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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Connell and Marianne have opposite problems. He is poor and she is rich but they have been very close friends from an early age. That is, until they both get accepted to attend Trinity College. As college students, their economic disparity causes greater challenges. Highly recommended!

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🕐 This is just a gentle reminder to all the people participating in Round 7 of the Litsy Markup Postal Book Club (#LMPBC). There are less than two weeks left to read your book, mark it up, and get it into the mail. Can‘t wait to share mine with you!

Hazel2019 Mine is on its way! 📖 📦😊 4d
suvata @Hazel2019 You know what they say, “the early bird catches the worm”. 🐛 4d
Bookwormjillk On it! Thanks for the reminder. I‘m really excited for this round. 4d
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Halsey Street | Naima Coster
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I didn‘t love it but it was better than OK.
You can get it for free at Amazon Unlimited.

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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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I wasn‘t as impressed with this book as most people seemed to be. Still, I will give it 3-1/2 stars. I had a very difficult time concentrating on it but that might be my fault because I‘ve had a lot on my mind lately.

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#LMPBC Round 6 - #GroupB
@mynameisacolour

Like I said the other day, Litsy folks are the BEST — Hands-down. Thank you so much for the gifts.

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#ReeseWitherspoon Book Club November 2019 pick

Wow! I was very impressed with this book. I will admit that I only read it because of the “plagiarism“ accusation and because it was Reese‘s book club pick and I‘ve been reading all of those. This was such an interesting story about women in rural areas organizing a traveling library of sorts. I‘ve read articles about these small organizations but this is the first novel that I‘ve read about it. 5🌟

Hooked_on_books This book looks interesting to me, as I like historical fiction. But the fact that it‘s written by Jojo Moyes makes me pause, as her other books don‘t appeal to me. Do you think someone like me would enjoy this one? 2w
suvata @Hooked_on_books I really can‘t answer that question because this is the first one of her books that I‘ve read. If her other books are up to this standard I will definitely be reading most of them. 2w
Cinfhen Ha @Hooked_on_books I TOTALLY get your question!!! I‘m holding off for now as I don‘t think this will be my type of book in the end 😜 2w
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suvata @Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen If you ever do decide to read it, let me know what you think. I thought it was a great piece of historical fiction with just the right amount of action and romance. 2w
Hooked_on_books I may get it from the library at some point and give it a try. We‘ll see. I‘ll let you know what I think if I do. 2w
Cinfhen Will do @suvata keep me posted too @Hooked_on_books but so far, I‘ve only seen positive reviews 2w
Lcsmcat Have you read The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek? If so, what is your opinion of the accusation of plagiarism? I‘ve not read either, so I‘m curious. 2w
Bookishthoughts @Lcsmcat I was thinking about reading Troublesome creek instead because like @Hooked_on_books I am not a fan of Jojo Mayes. Glad you enjoyed this @suvata the story in it's self is really interesting. 2w
suvata @Lcsmcat I plan on reading that soon so I can get a good comparison between the two. 2w
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The Old Weird South | Tim Westover
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This is a fantastic collection of southern folklore and urban legends. It was a special treat for me because I have never heard any of these stories before. The tales are presented in chronological order beginning with Native American folklore and ending with more modern legends. 4-Stars

BookwormM Sounds good 2w
ljuliel Sounds like a book I‘d like ! 2w
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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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What a quote! Aunt Pittypat was quite the character.

Bookzombie I read this so long ago that I think all my memories are of the movie. Although Aunt Pittypat was quite a character in the movie. (edited) 2w
Kaila-ann I‘ve never seen the movie although I have read the book. There is a judge in the book, at the very beginning, that has my last name 😊. 2w
suvata @Kaila-ann That‘s pretty cool. It‘s fun to see your name in print. 😉 2w
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Wunderland: A Novel | Jennifer Cody Epstein
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#LMPBC Round 6 - #GroupB @Hooked_on_books

I received Wunderland back yesterday. In the package, there was also a sweet note and a bonus book from my TBR. Littens are the kindest and most giving people I know. The rest of the Internet could learn some lessons from us.

Crazeedi ❤❤❤ 2w
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Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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ModernMrsDarcy.com #MMD pick for November 2019

Celine is a 65-ish, sophisticated, “Upper crust“ woman who is retired from a lifetime of covert government operations. Now, she finds missing persons as a hobby. She is quite a character and I love the interaction between Celine and her husband. This is only my second Peter Heller book and I enjoyed it immensely.

BookNAround I really liked this one too. 3w
suvata @BookNAround I didn‘t love The River so much but this one was really good. 3w
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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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1️⃣ Potato Chips
2️⃣ Yes! I love them.
3️⃣ Family coming to visit from Texas
4️⃣ 5 - Yes, I counted!
5️⃣ Purple

#friYAYintro @howjessreads

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Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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Coming up in November ...
#suvataPicks #NovemberTBR #Bookstagram

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The Raven | Edgar Allan Poe
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I realize I‘m a day late but this is share-worthy.
Watch 10 Celebrities Read Edgar Allan Poe‘s "The Raven".

http://mentalfloss.com/article/70055/9-celebrities-reciting-edgar-allan-poes-rav...

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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The Winter Sisters | Tim Westover
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In the 1800‘s and The Winter Sisters are the only “healers” in a small, remote north Georgia logging town. The only problem is that the local minister believed that they were witches as they were healing with herbs and other natural remedies. The mayor sent for a Hippocratic doctor who was taught to bleed people and to amputate infected limbs. Eventually, the doctor and the sisters work together blending the best treatments from both disciplines.

cathysaid Good god. I grew up in North Ga. A little terrified now! 😱 3w
suvata @cathysaid Well I sure hope it‘s changed in the last 200 years. LOL Seriously, it was a very good book. 3w
sprainedbrain I‘m glad to hear you liked this one. In was on the fence about getting it from Netgalley. 3w
suvata @sprainedbrain It‘s also free on Kindle unlimited 3w
sprainedbrain @suvata Good to know! 3w
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Great month with four 5-star reads

#suvataStats #OctoberStats #Bookstagram

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊🎉🙌🏻📚 3w
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Ready ... Set ... Mail! #LMPBC

It‘s that time again. Please return all Round 6 books ASAP. Round 7 starts tomorrow. Hope y‘all had fun.

robinb Thanks for organizing! It was so much fun! ❤️ 3w
suvata @robinb I love organizing it and meeting all the new people in reading all the new books. So, it‘s fun for me as well. 3w
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Kit Kat 🍫
Jolly Ranchers 🍬
Vampires 🧛‍♀️
Ghosts 👻
Pumpkins 🎃
No costume for me 🤷‍♀️
Trick-or-treat 🏘
Cutesy costume 🧚🏻‍♀️
❤️ Halloween

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Info and a downloadable/printable mini book can be found at: http://www.allhallowsread.com/

Kappadeemom Hi Suellen- do you have a book club IRL in Tally? 3w
suvata @Kappadeemom No but I wish I did. We just moved here about 10 months ago and I don‘t know very many people yet. 3w
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‘Tis the season.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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7 Days of 5-star reads #5StarBooks October 28, 2019 - Day 7 #bookstagram

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#LMPBC Round 6 - #GroupB
@mynameisacolour

I am putting your book in the mail this afternoon. You should have it back in a couple of days.

Mynameisacolour Thank you! This was such a great round! 🧡 3w
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The Winter Sisters | Tim Westover
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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I have unsuccessfully tried to read this book a couple of times before then bailing on it. I guess that “the third time is a charm“ because I got through it this time. To me, it was good but not nearly as good as Bel Canto, which is the only other Patchett book I‘ve read. I‘m not giving up on the author however. I picked The Dutch House as my choice for book club next month.

Cinfhen I‘m sorry you didn‘t love it in the end. It‘s very different from Bel Canto, but I preferred this one. My favorite one of hers is 4w
suvata @Cinfhen That‘s on my TBR also. She writes really well but I just couldn‘t get into the characters this time. 4w
Jess861 I have found it hard to get into Ann Patchett books. I wasn't really a fan of Bel Canto and I found State of Wonder to just be ok. Those are the only two that I've read and I haven't decided if I'll try a third book of hers down the line. 4w
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Cinfhen I think you‘ll like State of Wonder. It‘s less about multi characters and much more single character driven plus the setting is exotic and lush, which Patchett writes so beautifully (edited) 4w
suvata @Jess861 I am not giving up yet because she writes so beautifully. I‘m anxious to try 4w
suvata @Cinfhen I‘m going to try The Dutch House next because that‘s the book I picked for #LMPBC. 4w
Cinfhen I read The Dutch House last week. I thought the writing was perfect but I wasn‘t 100% in line with some of the plot devices. I think this might be more similar in style to Commonwealth but it‘s an absolute pick and was a pleasure to read. I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts. 4w
Hooked_on_books I second @Cinfhen on State of Wonder. I thought it was marvelous. 3w
Cinfhen Thanks for backing me up @Hooked_on_books 😘 3w
Cathythoughts I bailed on this tagged one 🤷🏻‍♀️. And loved Bel Canto ! I have high hopes for The Dutch House 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 3w
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7 Days of 5-star reads #5StarBooks October 27, 2019 - Day 6 #bookstagram

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
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7 Days of 5-star reads #5StarBooks October 26, 2019 - Day 5 #bookstagram

ljuliel Wow, you must‘ve read a LOT of good books. Were they all from this year ? 4w
suvata @ljuliel Oh, goodness, no. These are from a lifetime of reading and I‘m 65 years old. But I am an avid reader reading over 200 books a year. 4w
ljuliel I know there are some people that read hundreds per year , so I thought maybe you were having a good run on 5 star books this year 😊. I‘m glad you‘ve found this many that you like so much. 4w
suvata @ljuliel Sometimes I wonder if I would rate them the same if I read them again years later. Timing is everything. LOL 4w
ljuliel Yes that‘s probably true. There are a few that I really liked from long ago but I think sometimes your tastes change as you get older. I think you‘re right on the timing. 4w
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#LMPBC Round 6 - #GroupB
@mynameisacolour @Kaila-Ann @Hooked_on_books @suvata

I am very sad to say goodbye to Round 6. This was great group that picked great books. Thanks, ladies.

Now on to Round 7 ....

Hooked_on_books I‘m still finishing yours, which I‘m finding very absorbing, but I agree! This was a good mix. 4w
suvata @Hooked_on_books No rush. I am glad you are enjoying it. 4w
Kaila-ann Agreed! I just finished this one. I don‘t think i could have asked for a better group for my first round - thank you. 4w
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Pearl Louie Brandt is a contemporary Asian-American and Winnie is her Chinese born mother. Except for the beginning and ending chapters, most of the story documents Winnie‘s extraordinary and brutal life in China. Parts of her story are difficult to read and, frankly, cringe-worthy — but all of it had to be told. Overall it‘s a very touching story about the relationship between a mother and daughter and hidden secrets kept by both.

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Code Name Verity | Elizabeth Wein
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7 Days of 5-star reads #5StarBooks October 25, 2019 - Day 4 #bookstagram

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The Arrival | Shaun Tan
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7 Days of 5-star reads #5StarBooks October 24, 2019 - Day 3 #bookstagram

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Wednesday's Child | Amanda Hewett
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🍁 Joined April 2016
🍄 Just ran across it in the App Store
🍂 About the same - I have always been a voracious reader
🌾 Historical fiction
🌻 @mrbook @bookbabe @LibrarianRyan @Jess7 @Avanders @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads @britt_brooke @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ReadingEnvy @HowJessReads

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

britt_brooke 🤗🤗🤗 1mo
Lauraandherbooks I also love historical fiction, I also really enjoy dramatized historical books, and also sometimes I want the real facts #historybuff 1mo
Eggs Thanks for your thoughtful responses and graphics 💕📚🎉🌺 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for the tag 💗💗💗 1mo
Avanders Wow that‘s really cool that you just ran across it in the App Store! I wish I‘d found it even sooner! ♥️♥️ 1mo
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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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7 Days of 5-star reads #5StarBooks
October 23, 2019 - Day 2
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A Land Remembered | Patrick D. Smith
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7 Days of 5-star reads #5StarBooks
October 22, 2019 - Day 1

Demibom I never finished Atlas Shrugged. The narcissistic personality of the main character was entertaining at first, but then it quickly repetitive and annoying. All the rest of your books are indeed splendid:$ 1mo
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This was a great nonfiction book. It identifies, with humor, federal laws that are still on the books. Some of these laws are pretty well-known but some are quite dated. I am pretty sure, after reading this book, that I am a federal criminal. I can‘t tell you exactly which laws I‘ve broken (just in case the feds are reading this). Hold on, there‘s somebody knocking at my door! 🤪

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Brett and Poppy have been happily married for 27 years. At least that‘s what Brett and the couple‘s best friend, Philip, thought. That is until Poppy decides she‘s had it and wants a divorce. Everyone in the family deals with the impending divorce in very different ways. But, no one takes it quite as hard as Philip. If you like books that are introspective, then May Sarton is an author you may enjoy. Her books always give me lots to ponder.

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JackOBotts That house is gorgeous! 😍 1mo
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1️⃣ Crucial Conversations by May Sarton and The Kitchen God‘s Wife by Amy Tan

2️⃣ Commonwealth by Ann Patchett — This will be my third try. If I don‘t get through it this time I‘m going to have to bail.

3️⃣ The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

Cinfhen So funny about your comment regarding CommonWealth. I was about to bail too and on my third try, the book clicked and it ended up being a 5 star read!!!!! 1mo
suvata @Cinfhen Well, that gives me some inspiration. I will definitely try to hang in there this time. It seems we have very similar taste in books. 1mo
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2-stars = meh

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#LMPBC Round 7 - #GroupL
@suvata @sprainedbrain @Chili @thebluestocking

Any ideas on what the missing books will be? Maybe they were already chosen and I missed the post. Just checking. No big hurry. We still have a couple weeks left.

Chili I‘m going with Invisible by Paul Auster 1mo
suvata @Chili Cool. I will update the graphic. Good choice too. 1mo
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sprainedbrain I‘m going with this one... but if it‘s no good I will switch to The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. 😬 1mo
suvata @sprainedbrain oooo! It sounds good. 1mo
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thebluestocking I‘m excited for all of these!! 1mo
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Among the Shadows | L. M. Montgomery
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From the back cover:
These nineteen fascinating stories are unlike any others L.M. Montgomery ever wrote. Filled with strange and supernatural occurrences, they are peopled with drunkards, embezzlers, and thieves ... Somber, dark, and brooding, these intriguing stories suggest that love really can last beyond death and that poetic justice does exist.

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Among the Shadows | L. M. Montgomery
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Buying a used copy of a hard-to-find book - $2.50
Discovering that it contains a rhyme that I have been trying to remember for 50 years - Priceless

Cinfhen Awesomeness 1mo
suvata @Cinfhen I was doing a happy dance when I found it. 💃 1mo
Crazeedi Omg I remember this rhyme!! You took me back to childhood! 1mo
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Lcsmcat We had an illuminated copy of it in our room when I was growing up. (I think my sister ended up with it.) It‘s from an older litany - the Scottish prayer book, I think. 1mo
suvata @Lcsmcat It definitely sounds like it could be a Scottish prayer 1mo
suvata @Crazeedi Yep, it‘s kind of an earworm. 1mo
sharread Isn't that the best. I love finding signed editions for a 1$ used books are the best surprise. 1mo
suvata @sharread Yep, it‘s the little things that make me happy. 1mo
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🕐 Reminder:
There are only two weeks left to mail your #LMPBC Round 6 book by the end of October. If you have a problem doing that, please contact your other teammates to let them know what is going on.

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Embers | Sandor Marai
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Translated from Hungarian, this is the story of two best friends that have not seen each other for 41 years. When they finally meet again we learn the story of what ended their close friendship many years ago. Although there are some elements of mystery, the story is more of a morality study. I thought it was great.

Tamra This sounds wonderful! 1mo
suvata @Tamra To me, it was the kind of book that you don‘t appreciate until you‘re done reading it and it all kind of sinks in. 1mo
Tamra @suvata even better! 1mo
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This was a fairly typical Midwestern coming-of-age in the 1970-80‘s story. It brought back a bunch of memories.

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Notes from the Underground | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Written in 1864 this book is often called “the first existential book”. It is the story of a man who locks himself underground to ponder life biggest questions. He philosophizes about the state of his Russian society and the behavior of mankind. In part two, he makes fun of the philosophies he proposed in part one. I imagine this was quite a controversial book in its time. It‘s amazing how much of it still “hits home“ today.

EH2018 Have you read Ellison's Invisible Man? He found inspiration from Dostoevsky 1mo
Trashcanman This is my favorite short story of his hands down. I read it yearly. 1mo
suvata @EH2018 yes, and I really enjoyed that one too. 1mo
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suvata @Trashcanman I have a feeling that I will be reading this one again. There‘s so much to think about in such a little book. 1mo
batsy I love this one a lot. Nice review! 1mo
suvata @batsy Thanks 1mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I first read The Handmaid‘s Tale in the 90s. It was instantly one of my favorite books. When Hulu started the mini-series a few years ago, I was totally into it. It was such a surprise to me when Atwood decided to write a sequel to the book so many years later. Well, I gobbled it right up. I guess you could say that I‘m kind of a Gilead junkie —just can‘t get enough of this terrifying world.

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Coming up...
Last book of #LMPBC Round 6 #GroupB and
First book of #LMPBC Round 7 #GroupL
These rounds seem to go so quickly. I‘m having a lot of fun with this little book club.

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Here is the mailing schedule for #LMPBC Round 7. Emails have been sent to everyone participating in Round 7. The email includes name, email address, postal address, and Litsy name for everyone in your group. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. Happy reading, everyone!

LeeRHarry Sorry I didn‘t receive an email 😊 1mo
suvata @LeeRHarry What group did you sign up for? 1mo
LeeRHarry @suvata Australia Z 1mo
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suvata @LeeRHarry OK, I will resend it. 1mo
LeeRHarry @suvata thanks 😊 1mo
LaurensLibrary I didn't get an email either. Group Q. Can you send me another one too please? 1mo
collegecatlady I didn‘t get an email either. I‘m in Group O. 1mo
Book_yogi Shoot! I missed this one. I really enjoyed the last one. Thank you for hosting these. 1mo
IvoryLunatic I did not get an email. Group P. 1mo
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