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I became a fan of My Favorite Murder late in the game (mostly out of trepidation that I wouldn't be able to handle serial killers), but their combination of mystery, comedy, and friendship is perfect. This book captures all the bits of wisdom that fans of the show adore.

#pop19 #bookbytwofemaleauthors #readharder #humorbook @bookriot #booked19 #relatedtoapodcast @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

JulietBooks I'll try... especially, the not getting murder part. 3d
Cinfhen Great progress ❣️❣️❣️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2d
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Here‘s my wrap-up for the April-June quarter of #booked2019. I skipped around, as usual, and ended up getting one prompt ahead of schedule. 😄

#RelatedToAPodcast: Sadie
#IrishAuthor: Milkman
#NightOrientedTitle: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
#FeaturesAMusician: The Wise Man‘s Fear
#DiverseMiddleGrade: Counting by 7s
#SoldiersStory: Slaughterhouse-Five
#NewIn2019: The Winter of the Witch

Cinfhen Excellent!!!! Way to go!!! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 👊🏻♥️📚 2mo
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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This was a tough read but a good one. I really felt for Sadie and I liked the way the podcast was used in the story. I‘ve seen a lot of complaints about the ending, but I personally thought it was perfect.

#booked2019 #relatedtoapodcast #catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Cinfhen The ending didn‘t really bother me but it just felt careless/ easy/ lazy. IDK 🤷‍♀️I think I‘m the only one who just wasn‘t impressed with this story. I‘m glad you liked it!!! 3mo
JohannaRose @Cinfhen I agree with you that I felt like I didn‘t really understand why everyone loved this book so much? I agree there were some really awesome aspects (like the formatting) and it was an intense story! But I really hate open ended books so maybe if the end tied it up better I would have felt differently? 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3mo
Cinfhen I keep thinking something must be wrong with me as a reader because this book felt very cliched and I thought the writing and plot was average at best @JohannaRose 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
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JohannaRose @Cinfhen Nothing‘s wrong with you because I felt the exact same way! I didn‘t understand the hype on this one 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @JohannaRose we are definitely in the minority 👯‍♀️ 3mo
Suet624 @Cinfhen I felt the same way. 2mo
Cinfhen Of course you felt the same way @Suet624 ❣️‼️‼️❣️ I should have known all along you‘d have my back 💋 2mo
Suet624 @Cinfhen Haha. You betcha. Your birthday must be coming up, isn‘t it??? 2mo
Cinfhen A few days after yours @Suet624 I‘m June 29 🦀 2mo
Suet624 @Cinfhen 💕💕💕 Sisters. 2mo
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Subject is interesting but delivery wasn't. Found the writing repetitive, the tone exaggerated, the narrative simplistic. Overuse of redundant comments. It's a verbatim of the podcast- could have done with more editing to make it more reader friendly.Gets better as you read on, stories are spookier, writing flows better, but it doesn't quite forego the irritating banalities and moralistic quips.
#Booked2019 #Relatedtoapodcast

Cinfhen Lots of mixed reviews on this book. Most felt like the podcast was wayyyy better than book 4mo
YasmiNova I agree @Cinfhen - at least with the audio the narrator can bring the stories to life. The book just needed rewording and reorganising (and fewer comments about the terrible places and people in this world - the stories showcase that enough) and it would have been a much less grating read... 4mo
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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This book was incredibly sad but very well done. The poignancy was in the things that were left out, leaving you to read between the horrible lines. It was not an easy read, and I feel you need to go in aware that there are a lot of triggers (abuse, addiction, violence). But these stories need to be told, even if it hurts to do so 💔

Last one for winter #Booked2019 #RelatedToAPodcast

4thhouseontheleft Great review! 5mo
GatheringBooks sounds powerful! i have this on my radar and really want to read it. 5mo
Cinfhen I think I‘ll read this book next 😘 5mo
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mrp27 Great review. I'm still not very far in but it's breaking my heart as well. 5mo
JennyM @mrp27 @cinfhen @GatheringBooks @4thhouseontheleft it‘s left me a little bit crushed to be honest. So sad this is the story for many girls 5mo
RadicalReader I love your phone case I have the exact same one lol 3mo
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This was the second time that I read this book. The new Podcast with Oprah and Eckhart Tolle was the impetus. Thought provoking philosophy on living a life filled with peace and awareness. A classic. #booked2019 #relatedtoapodcast

Cinfhen Fabulous!!! 5mo
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⛄️ Winter ❄️ Wrap-Up for #Booked2019! While I still have one to go in the winter prompts, I dipped into quite a few seasons during the 1st quarter!


#Femaledetective : Among the Mad
#Fairytaleretelling : Wrath & Dawn
#happyplace : Every Body Yoga
#relatedtoapodcast : Originals
#newtoyou : Bird Box
#nightoriented : Moon Sign Book
#MuslimAuthororMC : Shabanu
#ComicorGN : Hey, Kiddo
#Diversemiddlegrade : Save Me A Seat
#Addiction : Phantom

AmyG I‘ve got Hey, Kiddo lined up...ha, I forgot for what prompt. 5mo
4thhouseontheleft @AmyG It also works for the #aboutaddiction prompt. 5mo
AmyG I think that‘s what I am reading it for. 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Go girl!! Plus school and all your other responsibilities. I‘m impressed. 👊🏻♥️📚 5mo
4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! 😘My social life is reading. 😂😂 5mo
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I like Adam Grant, and for the most part, this book was no exception. It could easily have been longer, I felt like some topics were brushed over too quickly, and needed more depth. However, its readability and light-hearted tone probably makes this more appealing to a wider variety of readers.

#nonfiction2019 : On TBR for over a year
#Booked2019 #relatedtoapodcast
#pop19 : favorite prompt from a past challenge (2015 - nonfiction)

4thhouseontheleft Also my first book completed during #24b4Monday! @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 5mo
TheReadingMermaid Woop woop 🙌😎🙌 5mo
Andrew65 Well done. A great start. 😊🙌 5mo
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I would not have picked this up if not for the #Booked2019 #relatedtoapodcast prompt but I'm glad I did! Very fascinating background on how urban legends came to be. The stories towards the end really gave me the chills so I ended up finishing this in broad daylight. 😅

Cinfhen Ha!! I may try this for #pop19 #mysticalcreatures 5mo
Jovy @Cinfhen 👍🏼 5mo
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