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ozma.of.oz
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I… may or may not have dropped my phone after checking my email. 😳

#NetGalley

julesG 🥳🥳🥳 10h
Amor4Libros Same thing happened to me today…I received an ARC for Jennifer Weiner‘s new book from the publisher this morning 🎉🎉🙌🏽 Hope you enjoy your new book!!! 🙂 9h
julieclair Woo hoo! 8h
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coffees
Jade City | Fonda Lee
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Pickpick

This #book has been in my library for ages!!

But I finally got around to it because #netgalley. And it's so good?! Or like 4.5 good. I felt like it was losing steam towards the end. Like, there was a lot going on but idk, I was feeling frustrated because of everything that was going on. It's not a fun read 🥹 or at least, it wasn't anymore after a certain point 😔 now I'm in pain 😭 I'm curious to see what happens next but also, am I ready??

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coffees
Into the Light | Mark Oshiro
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It's been tough but I'm slowly getting through my Netgalley backlog 🥹🥹 it helps that I haven't requested many new #books 😂😂 next up will be these two audiobooks and then I'll finally sit down with some ebooks

Maybe I can get my score to 45% by the end of June? 🤔 🤔 #netgalley #tbr #tbrpile

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coffees
The Sleepless | Victor Manibo
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I ended up deciding to read some #netgalley titles. I finished two others and this one is the latest. It took me a minute to get into it but it's finally starting to pick up :000 #scifi

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OutsmartYourShelf
Game | Shirley Day
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Mehso-so

Scratch, Becca, and Finn were childhood friends who grew up loving to scare themselves by visiting an old creepy farmhouse on the escarpment. The farmhouse was owned by 'Old Man Byrde', a man who sat in the window writing in an old book which Scratch said had belonged to the devil. The friends wanted to know what he wrote, but contented themselves with playing 'Knock Down Ginger' until the night Byrde ended up dead. (Continued)

OutsmartYourShelf Years later, Becca & Scratch have been married for over 20 years & have 5 kids, whilst Finn has never married...up until now. Finn invites his two oldest friends on a stag weekend & Becca is disturbed to find out that it will take place at Byrde's old farmhouse.

The narrative is from Becca's point of view & the reader gradually learns about the true dynamics of the friendship. I really enjoyed 'Reap What You Sow' written by the author,
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OutsmartYourShelf but this book was unfortunately rather repetitive & meandering in places, where Scratch & Finn would disappear off out & Becca would be left on her own, feeling vulnerable in the old house. I also felt that the paranormal horror aspect of it was underutilised & it could have been a much scarier read. Becca was also rather passive & I just wanted her to actually DO something instead of just existing. 17h
OutsmartYourShelf It did start to pick up towards the end though & although I guessed where it was going to go, my rating has been bumped up based on the last few chapters. Verdict: a bit of a missed opportunity but the ending just about saved it. 3⭐

My thanks to #NetGalley & publishers, Victory Editing NetGalley Co-op, for the opportunity to read an ARC.

Full Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5439125923

Read: 26th-29th May 2023

#20in4 @andrew65
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 5h
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Tove_Reads
That Night | C. J. Grayson
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This is my next #netgalley read. A completely revised version of the tagged book. Since she has an orange coat I can only assume it‘s a four star read @Andrew65 😂😂🤷🏼‍♀️

Andrew65 So close to a five star book, if only the coat was red 🤷‍♂️
Not a series I know, will have to check it out.
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vlwelser
Let Us Descend | Jesmyn Ward
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Pickpick

I love this author. She could write anything at all and I would read it.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Pub date is 10/3
#ARC #Netgalley

TheAromaofBooks Oooo what a fun cover!!! 1d
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Birdsong28
The Half Moon: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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Pickpick

Good. Follows a couple and how they negotiate their feelings about each other following a break up. Full of rich detail which kept me turning the page. Thank you #MichaelJoseph and #PenguinRandomHouse for inviting me to read this via #Netgalley.

@penguinrandomhouse
#TheHalfMoon

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DogEaredBooks
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I don't have words to express how much I love this book.
This is an earnest, heartfelt, clever, funny book for anyone who has loved a book series obsessively.
This book manages to make you feel like you're a kid finding their very favorite book for the first time and captures all those moments of wonder and enchantment. Though tackling some dark backstories the reader is always in capable hands & this book is bursting with love #netgalley

Breanne1 This is a #botm selection this month and you just helped me confirm my selection with your review. Thanks! 1d
LiteraryinLawrence I agree! Thank you! 1d
DogEaredBooks @LiteraryinLawrence @Breanne1 pure luck on my timing but glad to help! It‘s a great book 1d
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squirrelbrain
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Bailedbailed

Bit of a #bailfest today, which isn‘t like me! 🤣

I thought this one was proving difficult due to the random incorrectly hyphenated words scattered about the #netgalley download, as well as the off-putting titles, appearing somewhere on every page.

However on reading Holly‘s @Hooked_on_books review I realised that the book itself is tough to get through; it‘s rather pretentiously self-conscious so I‘m giving up.

dabbe Ooh, that would drive me crazy, too! 🤩😍🤗 2d
Hooked_on_books I hate to say it, but good call. And the errors in the copy are obnoxious! 2d
ChaoticMissAdventures That is so odd I follow him on Twitter and he doesn't hyphenate like this I wonder what happened. He is obsessed with coffee though and not drinking after like 2 which I strongly disagree with and will continue to have my last cup around 6-7pm 😂 2d
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sarahbarnes This is disappointing. I have this one coming in at the library and I was looking forward to it after liking Real Life quite a bit. 2d
squirrelbrain @ChaoticMissAdventures - there are often weird formatting errors on NetGalley so I think it‘s them rather than him…. 1d
squirrelbrain @sarahbarnes - don‘t let me put you off! At least it‘s a #borrownotbuy if you don‘t like it. 1d
MicheleinPhilly Oh no. I was so looking forward to this. 😕 1d
Megabooks Uh-oh! I just started this. 😬😬 4h
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