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ncsufoxes
West with Giraffes | Lynda Rutledge
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Good mail week, #LMPBC book arrived (I‘m hopeful that I can get it done by the end of the month). @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks your lovely gift arrived, thank you! 😊

Laughterhp Glad it got there. Sorry for the delay! 9h
ncsufoxes @Laughterhp no problem, I just mailed out the one before the other day. It‘s perfect timing because I just finished a book a day or two ago & needed something to read 8h
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melissajayne
A Good American | Alex George
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Pickpick

3.75⭐️ For the most part, it was a pretty decent book, but felt that at times it lagged a bit and felt a bit of a slog. I really liked the story of Frederick and Jette. #fiction #bookreview #bookstagram #2022 #historicalfiction #wwii #wwi #greatdepression #ebook

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Kdgordon88
The Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
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Mehso-so

I have not read a book by Hannah in years and years. The Four Winds is set during the Great Depression and dust bowl years. It is a hard, harrowing tale about a piece of American history that I haven‘t read much about. Even though it put me through the wringer I was mostly on board until the end. If it had been a physical book I would have thrown it across the room. Sorry for my unpopular opinion. #NewYearWhoDis

JamieArc I‘ve only read The Great Alone, but couldn‘t stand the relentless suffering. I may read some of her earlier books, but these type of books are not for me. 3d
ChaoticMissAdventures I live an unpopular opinion! I always place her in a chick lit - bookcluby books that are not my jam. Her books always seem so unnecessarily depressing! 3d
thewallflower0707 Oh no, too bad you didn‘t like it very much 🙁 3d
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Cinfhen
Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
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Geez, this book is GRIM!!!! I was having #FoMo but now I know Kristen Hannah isn‘t the author for me.
I don‘t dislike this book as much as The Great Alone but I feel like the author is intentionally manipulating me.
I get the Dust Bowl was a terrible tragic time in US History and I actually appreciate the insight and descriptions Hannah provides but there‘s zero redemption. And I still have another 4 hours.

Caroline2 Yeah I‘m not keen on Kristin Hannah either. Bit too melodramatic. 5d
Cinfhen Yessss, that‘s exactly it @Caroline2 5d
BudgetingBookwormBabe Thank you for saying that... I've been wanting to say it myself! @Caroline2 I just didn't love it as much as everyone the did, just wasn't for me. 5d
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Cinfhen I often find it‘s hard to admit to not liking a book that everyone else seems to love @BudgetingBookwormBabe I also feel like it will seem I‘m judging others taste, when it simply isn‘t true. I can appreciate how others might LOVE this book & author. 5d
BkClubCare I swear I am allergic to KH‘s writing. I won‘t read her anymore. The Nightingale sealed that for me (and I see that gave it 3 stars 🤣 I must‘ve been feeling generous.) 5d
Crazeedi @Cinfhen I liked her early books, and they've gotten not as good for me too, and yes grim is the word. 5d
Cinfhen I actually liked The Nightingale but again, I felt manipulated but I could not stand TGA @BkClubCare @Crazeedi I‘m happy this one is a #BorrowNotBuy 5d
PatriciaU I feel the same way about this author. Not for me… 5d
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 I love when others validate my feelings xx Thanks @PatriciaU 5d
janeycanuck I hated The Great Alone and have been hesitant to pick anything else up by Hannah (though I have the Nightingale somewhere…) but have also been enticed by the buzz on this one. I think you‘ve confirmed for me that I should steer clear. 5d
BarbaraBB I just read my first book by her and thought it way too chick-lit #booksnob 5d
BookBosomed1 Im listening to this book; I agree it is grim. I‘d appreciate some levity here & there. The book seems like a good example for an overuse of pathos. 5d
Cinfhen Oh my!!! I‘m in such GREAT company/ thanks for letting me know I‘m not alone in the #UnPopularOpinion corner @BookBosomed1 @BarbaraBB @janeycanuck 5d
Lcsmcat @Crazeedi I agree that she‘s gotten much more emotionally manipulative in her later books. I hate when authors do that. 5d
LeahBergen I‘ve always sensed she‘s not for me, either! 😬 5d
Megabooks I‘m not a fan of hers. 🤷🏻‍♀️ good luck finishing! 5d
LeahBergen @janeycanuck Right? 😆 4d
Centique I‘ve come to that conclusion too after reading The Nightingale! Good writing but one was enough for me. A bit too long and bleak without something really sharp or insightful to make it worthwhile. 3d
Cinfhen EXACTLY @Centique it‘s like how much can we torture the reader with??? 3d
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Kdgordon88
The Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
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Today‘s plan is the tagged audio book while doing chores, finishing The Strange Adventures of H on kindle, reading our #SundayBuddyRead section in The Other Side of Midnight and then back to the tagged for audiopuzzling.

Share what you are reading everyone.

Andrew65 I‘m hoping to read this soon. 5d
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mdm139
The Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
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Pickpick

This was a good book, because I felt deeply for the characters and it was well written. I was not expecting a warm fuzzy tale since it was set in the Great Depression and Dust Bowl, but this book was the saddest story I ever read. I kept reading and reading fast hoping that something nice would happen to this mom, but not much good ever happened. I hope the author‘s next book is happier.

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charl08
Turtle in Paradise | Jennifer L. Holm
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Pickpick

Fabulous YA GN. Recommended.

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charl08
Turtle in Paradise | Jennifer L. Holm
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#TheGraphicNovel such a sweet story. Loved this bit...

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Kshakal
The Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
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1. It depends… I like them both

2. Tagged… I finished it last night and it was my first 5⭐️ read of the year and the best book I have read in a while!!

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

@BethM @JenReadsAlot @peaknit

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 1w
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megnews
The Mighty Miss Malone | Christopher Paul Curtis
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#TravelTuesday I will read anything by Christopher Paul Curtis. These 2 are set in Depression/Great Migration era Flint. The tagged was one of my daughter‘s favorites growing up. I love visiting historical places so The Henry Ford museum & Greenfield Village are on the top of my list. Pictured are my daughter and MIL sitting in the very seat Rosa Parks refused to give up. This bus was found rusting in someone‘s backyard junkyard. Auctioned👇🏻

megnews Online. Smithsonian really wanted it but The Ford Museum got it. It is such an honor to have climbed aboard this bus. 1w
RebL Just had this convo about museums/hist places with another Litten yesterday. So cool! Thank you for sharing this post. 1w
megnews @RebL I‘m a complete nerd. I‘d much prefer a historical vacation to the beach. I‘ve taken the kids to Boston, Williamsburg/Jamestown/Yorktown, Antietam. I have even made NYC a bit of a historical vacation. I love my state‘s living history villages. My kids are over it at this point but now I get to move on to my granddaughter. 😂 1w
Peddler410 I feel the same way about Christopher Paul Curtis. 1w
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