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Subject is interesting but delivery wasn't. Found the writing repetitive, the tone exaggerated, the narrative simplistic. Overuse of redundant comments. It's a verbatim of the podcast- could have done with more editing to make it more reader friendly.Gets better as you read on, stories are spookier, writing flows better, but it doesn't quite forego the irritating banalities and moralistic quips.
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Cinfhen Lots of mixed reviews on this book. Most felt like the podcast was wayyyy better than book 3w
YasmiNova I agree @Cinfhen - at least with the audio the narrator can bring the stories to life. The book just needed rewording and reorganising (and fewer comments about the terrible places and people in this world - the stories showcase that enough) and it would have been a much less grating read... 3w
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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This book was incredibly sad but very well done. The poignancy was in the things that were left out, leaving you to read between the horrible lines. It was not an easy read, and I feel you need to go in aware that there are a lot of triggers (abuse, addiction, violence). But these stories need to be told, even if it hurts to do so 💔

Last one for winter #Booked2019 #RelatedToAPodcast

4thhouseontheleft Great review! 1mo
GatheringBooks sounds powerful! i have this on my radar and really want to read it. 1mo
Cinfhen I think I‘ll read this book next 😘 1mo
mrp27 Great review. I'm still not very far in but it's breaking my heart as well. 1mo
JennyM @mrp27 @cinfhen @GatheringBooks @4thhouseontheleft it‘s left me a little bit crushed to be honest. So sad this is the story for many girls 1mo
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This was the second time that I read this book. The new Podcast with Oprah and Eckhart Tolle was the impetus. Thought provoking philosophy on living a life filled with peace and awareness. A classic. #booked2019 #relatedtoapodcast

Cinfhen Fabulous!!! 2mo
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⛄️ Winter ❄️ Wrap-Up for #Booked2019! While I still have one to go in the winter prompts, I dipped into quite a few seasons during the 1st quarter!


#Femaledetective : Among the Mad
#Fairytaleretelling : Wrath & Dawn
#happyplace : Every Body Yoga
#relatedtoapodcast : Originals
#newtoyou : Bird Box
#nightoriented : Moon Sign Book
#MuslimAuthororMC : Shabanu
#ComicorGN : Hey, Kiddo
#Diversemiddlegrade : Save Me A Seat
#Addiction : Phantom

AmyG I‘ve got Hey, Kiddo lined up...ha, I forgot for what prompt. 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @AmyG It also works for the #aboutaddiction prompt. 2mo
AmyG I think that‘s what I am reading it for. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Go girl!! Plus school and all your other responsibilities. I‘m impressed. 👊🏻♥️📚 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! 😘My social life is reading. 😂😂 2mo
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I like Adam Grant, and for the most part, this book was no exception. It could easily have been longer, I felt like some topics were brushed over too quickly, and needed more depth. However, its readability and light-hearted tone probably makes this more appealing to a wider variety of readers.

#nonfiction2019 : On TBR for over a year
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#pop19 : favorite prompt from a past challenge (2015 - nonfiction)

4thhouseontheleft Also my first book completed during #24b4Monday! @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 2mo
TheReadingMermaid Woop woop 🙌😎🙌 2mo
Andrew65 Well done. A great start. 😊🙌 2mo
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I would not have picked this up if not for the #Booked2019 #relatedtoapodcast prompt but I'm glad I did! Very fascinating background on how urban legends came to be. The stories towards the end really gave me the chills so I ended up finishing this in broad daylight. 😅

Cinfhen Ha!! I may try this for #pop19 #mysticalcreatures 2mo
Jovy @Cinfhen 👍🏼 2mo
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This book was incredible!! I highly recommend reading these inspiring stories from people from so many backgrounds shedding light on what it's like to be American like them. So great!
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@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I literally JUST downloaded this from my library!!!! 2mo
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Fully Booked | Emma Strandberg
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Here‘s my summary post for #booked2019. I read some good ones! I tagged the books in the comments. Thanks to our organizers for the fun!

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Welcome to Night Vale | Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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WTF am I listening to?! I just can‘t do it anymore. I know this is an #unpopularopinion but 🤷🏻‍♀️. I will just have to choose another book for the #relatedtoapodcast prompt for #booked2019.

Reggie Try reading one of the Moth Podcast books. I read the first one and loved it. People telling important personal stories. Soo good and fits the prompt. 2mo
BridgetteM @Reggie Thank you so much for the recommendation! I will check it out. :) 2mo
Gina I think this is a play on "big brother" gaslighting and out of the box weirdness. It is definitely an acquired taste. I would second the moth podcast. I have been listening to them for over a decade and love it. 2mo
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BridgetteM @Gina I will agree that there is a hefty dose of weirdness. I just couldn‘t get into it. 2mo
jpmcwisemorgan I found the book really odd but I knew that going in - it would have been better for me if I‘d listened to the podcast first. I did it backwards and there were a lot of ohhhhhh moments. 2mo
BridgetteM @jpmcwisemorgan Maybe that is my problem. I‘ll have to check out the podcast and give the book another chance. Thanks for the tip! 2mo
jpmcwisemorgan The podcast is weird too but it puts the book in context. Weird can be good, it allowed me to not overthink things and just go with it. 2mo
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