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CarolynM
Almost Paradise | Susan Isaacs
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#30JuneBooks #MadeYouCry

This one made me cry buckets. I think I must have lent my copy to someone and not gotten it back. This image is courtesy of Google, hence the blurring.

I've just realised it fits #StarTrekSummerJune #Paradise too 🙂

And #JazzyJune #CryMeARiver 🙂🙂

Eggs Triple play! 1mo
Megabooks Nice job! 1mo
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Lindsay.Butier
Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld
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A lovely Tuesday off😴 almost done with this and excited to see how Sittenfeld will end it

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Lauren.Archer
Bailedbailed

This book was something I could not get into right now. Maybe another time.

megnews I really liked this one but I agree it has to be the right time for a book. 2mo
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Lauren.Archer
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Next book. I think I heard it on Anne Bogel's new podcast, but now I can't remember.

Bakingbookworm This is a wonderful read!! I read it years ago and still think about it. Julie has a new book coming out this summer. I‘ll be posting my review of it closer to its pub date. I hope you love Calling Me Home. 2mo
JenReadsAlot I read this years ago and absolutely loved it! 2mo
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Cinfhen
Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld
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#MayMovieMagic Nothing says #ModernLove more than a Jane Austen retelling ❤️The Bennett Family has been relocated to the suburbs of Cincinnati, Liz is a magazine writer & Jane a yoga instructor. And the hot bachelor is a former reality TV star. The novel captures the spirit of the original, while cleverly weaving in elements (bypass surgery, the Paleo diet, high tech venture capitalists) that make the story very 21st century. I liked it❣️

erzascarletbookgasm Great choice 👍. How‘s your throat? Have you seen the doc? 2mo
Cinfhen Haven‘t seen the dr, need to wait until Monday 😫😫 @erzascarletbookgasm and it‘s still sore & achy 😢 2mo
Cinfhen Thank you for checking in on me @erzascarletbookgasm 😘 2mo
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TrishB Hope its better soon ❤️ 2mo
CarolynM Feel better💐 2mo
avalinah I definitely liked this one as well :) 2mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen weird but works - try drinking sage tea (literally stick dried sage into a tea strainer). Tastes like drinking a bad pizza or something but oddly works very well for sore throats. Don‘t drink more than a few mugs a day but morning, midday, afternoon and evening is fine. (edited) 2mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen is your throat any better? Any other symptoms? Fever etc? Thinking of you 2mo
KarenUK This is such a fun book... 💕 2mo
rohit-sawant Oo, stacking this! Hope you feel better 💜 2mo
Blaire Great choice! This was a fun read. 2mo
suzisteffen I've read many P&P adaptations but haven't hit this one yet. Next!
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Cinfhen Thanks friends, no fever but I‘m pretty sure this throat thing isn‘t going to go away without antibiotics @TrishB @CarolynM @Crazeedi @rohit-sawant Need to pick up sage @GlassAsDiamonds but it sounds nasty!!!!! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m thinking of trying this adaptation next!! Have any of you read it @suzisteffen @Blaire @rohit-sawant @KarenUK @avalinah 2mo
suzisteffen @Cinfhen I sure have! I enjoy Ibi Zoboi so much. This one has a few plot holes ... BUT so does P&P. I read Unmarriageable last month (will tag in next comment) and right now, I am reading Sonali Dev‘s 2mo
suzisteffen @Cinfhen oops I mean CURRENTLY, not “right now.” 😂 The other book was 2mo
KarenUK @cinfhen no not read that one, but I think @LauraBeth really enjoyed it.... I‘m thinking of trying this one (another Austen project one) for #pop19 for a retelling of a classic (edited) 2mo
KarenUK I own it, but the Litsy rating is terrible! 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
avalinah @Cinfhen nope, haven't read that one! 2mo
Cinfhen I was gonna say @KarenUK you‘re book doesn‘t have much #LitsyLove 😜although sometimes the Litsy rating doesn‘t make sense 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
Cinfhen Unmarriageable looks adorable @suzisteffen I might have to try that one as well. 😄 2mo
suzisteffen @KarenUK oooh I‘m going to try that one! Litsy and GR can be brutal(ly and mistakenly) rude about retellings of classics, esp Austen. I‘ll definitely read that one! 2mo
suzisteffen TBH my fave - though also disliked by many - retelling of P&P is 2mo
suzisteffen @Cinfhen I liked it a lot but didn‘t love it. Wracking my brain to figure out what the second P&P retelling I read in April was - will post when I figure it out. 2mo
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen I really liked it (Pride) Young adult, definitely but I thought it was well done and I loved Eligible. I just finished Unmarriageable (still need to review it) & it was fun too. Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. 😘Get better soon. 2mo
CarolynM @GlassAsDiamonds Sage tea is my husband's favourite cold remedy. It's too disgusting for me! 2mo
Reviewsbylola This was amazing! It showed me that retellings can be good. 2mo
GlassAsDiamonds @CarolynM 😂😂😂😂 Great minds (but it *IS* vile!!!). 2mo
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EmilieGR
Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld
Panpan

Makes pride and prejudice seem shallow

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AutumnAuroraRain95
Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld
Mehso-so

3/5 stars. Some of the changes i found interesting, some of them i found completely against what the original characters would have done. Not my favorite, but not terrible.

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AutumnAuroraRain95
Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld

Getting slightly more interesting. Still doing things that i was not expecting. That reveal in the second part totally threw me for a loop. Adds a new layer to the story, but I‘m not sure what‘s going to happen next. About 100 pages left in the book.

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AutumnAuroraRain95
Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld
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I feel like it‘s already half way through the book, and i still have 350 pages left... 🤦🏻‍♀️ that‘s the problem with retellings i guess, I‘m constantly comparing them to the original.

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natalieebloom
Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book more than I maybe should have. The storyline (albeit tacky and unrealistic) manages to suck you in somehow. It took me 50 pages to really get into it, but if you‘re looking for a chick flick in book form (with romance, reality TV, and wealthy family drama), this is it. I love Jane Austen so it was fun to find the parallels between this book and P&P. And, I gotta say... I‘m looking forward to The Bachelorette even more now.