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Oryx
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Got my Penguin bookmarks platinum and ruby prizes today! I chose Portable Magic (which I'd been eyeing for a while) and Either/Or for #camplitsy

And a new notebook is always welcome in my house

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sarahbarnes
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Pickpick

It was a treat to finish this book in my car during a rainstorm! 📖 🌩 I loved this poignant story that touched on so many feelings and thoughts that are familiar to me. I was a bit skeptical about a time travel novel but it was brilliantly done. Looking forward to discussing later this month! #CampLitsy

Cathythoughts Nice review, I‘m looking forward to this one. 11h
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squirrelbrain
Untitled | Unknown
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I‘m *totally* blaming this on you @JamieArc 🤣 After your post yesterday I totally fell down a Booker prediction rabbit hole this morning….

These are from the library, with a few more on order. (Either/Or is for #camplitsy)

I also requested about 10 on #netgalley, some of which have come through already.

I certainly won‘t read them all in 3 weeks (if at all!) but at least I have them in my sticky little paws if they do get nominated.

JamieArc Sorry….not sorry for helping put some potentially good books on your radar 🤣. I keep seeing this one come up and will probably go ahead and order it. 22h
squirrelbrain That‘s one I couldn‘t find for ‘free‘ ie it‘s not in the library, BorrowBox or Scribd. I may try that on audio as I can get it on Audible, or I‘ll definitely buy it if it is on the longlist. @JamieArc 22h
TrishB Wow 😯 great haul! 21h
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Megabooks Interested to se what you think of Wahala because I 💯💯 think it is NOT worthy of anything Booker-related! 20h
sarahbarnes I cannot wait for the list to come out!! And great stack! 🤩 17h
CarolynM Great stack! I loved Elizabeth Finch, but it‘s probably not everyone‘s cup of tea. 14h
squirrelbrain I may not even get to it @Megabooks - I borrowed it as ‘insurance‘ so no-one else can snaffle it if it does make the list. I‘ve not heard great things though… so it is likely to go back unread…. 11h
Cathythoughts Oh no! This is exciting… I‘ll have to look up a few ( I mean get a few ! ) or I‘ll get that fear of missing out 😳📕 11h
batsy Nice stack! 8h
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TheKidUpstairs
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Starting on these two today! Olympus, Texas is for #LMPBC with @melissajayne @zenwldflwr and @TheBookWitchON and HHWGITD is for #CampLitsy catch up! (I'm all out of order with that one 🤣🤣🤣)

vivastory I'll be interested to see what you think of How High We Go etc. Bring the tissues. 24h
TheKidUpstairs @vivastory thanks for the heads up, I'll prepare for tears! 17h
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Cinfhen
Our Wives Under the Sea | Julia Armfield
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Eerie & haunting / I‘m not quite sure what to make of this book. Im definitely excited to discuss with my fellow campers in August #CampLitsy Told in alternating POVs: Miri, the wife who stayed behind & Leah, the wife who journeyed under sea as part of a scientific exploration. When 3 weeks becomes 6 months, each woman must grapple with the consequences of the separation. Atmospheric writing and unsettling prose makes for an exquisite read.

Megabooks I‘m very much looking forward to this! Great review! 1d
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Chelsea.Poole
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This cover! 😍
Surprised at how much I was invested in these characters, even if their decisions were so difficult for me to understand, personally. Loved the setting and felt for Feyi in her grief, though this was full of joy also. Excellent audiobook narration from Bahni Turpin, as always. Not a knock out of the park for me, but an entertaining read.
#camplitsy

Megabooks Excellent review! Looking forward to our discussion Saturday. 24h
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Laughterhp
The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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I am so bored. Does this get better? Does something happen? I‘m 100 pages in and I have no idea how I‘m going to go 300 more pages and read the sequel for #CampLitsy

I was interested in the story at first and read through it pretty quickly, but it‘s just so slow or something. I don‘t read a lot of character driven novels, I need action. 🤷🏻‍♀️

cariashley I remember feeling the same way… I stuck it out and did find the last third to be pretty funny actually, and overall I liked it, but it was definitely a slog at times. 3d
violabrain If you like plot driven novels, I would say this is definitely not the book for you. Nothing really “happens” in the entire book. It‘s much more of a quirky, in-depth character study. 3d
Addison_Reads I bailed at about 100 pages. I just couldn't get into it. 3d
BarbaraBB I ended up enjoying it 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2d
Megabooks It turned right around then for me and ended up a a strong pick. 19h
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Laughterhp
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So I wasn‘t sure to expect this book when I started it. I heard it was a romance but there is also so much grief in this book. This book made me feel uncomfortable but I also just couldn‘t put it down. I feel like this is a deeper romance than I normally read and a lot more complicated. Not going to say much more before the #CampLitsy discussion.

Laughterhp Also realized I can use this for Author Born in Africa - #Booked2022 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 2d
Megabooks I‘m glad this worked for you so well! I‘m still reading, but I‘m excited for your input on Saturday! 2d
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Ruthiella
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Holy ‘90s nostalgia! A time travel novel which is at its heart a love story between a parent and child. Alice was raised in NYC by a single father whose claim to fame is an incredibly popular time travel novel that was also adapted into a successful TV series. On her 40th birthday she travels back to 1996 on a pivotal night.

All the references to other time travel narratives in the book were fun. Sweet story with a good message. #CampLitsy

CarolynM This book has literally just arrived at my house as this month‘s selection from my Well Read subscription. Glad to hear it‘s a good one🙂 2d
Ruthiella @CarolynM I hope you like it. I will say, it is chock full of New York City and ‘90s nostalgia. I had to Google some. 2d
Megabooks So looking forward to this!! 2d
Ruthiella @Megabooks I think a lot of the ‘90s references will definitely land with you! 😃 2d
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Kitta
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I possibly drank to much while reading this because I cried at the descriptions of grief and losing someone. The tenderness between the characters moved me in a way I haven‘t been in a while. Sure the premise is a little far fetched but who cares when reading romance?

#camplitsy

Soubhiville I‘ve teared up at a few points during those parts too. It‘s partially what you‘re going through too probably. 💕 hugs. 4d
Megabooks I‘m finding the second half more believable and intriguing than the first. Glad you enjoyed it! Im looking forward to the discussion! 2d
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