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Margot0817
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The Frozen River is a solid 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 in my opinion. This book is not fantasy, but her style of writing is so magical that sometimes I forget it's historical fiction. I deeply admire the love and bond between Martha and Ephraim. The book is full of rich history and well crafted characters. There is so much I could say about it, but I think you just need to read it for yourself.

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chlolovesbooks
Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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🤩🤩🤩 5/5

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Texreader
Gates of the Alamo | Stephen Harrigan
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#two4Tuesday

1) All 3 I think: I live in a little city completely within the city limits of San Antonio and very near downtown SA. So I‘m a city girl. We have a house at the lake, a little less than an hour north of here, the suburbs, and I enjoy time at my parents‘ farm where they moved when they retired, and where I spent a good part of my childhood with my grandparents when they were still alive

2) Love the tagged book!

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 54m
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Sargar114
Zorrie | Laird Hunt
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The beauty of this book is in its simplicity. From its beautiful cover to our titular character. A short read that follows the life of Zorrie. It is beautifully written and is incredibly efficient. I highly recommend! Delightful read for #sundaybuddyread and overlaps as my #doublespin!

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Gissy
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5th book read from Women‘s Prize fiction long list. Mixed feelings, again🤷🏽‍♀️Maybe my expectations have been too high because they are books nominated for a prize. A HF based on true events and also based on previous
short stories. Maybe that it‘s why I felt disconnected in some parts.
The narrator in this story is working in a new project at her job, a nursing home in Korea. She will help the residents to write their own obituary⬇️

Gissy (Cont.)The narrator ask the persons to use 3 words in their obituary that describe themselves. Until she knew Ms Mook who will use 8 words, representing stages of her life. Story is about this woman, about the difficulties she lived in Korea at that time and her current life. A sad story. But as I said some parts were like disconnected to me or not well integrated. Maybe I had another idea of what the novel was about 3.75⭐️ 7h
Gissy April 2024
#ReadAway2024 @DieAReader &Andrew65 @Ghani4Roses
#BookSpinBingo #9 (Women‘s Prize Long List) @TheAromaOfbooks
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DieAReader 🔥You‘re on a roll!!! 6h
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vlwelser
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My current book bestie wandered through the TD Garden this evening. 🖤💚 Boston

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Gissy
The Maiden | Kate Foster
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Interesting HF inspired by true event where a woman was sentenced to be executed in the maiden, a guillotine used at that time. The story fictionalized the life, affair and sentence this woman. Interesting but also a sad story. Trigger point, sexual and physical abuse. However I thought, why this novel was in the Women‘s Prize fiction long list? I‘m not an expert but author describes so well each character giving them an unique/different voice⬇️

Gissy (Cont.) I love this edition, so pretty! 3/3.5 ⭐️

#ReadAway2024 @DieAReader @Andrew65 @Ghabi4Roses
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GoodReads AroundTheYear #ATY prompt #18 (botanical cover)
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DieAReader Great🥳 6h
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jlhammar
The Nun | Simonetta Agnello Hornby
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“she prayed and worked on a paperole that was meant to have a gleaming white consecrated host at its center.”

The art of paperole has been mentioned a few times. Had to go searching for some images. Found this beautiful example.

#NunLitQuarterly

Deblovestoread Beautiful 💜 9h
Centique Isnt that gorgeous! 5h
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jlhammar
The Nun | Simonetta Agnello Hornby
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“She opened the package—it was another novel, The Monk. The title made her smile…She leafed through it, as she always did. Every book has its own identity and characteristics, and Agata had a ritual that she followed in order to get to know and love a book…and only then did she pick up the paper knife. She put the little uneven tabs of paper that ripped off as she cut the pages into her mouth, as if they were communion wafers.”

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jlhammar I thought this was a great passage. Love that Agata has such a passion for books and reading. 12h
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