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CleverGirl
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New book, rainy day ☔️

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BarbaraBB
Lucy by the Sea: A Novel | Elizabeth Strout
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#BookReport 04/22

Work is killing me. And when I‘m not working I‘m too tired to read. Every time I do read, I can‘t keep my eyes open. Today is a Sunday though without any plans so I hope to spend it reading.
The two books I did finish were both gorgeous by the way!

Cinfhen This week was definitely Quality vs Quantity!!! You did read TWO MAGNIFICENT books 😊 3d
Cinfhen I‘m having an amazing time but Wi-Fi is terrible 😞 in truth, it‘s better. Less distractions 3d
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen It probably adds to the experience! Can‘t wait to hear about them but for now just enjoy them ❤️ 3d
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TrishB I know that feeling! I‘m literally struggling to stay awake when I open a book. Hope you get some quality reading time today. 3d
LeeRHarry Hope your Sunday is relaxing and that you enjoy your reading 😊 3d
Cathythoughts I know the ‘too tired to read feeling‘…. I hope you read well today. 3d
CarolynM Hope you have a lovely Sunday, Barbara 😘 3d
BarbaraBB @TrishB @LeeRHarry @Cathythoughts @CarolynM Thanks friends, I am having the best of times with you around, my book and a rainy day outside! 3d
RebelReader You have two good ones there!!! 3d
squirrelbrain I hear you about the work thing! I‘ve given up work for the day, need to do the ironing next (Babel on audio!) and then I‘m going to enjoy choosing my next book(s) to read. 3d
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain I hope you are enjoying your Sunday! I am, making a dent in Last Night at the Lobster, which is very good! 3d
Megabooks I hope you were able to get some rest today!! 💕💕 3d
BarbaraBB @Megabooks I read a whole book! A short one but I am very content! And I can highly recommend it! 3d
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I just stacked it! Glad you had a great day! 😘 3d
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ProudBookNerd
Fellowship Point: A Novel | Alice Elliott Dark
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Panpan

I just couldn't get into this one at all. While the writing is lovely, there are just so many uneeded sections that didn't really seem to the overall story and made it really long winded, wandering in a way, personally, could not keep me engaged. I would have loved more of Agnes, the independent, salty writer and her new young editor and maybe it's there but I was almost 40 % of the way through and wasn't compelled to keep going.

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TheKidUpstairs
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Pickpick

This one started a bit uneven for me, and it took some time to get into. But the second half whipped by in a flurry of rapidly turned pages. Some POVs were more effective than others (EJ and Allie had the most intriguing sections, IMO). Overall, a worthy read, and one I'd never heard of before #auldlangspine

@Chelsea.Poole @monalyisha

Chelsea.Poole Yes! Same for me!! I started this book twice and put it aside then on the third go something clicked and I couldn‘t read fast enough. 5d
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cdreincarnate
Fellowship Point: A Novel | Alice Elliott Dark
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I‘m going to have to sit with this book for a while before I can decide how I feel about it, but on the whole, I think I really liked it. The writing is beautiful and I really enjoyed hanging out with these characters.

SamAnne Has been on my TBR since it came out. Thanks for the review! 6d
cdreincarnate @SamAnne Happy to help. If you‘re into audiobooks, I recommend this one. The narrator does a great job. 3d
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rachelk
Lucy by the Sea: A Novel | Elizabeth Strout
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Pickpick

At the start of the pandemic Lucy Barton is persuaded to move from her apartment in NYC to a rental house in Maine. Strout captures that first uncertain year of Covid very well while providing perspective through the reflective, thoughtful lens of Lucy. It‘s not necessary to read her other books first but for fans it‘s nice to catch up with so many beloved characters.

I love Strout‘s sparse, insightful prose and endearing, believable characters.

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readswellwithothers
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 I found the timeline a bit disorienting; apparently I can be led through different years and decades without much difficulty, but narrow it to months or weeks or days inconsistently and I‘m like, wait, what? 🤔 Also, if not for the fact that I am geographically familiar, I think I might have been hella lost. YET: The book was good! Really! The acknowledgments tipped the scale to a pick. 11 years in the writing?! I bow to you, sir.

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BarbaraBB
Lucy by the Sea: A Novel | Elizabeth Strout
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It‘s another 5⭐️ read for me, this Lucy. She is just someone I like so much. How she approaches life, her past, her daughters and, very carefully, her maybe new future in Maine during the pandemic. I hope Elizabeth Strout will continue writing so beautiful about her and her wonderful family. Thank you for this gorgeous signed edition Helen 🤍

#Booked2023 #AboutAPandemic #52bookclub23 #FinalBookInASeries #pop23 #RecommendedByAFriend
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Cinfhen Great photo and wonderful review 😘 1w
Ruthiella Great review! 👍😀 1w
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squirrelbrain Glad you loved it; I think this is my favourite of all the Lucy books. 1w
Cathythoughts Lovely review and picture ♥️ 1w
Blackink_WhitePaper Beautiful photo & review 🥰 1w
CarolynM I will get to this one… eventually… 1w
batsy What a gorgeous view! 1w
KarenUK Lovely review. Do you have to have read them all, to read this one? 1w
Librarybelle Such a great review! 1w
BarbaraBB @KarenUK not necessarily but I would if I were you. You‘ll love them. Start with 1w
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain Mine too but only because of the predecessors ❤️ 1w
BarbaraBB @CarolynM I truly hope so! 1w
BarbaraBB @batsy Thanks! First signs of spring in a winter landscape 😀 1w
Cortg I have the first one on my bookshelf waiting to be read! I did read Olive Kitteridge and enjoyed that one. 1w
BarbaraBB @Cortg Lucy is even better if you ask me 😀 1w
Megabooks Yay!! So glad it lived up to your hopes. Thank you for introducing me to her. 💕😘 7d
BarbaraBB @Megabooks You‘re very welcome 💜 6d
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readswellwithothers
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It‘s a wicked snowstorm here in Maine today! There will be hours of shoveling and swearing later, but until then we are going to attempt to achieve maximum snow day vibes. 🐾❄️📚

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KristiAhlers
Lucy by the Sea: A Novel | Elizabeth Strout
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Mehso-so

This was one of #TimeMagazineTop100ReadsOf2022. This was my first time reading this author let alone this character. As far as pandemic stories go this wasn't bad. On the other hand I'm still not ready to dive into a book about the last few years, or the political ramifications of said last few years. 3 🌟 read for me.