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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel | Aimee Bender
The wondrous Aimee Bender conjures the lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse. On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents attention, bites into her mothers homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mothers emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her motherher cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mothertastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose. The curse her gift has bestowed is the secret knowledge all families keep hiddenher mothers life outside the home, her fathers detachment, her brothers clash with the world. Yet as Rose grows up she learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is a luminous tale about the enormous difficulty of loving someone fully when you know too much about them. It is heartbreaking and funny, wise and sad, and confirms Aimee Benders place as a writer who makes you grateful for the very existence of language (San Francisco Chronicle). BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Aimee Bender's The Color Master.
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PaperbackPirate
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Here‘s a cake book for the #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge.
I say eat the lemon cake and skip the book.

I read this in the summer of 2018. I didn‘t really like the picture so I never posted it, but luckily I saved it for a challenge like this since the book has been traded away long since.
#WinterReadathon
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Ruthiella I didn‘t love this book either , so I‘d also eat the cake instead of reading it! 😂 1mo
PaperbackPirate It was particularly sad @Ruthiella ! ☹️😁 (edited) 1mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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Mehso-so

Lemon and chocolate is a combo not to my taste, and neither was the combo of sad girl literary contemporary meets discovering unhelpful superpowers. This gently surreal take is different than others I've seen in this sci-fi/fantasy premise - but atmospheric descriptions of California don't really make up for how much of this story was just a bummer to read.

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Robotswithpersonality
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Today, in phrases-I've-never-encountered-before:
"...adultery sandwiches..." ?

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AvidReader25
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Panpan

This one was a bust for me. A young girl realizes she can taste peoples' emotions in the food they make. Fascinating idea, but the execution was tedious. Despite it covering years of time, the story felt empty and pointless. I kept reading because of the brother's mysterious story, but there was no real resolution to that.

batsy The pie looks delicious! 3mo
fredamans I sort of liked this one. 3mo
AvidReader25 @batsy blueberry with crumble on top, so good! 3mo
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AvidReader25 @fredamans You aren‘t alone! So many people recommended it. I was just left feeling empty and wishing for more. I would have loved to hear a bit from the mom‘s POV. 3mo
BkClubCare But pie!! 💕 3mo
AvidReader25 @BkClubCare I know! At least it wasn‘t called the particular sadness of pie. 🤣 3mo
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Coleen
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Bailedbailed

I thought I‘d give it a go, but I didn‘t make it past the 1st disc. Just kind of weird.

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alisiakae
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Bailedbailed

This was supposed to be my pick for #booked2021 #bakedgoodsoncover but I will have to find another one.

When I found myself bored 10 chapters in, I decided to bail. I wS already annoyed by the use of the R word for a person with an intellectual disability.

Good thing I have a back up book for the baked goods prompt!

Scochrane26 The “r” word may bother us now, but the DSM still classified intellectual disability as mental retardation until around 2012-13. The agency I worked for at the time had to change their name because it was part of the title. 1y
Cinfhen I bailed on this one very early on!!! Wise move 1y
Prairiegirl_reading Ugh!! I‘ve had this on my shelf for years, I might as well give it away now. I can‘t stand that!!! 😡 1y
Ruthiella I also didn‘t find this book scintillating. I don‘t think Bender‘s flat style combined with the fantastical is for me. 1y
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Ruthiella
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Mehso-so

#Booked2021 Baked Goods on Cover

I suspected Bender‘s fantastical fiction wouldn‘t be for me and I was right. This is the story of a dysfunctional family where no one expresses what they really mean or want. The narrator, Rose, as a child is highly sensitive to the feelings of others - the author gives her the ability to taste the emotions in food of those who harvested, processed and cooked it. Fine, but I‘d rather read a realistic account.

BarbaraTheBibliophage When this one first come out I remember thinking I‘d love it. Then as I saw more reviews, I decided against it. Sorry it didn‘t work for you—except checking off the prompt! 2y
Ruthiella @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m glad to have at least tried Aimee Bender, if only to definitively determine she‘s not for me. So the prompt was a perfect impetus for me to read this. 😀 2y
Cinfhen I tried this book, but I quickly realized it wasn‘t going to work for me. Glad you were able to at least give it a full try 2y
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Ruthiella @Cinfhen On the plus side, it wasn‘t too long! 😀 2y
PaperbackPirate I‘m reading another Aimee Bender right now. I read this one a few years ago thinking it would be fun chick lit, but it truly was particularly sad! Lol. Can‘t say they didn‘t warn me. I gave it a so-so too. 2y
Ruthiella @PaperbackPirate For me, it was the fantastical elements that put me off. I know some readers love that but I lean more towards realism. Unless it‘s all out fantasy - that I am OK with. 2y
PaperbackPirate @Ruthiella You probably wouldn‘t like The Butterfly Lampshade either then! 😆🦋 2y
CarolynM I've wondered about this one, but like you I'm not keen on the fantastical. Think I'll give it a miss🙂 2y
Ruthiella @CarolynM Straight up fantasy I don‘t mind but fantastic elements to highlight the mundane isn‘t my favorite style. 2y
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rachelm
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I regret to inform you that this cake is amazing (regret because I can‘t share any). I read the tagged book years ago and can‘t eat a lemon cake without thinking of it

Tamra Seriously delicious looking! 2y
rachelm @Tamra it‘s this one from NYT cooking (though I cut the sugar by about half in the cake part based on commenter suggestions, and it tastes beautiful!) https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1018821-blueberry-almond-and-lemon-cake?smid... 2y
MatchlessMarie Lemon and blueberry is one of my absolute favorite flavor combos! 🍋 🫐 😋 2y
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marleed Oh it looks so good! 2y
quietjenn Ooo that looks amazing! And, lemon cake reminds me of that book, too. 😋 2y
Tamra @rachelm thank you for posting the link! 2y
suvata Nothing sad about that cake. Looks delicious. 2y
rachelm @suvata it really is! 2y
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Simche
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Pickpick

Real weltschmerz this one!
So much beauty in such sadness. Loved it!

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Sharpeipup
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Early morning reading as the sun rises.
Make it a great one, Littens!

Cuilin Gorgeous ❤️ 2y
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Reynosa8701
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Mehso-so

Interesting but a little lost!

Mariposa_Bookworm I kept expecting an explanation of things or for something different to happen. It was unusual. 3y
Reynosa8701 @Mariposa_Bookworm so what was wrong with the brother? 3y
Mariposa_Bookworm @Reynosa8701 I thought he was depressed. Did he commit suicide? It‘s been a while since I read it. 3y
Reynosa8701 I think you are right he was depressed and in the hospital for depression 3y
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merelybookish
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Okay! Here are my #Top10oftheDecade #fictionedition. This was actually easier than I expected. It helped that I stuck to books published since 2010. I like lots of books but these are ones I LOVED! They wowed me in some way. Also, this is a very white woman list! A reminder that in the next decade I need to read more novels by POC!
@cinfhen

vivastory I've only read 3 of these, but I loved them & the other 7 are on my TBR as well. Great list! 3y
merelybookish @vivastory Thanks! My wheelhouse seems to be quirky, somewhat experimental, character-driven novels. So if you like 3 on this list, you'll probably like the others. 🙂 3y
Cinfhen I love that your list is a little different from everyone else‘s 💚I MUST get to some of these tittles 🙌🏻thanks for sharing 3y
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BarbaraBB Great list! I love that Idaho is on it. And I am surprised you liked The Story of my Teeth better than Lost Children Archive! Interesting! 💕 3y
merelybookish @Cinfhen Thanks for starting this. It's been fun to do and see others picks! 3y
merelybookish @BarbaraBB Hmm..When I read Teeth, I didn't know anything about her as an author so it blew me away. It was so smart and bizarre. Maybe I went into Archive with higher expectations. 3y
BarbaraBB Sounds plausible! ❤️ 3y
rockpools Great list! I think Outline changed my reading- I expected to hate it, but it‘s made me much braver about less plot-y novels. (*rewrites own list - AGAIN!) 3y
TrishB More for the pile! 3y
CarolynM I liked Outline and Normal People a lot as well as the 2 of yours I have on my list🙂 3y
mklong Awesome list! At least 5 of these would be on mine too. 3y
Cathythoughts Great list ! I loved Normal People & Milkman too 3y
merelybookish @RachelO Thanks! I love less plot-y novels. 🙂 3y
merelybookish @mklong Are you going to make one? I'd love to see your list! 3y
merelybookish @Cathythoughts Two amazing books! ♥️ 3y
merelybookish @CarolynM I like your taste! I took a screenshot of yours! 3y
Liz_M Impressed that it is all women! 👏 My list was mostly male. 3y
readordierachel I've only read one of these! Must rectify that. 3y
Graywacke Great list. Noting Story of My Teeth. I‘ve read 4 and 1/2 (parts of Outline, in The Paris Review). Ferrante might be my personal no. 1 for the decade. Might work out a list this weekend... (edited) 3y
mklong Just posted mine 😊 3y
merelybookish @Liz_M I think when I read classics they tend to be by men. But current fiction I definitely prefer women writers! 3y
merelybookish @readordierachel Are you making a list? Would love to see it! 3y
merelybookish @Graywacke I would love to see your list! I'm hoping to re-read the Neopolitan series someday. I really loved it but also know there's so much I missed. 3y
readordierachel @merelybookish I'll have to give it some thought! 3y
Leftcoastzen Nice group! 3y
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Purrfectpages
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Reading-in-LallahLand
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Panpan
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kricheal
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Pickpick

I really loved this. For the the first quarter of the book I thought I was going to hate it because it was told from the perspective of child and then a preteen. Please give this book a chance, this is a complex family and emotional coming of age story. This needs a much higher rating on litsy. #36 #2019

Soubhiville This was a really strange but somehow satisfying little book. 4y
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kricheal
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlylistening

zezeki I love this one, though I noticed Littens have mixed feelings about it. 4y
kricheal @zezeki I just finished it. I loved this so much more than I thought I would. I'm bummed that there was never a reveal of what the Dad's "power" was. 4y
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thegreatmjd
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Pickpick

This was an arbitrary pick off the library shelf, based on the idea I would be taking home a book with a blue cover that day. So by the cover‘s shade of blue, combined with a love of lemons and the swell of my own recent sadness, my choice was made. It felt right for me (and it was.) When I finished reading, I held the book close to my chest - satisfied and moved by what I had read, but weighted with the particular sadness it ended at all. 🍋

Liatrek Beautiful review ❤️ I love when you feel the need to hug the book when it‘s finished 😍 4y
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌼 4y
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LoverofLit
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Mehso-so

I really liked the premise of this novel, on Rose's ninth birthday she receives the ability to taste people's feelings through the food they cook, but the execution and writing and plot development ranged from bizarre to non-existent. Not my least favorite book ever, a small amount of memorable lines, but I was confused and dissatisfied after it was over.
#Booked2019 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
Food or Beverage on the Cover

Cinfhen Interesting premise....not sure I could read an entire book though 😳 4y
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The.Intentional.Reader
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Pickpick

Wasn‘t to sure what to think about this book but it looked interesting. So glad I gave it a try. Such a story of family and finding ones way in the world. Also, full of magical realism as the main character, Rose, can actually taste a person‘s emotions and know what is happening in their life simply by tasting a food they have made or prepared. Really enjoyed this one and stayed up late last night to finish it.

Nute I always wanted to read this book just so that I could understand the title. Does it tie into the story? 3y
The.Intentional.Reader @Nute yes, she is able to taste a person's feeling when they make a food. The title comes from a particularly strong feeling she gets from something her mother makes for her. 3y
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Canndor
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Mehso-so

I picked this one based on the cover on Overdrive to finish up the spring subjects of #booked2019, so I went in with no knowledge of what it was about. Definitely an odd read. There were some things I liked about it, but the subject matter was pretty unusual.
Spoiler in comments with my thoughts.
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Canndor I didn't like that after YEARS of her outbursts that her dad never thought to mention that his father could smell people in the same way or to tell her about why he stays out of hospitals. The ending was too far out there for me too, the tasting people's emotions in their food and smelling it is one thing, but her brother turning into furniture? I don't get it. 4y
Cinfhen Say what??????? 4y
Cinfhen Congrats on finishing Spring 🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊 4y
Canndor @Cinfhen ha! Yes it was a weird ride. 4y
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abbielistenstobooks
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I am absolutely GUTTED by this book, and by the fact that there isn't more of this book.

merelybookish I loved this book when I read it! 4y
merelybookish @abbielistenstobooks I don't even remember it that well now, but I remember how it blew me away. And how she balances the magical with the realistic so well! 4y
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mcipher
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My alphabetical super old TBR reading fest continues with this one - on the list since 2010, you guys. Insane. I‘m not loving the lack of quotes when people speak but other than that, it‘s solid so far. I can‘t imagine how awful it would be to taste people‘s secret feelings in food, unless you knew some really happy good cooks. #Edie is resigned to my poor attempts to get a decent picture of her in the dim light. #catsoflitsy

Weaponxgirl Her expression is great 😆 4y
zezeki I just started rereading this one. I loved it the first time, will see how I'll feel this time around. 4y
mcipher @Weaponxgirl She‘s a lady with a LOT of opinions that she isn‘t afraid to share! 4y
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sophierayton
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Pickpick

This book is so clever! The writing is spare and descriptive at the same time (Don't believe me just [read]).
For me it is a look at how people handle life, family and emotions and the different coping mechanisms people have. It's unique, bizarre and fantastic. I think it would be a good book club pick as there's lots to discuss and would likely get a range of reviews.

Redwritinghood I read this a while ago. I loved her short stories but was more so-so on this. Maybe it was the comparison with Girl in the Flammable Skirt, which I think was better, that made me so-so. May have to reread. 4y
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tdrosebud
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📚 The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
🎬 Matilda
🎤 Cake by the Ocean
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 😊❤️🍰 4y
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SW-T
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Book: Tagged
Movie: Apple Mortgage Cake
Song: Cups and Cupcakes

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 😊❤️🍰 4y
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alisonrose
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BOOK: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake 🍋🍰
MOVIE: Eddie Izzard‘s stand-up special Dressed to Kill (because of the “cake or death” bit 🤣🤣🤣)
SONG: Sugar, Sugar
#manicmonday

JoScho 😊❤️🍰 4y
Clare-Dragonfly 🍰🔪❓ 4y
alisonrose @Clare-Dragonfly 😆👍🏻💯 4y
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diovival
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📚 The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

🎥 Life of Pi

🎵 Girls Just Want to Have Fun

#manicmonday @JoScho

merelybookish I really liked that book and it's a perfect answer! 4y
JoScho 😊❤️🍰 4y
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umbrellagirl
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Book: there were two titles that I mangled together, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and The Coincidence of Coconut Cake. 🍰🥥🍋
In my version, the coconut cake was sad.
Film: nothing comes to mind.
Song: Short Skirt Long Jacket
#manicmonday @JoScho #🍰

JoScho 😊❤️🍰 4y
TheBookAddict 🤣 awww, poor coconut cake. I hope it‘s feeling better now. 4y
umbrellagirl @TheBookAddict it was 😋 yummy! 4y
TheBookAddict @umbrellagirl I bet! 🙂👍🏽 4y
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gradcat
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1. Tagged book by Aimee Bender 📖
2. Cake (2014) starring Jennifer Aniston 🎥
3. Cake by the Ocean by DNCE 🎶

I‘m just too literal, I think...
#manicmonday
#🍰

umbrellagirl That was my book thought too. 4y
JoScho 😊❤️🍰 4y
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Beachesnbooks
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September reading wrap-up! 8 books total, all SFF and nonfiction except one magical realism (I was in a very specific reading mood 😂). My favorite was The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (4.5⭐️) but loved the new releases from favorite authors Ilona Andrews and Charlaine Harris.
#readingresolutions @Jess7

GrilledCheeseSamurai Love the mug! 🤩 4y
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Beachesnbooks
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Pickpick

This is not a high-rated book on Litsy or GR, but for me it was a 4.5⭐️ read that got better and better over the course of the story. It‘s not a light read, like the cover might suggest, and it was very different than I expected. It‘s a magical realism story about a girl in an unhappy family who has the ability to taste the emotions of whoever prepared her food. It‘s also about learning about the hidden parts of ourselves and our families.

zezeki I love this book! So glad to finally see someone else on Litsy who likes it too. 😁 4y
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Loric
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Mehso-so

The particular sadness of lemon cake was, well, bland is the best I can come up with to describe it. The story is told through the voice of Rose, who on her 9th birthday is cursed with the ability to taste what people feel through the food they prepare. The premise was great but this one didn't deliver for me. I guess I was looking for more whimsy but instead found myself tuning in and out and disengaged. The story was overall very depressing

AileenRR Agree! I was fascinated by the premise, but what a sad story 😕 4y
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PaperbackPirate
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Mehso-so

The title is appropriate - this was a sad book. I was hoping it would be more whimsical but I still liked the original concepts.
The #monthlykeywordreadingchallenge2018 got this off of my tbr after 6 years! A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title 🍋
⭐️⭐️⭐️

JennyM I felt very much the same. Great premise, but the book just didn‘t quite hit the mark 5y
PaperbackPirate @JennyM Have you read An Invisible Sign of My Own? It‘s been on my wishlist but now I‘m not sure. 5y
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JennyM
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Mehso-so

22 | #HeatOfJuly

#HowDoYouWantIt to taste, because it depends on how I feel when making it.

@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cathythoughts Well done ! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻it‘s a tricky one. It‘s still Saturday night here , so I‘ll sleep on it ... 😬 5y
CarolynM 👏👏👏 5y
Cinfhen I 💛 lemon cake 5y
Tashreads Well done. My mind drew a blank with this prompt. 5y
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Sarah93

I don‘t know if any of this make any sense to anyone 😄😅 but this is what I do and I liked it and it worked perfectly with me until I had those financial issues and I couldn‘t buy any book 💔
Also another thing with me is that I can not stand eBook I just can‘t read if the book isn‘t between my hands 😕
Hopefully those issues well end soon but until then I borrowed 2 books from my friend 😌

ju.ca.no Hopefully your issues will resolve soon! Maybe a library could also help you out in the meanwhile :) 5y
Sarah93 @ju.ca.no thank you 😊 5y
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Sarah93

Hello guys 👋🏻
Its been a while..
for the last couple weeks I‘ve had some financial problems 😅
And I couldn‘t buy any new books so the last book that I had read wad Together..

The thing that I do is that every once in awhile I go and buy bunch of books and I don‘t buy anymore books until I finish the ones I have. This worked with me as a motivator to finish early and have another visit to the store #1

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Gnora
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#riotgrams Day 7! Ice Cream/Sweet Treats. I'm more of a baker myself, and books featuring food as a primary component are my favorite unusual genre of all time. I've never had the heart to tell this cover designer that you don't put chocolate icing on lemon cake. @bookriot

thebluestocking Good one! 5y
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IamIamIam
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🍰 LOVED the tagged book!
🦐 Love me some shrimp scampi, preferrably from Bubba Gump's!
🌿Cilantro and lima beans 😝
🎅 Christmas but it's all about dessert with me
🐀 A local French restaurant called Cassis that makes the BEST duck!

Thanks, @JoScho!! 😄🤗
#manicmonday

monalyisha Just had duck poutine this weekend. Ugh. So good. 🤤 5y
IamIamIam @monalyisha Ooooh, that sounds delicious!! 5y
JoScho Thanks for playing ❤️ 5y
Wife #TeamNoCilantro 🌱🤢 5y
IamIamIam @Wife 😂😂😂😂 #highfive 5y
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MommyOfTwo
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Here you go @maich
I was making cupcakes today. These are triple lemon! Lemon cupcakes with lemon curd filling and lemon frosting. 🍋😍 #MarchInBooks

howjessicareads WHAT!‽ ? 🍋 😍 5y
EKonrad Love the book and the cupcakes!!! 5y
julesG Can I just apparate right into your kitchen? Or should I use floopowder? 5y
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laurieluna Eeeeer, I'll have 100 please. 😱😋😋😋😋 They look delicious! 5y
ReviewsbytheMrs These look AMAZING 🍋 5y
MommyOfTwo @ReviewsbytheMrs @EKonrad @miralunasbooknook @jesshowbooks thanks everyone. These are one of my favorites. 5y
MommyOfTwo @julesG either way works 😀 5y
Christine11 These look delicious! 🤤 5y
maich I'm hungry now🤣 look delicious👍😍 5y
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LaLecture
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Mehso-so

This one reminded me of a modern fairytale with its magically gifted protagonist: Rose can taste the cook‘s feelings and many more things out of food she eats. I really liked this idea and how it‘s described. The story is tender, sweet and sometimes bitter, but often drags a lot and I wasn‘t sure what to make out if it in the end. Also I personally don‘t like books without “”.

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LaLecture
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1️⃣ Nope. I‘m not into sports and this one isn‘t such a big thing over here in 🇩🇪
2️⃣ 3C (37,4F) Typical winter weather over here. Too warm for snow but too cold for anything else.
3️⃣ The tagged book. I‘m already 2/3 through and I like the idea but I don‘t really know what story the book is meant to tell.
4️⃣ Next trip is to Florence. Definitely wanna visit Venice, New York, Amsterdam and Morocco one day.
#friyayintro

MelAnn 🖐🏻 5y
GripLitGrl 5y
IheartYA 5y
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MissAimz_55
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Bailedbailed

I just couldn't get into it this time. I may give it another go in a couple of months but with so many books on my TBR , I just didn't have the patience for a mediocre boring read... first bailed book this year tho, so that's good.

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Giabow
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Pickpick

So so good!
(Also, a book with a fruit or vegetable in the title for those of you doing the Advanced part of the #popsugar2018 challenge.)

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theokiereader
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Mehso-so

This is a light read with an interesting protagonist— a girl who can taste feelings through food. As you might expect, this gift comes with several downfalls, such as tasting her mother‘s sadness for years only to discover her affair through the happy exuberance she tasted in a meatloaf dinner. The pace of the book is very slow, but it‘s an enjoyable story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lcsmcat
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The only non-cookbooks on my shelves with #cake in the title. 🎂 #emojinov @RealLifeReading

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ptkpepe98
Mehso-so

This was a book I both liked and disliked. The story was an interesting one, but the reader (I listened the audiobook) was a distraction because she just was blah about it. That really made it hard to stay focused, because it made it seem uninteresting. I'm learning that a good book needs a good reader. So if you want to read a good work of drama, read this one, don't listen to it.📚

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Caroline2
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Some more book fairying in the Barbican Cafe! Our waitress was run off her feet so I hope she picked it up! 😉 👍🏻 📚