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Raw visual poetry about loneliness, love, how the two might intersect, and the wildness of life. It‘s quite sad, and I see myself in some of these images when my mental health is taking a turn…. I felt connected to this in that way. #foundonlitsy #bookspinbingo #doublespin

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The Change: A Novel | Kirsten Miller
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This is the menopausal superhero book we didn‘t know we needed, and I am here for it!

Nessa was gifted with the sight and can see dead women and girls. Jo, the women‘s gym owner, has hot flashes that can burn her enemies. When Harriett‘s husband left her, she realized she spent her entire life deferring to men and decided to learn horticulture even if people call her a witch. They join forces to find the serial killer in their neighborhood.

vlwelser I just finished this. I loved it too. 6d
squirrelbrain Sounds great - we need menopausal superheroes! 5d
Cinfhen Sounds fab!!!!! #stacked 😊 5d
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BarbaraBB This is not what I expected at all! 5d
GondorGirl My copy just showed up and I'm excited to read it! 5d
MicheleinPhilly I'm not even into superheroes but fuck it, I'm stacking this one. 5d
Megabooks @vlwelser I was surprised how much I loved it! 5d
Megabooks @squirrelbrain truth! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 I think you‘d like this! 5d
Megabooks @Cinfhen 🤞🏻🤞🏻 this is a better rec than they‘ve been lately! 5d
Megabooks @BarbaraBB me either, but it was quite good! 5d
Megabooks @GondorGirl fantastic!! Enjoy! 5d
MelindaOtt Just put it on hold! 5d
Megabooks @MicheleinPhilly I was surprised how well done it was! I was engaged the whole time! 5d
Megabooks @MelindaOtt awesome!! 5d
Chelsea.Poole Oh wow. I must read this!! 4d
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole it was surprisingly good! 4d
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This true crime is totally in my wheelhouse! Not only was the story captivating, I learned a lot about the crazy knot of maritime shipping and Lloyds of London, too.

An oil tanker was traveling through the Gulf of Aden when well armed soldiers claiming to be Somali pirates boarded the ship. While the crew was huddled together, a fire started. This led investigators from multiple countries, one of whom was car bombed, to try to unknot the crimes.

Megabooks @Cinfhen this would probably be a good #BorrowNotBuy for you, but we haven‘t been in sync lately, so 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
Cinfhen I‘m TOTALLY intrigued #stacked 😁♥️ 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😘 1w
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An Island | Karen Jennings
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Easily my favorite from the 2021 Booker longlist. A lighthouse caretaker on an otherwise empty spare island finds a body washed up, a still living man. As we begin to get a sense of this place, we see the flickers of the caretakers past. The Adjectives dystopian, bleak, ambiguous come mind. It‘s a terrific novel, tightly constructed, creating wonder and discomfort.

Graywacke @Hooked_on_books Saturday‘s mission is accomplished. 🙂 I really enjoyed this. 1w
Tamra Intriguing! 1w
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BarbaraBB Wow, your favorite! That means a lot #stacked 1w
BarbaraBB … I mean #bought 🤣, found a copy online for 5€ 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
Cathythoughts Stacking 👍🏻❤️ 1w
Graywacke @BarbaraBB oh, how fun! It‘s a quick read. Enjoy. 1w
Graywacke @Tamra @Cathythoughts recommended to both of you 😈…😇 1w
Tamra Ordered from the library! 👏🏾 1w
Graywacke @Tamra ❤️ 👍 1w
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I don‘t think I‘ve read this many fiction books right in a row in a long time! But I‘ve started my first nonfiction this month. The true crime I‘ve tagged.

Cinfhen Ohhhhh, this sounds fascinating!!! #stacked 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen it is so far!! 1w
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Checkout 19: A Novel | Claire-Louise Bennett
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If Sally Rooney and Ducks Newburyport had a child that ate glue, it would probably be this book. Wonderfully imaginative, Bennett writes as if she‘s a girl growing into her writing style. My favorite chapter was a long rambly one written as a teen. And while this ISN‘T stream of consciousness, the paragraphs do get a bit lengthy, and she employs lists and flights of ideas like Ducks, while having (in later chapters) the millennial angst of Rooney.

merelybookish Wonderful review! I loved this too! 3w
Megabooks @merelybookish thank you! I was surprised by how well it worked and how much I enjoyed it! 3w
sarahbarnes Well, with that description, I‘m definitely going to have to add this to my list! 3w
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britt_brooke Your first sentence! 😂 3w
Leftcoastzen 👏😂 3w
Megabooks @sarahbarnes I think you‘d like it! 3w
Megabooks @britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen loved writing this review! 😀😀 3w
Cinfhen OMG!!! Your review is hilarious 😂 #stacked 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen this was a fun one to write! 3w
BarbaraBB Fantastic review. I repeat myself but you should do this professionally! You can sell any book. I stack this one of course! 3w
Cinfhen Totally agree with @BarbaraBB 🙌🏻 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen thank you both! I very much enjoy writing reviews! I‘m not sure how to get paid. 🤔 plus, it would have to be something brief like this. I‘m not as good at verbose ones. 😂 3w
TrishB Great review 😁 I definitely know I wouldn‘t like this book! 3w
squirrelbrain Such a fab review - stacked! 3w
batsy Yep, that first sentence 😆 3w
KarenUK Fantastic review! Stacked! 3w
BkClubCare Yikes! You have me curious. 3w
jlhammar So happy to see this book getting some more love! One of my favorite reads this year. 3w
Megabooks @TrishB thank you! 💜 nothing is for everyone, though 😀 (edited) 3w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain thanks! I think you‘d enjoy it. 👍🏻💜 3w
Megabooks @batsy really enjoyable review to write! 3w
Megabooks @KarenUK thanks! 💜💜 I hope you try it. 3w
Megabooks @BkClubCare it was a surprise how much I enjoyed this! 3w
Megabooks @jlhammar it has been way underhyped. Great hidden gem for sure! 3w
BkClubCare @Megabooks (Can you tell me what image is shown on the cover? I just cannot tell what I am looking at) 3w
Megabooks @BkClubCare I‘ll look a little closer in the morning (it‘s 4 am here - I can‘t sleep 😂), but I didn‘t pay attention when I got it! 3w
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This was a great marriage of memoir and pop sci. Reisman seems to be a genuinely curious person and applies this to his medical practice, which has taken him around the world, from Alaska to the Himalayas. Each chapter starts with a body part like skin or the liver and he uses his travels and experiences to elucidate aspects of that organ.

Cinfhen Yes, please! #stacked 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen this is a pop sci I can see you enjoying! 3w
BarbaraBB Sounds good too. You‘re having some great reads this week! 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB yes, so far! I‘m about to finish this. Not appreciating the fat phobia, but I‘m enjoying it for sure. (edited) 3w
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Such a good book. It has been really timely for me right now. I was encouraged to think more about emotional growth and maturity as it is paired with my faith and leadership. We often ignore emotional maturity in the church and that is a mistake. This book laid out clear principles that lead through the process of pursuing health and growth.

jessjess I haven't read this one but our study group did EHS (the blue one) and it was eye-opening and thought provoking. 3w
BookBabe Sounds good! #stacked 🙌🏻 3w
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Working on this one for Dewey‘s Readathon! Need to finish it by tomorrow afternoon so I can host a live book discussion online! I‘m 1/4 of the way through so far, and it‘s going well - I just need to buckle down and finish it.
This is the most casual I‘ve been about a Dewey‘s in years, and I‘m okay with that. My only goals are to finish 3 books/ read 500 pages. Anyone else participating? #deweys

BookBabe I didn‘t hear about it until you just posted this, so cool that you‘re doing it and the live discussion! This book sounds like a good read. #stacked! 3w
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It had been a while since I had read Kate Morton. Her storytelling always sucks me in. This one is very gothic in its story, with its crumbling castle, inherited madness & secrets upon secrets. Loved it.

BookBabe It‘s been years since I read one of her novels, but I really enjoyed them! Also, she was very sweet when I met her at a book festival. ❤️ I‘ll check this out. #stacked! 4w
Kristin_Reads I loved this one! She is one of my auto-buy authors. (edited) 1w
MaureenMc @Kristin_Reads Yes! Isn‘t she due for a new novel?? 1w
Kristin_Reads @MaureenMc I keep checking for something from her… it‘s been a few years since 1w
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