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Sheets | Brenna Thummler
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I loved this graphic novel and read it in one sitting. #graphicnovel ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ #Hoopla

The sequel is available on Hoopla as well, but I haven‘t read that one yet.

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swishandflick
Aesthetica | Allie Rowbottom
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Ok, so this was one of my #Aardvark guesses last month too but hear me out based on the synopsis...

💄 = The mc worked behind a cosmetics counter
📱 = At one point she was a social media influencer
🌴 = She moved to LA so... maybe palm trees fit?
👍 = likes on social media?

I dunno, maybe I just *really* want to read this book, sounds fascinating, and trying to make round clues fit in square holes 😂

Cinfhen Solid guess!!! 2w
Hooked_on_books You put this on my radar when you guessed it before and I snapped it up on audio, as I‘m also really excited to read it. It sounds great! 2w
Chelsea.Poole This is on #hoopla audio! 2w
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BrittanyReads Maybe this one? Thoughts? I hope so! It sounds delightful!! 2w
swishandflick @BrittanyReads Oooh, that does sound good!!! And definitely seems to match the emoji clues! 2w
BrittanyReads 🤞🤞 2w
AardvarkBookClub Spot on! Good job Sherlock 😉❤️ 3d
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Cinfhen
Dinosaurs | LYDIA. MILLET
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#ToB23 long list - After a breakup, Gil an independently wealthy New Yorker leaves the city and walks his way to Phoenix to begin a quiet life in the wilds. Instead he becomes enmeshed with his neighbors & rural community life. This book lacks BIG moments but it‘s small everyday life experiences creates BIG impacts. A definite pick! Audio #Hoopla

Addison_Reads I really enjoyed this one too and was happy to see it on the list. 2w
Cinfhen I‘d like to see this one advance @Addison_Reads !!! 2w
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BarbaraBB It sounds good! Thanks for tagging me! 2w
Megabooks I‘m reading this right now. Thanks for the heads up that it was on hoopla! 2w
Cinfhen I‘m glad you picked it up @Megabooks !!! 2w
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EvieBee
The Language of Secrets | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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I‘m really enjoying this series. It‘s really well-written! It‘s nice to see the blossoming friendship between Khattak and his partner, Getty. I also appreciated learning about different facets of Islam. #hoopla

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½

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Cinfhen
Dinosaurs | LYDIA. MILLET
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I bailed on this earlier in the month but since it‘s now on the #ToB23 long-list I thought I‘d give it a second chance. It‘s actually good. Millet has a way of effortlessly writing the inner lives of highly moneyed privileged New Yorkers. Gil is an interesting character. Audio #Hoopla

Ruthiella Ooh! Good to know to give it a second chance if at first it doesn‘t flow! 2w
Megabooks Didn‘t realize it was on hoopla. I‘ll check it out! 2w
BarbaraBB Good to know. I bought a copy of it! 2w
squirrelbrain I‘m planning on listening to this on Audible, as I can‘t seem to get it anywhere else. 2w
Cinfhen This ended up being a pick & it went deeper than I originally thought but it‘s a quiet story. No real BIG moments but still engaging @Ruthiella @Megabooks @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain 2w
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EvieBee
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Is anyone else watching the final season of THE CROWN? I‘ve been slowly watching each episode but who am I kidding? I‘m going to binge the rest in about 2 hours!

There have been several book compilations for those that would like more after completing the series. I was surprised this book wasn‘t mentioned. It‘s so good and juicy, and it helped me understand episode 3 100%! Give it a shot while it‘s still on #hoopla

Kimberlone I binged the whole thing in two days! 3w
JenReadsAlot I haven't yet! 3w
Prairiegirl_reading I hadn‘t heard of this!! Put it on hold on Libby immediately! Thanks for sharing!!! 3w
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vivastory I have never seen The Crown but I admit I was intrigued when I saw Dominic West in it. Love The Wire. 3w
jlhammar Only watched the first episode of the new season so far. Look forward to more this weekend! 3w
RowReads1 There will be a season 6. 3w
EvieBee @Kimberlone It‘s what I live for each year! Although the pandemic messed with the schedule. 3w
EvieBee @JenReadsAlot I hear you! Wanting to savor it. 3w
EvieBee @Prairiegirl_reading You are very welcome! If I find that list again I‘ll be sure to post it. There were quite a few books I hadn‘t heard of. 3w
EvieBee @vivastory West is so amazing!! I think you‘d definitely love The Crown. It‘s subtly cruel and heartbreaking but it has its moments, and the history is so spot on. It‘s so hard not to pause every second to google events. 3w
EvieBee @jlhammar I‘m so excited for you! I say this about every season but this one has been so good thus far! 3w
EvieBee @RowReads1 Wow! That is the best news ever. 3w
Kimberlone @EvieBee I know I really regretted binging once I remembered it‘s gonna be at least another year until the next season 😭😭😭 3w
Leftcoastzen On episode 5 of season 5 , feeling a binge coming on!😄 3w
EvieBee @Leftcoastzen Oh yeah! I can‘t imagine waiting a week in between episodes. Gah!! 3w
SamAnne I‘ve been watching. Mixed feelings on this season. And how does one make Dominic West look so unsexy? 😂😂😂 3w
EvieBee @SamAnne LOL! He‘s really feeling his role! 3w
DivineDiana The funny thing is I thought I was watching the new Season with flashbacks. Then my sister and I compared notes, and I was rewatching Season 1 (and loving it!) 🤣 Now, I have started the correct Season, but not warming up to the new actors yet. 🤦‍♀️ 2w
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EvieBee
The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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This is a beautiful literary police procedural–a niche genre amidst countless mysteries. The backdrop of this investigation takes the reader back to unimaginable horrors in Bosnia in the early 1990s. It's a visceral experience that made me cry at various points. This is an author to watch out for, and in light of her new Detective Inaya Rahman series set for release tomorrow (11/1/22), I decided to give her first series a read.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½

Ruthiella All recommendations from the same friend? 🤔 1mo
EvieBee @Ruthiella I had to think for a moment there, lol! No, but Bel Canto and Civility were recommended by another friend together and I get her vibe there. She said they were “me“ books, lol! (edited) 1mo
Ruthiella Still, that‘s cool you have reading friends who can intuit your taste! 1mo
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EvieBee
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I first saw a documentary on this subject on YouTube that was fascinating. The author of this book contributed a lot to the discussion, so decided to try out his book. It was good! Not too long or information overload. It gave me a new perspective on baffling tactical decisions Hitler made. Link for the documentary listed below. #hoopla

⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½

Ruthiella I first heard about this in 1mo
EvieBee @Ruthiella That sounds very interesting! I‘ll have to check it out. (edited) 1mo
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Cinfhen
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I love the concept of this novella - that our future need not be doom & gloom. This was childlike and enchanting - a sweet escape. Works for #HugoAwardWinner #pop22 and #Booked2022 #HopePunk ♥️ #Hoopla

Cortg Excellent! 1mo
BarbaraBB Great that you ended up liking it. Did you finish pop now? 1mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!! I finished pop + the bonus prompts @BarbaraBB @Cortg 🙌🏻♥️ but I won‘t be moving on with this series!!! 1mo
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Cortg But you liked it! I just picked it up at work. It may sit on my desk a while and may (or may not) get read. We‘ll see. Sounds like something different though, and that‘s what I liked. 1mo
Megabooks Congratulations on finishing pop!! 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
Centique Well done you! It‘s certainly oddball but once you settle into it, it‘s a sweet story 1mo
Cinfhen Oddball is a perfect word choice @Centique but so is sweet for this one!! Thanks @Megabooks 😁I‘m excited to see the new prompts for #pop23 1mo
Cinfhen I have a feeling you‘ll enjoy the strangeness @Cortg it‘s sort of simple and comforting 1mo
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Gnora
Halloween Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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I‘ve been on a pretty major Agatha Christie kick this year, and the weirdest part has been the sheer amount of time her career spans.

Her first book was punished in 1920, shortly after the end of WWI. This books was published in 1969 and references “Hemp” and LSD in the first chapter. The changes in culture over that period for a pop culture writer are staggering.

#mystery #seasonal #halloween #audio #hoopla #librarybook

Gnora All this made more complicated by the fact I always associate her with the 1920s, and therefore am so surprised when she references things that come much later. 2mo
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