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Karons1

Karons1

Joined November 2021

Book 📚Addict #alwaysreading ,hufflepuff & dog 🐶 mummy & suffering from serve Tsundoku
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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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Finished this book 📖 with a final toe dip in the beautifuld 🤩 Aegean Sea 🌊 omg 😳 paper palace bloody loved it ! Will be in my top 5 books 📚 of the year , her writing style does remind me of Ann patchett , it‘s compared to where the crawdads sing but far far better in my opinion I hope 🤞 it‘s made into a 🎥 film…. Who wouldn‘t be in love with Jonas

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Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
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#bookspin #doublespin #octoberbingo
#9 house of fortune #10 a terrible kindness
Very happy 😃 with my October bingo picks 🥰 happy reading 📖 🤓all @TheAromaofBooks thanks ☺️ again !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!!! 4d
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Extraordinary October | Diana Wagman
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#october #bookbingo #bookspin #doublespin
Not a too spooky 👻 list the dancing tree, the ex hex has to go on and the sentence , the foundling , spirited , the mercies and o‘caledonia all spooky 👻 reads 📖 🤓so let‘s see what the numbers are …..thank you @TheAromaofBooks 😊

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4d
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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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Our alast day in Greece 🇬🇷 I‘m really enjoying this ! But il be very sad 😢 to leave such a beautiful island 🏝 people and place and the heat & head back to a cold 🥶 wet uk 🇬🇧 with a delusional prime minister who in a week manages to crash 💥the pound kill everyone with a mortgage 💸and have no empathy for people less fortunate than her 😕no wonder 💭 we want to stay in Greece 🇬🇷 it‘ll be a winter of discontent!

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Holiday reading 📖 😎☺️

Vansa I LOVE these books 7d
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Mary Jane | Jessica Anya Blau
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Next 😆😎

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Lizzie and Dante | Mary Bly
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Ummmm 🤨 the title of this book is Lizzie and Dante & the attraction / get together happens pretty quickly but then , unlike ALL romances this author decides to drift off and give centre stage to the b list characters ! Who cares about grey and Rohan and ruby ?? Why was ruby even in it ?? Page 180 and Lizzie and Dante have had just one passionate night written about , Etta is a great character but no where near enough about Lizzie & Dante . Shame

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Lizzie and Dante | Mary Bly
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Next on the holiday reading 📖 list 😀

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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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The perfect 🤩 beach 🏖 read ! Loved it, love Taylor Jenkins Reid‘s style of writing and I love tennis 🎾 so perfect for me. What can beat reading 📖 a great book on the beach

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Bloody love it 😍 perfect beach read and as a tennis fan it‘s fabulous
#thatsitimofftowimbledon #tyrdoesitagain love the references to Daisy Jones and the six and Malibu rising

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The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
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Amazing should have won the womens prize in my humble opinion. It‘s a remarkable book I can‘t believe it‘s a debut it‘s one of the best books Iv read this year in my top 5 for sure ! There is a lot of pain so be warned and the abuse pages are hard to read but the author handled those amazingly.I could easily have gone on to read another 100 plus pages , Now on to trespasses so today Iv gone from Trinidad to Northern Ireland 😆

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The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
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Bath time reads - wow 🤩 the devil the bread the knead is a remarkable book I can‘t believe it‘s a debut it‘s one of the best books Iv read this year in my top 5 for sure ! There is a lot of pain so be warned and the abuse pages are hard to read but the author handled those amazingly . I could easily have gone on to read another 100 plus pages . Now on to trespasses so today Iv gone from Trinidad 🇹🇹 to Northern Ireland

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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Come and read with me in the orchard 😊☺️ 🍎 mixed reviews for this so let‘s see …..

LeahBergen Great photo! 1mo
Cathythoughts Yes , lovely picture ♥️ 1mo
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The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
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Just started ! Finally 😅😀

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The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
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Could be the last time of reading 📖 in the sunshine ☀️ in the uk I‘m not ready for autumn 🍂 😩Iv had a couple of slow reading months so September will be better ! Planning to definitely read the bread the devil knead , the paper palace for bookclub & the prime of miss Jean Brodie & trespass by Louise Kennedy all have wonderful reviews 🤩🤩happy September folks 😘

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My bookclub august pick and my #doublespin pick #augustreads #bookspin #augustbookbingo so far all who have read have loved 🥰 it !

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The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
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Mehso-so

A strange little nouvelle , I watched the film on Netflix when it first came out , which was brilliantly acted and directed. The film focuses more on Ledas obsession with Nina , her daughter Elena & husband Toni and his Dubious extended family. However to me the book is 95% about Leda‘s struggles with motherhood when she‘s a young mum in her 20s, now in her late 40s she‘s looking back onthat time. Aquick easyread but nowhere near asgood as others

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Shrines of Gaiety | Kate Atkinson
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I do hope this one makes it to thetv just like life after life ; based on the true story of the sohonightclub owner in the ‘20s Kate Meyrick aka Nellie Coker. Iparticularly loved Frobisherthe detective & thewonderful GwendolynKeeling andhandsome Niven, feisty and toughFreda and disillusioned Florence wonderful ! A sprawling yarn of 20s London the toffs the seedy under world , with wonderful characters ,which all draws to a nail biting brilliantend

TrishB I can‘t wait to read this 😁 2mo
Karons1 @TrishB you are gonna love ❤️ it , enjoy 😊 x x. X 2mo
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I‘m obsessed with the Disney tv show Mormonism doesn‘t really exist to any great extend in the UK we have Quakers & the Plymouth brenthren but very small minorities so Iv found this harrowing, any religion can quickly turn into fundamentalism IRA claim to be Catholic,Taliban claim to be Muslim etc so Iv had to Get the book to wrap my head around the insanity the corruption.those poor women ! Crying out for help to their church; lambs to slaughter

marleed I read the book many years ago. The show is inspired by the book but the book is quite different in it‘s telling. It should give more perspective and history since you are interested. 2mo
Karons1 @marleed hi 👋🏻 thank you 😊 that‘s great ! It‘s only 99p on kindle here in the uk 🇬🇧 thanks again x x. X 2mo
marleed It‘s fascinating. I first learned of this author when the tagged was published. I became fascinated by those who attempt and summit MyEverest, and I followed him ever since. I grew up in SW Montana - close to the Utah border where the Mormon influence is strong, so UtBH fascinated me. Also, one of my great grandfathers immigrated from Whales to America via the Mormon trail! I was not raised Mormon though. 2mo
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Graceland | Bethan Roberts
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I love Bethan Roberts writing but in parts I really struggled with this booknot because of the style of writing or the way the story‘s been told,it‘s just we know the heart break that‘s coming,has anyone lived suchatragic life as ElvisPresleyWhat an evil man the colonelwas ,Iv also beento see thefilm which is truly outstanding!Oscar winners there.So in myopinion this bookis amust for all Elvisfans or anyone wanting toknow more abouthis rise tofame

andrew61 Interesting as I saw the film on Monday, loved it, but know little about his life. Will try and give it a go. 2mo
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Iv come back to this one for a few quick short stories on a busy day ; most have been so-so but peach 🍑 cobbler is by far the best at the mo

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Shrines of Gaiety | Kate Atkinson

Any blurb on this ? I‘m reading an arc and so far not sure 🤔 where it‘s heading … sometimes high rating don‘t conform to the same book your reading !

charl08 Lucky you with the ARC! 2mo
Karons1 @char108 thank you ☺️ il let you know how it goes 😉 2mo
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Mehso-so

enjoyed it but didn‘t love 💕 it - perhaps would have loved it more in my 20s still a worthwhile read to see what all the fuss is about 😆

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Unsettled Ground | Claire Fuller
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Wow 🤩 this book blew me away ! It made me sad 😢 it made me angry 😤 it made me cry 😭 it made me laugh 😂 I absolutely loved 🥰 it ! Definitely one of my favourite books of the year . Fantastic bookclub pick -highly recommended !

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Unsettled Ground | Claire Fuller
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It‘s good 👍 but oh my goodness it‘s depressing !

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Idol | Louise O'Neill
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Not a bad summer read at all does remind me of a woman I worked with years ago who is now a wealthy wellness guru I sometimes look at her feeds and think what a load of nonsense & people get rich from This because people pay to be told or sold something they‘re looking for .

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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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Wow ? this novella is brilliant ?part of my library ? haul , Sarah moss is a wonderful writer. Iv rejoined a local library partly because I have a huge TBR and now begrudge paying (d0 for a hardback and 8.99 or 9.99 for a paperback if I don‘t like it ; back to front I know but anything I do like from the library ? il then go out and buy it for my collection ?keep cool ? in the heatwave folks ?

BarbaraBB You‘ve got some more great books on show in that picture 😍 3mo
jlhammar Ghost Wall is so good! Unsettled Ground is also fantastic. 3mo
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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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Wow ? this novella is brilliant ?part of my library ? haul , Sarah moss is a wonderful writer. Iv rejoined a local library partly because I have a huge TBR and now begrudge paying (d0 for a hardback and 8.99 or 9.99 for a paperback if I don‘t like it ; back to front I know but anything I do like from the library ? il then go out and buy it for my collection ?keep cool ? in the heatwave folks ?

SamAnne I now read everything of hers. This novel floored me. 3mo
Karons1 @SamAnne hi 👋🏻 it‘s amazing isn‘t it , I had to stop and tell my husband & say to him how lucky we were as kids not to have a bully and a brute for a father , silivie & her mother made excuses for him ! Brilliant book 3mo
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Idol | Louise O'Neill
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Ooohhh already loving 🥰 this : Sam millet is one of those characters you just love to hate . Perfect 👍 lazy sunny day read

TrishB Enjoyed this one 👍🏻 3mo
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Graceland | Bethan Roberts
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Bethan roberts is a phenomenal writer I adored my policeman last year and can‘t wait to see our own Harry styles in the film adaptation. Anyway this is more of the story of elvis‘s childhood it‘s v well written but not as engaging as I‘d hoped , unless it‘s a childrens adventure story I‘m not great on reading about kids and their parents - apart from the wonderful cazalet chronicles. This‘ll be a 3.5 star ⭐️ read for me i think

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So I‘m going into the Guinness book 📕of records for catching covid in 2 consecutive months,first on a plane ,then from a ship! So catching up on the bbc between the covers tv bookshow : jo brand recommended this,an eyewitness account of some of the fascinating moments in history. Such as Caesar invading Britain, dinner with Attila the Hun, human sacrifice with aztecs, the assassination of Lincoln, a mastectomy before anaesthesia etc fascinating !

Dragon Take care 💐 hope you feel better soon! 3mo
Karons1 @Dragon thank you ☺️ thankfully 😅 2nd time around it‘s been alot easier x. X x 3mo
Dragon Glad to hear that, take care 💚🐉 3mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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I should be shocked 😯 to read the outlander books have been banned in schools / colleges in Florida, but then again with the awful 😣devastating news of the abortion ban & a woman‘s rights to her own uterus being taken away im not that surprised 😲 what craziness are the politicians & authoritarians imposing on the states 🤷‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

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Rachel's Holiday | Marian Keyes
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Im on a cruise 🚢 with my mum around west , south of France 🇫🇷 and northern Spain 🇪🇸 it‘s not really a relaxing 😎 holiday so Iv Hardly read anything ! But when I have Iv picked up Rachel‘s holiday and laughed out loud from my sunbed 😆
#holidayreading
#junereads

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One of the big jubilee reads ; if I hadn‘t have been so busy I could have easily finished in a day or two ; it‘s a wonderful modern classic of the wind rush generation first coming to a cold bleak post war London with rationing still in place. Funny and poignant it‘s a great read

batsy Great review! Love this book. 4mo
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Rachel's Holiday | Marian Keyes
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Started this in the bath with a big mug of hot chocolate with the bfg! Hot chocolate in June what‘s going on ? British weather that‘s what ! Anyway loving this already it‘s like reading the Derry girls . Page 19 when mum knows Anna is a junkie and now suspects Rachel is “ I don‘t know what they do with all that bloody tinfoil , I really don‘t , Anna goes through it like wildfire “🤣🤣
#junereads
#preholidayreads
#rachelsholiday

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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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What a marvel ! Why did I put off reading this for so long ! In essence it‘s just a story about two families becoming linked to each other through divorce but my goodness it‘s so much more than that ! Loved 🥰 it ! If I had to describe it to a non reader I‘d say is the book version of the wonderful bbc series the split . I enjoyed the Dutch house by patchett but it doesn‘t pack a punch 🤛 like this .

Graywacke Enjoyed your post. I thought this was quietly a terrific book. 4mo
Desha Such a cute puppy! I‘m a dog mom too and have two fur babies Star (cocker spaniel) and Sophie (Morkie). They add so much to my life (and my reading life)! ♥️🐶📚 4mo
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I had a great reading 📖 month in may partly due to our sunny 😎 poolside holiday ; 9 books in total and started a 10th 🙌plus Nearly managed a bingo ! #maybingo lessons in chemistry 🧪 was my pick of the month & so far my favourite book 📖 of the year , adored it 🥰 also loved the girl with the lounding voice, the soulmate equation & the novella evidence of the affair
#mayreads
#lessonsinchemistry
#favouritebooks

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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My purchases from our north Norfolk jubilee weekend and 2nd Hand bookshop visits ; I finally managed to get a second hand copy of Dune which is my #doublespin #junebingo 😆 it‘s also a buddy read for me with @supanovashelley ☺️let‘s see if I adore it as much as the film 🎥

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I Love You, Bingo | Jacky Davis
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@TheAromaofBooks I‘m late posting my list as Wev been away & I promise Iv not cheated 😆I did switch book no 9 before the number came out ; so my June bingo books are the English patient & dune 😊
#junebookbingo
#bookspin
#doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Never too late to BookSpin!!! 4mo
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I Love You, Bingo | Jacky Davis
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Brazen head books of burnham market in north Norfolk such a gorgeous little market town 😌

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I Love You, Bingo | Jacky Davis
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I‘m late with my bingo list and card as Wev been in glorious north Norfolk , had to visit bookworms quaint second hand bookshop in Cromer & Brazen head books in lovely 🥰 burnham market ☺️
@TheAromaofBooks

thereadingpal Oh it looks lovely 4mo
mabell What a pretty, welcoming-looking shop! Is this it? 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Sounds like a lovely reason to be late!!! 4mo
Karons1 @mabell good morning yes 🙌 it is ☺️I picked up dune in there as it‘s been on my list forever & never seem to find it second hand ! And a Barbara pymm book 📖 who Iv never read but been told I must ! The fish and chips shop across the road is a naughty divine treat too 🐽🐽but sadly it‘s not dog 🐶 friendly ; also check out burnham markets two bookshops if your in the area it‘s my tradition to purchase from all when I‘m visiting 😆 4mo
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A great 😌 read to dip in and out of on a short break : reading 📖 in the cottage garden by the sea with my girl 🐶🥰

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Of course we listened to the talk and then had to visit the book 📚 shop 🏬 😆

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Wer in north Norfolk for the queens 👸🏼 jubilee weekend & have just caught lady glenconner in burnham market talking about the coronation 70years ago where she attended the queen , absolutely fascinating lady & a great 👍 read .

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Junebug | Cherie Doyen

@TheAromaofBooks I‘m late ⏰ posting my list il get on it 🫡 😆thanks so much for doing this it‘s great 😌 fun it‘s helping reduce my TBR pile and Iv tried 2 new authors ✍️ 👏🏻
#bookspinbingo #doublespin #junereads #junebookbingo 😊

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Never too late to #BookSpin - and the numbers don't post until tomorrow!!! 4mo
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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Wow 🤩 this book is good 👍 why oh why haven‘t I read any Ann Patchett before she‘s a seriously good storyteller ! #maybookbingo #doublespin #annpatchett
And why do all my photos have my dogs 🐶 in 😆because they snuggle 🤗 with me when I‘m reading 📖

SteveWJones She owns the main independent bookstore here in Nashville! 4mo
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Ooouuuu can‘t wait to read this one , published here on 9th June ; I adore the cazalet chronicles and haven‘t found much to rival them - this sounds like the one ☝️
#thewhalebonetheatre
#joannaquinn
#debutnovel
#cazaletchronicles

LeahBergen Well! I‘ll definitely be buying this one! 😮 4mo
Cathythoughts Stacking 😁 4mo
EvieBee I‘m currently reading this series and loving it, so thanks for the heads up. Just preordered it! ❤️ 4mo
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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Next read on the bingo list & my first Ann patchett will I be a new fan ?
#bookbingo
#maybingo
#couldbeabingo 3 days left !

JamieArc Ann Patchett has a huge love for her dog, so even if you don‘t like her writing, you‘ll like that about her 😊 4mo
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Maybe in Another Life: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Not bad , not great an easy read , prefer TJR‘s later works as other reviewers have said very sliding doors

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I tried 😭