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SassyPants617
Asking For It | Louise O'Neill
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This book sucked me in. It was difficult to read at times, but it‘s real. It‘s heartbreaking that women deal with things like this EVERY DAY. I wanted to hug Emma, take her away from her awful parents, and stand by her. I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ *not an easy read*

Reagan-reads It was a wonderful book, but a very difficult read. 2w
SassyPants617 @Reagan-reads YES! I am into hard to get through books. Idk what that says about me...lol. The ending had me almost disappointed. It I read the afterword and it made sense. It made me ok with the ending. 2w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Mehso-so

Not quite what I was expecting, but still interesting. This book is a collection of faeries stories collected by William Butler Yeats around his beloved Ireland.

Which works for my #Scarathalon theme for #TeamStoker (3 pts) & my prompt from WAY back in Winter for #Booked2019 #SetInIreland #IrishAuthor

But I have to say, with the way we view horror today, people being “disappeared” to faerie, and visions & haunting isn‘t quite as scary.

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
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LokiDokey
Wishful Thinking | Melissa Hill
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$16,391 oh yeah! I wish I could have that budget 🤑
#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick 😱😱😱😱 3w
Karisa $17 is not going to get me very far at the bookshop... better hit the library and yard sales! 3w
Hooked_on_books $182,464! Oh my god, if only! 3w
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Soubhiville $700. It‘s not as much as some of you, but I‘d be pretty thrilled still! 3w
Crazeedi $2172.00!! 3w
bullbunny Maybe 1 on thriftbooks, mine is 4 3w
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JulietBoydAuthor
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Audio version. Completely bonkers book, set in Ireland, about a boy searching for an imaginary friend. Get the audio, if you can.

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andrew61
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#booked2019 17 'gifted to you'
The joy of this challenge so far is picking up books i have left languishing for years and finding a gem. This was a story set in the early 1980s in American heartland in a town decimated by the decline of traditional industry. The central character bill is a young reporter on the local paper who gets drawn into the disappearance of a local man and the seedier side of the community. Really interesting read.

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Moray_Reads
Solar Bones | Mike McCormack
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1. Love this one-sentence marvel.
2. I want to control time (no dreaming small, here)
3. Sagittarius
4. Driving to the west coat of Scotland for the weekend and hoping for fine weather
5. will do!
#FriyayIntro

saresmoore Your weekend plan sounds lovely! Best wishes for good weather. 2mo
Moray_Reads @saresmoore I'm looking forward to it, though slightly daunted by the lack of internet/phone signal! 2mo
LeahBergen I‘m jealous of your weekend plans! 2mo
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andrew61
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#booked2019
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage
17 book gifted to you
Home from our week away and back on the summer challenge using it as an opportunity to dig into the huge pile of unread books sitting unloved in the spare bedroom and i cdn't believe this was a present for my 40th birthday (aargh) in 2001!!! And so far really enjoying plus daughter arrived home today with this brill book mark with a bit of Berlin Wall attached.

Smrloomis Sometimes I think I should write in every book when I buy or receive it...and then I think better of that idea. I‘d rather not know! 2mo
TrishB But they never go off so it‘s fine 😁 they just wait for us. 2mo
Cinfhen So great you kept the note!!!! And fabulous bookmark ❤️Hope the book like wine, ages to perfection 😉 2mo
Cathythoughts Lovely to have the birthday note! Memories 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww. Nice. ♥️📚👊🏻 2mo
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Moray_Reads
Asking For It | Louise O'Neill
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This is a powerful and difficult read and I advise caution. There is no sugar-coating here and while I hesitate to use the word graphic the scenes of rape are distressing. The story is distressing and O'Neill handles it with the perfect balance of bluntness and sensitivity. Emma's interior monologue is painfully authentic and her inner conflicts cleverly portrayed 👇

Moray_Reads O'Neill has written a hugely important book here, that looks unflinchingly society's attitudes to women and to rape but one of my biggest takeaways is the internalised misogyny displayed by so many of the female characters. Because we do it too, we judge in precisely the places and ways we would most hate to be judged and, ladies, we need to do better and demand better. 2mo
TrishB Great summary, I love- hated this book. And the parents 😡😡😡 2mo
Moray_Reads @TrishB It's really well done but goodness, it's bleak and everyone's determination to do and say anything that made the situation “easier“ was terrifying 2mo
Kalalalatja Perfect review! This is one of the books that inspired me to write my thesis about rape victims decision to report the rape to the police. I got to tell this to O‘Neill last year at a book festival, and she was so nice! 2mo
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