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Burial Rites
Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014.SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD. SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2015.Northern Iceland, 1829.A woman condemned to death for murdering her lover.A family forced to take her in.A priest tasked with absolving her.But all is not as it seems, and time is running out: winter is coming, and with it the execution date.Only she can know the truth. This is Agnes's story.
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Mynameisacolour
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Spending this drizzly afternoon indoors. Time to curl up with this #LMPBC pick.

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Eva2
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Brilliant book! I love the way this book slowly meandered along but still managed to keep my enthralled. Highly recommend this one.

MrsMalaprop It‘s ace 👌. #ozfiction 2w
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rachaich
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What a beautifully written book.
I love the descriptions of nature and the harsh landscapes. The interspersed sections of poems or court letters.
I found that there was a long section from Agnes towards the end which I had to keep re reading as I couldn't keep interest but the rest was gripping.

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Eva2
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Started this one yesterday and I am flying through it. Great read so far

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rachaich
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Another day, another book!
Library reading club choice.

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Schmieds
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I very much enjoyed this story of a servant in Iceland accused of murdering her master. She is sent to live with a family on a farm until her execution and slowly, but surely, they get to know her and learn that every story has two sides. The writing was beautiful and helped paint a picture of the Icelandic landscape. I much preffered this read over Alias Grace, which has a similar plot.

Have you read this?

ShyBookOwl 😳 I loooove Alias Grace... I guess I need to check this out. I've been wanting to find Icelandic books. 3w
cobwebmoth I read this last year. I enjoyed how atmospheric it was. 3w
mandi1082 Its been on my TBR Shelf forever. Need to get to it. 3w
janeycanuck I really liked the writing of this one - I read Emma Donogue‘s The Wonder not long after and felt it had a similar quality, if you‘re for something else like it. 3w
Schmieds @janeycanuck Thanks! I will check that out. 2w
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HufflepuffGirl90
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Such a wonderful quote that really speaks to my feelings on the matter of books in general. #bookquotes #yaybooks

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HufflepuffGirl90
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Beautiful and haunting.

Full review at: http://bookshelfadventures.home.blog/2019/04/30/burial-rites-by-hannah-kent/

@Mynameisacolour I‘ll get this one sent out to you in a couple days. 💛🖤 #LMPBC #groupB

Mynameisacolour Awesome! I'm still working on Mrs. Poe and plan to have it in the mail by this weekend. 3w
Rissreads One of my favourites 💙 3w
Littlestbookshelf Glad you liked this one! I‘m also still working on to capture what we cannot keep. 3w
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Schmieds
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1. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent and Dorothy Must Die Stories Volume 3
2. Harry Potter
3. Goodreads

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HufflepuffGirl90
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@Littlestbookshelf just got this in the mail today!! I can‘t wait to dig in! 💜📚😊

#LMPBC #GroupB

Rissreads It‘s soooooooooo good! 💚 2mo
Littlestbookshelf So glad you got it! 1mo
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Schmieds
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I've started a book club in my town and this is our first read. Does anyone have some discussion question suggestions?

Jennifer3 It has been a while since I read it but I loved it! A question might be, how do image the story of (insert woman‘s name facing death) would play out in today‘s society and criminal justice system? 2mo
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JessNevertheless
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#audioworking today to this book. It seems a lot like Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace but I'm enjoying this so much more. Picking up so much about Iceland too, the patronymic naming system is especially intriguing.

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Literatigeek
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Currently reading: BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent.

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Jas16
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This was a slow, atmospheric read about the last year in the life of of the last person executed In Iceland. She is sent to live with a family while the details of her death are worked out. Agnes eventually tells her story to the young priest charged with her religious counsel and the family who find it increasingly difficult to ignore the person who has become a part of their daily lives. Kent makes the setting come alive with her writing.

CouronneDhiver Sooo good! 2mo
Suet624 I had no idea that‘s what this story was about!! 3w
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Littlestbookshelf
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I finished this book for #lmpbc #groupb! I loved it and I can‘t wait to hear what the others think about it. This is a picture of the remains of the murdered Nathan Ketilsson‘s workshop in Iceland.

@Mynameisacolour @Bookwormjillk @HufflepuffGirl90

HufflepuffGirl90 Yay! I can‘t wait! 2mo
Mynameisacolour Yes, Can't wait! I finished mine last night too! 2mo
BookNAround So bleak but so good! 2mo
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Kaye Neat picture 2mo
Littlestbookshelf @Mynameisacolour yay! Can‘t wait to read all the picks. 2mo
Littlestbookshelf @BookNAround yes, good way of describing it! Very bleak but so interesting. 2mo
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Littlestbookshelf
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This book is living up to my expectations! My plan of going to our mom/child workout group was derailed by a toddler who did not want to get dressed or eat breakfast or do anything but sit in front of the tv on his bicycle watching Elmo on a rainy day. So I guess it worked out perfectly for both of us.

Crazeedi I'm reading a different one by her, want to read this one for sure 2mo
Littlestbookshelf @Crazeedi I saw your post yesterday about that book! This is really good so far. I love her writing style. At least with this one she drew you in from chapter one. 2mo
Crazeedi @Littlestbookshelf yes I'm finding the same with this book! 2mo
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Littlestbookshelf
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Trying so hard to not let my toddler seen me writing in a book 😬😱 “can you put this in the trash please?” And then I quickly grab the pen. 😂😂 #lmpbc #groupb

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Littlestbookshelf
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Starting this one for #lmpbc! I‘m so excited for this one! It‘s been on my TBR for a while. Thanks again to @Butterflyamore for this one!

CouronneDhiver So good! Moody, atmospheric... I hope you love it 👍🏽 3mo
Jcunning I just read it recently, too. A good story. 3mo
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Butterflyamore Can‘t wait to find out what you think of it! 3mo
Littlestbookshelf @CouronneDhiver @Jcunning @Butterflyamore Im just a few chapters in and I am addicted! I so badly want to google her name already 😆 (edited) 2mo
Littlestbookshelf @HufflepuffGirl90 it is really good already! I‘m so excited to read it and send it on! 2mo
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Littlestbookshelf
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#LMPBC #groupb Which one would you ladies like to read? I REALLY want to read Burial Rites but I will leave it up to you guys! @HufflepuffGirl90 @Mynameisacolour @Bookwormjillk

Mynameisacolour Burial Rights looks good! 3mo
Littlestbookshelf @Mynameisacolour I just keep hearing such good things about it. 3mo
Mynameisacolour @Littlestbookshelf I've not heard of it before now but the description sounds interesting and I like that it's set in Iceland, Which also works for #pop19 if anyone is doing that challenge. 3mo
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Bookwormjillk I‘m good with Burial Rights 3mo
HufflepuffGirl90 Burial Rites sounds great!!! 3mo
Littlestbookshelf @HufflepuffGirl90 @Bookwormjillk @Mynameisacolour perfect! I am so excited to get started. 3mo
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farrahkohn
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1. -24F/ -31.1C with a windchill of -24F/-31.1C, wind only 2mph.

2. 80F/ 26.7C, in a hammock beside a lake.

3. 62F/ 16.7C to help conserve natural gas this week.

4. Any. All-weather reader here!

5. It‘s Iceland, it‘s winter, snuggle in together!

#HelloThursday I am tagging some of the first to follow me from the Welcome Wagon!

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 4mo
farrahkohn @wanderinglynn Thanks for tagging me in an event! My first one! 4mo
wanderinglynn Yay! 🥳🙌🏻 Always feel free to jump in on any of the games. 😀 4mo
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Jcunning
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Happy to finally pick this one up. It‘s been on my TBR for along time!

Jcunning “ a long time” 4mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy! I've heard good things about this book 4mo
Freespirit I enjoyed this one. 4mo
bookseller_cate Loved this one. Was lucky enough to have dinner with her and some other authors when she was hosted by Calgary‘s literary festival. 3mo
Jcunning @bookseller_cate Lucky you! 3mo
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JennyM
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#WinterWonderland #BloweNorthernWinde

This was so atmospheric I felt chilly just reading it! ❄️

TrishB Great pick, loved the landscape in this book. 5mo
JennyM @TrishB she really captured it - great read. 5mo
Cinfhen This one was so good that I worry her next one, won‘t live up!!! 🚨🚨🚨#BuddyReadAlert looking forward @Redwritinghood @emilyhaldi @JennyM 5mo
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JennyM @Cinfhen I know, it‘s often the way. But I have only heard great things about the Good People so 🤞 5mo
youneverarrived Loved this book 💙 5mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I‘m in for that buddy read if not too late! 5mo
JennyM @TrishB @Cinfhen we were looking at mid January if that suits Trish? I can fit in around everyone else 5mo
Tamra Loved this one! 5mo
ReadingRover Love this book! 5mo
Rissreads Fantastic book 💙 5mo
scowler1 Brilliant book, I might have to read it again now. 5mo
JennyM @Tamra @ReadingRover @Rissreads @scowler1 glad to see so much #litsylove for this book 📚 5mo
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BekaReid
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Hannah Kent brings to life the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829 in her compelling novel based on real events.

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“To know what a person has done, and to know who a person is, are very different things.”

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I liked this well enough but it never quite clicked for me. It‘s about Agnes Magnusdottir, the last person executed in Iceland. Kent does a great job depicting her Icelandic setting, but I felt a lot of distance from the characters.

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One of my absolute favorite books - based on a true story. Iceland 1828. Agnes is convicted of murder and spends her last days with the local law enforcement agent and his family. Yes, they are living under the same roof, and Agnes works alongside the family. Kent‘s debut novel is so lyrical and gorgeous, yet dark and foreboding. Highly recommend. #RunningAcrossThinIceWthTigers #WinterWonderland

Caroline2 Ohhhh good choice! This is one of my favourite books too!!! 💖 6mo
Tamra I loved this too! 6mo
Cinfhen Excellent choice!!! Haunting piece of literature. 6mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled One of my favorites too! 6mo
AmyG Wonderful book. 6mo
Librarybelle Thank you so much, everyone! ❤️❤️❤️ @Caroline2 @Tamra @Cinfhen @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @AmyG 6mo
TrishB Loved this book too 💕 6mo
Librarybelle @TrishB Wonderful! ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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Went to pick up my Xmas tree and now I think I‘m going to go to bed early for once.

(And read once I‘m there, of course!)

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LauraRenae
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Complex, yet simple, story with a moving ending. Although the Icelandic pronunciations added to authenticity and I wouldn‘t necessarily change their inclusion, I did find myself stumbling frequently.

twohectobooks I‘m having problems with that as well! 6mo
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twohectobooks
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#bedsidetablebooks for the first time in way too long.

Caroline2 I loved Burial Rites! 👍🏻 6mo
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LauraRenae
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It looks like I might be sick in bed for the next 24 hours. But at least I have some tea and plenty of books. #selfcareisntselfish #badgirlgoodtea #sleepytea

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My weekend is just starting now, because I had to go in to work today to finish the enormous proposal I was working on.

Trying to decide which of my three current reads to pick up first.

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thereadingowlvina
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📚💕

#qotd

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kathedron
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Oh, this is good and I'm frankly astonished to learn it is a debut novel. I will definitely look out for more of hers! I thought there were striking parallels (e.g the nature of the crime committed, the circumstances and ambiguity of the woman found guilty) between this book and Margaret Atwood's "Alias Grace" but, while Atwood is undeniably clever I feel that Kent's book has more heart: the last chapter, especially, made for difficult reading.

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Tamra
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Loved everything about this chilling historical fiction: interesting characters, setting is prominent, compelling plot line, the prose immersive, and no contrived romance or ending. Bonus - based on a true crime. I‘m anxious to read Kent‘s other novel and I hope she is soon to publish another! She might be an auto buy author for me.

CouronneDhiver Totally agree! 7mo
KarenUK Me too... LOVED this book! 💕 7mo
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Tamra
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Try reading with 80# on your torso.......😐

DGRachel But so precious! 😍🐶😍 7mo
InLibrisVeritas How cute! 😍 7mo
Bookzombie 💕🐶 7mo
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TrishB Awww 🐶 7mo
Cathythoughts 🙃love this. 7mo
batsy Those eyes! Can't say no! 😍 7mo
JoScho But such a sweet look ❤️ 7mo
AlaMich But the face!!!🐶❤️ 7mo
TNbookworm What a sweet face❤ 7mo
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Tamra
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I am loving everything about this novel! It‘s ideal for a retreat into pleasure reading at night after “brain food” all day. 😬 Has a perfect atmosphere for October too!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A very good read. 7mo
Avanders I love your decos, esp that house!! 7mo
mdm139 This is a great read. I also enjoyed her other novel 7mo
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Tamra @Avanders the kids are supposed to paint them, but haven‘t yet. I‘m guessing they won‘t be as spooky afterwards. 😂 7mo
Tamra @mdm139 I definitely plan to read her other novels. This is my first. 7mo
Avanders Lol maybe not, but I look forward to seeing the post-painted product! 7mo
Tamra @mdm139 she only has these two out?? 😟 7mo
mdm139 @Tamra yes sadly just two books from this amazing author, I hope she is working on another one. 7mo
Tamra @mdm139 🙏🏾 She‘ll be an auto buy if I end up liking this as much in the end. I have very few auto buy authors. 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I love this book! I need to read her others. 7mo
CouronneDhiver It‘s sooo good! 7mo
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Omg!!! Is anyone else as excited for this as I am!!! If they do it right this movie could be so good. Red Sparrow was amazing with Jennifer Lawrence. I didn‘t read that book but my mom made me watch the movie and it was so good. I can‘t wait for this to come out!

Caroline2 Oh I loved this book! Jennifer Lawrence is an excellent choice! 👍🏻 7mo
SaturnDoo One of my all time faves ❤❤❤❤❤ 7mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Cool Web site for literary tourism! We‘re planning a trip to Iceland next summer 😁 and I wanted to visit the setting of Burial Rites. BookTrail helps you find book setting locations all over the world! So cool!

LeahBergen Oooh, thanks! Off to check this out ... 🏃🏻‍♀️ 8mo
Cathythoughts That is very cool 👍🏻❤️ 8mo
JazzFeathers Wow! Never knew anything such existed. 8mo
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Mitch That‘s such a cool idea for a website. Definitely got to check that out. Thanks for the link 👏🏻 8mo
DivineDiana Love this! ❤️Signed up for newsletter! (edited) 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Very cool. I just checked it out. 8mo
Lindy What a cool idea! 8mo
BarbaraBB Super cool. I need to check this out! 8mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts @JazzFeathers @mitch @DivineDiana @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @lindy @BarbaraBB I was so excited to discover this! Now I can find several books set where I‘m vacationing to read while I‘m there! We‘re such dorks - I love it 🤓 8mo
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I loved this book based on the incredible story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, who was convicted of killing her employer, along with another man, and sentenced to death in 1828.
It was the last Icelandic execution. The execution block and axe have been preserved by the National Museum of Iceland. A memorial stone has been erected at the execution site.

#SeptemberDanes #factfiction

ferskner Great pick! 8mo
Kalalalatja It was such a great book! 8mo
Kaye Neat pictures. Really good book. 8mo
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SilversReviews This book was SOOOO good. 8mo
KarenUK Great pick... this book is amazing 💕💕 8mo
emilyhaldi Loved this book!! 8mo
Cinfhen Great pick!!!!! 8mo
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MeganLindell
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Dark, sad, and just ok.

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I loved this historical fiction based on real events. It's the story of the last person to be executed in Ireland. The writing was fantastic; it was captivating. I could not pronounce any of the place names, and struggled with character names, but not a big deal when you're reading. I would love to read more Hannah Kent. #historicalfiction ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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1. None whatsoever other than reading (being unemployed = holiday weekends don‘t mean much, unfortunately... 😞)
2. Close call but probably Burial Rites - still thinking about it a lot
3. Uh, meat? 😬 #veggielife 🥗🥦🥕
4. LOL NO. I did gymnastics for a while as a kid, then I hit puberty and lost any sense of coordination or athleticism. And I‘m too frail now to do shit, haha.
5. Gonna do my best!
#friyay #friyayintro

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alisonrose
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Oof, what a heavy story—especially knowing it‘s based very closely on a real person and what happened to her. The author did a terrific job of creating this incredibly insular and almost claustrophobic setting, so that the reader gets a small sense of how each day must have felt for Agnes. And you absolutely come to be on her side, just as the family she‘s placed with does too, try as they might to avoid it. Really impressive first novel! 4/5 ⭐️

rachelm Loved this one 10mo
alisonrose @rachelm 👌🏻 10mo
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alisonrose
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Left to the mercy of others, whether they had any or no.

[That line gave me chills.]

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God has had His chance to free me, and for reasons known to Him alone, He has pinned me to ill fortune, and although I have struggled, I am run through and through with disaster; I am knifed to the hilt with fate.

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AND I JUST SAW THAT MADELINE MILLER BLURBED THIS FUCKING BOOK SO OBVIOUSLY IT IS ALREADY AMAZING

CouronneDhiver I agree with her comment. It was a great read! 10mo
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alisonrose
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This was a close second in the TBR voting, and reading the synopsis again has me super intrigued. I‘ve always had a fascination with Iceland, too (not that I‘ve ever been there nor will I likely ever, but I adore it from afar...) #nowreading

Bklover I know there are a few Littens from Iceland. I can‘t think of who they are but maybe you could find a new pen pal! 10mo
alisonrose @Bklover That would be so cool! 10mo
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