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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel | Olga Tokarczuk
An ingenious variation on murder noir, set in motion by a string of bizarre deaths in an isolated village, from a Man Booker International Prize-winning author and National Book Award finalist. In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the long, dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and serving as caretaker for the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is only amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. She's devastated when her two beloved dogs disappear. Then her neighbor, Bigfoot, turns up dead. As corpses pile up in increasingly strange circumstances, Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind . . . A deeply satisfying and inventive thriller-cum-fairy tale from one of Europe's "major humanist writers" (The Guardian), Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead is a provocative exploration of the tug between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, autonomy and fate. Whom do we deem sane? it asks. Who is worthy of a voice?
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Larkken
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Blaming my lateness for #wintergames2021 on road trips! Sorry @Clwojick !

My combined total for weeks 4 and 5 ( I missed posting for week 4) is 6217 🎉

Thanks for hosting, @Clwojick and thanks for the fun fellow #mistletoemaniacs! Hope I did you proud.

Clwojick woohoo! 😍 Way to go! Thank you for joining us! 2w
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merelybookish
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And that's a wrap on #CloakandDaggerChristmas. I managed 7/9 prompts! It was a fun December project! Turns out my favourite mystery books are not really about the mystery. The tagged book was definitely my favourite of the bunch, although I do very much enjoy Flavia. Thanks to everyone who joined me!

RaeLovesToRead Nice work! I'm on 4.5 prompts! Do I have until the end of December? If not, I'm going to pretend I have til the end of December 😄 3w
Ruthiella Good job! I managed two. I think it‘s interesting, your observations on what kind of mystery you like. I‘m tempted to recommend Tana French‘s books to you. They are mysteries, but really more characters studies than anything... 3w
merelybookish @RaeLovesToRead I think you can take as long as you want! I've just had my fill of mysteries for now. 😉 3w
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merelybookish @Ruthiella Thanks! I definitely prefer a more character driven story. I tried reading one Tana French, but I baile. It was just too long. But it was one of her later ones and I wondered if her earlier books would be better. In general I don't love super plotty and mysteries by default are pretty plotty. 😁 This is the Tana French I tried. 3w
Ruthiella @merelybookish French‘s novels do tend to move slowly. Maybe take it under advisement and try her first book when you are next tempted to read a mystery 3w
batsy Well done! I'm almost finished with my last book and might not have hit all my prompts but it was fun. 3w
BiblioLitten The tagged book was one of my top reads from last year. Brilliant writing! 3w
merelybookish @BiblioLitten I loved it. I loved all her theories and the way her mind worked! 3w
vivastory I'm thrilled you loved Drive Your Plow etc It's a personal favorite 3w
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amvee
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Just started this one, really enjoying it so far.

EmilyM Loved this book! 1mo
BarbaraBB I loved this one too. 1mo
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AWildMandaPanda
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Starting this audiobook on this cold and snowy day 📖❄️❄️

erzascarletbookgasm A good read. Enjoy! 2mo
AWildMandaPanda @erzascarletbookgasm thank you! I think I will. After this, I think I will read her other book “Flights” 😊 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I want to read that too! 👍😊 2mo
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Christy2318
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Mehso-so

“We‘d rather be small, and then our petty little sins would be forgivable.” Objectively this is a well written book but it was just so-so for me. I almost DNF at one point. It‘s quirky and odd which I can love but I constantly felt like I was missing some subtext. But I think it‘s a case of me and not the book.

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Kristelh
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You know what, sometimes it seems to me we're living in a world that we fabricate for ourselves. We decide what's good and what isn't, we draw maps of meanings for ourselves... And then we spend our whole lives struggling with what we have invented for ourselves. The problem is that each of us has our own version of it, so people find it hard to understand each other. #f2fNov/Dec2021 #doublespin #November

tpixie Great quote. Very interesting book 📕 2mo
BarbaraBB Loved this book. Great quote! 2mo
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Larkken
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And with this, I‘m calling my last book of October and of #scarathlon even if there‘s still some time left in the day! How‘s everyone do? I‘m excited because I finally got a bingo (or three…) this month 🤩
#bookspinbingo #teamslaughter

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!!! 3mo
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Billypar
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My favorite mysteries are the weird ones. Why have a detective investigate when it could be an elderly woman who takes care of her neighbor's homes during the brutal winters of a remote Polish town? And one who loves astrology, prefers animals to people, gives others names like Oddball or The Gray Lady, and obsesses over William Blake. That's Janina and she's on the case when her neighbor 'Bigfoot' turns up dead. Lively, dark comic perfection.

sarahbarnes Loved this one! 3mo
batsy Nice review and photo 💀 3mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I loved this book too 3mo
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BarbaraBB A favorite of mine too 🤍 3mo
Billypar @batsy Thanks! I read this months ago but it worked out that the photo fits with the season ☠☠☠ 3mo
Billypar @sarahbarnes @Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Glad you all enjoyed this as much as I did! Some who reviewed the book seemed disappointed that it was too easy to guess the murderer, but I think Tokarczuk wants it that way: there are more pleasures in a good mystery than just being surprised by the reveal. 3mo
vivastory I agree about the best mysteries being the weird ones. Did you read Moshfegh's Death in Her Hands? I thought it was similar, although I preferred Tokarczuk 3mo
BarbaraBB I agree with @vivastory that it reminded me of the Moshfegh, which I loved too. In both books the murder is not the point I think. (edited) 3mo
Billypar @vivastory @BarbaraBB I haven't read Death in Her Hands yet, but it's on my shelf - I'm very much looking forward to it. I had a similar experience reading Eileen as Drive Your Plow in that both had first person narrators with a distinct and memorable voice. 3mo
BarbaraBB If you liked Eileen you‘ll probably love Death in her Hands. I certainly hope so! 3mo
Brimful I loved this book! 2mo
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Lcsmcat
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Pickpick

I‘ve seen this described as a mystery and “noir.” I think it is neither, but a masterfully written character study, and a commentary on the connectedness of life. Highly recommended!

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Melismatic
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Mehso-so

There are glimmers of greatness in this but overall it felt a bit like a slog to push through with little payoff. It‘s set up like a mystery but the “misdirect” is obvious and murky at best.

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rachelk


“For people of my age," she thinks, "the places that they truly loved and to which they once belonged are no longer there. The places of their childhood and youth have ceased to exist ... And if their outer form has been preserved, it's all the more painful, like a shell with nothing inside it anymore. I have nowhere to return to. It's like a state of imprisonment. The walls of the cell are the horizon of what I can see."

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rachelk
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I think if you‘re expecting a mystery you may be a bit disappointed. This book is more the character study of an older woman (Janina) living in the Polish wilderness, at odds with the hunters around her. The philosophy of Blake and the natural world is woven in with Janina‘s horror at the killing of animals.

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Billypar
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I love this: it's a character explaining her ambivalence about befriending writers 🙂

Ruthiella I tried Flights by her and could not get into it , but still want to read her work. Maybe this title would be a good way in. 4mo
BarbaraBB Such a good book 🤍. I should absolutely try this one @Ruthiella I‘m almost sure you‘d love it too. 4mo
IuliaC A very good book 4mo
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Billypar @Ruthiella I'm not yet halfway but I'm enjoying it so far! 4mo
Billypar @BarbaraBB @luliaC I'm excited to find out what happens! Her writing is mesmerizing. 4mo
BarbaraBB It is! It does remind me of 4mo
Billypar @BarbaraBB Good to hear because that's waiting on my TBR shelf 🙂 4mo
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plemmdog
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“With age, many men come down with testosterone autism, the symptoms of which are a gradual decline in social intelligence and capacity for interpersonal communication…The Person beset by this becomes taciturn and appears to be lost in contemplation. He develops an interest in various Tools and machinery, and he‘s drawn to the Second World War…His capacity to read novels almost entirely vanishes.”
I‘m not there yet!

BkClubCare Yikes - sounds like a description of someone I know. Hmmmm 5mo
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bell7
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Mehso-so

How to summarize such a book? It's been called a mystery, and there is a mystery, but it's more of a character study. Janina narrates, and we come to know her in all her eccentricities: loving animals, convinced that astrology has the answers, and increasingly frustrated that her voice is not heard by those in authority. As a reader, I found her sympathetic, even in all her oddities, and the denouement was less of a surprise than an inevitability.

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AliceFaustus
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No risk at all.

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EmilieGR
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What a strangle little book. I enjoyed the kooky narrator and the polish setting. I think Tokarczuk maybe pushed the unreliable narrator trope a little too far but the book is charming enough you forgive her.

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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader
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I've spent a nice time in company of this book.
Janina Doucheyko, the narrator, is living in a small isolated village when a series of deaths/murders occurs. Through her, we get to know the different characters, the daily life in that region, how the enquiry progresses, etc.
It's a well-written book that takes its time. Not much surprise at the end for me, if any at all.
3.5/5

IuliaC A good one 👍 7mo
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Annie1215
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Mehso-so

Finished my #lmpbc book just in the nick of time!

This was definitely a different read for me. I don‘t know that I‘d call it a mystery, I feel like the “mystery” is imbedded throughout the story. Interesting characters but not my normal choice of setting.

Definitely an interesting read!

This gets me to a third bingo for #bookspinbingo !

Pogue It was different. 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 8mo
LiteraryinLawrence I got the book! Thanks! 7mo
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vivastory
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Yesterday I found out that there's a movie based on the tagged book, which was one of my favorites of last year. I generated a meme to express my feelings.

BarbaraBB Cool meme! 8mo
Tanisha_A Love this 😁 8mo
saresmoore Haha! Good to know! 8mo
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Bevita
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Spectacular! Janina is kind of nutty, maybe, or just out for revenge. Love this Polish author-must read more of her work.

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BookishBelle
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I enjoyed the atmosphere - very winter- and that the protagonist is an elderly lady who was also quite interesting; however, I ended up skimming sections and figured out #whodunit before it was revealed. It was between a so-so and a pick for me. Pick won out because I was interested in whodunit enough to figure it out. #LMPBC @Annie1215 this will be headed your way soon! @Pogue @LiteraryinLititz Also, really love the bookmark!! 😂

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TheKidUpstairs
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Uneven at times, and I definitely skimmed some sections, but ultimately I'm glad I read it.

The beginning is so strong, I was immediately engrossed by the eccentric MC. The middle dragged a bit, but still with some moments glittering with dark humour. And the end made me think about this intriguing cast of characters and how strong our bonds can be, even in isolation.

@KatieB this one will be on its way back to you shortly! #LMPBC

Annie1215 This is my next #lmpbc book too! 9mo
KatieB I‘m so excited to read all your annotations! 9mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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#LMPBC double play arrived today! One from Round 10, one for Round 11. Thanks @Read-y_Picker 🎉🎉 My kids helped open the package and went crazy for the candy 😄😂😄😂 I'm so excited for both these reads!

@KatieB @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

@BookishTrish @DinoMom

Read-y_Picker Lol I had a total throwback moment with that candy! I hope you get to enjoy some of it yourself. Next time I‘ll try to send some more grown up goodies... 9mo
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BookishBelle
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Thank you so much @Pogue for the card and goodies with my #LMPBC book! I‘m sorry I‘m so late. I just noticed it was here this morning. Hubs didn‘t say anything and I‘ve been so focused on caring for my Mom. What a fantastic happy for today! 🥰

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Pogue
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@BookishBelle #LMPBC is on the way.

BookishBelle Yay! Thank you!! 📚 🎉 9mo
LiteraryinLawrence I have this book and am mailing it home to you today. Sorry for the delay! I didn‘t get to finish it because new job and selling/buying houses has gotten in the way. But I loved being in the group with you! 6mo
Pogue No worries I have moved many times. I get it. 6mo
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readingonarainyday
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Been on my feet most of the day. Repotted several indoor plants and rearranged them. Now it‘s time to put my feet up, push my chair back, and relax with a book.
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What‘s going on in your corner of the world?

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readingonarainyday
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On the way back from second Covid vaccine shot, we stopped at a local coffee and chocolate shop to celebrate. Feeling so much relief at the moment and enjoying with coffee, chocolate, and a crime fiction.

Bette 💉🎉 Yay! 9mo
Cathythoughts Great news ! Great book too 9mo
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TheEllieMo
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Mehso-so

There were some moments of this book that I really enjoyed - the batty old woman with a thing about making sure her feet were clean in case she had to go to hospital was an amusing theme, but overall this was a disappointment. The story builds well at the beginning but the ending seems abrupt and very flat. Perhaps my enjoyment of crime novels meant I was expecting more from this.

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TheEllieMo
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It‘s a #20in4 #Readathon weekend!! My plans are to finish Book 6 in the DI Bliss series by Tony J Forder, read the tagged book for my book club, and at least make a start on the 7th Bliss book, and maybe the prequel of that series too.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks a good weekend ahead. 10mo
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CoffeeK8
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Thank you @monalyisha for the book and the awesome goodies. I was so excited to win & to get the bonuses is the cherry on the top of a sundae!

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Read-y_Picker
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Getting set up for the week and then ready to jump back in to the tagged book for #lmpbc. I love this minimalist cover design 😍

TheKidUpstairs Is this one on its way? If you're behind on reading, that's totally cool, just want to make sure it's not stuck in postal purgatory! 10mo
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monalyisha
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I recently won a copy of a newly-published hardcover book in a giveaway hosted by @erinreads . To pass on my literary luck, I‘m hosting my own giveaway!

To enter, comment & note which of the pictured titles you‘d prefer. 2 winners will be chosen at random on Sun, 2/7.

Please note: I‘m a monster who dog-ears the pages of my books & the spine will almost definitely be broken. If you like your books in pristine condition, you‘re shit outta luck. 😅

monalyisha *No gross stains or anything, though. I may be a monster but I‘m a pretty tidy one. 🙃😈 (edited) 11mo
NeedsMoreBooks Thank you for hosting! The Midnight Library please ❤️🙏🏼 11mo
BarbaraBB I‘m about the same monster as you are 😉 11mo
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Coueriamb Ooh thank you for hosting! I‘d love a loved copy of Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead! 11mo
babyruth2510 Thank you for this opportunity. The Midnight Library would be awesome 11mo
monalyisha @BarbaraBB Yes! Evil loves company. 😍 11mo
AFrostCauseReads Omg, I would love to throw my hat in the ring for The Midnight Library📚 thank you! 11mo
TheKidUpstairs LOL, I have no qualms about dog earing pages in my own books, and I will crack sounds like a chiropractor. But dog earing a library book is true evil... 11mo
TheKidUpstairs *spines not sounds 11mo
CoffeeK8 I dog eat my pages too... I‘d be interested in Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead 11mo
The.Great.Catsby The Midnight Library!! I put it on hold at the library and it said the wait time is 34 weeks! 11mo
EatSleepRead Drive Your Plow 11mo
EmilyM The Midnight Library!Thanks for the opportunity!🤗 11mo
rmaclean4 Midnight Library. Thanks for the give away. 11mo
ajmayorquin The Midnight Library! Thanks for the giveaway! 11mo
Asthecroweflies Ohh! Exciting! The Midnight Library would be my pick. Thank you for the chance. 😊 11mo
Bookish_AF Fun! I am intrigued by Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead ☺️ 11mo
Anchobi413 Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead ! ☺️ 11mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thanks for the chance to win The Midnight Library! 11mo
AcademicHustler Drive your plow over. Thanks. 11mo
monalyisha Just updating to say that I‘ll be announcing the winner later today! 11mo
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AmyG
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@Avanders You, my friend, are also always so sweet. Thank you so very much. I so look forward to reading this and those chocolates are a favorote of mine. Thank you for your kindness. 😘❤️

valeriegeary I love that salted caramel candy bar 🤤 11mo
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AmyG @valeriegeary They are both SO good. 11mo
Cathythoughts I live salted caramel so much ! I loved this book too ❤️ 11mo
Avanders Yay! It arrived early! 💃🏽😘😘♥️♥️ 11mo
Avanders I just finished this... it did not go where I expected (but I had avoided reading anything about it before reading it)... so interesting!! I hope you like it 🤗 (whenever you get to it 😜) 11mo
AmyG @Avanders It‘s up next when I get a “free” read...ha...I have to get past 2 challenges and 2 buddy reads and book club. I am happy you enjoyed it and that I also know nothing about it! Thank you. 11mo
Avanders Lol I know the feeling!! 😅 I‘m *years* behind on my reading list, incl books received as gifts! 🤭 But, tsundoku, right? 🤷🏽‍♀️😁 11mo
AmyG @avanders ha...it‘s a sickness. 🤣 11mo
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monalyisha
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Mehso-so

Duszejko, Drive Your Plow‘s protagonist, believes that “every tiny particle of the world is made of suffering.” Now, I wouldn‘t go so far as to say that “every tiny particle of this book is made of suffering,” but there are certainly moments when it feels like it! And I *would* go so far as to say (as she does about her passion, Astrology) that “it‘s quite complicated, & it could be boring for anyone who isn‘t an expert.” 👇🏻

monalyisha 1/2: Ironically, this comment is made on page 117, which is the day & month of my birth. So, perhaps I was fated, according to my Chart, to dislike this book. 😅 Honestly, I don‘t know how anyone could‘ve followed her Astrological ruminations. They seem to have been made in the most indecipherable, most statistical, & least poetic way possible. Is there a reader here who enjoyed this (very large) bit of the story? 11mo
monalyisha 2/2: I did enjoy the ending. And I did come to appreciate the small circle that she managed to draw around her. I was also very intrigued by The Grey Lady/the Writer character & her wife. If only we could‘ve spent more time with this cast & less time bound by the Stars & the MC‘s Ailments. Perhaps then, I would have felt more warmly. The plot needed to have Venus in its Ascendant House. And it didn‘t. Or...something. 🤷‍♀️🙈 (edited) 11mo
monalyisha Relatedly, I kept getting this song (which a friend once put on a mixtape for me) stuck in my head while reading: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/envs410/2016/09/07/travis-morrison-song-for-the-orca/ (edited) 11mo
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BarbaraBB Great review. You know I loved it but I skimmed the astrology parts too. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
monalyisha Some strong thematic elements (ageism & sexism), a sprinkling of sharp sentences, & some moments of true humor (like the nocturnal scene in the orchard when the MC, Oddball, & the entomologist are all dying of laughter after speculating about why people are “evil & nasty”) saved this from being a “pan” for me. After reading the Blake poem from whence the title comes, it‘s also fun to pick out all of the details that made it into the story. (edited) 11mo
monalyisha @BarbaraBB I just felt that there were SO MANY of those parts! But I understand why folks liked it. Reviews like the one by @Cathythoughts made me wish I liked it more (beautifully written, Cathy)! 11mo
BarbaraBB Yes, @Cathythoughts review I remember well too 🤍 11mo
Tamra This one left me oddly flat. 11mo
Cathythoughts Thank you 🙏 only seeing your comment now. I did love this one @BarbaraBB thanks X 11mo
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monalyisha
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“That‘s what our houses are for — to protect us from the sky, otherwise it would pervade the very inside of our bodies, where, like a little ball of glass, our Soul is sitting. If such a thing exists.”

monalyisha Image by: @ Timss0n (Instagram) 11mo
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Okay. I‘m 120 pages in & I‘ve gotta say...I‘m having a hard time staying involved in this story. Were I a different person, had I been looking forward to reading this book any less, were it not so critically lauded, I might actually bail. 😱

ElleSkel Whoa. 12mo
BarbaraBB Oops.. I loved it, but if you don‘t after 120 pages, I guess it‘s just not for you! 12mo
atla I‘m of the mind that there are too many amazing books to read to spend time on those that aren‘t a good fit for you. I‘d totally bail! 12mo
monalyisha @atla I know! That‘s a mindset I hope to achieve one day. 😅 12mo
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monalyisha
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“That‘s what I dislike most of all in people — cold irony. It‘s a very cowardly attitude to mock or belittle everything, never be committed to anything, not feel tied to anything.”

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great grumpy cat look! I 💙 it! 12mo
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“Once we have reached a certain age, it‘s hard to be reconciled to the fact that people are always going to be impatient with us.”

abookishbutterfly That makes me so sad. 12mo
monalyisha @Butterflyamore I think that‘s actually a big part of working in a Library: showing patience & kindness to the elderly. They make up a big part of our patron base and sometimes, we‘re the only people they talk to all day. We have a responsibility to make that interaction a positive one. 12mo
rachelsbrittain My grandmother is several years into a dementia diagnosis and this really hits home. Her speech and processing take a lot longer now than before and I always hope people give her the time and patience to answer in whatever way she can and maybe even ask the question again. 12mo
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monalyisha @rachelsbrittain That‘s hard. 💕 There are good people all over. “Look for the helpers,” right? 12mo
rachelsbrittain @monalyisha definitely! And fortunately we have a close family and lots of people able to help out and take care of her. And so many wonderful doctors / others around who have a lot of patience and compassion 12mo
tpixie @monalyisha how love of you and your fellow librarians 💚 12mo
tpixie @rachelsbrittain 💜💜💜 12mo
tpixie This book was much better than I expected What a poignant quote. (edited) 12mo
monalyisha @rachelsbrittain Those all sound like good things! Strong support network (for her & for you, too, I hope)! 12mo
monalyisha @tpixie I‘m not so sure yet. But it‘s still early! 12mo
BarbaraBB I hope you‘ll end up loving it 🤍 12mo
tpixie @monalyisha it‘s different, for certain - but I had really low expectations going in, dragging my feet for Book Club. So I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. (edited) 11mo
tpixie @rachelsbrittain prayers for your grandmas 🙏🏻 11mo
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monalyisha
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“Or there could have been nothing at all — a total void in outer space. But perhaps that would have been the best option for all concerned.”

Welp, if I hate this book I know exactly which quote I‘m using for my review. 😜 I don‘t think that‘s going to happen, though. So far, so good!

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eccburnham
Mehso-so

I thought it was okay? Some really great glimmers I loved but overall had a hard time tracking and wasn't super into it. For Molly‘s bookclub.

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jdiehr
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This could prove to be a deadly mistake

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jdiehr
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Pickpick

Finished this up just in time to welcome my soldier home. My son is officially out of the Army today and I can't wait to pick him up at the airport in a few hours! 💕

This was a lovely story about an animal loving woman, some mysterious murders, and William Blake.

I highlighted many beautiful passages that I plan on sharing soon.

Ruthiella How wonderful to have your son home safe and sound! 😀 12mo
BookishMarginalia Woohoo for the homecoming! 12mo
Jas16 I am so happy for you! 12mo
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Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️ 12mo
Chelsea.Poole Congratulations! 12mo
tpixie @jdiehr thankful for the Homecoming! 12mo
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andrew61
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Pickpick

This lovely blue edition fits nicely in a coat pocket so that i was able when walking barney this morning to get a photo outside for a change. This was a curious read, a series of murders in a Polish village sees an eccentric woman janina Duszejko, obsessed with horoscopes, Blake, + animal welfare, and her curious friends, leading her life while bodies drop wherever she seems to pop up. A great character and dark humour made this a unique read.

BarbaraBB Wonderful pic. And a wonderful book 💙 12mo
MsMelissa I spy a handsome looking miniature schnauzer ☺️ 12mo
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andrew61 @BarbaraBB yes , i will definitely try 'flights' now hopefully this year. 12mo
youneverarrived Barney is so cute!! 😍 12mo
andrew61 @youneverarrived thanks Katie. 12mo
Tanisha_A God, I loved this book! 12mo
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one ! Barney is a dote ❤️ 12mo
batsy Fab photo, review, and doggo :) 12mo
monkeygirlsmama The pop of color in this photo is so eye catching! 12mo
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LouiseWalters
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What a brilliant book! These days I‘m a little suspicious of award winning books - so many of them have been crap! This however was superb - highly recommended 😍😍😍

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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I am behind in my #lmpbc reading, but I just finished my book for December and will be mailing off soon. @Read-y_Picker @KatieB @TheKidUpstairs

This was not something I would have picked up on my own, however I enjoyed it. It took a little to get into (mainly because I can't focus in December) but once I did, I couldn't put it down.

sharread Wow what a title! 😬 12mo
Read-y_Picker Thanks! No worries though. I‘ve got my hands full with #authoramonth already lol. Gonna be hard to get my head out of fantasyland! 12mo
sarahbarnes Loved this one, too! 12mo
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KatieB I‘m glad you enjoyed it, Danielle! I obviously wanted to read it but it probably would have sat on my shelf for a while (especially with that cover!) if it weren‘t for this book group! 12mo
TheKidUpstairs I'm so excited about this one! @KatieB I put @Read-y_Picker 's selection in the mail for you at the end of last week, hopefully it arrives to you this week! 12mo
KatieB Thanks @TheKidUpstairs ! I love book mail! 12mo
BiblioLitten 💙 12mo
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Cathythoughts Great book ❤️👍🏻 12mo
BarbaraBB Amen. Such a good book ❤️ 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Reading that right now. 12mo
jdiehr @Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I am finding myself highlighting so many passages! About halfway through and I'm really enjoying it 🙂 12mo
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My family‘s not made up of big readers (part of why I love Litsy swaps). But I did get these two titles off of my Christmas wishlist from my Mother-in-Law! 💀🙌🏻

Carolyn11215 Drive Your Plow is sooo good! 13mo
TheKidUpstairs It's always nice when someone who is not necessarily a reader buys you books that you want. It shows that they care about you and want to get you something you'd really like, instead of what they think you should like. 💗💗💗 13mo
EmilyM I just read Drive Your Plow and loved it! 13mo
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Megabooks Solutions is great! 13mo
readordierachel That bunny is fab 🐰 13mo
monalyisha @readordierachel Thanks! She was on the card table, sitting atop a ceramic pillar like some sort of lagomorphic stylite, at our wedding. 🥰 13mo
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Day 2 of #12booksof2020

This is one of those books that stay with you for a long time. The scenery, the main characters, the plot, the atmosphere. This will become one of my all time favorites I expect.

TrishB Still to read! 13mo
mhillis I really liked reading this too 13mo
EadieB This looks really interesting to me. I will stack it and read it in 2021! 13mo
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Andrew65 Sounds great. 13mo
Crazeedi Oooo, just read the description! Stacking!! 13mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 why did you do this #12Booksof2020?? I'm finding way too many books to add to my TBR!! 😉 13mo
DGRachel I loved this one, too! 13mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi 🙈🤷‍♂️😳🤣🤣🤣 Me too! 13mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB @EadieB @Andrew65 @Crazeedi I hope you‘ll get to it one day! 13mo
EadieB @BarbaraBB Very soon as I have it on hold at my library! 13mo
BarbaraBB @EadieB Yay! I‘ll follow your thoughts! 13mo
EadieB @BarbaraBB Ok I‘ll let you know when I finish! 13mo
Crazeedi @BarbaraBB I'll see if library has! 13mo
Suet624 Ugh. I have to try this one again. I DNFed it. 13mo
BarbaraBB @Suet624 Really? It must have been the elections 😉 , I‘d say it‘s a book you would like! 13mo
Suet624 I know! You‘re probably right. 13mo
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