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Shakespearience
Where Things Come Back | John Corey Whaley
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This book is not one I would have picked out normally, but I was tickled that it was set in Arkansas (my home state). It was a good read, with two very different stories unfolding simultaneously during one Arkansas summer. Part mystery and part coming of age, I think it captured the spirit of the state well and I definitely liked the author‘s style of writing. #vhsreads #viloniareads #locallit #arkansas

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Marina_h
Two Brothers | Ben Elton
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I'm up early this morning trying to finish this one so I can start reading East of Eden for the #buddyread.
My #BookFitnessChallenge has sort of went downhill the last weeks. I've been super busy with work and our kitchen project which has cost us some headaches so I haven't had the desire to work out and I've just been 😴.
I'm trying to decide whether I should join next #bfc...
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@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Glad you are able to join #EoE buddy read 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️ 3d
Cinfhen How‘s this book?? Sounds like it can be really fantastic or obscenely trite 3d
wanderinglynn We‘d love for you to join us in R2! And you can adapt your goals to fit you current needs—maybe focus more on mental wellness until you get through your kitchen project. 3d
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TrishB @Cinfhen I really enjoyed this book 👍🏻 3d
Cinfhen I know you really like this author @TrishB ❣️ 3d
Marina_h @Cinfhen I finished it this afternoon but I wasn't too impressed. I liked the idea behind it and the story felt new compared to other WWII books but I don't think Ben Elton is a historical fiction writer. I like his more humorous and sarcastic books though, but I felt this was a bit tedious and repetitive. Now I'm ready for East of Eden 😊 2d
Marina_h @wanderinglynn I think I'll join but I'll be lowering my fitness goals and focus more on yoga and maybe try setting some goals for meditation as well. 2d
Cinfhen I had a feeling this book wasn‘t for me...I‘m a little over the WWII trope 2d
Clwojick I downloaded a podcast app on my phone which mad mini meditations. A quick and easy way to get some mental wellness in. Maybe you would enjoy something similar? 💛💚💙 2d
Marina_h @Clwojick that's a great idea. I already have podcast app so I'll have look and see what I can find 2d
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Shakespearience
Where Things Come Back | John Corey Whaley
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“Maybe she was going crazy too, but it was a less offensive and in-your-face crazy...” p. 104

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Shakespearience
Where Things Come Back | John Corey Whaley
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“I can‘t seem to be a pessimist long enough to overlook the possibility of things being overwhelmingly good.” p. 5 #vhsreads #viloniareads #arkansas

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ReadingDownUnder
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Mehso-so

There‘s a great book in here but there‘s a lot to slog through in order to find it. The beginning is horrid. Bloated, meandering phrases that don‘t make a lot of sense. Some call that poetic. I always think “what the?!?!” LOVED it from Part Two until about the last 25%. So much I‘d have cut! Glad I persevered as it was for book club.

CarolynM The feeling that there's a better book struggling to get out of the one that's been published is one I am quite familiar with. It's usually the literary ones that I feel like that about. 6d
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Booksnchill
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@britt_brooke have you seen this book? On display at the NPL and I thought it might hit your sweet spot with non fiction lives and Vonnegut. See you Saturday!

britt_brooke Yes!! I have the ebook, I think, but I haven‘t read it yet. Can‘t wait to see you! 7d
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Christinak
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A friend recommended this to me for my #NorthCarolina read. This is beautifully written. I‘ve heard some complain it‘s too wordy but I think the author writes to illustrate the story. I could visualize so much. This is definitely tragic with a host of unsavory characters but still a great read. I‘ll be looking out for ore books by Wiley Cash.

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Rebonkula
Private Peaceful | Michael Morpurgo
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I‘ve seen the larks over no-mans-land. I always found hope in that. — Michael Morpurgo, Private Peaceful

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BookaholicNatty
The Fishermen: A Novel | Chigozie Obioma
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Happy to have picked up a few new books at the library yesterday! This was a book club pick a few months ago that I am having to catch up on because of the business of life and school! I love my book club and always enjoy the books our group picks so I wouldn‘t miss out of one for the world!! Anyone read this one??

KarenUK Loved it..... 💕 2w
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CraftyBookNerd1
Zathura: A Space Adventure | Chris Van Allsburg
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A good story for the summer reading theme, “A Universe of Stories” ☺️ I really like movie and never realized that this one could be a book too, so I decided to read it (since I read Jumanji and this stems off of that book). Obviously has some different scenarios than what was showcased in the movie, but what bummed me out was that the boys didn‘t even get to say “Zathura” to end the game. Can‘t always be same, I know.
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