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Wow! All I can say is Wow! And comparisons to Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell are apt.

sarahbarnes Just got this one from the library - I‘m looking forward to it. 4h
arubabookwoman @sarahbarnes It's very bleak, even devastating, at the beginning. Just be forewarned. But overall I found it hopeful, and entirely original. 4h
merelybookish That's exciting! I just started it but already feel a confidence in the writing. 3h
arubabookwoman @merelybookish Like Cloud Atlas, there are many subtle connections among the characters/events in the chapters which at first may seem unconnected. I went back and reread/skimmed after I finished, and it was so cool to see how it all tied together. 3h
Megabooks I found it dark but hopeful too. Great review! I hope you join us for the #CampLitsy discussions. (edited) 3h
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Pretty excited about this lovely stack of books that came in at the library! I have Litsy to thank for some of these, and am looking forward to the first #CampLitsy selection as well! 📚

squirrelbrain Great stack - I see a few that were on the #campToB longlist too…. 6h
vivastory I just received a notification that my hold of Paradais arrived 📚 6h
Megabooks Fantastic stack!! 😁 6h
BarbaraBB Great stack. Good you are all set for the first #CampLitsy read! 5h
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This week I shall mostly be reading black books!

I started Ghost before I went on holiday but didn‘t take it with me. It‘s very unusual and atmospheric; I‘m enjoying it @Cathythoughts

Also about halfway through We Own This City; it‘s fascinating but perhaps not quite as amazing as I hoped.

And then, of course, I need to make a start on How High for #campToB, as I‘ll be Camp Leader in June!

Have a great week everyone!


Cinfhen Looks like a good plan 🖤 8h
Tamra Ghost in the Throat has such a distinctive character & style - I hope you enjoy it. (edited) 8h
BarbaraBB You‘ll be a great camp leader! Looking forward to it! 5h
Megabooks Looking forward to your #CampLitsy discussions! 3h
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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This week IJ kicked my butt. I just wasn‘t feeling it. Both Damnation and Mean Baby are minor disappointments so far. Sigh.

Looking forward to next week! I‘ve got How High We Go #reread for #CampLitsy, Basic Black for #NYRBBookClub, and 7 Days for #SummerHeat. It‘s always fun to read with friends! I‘m trying to get more fiction in, but my library‘s nonfiction audiobooks have been 🔥🔥 this month. Wild Places is a #BlameItOn @Chelsea.Poole 😁

ChaoticMissAdventures I struggled with Damnation. It is close to the culture I was raised in so I thought I would be interested but the entire thing dragged. 9h
Cinfhen Nice forecast!! Lots of goodies on deck 🤩 9h
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Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks!! 😘 9h
Megabooks @ChaoticMissAdventures yeah, my dad owned a lumberyard when I was growing up, so some of it I get, but it doesn‘t need to been over 400 pages! 9h
IamIamIam Oh man, I was really looking forward to Mean Baby! I have the audio on hold at the library. 9h
vivastory 👏👏 for buddy reads. Feel free to join in the June & July NYRBBookClub. In June we read 6h
BarbaraBB Great plans! And you are going to reread How High. How good! I‘m not sure if I will… I didn‘t like it much and have so many books waiting I‘d rather read. Do you think I should? 5h
Chelsea.Poole I just checked out Damnation Spring on audio. 😬 4h
Chelsea.Poole Also, hope this one works for you! I think it was the right book at the right time. After several nonfiction titles l was ready to really shake things up and not think too much. (edited) 4h
Megabooks @IamIamIam yeah, it just didn‘t hit me right. I‘m still thinking it through. I don‘t think it‘s bad, but maybe not right for me. The crying at emotional parts of the audiobook sounded fake to me, which was annoying. 3h
Megabooks @vivastory thanks! I really appreciate you including me! 3h
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I am. I liked it, and I don‘t remember a lot of the specifics of books, especially if I initially read them on audio. It‘s probably fine if you don‘t reread. I guess I just want to be over-prepared for our first week. I was always that kid in school! 😂😂 3h
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole yeah. It was too long…just kind of dragged…I didn‘t like the ending. Some of the characters were absolutely abhorrent! I don‘t know. Just kinda didn‘t work for me. I have it at 3⭐️ now but I‘m still thinking about it. 3h
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole I don‘t have high expectations for wild places, but I was looking for a no brain needed fiction audiobook. 👍🏻 3h
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Our Wives Under the Sea | Julia Armfield
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#Netgalley #ARC #OurWivesUnderTheSea

One word review: Huh?

I got to the end of reading this and was left thinking what did I just read and what actually happened.

While the book itself left me cold I did appreciate the ending and believe it was really the only way this story could go.

Full review here https://thereadersroom.org/2022/05/27/our-wives-under-the-sea-by-julia-armfield/

Simona I‘m very, very intrigued by the story, and at the same time - I now that I will not like it … 10h
Megabooks Excited about reading this for #CampLitsy. It wasn‘t on my radar at all before that. 3h
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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I don‘t know why I bother, since I generally disregard my initial plans but…it‘s Sunday and I‘m still predicting my #WeeklyForecast 🙃Three books are left to complete my Bingo board for May - 3 are #ARCs - Seven Days is for #SummerHeat and How High is for #CampLitsy - lots of fun stuff happening on Litsy 💕😁

TrishB Looking good 👍🏻 16h
Cinfhen Let‘s see how it goes @TrishB you know how well I stay on track 😉 16h
Magpiegem 😂 glad to know I‘m not the only one dismissing my plans! X 16h
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Cathythoughts My weekly plans are fickle too 😂 16h
Cinfhen That‘s what makes us all readers @Magpiegem @Cathythoughts we‘re unpredictable 😊 16h
Megabooks Looks like a great week!! 3h
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Out and about in town. Picked up True Biz for #CampLitsy 👍🏻

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 1d
kspenmoll I never heard of this book. Now I want to read it! 1d
Tamra I have my eye on this thanks to all the Litsy buzz. I‘ll watch for your review. Enjoy your time out! 😊 1d
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Megabooks Yay! Looking forward to reading with you! 1d
Cathythoughts @kspenmoll I never heard of it either 👍🏻😁 looks good though. Are you joining in #CampLitsy ?! 1d
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks XXX review won‘t be till late June I think. Book looks good 👍🏻 1d
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Thanks, what a lovely thing to say 👍🏻♥️ 1d
sarahbarnes Looking forward to this one, too! 1d
Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes I know , it looks good 👍🏻😁 1d
LeahBergen Is this your lovely lunch place? ❤️ 1d
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It is indeed 😁❤️ 1d
LeahBergen Lucky duck! 1d
BarbaraBB Excited for this book. I hope my copy arrives in time! 17h
BarbaraBB @kspenmoll You can join in the readalong of this book in June, during #CampLitsy. Let me know if you are interested, then we‘ll tag you! 17h
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