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Sweettartlaura
Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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Panpan

Disappointing 😕
There is so much to slog through here - lots of violence & hopelessness - for the worst ending ever. I truly thought I was missing a page.
I‘m tired of doing the work for an author. I‘m not going to make up my own ending. I need SOMETHING to make sense of this. And if the author won‘t give it, I can only go with 2 ⭐️.

#marchmadness @JenP

Caroline2 I love that, “I‘m tired of doing the work of an author”! Yes!!! I‘ve read a few books lately without proper endings. It just feels so lazy. 🙄 7mo
Sweettartlaura Thanks, @Caroline2 🙂. I‘m a little peeved at a particular show ending this coming Sunday 🐉, and that may have exacerbated my reaction to this. But my Buddy Reader @Jenn1 feels similarly about this ending, so I didn‘t go TOO far. I‘m all for a challenge. But give me SOMETHING - some solid direction, some nod to my suspicions. If I can just pull out whatever I want, I might as well write it myself 💁🏻‍♀️ 7mo
ReneeBijou I am a bit late to comment but I felt cheated by the end. Ok I was completely ticked and the book may have sailed across the room. 🤷🏻‍♀️as I thought about it more I started to think that whatever the reader envisions as the reunion is what the end is. I may see them embrace, someone else may see crying. The end is all of these things. It made me love the book that much more. 7mo
Sweettartlaura @ReneeBijou I just wanted something concrete to happen between them. The one in the bathroom seemed almost suicidal. I know she opened the door, but still, I want to know they saw each other, alive. I could live with that little. But without it, I‘m disappointed 😔 7mo
ReneeBijou @Sweettartlaura I get that. It was upsetting to say the least. It certainly left me wanting more and as it was the climax it felt cut off. Besides what happened to Mohan? I really grew to love that guy even though he was seriously messed up. 7mo
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Sweettartlaura
The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Pickpick

#marchmadness @JenP

I loved this 💗
It‘s a YA novel told in verse. So it‘s like 150 - 200 + poems - easy to read, and addicting.
Told in verse, You get all the emotional impact, with none of the melodrama.
A coming-of-age tale of a young Dominica, trying to sort out her feelings about her twin, her parents, her body, boys, God, and her passion for writing. Really glad I read this!

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Sweettartlaura
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Pickpick

Beautiful ❤️
I‘ve been working on incorporating more poetry into my reading. This was a great addition. A revealing look into the poet‘s heart, rent open, vulnerable, tender, touching.
#marchmadness @JenP

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Sweettartlaura
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Panpan

Definitely not for me.
Didn‘t like the first story at all.
Had hope for the second, but it spun out quickly.
And nothing really worked after that.

#marchmadness @JenP

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SW-T
Bookish | Olivia Long
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The final vote for reader favorites is in! Interesting matchups and final picks.

Winner in adult fiction: The Kiss Quotient
Winner in young adult fiction: The Cruel Prince

www.bookish.com

#marchmadness #bookishmadness

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Sweettartlaura
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A compelling read.
The author died before the book was finished. So some friends & colleagues picked up the threads, & wove this into both a thrilling read & a touching tribute.
I recommend the audiobook of this.

#marchmadness @JenP

Tjbooks88 I listened to it first on audio it was amazing!!!! 9mo
Sweettartlaura Glad you agree @Tjbooks88 😊 8mo
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Kalalalatja
Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Another stunning #audiorun today 🏃‍♀️

#currentlyreading

TrishB Gorgeous 💜 9mo
julesG Beautiful sunrise! 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😍 🌅 9mo
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BarbaraBB You‘re on a roll for #MarchMadness. I think I won‘t participate after all. None of my books appeal to me and you know #somanybookssolittletime 💕 9mo
BethM Lovely! 9mo
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB that‘s understandable! My bracket is looking pretty bad already, but this challenge is helping me get back into reading instead og reality tv, so l‘m going to give it a go 😄 9mo
Kalalalatja @TrishB @julesG @erzascarletbookgasm @BethM it almost made me forget I was running. Almost... 😅 9mo
Trollkonstnaren A.good choise! Michelle Obama knows how to tell a story without dwelling on it too much. And some parts are (too) relatable. 9mo
BiblioLitten So beautiful! 😍 9mo
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Hoopiefoot
Archival Quality | Ivy Noelle Weir
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Still at it! #marchmadness

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Sweettartlaura
Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Pickpick

4.5 ⭐️

This book makes me wish that Taylor Jenkins Reid wrote all the rock docs & bios ever & always ❤️

#marchmadness @JenP

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Bookish | Olivia Long
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The matchups are interesting, especially in the adult category.

www.bookish.com

#marchmadness #bookish #bookishmadness

mandi1082 Vengeful & The Cruel Prince! 9mo
Bklover I forgot all about this! I have been watching LOTS of basketball though! 🏀🏀🏀 9mo
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