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LittlebearReads
The Wilderwomen | Ruth Emmie Lang
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Pickpick

Not only is this a great magical adventure tale, it is also a really nice, lyrical explanation of sorrow, growth, and looking for what‘s been lost. While the pacing isn‘t particularly quick, the tone/style plays well with the content and gives the book a beautiful solemn undercurrent.

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Robotswithpersonality
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Mehso-so

Lemon and chocolate is a combo not to my taste, and neither was the combo of sad girl literary contemporary meets discovering unhelpful superpowers. This gently surreal take is different than others I've seen in this sci-fi/fantasy premise - but atmospheric descriptions of California don't really make up for how much of this story was just a bummer to read.

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Robotswithpersonality
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Today, in phrases-I've-never-encountered-before:
"...adultery sandwiches..." ?

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OriginalCyn620
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I enjoyed the second installment of this series. They‘re just nice, feel-good stories, and there are times when that‘s exactly what I need!

#bookspinbingo - this book earned 2 more bingos!

MallenNC I need to read the first one of these. Great job getting three bingos! 1d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11h
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johncadams
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
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My review of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is up on the John C Adams Reviews website now!

https://www.johncadamsreviews.com/single-post/one-hundred-years-of-solitude

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Laughterhp
The Wilderwomen | Ruth Emmie Lang
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Read a lot of great books in November! I don‘t know if I‘ll finish another one before the month ends with work travel the next few days.

So calling it early, this was my favorite read of the month.

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Jari-chan
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I've had high expectation on this one. All those good reviews spoiled me a little. Not the best way to start a book, right? But Higashino did not disappoint. Far from it. I think I had tears in my eyes when I read the last few pages. Such a touching story, so very well crafted. The whole book is magic, too!

@TheAromaOfBooks #DoubleSpin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3d
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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F? the Patriarchy but with Witches and I'm so here for that. Wonderful story of Found Family and Aging Disgracefully. "Aging gracefully is a bore. Aging disgracefully is something to be proud of."

Also my Thanksgiving Cactus continues to shine.

LiseWorks Lol, you mean your Christmas Cactus. It's blooming lovely colors, mine is white which is in bloom as well. 5d
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Caterina
Of Love and Other Demons | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Coffee shop reading with my love 🥰☕ My mom-in-law bought me this cool edition from Bell's Books the day before Thanksgiving! I love that my husband's family is just as into books as my family. ❤️📚 I'm totally off-list with my reading right now, but I'm having fun! #coffeeandbook #currentlyreading

ImperfectCJ Bell's Books! I haven't been there in ages but used to love browsing when we lived in the area in the early aughts. I purchased many gifts from there back in the day. 6d
Caterina @ImperfectCJ It's such a charming bookstore! And so many unexpected gems to be found while browsing. 😊 I can't wait to visit it again next time I'm with my in-laws! 😍 6d
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Bellies are full. Kitchen is clean. Settling in with my current read.

Five octogenarian witches and this: “I‘m just wondering what you‘re doing at our door.”

“Oh, I‘m here to fight the patriarchy,” the girl replies, smiling widely....... Ruth Bader Ginsburg is here with me, so that makes two of us.”

With that, she slaps her thigh, calling, “Ruth!” An Italian greyhound wearing a crocheted collar bounds to her side."

Loving it! ☺️

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