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mrsmarch
The Children of Jocasta | Natalie Haynes
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mrsmarch
The Children of Jocasta | Natalie Haynes
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Ready Freddy! #lmpbc #Round8 #GroupC Green pen is ready for service.

Yoshi-and-a-book 👍❤️ 1w
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AngelaBurr88
Everything Under | Daisy Johnson
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Pickpick

This had such gorgeous prose and creepy undercurrents. A thoughtful Oedipus retelling that will stay with me.

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Caroline2
Everything Under | Daisy Johnson
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Day 5 of #7days7covers #covercrush I still need to read this one!

sudi 😍 5mo
Ruthiella So evocative! 😍 5mo
BookwormM It‘s a great book 5mo
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ImperfectCJ
The Children of Jocasta | Natalie Haynes
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#7days7covers #covercrush

I can't keep track of who's been tagged yet, so no tags today, just the cover.

sudi 😍 5mo
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Cinfhen
Everything Under | Daisy Johnson
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Day3 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
I‘m eyeing you @BarbaraBB consider yourself tagged

KarenUK Gorgeous! Sitting on my nightstand..... 6mo
Mdargusch so pretty! 6mo
BarbaraBB I love that cover too. Thanks for the tag 💜💜 6mo
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Cinfhen The photos really don‘t capture how exquisite the cover really is @Mdargusch Wayyyy more spectacular than the book @KarenUK @BarbaraBB I wasn‘t a fan of the story 6mo
BarbaraBB Neither was I! 6mo
Kalalalatja Love that cover, too! 😍 6mo
Mdargusch covers should never be better than the story. Its too disappointing! As always, I will cite 6mo
Cinfhen Perfect example @Mdargusch 6mo
Cinfhen You up for joining in tomorrow @Kalalalatja ???? 6mo
Kalalalatja Count me in! 🙌 6mo
Cinfhen @Kalalalatja woohoo 🎉 can‘t wait, I‘m pretty sure I “know” one of your covers....I almost picked it myself (edited) 6mo
Kalalalatja Ha! I just took my 7 pics, just to be sure I wouldn‘t forget it during the stress of the week, and one of them is the tagged book 😂 6mo
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ReadingEnvy
Everything Under | Daisy Johnson
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Reading Envy Podcast Episode 164: Character Driven with Carol Ann.

Carol Ann is back to talk books with more reading in her rearview. We each talk about books we've liked lately but also end up talking about cheese at the end.

@TheBookAndBeyond

https://tinyurl.com/ReadingEnvy164

Cathythoughts Sounds like a great chat ... and cheese too. I‘ll have a listen soon 6mo
Centique This was a fun listen Jenny. Especially the cheese talk - I‘m always keen to hear some cheesy recipes! 😂😂 6mo
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Tashreads
Everything Under | Daisy Johnson
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Just started this and must admit I‘m struggling to get into it. What did you think?

BookwormM I loved it but if you don‘t like the quirky language you probably won‘t enjoy it 6mo
charl08 Mixed: the nature descriptions and the cover is amazing. I didn't really get the story. 6mo
LapReader I heard her speak at the Sydney Writers‘s Festival and bought the book based solely on that. Yet to read it but can‘t wait. 6mo
bernadette I didn't like it. The language carried me through but I didn't see the point of it. It is a myth retelling which I normally like but I just found it a little grim and a bit gross. 6mo
Tex2Flo I don‘t know about the book, but I do want to know more about the artist who made the cover. That is spectacular!! 6mo
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ReadingEnvy
Everything Under | Daisy Johnson
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Pickpick

Everything Under by Daisy Johnson is yet another novel based on a myth that I didn't know about until I finished. Arghhhh. But I think it only informs one piece of the story. The non-linear fragmented chapters rotate points of view and narrative voice (2nd person, 3rd person, etc.)⤵️

ReadingEnvy Gretel is an adult and working as a lexicographer, but constantly searching for her mother, who abandoned her 16 years ago. She is also looking for answers about a man who showed up to their boat, where they lived for a majority of her life in the Oxford canals.⤵️ 7mo
ReadingEnvy She and her mom have their own vocabulary but also their own mythology, one that never leaves Gretel as she adjusts to the way the rest of the world lives. There is a lot of "fluidity" in this novel, a very obvious theme from the start, but it changes in its manifestation - the water, gender, time, reality, and so on.⤵️ 7mo
ReadingEnvy I feel like this book is Offshore (Penelope Fitzgerald) adjacent with some themes in common with Elmet (Fiona Mozley) and Ghost Wall (Sarah Moss) but I found myself enjoying the reading process more than those last two.

I also think I'll count it as #somethingswampy for the #readingenvysummerreading challenge.
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BookwormM I loved this one the writing felt magical from the beginning 7mo
ReadingEnvy @BookwormM I was hooked pretty immediately too. 7mo
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bernadette
Everything Under | Daisy Johnson
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Mehso-so

My expectations were too high.... There wasn't enough mystery to make it intriguing or enough suspense to make it a thriller and not enough creepiness or magic or atmosphere to make it otherworldly but the book had elements of all these things. And I didn't like the way it all wrapped up at the end. And I didn't feel that strongly about any of the characters. Some beautiful writing pulled me through but I disliked the story.