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Teaser Tuesday ~ Dark Lullaby by Polly Ho-Yen

Teaser Tuesday ~ Dark Lullaby by Polly Ho-Yen

Dark Lullaby, Polly Ho-Yen, Pregnant, Family, Dystopia, Feminism, Woman, Pregnant
Today is 20-7 so I picked page 207!
We lingered outside for longer than we should have until Seb called out to us that dinner was on the table. It reminded me, not for the first time that night, of our childhood. Of stretching out seconds into minutes more of playtime. The games we played together that only we understood. Only this time Seb’s voice replaced that of Dad’s beckoning us in. Only now, we weren’t playing games any longer.
Evie edged towards the kitchen, pausing in each shadow, picking her way through the strip of grass reluctantly, as though her home was the very last place she wanted to be.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Girl A by Abigail Dean

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Girl A by Abigail Dean

Girl A, Abigail Dean, Thriller, Mystery, Abuse,
The house in Oxford was beautiful in the morning. A long rectangle of sunlight cut into my bedroom and rested on the duvet. The Islip canvas in the guestroom was a river in motion and Ana had placed it behind the bed, facing the window, so that it was hard to tell what was the effect of the pain and what was the real light in the room. I kicked off the cover and stretched into the warm day. For a moment I imagined the house was mine, and empty. I would take a book from the study and spend the morning in the garden. There would be no need to talk to anybody all day.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

The Island of Sea Women, Lisa See, Women, Korea, Asia, Adult, Historical Fiction
As the sun set, we walked to the water’s edge, where Shaman Kim made offerings to the sea gods. “Release Sun-sil’s spirit,” she entreated. “Let her come back with me.” She tossed one end of a long piece of white cloth into the waves, then slowly hauled it in, bringing my mother’s spirit with it.
The next morning, the winds were violent, making it impossible to keep the candles lit. Today would be about release: for my mother to be released from this plane and for us to be released from our links to her and from our torments. we began with the same pattern of weeping, wailing, dancing, and chanting, until Shaman Kim finally asked us to sit. Around me, I saw faces filled with sadness but also excitement.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Au Pair by Emma Rous

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Au Pair by Emma Rous

The Au Pair, Thriller, Mystery, Beach, Woman, Sunglasses, Emma Rous
I was fourteen when Joel and Edwin left for university. Miserable at school, short-tempered with Danny at home, I began to dream of Joel returning and declaring he’d fallen love with me. I longed to leave the sneers of my classmates behind, and marry Joel, and live happily ever after with him at Summerbourne.
How I miss the days when love seemed so obvious and simple.
My fledgling romantic hopes were crushed a couple of weeks before my fifteenth birthday. I don’t relish revisiting that memory now, but it occurs to me for the first time that something Joel said that day might be linked in some way to what happened when Danny and I were born.
Top 10 Books June 2021

Top 10 Books June 2021

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June top 10, books, picture book, graphic novel, young adult, children's books,

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