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The Veins of the Ocean
The Veins of the Ocean | Patricia Engel
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"Engel has an eye for detail. She knows how to drown the reader in a sense of enchantment... She writes exquisite moments.--Roxane Gay, The Nation Reina Castillo is the alluring young woman whose beloved brother is serving a death sentence for a crime that shocked the community, throwing a baby off a bridge--a crime for which Reina secretly blames herself. With her brother's death, though devastated and in mourning, Reina is finally released from her prison vigil. Seeking anonymity, she moves to a sleepy town in the Florida Keys where she meets Nesto Cadena, a recently exiled Cuban awaiting with hope the arrival of the children he left behind in Havana. Through Nestos love of the sea and capacity for faith, Reina comes to understand her own connections to the life-giving and destructive forces of the ocean that surrounds her as well as its role in her family's troubled history, and in their companionship, begins to find freedom from the burden of guilt she carries for her brothers crime. Set in the vibrant coastal and Caribbean communities of Miami, the Florida Keys, Havana, Cuba, and Cartagena, Colombia, with The Veins of the Ocean Patricia Engel delivers a profound and riveting Pan-American story of fractured lives finding solace and redemption in the beauty and power of the natural world, and in one another.
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It took me awhile to fall under this book‘s spell but once I did I was fully ensnared by Reina‘s deep love for those who did not always deserve it, her loneliness, guilt, and reluctance to wish for more for herself. I didn‘t always understand her but I came to deeply care about her. Not everything about this book worked for me (especially everything involving the dolphin sanctuary) but I loved Engel‘s writing and this was definitely a pick.

Megabooks Agreed! 3mo
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I didn‘t have any books that seemed to fit today‘s prompt so I did some research on books set in #Miami to see if there were any that I‘d be interested in reading. This one seems like it would be right up my alley! #songsofsummer @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶❤️ 5mo
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I loved this, although the two halves (visiting her brother on death row; forging a new life in the keys) felt disjointed. Both would be great novellas in their own right!
I especially loved the diving imagery throughout. Read it if you want to be angry, then soothed.

Book 28 of #52Booksin2018

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Thousand-Lives
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I ordered this from #thriftbooks and got the #botm version. I guess now it goes in my #botmbacklog stack 🤷‍♀️📚

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Have you ever read a novel and literally felt like your mind was blown? This one for me fits in that category. It‘s incredibly timely and strangely beautiful. It‘s also one of those books that could go over your head. But if you just follow the story and let yourself get swept in, the reward is a novel that lingers long after you‘ve set it down.

ephemeralwaltz Lovely review! Stacking. 1y
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Beautiful novel about love, family and forgiveness set in the Florida Keys, Cuba, and Cartagena. Tragedy has been a part of Reina' s life since she was an infant and her father tried to kill her brother to get back at their mother. Years later, her brother kills his girlfriend's child for the same reason. Reina' s life in the aftermath is an acceptance of the harshness of life and a deep sense of guilt and sorrow. Exquisite writing.

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A truly beautiful novel about love and guilt and family and culture. I can't recommend it enough.

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Lindy
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This #audiobook narrated by the author is a powerful story of redemption. Ingredients include: families, siblings, immigrants to Florida from Colombia and Cuba, guilt, prison, dolphins, and Orishas. The sum is greater than its parts. Recommended.

Bibliogeekery I really like the audiobook riding the dolphin! 2y
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Lindy
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“I wish you could see how things are here. I wish you could experience life as a Cuban. No. I take it back.” He laughs. “Nobody deserves that.”

(Internet photo)

LitLogophile Loved this book! 2y
Lindy @LitLogophile So did @Alicia , on whose recommendation I checked it out from the library. 😊 2y
Alicia Yay! Hope you are enjoying (sounds like you are!) 2y
Lindy @Alicia Yes, and I‘ve just finished. I rewound it to listen to the ending again. Very satisfying. 2y
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Carlito was approaching 3years, still longhaired because people said if you cut a kid‘s hair before he speaks full sentences, he‘ll be mute for life.

(Internet photo)

Suet624 Love this photo. 2y
Lindy @Suet624 credit: @faroukjames online 2y
Ddzmini He‘s adorable 😍 2y
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Lindy
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-My mother says we come from a long line of bastards on both sides.
-We all do.

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Alicia
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This book was ah-mazing on audio!!! Typically I prefer nonfiction or mystery on audio and fiction is hard for me to get into, but this was so good. The author actually narrates it and she does a wonderful job. You can tell that she wrote the material, lived with it and was passionate about it in the way she narrates. Her voice is haunting and melodic and matches perfectly with the writing. Highly recommend specifically on audio!

Lindy I found the audiobook in my library‘s Hoopla collection just now and have checked it out. Thanks for the recommendation. 😊 2y
Alicia @Lindy awesome!!! I hope you enjoy it!!! 😁😁❤️📚 2y
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Amie
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This is a beautiful and heart-breaking story. It also completes my #litsyatoz challenge with the letter V.

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kerry
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This book was a slow build for me, but I loved dipping a toe into Reina's world chapter by chapter. Through her story, Engel explores immigration and homecomings, family, belonging, and faith in ways that will linger with me for some time. Highly recommend.

emilyhaldi Nice review- I'm looking forward to this one 💙 2y
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kerry
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well I was going to read those books... 📚🐱🤷

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The Veins of the Ocean was absolutely wonderful. I will miss the narrator, Reina, and her gentle honesty about a lifestyle most would find difficult to endure: surviving immigration from Colombia, a brother on death row, a fear that she would spend her life alone.

I also love books set in my home, Florida☀️. Engel does an amazing job illustrating issues prisoners and immigrants face, and she does it artistically. This book will stay with me.

BethM Good wine! Their crush and dark are my favorites! 2y
LitLogophile Haha apothic is a staple @BethM 😍 2y
Cortg That‘s one of my favorite wines along with the dark 😋 2y
mrozzz Great pic, great review! 2y
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LitLogophile
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Wow, what a sentence 🙇🏻‍♀️

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84 pages in and really hooked on this one. I️ haven‘t seen many posts about Veins of the Ocean, but, in my opinion, it‘s really done well.

My mad dash to finish thirteen #botm picks before 2018 is off to a great start 😬

swishandflick I read this last year and thought it was great! 2y
LitLogophile @swishandflick I️ can‘t put it down! 2y
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5⭐️ One of the best books I've ever read. Top 5 easily. The beauty, love, loyalty, and sorrow in this book is incredibly moving. Highly recommend!

Soubhiville Wow that's high marks! I'm stacking it! 😊 2y
Reviewsbylola Ok I've been curious about this since it was chosen for BOTM a year ago! You've convinced me. 2y
Cinfhen I loved it too! Gorgeous prose 2y
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AmyG When someone says it's one of the best books they've read....I HAVE to read it. 2y
mrozzz Ever??? Wow I'm glad I picked up from Amazon when it was $5. Gotta get it in my TBR list. 2y
readordierachel Wow! Sold. 2y
Megabooks @Soubhiville I hope you love it! 2y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Yay! I got it from #botm. 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen There was something so special about it for me. 2y
Megabooks @AmyG Great! I hope you enjoy it! 2y
Megabooks @mrozzz For sure! I hope you love it! 2y
Megabooks @ReadOrDieRachel 😀🎉🎉 2y
Leelee.reads I loved it too! 2y
Megabooks @Leelee.reads Fantastic! It's great! 2y
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Megabooks
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Check out my new book sleeve! Thanks @Story_Time_Sleeve 👍🏻👍🏻❤️❤️😘😘 Definitely check out her Etsy store. I have this book, which I've been slowly reading, in it now. I think that's the only way to read it, at least for me.

For my great German friends, I'm calling this one 99 Luftballons. 😀😀

PerksOfBeingABookworm So cute! 😍 2y
kspenmoll Pretty! 2y
heikemarie That's a really lovely pattern 2y
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Megabooks @PerksOfBeingABookworm Thank you! 👍 (edited) 2y
Megabooks @kspenmoll Thanks! ☺️ 2y
Megabooks @inwhichHeikereadsharder I thought so! Thanks! 2y
britt_brooke So pretty! 2y
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Megabooks
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I feel so bad that all of my #BOTM boxes have arrived, and some people are waiting on their first/only. ? It is nice that the gang is all here, though!

I love how BOTM recommends "putting a mug or wine glass in your picture." Well, what do you think of my dirty coffee mug from breakfast? Really adds something, right? Good thing I'm on Litsy not Insta! ??? We're more honest here, I think. ?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm waiting!! 😊Maybe it will come tomorrow! I really want to start 2y
mrsmarch That's an interesting thing for them to request! Wonder why? Do mugs make books more attractive? (I mean, they kind of do.) 2y
MatchlessMarie 😂👏 ☕️ 2y
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Aims42 Your stacking game is on point too! That + the mug = book pic perfection 👍🏻 2y
MicheleinPhilly Mine is in Philadelphia at least so I'm thinking tomorrow. My friend that lives 6 blocks away got hers today. We were joking that we bitch about the shipping yet we won't read the books for months. ☺️ 2y
peaknit 😂keeping it real is always a win! 2y
Cailey_Mac Ooo mine came yesterday! I picked just one this month, and it was Final Girls 😊 2y
Megabooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That one is good! I hope you enjoy it! 2y
Megabooks @mrsmarch It's true. Adding a drink does make it more attractive, which is strange. ?? 2y
Megabooks @MatchlessMarie 👍🏻👍🏻😃 2y
Megabooks @Aims42 Thanks! 2y
Megabooks @MicheleinPhilly That is so weird about your friend. 🤔🤔 🤞🏻🤞🏻 for tomorrow 2y
Megabooks @peaknit Yup! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Megabooks @Cailey_Mac I'm getting more excited for that. I originally thought I'd go audio. 2y
Cailey_Mac @Booksandcooks Oooo that might be a fun audio 2y
Georgette73 I like dirty coffee mugs better for book aviance than a wine glass. 2y
Megabooks @Cailey_Mac Both the narrators are excellent on other books. I still may listen to the audio! 2y
Megabooks @Georgette73 It's usually more truthful. 😃🤣 2y
Reviewsbylola I know, I am trying to be happy with the two BOTM books I received yesterday on the mail. 😂😂 I mean let's be real! I have plenty to read. 2y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I just can't believe I bought 7 this month!! 😯😯 2y
Reviewsbylola It's amazing. Embrace it. 😂 2y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola is it sad that I prefer BOTM bindings to the ones I get from local or commercial bookstores? Sometimes I just stare at the binding. Yes, I'm weird. 2y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Just ordered The Widow. You're a bad influence. 🤣🤣🤣I'm almost done with The Child. 2y
Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 I have an obsession with BOTM too. I have two shelves devotes to my collection and need to start a third. Is it odd to say they are cute?! 2y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola No, I agree. They are cuter than the average book. If I didn't shelve my books chronologically, they'd be together. I sort my unread by size and my read by time. It works. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
emilyhaldi I added this one to last month's box!! Couldn't resist after I kept seeing the pretty cover around litsy 😂 2y
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AnnieReads
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So good!!

Reviewsbylola I've been wanting to read this one. 2y
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Yvonnel
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I loved this book! I grew up on the East coast in Nova Scotia, so I've always been in love with the ocean. Raina's life has not been easy, particularly with her brother in prison. Her story of how she struggles with this part of her life while trying to figure out life for herself is both heart-breaking and beautiful. I loved how the author connects all of it back to the ocean. Beautifully done. 💕

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Yvonnel
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Perfect evening snuggled up with my puppy and starting The Veins of the Ocean.

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mrsthilkey
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Here are a few from my TBR! Such great covers.

#maybookflowers #bodiesofwater

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EllieDottie
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My #botm was waiting for me when I got back from my trip! I went overboard and got 3 this month! I'm excited to dive into these!!

britt_brooke Yay! 👏🏻 Mine arrived today, too. 😁 3y
Cinfhen They look really pretty together 💚💙💛 3y
saresmoore Okay, I don't know if your puns about going overboard and diving in were intended, paired with the titles of the books, but I just snort-laughed over here! 3y
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Lcsmcat @saresmoore Me too! 3y
LeslieO Oh and it's great spine poetry! Since we fell into the water, the veins of the ocean. 3y
EllieDottie @saresmoore @Lcsmcat let's say yes! I definitely meant it!! 😁😁 3y
EllieDottie @LeslieO wow that is pretty!! 3y
LeslieO Haha! Thanks @EllieDottie 3y
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kendra
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A rare break at work!

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thereadingwomen
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Have you listened to Episodes 19 & 20 yet?? One of the books we‘re featuring this month is THE VEINS OF THE OCEAN and you can win your own copy! This book is a sweeping family narative about family, home, and the things that bring us together. Tag a friend below to be entered to win. Contest ends at midnight on April, 26.

P.S. We will be sending you a regular hardcopy, not the BOTM edition pictured.

bookandcat @GinEyre22 have you ever heard this podcast? :-) 3y
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kaydeanne @JilliePop 💕💕 3y
Jas16 @Literaryunicorn My newest Litsy friend 3y
GinEyre22 @bookandcat I have! I really enjoy their podcast! 3y
BrainyHeroine @EmilyChristine do you listen to their podcast? I think it would be one you'd enjoy. 3y
thereadingwomen Picked randomly this morning, congrats to @Caterina Email your address to hello@readingwomenpodcast.com and we will get it in the mail. Thanks to everyone who entered!! 3y
thereadingwomen @Caterina Hello! Can you email me your address by the end of the day today? Thanks! 3y
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Patricia Engel tells us about Reina Castillo, who grew up in Columbia, but now lives in FL. We learn early on that her brother, Carlito, is in prison for a crime that is very similar to a crime his father committed. Engel weaves together themes of immigration, life in prison, exile, love, and family in a sweeping narrative that is as beautiful and complex as the ocean that ties everything together. Hear more on Ep 19.

laurenanalepa This sounds fantastic, and what a beautiful cover! Added to my TBR! 3y
Yeah_I_Read I started and liked it but then put it down and got busy with life... but I will definitely finish. It's a good one! 3y
thereadingwomen @Yeah_I_Read That happens. It is not exactly a fast read either. Hope you try again! 3y
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Oh man.

Leelee.reads I loved this book. 3y
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OhNoMersault
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No pic because lazy but eff, this book is beautiful and heartbreaking and maybe will get hopeful but will probably still be heartbreaking.

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OhNoMersault
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Skipping #BOTM for April because I joined two book clubs and am already being crushed beneath the weight of my TBR pile. Just finished Stranger in the Woods though thanks to a beautiful spring weekend in my own woods.

Mommamanzi I got that book too for my botm! 3y
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Leelee.reads
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Vacation day #2, book #2. Won't have as much time to read today, but I'm already wrapped up in this story. Feeling like it would have been a good book club pick. Eager to get back to it this evening!

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Leelee.reads
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Spring break starts tomorrow after work, and I'm ready! 📚❤️🛀🏽🍹

Hooked_on_books Great stack! 3y
Cinfhen I loved the veins of the oceans ~ gorgeous writing 3y
Smrloomis Yes! 🎉 3y
Reviewsbylola I've been considering The Veins of the Ocean for months now! 3y
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I loved THE VEINS OF THE OCEAN by Patricia Engel. This novel is a slow burn with moving prose and a character-driven storyline. We may be talking about this later for @thereadingwomen Book of the Month-themed podcasts (😉😉), so stay tuned!

#TheReadingWomen #Fiction #BOTM #bookofthemonth

Itchyfeetreader Love the description of this one 3y
EliNeedsMoreShelves This one sounds good. 3y
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kdwinchester
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Finally got around to listening to THE VEINS OF THE OCEAN. Was surprised how much I enjoyed this slow-burning novel. The layers of meaning and depth of the novel could have me pondering this book for a long time. Will talk more about this book on @thereadingwomen 😄

LindsayReads SO GOOD 3y
shawnmooney I've been curious about this one for a long time – I'm going to listen to your next episode for sure! 3y
EliNeedsMoreShelves I need to hurry and catch up so I'm ready for this episode! 3y
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This book is very beautifully written, and almost lyrical in a way. I love the concept of trying to figure out what your life is supposed to be after you feel like you've lost what it was. And I appreciated the way the author handled the darker aspects of the story too. 4/5 ⭐️

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You don't know what it is to have your family broken by a system, by old men who refuse to die, all because we were born in the wrong country at the wrong time in history, and to be able to do nothing about it.

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He trusted my vision of the world, the way I told stories with my own judgments interspersed, because our first impressions of life had been shaped together; we'd been taught the ways of humanity by the same misguided tribe, were fruit of the same knotted and twisted family tree, and had walked through the world together until he lost his place in it.

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Reviewsbylola I've been considering this book for months! 3y
alisonrose @Reviewsbylola I'm really liking it! Her writing style really draws you in, sort of poetic. 3y
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I started this one a long time ago and kept getting distracted, which is probably more about me than about the book. Now I'm finally getting back to it.

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LindsayReads
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Trying a new breakdown of my reading habits. I DO look forward to 2017 for my first full year of reading outside of school, the myriad reading challenges (we're all mad here, yes?), and most of all, spending time with all you best people.
#SeasonsReadings2016
#BestOfDecember

SuperPunkNinja Nice! ❤ 3y
LindsayReads Thank you, @McShelfington 😚😚 3y
TheNextBook I love the "read with my ears" category! 3y
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LindsayReads Haha, thanks, @TheNextBook! 3y
Cinfhen I REALLY liked this book too😍 3y
rachellayown Great! And I hear you about a 4 year slump. It's going to be rough! 3y
LindsayReads @Cinfhen I am still suffering residual sighing from it! 3y
LindsayReads @rachellayown Srsly. I've been working on bracing myself... 3y
Lacythebookworm "Read with my ears" and 4 year slump! ?? 3y
Gayan Your Takeaway is spot on! 3y
Sue Great work!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 3y
Reviewsbylola Awesome month! 3y
Reviewsbylola And I've been wanting to read The Veins of the Ocean. 3y
LindsayReads Thank you, @Sue & @Reviewsbylola! The Veins of the Ocean is sooooooo good. 3y
I-read-and-eat I love 'read with my ears' I never know what to call when I finish an audiobook and this is perfect! 3y
LindsayReads @I-read-and-eat Thanks! It's my way to combat the people who disparage audiobooks as "not real reading." ? 3y
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I am utterly destroyed. This book was so sad, so vibrant, so beautiful. I loved the south Florida Latin American focus, the everyday practice of Santeria (my primary experience of it has been with fantasy novels), and the incredible sense of place. I was there with Reina through her whole journey. This book wouldn't let me go despite being sick this weekend. I need more, and I am also left with a major #bookhangover. 🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘 many times over.

Reviewsbylola Some day I will add this to my #BOTM. 3y
Cinfhen Read this book this summer, it blew me away with its gorgeous prose 3y
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LindsayReads @Cinfhen Yes!! I listened to this on audio and am so glad I did (Engel read it herself), but I will definitely be buying a hard copy to revisit. 3y
8little_paws Oh yes this book is wonderful 3y
LindsayReads @8little_paws I am so in love. 3y
rachellayown I loved this one too. I got to interview Engel about it too! 3y
LindsayReads @rachellayown I looked for it after I saw you mention it on Goodreads! Love it! 3y
rachellayown Thanks @lindsayreads! I want to check out more of her work. That's all I've read by her, but it destroyed me too. 3y
LindsayReads @rachellayown I really enjoyed 3y
rachellayown Thanks for the recommendation. I'll put it hat on my TBR first! 3y
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LindsayReads
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These jokers think they're part of convalescence. 😽🤒😽 #catsoflitsy #catblanket

Suzze Lois and Oskar, right? Which is which? 3y
LindsayReads @Suzze Good memory! Lois is in the back. Oskar's up front. 3y
LeahBergen 😂😂 3y
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LauraBrook Aw, but what an adorable #catblanket! (Love the hashtag, btw!) 3y
Suzze @LindsayReads Not memory. 😜a couple of months ago I started writing down pet names as I saw them posted. A few weeks ago I started writing descriptions as so many gave multiples! Yours just had names. Is Lois a calico? Looks like it from far away. 3y
LindsayReads @Suzze She's a tortie through and through. 😂😔 3y
LindsayReads Thanks, @LauraBrook! I need to make that a regular thing since it's inevitable every time I'm on the couch. 😹 3y
Suzze @LindsayReads Kissing cousin to my calico! 3y
kalinichta It is cat blanket season, after all. I'll have to get a picture of mine the next time I'm reading in bed. With four cats, I get a nice variety of blankets. 3y
LindsayReads @kalinichta Full coverage! 3y
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LindsayReads
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The quest continues for my next audiobook...you would think with dozens of audio titles on my OverDrive and Hoopla wishlists it wouldn't be that difficult! I loved Engel's short story collection, Vida, so fingers crossed. Pairing with Xmas card signing and 3:30 p.m. beer drinking. 🙃 #booksandbrews #audiocarding??

LeahBergen Hmm... sounds like a plan. I need to get some cards out, too! 3y
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Chicago Review of Books just featured books to read this Thanksgiving with #dysfunctionalfamilies. THE VEINS OF THE OCEAN is included in the list, with a link to my interview with the very talented Patricia Engel.

You can check out the list here:
https://chireviewofbooks.com/2016/11/21/10-family-novels-to-read-this-thanksgivi...

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rach_simone
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Gorgeously written book about familial obligation, looking for absolution and more! #BOTM

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rach_simone
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#PhotoADayNov16 It has gotten quite cold out (it even snowed a bit last night), so it's extra enticing to read a beautiful book that takes place in Florida. #ReadingInBed

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The Veins of the Ocean | Patricia Engel
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#PhotoADayNov16 This is more like a book triangle than a #BookPyramid but here are the print books left on my November #TBR I am really enjoying The Veins of the Ocean so far! It was my #BOTM pick from a while ago.

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The Veins of the Ocean | Patricia Engel
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Totally forgot to post about my amazing book swap this past Saturday! @autumnprivett and I meet on random roadsides and do these shady book trades. Lol! 😂 She found this for me for $1—a steal!! 🎉👏❤️📚

swishandflick Great find for $1!! Such a great book. 3y
BookishFeminist That is a good find! It's a great book too. :) 3y
kdwinchester @BookishFeminist Oh I'm glad you like it! I haven't looked up any reviews yet, but if Roxane Gay says it's good, then it MUST BE!! 3y
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kdwinchester @swishandflick I'm really glad to hear that! And yes, when she texted me and asked if I wanted it I texted back, "YEEEEESSSSS" ? So happy! 3y
MrBook @kdwinchester You need to follow one more person! Hurry 😜!!! 3y
Cinfhen This was a beautifully written story! Really good!!! Definitely worth the $1 and shady roadside #bookswap 3y
kdwinchester @MrBook I think the 1 in front gives me some wiggle room. 😉😂 3y
kdwinchester @Cinfhen Agreed! Also, the shady book swaps are the best. 😂❤️ 3y
Cinfhen Haha, couldn't agree more❣️😂❣️ 3y
read_diverse_books Lol, this is actually really cool. I'm jealous. 3y
LauraJ Man, this kinda stuff happens in my neighborhood all the time. I can tell by the loose bookmarks scattered all over the park. 3y
kdwinchester @LauraJ 😂😂😂 3y
melbeautyandbooks That's awesome! 3y
Posemn Shady book swaps. What a great idea! 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It's like you're the Book Underground. 3y
Devlindusty Good Book! 3y
Lupita.Reads Awesome! It's on my TBR list. I am so behind! 😫 3y
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