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Jilly6183

Joined July 2018

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Untitled | Unknown
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I don‘t really use ereaders but this is an interesting dispute. I‘m obviously on the ALA‘s side, as I suspect most of us are. Thoughts? https://slate.com/business/2019/09/e-book-library-publisher-buying-controversy-p...

Lcsmcat Go to https://p2a.co/fgcQkzV if you want to sign the petition. 1d
Lcsmcat @Jilly6183 Thanks! 1d
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Megabooks @Lcsmcat Signed! Thanks both of you!! 1d
Dragonfairykats Signed and shared on Facebook & Twitter. My main format is ebook due to convenience, and space! 1d
marleed Signed! It seems narrow minded consideration on the part of the publisher. I‘m a heavy user of Overdrive through my library. But I also purchase considerably more books and way more than the average book consumer because of my exposure to new authors through the library. 24h
Jilly6183 @marleed Yeah they mention in the article that heavy ebook borrowers also tend to purchase more books than the average borrower. It‘s also just insane because don‘t you want library-minded people to have easy access to your books so they can quickly spread the word? I don‘t know anything about the publishing industry but I agree that it seems incredibly narrow minded 19h
marleed I‘ve been thinking about this. As a librarian patron and a book buyer my response to Macmillion will be that I don‘t purchase their book until 12 weeks after publication. I have a TBR so I don‘t need their books in those first 8 weeks. I‘ll start on tomorrow‘s pub day. 19h
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Surprise book mail! I didn't forget that I pre-ordered this, but I did forget when it came out. This one is moving straight to on deck for when I finish my current read. #blessedbethefruit

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Now I know what all the hype was about, this was excellent.

TheBookKeepers Such a great book!! 7d
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Looking for gift ideas for my nephew's 3rd birthday. Hit me up with your favorites!

TheNerdyProfessor My nephew used to love Slinky Malinki the cat! 2w
marleed Stinky Cheeseman is fun. 2w
JacqMac My boys loved (edited) 2w
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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Creepy! And a few twists I didn‘t expect!

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Saint Anthony of Padua | Lawrence George Lovasik
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An Italian American Cultural Hub #iambooks #boston #northend #stanthonysfeast

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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So unique and beautifully written.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Jilly6183 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It was really good! 4w
The_Real_Nani Really reminded me so much of Song of Solomon and Toni Morrison in general. Beautiful 4w
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I love that Neil Gaiman writes children's stories with strong female protagonists for his daughters. If I someday have a daughter, I look forward to reading her this tale of a queen who blows off her wedding and dons some armor to save a princess.

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Happy Sunday, Littens!

Bklover Hope you have a great day!! 1mo
Jilly6183 @Bklover Thanks! You as well! ❤️ 1mo
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Alice | Christina Henry
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A dark and twisty read, with a clever take on a classic tale. My only complaint is that it was all too easy - I never worried about the protagonists during their encounters with their enemies. Major trigger warning for rape and assault.

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I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If everyone isn't required to work a shitty service job at some point, they should at least be required to read this book.

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 This is one of the best of the year for me! 1mo
Jilly6183 @Megabooks Absolutely! Thanks again for reminding me of it and getting it zoomed to the top of my TBR. I can't stop telling people to read it! 1mo
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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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Here are my picks for #botm ! Which did you choose?

Reviewsbylola I got the top two and then a nf add on as well. 2mo
Jilly6183 @Reviewsbylola Which nf did you get? 2mo
essayareayaitch I went with the romance. Though I was leaning towards skip since my TBR pile is really really large, and I've got many library books heading my way soon 2mo
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EKonrad I snapped up the Ruth Ware title. Loved the choices this month! 😊 2mo
allthingskayla Turn of the Key and Well Met. I have an arc for The Whisper Man and House of Salt and Sorrows. And I‘m reading The Downstairs Girl (ya BOTM). 2mo
Jilly6183 @essayareayaitch my pile is crazy, too, but I just can‘t resist! I‘m proud of myself on the rare months I don‘t get an add on 😂 2mo
Jilly6183 @EKonrad I almost got the Ruth ware one. I was torn between that and The Whisper Man. Let me know how it is! 2mo
Jilly6183 @Reviewsbylola Im about two-thirds of the way through On The Clock now and it is EXCELLENT 2mo
EKonrad @Jilly6183 Will do! 👍🏼 2mo
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The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
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I really liked this and would recommend it, but man I wanted to punch Shalini in the face.

UnabridgedPod I have this from BOTM a few months ago. Need to move it up my TBR!! 2mo
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Not the best memoir I've read, but still a must for fans of MFM.

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The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
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Decided to play hooky from work today 🤫😎

TheBookKeepers Niiiice! Enjoy!! 2mo
Lauram Good call!! 2mo
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Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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This thriller about a kidnapped baby during a steamy July was perfect during this steamy July. The characters were a little over the top, and while the who dunnit was easy enough, the why was unexpected, so much so that I flipped back to the beginning to see if there were clues in the first chapter. A solid read overall.

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Strike | Delilah S. Dawson
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In case my last post made you wonder if I put my money where my mouth is 😉🤑✊🏻 #amazonstrike #primedaystrike #shoplocal #shopindie #solidarity

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Strike | Delilah S. Dawson
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Book friends! As you may know, Amazon warehouse workers in Minnesota are on strike to protest their abysmal work conditions. Don‘t cross the virtual picket line by shopping Prime Day! Here‘s a great place to buy books instead, or shop at your local independent book dealer. #shoplocal #solidarity

https://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/

Megabooks Emily said it was worse working at Amazon than a call center or McDonald‘s! This is a great book!! 2mo
Jilly6183 @Megabooks It's on my TBR, definitely looking forward to reading this one 2mo
Jilly6183 @Megabooks I picked up a copy the other day. I'm only about 70 pages in so far but it is exceeding my expectations. Thanks for putting it at the forefront of my mind! 2mo
Megabooks @Jilly6183 So glad you are enjoying it. It was so eye-opening! 2mo
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First weekend in forever without work or commitments! 🙌🏻 Enjoying some coffee and starting a new book! Happy Saturday!

Crazeedi Relax and enjoy your well deserved rest!! ❤️ 2mo
Jilly6183 @Crazeedi Thank you! 🤗 2mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This was a really unique, really cool book. I'm a huge music fan and I'm fascinated with the 70s rock n roll scene. I could vividly picture this as a series of interwoven interviews cut with old footage of the band. I heard Amazonis turning it into a series, so 🤞🏻 they do a good job!

BooknerdsLife Really enjoyed the book too 💖 Can‘t Wait to see the TV series 🤗 2mo
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Mehso-so

I usually enjoy immigration stories because it is so important to remember that immigrants are people with families that they love and are trying to provide a better life. I liked the premise of this novel, but it was inconsistent. It started strong, nothing really happened in the middle, and the ending felt extremely rushed.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This is how my brother and I would call our mom to pick us up from school in the 90s ? I mentioned the phone booths we had in the school a few weeks ago, and my 12 year old niece asked, "What's a phone booth?"

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Wow! I am so busy with work right now that I haven't been on Litsy in a few days. Glad I checked today! I'm so grateful I found this community. I went from struggling to make time for books to craving them. My physical TBR stack went from non-existent to nearly as tall as me. I love reading your reviews, I love seeing your picks and pans and DNFs, and I love swaps. Most of all, I love this positive, supportive community! ❤️❤️❤️

Texreader This is so cool! Congratulations!! Wish I knew exactly when I joined but it certainly has been over 3 years ago. 2mo
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 2mo
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 2mo
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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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This was such a unique and beautifully written story. It was a little slow at first, but I think that was a perfect setup because I could relate so well to being an adult and remembering back to my school days and how we reacted to things largely based on peer pressure and how pointless that seems from an adult perspective. Kids are the same everywhere, right? But then you learn the purpose of this school... overall a thought provoking read.

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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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@ScientistSam Wow! Thank you so much for these lovely swap goodies! All of these books sound great. The socks are awesome and [nerd alert 😉] I am so psyched about the New York Public Library tote. Love the sticker, pin, and bookmark, too! Thank you so much! ❤️ And sorry for the late post, I just got home from work 🙄 #summersantagoespostal

BookishMarginalia That tote is amazing! 3mo
ScientistSam Happy you like everything! 3mo
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This was fantastic!

readordierachel Agreed! 3mo
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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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Thank you again @britt_brooke for the #dollarscoregiveaway ! Such a nice treat to find when I got home from vacation. And thank you for the bookmarks, especially the @BookBabe design! ☺️

britt_brooke Hope you enjoy!! 💚 3mo
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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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1. Christmas music! I only listen to it from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year, but I love it.
2. Summer. Give me all the heat, I don't care if it includes humidity
3. I generally alternate between thrillers and family/generational sagas
4. I don't eat lunch. Usually I have eggs for breakfast but I was in a rush today so I had an Uncrustable. We're having grilled chicken salad for dinner
5. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

#friYAYintro

Jerdencon I agree totally with #2! 3mo
Texreader I move Christmas music too! I love those few weeks we get to hear it! 3mo
BooknerdsLife Oh yes!!! Summer all the way! I need my sun and heat ☀️🙌🏼🙌🏼😄 3mo
TheDrunkenLibrarian I have to admit I might put on some Christmas music during July and watch some Hallmark Movies 😍 3mo
Trashcanman I love Christmas music too! 🎄🎁🎅🎶 3mo
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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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Overall a good psychological thriller. The MC was a bit of a dum dum from the beginning, but you quickly forget about that as you root for her to survive.

Crazeedi I read one of hers I liked and one not so much... 3mo
RebL I can't say it's “great literature“ (whatever that means), but this is one of the few books I stayed up all night reading as an adult. No regrets. I loved the experience. 3mo
Jilly6183 @crazeedi I can see that based on her writing style. This is the only one I‘ve read. I‘d give another a try if someone lent it to me or I came across one in the discount section (where I picked up this one), but I didn‘t like this enough to go out my way to read her other work. 3mo
Jilly6183 @RebL agree that it‘s not “great literature” but sometimes those quick wild rides is exactly what the doctor ordered 3mo
Crazeedi @Jilly6183 I can't recall the one I read, but I agree 3mo
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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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Overall a good psychological thriller. The MC was a bit of a dum dum from the beginning, but you quickly forget about that as you root for her to survive.

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1. Going to the Red Sox game this afternoon
2. Idk “new” music, but some of my favorites are Bon Iver, the Civil Wars, and Jeff Buckley.
3. My mom made me get a perm in 6th grade and the kids at the bus stop called me lion 🦁
4. Coloring and listening to true crime podcasts
5. Some views from our drive through Maine on Saturday.

#humpdaypost

Boooooks Those photos are amazing 😍 3mo
DebbieGrillo Beautiful Maine. My neighbor. 3mo
Crazeedi The photos are ❤❤❤❤ 3mo
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Digital Audiobooks: New Media, Users, and Experiences | Iben Have, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen
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Has anyone tried Chirp?

Caterina I'm curious too if anyone has tried it! 3mo
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A heartbreaking but hopeful story.

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Another book and another gorgeous view from our Airbnb, this time in Ile D‘Orleans. #quebec

tracey38 Gorgeous view! 3mo
CouronneDhiver Magnifique 👌🏽 3mo
Bklover Gorgeous! 3mo
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Enjoying a book and coffee on the balcony overlooking Quebec City at our Airbnb while my husband makes breakfast. Vacation is the best!

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My Book House | Olive Beaupre Miller
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rretzler I immediately honed in on the tagged book. It is a series that came out long ago that has been updated through the years. It is 12 books that are supposed to grow with a child as each volume contains age appropriate stories! While growing up, my family had an edition from the 40s when my mother and aunt were growing up and I purchased a more recent set for my kids. What a great memory for me! Thanks for tagging it! 😄 3mo
Jilly6183 @rretzler I had no idea. It sounds like a really great series, I'll have to check it out! 3mo
rretzler It‘s a lot of classic old stories, so if you can‘t find them - they have been out of print for some time, I‘m sure you‘ve probably read many of the stories already. Mother Goose, Shakespeare, The Water Babies, Robert Louis Stevenson, Wordsworth, Hans Christian Andersen, The Adventures of Baron Münchhausen, The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, Edward Lear and many, many more stories, poems and fables like that. 3mo
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Pop Art | Joe Hill
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We're leaving downtown Montreal today, but this was the "Pop! Sanctuary" Air BnB we stayed at while we were here. It was so cute!

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Discounted book haul on our way out of Burlington, VT! 🤓

SW-T 🙂🙂🙂 4mo
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Wicked Vermont | Thea Lewis
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It's my birthday and our first full week vacation in two years. We're in Burlington VT tonight, and we head to Montreal tomorrow. We have lots of audiobooks to keep us company on this road trip!

Marilyncjackson Happy Birthday 🎂 4mo
QuietlyLaura Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful time! 🎉🎂 4mo
ravenlee Happy birthday! Enjoy your vacation! 4mo
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tracey38 Happy birthday! What a beautiful view. 4mo
Karkar Happy birthday! Have a good time! 4mo
Suet624 Happy birthday! I'm an hour away from you, near Stowe. I hope you're enjoying Vermont. 4mo
DaveGreen7777 Happy Birthday! Hope your special day is full of joy, cake, and of course, books! 😀🎂📚 4mo
AmyG Happy Birthday! Enjoy Burlington...my daughter lives there. 🎂🎁🎉 4mo
mreads Happy Birthday! 4mo
TheLibrarian Happy Birthday! 4mo
Lcsmcat Beautiful! Happy birthday!🎂🎈 4mo
KaraWines Happy birthday and enjoy vacation! 4mo
mrp27 Happy Birthday!! 🎉📚🎂 4mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 4mo
Sarah83 Happy birthday 🎂 4mo
Sungirl79 Happy Birthday!!!🎊🎉🎂 4mo
Lauram Happy Birthday! 🎂 4mo
Jilly6183 @Lauram Thanks! 3mo
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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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And my #summersantagoespostal package is off!

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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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Check out this generous giveaway from @britt_brooke . This is so sweet! #dollarscoregiveaway

britt_brooke 🥰🤗 Thanks for entering! 4mo
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I read this book a few years ago and loved it. It‘s a fantastic book (and I can certainly think of someone currently in a position of power that would check a lot of boxes....). But after listening to Ronson‘s podcast, “The Butterfly Effect,” I knew I had to listen to this one. I could listen to Ronson read the dictionary tbh.

rretzler I bought this a long time ago on Audible and completely forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me that I need to read it. 4mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Mehso-so

Quick read and a good twist. But I figured it out early mainly because I had anxiety from the start of the book. Can‘t say more than that without spoilers, but I‘d recommend it as an easy beach or airplane read.

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John Boyne is just excellent, isn‘t he? Such a vivid story.

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My first thought was, "Is Pacey going to play the eldest son?" And then I remembered that 20 years have passed and he's almost definitely playing the dad. ??‍♀️? #youknowyouregettingoldwhen

Caroline2 Me too!!! 😆 4mo
britt_brooke 😆 4mo
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My #summersantagoespostal package has arrived! Thank you to my match, whoever you are! Can't wait until opening day!

erzascarletbookgasm So early! 👏 4mo
ScientistSam You're welcome! Can't believe I didn't put my handle on the outside. Hope you enjoy everything! 3mo
Jilly6183 @ScientistSam Thank you! I can‘t wait! And you might have put your handle... looks like the label covered some writing? 3mo
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I‘ve been a bit absent from Litsy lately. It has been a MONTH (it‘s actually been a year, if I‘m being honest). I‘m still making time to read a little every day on my commute, but otherwise my life is consumed by work. Luckily, we‘re going on vacation in two weeks (road trip!) so hopefully I can get back to participating more then because I miss you! In the meantime, trying to get some work/life balance lessons from this book. #lawyersoflitsy

BookwormAHN Glad you‘re back. Have fun on your trip 😺 4mo
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I know giving this a so-so is an unpopular opinion. I liked Barker's writing style, and I love the idea, but this felt so one dimensional to me and I couldn‘t get invested in the characters. Maybe it‘s because it‘s been so long since I studied the Iliad, I don‘t remember much about it. But I felt like this had so much potential and it just missed the mark.

KatieDid927 Nah I‘m with you. This was nowhere near Madeline Miller. 5mo
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Here are my #botm picks for May! What did you get?

Laughterhp I picked The Flight Portfolio too! 5mo
hes7 I got How Not to Die Alone, too! 5mo
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