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Moon Tiger
Moon Tiger | Penelope Lively
Claudia Hampton, a beautiful, famous writer, lies dying in hospital. But, as the nurses tend to her with quiet condescension, she is plotting her greatest work: ?a history of the world ? and in the process, my own?. Gradually she re-creates the rich mosaic of her life and times, conjuring up those she has known. There is Gordon, her adored brother; Jasper, the charming, untrustworthy lover and father of Lisa, her cool, conventional daughter; and Tom, her one great love, both found and lost in wartime Egypt. Penelope Lively?s Booker Prize-winning novel weaves an exquisite mesh of memories, flashbacks and shifting voices, in a haunting story of loss and desire.
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I can't believe how fast Feb went! March #bookspin list is in❣️

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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
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February #bookspin. So many goodies!

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Oryx
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I opened up this book I got at a charity shop last year, and this paper fell out. A newspaper clipping from 1987. I assume someone clipped this to bring to a bookshop to get the book, and then popped it in the back. And there it's been ever since. So cool.

Leftcoastzen I love it when I find a book with something like that in it ! 3mo
TrishB Cool 😁 3mo
squirrelbrain Fab! ❤️ 3mo
Aimeesue We find clippings frequently in donated books. It's always fun to read the articles published around the release of the book - A little time capsule ! (edited) 3mo
Ruthiella I love it when that happens! 3mo
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sherrisilvera
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2023 #bookspin already. Wow! Here is January...

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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quietjenn
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Timing really is everything. I've started this one at least half a dozen times in the past and never made it further than chapter two. But today it just clicked and I pretty much read it straight through, save for a few prosaic stops for things like washing dishes and going to the grocery store. And I'm pretty sure it's brilliant.

LeahBergen I have this waiting on my shelves. 👍 4mo
BarbaraBB I think it‘s brilliant too! 4mo
Tamra I don‘t know why I can‘t seem to pick up her books when all I see are terrific reviews! There is always something else calling me. It‘s frustrating I can‘t read them all. 4mo
Ruthiella I loved this title. 4mo
CarolynM I‘m in the “it‘s brilliant” camp too😍 4mo
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sherrisilvera
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December #bookspin

Almost a full year of spinning as I only joined Litsy in 2022 and missed January. This group of book lovers is awesome and these lists are so much fun!!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
mrp27 Yay!! I‘m so happy you‘re on Listy and that you‘re loving bookspin! I‘m definitely doing it again in 2023. 4mo
BarbaraBB Moon Tiger is so good! 4mo
CarolynM Hope No 1 comes up - Moon Tiger is wonderful! 4mo
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November #bookspin time already!

@TheAromaofBooks

mrp27 I still have to complete my list but I have part time Indian for November too. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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All set for October #bookspin!

@TheAromaofBooks

BarbaraBB Moon Tiger is so good! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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September #bookspin time!!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
CarolynM Great book! 7mo
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This is how August #bookspin looks when you realize you've already read one. That kind of week!🤪🤣

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
mrp27 😂😂 8mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
CarolynM Read Moon Tiger even though the number didn't come up. It's such a great book. 9mo
sherrisilvera I like her. Maybe I'll have to push up TBR! 9mo
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May #Bookspin

I love making these lists😁

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! It does feel good to have a bit of direction for the month, even if I end up completely off-script haha Also, your list makes me want to pick up Calvin & Hobbes!! 11mo
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Karons1
Moon Tiger | Penelope Lively
Pickpick

#bookly a great reading 📖 tool app 🤓problem is after reading two great books 📖 struggling to get into my new picks off the TBR 😏

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Karons1
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4.5 🌟 wonderful writing worthy of the Booker prize , my first read by lively and not my last, making a life so engrossing , the chance meetings the time and place . Best parts for me were from Claudias time in ww2 in Egypt with the love of her life , and her time afterwards. The disastrous relationship with her daughter the strange relationship with her brother all brilliant. The sudden ending and the slow beginning don‘t make it a 5star

CarolynM It's a great book. I've enjoyed all the Penelope Livelys I've read. I've just started this one 11mo
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Cathy_J
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Picked this one after a recent discussion about past Booker prize winners (1987 winner). I loved it. Claudia probably won't appeal to everyone but she was a fantastic character with a great story. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

CarolynM Wonderful book. I love Penelope Lively. 11mo
MaGoose I love this one, too. ❤️ 3mo
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#Bookspin April 2022

April is here!! Can't wait to see what gets picked. March was so so and Feb may be DNF😁

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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Oryx
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Charity shop book haul with a distinctly 80s vibe. 😍

tournevis Very nice Atwood covers. Also very 1980s 12mo
squirrelbrain Lovely! ❤️ 12mo
LeahBergen What a great haul! 12mo
readordierachel Oh those are amazing! 12mo
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sherrisilvera
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A little crooked but posted 😜 mrp27

My very first #Bookspin February 2022!

@TheAromaofBooks

mrp27 Well done! 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Glad to have you along!!! 14mo
BkClubCare Hello 👋 Welcome to Litsy 🔥 You have some great books on your list ❤️ 14mo
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#12Booksof2021
#July

July was not near as good a June, but i did stumble across this audiobook and loved everything about it. I think this book was my favorite for all of 2021.

Andrew65 Penelope Lively ❤️ 1y
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kspenmoll
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#gratefulharvest #moon #day5

This book sits on a TBR shelf, forlorn. Love the cover. #toomanybookstoolittletime
Outside my window is a waxing crescent moon.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover!! 1y
CarolynM It is a great cover. It's a great read too🙂 1y
Eggs Brilliant 💛📚🌔 1y
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Graywacke
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This was a such wonderful surprise. I had Lively as an author to check out and I needed an audiobook and found this. Claudia constructs everything with words, and she does it so elegantly she seems to almost separate herself from the world with them, brazenly. Of course she must confront what can not be captured with any words. There is a lot time in 1942 war time Cairo, with details pulled from PL‘s own childhood. Yeah, wonderful. 👇👇

Graywacke Part of the charm is the history and how Lively/Claudia undermines it, plays with it, toys with the philosophy of it - all arrogantly, narcissistically. And Lively built a romantic element into all that, creating a little literary synergy. This was the 1987 Booker Prize winner. (edited) 2y
Graywacke … It strikes me that there is another book I adore constructed somewhat this way, without the elegant lingual arrogance. Its topic is close in space and time - this tagged book: 2y
Ruthiella I loved Moon Tiger. Just stacked your suggested read alike. 2y
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Graywacke @Ruthiella oh yay! Thanks for sharing that. WILIMT is one of my absolute favorite books and one of the few I‘ve reread. 2y
BarbaraBB Great review. I loved Moon Tiger too and am now intrigued by Linda Grant‘s book. 2y
Graywacke @BarbaraBB it‘s somehow really nice to see how much affection this book gets. (I imagine it as a quiet sort because I had never noticed it before I started reading it. But obviously I could just be oblivious of a sort of classic. Anyway, I didn‘t know!). Thanks tor sharing. Also, I imagine you might take to Linda Grant. 2y
CarolynM Glad you enjoyed 🙂 I've stacked When I Lived in Modern Times too. Thanks for the rec. 2y
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GingerAntics That‘s what those things are called. We‘ve had those. They work nicely with less of the smell. 2y
Graywacke @GingerAntics actually I‘m not sure. ☺️ It what Penelope Lively knew something similar was called when she was a growing up in Cairo. I couldn‘t find any reference to it outside hers. 2y
GingerAntics Maybe they were just called “mosquito coils” or something. Now I‘m going to have to go look. 2y
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GingerAntics Yeah, I just found them online as mosquito coils. Moon tigers sound so much more poetic. 2y
LapReader I am Australian and we call them mozzie coils. 2y
Graywacke @LapReader “mozzie” being a kind of derivative of mosquito? @GingerAntics yes. The term “Mosquito coil” definitely doesn‘t have the same fleeting flame of a moment feel to it. 2y
LapReader Yep 2y
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Graywacke
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Looking for an audiobook last night and being indecisive I stumbled across Penelope Lively‘s name on my random lists of authors to check out. Then the audible sample starts out, roughly, “My John Aubrey is not your John Aubrey”. It‘s the 1987 Booker Prize winner, but sold me on that line. Started this morning.

DivineDiana Will be interested in your review. I see I already have it stacked! 2y
Graywacke @DivineDiana cool. The first 15 minutes were terrific. 🙂 Anyway I‘m optimistic and will let you know what I think after I finish. 2y
BookishMarginalia This is one of my favorite books! It‘s also from the time that my taste perfectly aligned with the Booker judges. (For about a decade now if they choose it I hate it — it‘s sad! I much preferred when my tastes aligned!) 2y
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Graywacke @BookishMarginalia I had your comment from yesterday in mind when i figured out it was a 1987 Booker winner. It‘s curious what might have changed. 2y
Graywacke @BookishMarginalia also - I‘m excited by your comment. 👍 2y
CarolynM I loved it. 2y
BarbaraBB Me too! 2y
Graywacke @CarolynM @BarbaraBB thanks for encouragement! 👍 I‘m 45 minutes in now and it‘s still terrific. She, the narrator Claudia Hampton, told me she would have been a feminist if the term had existed when she was younger. 2y
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Oryx
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Got a 2 for 1 credit on audible from Mr Oryx. Which two should I get out of these three? Any advice?

Caroline2 Hmm, I haven‘t read any of them yet but I want to read them all so I don‘t think I‘m much help!!! 😆 2y
charl08 Loved Moon Tiger (on paper not audio). Like @Caroline2 I want to read the other two. I usually check my library's stock when I'm stuck like this, sometimes helps... 2y
squirrelbrain I‘ve only read Ducks, not sure if I fancy the Mermaid or not. You‘d certainly get more ‘bang for your buck‘ if you go for Ducks! 2y
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Liz_M I loved Ducks in paper format. Given the stream of conscious writing, I bet it is good on audio! 2y
Oryx @squirrelbrain 😁 I regularly use length as value for money in audiobooks - I wouldn't baulk at buying a novella in print, but buying a 4 hour audiobook, no chance. Give me 20+ hours or nothing! 2y
Oryx @Liz_M yeah that's a good point. I think I would likely struggle with it in print actually, but audio might be easier. 2y
BarbaraBB I loved Moon Tiger!! (edited) 2y
Oryx @BarbaraBB @Liz_M @squirrelbrain @charl08 thanks for your help, think I'm going to go with 🦆 and 🐅 2y
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Haven‘t posted about this yet. Finished this wonderful novel last weekend while the yeast braids were in the oven. Claudia is an amazing protagonist, the narration had a wonderful flow and the story was both extremely specific to a certain place and time and yet universal, humane and relatable to all ages of (wo)man. New favourite!

Freespirit That bread looks amazing! 2y
Heideschrampf @Freespirit my first try! It actually didn‘t taste bad either. Should‘be made it sweeter though ;) (edited) 2y
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Caroline2 I so need to read this. It‘s been on my tbr for agesssss 2y
CoffeeNBooks @Caroline2 It's been on my TBR stack forever, too! 2y
OriginalCyn620 📚🌙📚 2y
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CarolynM Such a good book! 2y
Cathythoughts Nice cover ✨ 2y
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sisilia
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5⭐️ I‘m nursing book hangover now, I don‘t know how to get out of it. I absolutely love this work. The writing is brilliant, it‘s perfect 👌🏻Claudia Hampton is an extraordinary character that I wish I was. The love story was told suavely it didn‘t leave that bleah aftertaste. Seriously, this should be the standard for writing love stories!

Cathythoughts Beautiful review & pic ✨ 3y
sisilia Thank you @Cathythoughts 😘 3y
Tanisha_A You said it. I loved reading this piece too. 🥳 3y
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sisilia @Tanisha_A All the stars for this exquisite novel 3y
CarolynM I loved it too. Great review of a wonderful book! (edited) 3y
BarbaraBB So happy you loved it too! Great review!!! 💕 3y
Lindy Great review. I loved this too. ❤️ 3y
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sisilia
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I‘m loving Moon Tiger 😍🥰 Claudia Hampton is such an interesting character, and I picture Rachel Weisz (in Constant Gardener) as the young Claudia💕

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sisilia
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June-July TBR

Tanisha_A Ooh some of my favourite reads in there! 😍 3y
merelybookish Cranford is a delight! 3y
batsy Cranford and The Age of Innocence 👌🏽 I really enjoyed Catcher in the Rye when I read it as a young person... I wonder if old me will still appreciate it 😆 3y
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Crazeedi My daughter gave me a special ed6of Cranford for Mother's day! She says I'll love it!! 3y
Leftcoastzen Nice! 3y
sisilia @merelybookish @Crazeedi I‘m so looking forward to it 🥳 3y
sisilia @batsy I DNF Catcher the first time I picked it up, which was years ago 😅 3y
Leftcoastzen @batsy I am old , but that young person buried within always responds positively to Holden.😀 3y
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Current reads:
🔸I don‘t know why it takes me so long to read Eugene Rougon 😆 Not that I‘m not enjoying it, I just like to read it slooooowwly
🔸Moon Tiger is recommended by a friend. I just started it, and am still trying to figure out what it is all about

BarbaraBB I hope you‘ll like Moon Tiger. I really loved it. I thought it‘s about adultery though, not your fave subject 😀 3y
sisilia @BarbaraBB Again?! Hahahaha... I got so many adultery-themed novels this year 😅 3y
BarbaraBB It‘s about a great love but I am not sure if it was an adulterous one (I read it a long time ago!) 🤞🏽😘 3y
CarolynM I loved Moon Tiger. 3y
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Mehso-so

3⭐️ I think maybe this book suffered from my lack of focus. Whilst I can appreciate that the prose was very good and the characters complex, there were large sections (mainly descriptions of war) that had me skimming. #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! Sometimes book battle scenes do get a smidge repetitive! 3y
mollyrotondo This was a surprise because this book was supposed to be the April pick for a book club I‘m in that completely canceled. So I took it off my reading list for the month. I am glad I don‘t have to feel compelled to read it now. 3y
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KatieB
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Just started my #bookspin book and ran into this quote on page 6 which stopped me in my tracks. How true!

BarbaraBB It is a fantastic book imo 💚 3y
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Lindy
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There are good reasons why this haunting novel won the Booker & then was selected Best of the Decade for the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker Prize. Those reasons include memorable characters & stylish prose about memory & grief. I‘m so glad that @KathyR recommended this for one of my book clubs. It seems, however, that our discussion of the book is cursed: for two months in a row, our meeting has been cancelled on account of weather. ❄️

CarolynM Great book! Hope you get a chance to talk with your group about it. 3y
Lindy @CarolynM March 3 will be our next opportunity. 🍀 3y
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“They sit squashed amid a group of 11th Hussar officers […] the officers throw bread rolls at each other & at one point some of them roar out their old school song.”
This passage in the tagged book reminded me of the bread tossing mentioned in Levy‘s The Man Who Saw Everything. Hungary isn‘t close to Georgia, but perhaps bread-throwing is a playful activity all around the Black Sea area? Or in the military? Any thoughts on this, Littens? 🧐 🍞

Butterfinger I have not ever heard of this. I wonder, knowing the shortages that occurred, why they played around with their food. 3y
Cathythoughts Not funny Stalin 3y
Lindy @Butterfinger Yes, I hadn‘t even considered that aspect. Puzzling. 3y
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Lindy @Cathythoughts How can we understand tyrants? It remains an important question. 3y
Cathythoughts I suppose we understand them through their history... my question would be - How do we protect ourselves from them ..?? Education, knowing ... 3y
Lindy @Cathythoughts It takes courage to oppose tyranny. Recognizing and calling out injustices large and small, apologizing when we ourselves are perpetrators. We muddle through as best we can, I guess. 3y
Cathythoughts Yes , as Neil Young said “ a little part of it in everyone “ .... you make good points ... we muddle through , we keep trying and trying 3y
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Lindy
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My book club was cancelled tonight because of extremely cold weather. It‘s supposed to be -39 C by 9 pm, not counting the wind chill.

Come-read-with-me @lindy Yikes!!! Stay safe and warm inside. Curl up with a good book about a warm place! 3y
MrBook Whoa 😳🥶🥶🥶!!! Oh wait...excuses, excuses. 😆🙌🏻 3y
Lindy @Come-read-with-me @MrBook I am in a cosy spot, darning socks while listening to an audiobook: 3y
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Suet624 Wow! Take good care of yourself. 3y
Come-read-with-me @Lindy I love to darn! My Saskatchewan roots are showing! 3y
umbrellagirl Stay warm and safe! I can‘t even imagine how cold it must be. We (Connecticut) sometimes get temperatures below zero, but nothing like this. 3y
Prairiegirl_reading Days like that are horrendous! I hate winter! 3y
Redwritinghood Yikes! Probably a good idea to stay home. Stay warm! 3y
Lindy @Come-read-with-me I wouldn‘t say I love it, but I don‘t mind it. There‘s usually a lot of procrastination before I finally get to it. 🧦 3y
Lindy @Suet624 @umbrellagirl @Prairiegirl_reading @Redwritinghood Thanks for your comments! ❄️❄️❄️❄️ 3y
Megabooks Thinking of you and hoping it warms up!! 💜💜 3y
Lcsmcat Stay warm! 3y
Lindy @Lcsmcat Thanks. 😘 3y
Tanisha_A Chills! Take care. 💙☕ 3y
JennyM Ooo...stay warm 🥶 3y
Rissreads Wow! That is cold! Great reading weather! 😍 3y
BarbaraBB That is incredible. What are average temperatures generally? Stay warm and read 😘 3y
Lindy @BarbaraBB The average is usually about -6 C for a high and -14 at night. I‘m thawing the frozen kitchen pipes for a second time today. It‘s -40 at the moment. 3y
BarbaraBB Wow. So much for climate change 😱. I hope you can stay inside. 3y
Cathythoughts Take care ❤️ 3y
Lindy @BarbaraBB The fact that the weather at the poles is warmer than Edmonton (or it was earlier; not sure about now) is a worrisome example of climate change. I despair for the future. 😕 3y
Lindy @Tanisha_A @JennyM @Rissreads @Cathythoughts Thanks for the good wishes. 🤗 3y
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Lindy
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Is nausea always a manifestation of grief? Who am I to know? I have never been thus before. Grief-stricken. Stricken is right; it is as though you had been felled. Knocked to the ground; pitched out of life and into something else.

TheLudicReader Great book. 3y
Lindy @TheLudicReader Agreed. My book group was supposed to discuss it tonight but our meeting has been postponed on account of severe weather. (-38 C) 3y
TheLudicReader @Lindy ahh, Canadian winters, eh? Gotta love ‘em. ❄️🙄 3y
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readordierachel Wow. I need to pull this one off the shelf. Love the quotes you've shared. 3y
Lindy @readordierachel 👍I‘m so glad I finally got around to it. 3y
Lindy @TheLudicReader yeah, 🙄 plus 🤷‍♀️ 3y
Rissreads The quotes you have been sharing are beautiful 🧡 3y
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Lindy
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Laszlo has always allowed his soul to hang out like his shirt-tails and Gordon found this uncongenial. He did not object to people having souls but preferred them tucked away out of sight where they ought to be.

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Lindy
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History is disorder, I wanted to scream at them—death and muddle and waste. And here you sit cashing in on it and making patterns in the sand.

kspenmoll ❤️❤️ 3y
Tanisha_A Oh I loved this book! 3y
CarolynM Such a great book! 3y
Aimeesue Penelope L! ❤️ 3y
Lindy @kspenmoll @Tanisha_A @CarolynM @Aimeesue So much love for this book! I understand why. 😊 3y
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Lindy
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“Do you want to try this [nail polish]? It‘s rather heavenly—Elizabeth Arden Shocking Pink.”

Thanks to a picture book biography of Elsa Schiaparelli, I know that her signature colour shocking pink became very popular in the 30s & 40s, which in turn helps to fix the time period of the shifting scenes in the play adaptation of the tagged novel.

Aimeesue A Schiaparelli dress plays a big part in Muriel Spark's 3y
Lindy @Aimeesue ooh! Thanks for the tip. I haven‘t read that one yet. 3y
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CarolynM I loved Moon Tiger🙂 3y
Aimeesue @Lindy It's my second favorite by Spark, after Memento Mori. I loved Moon Tiger, too. 3y
Lindy @Aimeesue @CarolynM My book club will discuss Moon Tiger in January and I accidentally got the play adaptation (ebook through Overdrive) but I decided to read it anyway and then seek out the novel. 3y
Tanisha_A Loved this book! 3y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Mehso-so

This is the kind of book that is normally totally my reading kryptonite so I should have enjoyed it more. It was okay. I think On Caanan's Side was the best book similar to Moon Tiger I've read.

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Just started but not sure how I feel about it. 🤔

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youneverarrived
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#booked2019 Spring quarter complete 😁

🎶 Features a musician - Loving Amy
🍷 Food or beverage on cover - Breakfast at Tiffany‘s
⛰ Indigenous author - The Round House
🌑 Night oriented title - Moon Tiger
🌍 Cli-Fi - Flight Behaviour
📱 Social media focus - Alone Together

Cinfhen Great batch of books 🤩🙌🏻💕 4y
alisiakae 🎉🎉🎉 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice job and I like your emoji use in the wrap up! 👏 4y
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Cathythoughts These all look great ♥️👍🏻 4y
youneverarrived @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage thanks ladies and for a great challenge 💕 4y
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts they were all decent reads 👍😘 4y
andrew61 Great choices ☺ 4y
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Tanisha_A
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"There's nothing like being hitched to one's times in a way one never anticipated to make one think very personally indeed." That's my favourite quote from this book.

Written in just 200 pages, this is a story of relationships, love, loss, grief, yearnings, history (and the importance of telling it right), war and it's consequences. The prose is free flowing and absolutely gorgeous, bet you could read it in one sitting.

JennyM I read the tagged book earlier this year. I think I might need to read this one now 👉 4y
Tanisha_A @JennyM I think you will like it. 🙂 4y
CarolynM Such a great book! 4y
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Tanisha_A @CarolynM So good. I am awed at the brevity of this work. Wonderful! 4y
Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻. I‘ve yet to read it , but I do have it ♥️ 4y
sudi Great review 😊👍 4y
Tanisha_A @sudi Thanks Sudi! 🙂 @Cathythoughts Will wait to see how you find it, although I kind of know you'll like it. 🙂 4y
batsy Nicely put ❤️ I will get to this someday!! 4y
Tanisha_A @batsy Someday is our best friend. ❤️ 4y
Nute Nice review, Tanisha! I know the feeling of awe when a reader is greatly impacted by a brief novel. It is the talent and skill of the author. Hoping to read this soon! 4y
Tanisha_A @Nute Thank you! It's really good. ☺️ 4y
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Fiction can seem more enduring than reality. Pierre on the field of battle, the Bennet girls at their sewing, Tess on the threshing machine — all these are nailed down for ever, on the page and in a million heads.

After a terrible week at work, feels so good to be back here! 🙂

JennyM Lovely to have you back, T. Hope you have a relaxing day planned 😘 4y
Velvetfur I'm sorry to hear you had a terrible week at work, I send you a hug - 🤗 - and I hope you have a lovely relaxing day x 4y
TrishB Hope work improves ❤️ 4y
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Tonton 💐🌟 4y
sudi Sorry to hear about the terrible week at work, hope it gets better 💕💕 4y
CarolynM Hope things are better in the coming week. I loved Moon Tiger - are you enjoying it? 4y
Aimeesue Moon Tiger! ❤️🐅❤️ 4y
Tanisha_A @JennyM Thanks Jen! It was a day full of sleeping and reading. Good day indeed! Hope you are having a lovely Sunday! 😘 4y
Tanisha_A @Velvetfur Thank you! Yes, having a much needed Sunday! Hope you are having a good weekend! 🥰 4y
Tanisha_A @TrishB Yesss, that would be awesome. 💚 4y
Tanisha_A @Tonton Thank you! ☺️ 4y
Tanisha_A @sudi Thanks Sudi! 💛 Did you have a rain filled weekend? 4y
Tanisha_A @CarolynM Thank you! I have read just 30 pages so far, and yes, I am loving the style. Even though it moves back and forth in time, it's not confusing. Beautiful prose, can't wait to see where it goes further. 4y
Tanisha_A @Aimeesue Looking forward to read further. I have seen the love for this book! ☺️ 4y
batsy I hope your work situation improves ❤️ Peace and well wishes for the new week! 🌻🌈 4y
mabell I hope you have a better week! ❤️ 4y
Velvetfur @Tanisha_A Good to hear 😊 I'm having a good reading day today, thanks, as the weather is truly awful (lots of rain and strong wind) so I refuse to go out! 4y
RaimeyGallant Great quote! 4y
sudi @Tanisha_A more like moody rain, it'll rain for an hour and then it's back to hot and humid 🙄 4y
Tanisha_A @batsy @mabell Thank you my lovelies! 🥰 4y
Tanisha_A @RaimeyGallant This book is full of great statements! 4y
readordierachel Hope this week is better 💕💕 4y
Tanisha_A @readordierachel Thanks love! Hope you are having a good week too. 💞 4y
BiblioLitten Trust books to make things better! Hugs💕 4y
ephemeralwaltz I hope work gets better! In any case it's almost the weekend 🎉🎉☀️☀️ 4y
Tanisha_A @BiblioLitten Yessss, the bestest ever! 4y
Tanisha_A @ephemeralwaltz Claraaaaaa! Thank youuuu! 🌻 4y
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Mdargusch
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What‘s better than book mail? Unexpected book mail!

Thank you @Cinfhen for tucking a surprise for me in the package for @Reviewsbylola - it made my day. 😁 I‘m a big fan of Penelope Lively.

Reviewsbylola What a great cover! 4y
readordierachel That cover 😍 4y
LeahBergen I have this waiting on my shelf! 4y
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Mdargusch Have you read any of her books @LeahBergen ? 4y
Mdargusch I think it‘s worth the cover alone @Reviewsbylola @readordierachel 🤗 4y
emilyhaldi What are those flowers?! I need!!! 4y
emilyhaldi I thought so!!! Did you grow it yourself?! 4y
Mdargusch That‘s actually from Trader Joe‘s @emilyhaldi but I am growing some of my own. 4y
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Cathythoughts
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#MayMovieMagic #TheMoonSong I‘ve yet to read this one ... but by all accounts it‘s really good. Must get there soon.

Thankyou @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant for a great month 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😘😘

Cinfhen Its REALLY GOOD!!!!! You‘re gonna love it!!! And thanks for playing along ❤️ 4y
Lcsmcat Love that cover! 4y
rohit-sawant On my TBR! Thanks for joining in! 😊 💕 4y
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Cathythoughts @Lcsmcat yes! I do too ♥️👍🏻 4y
erzascarletbookgasm On my tbr too, but I love your cover! 4y
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm 👍🏻♥️♥️ 4y
LeahBergen It‘s sitting on my shelf, too! 4y
andrew61 I loved this book cathy so id thoroughly recommend - i managed to get the liam mcillvaney at the library today which i think you enjoyed as saw it was on the theakstons shortlist. 4y
Cathythoughts @andrew61 is it The Quaker ?! I thought that book was very good. Yes looking forward to Moon Tiger. Just home from IRL Bookclub... on a book high 😊🥰 4y
andrew61 @Cathythoughts yes The quaker ☺ 4y
Cathythoughts @andrew61 we just discussed Bone Clocks !!!! A great night. Most loved it ... a few found it impossible.. great chat . Look forward to your thoughts on The Quaker 4y
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Tanisha_A
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There's plenty to read right now, but I couldn't resist going to the library. 🙃

akckitty I'm a sucker for the library too 😉 4y
Tanisha_A @akckitty Heaven on Earth! ☺️ 4y
readordierachel Can't wait to hear what you think of this! It's sitting on my shelf right now. 4y
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JennyM It‘s a problem I know all too well! #librarylove 4y
Tanisha_A @readordierachel I am looking forward to it. 🙂 4y
Tanisha_A @JennyM Hahaha, you know the best Ms. Library. 💙 4y
CarolynM Love that book. Hope you're enjoying it🙂 4y
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youneverarrived
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Claudia is full of flaws; therefore ultimately human and relatable. What makes it more brilliant is that she is looking back at her past from her own eyes, but also we get to see glimpses from the perspective of her daughter, lovers & brother. How history & human lives connect & converge is what I got from this novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #nightorientedtitle #booked2019

CarolynM I love this book ❤️ Great cover too! 4y
Cinfhen This was such an excellent read. Great review! 4y
Cathythoughts Brilliant review... I still must read this one. ♥️ 4y
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LeahBergen I have this waiting on my shelf and now I want to bump it up the TBR. 4y
youneverarrived @CarolynM I love the cover! 4y
youneverarrived @Cinfhen thanks! I‘m glad I chose it for this prompt 💙 4y
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts thank you, I do think you might like it 👍 4y
youneverarrived @LeahBergen it‘s definitely worth the read 👍 4y
charl08 Love this one, but haven't had much success with her others 4y
youneverarrived @charl08 ah really? I was thinking of reading another of hers after liking this one so much. 4y
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Cinfhen
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I wasn‘t aware that this previous Man Booker winner was in the running for the Golden Booker. I understand why. A well crafted story starring Claudia, a most unconventional woman who is looking back on her life from her deathbed. Claudia is both the villain and the fair maiden, with an entire cast of secondary characters equally compelling. Lively writes a full bodied story in a sparse amount of pages although I felt it needed a little bit more.

Cinfhen Thank you @Simona for gifting me this book. I‘m not sure I ever would have gotten to it on my own 🙏🏻🧡😘 4y
Cinfhen I tagged you on your post of this book @CarolynM 4y
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Simona Man Booker‘s books can be good 😘 4y
Tex2Flo The cover illustration FORCED me to stack it. 4y
Emilymdxn I loved this book! and that cover is so amazing 4y
kspenmoll The cover is gorgeous! Great review; makes me want to read this book! 😘 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Great review. I will place this further up my tbr 😊 4y
Cinfhen This book isn‘t anything that I imagined it to be @erzascarletbookgasm @kspenmoll @Emilymdxn @Tex2Flo @Simona and while the cover is SPECTACULAR I think it threw me off. I thought based on the cover the book would be more mystical, spiritual, dreamy but it‘s a tangled tale of history our own and the world‘s and how we perceive and recall events/memories. It‘s really really intuitive and well written. 4y
KarenUK This sounds fantastic! Stacked 👍 4y
KarenUK And it works for #pop19 👍💕 4y
LeahBergen I have this waiting on my shelf (and my cover is SO different 😮). 4y
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