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The Tiger's Wife
The Tiger's Wife: A Novel | Ta Obreht
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfathers recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Bookand the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with the deathless man. But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told herthe legend of the tigers wife. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com
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Cjkip
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Goose-bump inducingly good. Could never have expected this to have both the depth and page-turn addictive qualities that it turned out to have - the best I have read in a long time.

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Butterfinger

Thank you so much @CBee. What a lovely surprise in my email. 💜

CBee @Butterfinger I have no idea why I didn‘t see this until now! Glad you received it and I hope you enjoy it ♥️ 2mo
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Tex2Flo
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Finally found a proper bingo with a little help from @alexa_d
Funny, no 5 star reads yet this year. Close, but no.

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Eyelit
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Thanks, Soubhi, for letting me borrow Mort(e) and for the thoughtful gift from my wishlist. All the gratitude and warm fuzzies! 💜
Littens are the best people 😍

Soubhiville Yay! You‘re so welcome! I hope you‘ll enjoy them! 3mo
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ChubbyChipmunk
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A post-war impact story spanning five generations brings into focus how quiet commands of the few and powerful in their leather padded offices can have far reaching consequences spanning geography and time.

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Even though there weren‘t any concrete plot or strong characters, her skillful storytelling kept me going. All in all, I‘d say it‘s between a pick and so-so, leaning more towards a pick. If this is food, I‘d say it‘s very much an acquired taste. If you‘re one for dreamy, magical realism with vivid imagery and lyrical prose, you might enjoy this! I‘m excited to read her upcoming novel ‘Inland‘!

Full review: hookedonbookzblog.wordpress.com

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#manicmonday @JoScho

📙 The Tiger's Wife
🎥 The Lion King
🎵 Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

JoScho 🦁💛🦁 7mo
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Brittdog
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I usually don‘t go for a lot of fiction books. This one was so vibrant. The storytelling from all different angles really took me for a ride.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌷 9mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!💜💙♥️💙💜 9mo
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Kathrin
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I am digging Libby's updated layout.

hes7 Mine just changed, too! Surprised me, but I think I‘ll like it when I get used to it. 10mo
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Billypar
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#RunningAcrossThinIceWithTigers #WinterWonderland Not only is there a tiger, but it even runs across ice at one point. The tiger appears in one of two apparently true stories the main character's grandfather regales her with as she grows up: 'the tiger's wife' and 'the deathless man', stories she remembers after his death. Magnificent- one of my favorites of the year- all must read, or I will wake this sleeping tiger and send her after you 😼

scripturient This is one of my favourite books ever! ❤️ 11mo
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Billypar @scripturient I could see that- it's so good and I didn't want it to end. The only part I didn't like was finding out the author hasn't written any other novels yet 😀 11mo
scripturient @Billypar Hahaha, true. I‘ve been checking this regularly but it looks like she might be a bit of a one-book-wonder. :( 11mo
Bklover Pretty kitty! 11mo
Cinfhen This was a “hard” read for me ~ a bit esoteric and maybe too much myth/folklore BUT the writing was stunning. I think this book would make an interesting movie. 11mo
Cathythoughts I will definitely give this one a go👍🏻 stacked 11mo
TrishB Great pick - clever 👍🏻 not familiar with the book. 11mo
batsy Tempted to blow the book off in order to be chased by this sleeping beauty... I mean, tiger 😻 11mo
DivineDiana I liked this book so much that I passed it on to my husband to read! Also my tiger book pick! Searching my brain for another one! 😉 11mo
KarenUK I loved this book.... 💕 11mo
Billypar @Cinfhen It is a unique approach to folklore, where most events seem based in fact and fairly recent memory, but the interpretation is tricky. And even though I liked the three extended back stories about characters who encountered the tiger's wife, I could see how those parts might drag. 11mo
Billypar @batsy Ha- unintended consequences... She's not mine unfortunately, but I get jealous of all the #catsoflitsy posts, so I need to take advantage when I'm around one 😸 11mo
Billypar @DivineDiana Ah, sorry- I like your choice though- the tiger within us. And yeah, this is a book I could see gifting! 11mo
DivineDiana @Billypar It just made me dig deeper! Thank you. 🐅 11mo
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Panpan

I wasn‘t super impressed with this one. The writing was lovely but the stories didn‘t do much for me. I may have enjoyed it more if I read it rather than listened to it, but I‘m glad it‘s over. Moving on to the next book.

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jveezer
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Tea & Téa...

Nute Nice photo! 5mo
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DivineDiana
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“Past the aviary where the sharp-eared owls sleep,” they would walk to the moat where tigers loped, their “stripe-lashed shoulders rolling.” There she would listen, rapt, as her grandfather spoke of a girl he once knew who was known as the “tiger‘s wife.” Grandfather always carried in his pocket a copy of the “Jungle Book”. So many #wildbeasts ! But the strangest of all was the Tiger who loved a woman. #nofemmeber

MayJasper This sounds fascinating, thanks 😊 12mo
Cinfhen We read this for bookclub a few years back - not my favorite but a good choice for today ☺️ 12mo
DivineDiana @MayJasper It reads like a folktale with elements of magical realism. 12mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen I read it a few years back as well. Just checked Goodreads. I gave it 4stars. I remember the beautiful writing! (edited) 12mo
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Three lovelies from local charity shop...

ReaderthenBlogger Americanah is so good! I can‘t wait to read more of her books. 13mo
Lel2403 @ReaderthenBlogger I agree, although I have only read Purple Hibiscus so far but loved it. So when I saw this I picked up straight away 📖 13mo
fleeting I loved Americanah and Tiger's Wife! Haven't encountered the middle one 😊 13mo
arubabookwoman I‘ve had The Woman on the Green Bicycle on my Kindle for years. Need to get to it. 13mo
DivineDiana Loved both Americanah and The Tiger‘s Wife! Good haul! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 13mo
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rwmg
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Apparently, when a man beats up his wife it's because he's secretly gay 😡

TrishB 😡 definitely 1y
Libby1 🤮 1y
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BritanyA
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⭐️⭐️: This was not good— a little all over the place and left me disconnected to the characters and the stories.

BookishTrish I can‘t remember much about this book beyond that I really loved it. What didn‘t work for you? 1y
BritanyA @BookishTrish Just never connected to the story, the characters, or the writing. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1y
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hes7
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"We drove through red-roofed villages that clung to the lip of the sea, past churches and horse pastures, past steep plains bright with purple bellflowers, past sunlit waterfalls that thrust out of the sheer rock-face above the road."

In an unnamed Balkan country, Natalia and her grandfather share a story of history and legend. It‘s strange, but I think I enjoyed the experience.

#BackpackEurope: Serbia ✔️
(Tea Obreht was born in Belgrade.)

mutlee I know this book got a lot of mixed reviews, but I also enjoyed this one! 1y
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hes7
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I‘m off to Serbia today. 🇷🇸

#BackpackEurope #MountTBR

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TracyReadsBooks
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This is a hard one—I wanted to love it but found myself mostly enjoying it while wishing it spoke to me more. The writing is exquisite & while it feels like the story meanders, it all comes together. The highlight, & what ultimately makes this a pick, are the chapters about the encounters between the main character‘s grandfather & the “deathless man” (plus 1 more but no spoilers). I loved those chapters. A good if not entirely satisfying read.

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My mom told me to read it so, ah, yeah, that‘s what I‘m going to do.

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I haven't read this, but I've heard wonderful things about it. I'd like to read it someday. The author is from #Croatia and even though it isn't mentioned by name, parts of the story apparently take place there as well.

#AugustIsATrip @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Being an Australian of Croatian Heritage, you'd think I'd have read a lot of books set in #Croatia & the Balkans, but this is all that comes to mind
Photo is of members of my family at the local Croatian Club during the recent World Cup. I was too lazy to leave my house in the middle of the night, so I watched the matches from home in my pjs 😀
My older sis and her hubby and kids are on their way to Croatia right now, so #AugustIsATrip for them!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful family ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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RiaWritten
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Library book sale and the used book store today. Here‘s my #bookhaul.

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GraciesLibrary
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A novel. A fable. Magic? Superstition? This book is a wonderful work of art! Obreht moves seamlessly between reality and superstition. The story is richly developed and masterfully written. I often felt as if I were looking at a painting rather than reading text. There is movement in the story, but it is so steeped in beautifully crafted detail, that the ultimate sensation is visual. I really enjoyed this book.

LiteraryinLititz Great review! 1y
TracyReadsBooks Awesome review! The book sounds really good. 1y
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Kdunn52
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Panpan

Wasn‘t invested in the story.

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j.devard
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Need another read to fully appreciate. Good read overall.

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
Jess7 Welcome to Litsy!!! So glad you‘re here! #LitsyWelcomeWagon #Whotofollow | Checkout @Chelleo ‘s awesome YouTube #LitsyHowto videos if you have any questions!!! 2y
EadieB Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. Loving your posts so far!😉👍🏽 2y
niha923 Hey! Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉 2y
Bookladylinda Welcome to Litsy!!!! 2y
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SusanLee
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Mehso-so

I just couldn‘t get into it‘s rhythm, probably too mono for my liking. The only part I did enjoy a little was when Natalia thought of her young grandpa with the tiger‘s wife.

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Dragon
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#fiercefeb #imeverywoman here‘s a collection from my tbr . An eclectic mix of women writers, hours of great reading, I hope! 🐉

398.2 I read Still Alice. The only problem it got me thinking that “oh no, I forget things like that all the time. Should I be worried?!” 😳 ( I am 29) lol It‘s a good book. 2y
Bklover @398.2 I‘m 58, and reading Still Alice put me in a complete panic. I still get jittery just thinking about it!😳 2y
batsy Sweet selection! I Capture the Castle is just wonderful :) 2y
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Dragon Thanks @398.2 the movie was good so I‘m betting the book is even better. I think reading is probably good for the brain. 😀🐉 2y
Dragon Thanks @Bklover I can see I‘m going to have to do puzzles and improve my memory before I read Still Alice 😀👍 2y
Dragon Thanks @batsy good to hear , it was a total #blameitonLitsy purchase, I‘m not even sure I know what it‘s about. Oh no, I better go read the blurb and start on my memory exercises 😀🐉 2y
Cinfhen Nice assortment of book titles...I'm always wondering if I should buy/read/add 2y
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen I‘m just reading a blurb on the I Capture the Castle cover by Erica Jong “ A delicious, compulsively readable novel about young love and it‘s vicissitudes.What fun!” Sounds good. 2y
Lindy @Dragon @Cinfhen @batsy I‘m in a YA book club that‘s been meeting for more than two decades. When we did a poll of which book out of all our discussions was best beloved, the one with the most votes was I Capture the Castle. I really like it too, but my favourite from that book group is (edited) 2y
Dragon Thanks @Lindy I‘ve been looking at my copy but the type seems so small. Obviously I‘ve been reading too many ebooks or I need new glasses 😂 I‘m going to watch for Skellig and the booksales this year. Thanks for the recommendation 😀🐉 2y
readinginthedark Still Alice was so good! 😭❤️ There are a few others here on my TBR, as well! 2y
Dragon Thanks @readinginthedark Still Alice gets a lot of Litten love 😀👍🐉 2y
readinginthedark Good! I think it‘s the best representation of Early Onset Alzheimer‘s that I‘ve seen in a book. It doesn‘t get a lot of attention, and Genova really did her homework. The love is deserved! 👍🏻 2y
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Lissa00
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Another #lmpbc book ready to mail! This one has been on my radar for years and I am so glad I read it with all the interesting annotations from #groupc readers. @slategreyskies I will put this in the mail tomorrow or Tuesday!

slategreyskies I am so glad you tagged me in this!! I‘d completely forgotten about sending my book out! I don‘t know where my mind went!! 2y
slategreyskies It came today!! Thank you! I‘m excited to start this! @DarcysMom I mailed yours out on the 30th. It should be delivered either today or tomorrow. :) 2y
DarcysMom @slategreyskies It came today! 💗 2y
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Lissa00
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Starting book no. 3 of the #lmpbc ! I‘m excited to read this one📚📚. @DarcysMom @Beckys_Books @slategreyskies

P.S. #groupc. Somehow I missed several of our groups posts...I‘m caught up now😄

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@Lissa00 I dropped this in the mail yesterday. You should have it early next week. Enjoy!

#LMPBC #GroupC
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@DarcysMom

Lissa00 I‘m excited😄 2y
Beckys_Books @Lissa00 I forgot to mention there is a small made in KC gift included in the box! 2y
Lissa00 @beckys_books Received our #lmpbc read and the coffee bbq rub, which looks amazing! Thank you! It gives me thoughts of grilling out on this frigid day:) (edited) 2y
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This novel includes two coming of age stories, Natalia's and her grandfather's, both set in the war torn Balkan region. It blends fable and history that combine to describe a region strongly guided by suspicion, secrets, and superstition. I don't want to give any thing else away!

#LMPBC #GroupC
@Lissa00 this will be on its way to you Friday
@DarcysMom great choice
@slategreyskies looking forward to your selection

merelybookish I read this a few years ago and remember really liking it. 2y
Lissa00 Great! Looking forward to it! 2y
DivineDiana I liked this so much that I even got my husband to read it! 2y
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And the vacay has started! Well, really it's just a five day weekend, but vacation sounds better. 🤓 My goal is to finish this book by Saturday so I can get it in the mail before I go back to work Tuesday.

slategreyskies I have that mug too!! :) 2y
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Friday night plans.

ClairesReads Loved this book 2y
RadicalReader @Beckys_Books no better evening plans than to curl up with an awesome book 2y
Melissa_J Your tree looks really pretty in the background 🎄 2y
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Beckys_Books @Melissa_J thank you! 2y
Jess_Read_This Not only am I interested in your book review once your finished... I‘m interested in your beer review as well! I just picked up a six pack of it and haven‘t tried it yet. 📖🍻 2y
Beckys_Books @Jess_Read_This I liked the beer, but the subtle peach flavor doesnt make me think of holiday cheer. Keep the flavor, change the name and it's a winner. 2y
Jess_Read_This @Beckys_Books Maybe I‘ll save it and have Christmas in July beer... 😂🎄🍻 2y
Cathythoughts Peach flavored beer sounds alright to me 👍 2y
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Susanita
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I still don‘t really know what to think of this book, but it‘s beautifully written. #allthebooksof2017
It fulfills O for #LitsyAtoZ and it‘s also a #bookclubread for next month. I might be out of town for the meeting, though, so I‘ll miss hearing what everyone else thought of it. 😕
#jingleshelves

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m going to look it up!! 😊 2y
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Beckys_Books
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Christmas shopping today and stopped in for lunch. Luckily I had my #LMPBC #GroupC book with me. @DarcysMom I'm only a few pages in but enjoying. I've not been to this area of the world and am fascinated by the description. And there seems to be some mystery and deception!

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@DarcysMom It arrived! I purposely didn't start a new book hopeful that this would arrive today.

#LMPBC #GroupC
@slategreyskies @Lissa00

DarcysMom I am so glad it came! My husband mailed it for me, so I didn't have any tracking information. 2y
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@Beckys_Books I dropped this in the mail today. 😁
#LMBPC #GroupC

Beckys_Books I'll be watching for it!! 2y
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DarcysMom
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slategreyskies This review really makes me wanna read it even more!! :) 2y
Beckys_Books I'm looking forward to reading this!! 2y
Lissa00 Can‘t wait! 2y
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I haven't bailed on a book yet this year. Looking at reviews, people either love or hate this book. While I recognize the writing to be well done and it is a bit alluring, I just couldn't get into this. After 200 pages, I literally just don't want to read anymore and have so many other books I would rather read.

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#LMBPC #GroupC
@Lissa00 @slategreyskies @Beckys_Books
Enjoying a lovely morning with my book and a cup of coffee. 💜🍵📖

slategreyskies Yay for relaxing mornings!! :) 2y
Andrew65 What a glorious view! 2y
Lissa00 Beautiful view! 2y
JaclynW Lovely view! 2y
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Since I read this, everything has included the unimpressed pig. Yep, I am easily amused. 🐷🐖🐷🐖
#UnimpressedPigIsUnimpressed

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Lissa00 Happy Friday! I‘m about 25 pages in but it is a fairly short book and I plan to be completely done by next Friday. 2y
DarcysMom @Lissa00 That is great! 🤗 2y
slategreyskies Hey ladies!! I just started my book today. So far, I‘ve read the introduction by the author and also the first chapter. I‘m on page 15. I‘m underlining with a ruler after a couple failed attempts at drawing a straight line! 😂 This is fun!! Also, I‘m already enjoying this book! :) 2y
DarcysMom @slategreyskies Awesome! I am highlighting so that I don't have to worry about that. I am the worst at drawing straight lines! 2y
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@slategreyskies @Beckys_Books @Lissa00 My husband did a coin toss for me, and this was the winner. I am excited to get started on it! #LMBPC #GroupC

Lissa00 That looks good! I think I‘m going with the Dillard memoir. It‘s one that no one has read and it might be good to get a nonfiction mixed in📚📚📚 2y
DarcysMom @Lissa00 I am excited! An American Childhood looks fascinating. 2y
slategreyskies Yay! I‘m excited!! :) 2y
Beckys_Books @slategreyskies @DarcysMom @Lissa00 great picks! I still haven't picked, but it will be one of the three I already posted. 2y
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@Lissa00 @slategreyskies @Beckys_Books I am thinking of one of these for #LMBPC. Any preferences? Thoughts? Input? All of them have been on my TBR for quite some time. I have added the rest of the books in the comments.
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Lissa00 I‘ve read Land of Love and Drowning (liked it) and the other three are on my tbr too! 2y
DarcysMom @Lissa00 I will take Land of Love and Drowning off the pile. I am guessing any of the rest will be fine since they are on your TBR as well. 😁 2y
AmyG Being Mortal is a must read for everyone. 2y
Beckys_Books I haven't read any of them! All sound good to me. 2y
AudreyMorris I enjoyed the Land of Love and Drowning. Found The Tiger's Wife to be overrated. 2y
AmandaL I really liked The Tiger's Wife, but everyone else I know who read it thought it was okay. 2y
slategreyskies I think all of them look great, but I also think that Being Mortal may be too intense for me. If you choose that one, I‘ll try to get through it, but I think the subject matter would be hard on me. 2y
DarcysMom @slategreyskies I will take Being Mortal off the list. I was worrying about it being too weighty. 2y
DarcysMom @Lissa00 @slategreyskies @Beckys_Books Thanks for helping me narrow my choices down. Unless there is an objection or request, I will be flipping a coin to decide between On Beauty and the The Tiger's Wife. 2y
Lissa00 Sounds great! 2y
teachingmums.com I love Zadie Smith and thoroughly enjoyed On Beauty! Enjoy! 2y
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1. Sue Grafton. Others on a case-by-case basis. 🙂 2. Hanging out with my sister. 🍸🎂⚾️🤦🏻‍♀️🎼 3. Not if I can help it. 😳 4. Tiger. 🙀 5. Well I‘ve been having hot flashes... 🔥 #friYAYintro