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mcctrish
Butter: Roman | Asako Yuzuki
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Weekends are for gardening and #bookclubs #sundaybuddyread and #camplitsy

kspenmoll 😀 Yes! 5h
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Murder by Lamplight | Patrice McDonough
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Read4life
A Scatter of Light | Malinda Lo
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Murder on Tyneside | Eileen Thornton
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Librarybelle Have a good reading week! 6d
TheSpineView Lookin' good! Enjoy! 6d
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mcctrish
A Scatter of Light | Malinda Lo
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I love Sunday morning #sundaybuddyread I bought a new mug for my favourite day and time 🌈

IndoorDame Love the mug! ☕️🌈❤️ 7d
mcctrish @IndoorDame I am in love with it, I bought it from a local potter who had a booth set up for our neighbourhood Pride Festival 7d
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 6d
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TheBookHippie
A Scatter of Light | Malinda Lo
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#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD

I‘m enjoying this 🙃
Thoughts?
I cannot wait to read on…

Happy SUNDAY ♥️ so glad you‘re here with me!

AmyG I am enjoying this more than her last book that we read. I like the California vibe. 7d
TheBookHippie @AmyG California ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 7d
Sargar114 Did you catch the reference to our characters from LNatTC? I‘m pretty sure she referenced an aunt in socal that worked at JPL…we‘re getting closer!!!! 7d
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vlwelser I love this. I hope the author keeps writing these types of stories. Though I believe she started out in fantasy. 7d
Sargar114 Enjoying this one, but I still think I like Telegraph Club more. It may be because I have the audio version of this one and I don‘t really care for the narration too much, but still liking it. 7d
TheBookHippie @vlwelser She did -I may have to look at those 🤣👀 (edited) 7d
IndoorDame I‘m loving this so far! Maybe it‘s all the art. I reserve the right to change my mind if the ending is too saccharine, but I loved The Telegraph Club, so I have high hopes. 7d
kspenmoll @Sargar114 Oh! I missed this! 7d
kspenmoll Now I can read on…yay! 7d
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame 🤣🤣SAME 7d
Librarybelle I like this! I missed the group‘s reading of The Telegraph Club last year, so cannot make a comparison, but this has a great mix of the typical YA awkwardness with all the feelings of questioning and finding oneself. 7d
mcctrish I love the art and I love that there is this future connection from Telegraph ❤️❤️ 7d
Karisa It‘s good, but a little too YA for my tastes. I liked Telegraph a little more probably for the historical points. Loving the art and Joan! I really like Mel too 6d
Deblovestoread I‘m liking this. Hoping for more connection to the Telegraph Club. 6d
willaful @Sargar114 It's not gripping me the way LNatTC did. Perhaps I get enough of queer young adults at home. 😂 6d
TheBookHippie @willaful I‘m enjoying it but I‘m not as in love with it as Telegraph. Which I now want to reread! 6d
Catsandbooks I like it so far, about as much as Telegraph club. I'm hoping the connection comes soon though 6d
peanutnine I'm really enjoying this one so far, and reading everyone's thoughts on it ☺️ 6d
mollyrotondo I loved Telegraph Club and I think that‘s because it was historical fiction. I still love this author‘s writing a lot! I just don‘t always love more contemporary YA stories. But I‘m still enjoying this story. I really hope she comes out with another book soon because I definitely want to continue to read this author. 5d
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo ME TOO! I hope she writes more! 5d
PageShifter I am enjoying how easy & light this is to read. And the science & art. Those makes this feel a bit more. 5d
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AmyG I like Steph. I wonder if this is Aria‘s first love. 7d
Sargar114 @AmyG it‘s definitely feeling that way! That wasn‘t easy and I love how Steph reached out to her to make sure she was okay ❤️ 7d
vlwelser Steph seems like a good and steady influence. I approve. But she's also young and seems to let Lisa push her around. 7d
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IndoorDame I like Aria‘s friendship with both Steph and Mel and the ways they‘re helping her discover things about herself. I have 2 conflicting thoughts about Steph‘s character arc at this point, both of which would effect Aria, 1 of which would make me happy. 7d
kspenmoll Aria- courageous. Steph is so good for her. 7d
Librarybelle I like how Steph is being there for Aria without being pushy. Aria needs someone like that, and it was courageous for Aria to make that first step. 7d
mcctrish I am so happy @TheBookHippie gifted me AR‘s poetry because I immediately grabbed it and read 21 love poems ❤️ I like Steph too and I agree with @vlwelser Lisa is manipulating her. Maybe this means Steph helps Aria find herself and Aria helps Steph know she deserves better ( Steph has had a lot happen to her so I get she doesn‘t want to make rash decisions) 7d
Karisa I want to root for Aria and Steph, but there is Lisa still seriously in the picture. I don‘t hate Lisa—she‘s perceptive that Aria/Steph have chemistry. Steph is being a little sneaky keeping their meetups secret. Is that a good relationship basis or is this a summer fling or just a crush? Ooh, that poem is steamy! 🔥 6d
Deblovestoread I like Steph and I like Aria finding out about herself through her crush on Steph. Lisa is not my favorite. I do think Steph isn‘t being honest with Lisa about her time with Aria and I‘m not a fan of that. 6d
TheBookHippie @Karisa the poem is 🔥🔥🔥🔥 6d
TheBookHippie @mcctrish ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 6d
TheBookHippie @Deblovestoread I‘m thinking Lisa is controlling I hope Steph figures it all out as well … but yes, not being upfront isn‘t good. 6d
willaful Am I the only one a bit weirded out that Steph's teacher gave her the book of poems? 6d
Catsandbooks I like that Steph is letting Aria explore things on her own 6d
mollyrotondo I like Steph a lot. I think she‘s a good friend to Aria. I‘d love for her to be more but I‘m not sure if it‘s going to go that far. She is a little older and knows Aria hasn‘t figured herself out yet. I don‘t see Steph dating Aria but maybe just being there to help her through this discovery of herself. But I wouldn‘t be unhappy if they got together 😆 5d
PageShifter I like their friendship but at the same feel a bit suspicious. They are hiding that from the rest of the group and it doesn't feel right. 5d
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Arias friend Tasha calls
Sends videos
Haley…
Nathan her first boyfriend
Who she actually didn‘t like…

AmyG “Old” friends vs new ones. VERY different. 7d
Sargar114 Nathan didn‘t seem like a boyfriend, just a summer fling that was appropriate for that friend group. The friend groups are very different, Aria is still finding herself. It‘s interesting how we‘re using her memories to help with that. I‘m glad that Tasha called and that it seems like she‘s a genuine friend. It‘ll be interesting if Aria ever feels comfortable enough with that group to come out like she did to Steph. 7d
vlwelser It was weird that she didn't seem to know who Nathan was when the friend brought him up. But then there was this elaborate story about how she really wasn't all that into him. 7d
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TheBookHippie @vlwelser I‘m pretending she‘s so preoccupied she blanked 🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️😂🫣 7d
IndoorDame This scene was written really well. You could feel the discomfort of one version of Aria encroaching on another as Tasha popped into an environment where she felt free to try out being someone different without having to explain herself. 7d
IndoorDame @TheBookHippie @vlwelser that‘s what I assumed, that it just took her a moment to change gears and remember 7d
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame She was definitely not free and seems to be getting inclination of self now in hindsight, which happens frequently .. it‘s a good arch. 7d
kspenmoll @Sargar114 I agree re Nathan etc. Tasha‘s call pulls us back to that scene & why Aria is in CA. For me that was a good thing as I am caught up in her present. I hope one day she can come out if those friends are true, but only if. 7d
kspenmoll @IndoorDame Hood insight re: Aria‘s feeling of being free to be her authentic self- discovering her authentic self in CA. 7d
Librarybelle I like that insight, @IndoorDame , and yes, you as the reader could feel her internal conflict. I felt awkward for Aria, which tells me the author did a really great job with this scene. 7d
mcctrish I feel like a gulf could be opening between Aria and her high school friends and it gets wider when she goes to uni, she might experience the same thing with her new friends too once she leaves but they prepare her to find her people 7d
willaful @IndoorDame well put. 6d
Catsandbooks I think now that Aria is out of her normal area and meeting new people she's seeing that maybe she's never been that close with her friends. Maybe that she was just doing stuff cause she thought she should. 6d
mollyrotondo @Catsandbooks yes I definitely agree with you! After meeting new people she‘s starting to see what real friends are like and that maybe she was just trying to fit in with her HS friends but didn‘t actually have anything in common with them. 5d
PageShifter People can grow apart and I think that might have happened with her & her older friends. 5d
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AmyG I do like the grandmother alot. She seems very California…in a good way. 7d
Sargar114 Joan is lovely. This is the part of YA that makes you want to shake the MC, of course she‘s grieving 7d
TheBookHippie @Sargar114 right 😵‍💫😝 7d
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TheBookHippie @AmyG ♥️I so agree!!! 7d
vlwelser I agree with @Sargar114 Joan is lovely. 7d
IndoorDame @Sargar114 @TheBookHippie hahaha the she‘s grieving part does seem an especially stupid realization, and she seems a tad old to be having the my parents are people moment, but at least that realization makes her happy and she lets go of the it‘s all about me conception super easily, I thought this was a really sweet scene 7d
IndoorDame @AmyG love Joan! She‘s my favorite character! 7d
kspenmoll @AmyG Joan is such a light herself & Aria in this book. 💜🩵💙 7d
Karisa @IndoorDame Yes! I keep thinking Aria feels younger too especially since her parents were not very present/protective (until the nude photo incident). @Sargar114 😂 7d
Librarybelle Joan is awesome! 7d
Sargar114 @IndoorDame I don‘t know, I‘m 40 and I‘m still having to remind myself that my parents are real people…then again probably for different reasons lol 😂 7d
IndoorDame @Sargar114 😂 I suppose it‘s a lifelong lesson 7d
mcctrish I love Joan and I know she needs to be out of the picture for Aria to do her thing but I want her around more. @Sargar114 I find it easier the older I get to see my parents at the different ages just living their lives - I am way more introverted than they were so they still seem more like grown ups than I am 7d
Catsandbooks I want more of Joan too! We know Aria is not dumb (hello MIT) but how do you not realize your grandma is grieving? 6d
TheBookHippie @Catsandbooks SELF involved...... 6d
mollyrotondo I love Joan. I wish there was more Joan in this book. I do understand Aria as a teenager not fully understanding the adults in their lives reactions. We think our elders are resilient. We expect them to be our rocks that we have to remind ourselves they grieve too in their own ways. 5d
PageShifter I loved the scene, @mollyrotondo said it well.

And I read this as a realization how Joan was grieving. Not that she was grieving.
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A Scatter of Light | Malinda Lo
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AmyG Interesting. 7d
IndoorDame Thanks for this link!!! I saw images of the tunnels, but seeing her planning sketches is incredible! 7d
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kspenmoll This is amazing- had no clue about this sun tunnel installation. 7d
Librarybelle I love all of the art mentions in this - I‘m learning so much about artists and more modern movements I never studied in school. 7d
mcctrish @Librarybelle I‘m loving the art talk too @kspenmoll me either and now I want to go and see them 7d
Deblovestoread Love the art talk. 6d
Catsandbooks Very cool! 6d
mollyrotondo I immediately looked this up when it was mentioned in the book. I would love to go there. Again love how art in relation to the earth/science are woven throughout this story. 5d
PageShifter These intrigued me immediately when I read about them, and wanted to check how they look like. Thank you for gathering the information ready :D (edited) 5d
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo I want to visit!!!! 5d
TheBookHippie @PageShifter It‘s so cool. 5d
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