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MarriedtoMrT
The Lovely and the Lost | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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As usual, I was immediately sucked right in. JLB knows how to start a book. You instantly get a sense of who the characters are and the tone of the story. For me, it slowed a bit in the middle. The conclusion, while satisfying, was a bit rushed and there are some unanswered questions and under-explored resolutions that leave room for a series. I love her writing but this wasn‘t her strongest.

#netgalley #readin2018

RaimeyGallant Great review. 4y
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MarriedtoMrT
Luck of the Draw | Kate Clayborn
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A pick with some reservations. I think my hopes were too high from reading rave reviews. I really liked the story and thought it was well-paced. I liked the characters in theory but felt a bit disconnected from them. It seemed I was told more about them through others‘ observations than I learned when reading in their perspective. Still, I‘ll be keeping my eye out for more from Kate Clayborn.

#romantsy #readin2018

samnreader The weakest of this amazing series...I far prefer the first and third. 4y
samnreader (and I would say that her books tend toward that introspective style in general, which I love as long as there's enough to support it around it) 4y
MarriedtoMrT @samnreader The premise of this one spoke to me more than the other two but it‘s good to know the others are stronger! I do think she has a lot of potential as a writer so I think I just have to find the “right” book of hers for me. 4y
samnreader Well, should you decide to read them, I hope you enjoy! 4y
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kgriffith
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Okay, I know it‘s kind of cheating, but I‘ve read some chunksters this year too, so I don‘t feel too bad about it. #100 of #2018, in the books. #punny #24b42019 #readathon #readin2018 #goals 😸

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kgriffith
The Kitchen Madonna | Rumer Godden
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“I need some beautiful, wonderful scraps.”
As expected, I wept without reserve at this perfect little book, a remnant from my own childhood. #24b42019 #readathon #readin2018

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kgriffith
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After a discussion of favorite celebrity chefs in my queer cooking group, I decided to listen to a Bourdain book. He‘s not an excellent narrator, but that means that listening at 1.5 speed doesn‘t ruin the audio, and I can maybe finish it before heading out tonight for #24B42019 #readathon and my race to 100 books #readin2018 🤓

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kgriffith
The Guest Cat | Takashi Hiraide
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I suppose that‘s what I get for trying to sneak in those last two books to hit 100 in 2018 😋 I was hoping for something as moving as The Travelling Cat Chronicles, but this is definitely more about the author‘s journey into middle age and less about the cat. Next! #24B42019 #readathon #readin2018 #goals

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moarbookspleaze
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Some stories are better than others. It was fun to see where some of her novels grew from. #readin2018

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moarbookspleaze
REBECCA | Daphne du Maurier's
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Book 78: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is my October book club read. I LOVED it! And it was such a great read for this time of year. I enjoyed the slow build and then how quickly things went by the last 100 or so pages. Definitely recommend if you haven‘t read. #readin2018 #bookstagram #daphnedumaurier #rebecca

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moarbookspleaze
Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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I really loved this. Definitely recommend. #readin2018

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moarbookspleaze
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Reader, I finished it! #readin2018

readingjedi So where are you on the Mr Rochester was a romantic hero/creepy weirdo spectrum?! 🤔😉😂 4y
moarbookspleaze @readingjedi It was so had for me to buy into their relationship. Also way more creepy weirdo. None of the men in this book were appealing. 4y
readingjedi @moarbookspleaze You're not wrong about that last point! I was never a fan of Rochester and always felt a little let down that Jane married him. 4y
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