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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle | Stuart Turton
A brilliantly original high concept murder mystery from a fantastic new talent: Gosford Park meets Inception, by way of Agatha Christie 'Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.' It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot. The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath...
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BriannaT
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This book kept me guessing! Aiden has 8 days to solve a murder, and each morning he wakes up in a different body to relive the same day. After 8 different hosts, he has to uncover the truth - who killed Evelyn Hardcastle? The answer, however, is tangled with corrupt characters, other murders, and questionable allies. A mix between Clue and Agatha Christie - I couldn‘t put it down! You really have to pay attention while reading, but it‘s worth it.

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RainyDayReading
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This is as close as I could get to candy cane colored spines 😅 With most of my books in boxes it didn‘t leave me with many options. These are all (for the moment) unread though I‘m hoping to get to the tagged book soon. Haven‘t had much time to read amongst all the holiday festivities but I‘m trying! #wintergames #SlayBells #festivephotochallenge @MidnightBookGirl @Clwojick @StayCurious

MidnightBookGirl You did a festive job! 2pts! 18h
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ElizabethBoa
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Mehso-so

I wanted to loove this book as much as almost everyone else did. I did enjoy it and wanted to keep reading but I felt it was too much characters to keep up with. The writing was beautiful though just too much going on to figure out the mystery along. So just enjoyed the ride.

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Jhullie
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Pickpick

This is quite an unusual concept and I have to admit that I found it a bit difficult to follow, particularly in the beginning. The jumping around between hosts and times/days was playing with my head and I had to really concentrate…hard! That being said, it was good. I enjoyed the whole book and was sorry when I finished it.

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MrT
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Reading this again as it totally fried my brain on initial reading. Think I'm concentrating more as I have nothing else to do but sit in the sunshine for a week.

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ElizaMarie
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So I read it and listened to it (I try to do that sometimes so that I can pick up where I left off in my commute) anyway, it‘s counting as a audiobook (even if it was about half) #BookishBingo

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ElizaMarie
Mehso-so

So I liked it for the most part. It was difficult at times because I couldn‘t remember who I was at times. But I did like how it all came together in the end. (Wish there was a level between “pick” and “so-so”)

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ElizaMarie
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I‘m doing a physical read and a audio of this book. My commute to work is being put to good use :)

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ElizaMarie
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Keeping my fingers crossed 🤞🏻 that this is exactly this type of book :)

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ElizaMarie
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So I‘m gonna start this one today (it‘s cold out and I am gonna stay in bed under my weighted blanket). ❤️ also I downloaded it from Libby as an audio book so when I do my cleaning chores I can pick up where I left off :)

LiteraryinLititz I found this one really cool, but you have to pay attention because it can be hard to follow. Hope you love it! 4w
ElizaMarie @LiteraryinLititz I have heard such great things. So I am interested in giving it a try. Also heard that was why people didn't like it. That it got hard to follow at times. 4w
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NotLiketheRoad
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Texreader ❤️😻 1mo
MrT UK Title is 7 Deaths.... why the extra 1/2? 4w
Scorpioseah @MrT not two different books ? 4w
MrT No. Same book. I read it last year 4w
Clare-Dragonfly @MrT According to a comment from the author on Goodreads, it‘s to distinguish it from the 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo… still confusing in my opinion! 4w
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Nicki_McCall
Bailedbailed

Tedious. I gave up after 73 pages.

Booknerd2 I gave up on this one too. I was so confused and bored. 😐 1mo
Tiffiney I struggled and managed to finish...but almost bailed myself. It was so confusing!! 1mo
Scorpioseah Feeling meh, just got the book 😕 1mo
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IndianaRed
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Mehso-so

It's a bit weird.
You don't realize it's weird in the beginning because it's actually quite fun at first.
But, halfway through you're going to speed up the audio because you're bored now
And then you're going to get to the end and be like....
What?
No he did not
Where are they again?

Hmmm

ofclumsywords I DNF‘d this one after 50 pages. You are right on point saying it was weird and I just couldn‘t get into it. 1mo
IndianaRed @ofclumsywords I was almost a DNF myself. I went as far as to youtube spoilers from other reviewers. Nobody wanted to give the ending away. Ugh. You didn't miss anything. :D 1mo
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NotLiketheRoad
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Megabooks Lovely!! 1mo
robinb 😍😍😍 1mo
Nebklvr Beautiful 1mo
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Buechersuechtling Beautiful. Looks very comfy‼️ 1mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 😻 1mo
aprilpohren Gorgeous and so cozy looking!! 1mo
DebReads4fun Lovely! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Amazing! 1mo
Chrissyreadit Beautiful! Looks like a perfect place to spend time reading. 1mo
Deifio Lovely! I like the bookshelf on the left, its practical and beautiful with that curling bit 😍 1mo
janeycanuck It looks like you may be fighting with your cat over who gets to sit there! So lovely, enjoy your new space! 1mo
tessavi Cozy! But as @janeycanuck said, looks like your seat is taken! 1mo
ChasingOm This looks so cozy! 1mo
Zelma Now that is a cozy and inviting space. And you even have a library cat! Great job! 👏 (edited) 1mo
brit91 😍😍😍😍😍 1mo
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Debdeb
Pickpick

Loved this audible! Definitely kept me guessing right to the end but plenty of facts / information that it‘s fun to have your own investigation on going throughout 😀

Crazeedi I loved this book 1mo
Debdeb @Crazeedi did you see the ending coming? Was not at all what I was expecting! 1mo
Crazeedi @Debdeb nope! 1mo
Debdeb Love a mystery that keeps you guessing right to the end, there were so many layers of guessing as well, right down to the concept of why he was there!!! 1mo
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magicalshelves
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Pickpick

4/5 ⭐️

This was a fun audiobook! It is full of twist and turns that I couldn‘t see coming.

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rsteve388
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Pickpick

What a wild ride. I loved every moment of this book. The author really kept me guessing. (I don't try and guess while.reading a mystery.. I live the shock of the story as it comes together the feeling that it gives me!)

I am sorry I didn't read this when it came out last year! B but better late then never! it was delightful and a great mystery.
#Book13 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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eshchory
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If this isn't hell, the devil is surely taking notes.

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rsteve388
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#24b4Momday My First Hour Complete #TeamSlaughter. @Clwojick Up To Page 208!
#MysteryNovel

IamIamIam I loved this book!!! I wish I could read it again for the first time! 1mo
rsteve388 I am feeling the same way. :) It's enjoyable 1mo
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rsteve388
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I am going to head over to BookBar in Denver at 10am to do some reading for my #24b4Monday and Dewys Readathon

I started a new audiobook last tonight titled: A Trace Of Death!

Bookbar Website https://www.bookbardenver.com/

I am so glad that Denver has Book Haunts!

#TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

vivastory I think I could live there 1mo
Linsy Pretty! 1mo
Clwojick 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Looks lovely!! Want to visit! 1mo
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rsteve388
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#TIL This book has two titles The English title as listed and the American Title which is The 7 and 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Fascinating!

Below are my books for the Reading Challenge this weekwnd! #Dewys24Readathon

Question: Do any famous authors participate in any Reading Challenges? I very curious!

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Allylu
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Pickpick

I just finished "The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle" by Stuart Turtan for our Library book club. It was very confusing. I recommend getting a notebook so you can keep track of what is happening. The book was clever and I was satisfied with the ending. It took so much talent to write a novel like this one. I don‘t have enough room to say any more, but you should read it if you like puzzles!

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Battledoll
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Pickpick

This was very long and I thought the premise would get old but I found it very entertaining. I didn‘t love everything. The revelation of the connection between Anna and Aiden felt totally rushed and I just didn‘t buy the motivations. It seemed like the author came up with the premise but couldn‘t figure out a way to explain how Aiden got there and just threw something in. I‘d rather they just left it a mystery like the some of the other elements

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LeslieO
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Oh my goodness! @TheSpineView what a package! I could barely fit it all in the picture. I love everything! Two books I can‘t wait to read PLUS a B&N gift card, and tons of Fall/Halloween goodies. I love the book sleeve and the bag. (I might have to go trick or treating!) You went above and beyond! I can‘t thank you enough for such a wonderful and thoughtful package. #screamathonswap

Bklover Amazing! Great stuff! 2mo
LeahBergen How nice!! 😍😍 2mo
TheSpineView So glad you liked everything. I think the book sleeve is my favorite. Hope you enjoy it all! Happy Halloween! 🧡🎃🖤 2mo
LeslieO @TheSpineView The book sleeve is everything! 1mo
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rsteve388
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I started this book today. It's interesting so far. A little hard to follow but it's moving along nicely. And I got my swap package! Thank you to Katuia Rodriguez I can't wait to open it on October 30th! #AllHallowsReadSwap

Kati15 Yay, I‘m glad that the package safely arrived. 😊 2mo
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Melmar
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So I finished this mindfork of a book a few days ago. #scarathlon #scaryscavengerhunt I‘m meets a few of the scavanger hunt needs: - a black cover, with a number in the title and where a character dies (yeah) This was a fun read. @TheReadingMermaid #teamstoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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jckphnx
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Pickpick

With a familiar premise mashed with a familiar genre, what results is a debut novel that is a breath of fresh air for both and will leave even the most seasoned mystery readers bewildered.

Maude That is the best bookmark ever😍 1mo
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j9brown
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Pickpick

What a wild and intricate plot. I'm not very into the mystery genre but this takes it to a new level. Looking forward to whatever this author does next.

KatieDid927 Oh yay glad you liked it. It's still on my TBR. 2mo
j9brown @KatieDid927 I think you'd enjoy it! Need my copy or already have one? 2mo
KatieDid927 @j9brown I gots one! 2mo
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Tashreads
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Yaasssss! Who else is excited for this? - October 2020!!!

TheBookKeepers So exciting!!!!! This author is a wizard with his writing lol! Can‘t wait to read more of his stuff 2mo
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TheBookKeepers
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Pickpick

Wow, this was a stunning debut. The writing was impeccably executed & kept the reader engaged. A murder mystery novel, that is atmospherically enthralling. The reader follows along the MC who is tasked with solving a murder that happens at the end of the night. This character will experience the day 8 times all from the perspective/body of a new host. If you are in the mood for a thrilling murder mystery, check this book out! Perfect fall read.

TheBookKeepers @kellyann28 thankful to have a bookish bestie to read from afar with! Love u! I‘ll mail this back to you tomorrow with all our notes 😍🖤🍁 2mo
kellyann28 Wasn't this book wild, in the best way?! I absolutely loved it and I'm glad we could read it together. 🖤💜 2mo
TheBookKeepers Yes!!! @kellyann28 & I agree it had a Clue vibe all about it!!! I‘m curious if he‘ll ever write a companion novel! I need more about this society and what happens with Aiden or other loops! Love it all!!!! Lol!! 2mo
kellyann28 I KNOW. That very last part of the book really threw me for a loop and I am very curious about that whole set up. Who runs that joint, what's the background scene happening there? Whatever became of Aiden and how does he feel now after the fact? 🤔 Need. More. Info. 2mo
TheBookKeepers YES!! And what consequences does the Plague Doctor face? His character background really intrigued me! And Silver Tear was killed within the loop?! Ahhh @kellyann28 2mo
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scowler1
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Pickpick

Peculiarly good read, unique in some ways but also predictable (in a good way). Agatha Christie, Clue, Back to the Future, Quantum Leap, Memento among a few things it reminded me of.

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rsteve388
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My mom recently sent me $50.00 for Amazon and i spent it on books (The Invited and Steven King are the books i bought with the money) but I picked up the mentioned title for $12.00 on Saturday. Lots to read this month for #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick oooooh! 2mo
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voraciouspgturner
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“I‘m any face in the crowd; just the Lord‘s way of filling in the gaps.”

Don‘t know why, but this line just struck me and is staying with me. So far, enjoying the book!

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MartinaLove
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More books recommendations for the #Scarathlon , #TeamSlaughter and #ScaryScavengerHunt .

I haven't read An Unwanted Guest yet but I think I'll read next month. :)

hes7 I have Black Ice on my list to read. It‘s been sitting on my shelf for too long. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2mo
Clwojick You is my absolute FAVOURITE! Joe does “creepy stalker“ like no one else. 2mo
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CallMeIshmael
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Everyone brings a library book to their favorite bar right?

vivastory I do! 🙋🍻🍷🍸📚 2mo
rather_be_reading 👏👏 2mo
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Chrys
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@Avanders Sorry for the delay in posting, I took the pic but then got busy. I absolutely love everything! The coffee is fantastic and Murder in the Orient Express actually just broke me out of a reading slump! And the kids thought it was amusing how happy I was to get socks 🧦 ☺️#SFMBC

Avanders No worries 😉And I am the same re socks! 👏🏽👏🏽😁Glad the book helped you out of your slump!! ♥️ 3mo
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Dcueto
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One of THOSE days

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coffeeandwashitape
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Pickpick

♟ The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle was fantastic. I couldn‘t put it down, I put off housework to keep reading (and I‘m paying for that today 🙈)

This book was the perfect mix of being able to guess twists and never seeing them coming. It kept me guessing and also satisfied with my ability to figure things out, exactly what I want in a mystery novel. ⁣

I have recommended this book to every I see since finishing it!

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TheBookKeepers
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Labor Day reading while we monitor Dorian. We are inland FL so don‘t plan to evacuate, but I‘ve got loads of snacks, flashlights, water, and books. So I‘m kinda looking forward to some power outages 😝

Lcsmcat Stay safe! 3mo
Kaila-ann I‘m in SC and just ready for this to be over. The anticipation is killing me lol. 3mo
TheBookKeepers @Kaila-ann right! Ugh and it‘s moving at whomping 1 mph 😳 schools keep having to close extra school days bc it‘s taken forever to get here.. at this rate they‘ll be out for an entire week and it won‘t make it here until the weekend. 3mo
Kaila-ann @TheBookKeepers it‘s nerve racking for sure. I don‘t have little ones but this waiting is terrible. 3mo
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Dcueto
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Love me a good mystery

CoffeeNBooks I have a copy of this on my bookshelf, but haven't read it yet! 3mo
Dcueto @CoffeeNBooks it‘s a fun read! 3mo
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Kalalalatja
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On #ADayInTheLife of Aidan a myrder happens - the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle. However, this doesn‘t just happen once. No, Aidan must re-live the same day again and again in different bodies until he solves the murder of Evelyn.

I have been on a photo challenge break for too long now! Let‘s see how long I can keep up with the posting schedule 😅

#RedRoseSeptember

Cinfhen Welcome back 🥳♥️🎶🙌🏻 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Ha! I have that exact same glass bottle!! But I use it for water. Lol water from a glass bottle is so good...it‘s colder and I detest drinking water from plastic (I pour water from plastic bottle into a larger glass bottle I purchased on Amazon, but once in awhile I use the little one too). (edited) 3mo
arlenefinnigan Nice! Welcome aboard 😉 3mo
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IndyHannaJones

Alright so I'm loving this one...and the author seems like an absolute dear...and it's getting me in the mood for more historical murder mysteries. The spookier the better. I haven't explored this genre a whole lot, so I'd love some recommendations.

IndyHannaJones I realize this book isn't 'historical' necessarily but ya know what I mean 3mo
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hilaryreads
Pickpick

Kept me on my toes the entire time. So good!

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Ncostell
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This was a murder mystery unlike any I‘ve read before. The main character inhabits the bodies of eight hosts in order to attempt to solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle. Helpfully there was a list of characters at the front to keep everyone straight although you still really had to pay attention to all of the twists and turns in the story.

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IndyHannaJones
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This book is straight up addicting and blowing my mind...

Ella says, 'stop reading! It's time for rainy walkies'

brit91 Ella is too cute!!😍🐶 3mo
LauraBeth This is adorable 😍 3mo
IndyHannaJones @LauraBeth she is very cute in her little poncho 3mo
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Ncostell I‘m reading this now and know what you‘re saying. I‘m also having a hard time putting it down! 3mo
IndyHannaJones @Ncostell I'm supposed to go to taekwondo soon and run errands.. 3mo
IndyHannaJones .....buuuuuuuttttt.....this sounds like more fun 3mo
TheBookKeepers Omg Ella‘s outfit is on point 😍 3mo
ladym30 Ella looks so sweet!❤️ 3mo
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IndyHannaJones
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Starting this this morning and it's pure bliss with this cooler weather...

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KarenUK
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#bookhaul #bnbookhaul It‘s only day one and I‘ve already picked up 3 books so I can get my free tote!
Couldn‘t resist the a favorite from my childhood, in a lovely illustrated edition 🐭🐸🦡🛶💕.... this could become a very expensive week at work!

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Lana1
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Pickpick

Amazing and wonderful. The book caught me from the first page and I didnt want to stop reading!

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Chelsea.Poole
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So so confusing at the beginning, middle and then I loved the end. I think a major part of my problem is I tried to read this at the beach during family vacation with lots going on. It's not something that I was able to easily jump back into after a break. Would have been better for me if I had several uninterrupted hours to devote to Evelyn. But overall, it was so inventive and for that it's a total pick. #audiobook #familybookclub

Cathythoughts Great that you enjoyed it ! Anything with numbers freaks me out 😳.. still , it does sound good 👍🏻 4mo
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