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This is very good. An innocent man spends 30 years on death row. He's very positive despite his awful situation.

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@Soubhiville thank you so much for including this in my #AuthorAMonth package. Such a great book.

Soubhiville I‘m so glad you liked it, you‘re welcome. I loved it. I‘m currently reading Just Mercy, which explores another similar case and is also excellent. 5h
vlwelser @Soubhiville Just Mercy is one of my favorites. I did not watch the movie though. Bryan Stevenson is a unicorn. 5h
Soubhiville That‘s the truth! 🦄 2h
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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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Midweek watching, after finishing the book today.


TheBookHippie Enjoy! 50m
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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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I was going to wait and read this for April‘s #AuthorAMonth but I waited almost 5 months for this audio hold from the library so here goes.

The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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I can't believe I've waited this long to read this masterpiece of a book. The characters, the structure of alternating chapters, the incredibly vivid description - all of it makes this the profound piece of literature that has become the benchmark of an era. I'm so glad Steinbeck was March's #AuthorAMonth pick, making me pull this off my bookshelf. @Soubhiville

Soubhiville That‘s awesome! Great review. 🙂 18h
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I have this thing where I enjoy Steinbeck's writing more than I enjoy his stories, so I thought I would give this one a try, his account of driving a little camper trailer around the country ~1960. First off, this book will definitely make you want to get a little camper trailer and drive it around the country - how fun does that sound??

I overall did enjoy this one, although more in the beginning than towards the end. I liked the scenes where ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) he actually talked with people, but parts where he just described not so much (long sections talking about CA & TX without really saying anything, I thought). I genuinely appreciated that he never sounded like he thought he was better than any of the people he met, from truckers to hitchhikers to migrant workers, people he agreed with and people he didn't, it felt like he gave everyone a fair chance to say their piece. This is one of ⬇ 2d
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) those too short/also too long books for me - I wanted more details about some things and less about others lol Overall, though, a read I've enjoyed meandering through this month - I'm not sure if I would have liked it as well if I had just sat down and read it straight through, but 10-15 pgs a day has been really enjoyable.

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#Pantone2023 - Greyed Jade @Clwojick
#ReadySetRead - Chosen for the Cover
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Suet624 Love this review. 2d
Librarybelle Great review! 2d
Clwojick Great job! Love the cover. 2d
dabbe You said what I have been trying to say. I love his style of writing but not always the plot. He sounds to me like an old Western rancher, telling tales of the farm country in Salinas. What did you think about Charley and the bears? 🤣 2d
TheAromaofBooks @dabbe - That story cracked me up! Mild-mannered Charley really lost it with those bears! 😂 1d
Soubhiville I‘d love to take an extended road trip like this. 🚌 1d
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Steinbeck‘s last novel had been sitting unread on my shelves for years until #authoramonth gave me the incentive to finally pick it up. While it did not unseat my favorites of his, it did remind my why I have listed as one of my favorite authors for decades. #booked2023 #inmemoriam

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The Prize | Julie Garwood
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TheBookHippie 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡 3d
DieAReader 💕💕💕 3d
Soubhiville Great week! 3d
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PuddleJumper Amazing! 3d
Andrew65 A wonderful week 👏👏👏 3d
TheAromaofBooks Looking fabulous!! 3d
RebelReader Ginny Moon is so good! 2d
kspenmoll 💛👍🏻 14h
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#weeklyforecast #bookreport

REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi - fun, clever story. Lighthearted but metaphysical send up of lazily written sci-fi TV.

HORSE by Geraldine Brooks - unpopular opinion but I didn‘t feel this one held together well.

ASSUMPTION by Percival Everett - a darkly philosophical exploration of the duality of human nature, clothed in a murder mystery.

Still making my way through THE DRAGON REBORN

On deck: CANNERY ROW #authoramonth

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#WomensHistoryMonth #Recommendations
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Maggie O'Farrell is one of my auto-buy authors. Her writing is spectacular, her characters are vivid and realistic. The first book of hers I read was Esme Lennox. I was blown away. Then I read I Am, I Am, I Am and I was a fan for life. If you have not read her give her a try!

Soubhiville She‘s #authoramonth in July and I can‘t wait to try her for the first time! Which would you recommend starting with? 3d
ChaoticMissAdventures @Soubhiville I have not read her entire back list yet, but I think a good one to start with would be her Autobiography. To get a sense of who she is and her writing style. So excited to see all the posts, she is so good. 3d
Soubhiville Awesome, thanks for the recommendation! 3d
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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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It‘s a good story, but I find Steinbeck‘s writing boring. The story itself feels repetitive. Because he tells me outright what it means. I don‘t like being told what to think. Make me think. Don‘t force my feelings. Let your words encourage them to form. Stimulate my thoughts. I do find myself most curious about this:
#authoramonth @Soubhiville

RowReads1 😴 3d
SamAnne Wow. Fascinating story. I‘d like to read her book too. 3d
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