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Bring Up the Bodies: A Novel

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I feel terrible, but I just couldn't get into this book. It's exactly like Wolf Hall in tone and style and I really enjoyed Wolf Hall but for some reason I couldn't connect with this one-right now. I'm going to put it aside and try to come back later. It's really well-written and dense and challenging; but I guess right now I'm not up to the challenge.
Bring up the Bodies (HCUK)

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I feel terrible, but I just couldn't get into this book. It's exactly like Wolf Hall in tone and style and I really enjoyed Wolf Hall but for some reason I couldn't connect with this one-right now. I'm going to put it aside and try to come back later. It's really well-written and dense and challenging; but I guess right now I'm not up to the challenge.
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Elza's Kitchen

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Ultimately very sweet story of Elza, a Hungarian chef whose talents in the kitchen outweigh those in business- and life. Told in a folk-tale style reminiscent of Fitten's first book, the story was at different times frustrating, suspenseful, sad and wonderful. I can see this making a really fun movie and I enjoyed reading it. Definitely a must-read for foodies and those interested in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Suitors

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Frothy froth about rich French people and their angst. Laure and Marie are about to lose their family's lavish mansion when their aging parents decide to sell; they decide to go husband-hunting to find a rich man to marry one of them and support their home. Will it work? A good choice for the literary beach bag.
How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life

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Fun, diverting and enjoyable satire of books, reading and literary culture. Dan Wilbur has a great sense of humor. I particularly enjoyed the satirized book covers.
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Life Form

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Here's the Amelie I love, edgy and weird but also sensitive and insightful while still tough as nails. What a strange little novel, destined to provoke consternation and conversation everywhere it lands.
S is for Stitch: 52 Embroidered Alphabet Designs + Charming Projects for Little Ones

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It's so gendered it makes me a little mad, but the patterns are really cute. Rainbows and ballerina skirts for girls, baseballs and robots for boys. Really? But those patterns! So adorable.
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