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Readergrrl
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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I finally mailed off my last two books for #Round14 of #LMPBC I enjoyed both groups so much #GroupO and #GroupC Thanks to all for all of the great new book selections! I read books I might not have picked up independently and that‘s the best part!! Here‘s a photo of my daughter and I on July 4th. We are on vacation which has made it hard to read as much as I like. But if there‘s any reason not to read, family vacation time is it!! Happy summer!!

BookBosomed1 So glad you participated! Also, lovely photo. :) 1mo
julieclair What a beautiful photo! Looks like you‘re having a great vacation. 😀 I have still not started The Murmur of Bees, my last book for Round 14 Group O. 😞 It got crowded out by July books. 🙃 But I‘m really looking forward to it, especially since it will have the whole group‘s comments! @sprainedbrain @BookBosomed1 1mo
Megabooks Great photo! 1mo
kspenmoll Lovely photo. Love your daughter‘s sunglasses! Hope you enjoyed or ate enjoying your vacation! 4w
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staci.reads
I Must Betray You | Ruta Sepetys
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#LMPBC #GroupC I have finished this one and am sending on its way to you soon, @kellyann28 ! It's a great story, and I look forward to reading everyone's thoughts! @cwarnier @allureofbeauty
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kellyann28 Woo hoo! I should be finishing mine up today or tomorrow 1mo
staci.reads @kellyann28 I meant to drop the book in the mail before we left on vacation, bit completely forgot🤦‍♀️. It's going in the mail today. 3w
kellyann28 No problem, thank you!! 3w
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Megabooks
Interpreter of Maladies | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Well, I forgot I had already read this book when my #LPMBC #GroupC chose this short story collection. I love Lahiri. I love everything I‘ve read by her, and this #reread is no exception. So glad I got to share it with these wonderful folks. Highly recommend if you‘re looking for a short story collection that explores the themes of immigration, assimilation, and marriage/fidelity. Very glad you‘re teaching this to high schoolers @Readergrrl !

Readergrrl @Megabooks IOM is one of my favorites and I find I easy to use with my students as an entire collection or use individual chapters. I‘m so glad you enjoyed it as reread!! 2mo
BarbaraBB I read this so long ago I remember nothing about it. 2mo
Megabooks @Readergrrl very true! And since I only read dead white men in high school, I appreciate a teacher that shares work by living women of color. I hope my high school‘s current teachers have caught up 25 years later. (I mean not even Maya Angelou or Toni Morrison for crying out loud!!) 2mo
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Megabooks @BarbaraBB once I started reading them, they were very familiar. I think I read it around 2012. 2mo
Megabooks Forgot to tag you @Cinfhen 2mo
Cinfhen I read this book with Niki when she read it for HS English 11th grade so that was probably 12 years ago ( give or take) 2mo
BarbaraBB I checked and read it in 2002. I think I wasn‘t really ready for Lahiri back then and should maybe reread it too. 2mo
TheBookHippie I love this one too! It‘s been awhile since I‘ve read it! 2mo
CarolynM Such a good book! 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen such a great book for high schoolers to read! 2mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB it‘s worth a reread. Of course I always enjoy short story collection rereads! 2mo
Megabooks @TheBookHippie it‘s just fantastic! 2mo
Megabooks @CarolynM agreed! 👍🏻 2mo
Megabooks And this was my #doublespin! Forgot to tag you @TheAromaofBooks 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
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Readergrrl
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I‘ve always enjoyed Miéville‘s novels and I was not disappointed in this collection of short stories. Some were much better than others, but as a whole, I really liked the sometimes bizarre imaginings of his many worlds in these stories. I do think I love his novels more, but this collection has just added to my appreciation of China Miéville as an author. 4/5⭐️
#LMPBC
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staci.reads
I Must Betray You | Ruta Sepetys
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#GroupC Does this look correct? I'm excited for every one of these! Also looking forward to another round of #LMPBC after sitting out the last couple rounds. @kellyann28 @cwarnier @allureofbeauty

kellyann28 Looks great! These are some good picks 👏🏻 2mo
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staci.reads
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Here is most of my BotM backlog @kellyann28 @cwarnier @allureofbeauty
Let me know what you've read and which ones look most appealing! #GroupC #LMPBC

kellyann28 I have read People We Meet on Vacation and Pachinko (loved both)! I am interested most in I Must Betray You and Beautiful Country! I will say I am not into Peter Pan retellings (which I know is unpopular 😂), but would be happy with any of the others! 2mo
cwarnier I have not read any of these. They all look good, 2mo
allureofbeauty I‘d vote cartographers or maybe I must betray you. Or maybe the people we keep. 2mo
staci.reads @allureofbeauty @cwarnier @kellyann28 I'm going with I Must Betray You. Ruta Sepetys has never let me down. Here's hoping this one's a winner too! 2mo
kellyann28 Ruta Sepetys is such a good hist fic author. Excited for this one! 2mo
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Readergrrl
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Letting my #LMPBC #GroupC team know that I‘m running behind in my reading! I‘m sorry but end of year school stuff, being the only Covid free caretaker for my family, and family events to help plan kept me busy through the end of May and the beginning of June. I‘m not quite finished with Miéville‘s collection and just received Novak‘s. I‘ll finish Miéville this week and mail it asap. I‘m very sorry for the delay!

Megabooks That‘s okay. I might be late mailing your original book back this month. I‘m not sure yet how things will go but my long Covid brain fog and exhaustion have been really hard this month. (edited) 2mo
Readergrrl Oh dear @Megabooks ! That‘s terrible! I don‘t know how I‘ve managed NOT to get Covid. I‘m triple vaxxed, but so is my family and they both had it! My husband seems to be experiencing what you are. It‘s no fun, for sure! I‘ll be thinking of you!! 2mo
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shadowspeak17
Interpreter of Maladies | Jhumpa Lahiri
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My first five-star read of the year! I didn‘t really know what to expect going into this, but it didn‘t take long to realize I was in for something special. Lahiri‘s writing was beautiful and absorbing, the stories moving and beautifully crafted. There were nine stories and I enjoyed them all. There wasn‘t a single dud in the bunch.
#lmpbc #GroupC #catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Megabooks I started this years ago but put it aside for some reason. (I was in vet school so studying was probably why!) excited to get to it now, especially since I‘ve loved all her other fiction. 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Megabooks @Readergrrl I‘m running a bit behind on where I‘d like to be because of a couple of bad long Covid days. I should get the Novak mailed to you on Tuesday. 2mo
Readergrrl I am SOOO glad you liked it! This is one of my favorites!! 2mo
jlhammar Such a good collection. Loved this one! 2mo
Readergrrl @Megabooks No worries! I‘m a little late too. End of the school year chaos. You‘d think after 20 years that I‘d be used to it! 🤣 2mo
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Megabooks
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While some of these stories were quite clever, most were just okay. I‘m not sure our senses of humor are very compatible. However this has been on my TBR for years, so I was glad to get to it with my #LPMBC #GroupC. 👍🏻

I‘ll get this to you shortly @Readergrrl Last book!

This is our peony that doesn‘t have support, but it‘s still a beautiful color. (It next to our driveway, and I ruined the metal a couple of years ago. Whoops! 😂) @Cinfhen

squirrelbrain Gorgeous peony! 🌺 3mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain thank you! 💜 3mo
TNbookworm Gorgeous peony! One of my favorite flowers! 3mo
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Megabooks @TNbookworm me too! I love seeing them this time of year. Thank you 😁 (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen They must smell heavenly 😇 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen they do! You‘d love it! 3mo
Megabooks This was my #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks !! 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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Megabooks
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I was vaguely hoping my #bookspin or #doublespin would force me to read a mount TBR book I put on, but I am reasonably happy that they are two books I definitely planned to read.

I‘m going to try to follow the NYRB discussion on Basic Black with Pearls, but tbh, I‘m afraid I‘m not smart enough to hang. 🫣 The Novak is my #LPMBC #GroupC choice, so it‘s definitely happening too.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 3mo
BarbaraBB Not smart enough? You have to be kidding! 3mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I‘m not! I don‘t feel as grounded in the classics as most of you seem to be. I‘m always impressed when I read the NYRB discussions. 3mo
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