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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this one. My only “complaint” is wanting more backstory on certain characters (mainly Essie‘s mother - how does one get to be that cruel?). Highly recommend!

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ElaineR
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Mehso-so

This wasn't really for me. It's terribly overwritten in parts but it was a group read and there was enough humour to keep me going. There were also a few moments of real heart which, for a debut, is good going.

The real interest lay in the day to day workings of Mormon life. I can't speak for how accurate a depiction this is but it does feel like this family is perhaps deeper entrenched than most.

Worth a read but keep expectations low.

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ElaineR
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? I can't imagine this is a real thing (and apologies if it is - my husband who was raised Mormon insists he's never heard of it) but it did make me laugh... a lot. "Beware the hazard of the horizontal" is my new favourite saying. ?

Scochrane26 That is a great phrase. 2w
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ElaineR
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Somewhat enjoying this so far. The writing isn't particularly strong (I'm seeing this as a good thing in this case as the book has the potential to be extremely sad) but the details on the day to day rituals of Mormon life and beliefs are fascinating (and occasionally amusing).

I'm curious but not engaged.

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ElaineR
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Up next.

I'll be honest, I normally avoid Richard and Judy book club picks but for personal reasons this intrigued me (and it's part of a WhatsApp group read I'm involved in).

TrishB I‘ll be interested in your review 👍🏻 3w
dodgygothbint It's got a lovely cover, at least! 😉 2w
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cherinium
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A silly #debut novel, firmly in the #chicklit category. Holly Banks and her family have relocated to the village of Primm, and it's time for daughter Ella to start Kindergarten. Holly is annoying, her husband is a nervous wreck, her mother is an irresponsible addict, and the PTA president is just downright unbelievably over-the-top and mean. I'd only recommend to those who love this genre. #notforme #millenialauthor (maybe) #Booked2020

Cinfhen Sorry it didn‘t work for you!! But at least you checked off the prompt 😉 1mo
cherinium @Cinfhen Well, as the saying goes, all books are not for all people. This book was a selection from #onceuponabookclub. I love the concept of the box, and have adored several of the enclosed gifts; but the book selections have mostly been books I would never read of my own accord. With that said, some of them were great, and I'm glad I had them put into my hands. 1mo
Cinfhen That‘s the downside to a subscription service that chooses the books but at least you‘re enjoying the experience and extra swag!!! 1mo
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AmyM43
Followers | Megan Angelo
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐1/2 Followers is a very thought-provoking read about how we connect with each other, what we keep to ourselves, and what we decide to put out there for anyone to see, and the vulnerability in what people decide to do with that connection. #coverlove, #debut,

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Andrea313
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I love the way Rannells writes about making his Broadway #debut in Hairspray. It had been running for years and he went in on a random Tuesday in January. I guess it just reminds me that sometimes the mundane is also completely extraordinary. #AuldLangReads
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 1mo
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TorieStorieS
Conviction | Denise Mina
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Pickpick

This book certainly garnered a lot of hype! But the main character‘s book obsession and love of true crime podcasts drew me in- and I could hardly tear myself away from listening! The performance is great, too-the accents are wonderful & the fast pace & twisting plot make this a fun read! This completes January‘s #ReadWithMrBook challenge- #OneWordTitle! Glad I revisited this author since I didn‘t care for her #debut! #AuldLangReads #AudioColoring

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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ljuliel Sounds interesting. Gonna have to look this up. 1mo
TorieStorieS @ljuliel I loved the audio! I think I have your email - I will try to send it your way! Let me know if it works!! ❤️ 1mo
ljuliel I changed my email a couple months back. I apparently got a virus or somehow got put on a mailing list for NEKKID PEOPLE stuff. Yuk. I appreciate the offer, but if it‘s the Audible onebook thing, I‘ve already gotten one a long time ago, so wouldn‘t be allowed a second. I really do appreciate the thought, though. 💕 1mo
TorieStorieS @ljuliel Oh my!!! 😳 I can see why you changed it!! Well I do recommend the audio of this one- the accents are all great!! 1mo
ljuliel I‘ll definitely look it up on audio. It sounds terrific. 😊 1mo
TorieStorieS @ljuliel I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!! 🤞🤞🤞 1mo
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