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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Panpan

I wanted to love this so much but it was just too damn disjointed for my tastes. We're tossed into the book at the beginning, which reads like the middle. It didn't really come together for me at all, despite hoping and praying it would eventually all make sense. A few scenes gave me hope, but otherwise, it was not for me. I didn't care about the people. On audio, a lot of the dialogue sounded stunted, with lots of OKs and Yeahs. ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick "Jennifer" sounded like she was hopped up on quaaludes and perhaps I would've liked this better if I was, too. Part The Librarians, part Doom Patrol, but 100% not my cup of tea.

November #bookspinbingo @TheAromaOfBooks #Booked21 #TitleIncludesLibraryOrLibrarian @4thHouseOnTheLeft @barbarathebibliophage @cinfhen #52Books #AboutAdoption #pop21 #SomethingBrokenOnTheCover
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CBee @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick despite you not enjoying it, I got a huge kick out of your review 😂😂 especially the “hopped up on quaaludes” part 😂😂 14mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @CBee My humor seems to come out more when I dislike something. 🤣 14mo
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CBee @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I can see that. And I‘m totally here for it 😂😂 Thanks for the card, btw! 😁 14mo
BethM Great review! 14mo
Cinfhen This was a strange book / not my cup of tea either 😉 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Shame this one didn't work out, but at least you get the fun of reviewing it! 😂 14mo
mcctrish The strangest book! I tried it on audio, could not deal at all, read in print = somewhat better but still bizarre 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely a weird book … not for every mood or reader. 👊🏻 13mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Truth Or Beard | Penny Reid
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Pickpick

This was cute and saucy, but I also found it a bit forgettable. Jessica has had the biggest crush on identical twin Beau forever. So when she and a friend see one of the twins out in the wild and Jessica is visibly in heat, naturally the guy teases and kisses her. But...but...DUN DUN DUN. It isn't the friendly Beau, but his surly twin Duane. Seriously, even identical twins have some tiny little tell of difference and if you're in love with one, ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'd hope you know that difference. It was funny, but sometimes it seemed forced. I appreciate that Jessica was bold but she also had ZERO chill when it came to these bearded twins. How about just a modicum of dignity and spatial awareness? Therefore was a sub-plot about a motorcycle gang that felt tossed in just for something to break up the couple's heavy petting and Jessica's personal reasons for keeping Duane at arm's length, ⬇️
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick despite becoming intimately introduced to his arm, was the stuff of New Adult plot contrivances. Overall, a light pick.

Another November #BookSpinBingo book @TheAromaofBooks #Booked21 #MustacheOnCover @barbarathebibliophage @cinfhen @4thHouseontheLeft #pop21 #HeartOnCover
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Cinfhen Fun pick 🥰 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 😂 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Saucy is sometimes a fun read! 13mo
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BarbaraBB
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alisiakae Me! 1y
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 1y
KarenUK Me for sure! 💕 1y
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BarbaraBB I see some nice similarities with #Booked21 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft 1y
Clwojick YES!!!! I‘ve been stalking their page. Thanks for posting! I‘m going to start working on my #bulletjournal now. 1y
BarbaraBB @Clwojick I have been stalking their page too! So glad it‘s finally there! 1y
Megabooks I‘m not thinking about 2022 yet. I use December to reflect on my past year of reading, but you know I‘ll be in on January 1!! 1y
BarbaraBB @Megabooks I know and I am looking forward to your reflections on 2021! 🤍 1y
Cinfhen Woohoo!!!!!! I‘m SOOOOOOO excited 🥳 1y
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Magpiegem
The Ghost of Marlow House | Bobbi Holmes, Anna J McIntyre
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Thank you so much @AbigailJaneBlog for my amazing #HHS books!! It has been a crazy Halloween weekend with 3 overexcited, over sugared little boys but I‘ve already managed to get a few pages of The Ghost of Marlow House in and I‘m going to read My Heart is a Chainsaw for one of my #booked21 prompts. They are excellent choices! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! 🧡🖤🧡

AbigailJaneBlog You are most welcome!! I don't do horror but thought this one looked good - hope your kids enjoyed Halloween 😄🧡 1y
wanderinglynn 🎃🧡 1y
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Megabooks
Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin
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Funny #audiobook with great narration! College student Aviva becomes involved with a married congressman and her meddling mom will do anything to stop it. After it becomes public, Aviva moves to a small Maine town and changes her name to Jane. Her precocious daughter suddenly becomes curious about her missing father. I loved the creative style - using emails and a choose your own adventure parody. Fun from start to finish! #AudioMountTBR

EvieBee You‘re a great book pusher. I love your backlist recommendations! Always available on Libby 🤓🤓 1y
KathyWheeler I read this awhile ago and really enjoyed it. 1y
MallenNC I remember really liking this one too. I bet it is great on audio. 1y
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Megabooks @EvieBee thanks!! This was definitely a fun one! I hope you enjoy it. 😁😁 1y
Megabooks @KathyWheeler it was enjoyable for sure. 1y
Megabooks @MallenNC it really worked well on audio. I‘m glad you liked it! 1y
Cinfhen I LOVED this in print!!! Such a great story!! Works for #Booked21 #JewishMC (edited) 1y
Megabooks @Cinfhen yes! I‘ve read a lot of #JewishLit this year and really enjoyed it! I think I used this one for that prompt. 1y
Cinfhen Excellent choice!!!! 1y
Reggie I really liked this book. I thought of it recently because I watched an interview with Monica Lewinsky and John Oliver where she was talking about how she almost changed her name but decided not to because Bill Clinton never probably ever thought HE would have to change his name. 1y
Megabooks @Reggie 🙌🏻🙌🏻 the older I get, the more I appreciate Monica. She‘s one tough lady. I‘ll have to look for that interview. Was it on his hbo show? I just signed up for hbo again. (edited) 1y
Chelsea.Poole I‘ve had this tbr for sometime. Glad to see an endorsement from my #booktwin! This book makes me think of my great aunt who read it and loved it. She was a fabulous reader but is sadly no longer with us. 1y
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole I‘m sorry you lost your aunt. 💜 I hope you enjoy the book like she and I did! 1y
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Lauredhel
The Bromance Book Club | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Progress on #booked21 - only 2 to go! The Bromance Book Club was a bit of fun. Completely Romancelandia pandering, but I am here for that. #romantsy

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Yay!!! You‘ve got this🙌🏻💗 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick! And progress!! (edited) 1y
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Magpiegem
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Messy audio baking (gotta keep@working towards the #booked21 goals!) ... I drive my hubby nuts!

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megnews
Untitled | Unknown
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This week I hope to finish up these 4 I have in progress, 2 on audio.

#911

sblbooks Ground Zero made me cry.😢 1y
Cinfhen Is Ground Zero for #Booked21 ??! 1y
megnews @Cinfhen no I‘ve never done the booked challenge but I‘m watching for it next year. I try to read something on 9/11 every September. 1y
megnews @sblbooks I‘m afraid I‘m going to be doing the same. 1y
Cinfhen You could still join if you wanted to!! Every book counts as a chance to be entered into the quarterly drawings and I bet you‘ve already covered more than half the prompts without even knowing it!! The challenge is divided into quarters but everyone is free to read in and out of order. If you‘re interested im happy to share the link with you ♥️ 1y
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andrew61
A Crack in the Wall | Claudia Pieiro, Miranda France
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Picked this Argentinian novel for the thread and its an interesting read. Part crime/psychological thriller an architect is in a mid life crisis but also preoccupied with event 3 yrs earlier when a resident in a flat alleges that building work has created a massive crack in his wall. There's something distinct abt the S Am style that is distinct but compelling, enjyd it.
#booked2021 #latinxauthor
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen You always choose such interesting books for #Booked21 🙌🏻💕 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Cool choice! 1y
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