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The Greenhouse
The Greenhouse | Auður A. Ólafsdóttir, Brian Fitzgibbon
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Inspired by his mother's last conversation with him before her tragic death, Lobbi goes to revive a monastery's rose garden, where he befriends a monk and discovers the joys of fatherhood after the mother of his infant daughter comes there with her.
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Siri_reads
The Greenhouse | Auður A. Ólafsdóttir, Brian Fitzgibbon
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Due to work obligations I have had very little time to read this month. But yesterday I finally finished this book and I loved it. I can now look forward to a seven week vacation 🎉 And hopefully I will have time to read many interesting books 📚

RachelO I loved this book by the same author. Enjoy your break! 1mo
Siri_reads @RachelO thank you! I also loved Hotel Silence. Actually so much that I just had to read The Greenhouse. 1mo
AnneCecilie Tror jeg må teste ut denne forfatteren snart 1mo
Siri_reads @AnneCecilie Ja, hun skriver godt 👍🏻😊 1mo
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Siri_reads
The Greenhouse | Auður A. Ólafsdóttir, Brian Fitzgibbon
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Listening to The Greenhouse while tidying in my own greenhouse. Love audiobooks! They make it possible to combine my two favourite hobbies, reading and gardening 💕

AnneCecilie Hva er det du planter der? 1mo
Siri_reads @AnneCecilie Har plantet tomat, agurk og vindruer (!!) inne og sukkererter både inne og ute ? 1mo
AnneCecilie Gleder meg til å følge med på utviklingen. Har du tenkt å lage vin? 1mo
Siri_reads @AnneCecilie Nei, bare som eksperiment. Tror neppe det blir nok druer til en vinflaske. Blir kanskje druesaft? 😉 1mo
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Siri_reads
The Greenhouse | Auður A. Ólafsdóttir, Brian Fitzgibbon
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Started reading this book yesterday. So far I‘m loving it. After I started reading books on my Kindle I realised how important book covers are for my reading experience. I also find it fascinating how a book title change in translation. The Icelandic title Afleggjarinn would be translated Cuttings (cuttings from 🌹) I do realise this title would be strange in English. But by giving the book the title The Greenhouse something is lost in translation

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Siri_reads
The Greenhouse | Auður A. Ólafsdóttir, Brian Fitzgibbon
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Thanks for tagging me @AnneCecilie I‘m doing #ThursdaySurvey on a Saturday. 1. I have two favourites so far: A Gentleman in Moscow and Hotel Silence. 2. Can‘t remember. 3. The Greenhouse and Sommerlys og så kommer natten (not sure the book has been translated to English yet) 4. No reading goals. They make me stressed and ruin my reading experience ? @laurenslibrary

AnneCecilie Leste Sommerlys i fjor og likte den veldig godt, faktisk så godt at jeg titter veldig på den siste boks som er oversatt. 1mo
Siri_reads Hva heter den siste boka hans? @AnneCecilie 1mo
AnneCecilie Historien om Asta hvor drar man om det ikke finnes noen vei ut i verden. Dem har et fint rosa cover og alt 😉 1mo
Siri_reads @AnneCecilie å, den har jeg hørt om. Får lese Sommerlys først så får vi se ? 1mo
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akckitty
The Greenhouse | Auður A. Ólafsdóttir, Brian Fitzgibbon
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Back to my volunteer work at my local green house. As promised, I am posting a picture of 1 of the 7 doggies that roam around while we work.

@GondorGirl this is Tater Tot who I told you about! She has actually interrupted my work quite a bit today by sitting on my lap while I was busy planting lol

By her who didn't quite fit into the pic is her side kick Babbit!

Also, happy Sunday everyone!

#dogsoflitsy #petsoflitsy #nonbookishpost

GondorGirl I love Tater Tot so much! She's just darling! 😍😍😍 4mo
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mhillis
The Greenhouse | Auður A. Ólafsdóttir, Brian Fitzgibbon
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This is one of my favorite books that I‘ve read this year. The main character tends a rose garden at a monastery 🌹 #garden #augustisatrip #womenintranslation

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌸🌷💗 11mo
vkois88 👍👍👍 11mo
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Crazeedi
The Greenhouse | Auður A. Ólafsdóttir, Brian Fitzgibbon
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So my first time planting 4 varieties of tomatoes and 2 of hot peppers. Instead of buying plants. Fingers crossed!🙏

Andrew65 Good luck! 1y
Cinfhen Definitely fingers crossed 🤞🏼 I love the idea of planting my own veggies 🍅 1y
Crazeedi @Cinfhen I always have a pretty big garden, plant some seeds directly in ground. But I've always bought certain plants *tomatoes peppers* so we'll see! 1y
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Lindy
The Greenhouse | Auður A. Ólafsdóttir, Brian Fitzgibbon
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So far, the setting —Iceland in February —is a good match for the weather I see outside my window. But now the main character is getting on a plane, heading for a warmer place by the start of chapter 5. I am with him in spirit. We had freezing rain in Edmonton, and then wind, resulting in sidewalks like curling rinks. I plan to stay indoors until my book club tonight.
I‘m reading the French #translation by Catherine Eyjfsson.

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JenP
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#readaroundtheworld #iceland
I really loved this quiet book about a young man‘s experience discovering his path. Lobby is leaving his home for the first time to travel to a monastery where he will be responsible for tending to the garden. His mother recently died and he has a 9 month old daughter frI‘m a one night stand. The relationships are beautiful, writing is sparse, & book is understated. Not a whole lot happens but I loved following 👇🏼

JenP The life of this young man and being immersed in his journey of self-discovery. I loved the village, the monastery, and the relationship between the protagonist and his father. 2y
ephemeralwaltz Sounds interesting! 2y
JenP @ephemeralwaltz it really was! 2y
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mhillis Glad you enjoyed it too! Great review📚 2y
JenP @mhillis thanks and your review was great too! 2y
BookishMe I was looking this up for my Iceland read (so many crime thrillers ;O) and keeping it in view for future. 2y
JenP @BookishMe I hope you like it if you do end up reading it 2y
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mhillis
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The main character travels from Iceland to an unnamed European country to tend a rose garden at a monastery. Great descriptions of gardening and cooking. Interesting human relationships and reflections on language learning. I finished it in 1 day!
#readaroundtheworld #iceland #womenintranslation #readingwomenchallenge #abookwherethecharactersaretravelingsomewhere

JenP Yay! I‘m hoping to read it today or start today 😊 2y
kathedron That sounds strangely fascinating! 2y
mhillis @JenP Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! 2y
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mhillis @River_Voice It was! I‘m going to see if I can get ahold of her other books that have been translated. 2y
Lindy Gardening, cooking, interesting relationships, language learning & women in translation: that‘s five boxes ticked & I‘m stacking this. 😊 (edited) 2y
mhillis @Lindy Hope you have a chance to read this! It has it all!! @JenP had a good review of this one too. 2y
Lindy @mhillis I checked my public library‘s holdings and discovered it‘s available there in a French translation, but not English. I will give the French edition a go, since I like to keep up my fluency. I will make a note to report back to you when I read it. 👍 2y
mhillis @Lindy Sounds good! I read that the French translation of this book was popular. 2y
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mhillis
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#readaroundtheworld #Iceland
The main character, a gardener, thinks about what he would say about moss if only he knew the vocabulary in her language.

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