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No One Is Talking about This
No One Is Talking about This | Patricia Lockwood
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Erin.Elizabeth10
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This book is a very thought-provoking look at call-out culture & generally just being extremely online. There is a loose plot about an unnamed female protagonist and her sister‘s pregnancy, but it is very loosely woven. In general this book is much more atmospheric and wanders between little instances that create a general vibe. If you have qualms about internet generations and cancel culture, & you don‘t need a plot-driven book, this is for you!

Erin.Elizabeth10 My favorite quote was, “Modern womanhood was more about rubbing snail mucus on your face than she had thought it would be.” 😂 Guilty. 1w
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JLaurenceCohen
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Lockwood is exceptionally witty, but this book isn't for everyone. It consists of very short paragraphs, reflecting the way that the internet has diminished our attention spans. There's only a very slight narrative, but the protagonist--like a character in a Greek tragedy--gains wisdom through suffering. I admire it more than I enjoyed it.

paulfrankspencer Sharp review, that. 2w
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JLaurenceCohen
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Rather than describe being Very Online, Lockwood inhabits it. The prose is very funny, but a little depressing even for someone who spends a fair amount of his time on Twitter.

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Graywacke
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#12booksof2022 June

An ok reading month, but i was surprised how much I got into this book and how much I continued to think about it afterwards.

Andrew65 This is sitting in my TBR. 1mo
Graywacke @Andrew65 it‘s a book readers tend to love or hate. And i can understand why. So I only recommend it it with some reservation. But i loved it. 1mo
Rissreads I thought this one was fantastic and quite clever. 1mo
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brittanybooks
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Part of me wonders if I didn‘t give this book enough of a chance because work has been stressful. I enjoyed the internet culture bits… the rest was a little unexpected. #book92of2022

Sapphire I saw her speak at the Texas book festival in 2017 and she was hysterical. I bought Priest Daddy based on that. Three tries and I haven‘t been able to get through it yet. This one is getting lots of attention with the Tournament of books and all, but I won‘t pick up another from her till I finish the first one. But as a person, love her. 4mo
azulaco I tried to read this one and bailed. It just didn‘t hold my interest. 4mo
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ChristianeErwin hahahah this one is pretty funny 😂 4mo
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BaBaBaBillyAndTheBooks
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Mehso-so

In Lockwood‘s book, going on the Internet is called “opening the portal.” The narrator seems to have built a professional life there as a humor writer, until a new arrival calls her back through the door. A baby born with Proteus Syndrome, too rare for both the physical and digital world, transcends both places like the cover‘s circular rainbow, calling everyone nearby to attention and appearing as a kind of short-lived miracle.

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SheilaChew
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Library stack. 🥰

SheilaChew I wanted to like this book, but the format was too jumpy and I never connected to any of the characters. 4mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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First of all, wow.. Lockwood is a master of the poetry craft. She can sculpt her sentences incisively to cut through the gristle & straight to the core of what she's trying to say. And she's witty to boot.

Part 1 is a blistering critique of the Internet age that still acknowledges that things were shittier 100 years ago. Part 2 is a short story about love and grief.

The two parts don't belong together. A stunning but ultimately incohesive work.

RaeLovesToRead Also, I HATE the cover. Sorry to sound like a pretentious ass, but it's so pedestrian! 5mo
The_Penniless_Author It is a godawful cover 😕 5mo
ravenlee That cover looks like one of those “motivational” quote posters. 5mo
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RaeLovesToRead @The_Penniless_Author @ravenlee I knowww 😭😭😭 The author is actually quite edgy... it doesn't match at all 😠 5mo
Yuki_Onna @ravenlee @RaeLovesToRead yes, exactly! 😖 yikes! why on earth did they choose such an off-putting one? (edited) 5mo
Yuki_Onna however - big yay to the coffee and cake! 😋 looks yummm... 🤩 5mo
RaeLovesToRead @Yuki_Onna Toffee blondie and a large mocha 😉☕ 5mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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Next up!

You reckon this counts as "a social horror"? ?

So far this is reading like clever prose poetry.

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Cinfhen
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#AlphabetGame One of the most memorable and affecting books I‘ve read in a very long time. Have you played yet @Allylu ??!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚👌🏻 6mo
Megabooks Nice choice! 6mo
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sophies_little_library
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Mehso-so

Lockwood is fantastic at capturing the fragmented, crushing feeling of being terminally online. I found the second half, in which a child she loves is extremely sick, hugely moving. But this book just wasn‘t for me, because I found the first half so exhausting- short, snappy paragraphs about the ‘portal‘ which didn‘t advance a plot, and at times felt like they were included just to be witty. I‘m sure this was the point, but I found it tough.

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AmandaBlaze
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Mehso-so

This wss a Booker Prize Winner; however, I just couldn't get into it. It was beautifully written, and I enjoyed how Lockwood described social media, known as the Portal in the book. It's when she starts describing real life that I couldn't connect the two halves of the book.
#JubilantJuly @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 7mo
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everlocalwest
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I read this a bit ago and oddly, it was all I talked about. I've written here before about loving novels written by poets and this is absolutely the gold standard of that statement. Lockwood begins this novel by basically synthesizing the whole of the internet (or Twitter, at the very least) and ends by crushing your soul with the brutality of a very real family tragedy. Read it and feel things. Your empathy muscles will grow three sizes.

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Larkken
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Oh, no. I didn‘t read the trigger warnings, so this is on me; this book is about both modern life being at the mercy of social media, and also about a terminal pregnancy. Be warned, folks, and don‘t read in public!

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Larkken
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My kitty and I are listening to this on the back porch and watching the rain. The meta-ness and the feeling like I‘m listening to a series of twitter posts is a bit mind-bending. I‘m impressed by the format but unsure if I have the attention span for so much randomness! It‘s interesting…

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Julsmarshall
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This novel is strange, modern, and thoughtful. A spare and raw examination of “the portal” (social media), it is truth telling at a whole new level. Often crass, it is ultimately empathetic, emotional, and good. This book is one of a kind! #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #Blackout

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
Megabooks Perfect summation re: first sentence!! 7mo
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Julsmarshall
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Trying to finish this today to #blackout my #BookspinBingo board for June! Weird and kinda wonderful.

melissanorr I'm jealous of your Waterloo! I can't find that flavor anywhere near me. 7mo
Julsmarshall @melissanorr I think it is a special seasonal flavor for the 4th. It is really good, I should stock up! I‘d offer to ship you a couple, but I‘m not sure they‘d travel well 😄 7mo
melissanorr I can just see the explosion in the mail! 7mo
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rachaich
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This is the library book club choice for July.
The cover is so gentle, reminds me of the view from the plane.
I'm unsure what it's really about... ivecread a few pages and feel clueless!

MrsMalaprop Buckle yourself in! 😊 7mo
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Graywacke
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Twitter personality wrote a Twitter novel. And it works. It‘s creative, powerful and, I thought, confusing to our mental senses. A spray of information through bitesized expressions with meaning, each contained and concluded; and they‘re insightful, and they go rushing by in a flurry of not-really-random information. And there is a story within, broken up and unfocused by the chatter and yet patently there. I‘ve been mentally twirling this one. 👇

Graywacke I think it‘s a strange fantastic creation, and the nature of how it works or doesn‘t is as interesting as whether it works or doesn‘t. 8mo
Graywacke @BarbaraBB @Suet624 @CarolynM Here‘s where my thoughts are 5 days later. 8mo
Suet624 Thank you so much for sharing. I felt the same way but you expressed it soooo much better. 8mo
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BarbaraBB I understand what you mean. Very insightful 🤍 8mo
CarolynM You‘ve found a wonderful way to describe it. For me, it didn‘t fully work, but I was so moved by the tragedy of the second part, and the way the narrator stepped up for her family, that I mostly forgave it. 8mo
vlwelser 💯 8mo
Graywacke @Suet624 @BarbaraBB @CarolynM @vlwelser thanks. It was nice to be able to express what I felt (at least as I wrote it). That‘s not always easy. And regarding the book, I think I had to find a way to process it, to figure why I appreciated it. Because it doesn‘t work perfectly, it‘s not entirely original, but it is actually very original in a manner, and does work. It‘s a hard-to-capture something. 8mo
Graywacke @CarolynM I completely understand. And i felt a lot was left unresolved. The narrator confronts a lot of personal problems and then moves on. And so I kept wondering about many of them. 8mo
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Graywacke
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Bought a Kindle version and started this yesterday evening. So far a hundred pages of mind trapped in Facebook or some other social media (… like 🙄🥺 this? Surely never.) I‘m enjoying it but ready for that second part a lot of reviews talk about. Oh - with this I will complete last year‘s Booker longlist.

BarbaraBB Can‘t wait to see your thoughts on the 2nd part 8mo
Suet624 What @BarbaraBB said. 8mo
CarolynM I‘m also keen to see your final review🙂 8mo
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Graywacke @BarbaraBB @Suet624 @CarolynM I finally finished this morning, but not sure what my thoughts are. I‘ll sit on it a bit. 8mo
BarbaraBB The ‘but‘ sounds hesitating, I am very curious what you think! 8mo
Graywacke @BarbaraBB just a lot to take in - the style, the state of our minds today online, the emotional aspect, the state of the reader (he‘s just tired last couple days). 8mo
BarbaraBB I hope the reader will be able to rest and relax a bit 🤍 8mo
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Liz_M
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I an so looking forward to trying these recipes, @Julsmarshall! I love icebox cookies and risotto! And I;m excited to try some new-to-me Texan food. 😍

I've had my eye on this book for a while, and (if I can wait that long) might save the it for my next plane ride .

#RecipeSwap @Bennett

LeahBergen Those recipes sound fun. 👍 9mo
Julsmarshall I‘m so glad you like everything! I just got home from spending the weekend my my college age daughter and so I‘m about to open mine! 9mo
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Bibliophile_22
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Mehso-so

Although at times hard to follow, No One is Talking About This is a unique read. Part one was a clever and disheartening depiction of our current time and part two was a heartbreaking story of loss.

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Jeg
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Very different to anything I have read. Took a while to get into and almost gave up but glad I didn‘t.
I should have read the blurb first , I think that may have helped.
Her subtle critic of the medical system in the US rang true for me.
So much in this book when I think about it.
Few words that say so much.

Suet624 Such a great book! 8mo
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mcctrish
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This book was a challenge to read. It‘s not written in a standard prose style and it‘s alarmingly true/real considering the recent news with the American Supreme Court‘s leaked document re: Roe vs Wade and politics in Ohio. It‘s good. It was just hard.

Sparklemn Is that Queen Elizabeth on your mug? 9mo
mcctrish @Sparklemn it sure is 9mo
Sparklemn I love it! 🙂 9mo
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Rissa1
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I just couldn't so it. Reading is my escape this book put me directly in the pages of social media. I think it could probably be a fantastic book but for my mental well being I bailed.

* pic of my front door and my bobble head gnome. Both decorated by my daughter. She wiped mud all over the door and spray painted the gnome with red pain. She is 10.

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mcctrish
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May the 4th Be With You

EvieBee Yes!! Awesome sauce. 9mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 💜 9mo
mcctrish @EvieBee @BookwormAHN I had a few people ask me what my shirt says and then say “right on! May the 4th be with you” Nerds Assemble ❤️❤️ 9mo
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mcctrish
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This cover makes me think of Oprah

Bookwormjillk Me too! 9mo
Kayla.Adriena I really like your photos! 9mo
mcctrish @Bookwormjillk 👯‍♀️ 9mo
mcctrish @Kayla.Adriena thank you 😊 9mo
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MrsMalaprop
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WTF was that I just read 😱😢?

First half felt like I was running. Fast paced; words tripping over themselves. Second half like a hallucination or a really bad dream.

Some clever, poignant stuff here about how we increasingly live our lives online. I don‘t do twitter, but I ‘do‘ just about everything else.

I am confronted, disturbed and self-conscious. So much provocation in one little book. ☄️

CarolynM I wasn't a fan of the first part, but I found the second part deeply moving. She's an interesting writer, that's for sure. 10mo
LeeRHarry I DNFed this in the first half and then was encouraged by some Littens to persevere and I found the second half so emotional - one of the most interesting books I think I‘ve ever read. 10mo
squirrelbrain Great review! 10mo
Rissreads I loved both parts! This was a powerful book. Great review. 10mo
Jeg Just finished it. Wow. 9mo
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MrsMalaprop
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This book is freaking me TF out 😱. #currentlyreading

(The white-out at the beginning is an attempt to avoid a ‘spoiler‘)

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Andrea313
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I was blown away by this book and read the last quarter or so through a tear-soaked haze. I had to sit with it awhile; in some ways, I feel like I'm still gathering my thoughts. This short space seems insufficient for a review of a book that felt like a major reading experience: a meditation on consciousness; on lives both real and virtual; on blithe irony vs fierce love and loss, deep grief and profound joy; the huge shifts in tiny moments.

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Andrea313
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Being in a month-long reading slump certainly didn't slow me down when it came to acquiring new titles! Now that I feel like I'm getting back into the swing of things, here are a few I plan to start soon. Any favorites among the selection here? #ReadingPlans

Ruthiella Ann Patchett! ❤️ 10mo
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nathandrake1997
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The internet. Probably the most profound existential enigma of our times. A tool to be both productive and counterproductive. It is such a literal manifestation of a juxtaposition that it transcends the grammatical realm of a metaphor....(continued in comments)

nathandrake1997 ....Social Media. A facet of this enigmatic juxtaposition that allows us to connect with people miles away from where we live, while in due process isolating us from the people around us. A juxtaposition within a juxtaposition, the internet indeed has transcended vocabulary, since there isn't a word for such a grammatical phenomenon in the dictionary yet.... 10mo
nathandrake1997 ....Juxtaposition. The norm of social media. Scrolling through a feed, words washing over our eyeballs, a meme that makes our sides split, while a heartfelt anecdote makes our eyes moist. But not for long, since it might be followed up by a catchy tune, or, yet another meme.... 10mo
nathandrake1997 ....This existential digital juxtaposition forms the crux of Patricia Lockwood's stylistic framing device of her prose in her stunning debut NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THIS.... 10mo
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nathandrake1997 ....Longlisted and Shortlisted for all the prizes visible to one's eye, yet quite polarizing in its reception, maybe this is the kind of reception Lockwood was aiming for, since the internet indeed is a polarizing place.... 10mo
nathandrake1997 ....Jia Tolentino in her review of the book described Lockwood's prose as "Kaleidoscopic" and honestly, a more succinct description of the prose probably isn't possible. The prose, structured as a series of social media posts, is a series of fragments where each fragment can be refracted into a myriad of interpretations.... 10mo
nathandrake1997 ....Amidst witty social commentary about pop culture and the Zeitgeist of our times in general is buried a heartbreaking story of personal tragedy. This in turn mirrors the fact that nowadays the only outlet for personal expression is social media. But the caveat being that an account of one's personal experience can indeed get lost in a quagmire of fluff.... 10mo
nathandrake1997 ....This conundrum is reflected in the structure that Lockwood chooses to frame her prose. Those aforementioned "fragments" are sequenced in such a manner that the "personal" gets buried under the "popular".... 10mo
nathandrake1997 ....Reading through the prose indeed mirrors the experience of scrolling through a social media feed, attempting to sift through the clutter to find what's relevant to the user.... 10mo
nathandrake1997 ....What's especially refreshing about this book is that it feels like it is written by someone who has genuine experience with today's state of the internet. It feels both self-aware and authentic in execution.... 10mo
nathandrake1997 ....That is why the experience of reading through Lockwood's prose hits home in a manner that is probably subjective to each reader, pertaining to their experience with the internet.... 10mo
nathandrake1997 ....Stylistically, Lockwood goes for the broke in a manner that authors seldom do these days and this results in the most formally innovative debut I have read in years and a book that feels both groundbreaking and prescient! 10mo
BarbaraBB Completely agree with your review. It feels so real, both parts, even though they are so different. 10mo
Suet624 I was one of those who appreciated this book for the same reasons you mention while others around me found myriad ways to diss it. Thank you for this review. 10mo
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Minervasbutler
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Perfectly captures the weirdness of Twitter and the gear shift between Part 1's perceptive humour and Part 2's real-world tragedy is masterfully handled.

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Rissreads
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“A minute means something to her, more than it means to us. We don‘t know how long she has-I can give them to her, I can give her my minutes.” Then, almost angrily, “What was I doing with them before?”
This quote sums up this book to me. The first half of the book is about how superficial and disconnected our lives have become online. The second half is about being connected and present in real life.
It‘s concerning how much time I can waste ⬇️

Rissreads online. I am guilty of sliding down that rabbit hole. This book was a slap in the face and I loved it! (edited) 11mo
Lindy I loved this book too. Nice review! 11mo
MrsMalaprop Starting this today. 10mo
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BarbaraBB
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Another contender for our tournament is No One is Talking About This, this year's favorite book of Cindy, Helen, Sarah and Jessica. Although 6 of us preferred Several People are Typing, the Lockwood is our winner today - as it is in the real #ToB22.

sarahbarnes What a relief!! 🎉 11mo
ImperfectCJ It's interesting how the beginning of Several People Are Typing is strong but it loses some of its potential meaning at the end, whereas it's the other way around with No One is Talking About This...like the judge, I almost bailed in the first half of Talking but was glad I kept reading because that 2nd half was...wow. I do think Typing ended realistically, though, if not satisfyingly. I think a big change would have seemed false. 11mo
Cinfhen Thank God 😅I really wanted this book to advance!!! I hope it wins but I‘m feeling Trees will be the ultimate champion. (And that wouldn‘t be a bad thing) 11mo
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Ruthiella I could see No One is Talking taking the prize...it depends very much on the judge! I don‘t mind it advancing. I see why it works for others though it didn‘t for me. 11mo
Readerann Looks like I‘ll have to consider reading this one. Sigh. (Oh, the TBR…😩) Several People are Typing was clever, but I didn‘t really expect it to get too far in the ToB. 11mo
merelybookish Enjoyed that judgement! And the outcome! Her experience with Several People are Typing resonated with mine. I liked the Lockwood more than she did from the get-go but found it interesting to learn how elitist and exclusionary she found it 'the portal' stuff. 11mo
BarbaraBB @ImperfectCJ I‘m with you in that second half of No One is Talking About This. Wow. I did like the first half too but less. And indeed, it‘s the other way around with Several People, which started so good but couldn‘t keep that up imo 11mo
Mindyrecycles Depressed now! LOL I loved SPAT and could not bear NOITAT. RIP SPAT and Subdivision. 11mo
Megabooks I enjoyed both, but No One was 5⭐️ for me, so I am happy about this!! 11mo
BarbaraBB @Mindyrecycles I loved No One but am still missing Subdivision too! 11mo
thebluestocking @Megabooks Ditto for me! 11mo
Hooked_on_books I fully expected the Lockwood to win in both places today. I felt the same way as the judge about the first half of that book, but did not feel the second half redeemed it. I was not a fan. I really enjoyed Typing. I thought it was clever, smart, and bananas in the best way and it got my vote. But I saw how many people loved the Lockwood and figured that‘s the way the wind was blowing. 11mo
Suet624 @merelybookish I found that interesting too. 11mo
Suet624 Very happy about this. 11mo
Addison_Reads I've only read the Lockwood and loved it, but I can certainly see where it wouldn't be for everyone. The other book my local library just got in, so I'm excited to read it soon. I'm nervous about tomorrow because the Ozeki is my favorite and I know it's a long shot, but I'm hoping it moves on. 11mo
Chelsea.Poole This was a good match…very happy to see No One advance. 11mo
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Mindyrecycles
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At the eleventh hour, I am a #tob22 completist! I‘ve never read every one before; I generally have one book I dislike so much I bail. I hung in this year but I found that I was onto something with my decision not to finish this one during #camptob. For me it was a big mishmash of words and thoughts that didn‘t add up to anything much. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Still, so excited for tomorrow, woohoo! 🙂

Readerann Wow! Congrats on your completist status! 🎉 11mo
Ruthiella Congratulations on completing all 18! 🥳 I hated this on too, though I enjoyed her memoir 11mo
squirrelbrain Well done on finishing. I think I have 3 I didn‘t get to. 11mo
batsy I wasn't totally won over by this one, either! 11mo
Mindyrecycles @Ruthiella Priestdaddy is definitely on my TBR! 11mo
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LiteraryinLawrence
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Strange. Very strange. I‘m glad I read it though.

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kwmg40
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I'm not sure how I feel about this #ToB22 book. Part 1 was all over the place, while Part 2 was powerful and sad. I was intrigued by the author's stylistic choices but I also found the format frustrating at times.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 11mo
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Addison_Reads
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#ToB2022 #ToB22

I've seen lots of mixed reviews on this book, but for me, it ended up being one of my favorites so far of the year. I can understand the division of reviews though because of how it's written.

The first part almost felt like a fever dream to me with the snippets from the portal. I'm not a person who uses social media much, other than Litsy, but while reading it felt like I had been sucked into an endless world of clicking.
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Addison_Reads The second part of this book was such a beautiful story of love and grief, and it made me question the things we do daily to distract ourselves from the real world around us. There is so much that Lockwood addresses in this book, but she does it in such a subtle way that at first I didn't even realize. Excellent read that has a very unique structure. 11mo
Megabooks Yeah, this is incredible! It was 5⭐️ for me and I read it twice in 2020. 11mo
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MrsMalaprop
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My family get me 🥰📚🙏. This birthday stack is from my husband and son. And a little free library that I‘ll be sure to photograph when it‘s installed out front. Squeeee!

Cinfhen Wonderful gifts!! Happy Birthday 🎊😃💚🎊 11mo
batsy Lovely! Happy birthday 🎊🎂💐 11mo
DivineDiana They certainly do! Happy Birthday! 🥳📚🎂 11mo
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Cathythoughts Happy Birthday 🥳 11mo
JamieArc I am one hour from finishing the Patchett book and it has made me fall in love with her a bit. 11mo
squirrelbrain Lovely gifts - I‘ve just read the Patchett and loved it! Happy Birthday! 🥳 11mo
Tamra Happy BookBirthday! 📚🎈🎉 11mo
CarolynM Happy birthday Serena🎂🎈🥳 11mo
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Addison_Reads
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@vivastory

Thank you, Scott for your generous gift. 😁 I was completely surprised. It's raining/sleeting outside, so I'm making hot cocoa for my new mug and going to settle in for the evening to read this book.

vivastory I'm glad to see that it arrived safely. I saw online that TX was experiencing strange weather this week. Enjoy the hot chocolate & book! 📚☕ 11mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Holy heck, the juxtaposition of Parts 1 and 2 of this novel is devastating. The resolution/ending isn't as adept as it might be and I find the main character's relationship with her husband confusing, but the emotional evolution of the main character goes far in making up for any shortcomings. #ToB2022

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MinnieTimperley
No One Is Talking about This | Patricia Lockwood
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Pickpick

Lockwood is a poet. If you don't want lyrical, abstract, snapshot imagery and thought this won't be the book for you. The first half where our narrator is very much in the portal does make you feel sick and disoriented like too much screen time. And then in the second half things get real, in the way they only can if someone has experienced what actually occurs to the family in these pages.

MinnieTimperley This is sold as a novel but it is very much heartbreaking, fictionalised autobiography. 12mo
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MinnieTimperley
No One Is Talking about This | Patricia Lockwood
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What did we have a right to expect from this life? What were the terms of the contract?

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MinnieTimperley
No One Is Talking about This | Patricia Lockwood
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After reading the almost chunkster, Fingersmith, it's time for a slenderer read.