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ravenlee
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I‘m upset with myself for having this for so long and just now reading it. To be honest, for several years I couldn‘t face hard reads because life itself is plenty hard. Anyway, this book…wow, it‘s hard to explain. Powerful but not heavy-handed, lyrical sometimes, and oh-so-believable. Just read it, ok? If you‘re like me and still haven‘t.

Tamra This is still sitting on my TBR shelves as well. 1mo
Sleepswithbooks I recently read this 💛 1mo
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jenniferw88
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Librarybelle I need to read more of her books! 2mo
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azulaco
Charming Billy: A Novel | Alice McDermott
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Alice McDermott captures the complicated life of an alcoholic and those who loved him. Set in the Irish Catholic community of Queens in the mid-20th century, it‘s a portrait of a culture. Prompt 28 for #52BookClub23, #IncludesaFuneral.

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Cinfhen My bookclub is reading an Alice McDermott book in March - but I think I‘ll be away for the meeting date 2mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve never heard of this author. 🤔 2mo
Librarybelle I‘ve not read anything by her…this one sounds intriguing 2mo
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LaraReads
The Dry | Jane Harper
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Really, really enjoyed this one! I don‘t read a whole lot of thrillers, but saw this one suggested in a #52bookclub23 group for #setinaustralia and it was a page-turner! Well, whatever an audiobook page-turner is. The characters are so interesting & the pacing is great. Quick without being confusing, even when the flashbacks are mixed it. And the author does a great job of making pretty much everyone seem like a suspect. I loved it!

LeeRHarry Glad you enjoyed it - Jane Harper always does an excellent job of creating a real sense of place too I feel 😊 2mo
Librarybelle Love this series! 2mo
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Cinfhen Yeah, it‘s a great series!! I just read the newest and I think it was my favorite 2mo
squirrelbrain I love Harper‘s books too. 2mo
KarenUK Only read this one… but really enjoyed it… great choice for the prompt! 2mo
LaraReads @LeeRHarry yes! That‘s a really great description! 2mo
LaraReads @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain this was my first Jane Harper, but I started the 2nd book this morning! 2mo
LaraReads @Cinfhen I remember that book being your #lastfirst I think! Glad to hear you liked it even better! Excited to continue the series. 2mo
LaraReads @KarenUK thanks! But now I‘m realizing maybe I should have used it for the #includesafuneral because I just started the 2nd book and could have used it for the Australia prompt 😂 (edited) 2mo
squirrelbrain Oh, I shuffle prompts about quite often, so don‘t worry about that! 2mo
Cinfhen Same @squirrelbrain !!! Go ahead and mix it around @LaraReads 🎉🎉🎉and good memory… Exiles was my #lastfirst 2mo
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Deblovestoread
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The first in a new series has a lot riding on its shoulders. Not only does it have to have an interesting plot but is has to lay enough groundwork so you gain knowledge of and interest in the main characters so you want to continue on their journey. This book did an ok job of that and I am intrigued by the mystery man. However, it is sloppy editing to not notice when the wrong character is named from one page to the next.

#Pantone #GrayedJade

actualdisneyprincess I haaaaaate when characters get called the wrong names!!!!! 2mo
Andrew65 That is bad editing! I love the look of the cover. Hopefully the next one can build and improve on this. Well done 🥳 2mo
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TheSpineView Great job! Love the art deco cover. 2mo
AmyG Bad editing - no excuse. Job poorly done. 2mo
PuddleJumper Ooft, that's inexcusable. You got through it though! 2mo
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squirrelbrain
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This was a book I #meanttoreadin2022 #pop23 but, despite knowing that it‘s about Ash‘s best friend Edi, who has terminal cancer and is in hospice care, I found it too much to start with so hibernated it. However, it ended up being heartwarming as well as heartbreaking. It‘s more about Ash, who is hilarious and a hot mess, but learns about herself through caring for Edi.

#netgalley - published next week in the UK

#tripledip

squirrelbrain It‘s no spoiler, given the subject matter, to say that this book #includesafuneral #52books23. And I‘m using this for #booked2023 #titlestartswithvorw 2mo
squirrelbrain Oh, and it‘s my #doublespin too! 😁 @TheAromaofBooks 2mo
Deblovestoread Quadruple play! 🙌🏼 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
Megabooks This sat in my Amazon cart for months, then I took it out. Perhaps I should put it back… Great review! I also have to be in the right mood for hospice reads. 💜💜💜 2mo
Cinfhen I recently bought this as a #DailyKindleDeal @Megabooks 2mo
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