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Jari-chan
X's for Eyes | Laird Barron
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I chose this one for a challenge and because apparently there should be some strong lovecraftian vibes in this one. Well, I did not get any vibes from this book at all and in a couple of days I wont even remember I read it. Too much dialogue, no real characters and I couldn't find the story before I lost interest. I should've gone with my second choice...

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CaliforniaCay
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This book started out promising but overall fell flat for me. She spent not enough time talking about the interesting places she went to and way too much time blowing really small stories out of proportion. Like how she clogged a toilet in New York, how her husband threw a tantrum because he was asked to check his luggage and decided not to go to Paris, and how she peed all over a bathroom in Spain because she was overcharged for tapas 🙄

RamsFan1963 Ugh! Sounds like the very definition of Ugly American 3w
rockpools Thanks for the warning! 3w
tpixie She and her husband sound very rude and petty. Who would she think we want to read about that abhorrent behavior!! 3w
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CaliforniaCay
Selected Poems | Robert Frost
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This may be an unpopular opinion, but I did not care for these poems. I remember liking his famous "The Road Not Taken" when I had to read it in school, but that was the only Robert Frost poem I knew until reading this collection. Aside from one or two, I found these poems very dry and boring, and I couldn't connect to anything in them. Just not my cup of tea.

TheBookHippie lol!!!! Finally someone else!!! I don‘t like his poetry AT ALL! 😅 3w
CaliforniaCay @TheBookHippie I'm so glad it's not just me! 😅 3w
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EadieB
The Nature of Disappearing: A Novel | Kimi Cunningham Grant
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#TheNatureOfDisappearing #KimiCunninghamGrant #BookSpinBingo #SeriesLove2024 #May2024

This book was not what I thought it would be. I could not connect with what the book was saying. It turned out to be quite boring so I could not even finish reading it. I heard her other books were good so I thought I would try it. I don‘t think it‘s her writing that is so bad, I think the subject matter is the main item. Some people I noticed did like the book.

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just doesn't click!! 3w
EadieB @TheAromaofBooks Exactly what happened! 3w
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DieAReader 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻Next up!! 3w
Kristy_K I also struggled with this book and don‘t think you missed much by not finishing. 3w
EadieB @Kristy_K Thanks! 👍 3w
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erzascarletbookgasm
Kill For Me Kill For You | Steve Cavanagh
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A twisty psychological thriller with an interesting plot. But sadly I didn‘t like it. The short chapters alternating between the few characters and pace of writing made it easy to keep turning the pages though. I kept reading as I wanted to know how the two stories are connected. Some predictable twists, a far fetched story. Read only if you can suspend disbelief on lots of things or can do with a popcorn thriller.

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Littlewolf1
Rosen Blood, Vol. 1 | Kachiru Ishizue
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2.5⭐️ to say I‘m disappointed would be an understatement. I had heard some pretty good things about this manga and it just didn‘t measure up. The artwork is stunning, which is why I gave it the stars that I did, but I just can‘t buy into the plot. And that ending was ridiculous. I will not be continuing with this series and will be an unhauling this one from my self.

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Read4life
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This could have been great. Such a fantastic group to base a historical novel on but the author really blew it. It was both disappointing and maddening.

#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD @TheBookHippie

DebinHawaii Ack! I am so far behind from travel last week & being sick all week this week I haven‘t even checked out the discussion. Now I‘m not sure I want to catch up! 🫣😆 4w
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jamield1911
Credence | Penelope Douglas
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I hated everything.

Every character was awful. It was badly written. There were multiple grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. It was WAY too long. And let's not forget it's about a teenage girl boning her uncle and cousins. It's a massive NO from me.

5feet.of.fury Hahahahaha I‘m scared of this one, some people really like it but 🚩 all the red flags 4w
jamield1911 @5feet.of.fury worst book I've read in a long time! 4w
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slategreyskies
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I wasn‘t sure whether to give this a so-so or a pan. In the end, I‘ve decided to go with a pan. I felt like there were way too many instances where the author‘s opinions were glaringly visible, so much so that the characters themselves disappeared behind the author. I really just did not enjoy the way this book was written, and I feel like it was unfair to these women to be represented in the book this way. ⭐️⭐️!

mollyrotondo 💯💯💯💯 4w
AmyG I gave it a so-so. I liked some of it. 4w
IndoorDame Exactly how I felt!!!! 4w
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Robotswithpersonality
Everywhere Disappeared | Patrick Kyle
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Mmmmmmmm, No. I think there was commentary in there somewhere, but some of it was obscured, and what remained wasn't packaged in a particularly original manner. Just overall not interesting enough to warrant much comment even when I think it was trying to be repellant. Maybe we can put it down to 'just not my style' of art/comics.

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