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Mrs_B
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I really enjoyed this, I thought it worked really well as an audiobook. Shaun is grumpy but loveable bookseller, who did make me feel guilty for owning a kindle. And not so guilty about my hoard of books. He paints vivid images of his customers and staff - not always favourable but usually very humorous.

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Cortg
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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I‘ve been wanting to read Louise Erdrich for a while now and I went into this blind. It took a bit to sort out who/what the story was about but once I got into it, I really enjoyed it. Might be worth a reread in 10-20 years to relive 2019/2020. I currently have 2 books going with ghosts involved in the plot which is quite unusual for me 👻

Tamra I‘m ready for a reread of this one! 6d
Cortg @Tamra Go for it! It‘s def a reread-able book! 6d
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Kar2b
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I really love Abbi Waxman‘s writing style. It‘s quirky and unique and so are her characters. Nina Hill is a very likeable woman who has anxiety and loves books more than people. She surrounded by supportive friends and newly found family. The planner entries in each chapter add a fun touch to the story.

KadaGul @Kar2bI read this book for #AuldLangSpine from the list of contemporary and romantic comedy books recommended by @Read4life. While I enjoyed reading the book, it didn't captivate me as much as the other books on the list. #AuldLangSpine 1w
Kar2b @KadaGul her writing style is very different than other contemporary fiction/romance writers. I actually read these out of order and started with Adult Assembly Required. 1w
Read4life @Kar2b & @KadaGul I enjoyed Adult Assembly Required. 🤓 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is o r of my favorites 💛 1w
Kar2b @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks me too! It‘s so sweet, but I also love the quirkiness. 4d
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Fellexya
Much Ado About You | Samantha Young
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3/5 of this months Wicked Words and still trying to catch up on the previous months.

#passenger #wreck #ship @AsYouWish #wickedwords

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TrishB
The Book of Doors | Gareth Brown
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Loved it 👍🏻 great plot and wanted to see how it all ended.

julesG Knew you'd like it. 😁 1w
Caroline2 Oh looks like I got this in a kindle deal too. Sounds like I need to move it up the pile. 👍 1w
TrishB @Caroline2 👍🏻 hope you enjoy. 1w
TrishB @julesG 👍🏻 1w
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Night_Reader
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Pickpick

4.5/5 🌟

Set within the comforting walls of a bookstore, this quaint and heartwarming book artfully intertwines the lives of its characters as they grapple with societal pressures and personal struggles. Through the healing power of friendship, they discover solace, joy, and a newfound appreciation for mundane life. A delightful read for anyone seeking to appreciate the little things in life. ❤️

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BarbaraJean
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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The first sentence of the book blurb hooked me immediately: “A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store‘s most annoying customer.” But this wasn‘t at all what I expected—I‘m not sure why I thought it would be cozy and lighthearted (bookstore ghost story!). Somehow I didn‘t pick up on the setting/timing and the difficult topics that would of course entail. But my expectations aside…⬇️

BarbaraJean (Cont‘d) …the thoughtfulness and depth here was beautiful. I appreciated the view this novel gave me into Native American culture and its intersections with movements for racial justice during pandemic-times. And yet, all of the above was almost just a backdrop to this rich, beautifully-written, character-driven narrative that not only refers to but demonstrates the power of the written word. ⬇️ (edited) 2w
BarbaraJean (Cont‘d) The relationships and the complexity of personalities here will definitely stay with me. Thank you to @monalyisha for another great title from your #AuldLangSpine list! 2w
monalyisha You‘re welcome! I‘m so glad this worked for you. I read it independently but it was a selection for my library‘s book club and I know there were at least a few patrons who *hated* it. Clearly, I felt differently. I need to make it a more present goal to read more of her work. 2w
BarbaraJean @monalyisha I can definitely see how this isn't to everyone's taste (especially if they get the erroneous idea of “cozy bookstore ghost story“ as I initially did!). And I wonder if for many, it's still too close to the events of 2020. This isn't a “lovable“ book—Tookie is a complicated character and this was challenging at times. But it's so, so good. Erdrich is an amazing writer and I want to read more from her as well. 2w
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bookish_wookish
Book Clubbed | Lorna Barrett
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April BOTM picks are finally live!

What is everyone thinking?!

LiteraryinLawrence I think the Hepworth? I always really like hers. 2w
bookish_wookish I was leaning toward Dragonfuit. I like a lot of the add-ons too! @LiteraryinLawrence 2w
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Elizabeth2
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Up next! ❤️📚 A friend passed this on after she finished it. Looking for a bit of a cozy read after the emotional toll of my last read.

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Kshakal
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One of my high school friends gifted me with this wonderful bookish gift! 💗🤓💗

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!! 😍 2w
Ruthiella Perfect! 🤩 2w
Gissy 😍👌 2w
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