Good Books?

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Post # 31
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Sugar bee

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sunburn :  Yes I have. What I remember most was that flooded basement scene where Dale sees Tubby’s corpse…oh man!! I didn’t realize there was a sequel. A Winter Haunting? I must get it now!

Carrion Comfort was really good as well.

Post # 32
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Busy bee

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AnonBee2019 :  haha I mentioned it!! Fantastic read. Reminds me of Glass Castle which I also recommend

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2025

I recommend any of Shirley Jackson’s book if you haven’t already read them – especially We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Bird’s Nest. Weird and a bit creepy but enjoyable. And Other Stories run a book subscription service (but also sell books and ebooks individually) and they’ve had some really interesting books lately – my favorites lately are everything by Yuri Herrera, and Norah Lange’s People in the Room (which reminds me a bit of We Have Always Lived in the Castle). I loved this quote from People in the Room: “I’ve always detested people who don’t have a good appetite,” she once said to me. “When I’m reading a book, I like for all the characters to remember, in the middle of a tragedy, that despite everything, they must still sit down at the table, and if she serves herself as much as usual, I never think the heroine cold or superficial, but rather that she’s preparing herself to suffer with dignity, without falling asleep, or fainting, or disturbing anyone, but simply gathering the strength to truly suffer.”

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Anything by Sarah Addison Allen is fantastic, but I would start with The Peach Keeper.  

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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MissClaudiaCaswell :  I was going to order this immediately when I saw the title, I love history too, but I can’t seem to find it. Google only finds ” The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots: Elizabeth I and Her Greatest Rival” by Kate Williams. Is that the same book? 

For those who like true crime, I’m reading “My Daddy is a Hero” by Lena Derhally. It’s about the Chris Watts murders. I thought there were no details left to tell. Boy was I wrong! Warning, the book is disturbing, I had troubles sleeping some nights but it was worth it. 

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Sugar bee

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melihbee :  yes, it’s the same

I’m now reading Royal Blood by Bert Fields. If you remember Richard III was the accused {but never proven} killer of of the two princes  who were  taken to the tower when Edward IV died  . In this book he makes alternate cases for other nobles who were schemers and men who wanted power for themselves and loyal to no one.  I personally think Henry VII killed them after the Battle of Boswoth Field, but the array of suspects are really interesting.

He also gives a creative, fascinating What If Richard allowed Prince Edward V to rule and how the world would be today.

I highly recommend it.

{Im typing with my left hand,so sorry this is so  choppy.

Post # 38
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Blushing bee

Just started Where the Crawdads Sing! Olive, Again, is next on my list.

If you have not read All The Light We Cannot See, I highly recommend it. 

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