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I love this cover! Up next because I don‘t have that many more days before my loan ends, and I‘ll need to return it. #CoverCrush

Calypso | Oliver K. Langmead
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This is an interesting style I had not expected in a sci-fi book. So far, there is an arc ship, three scientists and a lot of missing people...

slategreyskies I‘ve got a serious #CoverCrush on this one. I‘d check it out based on the cover alone. 📚 2w
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A book I didn't buy, but was tempted due to #CoverCrush

Might put it on my wishlist.

willaful It was pretty interesting. 8mo
julesG @willaful That definitely bumps it onto the wishlist 8mo
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Joan | Katherine J. Chen
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Megabooks I‘m in love with this cover! 8mo
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Amazing Grace Adams | Fran Littlewood
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Peri menopausal women raise up!! 🙌🏻🙋🏻‍♀️🙌🏻 I am loving these strong middle aged female characters and Grace is no exception. Fed up, she leaves her car and takes off across London on foot to her daughter Sophie‘s 16th birthday. Two other timelines follow recent events that made her daughter angry and the arc of her relationship with her ex-husband and Sophie‘s childhood. Strong pick! Nice job @AardvarkBookClub 🫶🏻

Cinfhen Sounds fun! I‘ll look for the audio 😍 9mo
BarbaraBB Sounds fun! 9mo
squirrelbrain Sounds good - stacking! 9mo
youneverarrived I have this reserved at the library, it sounds brill! 8mo
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The cover design basically insisted I read this book. I love the style and it‘s such a compact little book, just like a diary. Which this is: a fictional diary of a fictional pregnancy conceived by a young Japanese working woman. She‘s tired of her coworkers taking advantage of her and the ever present sexism. So she uses her female body to her advantage. Told in weekly chapters, as she progresses in her pregnancy. Strange but irresistible!

BarbaraBB Looks so good! Definitely stacking #covercrush 9mo
Megabooks Agreed! 9mo
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Hester: A Novel | Laurie Lico Albanese
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While I thought the writing was great, I did find the story itself slow. I don‘t think having Nathaniel Hawthorne be a part of the plot was essential. He could have been any man and Isobel‘s story would have been the same.


#botm #historicalretelling

Cinfhen Totally agree! Book was a bit of a disappointment 9mo
Kristy_K @Cinfhen If it wasn‘t for the pretty cover and promise of a fictionalized account of an author‘s inspiration, I don‘t think I would have been picked this up. So kudos for its marketing at least! 9mo
Cinfhen 💯!!!!!! 9mo
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My haul from today‘s #bookshopcrawl in Liverpool.

The tagged and Prophet Song are both from Waterstones, even though Prophet Song isn‘t supposed to be published until next Thursday. The Peter May is from Oxfam, for hubby.

Bottom left and right are gifts from @Oryx and @TrishB 😘😘, from Dead Ink (my favourite shop of the day!) and finally the Aoyama is a complete #covercrush from News From Nowhere.

Deblovestoread Lovely haul. 9mo
Suet624 These look great! 9mo
TrishB Lovely ♥️ 9mo
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LeahBergen I have A Wreath for an Enemy waiting on my shelves. 👍 9mo
Cinfhen How wonderful! 9mo
Oryx I'll remember to save my Forgotten Girls for Gladstone's 9mo
julesG Great haul! The Aoyama looks interesting. 9mo
youneverarrived 😍😍😍 9mo
batsy Great haul! I was wondering who picked up Jawbone... It sounds good but scary/weird so I look forward to your thoughts! 9mo
squirrelbrain It does sound rather weird doesn‘t it? @batsy 9mo
squirrelbrain @LeahBergen do I hear the faint call of a #buddyread ?! 9mo
LeahBergen @squirrelbrain Yes, please. Just let me know when and where. 😆 9mo
squirrelbrain @LeahBergen - I‘ve *just* put it on my holiday pile, which is the second week of September, if that suits? 😃 9mo
LeahBergen That sounds perfect! 9mo
Caroline2 Oh I‘ve got Prophet Song burning a hole in my basket!! Can‘t wait to hear what you think. 👍 9mo
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Oxfam Shop - Liverpool | Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Half a day‘s shopping so far! Having a great day with Trish and Emma.

Can you guess who has bought which book?!

Caroline2 Hmm bottom two Trish? Top yellow one Emma? Not sure on the others. 🤔 9mo
JamieArc I‘m really looking forward to What You Are Looking For… Sounds like you all are having a great day! 9mo
julesG Emma bought the one on the top. I'd say Trish the two at the bottom. The others might be Helen's, but could easily be anyone else's. 9mo
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sarahbarnes Fun! I‘m excited for What You Are Looking For… too @JamieArc! 9mo
TrishB @Caroline2 @julesG spot on 👍🏻 😁 for me! 9mo
squirrelbrain I hadn‘t heard of What You Are Looking For @JamieArc @sarahbarnes - it was a complete #covercrush. So yes, that one‘s mine! 9mo
squirrelbrain As are the one above and the one below @caroline2 - both books I hadn‘t heard of before but which sound intriguing. 9mo
Ruthiella Awesome haul! But alot to carry around! So book shopping is also exercise! 💪😂 9mo
Caroline2 Ahhh I had a feeling the What you are was yours!! 😆 9mo
julesG So the top 3 are @Oryx's? 9mo
squirrelbrain Yes, that‘s right @julesG 9mo
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BIG THANKS to @Jari-chan and @TrishB for putting this book on my #ReadersRadar - I absolutely loved it 🥰 Baxter is a young black man who works as a sleeping car porter in 1920‘s Canada, when train travel was an elegant mode of transportation . He‘s often treated poorly by the guests and management where he must hide his personal feelings and serve the needs of his compartment travelers in hopes of garnering a tip for his services. Lovely 🎧

Jari-chan Oh, it must be nice as an audiobook! So happy you enjoyed the book as well ❤️ 9mo
Cinfhen Audio was wonderful but I think the book had illustrations based on audio descriptions @Jari-chan The reader was so good though. He really brought Baxter to life. 9mo
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Jari-chan @Cinfhen I might need to try the audio version as well, I'm intrigued 🤭 9mo
TrishB Glad you enjoyed. He had a challenging life 😞 9mo
squirrelbrain I have this one borrowed from the library, and have had for a while. The Booker list is getting in the way at the moment. 😃 9mo
Cinfhen Yes, his story was sad @TrishB and I don‘t think things got much better for porters 50 years later 😢Read it soon @squirrelbrain I think you‘d like it. Audio was wonderful 9mo
TheKidUpstairs My absolute fave from last year. Totally deserved it's Giller Prize win. I imagine it would work really well on audio, the rhythm of the writing was so much a part of it. (There were no illustrations in the physical book) 9mo
Cinfhen Ohhh interesting @TheKidUpstairs because the audiobook describes posters and trains and it seemed like the descriptions were based from photographs or illustrations 9mo
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