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Lanny
Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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An entrancing new novel by the author of the prizewinning Grief Is the Thing with Feathers Theres a village an hour from London. Its no different from many others today: one pub, one church, redbrick cottages, some public housing, and a few larger houses dotted about. Voices rise up, as they might anywhere, speaking of loving and needing and working and dying and walking the dogs. This village belongs to the people who live in it, to the land and to the lands past. It also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort, a mythical figure local schoolchildren used to draw as green and leafy, choked by tendrils growing out of his mouth, who awakens after a glorious nap. He is listening to this twenty-first-century village, to its symphony of talk: drunken confessions, gossip traded on the street corner, fretful conversations in living rooms. He is listening, intently, for a mischievous, ethereal boy whose parents have recently made the village their home. Lanny. With Lanny, Max Porter extends the potent and magical space he created in Grief Is the Thing with Feathers. This brilliant novel will ensorcell readers with its anarchic energy, with its bewitching tapestry of fabulism and domestic drama. Lanny is a ringing defense of creativity, spirit, and the generative forces that often seem under assault in the contemporary world, and it solidifies Porters reputation as one of the most daring and sensitive writers of his generation.
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suvata
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If you enjoy reading Neil Gaiman or you liked Lincoln in the Bardo, I think you will like this book. Max Porter has a very unique, poetic voice . The settings is small village outside London where the trees and the land tell tales of the past. In the present lives Lanny; a young, unique, artistic boy who has gone missing. This book is as ethereal and mystical as Porter‘s first book, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers.

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Lanny will drag you back to your childhood and things that go bump in the night. Myths and legends and stories of the missing. So strange.

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rachaich
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Gosh, I Need to absorb this beautifully written book and think about what its message is.
Intricately detailed yet sparsley worded, a mixture of modern life and ancient times.

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rachaich
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Birthday Gift from a friend.
Everyone who has read it tells me I'll love it...

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Lanny is a short book, as I said, but it‘s “about” so many things. There are as many interpretations as there are readers. I‘m not sure I could recommend Lanny blindly, because it‘s so weird, but I enjoyed having my mind-boggled. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/lanny-max-porter/

Freespirit I really liked it! 1y
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HeathHof
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I really enjoyed Lanny and would have to compare it to trying a new dish at an upscale and experimental place. It had several ingredients or elements to it. A little fantasy/folklore, domestic drama/suspense, crime drama and they were all so artfully blended together that it really turned out beautifully.

LiteraryinLawrence Great review! 2y
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HeathHof
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Starting Lanny as soon as the small fry falls asleep for nap! Seeing a lot of love for this one recently & excited to read it myself. I love weird little books.

UwannaPublishme Beautiful photo! 2y
TheEllieMo It was my favourite read of 2019. 2y
HeathHof @TheEllieMo Cool! I'm only about 50 pages in & really enjoying it. 2y
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Cinfhen
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This was an odd little delight. Thanks @vivastory for putting Lanny back on my #ReadersRadar 🥰The audio, like that of Lincoln in the Bardo, is a true listening experience. I‘m SOOOO glad I went with the audio. Lanny, is a special boy, more comfortable with nature & creatures than with his peers. I don‘t want to say too much, but this was a wonderful way to wrap up my 2020 reading year. This would work for #PoP21 #GenreHybrid

vivastory Great call on #GenreHybrid ! I usually do nf on audio, but I think I will listen to this one in the next month or so. It must be a great experience. Glad it worked for you!! 2y
Cinfhen It‘s about 5-6 hours and it was so expertly done @vivastory i felt like I was getting masterpiece theatre on the BBC Radio 2y
Kalalalatja The audio really is remarkable 👍 2y
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Cinfhen
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@vivastory posted this book today as one of his favorites from 2020.... reminded me I wanted to give it a go #SecondChance 🙏🏼Anything I need to know to help me better understand the plot, Scott? I remember being confused on my first go around🙈

vivastory I really enjoyed this Guardian review & found it clarifying. I found it best to think of Lanny as a radio play, with some voices identifiable as reoccurring characters“ Dead Papa Toothwort, Lanny, his parents, Lanny's mentor & others are the anonymous voices of the villagers.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/08/lanny-max-porter-review
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Cinfhen Thanks so much @vivastory I‘ve started the audio and I‘m definitely more engaged than last time. Sometimes you need to be in the right frame of mind😜 2y
vivastory I could see this being an excellent audio 👍 I completely agree. Still waiting for the hibernating button! 2y
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ephemeralwaltz Ooh the audio must be a great experience! Enjoy! 2y
Kalalalatja I really liked the audio 👌 2y
Cinfhen The audio is fabulous @ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja @vivastory I‘m thinking the little bear 🐻 may not be needed 🙏🏼😉😘 2y
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vivastory
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Day 4 of #12Booksof2020 Lanny, the second book of the year was a five star read & promised a great reading year. A shapeshifting novel of innocence & loss of innocence, featuring the sinister trickster Dead Papa Toothwort, I found Lanny to be the perfect balancing act between experimental & emotionally engaging. I was a fan of Porter's prior to reading Lanny. I am now a convert. @andrew65

Palimpsest This book is unique, but I can‘t get over the hedgehog in the drainpipe scenario. Am I missing something? That part just didn‘t make sense to me. Also, the parents didn‘t appear to be engaged with Lanny at all. Loved the fantasy elements though, but I can‘t look a hedgehog , say on the kid show Animal friends with Robi without seeing the image of this mother stabbing it to bits. Lit. theory lady here and I still don‘t get it. Suggestions why? 2y
Cinfhen Gorgeous review♥️I should try this one again, I couldn‘t get into it last year. Same with this one.... 2y
Tanisha_A The amazing @rissreads gifted it to me, but the mail has been choppy because of the pandemic, so i am not sure if it made it to the address (office has been closed). Looking forward to read it. ❤ 2y
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ephemeralwaltz One of my favorites from last year!! Unforgettable. 2y
Andrew65 Sounds good. 2y
vivastory @Cinfhen Milkman is still on my TBR, but I've heard mixed reviews on it 2y
vivastory @Tanisha_A Hopefully it makes its way to you eventually! I'm so hesitant to ship anything right now with how backed up the post office is. 2y
vivastory @ephemeralwaltz I can't wait for his book on Francis Bacon 2y
ephemeralwaltz @vivastory SO READY. January (Feb??) can‘t get here fast enough. 2y
ephemeralwaltz @Andrew65 it‘s so worth it! 2y
vivastory @ephemeralwaltz I think it's Feb. Also really looking forward to the new Ishiguro 2y
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Mitch
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BBC Radio drama production of Porters Lanny - free to listen for the next few weeks 🥳

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000pqdc?fbclid=IwAR1N2wda0xLlgp2DKcAEkiauTQ5Oj...

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Cosmos_Moon
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Love a good this or that!
🍎 🍏 orchard 🍏 🍎
🍲 🍜 soup 🍜 🍲
🎃 🎃 spice 🎃 🎃
🔥 🔥 fires 🔥 🔥
🥧 🎃 both! 🍎 🥧

#ThoughtfulThursday
thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94 🥰

Anyone else? @Judybskt @Reggie @Jovy

Judybskt Thanks for the tag! 2y
Vansa How's Lanny? Is it too....post modernist and complicated a read?! 2y
Cosmos_Moon @Vansa no, I thought it was really good. It‘s been a while since I read it and really don‘t remember that much, besides enjoying the book. It has a leaf on the cover, so thought it fit with this prompt. 2y
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing! Great choices! 🍎🎃🧡 2y
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TheEllieMo
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It‘s not often I can read a book in a day, with what always seems to be a hectic lifestyle. So when I do, it tends to be short books like this Reading Agency Quick Reads novella. I did manage to read the Laurie Lee during the Christmas holiday, and Lanny between events at last year‘s Cheltenham Literature Festival. Such a great book, I devoured it. #3Books #IveReadInADay

@OriginalCyn620
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
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Minervasbutler
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Weird and experimental novel, with a variety of narrative voices including that of Dead Papa Toothwort, a kind of Green Man or spirit of the village. Strangely compelling.

Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻I loved this one 2y
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LauraBrook
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I‘m working on this for the BookTube Prize semifinals, and it‘s not what I thought it would be. Not sure what my original thoughts were, per se, but I‘m thankful to have some reading time at work in between clients. 📚

Palimpsest I just finished this book this week. I expected something different from the folk tale aspect. I had mixed feelings on this one and was a bit disappointed, but preferred the first half. Also, I‘m from S.E. Wisconsin too. Hello! 👋 2y
LauraBrook @Palimpsest Hello fellow Cheesehead! I‘m almost at the second half and based on what I‘ve read so far I have no idea where it could be going. Did you get through the storms last night? (edited) 2y
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Palimpsest
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I love the character Lanny. He is unique, whimsical, elfin sweetness. I hate his parents, they don‘t deserve him and that might be part of the point. This book is artistic and breaks boundaries. I enjoyed Toothwort‘s listening to the town and how the village thoughts overlap in swirls of text visually on the page. The 2nd section I didn‘t care for. I didn‘t like the inner dialogue only being distinguished by plus signs in between. As a mom this 👇

Palimpsest Book was terrifying. I appreciate the artistic vision within this book and the feelings it invoked were heightened, but it just didn‘t quite work for me. But I do think the character Lanny is special. I like the folk tale woven in which is why I wanted to read this, but I prefer In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey. Unique, creative, lovely images in places, but the second half was only meh for me. 2y
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If this quote gets you smiling, this book may be for you . . . 💀

rockpools I‘m a little intrigued. 2y
vivastory One of my favorites of the year! 2y
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Afzyaly
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Only people who are close to children will be able to understand the depth of this miniature classic.

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With all due respect to Dead Papa Toothwort, I never reached the right wavelength for this short book (really a novella) and its odd structure. I could call it a little gimmicky or a little lacking in self-awareness, but probably that isn‘t fair when really it just didn‘t really work for me.

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Joanne1
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Genius writer. Gentle turns. Dark twists. Snapshots of a life. Left to fill in the blanks. Unexpected ending, thank goodness. Beautifully haunting and hauntingly beautiful.

LiteraryinLawrence Great review! 3y
kathedron Wonderful book! ❤ 3y
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Joanne1
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Starting a new book in my WFH lunch break. It‘s to easy to just work through when you don‘t have a lunchroom to go to.

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TheEllieMo
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1. When I get tired, my eyes lose focus, so no book has ever been able to keep me awake - once the eyes go, that‘s it 😴😴😴

2. Lanny by Max Porter. I didn‘t expect to like it but it was my favourite book of last year.

3. I usually start with, then start to get annoyed with it and remove it!😘

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing Ellie 👏🏻🤗👏🏻 3y
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"Ah, Lanny, my friend, look at these blank pages. Don't you feel like God at the start of the ages? You could do anything."

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"He has tried to lose the memory of Dead Papa Toothwort. Like the last speaker of any language he has had to forget in order to survive, but some knowledge of it lives in his marrow."

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Godpants
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January Part 2: the Institute and Janis were let downs, but I was pretty blown away by everything else I finished at the end of the month. I hope the rest of the year goes this well!

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Godpants
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Oh wow! This book was so beautiful and powerful and I loved every second of reading this short thing.

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Rissreads
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#ReadwithMrBook @MrBook
January book #1wordtitle
Lanny is an eccentric boy who wanders in nature talking to trees.
It is beautifully written, very creative. I loved the floating sentences from the villagers lives and conversations, they painted a clear picture of life in a small country town. This book is part fable, contempory fiction, magical realism and part poetry. It shouldn't work but it does. I'm not sure why but I just liked it!

Tanisha_A Nice review! Really looking forward to this one. 😀 3y
Rissreads @Tanisha_A do you already have a copy of this book? 3y
Tanisha_A @Rissreads Nope! Planning to buy one. 3y
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Rissreads @Tanisha_A I would like to gift you my hardcopy. 😊 Send me an email so I can get your address please. nerissalee44@gmail.com 3y
Tanisha_A @Rissreads Aw! That's so kind and sweet of you. ❤️ I'll write to you. 3y
Freespirit Loved it too❤️ 3y
Rissreads Your welcome @Tanisha_A it's nice to share the love! 3y
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Godpants
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Is starting this book after a shot of cough medicine a good or bad idea for the night?

LauraJ It‘s a fun idea! 3y
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AkashPhoenix
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Book Haul for my Anniversary!

Cathythoughts Lanny ❤️ 3y
AkashPhoenix 💓 3y
BookwormM Loved Lanny 3y
amber_ldsmom Love Aristotle and Dante! 3y
TheBookAddict Aristotle and Donte was so good!!! 💕 3y
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Caterina
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It was a busy week with my all-day seminary intensive course, but I made it through (occasionally with the help of four beverages at once, see above 😂), and this week I don't have classes! 🎉 So hopefully I'll get to spend lots of time with the books that are calling my name 😍 especially those on @Emilymdxn 's #newyearwhodis list! (Thanks for understanding 😊) I'm dying to get back to the tagged!!!

Emilymdxn Woooo fantastic! And that‘s so fine - my budget has a big impact on how many books I can buy - I‘m flat broke at the moment so will be buying the books slowly over the next few months and mainly reading off my tbr and kindle backlog, so you‘re not the only person who‘s getting behind, it makes me feel less bad! 3y
Caterina @Emilymdxn I feel that with the budget, I rely so much on the library and if they don't have a book, I often wait months to get my hands on a copy! It does help us read our own books though, which I would probably do less if I could afford to buy more books 😂 3y
Emilymdxn Yes for sure, I‘m trying to embrace reading my tbr as I‘m in ultra money saving mode for the foreseeable future. I feel like I say that every month, make new economies, then the next month I need to save even MORE money! 3y
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TheEllieMo
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#GoldOnTheCover gives me an excuse to wheel out the Waterstones Exclusive Edition of my favourite book of last year, with its gorgeous gold leaf.

#AuldLangRead @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 💛 3y
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Caterina
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I currently have an intensive seminary course from 8:10 am to 5:40 pm every day with lots of homework for the evenings, so I have essentially no time to read for fun or get on Litsy, but I started Lanny on the plane ride back to Berkeley and am loving it so far! 😍 #newyearwhodis @Emilymdxn @monalyisha

Emilymdxn I‘m so glad you‘re liking it! That seminary course sounds mega tough, we can take the challenge slow for sure some of my library holds won‘t be in for months anyway 💖 3y
Moray_Reads It's fantastic. So original and atmospheric 3y
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TheEllieMo
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I didn‘t expect to like this when I started reading it, but it had been recommended by people whose judgement I trust. It became my #FavoriteBookof2019. I read it on Kindle, and was toying with the idea of getting a physical copy. When Waterstones released this embossed cover, my mind was made up.

#AuldLangReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 3y
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vivastory
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While the focus of Porter's hybrid novel is on Lanny & his family (along with his art mentor & a shapeshifter that I pictured as the offspring of the Babadook & an Arcimboldo painting), their village serves as more than mere setting. Porter's prose occasionally offers a collage of the musings, passions & prejudices of the inhabitants. I found certain techniques by Porter to be more effective than others, but I deeply admire the emotional 👇

vivastory connection to his characters that is never lost. There's a warmth to Lanny that is somewhat rare for such experimental prose. A contemporary fable that speaks hard about the personal & the political. Yet another great book for #NewYearWhoDis @LauraJ @monalyisha 3y
vivastory *that speaks hard truths 👆 3y
monalyisha This is one that I‘m planning to read at some point this year! Great review! 3y
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vivastory @monalyisha Thanks! I think you'll really dig it! 3y
readordierachel Nice review! This was a pick for me too. 3y
Cinfhen Great review!!! @monalyisha you are quite the matchmaker!!!!! Everyone is LOVING their lists 🙌🏻❤️ 3y
vivastory @readordierachel It's such a unique book. I think it'll stick with me for a long time! 3y
vivastory @Cinfhen So true! I have loved the 3 that I've read so far 🙌 3y
vivastory @Cinfhen I'm looking forward to the Atkinson discussion. Are you going to create a Spotify playlist of your favorite songs of the aughts? 3y
Cinfhen Absolutely, Scott!!! Are you??? 🎶♥️ 3y
vivastory @Cinfhen Definitely! I'm going to work on it this weekend. I'll make a post when I finish 👍 3y
youneverarrived Great review! 3y
Kalalalatja Great review! 👌 3y
Emilymdxn I loved this book so much! One of my best novels of last year for sure. Glad you loved it as much as I did 3y
monalyisha Thanks @Cinfhen 🤗! 3y
Liz_M The love for this book prompted me to read the tagged. Unique style. 3y
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ClairesReads
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And December was the month I found my reading rhythm again, and managed not to leave five books from #readharder2019 until the 18th. So many standouts this month, only Trust Exercise let me down.

BookishMarginalia I hated Trust Exercise and bailed halfway through 3y
BarbaraBB Some great reads to find your rhythm again! 3y
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ClairesReads @BookishMarginalia strongly support this and wish I had too. It was terrible 3y
ClairesReads @Reagan same! Discovered some writers I want to read more of there 3y
ClairesReads @BarbaraBB it was a pretty great month 3y
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TheEllieMo
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1. We saw the New Year in last night, now today is all about resuming normality. We don‘t do anything to “celebrate” New Year‘s Day. Just driving home from the in-laws.

2. Lanny by Max Porter.

3. Hello to my newest followers @AngelaBurr88 @SShiney @Shannon182

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Shannon182 Happy new year lovely. X 3y
Eggs Happy 2020 and thanks for joining in ❣️ 3y
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vivastory
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My final library haul of the decade was a great one. Amongst other books I checked out the pictured titles for #NewYearWhoDis I greatly enjoyed Reid's prior novel, so Foe has been on my TBR since I first heard about it. I added Lanny to my TBR a week prior to getting my match after a booktuber favorably compared it to Ali Smith. I've decided to begin the New Year with another selection from the list, John Williams' "Stoner".
@monalyisha @LauraJ

Lana1 I think Lanny is one of my favourite books that I've read this year. So beautifully written. 3y
rmaclean4 Lanny is amazing!! I loved it. 3y
LauraJ Hope you enjoy them! I‘m going to get my January stack together after work today. 3y
kathedron I agree with @Lana1 and @rmaclean4 : fabulous book! 3y
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ClairesReads
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Wow this book blew me away. There is so much to say about how great this book is, and I fear I won‘t do any of it justice. Lanny is the story of a fey child in the vein of Ali Smith (Queen). He is a spirited, almost mythical creature who is able to draw the adults in his life out of their constructed identities. It‘s a story of outsiders, community and human connection. It‘s magical and wonderful. That‘s all.

Tamra 👌🏾👏🏾 3y
charl08 Oh, I do love a beach based book shot. And I want to read this book. Maybe in 2020... 3y
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I want this kind of dinner party too

batsy That's always the best kind 💕 3y
ClairesReads @batsy so great 3y
MariettaSG Heaven!!!! 3y
MariettaSG Heaven!!! 3y
readordierachel Sounds like perfection 💙 3y
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ClairesReads
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Unsure why I‘ve been sitting on this for so long 🤷🏻‍♀️

Tamra It‘s great! 3y
ClairesReads @Tamra I absolutely agree! 3y
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Caterina
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Christmas came early with this #NewYearWhoDis list from @Emilymdxn ! I always love what you're reading, and I CANNOT WAIT to start on this list! 😍 I'm still working my way through your list from last year and loving it, and this one looks perfect too! I've read and loved 9 and 20, been meaning to read 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 13, 16, 17, 18, and 19, and didn't have 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 12, 14, or 15 on my radar yet! I'll probably start with the tagged. 😊😍

Caterina And a huge thank you to @monalyisha for organizing this again and being such a fantastic matchmaker, you rock!! ❤️ 3y
Emilymdxn Woooo! Im so excited to do this with you again I loved this challenge with you last year and you‘re one of my faves to get recs from on this app. Here‘s to another year 🥳 3y
monalyisha Did I match you guys two years in a row? 😅 That was the one thing I didn‘t check because I figured, what are the chances? Ha! 3y
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Emilymdxn @monalyisha yep! I don‘t mind at all tho I loved the challenge last year so much and was really hoping I‘d get someone with as good a list as @caterina again - looks like I did lol. Guess we just have v well aligned taste! 3y
Caterina @monalyisha Haha don't worry, I also don't mind at all! 😂 This actually works out perfectly! 😊 3y
Emilymdxn Also I‘ll be really interested in what you think of Unfollow as someone studying divinity - I was raised in a non religious household with atheist parents and while I‘ve become more religious/receptive to religion/interested in theology over time I‘ve never been part of a church. The transition from Westboro Baptist to a more inclusive loving form of Christianity will probably strike us v differently from different backrounds! (edited) 3y
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Tashreads
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The best books I read in 2019! I‘ve read 104 books so far this year (currently reading 3 more) and these 12 were my absolute favourites. ⁣

From award winners to middle grade fantasy, tear jerkers to ghost stories, books about obsession, family and rock n roll - it‘s been quite a ride. What are your favourites of the year? ⁣

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TheEllieMo
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This was, without a doubt, my #FaveBook2019. Evoking the character of a rural English village, while exploring the prejudices that can exist in such places, that surface when a young boy, who is being taught to paint by an elderly artist, goes missing. #DearDecember @Eggs

Cinfhen I need to try this book again. I started with the audio but I was having trouble following the story 3y
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen it probably benefits from audio and visual combined tbh 3y
Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Eggs Cover Love 🍁🍁 3y
TheEllieMo @Eggs I had already read the book when this Waterstones Exclusive Edition came out, but I still had to buy it ‘coz it was so pretty! 3y
BarbaraBB Great edition 3y
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AnneCecilie
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Another catch-up post - #Adventrecommends day 8

A story about a boy who is a little different than other kids, and his parents and friend and townspeople.

TheEllieMo My favourite book of the year!💙 3y
Kalalalatja Max Porter really knows his stuff 👌 3y
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TheEllieMo
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Max Porter performs part of his novel with musical duo Alula Down. The combination of music, vocal and reading make for a #haunting performance that adds new depth to the book.

#NamasteNovember @Eggs

Eggs What fun!! 3y
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LauraJ
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Pickpick

I loved this book...just like everyone else!

Cathythoughts ❤️💔 3y
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TheEllieMo
Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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Having not enjoyed Grief is a Thing With Feathers, and then opening Lanny and being confronted with the above, I put this back down as one I wouldn‘t enjoy. But a couple of people whose opinions I trust said it was good. So I gave it a go.

Best book I‘ve read this year.

#ThoughtYouWouldntLikeButDid
#GratefulReads
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh wow!!!! 📚💛 3y
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Tamra
Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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This multicast audio performance is outstanding!!! I will be listening again. I really enjoy the interjection of snippets of thoughts and conversations as perspective in a story, especially in audio books.

Loved Porter‘s imagination and am looking forward to reading Grief Is The Thing With Feathers.

Emilymdxn I loved this one so much too! 3y
Tamra @Emilymdxn it is definitely one worthy of a reread. 👍🏾 3y
Cathythoughts Nice review ❤️👍🏻 I loved this too 3y
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Tamra @Cathythoughts 😁 Have you read his other novel? 3y
Cathythoughts I havnt read any others .... have you ? 3y
Tamra @Cathythoughts no, but I really want to read this one after I finish up my class and I get my brain back! 3y
Graywacke Good to know. I should get here eventually, on audio 3y
Tamra @Graywacke I hope you like it. It was reminiscent of Lincoln in the Bardo in the sense that the community voices are a singular character in themselves. 3y
Graywacke @Tamra LitB was strange and wonderful on audio. I really enjoyed it. So, that sounds good too! 3y
Tamra @Graywacke I think I‘ve listened to LIB 3x now! 3y
Graywacke @Tamra wow. It was a library borrow, so it would be hard for me to do that. Plus... I have so much else to listen too! 😳🙂 3y
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