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Gissy
Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Mehso-so

Read for #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
Please don‘t shoot me🙌This is an unpopular opinion. This is an amazing author and I really liked the prose. The topic is also interesting. However, in terms of how the story was developed, it didn‘t work for me. I didn‘t see the novel as a character driven one, the plot? I don‘t have much to say. I saw the novel as a beautiful narrative, description of events, stories, loose Stevens anecdotes⬇️

Gissy (Cont.) Even the end is an open one. There is no transformation in Stevens. Poor Mss Kenton/Mrs Benn. So intense that relationship. But this is an unpopular opinion. I know many readers love this book. I still want to watch the movie. I haven‘t watch it yet. I have heard amazing things about the movie. 3.5/3.8⭐️
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#NovelNovember Readathon @Andrew65
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DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
dabbe This is what makes literature great; everyone has his/her/their own opinion, and it only makes all of us wiser to listen to all thoughts. 🩵❄️🩵 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3mo
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Gissy
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Pickpick

Translated from the English language. Nothing was included about the translator. This is another beautiful for me edition from Impedimenta Publishers.
This is a YA thriller/gothic/suspense novel. It was a fast read. Some parts maybe were predictable but still, you want to continue with the story. There are some beautiful lines here. I like to go blind to my thrillers or mystery books. 3.8/⭐️

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Gissy
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Pickpick

Another book with fall vibes. Maybe this one should be in the Litsy rating of “so-so” but it worked for me after reading many dark short stories☺️
A second chance romance. Jennifer will try to start a new life in this small town as an elementary teacher. I liked her relationship with Angela who owns a cafe near the park. Angela will introduce her Tom, the park caretaker and everything will start from there. I will continue with the series. 3⭐️

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Gissy
La oscuridad es un lugar | Ariadna Castellarnau
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Mehso-so

Another new author to me. Free translation will be like “Darkness is a Place”? Maybe...something like that.
This is another collection of short stories. There are 8 short stories under the genre of horror. I have mixed feelings with this collection. I didn‘t like the endings, maybe I didn‘t understand them well. However, I enjoyed this author writing style, her prose until I reached the end. I will like to try another book by her. Love the cover😍

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Gissy
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Mehso-so

This story was okay but cute. I liked the fall atmosphere, the small town
people, their gossips and drama. The romance part was “so-so”, those “spicy” scenes were sometimes boring🙄maybe because they sounded too cheesy😏
Jeannie inherited this cafe from her Aunt Dot and with this change in her life she will start a new, fresh beginning. But she started to hear some strange noises at the cafe and Logan, a local farmer who supplies products⬇️

Gissy (Cont.) will help her to resolve the mystery and....
I love the cover and I will probably read the second book. But this was okay. I just needed something light with fall vibes.

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Gissy
La glndula de caro | Anna Starobinets
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Pickpick

Translated from Russian language. This is a collection of seven (7) dark short stories. They are a mix of science fiction, horror and dystopian. As usually happens with a collection of short stories, some of them are better than others. They are so peculiar with surrealist endings. This is a new author to me and I will say I like her writing style. This is a beautiful edition from Impedimenta Publisher. 4⭐️ ⬇️

Gissy (Cont.) I only criticize that there is no comment at all about the translator, Fernando Otero Macías. It seems that he has translated a vast number of books but I couldn‘t find much about him. I think every translated book should have a comment about the person who translate it. I bought a couple of books from this publisher🤷🏽‍♀️Translation, maybe Icaro‘s gland? Who knows🤔

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3mo
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GoodReads AroundTheYear #GRATY prompt #28
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Gissy
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Mehso-so

Read for #Pemberlittens @Staycurious
This one was okay for me. It has a good ending hopeful, some parts were cute but didn‘t enjoy as much as I wanted. I usually enjoy YA novels but this one has some annoying characters and their decision....and the drama...🙄maybe too YA without happening much.🤷🏽‍♀️ 2.9/3⭐️

TheAromaofBooks I felt the same way - I never really warmed up to any of these characters. 3mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks @Gissy I felt the same. that‘s okay it was still a worthwhile read if only for some of the discussion we had 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @StayCurious - It was a super fun concept and I always love reading with the group!!! 3mo
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Bluebird
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Surpassed my goal for #novelnovember.
I finished all 6 books! 🥳
Loved both nonfiction books : The Six, Lost City of the Monkey God.
Enjoyed His Majesty‘s Dragon. Historical fantasy; Napoleonic War with Dragons!
Glad I finally got to The Secret Garden. First time read for me—quite late to the party
Paris Bookseller was a bit out of my comfort zone, but interesting to learn of Sylvia Beach
Agatha Christie book was meh—Can‘t win them all

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MatchlessMarie
November's End | Heather McVea
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Late update, I know but these are the books I finished for #NovelNovember readathon. I had some others planned but Dr. Saint Emily Rath herself blessed us with the release of Pucking Ever After Volume 2 on Thanksgiving and I dropped everything and read all 70K words in one day. 💯