July 2018 Book Club - Before We Were Yours

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  1. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns Well-Known Member

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    Oh geez. :crazy3
     
  2. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns Well-Known Member

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    Well, I went to the Public Library (we have 14 here in Lee County - I had no idea). Anyhoo, I got a library card! I'm number 25 now for "Before We Were Yours". It must be one popular book! I put a hold on the audio book.
     
  3. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife I am anything but low budget. You can't afford me

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    Ha! Now I'm down to #91. I'm not griping, we really do have a great selection of books!
     
  4. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns Well-Known Member

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    I need to check on my progress. Thanks for the reminder.
     
  5. Karen

    Karen My Christmas Wish came TRUE!

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    I finally got my copy!!!! woo-hoo! This will be next to read for me. :)
     
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  6. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe Boo-yah to the teenagers!

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    I didn't realize this was July's book club pick! Yay! I can finally read for pleasure again. Read 3 books so far this past week .... and I requested this ebook from my library about a week ago and already got it. I'm on chapter 6 and so far loving it!
     
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  7. djp332

    djp332 Tomorrow is another day!

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    Wow! It's still July and I've finished reading this book already!

    I loved the fact that it was set in Aiken, SC and Edisto Beach, SC. My BFF lives in Aiken and we recently went to Edisto Beach with her and her husband.

    This was just a sad story. I kind of figured out everything before it happened, just not exactly. I was wrong, but also right about Grandma Judy being a sister, but I didn't know she was the baby. I'm glad everything worked out and the Judy and May got to spend time together in the nursing home.
     
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  8. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns Well-Known Member

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    I'm not making much progress on this ebook at any of our branches. :( It must be the most popular book in the world right now. LOL
     
  9. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    i got this just after starting the Museum of Extraordinary things so if you don't see me around so much, it's cos i'm not good at multi-tasking - i will say i think this book is faster moving to me so far anyway but they're both rather disturbing so far too, i might have to go back to something lighter after these)
     
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  10. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe Boo-yah to the teenagers!

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    it does seem like it is an easy/fast read ... and i am enjoying the story very much ... but for some reason i keep falling asleep whenever i sit to read! i don't know what's going on. i'm usually the opposite - a good story keeps me up too late! :giggle i have three other books that just came in for me - so i need to stay awake and get this book read. LOL.
     
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  11. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    you must have a really comfy reading spot! paper books wake me up when i start to fall asleep and drop them on myself; apparently i can drop the kobo/ebook and not find out til next morning! G'night!
     
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  12. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe Boo-yah to the teenagers!

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    Maybe that's what it is. Should I sit on a hard chair? I do that too w/paper books. @bellbird Right now I'm reading on my iPad (and when the power is too low - switching to my iPhone w/glasses). I've had both fall/slip from my hands and wake me ... and just give up.
     
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  13. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    PSA: kleenex warning: if you've been sad and crying already this month, this is probably not a good book to start now
     
  14. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe Boo-yah to the teenagers!

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    Finished .... it was a sweet story indeed - but I don't know - the writing felt a little flat to me? It didn't keep my interest all that well. :blush It's a great easy summer read though.
     
  15. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    well i finished it - i was really hoping Avery's gran Judy was Camelia but it was still very well written with wonderful imagery and use of language, how Rill was always saying quick as a riverrat or whatever, her similies and metaphors were topnotch and very in character and i loved/hated her sections the most but the whole thing was sad and heartbreaking, i dont care that at least they had a few sisters days etc i don't get how this is a celebration of life and spirit and all - yep Rill/May was strong, what am i missing? Not easily forgotten and light but heavy reading.

    And i realised going thru this thread with the mouse over thing, how much i just expect to see white type but we have like a good inch gap between what we type and signature lines that is just blank and not white typed lines!
     

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