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BarbaraBB
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Pickpick

How am I the first to post about this book while it‘s on the #WomenPrize longlist??
Anyhow, it deserves to be there. It‘s a powerful read. Cilla leaves her homeland Grenada to make money in the UK. She leaves her son Raef behind and it takes 7 years before she can afford his ticket and for him to reunite with his family. Things don‘t go well however and Cilla blames herself. Told by mother and son alternately the book packs a punch.

squirrelbrain Oops, must have forgotten to post when I read it! 🤪 It sounds like you liked it better than me - I felt it was a bit long in places. 1w
Leniverse It's the cover. It's putting everyone off 🤪😆 1w
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BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain It‘s long indeed but it felt like a fast paced one to me. 1w
BarbaraBB @Leniverse That is absolutely true!! I dreaded reading it too! Don‘t let it put you off though! 1w
Leniverse It's one of only three longlist books that I haven't been able to get through the libraries or on a kindle deal, so I've been leaving them for last in case an offer turns up. But of the three I feel the least drawn to this one so I'm glad to hear you liked it! 1w
Gissy Great! It‘s in my Amazon shopping cart. I will order it then today🤗I‘m buying them online because I only found one book from the list in one of my local bookstores and I don‘t like to read digital 🤷🏽‍♀️ 1w
BarbaraBB @Gissy Me neither! I buy them online or get them in the library. Sometimes I do audio but I prefer holding a real book in my hands 🥰 1w
sarahbarnes Very good to know you liked this one! 1w
ChaoticMissAdventures I have it waiting! I had to buy it so I am racing through my library loans and some of the shorter ones first. So glad to hear that you liked it and found it worthy. 1w
BkClubCare What a pretty setting. 5d
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OriginalCyn620
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I don‘t ever really read self-help, but this book has low-key been on my radar since it‘s publication, because who doesn‘t want to be badass? 😂 There were 2 or 3 chapters that resonated with me, and the author approached the whole book with humor, which I always appreciate. My biggest take from it was to always LOVE YOURSELF! It‘s really the first step to badassery!
#bookspinbingo
#pop24 - genre I typically avoid
#tbrtarot - yellow cover

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
CBee I‘ve always wanted to be a badass 🤪🤷‍♀️ 2w
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jenniferw88
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Mehso-so
Librarybelle Lots of prompts covered! 2w
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OriginalCyn620
Getting Schooled | Emma Chase
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Pickpick

Loved it! Sweet with great characters!

#bookspinbingo
#marvellousmarch
#pop24 - second-chance romance

Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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BarbaraBB
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I‘ve listened to this book while driving or when I couldn‘t sleep and enjoyed the short stories of two women who work as editors for daily talkshows. There‘s a lot to do at the moment about the atmosphere behind the scenes of those productions, think #metoo, sexism, long hours, unfair employment contracts etc. The authors write about their experiences with wit and humor. Without getting sarcastic they nail the subject.

CarolynM Sound interesting. And another lovely photo😍 3w
BarbaraBB @CarolynM Thank you 😊 3w
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squirrelbrain Great review! 3w
Ruthiella I like a good look at something like this that I know little about! 3w
Aimeesue What a gorgeous pic! 3w
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OriginalCyn620
XOXO | Axie Oh
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Pickpick

Really cute YA romance!

#bookspinbingo - free space
#pop24 - book about K-pop
#marvellousmarch

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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OriginalCyn620
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This was totally a #blameitonlitsy read! I saw all the love this book was getting so I had to see for myself what all the fuss was about, even though I‘m not much of a fantasy girl. I‘m glad I gave in to the hype because it was a total delight! The world-building was good, Viv is a great MC, and all the supporting characters are endearing.

#bookspinbingo
#pop24 - cozy fantasy book
#24in2024
#readaway2024

Librarybelle I was shocked how much I enjoyed this one…so not my typical genre! 1mo
DieAReader 🥳Great! (edited) 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
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OriginalCyn620
Give Me a Sign | Anna Sortino
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Lilah feels stuck in the middle - not deaf enough to identify as deaf, but not hearing enough to meet the expectations of the hearing world. She takes a job as a counselor at a summer camp for the deaf and blind in hopes of becoming fluent in ASL. There she learns many lessons, both about life and her deaf identity. This is a really good look into deaf culture.
#bookspinbingo
#pop24 - book by a deaf or hard of hearing author

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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The_Penniless_Author
Look at Me | Anita Brookner
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This book blew me away! I don't know that I've read anything as perceptive on the psychology of writers, the delicate line between solitude and loneliness, the introvert's desire to take part in life without sacrificing something fundamental of themselves, the interplay between in-groups and outsiders and the often cruel treatment that results...it was excruciating, in the very best way!

BarbaraBB Wonderful review. 1mo
Billypar You sold me - great review! 1mo
Ruthiella You should read more Brookner if you liked this. For me she is an acquired taste, I only really liked Hotel du Lac. But it sounds like she might be perfect for you! 👍 1mo
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RaeLovesToRead
XOXO | Axie Oh
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Mehso-so

This was a cute YA romance with kpop themes. It was OK, but didn't bowl me over.

Maybe my crusty old heart is just getting harder to warm, or maybe it was all just a bit formulaic.

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#pop24 - begins with X (also works for book about kpop)
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OriginalCyn620 I‘m going to read this one for the K-Pop prompt! 1mo
RaeLovesToRead @OriginalCyn620 It was kinda adorbs 😄💕 1mo
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