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The Postmistress | Sarah Blake
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Our February selection is The Postmistress. Suggested schedule posted but read at your own pace, posting blurbs, quotes, & a review along the way, using the hashtag #OverBookedClub & tagging @sblbooks & I. Get your copy & post below if you plan to join & want to be tagged in posts. Tag a friend who might like to join us.

#Readalongs2020

thereadingowlvina Awesome! Thank you!!! ❤ 8h
TheBookHippie Im in! 7h
TheHeartlandBookFairy I read this book last year and really enjoyed it! Hope you all do too ☺️👍 6h
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SaturnDoo I'm in 😊 I've read this before but ready for a reread ❤ 5h
sblbooks I'm in, I still need to get my book! 4h
Crazeedi Hope to join in , must find the book 2h
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Lost in Shangri-La | MItchell Zuckoff
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Thank you to eggs.

#NEWYEARNEWYOU
@eggs

Today‘s Prompt: LOST

American servicemen and women, New Guinea, and WWII, are the backdrops for Lost in Shangri-La.

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/twgydtm

@mitchellzuckoff
@HarperPerennial

Eggs Great choice👏🏻👏🏻. Was this a film too? 8h
SilversReviews @Eggs I‘m not sure if it was a film. Thanks for your comment. 7h
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SilversReviews @Reagan I didn‘t read Frozen in Time. Glad it was good. Thanks for your comment. 7h
Reagan @SilversReviews it would also fit your prompt, but if that is a genre you enjoy you would probably like it! I‘ll watch for this one 🤞🏻 6h
SilversReviews @Reagan It has been out since 2011 so check your library?? 6h
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tristan.bissett
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Pickpick


This story follows the men of Easy Company, 506th regiment, 101st Airborne division of the US army from their training camp in Georgia, to England to the allied invasion of Normandy on D-day. Informative, detailing and action packed. Band of Brothers is a must read for any WWII geek or action seeking reader. Must read of the X-mas break!

Cfischbuch Would this be a good choice for our library? 1d
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Eggs
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On the night of 31 May 1942 three Japanese midget submarines crept into The Sidney Australia harbour, past eight electronic indicator loops, past six patrolling Royal Australian Navy ships, and past an anti-submarine net stretched across the inner harbour entrance. Their arrival triggered a night of mayhem, courage, chaos and high farce which left 27 sailors dead and a city bewildered.
#rudeawakening
#newyearnewyou

Texreader A Japanese mini sub is at the Nimitz museum in Fredericksburg. It is crazy that anyone would be willing to be in that tiny tube for any length of time. 5d
Eggs Agreed, that‘s claustrophobic extreme! @Texreader (edited) 4d
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Dcueto
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Back to reality, and back to reading!!! Happy New Year!!

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Buechersuechtling
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Bailedbailed

Thanks @CoffeeAndABook for the nudge. Sometimes all needed is some encouragement.

🔊 I bail on this one. I don‘t like the protagonist although I understand that Vee is supposed to be a goofy but loveable rascal. Well, to me, she isn‘t. She‘s just incapable. Additionally, I think what she does or tries to do is, in those circumstances, fairly immoral. Let‘s be honest: She steals from poor people. And her son is an unlikeable slacker. 📣

CoffeeAndABook Always happy to nudge towards better books 😁😁😁 1w
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Buechersuechtling
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I already fell asleep yesterday while listening – which, to be honest, the book isn‘t to blame for because I simply didn‘t set a timer. I‘m sure I didn‘t miss much, maximum 15 minutes, but despite, I don‘t feel like I missed much or important events of the plot.

Another fact that makes thoughts of bailing on it coming back and back again.

I‘m so unsure because at my library it does have good ratings.

Anyone knows if it‘s worth persevering❓

CoffeeAndABook Sorry, don‘t know the title. But don‘t waste your precious time with books you‘re not thoroughly enjoying or appreciating. There are sooooo many really good books out there!!! 1w
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Buechersuechtling
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At first, I needed to smile because the plot begins with Chamberlain returning from the Munich conference in 1938 and I thought this is a good omen since that‘s where “Munich” ended.

But as I said, I have problems with the protagonists. And the title. It translates “Vee or how to spell the World” (originally: “Crooked Heart”) and so I thought reading or letters would play a role. But, no, after 3 hours no significance of letters foreseeable. 🙄

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Buechersuechtling
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I wanted something lighter after Robert Harris‘ “Munich” and this seemed a good choice. The story of chaotic Vee who doesn‘t get her life on track and never has money ending up trying to form a family with with highly-talented, 10-year-old Noel who is evacuated from London to the countryside.

But until now, 3 of 9,5 hours in, I‘m annoyed. I like Noel but neither Vee, nor her son Donald. They are rascals and shall be likeable but they are not.

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sprainedbrain
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I made it home in the freezing rain to this awesome package from @AmberWB for #ReadInTheNewYear swap!

Thank you SO much, Amber! I love everything: the bookmarks, the shoelace tag, the socks, sticker books, cocoa cup, the candle, all the goodies and especially this awesome Jane Austen scarf! 😍 Very excited about the books that you chose for me, too... 4 that have been on my tbr wishlist for a long time!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Crazeedi I enjoyed kitchen house 1w
ShelleyBooksie Awesome package. Love the bookmarks! 1w
vivastory Stay safe! 1w
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Mynameisacolour The kitchen house is so good! 💗 1w
Chrissyreadit 😍🎉🙌🥳 I agree about The Kitchen House. 1w
MeganAnn Yay! 😍🎉❤️✨👏🏻😘🥳 1w
AmberWB I‘m glad you like everything!! 😊 1w
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