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daughterOFbooks
Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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New book and new project.
#bookandcrochet

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mklong
The Other | Thomas Tryon
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I am so sorry that I didn‘t have time for this one during October. Not only because I missed discussing it with the fabulous #NYRBBookClub, but also because it was a perfectly terrifying read. I‘m going to have to watch several comforting Christmas movies to shake this one off.

vivastory Ha! It was somehow more unsettling the second time I read it. Great review 👍 3d
Leftcoastzen Nice review ! I was late too ! Sang happy songs so I could go to sleep after finishing it.😳 3d
mklong @vivastory @Leftcoastzen Thanks! It‘s tough to leave a review because I didn‘t want to spoil anything. Happy songs are a great idea. Might use that one. 3d
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LeahBergen Haha! Yes, it was a bit unsettling, wasn‘t it? And look at all your pretty NYRBs! 😍😍 3d
BarbaraBB What did you think of the ending? You should read @Billypar ‘s post about the book and the comments below. Really unsettling 😱😱 3d
mklong @BarbaraBB When I read the “I am Holland” part, I thought maybe I missed a twin switch, and like so many others was flipping back to see what I missed. I think I landed on insanity. The idea of the monster being within the “good” twin, is scarier to me. Such a great discussion about it though. Thanks for pointing me to it! 2d
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Leftcoastzen
The Other | Thomas Tryon
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I was swamped with guests and did not finish in time for #NYRBbookclub discussion,I just finished last night.Gothic & Atmospheric,I kept trying to figure out is it good twin /evil twin or something else all together?I also wanted the adults to pay attention to the children,maybe they wouldn‘t be so weird!

vivastory I actually raised my rating after rereading it. I thought it was a great Halloween read. I don't know if you saw my message, but I need to touch base with you about the Nov discussion. Are you on Goodreads? 3d
Leftcoastzen I am ! Same name . yes , we need to discuss. 3d
batsy Great point about the adults paying attention! I felt the same. Felt like shaking them a bit 😆 3d
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Leftcoastzen @batsy Right?! If I was acting that weird my parents would have been on me like stink on a skunk!And I was a pretty free range child back in the day. 😁 3d
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen @batsy But the adults were super weird themselves. 😆😆 3d
batsy @LeahBergen True! 😂 Tryon was showing just how rotten their environment is. A part of me just wants to feed the twins some cornflakes, make sure they have a hot bath, and send them to bed with some Hardy Boys books 😅 3d
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Amiable
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Another pick for #disasters. This one tells the story of the category 5 hurricane that slammed into Long Island and the New England coast without warning in 1938, and the devastation that it wrought. I grew up and still live in the area of impact and I remember hearing my grandparents talk about this storm. The author uses real accounts from survivors to tell the tale. Great read.
@ljuliel

#NFNov
@rsteve388 @Clwojick

ljuliel That‘s one I‘ve not heard of before ! Thanks for posting it. 3d
Clwojick 6 pts 3d
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Margot0817
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Mehso-so

Overall, this book has a steady rhythm to it-too steady I think. I enjoyed reading about a family's journey with grief over many years from an outside POV but I wish the good and bad was more deeply contrasted. I was decently happy with it, nothing life changing but decently satisfied with it until the last few chapters. To be blunt, I thought they were a joke. She should have wrapped up a long time ago but instead stretched it with filler.

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Margot0817
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My husband and I have two book shelves. One (not pictured) is solely devoted to Bibles and theology while this one is dedicated to everything else. 😜 Only the best books ever (in my opinion) and the TBR are allowed here. The rest are donated to HBP 😊📖

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Lauram
All Is Not Forgotten | Wendy Walker
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Bailedbailed

I bailed on this book early in the first chapter. There shouldn‘t be degrees of tragedy when it comes to individuals who are raped. It‘s not more tragic because Jenny was respectful of adults and ”retained a sweetness” that other teenager girls didn‘t have. 🤬

Hooked_on_books Yikes. Not ok. 5d
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BookNAround
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Writer Stewart Hoag is finally writing again while he lives with his basset hound Lulu in his ex-wife‘s guest cottage so he‘s right there when an actor in the fundraiser put on by ex, Merilee, is murdered between the first and second acts of the play. This is witty and fun and firmly entrenched in the 90s. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/09/review-man-who-couldnt-miss-by-david.ht...

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Margot0817
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Well, guess I'll read later...😂

brit91 Awwww😻😻😻 6d
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Margot0817
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Just a girl reading to one of her many cats 📖😻💕