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Doppoetry
Fugitive Telemetry | Martha Wells
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I did not care for the plot at all and it felt like there was little motivation to solve the murder aside from “you have to because it's the plot, Murderbot“

The slavery mentions felt unnecessary overall and if they were just simple hostages the overall plot wouldn't have been changed.

The last hour of this book felt unnecessary and like it was part of another book entirely. I just found the whole thing very sloppy.

Doppoetry I always feel like such a hater criticizing these books but, this is just my honest opinion. 11h
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Nebklvr
Loathe to Love You | Ali Hazelwood
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Pickpick

If you are looking for fun, spicy romances with smart, successful protagonists, this is the book for you.

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Super_Jane
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4/5 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑 #sarahjmaas #acotar #acofas #fantasy #romance

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Roary47
Wonderment In Death | J. D. Robb
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3✨ This was a bit bizarre. I didn‘t realize it was set in the future at first, so the tech involved in this story confused me. It was a short story that tended to repeat itself and leave details out at other times. There maybe wasn‘t a chance for world building, but it did a great job on discussing the clues we needed for the crime. Pretty unusual just like Alice and wonderland.

Roary47 Note it is the first of 5 books in this title. 1d
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CarolynM
The Driver's Seat | Muriel Spark
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What a weird and wonderful little book! My rational mind thinks I should be disturbed by it, but Spark‘s black humour somehow made the story palatable. I picked it up today meaning just to have a look at it, but I read the first page and didn‘t put it down until I finished. Only 100 pages, but still…

BarbaraBB Yes, that black humor! Loved it! 1d
vivastory That has been the case with me & most of the Sparks novellas I've read. Once I start I'm immediately hooked. 1d
Cathythoughts Sounds great. Stacked. I love this cover❤️ 1d
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Ruthiella I thought this book was so weird! 🤯 1d
LeahBergen Oh, good! I have this waiting on my shelves. 👍 (edited) 1d
quietjenn Oo, sounds promising! 21h
Aimeesue Great review! Spark is one of my faves - so dark and odd 🖤 20h
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Littlewolf1
Helpmeet | Naben Ruthnum
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Mehso-so

3⭐️ this book belongs in the category of “ what in the hell did I just read?”. It was graphic and pretty gory and really gross. But it had the affect the author wanted it to have so there you go. #BookSpin #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 23h
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Karisimo
Just Curious | Jude Deveraux
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Hey Littens! I'm writing a paper about reading challenges/goals. So I'm curious, how many challenges/ book clubs do you participate in on a monthly basis? Such as bookspin, natural litsy, booked in time, Litsy Scifi Book Club, etc... Or what is the most unique challenge you've ever done? Tell me all about it!

willaful One of the most interesting challenges I ever did was called “Making it Real“ and it was a monthly nonfiction challenge. A random Dewey category (400s, 700s, etc.) was picked every month and everyone chose a book catalogued with that number. It got me to read much more widely. 1d
Ruthiella Two challenges, I‘m not that serious about them: #52BookClub24 and #pop24 and two TBR busters #TBRTarot and #Roll100 . At least seven group reads, though two just finished and another is bi-monthly: #LMWBR #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub #ClassicLSFBC #LitsySFBC #LitsyToB24 #NancyDrewBR and #pemberlittens #hashtagbrigade . I like how each makes me read more widely. 1d
Susanita Three book clubs plus #authoramonth plus #serieslove2024 plus #readordonate … Too much??? 1d
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thebacklistbook I try to stick to challenges that are more freeform in nature. I track them on storygraph. I usually do them with the goal of clearing some tbr. I'm doing read around the world and OWLS which are both finish at your own pace and then I have three that are finish at year end. I don't do book clubs as I find them a little to structured. 1d
Karisimo @Ruthiella and @willaful thanks for including. “Why” you do the challenges! (edited) 23h
Karisimo @Susanita definitely not too much 😉 23h
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Cuilin
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Oh, I love her writing style. What I found particularly interesting personally was the fact that she picked two story settings in locations in Ireland I‘m really familiar with, Arklow and Achill Island. I was able to completely visualize the characters on location, which is really cool. I love when that happens. Anybody else love it when they recognize the location in a book?

Aimeesue Yessssss! It adds so much to my enjoyment of a book when I know where the streets etc are. 1d
Cuilin @Aimeesue exactly 🫶 1d
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Doppoetry
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This series is slowly but surely improving. There's a tiny fraction of character development on the human part, but on Murderbot's part as well, which is a pleasant surprise.

It's nice knocking these out when I'm questing in MMOs

Doppoetry I am reading this mostly for my friends who is a big fan of these and has been raving about Murderbot and how much they relate to them not wanting to socialize and just wanting to watch things.

But also the plot is still intriguing enough to keep me engaged. Not to mention that I am on and off behind on my goodreads challenge and these are good fodder.
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Litsi
Foster | Claire Keegan
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A young girl from a financially challenged family is dropped off with richer relatives for a stay of unknown duration. This is the way 10 year olds experience life. You are simply swept along in the happening. Her birth parents have made poor choices. Her foster parents have experienced hardships about which they had no choice. This heartbreaking and heartwarming book is about knowing when you have to accept versus when you have to act.