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TrishB We‘re going to have to know what didn‘t make it 5 stars next week! Hoping to get to this weekend. 1d
Cortg Oooh, my daughter‘s reading this. The author graduated from the college she‘s attending 😀 1d
BarbaraBB So many prompts 👌🏽 1d
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Bk13 of June & #BigJuneReadathon is done. After ripping through the latest Slaughter so quick, I‘ve decided to go back & reread the Grant County/Will Linton books from the start. Unfortunately I found when I did #TheGreatLibraryCleanOf2022 that some of them have been “liberated” from my collection but all book thieves will get their just desserts one day.😈Sara Linton is a coroner & paediatrician in a small Georgia town👇👇

Lizpixie … trying to avoid her ex husband the Chief of Police when a series of brutal rapes & murders happen. Brilliantly written, great characters & horrible crimes. Loved it all! #BookspinBingo #SeriesRead2022 #Pop22 3d
5feet.of.fury I need more of this series. ❤️ 2d
TheAromaofBooks Gotta watch people with sticky fingers in your library!! 😂 I will say that in our family we have a handful of books that are regularly “poached“ from one another as we all think we should own that particular copy LOL 2d
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CarolynM I have some friends who help themselves to my library when they are here. I don‘t mind, except when I realise that some of those books don‘t come back 🤬 18h
Lizpixie @TheAromaofBooks I used to trust my family too until I noticed “missing” books, then my brother returned one with the covers chewed off & something spilled on its pages after he “on-lent” it to his mate. The library was closed for business after that! But apparently there‘s another book thief lurking recently👮🏻‍♀️ 11h
Lizpixie @CarolynM I‘m pretty sure my missing Slaughter & Gerritsens were “lost” by my cousin-in-law after she moved to another house. Silly me thought I could trust her with my babies😡Coincidentally the last picture I saw of her bookcase I noticed the exact same titles on her shelves🤔 11h
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I‘m starting this one today! I‘m a bit intimidated
1) because I tried the audio and had a hard tine following the dialect AND characters
2) there‘s a FOUR PAGE character list at the beginning 😳
I‘m also super excited because I‘ve heard great things and I‘m in the need of a chunky, challenging read.
#pop22 @KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain

squirrelbrain I have this one on my ‘potential‘ list for #pop22 so I‘ll be interested to hear your thoughts. 3d
vivastory I LOVED this one. The subject matter is difficult, but I read it years ago & still think about it. 3d
RaeLovesToRead This book is brilliant but verrrry violent! 2d
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BarbaraBB I ended up enjoying it too but it‘s a rather intimidating book I agree! 2d
Cortg @vivastory I love when a book leaves a lasting impression like that!
Cortg @RaeLovesToRead Ooooh, thanks for the warning! Fortunately, I'm ok with violence 😬 2d
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Oryx I loved this one too 5d
Cortg Nice! 5d
Cinfhen This book is so universally loved, but I couldn‘t get into it. 5d
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Cosmos_Moon I love this book! Never saw this cover. 5d
Lindy @Cinfhen It happens to all of us. Sometimes I can tell that it‘s just the wrong time for me to be reading a particular book, usually to do with my mood and external things in my life. But when that happens, I don‘t tend to return to the book later to try it again. 🤷‍♀️ 5d
Cinfhen So true @Lindy 💕 5d
squirrelbrain I have this on my shelf to read…. 4d
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Upstairs at the Party | Linda Grant
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This book primarily evokes life on campus in the 70s and the repercussions that spiralled out following a tragic event.

It's not necessarily a bad book, but it completely failed to seduce me. The characters bored me stiff and I didn't like any of them.

Not for me, sadly.
⭐⭐ 2 stars

#pop22 - featuring a party
@Cinfhen @Megabooks @KarenUK @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @jenniferw88 @Cortg @Laughterhp @4thhouseontheleft

Aims42 I love your mug 😻 2w
squirrelbrain Meh, but at least you ticked off a prompt! 2w
RaeLovesToRead @Aims42 Thanks! I got it from Como... it's about 750ml 😁😁 2w
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RaeLovesToRead @squirrelbrain I wish I could DNF 😔 I just can't seem to do it! But yes, another prompt down - I'm very behind on my challenge as usual 😅 2w
Cinfhen Too bad it wasn‘t a pick but at least you ticked off a challenge 🙌🏻😁 1w
RaeLovesToRead @Cinfhen Only 44 more left to go 😁😁😁 1w
squirrelbrain I *very* rarely bail on a book either. Maybe we should start a support group?! 1w
RaeLovesToRead @squirrelbrain The why-did-I-spend-£8.99-and-hours-of-my-life-on-this support group?! I am IN! 😄😋 1w
squirrelbrain Yes, the I‘ve-read-20%-so-it‘s-a-waste-not-to-continue support group! 1w
RaeLovesToRead @squirrelbrain Haha, definitely. We are suffering from Sunk Costs Fallacitis 😵 Genuine medical condition 1w
KarenUK @Squirrel @RaeLovesToRead I‘m a non-bailer too! I‘m in! 😉 1w
RaeLovesToRead @KarenUK @squirrelbrain We need a hashtag 😄 1w
squirrelbrain I‘m rubbish at coming up with hashtags… 😁 I‘ll defer to both of you….! @KarenUK 1w
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The Love Connection | Denise Williams
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Last review! Finished this novella today. Interesting job, having a pet grooming store in an airport. I put this on my TBR because of the Summer Reading Guide. 2 different narrators. They meet at the airport and Ollie becomes Benny‘s muse to his latest romance novel.

#pop22 using for starts with last letter of last read (The Paris Apartment)

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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I didn‘t really care for this one but it was a 3 hr listen and I‘m using for #pop22 ~ a book about witches and #booked2022 ~ about sisters

@KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Well that‘s a big bonus!!! #DoubleDip 2w
Megabooks I liked the movie more. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
Kimberlone This book is the perfect example of the movie being better, and the other books in the series also being better. I was soooo underwhelmed by this book (after loving the movie since it came out) and then I was totally blown away by the prequel books. 2w
Cortg @Kimberlone Interesting! I can‘t say I‘ll continue with the series, but that‘s good to know. I think this is the 1st Alice Hoffman book I‘ve read. 2w
Cortg @Megabooks @Kimberlone I haven‘t watched the movie but decided on the book because a friend was chatting about finding it on TV recently and how much she enjoyed it. Maybe I‘ll check out the movie, we‘ll see 😃 2w
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Novic has a message, an important one. She calls out to the hearing world to stand with the Deaf community, and fight for their self-governance, dignity and the value of human diversity before the effects of educational isolation and genetic manipulation are irreversible.
How little did I know! I loved to learn about Deaf culture but the fiction storyline was distracting. The MCs felt cliché, their relationships flat and unfinished.


squirrelbrain Great review Barbara! Looking forward to our #camplitsy discussions at the weekend! 2w
Cinfhen Such a great review!!! You‘ve put into words EXACTLY how I‘m feeling about this book. THANKS xxx 2w
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BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I‘m glad to hear that. I was afraid I‘d be the only one not just loving this book. It felt flat at times despite its importance 🤷🏻‍♀️ I think @Suet624 felt so too. (edited) 2w
Laughterhp Yes, I did feel unsatisfied with the ending too. It just ended. 2w
Megabooks Great review! I felt the ending was a bit unfinished the first time I read it (haven‘t finished my reread), but I really connected with this book. I always seem to connect better with books set geographically near me. Maybe that‘s odd, but perhaps I feel like I can read more into the characters than a book set abroad or even in NYC. 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
sarahbarnes Great review. Just started this one. I will be interested to see how it goes. 2w
Cinfhen I know what you mean, Barbara. I‘ve only seen GLOWING five star reviews and I kept thinking, shit I must be an awful person because this book is really just ok. I TOTALLY agree, that the subject matter is OUTSTANDING and I‘m really being educated on deaf culture but the plot 🙄VERY YA 2w
BarbaraBB @Megabooks I understand that, though I don‘t feel that way myself. I am mostly bored by people looking too much like myself - it makes me feel I am highly unoriginal 🤣 2w
BarbaraBB @sarahbarnes I am curious to see where you‘ll end up, we so often feel the same about books. 2w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Yes! That‘s it! 2w
Suet624 Great review, as usual, stating what was special about the book but also succinctly outlining the drawback. So glad we're on the same wavelength with this one. 2w
batsy Great review! I'm not done yet but you've outlined exactly what I like and don't like about this book so far. 2w
BarbaraBB I‘m glad I‘m in good company 😉😘 @batsy (edited) 2w
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I found myself completely immersed in a lot this novel of interconnected stories of a post climate plague world. Lovely writing and imagery, quite arresting at times. Full of compassion and a surprising amount of hope, here and there. But as I often feel, some stories spoke to more than others, and the success overall is often tainted by the stories I DON‘T connect with. The story ‘City of laughter‘ stood out for me. #pop22 #manmadedisaster

Megabooks Insightful review! I connected with CoL too. 💜 3w
squirrelbrain Really insightful review! It seemed as though a lot of people lost their connection with this book in the second half, due to a few of the stories not being as meaningful. 3w
Cinfhen Fantastic review! I agree with everything you wrote 💗 3w
Cortg These types of books are always hit or miss for me. 3w
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