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What a lovely book this was! Reminded me very much of Garden Spells & Practical Magic.Set in small town Alabama, it‘s the story of a cafe,a family secret,blackbirds & mulberry trees.All swirled up with a large dash of magic. If you loved The Sparrow Sisters or any other sweet magical realism story, you‘ll love this as well. I‘m so happy I stumbled over it, I really hope the author writes more Wicklow stories.🥧🍒 #Booked2019 #FoodOrBeverageOnCover

Sace Oh that looks good. Set in Alabama is an added bonus! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Now I want some pie ... thanks for the review! 4mo
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Heretics Anonymous | Katie Henry
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3 ⭐ Overall, this one was pretty 'meh' for me. I can't really say I enjoyed it but it was a quick read. It's very YA, which I'm not generally opposed to but this one seemed pointless. I'm also not sure how I feel about the portrayal of religion in this book.

This is my #foodorbeverageoncover pick for #booked2019
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s a unique pick for this prompt. Sorry it wasn‘t all that great! 5mo
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Ella Minnow Pea | Mark Dunn
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Clever. Silly. Reading this wasn‘t a bad way to spend a few hours of my time, but it could have been better. It was just okay. 🤷🏽‍♀️

#booked2019 #FoodOrBeverageOnCover #catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Cinfhen Well played 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
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Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Another favorite Christie for me. The solution is chilling and diabolical, and I think quite a bit darker than most of her other books. #agathachristieclub @Bambolina_81 #booked19 #foodorbeverageoncover @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft #readharder #cozymystery @bookriot

raeintheworld I‘ve got this one on hold with Libby. I‘m working through Poirot mysteries in order. 6mo
ferskner @raeintheworld me too! I read a Christie a month, in publication order. We used to have the #agathachristieclub on Litsy but I think I'm the only one still going. :) 6mo
Librarybelle I‘m so far behind in the #agathachristieclub ! Maybe a year or more?? I should probably binge read to catch up...I miss reading her monthly! 6mo
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TheAromaofBooks Maybe we need to restart the #agathachristieclub - I would be way into that! I read all her books in published order a few years ago and would love to work through them again. 6mo
ferskner @Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks YES! I'm pretty far into it so I wouldn't want to start over, but I'd love company. @batsy you in? 6mo
batsy @ferskner Yes! Like you I probably wouldn't start over but I'm trying to keep going from where I left over from reading her books chronologically. I'm not sure how it would work if we're all at different books but it's fun to just keep the club going for us to find each other through the tag and read the comments and reviews :) 6mo
Librarybelle @batsy @TheAromaofBooks What if we had two pieces to this? I‘m so behind that I don‘t mind starting again, and anyone who wants to join in on that piece may do so - read a book a month, with discussion at the end. For those in the middle of this, maybe just continuing where we should be under the original club. I don‘t think it would be too confusing...Littens would have the option to start from the beginning or pick up in the middle of the list. 6mo
TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle @batsy - maybe keep the original #agathachristieclub but also add a secondary tag to differentiate, like #secondround or something like that? 6mo
Librarybelle I think that would work, @TheAromaofBooks ! 6mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks @librarybelle @batsy Honestly, I wouldn't mind taking a break for y'all to get caught up. I'm also behind on where I should be, and but I remember the books well enough that I could join in on discussions at the end of the month, and I'd reread some of my favorites. I am SUPER behind on a bunch of podcasts and series, so this would give me a chance to balance that out again. 6mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks @librarybelle @batsy I'm also a big fan of the All About Agatha podcast, where they recap and analyze all the books, so that could help me refresh my memory as well. :)
batsy @TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle I'm not sure where we last stopped as a group or where we should be right now; the last one I read following publication order was Lord Edgware Dies. @ferskner That podcast sounds great by the way, thank you for recommending! I'm going to check it out. 6mo
ferskner @batsy it's really fun! They're sometimes pretty catty and I don't always agree with their favorite books (they LOVED The Man in the Brown Suit), but they do discuss the underlying racism and sexism and take into account how well the stories have aged as part of their ranking system. And I always love a ranking system! 6mo
Librarybelle @batsy @TheAromaofBooks @ferskner The next one on the list for me is Peril of End House...no clue how far that is down the list from everyone else. I‘m fine with however we want to do this! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle @batsy - I've never participated in this type of long-term reading group before, so I'm not sure how it usually works. Do we have an official list somewhere? 6mo
Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks @batsy We were using the publication list from Agatha Christie‘s website. It has a breakdown chronologically of her works and designated UK titles versus US titles, since a few are different. 6mo
batsy @TheAromaofBooks Hope the link works https://www.agathachristie.com/stories If you scroll down to the bottom it says "download the full list of works" or something and it's a nice handy pdf file :) OK so I'm still a bit clueless about how to proceed from here if we're all at different books ? @Librarybelle 6mo
ferskner @batsy @librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks what do y'all think? I'm fine with taking a reading break to let the group catch up (but still participating in discussions), but if that's crazy then I'll do whatever. I tend to overthink these things. :) 6mo
ferskner @batsy @librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks or maybe we do two a month until we get caught up to @batsy?
Librarybelle This has been a great discussion! I think I also tend to overthink things. I believe I‘m a couple books away from Lord Edgware, so I‘m close to @batsy . My thought had been maybe some of the newer Littens would like to join in - I‘ve seen a lot of Agatha Christie being read, so kind of why I said maybe to have a start over to reintroduce the idea. But, I‘m totally up for anything! We need Dame Christie to help solve this puzzle! 😂 @TheAromaofBooks (edited) 6mo
batsy @Librarybelle @ferskner Poirot would be appalled at my not so active little grey cells 😂 I think this sounds great; I've no problem with waiting. For newer Littens who are Christie fans, if they'd like to do a readalong in publication order like we are, perhaps like @TheAromaofBooks suggested they can add the #secondround or something tag to their posts? 6mo
TheAromaofBooks @librarybelle @ferskner @batsy - the link definitely worked, and that is a super useful list no matter what we decide to do haha It looks like there are 16 books before Lord Edgeware, so that is almost a year and a half for those ahead to wait. Are there people out there still doing the original list? If no one else has been participating in discussions, I think we can do whatever we want. Anarchy!! 6mo
Librarybelle Haha, anarchy! I don‘t think anyone else has been participating. Maybe we should just keep reading and posting at our own pace?? @TheAromaofBooks @batsy (edited) 6mo
batsy @Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks I'm down with anarchy! 😆 I think we can do just that? 6mo
ferskner @batsy @TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle haha this discussion! We're such nerds. I agree with @Librarybelle that I'd like the idea of opening it up to new Littens and also having a monthly discussion so there's a little bit more of a book club feel than the original club had. Can we do that, and maybe call it #agathachristieclubR2 or something like that? I'm happy to spearhead the discussions. Then those ahead can keep reading at our own pace? 6mo
TheAromaofBooks @batsy @Librarybelle - I think it would be great if @ferskner would like to be a gentle guide as to what we are reading next, and to organize the discussion? We have a week until September, so maybe this is a good time to invite people to start? 6mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks @batsy @Librarybelle I think that since perfect! I'll post something later tonight. 6mo
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Didn‘t think I was going to complete the #Booked2019Spring prompts but nothing like a rainy, lazy Sunday to nudge you across the finish line! Absolutely loved this read. I laughed, I cried, and my seventeen year old self connected and commiserated with Dimple and her (well meaning) overbearing parental units. A quick, fun, entertaining read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Booked2019 #foodorbeverageoncover @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review. It's terrific when we get to be happy it's raining! 8mo
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Night | Elie Wiesel
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Aaandd that‘s a wrap for #Booked2019 #Spring, let‘s never leave a season so late again 😂

Not a “light” season but a completed one. Ness (#CliFi ) was the weirdest by far, Metal (#FeaturesaMusician ) the most intellectually interesting. Mai Tai (#FoodorBeverageonCover) was the weakest. Talking to my Country (#IndigenousAuthor) dovetailed into I am a Troll (#SocialMediaFocus) and both, terrifyingly seemed to run into Night (#NightOrientedTitle).

Cinfhen Bring on summer 💛🌞🌈🌴 8mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen agreed. I‘m still finding it difficult to really pin down all my thoughts on Night but I am impressed at how many of us chose it for this prompt. 8mo
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Cinfhen I was glad to see that number as well!!! My neighbor is literally Elie Wiesel‘s nephew!!!! How cool is that??? 8mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen woah! Now *thats* a lineage!!!!!! I hope he‘s lovely!!!! 8mo
Cinfhen He‘s brilliant!!! He‘s a neurosurgeon and the nicest sweetest guy. Fabulous neighbor & good looking too😉 8mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen wow! That‘s a complete package!! 😂😂😂😂 8mo
Cinfhen And did I mention he׳s recently divorced 😜 8mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen Divorced you say.... 🤔🤔🤔🤔 At 3am this morning I discovered that Mr GaD had gone to bed while I was still reading and turned off the hot water heater, leaving me to either stay awake for 30min longer while it heated up to “barely warm” or have a cold shower. Cute neighbour and I may shortly have one more thing in common 😡😡😡😡😡 8mo
Cinfhen Ugh!! The hot water heater is the bain of my existence but only in the winter months😂😂but I totally get it 8mo
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I throughly enjoyed this book. I loved reading about the Finnish culture and why jumping into freezing water for 30 seconds in actually good for you.
#Booked2019 #FoodorBeverageonCover @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Also 4th book for #BFCr2 #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

Cinfhen Cute!!! Nice way to “Finnish” out the quarter 😉😊😜 8mo
BookwormAHN @Cinfhen Thank you I do like a nice "Finnish" ? 8mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen 😂😂😂 Nice play on words. 😃 @BookwormAHN great job!! 8mo
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I finished up the spring prompts for #Booked2019 yesterday! 🙌🏻

- #NightOrientedTitle: The Saturday Evening Girls Club
- #CliFi: Oryx and Crake
- #IndigenousAuthor: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
- #FeaturesAMusician: Sing a New Song
- #SocialMediaFocus: You
- #FoodOrBeverageOnCover: The Cupcake Queen

thereadingowlvina Wow! Congrats!!! 8mo
Cinfhen Those cupcakes 🧁 😋great job on completing the #Spring prompts 💪🏼 8mo
Pamwurtzler Nice! 8mo
BooknerdsLife That‘s Awesome! Congratulations 👏🏼👏🏼🎉🎉 8mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job! That cupcake cover is making me hungry. 😋 8mo
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Love and Gelato | Jenna Evans Welch
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Catching up on #Booked2019! A fun, quick read. This brought back fond memories of our visit to Italy, and Florence in particular. Lovely city, great folks, awesome food and always, always yes to the gelato! #foodorbeverageoncover

Cinfhen Such a happy book cover💕💕💕💕glad it was a sweet read 8mo
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