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The Shadow King
The Shadow King | Maaza Mengiste
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Mehso-so

I struggled a little to get through this book. About an orphan struggling to protect her country and herself. About women fighters. But also about a war we know cannot be won against imperialism. The writing was just not for me.

ChaoticMissAdventures This is on my list for next month. I am not hearing much about it but my local bookstore sent it to me for their pick. 6d
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Tamra
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Somehow the tagged novel slipped under my radar! 😮 Stacked.

Yesterday, Kerri Miller of MPR and guests shared their top 3 overlooked books of 2019. Can listen here: https://www.mprnews.org/shows/kerri-miller

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Skygoddess1
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Thank you so much @wanderinglynn for my #jolabokaodswap gift! I‘m blown away by all the chocolate and the variety. This chocolate will definitely come in handy tonight when I try to stay awake all night as I have to work a red-eye from San Francisco to DC; I‘m especially looking forward to the Icelandic chocolate. I can‘t wait to dive into my book tonight while passengers sleep. Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon this was my first Litsy swap.

wanderinglynn Enjoy! And safe travels! ❤️🎄💚 1mo
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Hazel2019
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On to the Shadow King! This one I received from my #Indiespensable subscription. So far I‘ve loved all the books they sent me so keeping my fingers crossed 🤞 that I‘ll be able to add this one to my list of favorites as well 😊

Suet624 I loved having a Powell‘s subscription. It eventually became too expensive for me but when I look back at all of the selections I received It‘s easy to see that they offer a wonderful variety of noteworthy books. I miss it. 2mo
Hazel2019 @Suet624 yeah it‘s pricey. I actually stopped buying books and am doing 2 different subscriptions instead. 2mo
Suet624 Which subscriptions are you doing? 2mo
Hazel2019 @Suet624 I am doing the Indiespensable from Powell‘s and the Mystery Bookshop https://www.mysteriousbookshop.com/collections/crime-clubs I tried Owlcrate and it wasn‘t really for me and same for Book of the Month. I also got a bunch of books from the Dorothy Project and am reading them slowly but that‘s not really a subscription. 1mo
Suet624 Oh, I‘m glad you‘re still doing Indiespensable. I like supporting Powell‘s. 1mo
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TheBookAddict
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“These aren‘t the days to pretend you‘re only a wife or a sister or a mother, she says. We‘re more than this.”

#YesiReads #BookQuote #Quote #DiverseBooks #DiverseAuthors #FemaleAuthor #Ethiopia

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TheBookAddict
The Shadow King | Maaza Mengiste

“The war is here, the war is here, the foreigners are coming. Her heart hammers violently.”

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TheBookAddict
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Midnight snack, because I‘m up way past my bedtime. 😅 🥗

#LitsyPartyofOne #MrBook1inaMillion #24B4Monday

MrBook 😂👏🏻🙌🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
Andrew65 😍👏👏👏 3mo
Clwojick Mmm Is that creamy poppy seed kale salad? 2mo
TheBookAddict @Clwojick I think so. It was my first time having it. It was delicious. 😋 2mo
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TheBookAddict
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“A gripping novel set during Mussolini‘s 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The shadow King takes us back to the first real conflict of World War II, casting light in the women soldiers who were left out of the historical records.”

#LitsyPartyOfOne #MrBook1inaMillion #24B4Monday #Readathon

Time reading: 1:45
#YesiReads #TwinkyToles #TolesBrats #gingerbrat

Andrew65 Sounds great. 😊 3mo
MrBook I have this one! 😁 😻😻😻 3mo
Butterfinger Looks interesting. 3mo
TheBookAddict @Andrew65 @Butterfinger it is! It‘s making me want to research Ethiopia 🇪🇹. @MrBook I hope you enjoy it when you get to it. 🙂 3mo
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TheBookAddict
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This guys is trying to take me on a guilt trip for reading and not paying attention to him. 🤦🏽‍♀️ but I just sat down and started reading my book! 😩 he‘s such a brat... #MomoToles. Look at those eyes. 😔

#dogsoflitsy #TolesBrats #YesiReads #LitsyPartyOfOne #MrBook1inaMillion #24B4Monday #Readathon #dogmomproblems

Clwojick Mommmmm! How dare you stare at that rectangular block of paper when you could be giving me belly scritches, treats and kisses?! 3mo
TheBookAddict @Clwojick 🤦🏽‍♀️ yep, if he could talk, I‘m sure that‘s what he would say. 3mo
Eggbeater Resistance is futile. 😍🐶 3mo
Stacypatrice Those eyes 🥰 3mo
TheBookAddict @Eggbeater @Stacypatrice 😆 right! 🤦🏽‍♀️ 3mo
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TheBookAddict
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I‘m all set for #MrBook1inAMillion #LitsyPartyOfOne #24B4Monday #Readathon! I‘m also planing on making a salad along with a frozen pizza.

🙌🏽 🥳 Are we gonna be unhealthy this weekend? YES WE ARE! Are we going to own it? YES WE ARE! Are we going to enjoy it? YES WE ARE! Will we have a tummy ache afterwards? PROBABLY! Will it be worth it? YES IT WILL! 😆 😝

All for the love of books and our #LitsyFamily! Congrats again @MrBook !

MrBook LOVE it! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻👌🏻👌🏻🤗 3mo
Soubhiville 😂🤣😂 3mo
wanderinglynn That‘s an awesome pile of goodies! 🙌🏻❤️😂 3mo
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Branwen YAAASSSSS! I'M SO READY FOR ALL OF IT! 🎉📚 3mo
Bklover Yessssssss!!!🎉🎉🎉🎉 3mo
TheBookAddict @wanderinglynn 😆 thanks! I will be sharing with my hubby, so I‘ll have help. @Branwen me too! The best kind of party in my opinion! 💕📖🍬 ☕️💕 @Bklover 🙌🏽 🥳 3mo
CoffeeCatsBooks 😂 😂 Great post! 3mo
Lesliereads I see you‘re going hard😂💖👌🏾! 3mo
hes7 Flamin‘ Hot Cheetos are the best! And The Bride Test is so good—enjoy! 3mo
Andrew65 Wow! 😋😳😁👏 3mo
TheBookAddict @CoffeeCatsBooks ? thanks! @Lesliereads ? I am! It‘ll also be a post book sale celebration since the friends of the library are having a sale on Saturday (25¢/item). @hes7 yes, they are! Thanks, i am sure I will. ? @Andrew65 I‘m sure we won‘t eat it all, but it‘ll be available. ? 3mo
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Lesliereads
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My friend, Jayatta - though several hundred miles away - still spoils me rotten via her thoughtfulness and the postal service. She keeps me supplied with fresh bookmarks, notepads, journals, and, TODAY a signed copy of this book!🙏🏾🥰🎈#bookishfriends #signedfirsteditions #gratitude #maazamengiste #gifts

TheBookAddict You have a really good friend. Enjoy your gifts. 😊 3mo
readordierachel What a lovely gift! 3mo
Lesliereads @TheBookAddict @readordierachel ....and I had been down in the dumps because of some setbacks but now all I can think about is how the power of moral support, kindness, and delight amongst friends (gifts like those pictured are the whipped cream and cherries on top!) keeps us afloat when other things are letting us down🥰💘. 3mo
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readordierachel So true 💞 3mo
TheBookAddict So true! 💕💕 it‘s always to have those people in our lives who care about us. 😊 3mo
Nute This is a lovely post! The warmth of a beautiful friendship can be uplifting! It is a gift that is priceless!💕 2mo
Lesliereads @Nute Absolutely!💕 2mo
Nute I hope that you are doing well. Life‘s journey can be rocky at times and feel like tribulations are coming from every direction. One of my favorite quotes comes from Winnie-the Pooh (I know, right? Don‘t judge.) - “There is something you must always remember... You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” I love that quote as a self-care message during tough times. Setbacks? You‘ll figure things out!💕 2mo
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TheBookAddict
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My #LibraryFinds from Saturday. I didn‘t post this earlier because I was super busy on Saturday with laundry and some sewing. We were going to Dollar Tree for a quick stop for some essentials and I turned on Pokémon Go to hit some stops on the way and one of the stops across from DT was a library branch we didn‘t even know was there. So we did what any reasonable human being would do and we went into the library to scope it out. We liked it! ??

TheBookAddict It‘s a small branch, way smaller than the one we usually go to, but it‘s closer to us and it‘s quiet. I had to get these books when I saw them in the “new arrivals” shelf (except for Raven Boys - I looked for that one). I‘m going to sound like a total nerd, but I‘ve only heard of “The Shadow King” in an episode of the XMen cartoons when Storm goes back to Africa to find out what‘s going on with her people and a kid she fostered/adopted. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3mo
TheBookAddict @MrBook I think I‘ve found my TBR pile for your #LitsyPartyofOne #Readathon! I‘m so excited to get to read these! Have you read or heard anything about these books? #LitsyLovesLibraries 3mo
MrBook I‘ve heard good things about all of them! I think my library might have copies of each. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
TheBookAddict @MrBook 🙂👍🏽 I‘m glad you‘ve heard good things about them. I hope I enjoy them as well. 3mo
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