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zezeki
The Life of Elves | Muriel Barbery
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Panpan

This was so disappointing. The idea was interesting, it's magical realism which I generally enjoy, but the execution was just bad. I'm not sure whether it's the writing style, or translation, or both, but this was difficult and boring to read, and at times confusing. It's under 300 pages long, but I felt like it was 1000. It's a shame, because Barberry's Elegance of the Hedgehog is one of my all time favourites, but this just didn't do it for me.

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TheSpineView
Impossible | Nancy Werlin
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Jinked

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zezeki
The Life of Elves | Muriel Barbery
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Starting this one today. I've read The Elegance of the Hedgehog years ago and really loved it, so I'm very curious to see how I'm going to like this one. Also, I'm really liking the mysticism of this cover. 📚📚

Nutmegnc I‘m very interested in what you think of this one! 2w
IuliaC Lovely photo! I also loved Elegance of the Hedgehog; can't wait for your thoughts on the tagged one 😊 2w
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xicanti
The Witness for the Dead | Katherine Addison
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I‘m twenty pages into my reread of THE WITNESS FOR THE DEAD, and I‘m already caught up in the atmosphere. The physical book is such a pretty little thing, too. Hardcovers aren‘t normally my scene, but this one‘s slim enough to feel good in the hand.

I had to brew some tea to go with it, since there‘s a bunch of tea consumption in the story. I picked Murchie‘s CBC blend, which I kind of forgot I had until I opened the tin. #gaymay

BkClubCare #gaymay ❤️🍭🌈 2w
xicanti @BkClubCare 🌈❤️⭐️ 2w
shanaqui I'm so tempted to reread this before I read my ARC of the sequel! But... there aren't enough hours in the day. 😂 2w
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xicanti @shanaqui it‘s so short and lovely, though! 2w
shanaqui @xicanti But alas, my exams are at the start of June, so my free time is suuuuper limited. 😥 1w
xicanti @shanaqui boo exams! Don‘t they know you‘ve got important reading to do? 1w
shanaqui @xicanti Right?!!? But luckily I did read Witness for the Dead not too long ago and I should be able to get back into the world easily. 1w
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Bookworm54
The Goblin Emperor | Katherine Addison
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Again sticking to just the one roll for May :)

Thanks to my eclectic mix on this list, my #Roll100 this month is an audiobook! (The others so far have been ebooks).
I have heard good things about The Goblin Emperor, from a story and audio perspective, so looking forward to making this my audio commute book!

At 17hr38 I am going to have to be super dedicated to it 🤣

shanaqui I love the Goblin Emperor! I've not listened to the audio, but it's the kind of book that flies by for me. If you have access to the physical copy you might want to keep it to hand, though, for the glossary/Dramatis personae; there's a lot of playing around with language, making names and titles potentially confusing! 4w
PuddleJumper Looks interesting! 4w
Bookworm54 @shanaqui thanks for letting me know! Always useful to have something to refer to if the names etc can get confusing. Glad you enjoyed it though, I am excited to dig in :) 4w
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MeganAnn
Ever After | Kim Harrison
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Update on my April reading. May post reviews on some of these later.

#bookspin : Ramon & Julieta 3⭐️
#doublespin : tagged, Hollows book 11 5⭐️

Two April #roll100 titles : Bunny 4⭐️
Don‘t Hex & Drive 5⭐️
One #roll100 from March : From Twinkle with Love 4⭐️

#lmpbc : Never Let Me Go 5⭐️

#authoramonth : The Heart‘s Invisible Furies 5⭐️

#pemberlittens : The Other Bennet Sister 4⭐️
bailed on North & South

Free space : Ice Planet Barbarians 4⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looking great!! 1mo
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Jhullie
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Such a cute little book about elves living amongst us and working in a toy shop. A clever idea and well executed. Not something I would read a lot of (I‘m more of a grisly murder fan) but it was intriguing, the mystery was satisfactorily solved in the final pages, and a bit of enjoyable, light reading for a change.

tpixie Sometimes you just need a pallet cleanser from your normal reading 1mo
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xicanti
Of Light and Darkness | Shayne Leighton
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I‘m working my way through OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS by Shayne Leighton, when Casey doesn‘t need my ereader as a pillow. I‘m interested in the world and most of the character dynamics, but I ain‘t here for the central character‘s romance with the guy who raised her. Leighton can tell us Valek isn‘t really a PARENT to Charlotte all she likes, but it‘s still frickin creepy and uncomfortable. It might keep me from the rest of the series.

Lindy Hmmm, doesn‘t look so comfortable to me. 😆🐶💕 2mo
xicanti @Lindy Casey uses the weirdest things as pillows. 2mo
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MelHopton
The Life of Elves | Muriel Barbery
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I tried really hard to care about this story and characters. Two children, presumably magical, both arrive in different places in Europe. The poor peasants don't understand them and they interpret the world in deep and meaningful ways. Yawn. There's a hell of a lot of description and meandering about without much really happening - I bailed after the big build up of one of the girls receiving - wait for it- a letter. For me, it was just dull. BAIL

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TheSpineView
Elvish | S. G. Prince
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Highlander

Klou Perfect! Love this cover. 2mo
TheSpineView @Klou 👍📗 2mo
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