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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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#LiteraryCrew This is a pick but that‘s partially my way of justifying the Audible credit spent and the time I spent listening to this. The writing, the language, is beautiful! I think the storytelling is a bit weak, with lots of peaks and valleys. This is not her first published book but this was the first released in the US.

Librarybelle Great review! 3d
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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We‘re a little over halfway through the month, so checkin time for this month‘s #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead !

Any thoughts to share with the group?

Discussion on the 29th!

BookwormAHN My hold just came in, starting it tonight. 3d
Mollyanna I should be able to start it this week. Looks intriguing. 3d
rubyslippersreads I‘m behind, but will try to catch up. 3d
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CatLass007 I‘m somewhere around the 75% mark of being through the book. I ought to finish it today. 3d
julieclair Can‘t wait to start! I‘ve really been looking forward to reading this. 3d
Librarybelle @julieclair I have to start my reread of this - I liked it the first time I read it! 3d
BookwormM I have finished looking forward to discussion 3d
Jerdencon I started but had a little bit of a hard time getting into it - but am going to give it another shot 3d
Librarybelle It‘s definitely a slow burn, @Jerdencon ! 3d
KristiAhlers I love this book. 3d
batsy I'm going to start soon 🙂 3d
Librarybelle @KristiAhlers I liked it the first time I read it! 3d
PaperbackPirate I‘m about 90 pages in. I really like our main character and am looking forward to reading more of her story. 🐍 3d
tpixie @Librarybelle I‘m behind, but trying to catch up!! 2h
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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A young man walks down by the banks of the Blackwater under the full cold moon.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl
#LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead @Librarybelle

With help from Nova!
A young dog walks in front of a book under the warm desert sun. 😂

Soubhiville 😆🐶 5d
Librarybelle Gotta love animal photobombs! 5d
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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#LiteraryCrew I‘m trying to listen to this as an audiobook. But I‘ve fallen asleep twice. I‘ve finally finished chapter 2. Is anyone else having trouble with this?

Librarybelle It‘s a slow burn novel, so I think it is a bit slow in the beginning. I read it a few years ago and have started my reread of it yet for #LiteraryCrew , but I do remember it being a slow start. 1w
CatLass007 @Librarybelle Thanks for your insight. I think I just need to make sure I‘m sitting up instead of lying down while I listen.😅 1w
rubyslippersreads I actually think it might be helping that I watched the TV series first. 1w
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CatLass007 @Librarybelle @rubyslippersreads I‘m starting to get to know the characters now, which always makes a huge difference to me. 1w
willaful I think I DNF'd the audio. Going to try in print this time. 7d
CatLass007 @Librarybelle @rubyslippersreads @willaful Aaand I nodded off again. But it‘s on me because I decided to curl up under the covers with the kitties. I clearly told myself to sit in the chair, but I was disobedient. 7d
Crazeedi This was a challenge to read, but it comes together. This authors style takes getting used to 7d
Crazeedi Plus I can't do audio if I'm not moving or busy, I fall asleep every time! Lol 7d
rubyslippersreads @CatLass007 @Librarybelle Curling up with sleeping kitties is guaranteed to put me right to sleep. 😹 6d
rubyslippersreads @Crazeedi Me too. In fact, I often use audiobooks to help me sleep. 6d
CatLass007 There‘s an audiobook called The Weirdies by Michael Buckley and it‘s narrated by Kate Winslet. I play it when I‘m having difficulty falling asleep. I‘ve never heard it all the way through. 6d
CatLass007 @rubyslippersreads @Crazeedi @Librarybelle @willaful Welp, I have listened to approximately 25% of this book, so I‘m going to keep plugging along. I‘m sitting in my lounge chair with a kitty on my lap. I won‘t be falling asleep here. (edited) 6d
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It‘s a leap year so that means extra time to meet reading goals, right?

✡️ Gangsters Don‘t Die by Tod Goldberg - almost done with this trilogy! #serieslove2024
🇵🇸 Power Born of Dreams by Mohammad Sabaaneh for Palestine
📋 The Guest List by Lucy Foley for #keywordreadingchallenge
🐍 TheEssex Serpent by Sarah Perry for #literarycrew #buddyread with @Librarybelle
☁️ This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein for #bookclub

#tbr #februarytbr

Librarybelle Great February! 3w
BookmarkTavern Good luck! 🍀 3w
PaperbackPirate It‘s been good so far @Librarybelle ! How about you? 1w
PaperbackPirate Thank you @BookmarkTavern ! 🙌📚 1w
Librarybelle Can‘t complain! I‘m a little behind on what I wanted to read in February, but I still have a couple of weeks! 1w
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Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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Librarybelle Yay! Glad you are joining us! 3w
IMASLOWREADER been wanting to read it since i loved the series 2w
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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New month, new #LiteraryCrew book!

We‘re diving into this one by Perry…read at your own pace. I‘ll post periodic checkins throughout the month. Discussion questions will be posted on the 29th.

All welcome to join! If you would also like to join see @librarybelle post https://www.litsy.com/web/book/33468/The-Essex-Serpent

Librarybelle Thanks for reposting! 3w
BookwormM @Librarybelle please tag me for this 😀 3w
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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New month, new #LiteraryCrew book!

We‘re diving into this one by Perry…read at your own pace. I‘ll post periodic checkins throughout the month. Discussion questions will be posted on the 29th.

All welcome to join! If you would also like to join in this month, just comment below!

AnnR Yay! Already started reading. 🙂🤓 3w
julieclair So excited for this one! 3w
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batsy Looking forward 🙂 3w
willaful I'll give it a try, though I may be over committed this month. 3w
Mimi28 I had this book out from the library for sooooo long but never read it. I may have it somewhere…??? lol I really want to read it. 😉🩷 3w
Librarybelle Wonderful, @willaful ! I‘ll tag you this month. I can understand about overcommitting! 3w
Librarybelle @Mimi28 Hope you get a chance to read it one of these days! 3w
PaperbackPirate I‘m starting today! 🐍 1w
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This was a great book. Marion lucks out and gets a job as one of the Rockettes. A job her father doesn't approve of and one that puts her in the path of the Big Apple Bomber 🍎
#LiteraryCrew @Librarybelle
#NoShameReadathon24 #GoodDisabilityRep @Nessavamusic

Librarybelle Glad you liked it! 3w
BethM I‘m sad I missed this one! 3w
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It‘s time for the #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead discussion! I‘ve posted 9 questions as spoilers - you can find these by either viewing my feed, the book‘s feed, or searching #LiteraryCrew . Feel free to jump into the discussion whenever! If there‘s anything else you wish to comment on, please share below.

Next month, the group will be reading The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. I‘ll post a reminder on Thursday!

CatLass007 I already have my copy! (edited) 3w
BookwormAHN Looking forward to it 💚 3w
Jerdencon I‘m waiting for it to come in from the library. 3w
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julieclair I loved this book! Thanks for hosting a thoughtful discussion. Looking forward to next month! 3w
Sargar114 Thank you @Librarybelle for hosting! 3w
Crazeedi Thank you Jess! I totally enjoyed this book, and great discussion!! 3w
Librarybelle So glad you enjoyed the book, @Crazeedi ! 3w
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