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Disobedience
Disobedience: A Novel | Naomi Alderman
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Learning that her orthodox Jewish rabbi father has passed away, Manhattan single woman Ronit Krushka returns to the home she fled years earlier and reconnects with a beloved cousin and a forbidden childhood sweetheart, only to become a threat to her former community. A first novel. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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Emilymdxn
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#bisexualbooks

I loved this so much more than The Power! Rich, subtle, complex, full of faith and growth and vivid, original female characters with full inner lives. Can I get a cheer for a queer novel that focuses on growth in yourself and coming to an understanding with your own life as much as prizing getting into a relationship or showing trauma and death in immense detail??

CarolynM I loved this one too. 2mo
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TheatreSpaz
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My interest in it ebbed and flowed- I enjoyed reading about Esti more than either Ronit or Dovid, and with the changing POV I sometimes would put the book down for several weeks. In the end, though, I thoroughly enjoyed the story it told. It relies heavily on metaphor and imagination which can make it difficult to follow but also allows you to just float in the words and come to conclusions on your own.

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vivastory
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CarolynM I loved this one 5mo
vivastory @CarolynM I just finished it & I am greatly impressed. As an atheist who was raised in a Baptist church it gave me quite a bit to mull over. A very nuanced approach to the subject. I've heard great things about her book 5mo
vivastory @CarolynM I've also heard favorable comments about the film version of Disobedience 5mo
CarolynM My family were Methodist, it does influence how you feel about books that discuss religion, doesn't it? There was certainly a lot to think about here. I wanted to see the film but missed it in the cinema, I'll watch it one day. I have a copy of The Liars Gospel but haven't got around to it yet. If you aren't completely allergic to books that examine people's relationship with Protestant churches I recommend 5mo
vivastory @CarolynM Thanks for the recommendation. Added to my TBR! 5mo
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gentlepet
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i fucking LOVED this book for reasons that i am sure stretch beyond the obvious identity politics of being a jewish lesbian. while superficially dissimilar to the power, i thought there were united themes here about cultural difference, structural oppression, individual choice, and the nature of freedom. PLUS some very emotional kissing, which i am always in favour of.

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UrsulaMonarch
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Mehso-so

This was a thoughtful book focused on women in an unfamiliar (to me) community- so I don‘t know why I didn‘t like it more! None of the threads of plot, nor the characters, particularly interested me or received enough focus in my opinion.

UrsulaMonarch And/but (?) I loved 7mo
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collegecatlady
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@ReadingRover you absolutely blew me away with this #stuffedstockingswap #sss package! I love everything so, so much! I can‘t believe your note that says there‘s more on its way 😭 I‘m feeling so spoiled and can‘t say thank you enough!!

OrangeMooseReads That towel! 😂👏🏼 7mo
ReadingRover I‘m so glad you like it!!! Those candy canes are hot sellers! A lot of people must love Mac & Cheese because there was a limit of only one box per person 😂 7mo
Avanders 😍🎄❄️🥰♥️ 7mo
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ReadingRuby
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I was a little underwhelmed by this book. I expected strong characters taking a stand against the intolerance and hypocrisy of religion. But by the end it just seemed to fizzle out with no stand taken or change made. At first I enjoyed the descriptions of the religious practices and teachings but by the end they started to drag. All that said it did keep me interested all the way through, although maybe under incorrect expectations

UrsulaMonarch I felt pretty similarly! Not sure why it got so much hype?? 7mo
ReadingRuby @UrsulaMonarch I think the themes it has made it a book people want to believe is good and significant. But it just fell a bit flat for me! 7mo
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ReadingRuby
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My new lunchtime read can be started tomorrow as my Libby hold has arrived! I‘ve wanted to read this for ages. I enjoyed Naomi Alderman‘s The Power but I think this will be quite different!

TrishB It‘s very different - I preferred this one! 10mo
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rachaich
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A great book. I appreciated how each chapter was split in two and felt it was informative enough without being overkill. I liked the contrast between the female characters particularly.

TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 11mo
BarbaraBB Me too! 11mo
rachaich Each of her books is widely different - makes me view her as an extremely talented woman. 11mo
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rachaich
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Bargain find in a second hand book shop in Suffolk :)
Dreary bank holiday means reading time :)

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Emma24
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Loved this book! I‘ve never read anything by Naomi Alderman but picked it up because I‘ve seen trailers for the movie. It was a really interesting look into a Jewish community in Britain, and the relationships of its people. I really like the way Alderman constructed her characters

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emilyhaldi
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My obvious choice for #ikissedagirl 💋
Just realized this movie was released in April... has anyone seen it??
#heatofjuly

Cinfhen No!! And I still REALLY want to read this book!! Thanks for the reminder 🧡 12mo
BarbaraBB Of course! I totally forgot about this one! Good choice 😘 12mo
Mdargusch 💋💋💋 12mo
Reviewsbylola Did you like this one? 12mo
emilyhaldi Yes!! @Reviewsbylola a lot... Especially considering how much I hated this one 😝 12mo
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TrishB
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I‘m not religious and was brought up in a very lackadaisical religious household - but I suspect that this book could have been written about any strict religious community - it just happens to be a Jewish one as it‘s based on the authors upbringing.
I enjoyed this a lot more than The Power, thought the characters were more real and the discussions about societal/religious expectations very current.

Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻. Sounds good , I definitely like the characters developed. 13mo
Caroline2 Ohhhhh sounds brill! Stacked!!! 👍🏻 13mo
emilyhaldi Yes me too! 👏🏻 13mo
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Cinfhen I‘ve been wanting to read this! Great review 😄 13mo
TrishB @Cinfhen genuinely surprised how much I liked it! 13mo
Cinfhen I suggested to bookclub but they shot me down #BookishBitches😂😂 13mo
TrishB @Cinfhen 😂😂 it would make a good book club discussion! 13mo
BarbaraBB I liked this a lot better than The Power too 13mo
minkyb Glad to read this. I will definitely try it...eventually lol. 13mo
CarolynM I really liked this too. I agree that the fundamentals of the story could have been in any strict community, but I liked the Jewish cultural references and the glimpses of London's observant Jewish community. I think it would be a great book club read too @Cinfhen 13mo
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TrishB
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My sons next pick. Some stereotypes may be true.....😁

myers85 Hahaha this is very true! 13mo
Libby1 Ha ha! Excellent. 13mo
Weaponxgirl Lol, don't forget to learn how to tut. The ultimate expression of disapproval without saying anything 13mo
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Aleida I lived in England for a while and Brits are the leaders in euphemism. 13mo
Bookwomble @Weaponxgirl The Tut of Social Disapproval; The Tut of Doom! 😒 🤨 13mo
Weaponxgirl @Bookwomble mainly used on people who don't follow the rules of the queue and try to cut in 😂 13mo
Cedricsmom Oh I don‘t know about that! Watch one episode of the House of Commons and your mind will immediately change. 13mo
Bookwomble @Weaponxgirl Indeed - the most serious of social gaffes! 13mo
TrishB @Cedricsmom the House of Commons is definitely not representative! They are so rude....puts me off watching!! 13mo
Cedricsmom I was astounded the first time I saw that. It blew all my ideas about British reticence right out the window. They really go at each other! 13mo
TrishB @Cedricsmom the rest of us are generally not like that 😁 they annoy me in there as they are like a bunch of kids. Makes me a bit ashamed that they are ‘in charge‘ ! 13mo
Bookwomble @Cedricsmom I second what @TrishB says. Part of the decline in public respect for politicians in the UK is attributable to us seeing their disreputable behaviour on TV. I believe it's a legacy of public school manners that is seriously outdated, but remains prevalent due to the privilege of those in power, and patriarchal culture.There are some few MPs who don't join in, so perhaps this will change eventually. 13mo
TrishB @Bookwomble I‘m hoping so! 13mo
Bookwomble @TrishB The look of supreme disappointment on Corbyn's face whenever he faces the pantomime jeers from the other side of the house is a picture of dignity. 13mo
arlenefinnigan @Bookwomble hear hear! 13mo
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DebinHawaii
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It's Wednesday so I am having my usual order of ??at the coffeeshop and cold brew with coconut milk as it's a humid one today. Started this library e-book. I've seen mixed reviews on it but I put it on hold after reading Alderman's "The Power" and I want to see the movie. I'm just a couple of chapters in but I'm intrigued so far.

LauraBeth Perfect drizzle! 🙌 I bought some coconut milk to start putting in my coffee. I need to break my Splenda addiction! 13mo
DebinHawaii @LauraBeth Yes! Some of my regular team is back so the drizzling is much better. 😉I like the coconut milk--I find it adds enough sweetness for me--hope it works for you.👍 13mo
Lipsnlashes28 So funny, I had 🥑 toast and just finished The Power by Naomi Alderman. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 13mo
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LauraBeth I bought the unsweetened- should I have bought the sweetened version? 🤔 13mo
DebinHawaii @LauraBeth I usually buy the unsweetened as I think it has a natural sweetness, but try and see. I also really like the unsweetened vanilla for iced coffee and cereal as I think the vanilla makes things taste sweeter too. 13mo
DebinHawaii @Lipsnlashes28 Hah! We are on the same track then! 👍👍 13mo
Herschelian I really enjoyed Disobedience by Naomi Alderman, will be interested to hear if you felt the same. (edited) 13mo
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AisPM
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I read this on a recommendation of a friend and also I thought it best to read it before the movie comes out 📖🎬 It was a very interesting and powerful read focusing on the main character Ronit and two other characters named Esti and Dovid and their lives in and out of the Jewish faith. #MayBooks

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tracyrowanreads
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I love this book. I didn‘t expect to given the complaints I kept seeing in reviews about how it was not enough this and too much that. In this case, I believe that a lot of them were… not wrong per se, because your opinions are never wrong. But I think they were looking for something far smaller than what Alderman has given us here.

https://tracyrowanwrites.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/review-disobedience-audible-au...

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RowReads1
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I liked the book and the film. This is one of those cases in which the film was better because of the actresses and acting. I can‘t rate the accuracy of the Orthodox Jewish community because I know so little on the subject. All the dialogue seems important to the plot. One scene that stuck out to me was when Esti was wearing light pink pjs because of just how little color there is. The spitting during the love making did make me giggle 🤭.

emilyhaldi I didn‘t realize this movie was already out! Loved the book ❤️ 1y
RowReads1 @emilyhaldi See it. It‘s been out for about a month. Not sure how many theaters it‘s playing at. 1y
CarolynM Loved the book, wasn't sure I wanted to see the film but you have convinced me. I'll look out for it. 14mo
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RowReads1
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#currentbookquote Silence by Arthur Beecher Carles.

“You see, silence. When in doubt, silence. To most things, silence is the answer. And she‘ll say no, it‘s not. Silence is not power. It‘s not strength. Silence is the means by which the weak remain weak and the strong remain strong. Silence is a method of oppression”.

Cathythoughts Love this pic 1y
batsy Yes, this image is lovely. 1y
CarolynM Love this book. Love the picture too❤️ 1y
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RowReads1
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BookNerd9906 I just finished The Power. I‘d love to know what you think of this. 1y
RowReads1 @BookNerd9906 I‘m about a third of the way through. So far so good. 1y
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Ddzmini True 1y
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RowReads1
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I‘m reading 📖 the book before seeing the movie 🎥. Here‘s a cover collage.

Cathythoughts So many covers ... all good ❤️👍🏻 1y
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tracyrowanreads
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And last week's books from Audible. The Housemate reminded me that I wasn't going to buy any books this year. I said, at least I lasted a week or two.

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mrozzz
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A lovely little #BookHaul with a B&N card from Easter. Found out about the film adaptation of Disobedience after I bought it— now to make time to read it before the movie release. 😊

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Kalalalatja
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I can see why people like this book, but it never got over being just okay, for me. I couldn‘t really connect to the characters.

It is about three people dealing with the expectations of being Orthodox Jews, but it is about so much more than that, too. What do you do, if your religious and cultural #inheritance isn‘t what you want? What do you do if you don‘t fit in? What do you do about love and loss?

#ReadingResolutions #MarchMadnessChallenge

Cinfhen Just talking with @CarolynM today about this book....I‘m curious to see if I‘ll appreciate it...have u read this one @ElishaLovesBooks ?!?! 1y
emilyhaldi Nice review- I understand your POV for sure. @Cinfhen I can‘t wait to know what you think of it! 1y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I would be so interested in hearing your thoughts! 1y
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ElishaLovesBooks @Cinfhen I haven‘t read this!! It‘s going on the TBR 😊 Wait a second- is this the movie that‘s coming out soon with Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz? The movie looks so intriguing! (edited) 1y
Cinfhen Yes! I want to read book before movie comes out @ElishaLovesBooks (edited) 1y
UrsulaMonarch Well put review! 7mo
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CarolynM
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#ReadingResolutions #Inheritance
#AprilBookishMadness #PurpleCover

Ronit returns to her childhood home after the death of her father to claim her mother's candlesticks, but her inheritance is more than material goods. And the cover is a lovely shade of purple.

Ruthiella Nice match to the flowers 🌸 1y
Cinfhen Pretty 💜💜💜and I‘m curious about this one, too!!! 1y
Pamwurtzler Pretty! 1y
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Cathythoughts Beautiful 💜💜💜 1y
LeeRHarry Loved this one! 😊 1y
youneverarrived Such a pretty photo 💜 1y
CarolynM @Cinfhen @LeeRHarry This is the first of Naomi Alderman's novels that I read and I like it far and away the best. It felt like it was very personal to her. 1y
Cinfhen What did u think of 1y
erzascarletbookgasm This photo is strikingly pretty! 💜 1y
Traci1 Lovely photo 1y
Ava_Weasley I love the photo! 💜💜 1y
CarolynM @Cinfhen I liked The Power but it was an intellectual rather than an emotional engagement. I liked the way she explored the ideas. Disobedience is character driven, it's all about the individuals and their interaction. (edited) 1y
Cinfhen Ahh, I really liked The Power and I enjoyed her writing so I‘m definitely gonna look for this one xx thanks 1y
CarolynM @Cinfhen Hope you like it. 1y
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BarbaraBB
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#tiredoftalking #aprella

Wise words on silence 💜
(Thanks @batsy for pointing out the focus-button 😊)

batsy 👍🏽🙂 1y
AshleyHoss820 That‘s an interesting way to look at it!! 1y
Mdargusch 🙊🙊🙊 1y
emilyhaldi Love this book and this passage. I‘m a big believer in silence, myself 🤭 1y
Reviewsbylola This book has been popping up a lot for me this week! I def want to read it. 1y
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Linds
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My library hold on Naomi Alderman‘s Disobedience finally came in and I tore through it in two days. Though I was disappointed overall. I was so eager to read this one after seeing the trailer for the upcoming film adaptation. The story overall felt flat and too on the nose. Also, I just did not like Ronit. Plus the last page/scene was terrible and overkill, not sure how it got past an editor.

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BarbaraBB
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After her father, Rav Krushka, dies, Ronit returns for the #firsttime to the Orthodox Jewish community she grew up in. She once fled because she didn‘t fit it, didn‘t want to fit in, but upon her return she observes and realizes there are always two sides of a story.

#aprella #marchmadnesschallenge #happyeaster!

Reviewsbylola I‘ve been curious about this one. Great cover. 1y
Cinfhen Someone else just mentioned this book and I‘m already a fan of Naomi Alderman❣️❣️❣️glad to see it‘s a pick😀 1y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen It‘s way better than The Power 😀😉 1y
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Cinfhen Ha!! I really liked 1y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I know 😉💕 1y
Mdargusch Nice tie in! 👍🏼 1y
LeeRHarry Great read! 1y
emilyhaldi Omg SO much better than The Power! @Cinfhen you must read this- Alderman did a nice job of weaving a lot of Jewish themes and prayers into the story. Very insightful, and interesting to me, not knowing much about Jewish religion (the one Hebrew term I know from my husband is "Lashon Hara" bc he says it in reference to @Reviewsbylola, the town gossip ?) 1y
Reviewsbylola Omg I never knew that!! Apparently he doesn‘t call me that to my face. 🙄🙄😂😂 @emilyhaldi I‘m glad this one was better. 1y
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola true, to your face he just calls you a gossip 🤣🤣 1y
CarolynM I loved this one. I liked The Power too (edited) 1y
Cinfhen Hahahahaha 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣that is hilarious @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola 1y
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emilyhaldi
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Did I get your attention??? 🔥
Alderman has redeemed herself for me! I loved this story of a former Orthodox Jewish girl returning to her home in London after her Fathers death. She is forced to confront her past, as well as a secret romance (as the movie poster so clearly presents) I had no idea this was being made into a movie until after reading, and I'm somewhat skeptical... but great casting!
#marchmadnesschallenge

JenP Yay, finally a pick for this challenge! 1y
emilyhaldi @JenP and Radium Girls!! LOVED it! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
JenP @emilyhaldi oh good! I‘m reading that next 1y
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Mdargusch Racy! 1y
CarolynM I loved this book, didn't know about the film but looking forward to it now! 1y
BarbaraBB Echoing @JenP , I‘ll make it my next read too. I am willing to give Alderman another chance 😀 1y
Kalalalatja I was afraid you would go through the challenge without liking one book, and now you are on two! Way to go 😂 1y
LeeRHarry Fab book - no idea it was going to be made into a movie! 1y
Reviewsbylola I really like the cover too. 1y
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BarbaraBB
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There I go for the #marchmadnesschallenge... of course I was not as smart as @emilyhaldi to get a library card, no I bought them all even though I didn‘t like Roxane Gay and Naomi Alderman before. I think I got kind of carried away.... ☺️

Does any of them work at least for #Booked2018 too??

Reviewsbylola Any excuse to buy books, even those your pretty sure you‘ll hate. 😂 1y
Kalalalatja That stack 😍 1y
BarbaraBB @Reviewsbylola I‘m pretty sure about the Gay, but you‘re right, any excuse 😂😂 1y
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BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja Thanks! How is Iceland? I guess 😍😍😍 1y
emilyhaldi You‘re brave for buying the Gay... sooooo intrigued to see what you think!! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I loved An Untamed State, but hated Bad Feminist. So you might like it. It's graphic in parts, not sure if that's an issue for you though. I kind of like it when authors make you feel uncomfortable. 1y
BarbaraBB @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I don‘t mind graphic writing at all, so who knows! I haven‘t read Bad Feminist, just Hunger. Such a disappointment! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @BarbaraBB I felt the exact same was about Bad Feminist. 1y
Emilymdxn I really love Roxane Gay but I understand how she‘d divide opinion! I didn‘t finish Bad Feminist (because I had an exam tho so I forgot it not because I hated it), but I loved Hunger and Difficult Women. Difficult Women was much easier to read than Hunger, much ‘prettier‘ writing but still thoughtful and deep. Maybe it would be a good one to try for if you like the idea of her but found Hunger a bit much? 1y
Mdargusch Force of Nature cans be used for the prompt taking place outdoors and Eleanor Oliphant can be used for the friendship prompt. 1y
Kalalalatja Iceland is amazing! I can‘t believe how beautiful everything is so I‘m 😍😍 all over the place! 😄 1y
BarbaraBB @Mdargusch Thank you so much! I will use them for those prompts! How are you doing with the steam punk one? 1y
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja I envy you! You were there before, weren‘t you? It must be so special to return there and share it with your boyfriend 💜 1y
Kalalalatja I was, on a school trip in 2011, which consisted mostly of seeing churches 😅 it is so wonderful to be here with Andreas, and being able to do what we want - we are even going glacier walking tomorrow! 1y
Mdargusch I finished Airborn today! It was fun and readable but crazy! 1y
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja It sounds magical, enjoy 😘! 1y
BarbaraBB @Mdargusch I just read your review. So good you did it and never have to read one again! 1y
Mdargusch 😂😂😂 I was explaining the plot to @emilyhaldi and I thought her eyeballs might pop out. 1y
BarbaraBB @Mdargusch Haha, so never again a steam punk novel! I am still not sure what to read, even your ‘pick‘ was not really convincing 😂 1y
Mdargusch It really might be a pick for you if you can get it at the library. It went fast. 🤞🏼 1y
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emilyhaldi
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Ronit Krushka #dontbelieveanymore in her Orthodox Jewish upbringing as she grows into an adult and moves to NYC. When her father dies she travels back to London and is forced to confront her past...

I was not a fan of The Power but am loving this book so far! The story and characters have drawn me in immediately.
@Cinfhen have you read this one? Coincidentally, sounds similar to the book you posted about today 😃

#marchintooz

LeeRHarry I loved this one 💕 have yet to read The Power even though I have it - will be interesting ! 😊 1y
CarolynM @emilyhaldi @LeeRHarry I loved this one so much! So glad to know you did too.🙂 1y
emilyhaldi Happy to see some love for this book! I haven't heard anything about it 😄 @LeeRHarry @CarolynM 1y
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BarbaraBB I hated The Power but this sounds great. Good to know! 1y
Kalalalatja I thought The Power was a debut? But I‘m glad she has more out, I enjoyed The Power 😄 1y
Reviewsbylola Sounds good! 1y
Cinfhen I was familiar with this book title but didn‘t realize Naomi Alderman wrote it...I‘m very interested in reading it...thanks so much for tagging me #stacked 1y
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emilyhaldi
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Newest library haul ... I‘m not giving up on #marchmadnesschallenge yet!! 🙏🏻🤞🏻🍀

Reviewsbylola You probably won‘t like TJR but her books are quick. The premise in this one was really good. 1y
Kalalalatja Well, when I look at the pool standings, you do have a possibility for quite a few points, if the rest of your predictions come true 😄 so read away! 1y
raelaschoenherr Love the top two!! 1y
BarbaraBB You make me nervous, you‘re going to read them all! Half of those books look like I really don‘t want to read them 😉 #marchmadnesschallenge (edited) 1y
britt_brooke I can‘t wait to see what you think about the Alexie. 1y
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Almost done with this one and it is not what I expected based on the movie‘s trailer. I was not in the mood for another predatory lesbian.

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WanderingBookaneer
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Saw the movie‘s trailer. Read who the author was. Excuse me while I disappear for a handful of hours. #BookToScreen

whatsjennareading Oh my gosh!!!! I had no idea! 1y
CarolynM Loved this book, my favourite of hers by far. 1y
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Maritzalpz29
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I heard about the movies and I had to read the book first, it was a bittersweet ending. It had really good parts and then it would slow down so I have mixed feelings about this book.

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chavalah
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This is the type of former Haredi/Orthodox story that I love--where religion vs secular doesn't boil down to "right" or "wrong" and relationships are complicated. Alderman never gives into stereotypical, melodramatic backstory-- these are British Jews with stiff upper lips. ;) She explores sexual identity--esp. homosexuality--and the stress of societal conformity. But bad girl Ronit could reign it in, too. Religious texts probe silence vs speech.

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