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Erinreadsthebooks

Erinreadsthebooks

Joined April 2016

tattooed librarian, book pusher, coffee drinker, big dog person, Ravenclaw (who's only read the first two books 😬)
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Pickpick

A good book written from an interesting perspective. I enjoyed the child narrator's voice and seeing such atrocities through his eyes. The connections and comparisons made between the two boys on both sides of the fence was a constant reminder of the theme that, regardless of race or ethnicity or culture, humans are humans.

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Woahhhh, the reading slump has been REAL lately. I'm almost through this one and hoping to finish it today. It'll be heading your way soon, @irre

Bakingbookworm I enjoyed this one but have you read his The Boy at the Top of the Mountain or The Heart‘s Invisible Furies? Furies is one of my all time fav books and Boy/Mountain had a very unique story line. 2d
Erinreadsthebooks @Bakingbookworm I have The Heart's Invisible Furies on my shelves at home. I'll move it up the TBR! I loved A Ladder to the Sky, so I'm sure I'll love Furies as well :) 2d
Bakingbookworm @Erinreadsthebooks 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2d
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1. 💃🏽🤷‍♀️🙌
2. No graduates this year
3. Eldest has soccer (if it‘s not rained out...again😐) and wine. Lots of wine 🍷
4. The only one
5. Got that 👍
 @howjessreads #friyayintro

Julsmarshall 😄😘❤️ 2w
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Bailedbailed

I tried. I gave it another afternoon and a bit this morning, but I find myself actually irritated at how little I care about these characters. I‘m bored. I get what Rooney‘s going for, but I don‘t need these detailed descriptions of everyday activities. See this play-by-play of him opening a bottle of wine? Listen, I‘m an expert at opening a bottle. Novels are not where novice wine openers should learn the ropes. That‘s why we have Google. ✌️

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#botm and #lmpbc mail in the same day! It‘s Christmas in May 🎉😍🙌👏💃🏽🎅🏽🎄💐🎉 @LMJenkins @irre @fandom_hellspawn99

irre A good book day!! 2w
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Unpopular opinion: Maybe it‘s the wrong time in my life to be reading this. Maybe it‘s a “read in one sitting” kind of book. Maybe it‘s for someone who likes rather depressing instances of miscommunication. Maybe I‘m over people who can‘t just flipping SAY what they‘re thinking to another person they‘ve known forever. I don‘t know. I‘m a little over half way and never find myself itching to pick the book up and it‘s overdue at the library. 😩

BethM This ☝️ 2w
Theaelizabet I‘ve been curious about this one, but expect my opinion might be similar. 2w
TheNerdyProfessor I am the popular opinion voice. I loved this book! In part, I may have been influenced because I loved her other book Conversations with Friends. I think Rooney really has a way of highlighting the discomfort and mundaneness of every day life. I do admit to being frustrated with the characters and their choices but I also think it is a realistic portrayal of modern relationships. 2w
Erinreadsthebooks @BookishMarginalia It absolutely could be a bail. The library isn't charging me yet, so I may give it one more afternoon. 😃 2w
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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What? Why? Are there happy mouthfuls of food? Mashed potatoes=sad. Guacamole=happy. Meatloaf=sad. Club sandwich=happy. Celery=sad. Pineapple=happy. Just guessing.

C.Perone 😂 3w
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If it‘s free, it‘s for me. (I know, I really paid my monthly fee so one isn‘t free, but the other one is 🙌🎉)

I was going to skip this month, but my add-on was free as a birthday gift from #botm so they suckered me in once again. Checked the wayyy back months and found The Line that Held Us. Definitely not a book that was on my radar; in fact, both of these are odd choices for me. Who am I today?!? 🤷‍♀️🤓

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So far, so good 👍

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Choices, choices, choices, choices, choices, choices.

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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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This will be one of my favorite reads of the year. I‘ll push it on every reader I know.

It‘s based on rapes that occurred in a Mennonite village by 8 of their men who used animal tranquilizer to knock out women and children then assault them. The book does not focus or retell the attacks, only the decision these women are trying to make about their future in the village.

According to the author, these rapes are rumored to still be happening.

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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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A little over halfway through and I‘m in love. This is the library‘s copy. I‘m going to have to get my own. So good, and so so so flippin‘ important! 👏👏👏

SW-T I‘ve got this on hold (loooong wait). Good to see a review! Looking forward to it 😊 1mo
EKonrad 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
GatheringBooks i am hosting a #WomenReadWomen2019 Read Along Chat on this book on 30 April. Do consider joining! :) 🧚🏼‍♀️💕📚 4w
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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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Librarians do it all 🏆

gradcat Indeed. 1mo
Theaelizabet I‘m looking forward to reading this. And yes, librarians rock. 1mo
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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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Bailedbailed

Eh, I‘m done. Even reading on the beach couldn‘t make me like this one. I gave it a good college try, now I‘m moving on. Too many books in my life to make myself trudge through this one. ✌️ #byeeeee

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sometimes it‘s like a weight off your shoulders to just let some books go. 👍. 1mo
Erinreadsthebooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! I feel better already! 1mo
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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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Y‘all, I don‘t know. I‘m about half way through this book club pick and am not in love. Not sure I‘m even in like with this book. Liking a character isn‘t a necessity for me. However, these characters murder for fun but are presented as a ‘normal family‘ just living life in the ‘burbs‘ and think the murdering is ‘sexy.‘ 🙄

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1. Leaving for the beach tomorrow and taking My Lovely Wife, Women Talking, and The Altruists with me.
2. 😏
3. 👩🏾‍🌾🤷‍♀️🙌
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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This book is so good. I loved reading Joe‘s crazy internal dialogue and the references to books I love and a bookstore that sounds pretty cool (minus that whole glass cage dungeon). Kepnes did an excellent job of showing Joe‘s emotional instability and range from when he thought the relationship was going well to one of the many times when Beck didn‘t respond to a message and he spiraled. Also, crazy Joe has a wicked sense of humor. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Erinreadsthebooks I watched the show first, but it didn‘t keep me from loving the book 👍 1mo
Clwojick This is one of my all time favourites. So freaking creepy. 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl Loved Crazy Joe! 😳🤷‍♀️ 1mo
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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“I love Stephen King as much as any red rum drinking American, but I resent the fact that I, the bookseller, am his bitch.”

Y‘all, these lines...😆 I‘m guessing every bookseller feels the same way about King. Despite these snarky comments cracking me up, I know Joe‘s a psycho. I‘ve seen the show. I‘m aware. He‘s not winning me over. Crazy trumps humor every time. Gotta watch out for crazy. 👀👹🙅‍♀️

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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“...a girl version of Adam Levine with beady eyes and unwarranted self-confidence.” 😆

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* 2000s - Take me back to my college years 🤓
* Let me hold a book 📚
* Neither, I‘m also 36 (until Wednesday at least) 🎂
* Yes, that was the plan but now I‘m over it ✌️
* Will do! ✔️

#friyayintro. @howjessreads

Slajaunie Miss college!!! 2mo
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“Oh, and there is such joy here, friend.”

Oh, and how I love this sentence, friend! Jemisin is doing what she does and building a world and it‘s a world where I want to go 🌎💞

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Thanks for the tag, @Theaelizabet 💜
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Atticus
3. Bob Ewell—byeeee!!! ✌️
4. From the novel, a book from Atticus‘ library. Not from the novel, sunscreen because this redhead can‘t handle direct sun.
5. All y‘all lovely #littens who want to participate, consider this your invitation!

#whatwouldyoudo @DannyHattan

ephemeralwaltz Number 3 yes 😂😂 2mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Pickpick

It‘s a total win in my book. Love, love, love, so much love. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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😂👏

kyraleseberg Warren was my favorite!! 😂 2mo
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A House in the Sky: A Memoir | Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
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📚 A House in the Sky
🎬 Home Alone (duh)
🎤 “Take Me Home, Country Roads”

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Duh! 😂 2mo
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Dangerous Minds | LouAnne Johnson
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I didn‘t make a #90splaylist but I did spend a large portion of the later 90s singing “Gangsta‘s Paradise” 😏😄 #90sspringfling @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen That was on my list too!!! 2mo
DebinHawaii Great song! 👍 2mo
BarbaraBB I loved that song too! 2mo
BillBlume Since you like “Gangsta‘s Paradise,” you might get a kick out of this version by 2WEI. https://open.spotify.com/track/3UGPYGZAgNUDdIb0SkJKGE?si=fx8sTbxuS_6StUhzyPBCmw 2mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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All those people raving about this book...they‘re right. I‘m about 75 pages in. It‘s so good!

JennyM I‘m on page 82 and I am SO with you. It‘s awesome!!!! 2mo
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1. I was a yay, then a nay, currently a yay and loving it!
2. While writing the word “title” on the board to teach citations to my 34 high school juniors, I stopped writing to turn and tell them something. I only had “tit” up there. They loved it! Oops!
3. The tagged book. I hope I never forget the “Hitler” part. Hilarious.
4. We‘re headed to the Outer Banks in April for Spring Break.
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

mrsmarch 3. I loved that part! I love how he never explicitly self-reflected on the incident. He let us as the reader be totally pained on Young Trevor‘s behalf. Great storycraft. 2mo
Eggs Thanks for playing-lovely! 2mo
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The Illuminae Files 2. Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Absolutely a pick! It‘s just so fun and entertaining and humorous. I love the format, the illustrations (cool fact, Marie Lu illustrates), and the conversations between characters. There‘s a lot going on in this book. I was in a pretty permanent state of confusion about the ships and space stuff and technology, but I got all the other stuff and loved it! Science Fiction isn‘t my jam, but with this series, it doesn‘t matter. Bring on Obsidio. 🏆

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The Illuminae Files 2. Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Getting to fill in these blanks with whatever cuss word I can think of is the ultimate fun. Between that and the annoyingly sexual teen (something about licking lollipops) pop song on the speakers that they can‘t turn off, this book is cracking me up 😂

CatAndKindle A great series of books. 2mo
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1. North Carolina, USA
2. Hatteras, North Carolina—trying my best to get there for good ✔️
3. Somewhere in a galaxy far, far away (Gemina, Illuminae vol. 2)
4. Chopped (or pulled) NC barbecue
5. Littens, you readers rock 😘💕

#frideas
@SailorMoon

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for your moving! 2mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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The boychild played soccer near a Barnes and Noble. I showed restraint and only bought one #blameitonlitsy book. 🏆

Lucy_Anywhere I have so much love for this book - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did 2mo
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The Illuminae Files 2. Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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“Apparently she‘s got revenge on her mind, and it‘s really annoying when people try to talk at you while you‘re feeling murderish.”

😏 #soannoying

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Giant Days Vol. 3 | John Allison
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Pickpick

Another cute installment 👍

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The Luck of the Irish | Joan Larson Kelly
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Let's be real, I never win anything. Well, there was that one time I based my picks solely off of the colleges' cheer squads and won biggish money in the March Madness pool, but other than that, losing this Goodreads giveaway is par for the course.

Suet624 Yup. 2mo
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Gemina - The Illuminae Files: | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I love a little Austen thrown into my super space jam techy spaceship stuff. 🤓👌✔️

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That Night | Amy Giles
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Bailedbailed

Eh, I'm bailing. First half was cute but it fell off for me. Maybe I took too long of a break between reading sessions and couldn't hop back on. Maybe all the meaningless conversations and banter got the best of me. Maybe there were too many back stories. Maybe I'm just not in the mood. Whatever it is, I'm moving on. ✌️🤷🏼‍♀️

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That Night | Amy Giles
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Oof. Gut punch. Isn't that the truth?

Really enjoying this book that's set in the aftermath of a mass shooting. What's life like for the victims' families, the survivors, and those lucky enough to not be directly affected?

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Look at the sweet little man gonna help me get my life together 😍. And so cheap! I love him!

catiewithac It‘s a very good book! 2mo
madamereadsalot1 Thanks for sharing, I just went and bought it. I admire him and his philosophy. 2mo
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Bailedbailed

I can't 🤦‍♀️ When she starts referencing the cop's former nicknames, my eyeroll was intense and it was (past) time to move on. I gave it the good college try, but when I found myself reading words I've never seen in print and haven't heard since high school, I knew it was time to move on. Too many books out there to stick around and be grossed out repeatedly by this one✌️#byefelicia.

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Y'all...??? I don't know if I can make it. This is supposedly set in 2018, Jill is not being interrogated, and the cop just randomly showed up to look at the suspect's office. "Baloney pony" Are we for real? WTH?! ?‍♀️

mrsmarch So after reading your posts on this book, I had to look up the publisher. Because not even the official blurb of this book sounded appetizing. It appears to be published by Flatiron, a division of Macmillan? And from Flatiron‘s website, their philosophy, “publish a relatively small number of titles so that each book could be supported by an extraordinary amount of editorial attention, marketing, and publicity.” Somewhere, somebody missed the boat 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks @mrsmarch That's really interesting. I wonder if she was misled by an 'extraordinary amount of...attention' because these weirdly stupid sexual references fly in from left field. They're so unnecessary to the plot. Overall, I'm enjoying the book but I keep getting blindsided by these phrases. For instance, the female character can't sleep and goes outside at night. It's chilly and the author writes that "her nipples twisted and hardened." Why?!? 2mo
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Erinreadsthebooks 👆🏼that nipple info immediately follows the author telling us there's goosebumps on her arms. We get it, she's cold. 2mo
whatsthEStorey Umm “twisted”?? 🤔 This leads me to wonder if the author has ever been in possession of their own pair of nipples! That is the worst description ever! 😂😂 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks @whatsthEStorey Right?! So strange. Maybe possibly in a romance or Fifty Shades-esque book, but there's not even an inkling of a relationship brewing in this book. I don't understand 🤦‍♀️ (edited) 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl 😳😂 2mo
mrsmarch @Erinreadsthebooks I read thru the editor bios at Flatiron and there are some bizarre ones, does it say anywhere in the acknowledgments who her editor was? She might very well have been misled by an editor who thought this was a cool thing. I encountered plenty of editors who thought shock was cool when I was in digital literary mags. 2mo
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I can't figure out what the author is doing when she throws in idiotic phrases like this. The chapters are third person, but occasionally she seems to take on the character's voice despite it not being written in first person. It's incredibly off-putting, especially considering the extraneous storyline associated with this character. I'm halfway through, and I'll give this book the rest of the night to see if I need to just jump ship 🏃‍♀️🚢 ✌️

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The Ten-Year Nap | Meg Wolitzer
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I've already warned the husband. When this long, long, way too long workday ends, I'll be climbing so far in my bed to nap so hard. This time change mess is for the birds. 🙅😩☹️😴

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Horns: A Novel | Joe Hill
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1. Book: Horns by Joe Hill
2. Movie: Little Monsters with Fred Savage
3. Song: "Highway to Hell" - AC/DC

One of my favorite emojis ??

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Perfect song choice 🖤😈🖤 2mo
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Sacrifice | John Farris
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I will lie here in this bed forever and ever (or as long as Milo needs me to) because he's so flippin' sweet and cute and squishy and the best dog and I won't even breathe hard because I don't want to wake him and I love him. 🤗🤗😄😁😂 #dogsrock #lovelovelove #squeeeeeee 😍

whatshesreadingnow ❤️🐾 2mo
Slajaunie Precious Milo! 2mo
TrishB ❤️🐶 2mo
DGRachel Adorable!😍😍 2mo
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Could I even look at this page and not burst into song? Of course not, thus the nonreader husband got some early morning, farfarfar wayyyy off tune singing to start his morning. He's welcome!

AmyG Ha...that‘s how I read this. In song. 2mo
tournevis Oooooooooh ooohoooheeehooooh! 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks @tournevis 😂😂😂 2mo
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DGRachel Is it even possible to read that without singing it? 😉 2mo
tournevis @DGRachel Been singing non-stop for an hour! 2mo
tournevis Mamaaaaaaaa! 2mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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It's a good thing I don't have to like the characters to like a book! The writing was excellent, there's enough wit to have some laughable moments, and it's always fun when a book gives you a peek into the publishing world. Boyne may not be for everyone, but he's on my auto-buy list now. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #firsyboyne

It's coming at ya, @irre #lmpbc @LMJenkins @fandom_hellspawn99

irre Can‘t wait! So excited to read this one. 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks @irre Putting it in the mail today! 🎉 2mo
irre Yeah 🎉 2mo
peaknit He writes unlikeable characters in such a readable way! 2mo
Reviewsbylola I feel the same way about Boyne! 2mo
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I read a few of the 'gnight' portions to my kids tonight. The passages are so cute and my kids loved it. We can't keep this library copy forever, so I'm off to order our own copy of this pretty flippin' perfect book.

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Giant Days, Volume 2 | John Allison
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So good! Loved the Friday Night Lights references 😍🏈💙

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Giant Days, Volume 2 | John Allison
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😂😂🤣

I'm loving this series so much!