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[ Pdf The Lending Library ì world-history PDF ] by Aliza Fogelson ä I choose this book for my First Reads kindle edition book for the month of June I am excited to pick this book up It is schedule to be release on July 1 2020 I will post a honest review as soon as I finish reading this book.
4 5 stars i received a gifted copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Lighthearted Funny and emotional Quick read.
Such a wonderfully written book Although a few slow parts, I enjoyed the realness of the relationships and hardships that come with family and loving others I recommend especially for all book lovers this book makes me want to start my own library
Bibliophiles of all sorts are sure to fall in love with Dodie and everyone she befriends along her bookish journey The Lending Library is a charming read full of heart, hope, and books.
Great then frustratingThere was a very significant portion of this book where I thought I d be rating it as 5 stars, but then it slowly started to unravel Let me start with the good this is definitely one of the better First Reads selections I ve made at least for the first two thirds of the book It starts off light and charming with a fun, small town feel and a perpetually sunny heroine Dodie is an art teacher who establishes a lending library when the community s library undergoes extensive renovations, and she has a crush on the guy who keeps coming in for books It was delightful with such a light chick lit romance vibe.
Then the tone shifted The focus became much about Dodie s desire to have a child, and the potential for her to adopt one We see the highs and lows of adoption and the emotional upheaval the process ca 3.
5 stars bait switchYou will probably like this book best if you don t go into it expecting a lighthearted romance, which was the impression I had gotten from the description SPOILER ISH The first half does feel fairly light fun, but then it gets darker sad And I m talking unexpected death of a loved one level grim with large doses of angst, a bit of a mental break then breakup emotional abandonment at multiple levels The writing is decent, but even though it ends happily, I just felt too emotionally drained by the end to really appreciate it Clean romance level secular attitudes towards relationships intimacy, but nothing graphic Language moderately light use of d h Religion about a dozen uses of God s Name in vain, including 2 as curses, sadly totally unneces I didn t love it, but I wanted to The first third was really really great, Dodie was one of those go getters, light hearted and generally charming She grew The Lending Library and ate many wonderful baked foods, had a lovely community around her and it all seemed really great.
What was not great was everything after Like her being spineless and getting chewed out by Maddie and Kendra, and taking all the blame unfairly Her stubbornness about not accepting help Not worrying about Shep obviously keeping secrets blah Allowing other people to put down her dreams needs wants What bs She went from being a strong, lovely character with charming determination to an absolutely and unnecessarily meek damsel in distress Once the problems had been piled on, the who
A few terrible highlights 1 The main character Dodie is a pathological, neurotic narcissist headcase who oscillates wildly between selfishness, fantasy and inflated sense of self importance And not in an interesting way she s the stereotypical New England snobby white wo