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IndoorDame
The Drowning Girls | Paula Treick Deboard
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Panpan

So I know this is intended to be morally ambiguous on several levels, which it is, but I‘m not exactly disposed to be sympathetic to the plight of a grown man who feels he‘s being manipulated by an oversexualized teenager. I‘m fact, none of the characters came across as likable or overly sympathetic. And the slightly ambiguous ending left me cold. #NovelNovember @Andrew65

IndoorDame On the plus side I did get the dishes done for the first time all week. I feel great sympathy for my mother‘s generation stuck doing housework without audiobooks to keep them engaged. 5d
Andrew65 Always feels strange to put a like on a Pan! 😔 4d
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AshRaye
The Goodbye Bride | Denise Hunter
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Pickpick

I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first one, but I can't figure out why. This was clearly my type of book, and it had a lot of elements to it that I love. Just, something was missing to make absolutely love it. I enjoyed listening to it, and I really liked the story. I had been very curious about this couple since the last book. Now I am completely satisfied and can't wait to enjoy the next book.

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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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Mehso-so

@Bookwormjillk @suvata @vonnie862 #LitsyMarkUpPostalSwap This is a cute story and, as you can see by all of those paper clips, I did have a lot to say as I read it. Maybe it‘s because I‘m also reading and much more interested in Fairy Tale by Stephen King, but I felt myself getting bored several times with this one. Revisiting characters from Waxman‘s other books was fun. This one was just ok.

suvata I haven‘t read any of her books, so I‘m not familiar with any of the characters. Maybe that‘s a plus. 1w
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @suvata they‘re all likable people that I wouldn‘t mind hanging out with. This story just wasn‘t anything special in my own opinion. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill sat on my shelf for months and I ended up loving it. 1w
suvata @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 it happens…sometimes the time is just perfect for a certain book 1w
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I‘m sorry to be sending you a book with a so-so review. Hopefully the rest of you will enjoy it more. Maybe it would‘ve been different if I wasn‘t also sucked into another book. 1w
JamieArc I felt the same about this book. I really liked many of her other books, so I was surprised I didn‘t like this one as much. 1w
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VoraciousReader
Cold Barrel Zero | Matthew Quirk
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Pickpick

I always enjoy a good military fiction, especially when the author knows his subject. Classic 'shit rolls downhill and turns into a clusterfreck that the hero is unjustly blamed for.' You actually spend a good part of the book wondering who the good guy is.😁

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kspenmoll
Hero of This Book | Elizabeth McCracken
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Bailedbailed

Initially I enjoyed the portrait of her mother & her mother‘s attitude towards life, despite gradually losing her stamina & ability to walk unaided. Some of the author‘s descriptions during her walks around London caught my interest as I have no experience of that city but its airport! But I lost interest quickly, bailed, & returned it to the library.

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kimmypete1
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Bailedbailed

I am just not feeling this one at all.

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Kshakal
Dirty Book Club | Lisi Harrison
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🤓🤓🤓

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Cinfhen
The Hero of This Book: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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Mehso-so

So Elizabeth McCracken insists this book is fiction but…
this memoir, not a memoir, but really IS a memoir, left me unmoved. The writing was really good and the right elements were all there yet, the story of a daughter mourning the passing of her mother didn‘t leave any kind of impression. Meh ? Note to EM: "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck."? ? #JustSayin

TrishB 😂😂 2w
Cinfhen I‘m perplexed @TrishB 🥹😁😘 2w
BarbaraBB 🤣🤣 Great review! I won‘t read the book! 2w
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Cinfhen It‘s definitely a #BorrowNotBuy in my opinion @BarbaraBB but I bet it‘s gonna be on the #ToB23LongList 🙃 2w
BarbaraBB Really? Oh well, as long as it won‘t be on the shortlist 🙃 2w
Megabooks I‘m curious what I‘ll think. Your review has my curiosity piqued! I picked this up at Parnassus. 1w
Cinfhen I‘m really curious to hear your thoughts when u get to it @Megabooks 1w
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Blueberry
Don't Let Me Go | Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Pickpick

I love love love this book. (Actually everything Catherine Ryan Hyde writes.)

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kspenmoll
The Hero of This Book: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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kspenmoll @Cinfhen I am devouring this book! 2w
Cinfhen Ohhhhh, yay!!! Good to know 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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