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Here is my #MayTBR!
As always I‘m participating in #Bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo & #Roll100

For my first time I am also reading the #CampLitsy24 picks as well, which both look very good so I look forward to the discussion.

BarbaraBB We‘ve voted for six good book I think! #camplitsy24 1d
Megabooks Excited to have you at camp this year!! 🏕️😁 23h
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 20h
squirrelbrain Hooray for camp! Delighted you‘re joining us. 13h
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All Fours | Miranda July
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This is one of those weird-lit books that says shocking and edgy things. The kind that makes me roll my eyes but like a train wreck, I can't look away.
What is even happening? 🧐🤷🏼‍♀️

Hooked_on_books Well that‘s interesting! Sounds like it‘ll be a fun one to discuss for #campLitsy24! 1d
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Got overexcited at the prospect of double points.

On the plus side... I'm now ready for #camplitsy24

kspenmoll 🎉🎉 1d
StaceGhost I loved Queen of the Night! There are some great newer releases here I‘d love to hear about, especially that Miranda July 1d
julesG That's quite the haul! 1d
Caroline2 Oh wow!!! 🤩 17h
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All Fours | Miranda July
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#CampLitsy24 is discussing this in July, and it turns out I'm Activity Leader for this one on the #CampToB website in August. I'll be following the July discussion led by @Megabooks here on Litsy in addition to developing my own discussion questions!

On the #CampToB site, Part 1 discussion will start August 7, and Part 2 to the end will start August 14, in case you'd like to mark your calendars. I'll plan to post more details as I receive them.

BarbaraBB That is so cool!! I‘ll definitely keep up with ToB‘s discussion too and I hope we can be of help 😇 1d
Megabooks I can‘t wait to compare notes with you!! 1d
Ruthiella I‘ll start gathering popsicle sticks for the arts and craft section. 😅 1d
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Butter: Roman | Asako Yuzuki
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1. This book was MUCH too long and it took away from some of the important points the author was making.
2. Parts of the book were quite meaningful and worthy of a lengthy conversation, so I‘m glad #camplitsy24 will be discussing the details.
3. I don‘t cook and this book made me want to.
4. I think I enjoyed reading it but I could be convinced otherwise. I definitely am glad I‘m done.

Megabooks This sounds like a good one for discussion then, especially based on points 2 and 4. I didn't know much about it until it was nominated for camp. I'm curious where we'll all come down on it. (edited) 2d
BarbaraBB I‘ll read it next week. I‘ve become very curious now where I‘ll end up. I do like to cook though 😀 2d
Suet624 @BarbaraBB I always imagined that you like to cook. 💕 2d
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Suet624 @Megabooks I can‘t wait for that discussion. 2d
squirrelbrain Always better when there‘s lots to discuss! 😜 2d
sarahbarnes I agree on all points. I love to cook and the descriptions of food were my favorite part of the book. Looking forward to the discussion. 1d
Suet624 @sarahbarnes Near the beginning of the book she talks about rice with butter and for some reason it made my mouth water and I had to jump up and cook some rice. I'm glad you had the same thoughts I did. 1d
BarbaraBB @Suet624 Such a homey type, me 😉 1d
Hooked_on_books Funny enough, it actually didn‘t make me want to cook or eat. I think it‘s because she kept mentioning fat/grease glistening on people‘s lips, which just made me gag. 1d
Suet624 @Hooked_on_books that‘s so interesting. 21h
Chelsea.Poole I like your points! I was also worried about it being too long, just by looking at it! 21h
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Butter: Roman | Asako Yuzuki
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So… the murderer in this book is described as “neither young nor beautiful,” and she weighs “over 70 kilos.” And an earlier comment says: “It‘s a miracle that someone that fat could con so many people into wanting to marry her!”

I never remember the kilo to pound ratio, so I looked it up. 154 pounds. She weighs over 154 pounds. That‘s how “fat” she is. 😳😐🙄


julesG Doesn't sound like much to me, unless she's very short. 2d
Amiable 😖 2d
BarbaraBB That isn‘t even much for a Japanese I think. Very annoying those things. 2d
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Megabooks Definitely not fat! #annoying 🙄 2d
Hooked_on_books There were some bits of fat-shaming for not fat people in this book that irked me. But when it starts with the main character, keep with it, is all I‘ll say. 🫢 2d
squirrelbrain How annoying! Intrigued by your comment though @Hooked_on_books 2d
Suet624 The way she talks about how little women eat there, I assume that weight is more than most. 2d
Aimeesue 😳 2d
dabbe 😱 2d
BarbaraJean @JulesG @BarbaraBB @Suet624 I'm sure there's a cultural component going on with Japanese standards of beauty, but I was very taken aback with seeing this particular number! @Hooked_on_books I'm into Chapter Two now... I keep thinking the emphasis on weight has faded into the background and then there will be another offhanded “fat“-shaming comment. 🙄 But the story has me hooked! 1d
Ruthiella I just read the first chapter where it states she‘s 5 foot five inches. 150 lbs is not fat at this height, IMO. 1d
julesG @Ruthiella had to translate that into the metric system. So she's 165 centimetres and 70 kilograms. 1d
BarbaraBB I am taken aback too, I can‘t imagine someone writing that today. I‘ll read the book next week. 1d
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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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Ready to discuss this for #camplitsy24 ! I liked this atmospheric story that has themes of isolation and connections. I especially can‘t wait to discuss that ending! Like many other reviewers I was left unsatisfied but this is still definitely a pick for me! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

Megabooks The ending was wild. Totally wasn‘t expecting it. Glad to have you! 2d
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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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First one finished. Look forward to discussing.
Another moody, sea cover I‘m in love with.

BarbaraBB Moody is just the word 🤍🩶🖤 2d
squirrelbrain Love this cover and The Coast Road one too, which I‘ve just finished. 2d
TrishB @squirrelbrain yes that cover is amazing too! 2d
Suet624 This story 💕💕💕 2d
Megabooks Great cover! I‘m glad you enjoyed it, too! 2d
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