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Cortg
The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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Finished! I loved it just as much as I did 30 years ago. Thank you @Reviewsbylola This has been on my TBR shelf for a few years and I‘m glad you gave me the nudge I needed to pull it off the shelf. I have a copy of the miniseries now to rewatch! #thornbirds

Mdargusch I need to watch the miniseries now too! 2y
Cortg @Mdargusch I hope I can find time, it‘s like 7 or 8 hours long! 2y
KateFulfordAuthor Certainly a classic of the age 2y
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The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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Temps have dropped 10 degrees, the wind is picking up and there‘s lightening in the distance. I‘m hiding on the porch trying to finish The Thorn Birds. 45 pages or so to go! #thornbirds

Reviewsbylola Ooooh enjoy!! 2y
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Reviewsbylola
The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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I finished this last night and haven‘t felt like I could articulate a review. I loved the generational scope and how we got a large chunk of the lives of the Cleary family. I felt some of the religious aspect was drawn out and tedious. I felt it difficult to not get irritated with the characters and their decisions. I actually probably liked Justine the most. Her caustic demeanor reminded me of a more forward thinking Scarlett O‘Hara. #thornbirds

Mdargusch I felt like the Justine part almost seemed like a separate book. 2y
Reviewsbylola Yes, and I was so excited at the start of that section but then I felt once again the religious stuff got in the way. 🤷🏼‍♀️ @Mdargusch 2y
Caroline2 Yes, I must admit I started skim reading the religious stuff! Wayyy too much of it! 2y
emilyhaldi It was no Lonesome Dove, that‘s for sure 2y
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Reviewsbylola
The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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Trying to finish up #thornbirds but someone wants some lovin. 😍

rubyslippersreads ❤️🐶❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
BookNerd9906 Aww ❤️🐶📚 2y
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tammysue 💕🐶 2y
batsy Aww! 2y
emilyhaldi 💖💖💖 2y
DebinHawaii So sweet! 🐶❤️ 2y
Texreader Please give hugs from me!! 2y
LeahBergen I want to squeeze her. 😍😍 2y
BookwormM Enjoy the cuddles and savour the fact that you will now be spending longer with Meggie 2y
Mdargusch That fuzzy nose! 😍 2y
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Mdargusch
The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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This family saga of triumph, heartbreak, and forbidden love still gets to me. I‘m so glad @Reviewsbylola hosted this read along! #thornbirds ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

emilyhaldi Yay! That was quick!! And Omg your flowers😍 2y
Reviewsbylola I hope to finish this by the end of the week! 2y
LeahBergen Your lily of the valley! 2y
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emilyhaldi
The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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McCullough is a sadistic woman.. She loves a good heartbreak and apparently I do too. This epic saga spans several generations of the Cleary family and builds compelling characters. However, I felt that each time the focus changed from one generation to the next, I had to start from square 1 again & wasn't able to build quite as strong of a bond with each character. But the last paragraph made me tear up and all was well again ☺️
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Reecaspieces I read this in high School and I loved it. I probably wouldn‘t feel the same way now but it is a great memory 2y
Pamwurtzler @Reecaspieces I read it for the first time when it was first published and was surprised how much I still liked it on the re-read. 2y
Reviewsbylola I‘m reading The Girl Who Smiled Beads and then finishing this! 2y
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Reecaspieces @Pamwurtzler I usually don‘t reread. But you have made me want to revisit this! It was so good the first time! 2y
Mdargusch Yes! I agree ☝🏼 2y
Caroline2 I agree, I definitely wasn‘t as connected/interested in Dane & Justine as I was in Fee & Paddy. I thought The first half was much better than the second half. 2y
Cinfhen Great review 2y
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The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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A tad behind but I finished Fee today and starting Dane! #thornbirds

Cinfhen 💕 2y
SilversReviews Loved this book. 2y
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I couldn‘t narrow down my final book for #4NewFavsIn4Days so I did what was only fair....I added them all 😜How blessed we are, as readers to have so many wonderful books to choose from. I‘m amazed by the wealth of talent 🙌🏻 Thank you, authors 🙏🏻

TrishB Read 3/4 that‘s quite good! 2y
Cinfhen @TrishB I made a substitute...#fickleMe 2y
Kalalalatja I really, really loved Sing ❤️❤️ 2y
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JaclynW I completely agree! A wealth of wonderful books to read!! I've read 2 (Sing, Uburied, Sing and Exit West) of your 4 listed and I loved them both. Thorn Birds has been on my list for ages!! I'm trying to narrow down my Day 4 choices, it is going to be tough! 🤔🤨🤔🤨 2y
TrishB Lol 😁😁 I haven‘t read the substitute either! 2y
RachelO So much stackiness! 2y
Cinfhen Ha!!! How‘s your packing going?!? @RachelO (edited) 2y
MelissaSue81 Both Hamid and Ward are coming to Buffalo this fall. I haven‘t read Exit West yet, but I‘m thinking I want to go to these! http://www.justbuffalo.org/literary-events-in-buffalo/babel-buffalo-hosts-world-... 2y
BookishMe Exit West was so-so for me but that won't stop me from reading his previous books. Have you read any? 2y
emilyhaldi I finished Thorn Birds last night!! 🙌🏻 the last paragraph brought tears to my eyes 💔❤️ 2y
Mdargusch I agree with you @Cinfhen - so many amazing books to choose from! ❤️ 2y
Cinfhen OMG @MelissaSue81 ALL 4 events look UH.MAY.ZING ~ so jelly - hope you get to go to some if not all 💚💚💚 2y
Cinfhen @BookishMe I have not read any other books by Hamid, but I heard this one is really good 2y
Cinfhen Yessssss, the #ThornBirds #buddyread did NOT disappoint @emilyhaldi 😢😢😢 2y
BookishMe Yes I keep hearing the same 👌🏾👌🏾 2y
Reviewsbylola Um yeah . . . The top two were not for me. 2y
Suet624 I agree. We‘re so blessed with the bounty of books available to us. 2y
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Pamwurtzler
The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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I‘m so glad I joined in this buddy read - I had forgotten how good this book is. Looking forward to the discussion! Thanks, @Reviewsbylola for hosting!
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BookwormM
The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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#Thornbirds
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This book broke my heart in so many ways. For me this was a book about the women of Drogheda and the way they deal with what life throws at them in what is essentially a mans world.

I love the way that Drogheda and Australia were shown to be more than just places, how they shaped and influenced the human characters.

This was a great buddy read and I look forward to the discussion.

Cinfhen Truth 2y
Crazeedi Read this many years ago, one of my faves 2y
Reviewsbylola Did you enjoy the last two sections?! I‘m gearing up to start them soon! 2y
BookwormM @Reviewsbylola get the hankies ready the last 2 sections are 😭😭😭 2y
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