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    [–] 39/52. My God. I knew... but I wasn't expecting that. jahaight 3 points ago in 52book

    I'd seen a discussion about this book and that triggered my interest in it so I knew exactly what I was walking into. I wanted to read it more for the prose and storytelling rather than the surprise of the plot/ending. My opinion of this book is wholly positive. It could be that I'm an extremely empathetic person (often to a fault) and I am a mother to a young son, but any book that can elicit the kinds of feelings that this book did is a 5 star book on my shelf. And it was beautifully written to boot. I had no interest in reading other books by this author but I may look into the Chaos Walking books at your recommendation.

    [–] April reads. Dark Matter and The Chestnut Man were my top two. Valentine and Straight Man were on the bottom. Happy May Day! jahaight 1 points ago in 52book

    I loved Chestnut Man. I couldn't put it down.

    I read Pines, loved them. Then I read Recursion and was put off. It seemed like it was just written to be a movie with very little world building. I had been putting Dark Matter off for that reason, I figured it would be similar but I was wrong. It was so good! I had a couple questions afterwards but I'll let them go since on the whole it was really good.

    The Guest List was a good juicy read. I'd recommend. It wasn't anything groundbreaking but it kept my attention throughout and kept the pages turning.

    [–] April reads. Dark Matter and The Chestnut Man were my top two. Valentine and Straight Man were on the bottom. Happy May Day! jahaight 2 points ago in 52book

    I'm very conflicted about this book. I really wanted to love this book. I love the atmosphere and most of the characters. I had an issue with a couple things. 1 - the author introduces a couple unnecessary character POVs pretty late in the book and 2- this book is about a tragic event that happens to a young Latina woman but we get so little of her POV that it felt to me like the author was building a story of and about white women on top of the tragedy of a Latina woman with little representation of the young woman.

    Hope this doesn't upset anyone. Lots of folks looooove this book. Would have been in my top if there were more of Glory in it.

    [–] April reads. Dark Matter and The Chestnut Man were my top two. Valentine and Straight Man were on the bottom. Happy May Day! jahaight 2 points ago in 52book

    I go right from one to another and I'm a quick reader. Once in a while I'll listen along with the audiobook and I can speed up a bit. I can listen faster than I can read. 😊

    [–] May books are out! jahaight 1 points ago in bookofthemonthclub

    I think it's Jenna Bush Hager. She has her own book club type thing and BOTM sometimes offers books that also happen to be her picks.

    [–] Three hatchlings! Hoping we have a successful clutch! jahaight 2 points ago in aww

    I've become obsessed with these birds since we got our visitor. The last egg should batch within a day or so of the rest if it's going to be viable. But I also read somewhere that only something like 25% survive beyond 6 months. So WorstCaseVille is the next town over.

    [–] Three hatchlings! Hoping we have a successful clutch! jahaight 1 points ago in aww

    Well I sure hope not. Gonna give it another day before I lose hope.

    [–] For those on robin watch! We have three little hatchlings! Will post daily updates, if that's allowed. jahaight 0 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    There is a third baby birb under the one whose head you can more or less kind of clearly see. So the only egg you see is the last one.