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Well that was something. I have previously read and loved Ian McEwan (Atonement) and also read and hated Ian McEwan (On Chesil Beach) this one fell clearly in the middle I didn‘t love it, I didn‘t hate it with fear of damning with faint praise I liked it.
Full review here https://thereadersroom.org/2022/09/26/lessons-by-ian-mcewan/
I wanted to LOVE this book but it was way too long and overly written. There were too many subplots that drew me away from the heart of the story and ultimately added no value. While I was happy to reunite with many characters from the first two books & pleased to have further closure, I‘m still not sure this book was necessary. An ok read but not quite the book I was anticipating. #MoreMehThanYeah #AvailableTuesday #ARC #NetGalley
I had a rather good reading week - finished 3 ARCs & 2 #BannedBooks and I enjoyed almost everything I read. Surprisingly, the only “disappointment” was the #ARC I was most excited for - The Winners by Fredrik Backman ( still need to write my review). In the middle of my IRL bookclub pick - Warmth of Other Suns, which is thus far excellent 🙌🏻I might start something lighter today too but haven‘t decided yet.
I guess the third time really is the charm - After two unsuccessful attempts to connect with this book, I found my groove on the third and final try. And I‘m glad for it. I ended up really enjoying The Frederick Sisters Are Living the Dream by debut author Jeannie Zusy.This is an honest, realistic look at family obligations, expectations, frustrations, grievances and ultimately love. A twee bit too long - #NowAvailable #ARC
I was so excited to get an #ARC of this book on #NetGalley! I‘m a huge fan of The Challenge. It‘s one of the only shows I‘ll watch real time as it airs each week so I was thrilled for a deep dive book! However, this was more of a magazine article about each person profiled turned into one book. I enjoyed it, but it left me wanting more. I was hoping for a deep dive on the show itself, production, scandals, etc. 3⭐️ Pub Date: 10/25/2022
This book highlights diverse girls who through intelligence & hard work accomplished great things in their communities. From songwriting to conservation, the girls shone as they followed their passions to create necessary and valuable change in the world.
I‘m disappointed with the inclusion of numerous QR codes. Not everybody buying these books have access to smart phones.
This is an inspiring addition to the Rebel Girls line up! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗
#ARC #NetGalley At the 50% mark - I thought I‘d be completely absorbed but it‘s not quite living up to my expectations- so far it‘s good but not outstanding. Definitely truer to Beartown than Us Against You and I‘m happy about that😁 Hoping the second half rocks🙏🏼
Christmas #RomCom novella about an English teacher who wants a quiet Christmas. Quiet Christmas turns into Christmas w/ her mother, sister, father+new wife, freeloading ex-bf. To get out of the house she goes on dates organised by a dating app.
I thought the MC was a tough teacher, but she's a pushover. It wasn't a very funny story either.
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