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Where the Crawdads Sing
Where the Crawdads Sing | Delia Owens
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margreads
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It's new book time!! I've finished all the books I was reading/listening to so it's a clean slate

This is the #audiobook I am listening to. I've heard so many good things about it so I'm looking forward to it!!

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leatherpages
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Deciding whether or not to read... what do you guys think?

DaveGreen7777 I‘ve only heard good things about it. I vote “yes”. 😊 1d
LoverOfLearning Loved this book! So descriptive and realistic. 1d
Branwen Go for it! 😀 1d
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Caterina I enjoyed the nature descriptions but was very underwhelmed with the book. You might enjoy it though! 1d
KendallHershey Just wanted to drop a comment and say this photo is 💯😍 1d
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JaredThePoet

I‘d like to get opinions. Anyone read this book?

marleed I‘m a pick and the writing is beautiful. But I did not love it as much as the majority. I‘ll hold off on my why as to not give away any of the story. 2d
BarbaraBB Yes. It is good. But overhyped. Don‘t Exercycle too much and you‘ll have a good time with it! 2d
JaredThePoet Well, I only ask because I like the setting of the storyline, but the 200 or so people on the waiting list at the library completely surprised me. It must be crazy overhyped, thanks for the insight. Also spoilers don‘t bother or dissuade me from reading a book, so you guys are welcome to share that with me in your opinions as well. 2d
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1d
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StarryBrained

"You all listen now, this is a real lesson in life. Yes, we got stuck, but what'd we girls do? We made it fun, we laughed. That's what sisters and girlfriends are all about. Sticking together even in the mud, 'specially in mud."

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Alora
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🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
This was my favourite read of 2019, if not all time!!
I absolutely loved the southern descriptions that Owens uses throughout the novel.
I found myself relating to Kya since I have an avid love for the outdoors and being out in nature.
It was heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time.
This coming of age story is perfect for anyone who has found themselves struggling to fit in,
Or for anyone who has a true love for nature.

cherinium This jumped to the top of my favorites list, too. Such vivid, beautiful writing. I love when the setting becomes a character. 💕 4d
Alora I did not want it to end! And that ending?! Oh my goodness! I did not see her being the poet. I cried lol 😭😭 3d
Scochrane26 That‘s a perfect bookmark because Delia Owens used to work as a wildlife specialist in Africa. I think she said she studied lions or tigers. And elephants. I went to a signing last February. 3d
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Alora Yes she did! I didn‘t know she studied lions or tigers though! Neat!! Tigers are my favourite animal. She is a biologist and also wrote a few other books based on animal behaviour from when she was in Africa. I really want to read her other books. Hopefully she writes another novel in the future too! 😁 @Scochrane26 3d
Alora I am so jealous you went to a signing! Very cool! @Scochrane26 3d
Scochrane26 @alora I hadn‘t read the book yet & didn‘t know anything about her at that time. I just knew I should go while I had the chance. 3d
Alora That makes it even better once you start reading the book!! @Scochrane26 (edited) 3d
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Marina_h
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I'm not going to complete my goal of 25 states this year, but I've made a little progress and can check off Hawaii, Wyoming and North Carolina with these three reads 📚
#ReadingUSA2019 @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Awesome! 4d
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Kharp
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So I this book is not what you think it‘s going to be! I found it to be a great story! Loved the ending! It was a little long and drawn out through some of the plot! It was most definitely a romance! #marshgirl #featherboy #crawdadssing

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Butterflyamore
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Do you form strong attachments to book characters? I have a few that I especially adore and I really want to talk about them with you! Check out my book character video on BookTube! https://youtu.be/uDMp6eaiiGg

#favoritebookcharacters #booklove #characterlove #bookcharacterfriends #bookcrush #bookboyfriends #booktube #readingvlog

EadieB @Butterflyamore I've read from your pile Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend and Where The Crawdads Sing. I agree that Budo and Kya are special people and I did want things to turn out well for them. I read a lot of mystery thrillers and I do get attached to different characters such as; Rebus from Ian Rankin's books, Inspector Banks from Peter Robinson's books, Inspector McLean from James Oswald's books and Sean Duffy from Adrian McKinty. (edited) 1w
Butterflyamore @EadieB I imagine it‘s especially easy to get attached to main characters from series reads since you spend so much time with them! I am so happy that you‘ve read Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, as I rarely bump into people who have. 1w
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soggycrouton101
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yes, i am #bookstagram -ing this. It's amazing. My mom, @corizzo, gave me the recommendation to listen to the audio book on the drive up to huntsville to see my dad last week. I got through about 10 chapters and then decided I needed to read it on paper, and i've been hooked ever since. def recommendation to whoever needs a warm fall read! #bookstagrammer

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PaperbackPirate
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This was a beautifully written story about a little girl that grows up in the marshes of North Carolina. Read it for the nature descriptions, stay for the mystery.
👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 My book club had a great discussion about this book - not enough mystery, too much love story, everything‘s just right. We put it all on the table but it was mostly loved. I‘ll definitely be reading what Delia Owens puts out next.
🦞🦞🦞🦞🦞

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Johanna414
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My MIL loaned this to me and said I HAD to read it. Maybe I‘m just contrary, but when people tell me I have to do something, I don‘t want to do it. So this has been sitting around my house for months... Once I finally picked it up though, I flew through it. I‘m not completely sold on the ending, but I enjoyed the process to get there.

Tamra It was a so-so for me. I didn‘t really get hooked into the premise, but I love nature and it delivered on that theme. 2w
MarriedtoMrT I‘m totally the same when told to read something. It‘s why I can‘t do book clubs. Something that‘s supposed to be fun becomes required reading and I don‘t want to! 😂 2w
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StarryBrained

"This little piggy stayed home."

Saturday night in your 30s

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EmMcKee
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The writing is lyrical and flowing, kin to Pat Conroy's descriptions of similar Low Country flats and sea, and nearly as well-written. But whereas Conroy klunks the reader on the head with long passages of beauty, Owens flows into the reader slowly, like tides coming in and then receding. I think it's a triumph of a first novel, and I very much hope that she will publish again. Highly recommend.

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soggycrouton101
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halfway through. Can't stop reading!!

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Zoes_Human
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Bailedbailed

It's prolix yet goes nowhere slowly and in painful detail. In 50 pages, only about three things have happened, unless you want to count multiple cookings of grits. I fucking love grits, but there is simply no excuse for grits to be cooked more than once in the first 50 pages of a book unless I am actually reading a grits cookbook. I'm just gonna wiki why that dude died, because I will cry if I try to read more of this.

marleed Lol! 2w
jillrhudy What an awesome review 😂 2w
BarbaraBB 😂😂😂 2w
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Monica5
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This is the first book in a while I devoured in one day. I absolutely loved it.

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Zoes_Human
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Time to find out what all the fuss is about.

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EmMcKee
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"Marsh is not swamp. Marsh is a space of light, where grass grows in water, and water flows into the sky. Slow-moving creeks wonder, carrying the orb of the sun with them to the sea, and long-legged birds lift with u expected grace--as though not built to fly--against the road of a thousand snow geese."

CassieT I can‘t wait to read this one! I have a few more books on my list to get through first, but I hope to get to it soon. I‘ve heard such good things. 2w
EmMcKee Just finished it--could hardly bear to put it down the last couple of days despite kids with a tummy bug! I found it fascinating, with beautiful descriptions of the low country of my home state. It ended up feeling super personal for me, and I think you may share my thoughts about Tate reminding me a LOT of Matt. 2w
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Monica5
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Got the Large Print. Heard mixed reviews. Guess I will see where I fall.

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Amie
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Mehso-so

Not bad, but didn't live up to the hype.

Cpg I know what you mean! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
merelybookish I have avoided it because of the hype. 😬 2w
batsy The more I think about it the more annoyed I am with certain aspects of the book 😬 I would give it a much harsher rating now, lol 2w
readordierachel Exactly what @merelybookish said 2w
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R.L.Walker
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Pickpick

Def a page turner! Made this pregnant lady cry

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Panpan

Yes, the narrative is beautiful. Yes, the settings are captivating. But there was no plot. So many things bothered me about this book...how the author romanticized rural poverty, how she asked the reader to endure dozens of pages describing nature, how the stereotypical dialog never matched the narrative, how all characters seemed devoid of emotion/reactions. Got to pg 70 before I decided I wanted to throw darts at it and gave up.

SamAnne Oh good! Someone else who didn't like it. I liked the nature descriptions but found the character unbelievable and also agree about the romanticizing of poverty. (edited) 2w
Ava_Black @SamAnne Yeah, I was actually afraid to say I didn‘t like it because readers adore this book. The narrative and poetry in it are gorgeous, but the dialog is so stereotypical and a complete mismatch with the narrative, that it made me feel like a rich person was narrating the horrible life of a child in poverty. The whole thing felt droning and pretentious and I very much struggled to find a plot. This felt like an author‘s musings, not a story. 2w
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Annashep
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Library haul ... have wanted to read Where the crawdads sing for an age ... and wanted to update my graphic novel reading it‘s been a while ... thank you my local library 📚

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cdreincarnate
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Pickpick

Absolutely loved listening to this audiobook about a young girl who‘s abandoned in a marsh in North Carolina and has to learn to survive on her own. The narrator does a great job, so I highly recommend listening to this one.

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Monica5

Had to quite reading. Print to small. Waiting to get Large Print copy from Library 😆

IvoryLunatic I accidentally bought the large print and hate it! 😂 3w
Monica5 @IvoryLunatic I just hope when I get the large print I can read it. My eyes have changed quite a bit, and I won't have my new glasses til Friday or next Monday🤓 2w
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AmberHumphries
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This is the book club pick for November. Excited to get started.

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IuliaCG
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Pickpick

Such a wonderful story about abandonment, solitude and the impact of isolation on the human being. The book has all the reader is expecting from a captivating storyline - family drama, mistery, love, crime, and all of these happening in the magical nature of the marsh of North Carolina.

BarbaraBB What language are you reading in? 3w
IuliaCG @BarbaraBB It's Romanian, my native language 😊 If the books' original language is English or French and I find them in local libraries or bookshops, then I usually go for the original language 🙂 3w
BarbaraBB Interesting. I thought Romanian is related to Spanish and French but I can‘t translate this title 😀 3w
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IuliaCG @BarbaraBB You're right, it's not always very obvious because of the Slavic local influence ? In Spanish the title would look a bit similar for some of the words, I'd say "Allà donde cantan los cangrejos" but I have no idea how it was actually translated. For us over here the easiest to understand are Spanish and Italian, although French has plenty of almost identically written words as Romanian but with completely different pronounciation ? 3w
BarbaraBB I learned French and Spanish at school but Spanish is much easier for me too. But it‘s great I think, that Romanian has Slavic influences as well. Do you speak any Slavic Languages as well? 3w
IuliaCG @BarbaraBB I studied just English, French and Spanish at school, although I would have liked to be able to speak at least one of the many Slavic languages of the neighbouring countries. Before the '90s it was quite common to learn Russian in schools here. 3w
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BarbaraJean
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October Reading Stats:

📚Fiction: 2 🔍Mystery: 1 🚀SFF: 1 👧🏽Kids/YA: 5 ✒️Poetry: 1 🗯Graphic Novel: 1

📚Print: 8 🎧Audio: 3 🖥 eBook: 1

🏫Library: 8 📚TBR: 3 ♻️Re-read: 1

Favorite: Where the Crawdads Sing

This was a fun reading month! LOTS of good books. I did try to work in the seasonal reads, including a few spooky-enough-for-me (which isn‘t very) books. And I‘m suuuuuuper behind on reviews, so... hoping to catch up on that this weekend!

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krismlars
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I feel like I‘m the last person on the planet to read this book!

IvoryLunatic No! It‘s still on my shelf unread! 🤦‍♀️ My list is just to long to get to it yet. 3w
Cpg I have just read it recently. I enjoyed the read, but maybe the hype had me expecting much deeper or twisty plot....??? Left me questioning a few things....in the scenario of how things happened. Many heartbreaks for Kye! 💔😭 2w
krismlars @Cpg I am often disappointed by books that have this much hype, but I think this one stood up pretty well. I agree, the twists weren‘t that twisty. It was a really good novel, but I also think I‘ve read better books this year. 2w
Cpg @krismlars 👍🏻 2w
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IanReadsSome
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Dove into this book without reading the description- just knowing it was a big hit at the moment. After a few chapters I too was sucked into the hype, enjoying the story of this amazing little girl on her own in the marsh. This book will make you want grits and biscuits!!

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Amoon
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My cousin and a close friend didn‘t like this book, but my mother in law and my friend‘s mother loved it, so I was intrigued and had to read it. I loved it and was totally entranced from the beginning to the end. kya is a special character that I loved from when she was a young girl until she was 64. She was so incredibly brilliant and creative but the townspeople treated her like she was subhuman. Just heard there will be a movie

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Mccall0113
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Slow burn. Especially on audio. I drive wayyyy to much for work. Overall, I have enjoyed this book.

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tonyablessing
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Other have raved about this book, and I join their praises. Such an intriguing story. The details are amazing and drew me in instantly. “Then, as she whirled around, she bumped into Tate, who had stood, and they froze, staring into each other's eyes. They stopped laughing. He took her shoulders, hesitated an instant, then kiss her lips, as the leaves rained and danced around them as silently as snow.“ (Where the Crawdads Sing)

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WOWreader
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The story of "the marsh girl" of Barkley Cove is hauntingly beautiful...a story of learning to trust human connections, with a murder mystery.

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starlight97
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For me this book was much like Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone – it made me see a place I've never been to and fall in love with it. This was a harrowing tale of loneliness, abandonment, loss of trust and a person's unbreakable connection with nature.🍃♥️
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Ava_Black
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Starting this one tonight and hoping for a good read.

starlight97 I'm almost finished with this and loved it! ♥️ 4w
Ava_Black @starlight97 A bit nervous to start it as I‘m not a huge coming-of-age fan, but am trying to try different things. Thanks for that encouragement! 4w
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Monica5
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Heard different views on this book. Some loved it, some hated it. Guess I will see where I fall.

Tiffiney I loved it 💜 4w
Monica5 @Tiffiney I hope I do 4w
Monica5 Something must be wrong with my eyes, Everytime I start reading this book, I get a headache. Luckily I have an eye appointment on Tues 4w
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Judybskt
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Wow! I loved this book. Once I got into it I couldn‘t put it down. All the feels! 5/5 stars!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

brit91 Great picture!😍📚🎃 1mo
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charl08
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How much do you trade to defeat lonesomeness?

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Panpan

It's probably a big discussion about why this book is so big...

What I liked: the opening chapters, the marsh description

What I didn't like: everything else

Aims42 100% agree 👍🏻 1mo
marleed I‘m not a big fan either. 1mo
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Judybskt
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Starting this for book club.

Aims42 Beautiful flowers 😍 1mo
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starlight97
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This has My Absolute Darling vibes so far... ♥️🌳🌿

#myabsolutedarling #gabrieltallent #audiobook

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Cfmamareads
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Fantastic coming of age story about a young girl named Kya, who is forced to grow up on her own and learn the ways of life. She goes through so many trials and tribulations but remains strong willed despite of everything handed to her. It did start out a little slow for me, but once the book got going it was hard to put down.

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kitteh_reads
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Mehso-so

Another book club book 📚 sooo there‘s been so much hype about this particular novel, and I was all set to be blown away. Sadly, I was not. As a coming of age novel, it was good. The murder aspect fell a little flat for me. The end of the book, I still have questions. Also, this is my fault but I could not stop comparing the Southern speak to that of “The Help” - one of my all time favorites. This was a good book, but not my favorite.

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DebinHawaii
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I had to listen to the end today to finish & find out what happens. I tried to stay away from all the hype it got as I think it can color my opinion to the negative, so I slowly worked my way through it & loved both the story & Cassandra Campbell‘s narration. Kya & her marsh were both beautiful & touched my heart. There were a few slow parts meandering along the way but when I let myself get caught up in the prose & the nature, it was magical🧡

Thewanderer92 I loved it 💕 1mo
Cathythoughts I loved it too ♥️ 1mo
mandi1082 Me Three!🙋‍♀️ 1mo
avgeyer This was my favorite book I read last year! 1mo
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DebinHawaii
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At about 75% complete, it‘s today‘s #audiosouping choice. Part of me wants to read ahead in the print version but I‘m enjoying the narration & storytelling too much. Today‘s soup is a simple creamy tomato—a Mark Bittman recipe from How to Cook Everything. It‘s still not quite tomato soup weather here (too humid) but it will be welcome for lunches in my cold office this week. Finished soup pics coming later.
🍅🍲❤️

rachelm Just finished this five minutes ago! 1mo
Saraboo How is the book I've been wanting to buy it for so long but wasnt sure about it 1mo
DebinHawaii @Saraboo I am really liking it—especially the audio version. It‘s gotten a lot of hype but for me it stands up. 👍 1mo
Saraboo @DebinHawaii thats awesome i have to check it out 1mo
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babyruth2510
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4.5 stars.

This book was simply beautiful. I do not know how to say much more without giving some part of the plot away.

All I know is that Kya is one of the strongest women I have ever read.

Photo from ncwetlands.com

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Mehso-so

Everyone kept talking about this book so I thought why not? Part murder mystery, romance, and historical fiction— it definitely kept me guessing. Interesting but maybe overhyped???

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Ange44
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I had 100 bucks worth of points to cash in at Indigo, and this is what I got! #plumpoints

Alora Wow amazing haul! 1mo
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