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robinb
Love Lettering | Kate Clayborn
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this one but will admit that it was a slow starter for me...it started engaging me more actively around 25% in.

Meg is a lettering artist in NY; Reid is a quant (quantitative analyst). They both have issues (Meg discovered some painful family secrets; Reid, because of his intelligence and stiff manner, is often misunderstood). I loved the slow build here and how they felt like true soulmates. 4/5⭐️

#NetGalley #KensingtonBooks

julesG I was approved for this yesterday. Looking forward to reading it. 2h
robinb @julesG Yay!! I hope you‘ll enjoy! Have you read her before? now
julesG Not yet. now
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jillrhudy
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Mehso-so

Jiles is a great writer, but there isn't enough of a story here and I struggled to finish. Simon's a fiddler who wants a girl and a piece of land. He gets in trouble with the authorities. He's blah and the girl is blah. “News of the World“ was far better. #arc #Netgalley #western

Full review at https://www.librarything.com/work/23741723/reviews/175683274

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Kristy_K
Even the Saints Audition: Poems | Rachel Raych Jackson
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Mehso-so

I‘ve come to love most poetry released by Button Poetry, but this on was just okay. I particularly liked the poems on Job (from the Bible), but felt others were too similar to the Instagram poets I tend to stay away from (only longer).

⭐️⭐️

#netgalley #arc #poetry

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REPollock
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Next ARC from #netgalley! Super excited for this one.

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REPollock
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Pickpick

Basically, this book is what I will recommend in future to students who ask for resources on how to manage their time, how to increase productivity, and how to not just survive as a working artist but actually succeed (and still have time/energy for other things, like a family life or athletic pursuits or whatever).

I received an advance readers' copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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kathrynhoss
Bloodlust and Bonnets | Emily McGovern
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Pickpick

This was a fun read full of adventure, cartoonish violence, friendship, romance, and gender exploration. Both Lucy and Lord Byron crossdress at various points for ~subterfuge purposes~, and Sham appears to be nonbinary. It did bum me out that all the characters call Sham “she“ or “he.“ It's not like Sham ever requests certain pronouns, and I know people weren't using “they“ or “ze“ in the 1800s, but they also weren't hunting vampires, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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julesG
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#ARC #NetGalley

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

I love crafting. Recently I've used embroidery to visibly mend torn clothing. This book as over 500 motifs like the few shown here. I can see #audiomending in my future.

wanderinglynn Fun! 👍🏻 24h
Follow.my.read I have the two same cats lol 23h
julesG @Follow.my.read Cat twins! 🐱🐱 23h
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Deifio Can you show some of your work? Because I have no idea how you'd mend something by embroidering it. 🤔 22h
julesG @Deifio I'll try to remember to share some pictures. Right now I can't remember what I mended last and where I put it. But it was something of my son's. 21h
Pricel101 This book was part of our “Blind Date with a Book” fundraiser and the recipient was thrilled! So cute! 17h
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JazzFeathers
The Poppy Field | Deborah Carr
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And this is my current #NetGalley TBR pile. Quite a joy to see after last year l came to have a queue of almost 20 novels... which might look tiny to some of you, but it took a year to this slow reader to clear.

Currently reading The Poppy Field, and not sure that's my kind of book.

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batsy
Klotsvog | Margarita Khemlin
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Mehso-so

Klotsvog is translated from Russian by Lisa Hayden & gives a glimpse of how it was to be Jewish in the Soviet Union. Maya is a unique anti-heroine; beautiful, self-obsessed, & difficult. Her struggles as a Jewish woman & mother are both poignant & hard to take: Maya invites drama & grief into her life because of her character. The end is particularly moving & while I found the book's ironic tone compelling, I didn't warm to it totally. #netgalley

batsy Background photo taken from here https://www.meganstarr.com/soviet-kiev/ 1d
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 1d
batsy @TrishB Thank you! 💜 1d
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Maude
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I was so excited to read this book! I met some Falcons and their handlers when I was living in Germany, the birds are beautiful and falconry seemed very interesting but I had no idea. This book was a fascinating look at the birds, their habits & habitats, the sports they are involved in, collecting ( of both birds & eggs), collectors and market. All of that information is given in a very intriguing narrative style. Thank you #netgalley pub 2/20