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charl08
Brotherless Night: A Novel | V. V. Ganeshananthan
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Kboltz
Again and Again | Jonathan Evison
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I had never heard of this author or this book and all I can say is..read it now! Not since the Notebook have I felt such a read. Eugene is living out his life in a home and his past life stories are there to back up his long lost loves. I loved this book!!!!❤️. Just read it!

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Susanita
Dances with Wolves | Michael Blake
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My results: 41 out of 100

My favorites:
-Casper
-Philadelphia
-Dances with Wolves

Honorable Mention to the movies we watched on the planes to and from our honeymoon:
-The Fugitive
-Sleepless in Seattle (gotta have at least one Meg Ryan romcom in there somewhere)

https://www.listchallenges.com/list-of-the-highest-grossing-films-from-1990s

dabbe I have never seen CASPER! It's now on my TBW list! Thanks for playing and sharing! 🤩🤩🤩 3h
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angieinwonderland
Circe | Madeline Miller
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I am not familiar with Greek mythology, so this book was a learning curve, which means it took a week to read it. I loved the themes that poked through without being too obvious. The writing was fantastic.

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Judybskt
West with Giraffes | Lynda Rutledge
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Loved this! Beautiful story. 🦒🦒

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Bookwomble
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This was a good set of cases: Judge Dee usually has three on the go, & it's interesting to see whether they are interlinked or not.
This one sees JD arrive at a new posting, Lan-feng, & having to deal with organised crime & insurrection in addition to murder, kidnapping & fraud.
There's a locked-room mystery, puzzle clues, the secret of a maze, a baffling will, barbarians on the doorstep & a mystic recluse. Learning more about JD & his trusted ⬇️

Bookwomble ... lieutenants was a good aspect.
JD uses the legal tools available to him, which include torture & cruel methods of capital punishment (which they all are, actually), that are fairly graphically described.
There are some prejudiced attitudes consonant both with the historical setting and the time of writing, in this case lesbophobia being the most egregious to a modern reader. If you're prepared for these, the story is colourful and ingenious.
21h
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Margot0817
The Last Year of the War | Susan Meissner
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Another 5 star read by Susan Meissner! I had never heard of the internment camps or repatriation in America during the war. I've read several WW2 books (maybe 12 or more?) and each one teaches me something new!🥰

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ShelleyBooksie
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1. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
2. Samantha Irby - I tried and I just don't get her humor, it comes across as whiny to me.
3. So many! I spent my teen years raiding my moms bookshelves. Lots of Sandra Brown. Lord of The Rings was read multiple times.
@TheSpineView

Wanna play @DebbieGrillo , @DinoMom , @KateReadsYA

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Blueroseis
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Following a murder in Swindon Railway Works which is particularly gruesome the detective's have a difficult case. With at least five credible suspects the investigation is lengthy and complex. To make matters worse an acting superintendent causes problems while another is taken by force in Kent. The Swindon case was solved but lacked some credibility and once Colbeck reached Kent the issues there were dealt with. Will Christmas be a happy one?

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AudiobookingWithLeah
The Reformatory | Tananarive Due
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3.5⭐
𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐬⇩
-Robert‘s POV was by far the more interesting one.
-The haints were a stand-out.
-It sheds light on the deplorable conditions these children were subjected to.
𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬⇩
-Gloria‘s POV, while necessary to the story, could‘ve been shaved down quite a bit.
-Multiple POVs with only one narrator, an additional male narrator would‘ve been best.
-Too long…or at least too long for me, although, plenty of people will find this a pro.