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ImperfectCJ
Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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I wasn't sure that this book would be my thing, but I found it hilarious and poignant and cringe-inducing. The ending is ho-hum, but overall I found it to be a pleasant audiobook accompaniment to household chores. I alternated this one with Black Leopard, Red Wolf, which was a strange juxtaposition, and The Odyssey, which was apt.

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xicanti
Tokyo Tarareba Girls 1 | Akiko Higashimura
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Manga + Mini Wheats for breakfast.

I‘m not sure how I feel about this opening volume. It wasn‘t BAD, but it also relies on a lot of age-related marriage stuff that I feel we should‘ve moved past by now. Maybe it‘s another of those Japanese vs Canadian mores things.

Also, I‘m perplexed by Higashimura‘s insistence, here and in PRINCESS JELLYFISH, that 30 is middle aged. Is this also a Japanese thing? To me, 45-50 is middle aged.

Sace How does this compare to Princess Jellyfish in your opinion? I loved PJ and the premise of this just seemed "meh" to me so I haven't even tried it. 2d
xicanti @Sace I‘m gonna give it at least another volume, but so far I like PJ WAY more. 2d
Sace PJ is a really special story IMO. 2d
xicanti @Sace I finally finished it early this month and was so, so happy with how it turned out. What a great series. 2d
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EadieB
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Slajaunie @thevictoriousone Reminds me of you. 3d
thevictoriousone This is an accurate depiction. 3d
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fleeting
Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Hard to rate: it's a love-hate relationship. It's like a pretentious piece of crap that worms its way to your heart; you wonder how it glides through the sappy parts, but it does. I like the losses, from the lover to the luggage, & I feel I'm gonna be thinking about the journeys though right now they feel lacking. Ironically I also had the same feeling with Less when he read Proust: I too felt cheated by the abruptness of the ending.

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lorenaramli
The Last Word | Hanif Kureishi
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“Talking is the most dangerous form of intercourse.”
#hanifkureishi #thelastword #morethanfriends

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Bookwomble
The Book Lover | Maryann McFadden
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Check - Full house ✔

Cortg ✅ for every single box! 7d
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mom2bugnbee
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Littens! I have been out of pocket due to midterms followed by a whirlwind 48 hour trip to NYC with my older daughter. My first time to NYC, so of course I had to visit The Strand! Purchases = the script for Betrayal, the play we saw on our trip, for Katie and a Strand tote for me.

Amiable Love the Strand! How fun for you! 7d
PirateJenny Oh! You saw Hiddleston! 😍 7d
mom2bugnbee @PirateJenny I'm about to post about that, even though it's not technically books. 😉 That was the reason we went - he is my older daughter's fave actor, she's a senior, you only live once. 😍 He, his co-stars, & the play was stunning. I'll never forget it! 7d
PirateJenny @mom2bugnbee A friend and I are considering going (our office is ten blocks from the theater). We should get off our behinds and get tickets! I'm so gla the two of you went! 6d
mom2bugnbee @PirateJenny You should! All three were amazing. 6d
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MaggieCarr
Roomies | Christina Lauren
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Mehso-so

I recently learned that author Christina Lauren is actually a writing duo, rather than a single person. As far as rom coms go I have really enjoyed most of their stand alone titles, but this one just fell short for me.

Jas16 This wasn‘t one of my favorites either. 1w
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JoScho
A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway
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Leftcoastzen Yay!Love that quote! 1w
JoScho @Leftcoastzen me too-it speaks to me. 7d
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slategreyskies
A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway
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I have to admit that it was worth reading this book to read the bit where EH wrote that he used to leave his son Bumby alone in a crib when he was a baby, with only the cat to babysit him. He wrote that this was how it was done in Paris at the time, and I admit that I howled with laughter. Poor Bumby. 😂

Kristy_K Gorgeous photo! Where is it? 1w
slategreyskies @Kristy_K It‘s in southwestern Virginia. Sometimes I drive that way when I need to clear my head. I‘ll park by the side of the road there and look at the mountain for a while. It helps me feel at peace. 1w
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