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vlwelser
Thistlefoot | GennaRose Nethercott
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This is very fun. Baba Yaga's house with the chicken legs is a central (though mostly silent) character. A modern fairytale based on Russian folklore.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

This is already out.
#ARC #Netgalley

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2d
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julesG
Georgie, All Along | Kate Clayborn
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I think I've packed everything I need for the #ReadingRetreat weekend.

The kindle has about 550 books on. And I have six books in the suitcase.

I plan to read the tagged #ARC on the train.

julieclair Have fun! 📚📚📚 4d
julesG You... (too big fingers) 4d
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LeahBergen Have a wonderful time! 4d
TrishB See you soonish 😁 4d
squirrelbrain Exciting! Safe travels and see you tomorrow! 4d
CoffeeAndABook Have the best time!!! 😃📚📚📚📚🙌🏼 4d
Chelsea.Poole Oooohh so exciting! I can‘t wait to see all your posts from the retreat! 📚 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds fun!! 4d
julesG @TrishB @squirrelbrain I'm going to bring large bags under my eyes. 😬 4d
Cathythoughts Looking good for your trip 👍🏻♥️ 4d
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BookwormM
Lessons: A Novel | Ian McEwan
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#ARC #Netgalley #Lessons

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/

squirrelbrain I have an ARC of this but I‘m just not inspired to start it…and it‘s a bit of a chunkster too! 🤷‍♀️ 1w
BarbaraBB I think I maybe have read enough McEwan even though I liked most of his books 🤷🏻‍♀️ @squirrelbrain 7d
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Cinfhen
The Winners | Fredrik Backman
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Mehso-so

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

AvidReader25 I loved Beartown but I‘ve been hesitant to continue the series. Is the second one worth reading? 1w
Cinfhen I‘m still in the camp that BEARTOWN should have been a standalone. If you want SPOILERS lmk @AvidReader25 😜 1w
AvidReader25 @Cinfhen Hmm, that‘s kind of how I felt. That‘s why I never picked up the second one. 1w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress, although I'm sorry this one was ultimately a disappointment. 1w
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Cinfhen
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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.

Cinfhen The Winners was my September #BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks 😁can‘t believe it‘s almost time to post October‘s list!!!! 1w
squirrelbrain I got a physical ARC of The Winners a few weeks ago. I decided I needed to revisit book 1 first, and I‘ve never read book 2 either, so I can‘t see me getting to it soon…. 1w
BarbaraBB I have never read Backman. Somehow he doesn‘t appeal to me. 1w
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TrishB @BarbaraBB I‘ve read one! Not for me. 1w
TrishB A good week 👍🏻 1w
Cinfhen I know!! Because I sent you the one @TrishB xxx (edited) 1w
Cinfhen I still believe Beartown didn‘t need to be a series @squirrelbrain - so book 2 & 3 felt unnecessary. Im not sure you need to reread both books, book 3 repeats a good amount of the first 2 books. 1w
Cinfhen His last 3 books have all been disappointing for me @BarbaraBB so I think at this point he might not be for me either 😜 1w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great job wading through The Winners. I am also mind-blown that it's almost time for October! I need to post the reminder for next month's BookSpin tomorrow and I can't believe it!!! 1w
TrishB Yes 😁 it was ok, but just as you say- nothing that made me want to read others. 1w
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Cinfhen
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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

Cinfhen Thanks for the slight push @robinb - it‘s a good #BorrowNotBuy @Megabooks or a #DailyDeal @TrishB 💕💕💕 2w
robinb Great review and totally agree with you. 😊 Must be a #60sBaby thing! 😉😉😄 (edited) 2w
Cinfhen Must be @robinb xxxx 2w
TrishB Thanks 👍🏻 2w
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CaitlinByTheBook
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Mehso-so

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

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ozma.of.oz
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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! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

ozma.of.oz Release date: October 4th, 2022 #ARC #NetGalley 2w
eeclayton Also, links (that qr codes point to) that work now may not in a few years time. Books should be much more long term than that. 2w
ozma.of.oz @eeclayton That‘s an excellent point! I hadn‘t considered that. 2w
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Cinfhen
The Winners | Fredrik Backman
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#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🙏🏼

Cinfhen @Cathythoughts @AmyG FINALLY had to replace my kindle case😞BUT I actually LOVE this new one 🥰 2w
AmyK1 I struggled a bit with the first half too. Hang in there, it gets a lot better. 2w
Cinfhen Oh good @AmyK1 thanks for letting me know 😁 2w
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AmyG @AmyK1 Also glad to hear it gets better. 2w
Cathythoughts The new one is beautiful, 2w
Cathythoughts The new one is beautiful 🥰 Thankyou for the tag Cindy 😘 2w
Cinfhen @Cathythoughts 💋💋💋💋 2w
britt_brooke I‘ll be skipping this one. 😅 2w
Cinfhen Did you read the first two @britt_brooke !??! 2w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Yes. I liked Bear Town a lot, but didn‘t care for the second one. I felt like the story was already complete and impactful, and didn‘t need a sequel (and now third). I think I‘m just over Backman in general. Idk. 2w
Cinfhen That‘s EXACTLY what I said after book two. Book three is definitely reading more to the story of Beartown but again, not sure it‘s necessary @britt_brooke I think you‘re wise to just leave it be 🙃 2w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen 😚 I hope you still enjoy it! 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @britt_brooke but every time I put it down I‘m not in a rush to get back to it 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
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julesG
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Panpan

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.

#ARC #NetGalley #MountARC

#SuperSeptember @Andrew65

Andrew65 Not on a great run! 2w
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