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MaureenMc

MaureenMc

Joined March 2016

“I never look back, darling, it distracts me from the now.” - Edna Mode
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this book about the final flight of the Hindenburg. Even though we know how the story ends, Lawhon manages to ramp up the tension while setting up a possible theory for how and why it happened.

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The Wedding: A Novel | Dorothy West
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I love Harlem Renaissance fiction, especially that written by female authors. This story takes place on Martha‘s Vineyard in August 1953 and explores the complex dynamics of Black upper class families during that time period. The writing was sharp and, at times, raw, and the characters very well drawn. If you enjoy Nella Larsen and Zora Neale Hurston, you‘ll likely enjoy Dorothy West.

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Book fair time! Here‘s my haul. The selection was pretty decent this year, although it‘s definitely getting way more crowded (a lot of resellers, apparently).

LeahBergen Ooo, you got some nice ones! DE Stevenson, Brookner, Godden, Heyer! 👏👏 2mo
MaureenMc @LeahBergen I was pretty stoked at finding them. 😄 It‘s like a treasure hunt! 2mo
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The Feast | Margaret Kennedy
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My first purchase from Blackwell‘s! Isn‘t this cover gorgeous??
There‘s a blurb from Anita Brookner included in the inside flap: “Not only a romantic but an anarchist.” Alright, Ms. Brookner, you‘ve intrigued me. 👀

mabell I love ordering from Blackwells! It‘s such a treat 😊 3mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loved this on audio! The harrowing story of the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in Thailand. Also learned quite a bit about Thai culture and cave diving and exploration. Highly recommend.

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Thanks for the tag!
1. Ashley Weaver, Beatriz Williams, Susan Meissner, Laura Hillenbrand, Tayari Jones
2. Probably historical fiction, but I can‘t choose one favorite. I‘ll go with Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams for a favorite
3. I‘m pretty bad at completing series. I have managed to finish Ashley Weaver‘s first series, though, and I‘m caught up on her current one.
#wondrousWednesday

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Forbidden Notebook | Alba de Cspedes
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I haven‘t posted a #BookOutlet haul in a while. 😁 The top few are (mainly) for my 12 year-old, although I may read some of them before she gets around to it.

Cathythoughts Lovely stack 👏🏻❤️ 4mo
LeahBergen Nice! 👏👏 4mo
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Eight years! Where does the time go?? Thanks to all for the many years of bookish goodness.

Cathythoughts Wow !! That‘s great stuff. Where does the time go , indeed. ❤️ 5mo
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Ostensibly, the story of a short-lived punk duo told oral history style, mostly through interviews with the duo & many influential people in their lives. At its heart, though, this is Opal‘s story, especially how it intersects with the interviewer‘s story. I really enjoyed this one.

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The Mayfair Bookshop | Eliza Knight
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I love all things Nancy Mitford, so naturally had to pick up this historical fiction retelling of key parts of her adult life. This is a dual timeline book, with a bit of a mystery in the modern portions. A lovely, enjoyable read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Untelling | Tayari Jones
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love Tayari Jones. Her exquisite writing and character development are in full force in this sad story of secrets and guilt, and how holding onto both has ripple effects throughout time.

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Charming read that was perfect for Christmastide. 🎄Silva imagines Dickens‘ inspiration for writing A Christmas Carol. I listened to a small portion of the book and found the narration delightful.

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This was an easy, end-of-the-year read centered around the titular family. At times, the plot and tone veer into almost farcical territory, but there‘s some sadness and deeper things, too. It may not be everyone‘s cup of tea, but I enjoyed it.

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I realized I forgot to post a pic here of our new faux built-ins! My husband installed these over the course of a few months. Hopefully you can see the Christmas decorations we‘ve added for the season. ☺️

MicheleinPhilly Gorgeous! 7mo
Christine 😍 7mo
jlhammar Wow, looks amazing! 7mo
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Tamra Lovely!! 7mo
IndoorDame Stunning! 7mo
Ruthiella Incredible! 🤩 7mo
Julsmarshall Gorgeous! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 7mo
CatLass007 Wow!! 😮🤩 7mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
kwmg40 This looks beautiful! 7mo
LiteraryinLawrence So so pretty!! 7mo
Gissy 🤩📚📚📚📚beautiful 👌💚❤️💚 7mo
kspenmoll He did such a wonderful job. Do I spy lighting in the the bookcase? 7mo
MaureenMc @kspenmoll Yes, my husband installed lights at the top of each bookshelf. 7mo
mabell Oh my goodness! He did an amazing job! 😍 7mo
Suet624 Gorgeous!!! 7mo
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Even though I haven‘t yet read The Appeal yet, I thoroughly enjoyed this murder mystery epistolary novella. Hilarious plot twists & small town characters.

jlhammar I just finished this last night! So many LOL moments 😆 7mo
MaureenMc @jlhammar The mix-up with the “sweets.” 😂 7mo
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I am loving this cozy mystery series set in England during WWII. The characters are fun, and the plot and pacing are well done. The writing itself is also so good (not always common in cozies, in my experience 😬). Highly recommend.

kspenmoll I have only read one in the series but I really enjoyed it. Thanks for the reminder. 7mo
MaureenMc @kspenmoll I do think the books have become increasingly better as the series continues. 7mo
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This series is a sheer delight! These installments cover Betsy‘s freshman and sophomore years at Deep Valley High School, and all of the angst and excitement involved in coming of age. (Surprisingly, I don‘t find Betsy‘s angst annoying, unlike that of more modern protagonists. 😆) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LeahBergen I don‘t find it annoying either! 😆 8mo
kspenmoll Love the cover! 8mo
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MaureenMc @kspenmoll The illustrations are so charming! 8mo
rubyslippersreads I ❤️ this series! 8mo
MaureenMc @rubyslippersreads It‘s so lovely, and the writing is excellent! 8mo
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Divine Rivals | Rebecca Ross
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I know I‘m a bit late to the party re: this title, but count me among those eagerly awaiting the next book. I loved the characters and Ross‘ writing style.

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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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1. My daughter has beautiful weather this week for camp
2. Gorgeous blue skies
3. Getting together with family this Thanksgiving

Tagging anyone who would like to play! ❤️ #WondrousWednesday

Eggs Lovely! Thanks for playing 💕💕 8mo
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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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That was a crazy ride that got bogged down at the end. A journalist fixated on an avante garde film director goes in search for evidence to support his belief that said director is evil. Is the occult involved? Is our perception of reality actually real? At the end, I‘m not sure I had any concrete answers, but maybe that was the point? #50in50

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Autumn | Ali Smith
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I love going apple picking and sitting around the fire pit.
Meh. 😐
The Fortune Hunter (Goodwin) and I Am, I Am, I Am (O‘Farrell)
@Eggs #wondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🥳🍁🥰 10mo
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The Aviator's Wife: A Novel | Melanie Benjamin
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Fantastic HF exploring the life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. She was a fascinating person in her own right, although she was usually overshadowed by her husband.
This was my first Melanie Benjamin novel. I found her writing to be quite excellent. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I had a delightful time getting to know sisters Belinda and Harriet as well as all the characters in their English village. Pym understands human nature so well. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LeahBergen I loved this one! 11mo
AnneCecilie I have yet to read this one, but have loved everything I‘ve read by her so far 11mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Perkins encourages adult readers to explore several children‘s classics for inspiration in living a better life. She also tackles the problematic aspects of many of these novels, & includes suggestions on how to address these issues with young readers. #50in50

Tamra 😉 I have the very same cup sitting in front of me now. 13mo
MaureenMc @Tamra It was a gift from my family. I just love all of the shades of blue. 💙 13mo
Tamra Blue is a favorite. 😊💙 13mo
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mabell I love everything about this photo! 😍😍 13mo
MaureenMc @mabell ☺️ The hardcover is gorgeous underneath the dust jacket, too. 13mo
kspenmoll What a beautiful photo!!! 💙 13mo
MaureenMc @kspenmoll Thank you ☺️ 13mo
Suet624 Sounds interesting! 11mo
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The Narrowboat Summer | Anne Youngson
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bittersweet story of two middle-aged women suddenly finding themselves agreeing to pilot an elderly lady‘s narrowboat for the summer. They are all at a crossroads in their lives, & take this time to figure out their next steps. #50in50

Deblovestoread This sounds lovely! Stacked 13mo
MaureenMc @Deblovestoread It‘s a great summer story! And it was nice to have middle-aged protagonists who aren‘t pining after lost loves or worried about their appearances. 13mo
BookNAround I just read this one and really enjoyed the lovely, meandering pace of it. 12mo
MaureenMc @BookNAround It‘s a perfect read for this time of year. 😊 12mo
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Such a unique & thought-provoking read. Fantastical elements of Other Worlds and magic, but also an exploration of philosophy, faith, and reason. I honestly wasn‘t sure what was happening during a lot of the book, but I think maybe that was the point? Regardless, I enjoyed every minute of it. #50in50

Tamra I wished I had liked this one more. I don‘t know why I didn‘t….maybe it felt so abstracted I couldn‘t relate? Not sure, but I really wanted to love it. 13mo
MaureenMc @Tamra I can definitely understand that. I think it was a case of “right book at the right time” for me. 13mo
Suet624 Loved this one. It felt like a mystical dream of some kind. 11mo
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I purchased this ebook years ago, based solely on the setting of the Biltmore Mansion. I wasn‘t sure what I expected, but MG gothic horror was not on my radar. The writing and story-lines were okay, but definitely not my taste. #50in50

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Fraud | Anita Brookner
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Brookner‘s at times poignant but usually scathing prose brilliantly tells this tale of a spinster just trying to be a person, whilst she endures the judgment of those around her. My 3rd Brookner to date, and I‘ve loved them all. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #50in50

LeahBergen Lovely review! 1y
MaureenMc @LeahBergen Thank you! 😊 I‘m just in awe of Brookner‘s ability to explore so much in a relatively few amount of pages. 1y
Cathythoughts Lovely pic and review. I loved this one too. ♥️ 1y
MaureenMc @Cathythoughts Thank you! 😊 1y
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Begin Again | Ursula Orange
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My final 😔 Book Depository order arrived a few days ago. I believe the tagged was a previous #Furrowedmiddlebrow group pick. The other I chose mainly for the cover, although I do love E.M. Delafield. #buybuyBookDepository
And the bookmarks are adorable!

Cathythoughts Lovely books 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 we‘ll miss Book D. 🙁 1y
LeahBergen I loved Begin Again! ❤️ 1y
Tamra What amazing covers! 1y
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MaureenMc @Cathythoughts We certainly will miss them. 😞 1y
MaureenMc @LeahBergen I‘m looking forward to reading it! 1y
MaureenMc @Tamra They are rather striking, aren‘t they? 🤩 1y
CarolynM I loved Begin Again ❤️ And the other 2 Ursula Orange books published by FMB. 1y
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My Life in France | Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme
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Charming and delightful! Loved spending time with Julia and Paul during their adventures in France. Perfect springtime read. #50in50

mabell This was such an interesting, enlightening read! She lived quite a life! 1y
MaureenMc @mabell Yes, truly amazing! 1y
SarahBookInterrupted I‘ve always wanted to read that book! 2mo
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(Catching up on my #50in50 reviews!) Gritty, occasionally bleak, well-told story of a man‘s rise from rural poverty to becoming financially successful in “rising Asia.” Hamid uses the conceit of a self-help book to weave his tale.
I like how Hamid tries different styles & techniques in his books. So far, they‘ve all worked for me. 😁

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South Riding | Winifred Holtby
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I loved this sweeping, well-written, complex multi-character study of a Yorkshire town and its inhabitants. Love, loss, vice, virtue - Holtby covers it all and then some. I enjoyed my time with these characters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #50in50

Cathythoughts Lovely review! I really enjoyed this one too 👍🏻♥️ 1y
LeahBergen I must get to this one soon. It has been on my shelves for ages! 1y
batsy Yes! Love this book. 1y
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mabell Lovely cover! 😍 1y
MaureenMc @mabell It is a lovely cover. Too bad it‘s on my Kindle. 😆 1y
mabell Well shoot 😆😆 1y
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Thoughtful, bittersweet stories of people traveling through time for one last conversation with a loved one. I love Kawaguchi‘s style and the way he makes me think. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #50in50

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Skating Shoes | Noel Streatfeild
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A charming story of two young girls, Harriet & Lalla, navigating the ups & downs of competitive skating and friendship. Streatfeild‘s writing is lovely, and her humor is dry and witty. My daughter & I read this one together, and she currently places this one on her top-5. ☺️ #50in50

AmyG Beautiful cover. 1y
batsy I adore this book 💕 1y
MaureenMc @AmyG I love this cover, too. ☺️ 1y
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LeahBergen It‘s such a lovely story! 🥰 1y
MaureenMc @batsy @LeahBergen It‘s so sweet, and Streatfeild‘s characterization is pretty much perfect. 1y
charl08 Love this one, a favourite. 1y
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A Fall of Marigolds | Susan Meissner
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A dual timeline historical fiction following two women struggling with grief after losing loved ones in the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and 9/11, respectively. The earlier heroine‘s story features more prominently, and we learn a lot about the hospital on Ellis Island. Meissner‘s character development is very well done, and I love her writing style. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (50-in-50)

Cathythoughts Lovely review 👍🏻❤️ 1y
MaureenMc @Cathythoughts Thank you! 😊 1y
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Garden Spells | Sarah Addison Allen
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Enjoyable and easy to read story of a Southern family with magical abilities. Difficult issues, including domestic violence, are addressed, so definitely not a fluffy book, but still hopeful.
This is another of my “50 for 50” challenge books.

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Kitchen | Banana Yoshimoto
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I made a reading challenge for myself as I turned 50 this year - to read 50 books from my shelves I‘ve been meaning to read. I‘m also hoping to review each of them and get back into that habit.
The first book I finished from my list is tagged. It actually contains two novellas, the titular one & “Moonlight Shadow.” Both concern how we work through grief, particularly young people. Lovely writing & insights into human nature. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cuilin What a great idea. I‘m turning 50 this year too. 🤔 2y
batsy Fab idea! I loved this book and Yoshimoto's writing. I need to read more of her. 2y
RaeLovesToRead Ooh... and some good choices... 2y
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LeahBergen This is a great challenge! 👍 2y
MaureenMc @Cuilin @batsy @RaeLovesToRead @LeahBergen Thanks! 😊 I really wanted to do something special to mark the milestone. 😁 2y
DocBrown I love a good challenge! Wish I could zoom in on the list! 2y
DivineDiana Cheering you on! Great idea! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 2y
Suet624 What a great challenge. Honestly, I need to find something to encourage me to stop reading ‘new‘ books from the library and just read the ones on my shelf. (edited) 1y
MaureenMc @Suet624 Yes, that was one of my goals. Unfortunately, it hasn‘t stopped me from acquiring new books. 😆 1y
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Tuesdays at the Castle | Jessica Day George
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1. No traveling for us.
2. It‘s not expected to snow on Christmas Day, but we‘re supposed to get snow on Thursday, followed by frigid temperatures, so the snow will stick around until Christmas. ❄️🎄
#TwoforTuesday

mabell We‘re driving to Quincy Saturday, so hopefully clears up by then! It could be crazy Thursday! 2y
MaureenMc @mabell I think it should be fine by Saturday. 🤞 2y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! ❤️📚❤️📚 2y
MaureenMc @LeahBergen Thank you! 😊 2y
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Tuesdays at the Castle | Jessica Day George
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1. Peppermint mocha
2. I‘m not sure I can pick just one. I love Christmas music! Some favorites are Winter Wonderland (Andrews Sisters version), O Come O Come Emmanuel, & Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
#Two4Tuesday
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TheSpineView I am with you on the Peppermint Mocha!❤️🎄☕️ 2y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another excellent multiple-timelines novel from Kate Morton. Love, loss, grief - those universal human experiences - are explored within an atmospheric ghost story. Recommended!
And now I‘m caught up on Morton‘s backlist! Looking forward to her new book in the spring.

AvidReader25 I‘ve read all of her books and loved them, but I couldn‘t get through this one. The plot felt so convoluted. Maybe I should give it another try. 2y
MaureenMc @AvidReader25 Yes, the plot is quite twisty in this one. I think I may have missed a point or two, but I just went with it. 😆 2y
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Glitch | Laura Martin
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Thanks for the tag! 😊
1. Tagged. A time travel, nonstop action MG read-aloud with my daughter. We both enjoyed it!
2. Years ago, I subscribed to Book Riot‘s Quarterly box. My experience with it was overall positive, but I don‘t believe it‘s available anymore.
3. My daughter & I love rereading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever each year.
#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs #3 !!!!! 2y
MaureenMc @Eggs It‘s the best! 😊 2y
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On the Rooftop | Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
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Engaging and beautifully written story of a mother‘s dreams for her girl group daughters, and what happens when the daughters‘ own dreams diverge from hers. I enjoyed getting to know Vivian, Ruth, Esther and Chloe, and their friends and family in 1950s San Francisco. The author noted in her acknowledgments that she wrote this book as an homage to Fiddler on the Roof. As soon as I read that, I could see how she did that. 🤯

Cathythoughts Lovely review ❤️👍🏻 2y
MaureenMc @Cathythoughts Thank you. 😊 2y
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Leaving Atlanta | Tayari Jones
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jones explores the joys and pains of fifth grade when there‘s child kidnapping and murder happening in your city. Beautifully written yet heart-wrenching.

Cathythoughts It does sound heart wrenching 💔♥️ 2y
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A seemingly simple story of a family‘s annual holiday to the seaside, wrapped in a melancholy blanket. A novel of expectations - for ourselves and others, & what happens when they aren‘t met. Do we become disillusioned and bitter, or do we resolve to carry on and make the most of it? Highly recommended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LeahBergen Lovely review! 2y
Ruthiella Love that cover! This is also one of my favorites. Such a gentle story. 2y
MaureenMc @LeahBergen Thank you! 😊 2y
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MaureenMc @Ruthiella Yes, I love this cover. 🥰 2y
Cathythoughts Great review! I really want to read this one 👍🏻♥️ 2y
Cathythoughts And fab pic 💫 2y
MaureenMc @Cathythoughts Thank you! 😊 2y
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August was a great reading month! Here‘s hoping for an equally awesome September!

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Thank you so much @TheAromaofBooks ! Looking forward to reading it this fall. 😊

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I hope you enjoy it!! 2y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thoughtful, atmospheric exploration of family, love, loyalty, guilt, & redemption focused on foreign emigrés‘ experience in WWII-era Hollywood. Marra is a master of balancing dark stuff with humor. Loved every second of it!
In other news, we adopted a kitten earlier this month! This is Cinderella (Ella). She‘s added much cuteness to our household. ? #Littenkittens

AmyG She is a beauty! And I am happy to hear this book got all the stars. 2y
LiteraryinLawrence Welcome to Litsy, Ella! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading Adorable!! 2y
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IndoorDame She‘s lovely! Congrats!! 2y
Deblovestoread She‘s adorable! Congrats on your new edition. I‘m also excited about this book. 2y
mabell A purr-fect name! 😉 Such a cutie! 2y
Megabooks What a pretty girl!! 🤩🤩 2y
Cathythoughts Great review! Stacked. Congratulations on your new kitten ♥️ 2y
DivineDiana Ella is a beauty! 😻 2y
BookNAround Ella is such a lovely little lady. 2y
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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1. Yes, I think I have done this, if I couldn‘t find a piece of paper. 😄
2. I‘m a total mood reader, so naming the exact next book I‘m going to read is tricky. I‘ve tagged my book club‘s September pick, which I know I‘ll get to sooner rather than later.

Thanks for the tag @EadieB !
#TwoforTuesday @TheSpineView

EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing! 2y
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2y
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Marking Time | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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1. Fairly frequently. The tagged is one I remember.
2. Generally, Fridays are my favorite and Mondays are the worst.
Thanks to @Eggs @Kdgordon88 @EadieB for the tags!
#wondrousWednesday

EadieB You‘re welcome! 2y
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This novel explores the lives of a group of young women who live in a boarding house for “girls of slender means” in post-WWII London. Spark tackles themes of duty, politics, faith, feminism (probably more I didn‘t catch). All packed into less than 200 pages. Her style is darker and edgier than I‘m typically drawn to, but I‘m really enjoying her work.

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