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4thhouseontheleft
The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice | Donna Kauffman, Allyson Charles, Kate Angell
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Panpan

This was supposed to be a calm, relaxing day. It was anything but. 😬 However, I did finish this book tonight!

Purely a #coverlust read. I did not realize it was 3 short stories, heavy on the romance and light on quality.

Sweet Magic: The bakery setting and family dynamics were nice.

Love Spells Disaster: Awful and boring.

Sweet on You: The old lady was funny. That‘s it.

#pop19 : title contains salt, sweet, bitter or spicy
#screamathon

4thhouseontheleft All about how a town celebrates Halloween, so it least it grabs some points for #teamslaughter @Clwojick 3d
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ferskner
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Pickpick

Ridiculously, I've had an advance copy of this since 2014 and am only now jumping on the bandwagon. It is sooooooo adorable! I loved the tone and that Lara Jean felt like a real teenager (I find most YA to have overly mature characters). I can't wait to get to the next one!

#pop19 #bookwithloveinthetitle #booked2019 #booktomovie @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I love when I book I‘ve owned forever ends up being a total hit!! It‘s like finding $10 in your coat pocket 7d
ferskner @Cinfhen haha I hadn't thought of it that way, but totally! 7d
BarbaraTheBibliophage I have a few of those really old ARCs on my shelf ... good job on knocking one of yours off! 📚♥️👊🏻 3d
Julia Harris Good pick that is a really good book 📘 (edited) 18h
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ferskner
The Stars Are Fire | Anita Shreve
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Pickpick

Somehow I've never read Anita Shreve before! This wouldn't have been something I'd pick on my own, but I'm really glad my book club read it. She writes complex relationships and traumas so beautifully.

#booked2019 #nightorientedtitle @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft #pop19 #bookwithazodiacorastrologyterminthetitle

rather_be_reading i havent either 1w
LeeRHarry I have read a few of hers, it is sad she is no longer with us 😔 1w
Cinfhen I haven‘t read her before but I‘ve always been curious. I‘m adding this to my potential bookclub list of books!! 7d
ferskner @LeeRHarry oh my gosh I had no idea she'd passed away! That is so sad. @Cinfhen this would be FANTASTIC as a book club pick. 7d
BarbaraTheBibliophage I read maybe two of her early books. Glad to know others are good too! (And sorry to hear she‘s died. 😢) 5d
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lele1432
The Chain | Adrian McKinty
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Mehso-so

This had a great premise, but as other reviewers noted, kind of fizzled towards the end. The idea of an organization forcing child kidnap for ransom was intriguing, & I even liked the background on who was behind the chain. But I wasn't drawn in by any characters except maybe the kids, the bad guys were a bit cartoonishly evil, & by the end the chapters were too short & jumped around too much. Lots of suspension of disbelief required. 2.75⭐️s

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4thhouseontheleft
Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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Pickpick

Some have compared this to HP, but I don‘t think that gives justice to this unputdownable #OwnVoices YA book that veers away from the Euro-Centric elements common in the fantasy genre. Sunny is a great heroine, and I‘m diving right into the sequel!

Okorafor places the Akata series as #africanjujuism, a sub genre of fantasy. I definitely want to delve more into this sub genre!

#screamathon
#MountTBR
#booked2019 #POCParanormal
#pop19 :2 word title

4thhouseontheleft @Clwojick This fits #scaryscavengerhunt : Witch in it, over 200 pgs, part of a series. 2 pts for theme (serial killer subplot), 1 pt participation. #teamslaughter 2w
Clwojick woohoo! a 6 pointer! 2w
TheSpineView Way to go! 📚🤩 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage There‘s a prompt idea for 2020! 3d
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KarenUK
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#OctoberTBR

- A recent #BOTM (The Gifted School)
- A re-read for bookclub (going to try Daisy on Audio this time)
- The tagged book & Brideshead Revisited are to tie up #Booked2019
- Curtain & The Little Prince are for #Pop19
- And the bottom 3 are calling to me from my night stand!

4thhouseontheleft I had a hard time getting into the physical copy of Daisy Jones, but am finding the audiobook fantastic! 2w
WhatWouldJaneDo I just listened to Daisy Jones on audio and it was incredible! The cast is great and you really feel for all the characters. 2w
marleed I loved this audiobook but had to own the print. TJR places such great lines in the mouths of her characters that I want the print reference. ... it was also fun to reread for nuances once I knew the ending. Dang - I wish I could type more about that. 2w
jillrhudy Daisy on audio was SO excellent. 2w
BiblioLitten I can see a few favourites! Especially the third vertical stack. 2w
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LoverofLit
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Pickpick

This book was so charming. I loved basically all the characters, even the vapid and self-involved ones. I rooted for Bee through the whole book and loved seeing an intelligent and quirky mother raising her daughter to be intelligent and quirky. The theme of motherhood and selfishness was refreshing and honest. Bernadette was unapologetic in her personality and I couldn't have admired her character more for it. Highly recommend!

LoverofLit #pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge A Book Made Into a Movie in 2019 2w
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LoverofLit
Shit My Dad Says | Justin Halpern
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Pickpick

This book was hilarious. Full of funny nuggets of wisdom from a father that while at times is brusque and an oddity, really loves his kids even when they baffle him. I highly recommend listening to this one!
#pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A Book About a Family

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LoverofLit
1984 | George Orwell
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Panpan

Unpopular opinion 😬 Don't take away my book lover cool kid card!
#pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A book that inspired a common phrase or idiom

kricheal 😂😂😂 I love your review. I'll take 1984 but I'll give you back Station Eleven 😵(didn't hate it, just didn't see what was so great about it). 2w
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4thhouseontheleft
The Witch's Daughter | Paula Brackston
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Mehso-so

This is a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ with some caveats. I enjoyed the story, but have to highlight some problematic content.

The author identifies the main character as Wiccan, a real religion, in the modern day chapters, but then throws every witch cliche and stereotype at the reader. The tone and blending of fantasy under the name of Wiccan (and weird Satanic elements) highlighted how little the author researched Wicca.

#pop19 #articleofclothingoncover

rsteve388 Grrr as a pagan this is very frustrating. Damn do your research like hiw hard is it?! Wicca is a real faith and deserves the same respect you give to Christianity. 3w
rsteve388 Not you specfically the Author 3w
sprainedbrain Oh, that‘s annoying... it‘s not like this is a difficult topic to look in to. 3w
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julesG Oh no, another book with too little research by Brackston?! 3w
4thhouseontheleft @rsteve388 it‘s a weird set up, she should have left Wicca out of it completely and just kept it a fantasy witch story. While she did incorporate some hedge witchcraft into the story nicely, there were other aspects really stereotyped. I‘m agnostic, but our home blends Judaism (hubby‘s religion) and pagan beliefs into our own unique version of spirituality. 3w
4thhouseontheleft @julesG So, this is a common theme with her books? 😕 3w
julesG I read the new time travel series book 1 and part of book 2. Was annoyed at the historical inaccuracies and blatant mistakes a time traveller to a defined point in time would not make. 3w
4thhouseontheleft @sprainedbrain It is! And I just realized I hit the wrong button last night, this is a so-so, not a pick. Oops! 3w
4thhouseontheleft @julesG I'll probably read the sequel to this one during #screamathon since it does get better reviews, but I'm not jumping to pick up any of her other books at the moment. 3w
Caroline2 Oh no how disappointing! Hmm, I may bail on this one...she‘s got one more chance with me tonight...! 🤨 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Caroline2 The sequel gets better reviews, so I‘m willing to give it a try. 2w
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