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Zuhkeeyah
Lucky Red: A Novel | Claudia Cravens
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Another #auldlangspine recommendation by @HOTPock3tt that I quite enjoyed. Bridget is as lucky as her distinctive red hair... until she isn't. I don‘t visit the wild west often, but it's always a fun ride.

@monalyisha

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CBee
The Henna Artist | Alka Joshi
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So thankful to Julie @RebelReader for putting this on her #ALSpine list, as it gave me the push I needed to finally read it! Loved this story about Lakshmi and her family, both blood and found. I‘ve always been fascinated by the art of henna and appreciated the glossary (and recipes!) at the end.
#readyourkindle #doublespin #auldlangspine

RebelReader I have the next one in the trilogy on my TBR shelf. 😜 I‘m glad you enjoyed it. 17h
CBee @RebelReader yes! I added both to my TBR after I finished 😊♥️ 17h
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 17h
IMASLOWREADER that was an awesome story… 5h
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TheKidUpstairs
So Big | Edna Ferber
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Selina Peake DeJong is such a singularly wonderful character. While the book is named after her son, Dirk 'So Big' DeJong, this is her story, beautifully told. She is a remarkable woman who longs for a life of beauty and adventure, yet finds herself a truck farmer's wife in Illinois. Instead of fading into the monotony of her world, she chooses to bring her ethos and spirit to everyday life and hopes for a remarkable future for her son. Cont'd

TheKidUpstairs This is a (mostly forgotten) classic, that feels almost* entirely modern, and invites you to ponder what it is that makes a life successful and worthy. I loved living in Selina's orbit for a time. (Cont'd) 6d
TheKidUpstairs *I say almost entirely modern, because this book was written in the 1920s and there are some reflected ideals of the times that are jarringly dated. Particularly the racist attitudes and stereotypes, especially when it comes to Asian people. 6d
TheKidUpstairs This was another wonderful read from the #AuldLangSpine list @Sapphire put together. Thank you for introducing me to this gem! @monalyisha thank you for another great year of bookish matchmaking. I always discover something new to me that would have otherwise escaped my notice, and my reading life is all the richer for it! 6d
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TheKidUpstairs P.S: this Library of America edition was the one I read, and I have to say this cover design is absolute perfection. 6d
Sapphire Oh my gosh, yes that cover is so perfect. Clearly chosen by someone who loved the book. 6d
quietjenn 💚 cabbages is beautiful 6d
monalyisha I‘m looking forward to reading this one, too! It sounds so right up my alley. It‘s also good to be forewarned about the bits that don‘t hold up. Thanks for the lovely review, @TheKidUpstairs! 6d
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TheSpineView
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Nominates are now open for the March #LitsySciFiBookClub #LSFBC

Please remember it is one choice per person and keep your nomination to the Sci-Fi/Space Opera genre. Looking forward to what March will bring.

@Larkken @Deblovestoread @bnp @Johanna414 @BookmarkTavern @julesG @sebrittainclark @BookBelle84 @Readergrrl @CSeydel @Roary47

julesG From my #AuldLangSpine list - a collection of short stories: Tower is a series of interconnected stories set in Beanstalk, a 674-story skyscraper and sovereign nation. Each story deals with how citizens living in the hypermodern high-rise deal with various influences of power in their lives: a group of researchers have to tell their boss that a major powerbroker is a dog, a woman uses the power of the internet to rescue a downed fighter pilot... 6d
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Ruthiella I don‘t have any nominations. I will vote from everyone else‘s suggestions! 😃 6d
Bookwomble I'll nominate Walter Tevis's The Man Who Fell to Earth 👽 6d
CatLass007 Please keep me on the tag list. I‘ve had The Three-Body Problem in my library for a couple of years and I‘d like to nominate it. 6d
RamsFan1963 @TheSpineView I skipped reading The Ferryman because I was already reading Dhalgren for #ClassicLSFBC, and I didn't think I could handle 2 chunksters. I do want to stay on the list, and I nominate 6d
Lizpixie I nominate this one. It‘s more Speculative Fiction than pure SF but I‘ve just bought a copy and am dying for an excuse to pick it up! If it‘s too out of genre, let me know and I‘ll choose another. 6d
TheSpineView @RamsFan1963 I get too many chunkters. Feel free to jump in and out as I want this group to remain casual. 6d
CatLass007 @Lizpixie What is the difference between Speculative Fiction and Science Fiction? 6d
Larkken Off topic - but was ferryman for Jan and feb? If not I can‘t recall the feb read 🤦🏻‍♀️ on topic, let me look if there‘s anything recent I‘m dying to read … 5d
Larkken I have a similar nom as @Lizpixie -let me know if not future-looking enough! 5d
TheSpineView @Larkken Yes, The Ferryman covered two months due to size. 5d
Lizpixie @CatLass007 Speculative Fiction means it‘s set in the future with speculative technology but not necessarily in space. Usually with a fantasy type element. (edited) 5d
CatLass007 @Lizpixie Science Fiction doesn‘t always take place in space. The book Logan‘s Run takes place on a possible future Earth. And the same is true of most YA Dystopian novels. And wouldn‘t a book that mixes technology and magic just be science fantasy? Or are science fiction and science fantasy just sub-genres of speculative fiction? God, I‘m old! I remember when… 5d
BookwormAHN I would like to stay on the list. I like @Bookwomble book choice. Also except for Star Wars books, I don't read much sci-fi so I typically rely on y'all book picks. 5d
Karisimo Please keep me on! I‘d like to nominate 4d
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Karisimo
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This is a beautiful up-close telling of events in Syria in 2011. It's one of those hard but necessary stories. A nineteen year old girl is faced with the impossible decision of staying and starving in her worn-torn country or leaving for the risky life of a refugee. There is trauma, but the author ends with a note of hope. Highly recommend! Thanks to @meganann and @monalyisha for making me aware of this through #auldlangspine

MeganAnn I‘ve thought of this one so many times since reading it! Definitely an important read. I‘m happy you liked it!! 6d
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TheKidUpstairs
So Big | Edna Ferber
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"You'd be surprised, Jan, to know of all the things you're going to hear of some day that you've never heard of before."

I absolutely love Selina Peake DeJong. What a wonderful character. Thank you for this #AuldLangSpine recommendation @Sapphire - it's a gem! @monalyisha

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Karisimo
Lessons in Fusion: A Novel | Primrose Madayag Knazan
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I have to say I don't usually love stories that take on social issues so directly, but this one was enjoyable! The main character is so likable and the cooking competition reality show was a lot of fun. And such good food descriptions! Thanks to @MeganAnn and her #AuldLangSpine list for bringing it to my attention! Also thanks to @monalyisha !

MeganAnn I‘m glad you liked it!! 😊 The food descriptions and cooking competition had me hooked. And I appreciated the way the author handled the issues in this one. 7d
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peanutnine
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After reading Bookshops and Bonedust, I had to revisit Viv as she finally finds her purpose and people ☕❤️ I think I enjoyed reading this even more the second time. Plus I hadn't read the bonus prequel yet so that was a fun connector of the two!
#AuldLangSpine @monalyisha @sebrittainclark

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KadaGul
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I very much enjoyed reading 📖 Eight Perfect Hours. There was some British 🇬🇧 Slang either I had to re-read or look up, which made this reading 📖 more enjoyable. The author ✍️ did a great job with bringing everything together. I will definitely 💯 read something by #LiaLouis again. Thank you 🙏 @Read4life for being my match for #AULDLANGSPINE. I am looking 👀 forward to March's read.

Read4life I‘m so happy you liked it! I‘m glad @monalyisha matched us for #AuldLangSpine 🤓 2w
KadaGul @Read4life When you were reading 📖 it , did you anticipate that ending? I didnt. 💯 Agree on being Matched, Readers Made on SpreadSheet 🤣🤣 2w
monalyisha Ha! So happy the month worked out so well for you both! 💕 2w
Read4life @kadagul The ending was a surprise and I loved that it was different from what I was thinking! 2w
KadaGul @Read4life So, it wasn't just me who was surprised 😲. I loved 🥰 the way the author ✍️ ended the novel. 2w
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