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I started this book over the weekend as part of my buddy read with my sweet friend @ali_likes_to_read! i didn’t get to spend nearly as much time reading as i had hoped, but i’m looking forward to diving in more this week. anyone else have a weekend just get away from them? what kinds of books are you hoping to get into this week? 📚
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comment 1 star 52 1 hour ago

"she could feel the past stealing up on her, the way a river inches up its banks in the rain; gradually lapping at her chin, filling her mouth."
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i recently finished the silent companions by laura purcell which i read with a some bookstagram friends. this gothic horror story is probably the scariest book i've ever read! as soon as it got dark (i'm talking 4 pm) i had to put it down. i'm kind of a scaredy cat!
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purcell knows how to set a scene! a crumbling estate, the pervading coldness and grayness of the surroundings and a growing sense of uneasiness and fear added up into a chilling tale.
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overall, i enjoyed this book but there were a few too many loose ends for me. i like to leave room for the imagination but not too much! the ending itself was brilliant but i wanted a few more answers. but i'd definitely recommend this if you like a good scary story!
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i'd love to hear what you are currently reading!!
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stacy

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comment 24 star 114 8 hours ago

Hello, friends! i started where the crawdads sing as a buddy read for the month of november! we had the whole month to read it, but i finished it super early because i couldn’t put it down! now i know what all the hype was for! such an incredible story and had me guessing till the end! definitely a 5 star read for me!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #bookstagram #bookstafam #buddyread #wherethecrawdadssing #novemberread

comment 1 star 7 45 minutes ago

Kyle & the kids are at the museum of play...so i’m going to read....in the quiet...i’ll probably nod off.
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qotd-do you fall asleep while reading? 😴
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comment 12 star 157 Yesterday

📚book review📚i am one of the few that did not enjoy circe. it became a chore to finish it. what i enjoyed about circe is that the writing was beautiful and enchanting. for this reason, only i held on. everything in this story was so vividly described i felt like i was a part of this ancient world and this is the one thing i loved about this book. i also enjoyed the mythology. i have always enjoyed stories of gods and goddesses and circe was no exception. i recognized so many of the characters in this book from high school.
but i did not enjoy the story. i liked the idea of a story about circe, but nothing was happening with the plot. nothing that helped to move the story forward. there were many descriptions, which i loved, but little action to pair with them. when big action points would start to happen, they would suddenly fizzle out before anything would happen. sometimes something exciting did happen, but i was left unsatisfied because the action occurred so quickly and there was no depth to what was happening.
while i enjoyed the idea of having a book, full of ancient gods and goddesses i never truly cared about any of them. it didn't matter to me when circe would continue to live on while the mortals around her withered. it didn't matter to me whether circe would ever find a way out of her exile. i never felt attached to the characters as i do in so many other books and this made reading this book difficult.
finally, i did not like the ending. the story ended in a cliffhanger in a sense. what happens? i don’t like implications, and while this has happened in other books that i have rated higher, this is what solidified it for me. i just did not like this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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comment 32 star 96 11 hours ago

Sentimentality was mawkish and cloying, where nostalgia was acute and aching. it described yearning of the most profound kind: an awareness that time’s passage could not be stoped and there was no going back to reclaim a moment or a person or to do things differently.
kate morton
the clockmaker’s daughter
today is the second discussion of the clockmaker’s daughter by kate morton. it is my first morton’s book and i find it quite interesting. i could stop and read all the way to the end. the story is fascinating. i will post my review by the end of month, so i would have a chance to reflect and talk to my fellow readers.
have you read? what do you think?
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comment 4 star 66 11 hours ago

#currentlyreading stay with me, along with koa and pachinko, and i am behind on all of it! i started working last week, my second class started, i had my mom in the hospital and a sick kid. this week i work at 5 am everyday, and i need to still maintain it all. any advice? or ways to obtain unlimited energy? 😂
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comment 7 star 56 7 hours ago

Thank you @booksparks #booksharks and @lakeunionauthors for the free copy of the river widow, out december 1st.

i’m planning to bring this book to work with me tomorrow night so i can start it. is anyone else reading it right now? cassie @happybooklovers started a group chat to discuss the book on the 18th, let us know if you want to join.

did you get to snag any of the beautiful bookmarks from margaux’s last restock of @bookartbookmarks? i was sleeping so i missed out on most of the geodes and druzies, but it was probably better for my wallet that way. 😜 there are still plenty of pieces available. use rbtw10 to save 10% and check her latest posts for even more savings when you spend over $50.
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the river widow synopsis ↠

in 1937, with flood waters approaching, adah branch accidentally kills her abusive husband, lester, and surrenders his body to the raging river, only to be swept away herself.

so begins her story of survival, return to civilization, defense against accusations of murder, and the fight to save herself and her stepdaughter, daisy, from the clutches of her husband’s notoriously cruel family, who have their sights set on revenge for lester’s death. essentially trapped, adah must plan an escape.

but when she develops feelings for the one person essential to her plan’s success, she faces a painful choice: will she choose to risk everything saving daisy or take the new life offered by a loving man?

comment 14 star 262 Yesterday