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BarbaraBB
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I loved this book about two lonely teenagers, finding eachother one summer in the 90s, over the arts. They value what the other adds to what they themselves do and the result is a poster with a strange text, going viral before going viral even existed.
A highly original book, it might very well be my favorite Wilson!

(Pic: Chefchaouen, Morocco)

#BirthdayPixieReadathon #Booked2023 #weird
#52books #ScriptFontOnSpine

Librarybelle I need to read this one! 1d
BkClubCare Have you seen the interview about the phrase? It is word for word from the author‘s own experience. He seems like a great guy. 1d
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Megabooks So glad you loved it! 1d
MicheleinPhilly Great photo! Is it stairs upon stairs upon stairs like Santorini? 1d
rmaclean4 Interested in reading this one. 1d
ImperfectCJ I'm listening to the audiobook of this one today! 1d
Cinfhen I loved this one too!! And another fabulous photo 😁 1d
CarolynM I have a copy of this on my shelf. Bumping it up the TBR 🙂 1d
Deblovestoread I‘m loving all your pictures 💜 1d
BarbaraBB @BkClubCare No! Where can I find it? 1d
BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly It does remind me of Greece indeed! Stairs upon stairs indeed! 1d
BarbaraBB @Deblovestoread Thanks 💙 1d
BarbaraBB @Megabooks I loved it as much as 1d
BarbaraBB @ImperfectCJ I hope you do enjoy it as much as I did. (edited) 1d
IuliaC Love all these photos! 😍 Enjoy your time there! 1d
BarbaraBB @IuliaC Thank you 😊 1d
batsy What a stunning photo! 💙 23h
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB - let me look! It was on the Today show with Jenna Bush. https://www.today.com/video/kevin-wilson-talks-new-book-now-is-not-the-time-to-p... (edited) 21h
sarahbarnes Amazing photo! 19h
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BarbaraBB
De eerlijke vinder | Lize Spit
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A family from Kosovo finds refuge in Belgium. Jimmy befriends the family, their son Tristan becomes his best friend. When the family gets summoned to leave the country, Tristan has a plan that can assure them of being allowed to stay in Belgium. He needs Jimmy‘s help. Jimmy will do anything for his friend. A great short read.

(Pic: Chefchaouen, Morocco)

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LaraReads Lovely photo! 2d
Librarybelle Amazing photo! 2d
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CarolynM What a fabulous photo! 😍 Enjoy Morrocco 2d
Cinfhen Love the photo 💙hope you‘re having a fabulous time xxx 2d
Cathythoughts Lovely picture 💙 2d
Suet624 These colors. 💙💙 2d
BarbaraBB @LaraReads @Librarybelle @CarolynM @Cinfhen @Cathythoughts @Suet624 Thank you. No need for a filter In Morocco, it‘s amazing 💙 1d
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BarbaraBB
Days in the History of Silence | Merethe Lindstrom
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Thanks for bringing this book to my attention @cariashley , what a wonderful read. And so sad. An aging couple in Norway live peacefully together after their daughters move out. The husband turns silent, giving the wife much time to think about all the things left unsaid - and their consequences. A sad and poignant book. Highly recommended!

(Pic: Tangiers, Morocco)

#BirthdayPixieReadathon
#52books #NordicNoir

BarbaraBB I should read it if I were you @sarahbarnes , I thought you were interested too! 3d
sarahbarnes Glad to see you recommend! 3d
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Cinfhen Gorgeous photo!! We didn‘t go to Tangiers, looks wonderful 😍Book sounds really good! 3d
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen It‘s a beautiful city, real Mediterranean. It even feels a bit like Tel Avon and Marseille. We visited a very old synagogue, so impressive 3d
Librarybelle Oh! I‘m not familiar with this author! 2d
cariashley So glad you enjoyed it!! 2d
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TheAromaofBooks
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Very Heyer-ish in tone and humor, this book was a great deal of fun, with a likable heroine and tons of fun side characters. It got a little melodramatic at the end, but I was still here for it. 😂

Can't wait to hear whether the rest of you enjoy it!! @mabell @Chrissyreadit @julieclair

Librarybelle Sounds delightful! 3d
mabell I‘m looking forward to it! 2d
julieclair A little melodrama now and then is good for the soul, lol! Looking forward to my turn. @mabell @Chrissyreadit 19h
Chrissyreadit Yay! 17h
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peanutnine
Peter Darling | Austin Chant
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#TransRightsReadathon Book 1
This book was a hauntingly beautiful queer reimagination of Peter Pan in which Wendy Darling escapes to Neverland to become his true self again as Peter, ten years after he left it to return home. But the world is not as he remembered and holds no joy except for when he is fighting his nemesis James Hook. With Peter grown up, their rivalry begins to shift dynamics. What's real or imagined is blurred and both men ↩️

peanutnine must face the demons they left behind in the real world. 3d
TheBookHippie Well stacked!! 3d
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I Will Find You | Harlan Coben
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Not surprised I finished this in one sitting. Coben can do that. I loved this book. I listened to the audiobook & Steven Webber did a fantastic job once again. The characters, the writing and, of course, the twists!
#BookSpinBingo #TrappedonanIsland #Bookopoly #MarchMadness #BirthdayPixieReadathon

Bookjunkie57 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 3d
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 I love his books. 3d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3d
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peanutnine
Miss Austen | Gill Hornby
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I had to finish this early before it returned to the library but I really enjoyed this #pemberlittens read. It was interesting to imagine Cassy's motivations behind burning Jane's letters after her death. She was a frustrating character but ultimately duty to those important to her was always her priority which I can respect. This really portrayed the perception of spinsterhood and how different people embraced or pitied the role.
@StayCurious

peanutnine #2023ReadySetRead floral cover / female perspective @Clwojick 3d
Clwojick Fantastic! ❤️ 3d
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TheAromaofBooks
Head Over Heels | Jill Shalvis
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TheSpineView Love this review. It sums up so many beach reads! 4d
Clwojick @TheSpineView Agreed! 😅❤️ 4d
BooksNBowls Perfect 😍 4d
TheAromaofBooks @TheSpineView @Clwojick @BooksNBowls - Sometimes fun, fluffy, and forgettable just hits the spot 😂 4d
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 3d
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TheAromaofBooks
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This was a great choice for March's #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead - I knew snippets of Montgomery's life, and knew that it was hard, but sitting down and actually reading about her struggles and difficulties was really eye-opening (and depressing!). The biography itself is really well-written, geared for a YA audience so the writing is accessible and engaging, and handles some of the harder topics, like the mental health of Montgomery and her ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) husband really well. This book left me feeling both sad and grateful. Montgomery's life was full of hardship and difficulty, but through it all she was determined to write stories that would bring happiness and comfort to those who read them. I'm really looking forward to discussing this one @BarbaraJean !!

#Pantone2023 - Tender Peach @Clwojick
#WickedWords - Spring @AsYouWish
#BookSpinBingo
#BirthdayPixieReadathon (bk 9) @Lizpixie
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rubyslippersreads Somehow I missed this, but since I own the book, will try to squeeze it in before March ends. 😊 @BarbaraJean #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead (edited) 4d
BarbaraJean Yay! I‘m still reading, but I‘m fascinated by all the parallels between LMM‘s life and work. Like you, I knew snippets, but I‘ve never read a full biography, so it‘s been wonderful context for her writing. @rubyslippersreads Would love to have you join in! Since it‘s for younger readers, it‘s a quicker read—I‘ll post questions on Saturday, but jump in whenever you‘re ready! 4d
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Clwojick Great job! 4d
TheAromaofBooks @rubyslippersreads - It's a pretty quick read, so do squeeze it in if you have time - I'd love to hear your thoughts!! 4d
TheAromaofBooks @BarbaraJean - I'm not over how many terrible men poor Maud had in her life! How could she write characters like Gilbert Blythe and Barney Snaith and Matthew Cuthbert when the examples she had in her life were SO terrible?? 4d
BarbaraJean As terribly as I think her father treated her, I think she still held on to her idyllic childhood picture of him. That idealized memory may well have been her pattern for Matthew. And the description of her early childhood relationship with her father reminded me SO much of Emily & her father! And her childhood/teenage friendships (Well and Dave, Nate, Will) must have been her influences for such wonderful male characters as Gilbert and Barney! 3d
TheAromaofBooks @BarbaraJean - I agree!! I know we'll discuss this more on Sunday, but I definitely felt like Anne ended up being her idealized life and Emily her more realistic life. 3d
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TheAromaofBooks
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I have this thing where I enjoy Steinbeck's writing more than I enjoy his stories, so I thought I would give this one a try, his account of driving a little camper trailer around the country ~1960. First off, this book will definitely make you want to get a little camper trailer and drive it around the country - how fun does that sound??

I overall did enjoy this one, although more in the beginning than towards the end. I liked the scenes where ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) he actually talked with people, but parts where he just described not so much (long sections talking about CA & TX without really saying anything, I thought). I genuinely appreciated that he never sounded like he thought he was better than any of the people he met, from truckers to hitchhikers to migrant workers, people he agreed with and people he didn't, it felt like he gave everyone a fair chance to say their piece. This is one of ⬇ 4d
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) those too short/also too long books for me - I wanted more details about some things and less about others lol Overall, though, a read I've enjoyed meandering through this month - I'm not sure if I would have liked it as well if I had just sat down and read it straight through, but 10-15 pgs a day has been really enjoyable.

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
#MtTBR
#Pantone2023 - Greyed Jade @Clwojick
#ReadySetRead - Chosen for the Cover
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Suet624 Love this review. 4d
Librarybelle Great review! 4d
Clwojick Great job! Love the cover. 4d
dabbe You said what I have been trying to say. I love his style of writing but not always the plot. He sounds to me like an old Western rancher, telling tales of the farm country in Salinas. What did you think about Charley and the bears? 🤣 4d
TheAromaofBooks @dabbe - That story cracked me up! Mild-mannered Charley really lost it with those bears! 😂 4d
Soubhiville I‘d love to take an extended road trip like this. 🚌 4d
UwannaPublishme Love this book and your review! Can you believe the camper truck he drove is on display at the John Steinbeck Center in northern CA? 🚚 Gotta plan a road-trip to see that! 2d
TheAromaofBooks @UwannaPublishme - Oh, how fun!!! If you ever go, you'll have to take a picture of it for me 😂 21h
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