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Changeling
Changeling | Victor LaValle
"If the literary gods mixed together Haruki Murakami and Ralph Ellison, the result would be Victor LaValle."--Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See "A dark fairy tale of New York, full of magic and loss, myth and mystery, love and madness. The Changeling is a mesmerizing, monumental work."--Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings One of Time's Top 10 Novels of the Year - One of USA Today's top 10 books of the year - A New York Times Notable Book When Apollo Kagwa's father disappeared, all he left his son were strange recurring dreams and a box of books stamped with the word IMPROBABILIA. Now Apollo is a father himself--and as he and his wife, Emma, are settling into their new lives as parents, exhaustion and anxiety start to take their toll. Apollo's old dreams return and Emma begins acting odd. Irritable and disconnected from their new baby boy, at first Emma seems to be exhibiting signs of postpartum depression, but it quickly becomes clear that her troubles go even deeper. Before Apollo can do anything to help, Emma commits a horrific act--beyond any parent's comprehension--and vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Thus begins Apollo's odyssey through a world he only thought he understood, to find a wife and child who are nothing like he'd imagined. His quest, which begins when he meets a mysterious stranger who claims to have information about Emma's whereabouts, takes him to a forgotten island, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever. This captivating retelling of a classic fairy tale imaginatively explores parental obsession, spousal love, and the secrets that make strangers out of the people we love the most. It's a thrilling and emotionally devastating journey through the gruesome legacies that threaten to devour us and the homely, messy magic that saves us, if we're lucky."Like a woke Brothers Grimm, his clever new spin on the ages-old changeling myth is a modern fairy tale for the Trump era."--USA Today (four out of four stars)"Victor LaValle's fabulist ode to fatherhood and fairy tales offers a new take on themes as old as time."--O: The Oprah Magazine
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Minervasbutler
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Apollo Kagwa, whose father abandoned him as a child has embarked on married life and parenthood determined to be the best father he can be to son Brian. Then his wife begins acting strangely, and an explosion of violence sends the book careering off into ever weirder territory. I didn't think it was wholly successful but it contains some good stuff on parenting in the social media age and it's certainly unlike any other novel I've read.

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ImperfectCJ
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“But let me tell you what I see instead. The neediness of it. The begging to be applauded. As if the praise of a thousand strangers would ever make up for the fact that you didn‘t feel loved enough as a child. Oh, you poor thing. You were begging to be devoured.“

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ImperfectCJ
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Mehso-so

A quick read exploring the role of myths and fairy tales in our lives and culture. The story is clunky at times and there are enough inconsistencies and inaccuracies to keep me from being drawn in completely, but it was spooky enough to make me hesitant to walk to the bathroom through the dark house so there's that going for it. Are people really as knee-jerk violent as so many of the books I'm reading now suggest?

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vivastory
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I have many horror books lined up for October, making it no different from the rest of the year. However there are two books pictured above that have been haunting my TBR for far too long & I'm determined to finally read them by Halloween: The Changeling & The Historian.
#spookytbr
@4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraJean The Historian is so good!! 4mo
booksandsympathy I love The Historian so much! It's one of my favorite books. 4mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m not sure where I‘ve been, but I just discovered Victor LaValle when browsing the Goodreads horror list yesterday! 4mo
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flying_monkeys 💙 The Changeling, and I have yet to read something by Victor LaValle I didn‘t like. He‘s a great storyteller! 4mo
sprainedbrain The Historian was such a great experience for me! I listened to it a couple of years ago in the fall, mainly on walks in the woods. So atmospheric and awesome. 😱 4mo
Scochrane26 I loved the Historian. 4mo
vivastory @BarbaraJean @booksandsympathy @sprainedbrain @Scochrane26 Your love for it is making me look forward to it even more!! 4mo
vivastory @4thhouseontheleft I saw that list! I was definitely intrigued by the second annotated Lovecraft he's involved with. 4mo
vivastory @flying_monkeys I couldn't agree more! I think every book I've read by him has been a 5 star read for me, except Ballad of Black Tom. And that's just because I wished it was longer! 4mo
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flying_monkeys
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sudi 😍 4mo
Nute Nice! 4mo
lele1432 I like this one too! 4mo
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Megara
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1: Tagged one of them. Several others as well.
2: Maple. But I do enjoy pumpkin.
3: “But there they were, on the stalled A train, no midwives in sight.”
#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

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danibel
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Currently reading

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EchoLogical
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Mehso-so

This was such a weird, disjointed book to me. I‘m giving it a so-so because I liked all the pieces, I just don‘t think they fit together the best way. Hopefully, that makes sense because I don‘t know how else to explain it.

2.5 Stars

The collage includes the rest of the books I read this month for my June book tic tac toe. My favorite reads were Truly Devious and With the FIre on High.

MusicallyMorgan Did you enjoy The Vanishing Stair as much as Truly Devious? I guess I read them too far apart, because I couldn‘t get into it! 7mo
EchoLogical @MusicallyMorgan I thought it was okay but not nearly as good as Truly Devious and I'm not sure why I feel that way. 7mo
EchoLogical @MusicallyMorgan I read them back to back and I still didn't love it. 7mo
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scripturient
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What a weird but mesmerising story! This is a mix of parental anxieties and folklore, peppered with a bit of social criticism. It‘s a wild ride but I loved it. There is a detailed review on my blog (clickable link in bio).

Cathythoughts I liked this one too ♥️👍🏻 7mo
BarbaraBB Still need to read this one. 7mo
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kaysworld1
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@kathedron sorry I didn't post sooner been so busy at work the sun's brought all the alcoholics out.
Anyway thank you for the book and thank you for thinking of me 🌺🌼🌸🤗📚 #jbuk #justbecause

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juliaTF88
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Y‘all. Y‘ALL. This book. I‘m halfway through and it‘s so crazy. Do like western magic realism á là Neil Gaiman? Give this a read! I‘m halfway through and things just got CRAY!

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collegecatlady
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I really can‘t control myself when it comes to books on sale 🤭 #bookoutlet #bookoutlethaul #bookhaul

valeriegeary The Changeling is so good. Well worth spending a bit of money on! 9mo
collegecatlady @valeriegeary Very good to hear!! 9mo
Crystalblu Can any of us?! 😜 9mo
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BookwormAHN
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@whippoorwill815 Thank you so much Amy! I love everything. The coffee smells amazing and the coffee mug is fantastic. The journal and the socks are too cute. And I'm really looking forward to reading the books, nice choices 😸 #SciFiFantasySwap #SFFS
Thanks for hosting @Avanders

BethM Great mug and socks! 9mo
whippoorwill815 Yay I‘m so glad you like everything! I thought those socks were hilarious 😂I‘m glad the coffee still smells good, the guy at the post office even commented on it! I can‘t wait to open mine but I always have to wait until after work, but I will be looking forward to it!!! 9mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🧬🦄♥️ 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Haha those socks! 🤣🛸🐄 9mo
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Dasuse
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Odin with my current read

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flying_monkeys
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. #Quotsy #LitsyAtoZ #friYAYintro

2. When I resisted the 50% bargains at Book Depository.

3. “He waved Apollo forward, a menu under one arm, led him through the waiting room and past the other customers.” - The Changeling (tagged)

4. @Liatrek

Eggs Yayyyyy I'm proud of you-#2 😍 11mo
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Linsy
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Whoa. Just whoa. 😲 #24b4Monday

daniwithtea Right?! I think “whoa” might be the best way to describe that book. 11mo
Linsy @daniwithtea I‘m trying to have words, but there‘s just too much. I feel bowled over. 11mo
valeriegeary This book was nuts and I loved it! One of my favorites last year. 11mo
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Linsy @valeriegeary Nuts is right! Incredible and nuts and whoa. 11mo
kyraleseberg Oooh this is on my Kindle and I really need to get to it soon, especially now that I see you enjoyed it! 11mo
JSW It was so good!!! 11mo
Aimeesue Such a good book! 11mo
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DavidDiamond
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What starts off as a romantic love story slowly unravels into a nightmare fairy tale that speaks to the fears of parenthood and the secrets we hold. All is not what it seems in this captivating story!

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DavidDiamond
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Food for thought!

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daniwithtea
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Pickpick

Ignored all the stuff I was supposed to do for the last two hours in favor of finishing this gorgeous horror/fantasy. So good!!

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catherine2
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So far this is one of the most unpredictable books I‘ve ever read. I hope I can finish it today, I want to know how it ends!

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Angitron
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This book is a mixed bag. I found myself frustrated with a few threads that were left open, and some ideas that would have been fascinating if they were more fleshed out. I also didn‘t quite understand the purpose of a few plot points. But the writing is terrific and overall I enjoyed this one!

MrBook Great review! 12mo
Angitron @MrBook Thanks! 12mo
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Tonton
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Apollo Kagwa is a book dealer with traumatic dreams about his father who disappeared. Apollo has finally found happiness with Emma, a librarian. So happy to have a baby, then the tale twists into fantasy and horror as Emma becomes convinced the baby is a changeling. What would you do for your child? How far would you go to protect your family? What would you do for love? 😮

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vlwelser
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Brilliant. Dark and creepy like all of the best fairy tales. 💖📚

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vlwelser
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Indeed. 💖📚😍

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kathedron
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Mehso-so

Oh dear, @Cathythoughts I did so want to love this book but it just didn't work out. 😩 At first I struggled with the choppy rhythm of his sentences but once over that I had a problem with the pacing of the first half of the book. I liked it much more once the dark fairytale weirdness kicked off but then that got increasingly grim. Great theme about the morally and/or psychologically dubious things parental love can drive us to, though.

kathedron @Cathythoughts The book may not have been a pick but the fact that you thought of me and sent it to me was certainly a pick-me-up, for which many thanks! 😘 12mo
Cathythoughts Thanks Kate , that‘s so sweet about the “ pick-me-up” ... I hadn‘t read it either , so it was a shot in the dark for us both .... just thought it sounded interesting & it was a pick for me. Sure all we can do is try .... & I feel the more we get to know each other , the better sense we will have of what the other might like 👍🏻♥️ 😘 12mo
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kathedron
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Capitalism: ruining stories since the 1700s.
@Cathythoughts

Cathythoughts Yes ! I love that last bit in your quote “ a great fairy tale tells the truth.... 13mo
Weaponxgirl That is an awesome quote! 13mo
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Cathythoughts
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#Booked2019 #FairyTaleRetelling The Changeling by Victor Lavalle.

5✨Changeling never lost my attention , a story of the intricacies of love. As I entered the 2d half , the fairytale meaning in a modern city became clear to me. A brilliant blending of old & new , witches & mobile phones. A fairytale of modern NY & the hidden world of magic. So many layers to this tale of Apollo Kagwa & his family of origin & his present family .. Unputdownable

RachelO Sounds fantastic! 13mo
TrishB Great review Cathy ❤️ 13mo
Tanisha_A 👌 review! And, cute collage! 13mo
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Cinfhen Such a great endorsement ❤️‼️#stacked 😃 13mo
Cathythoughts @RachelO I really loved it ... 13mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thankyou ! 👍🏻♥️ 13mo
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A Thanks my friend ♥️ 13mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks! & thankyou #booked2019 ...it has been sitting on my shelf ( not getting a second glance ) god only knows when I would have got to it .... & I‘m the richer for it 👍🏻♥️ 13mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!!! So happy that our little challenge inspired you xx 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm I wouldn‘t have pick this up on my own. Stacking and the cover is lovely! 13mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I hope you love it whenever you may get there ♥️👍🏻 13mo
kathedron I'm about halfway through. I've had problems with the pacing but Apollo's just reached the island and now has my full attention (I think that's vague enough not to need a spoiler!) 13mo
Cathythoughts @kathedron no spoiler needed 👍🏻👍🏻 I hope the rest goes well for you ... will look forward to your thoughts ♥️👍🏻 13mo
Reggie Great review!!!👍🏽 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage What a review! I may stack it yet. 👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
batsy Gorgeous review 💜 13mo
Cathythoughts @Reggie thanks 👍🏻❤️❤️ 13mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraTheBibliophage ahh , Thankyou ♥️👍🏻 13mo
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks! 👍🏻♥️ 13mo
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Cathythoughts
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I have finished tagged book for fairy tale #booked2019 , earlier than expected, v good ! ... not giving review yet because a fellow Litten is buddy- reading it too.
Meanwhile , I‘m striking out into town tomorrow morning early to purchase posted book ... DYING for a good old thriller .... can‘t wait 🤸‍♀️.... ✨✨✨

TrishB I have this one on my kindle! Glad it‘s good. 13mo
Cinfhen Really??? Maybe I should try your book, Cathy!! Im having trouble with my fairytale retelling 🙄 13mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @TrishB I think The Changeling is very readable ... very engaging !! 13mo
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Cathythoughts @cinfhen I‘m having trouble with my female detective ( it‘s only ok 🤷🏻‍♀️) I may have to send out an SOS 🆘 soon ....... 13mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen if you want something realistic (and great, imo) for fairytale retelling I would recommend this. I just don‘t remember, if you read short stories or not 🤷‍♀️ 13mo
TrishB Female detectives 13mo
TrishB M. J. Arlidge series, Kerry Wilkinson series, Harry Bingham series. (These are the authors not the detectives 😁) 13mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Kalalalatja I‘ve requested this one from the library 13mo
Cinfhen I‘m trying this one @Cathythoughts for female detective although it‘s not the first book in the series 😡I didn‘t know that when I bought it 13mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I really liked that one, plus it is short, so it will be a fast read 👍 13mo
Cinfhen Yes @Kalalalatja that‘s a DEFINITE PLUS 13mo
batsy I've got my eye on the tagged book too, Cathy! Look forward to your thoughts on it. 13mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @TrishB I‘m off into town to buy a book ( or two) Thankyou for the recommendations 13mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I‘d highly recommend it 👍🏻♥️ 13mo
batsy That's great! The thriller in your picture also sounds good; I seem to have already stacked it 😁 13mo
Cathythoughts @Batsy I‘m about to start that thriller in my picture ( I may even use it for “ new to me author “ ) are you doing booked2019 ? (edited) 13mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen yes , I really want to read the Tana French series after @erzascarletbookgasm ‘s glowing review ♥️👍🏻 13mo
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Cathythoughts
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I‘m starting this one for #booked2019 Fairytale @kathedron .... I know we mentioned a buddy read .... so , just on the off chance you are in-between books & in the mood .... anyway I‘ll be awhile reading this..... if you want to join me ?!

kathedron Oh, lovely! I could probably make a start early next week. 😃 13mo
Cathythoughts @kathedron that‘s great ! Perfect .... I might start an audio of something else & keep reading this one ... I‘m about 30 pages in ... so far I really like it ... it‘s different... see you sometime nxt week 👍🏻😉 ( I‘m a very slow reader ... ) ♥️ 13mo
vivastory I love LaValle, I've had this since it was released, need to read it! 13mo
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Cathythoughts @kathedron hi Kate ! I‘m halfway now .... but won‘t get too much reading time in the next couple of days .... halfway , I‘m giving the first half 5 stars , he has totally got my attention 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 13mo
kathedron Hi Cathy! That's my lunch break sorted, then. 😊 I haven't started yet but intend to have a good reading session this evening, too. 13mo
Cathythoughts @kathedron Hi Kate , I actually finished The Changeling earlier than I thought I would... I really liked it .... I thought it very readable & great story .... i think I‘ll be reading more of this author.... I‘ll post up a rating soon. Hope all is well with you .... let me know what you think whenever you get there 😊♥️ 13mo
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cathysaid
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For many, I think this would be at least 4⭐️. But for me, it‘s 3⭐️. It‘s that pesky suspension of disbelief. I‘m just too literal. Much of this was interesting, engaging, and witty. But at least 1/4 of it is mystical, supernatural, and to me...disjointed. However, if you like sci-fi or fairy tale retelling, I think you will like this. Curses and familial fate are some of the themes that abound.

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Cathythoughts
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#Booked2019

1. Female detective, Night Rounds
2. Fairy Tale Retelling , The Changeling
3. Happy Place , Our Souls At Night , I think this will be a soulful novel ( ? ) & that is a happy place for me
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5. Irish author, Normal People , Sally Rooney
6. New to you author , Out , Natsuo Kirino

Questions: Does Our Souls At Night work for prompt ?
I need help with the Podcast book 😬🤷🏻‍♀️no clue how to approach this 🙏🏻please & thankyou

Cinfhen Souls at night definitely works!!! And I will share a link with podcast suggestions!! @BarbaraTheBibliophage & @4thhouseontheleft probably have ideas for you as well🤩Don‘t worry, we got you covered😘 14mo
TrishB Look like great choices! 14mo
Cinfhen Also any book recommended by @Liberty or @thereadingwomen would work as they host podcasts 14mo
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erzascarletbookgasm I like your choices, I so want to read 5 and 6. For podcasts, yes, @thereadingwomen . I personally like Modern Mrs Darcy (MMD) 🙂 14mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh, and this certainly fit the prompt. Two persons find comfort and contentment in their golden years. 🧡🧡 14mo
RachelO Most podcasts have a webpage with show notes - you can browse through & see whether the books they're discussing are likely to be on your tbr. I'm an erratic podcast listener- but I tend to keep coming back to @readingenvy https://readingenvy.blogspot.com/ She often has littens as guests & there'll be a 'best reads of 2018' episode at some point, which is bound to have loads of recommendations 🤞 Good luck! 14mo
saresmoore I have to put in a plug for @ReadingEnvy podcast! Jenny has interviewed several Litsy folks and on each episode, Jenny and the reader give plenty of context for the books they recommend! Check out http://readingenvy.blogspot.com/p/podcast_16.html?m=1 for links to the episodes and corresponding books. 14mo
4thhouseontheleft I love your interpretation for happy place! There are lots of places you can look to for ideas for the podcast prompt: Ted Talks, Book podcasts, here is a link to some: https://electricliterature.com/17-literary-podcasts-to-ease-your-commute-b9a27d8... 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I will tag you in the post I did earlier this week. There‘s a link with tons of book suggestions related to podcasts. 14mo
ReadingEnvy @RachelO @saresmoore thank you for recommending me ♥️♥️♥️ 14mo
saresmoore @RachelO I think we posted about @ReadingEnvy at the same time! 😅 14mo
RachelO @saresmoore 😊Great minds 😂 14mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @RachelO @saresmoore @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @ReadingEnvy thankyou all so much ... this is all so helpful 👍🏻👍🏻♥️ 14mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks! Are you joining in ?! 14mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thankyou! I‘m following @thereadingwomen as of now 👍🏻👍🏻. I‘m looking forward to Our Souls At Night ( thankyou! My friend) I could also have picked A Room of Ones Own 😉🤔. Spoilt for choice 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 14mo
TrishB Yes 👍🏻 posted mine yesterday ! 14mo
Cinfhen I‘m sorry!!! I meant to tag @ReadingEnvy too!!! Jenny is a vicarious reader 🙌🏻❤️and she recommended a such awesome books!!!! Glad u found some inspiration, Cathy!!!! 14mo
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Cathythoughts
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#Booked2019

1. Female detective, Night Rounds
2. Fairy Tale Retelling , The Changeling
3. Happy Place , Our Souls At Night , I think this will be a soulful novel ( ? ) & that is a happy place for me
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5. Irish author, Normal People , Sally Rooney
6. New to you author , Out , Natsuo Kirino

Questions: Does Our Souls At Night work for prompt ?
I need help with the Podcast book 😬🤷🏻‍♀️no clue how to approach this 🙏🏻

Mitch This has been talked about loads on SFFYeah Podcast. Does that count?? 14mo
Cathythoughts @Mitch sorry ! I‘m clueless... I also posted this twice ... do hopefully some of the experts will see your comment & get back to you 👍🏻 14mo
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mkittysabibliokitty
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5 Stars for the Changeling, 2 for the Ruins.. I hated it.. boring and Killer vines were not doing much for me.. 5 for Scythe.. and working on FNAF 4 The Fourth Closet 😻

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Ostaff1
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My turn came up at the library this morning! I put myself on the list solely on the awards it‘s won, so I know nothing about it.

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unabridgedchick
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Holy expletive, this book was intense!

A quarter of the way in, I told my wife this was American Gods by way of Laura Lippman, and now that I've finished, I stand by that description. This is a family mystery, a domestic thriller, a supernatural mindfuck. Perfect for Halloween and the creepy autumn days around it.

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Pricel101
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Great Halloween read🎃 loved this in audio! A modern take exploring parenthood in the age of social media 👹🙈 #trolls #magicalrealism #readbyauthor

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wtimblin
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W.O.W! What an amazing story. Loved this book. Kept me guessing all the way. Loved the mix of the old world and the new world. Got my hands on The Ballard of Black Tom next. If it's even half as good as this it will be amazing. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Emm0921
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I enjoyed it up until the end - I do like sci-fi/fantasy I just feel like it was missing something. I think more than anything it freaked me out and reminded me that there are crazy psychos out there who stalk people on social media - I feel like I want to be like Ron Swanson and go off the grid! Lol! Other than that it was a decent modern day creepy novel - I will still consider checking out other novels by this author.

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GhostStories
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I have conflicting feelings about this book. On the one hand I haven‘t read a book so readable and so unpredictable in awhile, and that was a joyful experience, on the other hand, I feel let down in some ways about the tidy ending. This isn‘t much of a review. Definitely a book I look forward to talking about with our book club.

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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I‘m not sure how I feel about this book. I like sci fi, I like fantasy, but I‘m just not sure about this one. The beginning was really good but somewhere in the middle I found myself thinking wth?

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GhostStories
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Seven chapters in, reading aloud to @Howardsimmons each one has me with a lump in my throat. So tender and generous. I was not prepared!

Readergrrl I loved this book!! Still have to write my review of it.... sigh, time just flies!!! 1y
GhostStories @Readergrrl Glad to hear you loved it! I hope this feeling I have lasts. I can‘t imagine it not! 1y
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kathedron
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Thank you so much for the book, Cathy! 😘
You didn't know it but yesterday was my daughter's 21st birthday. It was nice that I had a present to open, too. 😊 The cover blurb has certainly got me intrigued! Maybe we could do a buddy read at some point down the line.
(I'm on the lemon and ginger tea this morning, after overdoing things a bit yesterday.)
@Cathythoughts

Cathythoughts Oh so glad you got this ! Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter. 🎂🎁.... yes I got us both a copy , I think it sounds interesting & yes maybe a buddy read down the road .... sounds like you had a great celebration.. sure we hav to overdo it every now & then 😁😉😘 1y
Lcsmcat What a beautiful tea cup! 1y
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Owlizabeth
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Wow, this book. Magical realism, fairy tale, horror story, love story, family drama - it‘s all of these in one well written package. It kept me guessing, surprised me and hit me in the feels more than once. I can‘t wait to read more Victor LaValle. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

rohit-sawant So looking forward to this! 1y
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Owlizabeth
The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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Every time I think I have this book figured out, it turns in to something else. I wish I could stay up and finish it tonight, but back to school has me beat. 😴😴😴

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ValChanelle
The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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Looking forward to kicking off my #SeptemberReads with #VictorLavalle‘s #The Changeling. I heard it has dark fairy tale vibes. Yes! #diversereads

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Owlizabeth
The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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I‘m at 29% of this book and I have no idea where it‘s headed but it is friggin fantastic so far. Thanks to @JSW for a glowing review that convinced me to check it out. I don‘t think I‘d have found this book otherwise and this is why I love Litsy. 💜📚💜

JSW You‘re welcome!!! It‘s so good! 1y
valeriegeary Oh yeah this one is so nuts, but so good! I got really swept up in the fantastical elements, such a strange but well written story. 1y
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Owlizabeth
The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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I have so many books to read and instead I‘m watching Ozark on Netflix. 🤷🏻‍♀️

RebL You gotta do you. And also, I‘m going to do the same. 1y
Owlizabeth @RebL 👍🏼😂 1y
Q84 I think we are all guilty of this! 1y
Cailey_Mac I was 20 pages away from finishing a book, and instead I watched funny videos all night. Sometimes, you just have to!😂💀💀 1y
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JSW
The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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A mystery, a horror story, a fable, a fairy tale, unputdownable, and one of the best damn books I‘ve read in 2018. Holy fucking shit, victor Lavalle can WRITE.

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JSW
The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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Holy hell!! Chapter 30 just changed everything!! 😳😳😱😱