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Kenyazero
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Mehso-so

When Kyouhei moves from the countryside to the city for school, he is inexplicably afraid of city dwellers, including his rough-around-the-edges neighbor, who he finds himself drawn to. Not a standout manga, but enjoyable enough. Definitely humorous! #LGBTQIA

Kenyazero Used for #OwlHouseReadathon Emera: a brutally honest character and for #GottaCatchEmAll Lapras: set somewhere you‘d like to visit @PuddleJumper (edited) 9h
PuddleJumper ❤️❤️ 3h
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Kenyazero
RePlay (BL Manga) | Saki Tsukahara
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Pickpick

It's time to play review catch-up from when I was sick in March!
Childhood friends Yuuta and Ritsu have defined their relationship through team mate bonds for a long time. When their tenure as team mates ends, they have to work to redefine it. I thought this was a sweet, slow-paced manga with a lovely drawing style. #LGBTQIA

Used for #GottaCatchEmAll Farfetch'd: set in spring @PuddleJumper and #OwlHouseReadathon Willow: involves sports.

Kenyazero Also used for #LGBTQBookBingo2024 Free Space #LGBTQ2024 (edited) 9h
PuddleJumper Nicely done! 3h
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kwmg40
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Pickpick

A low pick. A bit slow at times, but has loads of interesting facts about sheep. The author provides many historical details related to the raising of sheep for food and wool, and discusses environmental and political issues that are relevant today.

#gottacatchemall @PuddleJumper (prompt 52. Farfetch'd: Set in the countryside)

PuddleJumper Aww that cover! 6d
kwmg40 @PuddleJumper It's adorable, isn't it? 😍 5d
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kwmg40
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Pickpick

I loved this story about a 4-year-old Indigenous girl who goes missing. The story that evolves is both intriguing and moving. Highly recommended!

#gottacatchemall @PuddleJumper (prompt 21. Karrablast Blue cover)

PuddleJumper 💙💙 6d
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kwmg40
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Pickpick

Still catching up with reviews from the past weeks. I really enjoyed rereading this book, one of my favourites, with commentary from @BarkingMadRun and the #HashTagBrigade.

I also rewatched the classic Hitchcock adaptation recently and it was interesting comparing the book and movie.

#gottacatchemall @PuddleJumper (prompt 59. Mimiky: Re-read a favourite book)

PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 6d
BarkingMadRead I‘ve never seen that cover before! So cool! 5d
kwmg40 @BarkingMadRun This was the cover for the e-audiobook that I borrowed from the library. I thought I'd try audio for this reread. I also have a very old print copy, but the cover is a solid colour, so too boring to post! 5d
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TheAromaofBooks
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Pickpick

Jewell always manages to hook me in. While the ending made this one a soft pick for me, the pacing was great. I appreciated that Alix's ignoring of major red flags felt like a natural progression here - she's just too far into the story to back down now. I like my fiction tied with a bow, so some of the ambiguity at the end annoyed me (plus one major plot point wasn't how I would have gone so), but overall I couldn't stop turning pages.

PuddleJumper ❤️💜❤️ 2w
vlwelser Everyone on my work team (4 people) shared a 21 day library loan for this. Such a page turner. 2w
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julieclair Glad you enjoyed it! Mostly. 😉 2w
TheAromaofBooks @vlwelser - Oh what a fun idea, to all read the same book. Gives you something to talk about at work 😂 She's a great author for that. I feel like she creates situations for her characters that really leave you wondering what you would do if you were in that position - bad choices are made, but they feel like reasonable bad choices. 2w
vlwelser All of the bad choices. Who knew there could be SO many. I swear my intern spent that entire book gasping and swearing at it in Spanish. We often pass a book around. This was the first time it was a library book. I highly recommend it if you end up with a group of readers you spend a lot of time with. 2w
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kwmg40
Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this story and loved the characters. I told my daughter, “When your Dad and I can't live independently anymore, can you find me a luxury senior's home where the residents solve mysteries and drink lots of wine?“

#AwesomeApril @Andrew65
#gottacatchemall @PuddleJumper (prompt 47: Polteageist, Cosy mystery)

kwmg40 I'm using this for prompt 25 (An author “everyone“ has read except you) of #52bookclub because almost everyone I know has recommended this book to me.

One recommendation was from my daughter's friend. I asked, “Why would young people be interested in a series featuring senior citizens?“ His reply; “I like to think that, when I'm that old, my life would be just as interesting as those of the characters,“ which I thought was lovely!
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Librarybelle I plan to read this one soon! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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kwmg40
The Demoniacs | John Dickson Carr
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Pickpick

A low pick for me. The story was so-so but I liked the 18th-century London setting of this historical mystery and its references to real-life characters.

I'm using this for prompt 2 (Bibliosmia: A smelly book) of #52bookclub24. My daughter, who knows I love Penguin green mysteries, found this old musty copy. I'm sure it smells just like the London bookshop where she got it!

#gottacatchemall @PuddleJumper (prompt 56. Sirfetch'd: Historical)

Librarybelle Good choice for the prompt! 2w
Hooked_on_books This is such an unusual prompt. I like what you picked for it! 2w
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kwmg40 @Librarybelle @Hooked_on_books I too was struggling with this prompt until I pulled this book off the shelves and the musty smell hit me! 😂 2w
BarbaraBB Good to have that prompt out of the way 😄 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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PuddleJumper
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April check-in for #gottacatchemall

Another 78 books logged and another 20 Pokémon caught! There are some evolutions happening too which is exciting! Well done everyone!

@Kenyazero @willaful @Jari-chan @5280reader @Zuhkeeyah @Whollybologna @KateReadsYA @TheAromaofBooks @Yuki_Onna @Laughterhp @SunnieK @coffees

kwmg40 I've not caught any more in April, but I'm 2/3 on many of them, so I expect I'll be catching a few in May! 2w
PuddleJumper @kwmg40 I've got some many with 2 prompts complete! 😅 2w
kwmg40 @Puddlejumper I don't think I'm on your tag list. Could you please add me? Thanks! 2w
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PuddleJumper @kwmg40 Must have missed you off. Added! 2w
PuddleJumper @TheAromaofBooks @Jari-chan @Laughterhp @Whollybologna @SunnieK @kwmg40 @Yuki_Onna

Your progress graphic has been added to the GDrive. There is a poster version and a Litsy one. I am not sure if these will be the final form but I wanted to get them done in case people wanted to share them or have a visual guide to what they‘ve caught.
I haven‘t figured out how to include Evolved Pokémon yet so that is why things might change later on.
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kwmg40 @PuddleJumper Thank you! 2w
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kwmg40
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Pickpick

Another good installment in the October Daye series, but I did find one thing disappointing. I was excited that this book was set in Toronto (close to where I live) but almost all the action happened in the hidden faerie realm. The only Toronto references were the overused Tim Hortons jokes. We really do have more than Tim Hortons here in Canada! 😄

PuddleJumper 🎉🎉🎉 2w
Librarybelle I‘ve heard of Tim Horton‘s but did not realize it‘s a Canadian company 2w
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Hooked_on_books But Timbits are so good! Especially the chocolate ones. Yum! 2w
kwmg40 @Librarybelle They're not wholly Canadian these days, as there is some foreign ownership, but Tim's was founded in the 1960's by Canadian hockey player Tim Horton, and there's pretty much a Tim's in every Canadian city and town, no matter how small. 2w
Librarybelle Good to know! I think I‘ve seen one near Erie, Pennsylvania but have not visited. 2w
kwmg40 @Hooked_on_books My family had to try the Timbiebs (a collaboration with Justin Bieber) when they came out, but my favourites remain the chocolate glazed and old fashioned. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Yes, we have Tim Horton's here in Ohio... TimBits are the best!! 2w
kwmg40 @TheAromaofBooks Nice to see appreciation of Tim's elsewhere in the world! My daughter lives in London where a Tim's opened up recently. She said there were long lineups, which seemed weird to us, as Tim's is just the local no-frills coffee shop to us Canadians. 😄 2w
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