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Pickpick

While it feels a touch too long, it never overstays its welcome. Amy is underserved in film versions, I like how human she‘s portrayed in the book. (Same with Laurie in the recent film - he‘s so much more charming in the book!) But Jo will always be the icon. #WomenReading

TheAromaofBooks When I reread this recently, I realized I had forgotten how while Jo does come through as the main character, the other sisters definitely have plenty of page time & chapters focused just on them. 2y
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Melismatic
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I first read this as a child so it‘s been awhile. Reading it again now for the #WomenReading book club. I‘m a third in and so far the recent film adaptation has proven to be quite faithful, altho Beth is much more of a presence....and for some reason I always thought she was the youngest, not Amy?! 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

bibliobard OMG I may have to drop out of this book club — I keep forgetting to read the books 😂 2y
WriterAtHeart I love "Little Women"! I read it for the first time a few months ago and just fell in love! 2y
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Mehso-so

I committed (I DNFed this the first time I tried it last year). I didn‘t love it largely bc of the olde English but didn‘t hate it — I think it could have been streamlined but certainly considering the time it was published, it was something to behold. #WomenReading

Catherine_Willoughby I love the Journal /newspaper format & olde English ❤ 2y
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Amy Cooper Forever | Craig Mullins
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Bailedbailed

I don‘t usually do this but I just couldn‘t muscle through. Not sure what tone the author was going for here — it felt far too light & carefree for such a grisly plot.

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BeansPage I felt the same way girl. 2y
jessinikkip You know I'm on like page 3 and y'all arent making me have much hope for this book 😄😄 2y
Melismatic @jessinikkip 🥴 I gave it to chapter six and just couldn‘t continue. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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jessinikkip @Melismatic I will keep going then and we'll see where I end up at 2y
Julie548 I finished it...it wasn‘t the worst thing I‘ve ever read. It had a bit of a twist at the end. 2y
bibliobard @jessinikkip @Melismatic I got pretty far — I can‘t remember exactly where I stopped but it was a decent way through and something happened that I just couldn‘t stand. I think you put it well when you say it is the tone! Cause honestly it isn‘t that different from certain Criminal Minds episodes or SVU so I have been trying to figure out what bothered me! 2y
jessinikkip @Julie548 That helps, knowing theres something coming up different. Like I said, I'm just getting going, I'm behind lol So I cant say much yet. I might like it, might not, ya know 2y
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bibliobard
Amy Cooper Forever | Craig Mullins
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Bailedbailed

Ok. I really did try to give this one a shot, I watch shows like Criminal Minds, so I tried to come at it from that angle—but then it just kept at the rape, violence and gore and I just couldn‘t any more. This book is too gruesome and feels unnecessarily insensitive to gender and race — I quit while the Chef was recounting one of his “meals.” Not a good read, and frankly disturbing...and I read Lolita once!#WomenReading

BeansPage Totally agree sweetheart, although I did not get that far into the book. 2y
Melismatic @Shakespearience @SumisBooks I think I‘m with both of you, unfortunately. I got through a few chapters but I‘m not really sure I can appreciate this type of tone. It feels pretty misogynistic and insensitive. 2y
bibliobard @Melismatic Right?! That is exactly how I felt — I pushed through pretty far thinking I could overlook it but eventually it was just too much! 2y
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BeansPage
Amy Cooper Forever | Craig Mullins
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Bailedbailed

I'm so sorry ladies, I just couldn't do this one. You can read my full review on Goodreads.

Goodreads: Amy Cooper Forever http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49369359-amy-cooper-forever

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@Melismatic @Julie548 @WriterAtHeart @ameliashley @jessinikkip @laurenashley @Shakespearience

jessinikkip I keep meaning to start it but my new book journal keeps distracting me! I promise I'll read it before the end of the month! 2y
Julie548 I finished it this morning. It gets a little better as it goes on - makes more sense anyway. There are several things that could be done to make it better though!! 2y
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Isla Emerged | Deidre Sequeira
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Mehso-so

#WomenReading @SumisBooks @Melismatic @Julie548 @ameliashley @jessinikkip @laurenslibrary @Shakespearience

I finally got to read this today. I know I cut it short, but grad. school is done for the semester! So more free time reading!

Mixed feelings about it, but excited to talk about the book.

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Isla Emerged | Deidre Sequeira
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I'd probably give it a 6/10. The protagonist mainly got on my nerves and I honestly think if you are going to write a story with multiple POVs you should do so from the start -- not introduce it halfway through the book. On the plus side, the lore/magic tied to the mermaids was a neat concept and the mermaid society is mostly ruled by women so that was cool. #WomenReading

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Isla Emerged | Deidre Sequeira
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Well, I was on track to finish this for #womenreading today. I said WAS. My #LazyCoworker lay beside me in the bed earlier for a nap, threw his head back and headbutted me right over my eye. Now I think I'll just have a migraine all day. I really need to fire this guy

@Julie548 @SumisBooks @WriterAtHeart @laurenslibrary @Shakespearience @ameliashley @Melismatic

TrishB Awww 🐶 2y
wanderinglynn Aw, too cute! ❤️🐶 2y
Hooked_on_books I have been the victim of doggie headbutts as well. They have very hard skulls. 🤕 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 💙 he needed a pto day!! 2y
jessinikkip @Hooked_on_books I know. For all the crying he does if he walks into something (He can barely see) youd think his skull was paper. Let me tell you, it 10000% is not 2y
Melismatic Awww def report him to HR lol 🤗 2y
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Isla Emerged | Deidre Sequeira
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One down! Thanks for the read @SumisBooks ! I enjoyed this more as it went on — I struggled to get into it at first because I found Isla pretty irritating. But her growth as a character made her much more endearing as time went on.🧜🏻‍♀️🥰 Can‘t wait to chat about it with you all! #WomenReading