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The Left Hand of Darkness
The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula Le Guin
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Geeklet
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1) Tagged. It was sooooo good.
2) Feed. Sorry Mira Grant fans, it just wasn‘t for me.
3) I‘m looking forward to the sequels of The Poppy War and Children of Blood and Bone
4) Yup and I‘m so boned. I always set a goal of 52 books a year but I‘ve been in the mood for dense epic series. I don‘t think I‘ll hit this goal when reading WoT.
@laurenslibrary #ThursdaySurvey

Susannah I have this battle with myself every year. I want to read longer books, so I set, like, a 15-20-book goal, so I can really settle in to some long reads. Then I change my mind, and I‘m re-setting to 60 books. 🤦‍♀️ 3w
Geeklet @Susannah I‘m planning on reading the Malazan series after Wheel of Time so I‘m never hitting 52 this year, lol. I think I‘ll have more pages this year than last year though. 3w
Susannah I wish Goodreads had a number-of-pages challenge alongside its number-of-books challenge. (edited) 3w
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TheSpineView
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

📘 Still working on The Memory Tree and The Left Hand of Darkness. I thought I would be able to read more in the evenings after BookExpo but every night I have been dead on my feet.
📘 To finish the 2 books in #1!
📘 Just last night recommend Recursion to my fellow Littens!

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yourfavouritemixtape
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Mehso-so

Finally it‘s #12Littens12books time!

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capriciousreader
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Should this be my first Le Guin?

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It was my first. 1mo
SpaceCowboyBooks I recommend the Lathe of Heaven. 1mo
suzisteffen @SpaceCowboyBooks I‘m with you - Lathe of Heaven. I also love the Earthsea books! 1mo
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lauren.lerner
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Weekend reads on a Manhattan-bound train. My cousin is getting married 👰🏼🤵🏻 tomorrow so our whole clan is making the trek up the eastern seaboard, my little 🧒🏼 included! #babysfirsttrainride #babysfirsttriptoNY 🚆🏙

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ju.ca.no
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Finally finished last months book for #12littens12books (sorry for being late)
It made Yoda a bit tired as he‘s still just a baby.I also had some struggles with it,but am happy I finished it, I ended up being really intrigued.There are so many interesting and important thoughts in it,especially regarding the time when it was written. Winter-a world without gender, without war-what an interesting place to travel to, even if only in the book. 3/5⭐️

Tamra Sweet face! 1mo
Moony Oh my god such a sweetie! How long it is living by you? 1mo
LaraReads So very precious! 😻 1mo
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ju.ca.no @Moony he arrived only two weeks ago😍😍 (edited) 1mo
Zelma Kitten cuteness! 😻 1mo
MallenNC What a cute kitten! 1mo
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teainthelibrary
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Picked up these gorgeous covers at Desperate Literature in Madrid 😍 A lovely visit, as always.

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lostinabookbrb
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A great book that explores gender and society on a different world.

Geeklet Just finished that one last night. Such an amazing book. 2mo
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Geeklet
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Man, what an amazing book. Le Guin makes so many bold statements about the nature of gender and society in this book. I love fluffy books every now and then but I always gravitate towards authors that have something important to say. I‘ll absolutely be processing this book for awhile. Thank you so much for sending me this book @vivastory ! I truly enjoyed it.

vivastory I'm hoping to read this one soon. I'm glad you liked it! I've read her essays & one novel, which is a personal favorite 2mo
Geeklet @vivastory I‘ll absolutely check it out. I‘m just blown away by her writing. 2mo
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ju.ca.no
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Sunshine, blooming apple tree and my book for #12littens12books - what better way to spend a day off😍

sudi Nice picture 💜 2mo
Tanisha_A What @sudi said! 2mo
ephemeralwaltz How lovely!😍 2mo
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Geeklet
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I‘m not a patient woman, lol.

Thank you so much @vivastory for the beautiful #sffs package. I haven‘t read either of these books and the covers are so beautiful. The tote is awesome and the socks are great! I‘ll be taking this tea to work with me! I really do appreciate the package and I can‘t wait to get into these books. 😀 @Avanders

Avanders Look at all that tea!! 🧬🦄♥️👏🏽👏🏽 2mo
LibrarianRyan I have those socks. Really comfy. 2mo
Geeklet @Avanders It‘s quite a bunch of tea, lol. Delicious though! Just had a cup. @LibrarianRyan I love different socks. 2mo
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vivastory I usually try to send something more personal for swaps than using Amazon, but things have been extremely hectic lately. I have both of those books, still TBR. I tried to find a more SFF themed tote, but 1984 seemed fitting for dystopia since that's one of your favorite genres. I had a lot of fun shopping for you. Enjoy! 2mo
Geeklet @vivastory I love it! It‘s my first book tote! 2mo
madamereadsalot1 I use that same bag as my purse! It's a great bag! 2mo
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ju.ca.no
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This months #12littens12books book arrived with a few lovely surprises😍 thanks so much @Sarah83

Sarah83 Yeah. It arrived 😍 and the mug isn't broken... 😁 2mo
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 yes😍 everything is fine! Thanks so much, it‘s so great🤩🤩 2mo
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Sarah83
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Well not my cup of tea... Sorry... But I finished it, even if I had to change the language... If I would stick to English, I wouldn't made it today... 😑 #12Littens12books

@ju.ca.no it will be on its way tomorrow 😉

ju.ca.no Oh I‘m curious 🙈🙈 3mo
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Sarah83
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Finally getting some reading done... I hope, I finish the tagged book within the next two days 🤔

AlaMich Everything goes better with Pringles! 👍 3mo
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Lola
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Hey, Litsy, who else is readathoning today? For a number of reasons, I‘ve had a terrible last few weeks of (not) reading. I started these back in December and still haven‘t finished them. My big goal today is to finally get these marked as read. #deweysreadathon

annahenke I‘m doing the readathon! 3mo
everlocalwest I read all night last night and it was glorious! Family stuff today but I'm hoping to squeeze in a few more hours tonight. I hope the readathon kicks you out of your reading slump! 💙 3mo
RealLifeReading I am but have a lot of things going on so will just do what I can! Happy readathon! 3mo
WhatWouldJaneDo I'm readathoning too! I read The Left Hand of Darkness earlier this year and it was not my thing, took me forever to get through. Hope that's not the case for you. Good luck! Happy reading 😊 3mo
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Sarah83
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For the first time since four months I finally have time for a lunch break... Trying to read a few pages for my current #12littens12books ....

josie281 Enjoy! 3mo
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Sarah83
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Didn't get much reading done within the last days... Now sitting on the train for the next hours.... Hope to read a bit... 😴😴😴

Minervasbutler Great book! 3mo
hlgreenfield One of my favourite books 3mo
Gissy I didn't read much either. Some friends invited me to the Coffee and Chocolate Expo which is once a year! I was not going to miss that! Let see what happen today! 3mo
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Rissreads
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It‘s my birthday! 🎂
Thank you all you beautiful people who have sent me cards, I feel very special! Thanks especially to @robinb for the bookmark and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie for the book ‘Mexico‘.
I had a lovely time just browsing the shelves of a book store today and I came home with the tagged book, lucky me!❤️
#Litsylove
@whatsthEStorey @throwmeabook @Stacypatrice @Kerrioke @LaurensLibrary @aroc @CoffeeNBooks @Bookwormjillk

Rissreads I am busy replying to you all! X 3mo
Cathythoughts A very Happy Birthday to you 🎈♥️ 3mo
Erofan Happy birthday to you 🎉🎁🎂💕🎆 3mo
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TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 3mo
sudi Happy Birthday 🎉🎉🎂🎁🎈 3mo
JennyM HaPpY BiRtHdAy 🥳♥️🥳 3mo
Sarah83 Happy birthday 🎂 3mo
CarolynM Happy birthday Nerissa 🎂🎈🎉 Hope you're having a lovely evening after a lovely day😘 (edited) 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday 🎉🎁🎊🎈🎂 ❤️ 3mo
Stacypatrice Sending birthday hugs and smiles 🤗😁 3mo
LiteraryinLititz Happy birthday! Fill it with great things! 3mo
aroc Happy birthday! 3mo
Slajaunie Happy Birthday! 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Happy Birthday! 🎂 3mo
robinb 👍🤗🎉🎉🎉💞 3mo
Jeg Happy birthday 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂 3mo
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sakeriver
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I stayed up too late reading this one, but it was worth it, I think. This book was written in 1969, and I do find myself curious to find out how contemporary readers find it, now that we have more vocabulary to talk about gender outside of the binary. I‘d heard Le Guin, herself, give an interview where she said she‘d have done things differently, particularly with pronouns. In any event, I thought the book was very good.

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sakeriver
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This year is the 50th anniversary of the publication of THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS, and I‘m taking the opportunity to fix this hole in my reading history.

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyMar19 Day 16: #Information - I vote for sleep! 🤣😭🧚🏼‍♀️📚

gradcat Me, too 😂😂😂 3mo
Nute Yes! 3mo
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Heideschrampf
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Yesterday during #bookanddinner i finally finished #12Littens12Books read which (as expected) i enjoyed. Ursula K LeGuin just knows how to deliver timeless complex sci-fi/fantasy that both connects with traditional going-on-a-quest entertainment AND contemporary meta/sociological/political/spiritual discourse resulting in a great foundation for a book series.

callielafleur For some reason, when I looked at your post, I thought it said The Left Hand of Breakfast. 😂 3mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Mehso-so

I get why people like Ursula Le Guin but this is just not for me. Such a slog - I liked some of the ideas she was playing with but I found myself skimming quite a bit, especially as she seemed to go back and cover the same territory over and over... There were enough moments where I did connect and I can see how she's good at what she's doing, but in the same way I don't want to read political manifestos for fun, this is not my thing.

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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I have three blankets on as I'm reading, this frigid planet sounds like hell. ❄️❄️❄️

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Delos33
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Admittedly, I struggled to get into this book. Of its 300 pages, it took about 130 before I really felt interest and I even, briefly, considered bailing. But I am so glad I didn‘t. I didn‘t care for the main character at the start and disliked reading his narrative, but he goes through some pretty tremendous character growth. By the end I was deeply invested in each new page. If you‘re giving it a read and aren‘t sure at first, stick with it.

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Delos33
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“How does one hate a country, or love one?... I know people, I know towns, farms, hills and rivers and rocks, I know how the sun at sunset in autumn falls on the side of a certain plowland in the hills; but what is the sense of giving a boundary to all that, of giving it a name and ceasing to love where the name ceases to apply? What is love of one‘s country; is it hate of one‘s uncountry? Then it‘s not a good thing.”

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Heideschrampf
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#booksandbreakfast in the sun after a hard weekend ☀️#12littens12books

Bklover Your breakfast looks yummy, and beautiful too! 4mo
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BooksForEmpathy
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Back home! Plowing through this one for Book Club next weekend. It also felt so good to put together a salad for myself after a week of mai tai‘s and laying by the pool!

chaoticgoodhufflepuff I have that exact copy of this book! ❤️❤️ 4mo
Lcsmcat Anytime you want to come make a salad for me, I‘m ready! 4mo
Heideschrampf Both look great. Is that the folio edition? 4mo
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Heideschrampf
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@Avanders is hosting a #ScifiFantasySwap❗️I‘m in, and you⁉️

DuckOfDoom Definitely!!! Oh I am so excited 😁 4mo
Avanders Yay!! 🧬🦠🔮🦄🌌 And thanks for the repost! 😘 4mo
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Heideschrampf
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It took @DuckOfDoom into the tub with me - her #12Littens12Books choich that is. #bookandbath

DuckOfDoom I wish I could read in the bathtub... But I can't relax at all there, so I mostly shower except when I am sick 😅 4mo
Heideschrampf @DuckOfDoom i couldnt live without baths. Just warming up an listening to an audiobook is pure bliss for me 4mo
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cobwebmoth
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Here are a few of my books that could be options for this round of #LMPBC. @Avanders @Chrissyreadit if none of these appeal to you I can always buy something new.😉 I'll tag the rest of the books in the comments if you want to look at them.

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Chrissyreadit I have not read any of those. 4mo
TheLibrarian Not part of your group but If We Were Villains is really good! 4mo
Avanders I‘ve also not read any of those! 👏🏽👏🏽 fun! 4mo
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AdaChivers
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Read this for a WhatsApp bookclub that I organize.
It was my second reading and I still love it!

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Heideschrampf
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#bookandinner with my #12littens12books read and i‘m loving it so far, even though i haven‘t gotten the plot yet 🙈👌

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Regicide666
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Currently reading.. #bookstack

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BooksForEmpathy
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Sorry for my lighting BUT this soup was delicious (kale, orzo, sausage) and I am really looking forward to our next book club pick. Who has read it? I‘m hoping it gives me The Sparrow vibes... please tell me it will!

LeeRHarry I read it for my bookgroup last year and it really didn‘t sit with me - I preferred this one 5mo
kathedron It's on my "to be re-read" list. 5mo
mklong I loved it, but it does require patience, especially at first. Hope you enjoy it! 5mo
MEGR Love the cover! ❤️And the soup inspiration ✌🏽😋 5mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful copy , have not read it that one yet . 5mo
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Waynegjr
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Reading LeGuin high in the sky above New Mexico.

CouronneDhiver Pretty view! 5mo
LauraBeth That‘s gorgeous 5mo
WhatDeeReads What a beautiful edition! 5mo
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thevictoriousone
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I‘m starting this one next as well. I‘m going to annotate and trade with a friend (that idea came from someone on here, but I can‘t remember who!! I‘ll tag them in the comments if I can find their post about it). I‘ve wanted to read her for a while, and I think this‘ll be a good one to annotate and trade. I‘m looking forward to writing in it quite a lot!

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TheSpineView
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#quotsydec18 @TK-421
Prompt: Goals

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SunsetConductor
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Nothing like a book on the beach!

Cinfhen Truth 🙌🏻 6mo
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tomgirl571
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Reading at my favorite bar. Living my best life 🍻 📚 Gotta love it when people interrupt you to tell you how impressed they are because they could never read in such low lighting or with so many loud distractions. I guess I had a lot of practice 😂

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"In fact, while we read a novel, we are insane - bonkers. We believe in the existence and of people who aren't there, we hear their voices, we watch the battle of Borodino with them, we may even become Napoleon. Sanity returns (in most cases) when the book is closed. Is it any wonder that no truly respectable society has ever trusted its artists?"

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Ruthiella
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Loved this thought-provoking sci-fi novel. In it a human male is sent as ambassador to a planet called Winter where the inhabitants do not have a fixed gender...they develop into male or female only once a cycle in order to procreate. Like all good science fiction the book makes the reader think about our own culture and attitudes towards gender. This is a slow and thoughtful book...no space battles or lasers.
#awinterstale. #WinterWonderland

Cinfhen Hmmmm, I‘m intrigued 🧐 6mo
TrishB Well ahead of its time! 6mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen It‘s an intriguing book😀 6mo
Ruthiella @TrishB Le Guin often used her work to question cultural constructs that we are still grappling with today 🤓 6mo
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Pedrocamacho
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What a cool story! It leaves the reader with much to ponder. I look forward to reading more from Le Guin‘s Hainish Cycle! (Also, I will miss Genly Ai)

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HeatherBookNerd
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I‘ve been reading Ursula Le Guin‘s Left Hand of Darkness and I kept thinking this character sounded familiar...

#readingat50

mcipher 😂 6mo
lovelybookshelf Oh my gosh hahahahahaha 6mo
Soubhiville 🤣😂🤣 awesome! 6mo
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HeatherBookNerd
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I‘m not a big science fiction reader, and I struggled to get going with this book. It felt very disjointed at first. But the last 100 pages were wonderful and made me glad I‘d hung in there. Le Guin is clearly brilliant, her vocabulary and facility with language is impressive, and her commentary on gender and identity are insightful. There was a lot to appreciate, but I can‘t say that I just loved it. Glad to have finally read this author though.

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Moony
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For me, it is a typical so-so-book. Sometimes it is a boring story, but than it has also thrilling sections. It isn't an easy reader book and have much interesting and important themes to talk about. I understand why LeGuin got an award for the book. It isn't an book for relaxtion. #scifi #fantasy

I read it for #12Littens12books

julesG Definitely not a cozy read! 6mo
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Moony
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Perfect time for a #readathon I have to read only some pages to finished the tagged book. We'll read us in the next days.

#25infive #25andcapsule

Thanks to @Andrew65 for the information

Andrew65 Good luck with the challenge. 👍😊 6mo
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Marshley
The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula Le Guin

”I know people, I know towns, farms, hills; but what is the sense of giving boundaries to all that, of giving it a name and ceasing to love where the name ceases to apply? What is love of one‘s country: is it hate of one‘s uncountry?”
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Marshley
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”I have fasted now one day, and my belly screams. A week! A month!”
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Marshley
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”He was a shrewd jovial politician, whose acts of kindness served his interest and whose interest was himself. His type is panhuman. I had met him on Earth, and on Hain, and on Ollul. I expect to meet him in Hell.”
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