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Foxlowe
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
A suspenseful, gothic novel. We were the Family, and Foxlowe was our home. There was me my name is Green and my little sister, Blue. There was October, who we called Toby, and Ellensia, Dylan, Liberty, Pet and Egg. There was Richard, of course, who was one of the Founders. And there was Freya. We were the Family, but we weren't just an ordinary family. We were a new, better kind of family. We didn't need to go to school, because we had a new, better kind of education. We shared everything. We were close to the ancient way of living and the ancient landscape. We knew the moors, and the standing stones. We celebrated the solstice in the correct way, with honey and fruit and garlands of fresh flowers. We knew the Bad and we knew how to keep it away. And we had Foxlowe, our home. Where we were free. There really was no reason for anyone to want to leave.
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derr.liz
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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This creepy cultist commune reminded me of season two of The Sinner. One has a happier ending than the other...

Thanks again @TorieStorieS #hocuspocusswap #spooktober #hallowreads

TorieStorieS Yay!! 👏 3mo
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Lizpixie
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day5 I absolutely love this cover, the combination of the grey storm clouds with the gold leaves is just stunning. I love storms, especially the storms we get here in Australia at the change from winter to spring & summer to autumn so this cover instantly went on my top covers list. Plus, it‘s so perfect for the story within, one of those covers that tells the story perfectly.

Lizpixie Whoops, I don‘t think I‘m doing this challenge right, apparently I‘m not supposed to explain? And I have to tag someone each day. So @sisilia you want to give it a go, 7 days 7 favourite covers no explanations (if you want) and tag a litten each day. 4mo
JennyM That is one gorgeous cover!!! 4mo
Cathythoughts Nice one 4mo
CarolynM That really is a lovely cover😍 and I think you can do the challenge however you want😘 (edited) 4mo
sudi 😍 4mo
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readingjedi
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Mehso-so

Disappointed by this one. Yes, there is some lovely writing and evocative language. But there's also vague pretentiousness in place of profundity and meandering poetic description in place of plot. As lovely as the words are they didn't convey anything of substance. It was all just too wishy-washy, unexplained, unfathomable - didn't/couldn't care about any of the characters because I didn't know them .... cont. in comments ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

readingjedi Cont. from above.... their reasons, desires or motivations. All the bludgeoning foreshadowing undermines and overwhelms the few genuinely creepy/disturbing moments and there's too many loose ends, too many extraneous characters (Egg & Pet?!) and I felt the narrative structure wasn't great. Ending was good but build up was boring in places. 11mo
cathysaid “Bludgeoning foreshadowing” 🤣🤣🤣 There‘s a phrase I can say with 💯percent certainty that I‘ve never see. 11mo
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readingjedi
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Starting this one tonight. Bought it on the basis of liking the cover.

C.Perone It is a cool cover! 11mo
Slajaunie I am attracted to books first by the cover. 11mo
Godpants I really enjoyed this one. Hope you like it! 11mo
uncommonpoppy I'm curious about this one, looking forward to seeing what you think. 11mo
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Jess_Franzino
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Pickpick

I‘m a sucker for disturbing books, and “Foxlowe” was SO disturbing, that I almost didn‘t feel safe at some points 😃 It‘s told from the POV of a girl who grew up in a cult commune that resides in an old manor. The setting added to it being extra eerie, and the author did a great job of making the narrator unreliable due to her years of abuse & brainwashing. #creepy #cult #pick

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Lizpixie
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Even though this is a disturbing story with a tragic end,it‘s still a beautiful book.A writers talent with words,like Eleanor Wasserberg has,can make what is awful into an absorbing read. I‘ll definitely be watching for her books in the future.Green was born at Foxlowe, part of the family that live in the grand house but keep to the old ways. Celebrating solstices & trying to keep The Bad out of the family ends in things going too far.

CuriousG I also found this book both disturbing yet liked reading it. Great pick! 2y
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Lizpixie
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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The hubby got rained in at his sisters property, so I‘m on my own tonight with this gorgeous book keeping me company. The cover is one of the most beautiful I‘ve ever seen, it speaks to me of autumn days, of rainstorms & falling golden leaves. The story inside is not a happy one but it‘s told in a sort of *stream of consciousness* way that just flows. What are you guys doing with your Saturday/Sunday?

Mitch Pretty cover 💕 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Beautiful cover. I‘ve been eyeing this one. Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts x 2y
brendanmleonard Amazing cover! 2y
JessClark78 That is a lovely cover. 🖤 2y
DebinHawaii That is a gorgeous cover! 2y
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Lizpixie
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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For my next read, I closed my eyes, hoped for the best & grabbed a book from my #MountTBR Ive just finished the first 10pgs & it showing promise, plus it has one of the most beautiful covers I‘ve seen,very autumnal which is very appropriate for this hemisphere. Foxlowe is about a commune, a chosen “family living by the ancient principles of worshiping Mother Earth & the solstices. It‘s been described as atmospheric & haunting which sounds perfect!

umbrellagirl Stacked! Sounds interesting and I love the cover. 2y
C.Perone 😍that cover 2y
Christine11 Gorgeous cover! 2y
LeahBergen This one has piqued my interest! 2y
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scripturient
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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One trip to the bookshop later. 😍

Sarah83 Ohhhhhhhh 😍 2y
rubyslippersreads What @Sarah83 said! 😍😍😍 2y
TheLudicReader I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts on Foxlowe. I started it and then abandoned it. I may pick it up again. 2y
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kathedron
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Mehso-so

Imagine Merricat from We Have Always Lived in the Castle turns her ramshackle house into an isolated commune with a vaguely neo-pagan flavour but essentially run on her wilfully inane ideas about the Bad. Behold, Foxlowe and its disturbed and abusive leader, Freya! Now put children in her care.

It's as chilling as you might expect, especially the child Green's enduring love of, and need for, Freya.

A few too many loose threads, though. 3*

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toofondofbooks
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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#bestof2017 Honorable Mention
From Goodreads: A chilling, compulsive debut about group mentality, superstition and betrayal – and a utopian commune gone badly wrong
We were the Family, and Foxlowe was our home.
Very good read.

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wallacereads
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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I had seen these book sleeves on Litsy and always thought they were a great idea! I am so glad I ordered one and I love the little gifts that came with my order!

BookGoGo Oh awesome!!! This makes my heart so happy 😁 2y
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Kalalalatja
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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I have read all of or part of these books while being on a #bigjetplane going to or from vacation ✈️✈️

#TuneintoNovember

Robothugs Ooh I love your interpretation of it!! 😁 How are the bottom two books? (edited) 2y
Kalalalatja @Robothugs the Bookshop Book is really fun and full of information about amazing bookshops all over the world. I used it last year when I went on a Literary Pilgrimage of the UK 😄 Foxlowe was okay, but I didn't love it. It felt a bit disconnected 2y
Cinfhen That's a lot of heavy shlepping!!! 2y
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GA_Bookworm07 Hows the bookshop book? 2y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen this is nothing! Last year, I bought 25 books while travelling around the UK. I had to send some of the books by post, they couldn't fit in my suitcase 😳😳 2y
Kalalalatja @AvidBookWorm02 very good 👍 full of information and pictures! 2y
emilyhaldi 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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wallacereads
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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My first cloth #bookmark.

readinginthedark 😍😍😍 2y
Sace It's darling! ❤️ 2y
LA_Mead So pretty! 2y
DivineDiana Love! ❤️ 2y
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UnidragonFrag
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Panpan

It took me SO long to listen to this. The first part is OK. Took a while to get into and by the time I did, it jumped into the future, where my interest waned to the point I wanted to bail, but I was already 80% done and. Well, didn't think the ending was worth the wait 😫

ReadingRover That's disappointing 😕. I've been wanting to read this one for a while. I've been holding out for the audiobook too. (edited) 2y
UnidragonFrag @ReadingRover if you've been wanting to, I won't tell you don't, but it wasn't my favorite book this year :/ 2y
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Liberty
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Today's #24in48 reading consists of things for All the Books! consideration, plus I hope to get to FOXLOWE, as well. How's everyone else doing today! #readathon ❤️📚😊

suvata I bailed on this book to. But, I may pick it up again someday. 2y
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Kalalalatja
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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The main character, Green, has #scartissue - both the visible kind and the kind only Green can feel in her soul. This is a story about a cult and the restraints, but also joys, one finds when living there.

#90sinJuly

Jess_Read_This The gorgeous cover caught my attention.... but the story sounds absolutely fascinating! 3y
Cinfhen Love your description 💚 3y
UnidragonFrag I'm listening to this right now and I'm like 70% through.. still don't know if I like it :/ 3y
Kalalalatja @UnidragonFrag I didn't love it. It was a fine read, but never really more than that for me. 3y
Kalalalatja @Jess_Read_This I was persuaded by the cover as well 😄 the story is interesting, but it never got past the point of being just an okay read, for me. 3y
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TheLibrarian
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Foxlowe is up for grabs! Just leave a comment below with your favorite author. Winner will be randomly selected Sunday 8am EST (U.S. only).

Gayan Stephen King 3y
Read4life Harlan Coben 3y
Megabooks Elinor Lipman 3y
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peaknit Sarah Addison Allen 3y
dariazeoli Stephen King 3y
caitlin.reads.books Mary Roach 3y
EchoLogical Kendare Blake 3y
Minispok Neil Gaiman 3y
sprainedbrain You are so generous! My favorite is Stephen King. ❤️ 3y
EllieDottie Charles Martin! 3y
AJBowers Favorite!?! Um. Uh... I like so many... Liane Moriarty?? Tolkien? ... Jane Austen. 3y
TheLibrarian @peaknit Congrats! Send me an email at nelsoncarrie73@gmail.com with your name and address and I'll mail the book out Tuesday. 3y
TheLibrarian @Gayan @Read4life @Booksandcooks @dariazeoli @CaitlinMarie @EchoLogical @Minispok @sprainedbrain @EllieDottie @AJBowers Thanks for participating. I haven't heard of a few of the authors so I'll have to check them out. A few more books will be posted today. 3y
peaknit Thank you so much! Looks like a curious read!😊 3y
TheLibrarian @peaknit Got your email! 3y
Minispok Congrats @peaknit 3y
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LitHousewife
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
Panpan

Boo!!!!! Boo!!!!!

AThousandLives87 Good thing I didn't pick this up at the book store then!!! 3y
LitHousewife @AThousandLives87 I regret finishing the last two hours of this audiobook. This was a stinker. Your instincts were right. 3y
BethFishReads I always want those lost hours back 3y
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LitHousewife @BethFishReads Yeah. I never should have finished it. I'm just tired of DNFing audiobooks. 😂 3y
BethFishReads @LitHousewife I know, it sucks 3y
EvieBee I just heard about this one on a Podcast. So no go. 3y
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LitHousewife
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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TRUE CONFESSIONS: I am struggling with this one. I have less than two hours to go, but... This novel is just plain confusing. I've tried very hard to connect with these kids growing up in an old mansion. This should be working for me. It has not - even after Green leaves. Continue? I don't know.

Narrator Charlie Sanderson is fine. In one section her narration was brilliant. That said, I'd prefer she did no voices than some and not others.

TheLudicReader I started this book a few weeks ago and set it aside... 3y
LitHousewife @TheLudicReader I'll probably finish it. I'll let you know if you should bother picking it back up. My guess is no. 😂 3y
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LitHousewife
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Well, I gave Into the Water a try in audio, but I don't have the level of concentration it would need, so I switched to Foxlowe. Uh, this is an odd bird of a book. I'm not sure if this is going to work at all. I thought the Gothic feel would be perfect. Now I'm not so sure. We'll see.

Reviewsbylola I'm not surprised about Into the Water. I've heard it's got a ton of narrators! 3y
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Weave
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Favourite books ~ April 2017 ~ I read 12 books last months and these were my favourite reads.📚

The City of Mirrors (The Passage Trilogy~Book 3) by Justin Cronin
Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg
Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven 📚📖

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TheLibrarian
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Mehso-so

This is a story about a girl living at a cult/commune. Wasn't a big fan of the book, especially the formatting.

#deweys24hourreadathon #springcleanungreadathon

Jennick2004 But you have a pretty kitty 😻 3y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess 😻😻😻😻 3y
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TheLibrarian
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Breakfast delivered to me this morning!! Love that there is a coffee/pizza shop nearby that delivers.

Ugh, I keep falling asleep while reading my book. Maybe a quick nap will get me back on track for #springcleaningreadathon and #deweyreadathon

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ReadingEnvy
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Mehso-so

This book is unsettling in a dreamy way, then jarring as we move to a new time with one character, without knowing what she knows. I liked the combo of gothic and cult but it was too far from realistic without being in a fantasy world to really make enough sense. It would still be a good read in a cozy place with a fire.

Genrebending I bailed on this one. I think I wanted it to be weirder. 3y
ReadingEnvy @Genrebending Yes, maybe a bit more like miss peregrine's with a self contained world? It was so jarring to have the real world infiltrate it. 3y
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DianeDeMasi
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Mehso-so

I don't know what I expected from this book, but I don't feel like it met any expectations. It wasn't bad. It was slow and didn't have many answers to questions that arised (on my part).

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Weave
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Have a great week everyone!📚
Week beginning: Monday 17th April 2017📖

'It's hard to resist the pull of the shoal' ~ Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg🏡

I hope everyone has had a lovely Easter 🐣

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DianeDeMasi
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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There must be something wrong with me, creepy covers make me feel calm and happy. Starting this beauty tonight.

LauraBrook Same here! I just love dark and creepy (atmospheric?) covers like this, they make me smile. Same for artwork too! 😊 3y
DianeDeMasi Yes! Atmospheric, thank you. That word eluded me yesterday. 🤗 3y
Weave Are you enjoying it? I found it very atmospheric too📚 3y
DianeDeMasi @Weave it's okay. Just not a lot of answers, not what I was expecting. Atmospheric, definitely! ❤ The atmosphere. 3y
Weave @DianeDeMasi I would have liked more answers x 3y
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Weave
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Pickpick

37 ~ Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg (Paperback📖) ~ Started: 10.04.17 ~ Finished: 15.04.17
Rating: 5/5📚

'Foxlowe' is one of the most unsettling books I have read and it stays with you after it ends. The story of Foxlowe is unforgettable.

Highly recommended

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TorieStorieS
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Mehso-so

A dark story of a cultish commune and abuse, softened through the naïveté of its young narrator... felt overly familiar rather than fresh and while it goes further into the narrator's life than I expected, it just didn't work as well as I'd hoped!

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TheLibrarian
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Woohoo! Apparently this is my lucky week with Goodreads giveaways. This never happens!

Robothugs Awesome! Congrats!🎊🎉 3y
sparrowssavvy So awesome! I keep meaning to enter more giveaways, but can't do it on the app 3y
Cinfhen Congrats 💞😊🎉 3y
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TheLibrarian @Robothugs @Cinfhen Thank you! @sparrowssavvy that's one thing I don't like about the app!! 3y
Robothugs @sparrowssavvy You can use your browser to go to the full website and find the giveaways in your notifications - that's what I do. 😊 I wish they'd update the app so you can! 3y
sparrowssavvy @Robothugs oh thank you! Although seeing this post, I totally went on my computer and entered a ton of giveaways lol! 3y
Robothugs 😂 Well for the future you know you don't have to! @sparrowssavvy 3y
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BookBabe
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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#BookNDinner! #StPatty's edition! The impending blizzard got me in the mood for some cozy comfort food. What could better than seasoned corned beef, golden potatoes, baby carrots, and cabbage? All marinated in Guinness Blonde American Lager in the crockpot for 10 hours! Yum, yum! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😋 Outside the window, you can see the snow, all aglow. ❄️

itsbrb Oh my goodness. Yum! 😍 3y
JacqMac Yum! ❤ 3y
kspenmoll Snowing where you are? Supposed to start here around 5am.❄️❄️ 3y
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BookBabe @kspenmoll Yup, the snow has commenced. Big fat flakes. So pretty! ❄️❄️ 3y
SaraFair Okay I have seen this food twice and simply must have recipe. Am Irish and have never made corned beef!! Since you said crock pot it gave me hope. Lol. 3y
MrBook 😍😍😍 3y
BookBabe @SaraFair I hope I'm not too late! I'm constantly battling no reception and no wifi out here, I'm so sorry for the delay. Here's the recipe. It's super simple. I cut my cabbage into wedges, and added the veggies with only a couple hours left to go (cabbage with 1 hr to go) but that's pretty much the only difference. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/84270/slow-cooker-corned-beef-and-cabbage/ 🍀 Happy St. Patty's Day! ☘️ 3y
SaraFair @bookbabe- Now I can get past my embarrassment of being half Irish and never having made home made corned beef. Hope I can make it as pretty as yours! My 3 guys are gonna love it. 3y
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Weave
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Recent purchases ~ Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg (Paperback📖) & The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin (The Passage Trilogy~Book 3) (Paperback📖)

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BookBabe
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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#FunFridayPhoto: #Shelfie! 📚❤📚❤ These are our temporary overstuffed bookcases in our library. Can't wait to get the proper ones and finish off the best room in the house! I suspect @MrBook is at least as excited for that day as I am! 😉

MrBook 😍😍😍 3y
Tanner I'm jealous - it's so much fun organizing new bookshelves! 3y
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Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 3y
JoeStalksBeck ❤❤❤❤ 3y
shawnmooney I see several books on there I'd be happy to take off your hands – or your shelves – if that would be helpful… :-) ❤❤ (edited) 3y
Hollie You two and your bookshelves are awesome!! 3y
BookBabe @Hollie 😊😘 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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CherylDeFranceschi
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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I admit that this tiny stack is not my best effort, but today kicked my butt. #onewordtitles #photoadaynov16

ApoptyGina69 You're one up on me girlfriend! I have to be satisfied just keeping up with reading Litsy posts, let alone posting and/or reading. Holiday time in the restaurant universe 😝😳😴🍷😬 3y
CherylDeFranceschi @ApoptyGina69 I feel ya! It's so awesome working in the bookstore and selling books all day, but with Christmas coming, I'm too tired to read! 😞😬 3y
Bette Like this stack, good effort. 👍❤️️😊 3y
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Faith175
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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I've finished this in one sitting. I'll not get over this book any time soon. If you are looking for the perfect gothic book, this is it .

"We were the Family, but we weren't just an ordinary family. We were a new, better kind of family."

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Popbadger
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg

really enjoying Foxlowe

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suvata
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Bailedbailed

Just couldn't hang with this one.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I feel your pain. It was the same feeling for me 👎🏻 3y
suvata @Penny_LiteraryHoarders Try as I might, I just couldn't get into it. Oh well. 3y
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Lizpixie
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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The hubby picked up my library holds for me today, Foxlowe sounds dreamy & beautiful, about a "commune" living according to the old ways, & I Found You by Lisa Jewell, author of The Girls In The Garden, about a missing man & a found man. Is he the same man? I don't remember ordering that one, but it sounds interesting. Better get a move on with these books, I keep having dreams of being crushed by a falling tower of hardcovers!

SaraFair Lol! 3y
BethFishReads Phew. I thought I was the only one who sometimes questioned a library hold. Really? I requested that? 3y
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suvata
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Curious about this book. Starting it later today.

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suvata
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg

Curious about this book. Starting it later today.

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suvata
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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I am hoping to finish Voyager over this holiday weekend. After that, these are my next four reads. Have you read any of these? How are they?

SusanInTiburon Storm in the Barn is beautiful. 3y
suvata @SusanInTiburon it looks really good 3y
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Onioons
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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I am meant to tell Blue's story, but it doesn't flow as it should: there are broken and jagged edges to it, and some pieces are too sharp for the tongue to tell #biblioweekend #book2 #goodstart

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CherylDeFranceschi
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Book mail is the best mail.

LeahBergen Love the freaky fruits! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi @LeahBergen Ha! I love them for how freaky they are! They are hand painted coconut shells. 3y
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Onioons
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Day13 of #augustofpages my current library haul. I really don't have time to go to work this week. Can I get a note from my librarian?🤔#bookphotochallenge

MrBook Fantastic! 😊👍🏻 3y
Notafraidofwords The age of reinvention. I've heard great things about this book. 3y
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Bindrosbookshelf
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Mehso-so

Cult life. Old ruined manor house. Ley lines. Standing stones. The Bad. The ungrown. The grown. Leavers.
This book had everything I could want in a creepy, cult book but for me it was a little disjointed with the jumps and skips across time. I get the unreliable narrator thing but it just wasn't done as well as I wanted to be. I had super high hopes, and maybe that's why I was disappointed?

MrBook Nice cover though. 3y
Bindrosbookshelf I adore the cover! 3y
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Bindrosbookshelf
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The brainwashing of this cult is epic...

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bookwormalien
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Panpan

1/5

MrBook Nice pic! 😊👍🏻 3y
JamieLou That cover is so pretty that I'm sad it wasn't a good book 😑 3y
bookwormalien @MrBook thank you 😊 3y
bookwormalien @JamieLou Well, yeah. The cover is really pretty and that's what got my attention. But the story is just so twisted and bad that I hardly read it. Maybe, you will like it 😊 3y
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ShelfofUnreadBooks
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Mehso-so

A compelling yet deeply disturbing tale about a cult-like Family whose communal idyll goes horrifically wrong. Powerfully written yet I struggled to empathise with the narrator and failed to grasp The Family's enthralment by Freya, who is quite clearly deeply disturbed and is completely hateful to everyone for most of the book. An impressive debut but one that I do have very mixed feelings about.

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ShelfofUnreadBooks
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Having such mixed feelings about this book. The writing is mesmerising and the story is very compelling but how the heck hasn't anyone realised that the woman leading this cult is as mad as a box of frogs already? Some of her actions are just pure abuse and it's really difficult to believe none of the other adults in the commune would step in to prevent it.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I didn't get into this one. But yeah- Freya was disturbing. 3y
ShelfofUnreadBooks @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I really hated her. Which I get that you're meant to but I just didn't understand why all the other characters let her get away with being like that to Green, Blue and Toby. It was one of the book's weakest points for me. 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Too bad we couldn't hit the "like" button next to your comment. ?? The rest were very complicit about Freya's behaviour weren't they?? ? 3y
ShelfofUnreadBooks @Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Litsy does need a like button! And yes, I found them all the be poor excuses for adults - I'm not convinced even very relaxed 'we live in a commune so it's all cool' adults would be quite so forgiving - or quite that naive either. It made for grim and fascinating but also frustrating reading. 3y
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