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Fellowship Point: A Novel | Alice Elliott Dark
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Panpan

I just couldn't get into this one at all. While the writing is lovely, there are just so many uneeded sections that didn't really seem to the overall story and made it really long winded, wandering in a way, personally, could not keep me engaged. I would have loved more of Agnes, the independent, salty writer and her new young editor and maybe it's there but I was almost 40 % of the way through and wasn't compelled to keep going.

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cdreincarnate
Fellowship Point: A Novel | Alice Elliott Dark
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Pickpick

I‘m going to have to sit with this book for a while before I can decide how I feel about it, but on the whole, I think I really liked it. The writing is beautiful and I really enjoyed hanging out with these characters.

SamAnne Has been on my TBR since it came out. Thanks for the review! 2d
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Leniverse
Less Is Lost | Andrew Sean Greer
Pickpick

Was it as good as the first book? Definitely not.
Was it a worthwhile sequel? Absolutely yes.

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DocBrown
Groundskeeping | Lee Cole
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This book was very meta. Young Paducah, KY, writer takes college writing courses while working a campus job & living with grandad. Published immigrant girlfriend is pursuing a career as a writing professor. So, LOTS of conversations about writing, literature, representation, & appropriation. Plenty of local color & depictions of cultural/political/class differences. It doesn‘t try to do too much, but what it does do, it does very well ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

DocBrown Paducah. I‘m wondering if that word serves as a dog whistle for you @britt_brooke. 3d
Bklover Beautiful dogs!!❤️❤️ 3d
SheReadsAndWrites These pups!!! 🥰 3d
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britt_brooke Yes! My hometown! Thanks for the tag. 🤍✨ And where have you been? Did you disappear from Litsy for a bit? 👀 3d
Aimeesue Puppas!❤️❤️ 3d
DocBrown Does three years count as 'a bit' @britt_brooke ? 😂
One word: pandemic! My life got turned upside down, but I landed on my feet.
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britt_brooke @DocBrown It‘s been 3 years?! 🤯 Glad to see you back! 3d
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triplem80
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Librarybelle I need to read this! 3d
Bluebird Love the title! 😂 3d
squirrelbrain I really liked this one too. 3d
LaraReads Awww….how cute! 2d
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Leniverse
Less Is Lost | Andrew Sean Greer
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"I could choose love. Or I could choose cheese." ?

julesG Terrible choice. 3d
BookwormM Go for the cheese 3d
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julesG
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#BookMail

Ordered this in October. 🙈

dabbe Love his cartoons! ❣️ 5d
squirrelbrain I borrowed this from the (digital) library. I bet you‘ll want to post nearly every page on Litsy! 5d
julesG @squirrelbrain Yes! So good! 5d
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Leniverse
Less Is Lost | Andrew Sean Greer

It's four days' travel from New Mexico to Louisiana, and the only way is through Texas: a long, dry section of America that, for cross-country travelers, is equivalent to the long, dry section on the "Witness of the Whale" in Moby-Dick, the tedium of which drives most readers to madness.

Readergrrl Analogy Level: PERFECTION! Having travelled through the vast scrub lands of states like Texas, Wyoming, and both Dakotas, I can confirm that this is the only desolation and mind-numbing trek that equals that particular section of Moby Dick. Your comparison here is sublime. 🌵🛣️🐋 6d
Readergrrl In full disclosure, despite trying several times, I have not the mental fortitude to finish MD. Kudos to those who have!! 6d
Leniverse @Readergrrl I haven't even tried so far, MD or driving through Texas, but I feel like that description gives me a good idea of what it's like. 😂 6d
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julesG I had to read MD. I won't go for a trek through Texas. 😬 6d
ravenlee I drove from Shreveport, Louisiana, to Boise, Idaho, when kiddo was five months old. Hubby was deployed, I was still recovering from childbirth, and my parents flew in to drive with us so we could spend a couple months with them. We packed everything into my car, including two cats, and hit the road for a five-day trip. But an ice storm kept us in Fort Worth for three extra days! It should have been just over two days between LA and NM, though. 6d
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