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Jeg
Girl A | Abigail Dean
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I really enjoyed this book. I got it from book club Xmas along with others . The giver had spent her money in op shops and got some amazing recent books.
The narrator is Girl A and she goes between the then and her now. I got very involved in the story.
I‘m counting this as last book of 2021. As I read most of it then. 80 books 2021.
. @MrsMalaprop I think you might like it.
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MrsMalaprop 80 books is awesome 👏 👏👏 7mo
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Jeg
The Labyrinth | Amanda Lohrey
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Read this today. Beautifully written and a worthy winner. However not completely sure I understood the ending. I might need to read it again slowly.
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CarolynM It was very well written, but I wasn't sure what to take away from it either. 8mo
Jeg @CarolynM glad I‘m not the only one. I thought it ended rather abruptly. It wasn‘t satisfying for me. Hope you are adjusting to your ‘ new” normal. 8mo
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Jeg
The Innocent Man | John Grisham
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Wanted to read this as it‘s his only nonfiction book. Found it recently in an op shop. I think it would have been an eye opener in it‘s time 2006 when DNA was beginning to get innocent people out of prison. I skipped over the pages as I knew the outcome of course. Having watched and read about many such cases , I felt there are too many other books in my TBR shelf to spend anymore time on this one.
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Jeg
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I‘m not a great fan but I heard him on the radio and thought I‘d give this a go. It was ok. I can see why he is popular.
I‘m going to read one more of his books. His only non fiction.
Not reading at my usual rate. Walking lots instead. I was thinking of listening to audio books but I like to think as I walk. A sort of meditation.
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Jeg
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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This is one of many books I was given at Book club Xmas. It‘s taken me a while to read it as I‘ve replaced my early morning reading with walking. This was perfect for me as it was sort of short stories about different women all connected in some way. Lots of comments on feminism, racism and the political landscape of the time each part is written about. I enjoyed it. Can see why it won.
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Suet624 I enjoyed this one too. 8mo
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Jeg
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I enjoyed her second book so hunted this one out as I think it won a prize. It‘s her first to be published. I found the descriptions too long, like a film script perhaps . I probably should not have interrupted my reading as I did lose track .
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MrsMalaprop Haven‘t read her. 9mo
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Jeg
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I just finished watching the series. It was excellent. Story line kept me watching and the issues in each episode were very relevant . Kids get so much misinformation from the internet, this is right out there and factual in context and with feelings. This book is an excellent resource. I just love it. Will pass on to grandson when he is a little older.
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CarolynM I love the series. I think a few adults would benefit from the advice too😆 9mo
Suet624 Fantastic series. 8mo
MrsMalaprop What age do you think it‘s suitable for? 8mo
Jeg @MrsMalaprop older teens, young adults and grown ups . Have you looked at the series? If I remember I‘ll bring book to book club for you to look at. I‘m impressed with the way it‘s all been done. 8mo
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Jeg
Flesh Wounds | Richard Glover
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An op shop find. I recognised the name . It was a wonderful read. A strange childhood remembered with humour and an effort to understand his parents. I love his writing style. Easy to read , a delight. I‘ll be looking out his other books. Interesting comment on parenting styles of the 60s and 70s compared to more recent times. Gave me food for thought.
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@MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop Read this one when it first came out. I was fascinated by the importance of his ‘nanny‘ in providing a secure early attachment figure in an otherwise emotionally bereft childhood 😢🥰. 9mo
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Jeg
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I‘m really warming to this author. Great for a light read. Clever and at times funny. My 3 reads have been op shop books. So will continue to look out for more.
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EvieBee I really like this series, and glad you did too. 9mo
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Jeg
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I couldn‘t stop reading but at the same time wanted it to go on forever. I‘m nearly twice her age but what she has to say speaks to me. She has written down what I have felt/feel and that makes me feel not so alone. I just love her.
All her writing is amazing and insightful. Clementine puts into words things I have not been able to.
I‘d love to give her a big hug and say thank you.
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@MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop This is a beautiful review Joy. Reckon she‘d be happy to hug you right back. 💕 9mo
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