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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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Mitch
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A strange book - murder mystery, dark comedy, fable and myth - all intertwined and led with comedic character by the village single, retired engineer. Deeply troubled, anxious about the state of the world and with a strange relationship with animals, she plays the role of sleuth well as villagers turn up murdered. Her wit and unique voice are translated so well. It was a slow start - but once it got going i hove the world she showed us.

DGRachel Yay! I'm glad you stuck with it. This is one of my favorite books this year. 11h
Mitch @DGRachel yeah - I really didnt warm to it in the first 50/60 pages. But then I looooved her! (edited) 11h
Emilymdxn So glad you enjoyed it too! One of my picks of the year for sure! 10h
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Carolyn11215
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Not a lot of action for a “mystery” but the writing is absolutely beautiful and I had a lot of sympathy for the main character, who could be quite amusing in her own crankpot way. #lmpbc Group I, will get it into the mail next week. @rachelm @aeeklund @lele1432 Just confirming...I send to @aeeklund correct?

lele1432 I'm excited to read this one! And yep, I believe you are correct. 24h
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TheBookstorePodcast
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🌟 New episode 🌟
This week we talk (ok rave) about Olga Tokarczuk‘s novel Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead. You can find the episode wherever you get your podcasts (and as always the link in bio).
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Have you read it? What did you think?

DGRachel I loved it. The writing, the characters, the plot - so good. 2d
TheBookstorePodcast @DGRachel I actually laughed out loud a couple of times. And I loved the MC so much, I could read a whole series about her. 2d
DGRachel Me, too! I loved her sass and spunk. 2d
Emilymdxn I adored this book one of my faves of the year, I‘ve already bought it for a close friend and made her fall in love with it too! 2d
BookwormM I love this one 2d
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Mitch
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Monday morning commute. I‘m about half way through and I still don‘t really know what to make of my book clubs pick???

BookwormM I loved it 4d
Hooked_on_books It‘s a bit of an odd book, but I liked the humor in it, which doesn‘t always come through in a translation. I have to say, the cover of your edition is rather dull. 🤭 4d
Mitch @Hooked_on_books I hate the cover! And I hate that the cover doesn‘t help me set the tone of the book! I‘m liking her - love her eccentricity but finding it slow going ..... 4d
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Mitch @BookwormM I‘m about 140 pages in and I‘m open to be convinced! 4d
Jee_HookedOnBookz Looking forward to reading your review! 4d
DGRachel I absolutely loved this one! I loved the MC and the ending was fantastic. There were parts that were slow, but something about the writing and the little gems of humor kept me going. I agree that your cover leaves a lot to be desired, but I don't know that my cover really set a tone either. I hope it grows on you! 4d
Emilymdxn I adored this one but I get that it could be a bit of a marmite one. The ending changed my opinion of it a lot, I hope you like it once you get to the ending! 3d
amanda__reads__horror The title is great! Now I‘m curious about it!! 2d
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rmaclean4
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Dear friend gifted me this book today!! Excited for our first Buddy read. #booksintranslation.

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AshleyC816
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Part of me really enjoyed reading the perspective of a unique woman who lives in a mostly empty village high in the mountains, but part of me couldn‘t handle the amount of animal death, even though it was a part of the plot. Well written, but difficult for me to read in some places.

Velvetfur Sounds like a hard-going novel 🙁 On the other hand, I love that gorgeous little pup-face! 😍💜 5d
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Mitch
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Away from home tonight for a few days work (didn‘t feel like lots of driving - so checked into overnight hotel). Found this little nook in the corner off the hotel lounge. I‘ll be here for a while! I‘ve got a book club book that I need to read ( tagged!)

julesG Looks like the wallpaper at Gladstone's 5d
Mitch @julesG it does doesn‘t it! It‘s not quite as textured though! (edited) 5d
iread2much That‘s very cool! 4d
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Carolyn11215
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Hoping to get through much of this book over the weekend for my #lmpbc group I.

lele1432 I'm starting mine too! 6d
Carolyn11215 @lele1432 Just noticed that a few pages got damaged when I put my book in a pile with some other stuff before pulling it to read so I guess I‘m gonna have to tape up a couple of pages that have a small tear. I know it was fine when it came to me from Amazon so not sure how it got damaged sitting in pile but there you go. 6d
lele1432 Lol aww man. Yeah I think I'll tape the corners to try to keep them from bending and tearing! 6d
PirateJenny @Carolyn11215 do you have cats? 🤣 6d
Carolyn11215 @PirateJenny, yes, there are multiple cats in the house. And one does tend to get into things. She is particularly fond of stealing beauty blenders for some reason! :) 6d
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Hooked_on_books
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After a neighbor dies suddenly, several other members of a small Polish community start to die in odd ways as witnessed by our eccentric main character. This is truly a character study of a woman more in touch with nature than people, with a mystery draped over the top. I enjoyed the humor of it but I did find it bogged down in places for me.

DGRachel So glad to see more positive reviews for this book. I really enjoyed it. 💖 1w
Crazeedi Nice review! 1w
cathysaid Stacking for that title! 1w
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Hooked_on_books @cathysaid Apparently in comes from a Blake poem. The main character has a friend with whom she likes to translate Blake into Polish. It‘s interesting to read a translated book in which the characters debate about how to translate poems. 1w
Hooked_on_books @Crazeedi Thanks! ☺️ 1w
cathysaid @Hooked_on_books Oooh that does sound good. Now going to find the poem 🤓 1w
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Hooked_on_books
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This is a theory of the main character. She goes on from here. My husband didn‘t seem to appreciate this, but I think she‘s a riot.

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vumblereads 😂 2w
DGRachel I laughed so much in this book. I absolutely love the MC. 2w
shanaqui Wait, this is a quote from a character? I read this on Twitter the other day attributed as something someone actually said. 🙄 2w
Hooked_on_books @shanaqui can‘t trust Twitter! This character is awesome—she‘s really funny. 2w
TheBookHippie 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2w
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Hooked_on_books
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I think I‘m going to like this one. Page 3 and I‘m already loving the snark. 😆

Texreader Well that sure is a good point! You have to find the darned thing to use it! 🤣 2w
Hooked_on_books @Texreader I couldn‘t help but laugh! It also makes me think of glasses you‘ve knocked to the floor. How do you find them when you can‘t see? 👓 2w
Texreader @Hooked_on_books Which happens to me frequently. I have this habit of putting my glasses down on my patterned quilt covering my bed. Then I have to feel around to find them. I‘ve even had to call the family for assistance. It‘s hilarious and frustrating at the same time. 2w
Tex2Flo This book seems to have A LOT of great quotes. I‘m not familiar with it, but am definitely looking it up. 2w
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DGRachel
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My deck is now in full shade, so I came inside to finish this fantastic book. I loved it - the characters, the plot, the writing - all gorgeous, and a perfectly grisly murder mystery deserving of all the awards. My first book finished for #mrbook1inamillion and just over 7 hours in for the #24b4monday #litsypartyofone Bonus: #saturdaysnuggles with #Bailey #dogsoflitsy #pibble #pitbullsoflitsy

Andrew65 Bailey looks plum tuckered out! Well done on finishing the book. 👏👏👏 (edited) 2w
DGRachel @Andrew65 She‘s out cold, snoring away. 😆 2w
AnansiGirl Awww darling sleepy reading companion 😴💤💤 2w
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LauraBeth Sleepy Bailey. 2w
MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻 2w
Hooked_on_books Bailey‘s so sweet. 🐶💙 2w
batsy 😍😍 2w
LeahBergen Bailey! 😘😘 2w
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DGRachel
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It‘s sunny, but cold outside, so I‘ve grabbed a blanket to enjoy some time on the deck with this book that I WILL finish today. The dogs, of course, think I‘m nuts, so this is truly a #litsypartyofone.

#mrbook1inamillion #24b4monday

Andrew65 VERY cold here today, and totally overcast. (edited) 2w
Lynnsoprano Overcast here, but comfortable. I‘d it weren‘t for football I‘d be outside, too. 2w
Linsy Nice!! 💜💜💜 2w
jb72 It‘s cold but sunny here today. 2w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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DGRachel
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This book gets me. 😆

4 1/2 hours so far for the #mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday readathon. I might get another half an hour before I pass out. Today has been a very rough day. 😔

MrBook Awww 🤗🤗🤗 2w
CoverToCoverGirl Sorry you had such a rough day, hoping tomorrow will be better for you. ❣️ 2w
Texreader 🤣🤣🤣 that last line! 2w
Andrew65 A great time given that, hope today is better. 😊 2w
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Currey
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#Poland #Blake. An odd little twist on a murder mystery with an old woman astrologer as our MC. It is a wonderful introduction to rural Poland along the Czech Republic border where Catholicism and hunting are cultural norms and where our narrator is a vegetarian atheist. Humorous, sad and dark at the same time, it was my first intro to this Nobel Prize winning author. “...the human psyche evolved in order to defend us from seeing the truth”

BookwormM Hi Currey am I right in thinking you are South African? If you are would you be interested in writing the read around the world blog piece from your point of view? No pressure but would love a locals perspective 😃 2w
Currey Sorry @BookwormM, not South African 2w
BookwormM I wonder who I have got you mixed up with 🤣🤣 2w
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DGRachel
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I have a plan for the rest of the year that I have to stick to if I want to be able to meet my #mounttbr goals and clear up my NetGalley queue. It‘s too much. I‘ll burn out, but I have to try. To that end, my #weeklyforecast guarantees tears. I need to finish the tagged book and my audiobook (A Place of Execution), read The Blue Eye from cover to cover, and start Agent Jack. Wish me luck, time, energy, and sanity!

4thhouseontheleft Good luck! 3w
BookNAround Good luck! (And who needs sleep anyway?) 3w
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DGRachel
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It‘s cool, but sunny outside, so I‘m going to enjoy my deck and try to make a dent in this book. I had hoped to finish it by the end of October but I‘m running a little behind with my planned reading. 😱🤷🏻‍♀️

#Bailey is being a brat and refusing to come outside with me. I guess 59*F is too cold for my spoiled pibble. 😂

MicheleinPhilly Pickles is a princess about the cold too but if I try to put a jacket or sweater on her, she huffs and puffs. 🙄 3w
DGRachel @MicheleinPhilly Bailey isn‘t fond of clothes either. She prefers to just lay on the couch under a blanket. 😆 She‘ll whine without her blanket, though. (edited) 3w
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DGRachel
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This book so far has been a #treat. The writing is gorgeous. Take this passage above where the MC talks about watching the weather channel and how much she loved the weather maps. 💖
#screamathonphotochallenge

Aimeesue I really enjoyed this one. Possibly even more than I liked 3w
DGRachel @Aimeesue I haven‘t read anything by this author before and I have to confess I was a little worried since she‘s won the Man Booker International prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature. I thought it was going to be dry and tedious, but I laughed out loud at lunch during the testosterone autism chapter. 😆 3w
Mitch Glad youre liking it - ts ur bookclub pick for December and I wasn't too keen! 3w
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monalyisha
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Would you be in my Book Club?
#myidealbookclub

• “Once Upon a River” - Diane Setterfield
• “Feast Your Eyes” - Myla Goldberg
• “City of Girls” - Elizabeth Gilbert
• “Salvage the Bones” - Jesmyn Ward
• “The Memory Police” - Yoko Ogawa
•”I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution” - Emily Nussbaum

*second half in comments below 👇🏻

monalyisha **CONT‘D:
• “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead” - Olga Tokarczuk
• “The Summer That Melted Everything” - Tiffany McDaniel
• “Family of Origin” - CJ Hauser
• “The Water Cure” - Sophie Mackintosh
• “Long Man” - Amy Greene
• “Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language” - Gretchen McCulloch
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vivastory The Summer that Melted is excellent 4w
monalyisha @vivastory It's been sitting on the Excel document of suggestions we keep, next to my name, for a couple years in a row now. It's so hard when you only get to pick two! 4w
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ChasingOm I would be in your book club!! 4w
Chrissyreadit I would be in your book club! 4w
Hooked_on_books I would totally be in your book club! A majority of these I‘ve either read or they‘re already TBR. My kind of gal. 4w
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crazyspine
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There were so many beautiful quotes that I took down from this one. Definitely strange but well-written.

wanderinglynn Great photo! 💚 1mo
crazyspine @wanderinglynn I can't take credit for it as I've never been to Poland. 1mo
wanderinglynn Wow, that‘s in Poland? Very beautiful and so green! 1mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz Love well written books! Am hoping to read this soon too! 1mo
crazyspine @Jee_HookedOnBookz I hope you like it. Have you read anything by her? This is my first book by her. 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @crazyspine if I get to this, it'll be my first too :) 1mo
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KimM
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Book shops and beer joints. #Asheville

#Malaprops

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Lindy
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The tagged novel by a new Nobel laureate is one of my favourite books of 2019. It‘s on this list. I‘ve read 55 out of the 100 and have many of the others on my TBR. Are your favourites here?

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/21/best-books-of-the-21st-century?fbc...

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Hidie
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Bumping this up my TBR list in honor of the newest Nobel Laureate.

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Emilymdxn
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Woooo Olga! Tagged book is so brilliant. I must admit I haven‘t heard of Peter Handke before but I guess I‘ll look into him now!

While I‘m sure these two are very deserving and it‘s great to see non English language lit be promoted (Olga certainly is and I‘ve got nothing against Peter), I‘m a bit disappointed not to see a non European author win either spot - Africa Asia and South America particularly get so little representation!

Lindy I‘m right with you on exclaiming the brilliance of Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead and cheering Tokarczuk‘s win. 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
AnneCecilie From what I‘ve read in Norwegian Press, Peter Handke is a very controversial winner. He spoke at the funeral of Milosevic. 1mo
Emilymdxn @AnneCecilie I had no idea about that, thank you for informing me! I just saw the byline and that he was Austrian and didn‘t know a thing about him. Just read a longer piece on him and wow, I wasn‘t expecting that. Yikes. 1mo
Nebklvr The Nobel has a lot of not so stellar points of view attached to it lately. You would think when they just came back from a big scandal they wouldn‘t promote someone glorifying a war criminal. Go Olga! I will read her book. He can take a leap. 1mo
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Aimeesue
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I do so love it when my library holds come in. Go, Libby!

#womenintranslation #wit

Tiffiney I gave up on that one half way through... 😞 1mo
Aimeesue @Tiffiney I read Flights and enjoyed it a lot - once I got through it. It took some effort, but I'm glad I kept at it. Maybe you need to be in the right sort of mood? 1mo
Tiffiney @Aimeesue I might try again later 1mo
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Tiffiney
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I made it almost halfway and just couldn‘t go on anymore 😏

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monalyisha
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Between perusing the #longlist for the #nba & reading Booklist today, my TBR is experiencing exponential growth. Hopefully, so will I. Having a relaxing soak (which only *looks* gruesome) to celebrate new beginnings, compliments of my Death Card bath bomb from Witch Baby. It‘s week 3 of my new job & everyone knows what power rests in that number. (Some of the books I added would be great, late additions for the #basicwitchswap!) 🖤🦇🛁

Nebklvr Eesh. 2mo
monalyisha @Nebklvr To “eesh” their own! 😜 2mo
sprainedbrain Oh I love the gruesome bath! Care to share some titles from the list that would work? 🖤 2mo
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Kappadeemom 😳🎃 2mo
monalyisha @sprainedbrain Sure! Most of them aren‘t expressly “witchy” but they *are* spooky, which I‘m counting. 😉 From the National Book Award Longlist: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (the protagonist is an old “crank” who studies astrology & one of the key questions is about who “deserves” a voice in society). 👇🏻 2mo
monalyisha @sprainedbrain Also from the Longlist: The Need is an “existential rabbit hole” and a thriller about motherhood & sanity. “Black Light” is a collection of short stories described as a “primal scream.” I guess what makes them apt candidates & what they have in common is the dark tone & strong, female voice. 2mo
monalyisha @sprainedbrain Booklist is more explicitly-related: Last Ones Left Alive is about zombies & banshees in post-apocalyptic Ireland. Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts is ghostly AND is by the author of Bellweather Rhapsody, which I LOVED! 😍 2mo
sprainedbrain Thank you so much! These all look very interesting. 💀 2mo
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Godpants
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My September reads. I‘m still behind on what I need to read to make my Goodreads goal, and I thought I could get one more finished this month, but I‘m still happy with this group of reads. Favourite is tagged.

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DGRachel
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I had my book splurge sent to my office so I could sneak it into my house, but then I confessed to buying it last night. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣🤣 Hoping to get to this one next month!

Suet624 Oooh, I want to read this! 2mo
CareBear I love this title! 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess LOL! I used to do that when I was married! We're talking about reading this book for the Litsy Book Club. 2mo
batsy Love the cover. This is on my TBR! 2mo
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shadowspeak17
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I really loved the writing in this, and I‘m soooo glad the translation is good (another translated book I‘m reading at the moment is translated very awkwardly and it‘s bothering me a lot 🙃). I found it easy to get sucked into the story, although it did drag a little bit at times. I also thought Ms. Duszejko was a great character.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Emilymdxn So glad you loved it as much as I did! What an extraordinary book 2mo
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Godpants
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What a truly weird and beautiful book. I will be thinking about this one a lot.

Jex Same! This one stayed with me in a delightfully weird way. 2mo
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shadowspeak17
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1. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead and Limit
2. Pumpkin spice
3. And perhaps it was just as the Author would have wished—everything that I read pervaded my dreams—and all Night I saw visions.

#weekendreads

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Sapphire
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My husband I read this aloud on our drive cross country this week. Despite weighty thoughts and issues, we laughed quite frequently. This is a sharp and witty book. Well written and powerful.

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Godpants
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I‘ve been anxiously awaiting this one since a friend raved about an advanced copy they read a few months ago. I love the simple cover too.

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TheLibrarian
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#bookmail - this wasn‘t available at my local B&N so I ordered it online.

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HardcoverHearts
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Enjoying a foggy, cold morning for a lie in with my favorite old lady and a new book for #witreadathon ! .

Ruthiella I recently tried Flights by her and couldn‘t get into it. I think Drive Your Plow is more plot driven? Maybe I‘ll get on better with it.😀 3mo
HardcoverHearts @Ruthiella Same! I‘ve heard that so I‘m giving it a whirl. 😉🤞🏻 3mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Quirky! Janina was funny with her insights about her neighbours. Translation was a little clunky in some parts.

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Our dismissal of the elderly is well-laid bare here by Janina:

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Testosterone autism!

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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This is a 7-day loan only. It's fairly slim so should be no problem to do.

LeeRHarry Heard good things about this one, enjoy! 😊 3mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @LeeRHarry 👍 it sounds interesting!! 3mo
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MediaKing
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“At this point it occurred to me that I didn‘t like this man. More than that: I felt a sudden surge of hatred toward him, as sharp as a knife.”

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Liberty
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August is Women in Translation Month! I‘m going to attempt to post about a different book each day. 📚
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This novel was a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize. It‘s on my TBR for the weekend! It‘s by Polish author Olga Tokarczuk - who won the Man Booker International Prize last year for FLIGHTS - and is translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. It comes out here on Tuesday, 8/13! #womenintranslationmonth 🖤📚🖤

Lindy This is SO GOOD! 4mo
charl08 Love this cover. 4mo
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Bleebleblop
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Really enjoying this

Flaneurette Have this on hold from the library but doesn‘t come out til August here...looking forward to it 5mo
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ephemeralwaltz
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Starting my day right with frothy coffee, some fruit, and a #buddyread with @Weaponxgirl! Shirley, I'm aiming to read the first 4 chapters before this Sunday. Wish me luck 😘

ephemeralwaltz @Weaponxgirl I did it! Starting my week strong. 6mo
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz I‘m yet to start! You may have to be patient with me this time, Ive developed a social life outside and it‘s cutting into my reading time atm. I‘ll be with you soon 6mo
ephemeralwaltz @weaponxgirl that's fantastic! Take your time and enjoy. I have all the patience in the world. 6mo
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Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz 😁 thankyou! I‘m trying to find a balance atm. I‘m not used to having stuff to do every week and I really want my book downtime to be fit in again. 6mo
ephemeralwaltz I completely understand you. I definitely need some regular me time during the week and feel really stressed if I'm too busy. 6mo
Weaponxgirl Heya, I‘m really sorry I‘m not going to get to the book this month. I‘ve had some personal stuff happen and I can‘t give myself anymore responsibilities right now. Hope that‘s ok, sorry to be unreliable. 5mo
ephemeralwaltz @Weaponxgirl don't worry at all, I feel you! I hope all is well. We'll read something else together whenever the time is right for you. I'd like that :) I'm gonna take my time with this one. 5mo
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ephemeralwaltz
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Hooray! Mini Tuesday #bookhaul. I have the afternoon off work so I can gloriously spend it reading.

Btw, @Weaponxgirl, I got it!

Emilymdxn I adored both of these books! Really hope you like them 6mo
ephemeralwaltz @Emilymdxn glad to hear that! I'm sure I will :) 6mo
Weaponxgirl Woo hoo! I‘m excited to get going! 6mo
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ephemeralwaltz I need to finish a few books I have going on at the moment but maybe we could start June 1st?? 😍 6mo
ephemeralwaltz @Weaponxgirl forgot to tag you hehe 6mo
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz June 1st sounds great! Sorry, haven‘t been on this weekend much due to lots of social engagements. 6mo
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Tonton
BookwormM I loved this one 7mo
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Emilymdxn
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Finished at the 11th hour before the #mbi2019 shortlist is released, this is by far my favourite of the books I‘ve read from the long list. I doubt it will win as she won it last year, but this is SO much better than flights. Weird but grounded, fascinating protagonist with a clear, individual voice, the sense of place and the Animals were just perfect. I don‘t have high hopes for it winning but certainly hope it makes the shortlist

merelybookish The title alone is on 🔥! 7mo
BookwormM That was my reason for not short listing this one and I felt the same about Flights this was a brilliant novel 7mo
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Emilymdxn
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‘Its Animals show the truth about a country,‘ I said. ‘It‘s attitude towards Animals. If people behave brutally towards Animals, no form of democracy is ever going to help them, in fact nothing will at all.‘

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Emilymdxn
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Good morning and happy Sunday all! I‘m so exhausted and am trying hard to make myself read books rather than stare at the news all day.

Oxford Cambridge boat race today (go dark blues) which I‘m excited to watch in London with my friends, tho mainly I like boat race day cause of the sitting around outside in the spring and it‘s raining today :/ I don‘t actually care about rowing that much