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Christyco125
Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence | David Samuel Levinson
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Mehso-so

Ok, so I started this thinking it would be a murder mystery. Husband died in a mysterious way, did the wife do it?

While their was murder and almost murder as well as some mystery, they weren‘t all wrapped together. So I‘m still counting this towards the Murder Mystery prompt for #Booked2022 since it had all the elements.

#Pantone2022 #SudanBrown

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BookwormAHN
The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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Pickpick

I loved this book. Beatriz marries Rodolfo Solorzano for security but when she arrives at his house The Hacienda, she quickly realizes that Rodolfo's first wife's ghost never left & she's in a lot of trouble.
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn
#TheSupernaturalYear #ghosts @AkashaVampie
#Booked2022 #MurderMystery @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
#Pantone2022 #OrangeTiger @Clwojick
#WyrdAndWonder #Freebie

Cinfhen Ohhhh, sounds good!! 1d
imyril Oh, you got me in one. This sounds fab! 1d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1d
Clwojick Great colour match! 22h
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Lizpixie
The Murder Rule | Dervla McTiernan
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Pickpick

I have finished a book!! Though it did take me twice as long as normal🫤 Bk1 of #MarvellousMay #readathon is done. The authors latest novel, it was a standalone & set in the US instead of Ireland. Very diabolical, an unreliable MC & it turns out, unreliable characters everywhere. It‘s very twisty with grey motives abounding all over the place. A very nice read. And my #Bookspin for May #Booked2022 #MakeYourOwnPrompt #BookspinBingo #Pop22

Cinfhen Yay!!!! Glad you‘re getting your #ReadingMoJo back ❤️❤️ 1d
CarolynM Great review. Stacked. Glad to hear you‘re doing a bit better💕 1d
Freespirit I have loved her other books 1d
Andrew65 Great to see you back on form! 💕 1d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1d
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Christyco125
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Bailedbailed

I tried for a few weeks but in the end I gave in. I made about 50% and realized I had a completely different expectation of the book that it just wasn‘t meeting. So I‘ll need to go back to drawing board for the #Booked2022 Nautical Adventure prompt.

Cinfhen Ugh. Sorry it didn‘t work 😓u can still count it towards your challenge 2d
Christyco125 @Cinfhen Thanks. I‘m a completer so DNF are extra hard. 1d
Cinfhen I hear you!! 1d
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Ruthiella
Untilted | Autechre
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Now that I‘ve finally read ‘em all, I can post my #Booked2022 Winter edition summary:

1. About a cult or religion-Cultish
2. Title repeats-The Sea, the Sea
3. Set in China-Do Not Say We Have Nothing
4. Weather term in title-Cloud Cuckoo Land
5. From Black owned publishers-Maud Martha
6. Non-patriarchal society-Outlawed

Now on to the rest!

BarbaraBB I think I missed your review of The Sea The Sea. Did you like it? 2d
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB I did like it, though Murdoch can be tough at times. You didn‘t miss my review, however. 😂 You even commented and recommend (edited) 2d
Cinfhen Wonderful!! Well played 🥳🥳🥳 2d
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Thanks! 😃 2d
BarbaraBB Glad you mention that or I would have again 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣 2d
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ncsufoxes
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Pickpick

“But with a glimmer of willingness, language can do so much to squash independent thinking, obscure truths, encourage confirmation bias, & emotionally charge experiences such that no other way of life seems possible.” I really never thought a lot about how language can be used as a tool to manipulate people. I really liked this book & found it totally fascinating. #bookspin #nonfinction2022: I‘m an escapee, #booked2022: about a cult

ncsufoxes Plus I will never look at gyms/exercise memberships the same way again. 2d
Cinfhen Wonderful review!! Great choice 2d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2d
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4thhouseontheleft
My Brother | Jamaica Kincaid
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Mehso-so

This was a memoir Kincaid wrote after the death of her brother in the mid-90's to HIV/AIDS. It felt very personal, almost like a stream-of-consciousness diary she was writing to help in the processing of her grief. As such, it was hard to follow her train of thought at times. I'm glad I read it, but not sure I would recommend it.

#booked2022 about HIV or AIDS
#nonfiction2022 #ImAnAngel
#antigua

Cinfhen Interesting choice. Too bad it wasn‘t a total pick. 2d
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Cinfhen
Walking the Nile | Levison Wood
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After traveling with Levison through the Arabian Desert, I‘m super psyched to be Walking The Nile with him for #ReadingAfrica22 😊

jenniferw88 It's a good one! 3d
squirrelbrain I have this on my shelf to read too..I think it fits a #booked2022 prompt - about an exploration,or similar? 3d
Librarybelle Hope you enjoy! 3d
Cinfhen He‘s such an engaging storyteller @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB and he has a fabulous sense of humor / which I really adore 3d
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squirrelbrain
The Girls Are All So Nice Here | Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
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Pickpick

This gets mixed reviews on here, but I really liked it. Yes, the characters are all awful, but that‘s the whole point. I could quite easily see how the need to ‘fit in‘ could lead to some of the actions of these girls.

I‘m using this for #darkacademia for #booked2022.

Side-eye from Henry as it‘s raining today, so a day in the campervan reading…. He doesn‘t mind though, as he sits with his face pressed up to the heater!

Cinfhen So nice you‘re on one of your getaways!!! Hope the weather improves 💚 3d
4thhouseontheleft That side eye is on point! 😂 3d
MicheleinPhilly Don‘t you know that you alone are responsible for the weather? 3d
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squirrelbrain After some (potential) thunderstorms tonight, it‘s supposed to be Ok for the rest of our stay @Cinfhen 3d
squirrelbrain Labradors have such expressive faces don‘t they?! @4thhouseontheleft 3d
squirrelbrain @MicheleinPhilly - he doesn‘t mind the rain at all. It‘s just me - could do without a soggy doggy in the van! 3d
MicheleinPhilly I wish. We can have the lightest of sprinkles and Pickles puts on her protester hat. She REFUSES to go out. 🙄 3d
Caroline2 Oh that face!!! 😆 bless him! 3d
LeahBergen Oh, Henry. 😆 3d
squirrelbrain @MicheleinPhilly - Bless Pickles - Henry used to skirt round puddles when he was a little pup! 3d
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OriginalCyn620
Defending Jacob: A Novel | William Landay
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Pickpick

This took me a while to get through, not because it isn‘t good (it‘s excellent) but because I saw the series soon after it came out. Thank you, Chris Evans! 😛 Knowing what it was all about, I didn‘t feel the need to rush through it. There were some differences, but the adaptation was pretty close to the book. The big twist is truly awesome and one I don‘t think anyone could see coming!

#bookspinbingo
#booked2022 - adapted for the small screen

Cinfhen Still one of the BEST twists I‘ve ever read!!! I loved this book!!! Haven‘t seen the series. Might need to work on that!! 3d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3d
MyNamesParadise Yes the miniseries made for a great adaptation and a brilliant cast too! 3d
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