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LitsyEvents
Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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#lgbtbookclub will be reading the tagged book this month. Let @thereadingpal know if you want to join in!

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thereadingpal
Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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So, if I checked the comments correctly, we've come to this conclusion: we'll read Gideon the Ninth in August! Here are the dates!!
#lgbtbookclub
@LitsyEvents

@PageShifter @PuddleJumper @ozma.of.oz @BkClubCare @MoonWitch94 @kaysworld1 @TheBookWitchON @Kenyazero @AbigailJaneBlog @Nutmegnc @BookwormAHN

ozma.of.oz I enjoyed this so much when I first read it! I can‘t wait to see everyone‘s thoughts! 🧡 3d
BookwormAHN I've been really wanting to read this 🖤 3d
BkClubCare Yay! 2d
BkClubCare Plus, just sharing here, I have ZERO expectations nor understanding of whatever this might be about!! I bring ZERO knowledge and probably zero genre prior anything to it. Hoping this might be a good thing?! I am open to it 😃 2d
PuddleJumper I'm excited to see other people's thoughts on this! 2d
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ozma.of.oz
Untitled | Unknown
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So excited for August‘s #BingoBoard !

#BookSpin 3 - #LGBTBookClub book

#DoubleSpin 14 - Winter‘s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

#Roll100 - 17 The Green Mile by Stephen King, 22 The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan, 100 The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King

#OokBOokClub - The World of Poo

#DiverseCozy - The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

Seven books for #AugustARC

And #LMPBC Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fantastic!! 1w
PuddleJumper That's a good looking board 1w
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ozma.of.oz
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I absolutely refuse to believe that tomorrow is the beginning of August. I refuse.

That said, here‘s my #BookSpinBingo board! #LMPBC , #OokBOokClub , #DiverseCozy #LGBTBookClub , #Roll100 , and #AugustARC represent! Whoo boy.

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BookwormAHN
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
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Pickpick

I don't normally enjoy contemporary romance but this lesbian enemies to lovers book was a lot of fun. Rosie owns a bookstore & Jane's family runs the property development company that has recently condemned the building.
#LGBTBookClub @thereadingpal
#Pantone2022 #StrawberryCream @Clwojick
#BBRC #Adult #InTheNameOfLove @LibrarianRyan
#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

kspenmoll I enjoyed this too! 2w
LibrarianRyan Ahhhh. Cute cover. 2w
Clwojick Sounds like a good one! I‘ll have to check it out! 2w
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Johanna414 I have this one on my kindle... I need to move it up on my list a bit! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2w
thereadingpal Thank you for joining in! Glad you liked it! 2w
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ozma.of.oz
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
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Mehso-so

It‘s not quite a meet cute for bookstore owner Rosie and secret romance novelist Jane when Jane‘s company is responsible for evicting Rosie‘s store to build a high rise. Can they move past that when sparks fly?

This was charming. A sweet wlw romance with a fun cast of side characters. Although very slow. And very low stakes. Not a whole lot happens, but that‘s okay. The drama all made sense and didn‘t feel contrived. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

rachelsbrittain That bookmark 😍 2w
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PuddleJumper
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
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Mehso-so

This is a very light romance book with low stakes and a cute if improbable set up.

I found it so boring and uninspiring. Also, when a character is described as having a 'British accent' I like to imagine a thick Geordie accent and that makes everything better

Read for #lgbtbookclub @thereadingpal

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Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
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Hello! I'm sorry for the delay, but here's the first check-in for our #LGBTBookClub July pick, which was Read Between the Lines by Rachel Lacey. We had to read until chapter 13.
Here are the questions, but feel free to talk about anything else that caught your eye during your reading (tag your spoilers!!!)
Again, I am so sorry for being late, life got the best of me :)

@LitsyEvents

AbigailJaneBlog 1. I think Lia is my favourite. She is a nice mix between practical and emotional, whereas I find the 2 main characters are too much either way. 4w
AbigailJaneBlog 2. I think the pacing of the story is okay, but I think the writing itself could be a lot tighter. There are sections and conversations that drag on just TOO LONG or are overly wordy. 4w
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AbigailJaneBlog 3. Okay I have read the end, but by the end of chapter 13 I was thinking that the whole lease thing would be a massive issue and cause loads of miscommunication and lead to them re-meeting later down the line once Rosie had found a new place. 4w
PageShifter 1. Well I actually like both main characters but to be honest I feel like all secondary characters feel a bit same. I mean there isn't that many differences in them // they aren't really fleshed out so it's hard to say if I like one of them more than another.

2. At least the last couple chapters has been a bit slowish and the story hasn't went forward really much. I am hoping more to happen soon.
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PageShifter 3. I have actually finished the book but after chapter 13 I wasn't waiting for surprises and thought Jane would start working as a full-time author and Rose would find some solution for her store 4w
Nutmegnc @AbigailJaneBlog 2. I‘m with AJB on this. I think the story could have been just as effective without certain sections/convos. Some parts just didn‘t seem to advance the story or characters. 4w
Nutmegnc 1. I liked the two main characters but my fav was the dog 😬. Frankly, it‘s the same in real life, too. 4w
Nutmegnc 3. I have also finished the book so I won‘t comment on that…yet. 4w
AbigailJaneBlog @Nutmegnc the dog is also ideal, 10/10. 4w
BookwormAHN I also like the dog best. I also think it's progressing a little slow. I resisted the urge to finish it so far but I'm hoping for something that is not to predictable or depressing. I really like the book so far 💜 4w
PuddleJumper 01) Brinkley the dog because he has the most personality. I'm finding a lot of the characters too nice and very similar

02) The pacing is okay, a bit slow for my tastes and there is a lot of unnecessary dialogue

03) They live happily ever after with no conflict because conflict doesn't seem to exist in this book
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BkClubCare I am still waiting for the book - YAY the library has it AND yea? Some one else is reading it 🤪 4w
PageShifter @Nutmegnc I also love dogs in stories but we never got information about it! It was brown and I assume small because it was also carried but else??! Felt so strange and lazy thing from the author 3w
Nutmegnc @PageShifter I mean…all these things are true 😬. Still prefer the dog 😜. 3w
PageShifter @Nutmegnc Hahaha, I can still get it 💞🐕 3w
ozma.of.oz All caught up! And I like Lia and Amy both. These side characters who love and support their/sister. I love that character type. Amy‘s support of Jane‘s writing and Lia‘s encouragement of Rosie are both so fun to read! It does feel slow to me, but romance isn‘t my usual genre, so that might be a genre thing? I hope this ends happily, but mainly I want to see Jane stand up for herself to her family. (edited) 3w
PageShifter @ozma.of.oz I don't think it's just genre, this just is a bit slow book 3w
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AbigailJaneBlog
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
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Okay so I stated off hating this but pushed through for the sake of #LGBTbookclub and now I'm loving it? The story is great I just wish there had been some editting because boy does this book need it. Hopefully this will turn out to be a soft pick, but that will heavily depend on the ending.

@thereadingpal

Nutmegnc Yeah, I liked it but I felt it would have been better if it were shorter and tighter. 4w
AbigailJaneBlog @Nutmegnc agreed. There were just so many places where she was overly wordy it really pulled me out of it. Plus my pet hate is describing people as having "British accents" because that just isn't a thing! ?? 4w
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AbigailJaneBlog
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
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Not been feeling the reading this month so gonna jump onto @Andrew65 's #JubilantJuly Readathon. Plan is to finish the current read (or bail tbh) and read at least one other. Just started Circe as well which I'm loving so I have high hopes.

#LGBTbookclub

Andrew65 Best of luck. 4w
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