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Town Is by the Sea | Joanne Schwartz, Joanne Schwartz Joanne, Sydney Smith Sydney

“I am a miners son”

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Jhill24
Town Is by the Sea | Joanne Schwartz, Joanne Schwartz Joanne, Sydney Smith Sydney

A simple historical fiction novel. Tells the story set in the 1950s about a young boys perspective of his father and the coal field

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Jhill24
Town Is by the Sea | Joanne Schwartz, Joanne Schwartz Joanne, Sydney Smith Sydney
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Such a good read. Beautiful illustrations and an easy read, for a read aloud!

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eol
The Changeling Sea | Patricia A. McKillip
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Starts like your regular #fairytale: a nice girl meets a prince. He‘s from the land beneath the sea, and he wants to go back. She wants to help him.

Insta-love—or is it?

Fairytale vibes, subverted tropes (for example, one of the best resolutions to a #lovetriangle ever put to page 😂), simple yet pretty writing, good characterization, and it feels much longer—fuller—than it is.

5/5

#smallbooks #onedayread #fantasy #standalone

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danx
Harbour | John Ajvide Lindqvist
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The second Lindqvist I‘ve read - the first being Let The Right One In, of course. Harbour is not a horror. Sci fi and mystery. I enjoyed it, hooked from@the start and did not feel as long as it is. Good character development, I enjoy the Swedish Archipelago setting, it‘s a good read. I do think he cheated somewhat and the end felt a bit too easy, but it didn‘t ruin it for me. Looking forward to reading another.

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Hooked_on_books
A Voyage For Madmen | Peter Nichols
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In 1968, it seemed that the last great adventure was to circumnavigate the globe solo in a sailboat. So a UK newspaper proposed a prize for the first man to achieve this. Nine set out to do so, with spectacularly bad results. This is a completely compelling book about a wild boat race. I loved this one.

LeahBergen I read this with my book club and everyone enjoyed it. 👍 1mo
marleed Great pic! 1mo
Blackink_WhitePaper Cute picture & great review 🥰 1mo
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squirrelbrain Love your Lego! (Or Legos as I think you say in the US!) 1mo
Hooked_on_books @squirrelbrain Thanks! And we do tend to say Legos, which is apparently wrong! It‘s Lego whether singular or plural. But in certain ways I‘m very American, so I‘m just going to keep saying it wrong. 😂 1mo
iread2much I love the Lego set, very fun. 1mo
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sprainedbrain
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Short story collections are so hard to review, but this anthology of horror stories of the sea was definitely more hits than misses for me. I picked it up mainly for SGJ‘s story, and I did love that trippy deserted island tale, but I also really enjoyed the stories by Alyssa Wong, Seanan McGuire, John Langan, and Michael Marshall Smith… the latter is a funny/weird/gross bananapants sort of zombie (?) story set on the docked Queen Mary.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Reggie
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A young man survives a plane crash and is washed upon shore. As time goes by and he gets hungry, certain items show up, like chocolate popsicles. Then he remembers a magazine competition he entered as a kid. He had to send a list of 10 items he would want if he ever got stranded on an island. It gets emotional here because he remembers his #9 is his mom who died of cancer when he was young and she shows up. And almost immediately it turns 👇🏼

Reggie frightening because he remembers how dumb he could be as a kid and he remembers he put werewolf as his #10. And guess who shows up. You wonder what is real and if this is hell and what‘s going on. Some short stories you have an entrance, a hallway and an exit. With SGJ, you get an entrance, a hallway that leads to an outdoor amphitheater and you‘re admiring the wondrous sky when someone turns the world on its head and you find yourself falling👇🏼 1mo
Reggie into the cosmos. Fin 1mo
Bookzombie If I didn‘t have this stacked already, I would stack it! 🙂 1mo
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CarolynM Wow! Sounds like a wild ride😮🙂 (edited) 1mo
Reggie @Bookzombie 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
Reggie @CarolynM Yeah, SGJ is a great short story writer. Every time he is in an anthology I read, he‘s top 3. They‘re always memorable. 1mo
sprainedbrain I‘m reading this now (for SGJ mainly). 😃 (edited) 1mo
Reggie @sprainedbrain there are some anthologies where I think that‘s too many duds. But I honestly liked all of the stories in here. I hope you like it. 1mo
sprainedbrain I‘m just starting the third one. So far, all good! 1mo
Megabooks This sounds fantastic! 1mo
Reggie @Megabooks SGJ is pretty great at short stories. Every time he pops up in something I read, I smile. 1mo
Centique Okay I‘ve read SGJ before and loved him (Mongrels) so maybe I could handle his short horror stories? You reckon? 1mo
Centique Also I have spent a big chunk of my life debating what 3 foods I would take to a desert island. And now I have a 12yo who will discuss all the pros and cons of these scenarios for HOURS. This is what having a 12yo is like… “Mum would you rather have the skin peeled off your hands or scizzors stabbed in your eye. You have to pick one.” 😱😱😱 1mo
Reggie @Centique I think so. His After the People Lights Have Gone Off is good. But the ones that stick in my mind are the ones from the anthologies. I say give his short story collection a try. I didn‘t think they were gruesome. I mostly thought there was just a sense of not right mixed with people distress. You doing ok, Paula? Has Summer set in, yet? 1mo
Reggie Lololol, yay for 12 year olds. Yikes!!! Making you think outside the box. 1mo
Centique We‘re good thanks Reggie. Been super busy with work and kid stuff and His Elderliness (who is doing good, on anti depressants and it‘s really helped). Went out on the boat last weekend for the first time but still only about 18 degrees (64 for you). How are you doing? 1mo
Centique I‘ll check some anthologies out for his stories as well as ATPLGO. Thanks for the recc. (edited) 1mo
Reggie @Centique I‘m so happy to hear His Elderliness is doing good! We‘ve had a wet fall which hasn‘t happened in years and we needed it. We‘ve been so dry so it‘s been nice. I‘m doing good. My parents are good. Earlier this year I started intermittent fasting. I‘m down 30 lbs but it‘s a struggle to stay on it sometimes. Everyone around you is always eating and people are work are bringing bags of candy everyday. And we‘re heading into the holiday 👇🏼 1mo
Reggie season. You know how it goes. Lol 1mo
Centique @Reggie well done you! You‘re doing amazing! I sort of do a light IF because I don‘t eat in the morning. It‘s not as hard for me because I‘m not in a busy workplace seeing food! My fail point is home baking. 😬 it‘s hard to say no to my friends amazing cakes and scones. Oh well gotta have some fun too xxx 1mo
Rissreads Wow Reggie! Well done you! 👏🏻 3w
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TheBookHippie
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Things said to me today

See that creature it can live to be 30 that‘s why it looks soo old..

Miss Christine you were gone too long, don‘t do that again 😫
Miss Christine teacher, you were gone so long, I thought you died 😵‍💫😫
I don‘t read that word, I don‘t like it ….. (BATH😂)
Your hair is brushed, is that where you were 😂😂😂
Here I bring you breakfast teacher said you were coming today (fresh tortilla-yum)

Good morning here♥️

rockpools These are priceless ❤️ 2mo
Tamra 😂 2mo
TheBookHippie @rockpools Make my heart smile!! 2mo
TheBookHippie @Tamra I try not to change my hair too much, it upsets them so! BUT apparently it was a hot mess before today!! LOL 2mo
MaureenMc 😁 Too cute! 1mo
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rileydenney
Town Is by the Sea | Joanne Schwartz, Joanne Schwartz Joanne, Sydney Smith Sydney

“First I hear the seagulls, then I hear a dog barking, a car goes by on the shore road, someone slams a door and yells good morning.“