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The Scent Keeper
The Scent Keeper | Erica Bauermeister
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SaraHasClass
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Mehso-so

As someone who loves scents that evoke memories or happy places, I really wanted to like this book, but it fell flat for me. The storyline was all over the place. That being said, I really liked the characters.

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Honeybeebooks
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The beginning had a lush fairytale feel to it. The island and its scents were lovingly described in detail but there was a sense of foreboding throughout the text. There is a real perception of anger and disappointment as Emmeline begins to learn the many secrets her father kept from her. The bullying she endures and the love she finds as she sets out to find her mother and herself is noteworthy but feels a bit forced. Overall a good read. 3+⭐️s.

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Booksbymybed
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I really enjoyed The Scent Keeper , it had two things I love -scents and islands, the story is compelling and full of heart. It was a “librarian favorite” in my library, and it‘s now one of my favorites too.

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peacegypsy
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The first half of this book is magical and very much like a fairytale. One of my college professors always talked about multisensory writing, and this novel pays special attention to scents, unsurprisingly. The second half of the book is good, too, it just doesn‘t hold the intrigue of the first, but that may have been the artist‘s intention, as we pay less attention to smells for survival than our predecessors. Worth your time to read, overall.

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peacegypsy
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I generally have good luck with Reese‘s picks.

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Dramatictara
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Creative and different from any book I‘ve read.

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squirrelbrain
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I loved this one @robinb - thank you so much for sending it to me!

I was a bit worried at first; Emmeline lives on an island with only her father, in a cabin full of mysterious scents stored in glass bottles, and a machine that makes them. It seemed like it was going to be fantasy (what other explanation could there be?!) but it turned out not to be….

A lovely book to escape with!

robinb So glad you liked it. 😊 I especially loved the writing and imagery…so lovely and at times almost poetical. 11mo
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Kshakal
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A very unique book that starts out a little strange but then becomes a beautiful story about finding your true self and what makes you happy!

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MelKelsey
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Book 104 I listened to The Scent Keeper, a story of a girl who lives on a remote island with her dad and a machine that makes scents. It quickly becomes more approachable than it sounds. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Arvena
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Mehso-so

A story revolving around scents - beautifully told world of fragrance. Weird, but lyrical; interesting, but interactions between the characters were mostly frustrating. The ending felt odd...

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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyJul21 #role

“It's amazing how easily we can cast ourselves in the role of hero.”

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Arvena
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Starting this book :)

IuliaC Very beautiful photo 😍 1y
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ErikasMindfulShelf
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This was a fast, entertaining book, but not one I‘ll think much about now when it‘s done.
4 stars.
The Scent Keeper

SilversReviews I love her books…didn‘t know she had another. 3mo
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PaperbackPirate
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This was a unique story with lots of excellent scent descriptions! It starts with a little girl & her dad living alone on an island, surviving on what the island can provide & what the occasional mermaid brings them. As she gets older she realizes her dad has secrets, & searches for the truth.
I thought so many parts were going to be predictable, but the author took care to set this story apart from others.
👃🏼👃🏼👃🏼👃🏼👃🏼
#reesesbookclub

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rebbyj
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Mehso-so

Interesting. Not quite developed.

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la_rose_noire
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FeatherV
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A beautiful novel, about the power of our experiences, to shape us into the people we are with the unique skills we often take for granted.
#thescentkeeper #ericabauermeister #skills #family #love #life #2021books

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SailorJohn
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Quite a story. A coming of age tale unlike any I have read before. So good I recommended for my book club!

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CoffeeNBooks
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annahenke How is it? 2y
OriginalCyn620 Pretty cover! 2y
CoffeeNBooks @annahenke I liked it. I really like Erica Bauermeister. 2y
j.rye I picked this up and put it back down like five times at the library yesterday! 2y
SheReadsAndWrites Loved this one. I love her writing. 2y
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MrsBibliophile
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I adored this book! Each page melted into my heart and gave words to the feeling of homesickness I so often feel. I'm from a tiny island up by the Canadian border and often feel the romantic pull to be by the ocean. The chaos of large cities can be exciting but it can also feel toxic to me. I'm a water baby and I miss the solitude island life often brings.

This book was so beautifully and delicately written. I recommend it to everyone!

CarolynM Lovely pics😍 2y
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cookie21
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I didn't get why this had such high reviews. I was BORED! I thought, "oh cool a family on an island!" But that didn't last long. Then the rest is a bunch of boo-hockey.

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Christinak
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My library holds have been coming in fast and furious. I wasn‘t sure if I was going to continue this when I started it this morning - thankfully it picked up quickly. I‘ll probably finish this today - I need to know how this ends!

#hellosunshine

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Vicki1109
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Wow! Fantastic book. I read it two days, which is unusual for me. It was beautifully written, and so captivating. I had forgotten what it was about when I started it, so it felt like I was being taken along for an incredible unknown journey.

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swishandflick
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I'm low key obsessed with scents. Almost all of my strongest memories are accompanied by a smell that makes me feel nostalgic, sad, love, loss. So all of that rambling to say that I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH! It got me right in the senses and I just couldn't breathe it in fast enough. With notes of bergamot, cardamom, and the sea, this book was completely captivating start to finish. Loved it, loved it, loved it 🥰

BarbaraBB This sounds so good ! 2y
TinaFaa This does sound good 2y
AlaMich I have an aunt who always wore Chanel no. 19, so I will forever associate that with her, even though I haven‘t smelled it in probably decades. 2y
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Howseldomtheydo
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Today‘s walk took me past the Darwin Martin House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. #litsywalkers #currentlyreading “We are the unwitting carriers of our parents‘ secrets, the ripples made by stones we never saw thrown.” #firstlinefridays

kwmg40 I'd visited the Darwin Martin House years ago. Would love to make another visit one day! 2y
Howseldomtheydo @kwmg40 You should! They have done a lot of renovations both at the Martin House and the Graycliff Estate in Derby 2y
kwmg40 Good to know. I've never been to Graycliff. It may be some time before we can cross the border, but I do look forward to visiting your beautiful country again one day soon. 2y
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Howseldomtheydo @kwmg40 Graycliff is beautiful, love it‘s view of Lake Erie. Looking forward to better times. I‘m a bit embarrassed to be an American lately. 😳 😷 2y
8little_paws Gorgeous! I live less than 2 miles south of Oak Park, IL where there are an absolute ton of FLW houses!
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Howseldomtheydo @8little_paws So lucky! Next time I make it to Chicago I have to check some out! I was able to visit Taliesen West in February, probably my last trip for a while 😢 2y
kwmg40 @Howseldomtheydo Don‘t be embarrassed. I have a lot of good American friends and work colleagues and we are all hoping for better times ahead! 2y
SW-T Lovely picture! 😊 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira Thanks for the share, 📚 add for me. 2y
robinb I ❤️ that book so much!!! And that‘s one of my favorite lines. 2y
CarolynM Lovely photo😍 A Frank Lloyd Wright tour of the USA is on my travel bucket list. One day, I hope. 2y
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a.bookish.byrd
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Loveforlit2
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Fans of Where the Crawdad Sings and The Great Alone this is your book. I almost wish the main female characters from each could jump into each other‘s worlds and have a conversation 😂😂

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hollymadelife
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ A magical, sensory read full of mystery and sadness.

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Soubhiville
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Congratulations @squirrelbrain on your Litsy milestones! Thanks for hosting a giveaway 😊

Scrolling through Goodreads, I think my favorite book so far this year is The Scent Keeper. I love the author‘s voice, she addresses deep emotions so well. Also the island in the story sounds so wonderful to me.

I‘m not sure if the final book in Philip Pullman‘s most recent trilogy is due out this fall, but I‘m assuming it is, and I can‘t wait for it.

squirrelbrain Thanks for playing Soubhi! I‘ve heard lots about The Scent Keeper but not read it yet...onto the TBR it goes! 2y
robinb This book was sooo good. A favorite. ❤️ 1y
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Lexeegee
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What a beautiful book. Emmeline was raised on an island by her father. She grew up learning to read scents like others read words.

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Lexeegee
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My local library has a cool new program on Facebook. Wednesday afternoons you comment the title of a book that you like and they will give you a recommendation based on that book. This was their pick for Where The Crawdads Sing.

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira That is a nice value added idea to use on social medias 👍🏻 2y
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ReadingSusan
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You can find me here all weekend!

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lovelybookshelf
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This week is #BoutofBooks 28! I'm starting off with a (virtual) book club read, THE SCENT KEEPER. I'm only a couple chapters in, but enjoying it so far! 📚

#boutofbooks28 #currentlyreading #amreading #readathon #bookclub #fiction #comingofage #bildungsroman #magicalrealism #magicrealism #fabulism

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webhau1
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Another Reece pick that I have enjoyed! I have to say she knows how to pick them. I liked this book. I loved how the scents were described and how they told a story. It made me a remember an english assignment in high school where the teacher talked about smelling something and writing a story about what it made you think of. For example, Vick‘s vapor rub, chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon, fall leaves..etc. I love how the author tells a story

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samrinamm
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Had a great reading month this April! Completed several reading challenges, good mix of romance, contemporary fiction and non fiction. Thoroughly enjoyed almost all of them.
#thescentkeeper #ericabauermeister #thestationeryshop #marjankamali #thefuturewechoose #jennyoffill #weather #actlikeit #lucyparker #severancelingma #nevermoor #nevermoorthetrialsofmorrigancrow

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samrinamm
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Not usually one for books with lengthy details and descriptions, but this was beautiful.

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DakotaWilde
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Wrapping up for the month of April, I was able to get through 14 books! (Thank you quarantine!)

UwannaPublishme Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
MyNamesParadise Good job! I really want to read Long Bright River and I have Dont You Forget About Me checked out from the library as an audiobook. 2y
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Cathy_J
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I really enjoyed this one. Another Reese Witherspoon selection. It was interesting to consider scents in relation to memory and emotion. I am going to say 3.5 stars 😊

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EChata
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I loved this book! If I could have read it in one sitting, I would have (but, toddler). I was a little apprehensive at first, because I couldn‘t get in to other books by this author, but so glad I tried it! #bookrec #readit

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SheReadsAndWrites
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I truly love her writing. Just beautiful every time. I got whisked away in this story and loved every step of Emmeline's journey. My only complaint is how abrupt the ending was. #greatread ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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SheReadsAndWrites
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Yep. Same. 😂 Just getting through the days...
So glad for good books!! And these two. 🐶🐶❤️

JaneyWaneyB Those two are so cute 😍 2y
AmyG Awwwww 2y
Freespirit That's a great reading spot 2y
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Bette Good companions 🐶❤️🐶❤️ 2y
JennyM Love this ❤️ 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Picture perfect.. it calms my mind just to look at it! ❤️ 2y
SheReadsAndWrites Thank you! 😊 @JaneyWaneyB @AmyG @Freespirit @Bette @JennyM @CoverToCoverGirl That's Ramses and Sabrina and they are the best dogs ever. Snuggly and funny and the best reading buddies. ☺️🐶🐶 2y
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Acoleman
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Enjoyed this one. Such a different story. The bottles of scents remind of the bottles of dreams in the BFG.

webhau1 I didn‘t think of the BFG while reading this, but now that you say that, I do get that connection 😊 2y
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Sills
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A novel that will not only tantalize every smell imaginable, but will capture your heart in young Emmaline's story of grief, uncertainty, and strength to discover where she came from, make sense of the world she's been thrusted in and decide what her future should look like. Only her nose will unfold the answers. Love this author❤️

robinb This was a favorite of mine from last year and my first by this author. Her writing is simply beautiful! ❤️ 2y
Sills @robinb you must read Joy for Beginners, The school of Essential Ingredients and the sequel The Lost Art of Mixing. You won't be disappointed-they are wonderful novels❤️❤️❤️ 2y
robinb @Sills I‘ve picked up this one (just haven‘t got to it yet 😊). The others are definitely on my TBR! 👍 (edited) 2y
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DakotaWilde
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New audiobook for today. So far it's interesting!

JoScho You‘ve made a lot of progress on the painting. It is looking great. 3y
ozma.of.oz That looks beautiful! 3y
LiteraryinLawrence What a gorgeous painting! What‘s the technique? 3y
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DakotaWilde @LiteraryinLititz just a paint by numbers! I bought it off of Amazon before the world went crazy. 3y
DakotaWilde @ozma.of.oz thank you 💕 3y
DakotaWilde @JoScho it doesn't feel like it! All the tiny numbers! But thank you lol 💕 3y
JoScho I have one I started on vacation in the summer and haven‘t touched since. You inspired me to bring it out again and hopefully finish it. So many little numbers!!! 3y
Meaw_catlady That‘s such a cool paint by number!!! 3y
DakotaWilde @JoScho it's helping me to de-stress! I hope you enjoy doing yours 💕💕 3y
BookishMe The paint by number looks GLORIOUS! 3y
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Bookishgal71
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Such an unusual book. I‘ve truly never read so much about how smells can affect people before. While it‘s fiction, it does raise an interest about how smells are used to influence one‘s purchasing habits. A lovely story of love found, love lost, and love found again. #reesewitherspoonbookclub #hellosunshinebookclub

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DebinHawaii
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I‘m not doing a good job with the #StayHome24in48 #readathon this weekend. Lots of 😴 & only 5 hours reading yesterday-hoping for another 4-5 hours today with #audiosouping & my current read. I did manage to read this finally & can turn my Kindle off airplane mode so it can go back to the library.😉I love this author‘s books & this one was no exception. Beautiful, magical, poignant. I loved the imagery & how it made me think about scent & memory.

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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyMar20 #spring

““He had always smelled like trees, but now it was the smell of new growth, those green tips that came in the spring.”

I am finally going to try & finish this book & also try to get some reading in for #24in48 #socialdistancingreadathon although it‘s been a week, I got home late, had to take care of some things & can barely keep my eyes open at 8:30 PM.
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