November 2020 book of the month club

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Let's just say - it hasn't caught my imagination :dunno: yet :)
I haven't read any reviews, as I don't want to accidentally get spoiled, but I'm wondering if despite its "popularity", sales, and time on the best seller's list, if this is a book some will love, while others won't understand the hype.

Is it a big book? How many pages / chapters?
 
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It's November 1st, so if you haven't already, it's time to start reading Where The Crawdads Sing. :)

What is a crawdad, anyway? :dunno:
For anyone wondering, I Googled.


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As for whether crawdads really sing, guess we'll have to read the book. :D
 
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I'm going to borrow the e-book from the library in a few days. They have 140 copies, and 4 currently available, so I don't think I'll have any wait time to get it.
Interestingly enough, the 2 local library sponsored book clubs by me also chose this book for November🤔 I really wanted to try borrowing a physical copy or ebook but no dice! Is there a movie or show being made hence the sudden interest?
 
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Interestingly enough, the 2 local library sponsored book clubs by me also chose this book for November🤔 I really wanted to try borrowing a physical copy or ebook but no dice! Is there a movie or show being made hence the sudden interest?
Not sure why the sudden interest, but yes, there is a movie planned Here's a link, but I suggest not reading it until you finish the book, in case there's any spoilers: Daisy Edgar-Jones Will Star in Reese Witherspoon's Where the Crawdads Sing Movie Adaptation

How many e-books does your library have? Mine has over 100, so the wait time isn't that long. Maybe it's the same with your library.

I’m a couple of chapters in and found the first few a little tough, just because of the style of local dialect that is used. Found it hard to understand. However after I got over that I’m starting to warm to Kya v much ❤
I have to finish the book I'm currently reading, then I'll start this one. My library loan became available today, so I'll have 21 days to read it.
 

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I remember "fishing" for crawdads in the mudbank of the stream behind our house in Houston with a stick, string with bacon tied to it. They dig holes in mud by mounding it up so we could see where they were, and we put the bacon-string in there. Then we'd keep them for a day or two then turn them loose. Great childhood memory :) . Never heard them sing though.
 

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Not sure why the sudden interest, but yes, there is a movie planned Here's a link, but I suggest not reading it until you finish the book, in case there's any spoilers: Daisy Edgar-Jones Will Star in Reese Witherspoon's Where the Crawdads Sing Movie Adaptation

How many e-books does your library have? Mine has over 100, so the wait time isn't that long. Maybe it's the same with your library.



I have to finish the book I'm currently reading, then I'll start this one. My library loan became available today, so I'll have 21 days to read it.
Oh I’ll look forward to the movie it defo ❤❤
 

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Just ordered mine. Got a hard copy, since it was only a dollar more than the Kindle (when does THAT ever happen?). It will be here shortly.

My dad used to sing a song to me when I was little:

"You get a line and I'll get a pole, Honey.
You get a line and I'll get pole, Babe.
You get a line and I'll get a pole,
We'll go down to the crawdad hole,
Oh, Honey, oh Baby-mine!
 
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How's everyone coming along with the book?

I'm having a hard time focusing on reading these days. No fault of the book, though, just too many other things on my mind. I am a few chapters in, and will hopefully read more this week.
 

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It breaks my heart to think of a child alone. Or anyone being lonely for that matter. I am one big emotional softie 😬❤
You are in good, and LOTS OF GOOD, company here! Lord, I cry on Christmas Eve about all the trees that were cut, and never got a chance to have their moment of glory, all decorated with children look on in awe.
 
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