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Gingerbread
Gingerbread | Helen Oyeyemi
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vlwelser
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This isn't the easiest to get into. But like all the other books by this author, if you stick with it, the story is actually quite good. This is a soft pick for me. The author reads the #audiobook which actually works pretty well. I like this cover but I'm not 100% sure what it has to do with the book.

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Melismatic
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Panpan

So I truthfully couldn‘t tell you the plot of this bc there isn‘t one really and what little there is doesn‘t make any sense. Trippy & odd but beautifully written at least. I kept waiting for an a-ha! moment but it never came.

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DGRachel
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My latest set of #tailoredbookrecommendations has arrived and I don‘t think I will continue this second subscription. I switched from print books to email only after the last debacle, but I‘m rather disappointed. I specifically asked for no YA and two of these are considered YA. There‘s nothing wrong with YA. I just have a ton of YA fantasy on my shelves still unread and don‘t want to add to it. Plus, the Oyeyemi has terrible reviews. 😔 *sigh*

Laughterhp I also ask for no YA a lot on this and my last round was all YA. This time I don‘t think I got any YA because I was very specific in my feedback... 11mo
DGRachel @Laughterhp Yeah, I think I repeat “no YA” with every feedback, but it‘s a challenge when my bibliologist changes every other quarter. 😔 11mo
Laughterhp Oh that‘s annoying. Mine only changed between the first and the second quarter. And the rest of the time I‘ve had the same person from the second quarter. 11mo
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TheLibrarian I really want to love this service but so far it‘s fallen flat. I agree that they don‘t always take into consideration what you don‘t want, even when you say it more than once. And yes, it makes it hard when they keep switching bibliologists on you. I found someone I liked the most (pick wise) and they switched me to someone else. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 11mo
TheLibrarian I‘ve also come to the conclusion that I just want someone to tell me what books I own I should read and why since I own so many 😂 11mo
Chrissyreadit @TheLibrarian that‘s the beauty of #bookspin getting through my TBR one book at a time.... 11mo
Reviewsbylola Yeah I wouldn‘t be impressed either. @reggie just posted about the Oyeyemi! (edited) 11mo
vivastory I love br, I've been reading their site nearly daily for longer than I've been on litsy. However I've noticed over the past year that their content is skewing a lot more towards YA. Somedays when I look at it like 80% of the daily posts are all YA. I have no bone to pick with YA, but I loved the eclecticism of br at the beginning. The fact that there'd be an article about nonfiction cult books posted right next to a post about the man booker. They 11mo
vivastory seem to have lost some of that over the past year or so. 11mo
TheLibrarian @Chrissyreadit That‘s a good idea but still a little overwhelming for me. I like the idea of someone looking at what I‘ve recently enjoyed and have them say “read x book on your shelf because...” I‘m really good at talking myself out of reading something for something else so I like having to provide feedback to better improve my recommendations. 11mo
DGRachel @TheLibrarian I loved the service when it first started. I had the same bibliologist for 5 quarters on one of my subscriptions and it was like getting recommendations from a friend who really listened. I've had 2 others in the 4 quarters that followed. I've had two bibliologists in 4 quarters on my other subscription. It's like the service grew to include more customers than they could handle and the quality of the service has really suffered. 11mo
DGRachel @vivastory Yes! I don't go on their site as much anymore, but I've noticed that trend even with their newsletters. It makes me think they did market research that declared YA was the most profitable to promote and the rest of us be damned. I don't have anything against YA, either, but I like having MCs that aren't teenagers or twenty-somethings and I hate angst. Ugh, and love triangles. 😖 11mo
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Reggie
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I will always read Oyeyemi even when she frustrates my rigid mind. The story is like a fog, but then it‘s cotton candy, but wait no, you‘re caught in a spider web, and while you‘re glued there, a spider tells you how she came to be. Lol. This book is about capitalism? The rift between the poor and the rich? A mother daughter story? A family history? There‘s some dolls that are part plants and are alive and have thoughts? There‘s... I don‘t 👇🏼

Reggie know but it‘s a pick for me and I‘ll always read her. Thanks @readordierachel for the book and the other book will be in the post tomorrow. (edited) 11mo
Cinfhen Another great #RegReview ❤️🙌🏻 11mo
Tanisha_A WHAT A REVIEW! 👏 11mo
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Tanisha_A I have this one on my adopted child (Kindle)! 11mo
Reggie @Cinfhen 😊thank you! 11mo
Reggie @Tanisha_A I hope you like it but who knows. I think it‘s at 0% here on Litsy so good luck. There‘s something very special about Oyeyemi but I wonder if she has adhd or if my own mind has a literary, creative, constraint defect. Like I wanna be in the clouds with her but my mind tells me I don‘t have wings. It‘s got me all crazy. Lol (edited) 11mo
Cathythoughts Intriguing review. I‘m going to try a sample on kindle 👍🏻 11mo
TrishB Great review 😁 11mo
Reggie @Cathythoughts 🤞🏼 Good luck, Cathy. 11mo
Reggie @TrishB Thanks! 😁 11mo
batsy I love the "being caught in a spider's web while the spider tells you how she came to be" analogy! I'm not a fan of spiders!!! But a spider with a story to tell, hmm... ??️ 11mo
ephemeralwaltz I‘ve been reading such wild reviews of this lately! I‘ve never read anything by her. Is this too much to start with? 11mo
TheKidUpstairs Oyeyemi is one of the authors that I can only read when my brain is firing on all cylinders. 11mo
Reviewsbylola Lol, you lost me at the doll/plant hybrids. 😂 11mo
Reggie @batsy with a lot of books you get a general sense of the direction they‘re going. Not here. There was a lot of “on a whim” going on. Like we go from the countryside to a Gingerbread amusement park to the workers being attacked to fashioning gingerbread shivs real quick. There‘s a lot of meaning in it all but do you see what I‘m saying? 11mo
Reggie @ephemeralwaltz I say yes. I‘ve only read 2 of hers but I say start with the other, White is for Witching. That one is sooo good and a little easier to grasp. 11mo
Reggie @TheKidUpstairs definitely. 11mo
Reggie @Reviewsbylola there was a lot of Is this real, is this happening? 11mo
Centique Amazing review oh spidery one 😘 I think I‘m going to read everything she writes even if I don‘t understand it. Reading the other two showed me she has LAYERS right? 🤯 it‘s like an archaeology dig trying to figure it all out. This one sounds way more extreme 💕 11mo
Reggie @Centique lol 🕷🖤I thought of you while reading this. I kept wondering what things you would have picked up on that I would have had no clue about. 🖤 11mo
readordierachel Amazing review, Reggie. I'm so glad you liked it! 11mo
Centique @Reggie nah! The only good idea I ever had was after prompting from you! Two heads must be better than one on Oyeyemi 👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏽💕 11mo
Michael_Gee I love this review!! 😂 You are a poet. ❤️ 11mo
Reggie @GhostStories lol, thanks, friend. 11mo
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readordierachel
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Reading this was like having a conversation with someone much smarter than myself. I periodically lost the thread, picked it up every once in a while and felt smart too, then lost it again and began to wonder if there was ever a thread to begin with.

I love Oyeyemi's playful use of magical realism, but it worked much better for me in her earlier novel White Is for Witching, which I adored. 👇🏼

readordierachel ...I really enjoyed parts of this one, but there were so many ideas and characters popping in and out that I found it difficult to focus and connect with anything. I appreciate the mind behind this novel more than the novel itself. 11mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 11mo
Librariana Excellent review, Rachel! This one's on my TBR, so I appreciate your thoughts on it as it'll help me make sure I read it at a time when I give it the attention/focus it might need. 11mo
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mcipher I hate when books make me feel dumb 😆 Great review that cemented my choice not to read this one. 11mo
readordierachel @Librariana Thanks, Ana! 11mo
readordierachel @mcipher I feel kinda bad now 😂 I didn't feel dumb exactly, it was just moving too fast through all her ideas and I couldn't catch up, lol. 11mo
batsy Lovely, thoughtful review! I haven't yet read her because your last sentence captures it for me: I sense that I like the idea of her books more than I'd like the books itself... 🤔 11mo
Reggie Happy New Year, Rachel! You still kinda make me want to read this. @batsy at least try White is for Witching. She has this poetic prose about her that made me think of dark horror filled cotton candy that I‘d think you‘d dig. 11mo
readordierachel Thanks! @batsy If it helps, I don't regret reading this one at all, it just didn't move me. And I'm seconding @Reggie that White Is for Witching is worth trying. I loved it, and love Reggie's description 🙂 11mo
readordierachel @Reggie If you're still interested in reading this, I'd be happy to send you my copy. Just let me know 🙂 11mo
batsy @Reggie "dark horror filled cotton candy" is such a beguiling description so I'll definitely give it a go @readordierachel :) 11mo
vivastory Happy New Year, Rachel 🎉🎊📚 I agree that Oyeyemi is hit & miss for me. I haven't read this one, but I recall not caring for Mr Fox. I do like the others I have read though. 11mo
readordierachel @vivastory Happy New Year, Scott! 🎉 I remember trying a bit of Mr. Fox a couple of years ago and setting it aside. I'm looking forward to her short stories, which I think you really liked, if I'm remembering correctly? 11mo
vivastory Yes, I loved What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours. One of my favorite collections of the past couple of years. 11mo
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Sharpeipup
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canbku
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I'm not smart enough for this one. The fairy tale style went beyond me. There was so much symbolism in everything that the characters did or said that I struggled to get close to them. Maybe at a time when I was able to focus a bit more, I might enjoy it more. I'm sure others will enjoy it very much, but it was tough for me.

cariashley I‘ve had this on my shelf for a while and have been reluctant to pick it up. 😐 I didn‘t love the other book I read by her, 1y
Ruthiella @cariashley I didn‘t like Boy, Snow, Bird either. I have Mr. Fox on my shelf for a second chance. 1y
Vansa I found 'What is not yours is not yours' quite difficult as well. The quality of her stories is very uneven. 1y
canbku I have liked her others! I really think the isle of me not being able to focus. I needed a beach read. Lots of people will still like there book, I hope! She has such a unique voice. 1y
Libby1 I adored the first few chapters of this book and then I hated it. I thought it was beautifully written, but magical realism is my kryptonite. 1y
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mija333
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Nope.

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canbku
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Starting a new one! Haven't read Oyeyemi for a while and thought it was time. Her covers are so beautiful.

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BeaG
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Pickpick

I like it. I had the 🎧 and that made it great.

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Chittavrtti
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I love gingerbread. The actual soft cake rather than ginger snaps. Those can be nice, too; as long as there‘s some hot tea to dip them in. I also love magic realism. I miss Dinesen.

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DimeryRene
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🍊🍊🍊

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Gadgetgirl71
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OK well I really don‘t know where to start with this book. Even though I have finished this book I feel non the wiser as to what I have read. I feel as though this book doesn‘t flow and that it jumps all over the place. When I did think I was starting to understand this book the story change. So I felt as though I was just in a world of confusion.

My Rating: 2⭐⭐

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riversong153
Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
Mehso-so

I enjoyed some parts of this book more than others. I understood some of it but parts confused me. It was an interesting ride but made me furious as well. None of the characters were exactly likeable but I just hated some of them. This was literary fiction with magical realism - not exactly my wheelhouse so I may not be the best judge.

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kellyann28
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Thank you @Shakespearience ! I love my swap gifts! #whiterabbitswap @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 2y
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Kanarthi
Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Many twists and sudden genre shifts, wicked sense of humor and beautiful writing, and interesting themes including immigration, class struggle, and familial discord. Recommend to anyone who likes magical realism and doesn't mind their fairy tale influenced stories taking some wild liberties.

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Linsy
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Starting this beauty today! 🍊 #currentlyreading #bookspin

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Hooked_on_books
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Mehso-so

Fairy tale references, Brexit commentary, talking dolls, a changeling. This book is decidedly weird and not really about anything. I finished it because there‘s something oddly compelling about it, though I certainly wouldn‘t recommend it. The author reads it and her surprisingly childlike voice fits well with the material.

TheHeartlandBookFairy Thanks for the honest review! I received an advanced copy that I've wavered back and forth on, deciding at one point that it sounds interesting and then later that I'm not sure I can tackle it. Given the several hundred actual books on my TBR stack, and another few hundred virtually, this may help me make up my mind 👍 one book off the pile, only hundreds more to go 😂 2y
Hooked_on_books @TheHeartlandBookFairy Oh, I get that! 😆 I‘m glad it helped. 2y
Becker I have tried reading Helen Oyeyemi several times but she isn‘t a good author for me. She hurts my head 🤯 2y
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Linsy
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I'm excited for my #BookSpin reads! Gingerbread will be my first, and Lychford my #DoubleSpin. Thanks for hosting @TheAromaOfBooks! 🍊

Joanne1 Beautiful cover! 2y
Hooked_on_books I listening to this one now on audio and it‘s...weird. 2y
Moray_Reads I LOVE Helen Oyeyemi's books
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TheAromaofBooks These both sound pretty intriguing! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!! 2y
Linsy @Hooked_on_books Hmm...hope I like it! So far, I've loved how amazingly weird all of her stuff is I've read. Have you read anything else by Oyeyemi? 2y
Hooked_on_books No, just this one. I found the writing lovely and there was something compelling about it, but ultimately it was too weird for me. I have a copy of Boy, Snow, Bird that I‘ve been side-eyeing since finishing. 😆 2y
Linsy @Hooked_on_books If it helps, I've read three of hers and all of them were weird, but to varying degrees. I think Boy Snow Bird is the least weird and most readable by far. I'd still recommend trying it. But I have no idea where this one falls on the scale, so I could be totally off on what you'd like! 2y
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Lydiamansel
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I don‘t even know

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Nessavamusic
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Today‘s first #HolidayShow viewing. The world of gingerbread building is so far not as friendly as the holiday baking shows! #WinterGames #TeamElectricSex
@LibrarianRyan @StayCurious @Clwojick

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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My lovely friend made this for Sunday nights picnic aka my early birthday celebration - as she knows that I am a huge fan of gingerbread (and by extension, gingerbread man giant cakes) - it was so lovely sitting in a park, listening to Christmas carols - with my friends, eating cake! We all work in a library - so the picnic food was 👌 (because library people take food very seriously!)

BookwormM Cool cake 2y
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BookishTrish
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Christmas gifts I bought for my husband arrived today. Shall I wrap them or read them?

vivastory Read them! 2y
Hooked_on_books Definitely read them 2y
kspenmoll Read, then wrap! 2y
AnansiGirl Read them first 😁 2y
TheAromaofBooks More than once, on Christmas morning, I've been gifted a book from my mom with the statement “but you can't take it home yet because I haven't finished reading it!“ 😆 2y
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danibel
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Currently reading

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Odd, delightful, confusing. I just love Oyeyemi's voice and how she weaves these strange books that are like fairy tales and contemporary stories all at once. There were some parts of this story of 3 generations of women from a maybe fictional country that had me puzzled about what was happening and what significance there was, but also I loved the writing throughout. There's something being said here about immigration that I'm not catching too.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Spending the day at home as I'm sick but I am excited to be in my new house my partner and I just bought and to start the latest Helen Oyeyemi book. I love her writing! This is a little glimpse of the backyard, where it is raining buckets as you can see.

Lindy I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. 😊 2y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Lindy Love the first chapter so far! 2y
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pigeonsandcrows
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I'm not sure what I just read here, but it was certainly different. I've heard it referred to as magical realism, but there was no consensus reality operating here at baseline. It was like reading a transcription of a night's worth of dreaming, with people, locations, ideas all flowing in and out with no purpose. The writing is beautiful and Oyeyemi is clearly brilliant, but if you want a book with an actual plot, I would not pick this one up.

pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I'm ready for Bunny now! I got it on my Kindle last night 😁 2y
Susannah Yay! I‘ve just started it myself, and I‘ve got five words for you: “Lipstick is for whores, Bunny.” I already have thoughts. (edited) 2y
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I'm at about the same place, and one of the questions that immediately jumps to my mind is if Ava is an imaginary friend. I have no specific reason to think this, though. 2y
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Susannah There‘s a definite fantastical vibe, especially with all the Alice references (the flask that says “Drink Me,” the note from the Bunnies that says “Open Me,” the, you know, *Bunnies*). It‘s kind of clever but mostly obvious?... I‘m so judgy. 2y
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I keep hoping it's going to turn out that she's being playful with all this and it's going to turn in a different, less predictable direction...we shall see. 2y
Susannah Just got to the part where Samantha‘s best friend in high school was named Alice. 🤦‍♀️ 2y
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pigeonsandcrows
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I started this last night and am enjoying it more than I thought I would - I was not a fan of the last one I read by her. It probably helps that I consider gingerbread to be a magical food myself! Looking forward to fall starting tomorrow and all the tastes and smells that come with that.

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rachelsbrittain
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A gloriously imaginative magical realist take on aspects of the Hansel and Gretel story with a mysterious unchartable country, changelings, and lots and lots of gingerbread. It took a few chapters for me to really get into, but by the flashbacks I was totally hooked.

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rachelsbrittain
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This quote killed me ?

"... who turned Sherlock not even in the pursuit of justice, necessarily, but out of sheer disbelief that his mate kept denying that he'd been subject to at least three instances of attempted murder."

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Cinfhen
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Day 7 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
Another book I own ( unread) that was gifted to me by @LibrarianRyan ) ♥️

I‘m inviting @TrishB to join me and anyone else who wants to share their favorite book covers.

Also a shoutout to all the illustrators and graphic designers who create these magnificent works of art. I know we aren‘t meant to judge a book by its cover but they make it so damn hard not to.

Cinfhen Another cover where the photos don‘t do the book any justice ~ it‘s actually a gorgeous cover and one I love. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful! 2y
Tanisha_A Lovely! 2y
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Megabooks Gorgeous!! 2y
Cathythoughts Fab cover 2y
TrishB 😘 lovely. Will have a think tonight. 2y
KarenUK That is such a pretty one! 💕 2y
LibrarianRyan This is so much better than the US cover. 2y
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rachelsbrittain
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Sonic break

EKonrad Love me some Sonic! 😄 2y
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rachelsbrittain
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Up early enough to get in a little reading with breakfast this morning

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rachelsbrittain
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1. Gingerbread, Dead Astronauts, and Polite Society

2. Maple

3. "This is sounding exactly like the time you kept saying 'It can't be the gingerbread,' when it was the gingerbread. It really, really was." - Gingerbread

#weekendreads

thebluestocking I love it when you do this meme! Your graphic design and questions are always spot on. Thank you!! 💙💙 2y
Maria514626 Love this. Thanks you, @rachelsbrittain. Have your Sunday is lovely! (edited) 2y
rachelsbrittain @thebluestocking thank you!! Life has been a lot lately so it's been a while since I was able to make one-- but very happy to be back at it and so glad to know you enjoy them!! 2y
rachelsbrittain @Maria514626 thank you! Hope your day is lovely too! 2y
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rachelsbrittain
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New book and a bath bomb to match

VioletBramble Pretty 2y
GypsyKat Nice! 2y
CouronneDhiver Great photo! 2y
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Bibliogeekery
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This book was beautiful and exquisitely written but also was somehow hard for me to get through. Oyeyemi creates an abstract, whimsical, gritty, deeply complex reimagining of gingerbread narratives in fairy tales. I loved it at times and was dying for it to end at others.

Aimeesue Yep. It was a tough one. Glad I read it, though. 2y
Bibliogeekery @Aimeesue I'm glad I read it, too! 2y
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ozma.of.oz
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Hello, yes, I too would like to know how to make magical gingerbread that ruins people‘s lives. 😁 Purely for academic reasons, of course.

DaniRey I‘m down for that too! 2y
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bourne.shell
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Mehso-so

This book comes highly recommended but it's not for me. I couldn't connect to the characters or the plot at all. I just found myself trying to read it as fast as possible to finish it, which made me very disappointed.

As a personal preference, I really hated the writing style where the conversation between two characters didn't use “ “, but was just italic instead. I found it very hard to follow large sections of dialog

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Bookalong
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4/5🌟 Oyeyemi has weaved a strange, whimsical tale of a family of three generations of women and the gingerbread recipe that is their curse.There isn't much plot but Oyeyemi's way with words kept me going. Her prose and storytelling abilities are something of a marvel. She manages to mix folklore, fantasy, race, and feminism into this storyline. With a narrative style that is unique and dreamlike. #bookreview #bookstagram

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rmaclean4
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Great weekend with my daughter in Louisville KY! Bourbon and books. This is the haul from Half Price Books.

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AlizaApp
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Fairytale and magical realism combine charmingly in this sort-of retelling of Hansel and Gretel? Inspired by, at least. Enjoyed it but was not blown away the same as I was with Oyeyemi‘s other books.

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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Yay! Made it to 24 hours! This makes 3 out of 5 successful attempts at the #24in48readathon ! I had such a great time! Thanks for all the hard work you gals @24in48 put into this readathon every 6 months! It‘s become two of my favorite events of the year! Good luck to everyone still working on their 24 hours and congratulations to everyone who participated - whether you get to 24 hours or not, you did great! See everyone next time!😘#24in48

catebutler Great job! 🎉 2y
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 2y
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh. 💗😎💞 2y
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Lizpixie Congratulations🎉🎉🎉 2y
UwannaPublishme You did it! Congrats! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉🍾🍾📚📚📚 2y
Megabooks Congratulations!! 💃🏻💃🏻😎😎👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳🎉🎉📚📚 2y
Simona 👏👏👏Congratulations❣️ 2y
Eyelit Excellent! 🎉📚👏📚🎉 2y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2y
Jas16 🙌🏽 2y
PaperbackPirate Congratulations!! 2y
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AnansiGirl
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A break from humidity and triple digit temps and a relaxing Sunday early evening #patioreading.

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jhod
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Absolutely rubbish steps week, let's hope for better next time. I did finish three books, the tagged being my fave.

On other postive notes - I swam in the english sea yesterday for the first time this year. And had a fab night out for Pride tonight. Happy Pride Everyone!

#bfc
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn So I‘m going to rewrite your “absolutely rubbish” sentence to “I did over 10000 steps on 3 days!” (complete with exclamation point). It‘s good to strive for more, but celebrate what you did do! 🎉 You had a great week! You‘re making great progress and more importantly, you didn‘t quit. #powerofpositivity (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB Great pics and I think your walking is not rubbish at all 💕 2y
julesG Jessica, listen to @wanderinglynn! I see 4 stars on that app picture. Means you reached your goal on 4 days. Definitely not rubbish. 😘😘😘 2y
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Cathythoughts Great pics ! Full of life 🎉🎉 2y
jhod @wanderinglynn thanks for your redraft - much better!! And thanks @julesG great work by you this week too! 2y
jhod @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts thanks both! 😘 2y
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AJBowers
Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Panpan

Getting through this one was like trying to gnaw on burnt gingerbread. Pass ??‍♀️.

So much of this book was nonsensical. I have a fondness for whimsy and magic, but this was so far past that.

I found myself upon finishing just left with a feeling of "FINALLY, it's over!!!". Onto the next read ??.

PatriciaU I did not finish. 2y
kyraleseberg I bailed about 20% in. 2y
IamIamIam They can't all be spectacular. Kudos to you for sticking it out!!! 2y
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Bibliogeekery
Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Reading view this morning! #cottagereads

AlaMich So beautiful!! 2y
DivineDiana What a view! ❤️ 2y
BookishTrish Wow! 2y
Cathythoughts Beautiful! I love when the water is that still ✨ 2y
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Bibliogeekery
Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Reading with a view!

Leftcoastzen Pretty! 2y
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bernadette
Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi

I love the opening pages and now that I finished the first chapter, I find it rather quirky and sad. Reviews seem to have been mixed on this one.

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Bibliogeekery
Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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I won this signed copy of Gingerbread! #queerbooks

LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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