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BUDDY READS: ARCHIVED > These Shallow Graves, by Jennifer Donnelly → Start Date: December 1, 2015

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Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments Trisha, Amanda, and I would love it if you would join us in this buddy read!


Megan | 52 comments Thanks for making the thread. Excited for this one!


Amanda | 4394 comments I have this on hold at the library. It sounds interesting :)


Nicole - Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die- | 881 comments I'm going to join you guys on this one


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Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments Glad to have you girls join! YAY!


Amanda | 4394 comments I am going to try and start this tonight, if not then tomorrow morning.


message 7: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new) - rated it 4 stars

Trisha | 31440 comments I'm definitely starting today! I'm so excited to read this!


Megan | 52 comments I'll be starting this one tomorrow. I'm planning on posting every five chapters or so with my thoughts. Happy reading!


message 9: by Trisha, lives on coffee (last edited Dec 01, 2015 04:56PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Trisha | 31440 comments I'm going to bump it up to every 10 chapters (that's about 50 pages per update) :)
I'm reading another one, starting another one
and THEN I'll start this one!LOL


Amanda | 4394 comments Every 10 chapters sounds good to me. I'm working on a couple of other books right now too.


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Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments I guess we are all reading a few books! Lol Every 10 sounds good. :)


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Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments My book isn't even on its way yet, but I am 1st in the queue so hopefully I'll get it in a few days. Ugh...


Amanda | 4394 comments 10 chapters.

Jo (view spoiler)

Pretty good so far. I will continue more after work tonight.


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Trisha | 31440 comments 10 chapters too

Jo(view spoiler)

Phillip(view spoiler)


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Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments My book arrived today so I'll start tomorrow.


message 16: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new) - rated it 4 stars

Trisha | 31440 comments 20 chapters

Eddie(view spoiler)

Phillip(view spoiler)

Jo(view spoiler)


Amanda | 4394 comments 20 chapters.

Eddie (view spoiler)

Grandma (view spoiler)

Phillip (view spoiler)

I'll read more later today. I will be making Christmas cookies today first.


Amanda | 4394 comments 30 chapters.

Grandma (view spoiler)

Jo (view spoiler)


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Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments Got my book today so I'll start tomorrow.


Megan | 52 comments 10 Chapters (I'm painfully slow)

I'm very much pleasantly surprised with the direction this book is going in! After not being impressed by Donnelly's historical fiction The Tea Rose (which I felt was too much like a high school drama set in the past), I think These Shallow Graves has reestablished her as a talented author. Jo is such a great character, lively and spirited while still sharing the typical naïveté of a wealthy young woman. At this point I'm not quite sure on my thoughts of Eddie, (he still seems like a bit of an arrogant punk to me) but I can definitely see how he has room to develop and become an interesting and likable character. The relationship dynamics are also very interesting as well, such as the cold, emotionless companionship of "dating". I have a bit of an idea of what I think the secret is, but I'll share it later when I can put on spoiler tags.


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Trisha | 31440 comments 40 chapters

I completely agree, Megan! I'm loving this one. I don't think I've read the author's other book but I'm impressed so far with this one

Jo is a fun character. I like reading her.

Grandma(view spoiler)

Eddie(view spoiler)

ball(view spoiler)

Bram(view spoiler)


Amanda | 4394 comments 40 chapters.

Eddie (view spoiler)

ball (view spoiler)

Bram (view spoiler)


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Trisha | 31440 comments 60 chapters

Eddie(view spoiler)

Bram(view spoiler)

Money(view spoiler)


Amanda | 4394 comments 60 chapters.

Eddie (view spoiler)


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Trisha | 31440 comments and I"m done
I really liked Jo

I'd (view spoiler)

Eddie(view spoiler)

I was (view spoiler)

this was good. can't wait to see what you guys think!


Amanda | 4394 comments Yay, glad to see you liked it Trisha. I have a few more things I need to do then I should be able to finish this later this afternoon. Can't wait to see how this ends.


Amanda | 4394 comments Finished.

I agree (view spoiler)

Eddie (view spoiler)

Twist (view spoiler)

This was good, I enjoyed reading this one.


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Trisha | 31440 comments yay! I'm glad you liked it too Amanda!!


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Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments I started this but BARELY have read any pages...maybe 10 or so. I'll get back to it.

The end of the year is hard because I have a lot of grandkids with birthdays! LOL October 9 a grandson, October 16 my daughter, October 26 a granddaughter, October 31 my twin granddaughters, November 13 a granddaughter, November 14 a grandson, November 25 a granddaughter, December 6 a grandson, December 9 a granddaughter, December 18 my daughter-in-law...Okay, I'll stop! I probably left some of them out. Ha ha! Point is I've been busy. LOL


message 30: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new) - rated it 4 stars

Trisha | 31440 comments Oh my goodness! WOW! LOL
No worries, you know me! I'm hanging out! :)


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Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments I know you all right and you are a wonderful, gracious person to know. :o)


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