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JeffyRoo

JeffyRoo

Joined May 2019

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Help good Litsy people! Work is hectic, study has my brain leaking out of my ears and I'm about to go on a road trip holiday. I need recommendations please? Something light but well written, fun, engaging...send me your holiday best! Thank you 😘

thegreensofa I thought French Exit, and Shopgirl were good light reads. They‘re a bit old you might have read them, but if not maybe check and see if they‘re your cup of tea? 🙂. 7mo
ozma.of.oz I‘d recommend TJ Klune‘s books: The House in the Cerulean Sea, and Under the Whispering Door ! Enjoy your trip! 7mo
CarolynM I just read (well, listened, but you know...) and loved this one. Enjoy your holiday 7mo
JeffyRoo Thanks everyone! I'll check them out and yes @ozma.of.oz love TJ Klune. Cerulean was my favourite book in 2020. 7mo
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This was a book for LMPBC round 10. I don't normally read apocalyptic novels so it was a bit out of my comfort zone. I found the adults to be selfish and not that good at making plans or accepting what was happening, though I did love the two young people who were stoic and calm and managed to understand faster than their parents that things had changed.

JeffyRoo I quite liked the fact that what had occurred was never explained, and I loved the way that the author added random sentences about non main characters and situations into the story, it gave a wider perspective than just that of the main characters.
Thanks @thegreensofa for the pick for this round and for @LapReader for your comments in the book.
2y
thegreensofa I‘m happy you enjoyed it 🙂. It was a different read for me. And it has such split reviews! I can‘t wait to read both your comments ☺️👍. I have sent yours (Filligree) on to @lapreader few weeks ago before Christmas, so we‘re all on time! 👏🏻😀 2y
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"We're not alike. Not really. We're separated by time and space. And yet, somehow, we're all made of dust and stars."

Same page, 3 sentences on...

"Also, you have bacon, which to be honest, I might recommend a total planet takeover just to have. Like, complete human annihilation."

TJ Klune. What a writer.

Reggie Lol, this made me smile. 2y
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#Jolabokaflod
@MaleficentBookDragon

Into the post it goes!

Avanders Holy smokes that was fast! 🐆 (edited) 2y
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How many stars can you give? This book gets all the stars. It was both magical and so very human. Loved the characters, the premise and the writing. Made me laugh, made me cry. Going off to buy her second book. #LMPBC round 10 pick @thegreensofa @LapReader can't wait for you to read it.

Elizabeth2 This was a good book. I read it a while ago, yet the story has stayed with me. Sweet, mysterious, ultimately romantic. It had it all. 2y
thegreensofa Me too! I am looking forward to it. Sounds like a nice mish-mash of genres. ⏱🤍 2y
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Thank you @annie1215 it has arrived! #thatsclassic
Thanks to @thegreensofa for the recommendation.

Annie1215 I was just wondering about this today! I‘m so glad it finally got there ☺️ enjoy! 2y
thegreensofa No worries ✨😁✨ I loved this! Such a great classic, and a genre of its own I say. I hope you enjoy it too! 💚xo 2y
JeffyRoo @Annie1215 I picked it up at the Post Office and was thinking...no...I didn't order a book recently, did I?? Then I opened it and voila. Lovely surprise on a wet and cold spring day. Thanks again! 2y
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🥰💗
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I have no words for the beauty of this book. More like this please. Good tears.

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"Linus had decided long ago that runbing wasn't something he liked very much. He never understood those who woke up even before the sun had risen, donned their fancy expensive sneakers, and went running on purpose. It was most unusual."

Too true, Linus, too true ?

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Ayesha at Last | Uzma Jalaluddin

"But unlike Hafsa, Ayesha had never tried to shape the world in her image. She had always seen the world and the people who inhabited it exactly as they were: flawed, imperfect, eager to think the worst of others while excusing their own misdeeds."

That is a superpower.

I don't want this book to end!
#buddyread @Chrissyreadit @4thhouseontheleft @Kangaj1 @Librarybelle

Chrissyreadit ❣️ 2y
Librarybelle Such a good quote! 2y
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Ayesha at Last | Uzma Jalaluddin

I hate Sheila. My blood pressure is rising reading this. She is openly discriminating against Khalid, shy different boy that he is.

"I'm very disappointed with your performance today", Sheila said. "His coworkers must be covering for him."

Loving Ayesha's character and the story so far. #buddyread @4thhouseontheleft @Kangaj1 @Librarybelle @Chrissyreadit

Librarybelle Sheila is horrid! 2y
Chrissyreadit Yes- I wanted Sheila to lose her job so badly! 2y
Kangaj1 She was rough. I can't see how that would fly nowadays, but I am probably wrong. 2y
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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Such a slow burn. With a twist in the tale which changes everything. I really liked the main character Camille. She was so real in her damage. LMPBC#9
@suvata @TheAromaofBooks @thegreensofa @LapReader @Lyssa131330

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Such a slow burn. With a twist in the tale which changes everything. I really liked the main character Camille. She was so real in her damage. LMPBC#9
@suvata @TheAromaofBooks @thegreensofa @Lyssa131330 @LapReader

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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I struggle with characters who are so attached to their place, being a wanderer myself, so it took me a while to understand Zuri and how her attachment to her place drove her pride, and her resistance of change throughout the book. It's such a rich telling, you can almost taste the words in some of the phrases and I loved how Ms Zoboi made it a modern telling of P&P.
@janeycanuck @4thhouseontheleft @Kangaj1 @sprainedbrain @Revenge4bess #buddyread

Revenge4bess I‘m only 100 pages into Pride so it‘s hard for me to tell yet. My parents grew up in Brooklyn. So........ (edited) 2y
JeffyRoo Keep at it @revenge, it evolves as Zuri does. 2y
JeffyRoo Keep at it @Revenge4bess it evolves as Zuri does. 2y
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alisiakae Great review! And @Revenge4bess I agree with the others about the evolution of Zuri. I also thought the story gets better later in the novel. 2y
janeycanuck @revenge4bees @4thhouseontheleft @JeffyRoo I quite enjoyed this. I listened to the audio and the narrator was great, I don‘t think I‘d have liked it as much in print. Zoboi really hit that balance of honouring the original story and making it fresh & relevant. 2y
Nute I‘m a lover of a wandering adventure as well, but at some point I am always drawn back to the comfort of home. 2y
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The Survivors | Jane Harper
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Just wow. It's not so much that Ms Harper writes books about crime. It's more that her books about humans have crimes included. In The Survivors she writes of a small town in Tasmania, and what happens when the death of a visitor dredges up the memories of another tragedy 12 years earlier. I really enjoyed watching the characters develop, discover things about themselves and their friends and come to terms with both the past and the present.

CarolynM Can't wait to get my hands on this. I did a pre-order, but something's gone wrong.☹️I'm going to have to get a copy elsewhere. 2y
Freespirit Looking forward to this one too! 2y
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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
Mehso-so

So it was a well written story. It had a little suspense and the setting was ideal, I also liked the various narrators and their perspectives.
I'm hoping it was meant to be a an off putting story of privilege, but I found it exceedingly difficult to care much about most of the characters, so the murder was sort of anticlimactic. I can see how it's well liked, just not my cup of tea.

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I'm not crying, you're crying.
So gorgeous. Real and engaging characters, truthful responses to grief and death and life.
And ending with hope.

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Bruny | Heather Rose
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This sucked me in immediately and didn't let go. Family, community, conspiracy, politics and beauty. So well written and engaging.

Quote from the last chapter 'Your heart is with you your whole life.'

Great book for any Australian, and an opening into our country for everyone else. Tasmania is truly an amazing place.

CarolynM I enjoyed it too, although I thought it started a lot stronger than if ended. 2y
JeffyRoo @CarolynM I can see that. I'm a sucker all the threads being tied off 🙂 2y
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The Book Of Rapture | Nikki Gemmell
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This was a really interesting book. A book about love, innocence, belief and the very deep depravity of man. Sometimes hard to read and in a different narrative style to most other books.
#LMPBC round 9 @suvata
@thegreensofa it's on its way to you now.
@LapReader @Lyssa131330

thegreensofa Thank you. I‘m looking forward to it! 😊👏🏻👏🏻🧡🧡 2y
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The Clergyman's Wife | Molly Greeley
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"I long ago determined to live my life not in noisy discontent but in quiet acceptance"

#Pemberlittens
This is a first person narrative of Charlotte Lucas's life with Collins, a few years after they married. It feels so real, so like the lives of women throughout the ages, in marriages they had little choice but to accept.

I very much enjoyed this book. Well written, with a beautiful melancholy of the reality of Charlotte's situation.

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen

#Pemberlittens
Catching up on chapters and it occurs to me...is Mrs Bennet about mid 40s?? They've been married for 23 years and she would have been married pretty young...have all the movies been playing her at least 10 years older than she actually is?

Never thought about it before!

Curiouser_and_curiouser I think 40 year olds back then would probably look older than 40 year olds nowadays 😊 2y
sprainedbrain Yep, I think she would be late 40s at the most! 2y
Linsy Good point! 2y
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Jane in Love | Rachel Givney
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This was lovely. An interesting premise, and a story of the hearts of humans and how one woman wrote about them.

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This chapter is called 'Why we need silence'

#LMPBC

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"Not for the first time, a diamond dust of resentment grinds in my silent inner self; in the part that always copes..."

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A list to remember...

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Midnight in Austenland | Shannon Hale
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#Pemberlittensgopostal
@sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit

I have read our postal book and will send it off to @Books4Ever in Canada this week.

Gorgeous book to read, I didn't want it to end. How can we encourage Shannon Hale to write another??

sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you liked it! I would like to petition her to write another AND get this one made in to a movie like the first. 😅 2y
Chrissyreadit I agree!! I love Shannon Hale and will devour anything she writes 2y
Books4Ever @JeffyRoo cool I‘m excited 😊 2y
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Midnight in Austenland | Shannon Hale
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#Pemberlittens @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain
Look what just landed in the wonderful world of Oz!

So excited to receive it, can't wait to read it!
Love the journal too 😘

Chrissyreadit Yay!! I‘m so happy! 2y
sprainedbrain Yay! 😃 2y
HappilyEverKrafter My favorite quotation of all time (it‘s also my life motto) — “Things would prove rough for our heroine. Her only hope was Jane Austen” — is from 2y
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Getting a head start on #LMPBC Round 9 with this one! @suvata @Lyssa131330 @thegreensofa @LapReader

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austin
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...their tenderness and sorrow must add to her distress...She was stronger alone.

#Pemberlittens

Chrissyreadit @JeffyRoo checking in to see if book made it to you? 2y
JeffyRoo @Chrissyreadit the #Pemberlittens share book? Not as yet, I'll keep checking the mailbox!! 2y
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People can't solve your problems for you. And they shouldn't try, because it won't make you happy.

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Fascinating geopolitical look at our planet. How the natural world impacts on politics and people.

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

'They were born into a world that was against them in a thousand little ways, and then devoted most of their energies to making it worse.'
Oh, but don't we ever...

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Incredible. Encompassing. A very human story.
Augusta is the odd sister, never fitting into her family, though she lives the best life she can in her own skin, driven by words.
Parfait is the oldest son of a Burundian family, being torn apart by war, who wants to escape.

A story of intersection, the impact of love and loss, and human relationships.

BookwormM Great book 3y
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Eggshell Skull | Bri Lee
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I found this book difficult to process at times. Ms Lee's experiences as a court associate, watching everyday as people such as her abuser get away with their crimes and listening to her internal struggles as she decides to bring her own case.
It is a difficult but necessary book for all of us.
Well written and important story. Thank you.