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American Gods Anansi Boys
American Gods Anansi Boys | Neil Gaiman, Barnes & Noble, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Staff, Barnes & Noble Staff, HarperCollins (Firm)
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American gods: Just released from prison, Shadow encounters Mr. Wednesday, an enigmatic stranger who seems to know a lot about him, and when Mr. Wednesday offers him a job as his bodyguard, Shadow accepts and is plunged into a dark and perilous world. Anansi boys: Just released from prison, Shadow encounters Mr. Wednesday, an enigmatic stranger who seems to know a lot about him, and when Mr. Wednesday offers him a job as his bodyguard, Shadow accepts and is plunged into a dark and perilous world. Anansi boys: Charles Fat Charlie Nancy leads a normal, boring existence in London. However, when he calls the U.S. to invite his estranged father to his wedding, he learns that the man just died. After jetting off to Florida for the funeral, Charlie not only discovers a brother he didn't know he had, but also learns that his father was the West African trickster god, Anansi. Charlie's brother, who possesses his own magical powers, later visits him at home and spins Charlie's life out of control, getting him fired, sleeping with his fiancee, and even getting him arrested for a white-collar crime. Charlie fights back with assistance from other gods, and that's when the real trouble begins. They lead the brothers into adventures that are at times scary or downright hysterical. At first Charlie is overwhelmed by this new world, but he is Anansi's son and shows just as much flair for trickery as his brother.
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American Gods Anansi Boys | Neil Gaiman, Barnes & Noble, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Staff, Barnes & Noble Staff, HarperCollins (Firm)

People believe, thought Shadow. It‘s what people do. They believe. And then they will not take responsibility for their beliefs; they conjure things, and do not trust the conjurations. People populate the darkness; with ghosts, with gods, with electrons, with tales. People imagine, and people believe: and it is that belief, that rock-solid belief, that makes things happen.
#quoteoftheday #quote #americangods #neilgaiman #anansiboys #classic

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"Religions are places to stand and look and and act, vantages points from which to view the world."

#americangods #anansiboys #summerread #teachersout #lightread #classic #neilgaiman

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Finished reading #americangods and now I‘m reading #anansiboys ! I think I‘m liking Anansi boys more! It‘s a fun read!

ravenlee But WHEN are you going to finish that book?! 😆 3y
vumblereads @ravenlee this year! I hope 3y
Deifio I definitely liked Anansi Boys better 😁 3y
Scochrane26 I haven‘t read Anansi Boys yet. I loved American Gods, so I‘ll be interested to see which one I like better. 3y
vumblereads @Deifio Anansi Boys was awesome!!! Loved it! @Scochrane26 it‘s good!! 😬 3y
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Someone asked me, “why is it taking so long for you to finish that book?”

I look at my 724 paged book in my hands and didn‘t know what to say.

Some books for me are light reads and others are heavy reads 🤷🏻‍♀️ but I never thought of reading as a competition to who finishes first.

I wanted to read this slow and savor every moment of the novel.

And wouldn‘t you rather see people reading than not reading at all?

Merry Christmas to all #littens

vumblereads The dogs in the picture are #sheepadoodles and their names are Franky (with a y) and Panda. 3y
JoyBlue Similarly (I think), I‘m not keen on reading challenges. I read for pleasure—it makes no difference to me how many books/year. Enjoy your reading! 📚💙 3y
Zelma @vumblereads @JoyBlue I don‘t even do the Goodreads challenge. I love seeing my page total for the year and look a my genre trends and such, but I don‘t do challenges or rush my reading. That said, I love how different we all are on Litsy! 3y
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Birdsong28 Totally agree with you about this. I see people reading 10-20 books a month on here and I barely get through 2-3 a month due to work and family and I just think at least I pick up a book. I have managed to complete my GoodReads challenge of 45 and have got it to 92 books so far (as I will be finishing at least 2 more by the end of year) but sometimes I do feel a bit pressured to read more but I just want to do what suits me. 📚📖 3y
vumblereads @Birdsong28 congratulations on completing your GR challenge! 92 books is impressive! I finished 100 books so far but I read manga and picture books too or whatever interests me at the moment. 3y
vumblereads @Zelma yes I agree! Each reader is different. Some people assume that everyone who reads books belong in one category. 3y
vumblereads @JoyBlue yes I agree! Read for pleasure and to improve oneself! 3y
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I‘m currently reading American Gods to this #pupparoo. He‘s liking it so far 😂 Here‘s to another #neilgaiman fan 🥂😂 #sheepadoodle #puppy

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Brought this with me while I wait for my physical therapy 😬 #tenosynovitis #tendinitis

It‘s such a beautiful book!

Scochrane26 That is a cool cover. 3y
night_shift Pretty edition! 3y
NataliePatalie I've never seen this edition. So pretty! 3y
vumblereads It‘s a Barnes and Noble leatherbound edition 😄 you can find it on the B&N website or in Amazon 🙌🏼 3y
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I‘m finally going to read this edition 😂 I‘ve been putting it off because it‘s so pretty 😍 and I didn‘t want to put any fingerprints on it lol.

Eggbeater Great books! 3y
vumblereads I hope so! I love Neil Gaiman! 3y
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Chrys
American Gods Anansi Boys | Neil Gaiman, Barnes & Noble, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Staff, Barnes & Noble Staff, HarperCollins (Firm)
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@cobwebmoth Thank you so much!! Your package to me for #sfmbc came yesterday and I couldn‘t believe all of the goodies. I 💙💙💙 them all. The tote is adorable and that edition of American Gods is gorgeous. Looking forward to a cup of tea and some reading 😊. @Avanders

RaimeyGallant Nice haul! 4y
cobwebmoth You're welcome! So glad you like what I sent.❤ 4y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽 4y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
American Gods Anansi Boys | Neil Gaiman, Barnes & Noble, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Staff, Barnes & Noble Staff, HarperCollins (Firm)
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Holy crap guys! 😲

Saw this on the shelf today and even though I already own American Gods and Anansi Boys individually in hardcover...how the hell can I say no to this? The cloth bookmark, the silver gilded page edges, that stunning cover. 😍😍

There was no question. I had to have it. ❤️
#GaimanFanboy

tomes4gnomes What a beautiful edition. I‘m a sucker for gorgeous books. 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @tomes4gnomes it's definitely my kryptonite. 🤷‍♂️ 5y
2BR02B So pretty! If I hadn't recently bought the illustrated edition of American Gods, I'd be sorely tempted. 5y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai @2BR02B that Folio society edition is a darn beauty! 👌 5y
MiyakoBunny ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5y
ju.ca.no Wow!!😱 5y
Kamisha 😍😍 5y
PerusingPanels Wow, what a gorgeous edition! :o Great find! 5y
Centique Gorgeous! 5y
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Books.Of.Lies
American Gods Anansi Boys | Neil Gaiman, Barnes & Noble, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Staff, Barnes & Noble Staff, HarperCollins (Firm)
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Getting close to the finale.... really excited to see where it is headed

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American Gods Anansi Boys | Neil Gaiman, Barnes & Noble, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Staff, Barnes & Noble Staff, HarperCollins (Firm)
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#maybookflowers day 20 - #war

Thanks to @Liberty for acknowledging "Gods" status as a war novel. While I still prefer Anansi Boys, the #barnesandnoble edition means I don't have to choose (there's a variant cover available that I like much more).

Liberty I don't know what this means. 😂 6y
AMVP @Liberty from the list you posted on BookRiot: "For, beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America." 6y
Liberty @AMVP Ah! Those blurbs get pulled from the publisher description. I knew I couldn't have done something cool. ☺️ 6y
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the.bold.bookworm
American Gods Anansi Boys | Neil Gaiman, Barnes & Noble, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Staff, Barnes & Noble Staff, HarperCollins (Firm)
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This is my next read. I want to read it before the series starts.

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SassyGirlReading
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Got this beautiful B&N edition today! Excited to read it ❤ #tbr

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Only read American Gods so far and I've been blown away by it. A great book, definitely not what I expected going in but not regretting it for a micro-second.

Marchpane That hardcover is a thing of beauty 😍 6y
MrBook Nice pic and cover! And welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay 😊👍🏻. 6y
Gissy I also bought it and was added to my beastly tbr list! 6y
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American Gods Anansi Boys | Neil Gaiman, Barnes & Noble, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Staff, Barnes & Noble Staff, HarperCollins (Firm)
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My favorite book #happybirthdayNeil