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Joined February 2020

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If you love sci-fi, horror, The Twilight Zone, and The X-Files, check out L.I.O.S. wherever you listen to podcasts! The first four episodes are available now.

#horror #scifi #monsteroftheweek #literary #mystery

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My August #bookspin list. I will also participate in #bookspinbingo. Thank you!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Bailedbailed

This author writes very beautifully and I will read whatever she comes out with next. But I could not get behind this Gatsby story told from Jordan Baker‘s perspective. I think she was trying to make Jordan sound like Nick Carraway but instead of sympathizing with Gatsby, Jordan is on Daisy‘s side. There‘s too much Daisy analysis. And she makes Gatsby seem like a jerk. I love Gatsby too much so I can‘t deal with any negative portrayal. Bailed.

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't the right fit!!! 4mo
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Of Women and Salt | Gabriela Garcia
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book was beautifully written. I really liked reading about each generation‘s female experience as an immigrant in America and living in Cuba contrasted with a mother and daughter illegal immigrants and their experience with deportation. My favorite sequence was home with the panther. Recommend. This was my #bookspinbingo No. 24 pick.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4mo
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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I cannot express how much I love this author! This is another fantastic ghost story mystery. The ghost is creepy, the mysteries in the present day timeline and past timeline were perfect, and the villains were excellent despicable characters. Thank you #sundaybuddyread for pumping this up. Can‘t wait for our August St. James pick! This was my July #bookspin No. 20 pick! Recommend!!!

TheBookHippie YAY!!!!!! I just love her books!!! 4mo
mollyrotondo @TheBookHippie me too! And I‘m now so pumped to start our August pick tomorrow afternoon!! She just writes an excellent ghost story and mystery. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
Sargar114 This one is probably my favorite St. James, so delightfully creepy! 4mo
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The Comeback | Ella Berman
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ This one moved a little too slowly for me. I really liked the beginning, but then the book dragged. I very much enjoyed discussing this book with the #sundaybuddyread as always! One more discussion on Sunday!!

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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ I liked the concept of friends going on vacation together. The “they are friends but secretly in love with each other” plot device is so played out that I wish it was really just about two friends. I of course was rooting for the couple though. I got annoyed that the story puts a conflict close to the end so that they have to fight and makeup. I‘m tired of that too. It was a somewhat enjoyable read for book club but just not for me.

mollyrotondo This was my #bookspinbingo No. 22 pick. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yeah, I enjoyed this one but didn't love it. I was also way over Poppy dogging on Ohio nonstop since that's where I live haha 4mo
mollyrotondo @TheAromaofBooks awww 😆 I totally get it. It gets so annoying when I book continuously rags on your home state. Oh goodness. I felt like it could have avoided certain contemporary romance tropes like having a conflict close to the end and the characters have to make up, but she drove right into it like every other romance. The conflict already happened before the book started. We didn‘t need yet another “break up” moment. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes, exactly! I did enjoy this one, but definitely as a one-off read, not one I'd pick up again. However, I liked Henry's first book better, so I'll probably still check out whatever she writes next. 4mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ For my birthday, my boyfriend got me this amazing classic sci-fi book that I have had difficulty finding over the years ❤️ It was so amazing! I loved how we go from picturing this small town as perfect to the characters finally starting to see how much the town is dying making it easy for an invader to take over. I also learned about the Mattoon Maniac from this book. Really great sci-fi read! Recommend!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a fun middle grade read. It takes a lot from Alice‘s Adventure in Wonderland. It is pretty dark, has a very likable female lead character, has a fun cast, and an interesting “villain”. I enjoyed this one.

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This is my July #bookspin list. I will attempt #bookspinbingo again as well! Thank you!!!!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 5mo
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⭐️⭐️ I really disliked this book mainly because the author chose to portray Jesus as only a man playing a very domestic role. She makes him seem like a jerk in his relationship which is not the Jesus we know from the Bible. I felt like there was no reason to make the character of Ana married to Jesus since her story was so little affected by Jesus‘s ministry and crucifixion. I had a lot of issues with this one. This was my #doublespin No. 6 pick

KatieDid927 Yeah I felt like it didn‘t work at all. 5mo
mollyrotondo @KatieDid927 yeah it did not make sense. She should have just done a story about a woman from that time but have her be completely unrelated to Jesus. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks I haven't read this one, but from the synopsis & various reviews, it kind of feels like she decided to use Jesus more for the shock value than because it actually add something to her story. It just seems really disrespectful to me. 5mo
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mollyrotondo @TheAromaofBooks I thought it was very disrespectful. And yes it seemed like she related it to Jesus for shock value. She learns nothing from Jesus‘s ministry so I don‘t understand why bother making her his wife. And her portrayal of Jesus made him seem like every other jerk of a man. Not abusive or anything like that but just a jerk. It‘s like she decided to take religious historical figures and remove the divinity which doesn‘t work for Jesus. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes, it seems like there are many ways she could have told this story without using it as a way to attempt to un-deify Jesus/belittle someone many people believe to be God. Although I'm extra weird about it, probably, because in general I'm not a huge fan of historical fiction where the main character is an actual real person - it seems so presumptive for someone centuries later to decide what that person would have said/thought/done. 5mo
mollyrotondo @TheAromaofBooks exactly!!! It would have worked better to just have her be a more progressive woman during that era who maybe heard rumblings of a man named Jesus. But keep the story focused on a woman trying to have her voice be heard at that place and time. I don‘t like it either when the author uses a real person in historical fiction. Maybe an “inspired by” story but not whatever this is. 5mo
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A Good Marriage | Kimberly McCreight
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I very much enjoyed this crime drama/murder mystery. I thought the author did a good job using a murder mystery to highlight flaws in seemingly perfect marriages. The characters were amazingly despicable. Certain characters I felt were more realistic than others. I recommend for crime drama lovers. This was my #bookspin No. 5 pick!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 5mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I am very happy that #sundaybuddyread turned me on to this book since I normally don‘t read memoirs on my own. I learned a lot about group therapy and how certain people can benefit from it. I even found some life improvement tips that I can follow myself. I appreciate Tate putting her story out there for us to read. This was my #bookspinbingo No. 24 pick.

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Really enjoyed this gothic cyber punk whodunnit. Gideon‘s character was amazingly funny and sarcastic and the dynamic between her and Harrow was so real and gritty. The world building was incredible and the monster fight scenes were really intense. The only thing I didn‘t like was the bickering between necromancers and cavs. But definitely recommend to sci-fi/fantasy lovers. This was my #bookspinbingo No 22 pick.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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Can anyone please suggest book podcasts that they really love? I have been listening to The Bookstore podcast for the past year and love it! I‘d like to try to explore other really fun, informative book podcasts. Any suggestions? Thank you!!!

DGRachel @Liberty ‘s All The Books podcast is the first I ever listened to - her enthusiasm is infectious and it always makes my TBR explode. 5mo
Chrissyreadit I highly recommend AStrong Sense of Place, all the Bookriot podcasts and three Littens have bookish podcasts I follow: Reading Envy, Reading Squad, and Well-Read. 5mo
Susanita Second Strong Sense of Place (in a momentary hiatus so now is a good time to catch up) and All the Books. While on bookriot site check out their other podcasts too. 5mo
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Susanita Also What Should I Read Next and Reading Women, which will explode your TBR. 5mo
mollyrotondo Oh these are amazing @DGRachel @Chrissyreadit @Susanita I am going to try all of these this week! Thank you so much for sharing!!! ❤️ 5mo
Graywacke If Backlisted interests, then you might really like it. Smart and fun. Each episode is themed on somewhat forgotten gem, but there‘s also a lot of talk about whatever the hosts and guests are reading. 5mo
Amie Overdue is a really good book podcast 5mo
mollyrotondo @Graywacke thank you for this suggesting! I love being exposed to “forgotten gems” since I am always looking for different things to read behind the buzzy reads. I will listen to this show too this week! 5mo
mollyrotondo @Amie thank you! This looks fun! I see Nancy Drew was a recent pick! I will check this out! 5mo
Kimberlone Overdue podcast is my favorite book podcast. Love Andrew and Craig‘s banter and there are so many episodes you can just listen to the ones of books you‘ve already read. Their episodes on Twilight and 50 shades are hilarious! 5mo
mollyrotondo @Kimberlone 🤣 awesome! The picks look like a lot of fun! I‘ll look out for the Twilight and Fifty Shades episodes! This is fantastic! Thank you! 5mo
peanutnine Reading glasses is my favorite podcast ever! They talk about book culture in general and also do book recommendations occasionally, but the two hosts are hilarious and I love it so much 5mo
Ruthiella I second the recommendations of Reading Envy and Backlisted. If you don‘t mind some snark, I also listen to Literary Disco and Book Fight. I also love Tea or Books, which also covers a lot of hidden, mid century books. And for contemporary book, I love So Many Damn Books. 😀 (edited) 5mo
Johanna414 I have nothing to add except that I just took a screenshot of all the comments so I could look up all these podcasts myself.. 5mo
mollyrotondo @peanutnine excellent! Thank you! 5mo
mollyrotondo @Ruthiella these all look great! I couldn‘t find I love So Many Damn Books. Is this a podcast or maybe a YouTube channel? It didn‘t come up in my search in the Podcast app for some reason. Thank you for these recommendations! 5mo
mollyrotondo @Johanna414 I‘m so glad you are finding everyone‘s recommendations useful for you too!!! 5mo
Ruthiella @mollyrotondo it‘s just “So Many Damn Books”. 😀 https://www.somanydamnbooks.com (edited) 5mo
merelybookish Another endorsement for Backlisted and Tea & Books. I would add You're Booked, Slightly Foxed, and Our Shelves with Lucy Scholes. 5mo
Birdsong28 Wokefield which is about The Sweet Valley High series. Also On the Road with Penquin Classics. "Listen — Adrienne Gunn" http://www.adriennegunn.com/wokefield "On the Road with Penguin Classics – UK Podcasts" https://uk-podcasts.co.uk/podcast/on-the-road-with-penguin-classics 5mo
LazyOwl I love sword and laser for scifi and fantasy reads 5mo
janeycanuck I think most of what I listen to has already been mentioned - the BookRiot podcasts are great because they have a bunch of different genre podcasts (I‘m a huge fan of Read or Dead!) Strong Sense of Place has skyrocketed to the top of my favs list, it‘s so good!And Behind the Mic is great for audio listeners - they feature a different audio each weekday and it‘s only about 5-8 minutes long. 5mo
MamaGina If you happen to have an interest in Golden Age mysteries, Shedunnit is an excellent podcast. Also been enjoying Diving In out of Australia and The History of Literature for deep dives into the classics. 5mo
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A Gambling Man | David Baldacci
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was my first Baldacci read. The story was very enjoyable and there was a solid mystery that kept me turning the magic. I did have a problem with how the strong female characters would disappear from the story for huge chunks of time. And it very much felt like he didn‘t know how to write for a female character. But it was pretty good. This was my #bookspinbingo No. 23 pick.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An excellent account of racism and explanation of how the U.S. is built on a caste system like India and Nazi Germany. I thought her explanations of what led to the 2016 election outcome were extremely clear and helped me wrap my brain around how the last four years happened in my own backyard. This book gathered all my questions of “Why?” and “How?” and provided the answer of the sickness of systemic racism. Recommend.

SamAnne Such a great read. 6mo
mollyrotondo @SamAnne I learned so much. This is a really important book I think. 6mo
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Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ I am giving this a generous 3 ⭐️. It started off with really interesting ideas and conversations about Christianity and if you could bring Christianity to the fae, creatures that ultimately have no souls. The descriptions of the faeland and the fae creatures were very interesting. But ultimately the story goes nowhere. Interesting plot points get started but don‘t amount to anything. The incest theme is tough to read. Not my favorite read.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ So I didn‘t get to my April #bookspin No. 13 pick in April, but I have finally read this second adult book by Emezi. I really liked reading about Vivek‘s family‘s love, hurt, sadness, and confusion. It lost me when the story started to become a coming-of-age story and Vivek‘s friends became too much of a focal point (just not a fan of coming-of-age stories at my age), but I loved the ending when the friends came together with the family.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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This is my June #bookspin list. And I will attempt #bookspinbingo again. Thank you!

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MaleficentBookDragon Some great books on that board! 6mo
mollyrotondo @MaleficentBookDragon oh thank you! They are mostly BOTM books I still have not read so I thought bookspin could help me get through them! 6mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What an excellent second novel from Gyasi. I loved everything about this book. The discussions and struggles of faith, the very realistic hardship and hurt felt by a family who loses a loved one to drugs, the need to find a solution through science, and the dynamic between mother and daughter. Everything was so honest and realistic. Recommend! This was my #bookspin No 2 pick and my #tbrdeckofcards 8♣️ a book with Kingdom in title.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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The Haunting of Maddy Clare | Simone St. James
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another great Simone St James read! This was her first novel and I think the creepy elements of this story were spot on. I loved the ghost story and the cast of characters. The romance was the only thing I did not like in this book. Matthew was way too abusive for my taste. But overall I really enjoyed this book! I also loved reading with #sundaybuddyread as always! This was my #bookspinbingo No. 25 pick.

AmyG I liked Matthew but found the “love moments” very odd. I enjoyed this book, too. 6mo
mollyrotondo @AmyG the “love” moments made me cringe instead of making me swoon 😂 6mo
AmyG Right? 😂😂😂 6mo
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TheBookHippie YAY!! The romance.......OY VEY. 6mo
mollyrotondo @TheBookHippie 🤦🏻‍♀️ each time they started up on the “lovin‘” my face immediately turned sour 😂 her last book that we read earlier this year had a much more likable romance. 6mo
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo The August read should be much better 6mo
mollyrotondo @TheBookHippie oooo this one does sound good! I‘m excited! I love this author so much! 6mo
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo I do too!! I have her in the plans for next year too!! LOL I am a planner. 6mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book was too much of a surface book. It just stays right on the surface of the suicide discussion. And I felt I didn‘t need to see all of different lives she explored when I knew what the conclusion was going to be. This honestly could have been a short story instead of a novel.

Samary I didn‘t mind so much that it stayed on the surface but the repetition got annoying. I agree, could have been a nice short story 7mo
mollyrotondo @Samary yes I think it would have made me feel a little more interested if it was a short story. The lives got repetitive for sure. 7mo
OrangeMooseReads I really liked this one even with the obvious outcome. It would have been a really good novella. 7mo
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mollyrotondo @OrangeMooseReads the shorter format would have worked better I thought. 7mo
OrangeMooseReads @mollyrotondo it would have been better if it were shorter, I agree. 6mo
LazyOwl I think this is actually a great book for someone that is struggling and that staying on the surface is needed for someone struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide. Delving too deep into those thoughts in the book can be potentially dangerous for someone struggling with these thoughts, and so I thought this was a great hopeful book for someone struggling in this mental space. 6mo
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⭐️⭐️ I was not impressed by this collection of short stories and poems. I was left wanting after each piece. The only story I liked was Red as Blood and White as Bone which I think you can find on its own without having to buy this whole collection. This one just wasn‘t for me. This was my #bookspinbingo No. 23 pick.

TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!! 7mo
mollyrotondo @TheAromaofBooks thank goodness 😅 7mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was an excellent book that not only put a spotlight on the injustice of our justice system but also explained how cruel and inhuman the prison system is in the U.S. Stevenson‘s work is admirable and should inspire us all to vote, serve on juries, stop casting stones, and support nonprofit organizations that try to fight for more just sentences for people convicted of crime. This was my #bookspinbingo No. 22 pick.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 7mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ So setting aside the original UK title and original US title and the original poems used in both of those editions, this murder mystery is phenomenal! The characters are well developed for a short mystery and the twists and turns this one takes keeps you reading. I guessed, then I guessed, and I guessed again. I think the story holds up well especially with the less offensive poem. I can‘t wait to read another Christie!

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So I have decided to combine the #tbrdeckofcards challenge and my #bookspin list for May. I did a terrible job with these challenges in April so hopefully I can focus better next month. I will participate in #bookspinbingo.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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I know I‘m late! But I just read Alice in Wonderland this weekend so I figured I‘d finally post! This was a my umpteenth read of Alice. It‘s my favorite childhood story! It makes me cry every time lol

My favorite Disney song is Just Around the River Bend

My favorite quote is “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”

#novelwatchingcrew #NWC

ElizaMarie Alice is one of my favs as well! 7mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ This one had so much promise in the beginning but it loses steam as the story goes on. Most of the reveals are so obvious that nothing comes as a surprise at the end. There are two many stories that go nowhere. But I loved discussing it with #sundaybuddyread This was my #bookspinbingo No. 18 pick.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amazing! This book was beautifully written and complete engulfs you. The story was so well done and the characters felt so real even the demon. I thought it did a an amazing job showing human struggle and how important human connection is but also how destructive it can be too. This was my March #doublespin No. 9 book. I know I‘m late!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a fun fantasy read that had a lot of wonderful things going on. Racial and gender inequality amongst London thaumaturges along with familiars and fairies and dragons, this was a very thoughtful book that packed a lot of story in but did a really good job not making the reader feel overwhelmed. I really liked this one. This was my #bookspinbingo No. 19 pick.

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Written in the Stars: A Novel | Alexandria Bellefleur
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was an okay romcom. It was promoted as a Pride and Prejudice adaptation but it definitely was not. But the characters were relatable and there were some cute date night scenes. This was #bookspinbingo No. 20 and #tbrdeckofcards 8♦️ which was Genre:Romance.

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The Shack | William P. Young
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The Shack seems to have a similar feel to this movie although I recommend the movie version of The Shack over the book.

Klou Brilliant! 8mo
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#MoviesinApril

This children‘s story stars similar holiday characters like Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, and then The Tooth Fairy and they must band together in order to save Christmas for the children.

Klou Perfect!! 8mo
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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#MoviesinApril

The Count of Monte Cristo=Revenge story

Klou Brilliant!! Great choice! 8mo
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Easter Egg | Jan Brett
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#MoviesinApril

I love a Jan Brett book. Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates!

Klou Perfect! 🐇 8mo
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Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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So a much more riske choice, I pick Chocolat. Love of chocolate is definitely found in both film and book. 😉 🍫 ❤️

Klou Great!! 🍫 8mo
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#MoviesinApril

The Book of Longings is on my TBR list. It is a fictional story about the wife of Jesus. I haven‘t read a Christian/religious story in a while so this seems like an interesting one that focuses on a woman other than Mary or Mary Magdalene. I thought it might be a good pairing with today‘s film.

AllisonM89 I want to know what you think of The Book of Longings. I actually started this one and set it aside. Wasn't what I felt like reading at the time.
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mollyrotondo @AllisonM89 oh interesting. I need to pick it up soon 8mo
Klou Great pick!!! Haven't heard of this one before. 8mo
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Weekend | Christopher Pike
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To celebrate April Fool‘s Day, I watched this fun horror movie on Amazon Prime. I recommend a classic 90s teen horror by Christopher Pike, Weekend. Another story about teens on their own for a weekend getaway and bad things start to happen. I miss his books. Happy April 1st everyone!

Klou This sounds great! Good choice!! 8mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks to @TheBookHippie and my #sundaybuddyread I learned so much about Francisco Franco‘s dictatorship and the U.S.‘s history with Spain during Franco‘s reign. This story was really good and each character‘s struggles were so heartfelt. I enjoyed this very much. This was my #bookspinbingo No. 7 pick.

TheBookHippie 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍 8mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A beautiful second novel in The Lost Queen trilogy. I loved reading about Langoreth‘s daughter and Lailoken‘s revenge. The story moved quickly but still packed a lot of events in smoothly. I cannot believe I have to wait another 2 years for the last book. This was my #bookspin No 14 pick for March. I highly recommend books 1 and 2!

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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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This is my April #bookspin list. And I will attempt #bookspinbingo Thank you!

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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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1. Sherlock Holmes, Ms. Marple, Hercule Poirot, Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, and Inspector Clouseau

2. Like @ElizaMarie my favorite Disney Villian is Maleficent 💚

#novelwatchingcrew #nwc

ElizaMarie Yes! Sherlock will be a great dinner guest! Also Maleficent rocks!!! 8mo
jb72 I so wanted to be Maleficent when I was a kid. I mean she turns into a dragon! 8mo
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1. The tagged book for sure! It was so good and incredibly spooky.

2. Harriet the Spy. I watched it over and over on VHS

3. Belle. She‘s a reader 😉

#novelwatchingcrew #nwc

ElizaMarie I loved Harriet the Spy book but I don't think I ever saw the movie! Now I must search for it. 8mo
Scochrane26 I didn‘t know that there‘s a Harriet the Spy movie. A well-loved childhood book, & Belle is my favorite princess, too. 8mo
mollyrotondo @ElizaMarie @Scochrane26 oh yes it‘s a fantastic kid movie! Rosie O‘Donnell is in it and Michelle Trachtenberg played Harriet. It was made by Nickelodeon in the 90s. Really good! 8mo
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Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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👍 I watched the BBC miniseries and loved it! The hairdos were odd but I thought the acting was really good and it stayed very true to the book. I liked this portrayal of Fanny, and Sir Thomas was really wonderful. I also thought they displayed Mary Crawford, Fanny, and Edmund very clearly. Mary really is always butting in right before Edmund at moments when, if Edmund showed up five minutes sooner, he might have fallen in love with Fanny.

Kdgordon88 Thanks for this review! I‘ve been trying to decide which adaptation to watch...although who am I kidding, I will eventually watch all that are available. 😂 8mo
mollyrotondo @Kdgordon88 😂 I know I just watched the 2007 movie on PBS so I‘ll post a review of that in a little bit. So next up is the 1999 version. These three are the only ones I‘ve found but so tell if you find any more! 8mo
Scochrane26 I‘ve watched the one with Johnny Lee Miller & liked it. 8mo
mollyrotondo @Scochrane26 that‘s the last one I have to watch! 8mo
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AmyG When will common sense guns laws make sense? 😢 8mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was my second read of this wonderful story. I still give it 5 stars. I am certainly not a scholar of Arthurian legend but I am definitely fascinated by it. I love how we see Merlin‘s twin sister from a young girl hoping for a more meaningful and free life as a healer, but must succumb to her fate as a wife to a prince who will likely become king. I cannot wait to read the second book next!

MoonWitch94 Ohhh it‘s on my list! Glad to hear it‘s so good! 8mo
CoverToCoverGirl I have both books... need to get to them. I think a third books is expected soon. 8mo
mollyrotondo @MoonWitch94 it‘s excellent. I lost myself in it. I can‘t wait to start the second! 8mo
mollyrotondo @CoverToCoverGirl The author‘s website says the third book comes out September 2023 uhhhh that is so far away! 8mo
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Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I know some of my fellow #pemberlittens find this to be their least favorite Austen novel, but I really love this one. I like the contrast of a poor born family member being taken in by more wealthy members of the family but being so much smarter and intuitive than the elite family members. But also showing how she isn‘t sure where to call home. This was my second read and I think I picked up on more making it worth the second read.

rubyslippersreads I definitely enjoyed this more the second time. 8mo
mollyrotondo @rubyslippersreads yay!! I‘m not the only one 😂 8mo
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The Wife Who Knew Too Much | Michele Campbell
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⭐️⭐️ I didn‘t like this one. I didn‘t think any of it made sense. The motives did not work for me. I read some other reviews that said they are tired of these domestic thrillers and I would have to agree. It was a weak one for me.