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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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This sentence is quoted by many for good reason. Placed at the end of Chapter 2, after you‘ve already read glorious prose about birth & the gates to the spirit world remaining open, it sent shivers through me. No good can come of that gate remaining open. I only read a few pages at a time because the writing was exquisite and would stop me in my tracks. At previous spiritual retreats I had heard of this possibility. Emezi describes it perfectly.

Suet624 #shawnmooney I just listened to your review of the book. Thank you for saying everything I couldn‘t say. A ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read. 5y
Cinfhen So adding this #stacked 5y
batsy Every single quote I've seen from this book gives me chills. 5y
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Suet624 @Cinfhen @batsy in an interview she says this is autobiographical. The subject matter is right up my alley and just knocked my socks off. I can‘t wait to read your reviews. 5y
readordierachel Wow. Sold. 5y
shawnmooney Loooved your review! Only saw it now - you used the # sign instead of the @ sign when you tagged me. 😜 So glad you enjoyed it! 5y
Suet624 @shawnmooney oops. I wonder how many other times I‘ve done that. 😀 5y
ClairesReads This quote is so good. 4y
Suet624 @ClairesReads thanks for bringing the quote back to me. I loved this book. 4y
ClairesReads @Suet624 I‘m just reading this now for the first time, it‘s amazing 4y
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Guess who's the odd man out in my RL bookclub? Everybody seems to be enjoying this Wharton, sadly I have zero interest in this overly cliched story. However with this group, #BailingIsNotAnOption

LeahBergen 😂😂 The hashtag! 5y
bookishkai I don‘t get along well with the “classics” either, 5y
Foragingfantasy Can you find it on audio, might make it easier. 5y
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Cinfhen I'm going to look on my OverDrive system @Foragingfantasy ....I'm glad I'm not the only one @bookishkris 😉thanks @LeahBergen but this group is harsh😂 5y
Marchpane If bailing is truly not an option I advocate "skim finishing" 5y
Sydsavvy @Marchpane I like that term "skim finishing" - definitely been employed by me! (edited) 5y
Cinfhen Love that hashtag @Marchpane @Sydsavvy I've been known to use that method as well!! 5y
Marchpane @Sydsavvy @Cinfhen No shame in it! 😁 5y
readinginthedark Sorry you don't like it! I haven't read this one, but I really liked The Age of Innocence by her. 5y
TrishB Not read any Wharton and my VC in work is one of the world experts on her and always asks if I've read any yet....just don't fancy it!! 5y
Leniverse I haven't read this one, but I think I might be the only classics lover on the planet who rolled my eyes at The Age of Innocence. I did better with Ethan Frome, but that was a novella so I didn't have time to get thoroughly fed up. 😂 5y
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Leniverse my bookclub is loving her, and while I'm in awe of her feistiness this book just reads sooooooo dated! I can't get into it @TrishB @readinginthedark #ItsDefinitelyMe 5y
Blaire Good luck, if you want to try another Wharton - I'd go with house of mirth. That's my favorite one. For book clubs I have often done a very quick skim to make it through when I'm not enjoying it. (Can't actually remember if I've read custom of the country). (edited) 5y
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Not fun ploughing through a book you have no interest in reading! 🙁There must be Cliff Notes or Spark notes available?!? 🤔 5y
Cinfhen That's my next step @DivineDiana it's better than a #shawnmooney or a #skimfinishing 😂😂 5y
Cinfhen Thanks @Blaire I've heard good things about House of Mirth but it's #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 5y
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Agree! 😀😉 5y
emilyhaldi Oh man, sorry this book club is not as kind and accomodating as your litsy readalong group! 😂💁🏻 5y
Cinfhen 😂😂😂 TRUTH @emilyhaldi 😘😘 5y
Reviewsbylola Can you read it on serial reader? Sometimes small doses help. 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I'd bail anyway! Lol 😂 5y
Cinfhen I'm scared of this group @ForeverNerdy 🙈think I may be #SparkNoting 5y
Elisa Oh yikes. You are a stronger woman than I am! This is exactly why I not do book clubs 😬 Is the book getting any better? How far are you? 5y
Cinfhen @Elisa I'm about half way through....it's just not grabbing me. I despise the MC & I just don't give a crap about her. I realize this book was written in 1913, which is amazing but you know what??? It feels REALLY DATED!!! 😩we meet next week, so I think I'll just read the online bookclub discussion summary 😉 5y
Elisa @Cinfhen haha attagirl, don‘t torture yourself! 😉 I totally get it though — if I don‘t like the main character, very often I just want to close the book quite decisively and never open it again, which basically me saying “that‘s enough out of YOU!” 😅 5y
ValerieAndBooks Ha. Sorry you‘re not enjoying it! I do like Wharton a lot 😆. 5y
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The Lonesome Dove Series | Larry McMurtry
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I'm sorry #LoneDove #BuddyRead(ers) I'm pulling a #ShawnMooney aka #Bail 😣I'm not connecting with this story and since there are #somanybookssolittletime I'm moving on! I did look for the audio version but it wasn't available from my lending system😫 I also bailed on my #ReadHarderNFaboutTechnology The Profiteers started out interesting but it soon become muddled and my mind wasn't processing. Any suggestions for a new NF about Technology?!?

rockpools 👏👏I'm impressed at your bailing power! Hope you find something fab for the technology book - I haven't cracked that yet either 😐 5y
Marchpane Does it have to be *modern* technology? If not, this is a great book: 5y
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Cinfhen Thanks @Marchpane I'm gonna check them out 😁🤞🏼 5y
Cinfhen @RachelO 😂😬😉 5y
Cinfhen That sounds brilliant @jenniferw88 😁I think I found a serious read but if it's a stinker I'm all over your choice 👊🏼 5y
Mdargusch 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢 5y
Cinfhen Sorry 😩😩 @Mdargusch but now I need to know who Elmira is???? 5y
Mdargusch See you haven't gotten to the good part yet! 5y
Cinfhen Do I need to go to spark notes @Mdargusch 😜😉😂 5y
Suet624 Oh gosh. Well I'm glad you know how to say no. 😁 I have a hard time bailing on things. 5y
Reviewsbylola I refuse to feel bad about bailing. Sorry this one wasn't for you. 5y
Cinfhen I'm generally a people pleaser but reading should never be a drag or something u are not enjoying @Suet624 thanks for letting me bow out graciously @Reviewsbylola 😘😘 5y
Reviewsbylola If you'd tried to do this with GWTW though I probably wouldn't have been so gracious. 😂😂 5y
Cinfhen Hahaha! That's why I wouldn't think of taking a bail on GWTW @Reviewsbylola which I ended up liking more than I initially expected 5y
emilyhaldi Sorry you didn't enjoy it but agree that you should bail if its not pulling you in!! Waayyyyy too many other books to get through 😁 Keeping my hopes up that our next readalong will be more loved ❤️🤞🏻 @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch (edited) 5y
drbethandherkindle I‘m always supportive of bailing, but we‘ll miss you! 5y
Centique I love that you called it doing a @shawnmooney I think of Shawn too now when I bail (since that reading envy podcast @ReadingEnvy ) Permission granted 🙏 5y
shawnmooney Bail bail bail away! For my tech read I am planning to do 5y
Cinfhen Thank you my lovely #lonedove #buddyread(ers) for your support 😊I'll be following the tags to see your progress @drbethandherkindle @emilyhaldi @Suet624 @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola 5y
Cinfhen But I'm holding on to all of your suggestions because sometimes a #ShawnMooney is needed @Centique 🙌🏻😘💗 5y
Cinfhen @shawnmooney your book choice sounds fantastic 💗 5y
Cinfhen 🤞🏼🤞🏼not gonna lie..I'm a little worried about this one @emilyhaldi 5y
Natasha.C.Barnes I really don't want to read a NF about technology--but I read one about culture and I'm reading one now about architecture, so that's just going to have to count. #sorrynotsorry 5y
Cinfhen I'm with you @Natasha.C.Barnes not sure I'll be doing #ReadHarder in 2018! 5y
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The Blind Assassin: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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✔️nature descriptions:
“There‘s a wild plum tree at the back of the garden, on the other side of the fence. It‘s ancient, gnarled, the branches knuckled with black knot...I have a fondness for it. It blossoms every spring, unasked, untended; in the late summer it drops plums into my garden, small blue oval ones with a bloom on them like dust. Such generosity.


Reviewsbylola You're really going hard on #blindass. 5y
Cinfhen Gorgeous 💜I feel bad @Reviewsbylola I'm not loving #lonedove 😩😕I'm at chapter 15 and it's still not grabbing me the way #blindAss is 5y
Reviewsbylola Hopefully it picks up for you! @Cinfhen I won't take it personally though if it doesn't! 5y
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Cinfhen Oh good @Reviewsbylola because I'm about to pull a #ShawnMooney and #Bail 😬😬😬 (edited) 5y
Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 you do you girl. @Cinfhen 5y
emilyhaldi @Cinfhen bummer! I‘m really liking #lonedove but admittedly have spent most of the week on #blindass which I love! @Reviewsbylola going to spend some real quality time with #lonedove this weekend 👏🏻 5y
Natasha.C.Barnes @Cinfhen Feel free to bail on #lonedove of course but I really recommend the audiobook so you may want to give that a try. The narration adds so much to the atmosphere and brings out the humor much more for me. But cup of tea, blablabla, you get it. 😉☕️📖 5y
Natasha.C.Barnes Also, @emilyhaldi -gorgeous quote and photo combo! Brings it to life. 5y
Cinfhen I will see if my #OverDrive has #LoneDove audio @Natasha.C.Barnes I feel bad bailing on my favorite reading family @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch thanks for the suggestion 😘 5y
Mdargusch Oh no! @Cinfhen, I'm sad you aren't loving it like I do. 😕 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I loved that one too! 5y
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