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AmyG
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@TorieStorieS Thank you so much for the book! This is what I wanted to read for the #ReadWithMrBook prompt...a story told by an animal. So I am thrilled...thank you! I will write back soon. 😘

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cherinium
Stones from the River | Ursula Hegi
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Thus begins the beautiful story of Trudi Montag. Set in Germany and spanning the years from immediately post WWI until a few years post WWII, Hegi gives us a glimpse at what it means to be different, to be part of a community, and the humanity that persists during the darkest of times. I took this one slow, giving myself plenty of time to savor and digest.
#ReadingEurope2020 #Germany @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle
#ReadWithMrBook #tearjerker

BarbaraBB Very good review. I must check the book out! 1d
Librarybelle Glad this was a pick for you! It is such a moving story. 1d
cherinium @BarbaraBB Thanks! It took me a bit to find my rhythm, but once I did, I loved it. I loved that while much of this story was set in Germany during WWII (as so many books are), it didn't feel like a book about the war. It was definitely more about that feeling of "otherness" that so many people live with every day of their lives. 14h
cherinium @Librarybelle Yes, it was! I can't believe how long this book sat on my bookshelves untouched. I'm glad I finally picked it up. 14h
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MellieAntoinette
Nameless Queen | Rebecca McLaughlin
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I actually DNF‘d this with 42 minutes left to go. 42 minutes y‘all!! On double speed that‘s a solid cup of tea to the finish line.

But this was so much like The Red Queen that it felt like a re-read to me. So bummed. Guess that means ... another #tearjerker for #ReadWithMrBook! @MrBook

BlameJennyJane 😂42 minutes! Lmao 2d
MrBook 2 for 2! 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 2d
MellieAntoinette @BlameJennyJane I know! I‘d face palm but really I was sooo meh‘d out! 1d
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MellieAntoinette
The Postmistress | Sarah Blake
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This is the Boondock Saints definition of nowhere. Cause where‘d this book go??? Absolutely nowhere! 342 pages of life ... gone.

Which is such a shame cause the raw materials for fantastic were all there.

Though on a positive note, #ReadWithMrBook #tearjerker prompt done! Pretty sure this is not what he meant, be he‘s so nice he‘ll probably say, « it‘s your library. You can cry if you want to! »
@MrBook

MrBook Absolutely!!! 😉🤗🤗🤗 Great review! 😁 2d
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Gissy
Field Notes on Love | Jennifer E. Smith
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Lovely, simple cute story #ReadingwithMaja @maich 2 young persons trying to start new stage in their life, college.He is black from a small town in London famous b/c he is one of sextuplets.She is from US white & raised by 2 dads. How they met? How they managed discrimination in their lives & when they were together? Loved the relationship between Mae and her dads & with her grandma. It has sad parts😢 #ReadwithMrBook 3.55⭐️thanks @sammisho

maich It sound great.😊 Your picture is so beautiful.🌷 3d
Gissy @maich The last books read have been cute with sad parts😢but with hope at ends😃Thank you for the photo! 3d
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Andrew65
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I‘ve not read any of Hazel Gaynor‘s books before, but am sold after reading this excellent book. This is a dual timeline book, with the main theme being based around the heroine Grace Darling, and follows events during and after her famous rescue off the Farne Islands in 1838. The other storyline relates to a woman who goes from Ireland to Rhode Island to live with her reclusive relative in a lighthouse in Rhode Island. A great story. Recommended.

ljuliel Sounds good ! 4d
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Andrew65 @ljuliel It was. 4d
Birdsong28 This is her best one (in my opinion) 4d
Andrew65 @Birdsong28 Thanks, I‘ll search it out. 4d
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Scochrane26
The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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I went to a HIV/AIDS training a few yrs ago for work, & the trainer asked us our first memory of AIDS & showed us a video of protests in the 80‘s. I‘ve been wanting to read more about that time since then. The Immortalists gave me a glimpse, but when I read the synopsis for the tagged book, I knew I would love it & have my heart broken. Using this for #tearjerker for #Readwithmrbook & for #readtheUSA2020 for Illinois. 👇

Scochrane26 Also, for my library book challenge—an award-winning book.💔💔💔💔💔 4d
SamAnne It brought back so many memories of coming of age in the 80s. Loved the book. 4d
Scochrane26 @SamAnne I was aware of it but too young to really know what was going on. 4d
Freespirit I remember nursing in ICU in the early 80‘s when HIV first ravaged the gay community in Sydney. 4d
Scochrane26 @Freespirit that must have been hard. 4d
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KarenUK
Leading Men | Christopher Castellani
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen
- Loving the tagged book, both the writing and setting are lovely.....
- American Dirt is just ok so far, not loving the writing, but can‘t DNF as it‘s a work read....
- Up next, a #booked2020 pick for #headcoveringoncover and #tearjerker for #readwithmrbook 📚

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wordslinger42
Merlin's Dragon | T. A. Barron
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My pick for February's #tearjerker prompt for #ReadWithMrBook 🐉 In fairness, I read this years ago, and I remember it making me cry, but I can't actually say for sure that it will manage it again! We'll see 😅

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EadieB
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#ReadWithMrBook #March #LitsyAuthor

I have decided what books I will read in March for this challenge. These are the ones that fit my favorite genres. Check out the #LitsyAuthor list and see what appeals to you!

Andrew65 Thanks for the tag of authors on Litsy. 7d
EadieB @Andrew65 You‘re welcome check here #litsyauthor (edited) 7d
ljuliel Very good. Glad you found some you can use. 7d
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EadieB @ljuliel Can‘t decide which to read so I may read them all. 7d
Andrew65 @EadieB Thought I might try @Richryan52 but not sure I‘ve seen a post from him in a few months. 7d
EadieB @Andrew65 That looks like a good choice! 7d
Andrew65 @EadieB I did say to him I‘d try one of his books but not got to one yet. 7d
EadieB @Andrew65 He also reads a lot of adventurous books like you do! 7d
Andrew65 @EadieB Just need to get hold of one! Looks like a couple are on Audible. 7d
EadieB @Andrew65 I got lucky as my library had copies of my books! It will be good if you can get a book that‘s on audible! 7d
theladygreer Thanks for including Woman 99! Hope you enjoy. 7d
EadieB @theladygreer I think I will because it looks very interesting! 7d
Richryan52 @Andrew65 I‘m still here. Just busy finishing my next book and doing a lot of editing 6d
Richryan52 All of my books are on Audible. My favorite villain is in The Merchant of Menace 6d
EadieB @Richryan52 Sounds a bit Shakespearean! (edited) 6d
Richryan52 @EadieB That was my intent 6d
EadieB @Richryan52 Great because I thought your books were all about Sherlock! I know about Sherlock but never read his stories. I need to do that! 6d
Crazeedi @EadieB thanks for author list! That's very helpful 6d
gradcat @EadieB Thanks for posting these! I wasn‘t sure if I knew who the Litsy authors were, so this is very helpful, Eadie. ♥️ 5d
EadieB @Crazeedi @gradcat You‘re welcome! I didn‘t know them either. Got the list from @LibrarianRyan 5d
gradcat @EadieB Yes, I found hers, too, thanks to your post here! Appreciate it, and you...♥️ 5d
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