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Roar
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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ValerieAndBooks
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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This is a thought-provoking collection of parables themed around women and how they deal with whatever life hands them. Titles like “The Woman Who Slowly Disappeared” and “The Woman Who Cherry-Picked” hint at the tone of these stories. Borrowed, but I‘d like a print copy for myself someday!
(Note: I haven‘t read this author before).

ValerieAndBooks @marleed ‘s review is what prompted me to pick this up 👍! 1mo
marleed Oh I‘m so happy you read it. Is so wacky, and I had to take it slow to asorb and ponder it, but I really liked it. A couple times since I‘ve even inwardly smiled at the literal translations from conversation I‘ve been in. Knowing they hadn‘t and wouldn‘t read the book, I kept my smile to myself - which,come to think of it, could be another story! 1mo
marleed I read her first book when it came out 15 years ago, PS I love you. At the time she was the daughter of the PM of Ireland. By the time it was adapted to movie, I‘d become a young widow myself so it had special significance. So now I even follow her on Instagram :) 1mo
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ValerieAndBooks @marleed I feel like I‘ll be the same way now, inwardly smiling at situations that the stories refer to. Another reason why I want a hard copy is so that I can show it to my daughter (21 years old). I want her to be a strong woman (roar!). 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @marleed so this author means something to you 💖. I definitely will seek her out! 1mo
marleed Oh I hope your daughter roars through life! ...Yes, she‘s written many books in the last 15 year but PS I love you was her first. This summer, 15 years later, she wrote its sequel. It was fun to watch her in Dublin on Instagram on release day hiding newly signed copies in public locations! I wonder if authors do that - so cute to see her so excited. 1mo
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marleed
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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This book is so wonderfully wacky and weird - and literal. I‘m not sure if I‘d call it 30 short stories so much as 30 parables. Maybe self-help. Maybe Cecelia‘s Fairy Tales for Grown-ass Women. ... I recommend this as a book savored over days one story at a time

ValerieAndBooks Looks good. Just requested this as a e-book from the library! 2mo
marleed @ValerieAndBooks oh I hope you enjoy it. I typically read a book straight through but these stories or so wacky that I opted to change my reading style. So that I could sit with each story, I read a story at a time at 4 different points throughout the day. 2mo
ValerieAndBooks I just read the first one and was like, wow. I think your suggestion to space them out is a good idea! 2mo
marleed @ValerieAndBooks Haha! I couldn‘t read them altogether. But when I let space come between each story I found that I really thought about them. 2mo
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ReaderLiz
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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What an odd book. This was recommended to me by @aliincornwall my lovely sister. I liked that it was short stories so easy to read and I get that they have a moral to them.... but they are just odd!

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aliincornwall
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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It struggled with this one to start with and thought it was really odd and bizarre but the more I read the more I loved the little short stories. Some made me proper laugh out loud, others made me cry and the odd when I just thought was odd. Overall though a really good read. I think my most memorable and the one that stayed with me was the cherry picker and the funniest was the world swallowing women up.

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Meaw_catlady
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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Happy Leo season! I‘m feeling all confident and empowered thanks to all you lovely littens and #BFC I‘m finishing up round 2 and I kept up with most of my goals ! This week is the only one I missed my hike and that is only because I got sick and am on antibiotics and my tummy didn‘t want me to get up this morning to do my hike. But I release any negativity about this! I slayed round 2 and am excited for round 3!!

BlameJennyJane 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽 team captain! Yay!! 4mo
Meaw_catlady @BlameJennyJane 👋🖖👋 hey!! Yay! 4mo
Megabooks Woo hoo!! 🎉🎉 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 And a fabulous Round 2! 4mo
4thhouseontheleft Antibiotics can be hard on the body. I hope you‘re feeling better! Great job with Round 2! 🎉🎉 4mo
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KCorter
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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I can think of only three times in my life that I immediately restarted a book I just finished because I did not want it to end. I'll tag those books in the comments.

Let me introduce you to the fourth book. It is one of the best short story collections I have read, and let me tell you, I have a thing for short stories.

Clare-Dragonfly I was late to work last week (thankfully I have a flexible schedule) because I randomly picked up The Refrigerator Monologues from the shelf and started rereading bits. 5mo
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Nelle1
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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This was such a great book - not only is there a story for every woman but definitely more than one relatable story for different periods of life - such a great pick me up book. Makes the reader feel invincible and ready to take on any challenge! I would definitely recommend it!

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ButtBarn
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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Loved this collection! Some of the tales are really weird!

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Readswithcoffee
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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Just finished the first story. This is going to be a great read!

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GripLitGrl
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚☺️ looks good!! 7mo
OriginalCyn620 I got this as an ARC but haven‘t read it yet! (edited) 7mo
GripLitGrl @OriginalCyn620 I'll keep an eye out for your review sounds like a good one 7mo
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Kshakal
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 7mo
OriginalCyn620 So true! 💛💛💛 7mo
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Nelle1
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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Words taken straight out of my mouth - a story for every woman! Such great relatable stories which make you want to practice more self care and realize your worth in this world! ☺️

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Lovesbooks87
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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Holly, thank you so much for sending this to me! I can't wait to read it!

keys_on_fire Oooh! I love Cecelia Ahern! Gonna have to keep an eye out for this one and your review! 8mo
Hooked_on_books You‘re so welcome! I‘m impressed it arrived to quickly! 👍🏼 8mo
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scripturient
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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Can‘t wait to start reading this collection that I got from @Mitch as a Blind-Date-with-a-Book on our #readingretreat last weekend. This will be my office book as it‘s perfect for dipping in and out of. 😊

Hooked_on_books I just finished this one! I loved it. 8mo
JennyM Beautiful 🌷 Looking like spring has sprung 8mo
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Hooked_on_books
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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In this outstanding short story collection, Cecelia Ahern takes societal expectations of women and tips them on their head with a thread of magical realism. Her vision of society is sly and astute, whether it be a trophy wife physically living on a shelf or a woman who is actually unraveling. My favorite by far is the man forced to face a panel of women to request a vasectomy and attempt to obtain agency over his own body. Tremendous.

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Hooked_on_books
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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It‘s Pay it Forward time! I received all these ARCs from my local indie and have finished them (except the tagged book, which I‘ll finish tonight). I would like to pass these along to other Littens, first come, first served. So, if you would like one, drop a comment below and it shall be yours.

Edit: Thanks everyone, all books are spoken for!

MicheleinPhilly I‘d love to read Trust Exercise! 8mo
Lovesbooks87 I would love to read Roar! 8mo
RealBooks4ever Queenie please! 8mo
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ravenlee The Trial of Lizzie Borden looks interesting! 8mo
Hooked_on_books @MicheleinPhilly @Lovesbooks87 @RealBooks4ever @ravenlee Done! Please send my your mailing address (include your Litsy handle so I know who‘s who) at hollybarker13 @ yahoo and I‘ll get them in the mail tomorrow. I hope you all enjoy! 8mo
RealBooks4ever Will do! Thank you so much! 💜 8mo
Lovesbooks87 Just sent you an email! Thanks so much! 8mo
MicheleinPhilly Done! Thank you! 8mo
ravenlee Thank you! Sent. 8mo
Hooked_on_books @RealBooks4ever @Lovesbooks87 @MicheleinPhilly @ravenlee You‘re all so welcome! The books are in the mail. 🙂 8mo
ravenlee 😁 8mo
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Well-ReadNeck
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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This collection features 30 short stories, all titled "The Woman Who . . . " and with a fairytale-like tone delves into a specific situation that a woman might find herself. Enraging for the reminder of daily struggles and prejudice, but ultimately uplifting for the empowering messages. I particularly liked "The Woman Who Protected the Gonads" which turns the table on the discussion about female reproductive rights. #netgalley

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KatS5
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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Best way to unwind after work while dinner‘s cooking is with one of these short stories. 📚

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nikibusyreading
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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I‘ve always loved short stories for how they tease your mind and then leave you to colour in your own canvas. Ahern writes in her usual playful style that makes even heavier topics easy to digest. Thoroughly enjoyable and real!

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BookAlongBlog
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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4/5🌟 A Poignant and Captivating Story Collection.
These stories are essentially a celebration of women, and capturing what it means to be female.The women in these stories are written so vividly, so relatable.These stories range from thought provoking, to humorous, to sad, to uplifting. And all are uniquely written in lyrical prose.There were a couple stories I didnt like as much as others but overall enjoyed it and found it well done.

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Forgetmenot
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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Having never read any books by Cecelia Ahern before and not being a lover of short stories I was blown away by this book. The authors power at getting you invested in the story in the opening page was amazing. Some of the stories really made me think and gave me a different perspective. Really loved this book

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Lel2403
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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It is set in the present alongside the movement of #MeToo, and covers what it feels like to be a woman nowadays, a wife, mother or struggling as a refugee too. It touches on the issues of equality and justice.

It‘s an easy book to read as each tale is short to dip into in a busy day, with plenty of humour. A good, thought provoking read.

thanks to the Author/the Publishers/NetGalley for this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Seekingtardis I enjoyed this one a lot and I‘m ready for book two! 1y
KJHowe What a gorgeous cover! 1y
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Sophoclessweetheart
Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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My #25inFive readathon TBR. It‘s small but even still it‘s very ambitious. 😅 I usually finish a 300-400 page book in 2-3 days soooo, you see why I say this as three of these books fit that mark. But! Let‘s see! What will you be reading!? #arc #newreleases #bookblogger #booklover #bibliophile #bookish #historicalfiction #contemporary #feminist

Andrew65 Some interesting books. 😊 2y
Sophoclessweetheart @Andrew65 Thank you. A slightly varied selection because I thought that was best. X 2y
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