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Elegance of the Hedgehog
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
We are in the center of Paris, in an elegant apartment building inhabited by bourgeois families. Renee, the concierge, is witness to the lavish but vacuous lives of her numerous employers. Outwardly she conforms to every stereotype of the concierge: fat, cantankerous, addicted to television. Yet, unbeknownst to her employers, Renee is a cultured autodidact who adores art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture. With humor and intelligence she scrutinizes the lives of the building's tenants, who for their part are barely aware of her existence. Then there's Paloma, a twelve-year-old genius. She is the daughter of a tedious parliamentarian, a talented and startlingly lucid child who has decided to end her life on the sixteenth of June, her thirteenth birthday. Until then she will continue behaving as everyone expects her to behave: a mediocre pre-teen high on adolescent subculture, a good but not an outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter. Paloma and Renee hide both their true talents and their finest qualities from a world they suspect cannot or will not appreciate them. They discover their kindred souls when a wealthy Japanese man named Ozu arrives in the building. Only he is able to gain Paloma's trust and to see through Renee's timeworn disguise to the secret that haunts her. This is a moving, funny, triumphant novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us."
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SarahBookInterrupted
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Check out Lindsay‘s review of Elegance of the Hedgehog on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday blog post. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-elegance-of-the-hedge...

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Daisey
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I‘m giving this book a pick because I did enjoy the writing and description, but it‘s a light pick for me. Overall, I enjoyed it, but it did not have much of a plot and was a bit too philosophical for me.

I listened to most of it while driving to and from a visit to my family‘s farm this weekend (thus the 🌻 photo).

#audiobook #translated #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #France #1001books
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown September 2021

rubyslippersreads I read it because a friend kept recommending it, but I was disappointed, especially by the ending. 9mo
Daisey @rubyslippersreads I wouldn‘t say I was disappointed because right had a feeling going in that it wasn‘t going to really be my kind of choice. I was somewhat disappointed with the rather abrupt ending, although it also seemed to fit. 9mo
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BeaG
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Mehso-so

It was pretty good. Not one that I anxiously kept going back to to finish. It took me a while.

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BeaG
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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“Marx has completely changed the way I view the world,” declared the young boy this morning.
#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Mogoeg
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There is a scene in the 1st season of Ted Lasso where Roy finally asks Keely out, & when asked why, answers, 'because I like you more than I hate him [Keely's ex - the delightfully assholeish Jaime Tartt].' He then adds, 'I mean barely, it's very close.'

That's how I feel about this novel. It's a pick because in the end I was charmed, & even moved, more than I was annoyed & bored by its astonishing pretentiousness. But barely, it's very close.

KathyWheeler I think I fell on the other side with this book. Everyone I know loved it, but I was overwhelmed by how boring and pretentious it was. 10mo
Mogoeg @KathyWheeler - I get it! It's a real razor's edge for me. Plus it is hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that it is a book aimed at skewering the pretensions of the French elite that is, nevertheless, itself relentlessly pretentious - almost comically so. That has to be on purpose, right? The writer is in on the joke? Or maybe not? I honestly could not tell! 10mo
JamieArc @KathyWheeler I‘m glad I‘m not alone. I‘m a Francophile so I thought I would obviously love this book, especially after so many sung it‘s praises. I just don‘t get it. I was incredibly bored as well. 10mo
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KathyWheeler @Mogoeg The writer doing it on purpose would at least make it better. 10mo
KathyWheeler @JamieArc I don‘t get it either. Absolutely everyone I know just loved it, which is why I kept reading it thinking I‘d eventually stumble on the part where it finally got interesting — never happened. 10mo
Ruthiella Great review! I also found it pretentious and a little dull. If one were to take away all the philosophical musings, there was only thin, maudlin story with an ending engineered to bring tears. 10mo
Larkken “Astonishing pretentiousness” 🤣 no, thank you 10mo
Angeles I loved this novel! It is absolutely pretentious. Eurpean and especially french "literary" authors go for pretentious the way american serious authors go for social issues and melancholy and trauma. It is a lazy, easy way to signal: this is not JUST entertainment. I am very a very serious thinker.... 10mo
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Rissreads
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Mehso-so

I hated the first half of this book and the second half was only a bit better. I feel like it tried way to hard to be high brow and this alienated me as a reader. It was pretentious and daft. The book would have fared better if it had just stuck to the story and didn‘t add all the other stuff which was totally unnecessary and boring.
I‘m not usually this savage when reviewing! 😬

Aims42 I bailed on it 🎈 I couldn‘t get hooked 😕 10mo
tracey38 But you have a snufalufagus! (I'm not sure if that's the correct spelling, haha) I love it! 10mo
Centique Snuffalufagus!!!! One of my friends is known as Snuff because as a child everyone thought he sounded like Snuffalufagus. I‘m so envious! 😍 10mo
Rissreads @Centique that is my nickname with my friends husband because when he started seeing her we would make plans and then I would pull out so he thought I was not real. He bought me this for my birthday. @tracey38 (edited) 10mo
CarolynM Glad I'm not the only one who didn't love this! It was an early bail for me. I wasn't interested and the writing annoyed me intensely. How have you been, Nerissa? 10mo
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Lesliereadsalot
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Translated from French, three people‘s lives intersect: a concierge of a small apartment building, a brilliant young girl who lives there, and a Japanese man who moves in. A stunning ending!

PhyllisH One of my favorites. 11mo
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Aims42
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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This one just wasn‘t for me 🤷🏼‍♀️ Based on all the positive reviews, it‘s clearly me so if you have it on your TBR pile, give it a try

KathyWheeler I didn‘t care for it either — I was bored — but everyone I know loved it. 13mo
Aims42 @KathyWheeler I‘m not alone, phew!! I found myself having to re-read paragraphs, I just couldn‘t get hooked. I loved the premise of it, but oh well. Too many other books out there to read 🤓 13mo
TrishB I bailed too. 13mo
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Aims42 @TrishB That makes me feel better!!! 13mo
CarolynM I was also a bail on this one. Didn't do it for me at all. 13mo
Aims42 @CarolynM Yep, same 👍🏻 Just couldn‘t stay interested 13mo
MoniqueReads305 Yeah... I barely completed it. I think something for lost in translation or I was just missing out what was rave worthy about it. 13mo
Aims42 @MoniqueReads305 I wondered if something got lost in translation too! I thought several times, “maybe in French this is better...?” 😂 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh, I have this on my tbr. We‘ll see 😄 13mo
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Oryx
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Pickpick

Beautiful - I loved this one.

Cathythoughts Such a beautiful book 👍🏻❤️ 1y
Blaire @Cathythoughts I also loved this one! 1y
kspenmoll Love your cover! 1y
Soubhiville Oooo, I love that edition! 1y
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Oryx
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In the background, the elegance of the bed-dog.

Reading this one now @squirrelbrain - I really really like it so far. Thanks for spotting in that bookshop and for the recommendation. 🦔

Readergrrl ❤️❤️❤️ this book! 1y
JennyM Ooo, this book. I loved it. Hope you enjoy 🤞 1y
Cathythoughts Bed dog 🐶❤️❤️ 1y
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Cathythoughts I loved the book too 👍🏻❤️ 1y
squirrelbrain I read this at Gladstone‘s! ❤️ 1y
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Great book!! 🦔 1y
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dwhatson

This is one of those tasty treats that you hear about and then, finally, make time to read. Barbery does a splendid job of observing and subverting stereotypes, privilege and class structures. The story is told through two main characters as they observe, critique and compare the lives of fellow residents of this Parisian left-bank apartment building. If you're after a book that feels light, yet has substance and wit then this may be it.

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Eggs
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The MCs in this novel all have serious #longings...can they enlighten each other? #windsofmarch

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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3.5 ⭐
I enjoyed the writing, and unusual for me I also enjoyed the voice of the child.
I wish there was a bit more balance in the length of relationship compared to the length of book. I would have liked to see more interaction between the characters.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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"The more time goes by, the more determined I become to set this place on fire."

To build
You live
You die
These are
Consequences

I am really loving the language of this book.

TheBookHippie One of my favorites 🤍 1y
IuliaC This book 😍 1y
aa_guer2021 ❤️ this one!! 1y
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Eggs
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#gallant and mutual redemption of the female protagonists. I love this book so much❤️❤️❤️
#salvation #jumpintojanuary @Eggs
#inspirednewyear @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs

TheKidUpstairs This one is on my shelves, I hope to read it this year. Paris is top of my travel bucket list! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to read this!! 1y
Eggs @TheKidUpstairs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yes you both should read this! Add to your Sunday buddy read for next year🤗💕! 1y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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I LOVED THIS BOOK.
It‘s full of philosophy and longing and friendship and self-discovery. So many ideas resonated with me. I highlighted so many passages. And that ending . . . 🥺
Thanks so much for renewing my interest in this one @UnabridgedPod - I would have missed out on this 5-star read otherwise.

squirrelbrain I loved this one too! And you‘re so right about the ending.... 1y
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UnabridgedPod
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"If you have but one friend, make sure you choose her well" (263).⠀

My dear friend Paula gave me The Elegance of the Hedgehog years ago, and I'm regretful that it took me so long to read it. Muriel Barbery's gorgeous novel, translated from the French by Alison Anderson, focuses on two characters. Renée is an older woman, the concierge of a luxurious apartment building filled with people who dismiss her as if she's invisible. ⬇️

UnabridgedPod And Renée cultivates that reaction, hiding her brilliance behind short statements that play into their stereotypes.⠀

Barbery shares the story of Paloma, a twelve-year-old resident in the building, through her journals, which seek to find meaning in a life she's already given up on. Paloma despairs of her family, with their pursuit of interests she finds meaningless, and of the other residents of the building, ⬇️
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UnabridgedPod who she sees as similarly worthless. She therefore decides that, when she is thirteen, she is going to commit suicide and burn down the apartment.⠀

Renée and Paloma's stories alternate, and though they don't really know each other, the reader can see their similarities, the ways that each has basically given up on the world. And yet, there's hope in the way each continues to seek meaning day by day, ⬇️
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UnabridgedPod and I found myself yearning for the moment they would connect. the moment I was sure was coming.⠀

There's something of A Man Called Ove here, something perhaps also of The Catcher in the Rye, and yet this is a wholly original novel. I absolutely loved watching the growth of Renée and of Paloma, seeing each strive to find others who could be friends.
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I tried this one years ago and gave up (early on), but I think I want to try again! 2y
UnabridgedPod @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I can see that it won‘t be to everyone‘s taste (what is?!), but I hope you try again. 😀 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled After your review, I picked this up to try again and I‘m LOVING it. I‘m halfway done already. I wonder why I didn‘t like it thw first time? So glad I didn‘t miss out on this! Thank you! 1y
UnabridgedPod @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I‘m so glad!! Your comment just made my day. I always think it‘s interesting how much of a difference my state of mind and mood can make, so maybe that was it? Anyway, I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it! 1y
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IndoorDame
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This #litfortunecookie reminded me of the tagged book. It was my top read the year it was released, I‘m thinking maybe this is the universe telling me it‘s time for a reread. Living in the US myself, I could certainly use the “ability to meet life‘s situations” this week.

Would you like to play? @LibrarianRyan @Traci1 @howjessreads

jb72 I enjoyed that book as well. 2y
KVanRead This is one of all time favorite books ❤️ Thanks for playing 😊 2y
Megabooks Great choice! 2y
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Bookishgal71
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OMG. @madams421 I can‘t even! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I‘m set for weeks! I love the journals, library stamp (swoon), FIVE books, potpourri sachet and bookmark. Amazing!! @rsteve388 @Bookgoil

#LitsyLoveFallSwap

madams421 Hooray! Thank you so much for everything! ❤️ 2y
Paperback.Propensity That library kit is awesome! 2y
Bookgoil Ooo a library kit!!! 2y
Copwithabook That‘s a great haul!! Your partner knocked this swap out of the park! 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#3books among the many others #atthebottomofmytbr . Heard they‘re all good reads but somehow I keep getting distracted by other books.

Cathythoughts I loved The Shadow , & the Hedgehog ... yes, so many books 👍🏻❤️ 2y
OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
Blaire I loved elegance of the hedgehog and room with a view. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Same with elegance of the hedgehog 🦔 2y
Ruthiella It‘s so easy to get distracted! 😀 2y
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Peaceful_Reader
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This book took me completely by surprise! It takes a bit to get into it but once you begin to understand the two characters, Renee and Paloma, you will love their quirky and original world.

wanderinglynn I loved this book! 💜 2y
LiteraryinLawrence Love this one! 2y
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Eggs
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#serendipity is when a book comes into your life that you didn‘t even know you needed and you have the #wherewithal to seize the moment
#beautifulwords
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

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GatheringBooks
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#BiblioMAYnia Day 11: This is the last book I remember reading that was literally a #RippedYourHeartOut moment. Much as we try to render ourselves invisible, thinking that it is for the best, yet ultimately, we long for synchronicity borne out of truly seeing another. A kinship that blossoms out of a shared capturing of fleeting moments as they happen. This is a gem of a book. Hold it close to you. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-gcW

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😔 2y
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Victoria_Clyne
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Well and truly late. Here's yesterday's post. I'll try to post today's later.

#7books7days Day 5

Books that made an impact on me, change how I think or will just never leave me (no explanation).

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Pickpick

Took me a while to get into this one, some complex subjects being talked about that I needed to read a few times to get my head around but some profound statements & ideas that get you thinking & contemplating. I hadn‘t realised how much I was getting attached to the characters, this began with the introduction of Ozu & the story feels like it‘s starting to move, had to pause when it stated Renee had died, wasn‘t expecting that & was devastated!

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Christyco125
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I was loving it until the ending. I just wasn‘t prepared. 😭

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Debdeb

Has about one else found the current situation has infiltrated their brains? ... I‘m currently reading books thinking ‘that‘s not social distancing!‘ ‘They can‘t do that‘ ‘is that an essential journey?!?‘ ‘What do they think they are doing?!?‘ ... it‘s really starting to annoy me having to remind myself it‘s fiction and covid doesn‘t affect their world 😳🙄

britt_brooke Yes! 😆 2y
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Eggs
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#7days7books Day 3-books that left an impression on me
Thank you for the gift of this book @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Anyone want to share their 7?
@Deifio @Beatlefan129 @Enchanted_Bibliophile @ozma.of.oz

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! 😘 2y
zezeki Love this one! 2y
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @zezeki ❤️🦋🌺❤️ 2y
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“We have to live with the certainty that we‘ll get old and that won‘t look nice or be good or feel happy. And tell ourselves that it‘s now that matters: to build something, now, at any price, using all our strength. Always remember that there‘s a retirement home waiting somewhere and so we have to surpass ourselves ever day, make every day undying. Climb our own personal Everest and do it in such a way that every step is a little bit of eternity.”

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I absolutely loved this book! 😍 I wrote down so many quotes while I was reading this. 💚

The characters in this beautifully written novel are so diverse and interesting that it made me want to live in this building. I also enjoyed the format of alternating points of view between the concierge and the young girl, Paloma.

This was my #bookspin pick this month, @TheAromaofBooks and it also works for #ReadingEurope2020. @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB This book was the ultimate French nov for me! 2y
Librarybelle This is such a good book! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 2y
KarenUK Love this one! 💕 2y
Erica_W I loved this book! I haven't read it in years though. Maybe I should read it again! 2y
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jenniferw88
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Thanks for the tag @squirrelbrain - sorry it's late!

1. Tagged, from the French
2. I attempted to read The Picture of Dorian Gray in Spanish last year, but ended up just reading the English (it was a bilingual edition). So, No!

@TheSpineView #two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩 2y
squirrelbrain 😁👍 2y
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Addison_Reads
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I spent several hours today reading at one of my favorite spots. 💚

The plan was that we were going to clear some trees and brush from the property, but after a few hours work, I ditched my husband and nephew to do the work and I went off to read. 😁

Hooked_on_books I think you made a great choice! That looks so peaceful. 2y
Chelsea.Poole Gorgeous view! 2y
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Addison_Reads
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I hope everyone is spending today doing something that makes your heart happy. 💚

The day is gorgeous, my windows are all open, I have two napping black kitties, and two little doggies burrowed under the blanket, and I'm thoroughly enjoying reading my #bookspin pick this month. 😻🐕

CareBear 😻😻😻 2y
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jenniferw88
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#satire for #jennyis30
#france for #readingeurope2020 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB
#E for #litsyatoz @BookishMarginalia

3 🌟 & I'm probably being generous here - I don't get why many readers love this book, for me it was just an OK book.

Librarybelle I really loved this one, but not every book is for everyone. There are some books I cannot stand but yet are extremely popular. We all have different tastes! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading This was a book club pick for me. Probably one of the most divisive books we‘ve read and we‘ve been a group for very nearly 20 years. I DNF‘d as many did, some finished and hated it and other loved it. 2y
Jas16 I didn‘t really like this one either so you aren‘t alone. 2y
CarolynM I bailed on it. I didn't like it at all. 2y
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jenniferw88
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen #readingeurope2020 edition!

Finish Hedgehog for #France
Make progress on The Eighth Life for #Georgia (it's already better than my original book!)
Start Tattooist for #Poland (#doublespin number)

@Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @RachelO @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Librarybelle Good luck! 2y
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BarbaraBB The Eight life must be so good I‘ve heard! 2y
rockpools I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it! Looks like you‘re having a really good reading week. 2y
squirrelbrain It does mention the ‘many-named‘ man, but I‘m sure it‘s an easier read than your previous book! 2y
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#bookreport week 4/4/20 @Cinfhen

Finished The Breaker & The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. Making slow progress on The Elegance of the Hedgehog.

At 4/6 books for #bfc28 @wanderinglynn . I manage to do quite well at the beginning of the week with the witchcraft, it tends to fall behind at the end!

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 I loved Small Angry Planet & Hedgehog. 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
eraderneely Very blue week📘📘📘 2y
Cinfhen I agree; I had a good start to the week but midway I really started to lose my concentration 2y
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MariaMC
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One of the most beautiful books I‘ve ever read!

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jenniferw88
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#weeklyforecast 29/3/20 @Cinfhen

Started tagged book last night; will hopefully get to the other 2 as well!

Cinfhen I really loved the tagged book!!! 2y
CareBear I loved the tagged book too! 2y
squirrelbrain So did I @Cinfhen - it was one of my favourites of last year! 🦔 2y
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Thought this passage was quite apt right now ... let‘s all have a cup of tea ☕️🙂 (couldn‘t figure out how to highlight so had to brush out instead)

Reviewsbylola Loved this book! 2y
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#QuotsyFeb20 #language

“I thought: pity the poor in spirit who know neither the enchantment nor the beauty of language.”

Someday I will read this book—it‘s been in my #TBR for ages. I do love this quote. 💙💙💙

Lcsmcat Oh you should bump it up to the top of your TBR. It‘s such a lovely book. 2y
violabrain I loved this book! 2y
CafeMom I loved this book too and the movie. 2y
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jenniferajanes
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This was not what I expected, and it was a little difficult for me to get into it. The first half of the book was definitely necessary to understand everything that came in the second half. What a wonderful book! I will be thinking about Paloma, Renee, and Kakuro for a long time to come. 💕

Eggs One of my all time favorites ☝️ 2y
jenniferajanes @Eggs 😍 I think it might be one of mine too. 2y
Come-read-with-me It has such grace and charm - I loved it! 2y
jenniferajanes @Come-read-with-me 🥰 2y
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Megabooks
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It‘s hard for me to contextualize this book without a better understanding of French culture.

The book is built on the class tensions in an upper crust Paris apartment building. The narration alternates between an autodidact concierge and a precocious 12-year-old.

The concierge hides her intelligence until a new Japanese tenant finds her out and brings it to light.

If this sounds interesting, no spoilers 🤐 4⭐️

#readingeurope2020 #france

KarenUK I adore this book.... 💕👍😊did you do print or audio? 2y
Megabooks @KarenUK print. Is the audiobook good? 2y
Cinfhen I was surprised by how much I loved this book!! 2y
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BarbaraBB Great choice for France. I loved this one too. 2y
LeticiaToraci I just read a book from a German author that could be a good choice for Germany. 2y
zezeki I have so much love for this one! 2y
KarenUK I don‘t know.... I did print too.... I wondered if you had done the audio... 😊 🤷‍♀️ 2y
Itchyfeetreader This was a rare didn‘t finish for me. Maybe I should revisit 2y
Librarybelle I love this book! 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen Yes! I didn‘t really get into it until 40% in, but then I enjoyed it very much! 2y
Megabooks @BarbaraBB Thanks! 😊😊💜👍🏻 2y
Megabooks @LeticiaToraci Great! I‘m reading Oval for Germany and ToB. 2y
Megabooks @zezeki Yes!!!! 2y
Megabooks @KarenUK hmmm...I bought the ebook years ago, so I didn‘t even consider audio. 2y
Megabooks @Itchyfeetreader I didn‘t really get into it until 40% in, so maybe if you didn‘t get that far...🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
Megabooks @Librarybelle it was really good! 2y
ValerieAndBooks This is a good one!! 2y
fleeting Looooove this!!! 2y
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"Pity the poor in spirit who know neither the enchantment nor the beauty of language."

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This is a #bookIreadin2010 that has stayed with me, and I‘ve recommended it often. #auldlangreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 2y
KatieDid927 I love this one. 2y
IndoorDame One of my favorites too! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!!! 2y
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Daisey
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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What a wonderful New Year surprise! Thanks so much @sblbooks! I‘m hoping to read this one for #ReadingEurope2020 this year.

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WanderingBookaneer I love this one! 2y
sblbooks You're welcome, Happy reading! 2y
umbrellagirl I loved this! Enjoy 2y
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CafeMom Loved this book. It will also work for 1001. 2y
Daisey @CafeMom Yes, my goal is to get as much overlap as possible with 1001 books for the Reading Europe challenge. The only thing is I had a few options for France, so I put this book on my TBR Takedown list. Now I have to hope the number is drawn. 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I tried this years ago and bailed, but I think I need to try again! 2y
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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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Pickpick

A little bit of an uplifting message but I liked the story.

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Thank you for all my lovely gifts Trish! The boys were well impressed with the giant chocolate coins. 😯 👍 Merry Christmas to you all. 😘 🎄 💖 #litsypenpals

TrishB Aww 😊. I was thinking of them! 3y
umbrellagirl Merry Christmas 🎄🎄 3y
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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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