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Roary47

Roary47

Joined December 2019

Happy Wifey. Mama of 2 girls and my baby boy. Pet mom to 2🐓, 15 🐣, 5 🦆, 4 🐶, and 3 🐈‍⬛. Teacher to teenagers. Reading is my peace!
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Trying to figure out what I just read with course hero. 😅

dabbe I love Course Hero--I think even more than SparkNotes! 🤩 1h
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Miss Iceland | Audur Ava lafsdttir
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Mehso-so

3✨ While the title is pretty misleading I was invested in the characters. It is really a story about trying to overcoming division of different segregation. Hekla is named after one of the many volcanos in Iceland. She is a bit of a misfit in being a woman that is writing several novels. This is in a time period where that would not be accepted. Her room mate and best friend fights injustice because he loves men. ⬇️ #FoodandLit 🇮🇸

Roary47 While I did enjoy the story and how strong the characters needed to be, it seemed very choppy. I believe the writing style was because it was originally written in another language and caused a loss in translation. 7h
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School of Fear | Gitty Daneshvari
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4✨ Funny middle grade story about 4 kids with different phobias. They or their families sign them up for an academy that works on helping overcome their fears. I really like stories that have diverse characters that come together. Really sweet and funny with a touch of familiar predictability.

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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4✨This was another great romantic comedy from this author. I‘m becoming a quick fan. A young lady is working to make a difference in pancreatic cancer research and work toward her PhD. While a jerk of a professor is trying to keep his funding flowing in. They struck a deal to pretend date for their diverse needs. Really funny and I fell in love with the characters romance. Could have done without some details about their intimacy.

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4✨It has been a while since I‘ve read anything from Hemingway, but I feel like his books continue to reveal themselves throughout this historical fiction. Farewell to arms being one that was lived by the characters and it brings about the story. The life and love story of a favorite author of mine was fun to read in this fictional depiction.

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I had to try a few times too. That was fun! This one looks the most like me when I had longer hair. 🥰

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3✨I enjoyed the story for this love story. It‘s a hate to love at the beginning that evolves with these two coworkers. It also is a fake date agreement between two people who need to pretend they have a significant other. These agreements get them to actually talk to each other. It was a little slow for me for what it was and predictable. The author did a great job of setting this up and detailing the characters. Read for #FoodandLit Spain 🇪🇸

Catsandbooks Yay! 🧡🇪🇸 7d
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A Feast for Crows | George R. R. Martin
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3✨While this was still an epic read it was definitely not my favorite. The characters we follow were mostly new, or combinations of a few characters. Two characters I grew to hate are mostly the main focus, while others I loved from the other books are barely present. Still some big reveals, and mostly interesting storylines. My heart broke for a few characters, I applauded another character for cutting ties, and jumped for joy with another‘s fall

5feet.of.fury I can‘t waitttt to get back to Jon & Dany &Tyrion!!! 🐉 Plan for starting A Dance with Dragons 6/17 ⚔️ 1w
Roary47 @5feet.of.fury It‘s being added to my calendar now. 😍 1w
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Yay! I have a lot that has been on this years TBR so I just made a queue for the free spaces, with more in February not listed. 😳 Anyways my #CampLitsy is here, #Roll100, #BookSpinBingo, #ListySciFiBookClub #HTBookClub and sooo much more. 🥰

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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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Catrat 😻 approves my recent book haul. I‘m finally ready for #CampLitsy24 on to setting up my TBR for June.

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2w
BarbaraBB Yay 🙌🏽 2w
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Kindergarten ABC | Jacqueline Rogers
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Not book related, but my oldest F is not in Kinder anymore. 😭🥹💛

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉 2w
Ruthiella First grade, here we come! 😃 2w
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This went from I should be on a book buying ban for the summer to well… I need to finish my set. 😅

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4✨ This is one of those books that it‘s really hard not to gush about how great it was and spoil everything! We start out knowing that Sarah is taken and held prisoner by someone. It unfolds the story by time hopping from the past (in a few different timelines) and the present. Plus a couple POVS Mistakes were made that put a lot of things in motion. There were intimate and intense moments that were hard to read. Beware of triggers. #FableBR

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If you didn‘t know. Bath and body works has a Bridgerton selection. These were my favorites. I normally go for lotions, but my B&BW didn‘t seem to have any.

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3✨ thought it was interesting that this girl comes up to Poirot saying she committed a murder. Then tells him he‘s too old. I wasn‘t as engaged as I would have liked to be, but I figured out what was happening and was surprised at who it was. I feel like only Poirot can figure out who the murderer is in his stories. This makes him all the more amazing.

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Mother Dear: A Thriller | Nova Lee Maier
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My #5JoysFriday is pretty easy this week. I got two nameplates from students. This is something our ceramics teacher does every year as the students final. I saw the most beautiful sunrise! My oldest F was helping tired me entertain her brother E, and I finish the semester today as an honor guard for Graduation. Look at those final grades! @DebinHawaii

DebinHawaii Aww… love your joy list! 💛💛💛 Those nameplates are just too cute! It sounds like a great week! Thank you for sharing & spreading the joy! 🤗 3w
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Murder in the Family | Cara Hunter
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4✨Wow, that was a ride! It is set up in a script format since it is a mini series done to find the killer of the producers step dad. It was a cold case that he wanted to see if it could be solved. There was pointing of fingers all over the place. I had a suspicion of who the murderer was, but I was still floored with all these twists and turns. #FableBR

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3✨I finished this quite a while ago and didn‘t know how to review it. It was entertaining enough that I wanted to continue. It was witty, had a lot of science concepts (some easy, and some you really needed to think about). I was slightly confused the majority of the time. I think it was just too witty for me. #LitsySciFiBookClub

TheSpineView Great job! I agree on the witty comment. 3w
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Forever My Girl | Heidi McLaughlin
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Mehso-so

2✨ I don‘t want to spoil anything for the buddy read. I‘m sure all of us agree that Liam and Josie were really close to crossing a line that none of us wanted to read. Liam is a bad boy as his rock star self and not nice to women. That was another issue I know I had through this book. Then Josie couldn‘t seem to think with her own mind. It was a hard read, and I‘d like to continue to give it a chance in the next book. #LittensLoveRomanace

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Mother Dear: A Thriller | Nova Lee Maier
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Last day of school with typically less than 10 students in each class. Reading through the tagged, and not agreeing with Helen‘s husband. 😱

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One for the Money (Revised) | Janet Evanovich
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3✨The storyline for me was not enjoyable at the beginning. The crude wording throughout the book is something I would expect from a male author, but the characters did cause me to care about them. I want to continue the series, but maybe not own the rest. The mystery gave a good dose of twists and turns, and there was a lot of laugh out loud moments. #DogsofLitsy “Monica”

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🐾❤️ 3w
dabbe #magnificentmonica 🖤🐾🖤 3w
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Murder in the Family | Cara Hunter
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Not perfect, but definitely better than what I had before. Yay! I can actually enjoy my space again. 🥹 Why yes… I do have a build a bear addiction. 🤣

Roary47 @Texreader @Ruthiella @dabbe So you don‘t miss the finished product. 💛 3w
Ruthiella Awesome! And you even have a little extra space for more books (or bears). 😅 3w
Texreader Awww! That‘s wonderful! 3w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3w
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One for the Money (Revised) | Janet Evanovich
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I‘m going to audio-build my new bedroom bookshelf. Hoping to get it together tonight.

Texreader Good luck! Post finished pics when you can! 3w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3w
Ruthiella Awesome! Definitely let us see the results! 😃 3w
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Check out my new makeup! 😍🥰💛

slategreyskies It‘s not Twilight without glitter! Love it! 🤍✨ 3w
dabbe Just don't put it over your whole body! 🤩😂🤗 3w
Roary47 @slategreyskies Yes!! Love the glitter shadows. @dabbe I‘m all for glitter, but yes, the body glitter in white is for my daughter‘s dance performance. They love the glitter. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it! 😍 3w
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4✨I see the real value in this book because I did something similar. This author did something really brave and went out of her comfort zone to learn not to be so scared to try something new. I got this as a gift one year because they thought the title alone reflected me so well.

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Kiss the Girl | Zoraida Cordova
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5✨ I love this series! This one is a little mermaid retelling about two singers. It follows the story most of us grew up knowing from Disney, but oh man is it better than I expected. 🥰 #SeriesLove @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

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Kiss the Girl | Zoraida Cordova
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“I was shaving,” he shouted. 😱😅🤣

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Happy Birthday | Danielle Steel
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Best part of my birthday today was taking my Mom and Sister with me to our library. Honestly, I kidnapped them and they enjoyed every minute. 🤣 Plus, S got a book too. 🥰 I got the tagged and two others. 🥰

Ruthiella Yay! Books for everyone! And Happy Birthday to you . 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
Roary47 @Ruthiella Thank you! 🥰💛 1mo
Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 1mo
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Roary47 @Librarybelle Thank you! 1mo
dabbe HB! Lovely photo, too! 💙🩵💙 1mo
Roary47 @dabbe Thank you! 1mo
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Down the Rabbit Hole | J. D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Mary Kay McComas, R.C. Ryan
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3✨ A cute time travel romance short (that took me forever to read) Alice and Weston are a couple in the 1800s that do not marry because of how society would look at them. When they go to the future because of a magic coin they learn what is truly important.

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I spoiled myself for Mother‘s Day with a new cup from Dunkin and getting some books. My birthday is coming up Tuesday so I also got a bedroom corner bookshelf/stuffies home. Definitely will post when I receive that and get it set up. 🥰💛 Happy Mother‘s Day to all the lovely mothers out there! I hope it is filled with love, reading, and relaxation.

Ruthiella Happy Mother‘s Day to you! 😃 1mo
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4✨ I enjoyed this one more than the previous books. We meet Ned, maybe again, but this I think might be his official introduction. The young sleuth stumbles on a mystery when there is a bad house fire. She finds what looks to be a diary written in Swedish. This could be the clue she needs to help out a sweet family trying to make a good life for their daughter, Honey. #NancyDrewBR @Librarybelle

Librarybelle The blanket looks very comfy! 1mo
Roary47 @Librarybelle Yes! It‘s my favorite. 🥰 1mo
Librarybelle 😁 1mo
Bklover This sounds like a perfect read to go with all of the GOT reading! 1mo
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3✨The last book from the kickstarter that Sanderson did. Nomad the wanderer to me is someone who doesn‘t want to keep running from world to world, but he is trying to escape his past that keeps following him. He is a good soul because his current world he stops at proves to be inhabited by an enslaved people. Very well developed world that this author is really good with. Story line that has the reader wanting justice for those that are wronged.⬇️

Roary47 Unusual curse words. I enjoyed this, but not as much as Tress. #SeriesLove completed series! Ish… @Andrew65 @TheSpineView (edited) 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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#5joysFriday well, it was/is teacher appreciation week. I felt very loved each day this week. 🥰💛

Ruthiella Nice! 😊 1mo
IndoorDame 💗💗💗💗💗 1mo
kspenmoll Same here( Teacher Appreciation Week)- It‘s a wonderful experience that brightens up these last days… 1mo
DebinHawaii I love your joys! 💛💛💛 Teacher Appreciation Week is so important!🏆Thank you for what you do & thanks for joining in & spreading the joy! 🤗 1mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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Found another great place to read lately. I‘ve been so busy with grading I‘m trying to gain any place I can. E is too busy to really need me anyways. 🤷‍♀️🥰#NancyDrewBR @Librarybelle

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww ❤️ 1mo
Ruthiella I love how infants can entertain themselves that way. Every thing is new and worth investigating! ❤️ 1mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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Down the Rabbit Hole | J. D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Mary Kay McComas, R.C. Ryan
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I‘ve been as lazy as 3 kids would allow me to be. 50 pages left of the current story. (Book 2 in the collection)

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
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2✨ I DNF‘d this because I felt really lost. I was hoping for understanding in the topic, and man there was an information! It goes through several peoples real life events in interviews. I listened to this so it got very confusing very quickly. I can‘t say there was a timeline since there was a lot of different situations. I want to say it was mostly linear. I‘m going to research this a bit more and maybe try this again as a physical read.

Roary47 #FoodandLit Venezuela 🇻🇪 1mo
Texreader Yikes. I‘ve seen good reviews for it so I‘m glad to hear your opinion on it. 1mo
Roary47 @Texreader Audio was just a bad idea for this one. There was a lot of info and it was hard to follow along with in this format. 1mo
Catsandbooks Aw too bad 🇻🇪 1mo
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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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I‘m interested to see if Fourth Wing can be beat. 😍💛

Meshell1313 It ended up being my 2023 fav in my bracket! 1mo
Roary47 @Meshell1313 😍 I‘m so glad I didn‘t wait like I normally do. 🥰 1mo
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Anna K | Jenny Lee
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No contest at the moment. Anna K is winning because it‘s the only one I didn‘t like. The others I just didn‘t get into.

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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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My April reads. 3- 5✨ reads and 2 DNFs with a total of 17 books. 😍🥰💛

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The Lighthouse | Jessie Newton
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3✨ Friends come together for their friend when her husband passes away. They uncover a lot of buried truths as they clean out his work area. Some of these secrets are why many of them do not come back to their hometown(s) that are a collection of island/ coastal areas gathered together. ⬇️

Roary47 As the first book there is naturally an information dump. For 5+ characters it was a lot to keep track of. I‘m not going to continue since it was so much background I didn‘t develop an interest in the characters. #Readyourkindle April @CBee 1mo
CBee Hopefully the next one will be better 😊 1mo
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3✨ I liked how this was put together. There are 8 bear types discussed that happen to be in different regions and continents around the world. The book separated them in sections so they can be discussed one at a time. The author goes to these areas to talk to community members on the experience. There is bear attacks, rehabilitation, animal behavior discoveries, and general knowledge of the bears. It is very informative and enjoyable to read. ⬇️

Roary47 Read for #Naturalitsy 1mo
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Oh man what a place to have to stop when lunch is over. My students tell me I can keep reading. So sweet… but I know they just want an excuse to not work today. Teenagers. 😅🤣 #NancyDrewBR @Librarybelle

Librarybelle 😂 Oh boy!! 1mo
dabbe How helpful is that? #stinkingadorable 🤩😂🤗 1mo
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Did we finally meet Ned?! #NancyDrewBR @Librarybelle 🤩🤩🤩

Librarybelle OMG! 1mo
dabbe Yahoo! 🤩 1mo
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Ruthiella He‘s back from Europe ! 😂 1mo
Ruthiella Wait! I just got to this part and she‘s never met him before? Holy continuity failure Batman! Unless it was a DIFFERENT Ned referenced in 1mo
Roary47 @Ruthiella I‘m thinking this is why I can‘t remember how she met Ned. He has different origin stories. 😅 1mo
DGRachel I was just coming to see if anyone else was as confused about this as I am! @Librarybelle @Ruthiella @Roary47 😂 1mo
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4✨I think this was my favorite one so far! Not a lot of danger, but at least it was tame and believable for curious teens. I was reading this during lunch breaks, and I think I‘m going to keep that up. Read for #NancyDrewBR @Librarybelle

Librarybelle This was a good one! 1mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Up way too late, but I got my #BookspinBingo ready for May @TheAromaofBooks I‘m going to focus on my series that I have wayyyy to much of @TheSpineView @Andrew65

TheSpineView Good luck! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
Andrew65 Have a good reading month. 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Four days left of April! 😱 I would like to finish my #NancyDrewBR #NaturalLitsy #FoodandLit catch up with #ReadingWesteros #GOTChapteraDay and finish The Lighthouse for #ReadmyKindle whew… I better get started. @Andrew65 @Librarybelle @AllDebooks @5feet.of.fury @CBee

Librarybelle Great goals! 2mo
Andrew65 Best of luck 😊 2mo
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The 5th Wave | Richard Yancey
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4✨Another book that has been on my list forever. Cassie is our main POV, a teen in high school, before the 1st Wave in an alien attack on the planet. Her family manage to escape several of the waves until they get split up. It turns into who can you trust. There is a little romance, family ties, and working on taking their planet back. It was really good, there was real danger for the characters. It was a bit predictable. Plus lots of characters.

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Ready or Not | Cara Bastone
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5✨We start off knowing our main character had a one night stand and ended up pregnant. As her baby grows, she does too. Discovering what she wants in life, what really matters, and what goals she wants in the future she needs to work for. Excellent character development, funny, heartfelt, and completely entertaining. #LittensLoveRomance @StayCurious

StayCurious I loved it too! 2mo
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Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Movie night! 😍

Bookwormjillk Ohhh good idea 2mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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4✨ This book was a true work of art. Starting off with the pure symphony of descriptive writing. The twists and turns were amazing, and completely unexpected. This is one I‘ll need to read again because there is so much depth I‘m pretty sure I missed something. While I don‘t like the relationship or the fact that I know the narrators thoughts, but not her name was an interesting element. Definitely would recommend.

Ruthiella It‘s such a great book to read-read! The first time is so fantastic because of the twist and turns of the plot but on second reading you can concentrate on how Du Maurier lays the groundwork. 2mo
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