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jenniferw88
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Mehso-so
Librarybelle Good choice for the prompt! 2d
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julieclair
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Pickpick

Nobody writes like Wodehouse! A fluffy, madcap romp filled with silly antics and irreverent dialogue. Totally enjoyable. #6 in the Blandings series. I had not read the first 5, and it didn‘t matter.
Great pick to finish out #Round16 of #LMPBC for #GroupH, @TheAromaofBooks !
@Chrissyreadit @mabell @suvata

#MarchMadness #BirthdayPixieReadathon #192025 #UKRoadTrip (Shropshire) #2023ReadySetRead #WickedWords (Castle - Feb.)

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2w
Librarybelle Fun choice!! 2w
Chrissyreadit 🥳🎉🥳🎉 2w
TheAromaofBooks A lot of people don't enjoy the Blandings Castle books as much, but I have such a huge soft spot for Lord Emsworth. I would also like to putter about in my garden at home and spend time contemplating the beauty of a pig 😂 2w
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks 🐷😂 I like Lord Emsworth, too! But I must admit he has not spawned a desire in me to become a pig-gazer. 😂 But of course, you have read more of these books than I have, so perhaps as I continue reading the series I will evolve. 😉 1w
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julieclair
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A sweet story focusing on reassessing career and relationship choices during mid-life, and the possibility of changing directions. Well-depicted contrast between city and country life. Endearing characters. Looking forward to reading more of this series.
Thanks, @Clwojick , for another great #TrappedOnAnIsland pick!
#Loveathon2023 #Booked2023 #UKRoadTrip #WestYorkshire #2023ReadySetRead #WickedWords #ISpyBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Such a cute cover!! 4w
Clwojick Awesome! I‘m glad you enjoyed it! I‘ll have to get to it soon! ❤️ 4w
Cinfhen Sweet cover art, really eye- catching 🤩 4w
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julieclair
Dearest Josephine | Caroline George
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This book kept me guessing all the way through, trying to figure out where the story was going, and how the author was going to reconcile the two storylines and time periods. The ending was a little lame, and still left me with some questions, but overall I enjoyed the book. Looking forward to Sunday‘s discussion!
#SundayBuddyRead @TheBookHippie
#UKRoadTrip @jenniferw88
#BigFabBeatles @CSeydel
#SayMyName @Clwojick

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rockpools
A Fortunate Woman | Polly Morland
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Another excellent read from @Mitch ‘s #AuldLangSpine list.

Morland finds a copy of Berger‘s A Fortunate Man, the life of a rural doctor and his patients - and discovers it‘s set in the valley in which she lives. She approaches the current GP, to see if she‘d be interested in working with her on a modern-day version… and here it is.

rockpools I don‘t tend to go for medically books, so I wouldn‘t have picked this up on my own, but I very much appreciated it. The patients‘ stories are told with compassion, the doctor‘s belief in knowing her patients, and above all giving them time, and the conflict with the modern health system, all shine through. And then we reach the pandemic…

This was a really interesting, different look at life as a GP, what we value and what we risk losing.
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rockpools Using this for #NonFiction2023 Harper Valley PTA (because it‘s set in The Valley), and #UKRoadTrip #Gloucestershire - which really surprised me. I thought it was Cumbria or somewhere! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jenniferw88 1mo
Mitch Glad you liked it. It‘s the first book ‘pandemic‘ book I‘ve read and I was worried about that section. But the strength of hope and humanity just shines through. It caught me off guard and really touched my heart 1mo
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julieclair
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Second in a series. I enjoy Delafield‘s writing and dry sense of humor. And her books give a fascinating picture of the life of an upper middle class English family between the wars. But I didn‘t connect with this book as much as I did the first one. I‘m not sure why… perhaps because her writing style was already familiar to me so I didn‘t find it as novel and refreshing. But still a fun read!
Headed to you next @TheAromaofBooks #LMPBC #GroupH

Chrissyreadit I‘m glad you liked it! 2mo
AsYouWish Yay!!!💙💙💙💙 2mo
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Librarybelle Hooray! 2mo
Cinfhen Lighthearted fiction is a great form I need to explore more of!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I'll be on the lookout!! 2mo
mabell I think that has been the consensus on this one! I curious what the third book is like. 2mo
julieclair @mabell So am I. I definitely plan to read it at some point, because I‘m quite interested to hear her impressions of America. 2mo
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julieclair
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A book involving both time travel and Jane Austen? Sounded fascinating, but I found the storyline to be as disconnected as the concept. The plot moved in strange directions. And I was surprised to find that I disliked some of the Austen family members, which was disappointing. I also disliked many of the choices the main characters made. #PemberLittens @StayCurious #Booked2023 @Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage #UKRoadTrip @jenniferw88

Cinfhen It does sound like it had potential too bad it missed it‘s mark ☹️ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks I loved the premise, but couldn't connect to the characters, to the point that I honestly disliked Rachel by the end. 😕 2mo
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Clwojick Such a pretty cover, but I‘ve seen so many so-so ratings, that I don‘t think I‘ll pick it up. 2mo
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks Me too, which was disappointing. 2mo
julieclair @Clwojick I think you‘re safe to give this one a pass. 😉 2mo
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rockpools
The Offing | Benjamin Myers
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The first of my #AuldLangSpine books from @Mitch finished, and it was a good one!

A young post-war school-leaver sets out from Durham to spend the summer exploring, before heading back down the pit. But his meeting and friendship with Dulcie Piper changes everything- for both of them - as he starts to see there‘s more to the world than his village, and she faces past tragedies.

Beautiful and evocative - I‘d gladly read more by Benjamin Myers.

rockpools I‘m also using this for #UKRoadTrip #NorthYorkshire - the sense of place, nature writing and local customs around Robin Hood‘s Bay are wonderfully told. 2mo
Mitch Glad you enjoyed it ! I read it in the summer and it was hot ! It helped with the atmosphere I think so I was worried it might be so evocative read in winter! 2mo
rockpools @Mitch I can see how that would work! It was quite lovely though, and so summer-evocative! I was a bit slow getting into it, but I think that was Covid-brain doing it‘s thing - I loved uncovering Dulcie‘s past, and it made me want to head up to Yorkshire and spend some time up there! 2mo
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batsy I was just browsing through some of his available books at the store the other day—he seems to have a varied and interesting body of work. 2mo
rockpools @batsy He does. I think I‘ve had Pig Iron on my TBR since, well, the days of GoodReads, which I left who-knows how-many years ago. And the Golden Circle sounds like something I need to get to one day. 2mo
batsy @rockpools I have Gallows Pole on my list. And Beastings sounds like a good (if dark) one, too. I think that's basically all of his novels that sound interesting 😁 2mo
rockpools @batsy 😂😂 Between us, I think we‘ve covered everything! Let me know how you get on if you read any of them. 2mo
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julieclair
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A lovely, well-written Christmas romance. Lovable characters in a beautiful setting - a bookshop in Edinburgh at Christmas time. A perfect December read.
This was my #BookSpin for this month. @TheAromaofBooks
#WinterReadathon, #WinterReadathonWordBingo (Party, Decoration)
#HolidayRomanceBingo (Save a Small Business)
#WinterCosyBookBingo (Set Somewhere You Don‘t Live)
#UKRoadTrip (Midlothian)

peanutnine This one has been catching my eye 👀 stacked for next December 💖🎄☺️ 3mo
julieclair @peanutnine I‘m sure you will enjoy it! Jenny Colgan is one of my favorite authors. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Andrew65 Sounds great, still haven‘t managed to get to her. 3mo
julieclair @Andrew65 Her books are not “deep”, but they definitely have more substance than the average romance. 3mo
Andrew65 @julieclair Thanks for that information. 3mo
julieclair @Andrew65 You are quite welcome! 3mo
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julieclair
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This was the perfect first book for my December Fluff reading project! Sweet story, sweet romance, sweet setting… sweet reading! I wanted to be IN the book, attending the Christmas Festival, shopping at the market stalls, eating all the goodies, singing carols, and cheering on the characters. ❄️🎄❄️
#Adventathon #WinterReadathonWordBingo (Mince Pie, Reindeer, Snow, Lights) #WinterReadathon #Gingerathon (Holiday Romance) #UKRoadTrip (Cornwall)

Andrew65 Sounds good. Well done 🎄🎄🎄 4mo
Allylu December Fluff is the best! Thanks for playing! 🥰📚🎄🎅🏻 4mo
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Ann_Reads December fluff sounds great. 4mo
julieclair @Allylu @Ann_Reads Never let it be said that I have depth in December! Fluff all the way! 🤣🎄 4mo
ozma.of.oz That sounds lovely! 4mo
DieAReader 🎄🎄🎄 4mo
peanutnine Sounds cozy! December fluff is the best! ☺️🎄💖 4mo
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