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In the Skin of a Lion
In the Skin of a Lion | Michael Ondaatje
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Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient. 256 pp.
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Bibliogeekery
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Pickpick

I just revisited this old favourite. Such an exquisite book. This is how historical fiction should always be written. It's romantic, gritty, and evokes the lives of the people who worked to build parts of the city I live in (Toronto).

Moray_Reads I've read a couple by Ondaatje but I'm not familiar with this one. Adding it to the TBR 3mo
Melissa_J I really need to get to this one! I‘ve had it sitting on a shelf pretty much forever. 3mo
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Bibliogeekery
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Client is running late so I'm snatching a few moments with my audiobook!

PerksOfBeingABookworm I love all of the plants. I spy a swiss cheese plant in the back. The room looks very cozy. 3mo
Bibliogeekery @PerksOfBeingABookworm good eye! 🌿😀 3mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm It‘s one of my favorite indoor plants 😊 3mo
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Bibliogeekery
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I'm revisiting this old favourite on audiobook. 💕

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tricours
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Mehso-so

It took me two tries to get started with this book, and now having finished it I have no idea what I have listened to. This might not be great audiobook material.

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Cathythoughts
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Dear Suba , Many thanks for these great books ... both of which I‘m really looking forward to.. Thankyou my bookish friend♥️. What a very lovely surprise 😘I‘m very grateful X X Cathy.

erzascarletbookgasm 💗 👏 I liked the Ira Levin book! 8mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I have a feeling I will too 👍🏻♥️ 8mo
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 8mo
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batsy I'm glad it arrived Cathy and I'm sorry it was delayed for your birthday ❤️ Tracking told me it was en route to Ireland on the 12th of March but something about the mail between our countries 🤷🏽‍♀️ I hope you enjoy 😘 I was gifted A Kiss Before Dying by the lovely @erzascarletbookgasm and hope to get to it soon, as well! 8mo
Cathythoughts @batsy thankyou !! Post between our countries is really any ones guess ... I‘m so thrilled to receive your gifts. Both books are going to be brilliant .. I know because you have a way with picking the good books 😍XXX ... you are very good 👍🏻♥️& one of my first Litsy friends 🙏🏻 8mo
batsy ❤️❤️ 8mo
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Melissa_J
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In the Skin of a Lion is a tale of Toronto in the 1920s and 30s. I haven‘t read it yet, but I‘m sure I‘ll enjoy as I love Toronto #LovethisTown

#TimbitTunes #CanadianAuthor 🇨🇦

Cathythoughts Oh I really like the sound of this one 👍🏻♥️ stacking 9mo
Melissa_J @Cathythoughts I really need to read it. I‘ve had it forever 😬 9mo
Cinfhen I‘ve never been to Toronto - would love to visit!!! 9mo
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twohectobooks I haven‘t read ANY Ondaatje yet. Someday! Haha 9mo
TheKidUpstairs Love love love this book. One of my absolute favourites. 9mo
TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen you should! It's a fantastic city. 9mo
LeahBergen I liked this one! 👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
Centique @TheKidUpstairs this is my favourite by Ondaatje 😍 9mo
Melissa_J @TheKidUpstairs @LeahBergen @Centique So what you‘re all saying is that I should read it soon? 😊 9mo
Melissa_J @Cinfhen you would love it! 9mo
Melissa_J @twohectobooks I know the feeling LOL 9mo
Cinfhen I know!!! We have a ton of friends who grew up in a Toronto!!! It sounds like a fabulous city @TheKidUpstairs @Melissa_J 9mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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1. "The first sentence of every novel should be: Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human" from the tagged book

2. "If you want me, just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow."

3. Awry. Whenever I read it, I pronounce it aww-ree in my head and have to correct myself.

4. Thanks for the tag, @Avanders! I'll tag @BookishMe and @MinDea

TheKidUpstairs So happy to see the return of @JenLovesJT47's #TuesdayTidbits 😁 1y
readordierachel Love your quotes! 1y
JenlovesJT47 Love number 2! Great movie 💚 1y
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charl08
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This cover reminds me of a cheesy 90s poster of a guy with a baby.

shrewandsnail It reminds me of the video for Madonna's Express Yourself! 1y
charl08 @shrewandsnail channelling the 90s 1y
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TheKidUpstairs
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So happy to end a fantastic photo challenge with one of my all time favourite literary quotes. The first time I read this it stopped me in my tracks. If you have not read this book, but are interested in history, immigrant stories, the lives of cities, beautiful poetic prose, Toronto, humanity, Canada, any of the above, please pick up a copy now!

#Novel #QuotsyNov17 @TK-421

merelybookish Great quote and great book! 2y
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AlaMich
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Megan, I came home to your package today and I just want to say thank you. Your choice of books is perfect—they are both TOTALLY in my wheelhouse—and the candy, well...YUM!!! I am looking forward to the Coffee Crisps especially 😉. This was so very thoughtful of you....😘

#youreawesome #bookmail
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TheKidUpstairs Wow, that was fast! I just mailed it out on Friday! Enjoy 😁 2y
AlaMich @TheKidUpstairs Fast indeed!! Something the US postal service is not exactly known for. 2y
LeahBergen That's a mighty Canadian parcel! 🇨🇦🇨🇦 2y
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LeahBergen Oh! And we are doing a casual #LostGardenBuddyRead this month, too. 👍🏻 2y
AlaMich @LeahBergen I just started it this morning so I can join in the #lostgardenbuddyread! 😊 2y
LeahBergen @AlaMich Awesome! I‘ll have to catch up - I can‘t seem to put Middlemarch down lately ❤️ 2y
AlaMich @LeahBergen I know the feeling! 2y
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KVanRead
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Pickpick

#recommendsday My English Patient post reminded me of this earlier Ondaatje novel that I loved to death when I read it, a looong time ago. It includes the stories of some of the characters who reappear in The English Patient and some pretty incredible, lyrical odes to the immigrants who built Toronto.

charl08 Well that jumped straight onto the wish list. 3y
LeahBergen Yeah, it's great! 3y
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Bibliogeekery
In the Skin of a Lion | Michael Ondaatje
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I'm feeling under the weather on this rainy, gross day. Why, why, why do I have to work when staying in bed with a book would be SO much better? #shelfie

cariashley What lovely shelves 😍 3y
Smangela Love the way you've organized your shelves! 3y
WordWaller This shelf is perfection 👌 3y
Bibliogeekery @cariashley @Smangela @WordWaller - thx! I could just stare at this shelf all day! My house is full of books and shelves but this one is my favourite 💓📚 3y
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