this book today at work and now I‘m wondering what led me to this life choice 😬

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sarahbellum
Who Is Vera Kelly? | Rosalie Knecht
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Reading outside for a bit on this lazy Sunday 😎

Almost a third of the way into this spy novel for my #diversecozy monthly buddy read. So far, it‘s a bit slow, but I have a feeling it‘s going to pick up soon!

How‘s it going, @ozma.of.oz and @Mollyanna ?

ozma.of.oz My hold just came in from the library yesterday! 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
sarahbellum @ozma.of.oz Yay! 🎉 2w
Mollyanna I just got my hold too. Need to finish one of my current reads and then this is next. 2w
sarahbellum @Mollyanna woohoo! 🎉 2w
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jlhammar
Elena Knows | Claudia Pieiro
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Pickpick

Phenomenal. Incredibly poignant. A powerful examination of women‘s autonomy and one of the most effective portraits of living with a debilitating disease (Parkinson‘s in this case) that I‘ve ever read.

I‘ll be discussing this one with my IRL book club this week. Our first meeting since the pandemic! Should be a good one. Lots to unpack.

BookwormM I loved this one so powerful 2w
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Cinfhen
Elena Knows | Claudia Pieiro
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Pickpick

Don‘t let the sparse page count fool you. This is a powerful story expertly written & translated. Elena, a middle age woman suffering from advanced Parkinson‘s Disease is barely able to move without her daily pills. When her only child is found dead in the church belfry, Elena knows it had to be foul play and not suicide like the police ruled. Determined to solve the murder, Elena sets out across the city to visit a woman whom she 👇🏽

Cinfhen believes can help her solve the case. This is not a murder mystery. It‘s a character study about motherhood, ableism, societal expectations, aging, illnesses and caregiving. A lot to ponder in so few pages. 2w
Cinfhen This was wonderful @BarbaraBB thank you so much for sharing it with me💕💕 2w
nishaagni What a lovely book. In my stack. Thanks for sharing! 2w
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Cinfhen @nishaagni be prepared to have your heart broken 💔 2w
vlwelser I thought this was incredibly well done. And even more so because of the length. 2w
Cinfhen Agreed @vlwelser I love when an author can say so much in so few pages ❣️🙌🏻 2w
BarbaraBB Wonderful review Cindy! 🤍 2w
jlhammar Great review! I just finished this last night and wow! For being only 143 pages it really packs a punch. I'll be thinking about Elena and Rita and Isabel for a long time to come. 2w
batsy Great review. It's a book that will stay with me 💔 Addresses so many relevant issues wrt care work, aging, & the ethics of living, & all in such a concise, elegant way. 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @BarbaraBB @jlhammar @batsy this was such a thought provoking story!! I‘m definitely suggesting it for my IRL bookclub 😍📖 2w
Megabooks Love this review! I stacked it earlier and definitely want to get to it! 2w
BookwormM I loved this one such a powerful read 2w
Cinfhen It really was impressive @BookwormM I think you‘d like it @Megabooks but reading about Elena‘s debilitating illness is very upsetting. I didn‘t realize the extent of Parkinson‘s- how little movement you are left with. 💔 2w
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Cinfhen
Elena Knows | Claudia Pieiro
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#SaturdayStats I think I‘ll pick this one up today, it under 150 pages and then I plan on starting #CampLitsy #TrueBiz
What are your reading plans for today??

Cinfhen Another gift from my lovely friend @BarbaraBB 😘🙌🏻💗 2w
BarbaraBB I hope you‘ll enjoy it as much as I did! I‘ll start True Biz too this weekend. 2w
thereadingpal I plan to finish reading Writers on Writing by Chip Scanlan, then keep reading How High We Go In the Dark 2w
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TrishB Hopefully finishing this one today but got a lot of adulting to do 2w
AnneCecilie I‘ll start on and maybe finish this since it‘s short 2w
Cinfhen I really enjoyed How High @thereadingpal I hope you will as well. Ugh to adulting @TrishB I‘m not familiar with your book @AnneCecilie what‘s it about??? 2w
Cinfhen I‘m loving Elena @BarbaraBB she‘s a great writer and im definitely getting a feel for the place, which is credit to a good translator. I hope you‘re alright during this difficult time. Thinking of you and the family - sending love ❤️ (edited) 2w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen I‘m not sure. So far everyday life. Not much is happening, but I think that‘s the point. 2w
Cinfhen I‘ll await your final review @AnneCecilie 💖 2w
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