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Cinfhen

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This was a really impressive debut and one that will linger for a long time. A pandemic novel that reads as wholly possible now that we‘ve all experienced living through a pandemic. I loved the concept - interconnected stories focusing in different decades yet the threads of the past are still visible. Some stories were exceptional although I did fast forward/skim through one or two stories in the second half. Great choice for #CampLitsy

Megabooks So glad you loved it too! Looking forward to having you at the discussion! 👍🏻😁🏕 4h
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Found my #NauticalNovel replacement @Kdgordon88 My final prompt for second quarter #Booked2022 🛳🪝🛟

Kdgordon88 That one is on my shelf. I am using The Exiles for the nautical prompt. Yours should be more fun than mine 😂 6h
Cinfhen It‘s definitely summer lite @Kdgordon88 🛳☺️ 6h
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May has been an EXCELLENT reading month!!! I enjoyed all my reads this week, especially THREE by Valerie Perrin but Bodyguard & How High are both highly recommended. Seven Days was entertaining enough.
While Remote Sympathy is a difficult read, I‘m completely engrossed. Thanks so much for sending it my way @TrishB 😘
I‘m hibernating Devil & Dark Water @Kdgordon88 and I‘ll pick up something else for #NauticalNovel ⚓️❣️

Alfoster Yes, The Bodyguard was so much fun! (But I love all of hers)! 6h
Cinfhen I couldn‘t believe how much I enjoyed @Alfoster !!!!! 6h
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Spinning | Lou Aronica
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Here‘s my June #BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks
Not attempting any BINGOs as June will be a BUSY BUSY month with probably very little reading time 🤪

Soubhiville Wow those flowers 💐 😍 14h
Megabooks Those flowers!! 🤩🤩 12h
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Sometimes you look at a month ahead and KNOW things are going to be crazy! 😂 12h
Cinfhen Aren‘t there gorgeous @Megabooks @Soubhiville ??? I have no idea what they‘re named, but they make me so happy 😁 8h
Cinfhen Yup @TheAromaofBooks I‘ll be thrilled if I manage my #bookspin & #doublespin 😅 8h
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Thanks to #CampLitsy for putting this book back on my radar. I put it aside last month, but now I‘ve started again & while I still didn‘t care for the first story, I was destroyed by the second one - City of Laughter. OMG, my heart. Just started chapter 3, Through the Garden of Memory. I definitely love the interconnection between characters and the multi cast narration is fantastic. Thanks campers and counselors for choosing this one🏕

Cathythoughts Sounds good. I‘m looking forward to starting soon. 🤞🏻♥️ 1d
squirrelbrain I‘ve just read to the same stage as you…. 1d
Megabooks This works fantastically well as an audiobook, imo, but I‘m excited to be reading it in print too. The narration was spot on. Glad you‘re enjoying it!! 1d
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merelybookish I think I'm around the same place as you. It's so gripping. And well-written. 1d
Cinfhen @merelybookish @Megabooks @squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts I can‘t believe this is a debut. Like most collections some stories are stronger than others but overall I‘m really blown away. Robo-dog and Notorious Pig are another two stand-outs so far!! 22h
Cinfhen Since I‘m listening on audio @squirrelbrain @megabooks which point is considered halfway point for #CampLitsy discussion purposes!??!? 22h
Megabooks @Cinfhen hey! Helen will be posting today, but we‘ve decided through Speak, Fetch… So that will be the last story for the first half. 👍🏻👍🏻 21h
Megabooks Sorry I‘m probably not writing you back tonight, but today has been so long after being up all last night. I‘m a bit brain fried. 💜💜 (edited) 21h
Cinfhen That‘s ok @Megabooks just take care of yourself ❣️❣️I hope you get some sleep xxx 21h
Cinfhen So I‘m a little pass discussion point @Megabooks woohoo 🥳 I‘m not sure I‘ll be able to stop reading/ listening 🙃😂 I really love interconnected stories or a novel in stories 21h
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘m really glad you‘re enjoying it!! I thought the audiobook was quite well done with the multiple narrators. It‘s the only way I enjoy short stories on audio. I know you have a print version of candy house, but the multiple narrators made it an excellent audiobook too, if you can borrow to read it or follow along with your print. If I remember correctly Goon Squad is done the same way if you end up wanting to borrow that. 21h
Megabooks Just thinking out loud! 😁💕 21h
Cinfhen For some reason I was virtually shut out of almost all my borrows this month on #Scribd @Megabooks SUPER FRUSTRATING!!! So I‘m hoping Candy House on audio will be available in June. Thanks for the recommendation 😘😘 21h
squirrelbrain I was thinking I might not be able to stop; it‘s so good! But I made myself stop last night…😁 21h
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Remote Sympathy | Catherine Chidgey
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Starting this #chunkster #UpNext #HighExpectations despite the fact that my bookish bestie “didn‘t get on” with this one 😂

TrishB I‘ll be very curious to see what you think 😁 2d
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Seven Days In June | Tia Williams
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I‘ll admit, I‘m a bit surprised by all the stellar reviews on Litsy & GoosReads. I mean this was an easy read with some very snappy dialogue, a bit of heat, a few laughs and darker moments too, but it didn‘t give me any feels🤷🏼‍♀️I wasn‘t moved or wrecked or committed to Eva & Shane‘s pairing. Not a bad book at all but based on the reviews, I was anticipating having my world rocked Looking forward to discussing #SummerHeat June 17-19 💕

TrishB Interesting 👍🏻 should have some good discussions. 2d
Cinfhen I think so @TrishB I also don‘t read much romance so my expectations might be off 😛 2d
BarbaraBB I cannot wait to see what I will think! 2d
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JamieArc I had the same thoughts about this one. 2d
Cinfhen Glad to know it‘s not just me @JamieArc !!! I‘m SUPER EXCITED to see where you land @BarbaraBB 🔥💖🔥💖 2d
TrishB I‘m not a romance reader either, curious to see how it goes! 2d
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Seven Days In June | Tia Williams
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#SummerHeat
I‘m generally not a fan of romance but I‘m enjoying the sharp writing and awesomeness of 12 year old Audre - a young therapist in the making. Hope you‘ll be joining @BarbaraBB and myself for some #FunInTheSun June 17-19! Rumor is this book is in adaptation for TV - so I‘m trying to decide who should play Shane & Eva? Audio is great 😊 🎧❣️

Chelsea.Poole I just checked out my copy! ☀️ 2d
Cinfhen Yay @Chelsea.Poole I can‘t wait to discuss with you and the others!!!!! 2d
Kimberlone I just put this on hold from Libby, should get it in time to read for the event! 1d
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Cinfhen Great @Kimberlone I‘m excited to hear your thoughts!! BTW: how‘s your leg ?? Are you back to full strength?? 22h
Kimberlone @Cinfhen pretty much back to normal although still working on building back strength so it‘s not quite 100%. Went on my first bike ride of the summer and I know I‘ll be sore from it tomorrow! 20h
Cinfhen Yay for getting back on the bike 🚴 @Kimberlone sore muscles means everything is working!!! (edited) 8h
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Seven Days In June | Tia Williams
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Bring on some #SummerHeat 🌝About to start our buddy read - feel free to join @BarbaraBB and I for a fun weekend of music, memories and bookish discussion June 17-19

BarbaraBB Yay! Time for for steamy romance! 2d
Cinfhen Ohhh, the prose might raise a few eyebrows @BarbaraBB 😂 2d
Megabooks I‘m about to finish. There was one romance line that made me physically cringe while walking Molly, but it‘s not terrible for a book that is COMPLETELY out of my wheelhouse. 😂 @BarbaraBB 2d
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BarbaraBB We‘re not to blame. It‘s the majority vote 😉I don‘t even think we were the ones who nominated it 🤣 but we‘ll come up with some fitting questions 😇 2d
BarbaraBB @Megabooks I am curious if I will recognize that line when I get there haha! 2d
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I just a line about one person sucking another‘s tongue into their mouth. Ugh. That just didn‘t sound sexy at all! 2d
Cinfhen Romance isn‘t my thing either @Megabooks @BarbaraBB but I‘m liking the contemporary banter - I‘m writing up questions as I read…. 2d
Centique Summer heat for you while I‘m tucked up in bed with electric blanket and a heat pump going! 😜 2d
Cinfhen Hahaha @Centique that‘s quite mad!!! I can‘t imagine the calendar reversed!!! Keep cozy my dearest 🧡 2d
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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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#NetGalley This was the summer rom-com audiobook I didn‘t know I needed! While the story is overly predictable, I was gripped and invested from the first word. Hannah‘s work usually requires her to be mostly invisible but as she‘s assigned the job of protecting megawatt star Jack Stapleton her quiet life is thrown into the spotlight. Of course chaos & romance ensues🖤

Cinfhen I loved it @Alfoster @Allylu 💖🎧 3d
Allylu I‘m loving being in her head! 3d
Dragon Sounds good, stacking 💚🐉 2d
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Cinfhen I hope you enjoy it @Dragon it was surprisingly refreshing 😁 2d
Dragon Thanks 🙏 @Cinfhen 💚🐉 2d
LiteraryinLawrence Doesn‘t this sound good @BennettBookworm ? 3h
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You know it‘s going to be a GREAT day when you get #BookMail delivered to your door before 8am❣️ Tagged book is for IRL bookclub, Candy House is for #SummerToB22 and upcoming IRL bookclub and The Idiot because I never read it and I‘m preparing for its sequel Either/Or which will be part of #CampLitsy (I believe I have another book in route) but it‘s hard to keep track 🤪Happy Thursday, friends xx

BarbaraBB Happy you‘re joining for some #CampLitsy!! However the Egan is for #CampToB (and your IRL bookclub if I remember well). 3d
Cinfhen Ha!!! That‘s funny @BarbaraBB / I told you my brain is 🙄 3d
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BarbaraBB Not true, you always remember everything! 3d
Cinfhen Nope, not lately @BarbaraBB 😬😘Hope you had a good night. 3d
BarbaraBB I read you mention that. I‘ve been wondering. Will email soon. I slep very well, a bit reassured! 😘 3d
squirrelbrain Phew, I had a slight panic then! 🤣 3d
Cinfhen Hahaha @squirrelbrain I better correct my above text 😁 3d
BkClubCare Yay 👏 3d
squirrelbrain You didn‘t need to fix it - I‘m sure no-one else would have noticed! 3d
Laughterhp I‘m glad you said that, because I didn‘t know Either/ Or was a sequel. So now I have to read the Idiot first for #CampLitsy too. 3d
Megabooks I have to read The Idiot too. So glad you‘re joining us for Camp Litsy! My library has it, but there‘s a wait, so I may end up buying too. I enjoyed The Candy House, but it‘s also a sequel. Have you read 3d
Megabooks Also I‘m totally going through an Egan phase! 3d
Cinfhen So I was told by my bookclub friend that Candy House can be read as a stand alone but it might be more enjoyable if you read Goon Squad @Megabooks I actually bailed on Goon so that‘s why I wasn‘t really interested in reading 3d
Cinfhen I was a little surprised people voted for a sequel @Laughterhp but I guess most people have read 3d
AmyG @Cinfhen If it helps, if you try Goon Squad again, I remember that this book didn‘t come together for me until I got to the end....when I realized how much I liked this book. 3d
Cinfhen I‘ll keep that in mind @AmyG but first im waiting to hear from @Megabooks if it‘s necessary to read Goon!! 3d
Megabooks It‘s not necessary. I read Goon 8 years ago, so it wasn‘t fresh in my head, and I did fine. I think it probably would‘ve been better experience if I had reread it, but no, it can work as a standalone. 3d
Megabooks I just bit the bullet and ordered The Idiot. I‘m not going to be able to read an over 400 page book on my kindle. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I ordered the new Perrotta too. That‘s it until the end of June though!! 3d
Cinfhen Ok!! Good to know - thanks @Megabooks I‘ll probably skip a retry of Goon. Also the new Perotta is also a sequel 😁 3d
Megabooks @Cinfhen I know! Election is one of my favorite movies and I loved the book too!! 3d
britt_brooke Weirdly enough, I‘m currently reading The Idiot. 1d
Cinfhen What do you think so far @britt_brooke ? 22h
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I‘m not super far in, but I‘m intrigued. We‘ll see! 😅 21h
Cinfhen Awaiting your review @britt_brooke 🫶🏼 21h
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Remote Sympathy | Catherine Chidgey
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Lovely #BookMail from the wonderful @TrishB
I LOVE the Liverpool bookmark 💗💗💗
Thanks so much for sending this book my way- I‘m looking forward to reading it 🤓

TrishB So relieved it‘s arrived 😁 4.5 weeks!! Enjoy when you get to it - everyone else seems to really rate it. 3d
Cinfhen I know @TrishB !!!! I‘m really looking forward to reading it!! I didn‘t realize it‘s a bit of a chunky!!! 3d
LeahBergen Ooo, that bookmark! 👀 3d
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squirrelbrain Lovely! And I really liked it, even though I know @TrishB didn‘t! 3d
Cinfhen I‘m SUPER EXCITED about the bookmark @LeahBergen I‘m glad to hear you enjoyed the book @squirrelbrain I know it‘s a heavy topic 3d
TrishB I‘ll look forward to your review 😁 3d
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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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Ok; so this book is totally one hundred percent predictable but…
I‘m actually LOVING it❣️❣️❣️My summer brain is SO HAPPY right now 😁I already see this playing on the big screen🤩Hello, Hemsworth Brothers!

Simona Yay for summer brain! I‘m slowly starting to switch too! 3d
KathyWheeler You know, I don‘t always mind predictable. Sometimes predictability is what you need. And if it‘s a good story, who cares! 3d
Cinfhen I can‘t stop listening @Simona @KathyWheeler and after so much heaviness and sadness this is truly the PERFECT listen 🎧 I 💯 recommend the audio 😋 3d
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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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Next up / something light #NetGalley #ARC #Audio

4thhouseontheleft I think we all need something light this week. 😢 4d
Alfoster It‘s really cute! Enjoy!❤️👊 3d
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Allylu I want to read this, too. 3d
Cinfhen It‘s REALLY GOOD @Allylu Exactly what I needed @Alfoster it‘s SO PREDICTABLE but I don‘t care!!! It‘s really fun on audio 🎧💗 3d
Allylu I just got it on Net Galley! Yay! 3d
Cinfhen Yay!!!! Enjoy @Allylu let me know what you think 💜 3d
Megabooks Cue Whitney Houston when I read the title!! 😂😂 3d
Cinfhen 🎶And I will always love you - such a GREAT soundtrack @Megabooks / I think I might need a re-watch 3d
Megabooks @Cinfhen yes!!! 👏🏻👏🏻 3d
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Three | Valrie Perrin
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We three” - Adrien, Etienne and Nina; childhood friends, inseparable. Until a betrayal to great to ignore shatters their friendship, scattering the three. Told in flashbacks, an observer shares the details of events that brought the three together, tore them apart and hopefully reunite them.
A slow burn, richly crafted, interwoven story which requires time and patience but delivers a deeply compelling, rewarding reading experience.

Chelsea.Poole Great review! Sounds like a good read! 4d
Cinfhen I really think you‘re gonna like this book @Chelsea.Poole 4d
AmyG Sounds wonderful. I am so excited. 4d
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TrishB Can‘t wait 😁 3d
Cinfhen I can‘t wait to hear others thoughts @AmyG @TrishB 💕💕 3d
Cathythoughts Stacking ❤️ 3d
BarbaraBB Wow. As good as Fresh Flowers? 3d
Cinfhen This felt longer than FWFF @BarbaraBB and at times it was dragging but by the end you understand EVERYTHING was necessary!! It‘s similar but different enough to feel like it‘s own story and not a repeat of Flowers. I don‘t know if it was better but I really enjoyed THREE. There are some cool elements to this one. Really impressive translation ♥️ 3d
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Three | Valrie Perrin
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Oh WOW!! At 72% I‘m starting to FINALLY put all the pieces together- SO GOOD!!!

TrishB I think this may be a payday buy 😁 5d
BarbaraBB @TrishB I was thinking the same 😇 5d
JuniperWilde I read FWFF based on my local booksellers rave reviews and thought it was ok. Perhaps my expectations were too high. How does this compare? 5d
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AmyG Oh boy! I just need to finish Crossroads.....ugh. 5d
Kdgordon88 Release day in the US is June 7th. And yes, I preordered it.😂 4d
Suet624 I received my preordered copy already. Have you? @Kdgordon88 4d
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I thought I had this one from NetGalley, but I don‘t. I really want to read it and it‘s been getting such rave reviews. Off to see when I can buy it! 4d
Cinfhen @Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Kdgordon88 is correct, book releases in the US June 7th however several US bookstores already have the book on their shelves and it‘s already available in the UK!!! It‘s similar in style to FWFF @JuniperWilde I don‘t want to over-hype this book but I can‘t imagine anyone being disappointed. It is a SLOW BURN and I would suggest print over audio (edited) 4d
Cinfhen Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts @AmyG @Suet624 I‘d definitely say it‘s worth a #PayDayBuy @TrishB @barbarabb 4d
TrishB Woohoo 🎉🎉 4d
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City of Orange | David Yoon
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#ARC #PublishesToday I‘m sorry to admit, I bailed on this one - a man awakes with amnesia in a post apocalyptic world. Premise had promise and writing was good but this story just didn‘t hold my interest. Every time I put the book down I had no desire to pick it back up.
I tried to speed read towards the ending, but even that didn‘t work.
4 bails so far this month. Two more books to go….. @TheAromaofBooks hope you‘re enjoying your vacation 💕

squirrelbrain Love the smiley little ❤️❤️! 5d
BarbaraBB You bailed on Deep Water. Do you think I‘d like it? I‘ve been meaning to read it for quite a while 5d
Cinfhen I think you might @BarbaraBB and of course I‘m happy to send you my copy 😘 5d
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Cinfhen Thanks @squirrelbrain they‘re really cute 🥰 5d
BarbaraBB What are the chances you had a hard copy 🤣 I thought you listened to it so felt safe to ask 😘😉 5d
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looking great!! And Michigan is soooo beautiful. I want to stay forever! 😂 4d
Cinfhen So glad you‘re enjoying @TheAromaofBooks hope that crate of books is keeping you busy!!! 4d
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Tribute | Anne Germanacos
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Repost from @Centique

#rememberingjenny
I discovered that my Litsy friend (& friend to many others) Jenny Colvin of Reading Envy recently passed away at the very young age of 43.
I would like to do something to honour her on Litsy because she was such a great contributor here - and one of the smartest, kindest & most inspirational people I‘ve met (albeit only online & by zoom)

Please join me in reading a book she recommended 👇🏼

Cinfhen Feel free to choose from her Litsy page @ReadingEnvy or her blog http://readingenvy.blogspot.com/?m=1 which also links to her podcast or her Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/68030 5d
Cinfhen Here are a few books I‘m hoping to read: 5d
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Cinfhen Please share and repost @LitsyEvents 🫶🏼 5d
vivastory Broken Horses looks great. 💙 Brandi Carlisle 5d
Caroline2 This is devastating news! 😢 I can‘t believe it. 💔 5d
Cinfhen Thank you for joining in @Desha @Caroline2 it really is such heartbreaking news 😔 5d
Cinfhen Jenny had such eclectic taste @vivastory she was such a voracious reader, as my choices offer proof…a bit of everything!! 5d
Kayla.Adriena So sad to hear this news again ! 5d
BarbaraBB I‘ll be dedicating this #CampLitsy read to her, which was a 5⭐️ read for her. 5d
Centique Thank you Cindy! You are a star! I‘m going to try 5d
Smrloomis So sorry to hear this 😨 My thoughts are with her family and loved ones 🙏🏽 5d
Cinfhen Yes, it‘s really upsetting news @Kayla.Adriena @Smrloomis 😔great idea @BarbaraBB and you‘re the star @Centique for organizing this lovely tribute 😘 5d
Bookwormjillk I‘m so sorry to hear this 💔 5d
TheBookHippie Oh how very sad… I will certainly join in. 5d
squirrelbrain I see this one on Jenny‘s Goodreads list… perfect timing. 5d
TheSpineView Horrible news....so sorry to hear!😥💔 5d
Cinfhen @squirrelbrain perfect choice / it‘s such unexpected and devastating news @Bookwormjillk @TheBookHippie @TheSpineView a terrible loss for the reading community 😔 5d
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen I‘m just stunned. Cheerful comes to mind when thinking of her. It‘s just so sad. 5d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh no … this is just awful news. 😢 I decided to read one of her “currently reading” books from GR. I‘ll finish it for her. Also getting it from the library since she was a librarian. 💔 (edited) 5d
MicheleinPhilly Count me in. Jenny has had the biggest impact on my Goodreads TBR. She was the one person whose reviews I always read consistently. 5d
TheBookHippie @BarbaraTheBibliophage I did that too I just library loaned it. What a wonderful idea of finishing the books she was reading! 4d
Cinfhen I love the idea of completing a book that Jenny was currently reading @BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheBookHippie I‘m so glad you‘ll be joining in @MicheleinPhilly it‘s a nice way to honor Jenny‘s memory and impact she left on all of us💕 4d
Simona Just few days ago I was listening her podcast … To honour her I‘m going to read from Jenny‘s GR to-review shelf 4d
Cinfhen It‘s so surreal @Simona to know that you were just listening to her speak. So wonderful that you have chosen something from Jenny‘s shelf 💗 4d
Desha @Cinfhen Do you know if Litsy is doing anything to reach out to her family to say what a gift she was to the community? 🥲💗 4d
Dragon 💔 4d
Cinfhen I‘m not aware @Desha but I believe there are memorial walls on GoodReads and through Furman University in South Carolina where she worked. It‘s really sad @Dragon 💔 (edited) 4d
Desha @Cinfhen thank you. I‘ve been trying to find the wall on goodreads and I haven‘t been able to…do you know how to find it? 3d
Cinfhen There was a link posted and I‘ll tag you but it didn‘t work for me @Desha 3d
Desha Thank you @Cinfhen…I wasn‘t able to get it to work either but I appreciate you linking me! 3d
CarolynM I‘m so sorry to see this news. I always enjoyed Jenny‘s posts. 3d
Cinfhen So much sadness this week @CarolynM 😔 3d
LeeRHarry Such sad news 😔 3d
Suet624 Oh my gosh. If I hadn‘t scrolled all the way down your postings (wow, you‘re prolific!) I never would have known. This is so sad!!! Every day I‘m shocked by another death. This is unreal. 3h
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Three | Valrie Perrin
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I‘m 10 hours into the audiobook and only at 38.8% completed. It‘s definitely a slow burn literary novel. Told from the perspective of an “outsider” looking back at her childhood & college days, remembering a trio of friends who were inseparable. There‘s an unsettling tone, more than just isolation or loneliness. It‘s gripping but requires time and attention. I find I can‘t do other chores while listening. #ARC #NetGalley

vivastory Sounds great. Still need to read her previous book. 5d
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City of Orange | David Yoon
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I started this last week but I wasn‘t feeling it. Now I spent two hours struggling to read more as it #PublishesTuesday but it‘s soooo SLOWWWW / im at 54% although I did hear it picks up towards the end 🤪#NetGalley #ARC

Megabooks I hate slow-paced books most of the time. 6d
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Just realized I never reviewed my IRL June bookclub choice.This was a fascinating read. Much like Bad Blood and Empire of Pain, the authors (journalist) break down and humanize another example of corporate greed. WeWork is the story of Adam Neumann, a charismatic charmer with little business background or expertise who was able to dazzle and fool investors into bankrolling huge amounts of money into his company without it every being profitable.

Cinfhen Absolutely riveting!!!! (edited) 7d
squirrelbrain Ooh I have this on Kindle! 7d
Cinfhen I think you‘ll find it very readable @squirrelbrain 🤓 7d
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britt_brooke Sounds up my alley! #stacked 6d
Cinfhen It‘s a bit heavy on the business side @britt_brooke which a few of the bookclub ladies have mumbled about but I still found it fascinating! Apparently this one is more about Neuman‘s shenanigans 6d
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I like the business-y stuff, so hopefully I‘ll be good. Thanks for the heads up! 5d
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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I don‘t know why I bother, since I generally disregard my initial plans but…it‘s Sunday and I‘m still predicting my #WeeklyForecast 🙃Three books are left to complete my Bingo board for May - 3 are #ARCs - Seven Days is for #SummerHeat and How High is for #CampLitsy - lots of fun stuff happening on Litsy 💕😁

TrishB Looking good 👍🏻 7d
Cinfhen Let‘s see how it goes @TrishB you know how well I stay on track 😉 7d
Magpiegem 😂 glad to know I‘m not the only one dismissing my plans! X 7d
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Cathythoughts My weekly plans are fickle too 😂 7d
Cinfhen That‘s what makes us all readers @Magpiegem @Cathythoughts we‘re unpredictable 😊 7d
Megabooks Looks like a great week!! 6d
Cinfhen It‘s a bit overly optimistic as Three and Education are each over 22 hours of audio 😬I‘m enjoying Three @Megabooks but I think like Fresh Water print might be a better way to go. (edited) 6d
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Three | Valrie Perrin
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So….it took me awhile to get used to the narration and figure out who‘s who within the story….but now im hooked!! And Thank God, since there is still 19 hours and 45 minutes left!! I do think this one might be better in print @Centique @Suet624 @TrishB @BarbaraBB @Kdgordon88 I‘ll keep you posted but definitely getting Fresh Water for Flowers vibes. #NetGalley #DreamscapeAudio

BarbaraBB That sounds so promising! I want to pick a quiet moment to read this book, if I can wait that long! 7d
Cinfhen Absolutely @BarbaraBB 💯 a “quiet moment” is probably the BEST way to enjoy this book 🧡🧡🧡 7d
Cinfhen It BEGS for your FULL ATTENTION 7d
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TrishB I‘m intrigued! I‘ll await your final review ❤️ 7d
Cinfhen I think it‘s definitely in your wheelhouse @TrishB I‘ll keep you posted 😘 7d
Suet624 My hard copy awaits. 7d
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I read some really wonderful books this week, lots of NF which I seem to enjoy more than fiction 🤷🏼‍♀️I LOVED Walking The Nile, I enjoyed getting to “know” Tiger Woods and the crazy antics that went on behind the scenes at WeWork. Dressmaker of Khartoum Khana was really inspiring and the Maud Newton had potential but just didn‘t work for me on the whole. An Island & American Spy were slightly disappointing.

Bookzombie Great week! I bailed on American Spy. At some point I think I lost interest. (edited) 7d
Cinfhen It seems like a lot of my trusted readers bailed on Spy @Bookzombie so I guess I shouldn‘t be surprised that the book was #MoreMehThanYeah 7d
Centique Cindy I just found out that Jenny of @ReadingEnvy passed away last week suddenly. 😧 I found out from Shawn‘s recent video. I‘m so shocked. 💔 7d
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Cinfhen What???? Omg / im shaking - that is such heartbreaking news 😭😭💔was it Covid??? Thank you so much for letting me know @Centique is there any sort of memorial fund in her memory??!! 7d
Centique I don‘t know what happened but if you look at her last Litsy post, Vinny has posted a link to Goodreads where people can post a memory. And I‘ll tag you into a post on Scott‘s page too. 💔💔 I wondered if we maybe do some kind of read a book in her memory thing on Litsy too. 6d
Cinfhen I think it would be wonderful to honor Jenny‘s memory in some way on Litsy @Centique @Billypar lmk if you decide to do something 6d
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The blending of the authors family history plus her foray into genealogy: tracing, discovering and documenting her journey sounded like the potential for a perfect book. Unfortunately, I found the format confusing; I had difficulty keeping track of her family tree and I found Maud‘s research into genetics, genealogy, DNA, and a host of other tangents overwhelming, redundant and slightly dry. It‘s #BorrowNotBuy for me 🤓

TrishB I‘ll leave for now! 1w
Centique But the FLOWERS! 😂😂 You know me, sidetracked by the flowers again. Look at those purple streaks 😍 1w
Cinfhen You get me @Centique im all about the flowers too!!! They bring me so much happiness 💐💐💐💐💐 yeah, I think it‘s ok to wait for another one of your fabulous #UKKindleDeals @TrishB 😉 1w
Megabooks Wow!! Those flowers!! I bailed on this early. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
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Three | Valrie Perrin
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Woohoo 🎉🙌🏻🥳Just got approved to listen to the audio ARC of Three / the newest novel from Valerie Perrin ( the fabulous French author who wrote Fresh Water For Flowers) I‘m beyond excited!!!! Thank you #NetGalley and #DreamscapeAudio

CBee Jealous!!!! Hope it‘s amazing!! 1w
Cinfhen Expectations are HIGH @CBee 🤞🏽🤞🏽 1w
BarbaraBB Lucky you!! I couldn‘t resist (again 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️) buying it! 1w
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Cinfhen You‘re unstoppable @BarbaraBB xxxx I hope it‘s good😂 1w
Kdgordon88 I‘ll be anxiously waiting for your review. 1w
BarbaraBB I should spend my money on some new clothes instead but I couldn‘t care less 🤣 1w
TrishB Look forward to your review 😁 1w
Centique Ooh wow! I‘m interested to see what you think! 1w
Suet624 I received the hard copy last week. Very excited! 1w
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Not sure about this one but it‘s an #ARC that‘s already published…. I somehow misread the publication date 🤦🏼‍♀️

Amiable I‘m reading it in hardcover right now. It‘s a bit of a struggle. 1w
Cinfhen I want to like it @Amiable but too many things are going on and I‘m finding some parts very dry. I started I print and added audio hoping it would help but it isn‘t really working😬 (edited) 1w
BarbaraBB This one was popular for #CampLitsy 1w
Cinfhen It sounds so good on paper @BarbaraBB but it‘s not really delivering / I wonder what others would have thought!! 1w
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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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I‘m not sorry I read this book, but it wasn‘t what I was expecting. It‘s not a fast paced “thriller” by any means. It‘s more about US policy, politics and bad governance. I enjoyed Bahni Turpin‘s narration. 3 stars #ReadingAfrica22 #BurkinaFaso

TrishB I couldn‘t finish this one. 1w
ChaoticMissAdventures I could finish this either, but it sounded so interesting. I do love Bahni Turpin... Maybe the audio is better than the physical? 1w
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BarbaraBB Glad i didn‘t buy it for you. I liked it but I often like political novels. 1w
Cinfhen Definitely try audio @ChaoticMissAdventures because there was an interesting story here, it was just slow going and meandering at times but Bahai‘s voice is so melodic @TrishB so I just enjoyed listening to her. 1w
Cinfhen I wasn‘t expecting a political novel @BarbaraBB that‘s a good way to define it! But I liked it enough not to bail😜 1w
Librarybelle Great description of it! 🔼 I also liked the “I liked it enough not to bail” comment 😂 1w
Cinfhen Haha @Librarybelle I‘m not afraid to bail so if I was REALLY not liking the book I would have easily bailed!! 1w
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I‘ve completed my #NonFiction2022Challenge @Riveted_Reader_Melissa
I loved your prompts and enjoyed many of my reads🤓
Can‘t wait for 2023 🥳

squirrelbrain Well done! 🎉🎉🎉 1w
TrishB Brilliant 👍🏻 1w
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Amiable Yay! Which one(s) was/were your favorite(s)? 1w
Librarybelle Congratulations! I see a lot of titles on the board that I want to read. 😁 1w
Kdgordon88 🙌🏼 well done! 1w
Cinfhen See the above @Amiable 👆🏽There were others I enjoyed and would recommend 1w
BarbaraBB Many seem quite interesting! 1w
Amiable I‘ve read Between Two Kingdoms, Midnight in Chernobyl and Ten Days in A Mad-House—good picks! I‘m on the wait list at the library for Cultish. 1w
Megabooks I finished this week as well! 👍🏻👍🏻 congratulations!!! 🥳🥳🥳 1w
Ruthiella Congratulations! 👏👏👏 1w
Cinfhen Cultish is great @Amiable I think you‘ll enjoy it 💕yay, @Megabooks awesomeness 🎉🎉I‘d love to see your board…did any of our books cross?? 1w
Cinfhen Many were quite good @BarbaraBB but a few were duds too 😂still I love this challenge- Melissa has great prompts @Ruthiella are you playing along as well??? 1w
Megabooks Only mom & me & mom!! 1w
Ruthiella No! I‘ve got too many challenges going on as it is! 😆 But I love seeing when people complete them. It‘s inspiring. 1w
Cinfhen Wow!!! Just one @Megabooks that‘s crazy- so many books I‘ll need to check out!!! 1w
Cinfhen Luckily many of the books I read for this challenge worked for other challenges as well @Ruthiella but I hear ya!!! It‘s a bit of self imposed pressure 😬 1w
Centique You‘re a legend! 1w
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While fascinating and entertaining, it‘s a little dense. Im not sure what the author wants this book to be - a memoir or an historical look at researching ancestry, genealogy, genetics, racism, slavery or a dozen other tangents.

Amiable YES!! I‘m reading this right now and having the exact same thoughts. 1w
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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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Current Listen ♥️🎧 loving Bahni 🥰 #ReadingAfrica22 #BurkinaFaso

Librarybelle Love the flowers! 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @Librarybelle fresh picked today 💜 2w
BarbaraBB I was scrolling through your TBR earlier today and thinking of buying this one for your birthday. What are the odds?! I am glad I didn't! 1w
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Cinfhen Haha that‘s funny @BarbaraBB please don‘t buy me anything for my bday…..you‘ve given me SO MANY books during the year already 😘😘 1w
BarbaraBB Anything else you‘d prefer?! 😉😘 1w
Cinfhen No @BarbaraBB …..I‘m just waiting for a real life meet-up when we can share a meal and chat on &on & on 💕🌺💕🌺💕🌺 1w
BarbaraBB Yes! That would be the best! And I know we will one day! ❤️ 1w
Megabooks This is on my list too! 1w
Cinfhen It‘s ok @Megabooks but I do love listening to Bahni 1w
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Walking the Nile | Levison Wood
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Lev Wood is the most delightful travel companion you‘ll ever come across!! This was my second time journeying with him and I LOVED every minute!!!! I learnt a ton about the places he visited and really felt like I was experiencing first hand all that he saw. Really fantastic!!! Using for #Uganda but works for #Rwanda #Tanzania #SouthSudan #Sudan #Egypt #ReadingAfrica22

BarbaraBB I have books for those countries already but I might read it anyway. I am now reading a travel book too for Congo by a journalist that‘s very good: 2w
BarbaraBB Have you heard anything about my parcel? It should have been delivered at May 5. I mailed it April 28, so May 5 seemed pretty ambitious to me but I haven‘t heard since 🤨 2w
Librarybelle I will really have to check this out! 2w
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Cinfhen Blood River sounds great @BarbaraBB no package yet but mail has been extremely slow 🥺I sent something your way too , but it will probably be at least another 7 to 14 days! 2w
Cinfhen Levison Wood is an ABSOLUTE MUST for me @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB I thought this one was even better than Arabia!!! I can‘t wait to read 2w
BarbaraBB Oh wow, I traveled all of the Americas too, I really really want to read that one!! 2w
BarbaraBB Ordered Walking the Nile 🙈 2w
Cinfhen I don‘t think you‘ll be disappointed @BarbaraBB 🐒🐘🦏🐊 2w
Megabooks Sounds really good ! Was this through scribd or hoopla? 1w
Cinfhen I read it through #scribd @Megabooks but it might be on #Hoopla 🤓it was so good! 1w
Bookwormjillk You talked me into it. Starting this tonight. 1w
Cinfhen I hope you enjoy @Bookwormjillk Now im feeling the pressure😅 1w
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Walking the Nile | Levison Wood
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Loving this one!!! You were right @jenniferw88 it‘s riveting!!!! I love the antics of Lev Wood and his buddy Boston
#ReadingAfrica22 So far I‘ve visited #Rwanda #Tanzania and #Uganda
Best type of travelogue - an adventurer who never complains or passes judgment

This is Mama Fina, the Ugandan witch doctor, Florence a baby vervet he rescues and a picture of Lake Victoria- the believed source of the Nile.

BarbaraBB Sounds great again! Just like Arabia! 2w
Cinfhen So good @BarbaraBB I hope he has a book for #SouthAmerica or #CentralAmerica 2w
Cinfhen Woohooo !!!! Thank you @jenniferw88 Yay!!!! I can‘t wait to read it 😁😘 2w
Librarybelle I love travelogues that encompass so much of the writer‘s experience! 2w
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Walking the Nile | Levison Wood
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After traveling with Levison through the Arabian Desert, I‘m super psyched to be Walking The Nile with him for #ReadingAfrica22 😊

jenniferw88 It's a good one! 2w
squirrelbrain I have this on my shelf to read too..I think it fits a #booked2022 prompt - about an exploration,or similar? 2w
Librarybelle Hope you enjoy! 2w
Cinfhen He‘s such an engaging storyteller @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB and he has a fabulous sense of humor / which I really adore 2w
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Really glad I chose this for #FoodAndLit - a look at what life was like for a family of 9 sisters / 2 brothers as their lives changed drastically once the Taliban enter #Afghanistan 💔Especially poignant as now they are back in power😡 interesting article https://theweek.com/afghanistan-war/1013344/this-is-life-in-afghanistan-since-th...

squirrelbrain Sounds like a good one! 2w
Centique Your flowers are amazing again 😍 1w
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An Island | Karen Jennings
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I don‘t do well with allegories and this book was so short I didn‘t have time to connect to Samuel, a lighthouse keeper living alone on an isolated island with his memories & demons. Set in an unnamed African country, a body washes ashore surprising Samuel when he discovers the body is still breathing. I wanted to like this book but honestly I was bored. #NetGalley #ARC

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Tiger: The Real Story | Steve Helling
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Thanks to #pop22 I picked up this audio from #Hoopla about Tiger Woods and was quite riveted!! It covers Tiger‘s early rise to golf stardom as well as his father‘s humble beginnings & drive to see his son succeed. Starting with Tiger‘s infamous accident on Thanksgiving 2009 & ending with his public apology in January of 2010 this book has right amount of scandal and fact. I‘d like to learn more as this book is somewhat outdated. #TigerInTitle

squirrelbrain Great choice! 🐯 2w
BarbaraBB Such smart use of the prompt!! 2w
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 I saw this too but skipped because it was outdated. Maybe I should‘ve gone with this…🤔 glad you liked it! 2w
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KarenUK Good choice! 💕 2w
Cortg And to think that‘s only half of his career to date! Nice job with the title! 2w
Cinfhen Exactly @Cortg he‘s a fascinating person- I‘m really happy with my choice @KarenUK @Megabooks @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain 🐯 ⛳️ 2w
kspenmoll Your flowers are gorgeous! 2w
Cinfhen Aww, thanks @kspenmoll they‘re really cool they look like little topiaries- 2w
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In typical fashion, I‘ve forgone my #WeeklyForecast and started an audio for #FoodAndLit - #Afghanistan

Texreader I found it very inspirational if not poignant knowing what we know now 2w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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I‘m in the middle of 3 books…I‘m loving the Tiger Woods unauthorized story (it‘s pretty scandalous😅) enjoying my IRL bookclub pick - Cult of We (Adam Neumann is really unhinged) I‘m struggling with my #NauticalNovel #Booked22 - it‘s a slough but I see/ think there‘s potential so I‘m sticking with it.
Two #ARCs for #NetGalley and one for #ReadingAfrica22

BarbaraBB I just bought An Island too 2w
Bookwormjillk I have Walking The Nile too. Looking forward to your review. 2w
TrishB Great plans 👍🏻 2w
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Cinfhen Ha @TrishB as I started an audio about 45 minutes ago that is NOT on my #WeeklyForecast 😂😂😂 2w
Cinfhen I‘ve started it @BarbaraBB I‘m glad it‘s short because it‘s not really holding my attention but the US edition publishes on Tuesday so I must get it done🥺 2w
Cinfhen I read a different book by the same author @Bookwormjillk and I loved it, so I‘m excited for 2w
BarbaraBB I‘ve had high hopes for it. Will read it soon! 2w
TrishB No, don‘t believe it. 2w
Cinfhen I‘ve made some more progress @BarbaraBB it‘s just not the right book for my current mood - I hope you like it 2w
Megabooks I felt just okay about We, and it was one of Therese‘s weaker narrations. I hope you like it more! 2w
Cinfhen Therese is a strange choice for narrator/ I feel like the story definitely reads in a male tone & voice @Megabooks it‘s our IRL bookclub pick, which I‘m enjoying but it‘s don‘t think all the ladies are liking it. It‘ll be an interesting discussion. 2w
Kdgordon88 I started Devil on audio last month and was lost. Let me know if I should try again or find another book for the #Booked22 nautical prompt. Please and thank you 😊 2w
Cinfhen Will do @Kdgordon88 I‘m definitely having trouble with Devil, myself but I‘m not ready to quit 2w
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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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A wonderful title for a book that really is full of sorrow and moments of bliss. Martha, a woman nearing 40 has lived her entire life with an unnamed, undiagnosed mental illness that not only effects her life but everyone in her life..from her parents, sister, lovers, husband, aunt, uncle , cousins & acquaintances. I laughed out loud several times as Martha is sharp, witty, insightful, self aware & snarky. But there‘s a lot of pain too. 👇🏼

Cinfhen This book felt completely genuine and there were times I had to stop listening as I felt anxious and overwhelmed 😥 Another book from the #WomansPrizeForFiction22 - maybe not my favorite but I wouldn‘t mind if this won. @squirrelbrain @LeeRHarry 2w
Megabooks Fantastic review! I loved this last year for pretty much the same reasons. 2w
Megabooks Btw, this is in my ears today and I think my fav #EightiesGirl would love it 😘😘 2w
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squirrelbrain Great review Cindy! Which is your favourite? And @Megabooks - that one sounds fantastic! ❤️ 2w
Cinfhen I think it‘s between Bread and Great Circle @squirrelbrain how about you? I still have one left to read 👉 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘ve read all but one, and you know I‘m an ozeki believer! I can‘t remember the list closely enough to tell you a fave. Bread is the one I haven‘t read. (edited) 2w
squirrelbrain S&B is my fave, closely followed by Bread and The Sentence. I loved Great Circle when I read it, but it‘s quite forgettable. The Ozeki is my least favourite unfortunately. 2w
Cinfhen When is the winner announced @squirrelbrain ?? I‘m still waiting for the Ozeki from my library @Megabooks 2w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain Bread is the one I haven‘t read so I guess I must now!! I hope you like the Ozeki @Cinfhen but I‘m really unsure. 2w
Megabooks Also I think you‘d both like Out of the Corner. Really good celebrity memoir! @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen 2w
Cinfhen I‘m pretty unsure myself @Megabooks which is why im waiting to #BorrowNotBuy 😁 2w
Centique I‘ve already reserved Out of the Corner too although it will take an age as it isn‘t available here yet - I don‘t do many celebrity memoirs but it sounded so good! Hope you‘re enjoying @Megabooks 2w
TrishB Great review, I loved this one. 2w
Megabooks @Centique I just finished last night, and I really enjoyed it! I hope you do too! 2w
Cinfhen This one will probably stay with me @TrishB @Centique which is always a good sign! 2w
MyNamesParadise I have this book and will get around to reading it eventually! 2w
Cinfhen It‘s a good one @MyNamesParadise 2w
MyNamesParadise @Cinfhen good to know! 😊 2w
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I LOVED almost EVERY BOOK this week…standouts were Tell Me, Bread the Devil Kneads, Rob Lowe & Latecomer. Sorrow & Word were both very good only Dark Circles & Happy At Any Cost left me unhappy 😜

Oryx What a good week. I also loved 2w
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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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Thought I‘d read another from the #WomansPrizeForFiction22 #Shortlist
I‘ve heard lots of good things

LeeRHarry @squirrelbrain will be a happy camper! 😆 2w
Cinfhen I know @LeeRHarry Helen is quite a fan of this novel - I can see why!! Have you read it yet?? 2w
KarenUK This is up soon for me too… it‘s on my nightstand at least! 😂 2w
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squirrelbrain LOL @LeeRHarry - have I been banging on about it *that* much?! 🤣 2w
LeeRHarry @squirrelbrain just a little bit! 🤪 it‘s all good though as I really do want to get to it…so in answer to your question @Cinfhen er nope! 😂 2w
Cinfhen Hahaha @LeeRHarry @squirrelbrain So far it‘s very engaging ❤️ 2w
Megabooks Enjoy!! 2w
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The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
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Shortlisted for the 2022 #WomansPrizeForFiction and maybe my front runner…..
Alethea Lopez is living in Trinidad , nearing forty & trying to survive the daily grind of past traumas & her current situation - an abusive relationship with a once famous local boy band member. Written in Creole, this story weaves all the colors, tones, flavors of the Caribbean. When Alethea‘s past collides with her present new opportunities arise for sorrow & hope.

Cinfhen WARNING: Loads of triggers 2w
Cinfhen Tried a new cafe/ home style store…..so nice ♥️ can‘t wait to go back…very crowded today (edited) 2w
BarbaraBB Café looks great! So does the book! 2w
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Cinfhen I‘m definitely going back with Niki @BarbaraBB she‘s gonna love it!! Totally plant based and everything is green / recycled 💚 2w
BarbaraBB I was thinking of that, how you could go there with your kids! 2w
Megabooks Fantastic pictures! Glad you enjoyed the cafe!! 💜💜 2w
Centique Those flowers! You know me, always having flower envy 😘 2w
Cinfhen The cafe had gorgeous arrangements @Centique but they were $$$ and I couldn‘t justify purchasing them 😢so I took a photo 🥰 (edited) 2w
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“The history of slavery is the history of the United States” but sadly most of us have been given a whitewashed education. So Clint Smith gives us the history lesson we all should of been taught. By visiting several historical sites linked to the Civil War, we first get the “official “guided tour version & then Smith respectfully & insightfully poses his own questions & observations. Very well done. A bit repetitive but that‘s the point.

Cinfhen I really think you‘re gonna like this @Megabooks 2w
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Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks! I need to check it out from the library! 2w
melissanorr This is going to be the citywide read from our library in September. My book club is very excited. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2w
Cinfhen That‘s wonderful @melissanorr it‘ll make for great discussion 2w
Chelsea.Poole Great review and I agree! I learned so much reading this. 2w
Megabooks Looking forward to it! 2w
MallenNC I‘m so glad you had a chance to read this one. I think it was my number one book choice of last year, and definitely one I still think about. @Megabooks I know you like audiobooks — this one is read by the author, and I really liked hearing his voice while I read my print copy. 2w
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The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
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Just the title of the novel is enough to get my vote for 2022 #WomansFictionPrize but I‘m pleased to say the writing, story, characterization are equally fantastic!! I‘m about 40% in and I can‘t put the book down!!!! I wish this was available on audio, as I‘d love to hear the book spoken in its native tone.

Oryx I've just bought this one! 2w
Cinfhen Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts @Oryx please keep me posted 😊 2w
sarahbarnes Loved this one too! 2w
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Cinfhen It‘s really rough content @sarahbarnes but it‘s done so well!!!! 2w
squirrelbrain This would be so good on audio wouldn‘t it Cindy?! 2w
BarbaraBB I‘ve never even heard of it but am stacking of course. 2w
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My #BookSpin for May
From @MallenNC #NYWD list….I still have a few more to read….

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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While I have much respect and admiration for Tony Hsieh the founder of shoe giant Zappos and was deeply saddened to learn about his untimely death,I found this book disappointing. It lacked depth and read very flat ( that could be due to the reader, very monotone). Somewhat ironic for a man who valued happiness above all else Tony seemed to always be chasing it, looking for more. It‘s true…Money can‘t buy happiness.

Cinfhen We‘re out of step @Megabooks 😘😘 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen totally!! I won‘t recommend books for awhile. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I‘m glad you enjoyed this one though. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful flowers 💐 2w
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Cinfhen Hahaha 🤣 it‘s weird, we‘re usually in perfect reading harmony @Megabooks but I‘ll still ALWAYS seek your reviews & recommendations xxxx 2w
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Belated Mother‘s Day 💕💕 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen you too 💗💗 2w
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Starting this NF audio recommended by @Megabooks
The mysterious death of CEO and founder of Zappos
#Scribd
Going for my first #Bingo @TheAromaofBooks
My three bails last week are pretty darn helpful 😂😂

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes those bails are just so freeing!!! 😁 3w
Megabooks I hope you‘re enjoying it! 2w
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I just loved this refreshing, honest, heartwarming memoir by Rob Lowe. As a true #EightiesGirl I enjoyed looking back at some of the most iconic movies & actors from my younger days. Rob Lowe is such a genuine good guy, his charm really comes through. I‘m definitely going to listen to his follow up book. I highly recommend the audio version….If any of my #Pop22 Crew needs a book for #SetInThe80s this memoir would be perfect 🥰

Cortg I‘ve heard good things about this one! 3w
squirrelbrain Sounds wonderful - I don‘t need that prompt any more, but stacking anyway! 3w
Cinfhen I can‘t even begin to explain how much I LOVED this memoir @Cortg @squirrelbrain and hearing Rob Lowe read it was the extra goodness!! 2w
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AlaMich He was definitely my Tiger Beat sweetie!!💗 2w
Cinfhen Hahaha @AlaMich Tiger Beat🥰🙌🏻That‘s some good time memories!!!!! 2w
Kimberlone I have been wanting to read this since it first came out, but somehow have never gotten to it. I think audiobook must be the way to go? 2w
Cinfhen 💯‼️‼️‼️‼️ @Kimberlone 2w
KarenUK Although I‘m not usually a memoir fan, this one appeals to me… Such a big Brat Pack fan as a kid…. 💕 2w
Cinfhen I think you‘d really enjoy @KarenUK - go audio!!! 2w
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Listening to this fantastic memoir from Rob Lowe. After he references the 1989 Oscar debacle, I had to go watch the opening number on YouTube. I didn‘t think it was that bad…it was funny as hell. I‘m loving this memoir & all the 80‘s nostalgia.
Here‘s the clip in case you want to watch Rob Lowe & Snow White dance, sing & flirt 😂 https://youtu.be/9mronRVvdmw

LeeRHarry Hehe I watched it too 😂 3w
Cinfhen Can we just admit how GORGEOUS Rob Lowe is @LeeRHarry ??!!! #Swoon 🥰 3w
LeeRHarry @Cinfhen Absolutely!!! 😍 3w
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readingjedi I loved Rob Lowe sooo much! I must've watched Youngblood a thousand times (a recent viewing suggests that movie wasn't as good as I remembered it being!) 3w
Cinfhen Oh noooooo @readingjedi don‘t shatter my memories….I LOVED Youngbloods and Cutting Edge & Ice Castles 3w
Centique I‘ve had this on my TBR forever! But now I know the audiobook is the way to go - definitely doing that 😍 2w
Cinfhen Go for the audio @Centique it‘s SO MUCH FUN 2w
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