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The Retreat | Alison Moore
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#bookmail number 2

This time books that I ordered, so no surprises!

I‘m sure the New York book is a #blameitonmeg @Megabooks - I stacked it a while ago but it‘s been SO expensive over here so I snagged this used copy for just Qe.50.

And The Retreat is another one mentioned in a few Booker lists, and sounded great, was reduced on Amazon so why not?!

Megabooks Oh fantastic! New York… was really fascinating! I hope you enjoy it! 4mo
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Unlikely Animals | Annie Hartnett
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Completely delightful. Narrated by ghosts at the local cemetery, this ‘return to your small home town‘ family story is so charming, so mad-cap and I just loved it. Though it tackles some tough subjects (death and grief, brain disease, addiction, adultery) this had such a light-hearted vibe, I laughed out loud so often, and completely fell in love with the characters (including Moses the dog and Rasputin the fox.) Heartwarming and fun!#blameitonmeg

BarbaraBB Great review! 5mo
Megabooks I loved the mix of what should be serious with the mad cap antics! Glad you enjoyed it too! 💜💜 5mo
KarenUK Your review was so great, I had to read it! @Megabooks 5mo
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Spin | Robert Charles Wilson
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Here is my October list for #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo !

Megabooks 20 😁😁 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
BarbaraBB @Megabooks That‘s a #blameitonmeg of course and it‘ll definitely be one if my next reads! 🤍 1y
Megabooks It‘s a short one and absorbing, so you should get through it quickly. Hope you enjoy it! 💜 1y
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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Totally #BlameItOnMeg my #AudioGuru Absolutely outside my comfort zone, but too many positive reviews has me all #LetsDoThis
Also narrator sounds just like Tom Hanks❤️

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 2y
Bklover I just checked this one out of the library. Loved his first book; second one was meh (should stick to male characters). Can‘t wait to try this one. 2y
Cinfhen Wow!!! So lucky that your library had a copy available @Bklover 🙌🏻❣️I was meh about his first book, HATED the second so I‘m iffy about this one...BUT so far, it‘s very engaging @TrishB 2y
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BarbaraBB I was triggered too by Meg‘a review. Can‘t wait to find out if you love it as much. 2y
julesG I really enjoyed the book. My son's reading it right now - in German, though. He's enjoying it, too. 2y
Cinfhen It‘s A LOT of science @julesG @BarbaraBB it‘s very clever but I‘m not fully immersed yet....it‘s definitely more like The Martian in its wit and tone. 2y
julesG True. Lots of science, but I thought it was rather well explained. Even the thing with the centrifuge. 😁 2y
Megabooks I hope you‘re still enjoying it! 2y
Oryx It took me until about a third of the way into this before I got completely into it. Then I was hooked. 2y
BarbaraBB I haven‘t read The Martian either. Meg is way more into science than I am so I‘m not sure yet! 2y
Cinfhen @Oryx I‘ve just met Rocky!!! So I‘m assuming things are about to become more entertaining @julesG @Megabooks 2y
Cinfhen I‘m not sure if you‘re gonna love this one @BarbaraBB but the science is easily explained and I appreciate that. You feel smart for understanding, not dumb for not knowing🤪🤪 @julesG and that takes skill as a writer. Andy Weir is quite a genius 🙌🏻 (edited) 2y
julesG I'm pretty sure Weir would have made a great science teacher. He understands that some people struggle with science and explains so that everyone grasps it. And that, as you said, shows genius. 2y
Megabooks His friendship with Rocky is just so fun to watch unfold!! That is the best part of the book, IMO!!! 2y
Megabooks @BarbaraBB While the science is well explained to a native English speaker, I think it may be hard for someone who doesn‘t have a science vocabulary in English. (It is explained to what we would call a “high school level” - what you‘d know by 16 or 17, but if you‘re rusty in English science or didn‘t learn these concept in English, it may be harder.) 2y
BarbaraBB @Megabooks @Cinfhen Thanks for explaining. I think I‘ll take a pass for now 🤷🏻‍♀️ #somanybookssolittletime 2y
Cinfhen I haven‘t listened much today @Megabooks but I‘m looking forward to seeing their friendship evolve 2y
Cinfhen You may want to pick it up eventually @BarbaraBB but I don‘t think you need to rush to read it☺️like you said #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 2y
Megabooks I didn‘t/don‘t mean to talk down to you @BarbaraBB and I hope I haven‘t offended you. I also know you‘re not a fan of science, but I think you‘d like the music and the friendship between Rocky and Grace. Perhaps in the future, as @Cinfhen said?? 2y
BarbaraBB @Megabooks You didn‘t offend me at all, you were very helpful and I think you‘re right: science in English jargon seems quite difficult. The music and friendship sounds good but I‘ll wait for a while ❤️😘 2y
Cinfhen It‘s a lot of science @BarbaraBB a bit too much for me!! I‘m enjoying the book but I can‘t listen for very long periods of time 2y
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