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Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Haroun and the Sea of Stories | Salman Rushdie
Discover Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie s classic fantasy novel Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as The Lord of the Rings, The Alchemist, and The Wizard of Oz. In this captivating work of fantasy from the author of Midnight s Children and The Enchantress of Florence, Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers. Though there is darkness and silence at the center of Chup, most of "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" is full of comic energy and lively verbal invention. . . .Though [the book] is sure to be enjoyed by children, it also contains amusements for adults. -- "The New York Times""
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Caterina
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Final #BFC #BFCr4 Check-in! Can't believe we're done already! When's the next round?? 😁 I ran 4/4 times this week 🏃‍♀️💪 And finished my 9/9 books with the tagged #audiobook 📚🎧 It's been a good week and a good round! Thanks @wanderinglynn and my #RunningonReading team @BarbaraJean @Catlover23 @hermyknee ❤️🎉 #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 If we do a round 5, it‘ll probably be after the new year. I figure everyone will be too busy during the holidays. But if people want to do a round through the holidays, I‘m game. 3w
Caterina @wanderinglynn Thanks! 😊 Whatever works best for you works for me! I would do a round during the holidays if there was one (especially since I'm signed up for a 10K on December 21), or wait until the new year if that's when you do the next round! 👍 So appreciate all the work you do to make BFC so great ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
BarbaraJean Awesome!! You finished strong!! I‘m so glad to have been on a team with you again this round. 😊 3w
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Caterina
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I got in under the wire with my 24 hours of reading! It was a great weekend of reading, with tons of great progress on school readings, and several hours of fun reading squeezed in while cooking, eating, cleaning, running, taking the bus, etc. Finished and loved the 2 books on the top row. Loved reading with y'all and celebrating @MrBook ! 😊❤️🎉 #MrBook1inaMillion #readathon #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #catherbuddyread

MrBook We loved having you join the fun! ☺️🤗😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 You rocked it!! 🔥 3w
Andrew65 Brilliant, an awesome job and thanks for taking part. 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🥳🎯😊👍🎈💖 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ntG50eXbBtc 3w
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Caterina
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Quick little morning #audiorun before getting ready to go to church! It was dim and foggy and cold outside, so I decided on the treadmill, especially since I still have a cough from my cold. Loving this audiobook still! 😍 15.5 hours for the #MrBook1inaMillion #readathon.

#LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #BFC#BFCr4 #RunningonReading @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @jb72 @Andrew65 @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano

jb72 That‘s awesome! 4w
Andrew65 Brilliant! A real example. 4w
Rachel.Rencher Good reminder that I need to get to the gym 😬 4w
MrBook You are so awesome! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 4w
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Caterina
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Went for an evening #audiorun on the treadmill (since it was already dark outside) and switched to some fiction for the first time in a week or so. This book is the perfect escape from all the academics! And it was so nice to run after having a bad cold all week. 💕💪🏃‍♀️😊

#BFC #BFCr4 #RunningonReading #MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #readathon @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @Clwojick @Lynnsoprano @jb72 @Andrew65

Clwojick 🙌🏻🙌🏻 I wish I had your dedication... and lung capacity. 😅 I struggle to run for 5 minutes. 4w
Caterina @Clwojick Thanks!! ❤️ It took me a long time to work up to running due in part to asthma but also fibromyalgia and migraines, but now it doesn't feel hard to maintain because I love it so much! 😊 When I first started I ran for 6 minutes total, with walk breaks after each minute. 😂 4w
Clwojick That‘s 💯 me right now! 😂 I‘m hoping to get a good treadmill whenever we buy a house, but it‘s just not conveniently our 2b apartment 4w
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Caterina @Clwojick You can do it!! ❤️😊 I just started using the treadmill that's in the fitness center of my apartment building when the air was too smoky from the Kincade fire to run outside, but I think I'll be using it more as it gets darker and more rainy this winter. I adore outdoor running though, and it was perfect for my months of run/walking! ❤️ 4w
marleed I fell on a treadmill on the first day of BFCr1 - burned a knee, bruised my back, and sprained my shoulder. And let‘s not even talk about my dignity- it was not a graceful fall! I‘m so afraid to get back on a treadmill that last week I finally cancelled my gym membership! 4w
Caterina @marleed Oh no!! That's what I've been terrified all like 5 times I've run on a treadmill so far. 😂😱 I'm so sorry that happened to you! I would definitely not get back on a treadmill either! 4w
Andrew65 @marleed ouch! Hope you have recovered. 4w
Andrew65 Impressive! 4w
BookNerd9906 I love this book so much! ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Caterina @BookNerd9906 I'm falling completely in love with it!! And it's just what I want to listen to in the midst of graduate studies! 😊❤️ 4w
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Caterina
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Great stress-relieving morning #audiorun! Love looking at the murals on the Ohlone Greenway. My last half mile was uphill and felt pretty challenging, but I ran by an unhoused man with whom I had exchanged smiles and waves at the beginning of my run, and he cheered me on enthusiasticly. He made me feel like I was running a race and near the finish line! I got that end-of-race burst of energy, and my last half mile ended up being my fastest. 😊

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Dear Heather @Mynameisacolour, thank you so much for putting so much thought into this package. So thematic!! ❤️❤️💕I love everything in it! Firstly the book!!! 😍Can't wait to read it!!! And the bookmark which serves as a ruler too!! 😍😍 And the gorgeous card! So dreamy!! I'm gonna see if I can find a frame to put it in! I'm so touched! Tq, Heather... ❤️💕And @TheBookKeepers Amanda, THANK YOU for organizing #JustABookSwap! ❤️💕

TheBookKeepers You are so welcome!!!! What a kind and thoughtful package!!! Hope to see u both in the next round! 10mo
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @TheBookKeepers you bet, Amanda! ❤️💕Thank you again! 10mo
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Soubhiville Oh cool bookmark! 10mo
Mynameisacolour Awwww, you're welcome and I'm so glad that you like everything!!! 💖 & Yes, Thank you for putting this on @TheBookKeepers ! I look forward to round 3 😊 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Soubhiville tq Soubhi! My match has got good taste 🙂❤️ 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Mynameisacolour 💕💕❤️😘😘 10mo
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DGRachel
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Pickpick

My work day is over and this was such a fun way to pass the time. Neil Shah does an excellent job as narrator, with good voices for all of the characters. Now, I‘m going to try to finish at least one more book for 2018!

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DGRachel
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I grabbed today‘s Audible Daily Deal because I wanted something short that I might be able to finish at work today and I‘m pleasantly surprised by how much fun this is. The narrator is great and the story is very entertaining. It almost makes being at work on New Year‘s Eve tolerable. Almost.

Mitch Hope your work day goes quick 🤞🏼 11mo
DGRachel @Mitch It‘s a short day, so that‘s a plus. I only have about four hours left instead of the normal six or seven. 😊 Happy New Year!! 11mo
Mitch @DGRachel Happy New Year 🎉🎉🎉🎉 11mo
merelybookish I've not read this one but enjoyed Luka, the sequel, about Haroun's younger brother. 11mo
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mrsh62010
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This book was charming and beautiful. A quick read that took me forever because of the holidays haha.

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mrsh62010
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This book is really fun.

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Asuarez03
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Reading this as an adult was difficult. The various names that sounded similar to one another and the plot jumping around a bit made me struggle to navigate my way through this book. For children, this would be the perfect read. The wacky names of people and places, elements of magic, and the fun characters would be sure to keep a child interested. Not my favorite but still a good story.

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mrsh62010
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I just gave up on House it Leaves. It never did grab my interest. Gonna start this one. Thanks again @vivastory for that secret Santa shipment 2-3 years ago :)

valeriegeary This is a fun one! I highly recommend the audio version! 13mo
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Shemac77
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Pickpick

Rushdie, Rushdie, Rushdie. How do you do it? Always a magical time reading what you wrote.

Cathythoughts Enjoy your travels ❤️👍🏻 13mo
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Shemac77
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Airplane reading.

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Prithu_reads
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See how fact and fiction mingles!

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Prithu_reads
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Essential morning read...♥️

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MrsBibliophile
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Bailedbailed

This was such an odd book, I couldn't even finish it. I couldn't seem to get into it and I ended up bailing 1/4 of the way through.

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BiblioLitten
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This was recommended by a friend and I loved it! Very Arabian Night-esque with lots of humour, satire and #magic thrown in. Rushdie couldn't have given his son a better gift.
It's a story about a story, hence recommended for Littens who write.
#readingresolutions @Jess7

Aimeesue That's such a wonderful book! 2y
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ManyWordsLater
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BarbaraBB
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‘Khattam-Shud,' he said slowly, 'is the Arch-Enemy of all Stories, even of language itself. He is the Prince of Silence and the Foe of Speech. And because everything ends, because dreams end, stories end, life ends, at the finish of everything we use his name. "It's finished," we tell one another, "it's over. Khattam-Shud: The End.‘

#QuotsyDec17 #End

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Kammbia1
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Salmon Rushdie is an author I have circled around for years. I've always wanted to read him but never knew which novel of his I should try first. Well, Haroun and the Sea Stories was recommended to me in the last few days. So I'm going to start with it. Has anyone else read Salman Rushdie? What do you think of his novels?

Billypar Haroun was the first one of his I read and I would recommend starting with it. Enjoy! 2y
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vivastory
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Posting because
1) It's a great cover &
2) It's Rushdie
#riotgrams
#yellowcovers

saresmoore I've almost bought this a few times because of that cover! 3y
vivastory @saresmoore I know you bailed on "Midnight's Children" because of the time commitment, this one might be a good match for you. I haven't read it, but I've heard great things about it 3y
saresmoore @vivastory Yeah, Midnight's Children will be the first big book I tackle in August when my kiddos go to school—5 hours without children! 😃 I will definitely try this one, too. 3y
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vivastory @saresmoore He has a new one being released in September. I've heard it is more "realistic" & it is set in America. 3y
saresmoore Interesting. I'm not sure what to think of that. But it makes me want to get on with reading more of his work! 3y
LeahBergen @saresmoore I read Midnight's Children for a book club. Just plow on through and I'm sure you will get caught up in it (it DOES take a little time). 3y
saresmoore @LeahBergen I can definitely do that! I've endured enough not-great books this year for reading challenges that I'm sure I can get into a really good one. 3y
RealBooks4ever Intriguing cover! 😍 3y
Kammbia1 I just bought this novel today. I've been wanting to try a Rushdie novel for years and this one was recommended to me recently. 2y
vivastory @Kammbia1 Hope you enjoy! 2y
Kammbia1 @vivastory Thanks! 2y
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Billypar
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I'm recycling an old #rockinmay post courtesy of @DivineDiana for #catsinthecradle. Rushdie wrote this one for his son while in hiding during the fatwa, so it seems to fit. And SR and the singer of today's tune have some bad blood between them so it works on that less heartwarming level if that's your preference. @Cinfhen

DivineDiana @Billypar You are so clever! 3y
Cinfhen I'll echo @DivineDiana 💕💕 3y
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syasutake
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If I had given my daughter this book and told her to read it, she would have turned her nose up at it. So it rested quietly on the bookshelf for a few years, then lo and behold last night my daughter picked it out and started reading. And guess what? She likes it.

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DivineDiana
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This book has a literary connection to the story of Aladdin because of the magical oil lamp that contains the Genie. Also connected by the magic carpet to Butt the Hoopoe because that is how both the ‘hero‘ characters are transported.#rockinmay #magiccarpetride

Cinfhen Great pick! Read this with my son for his freshmen lit class. It was my first(and only) Rushdie! 3y
Cinfhen Great cover!!! 3y
ramyasbookshelf My friend named her son after this book :) that's how much we love it! 3y
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DivineDiana @Cinfhen It was mine as well! 3y
DivineDiana @ramyasbookshelf That is love! 3y
Sace You've reminded me... I have to pull this off my shelf and read this. 3y
DivineDiana @sace A magical tale! 3y
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Howseldomtheydo
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"It stood by a mournful sea full of glumfish, which were so miserable to eat that they made people belch with melancholy even though the skies were blue..." Loving this "children's" book #currentlyreading also love this illustration by Marika Chew

Sace 😍 3y
wordslinger42 I loved this book ❤ 3y
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TheKidUpstairs
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My favourite dedication can be found in my favourite Steinbeck - East of Eden. But my copy is not to be found (whoever borrowed it please raise your hand). So I present you a worthy runner up for Day 19 of #riotgrams #greatdedication. Rushdie's dedication in exile to his son "read, and bring me home to you"

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Pickpick

Another great story from Salman Rushdie! This one is silly, fun, and full of puns. Definitely could be read in a sitting if you've got the time, and it will probably remind you of Alice in Wonderland... If she were transplanted to the heart of India.

Kammbia1 I just bought this one today. I've been wanting to read a Rushdie novel for years. This one was recommended to me recently. 2y
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mrsthilkey
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So many options for today!! I'll post this one- good for adults, and I think it would be great to read to school aged children.
#titlewithapropername #readjanuary

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Bibliogeekery
Pickpick

This was such a gorgeous, whimsical read. An adventure story where the main character is trying to help his father regain his storytelling ability by saving the poisoned sea of stories. I highly recommend it!

merelybookish I have not read Heroin but have taught Luka and the Fire of Life about Haroun's younger brother. Its so rich, I just love it. But students found it overwhelming. (His prose is so allusive.) 3y
vivastory @merelybookish I agree. Just recently finished "Moor's Last Sigh" & it was easily one of the most demanding and immensely rewarding books I'd read in a long time. 3y
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Bibliogeekery
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❤️😍❤️

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Bibliogeekery
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😍 This book 😍

Graciouswarriorprincess Love!❤️👍 3y
Biljana I adore that book! 💛❤️💚💙💜💕 3y
DebinHawaii What a great quote! ❤️📚 3y
Kitta I love this book 3y
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Bibliogeekery
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😍😍😍

Moray_Reads I haven't read this one but I read Luka and the Fire of Life a couple of years ago, loved it ❤ 3y
Bibliogeekery @Moray_Reads I'll have to check that one out! 3y
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deepali
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a reading pathway for Salman Rushdie. My piece for Book Riot today. Link: http://bookriot.com/2016/11/23/reading-pathways-salman-rushdie/

balletbookworm 🌟🙌🏻 3y
balletbookworm For my first Rushdie, I went straight for the jugular and read The Satanic Verses and proceeded to get my mind blown 3y
deepali I LOVE SATANIC VERSES SO MUCH @balletbookworm it was my first Rushdie too, for the simple reason that it was banned in India and so I had to read it 3y
Kammbia1 @deepali I have been wanting to read Rushdie for years but could decide on which book of his to try first. This one was recommended to me recently and I like a good fable style of a novel. 2y
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Bibliogeekery
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What a book opener! So evocative!

MrBook Rushdie is soooo good! 3y
Laura317 I've never read any Rushdie, but now I really want to! 3y
Shemac77 Love Rushdie! 3y
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kgriffith Sold! 3y
gossamerchild Oh, I love that book! 3y
readinginthedark This sounds amazing! 3y
JDHawkins I adore this magical book! 3y
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Bibliogeekery
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One hour bus ride with such exciting #bibliocompany!

BookishMarginalia Pretty cover! 3y
Zelma Wow, gorgeous cover! 😍 3y
Tsubame I absolutely loved it!! ❤️ 3y
Cinfhen ❤️ that cover 😍 3y
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outis
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I first fell in love with the prose of Rushdie, Lahiri, Mistry & Roy back in the 90s (but could only find these two books #publishedinthe1990s on my shelves today). #photoadaynov16 (1 of 2 posts)

LeahBergen Me, too! ❤️ 3y
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This is one of my favorite books #fullofadventure. Rushdie turns his word-weaving skill to a children's story. The narrative centers on a boy with a storytelling father who must find out what is poisoning the ocean of stories by seeking the source. The magical realist world is filled with magicians, jinn, and fantastic creatures. While accesible to children, Rushdie delivers a tale with the complexity I'm led to expect from his work. #booktober

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Bibliogeekery
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#bookmail part 2 - she really gets me! 😍

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Bibliogeekery
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#bookmail ❤️ A dear friend mailed this to me because she really knows the way to my heart! ❤️

LauraBeth I ❤️ this cover! 3y
Posemn What a beautiful cover (and a very nice friend). 3y
Bibliogeekery @LauraBeth @Posemn - the cover is so lovely, isn't it? 3y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled A friend who sends you a book, especially the right book at the right time, is a keeper!! 3y
literallycait Yessss I love this book so much 3y
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DivineDiana
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This is a photo of a hoopoe. In the book, Haroun rides on a giant mechanical one. I had no idea such a bird existed and thought it was merely a name for a mythical creature. Thank you, Google. This is a story about the magic of stories and the importance of free speech. It was written for the author's son. Salmon Rushdie had to go into hiding after he published The Satanic Verses as a fatwa was issued on his life.

OSChamberlain So sad. But such a wonderful book. 3y
DivineDiana @OSChamberlain Yes, it is. But I am happy that he continued to write. Still have to read The Satanic Verses. 3y
OSChamberlain @DivineDiana same here! I read Haroun in my children's lit class and it was my introduction to Rushdie. Dying to read the SV 3y
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DivineDiana
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"Those are the famous Pages of Gup, that is to say, the army. Ordinary armies are made up of platoons and regiments and suchlike; our Pages are organized into Chapters and Volumes. Each Volume is headed by a Front, or Title, Page; and up there is the leader of the entire "Library", which is our name for the army ..."

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DivineDiana
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"What's the use of stories that aren't even true?" Oh my! I'm falling in to this story right from the beginning!

quirkyreader Funny thing is I just processed this book today. 3y
quirkyreader @DivineDiana Where I work we use the words processed when something gets checked in and added to inventory. 3y
DivineDiana @quirky reader Got it! Book Store? 3y
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DivineDiana
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Time for a new friend!

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Anabnieto
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Just sayin' ...

Faibka I knew it! :) 3y
MrBook Yes! I saw this as well 😊👍🏻. 3y
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Chelsey
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Pickpick

5 enthusiastic🌟 What a wonderfully told fairy tale! Sometimes all we need is a happy ending. Thanks Litsy! Without you I wouldn't have read it at all 😀

Chelsey Specifically @Spiderfelt. Many thanks! 3y
Spiderfelt Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it @chelsey 3y
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Chelsey
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Part of today's book haul. I just got it and am ditching my husband and our friends to read. Seriously. I'm an extrovert, but sometimes you just have to mole, ya know?

BeeCharmer I too have this issue, ENFP problems. The introverted extrovert. 3y
8leagueboot I've always said I'm an introvert masquerading as an extrovert and this post rings all my bells. 3y
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Spiderfelt
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Today I'm working in the textbook room at Ballard High School, feeling the glow of great literature filling the shelves. When my daughter was assigned Haroun for freshman LA, I was reminded what a great storyteller Rushdie is. For lovers of wordplay, fables and adventure, look no further.

Chelsey I've been looking for a good intro book into Rushdie's writing. I might look into this one 3y
Spiderfelt @Chelsey This is a great place to begin, then move on to Luka and Sea of Life. I love the way he plays with language. 3y
Spiderfelt So glad to see you here @darthur 3y
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"There was once, in the country of Alifbay, a sad city, the saddest of cities, a city so ruinously sad that it had forgotten its name. It stood by a mournful sea full of glumfish, which were so miserable to eat that they made people belch with melancholy even though the skies were blue."