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Where the Crawdads Sing
Where the Crawdads Sing | Delia Owens
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OrangeMooseReads
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Beautifully written. The story was entrancing. Stayed up too late multiple nights reading and forcing myself to put it down and sleep.
I loved the story no matter how slightly unrealistic if felt at times. That‘s the point of fiction though isn‘t it.
I loved this book. The ending was great. I wish I had read it sooner.
Highly Recommend

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OrangeMooseReads
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And then I had to go to Target tonight for a couple things and we all know what happens there. Darn books jump off the shelves and into your cart.
#gottoreaditbeforeiwatchit

tpixie You‘ve posted a lot of orange 🍊 books lately 😀 1w
OrangeMooseReads @tpixie I hadn‘t noticed 😂 orange 🍊 is a fun color 1w
BkClubCare I just had TWO books jump into my cart today! What was I to do?! One is my book club selection and I am in a loooong line at the library for it. Sigh 1w
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OrangeMooseReads @BkClubCare you can‘t do anything. Spring loaded shelves. 1w
tpixie @OrangeMooseReads yes! Orange 🍊 is a fun color. Watch out for spring boarded shelves!! 1w
OrangeMooseReads @tpixie they are terrible 1w
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brittanybooks
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After having to dodge spoilers online and at work, I finally finished! Unlike my coworker who almost spilled the beans, I did NOT guess the ending. Oh well, still fun. #book84of2022

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“Sometimes she heard night-sounds she didn‘t know or jumped from lightning too close, but whenever she stumbled, it was the land who caught her. Until at last, at some unclaimed moment, the heart-pain seeped away like water into sand. Still there, but deep. Kya laid her hand upon the breathing, wet earth, and the marsh became her mother.”

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melissajayne
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✨Tagged; was really surprised that I enjoyed it.

✨Still in summer mode; lots of people are still wearing summer clothes where I live. It‘s supposed to be 30°C in the next day or two

✨ Took this shot of Christina Lake in BC on my way home from a trip to visit family in late August.

#thoughtfulthursday

Susanita Beautiful! 3w
MoonWitch94 Pretty! Thanks for playing 🐚🍁😊 3w
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living_for_literature
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Beautifully written with complex characters and nodes to Harper Lee, Rachel Carson, and Thoroeau as well as poets. Maybe slightly genre-confused.

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TheRiehlDeal
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterW

I LOVED this book!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved it too!! Did you see the movie?🎥 1mo
TheRiehlDeal @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No, not yet. I plan to, though! 1mo
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EverydayImReading
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It‘s got nature romance and murder. What‘s not to love. A popular read at our book club and we also loved the movie #alphabetgame.

Cathythoughts Great pick. We really enjoyed the book and movie in the bookclub 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 1mo
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Jody3
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Where the Crawdads Sing is an incredibly deep and moving novel that I have no doubt I will forever remember. It is a mind-blowingly poignant debut and easily one of the best books I have read so far in 2022. This is exactly the kind of novel that will be the first in my mind when I think of recommendations.

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jmezzacasa

Who was your favorite character in this book?? Mine, hands down, is Jumpin'!!

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Ibsbadibs
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Really enjoyed this. Very happy with the ending ✌️was also intrigued to read more about the authors personal history and the possible parallels.

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This book takes readers on an emotional journey. I felt sad, hopeless, and angry. However, I also felt satisfied, happy, hopeful, comforted, relieved, and surprised.

I appreciated the characters Jumpin' and Mabel the most. They are the kindest and most caring towards Kya. I enjoyed the bond they shared with Kya as almost a parental unit to her. For example, Kya was able to confide in Mabel as a daughter would with her mother.

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jmezzacasa

Just started reading this and for some reason, this line stood out...
"....the definition of a real man is one who cries without shame, reads poetry with his heart, feels opera in his soul, and does what's necessary to defend a woman. "

Anybody else love this?!

DesireeFromBK Ooh sooo good! 2mo
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DaniJ
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Beautiful story with picturesque descriptions of the NC Marshlands. A tough love story of trust and self love.

lynneamch Really enjoyed the book. Saw some neg reviews for the movie, but going to see it anyway this week. 2mo
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melissajayne
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5⭐️ I had heard a lot about the book and the book definitely lived up to the hype. While the characters were very well depicted, I found the descriptions of the marshes and the world that Kya inhabits to be even better. #2022 #bookreview #bookstagram #historicalfiction #fiction #romance

MyNamesParadise Are you going to go see the movie adaptation? 2mo
melissajayne @MyNamesParadise already saw it 2mo
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A_planNerd
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July Wrap-up 📚

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LittleRedReadingHood
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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angelamiller88
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Have you ever read a book that you wish you could re-read again just to experience all the emotions and get lost in the writers descriptions all over again?

This is the book for me. Simply beautifully written, and was a pure joy to read. Do I see the film now? Verdict is still out on that one, but for now I wish to relish in the satisfaction of finishing a spectacular read!

lynneamch I understand completely. It's been several months since I read the book, but saw the movie today. I think they did a good job, considering movies rarely live up to a book. Worth seeing though, and fun to experience reactions from my friends who didn't know what was coming. 2mo
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angelamiller88
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Wow, just wow is all I can say.

In 2 days I haven't been able to put this down but had to as solo parenting this weekend.

#currentlyreading

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Blackink_WhitePaper
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I loved this book as it has n number of biological wonders in it. Story is well crafted, Beautifully written. I like the setting more than story. Murder mystery is good. overall it is a good read because of the minute details about nature and poetic writing style. 4.5⭐️/5
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Decalino
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Everyone appears to love this book, but I really didn't. The connection to nature was the strongest & most compelling element, but Kya's life was just wildly implausible, a fantasy of poverty. Her story was told in a way that is just not appealing to me: sentimental, overwrought, but treated as deeply meaningful. Tbh, I only read it because my s-i-l gave it to me, and because the author's wanted for questioning in a murder in Zambia. Not for me!

FortunateSon Read this last year, and I didn't hate it, but I definitely didn't love it like most people did, either. 2mo
SamAnne Completely agree with your review. Loved the nature descriptions. Nothing else. 2mo
sprainedbrain Totally agree. Great review! 2mo
batsy Great review. The more time passes the more I cringe about the romanticising of a certain kind of femininity and poverty. 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“I wasn't aware that words could hold so much. I didn't know a sentence could be so full.”

Finally getting to see the movie! 🎥 I loved the book! 🧡 Have you seen it? Read it? What do you think of the controversy involving the author?

https://www.npr.org/2022/07/17/1111594252/questions-linger-over-where-the-crawda...

NovelGirl82 The movie was great! The controversy is…egh…not so great. I read about it, literally, right before we left for the movie. Still enjoyed the movie, but it was an interesting backdrop to watching it. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @NovelGirl82 I agree!! I just heard about it a couple of days ago. I‘ll be interested to see what happens. Loved the movie 💚🍄🐚🕊🪶🐈‍⬛🦋🐝🪲🌱 2mo
kelli7990 I read the book but I didn‘t like it very much. 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @kelli7990 I‘m sorry 😞 2mo
MyNamesParadise I really enjoyed the book and I loved the movie!! I love it when film adaptations are loyal to the book! Yeah it‘s crazy that the author is wanted in questioning into someone‘s death. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MyNamesParadise yes, this one stayed true to the book! 2mo
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Thank you for the birthday wishes. I went to the movie theater to watch Where the Crawdad Sing for my birthday! It was a good adaptation that stayed true to the book.
Photo credit for movie images latestly.com

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy birthday 🎉🎈🎁🎂🎊 2mo
megnews Happy belated birthday!! 2mo
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fransbookshelf
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read it in one sitting…anyone who says they don‘t like this book is lying🐚

gvollmer4 LITERALLY A MASTERPIECE 2mo
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Blueberry
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1. Yes
2. Where the Crawdads Sing, and Less Than a Treason
3. Hmm, have to think about this.

#SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz I‘ll have to look up Less Than a Treason! Thanks for posting! 💙 2mo
Blueberry It's by Dana Stablenow. It's #21 in the Kate Shugak series. So unless you have read the series it might not pack the same punch. 2mo
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fransbookshelf

i just read half of the book without realizing how much time was passing

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SW-T
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It sounds like the book mirrors real life events. The author wasn‘t accused of any wrong doing though the film‘s distributor canceled previously scheduled interviews with Delia Owens, Witherspoon, director Olivia Newman, and star Daisy Edgar-Jones after news of the connection/controversy broke.

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/07/where-the-crawdads-sing-why-author-...

ChaoticMissAdventures So strange to me since this story came out so long ago, when the book became a best seller it was all over the news about her husband I wonder if Witherspoon didn't do any research about the author or I'd she just thought it would go away? 2mo
SW-T @ChaoticMissAdventures I wonder if it‘s because the movie is out and people are “discovering” the book and author now. I could see that maybe reviving the story. 2mo
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Maggie4483
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A pick for both the book and movie! I read this with two of my coworkers, and we played hooky today to go see it.
This was like a combination of all of my favorites: strong To Kill A Mockingbird vibes (how Atticus Finch was David Strathairn!?!?), part coming of age, with a murder mystery thrown in too. All the 🌟 🌟 🌟 !!!
This book made me wish I could go back and fall in love for the first time all over again. ❤️❤️❤️

Blackink_WhitePaper It reminded me of To kill a mockingbird too. Incredible book indeed 😍 2mo
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“Sometimes she heard night-sounds she didn‘t know or jumped from lightning too close, but whenever she stumbled, it was the land that caught her. Until at last, at some unclaimed moment, the heart-pain seeped away like water into sand. Still there, but deep. Kya laid her hand upon the breathing, wet earth, and the marsh became her mother.” — Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, page 34

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MizzGraham
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Drama free people also love to read!!! 🙏🏼❤️😁🤓

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Faith3
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So good. I reread it since the movie‘s coming out soon and I‘m glad I did! If you haven‘t read it by now, this is your sign to add it to your TBR!

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Suet624 What??? 3mo
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RaeLovesToRead That's really distressing and disturbing. 3mo
Bookwormjillk Yikes 3mo
shawnmooney If she‘s guilty, that‘s almost as egregious as writing the world‘s worst novel. 😜 3mo
squirrelbrain Woah, that‘s shocking! 3mo
Kristin_Reads There were rumblings about this when it first came out and I‘m surprised it hadn‘t gotten more coverage. 3mo
Brooke_H I‘m glad this news is finally getting some traction! When Crawdads was huge, I was always telling people, “Yeah, but did you know…” (I‘m not a Crawdads fan…) 3mo
SamAnne I really disliked the book. I‘d read about rumblings of this but not with all the details. Not surprised they moved to Bonners Ferry, ID. Not far from where I live and a place that racists from around the country move to, sadly. And no one asks about your business. I hope more light comes to this story and appropriate justice is served. 3mo
Branwen Whoa. 😱 3mo
Centique Holy crap. Man you always find the best stuff. 😳 3mo
Pip2 Is this real? I read her book. Bizarro World Part 3… 3mo
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JessTedrick
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In the interest of word count, I‘m only discussing my issues with the book-
There was an almost “pick me”energy to the way Kya is described. She mentions wanting female friends but never tries bc some girls teased her on her only day in school. All descriptions of other women are only to highlight how different Kya is from them. The male characters also point out she‘s deeper, she doesn‘t talk about silly things like the other girls.
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JessTedrick Also, her arch felt half formed. She never did seem to get what she wanted. She continued to live outside of society her whole life even though the town “proved” they believed her. After a whole book about being an outcast and only having herself to rely on, there was no real change there. She had Tate, but we don‘t know how she felt bc most of the end was from his POV. Did she feel this was enough? 3mo
JessTedrick I also for sure had some concerns when Tate who was 18 was waxing poetic about how innocent and pure 14 year old Kya was. He was a good man but I was WORRIED. 3mo
JessTedrick I read this in two days. I enjoyed it. It just fell flat for me. She didn‘t really have much of a character arch. The court part felt rushed. So did the ending. Plus for all of the “I‘m all alone, no one cares” there were multiple characters in town who looked after her and tried to help. 3mo
SamAnne I‘m one of the outliers who didn‘t like this book much. I loved the setting and nature descriptions. I found it completely implausible that a kid with no education would learn to read so fast she could absorb complex science books within a year. Could not,suspend my disbelief and it took me completely out of the story. 3mo
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Mehall
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Read in a day and a half. Easy read. Excellent!

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Jenb2022
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Wow! Wonderful book easy read with the two storyline intertwining!

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MyNamesParadise
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Finished this a couple of weeks ago before the movie comes out. I enjoyed the story & it was well written. I‘m just curious about how it became a “worldwide sensation” lol. I really felt for Kya & she was developed & a great protagonist. I‘m eager to see the movie! Curious about others thoughts about the book.

EKonrad I thought this one was ok but I didn‘t love it as much as everyone else seemed to. Just don‘t get the hype. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3mo
TheLudicReader I hated the ending. 3mo
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Can‘t wait to see the movie now. I‘m hoping it will be closely aligned with the book. :) This was a fast read, once I was in a reading mood. Cried at the end and tugged at my heart throughout. I can definitely see what all the fuss was about.

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dmanto00
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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Honestly I was very surprised I liked most of this book. It took me forever to read though the verbiage and dialogue but once I grasped it then I really had the chance to enjoy the story. It even surprised me with some of the parts at the end. Good read and I‘m excited for the movie!

#wherethecrawdadssing #deliaowens

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MizzGraham
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I know, I‘m late to the game on this one. It is definitely time to jump in though—the movie comes out on July 13!

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Amiable
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Have Libby library app on my iPad, will wait for my flight from Seattle to Boston. And wait. And wait. 😖

JenReadsAlot I flew today from Seattle to Chicago 😊 3mo
Amiable @JenReadsAlot We managed to get out of SeaTac only an hour late! It was a miracle. 😀 Hope your flight went well! (edited) 3mo
JenReadsAlot It did, thank goodness! 3mo
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Marsh is a space of light, where grass grows in water, and water flows into the sky. Slow-moving creeks wander, carrying the orb of the sun with them to the sea, and long legged birds lift with unexpected grace — as though not built to fly — against the roar of a thousand snow geese.