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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Well this was fun! I have NOT watched the show so I was interested throughout to see what was going to happen. Cassandra is a flight attendant who enjoys her drunken debauchery. After a night in Dubai, she wakes up next to a dead body. This is the story of Cassandra trying to fill figure out what happened when she got black out drunk, how to deal with the situation, and what's next. I listened on audio and enjoyed having three different ⬇️

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
QUARTERLY REVIEW | HODDER AND STOUGHTON
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My #booked2022 Q2 Recap:

❄ 1 The Girls #AboutCultOrReligion

❄ 5 Barracoon
#FromABlackOwnerOrCentricPublisher

🌸 11 The Ship Beyond Time #ANauticalNovel

🌞 14 Prairie Gothic #SetInACanadianProvince

🌞 15 The Girl From Everywhere
#InvolvesAnExploration

🍁 20 Bingo Love #AComingOutStory

🍁 23 The Flight Attendant
#AdaptedForTheSmallScreen

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 congrats 🎉 You have until Midnight July 3 to submit all books read between April 1-June 30th to enter the #SecondQuarterDrawing :

Here's the link for second quarter #Booked2022

https://forms.gle/E9QC2c79pDFcUE5Y8

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Cinfhen Thanks for the reminder! 1mo
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Zuhkeeyah @Cinfhen Just realized I missed the submission date! 😭 Please ignore the form I sent in. 1mo
Cinfhen Oh no @Zuhkeeyah no worries!! I‘ll let @BarbaraTheBibliophage know 🤓 1mo
Zuhkeeyah @Cinfhen thank you! 1mo
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Magpiegem
Mysterious Affair at Styles | Agatha Christie
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28/22 In the UK David Suchet IS Poirot. As a mystery fan, Agatha Christie, is hugely lacking from my life. Although I did watch Poirot in the 90s. I‘m starting from the beginning and I‘m going to work my way through them all starting with this one published in 1920. It was interesting to see the character of Poirot begining to develop and I enjoyed the courthouse scenes. But Hastings… what a twit 😂 #booked2022 #adaptedforthesmallscreen

Cinfhen Love both the review and the accompanying photo 😍 2mo
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squirrelbrain
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I had really high hopes for this after reading a glowing review in the British press, although I can‘t remember which newspaper. It *was* really interesting and definitely a pick (and not a low pick) but it just didn‘t grab me as much as I expected. After a few days trying to figure out why, I think it just didn‘t have enough of that ‘storytelling‘ element; it wasn‘t up there with Patrick Radden Keefe‘s books, for example.

Cinfhen I recently bought this as an Audible deal / glad to hear it‘s a pick 🤩 3mo
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Cinfhen And yay on all the prompts!! #DoubleDip 🍦 3mo
Cortg A colleague recently told me this read is a must! I‘ll listen to the audio. I live about 15-20 minutes from Baltimore so it‘ll be interesting! 3mo
squirrelbrain I think the audio may work even better than print. @Cinfhen @Cortg And, Cortney, super-fascinating for you - I bet you‘ll know some of the places mentioned. 3mo
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4thhouseontheleft
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I‘ve been meaning to read this trilogy for YEARS. Finally got around to it, and I‘m loving it! The world-building is fantastic, and the writing is giving me ADSOM vibes (my favorite YA fantasy series. Moving straight on to the 2nd book.

#booked22 #adaptedforthesmallscreen
#pantone22 #supersonic
#tbr2022
#pop22 book by an author I read in 2021
#readharder #disabledauthor

Clwojick Great match!! 5mo
Soubhiville I just got this trilogy. Can‘t wait to read them, and I‘m so glad to hear you enjoyed this one! 5mo
BooknerdsLife That's Fantastic!! Can't wait for you to read the Six of Crows series next! Which I absolute adore! 5mo
amykuc Is it too late to sign up for the second quarter? 4mo
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CaitZ
Passing | Nella Larsen
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This is a powerful story of race and jealousy. It's hard to review without giving away the plot the author packed so much into such a short story. It's one I'll be thinking about for awhile. It's now on Netflix. #Booked2022 #AdaptedForTheSmallScreen @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Oh, EXCELLENT choice!!! 6mo
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Bookzombie
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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2022 Reread #2 - A while ago, I decided to start reading King in order of publication. I considered skipping books already read, but after rereading Salem‘s Lot, I‘m not. I originally read this in 2009, which was long enough for me to forget some details. I thoroughly enjoyed this all over again. I forgot how much I loved and loathed some of the characters. Ugh, Mrs. Norton. Definitely worth 18 hours on audio. #Booked2022 #adaptedforthesmallscreen

Bookzombie Short goal: Let‘s see if I can complete everything published in the 1970s in 2022. I read all the short stories checked since I started this “project.” 7mo
Cinfhen Cool challenge!! Which of King‘s novels is set in the 80‘s?? I‘d like to read one for the #pop22 prompt / I haven‘t read much King and I don‘t like horror but I‘m willing to try something horror lite 7mo
Bookzombie Is the prompt set in the 80s or published in the 80s? @Cinfhen 7mo
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Bookzombie @cinfhen I‘m going to tag @Reggie and @vivastory because I know they have read some that I haven‘t yet. To keep it short for you, Cycle of the Werewolf (Silver Bullet movie) came out in the 80s and might be a good choice. He also had several novellas in the 80s like The Body and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. I haven‘t read those two yet. Another novel I love is Misery. (edited) 7mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen IT was out in the 80s but I don‘t imagine you would like it. Also, it‘s a big one. 😀 7mo
Cinfhen Prompt is set in the 80‘s and I really hope Shawshank fits the bill!! I‘ve been meaning to read that book forever!! 7mo
Cinfhen Thanks for all the suggestions 😘 and for tagging Scott & @reggie 7mo
Cinfhen Yeah/ IT is not the one 🤡 7mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I checked the plot on Shawshank and it‘s not set in the 80s. ☹️ Sorry. 7mo
Cinfhen Darn, I‘ll probably read it anyway!! 7mo
Reggie This is very cool and I love that you‘re keeping it loose. I would probably say I was gonna do it and read like four of his books and call it a day. @Cinfhen read Firestarter. It was published in 1980, and definitely feels like an 80‘s kind of book. I read it during the pandemic and it was really good. 6mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Reggie ☺️ 6mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Thanks! He is so prolific and if I start to think about that it‘s overwhelming, lol. 6mo
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IndoorDame
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This was fabulous! I have only the most basic understanding of chess, and I doubt I would have needed even that to understand or appreciate this. Many chess stories follow similar themes like a child grows up and realizes they‘re no longer a prodigy , or a woman in a man‘s world… I think I fell in love with this story because at its heart it‘s not about one simple thing that can be distilled down to a single sentence.

Cinfhen I read this last year and was amazed at how gripping the story was!!! Then I watched the series. Equally compelling!!! Awesome pick 7mo
IndoorDame @Cinfhen I‘m definitely looking forward to watching the series! 7mo
LibrarianRyan @IndoorDame I loved the series and the actress did a great job. 7mo
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DivineDiana
Passing | Nella Larsen
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Nella Larsen was a nurse, librarian, author and a member of the Harlem Renaissance.This book, written in 1929, is an elegant, gripping tragedy. Fascinating characters. I had an unsettling feeling throughout my reading. Glad to see that her talent is being rediscovered. A talented and amazing woman. I am looking forward to reading more of her work. #booked2022 #adaptedforthesmallscreen

MicheleinPhilly The movie on Netflix is excellent too. 7mo
Christine Thanks for the great review! I can't wait to read this. 7mo
Lcsmcat I loved this one! I haven‘t seen the movie. Does anyone know if it is true to the book? 7mo
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DivineDiana @MicheleinPhilly Thank you. I will watch it! 7mo
DivineDiana @Christine Thank you. I look forward to your thoughts. 7mo
DivineDiana @Lcsmcat Haven‘t seen it yet, but glad you enjoyed the book too. 7mo
Cinfhen Yes; this was excellent. 7mo
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