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Hypnotizing Chickens | Julia Watts
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Pickpick

Read for the Set In Appalachia prompt of the #readingwomen2019 challenge. This is a lovely, meandering (but not dragging) F/F romance. An English professor returns to her childhood home in the hollers of SE Kentucky to care for her grandma for the summer. People are kind to each other. It was just what I needed. And there are chickens. Don't let the cover fool you - the book is well written. #readingwomen

Scochrane26 I hadn‘t heard of this author, had to look her up. 3d
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sammisho
The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Pickpick

This was wonderful. The way Lahiri writes I felt like I was right there in the room. The characters so rich and multi faceted, it was like they were my own friends and family.
#readingwomen

MeganAnn I loved this one also 😍 5d
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sammisho
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Beach read #1
I didn't know if a book set in Alaska would fit my.mood while laying on a Florida beach, but this book was so charming, I sped through it. Much more than a love story, also about a relationship between a daughter and father.
#readingwomen set in wilderness

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4thhouseontheleft
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1. 85/75 Goodreads, 40/50 #pop19, 22/24 #booked2019, 14/26 #readingwomen, 18/25 #nonfiction2019
2. I love pulling April Fool‘s pranks on people.
3. I don‘t have a favorite, I enjoy all types, it just depends on my mood.

#friyayintro
4. 14th wedding anniversary is in October!
5. 🙌🏽🙌🏽

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sammisho
Tipping The Velvet | Sarah Waters
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Bailedbailed

I have been trying to finish this book for over a month and it usually takes me less than a week to finish a book. I can't read more than a few pages before I get bored. I realky enjoyed Waters', The Paying Guests, but this one just isnt't grabbing me the same way. I feel very indifferent about the MC, Nancy. That is never a good sign for me.

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4thhouseontheleft
Heidi | Johanna Spyri.
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Mehso-so

I never read Heidi as a child, so I don‘t have any sentimental strings attached. I don‘t feel this one has aged as well as other children‘s books from the mid to late 1800‘s, like Little Women. It was also quite preachy, esp the 2nd half. It is a sweet story.

It did fill a lot of prompts!

#booked2019 #publicdomain
#bbrc #mgme #classic
#readingwomen : translated book published before 1945
#MountTBR

LibrarianRyan I agree. 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m not sure if I could make it through a preachy tome written in the late 1800s 😜 sounds like torture 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen It wasn‘t too heavy-handed, and it was all in the 2nd half, so I was already committed by the time I reached it. I probably would have bailed if Heidi didn‘t ✔️ so many reading challenge prompts! And it‘s a quick read. 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen It does make the very short list of books I won‘t recommend to Maya. 😂 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Who picked these prompts, anyway! 🤪👊🏻♥️ 2mo
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WomanistBibliophile
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‘Some seeds die when one wants to assimilate them, to make them one‘s own, instead of offering them a hospitable place to take root, to develop, to blossom.‘
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#feministreading #readingwomen #womenintranslation

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Bookzombie
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Pickpick

Book 1 of #SummersEndReadathon - Loved it! Both a memoir of O‘Meara and a biography of Milicent Patrick, designer of the monster in The Creature From The Black Lagoon. Patrick‘s life is fascinating. O‘Meara also does a great job of showing how little things have changed from 1950‘s Hollywood to now. #nonfiction19 #readingwomen #readingwomenchallenge #pickedbecauseofthecover

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sammisho
Bailedbailed

For such a short book, this felt like it was never going to end. I enjoy classics, but the prose was a little too thick for me in this one.
#readingwomen

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Bookzombie
They All Fall Down | Rachel Howzell Hall
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Panpan

I was really excited about this retelling of And Then There Were None, but it just didn‘t work for me. I can‘t remember disliking the characters so much right away in ATTWN, but I almost instantly disliked all of the characters in this one, especially Miriam.* She wore on my nerves. I nearly bailed, but pushed through it. #Booked2019 #newin2019 #readingwomen #mysteryorthrillerwrittenbyawoc

Read in June.

Bookzombie Unlikable characters do not always influence my rating. 🙂 4mo
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