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limada
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I wasn't sure how I felt about this book until I got to the end. It wasn't difficult to read, but it wasn't easy either. But it was a good story. And while the end kind of jumped suddenly, it also made complete sense. #27-2024

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melissajayne
Haven | Emma Donoghue
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Finished the March trilogy this morning and got Cutting for Stone completed this afternoon and am onto reading Haven for #deweysreadathon

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Aims42
The Walking People | Mary Beth Keane
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Pickpick

Themes: Family (especially sisters!), Ireland and NYC during 1950s to 2000‘s, Great storytelling!

I was hooked from page 1 of this beautifully written book 🥰 Mary Beth Keane has a gift for amazing storytelling and scenery setting; you‘ll shiver from the rain she describes and feel yourself warm up with her descriptions of drinking tea beside a roaring fire. A definite pick!!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 15h
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kspenmoll
Some of Us Are Looking | Carlene O'Connor
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Librarybelle Awesome week! 1d
kspenmoll @Librarybelle Thx! I was on vacation- home- so I read, read, read! 1d
Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes Some Of Us Are Looking ❤️❤️❤️🔎🕵️‍♀️ 21h
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JuniperWilde
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Just started this one and I‘m already hooked 📚

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AnneCecilie
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Pickpick

I‘m not sure how I feel about this book, soft pick, so-so.

About a mother and daughter, and their relationship to each other and the people around them.

I think this need to sit with me before I know how I feel about. I‘m not sure the author is trying to tell, that we‘re more similar to our parents than we think? What we‘re a product out past?

BarbaraBB This sounds difficult. I just picked it up. Let‘s see 🤞🏽 2d
AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB Language wise it‘s an easy read, but I‘m not sure what the author was trying to say. Maybe that‘s obvious to you once you‘ve read it. 2d
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Gissy
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#MotivationalMonday @Cupcake12

1. Busy week😳I confess, I was like @DebinHawaii and I was working in my taxes 🤦🏽‍♀️All done by now😃The rest of the week I feel like a medical appointment taxi driver, for my mother and other family members🤣Tomorrow, another day of medical appointments Drive
2. Coffee☕️ , tea 🫖 , cookies 🍪 , trail mix, pop corn 🍿
3. Tagged book
Thank you @TheSpineView 🥰♥️

TheSpineView You're welcome 3d
DebinHawaii @Gissy The struggle is real! 😉😆 2d
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Aims42
The Walking People | Mary Beth Keane
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Why yes, I did “treat myself” to some tea after I cleaned up the kitchen post-dinner 😆👵🏼 Settling in for some ‘Finding Your Roots‘ with a little book reading on this crazy Tuesday night 😍🥰

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AnneCecilie
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Their mother, Terry, read books all day, even when she was well. She lay in bed in the morning, she came down and propped the book against the teapot, she moved to a deckchair in the garden with her feet akimbo, and one arm flung high. If you spoke to her while she was reading she would look at you from a lovely distance.

Pruzy Seems like a great life 6d
Bookwomble "Even when she was well"? Is it weird, then, to read books all day unless you're sick? ? I must be very sick! ? 4d
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AnneCecilie
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You can‘t tell Carmel you have a problem or she‘ll go out and beat someone up for you. My mother is the woman who goes over to the jetski-guy on the beach, when you are five years old, shouting, How dear you frighten my child with that stupid, horrible machine. She is the woman who phones the government when your Irish exam is too hard (no really), she is, bless her, a crusader and a fighter - if you get a grope from some old perv on the bus she

AnneCecilie will get that damn CCTV footage, she will sue the buses, ring the cops, put you into therapy and then go and burn his house down. 6d
TheBookgeekFrau I love this! 😁 6d
CatLass007 Sounds like someone who‘s good to have on your side. 6d
AnneCecilie @CatLass007 @TheBookgeekFrau definitely, but I can also understand that as a teen it‘s probably not the funniest thing to have a mother who is so much on your side. (edited) 6d
TheBookgeekFrau @AnneCecilie Oh agreed. For a teen this is the most embarrassing parent on the planet!! It was the wording that grabbed me and made me chuckle 6d
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