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JenP
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Pickpick

Joint read with my partner. He picked it and I think it almost broke him 😂. It‘s hard to put into words what I thought of it. I hate (and I mean HATED) some parts. It‘s graphic in terms of violence and sex, most of the sex is non-consensual, there is abuse and killing of kids, it has a feverous pacing and style. But the blending of folklore was interesting and I was engaged in the storyline when I could get past the unpleasantness.

JenP I was vacillating between a “pick” and “so so”. I had very mixed feelings about this book 22h
BarbaraBB Love your review but it doesn‘t convince me to read the book! 21h
sarahbarnes I agree, this was an intense read. It was a little too much for me. 21h
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Ruthiella I used to listen to Marlon James‘ podcast Marlon and Jake Read Dead People and he was so funny and charming! It was hard to reconcile the sweet author with his brutal books. 21h
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 20h
JenP @Ruthiella I definitely see the humor in his books too but often hard to laugh when embedded in what is very unpleasant context 19h
JenP @BarbaraBB I would actually not recommend this book to anyone. 😂 19h
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Saknicole
Mere Wife The | Maria Dahvana Headley
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Mehso-so

I like Beowulf as much as any English teacher does and I was optimist for this adaptation. I was pretty meh the first 2/3rd and would have quit if it weren‘t a book club choice and short. The last 3rd, however, did get me going. So if you can make it that far…

Gren and Dylan were the highlight of this novel and the only non monsters in the novel.

#classicliterarureretelling #twofuckedupmoms #bookclub

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EmilyCGreene
Gleam | Raven Kennedy
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Pickpick

Again, I love this series so far! While it is a bit slow going it isn't terrible. I actually enjoy this world and interacting with the characters. The plot twist at the end of this book totally blindsided me. It was a great experience and was shocking, however I'm not sure it added as much to the story as it could have. I also skipped most of the last chapter, while I love dual perspectives, I don't want to read the exact same scene twice.

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EmilyCGreene
Glint | Raven Kennedy
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Pickpick

I have been a big fan of this series so far. While a pretty predictable trope of enemies-to-lovers, I love the way that it has been done. It reminds me a bit of the Throne of Glass series that I adore. This main character starts out as a strong female lead but you see her grow even more in this book. The tension between Auren and Rip is palpable through the pages. When she ends up picking Midas is disappointing but clearly what was going to happen

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kgriffith
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Narrated by Perdita Weeks (get it together, Audible: we will never give up human narrators so this method of hiding their names in the hopes we won‘t notice your artificial voices is converting no one)

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Blueberry
The Pink Fairy Book | Andrew Lang
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Eggs Perfectly Pink👄🩷🌸 3d
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BookmarkTavern
Lavinia | Ursula K. Le Guin
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@5feet.of.fury I completely spaced about yesterday being Presidents‘ Day! 😂 It‘s on its way to you now! Hopefully it should be there by Thursday! #LMPBC #GroupG #Round19

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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

Tolkien put together a fantastic cast of characters here.
I find that every Vala has something special to love, but over time, I've become particularly attached to Manwe, Ulmo and Nienna.

Who are your favourite Valar? 😁

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JazzFeathers
Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

It doesn't matter how many times l read it, the Ainulindele will always touch my heart with his beauty. It is such a poetic origine story. But also, the deeper you get into the lore, the more essential elements in Tolkien's philosophy you can discern here.

I love the idea that the word was born in music. And that music still survives in the sound of the sea.

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CatLass007 I think I‘m a little off schedule. I listened to Ainulindale, The Music of the (Something? Ainu? Ainul? Ainor?) on Sunday and you‘re posting about it today, Wednesday. Am I behind or ahead? Maybe I need to start over again? Actually, I think I will start over again because I find my thoughts wandering and I‘m missing so much. Please just let me know where I need to be at the end of the day today. (edited) 3d
CatLass007 Would a print copy of The Encyclopedia of Tolkien help me answer questions about this book? Or do you suggest a print copy of The Silmarillion? 3d
JazzFeathers Hi @CatLass007 😁 @Daisey posted a schedule for the readalong here https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2704917 Today's read is Of the Beginning of Days. 3d
Born.A.Reader I swore under whichever bookshelf diety you prefer that I owned a copy of this but I can't find the darn thing. I ordered one from Thriftbooks, it's due in shortly. Hoping to catch up when it comes in 3d
Daisey @CatLass007 I find The Silmarillion hard to follow in audio only. I enjoy listening, but tend to get lost and have better luck with print. I also recommend the Prancing Pony Podcast episodes to go along with The Silmarillion for deeper understanding. (edited) 2d
Daisey @CatLass007 Also, in reference to the schedule, we are pretty chill about following the schedule and many of us are very busy. Even as a host, I often fall behind during the week, especially this time of year, and play lots of catch up on the weekends. Don‘t be surprised if posts don‘t quite match the schedule. 2d
CatLass007 @Daisey Thank you. Did you mean the Prancing Pony Podcast? Most of the buddy reads I‘m involved with I usually listen to the book all at once and then I follow along with the posts and discussions. I believe that‘s not the best way for me to listen to this book. It‘s serious and deep and requires more thought. I believe I will get a print copy of the book so that I have more of my senses involved and I‘m better focused. (cont)⬇️ 2d
CatLass007 @Daisey I‘m glad you have catch-up days built into the schedule.💕 @JazzFeathers 💕Thank you both for hosting this and all the time and energy you put into it. (edited) 2d
Daisey @CatLass007 Yes, Prancing Pony . . . Long day meant I forgot to check my own comment. The episodes are fairly long (I couldn‘t keep up with reading and podcasts last time), but I appreciated those I listened to. 2d
CatLass007 @Daisey I often catch myself forgetting to proofread something. I‘m so glad we can edit posts on Litsy. Also, I‘m pretty happy with finally being able to edit on Facebook Messenger and to do something with texts after I hit the send button. I wanted to make sure that I was on the same wavelength as you 2d
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BethM
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Here‘s my copy! But Scribd also has the audio so I‘ll likely use each as time permits. @Daisey @JazzFeathers #fellowshipoftolkien

JazzFeathers Oh l love this edition! I have the Hobbit and the three LotR books in this edition, and I'm considering getting at least a few more 😜 3d
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