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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel | Natalie Jenner
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I loved author's Jane Austen Society. This one is just as delightful! Books about books are always a favorite of mine. Especially so when you add in female friendships.

While one of the Bloomsbury Girls is a character from the previous book, it can definitely be read as a Standalone. Just enough call backs that will have you wanting to know what happened at Chawton. ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig I saw a couple of Goodreads Reviews complaining about the title of the book including 'Girls' not Women. But I think that Title makes a point. So many of men in story (not all) understesimate 'The Girls'. Expecting them to happily make the tea and cleanup after doing their actual jobs AND for less money. Extremely satisfying to see these Woman band together and show them up. ⬇️

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Crinoline_Laphroaig Switched between Audible & #botm copy. When I got near the end went to print because I wanted to know what happens. Going to go back and listen to last few chapters just for the sheer joy of Juliet Stevenson Narration. 🎧📖👩🏻‍🌾 1h
Kdgordon88 Great review! 1h
AWahle Thanks for the info about the character being in both books. I have both & will start with The Jane Austen Society now. 17m
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wordslinger42
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What a wonderful, wonderful book ❤❤❤

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VioletMoonBooks
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KathyWheeler Sounds like he was indeed a closet fanboy! Who hate reads something multiple times? 😄 17h
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marleed
The Paris Bookseller | Kerri Maher
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I‘m fascinated by the ex-pats inhabiting 1920-30s post WWI Paris. I‘m particularly intrigued by this Paris bookstore, and I‘m always down for books about the publishing industry. So this biographical fiction is an obvious pick for me. I knew little of James Joyce so that was a plus, as well. I do think it helps if one is interested in at least a couple of these things going in to this book. ↓

marleed Btw, background right is the book my soon and DIL gifted me on their trip to Paris. On the right is a pic they re-enacted for me since I insisted this was a must-see destination. …The cat is the bookmark included with purchase of a book. …One of my favorite gifts ever! 1d
charl08 Nice photo, how sweet of them to do this 1d
BiblioLitten That‘s so cool! 1d
erzascarletbookgasm Hahaha great photo! 24h
marleed @charl08 @BiblioLitten @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you. Anytime visitors come into my ‘reading room‘ i always show them this book and photo. …They also stopped in a French bookstore in Nice and finally were able to communicate a French copy of The Wizard of Oz. It‘s so cool! 15h
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Hazel2019
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ a timely novel, weaving some of the quite recent events of police brutality as well as the pandemic into the lives of an indigenous family and their friends. I loved the writing, quite humorous at times even though dealing with quite difficult topics. Oh yeah, and there are ghosts. And the story does get a bit spooky at times. I might need to reread this one since I was dealing with Covid myself while reading it.

#WomensPrize2022

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VioletMoonBooks
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tpixie
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I‘m a day late, but:
1. Paris by the Book- audio
2. Vintage 1954- ebook
3. 3 out of five, maybe 4 for Paris ( so far) ; just started Vintage
4. I like to highlight, underline, & write in the margins

Thank you for the tag @ Ddzmini

#thoughtfulthursday

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 📚☺️ 2d
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TheKidUpstairs
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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I loved this one. A lovely, witty book about books and ghosts and redemption lures you in, then shakes you up when the narrative gets knocked sideways by Covid and the murder of George Floyd. In the hands of another writer it would have felt unfocused, but Erdrich felt handles the disorienting feelings we all experienced in 2020 and brings those initial themes of books, ghosts, and redemption to a larger field.

Tamra It has such a distinctive tone! 👏🏾 3d
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Jody3
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I enjoyed the originality of the plot and the gripping story about literature and family secrets buried in the past. Although not always happy with the main character, I really did enjoy the story that gives the reader some pleasant, entertaining reading hours.

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MicheleinPhilly
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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In the hands of a less accomplished writer, I might have thought that the author tried to do too much but every bit of this worked for me. I too will haunt bookshops when I die but I will be nice about it. ☺️ Those who prefer not to confront present day realities in their reading may want to steer clear as Covid and George Floyd‘s murder figure prominently. I will be referring to the book lists frequently. 👍🏼

kbuggle I absolutely loved that this book also provided a whole other list of books to read.. 4d
Suet624 She is such a great writer. I love pretty much every book she writes. 2d
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