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The Fragments | Toni Jordan
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#Bookreport - finished the bottom three, as planned! All were 👍

#Weeklyforecast - starting the week with the recommendation by @BarbaraBB (We are called to rise). After that, it‘ll most probably be two from yesterday‘s library haul. I also have Looking for Alaska as my 🎧

CarolynM I liked The Fragments a lot. Looking forward to your review🙂 5d
JennyM @CarolynM that‘s next one up I think. I‘ve only heard good things so I‘m looking forward to it. 5d
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JennyM @Cinfhen it was good but a bit predictable (edited) 5d
Cinfhen Hmmmm, that‘s how I felt about her last book I read 5d
CarolynM One of my book group friends, who I usually agree with, really disliked it, so you never know. Hope you will like it, though. 5d
JennyM @Cinfhen I would say so. It was a good enough read and it kept me entertained, but I wasn‘t wowed 5d
JennyM @CarolynM I read the first page last night and was pretty impressed so I‘m thinking I‘ll probably enjoy it. And it starts off in Brissie, so that always 👍 5d
Cinfhen Now I‘m curious about the tagged book that you and @CarolynM are discussing!! More info please 😉 5d
CarolynM @Cinfhen It's a kind of literary mystery about a lost manuscript, told over 2 time lines. As I said I really liked it, but my friend thought it was contrived and and not well written. 5d
BarbaraBB Looking forward to your thoughts on We Are Called to Rise! 🤞🏼 5d
Kalalalatja I‘m super interested in the Boyne book, so I‘m looking forward to your review! ☺️ 5d
JennyM @BarbaraBB I‘m about halfway through and, while it‘s heartbreaking, I‘m enjoying it very much. 5d
JennyM @Kalalalatja I‘ve been meaning to read this for a while - might roll over into next week, but it‘s on the bedside table, so I will get to it soon! 5d
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The Floating Feldmans | Elyssa Friedland
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A lighthearted read that actually went a little too overboard (😉) towards the end of the novel. If you like reading about dysfunctional families, topped with rich people problems and a bit of #JewishHumor then this book will definitely float your boat 🛳😜 I enjoyed this story for what is was; fluff and fun. I would #BorrowNotBuy

Cinfhen Tagging @KarenUK because I think this one is totally your jam 💜 4w
KarenUK Thanks @Cinfhen 👍😘 Stacked! 💕😊 4w
emilyhaldi Fun review 🤗 4w
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Basically Good People | Will Martin
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This is a book I finished recently that I forgot to post about.

#tbrjarpick #borrownotbuy

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#MOvember #RescueMe 🎶I‘m drowning, Baby throw out your rope🎶 I‘ve seen mixed reviews for this book so I‘m thinking #BorrowNotBuy ~ anyone read this book?? Thoughts

Cathythoughts I havnt read tagged book ... but it sounds really good ❤️👍 1mo
TrishB Not on my radar. 1mo
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Great message but not for me. Written as a plea to society at large, the author highlights just how much of a difference you can make with a small garden, especially to birds & insects & offers proof of how possible it is to effect change but she‘s so angsty & depressing that the message is all but lost. It‘s also an odd straddle of genres, part gardening & part very self facing memoir of her mothers stroke. #borrownotbuy as @Cinfhen would say 😂

Cinfhen You seem to be reading lots of those #MoreMehThanYeah titles lately 😬 1mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen seriously!! The anthologies I kinda expected (general rule - I usually only buy them when I really like an author. The Theodora Goss was worth the purchase price of the first but the second...🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️) but surely I deserve a break with these others?!?!?!? 😂😂😂🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️😂😂😂 1mo
Cinfhen I wish books weren‘t so damn expensive!!!!! 1mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen half of me is totally with you and the other half is wondering how quickly I‘d crash my apartment into the downstairs neighbours if books were cheaper here.... 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 1mo
Cinfhen Hehehe!! 1mo
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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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#SoaringScores #EntryIntoTheGreatHall #BookishConfession I‘ve never read Hilary Mantel🙈where should I start?!!! Are they all #chunksters ?!?! #PageCountPhobia

SamAnne I‘m wondering too! Recently picked up a couple of her books used. I‘m thinking of starting with Wolf Hall. Other suggestions? (edited) 1mo
merelybookish I've only read Wolf Hall. I liked it. It's historical fiction with a slant 1mo
BarbaraBB I liked Wolf Hall too. Aftereards I started its sequel, Bring up the Bodies, but I couldn‘t get into that one. I‘ll try again, one day.... 😉 1mo
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Kalalalatja I have read Wolf Hall, and I wasn‘t impressed 😅 and it is a bit chunky 1mo
CarolynM I loved Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. I'm not looking forward to the last one in the trilogy though. That's the problem with fictionalised history - you know where it's going. 1mo
Centique I loved them too but then I love this period of history and I‘m hungry to get a good feel for that world. It will be either love or hate for you I think. So #borrowdontbuy 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks for all the feedback @merelybookish @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja @Centique I think the #BorrowNotBuy is a good idea 💡 and I hear ya @CarolynM although I‘m fuzzy with all my world history 🤪 1mo
Cinfhen @SamAnne seems like Wolf Hall is a good place to start!!! 1mo
Hooked_on_books I like audio for chunksters, so maybe that‘s a way to go. 1mo
Cinfhen I‘ll look into that option @Hooked_on_books Good suggestion 😌 1mo
jillrhudy The third book in the trilogy is coming out March 3 with a 300,000 first printing from Henry Holt & Co. 1mo
RealBooks4ever Loved Wolf Hall. It's not a tough read, never mind the page count. 💜 1mo
CrowCAH I enjoyed the PBS miniseries based on this book! 1mo
TrishB Love these ❤️ I can‘t wait for the 3rd! 1mo
vivastory I LOVED the following (& it's not a chunkster) 1mo
Reviewsbylola You shouldn‘t start. 😆 1mo
Reviewsbylola Granted, I‘ve only read the first 150 pages of WH but never again!! 1mo
Reviewsbylola I do think Mantel is very talented, but I don‘t have the energy or headspace that her books require. (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen Hahaha @Reviewsbylola I think I may be in the same boat as you!!! Head space is KEY these days!!! 1mo
BkClubCare I loved the style of Wolf Hall - history truly as it lives and breathes. #SuperRooster 3w
Cinfhen I think I‘m gonna finally give this book a try @BkClubCare 3w
BkClubCare @Cinfhen - the audiobook was pretty good. I think it added to the drama and narrator made it easy to discern characters. 3w
Cinfhen I‘m always looking for audio suggestions so that‘s really good to know. Thanks 😊 3w
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Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Another anthology with much the same response: the Tess Sharpe story was brilliant. Anna-Marie McLemore & Tehlor Kay Mehia were also quite good. The others were a mix of mediocre, mhe, annoying & outright depressing. Probably someone more interested in dystopians would enjoy this more than me and I‘ve given it a higher mark because it‘s extremely diverse, well written & well edited but I‘m just not an anthology fan. #MoreMehThanYeh #borrownotbuy

GlassAsDiamonds And with thanks to @Cinfhen & @TrishB for nailing the perfect hashtag!! 1mo
Cinfhen Always a pleasure 💜 1mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen 😊😊😊 How are things in your part of the world?? 1mo
Cinfhen Good!! Hot 🥵 I had LOTS of visitors the past few weeks but it‘s finally quieting down. How about you?? How‘s that hand??? 1mo
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Halloween reading!!! I‘ve rarely found an anthology in which every story was great & this did not break that streak. The Theodora Goss story was brilliant as was the Rachael Caine. Armstrong and Kenyon wrote in their own universes & it was obvious knowledge was missing. Of the others, a few were brilliant, most mediocre but it‘s an anthology so... I would recommend it if you‘re a fan of Goss in particular but #borrownotbuy as @Cinfhen would say.

Cinfhen Great review and yes... some books are #MoreMehThanYeh like @TrishB likes to say 😉😘 1mo
TrishB @Cinfhen yep 😘 1mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen @TrishB - 😂😂😂 Love it (and totally using it for the next anthology as well which was completely #MoreMehThanYeh 😂😂😂😂) 1mo
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Fun listen; except for the Chapter about Strong Women. That one will break your heart. Not so memorable that I wanted my own copy.
#borrownotbuy #listenwhileyouwork

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A good, but slow moving account of the Reverend Willie Maxwell who was suspected in the deaths of 5 family members in an insurance scam and the man who murdered Maxwell at his stepdaughter's funeral. Lee didn't feature as prominently as I would have liked but I did find out that she was a Mets fan and would travel to Shea to see them! 😍 Good for lawyers and life insurance brokers but not a casual fan. #Booked2019 #NewIn2019 #Autumn

Cinfhen I‘ve seen other reviews that were similar to yours. This sounds like a #BorrowNotBuy 3mo
IamIamIam @Cinfhen Definitely!!! I'd have been really angry if I bought it and only the very last section was about Lee and also had very little information about her looking into Maxwell. I don't like to disparage authors but it's like Lee was thrown in so this book would sell. That being said, the story of Willie Maxwell was really interesting! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage The author must live near me because she‘s making the rounds of nearby bookstores. I‘m glad to have a review, so I can prioritize other author events. 🤪 3mo
IamIamIam @BarbaraTheBibliophage I'd be interested to hear about how she came by the info about Lee and the Maxwell case but I wouldn't really make an effort to go see her, lol! That sounds so mean! Her talking about Lee and Capote did make me want to pull out his giant biography I've never gotten to, though! There's a bonus! Lol 3mo
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