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Forgot to share my #BookShopFind - will work for #Booked2022 #SetInChina and it sounds FABULOUS
not to discredit the GORGEOUS cover #CoverCrush

kspenmoll What a joyful burst of color to wake up to this Monday morning!!!! Thank you! 2w
4thhouseontheleft What a gorgeous photo! 😍 2w
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Chelsea.Poole Your flowers 😍 2w
AmyG Oooo all the beautiful colors. ❤️ 2w
Crazeedi You've outdone yourself with this pic Cindy!! Gorgeous 🥀🌺🌼⚘🌷 2w
DivineDiana Beautiful flowers and book! ❤️ 2w
TheBookHippie Wow!! 2w
JamieArc I had planned on reading a different Pearl S Buck book for this prompt, but I may just have to go with this one! 2w
Cinfhen Thanks so much friends ❣️❣️❣️This bouquet is EXTRA colorful and it‘s a small little bunch of wildflowers but they make a HUGE impact @DivineDiana @Crazeedi @AmyG @Chelsea.Poole and I‘m happy to send u the book @JamieArc after I read it!!! It sounds super fascinating and something I wasn‘t aware of. Jewish families living in 1800 China (edited) 2w
LeahBergen Gorgeous photo! And these editions of Buck‘s novels all have amazing covers. 😍 2w
Cinfhen I didn‘t realize it‘s part of a special edition @LeahBergen it‘s really gorgeous and even the paper quality & font is lovely. 2w
Centique I am always always in love with your flowers. It‘s so hot and humid here at the moment - I was given lilies for Christmas but they curled up as soon as they opened. (I‘m sure you get hotter than us though - we‘re just not used to it being over 80 fahrenheit) 2w
Cinfhen It does get VERY HOT here @Centique but I use a florist that doesn‘t import any flowers, only uses local growers so in theory I‘m getting flowers that are able to withstand the climate. And I like that I‘m supporting local farmers/growers 💜🧡💜 2w
Centique @Cinfhen that‘s a great way of doing it. I think these were local but greenhouse ones, couldn‘t take the outside heat. 2w
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Love unexpected book mail, especially when the cover art is so pretty 🪴📖📫💕
#bookmail #arc #2022 #covercrush

BiblioLitten It is! 💙💖 2mo
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Well Meet Again | Anton Du Beke
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@rockpools 😍😍😍😍 #covercrush #coverreveal

Out November 11

rockpools Ooh, good - thank you 😊 4mo
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True Story | Kate Reed Petty
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Thanks for sending this one my way @BarbaraBB I‘m not sure what I was expecting and it took me wayyy too long to actually understand what was happening. I was engaged and I liked parts of the plot/ but in the end the wow wasn‘t so WOW for me. I don‘t think this would have worked for me on audio, so I‘m VERY GRATEFUL for the print copy. This is a total case of #FoMo / the want to read was better than the actual reading!! #CoverCrush ♥️

BarbaraBB I‘m sorry your underwhelmed! Your fomo might partly been due to my enthusiasm about this book. I loved it but maybe because I went it without expectations. Never mind. On to the next 🤍 4mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB I loved it too 😁 4mo
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Cinfhen Im super glad I read it @BarbaraBB @TrishB @squirrelbrain I just didn‘t LOVE IT- my expectations were slightly elevated 👻 4mo
Megabooks Sorry you didn‘t love it. I‘m with Barbara, Trish and Helen, though! 4mo
Megabooks This one just arrived from the library!! 4mo
Cinfhen I LOVED GC @Megabooks but it‘s VERY DENSE!! In a good way ~ are you doing audio??? Narration was great 🎧♥️ 4mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yes audio 💜💜💜 cass Campbell! 4mo
Cinfhen 👍🏽 @Megabooks 4mo
KarenUK @cinfhen definitely! 😂I think we set you up to fail! 🤦‍♀️😉 4mo
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Ugh, can‘t sleep….life is challenging me
However compared to what author Qian (Julie) Wang went through, my issues are thankfully manageable.
I can‘t imagine what it feels like to be literally starving, when food is all around you 💔but your family can‘t afford to feed you😢
#CoverCrush #ARC #Memoir #NetGalley NOW AVAILABLE ❣️❣️❣️❣️

Cinfhen I think you‘d “like” this one #MemoirGal @Megabooks xx 4mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen reading it right now. Going to dive in more when I finish the Rooney, which is my other print book right now. Just sent my email to you and @BarbaraBB 💜 (edited) 4mo
Megabooks Friend, I can understand why you can‘t sleep after seeing Z off. Will always keep him in my prayers. 💕 4mo
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Cinfhen Thank you xxx @Megabooks 4mo
CarolynM Hope today is a better day🌼 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks @CarolynM 🧡Hope you‘re well 4mo
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Dear Mr. You | Mary -Louise Parker
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I wanted to LOVE this clever memoir, beautifully written by actress Mary Louise Parker but unfortunately the epistolary style left me feeling detached to the content and some letters felt unnecessary or inconsequential compared to others. A quirky & quick read but one that unfortunately will not be amongst my favorites. I know @KarenUK and @Megabooks enjoyed this book, so if you trust their opinions ( which you should) I say give this book a go!

Cinfhen TOTAL #CoverCrush 🥰🥰🥰 5mo
Cinfhen My #DoubleSpin for September 5mo
Megabooks Sorry this was a miss. I liked the epistolary format, but not every note was a win. 5mo
tapgurl Totally agree 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks @tapgurl I was impressed with MLP writing skills ~ I‘d like to see her write more! 4mo
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This is 100% cuteness! 😻😻 #covercrush #japan #currentlyreading

Unsettled Ground | Claire Fuller
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#pop2021 #pop21 #somethingbrokenonthecover

Lovely writing, very moving and terribly sad. My heart felt so heavy reading about the cruelty, loss and poverty experienced by the twins. As a result, it did make it tough to keep picking up. But I loved the use of folk songs throughout the narrative, and the sense of place was captured flawlessly. Tough read, and not my favorite of hers, but Claire Fuller‘s writing is always just beautiful. 4⭐️

Cinfhen I felt very similarly @KarenUK and total #CoverCrush 💚 7mo
Megabooks Great review! 7mo
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Best book I‘ve read this year. Laura Mauro has written an extremely, almost unbearably, sad collection of short stories. After one story, I literally set the book down to cry for 5 minutes. And then I laughed because the title should have warned me. Laura writes these characters whose isolation and loneliness are searching, begging for any kind of compassion. Each tale has a touch of fairy tale and/or horror. I would have read full novels of 👇🏼

Reggie each story has she written them longer. All the sad stars. Pick! 7mo
Libby1 That cover is spectacular. 🦊 7mo
DivineDiana Fabulous cover! Fabulous review! Sometimes a good cry is cathartic. Stacked. 7mo
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Cinfhen Tagging @Megabooks who LOVES a good short story collection and @britt_brooke too!! Excellent review, Reggie 💙 7mo
Cinfhen And I LOVE THAT COVER #CoverCrush ♥️ 7mo
Cathythoughts What a cover ❤️ great review, and stacked ! 7mo
TrishB I love that cover, just don‘t get on with short stories so well! (edited) 7mo
britt_brooke Excellent review, @Reggie ! Thanks for the tag, @Cinfhen - #stacked 7mo
Megabooks Thanks for the tag @Cinfhen !! Great review @Reggie !! Tbh, the cover freaks me out a bit. 7mo
vivastory Well, if it's your favorite of the year I will definitely be reading it! 7mo
LeahBergen Great review (and what a cover)! ❤️ 7mo
NikkiM5 Sounds awesome,stacked! and that cover is so cool 7mo
Tera66 That's when you know you've read something good. When it takes you tears and time to process it, chef's kiss! 7mo
Cinfhen I hope you pick it up @britt_brooke !!! Im really intrigued but I don‘t enjoy short stories very often 7mo
Reggie @TrishB The author was born and raised in London. I know you don‘t like short stories but I really wish you would read these. A lot of them have to do with the UK. I think you would have a special place in your heart for these stories. 🖤 7mo
Reggie @vivastory This is a less severe sibling of North American Lake Monsters by Balingrud. I think you‘d like it. 7mo
Reggie @NikkiM5 you‘ll love it. 7mo
Reggie @DivineDiana @Tera66 I slept like a baby after all the emotional stuff this book put me through. This book was with me all day today. 7mo
Reggie @Libby1 @Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @britt_brooke @Megabooks what‘s funny is that there is not a story with a fox as a major character and nobody wields scissors in here. But the pull you feel from the cover is the same pull you‘ll feel from the writing and the characters. And if you worry about the horror. The level of horror would be dipping your toe in something. Hope ya‘ll enjoy it if you pick it up! 7mo
Reggie Sidenote: my greatest fear is harm to children because my parents raised me in Disneyland and I had it pretty good growing up and I just feel every kid should be able to be a kid for as long as they can. But there is a story in here about these siblings and the day they stopped being kids and it DESTROYED me. But she did it in the most creative of ways. Take from this what you will. 7mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, now you REALLY have PEAKED my interest ‼️‼️ 7mo
TrishB I am stacking for a think! 7mo
Centique Oh I absolutely have to stack this 😍😍😍 7mo
Reggie @Centique tell me ya‘ll are freezing while we‘re melting over here. Tell me it‘s been snowing, Paula. Lol. You would like this book. The other day when you posted about people in isolation I thought, oh, she would like this. 7mo
Centique @Reggie you poor melting popsicles! No snow for me but they‘re forecasting 112cm in the mountains tomorrow. And we had so much rain that a town in the South Island where my sister lives got cut off from everywhere else. 😬 7mo
Centique @Reggie man I‘m just reading that you guys have been hitting 46, 47 degrees Celsius. That is HOT. I‘ve been in 40+ weather in Melbourne before and it was awful. You basically can‘t go outside huh? Hope it starts to get cooler soon! 7mo
Reggie @Centique yeah, when I get out of work it‘s dark, and it‘s STILL hot. I hope your sister is ok! 7mo
Rissreads STACKED! ♥️ 7mo
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