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TheAromaofBooks
Willow Brook Road | Sherryl Woods
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Well, I have done a terrible job posting reviews this week, but let the #BookReport reflect that I HAVE been reading! 😂 I finished Shelter in Place, The Provincial Lady in London, and The Horse-Tamer towards the beginning of the week (for #TrappedonanIsland, #LPMBC, and #Roll100 respectively lol), then threw myself in the #BacklistReadathon. Only one and half books left in the Chesapeake Shores series!! They have definitely been a mixed bag ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd)(I couldn't STAND the main character in The Christmas Bouquet - what a BRAT) but on the whole they've been pretty standard fare. Shelter in Place was a bit intense - I did enjoy it but I don't think I would reread it. Provincial Lady was fun but not AS fun as the first book. The Horse-Tamer is a childhood reread & actually one of my favorite Walter Farley books. All in all a solid week, checking off some challenges and #SeriesLove2023 too! 1mo
rockpools My favourite windowsill on Litsy! 1mo
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TheSpineView Awesome! 1mo
BkClubCare @rockpools - She does have a brand, doesn‘t she? 😎 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @rockpools @BkClubCare - Thanks!! I'm trying to keep it more under control this year, but you can see how that's going 😂 1mo
Andrew65 I‘m terrible at reviews, always way behind 😆 1mo
Cinfhen Loving all those check marks ✅✔️☑️ ✅✔️☑️♥️ 1mo
Clwojick Way to go! 🌺🌺🌺 1mo
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TheBookHippie
A Bend in the Stars | Rachel Barenbaum
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#LPMBC #GROUPA well these were all given to me and have been sitting FOREVER … if none of these look good, I can go back to the 50 other books in a stack…👀🤣🤷🏻‍♀️

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Singout WW is one of my all-time favorites, assigned to me for two courses, (the common reference novel in feminist critical analysis, and ones of many in race, gender, class, and sexual diversity in modern American novels back in the 90s. It‘s been a while, but I remember really powerful themes about multiple generations, immigration, Chinese and Chinese American culture, gender issues, and mythology. 1mo
TheBookHippie @Singout I read feminist literature and WWII constantly as well!!! How wonderful we have that in common as well! 1mo
Pogue I have read none of these and am open to all of them. 1mo
Singout I meant Woman Warrior, but maybe the war was in there? Can‘t remember any more! 1mo
Readergrrl I have read WW too, but that doesn‘t mean I wouldn‘t read it again. They all sound interesting, so I‘m open to any of them!! Boy, this group has some interesting suggestions! I‘ll get my list together asap. I‘m not at home right now. 1mo
vonnie862 Oh man...I had to think this over night because these all sound good. So I relied on "eeny miny moe" and got Sleepless Nights. ? Whichever you pick will be good. 1mo
TheBookHippie @vonnie862 I was thinking Sleepless Nights as well! I think we will go with that ! 1mo
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Michael_Gee
Simple Justice | John Morgan Wilson
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Thank you, @psalva for introducing our #LPMBC to this author and series. I was pretty immediately drawn in by the intense, passionate voice. The writing, characters, and themes are so compelling, to say nothing of the murder he‘s investigating. Benjamin Justice is troubled, fierce, empathetic, and righteous. I‘d like to read more. 🕵️‍♀️

Michael_Gee @Marmie7 Sending this your way today! ✉️ 2mo
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KristiAhlers
Sweethand | N. G. Peltier
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Ugh I‘m so conflicted with this one. I honestly got to the point where the catty behavior of the FMC got to the point where it was too much. And the insta one min I loath you the next min we‘re supposed to believe they cared for each other was just too random for me. #LPMBC #littensloveromance ⭐️⭐️ read

Julsmarshall I bailed on this one, I wanted to like it but felt the same way. 6mo
KristiAhlers @Julsmarshall I‘m glad I‘m not alone with this. 6mo
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melissajayne
Longbourn | Jo Baker
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#bookreport
Finished two books this past week

#weeklyforecast
📚Still working my way through Longbourn for the #pemberlittens readalong and A Promised Land
📚 Started Where the Crawdads Sing and am almost finished; very engrossing
📚Will pick up Booth this week
📚Need to start Good Neighbors for my library book meeting on the 10th
📚Will also start my #lpmbc closer to the end of the week or whenever I get it

Cinfhen Great progress! 8mo
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Megabooks
Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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I went into this #LPMBC #GroupB choice with very low expectations. I had already bailed on the audiobook, but I was very pleasantly surprised to love it in print! Ray Carney is just the kind of morally ambiguous character I like, and Whitehead‘s descriptive writing just added to the fun. Definitely a pick! #botm

marleed I first experienced this an audio and was sort of meh on it. Then it was the a bookclub pick with my host super excited about it. I didn‘t want to be a bookclub-pooper so I watched a couple author interviews and reread it. I really liked it the second time through! 9mo
marleed Oh I heard him respond he is going back to Harlem from the personification one of the other characters. I forget which one, Pepper maybe. 9mo
Megabooks @marleed Pepper was my favorite character, so that‘s quite exciting! Funny how some books work better in each medium. 9mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
thebluestocking Yay!!! I‘m glad you enjoyed it. 💙 9mo
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TheBookHippie
Travels With My Aunt | Greene, Graham
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#LPMBC #GROUPI

Anything stand out?
I can go back to the stack too 🙃

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Hazel2019 Wow I‘m good with any! All sound very interesting and I have not read any of them. 9mo
Maria514626 Inseparable sounds great. I read Travels with my aunt and I liked it. I wouldn‘t mind reading again! The other sound good too! 9mo
Pogue I have not read any of those. So I am good with what you pick. 9mo
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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!! 9mo
BarbaraBB I read this so long ago I remember nothing about it. 9mo
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!!) 9mo
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Megabooks @BarbaraBB once I started reading them, they were very familiar. I think I read it around 2012. 9mo
Megabooks Forgot to tag you @Cinfhen 9mo
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) 9mo
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. 9mo
TheBookHippie I love this one too! It‘s been awhile since I‘ve read it! 9mo
CarolynM Such a good book! 9mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen such a great book for high schoolers to read! 9mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB it‘s worth a reread. Of course I always enjoy short story collection rereads! 9mo
Megabooks @TheBookHippie it‘s just fantastic! 9mo
Megabooks @CarolynM agreed! 👍🏻 9mo
Megabooks And this was my #doublespin! Forgot to tag you @TheAromaofBooks 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 9mo
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Megabooks
Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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Can‘t sleep. ☹️ Anyway, I‘m excited to finish Bright Creatures, which is surprisingly good! I‘d also like to finish my How High reread for #CampLitsy today. I‘ve really been struggling with print this month including The Idiot.

I have two audiobooks and one print coming on #NewReleaseTuesday, but in the meantime, I‘d like to get to Maladies for my #LPMBC Group C and #Doublespin. 👍🏻 Hoping this Bohjalian works better for me. #WeeklyForecast ⬇️

Megabooks I also recently requested review copies from @RiverheadBooks and was selected to get two physical copies! Extremely excited as they are my favorite publisher! I‘ll tag both here. This releases in early July by the author of The Gifted School, which I loved. (edited) 10mo
Megabooks I‘m also getting this one from an author I have not read yet that releases in November in the US. 👍🏻👍🏻 10mo
Cinfhen Very exciting week ahead xx 10mo
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Megabooks
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Well, well what an auspicious drawing! There are five books I had committed to read this month, and these are two of them! (Both are this month‘s #LPMBC choices.)

Fantastic #bookspin and #doublespin for me! I hope everyone else is as lucky.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
squirrelbrain Be interested to see your views on both of these. I didn‘t love the Whitehead, and Lahiri is a recent new find for me, so want to read more of hers. 10mo
Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
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Megabooks @squirrelbrain I bailed on HS as an audiobook, but it was more because I didn‘t like the narrator. I‘m hoping to enjoy it more in print. I‘ve read (and enjoyed) every Lahiri but this one, so I‘m excited to dive in! 10mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen 😁😁😁 10mo
jlhammar I loved Interpreter of Maladies. Hope you enjoy! Harlem Shuffle was pretty good. Not my favorite Whitehead (I think I've read all his books now except for the The Noble Hustle), but still worth a read. Look forward to your thoughts! 10mo
Megabooks @jlhammar whitehead is not my favorite author, but I‘m going to give him a fair shot, however I have read and enjoyed all of Lahiri‘s other books.👍🏻👍🏻 10mo
Amiable I love Jhumpa Lahiri. You can never go wrong with one of her books. 10mo
Megabooks @Amiable I very much agree! 10mo
Amiable @Megabooks And I agree about Whitehead. I always think I should like his books better than I actually do— I WANT to like his books—but then I‘m usually “meh” about them. 10mo
JamieArc @Megabooks Just an fyi that the book is finally on its way to you! I went in with very low expectations so I ended up enjoying it 😂 10mo
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