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LynsLibrary
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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BINGO!!!! A fun summertime bingo card from Everand (formerly Scribd). I'm going for a blackout bingo next
*Bingo card can be found on Everand's Instagram*

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ChaoticMissAdventures
The Absolutist | John Boyne
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Mehso-so

#bookedintime @Cuilin

I think this would have had more of an impact on me if I had not read In Memoriam by Alice Winn this year. Compatibly this is a bit light on detail, characterization and feeling. Though I did have to look at how much Winn acknowledged how this influenced her, there are many similarities most striking the idea of the sister of one of the boys being pushed towards the other.

ChaoticMissAdventures *Winn gives 2 pages of items that she pulled stories and primary account of and multiple pages of acknowledgement and she doesn't mention Boyne 3h
Cuilin ✅🎉 I also loved In Memoriam. Have you read 2h
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bookandbedandtea
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Pickpick

Today's my mom's birthday! She and my dad are coming over for dinner so I got up early to make a birthday cake before work. And I had time to finish this book which I enjoyed the heck out of. I really like Frances (& Charles, Hetty, Fiona) and I liked the several mysteries and their conclusions. I plan to continue with this series. Good pick @ElizaMarie I'll get it back to you next week. @TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk

TheBookgeekFrau Happy Birthday to your mom and celebrations!! 🎂🥳 4h
Bookwormjillk Happy birthday to your mom! 4h
TheBookHippie Have a lovely time! ♥️ 3h
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kspenmoll
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Pickpick

Historical fiction set during World War II.Gertie,a London bookstore owner,still deeply mourning the death of her husband 2 years earlier,agrees reluctantly to take in Hedy,a teenage Jewish refugee.This decision totally transform her life. When the Blitz occurs,Gertie,Hedy, neighbors, & friends extend their Bookclub & discussions underground while sitting out air raids.Books as a unifying force that crosses all barriers is a major theme, as well🔽

kspenmoll 🔼as found family,sacrifice, love, & loss. This is a book about the importance of community, connection,inclusion, & unity. This book has stayed with me since yesterday. It came highly recommended by my ex-student & friend. 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5h
kspenmoll I still have not conquered the art of short book reviews- seems i always need to extend with comments.😉 5h
Suet624 I love your reviews. Don‘t make them shorter. 5h
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Mollyanna
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Pickpick

The first in the Matthew Shardlake series (#SeriesLove2024) finished for #ShardlakeBR. This was great. I enjoyed being in the Tudor world and getting to know Matthew. This was well written and atmospheric. I look forward to our discussion at the end of the month.

TheSpineView Fantastic! 7h
dabbe Yay! I'm almost done with some questions! 🤩🤩🤩 2h
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dabbe
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Pickpick

#ShardlakeSeriesBR

Not only did I forget “whodunnit“, but I forgot a LOT in this novel! My rereading is in honor of C.J. Sansom, the brilliant creator of this series, who passed away recently from cancer. Matthew Shardlake is not only our brilliant “detective,“ but he is a gloriously flawed man whose Reformation beliefs bring him to his knees in this compelling Tudor-time mystery. I did remember how much I love these books!

Fr3NcHtOaSt Might have to give this series a go. Reading the Matthew Corbett series by McCammon now and this seems like it‘d be up my alley based on these books. 3h
dabbe @Fr3NcHtOaSt I can add you to our list if you'd like! The series is a fantastic one. 🤩🤩🤩 2h
Fr3NcHtOaSt @dabbe thank you that would be great, although I won‘t be reading it right away if that is ok though? 2h
dabbe @Fr3NcHtOaSt No worries whatsoever. We're totally low-key. We take 2 months to read on book. You can read however you want; when you want to see a discussion, just go to #ShardlakeSeriesBR. 🤩😀🤗 1h
Fr3NcHtOaSt @dabbe thank you so much 1h
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BacklistReader
The Witch of Blackbird Pond | Elizabeth George Speare
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Book haul for the first 6 months of the year….

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kristinsmoyer
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The author likes to juxtapose Omar and Samir‘s characters. While Samir is spontaneous, deceitful, and selfish, Omar is conscientious, honest, and introspective. He feels obligated to lead a moral life whereas Samir seems apathetic toward morality.

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kristinsmoyer
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Samir, the trickster on the Silk Road, seems to be confident in his ability to use charm to manipulate others into giving him monetary goods. While he seems confident, as the story continues, it becomes more evident his dishonesty has tarnished his feelings of satisfaction and happiness. He is not so in love with himself after all. Omar, the main character, notices Samir seems to “love and hate himself too much at the same time”.

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kristinsmoyer
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I really thought I‘d like this book, but I‘m struggling to pay attention while reading it. The character development seems shallow, and the humor sometimes falls flat, although I could see upper elementary schoolers liking the humor in this book. The plot is slow and, at least for me, doesn‘t flow well. However, maybe I am just experiencing burn out from reading so much and otherwise would like the book hahaha!