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Housekeeper and the Professor
Housekeeper and the Professor | Yoko Ogawa
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Caterina
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Let's go! So excited for this bingo card. And my #BookSpin (tagged) is my #AuthorAMonth pick, which I didn't even realize was the December author until after my brother-in-law loaned me his copy last week! Really excited to read that one. 😊 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #AAM @Soubhiville

Soubhiville How perfect! now
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Bklover
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I just finished this for #authoramonth. Wasn‘t sure it was going to be something I‘d like, but I was wrong. I listened to this whole beautiful story today, and I was deeply touched by it. I smiled through most of it. If any of you have read this one, you will understand the photo. If you haven‘t read it, please do. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

KathyWheeler I read this book years ago and loved it. 1d
Bklover @KathyWheeler Wasn‘t it wonderful?! I am so glad for #authoramonth as it‘s not something I normally would have picked up. One of the best things about Litsy is finding new authors to love. ❤️ 1d
KathyWheeler @Bklover I picked it up in a bookstore because I loved the cover. 1d
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Soubhiville I‘ll be reading this in the next week. I‘m glad to hear you liked it so much! 24h
KristiAhlers I love finding new authors and book treasures! 23h
Caroline2 Oh so glad to hear you liked it. I‘ll be reading it soon. 👍 20h
BarbaraBB I loved this one too!! 19h
Kangaj1 I also loved this! 13h
Zuhkeeyah Such a lovely story ❤️ 12h
dariazeoli I‘ve only just started this one but I‘m glad to hear it was a hit for you! I‘m excited to get further in. 11h
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Three lonely people, less lonely together. 🥹
First time in a long time I've considered math as anything more than frustrating, even beautiful, which is an accomplishment in itself.
I'm encountering a theme of quietly tragic, possibly incomplete backstories told in a subdued tone in Japanese literature; I haven't read enough to make a case study - anybody else encountered this?
To no one's surprise: I cried at the end.

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Hooked_on_books
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A housekeeper (really more a caregiver) is assigned a difficult client: a mathematician with a brain injury, leaving him with a short term memory of only 80 minutes. But they learn to speak to each other using math. This is a quiet, lovely book about people connecting and learning how to communicate despite barriers.

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KarenUK
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August had an easy choice of favorite, so here‘s my updated #readingbracket2022 @chasjjlee 💕

BarbaraBB Tough choice I guess, between The Professor and Tomorrow! 3mo
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sailu112
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This is a book that would make you enjoy the mundane details of life. The characters are so well layered.

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KarenUK
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#pop22 #featuresaparty
I‘ve been in a huge slump, for various reasons, but this may just have fixed me! I love a perfectly formed novella… and this had the added bonus of embodying an uplifting story of kindness and compassion. An equation of beautifully simple prose, plus lovely characters plus the magic of maths, equals a truly memorable book. Loved it.

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This was a very comforting, sentimental book. I was afraid I wasn't going to like it because it features two topics I'm not normally interested in--cleaning and math, but I had an image in my head based on the depiction of the professor that I adored. Even some of the math held my attention temporarily. It was a solid book.

1st book for the #20in4 #Readathon @Andrew65

DisneyFan My two favorite topics! Stacked!! 5mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 5mo
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jlhammar
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1. Favorite spring flower—Tulips
2. Book that gives me that spring feeling—Pictured

This short and beautiful Ogawa novel makes me think of spring not only for its cherry blossom cover, but also because baseball (statistics and cards) plays a big part in the story.

#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 8mo
fredamans Thank you for playing! 8mo
Kammbia1 Another good one that I have read. 8mo
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Booksbymybed
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These days I‘m craving something gentle and stable. This novel was perfect. Who knew that math could provide as much reassurance as unconditional love and kindness. Even baseball (for which I generally don‘t care at all) was a comforting addition as a thread that connects people‘s hearts.

Deblovestoread I 💜 this book so much. 9mo
Booksbymybed @Kdgordon88 💜it was beautiful! 9mo
tenar Lovely review of a wonderful book! 9mo
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Booksbymybed @tenar 💜💜💜 9mo
jlhammar Loved this book! 9mo
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This novel is very heart touching and thoughtful.
The story tell about a young housekeeper entrusted to take care of a math professsor who long back got in an accident and so is left with only 80 minute of memory.
Despite the amount of math used in this book which I am absolutely bad at. I never felt out of space and enjoy the drive of the book and the scenario of the emotions .
Atlast I want to say it's not a love story, but a story of love.💕

BarbaraBB One of my favorites! 9mo
Noveldrama @BarbaraBB 💕same here💕 9mo
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natashalb
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A touching story about a young housekeeper entrusted to care for a math professor who, after a long ago car accident, is left with only an 80 minute memory. Despite the amount of maths (which I am absolutely abhorrent at) and baseball (which I have absolutely zero interest in) it was a really beautiful story of a lovely relationship between the housekeeper, the professor and her charming young son.

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swynn
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1. The Moscow Puzzles. Gifted to me by a colleague who gets me.

2. The Thursday Murder Club. For a friend who lives mysteries

3. Tagged.

#WondrousWednesday
@Eggs

Eggs Sounds like some great reads 10mo
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Night_Reader
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"...the room was filled by a kind of stillness. Not simply an absence of noise, but an accumulation of layers of silence, untouched by fallen hair or mold, silence that the Professor left behind as he wandered..."

Cathythoughts Nice quote 💫 11mo
BarbaraBB I loved this book 🤍 (edited) 11mo
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VRM1975
Mehso-so

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Deblovestoread
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It‘s a wrap for October #BookspinBingo. Best month ever with 5 Bingos. 🎉

22 books off my TBR. 4 DNF‘S including both my #Bookspin and #Doublespin.

5 🌟
Long Way Down
Night
The Housekeeper and the Professor
Four Hundred Souls

4.5 🌟
Matrix

4🌟
A Dangerous Collaboration
Bait and Witch (not on the bingo board)
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Hamnet
The Guncle
Pride and Premeditation
Belgravia

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! 13mo
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Deblovestoread
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#BookReport #WeeklyForecast

I 💜💜💜 The Housekeeper and the Professor 5 🌟 and Hamnet was sad but also good. 4 🌟 Several People Typing was meh…probably due to my age more than anything. Ophie‘s Ghost was a good middle grade read…atmospheric but not too spooky. Love Justina Ireland‘s writing. Had to set aside Hood Feminism for now. I can‘t seem to concentrate and I believe there is lots to learn.

BkClubCare Oh! LOVE the Housekeeper and the Professor 👏 14mo
BarbaraBB Agree with you and @BkClubCare 🤍 14mo
BookNAround The Housekeeper and the Professor is such a lovely book. 14mo
Cinfhen Cute graphics!!!!! 13mo
Teresereading I loved Hamnet 13mo
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Blueberry
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Eggs Perfect 👌🏼📚👍🏼 1y
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Read-y_Picker
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ME:

DAFFY: Yes you CAN finish one more book tonight and hit 20 hours! 💕
#20in4 @Andrew65
#dogsoflitsy

wanderinglynn That face! Too precious! ❤️🐶 1y
PaperbackPirate So cute! 😍 1y
Read-y_Picker @wanderinglynn @PaperbackPirate Thanks! She‘s my favourite girl 🥰🥰 1y
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Andrew65 Daffy was right! 😊 1y
Read-y_Picker @Andrew65 She's a great motivator. Can't say no to that face! 1y
Andrew65 @Read-y_Picker 🤣🤣🤣 She‘ll be so proud of you. 1y
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Read-y_Picker
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Calling it a night. I think tomorrow I‘m actually gonna make it to 20 hours!
#20in4. @Andrew65

IamIamIam How's the Night Vale book? I bought it a while ago & I've never known anyone else who was interested in NV. 😁 1y
Read-y_Picker @IamIamIam honestly it‘s my first. So far so good as a stand-alone. I‘m only 1/4 way in but I‘m enjoying it so far. I wanted something ‘funny‘ to listen to when I couldn‘t be reading and this one just keeps popping up in my lists. How are the others? I hope I‘m not missing anything starting here. 1y
IamIamIam @Read-y_Picker I took out Welcome to Night Vale before I started listening to the podcast so I was totally lost, LOL. I'm about 30-ish episodes in so I have a better feel for the aesthetic. She's a fun character so I was excited to hear what they had in store for her. 😁 1y
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Andrew65 Doing brilliantly 👏👏👏🙌 1y
Read-y_Picker @IamIamIam You know, I would do it the same way I think. Just the idea of listening to 200 podcast episodes just to get situated in a series is a big put-off. There are just not enough hours lol. 1y
IamIamIam @Read-y_Picker And it's so odd that sometimes I just can't handle the craziness! 🤣 Last spring & summer was so strange that I just couldn't get into Night Vale craziness! 1y
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I‘m having a hard time with this one. It seems to me like the author is making time flow as if normal but keeps reminding us that the first meeting of the day is like meeting a stranger.
If the professor‘s memory resets every 80 minutes shouldn‘t there be more constant chaos?

Read-y_Picker You‘re telling me that the housekeeper convinced him to get a haircut after he had been holding out for so long, took him on foot to the barber, got said haircut, had a leisurely stroll through the park where they stopped to write out complex equations in the sand and then returned home all seamlessly within 80 minutes?!?! 1y
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GatheringBooks
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#CuriousCovers Day 16: Deliciously #pink covers in these two novels by female Asian novelists.

Eggs Pretty 🌸🌸 1y
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TheKidUpstairs

Hey #LMPBC ladies, just checking in regarding the last round and where everything is! I still haven't received Katie's selection (Drive Your Plow), or my book back. I know the postal system is backed up, and reading delays happen, just want to update so we're all on the same page!

@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @KatieB @Read-y_Picker

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I sent off both Water Dancer & The Professor to Alissa about a month ago, tracking said that it arrived. I haven't gotten my pick back yet. 2y
TheKidUpstairs @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thanks for the update. I sent yours (I think, you were unnecessary woman, right?) to Katie at the end of February. 2y
KatieB I am just finishing up the Unnecessary Woman (and loving it!) so should have it to the post office this weekend. Sorry Danielle! @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @KatieB Sounds good, no rush! 2y
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AnneCecilie
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I read Ogawa‘s book “The Memory Police” earlier this year and I just had to read more from her. In its way, this is also a book about memory. A housekeeper is getting a job at a former professor. And his memory only lasts for 80 minutes, after that you are like a stranger to him again. This book is about the bond they form.

Cathythoughts I‘m halfway through this one 👍🏻❤️ 2y
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Cathythoughts
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I was doing a bit of investigating for #Booked2021 #Spring last night ( translated into your first language) I read the start of this one💕💕💕loving it & I think it will be a lovely last read of the night book ... it was last night anyway

TrishB That looks good 👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB It‘s a lovely read so far , I can‘t imagine that will change 💫 2y
erzascarletbookgasm On my tbr, hope to read this soon. I remember @BarbaraBB has high praise for this 😊 2y
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rockpools Gorgeous photo too 🌸 2y
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm It‘s a soft & gentle read so far 2y
Cathythoughts @rockpools the hyacinths are up 👍🏻😁 Spring 💕 2y
Blaire I loved that book! It‘s a beautiful story. I read it for a book club years ago. 2y
julesG Lovely cover! 2y
Cathythoughts @Blaire It‘s really lovely ❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @julesG Thanks Julia 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Liz_M Spring flowers! Lucky you. We're a week or two away, crocus just started blooming. 2y
andrew61 I'll have to give it a go after enjoying memory police. 2y
Cathythoughts @Liz_M Lovely to see the spring returning 💚 2y
Cathythoughts @andrew61 I‘m stacking Memory Police 👍🏻 2y
LeahBergen And look at those pretty flowers! 2y
BarbaraBB I loved this one indeed 2y
BookNAround This was such a lovely book. 2y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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All finished, will send off later today. #lmpbc @KatieB @TheKidUpstairs @Read-y_Picker

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tenar
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Tender, gentle, patient. A spirit of non-judging, of empathy, of care. About how we can help each other live in our uncertain, ephemeral world.

Just seeing elderly or disabled people being appreciated as full, valuable human beings is enough to get me emotional these days, and the relationship between the housekeeper and the professor healed a little bit of my soul.

I finally read this thanks to @BarbaraBB‘s love of it; I‘m so glad I did!

BarbaraBB I‘m glad you loved it too! It‘s quite a unique book I think! 💜 2y
tenar @BarbaraBB It was unique! I was so impressed by the author‘s thoughtful blending of math into the story. I read that the original title means “The Professor's Beloved Equation”, and that made me smile. 💜 2y
batsy Lovely review and photo. 2y
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tenar @batsy Thank you so much! It‘s a lovely book. 2y
IuliaC Beautiful review and good to know about the original title! I really liked this book 2y
tenar @IuliaC Thank you very much! I‘m delighted so many here on Litsy liked it as much as I did. 2y
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Megabooks
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This novel warmed my heart during yesterday‘s cold rain. I quickly read through this beautiful story blending mathematics and the friendship between a professor, his housekeeper, and her son. From cover to cover, a delight! Thanks so much @BarbaraBB 💜😘 Our friendship means a lot to me.

#japan #readingasia2021 #translatedlit #booked2021

And can everyone ogle this lovely edition? 😍😍

Cinfhen That cover is stunning 🤩 and I love it near the candle 💛💛💛 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen I love that candle that another special person got for me. 😉😘 it‘s one of my favorites and always on display. Thank you!! 💜❤️ 2y
BarbaraBB I was hoping the blend of maths and friendship would work for you 💙 2y
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Megabooks I‘m so glad all three of us are friends @Cinfhen and @BarbaraBB ! 2y
Megabooks @BarbaraBB it really did!! Japanese novels so often feature beautiful friendships. I also absolutely LOVED the math in it!! 2y
Cinfhen It‘s a special bond @BarbaraBB @Megabooks ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
rockpools I am ogling 😍 2y
Librarybelle This definitely sounds like a sweet book! And the cover...😍 2y
Megabooks @rockpools 🥰🥰 thanks!! 2y
Megabooks @Librarybelle it is! Great choice for Japan. And thank you! 🥰 2y
Deblovestoread Beautiful cover and stacked! 2y
Megabooks @Kdgordon88 I hope you enjoy it! 2y
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squirrelbrain
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What a gorgeous book, both inside and out!

It tells the story of a professor who only has an 80-minute memory and his relationship with his housekeeper and her son. It was both life-affirming and somewhat sad at the same time, and you get a real sense of Japanese culture. And of course it‘s full of mathematics which gladdens this accountant‘s heart!

Thank you so much for sending it to me @BarbaraBB 😘

#readingasia2021 #japan

Moray_Reads I loved this story and this edition is gorgeous! 2y
BarbaraBB I am happy you liked it as much as I thought you would 😘 2y
Librarybelle This sounds so good, and I love the cover! 2y
Bookboss I loved this book! I read The Memory Police by Ogawa, and I loved that, too. 2y
Cathythoughts Lovely review! I have this one on the shelf 👍🏻😁 2y
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@BarbaraBB look what arrived!! Thank you so much! This is on my TBR, and I don‘t own it. Perfect gift! I even did a tribute photo with my mom‘s indoor garden. ❤️❤️❤️ Merry Christmas 📚

vivastory I love this edition! 2y
BarbaraBB I am so happy it finally arrived! I almost sure that you‘ll enjoy it. It‘s about maths 😉❤️. And it‘s a lovely story! 2y
slategreyskies I really loved this story!! :) 2y
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BarbaraBB And the good news is: I already bought you another one so there‘s more to come 😀 2y
Megabooks @vivastory it‘s gorgeous! 2y
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I remember wanting to read this after your review and nearly buying it from BD, so I‘m really glad to have it! Thank you 💖 2y
Megabooks @BarbaraBB what?!? Just saw you got me something else. Once again, thank you. It is so nice to get awesome books during this rough time. Know your friendship is deeply appreciated!! 2y
Megabooks @slategreyskies great! I‘m really excited to read it. 2y
KathyWheeler I really liked this book. 2y
CSeydel Oh this one is so good! 😍 2y
Gissy That is a gorgeous edition!! 😍❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Megabooks @KathyWheeler @CSeydel yay! I‘m really happy to read it. 2y
Megabooks @Gissy it‘s so beautiful! I have it prominently displayed until I read it. 2y
LeahBergen Ooo, pretty! 2y
Megabooks @LeahBergen @readordierachel isn‘t it gorgeous?? 💖💖 2y
Cathythoughts That‘s lovely ✨✨✨✨✨ 2y
Megabooks @Cathythoughts thank you!! @BarbaraBB is a wonderful gift-giver! 💜💜 (edited) 2y
batsy So pretty! 2y
Megabooks @batsy thanks!! 2y
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 2y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Barbara has great taste! I love this edition! 2y
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BarbaraBB
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Day 8 of #12booksof2020

I thought things couldn‘t get any better after The Memory Police and then I read this one. From page one this book is a lovely experience of a woman and her child taking care of a professor with dementia. Highly recommended!

TheKidUpstairs Such a beautiful read. 2y
Andrew65 This is on my TBR. 2y
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squirrelbrain So looking forward to this! 2y
writerlibrarian This book... i laughed, i cried and i still love it after all these years. (edited) 2y
readordierachel I have this waiting on my shelf. Looking forward to it. 2y
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vivastory
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I received a B&N gift card from my aunt in the mail, so I picked these up. Looking forward to both of them, especially the tagged book. Ogawa's Memory Police is a favorite of the year & both @BarbaraBB & @emilyhaldi have posted rave reviews.

BarbaraBB I hope you‘ll love it as much as you did The Memory Police! And @Megabooks just wrote a very glowing post about 2y
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I am really enjoying Sticks! 2y
vivastory @BarbaraBB I hope to read both of them this week 2y
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vivastory @Megabooks Glad to hear! I'm starting it today. Looking forward to your review. I get Grady Hendrix vibes from the reviews I've read 2y
emilyhaldi Nice!! Enjoy 🤗 I‘m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Sticks... I‘m currently on the holds list for that one at the library. 2y
vivastory @emilyhaldi I normally would have picked it up from the library but there's a long wait & I'm trying to read the TOB shortlist 2y
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squirrelbrain
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I‘m so lucky to have such lovely Littens as friends!

@rockpools - Rachel, the squirrel is gorgeous - he‘s definitely going in the library!

@BarbaraBB - I‘ve been wanting to read the tagged book as I loved The Memory Police so much. I‘ve never seen this edition though - it‘s beautiful!

@Oryx - I love Peirene books and this one sounds quite Scandi noir - I‘m very much looking forward to it. ⬇️

@Caroline2 - I so wanted to read this ⬇️

squirrelbrain for #readingeurope2020 #turkey but someone had it out of the library for aaages so I read another by the same author and loved it! Really looking forward to this.... 2y
BarbaraBB It‘s a beautiful edition isn‘t it? I hope you‘ll like it as much as The Memory Police 🤍 2y
rockpools Merry Christmas Helen! For some reason the squirrel wouldn‘t let me leave the shop without him 😘 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm That squirrel is 👌. Happy Christmas! 🎄 2y
Cathythoughts Gorgeous! Loving that squirrel ❤️🎄 2y
TrishB Cool gifts ❤️💜 happy Christmas 🎄 2y
Caroline2 Merry Christmas 🎄🤩 2y
Crazeedi That squirrel is so unique! Merry Christmas!!🎄☃️🌠🎁💗 2y
squirrelbrain Squirrels are like that Rachel @rockpools - they‘re very insistent! 🐿❤️ 2y
Oryx That squirrel is lovely. Hope you had a day. 2y
Avanders Aww I love that squirrel! 😍♥️ Merry Christmas! ♥️🎄 2y
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emilyhaldi
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A lovely story that expertly contrasts the dependability and truth of math with the fleeting and precarious human life ✨ Definitely making it to my #20best2020 list!! Thanks @BarbaraBB 😘

BarbaraBB Oh so happy you liked it! One of your top reads even, yay! I hope you‘ll like the others just as much! 2y
BarbaraBB Also: are you going to make a #20best2020 list? I‘d love to see your favorite as you are my influencer too 👯‍♀️ 2y
emilyhaldi You‘re too kind @BarbaraBB I keep putting off my list bc each i keep reading books that I think will be ON the list 😂 including the one I started yesterday... 2y
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emilyhaldi But yes I will post my list next week!! @BarbaraBB it‘s already well underway 2y
BarbaraBB That one sounds funny! 2y
sarahbarnes I need to get to this one soon! 2y
emilyhaldi It‘s laugh out loud funny @BarbaraBB perfect to cap off the end of this year!! 2y
vivastory Well, after @barbarabb rave review & yours, there's no way I can resist this. Will def be picking it up soon! 2y
emilyhaldi I hope you like it!!! @vivastory 2y
vivastory I'm sure I will. Memory Police is on my best of the year list 2y
emilyhaldi Yes that one is high on my tbr now!! @vivastory 2y
vivastory You're in for a treat! Revenge is great, too. I'm actually thinking of rereading it in the next couple of months 2y
Reviewsbylola Yeah, I need that list. 2y
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emilyhaldi
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I‘ve been influenced 😁 @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Cinfhen And they compliment each other so well 💙💚💙 2y
LeahBergen And so pretty, too!! 💙 2y
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Cathythoughts Oh I have the top 2 !! Must try & get there next year ... lovely pic ✨ (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB Oh I feel honored, I loved all three of them! I hope you‘ll too 🤞🏽💕 2y
BarbaraBB Beautiful picture by the way 🤩 2y
Kalalalatja Great pic! 2y
emilyhaldi They do don‘t they?! @Cinfhen 2y
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB I already started the tagged book, and I think I‘m going to love it 🥰 (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB That‘s my favorite of the three! 2y
sarahbarnes Two of these on my TBR too! 2y
sarahbarnes The Sea Wife because of @BarbaraBB too 😊 2y
Cinfhen I really liked the Sea Wife, too‼️Happy Reading 😘 2y
Cinfhen And I thought the tagged book was lovely ☺️ 2y
BarbaraBB @sarahbarnes And I read Sea Wife because of @Cinfhen lol we‘re all such enablers 😉 2y
emilyhaldi Really!! @Cinfhen well now I‘m even more pleased that I purchased these for myself 🤗 2y
Cinfhen ☺️ 2y
Reviewsbylola It doesn‘t take much. 2y
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IuliaC
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The initially and apparently ordinary interaction between an eminent mathematics professor who lives with only 80 minutes of short-term memory since a traumatic brain injury, his housekeeper and her 10-year old son evolves into a deep connection which forever changes the equation of their lives. The professor's brilliance in the magic of maths involuntarily leads to an original and fascinating communication language with his two young friends.

BookNAround I really liked this one a lot. 2y
IuliaC @BookNAround me too 😊 2y
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IuliaC
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I am using my coffee break to not only dive into this coffee but also a bit into this book, which I understand was also adapted into a movie in Japan in 2006

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KatieB
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It arrived @TheKidUpstairs ! It felt like Christmas Day. I‘m so enjoying doing this with all of you! @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Read-y_Picker #lmpbc

Read-y_Picker Ooh this looks great! Nice pick 👍 2y
KatieB I just thought that maybe I shouldn‘t have ruined the surprise of which book was picked. Oops! 2y
Mccall0113 Such a fantastic story. 2y
TheKidUpstairs @KatieB no worries, I didn't intentionally keep it a secret from anyone, I just never got around to posting which book I picked! 2y
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Pickpick

Such a beautiful book about the basis of friendship. I never knew maths could be as beautiful as this too! My first Yoko Ogawa and I'm in love with her writing! 5/5

BarbaraBB I loved this one too 💕 2y
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Cindyelizavaz
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#nowreading this for an #asianlit #bookdiscussion coming up. Good start so far!

Mrs_B I loved the descriptions of maths in this one. Enjoy! 2y
Cindyelizavaz @Mrs_B thank you! I'm enjoying it so far! The start have been good. 😊😊 2y
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BarbaraBB
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#SeptemberStats #SeptemberWrapUp

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨
The Housekeeper and the Professor
Sisters

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Clap When You Land
The Queen of Bloody Everything
Despised and Rejected
Burnt Sugar
The Tiger‘s Wife

⭐️⭐️⭐️✨
The Eighth Life (for Brilka)
The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko
Misery
The Pilgrim Hawk
The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Revenge

⭐️⭐️⭐️
Banana Peels on the Tracks

⭐️⭐️✨
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

LeahBergen What a good month you had! 2y
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 great month! 2y
KarenUK Top two are on my book spin this month! And loved tiger‘s wife and Queen of bloody everything... 💕 (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB @KarenUK I hope you‘ll get to them! 2y
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Mrs_B
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Pickpick

This was very much a #blameitonlitsy purchase.
An absolutely adorable book, the descriptions of the Professor‘s explanations of mathematics are just beautiful.

BarbaraBB Yay, happy you loved it too 💕 2y
MayJasper I loved this too 👍 2y
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Mrs_B
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1. The tagged and also “The Cruel Prince“ by Holly Black on audio.
2. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
3. Roast squash (not butternut, proper acorn squash) mmmmmmmm

Thank you for the tag @Helen19 would you like to play @Jari-chan ?
@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

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BarbaraBB
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Pickpick

A single mother becomes the housekeeper of a mathematician who, after an accident, only has an 80 minute memory. Her son comes often with her and the professor explains them mathematic problems. A loving and unique affection develops between them.

Ogawa places the eternity of the numbers against the transience of life. Every little twist and turn has meaning in this book, right down to the last sentence. A clever and deeply moving masterpiece.

BarbaraBB @vivastory I can highly recommend this one to you. It lived up to my (high!) expectations after 2y
Kalalalatja Great review, and great photo! 👌 2y
TrishB Lovely review 👍🏻 2y
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Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️ 2y
batsy Beautiful review. 2y
Tanisha_A I am reading The Memory Police right now, and absolutely loving it. Great review, Barb! And, love that cover. 😍 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review and gorgeous edition! Check out her others - Revenge and Hotel Iris 👍 2y
BarbaraBB @Tanisha_A I loved that one too! 2y
BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm I am going to read Revenge next I think. The premise is so good! 2y
vivastory This one is very high on my TBR. I'm glad to hear it lived up to your expectations! That is some serious #coverlove 2y
KVanRead Wow. Great review and such a pretty cover! *Virtual thud as another one lands on my endless TBR 😌 2y
Megabooks Oh awesome! I hadn‘t heard of this one. #stacking 2y
KarenUK I have this on my shelf unread.... going to fix that soon, based on your lovely review 💕😍 2y
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tantri_06
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Pickpick

Words to describe this book:
Mathematics
Short term memories
Platonic love
Friendship

This is how you make mathematics sounds poetic. I've never know numbers and equations can be beautiful.

There's a movie adaptation, too. It's titled The Professor's Beloved Equation.

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Buechersuechtling
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👉🏼 https://www.mathematik-nachhilfe.de/euler-formel-eulersche-identitaet/

Littens, @ju.ca.no – I can‘t believe I really googled this formula with the intention of understanding what it wants to tell me. Well, I tried many search results but no one could enlighten me even the tiniest bit more.

It‘s hopeless.
I stick to what I remember from maths in school. No root can be calculated from negative numbers.
So.

What‘s all the fuss about❓😂

ju.ca.no I cannot help you with understanding in any way😂😂 this is beyond me🙈 3y
Buechersuechtling @ju.ca.no You know, I think, I was a bit naive, because I thought “This is Internet age so there will somewhere be someone able to explain it in a way even I understand.” But well, there isn‘t. Which might mean I‘m even less intelligent than Homer Simpson. Uhm … Ouch. But okay. I can pay my rent without mathematical geniality. That‘ll do. 😂 3y
ju.ca.no @Buechersuechtling I‘m just too far away from anything higher-maths related. I might have understood it back in school when I was still able to calculate with sin, cos and what ever else there was. But now. No way😂 3y
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Buechersuechtling @ju.ca.no No. On my side not even then … 🤭 3y
ju.ca.no @Buechersuechtling oh I just really want to believe that I could‘ve done it😂😂 but probably not. 3y
Buechersuechtling @ju.ca.no Remember, it‘s “Mind over matter” so you surely would have succeeded. 😂 3y
ju.ca.no @Buechersuechtling haha sure😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 3y
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swynn
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📖 The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
✍️ Harry Harrison
🍿 Hellboy (2004)
🎤 Beth Hart
🎶 Head Like a Hole (Nine Inch Nails)

#ManicMonday #LetterH @JoScho

JoScho Oh my goodness. I haven‘t thought about Beth Hart in years! Loved her. 3y
swynn @JoScho Check out her album from last year, "War in My Mind'; it has some of her best tracks yet. If you can get through "Thankful" without choking up you're a harder person than me. https://youtu.be/1Gtvccgc0yo 3y
JaclynW Love that song! 3y
JoScho I will do it and not hard at all. I‘m sure I will ball like a baby. 3y
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Buechersuechtling
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Pickpick

I second @ju.ca.no 's review. I very much liked the story of friendship and comfort. But I also had no particular interest in the „baseball-plot“ and noticed that most of the explanations of the maths problems weren‘t simple enough for me. Most I still don‘t understand. 🤭

And even if I see why it‘s all told from the housekeeper‘s view I still miss the professor‘s perspective. The effort daily life – alone a single day – is for him came up short.

ju.ca.no Oh yes, this is exactly how I felt too! 3y
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