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All the Rivers
All the Rivers | Dorit Rabinyan
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A chance encounter in New York brings two strangers together: Liat is an idealistic translation student, Hilmi a talented young painter. Together they explore the city, share fantasies, jokes and homemade meals, and fall in love. There is only one problem: Liat is from Israel, Hilmi from Palestine. Keeping their deepening relationship secret, the two lovers build an intimate universe for two in this city far from home. But outside reality can only be kept at bay for so long. After a tempestuous visit from Hilmi's brother, cracks begin to form in the relationship, and their points of difference - Liat's military service, Hilmi's hopes for Palestine's future - threaten to overwhelm their shared present. When they return separately to their divided countries, Liat and Hilmi must decide whether to keep going, or let go. A prizewinning bestseller, but banned in Israeli schools for its frank and tender depiction of a taboo relationship, this is the deeply affecting story of two people trying to bridge one of the most deeply riven borders in the world.
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squirrelbrain
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Some mystery #bookmail....

I *think* it might be from you @BarbaraBB as it‘s from Book Depository. But then I read the blurb on the back and there‘s the Israel connection so I wondered if it was from @Cinfhen ....

So I thought I‘ll be clever and see who‘s read it recently...Well, Barbara read it last month, but Cindy sent a copy to her as a gift! 🤷‍♀️

Anyway, it sounds so wonderful I want to put it right on the top of the TBR pile...

Cinfhen Nope, it wasn‘t me 😇 but I do hope you‘ll love this book!!! 2mo
Cinfhen My gift to you was actually sent to the US🙄so now my parents will bring it when they come next month 😬 2mo
BarbaraBB You‘re smart 🧐! I did get it from @Cinfhen and absolutely loved it so I bought it for your birthday when I though Station Eleven was missing in action. I hope you‘ll love it too! 😘 (edited) 2mo
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squirrelbrain At least I know now @Cinfhen ! Naughty gift, going to the wrong country! 🤪🤣 2mo
squirrelbrain It looks just wonderful thank you so much @BarbaraBB ! 😘 2mo
TrishB This is a good read 👍🏻 2mo
Oryx Excellent detective work 2mo
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BarbaraBB
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#auguststats #augustwrapup

Of 15 books these were my four favorites: one 5 stars, two 4,5 stars. It has been a very good month!

Cinfhen Ohhhh, you liked Turbulence too!!!! We‘re on a roll with a book choices 💕💕💕I really liked 3/4 of your picks. Wasn‘t a fan of 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen We‘re in sync again indeed 😀although I fear we won‘t agree on 2mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! That might be the case 💋 2mo
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BarbaraBB
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This is one of the most beautiful lovestories I‘ve ever read. Liat and Hilmi meet in NYC and fall in love but they know it won‘t last. Because she is Israelian and he Palestinian. A wall and animosity seperate their two countries, which are so similar in a way. Yet love like theirs give hope that these barriers could be broken down one day. Because they talk and fight and make up and are willing to try again.
#Booked2019 A gift - thanks Cindy 😘

Cinfhen So glad you loved this one!!! Seems like we‘re back in sync 💗😉 3mo
Reggie I was so mad at the woman in here. Like when that woman is flirting at the party with him and her friend is like doesn‘t that make you mad and then she says it‘s practice for when he‘s not hers anymore. And then she gets sick and he takes care of her. Ughhhhhh she soooo took him for granted. I loved this book though!!!! Nice review! 3mo
BarbaraBB @Reggie That was annoying but also very human I think. Both weren‘t perfect, he was so soft when his brother was around and he didn‘t defend her. But overall I must say I‘d kill for a guy like him 😍😉 3mo
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TrishB I enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 3mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB I read your review about it. Very good! 3mo
youneverarrived Looking forward to reading this one. 3mo
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Cinfhen
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#AyUpAugust #CryMeARiver A love story that caused the Education Ministry in Israel to ban this book😡The story of a Palestinian boy & an Israeli girl who meet & fall in love while studying in NYC. However once they return to their homeland, family pressure and obligation leads to pain & heartbreak 🎶I cried a river over you🎶

squirrelbrain I can see already the effect that this challenge is going to have on my TBR list! 🤣 3mo
TrishB I was going to do this one 👍🏻 great minds. Back to thinking! 3mo
Reggie ❤️❤️❤️this book 3mo
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BarbaraBB You have send me this book and I still haven‘t read it. But I do have it lined up for #Booked2019 so I‘ll read it soon. It sounds right up my alley 💕 3mo
Cinfhen Be prepared for a TBR explosion @squirrelbrain 💥💥💥I thought of you @Reggie when I posted this book❣️❣️❣️I‘ve been away from Litsy so I‘m happy to see you‘re back😘 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m pretty sure you‘re gonna love this one @BarbaraBB 💕I thought the writing was really strong. I posted at 12:06 am @TrishB because I had a feeling you might choose this one and I didn‘t have a backup 😉😂 3mo
squirrelbrain Look at you @BarbaraBB getting all competitive with @TrishB ! 🥊 😁 3mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain goes away quietly to plot tomorrow.....😁😁 3mo
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AliD73
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This is a true story written in novel form, and what a story it is. It‘s beautiful, brutal, and heartbreaking all at the same time. It‘s the story of an Israeli Jewish woman who falls in love with a Palestinian man whom she meets in New York City. The freedom they enjoy to love each other and live as they want in the USA contrasts sharply with the brutal conditions and barriers that exist back in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Read it.

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Reggie
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#winterkills #winterwonderland Liat, an Israeli, and Hilmi, a Palestinian meet one summer in NYC and fall in love.And as much as he keeps trying to show her they can last despite their culture, she is all too happy to remind him that in the fall they go back to their respective lands. This book was just heartbreaking. P.s. TrishB never heard this song before but totally love the sad sounding arpeggiated, maybe Moonlight Sonata inspired, piano 👇🏼

Reggie In the background. 11mo
TrishB The song is lovely and I know what you mean about the piano - it‘s a very haunting song. And I read this book last year and it was 💔 can love conquer all? 11mo
Cinfhen So beautiful 💙 11mo
GatheringBooks sounds like a heartbreaking read!! 11mo
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LittleWordNerd
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Book review for All the Rivers is now online - it's a brilliant read, both sad and beautiful at the same time. Check it out: https://goo.gl/RFCYFb

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Reggie
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#getmovin #ThatswhatIlike in some books. Passages that have nothing to do with plot, but capture a spirit of a moment. Hilmi here is visiting his homeland in Palestine for the summer and just getting re-centered. There‘s about 5 more pages describing this garden work, his family‘s dog and his amusement at the discovery of a hedgehog, his family‘s visits, and it‘s all just so beautiful.

Cathythoughts I love these meditative passages ... really gives you a sense of the character 👍🏻❤️ 1y
Centique I love those moments too! Who needs plot when the writing is so good? 😍 1y
Cinfhen I agree, Reggie! I love when u know the author has spent time in the place they are writing about, it all feels natural. Almost like the location is another character 1y
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rohit-sawant Absolutely! 🙌🏻 1y
SandyW I appreciate those moments as well. The writing doesn't always have to be action packed to get my attention. 1y
RaimeyGallant Sounds lovely. 1y
Suet624 💕💕💕 1y
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Cinfhen
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#Aprella Talk about #doomed relationships...Hilmi is a Palestinian man, Liat is an Israeli woman both are studying in NYC...a chance meeting sparks some serious flames but can a relationship endure when your people are at war?!? A very moving and heartbreaking novel...

BarbaraBB Still on my TBR this one. But I will definitely read it one day. It seems like just the book for me! 2y
Reviewsbylola This sounds so intense. 2y
emilyhaldi Ooohhh sounds like a modern day Middle Eastern Romeo & Juliet 💔 2y
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TrishB I read this on way home from holidays last year - it was you and @Reggie that put it on my tbr 😁 2y
Christine11 It sounds good! Stacked 😊💕 2y
Cinfhen That‘s a perfect description @emilyhaldi ❤️hope u both get to this one @BarbaraBB @christine11 Did you ever read the book @shawnmooney ??? 2y
shawnmooney @Cinfhen Not yet! Hope to one of these days! 😍😍❤️❤️ 2y
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Reggie
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#rocktober I just kept wanting to scream at Israeli MC Dorit #allyouneedislove. This paragraph is after her Arab lover, whom she is with in NYC, receives a homemade video of his family at home in Palestine. The last frame is the beautiful view from his family‘s apartment looking towards Israel. Dorit‘s resistance to love in this book runs real deep.

TrishB She was very mixed up 😔 2y
BarbaraBB Sounds like a must-read 2y
Reggie @TrishB This book was so hard. This year was definitely the year of love of my life type books. And none of them worked out 😆👉🏼😭 The Tin Man, Call Me by Your Name, All the Rivers. It‘s been rough. 2y
Reggie It is @BarbaraBB!!! 2y
TrishB I'm not doing anymore for now! 2y
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TrishB
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#theriver #rocktober
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB
One of my holiday reads this year 👍 Enjoyed it, though sad.

Cinfhen I read this last year, it struck me as pretty close to true which is indeed sad 😞 2y
Cinfhen How was the show last night?! 2y
Reggie 💔Hilmi!!!!!!! (edited) 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen brilliant 👍 I'm feeling my age today - feet hurting, back aching and gig throat - so it was obviously awesome!! 2y
TrishB @Reggie @Cinfhen the book is 💔 I'm obviously not close to the subject matter, religiously or geographically, but just felt that chasm that was obviously there. 2y
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x0megannnlynnn
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Mehso-so

Good in the beginning but felt like it went on for a bit too long

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RidgewayGirl
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Mehso-so

I wish there were in-between ratings.

I mostly liked this story of an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man falling in love in New York. But the ending seemed more a way of avoiding a more difficult ending, than purposeful.

BarbaraBB I agree, there is a lot of space between a pick and a so-so read. 2y
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chavalah
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I reviewed this on my BookTube channel for #WITmonth! https://youtu.be/1U0DfRsON8k. It fits the translation theme in a meta way as an Israeli/Palestinian couple struggle to find middle ground in New York. This book was a source of some controversy in Israel, which led to worldwide support and great sales. I love how Rabinyan explores her protagonist's journey through visual imagery. Wistfully nostalgic and thoughtful, beyond the hype. #JewLit

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x0megannnlynnn
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Really enjoying this so far

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TrishB
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Love finishing a book in one sitting (4 hour train journey!) Not my usual sort of book ( though I say that more and more due to Litsy!) But really enjoyed it, people and love at the heart of it.
@Reggie 😢😢😢

Reggie Did you kind of want to shake the girl? This guy took care of you while you were sick. He didn't care about anything else. And when she kept asking him to disappear from her life when she called her family, I hurt for Hilmi. I didn't grow up programmed with such a fear of extinction so I guess I just don't get it. 2y
TrishB I much preferred him to her. I would have walked the first time someone suggested I disappear, but like you say I have not had that kind of religious or cultural background so it's much harder to understand how they would be coping. 2y
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TrishB
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Train reading home. Some good reviews of this one. @Reggie pushed me off the fence!

Reggie Yayyy, hope you like it!!! 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Contenders for today's book haul.

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Reggie
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#controversial #jubilantjuly Here is a link to why the book All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan is being banned in high schools in Israel and some of the most ignorant experiences she has endured since publication. https://www.google.com/amp/amp.timeinc.net/time/4754208/all-the-rivers-dorit-rab...

Cinfhen Great article ~ thanks for posting & sharing🙂 2y
Reggie @cinfhen I felt so bad for her, reading this. Especially when she asks all the haters if they've read the book. In 2007, while excited for the last Harry Potter, I had a 19 yo coworker ask me secretly if it was true that HP was about the devil and witchcraft. That's the reason her mom didn't let her read them. I thought, "It's 2007, how is this still happening." And then this article shocked me again. 2y
Cinfhen Yeah, it's sad...haters gonna hate...although I'm pretty sure the book probably wasn't even printed or sold in ANY Arab country, which to me is even sadder 🙁 (edited) 2y
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Reggie
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Hilmi and Liat, during a 6 month period in New York City, this Palestinian, Arab, man and Israeli, Jewish, woman will fall in love. Can their love survive? Dorit writes on how the fear of losing one's identity can have the ability to crush the most beautiful things in life while at the same time writing about the beauty of having a culture and identity to call your own. This book is a huge pick for me even if my heart has not stopped hurting.

TrishB Definitely want to read this. 2y
Reggie I hope you do, just to hear your take on this @TrishB 2y
CouronneDhiver Sounds amazing ... great review! 2y
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TrishB So it was only £4 on kindle 😀 so I'm also blaming you for the other 4 I brought whilst buying the £4 bargain 😱 2y
Reggie @TrishB lol I'm gonna go with the only response I can think of- You Welcome. Lol (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Great review!!! 2y
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mjdowens
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I heard "banned book" and just had to have it.

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KGlibrarian
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This was one of the most moving love stories I've read in a long time. The impossible relationship between an Israeli woman and an Arab man living in New York City touches on identity, politics, and how much people are willing to sacrifice for love.

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mrozzz
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The most well-written book I've read all year. Poignant doesn't do descriptive justice. The author has dragged me inside the headspace of the character and keeps throwing intimate emotions and thoughts at me until I'm so uncomfortable with the recognition of similarities with relationships in my own past that lines blur for me. Her words are my words. Her pain is my pain. Amazing.
#recommendsday

melbeautyandbooks Fabulous review! 2y
mrozzz @melbeautyandbooks thanks much 😊 2y
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mrozzz
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It seems as though New York, beautiful and glowing like in the movies, is spread out at our feet. I feel that this huge city is also in love, drunk like we are. The buildings look taller and the trees greener and brighter, the night sky had a deeper color, a polished bright blue, the trains careen faster and rattle louder, and a huge glow of celebration lights up the streets with chaotic sounds suddenly layered upon the city's noisy music. 💕🏙🎶

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mrozzz
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I cling to the minor details of life, to the everyday rhythm, and I am forgiving. I casually explain to him and to myself that it's the passion of creativity, the intoxicating power of art that is ripping him. That is the source of all his emotional intensity and gushing divination, his wild mood swings, the signs and omens that assail him from all around, the tears.

"Balance," I recite, "all you need is balance. Get your life back in balance."

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mrozzz
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Everything really was going to be all right. Because yesterday, in cafés and bars and streets all over town, thousands of other young couples had met, men and women whose paths crossed and who had spent the weekend together, taking comfort in each other, salving their loneliness in this vast city.

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mrozzz
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Where do I start? How do I distill the first impression...? How do I extract his finished portrait, composed of layer upon layer of color, back into the pale, hasty pencil sketch that my eyes drew the first time they landed on him? How can I use a mere few lines to paint the whole picture with all its breadth and depth? How is it even possible...when the hands of loss keep touching the memory, staining it with their fingerprints?

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RealLifeReading
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Oh wow this book. This beautiful, moving, full of life book. This book that stirred up controversy in Israel for depicting a relationship between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man - they meet in New York and fall for each other. Can this last? She's afraid of her family in Israel finding out about her relationship. And she's only got a few more months left in the US before returning home. A temporary love. So precious. Unforgettable.

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RealLifeReading
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🙋 Seven years since I moved to the US and I still can only think of temperature in Celsius. Who's with me?

ReviewsandReadathons This is such a good book!! :) 2y
xicanti I barely even try to understand Fahrenheit. 2y
Bradleygirl I went from Fahrenheit to Celsius from age 13-18 (we moved) and C never quite sunk in either, sadly. Military time kind of did 2y
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Lizpixie I read somewhere that the US is the only country to use Fahrenheit. Is that true? 2y
HKGirl I wish that the US would switch to Celsius already! But old habits are to break, I guess. 2y
Lidia I live in the border Mex-US so I have to use both. I prefer to use Celsius in the winter and Fahrenheit in the summer but I don't know why 2y
TrishB Celsius 👍 2y
CouronneDhiver Definitely Celsius 🙌🏽 2y
Dragon I'm always trying to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit- I'm never quite sure 😂 2y
chapter_fifty2017 Definitely Celsius 👍 2y
hyacinth Not me but my parents have been here for over 20 and they still think in metric units when they can. :p 2y
Leniverse I've never worked out how to convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius, since Fahrenheit is this really weird scale. Deduct 32 and then divide by two? Really? Surely that only works within a small range, and even then is just approximate? 2y
Lindy Celsius, even though Canada used Fahrenheit when I was a kid. My sister is travelling in the US right now and posted a photo of the temperature 118F. My eyes didn't pop until I googled the conversion to C. 2y
Nu20 The only thing you need to remember is, under 50 degrees F, it's cold. Stay indoors and read. Over 85, it's hot as heck, stay indoors and read. 2y
BarbaraJean I'm the opposite--I lived in England for 6 years and South Africa for 3 years, and I never could get the hang of Celsius. Kilometers instead of miles, yes, but Celsius, not so much! 2y
RealLifeReading @BarbaraJean how interesting!! 2y
RealLifeReading @Nu20 haha good to know!! 2y
RealLifeReading @lindy that's true. I do know when it goes over 100 f then newspapers here start talking about setting records so yep it's hot 😂 2y
RealLifeReading @Leniverse I have no idea to be honest! I'm just glad I can just key in "100f to c" in google and get an answer 2y
RealLifeReading @hyacinth I guess it's not just me then 😂 2y
RealLifeReading @TrishB @CouronneDhiver 🙌🙌👍👍 Celsius all the way 😂 2y
RealLifeReading @dragon it's so confusing!! 2y
RealLifeReading @Lidia ok that's so interesting! 2y
RealLifeReading @HKGirl I decided to look it up and apparently they made the metric change voluntary instead of mandatory so here we all are.... 2y
RealLifeReading @Lizpixie I went and looked it up and you're pretty much right! The countries are: Bahamas, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Palau and the United States and associated territories (Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands). 2y
RealLifeReading @ReviewsandReadathons it is!!! I love their relationship - it just seems so very real, all the struggles they're going through 2y
RealLifeReading @Bradleygirl where did you guys move to? 2y
Bradleygirl @RealLifeReading post-Soviet Russia, 1992-1997. Celsius really wasn't hard but I never did think in metric, except kilos/kilometers. Probably would have if I'd been in a Russian school 2y
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RealLifeReading
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Halfway through this book and just loving it. I only realized via Litsy that this book is banned in Israeli high schools probably because it has a relationship between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man.
This article by the author explains more
http://time.com/4754208/all-the-rivers-dorit-rabinyan-book-ban/

Lacythebookworm The author was on a panel at my state literary festival a few months ago. She was very engaging! I look forward to reading the book. 2y
Laura317 Book bans make me want to rebel! 2y
CouronneDhiver I think banning actually creates some of the "problem" that they try to avoid... interesting! ? 2y
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Dragon This book was already on my tbr but now I know it's a banned book I'm even more interested! Thanks for the heads up 👍 2y
arlenefinnigan You had me at 'this book is banned in Israel' #stacked 2y
WOCreads Banned book? Must read!😁📚 2y
Caroline2 Whenever I hear "banned book" my brain always translates that to: "important book that must be read!" 2y
Aleida Banned books are directly sent to my amazon wish list. 2y
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RealLifeReading
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I don't tell her about the moments when I can feel that he understands me, that he can make his way in and out of my mind's twists and turns, that I can look at his wise eyes and see the wheels of his mind spinning in perfect synchrony with my thoughts. The ease, the satisfaction, the comfort that fills me in those moments. The curiosity and the delight of pondering things together.

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BookishMarginalia
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Any novel banned in Israeli high schools would certainly catch my attention. Why does Israel's Ministry of Education consider this book so dangerous? Could it be because it's a love story between an Israeli and a Palestinian? #DoritRabinyan #LitInTranslation #diversereads #bannedbooks

kspenmoll Thx for recommendation! 2y
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mrozzz
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Favorite hoodie with a few of my TBRs: "I like to party and by party I mean read books" ✊???
#riotgram #bookish @bookriot

Megabooks Great pic! 2y
mrozzz @Booksandcooks thanks! I like to have fun with the prompts 😁 2y
jfalkens 😍😍 Where did you get the sweatshirt? 2y
mrozzz @jfalkens website called Look Human!! 2y
jfalkens @mrozzz thank you 😊 2y
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Floresj
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I picked this one up only because it was banned in Israeli high schools. It's a love story between an Jewish woman and a Palestinian man during their time in NYC. It's a really interesting way to show both sides of the conflict through the telling of their experiences and backgrounds as they fall in love. Both characters value their family and culture, and question their relationship based on how their families would accept the other.

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Cinfhen
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#RockInMay Day 16 Look at young Bruce ?Hilmi & Liat are young lovers just like the two from#TheRiver however Hilmi & Liat are forbidden to each other. Hilmi is from The West Bank, Liat from Tel Aviv and even though geographically it's less than 60 miles apart, for these two its worlds away ?A realistic portrait of navigating rough and troubled waters. Still waters run deep...
"Is a dream a lie if it don't come true?!?"

Reggie Is this the one u said was banned in Israel? 3y
Cinfhen Yup😤 @Reggie 3y
TrishB Sounds interesting 👍 2y
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Lola All the 😍😍😍😍 for young Bruce. (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Old Bruce ain't too bad, either @Lola 😜 2y
Lola @Cinfhen Could not agree more! 😍😍😍😍 2y
LauraBeth @Cinfhen and @Lola Bruce has been my longest crush - going on 33 years now 😂 2y
Cinfhen You sure know how to pick em' @LauraBeth 💕💕💕 2y
Lola @LauraBeth He gets better with age. And I love him even more after reading 2y
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mrldg
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Promised myself not to write anything here until landscape view is available, but am breaking that promise to tell you to READ THIS BOOK! It's so incredibly well-written, imo, a long time since I read a love story this moving. That it's political is true, but that directly impacts the relationship, is essential to the story.

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Cinfhen
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I was curious to read this novel, as I've heard it was banned by the Israeli Ministry of Education last year. Disappointed that a love story between an Israeli Jewish woman & a Palestinian Arab man would be deemed inappropriate for HS students 😔I think some of the beauty from this novel was probably lost in translation but overall I found the writing & storytelling gratifying. Underlying political tones but done fairly and impartially. 3/5 🌟

Cinfhen Photo from Google 3y
Cinfhen @shawnmooney I've got one more book to read and then the 3 are making their way to you! Curious to see how you will feel about this one? 3y
shawnmooney Yay! I am very curious about this one! 😍😍 3y
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ReadingEnvy Oh I always love hearing about banned and challenged books particularly those that may not get press here. 3y
Reggie So I finished this one today and my first thought was " damn you @Cinfhen, damn you for putting a book in my path that would make hurt like this." Lol, but no really, thanks. I kinda felt Lait was an emotional terrorist. I loved Hilmi and his simple "just love" approach to life. The part after she takes what seems like a harmless family video and turns it into the crosshairs of a terrorist plot, shocking but probably for them the daily norm. 2y
Cinfhen I'm so glad u read this one @Reggie Hilmi is easy to love but I definitely identified with Liat~ life in Israel is complicated 😜 2y
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Cinfhen
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Started this last night, stayed up wayyyyy too late reading it. It's hitting all the right buttons....and yea, promised my son I'd play ping-pong when I finished the chapter😉

Reviewsbylola Your son sounds patient! 3y
Cinfhen Haha, he sooooo isn't, sometimes I think he's 5 & not 15 😜good thing he's cute! (edited) 3y
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Cinfhen
All the Rivers | Dorit Rabinyan
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So I may have bought 3 books while out shopping 🛒 for fruits 🍉 and vegetables 🥒 The freaking bookstore is two stores down!!!! I'm excited for all 3 of my new books but will not read until I get through my requests first 🙄😝 #FebruaryGoals

shawnmooney Okay, so 'Goats and Sheep' is really great, the Tremain novel is one I've wanted to read for quite some time and hope to get to this year, and the novel about the Israeli-Palestine connection, which I had never heard of, sounds absolutely incredible! ❤❤ 3y
Cinfhen 😍your bookfairy will happily send them your way when she's done reading them😘 3y
susanw I agree, Goats and sheep is excellent. 3y
LeahBergen Lucky you! 3y
shawnmooney @Cinfhen What?!?? ❤❤❤😘😘😘😘 3y
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