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Girl, Woman, Other
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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vivastory
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Now reading. I have just finished the Yazz section and I have to say that what Evaristo accomplished in those 30 pages is pretty remarkable.

sarahbarnes Yes!! Loved this book! 1w
Leniverse I had this one on audio alongside reading the text. It was awesome. It lends itself so well to being narrated and yet the formatting unusual enough, I felt like I missed out if I only did the audio. 1w
vivastory @sarahbarnes I just finished the first chapter. I have a great feeling about it! 1w
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vivastory @Leniverse That's a good idea. Might do the same later on! 1w
Megabooks I‘ve read this book three times. It‘s a fave for sure. Really brilliant. 1w
vivastory @Megabooks I love how Evaristo portrays the complexity of her characters, despite our ideologies 1w
Hooked_on_books I just read this one this year as well. I loved it! 1w
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SweetP1967
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Once I adapted to the unique writing style (which happened quickly) I got sucked into the stories. So enjoyable and so many different experiences.

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youneverarrived
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To write twelve distinct, diverse and interesting characters takes talent and ambition. I wouldn‘t be able to say who was who now I‘ve finished it but when reading it they all felt different. I liked the ways in which they connected, and differed. I bought this in 2019 at the Strand when I went to NY for the first time and it‘s one of those books that just holds a memory for me of when I bought it; glad to have finally read it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

squirrelbrain Sigh….wish I could go to The Strand again! 😁 I enjoyed this book too. 1mo
youneverarrived @squirrelbrain imagine a few hours there just browsing 😌 1mo
batsy Great review! And it's lovely when a book brings back memories of being in a particular place 💜 1mo
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andrew61 Great review and great to have a memory attached. 1mo
Suet624 Yes to all of this! And I love the photo. 1mo
youneverarrived @batsy thank you! It really is 🤍 1mo
youneverarrived @andrew61 thank you 🙏 1mo
youneverarrived @Suet624 it‘s so nice to have some sun to sit in the garden and read 💕 1mo
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Getting reading time in where I can. Holidays aren‘t quite as relaxing with a toddler 😂 but having lots of fun 🤍

rockpools Have a lovely holiday Katie! 2mo
RaeLovesToRead This book was fantastic! 2mo
Cathythoughts Hi Katie 👋 You and the bump are looking good 🥰 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Enjoy your holidays and the book 💕 2mo
BarbaraBB Love the belly! 2mo
Megabooks So happy for you! 💜💜 1mo
BiblioLitten Are you enjoying the book? I loved it 😊 1mo
youneverarrived @BiblioLitten I‘ve not read for a few days thanks to Covid 😩 but what I have read of it I‘ve really liked! Glad to hear you loved it 🤍 (edited) 1mo
vivastory I hope that everything is okay & that you recover from Covid quickly! 🤞 1mo
youneverarrived @vivastory thanks Scott appreciate that 🤍 I ended up having a drip for a few hours but felt so much better after it! It‘s just the tiredness at the minute but getting there 🙏 1mo
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Niharika87
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Book Three of 2022 Done. I just finished reading this beautiful & different book.! the stories were so beautifully written,the language & vocabulary was crisp & radical.The interwoven stories, the different backgrounds all very vivid and beautifully written.!! The evolution of society, relationships and the modern world is the base of the stories.I am sure one will find oneself relating to some story, some situation when in the deeps of the book.

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This book was amazing. 12 different perspectives. 12 distinct identities. 12 people with their own problems, their own victories, their own stories. I just loved it.

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nathandrake1997
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Identity. Something I have struggled with all my life. I was born a man, but I've got a confession to make, I've never felt comfortable in a man's body. In fact, there were times it was one of the myriad of sources of despair for me. School made things even worse. "I doubt you are a man" was one of the many barbs that bullies in school used against me, after beating me up, I was accused by them of not being "man enough"....(continued in comments)

nathandrake1997 ....My reclusion from my classmates grew even more profound as the years passed by. Years that felt like decades, a decade that felt like a millenium and then some more.... 2mo
nathandrake1997 ....While school got over, "be a man" continued to haunt me like a shape shifting mirage.... 2mo
nathandrake1997 ....Years later, when my father passed away, one of my relatives took me for a drive and on the way, he explained to me in problematically patriarchal detail that how I now had to be the "man of the house". That conversation made me so uncomfortable that I wanted to throw up.... 2mo
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nathandrake1997 ....I'm not a huge "shopping for clothes" person, but I do have a favourite article of clothing. It is a blue colour pyjama with pineapples printed all over it. It feels comfortable. My father detested that pyjama and called it "girlish". I didn't stop wearing the pyjama, but now it reminds me of my father in a way I don't want to remember him.... 2mo
nathandrake1997 ....My father was someone who took the whole "masculine" thing very seriously. When I confessed at home that I was being beaten up by bullies at school, my father in turn scolded me and told me to "be a man".... 2mo
nathandrake1997 ....No wonder "be a man" still haunts me.... 2mo
nathandrake1997 ....When I watched Barry Jenkins' Oscar winning masterpiece MOONLIGHT, while seeing Chiron struggle with his identity, especially when being forced to live up to society's tenets of "masculinity", and when in the end he wept on his best friend's shoulders, I wept along with him, because in a way, through Chiron, I saw my own struggle of identifying with masculinity.... 2mo
nathandrake1997 ....GIRL WOMAN OTHER by Bernadine Evaristo is about twelve people who in their own subjective ways are struggling with identity. From gender to sexuality, the gamut of struggle pertaining to identity is quite broad and Evaristo weaves together these existential quandaries in such a seamless manner that it almost feels miraculous that a book as exquisite as this exists and works the way it does!.... 2mo
nathandrake1997 ....This is the book that gave me the courage to open up about my struggle with gender and identity in general. This is the book that made me feel "seen", especially in a world that is getting existentially claustrophobic day by day. This is the book that gave me the courage to finally say that I don't want to "be a man" anymore!.... 2mo
nathandrake1997 ....I'll sign off by saying that this masterpiece deserved a solo Booker win! 2mo
TheKidUpstairs Thank you for sharing such a personal part of yourself in a wonderfully written and expressed review. I hope you continue to find ways and works that help you feel seen and able to express your own identity outside of society's stereotypical constraints. And I 100% agree on the solo Booker win. I love Atwood, but I felt like that award was more of a nod to her career rather than something the book (which was good) really deserved. 2mo
batsy What @TheKidUpstairs said. Thanks for sharing that struggle with gender and identity—it's something I feel so many of us can relate with the more we talk about it. And I'm grateful for the books that enable us to open up. This is a beautiful, heartfelt review 💜 2mo
Simona Thank you for being so vulnerable❣️ … and I agree with the solo win. 2mo
nathandrake1997 @TheKidUpstairs @batsy @Simona Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you for sharing such a personal story. I'm sorry you were treated that way. I hope you have people around you now who love and support you. 💕 I will definitely be reading this book now. And watching Moonlight. I don't think I really knew what that movie was about. 2mo
Suet624 Oh my goodness. My heart just opened up so very wide and all I want to say is I LOVE YOU. And thank you for your honesty and vulnerability. 2mo
nathandrake1997 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ And, MOONLIGHT is one of my all-time favourite films ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
nathandrake1997 @Suet624 Sue ❤️ You made my day 🥺❤️ I love you too ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Suet624 ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
kspenmoll Thank you for your eloquent writing, honesty & vulnerability. 2mo
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Hooked_on_books
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This book is absolutely incredible. Evaristo lovingly sketches these women and makes them full, complex human beings, with good traits and bad, spanning so many life experiences. While I‘m sad I didn‘t pick it up sooner, I‘m so glad I just experienced it. It gets all the stars from me.

Leftcoastzen What a pose!🐶Your pups crack me up! 2mo
Suet624 Glad you were able to get to it! 2mo
Christine I really loved this one, too. 2mo
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TrishB I loved this one 👍🏻 2mo
LeahBergen That sleeping position! 😆 2mo
Centique Great review - I totally agree 😍 2mo
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Chars
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What a unique structure and writing style Evaristo employs. Without any full-stop punctuation, each line spills into the next as the story jump backwards and forwards across generations. This stream-of-consciousness-flow is balanced with the practical of the day-to-day experiences and relationships that tie these characters together. The story somehow manages to span over a hundred years yet seem firmly rooted in the conversations of today.

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Liz_M
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In twelve interconnected vignettes, Evaristo explores ways to be British-African. The stories reward close reading-- besides the obvious connections, details from one character play out in another‘s story. It also plays with form; each story has moments of fractured prose breaking into fragments of poetry. The one downside of the creative structure is not all characters are well-drawn and the similarly structured stories began to feel repetitive.

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Centique
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Reading in the boat after a swim in the bay = bliss (apart from when the kids are arguing 🤨)

This was just as good as everybody said. 12 lives in Britain (girl, woman and other), 12 different experiences of the world and 12 different ways of living in it. I loved that it showed different generations and points of view that didn‘t always “get” each other - and yet so much of their experiences interlinked, overlapped, ⬇️

Centique …made me hopeful that there is room for friendship and better understanding to develop. 4mo
IuliaC Great review and wonderful photo! 4mo
Cinfhen That water looks so inviting!! Glad you‘re able to get away 😍enjoy xx 4mo
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Chelsea.Poole Does seem like bliss! Very different than my current reality, living on hot tea in sweaters under a bunch of snow! But still with the kids arguing 😉 4mo
Trashcanman 😘 4mo
TrishB Looks beautiful ♥️ 4mo
TrishB And I love this book too. 4mo
rockpools That looks gorgeous! (The water here REALLY doesn‘t look like that today!) And great review- I really should read this sooner rather than later. 4mo
CarolynM Your weather looks a lot better than ours thus week🙂 Enjoy 4mo
readordierachel A lovely review and a lovely photo 💙 I adored this book 4mo
Centique @IuliaC thank you! 😘 4mo
Centique @Cinfhen we have been very blessed! Not often we time our holiday with such good weather. So much aroha 💕 to you my lovely friend 4mo
Centique @Chelsea.Poole kids arguing is a constant isn‘t it?! 😂😂 4mo
Centique @Trashcanman love at you George. Throwing handfuls of it 💕💕 4mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful bay ❤️ a swim there sounds wonderful 4mo
Centique @TrishB thanks Trish 😘 such a good book. Hope you are feeling much better 💕 4mo
Centique @rockpools give it 4 months and I‘ll be envying your weather I‘m sure 😂 4mo
Centique @CarolynM we‘re in the sunny north - that‘s much more sun than I get at home! One more day and we‘re back to Auckland. 4mo
Centique @readordierachel it‘s so good isn‘t it. Such a skill to show so many points of view and have everyone be fully rounded and substantial. 4mo
Centique @Cathythoughts I‘m like a water baby when there‘s a boat and some sun 😍 4mo
Reggie I need to get to this book. Lovely pic! What do they argue about? 4mo
Centique @Reggie oh they argue about who used which towel, who ate the most chips, who bumped who, who didn‘t dive in when they said they would, who sits in which seat …. Luckily now they‘re older it‘s only like twice a day instead of every ten minutes! 4mo
Reggie @Centique Lololol 4mo
batsy That is a gorgeous scene! And great review—I was so eager to acquire a copy of this last year, but as expected, I've yet to read it 😂 4mo
Rissreads I‘m so jealous that looks glorious! I loved this book too! X 4mo
Centique @Rissreads 😘😘 how‘s it going with you Nerissa? How are your family? 4mo
Rissreads @Centique it‘s been hard at the moment with my parents health and my mums declining memory. I‘m just doing the best I can. I‘m loving my new house, my own space. I have so many new reading spots! How are you doing? (edited) 4mo
Centique @Rissreads oh you poor things. Looking after our parents as they age can be so hard. I find my father‘s changing health and acuity so sad and depressing. He gets so grumpy now because things are harder for him to remember and his body is too weak to do what he wants it to 😣 I hope there are still happy times to be had with your parents. And yay for the new house! 💕 4mo
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kissmehardy
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I love how all of these stories intertwined, usually in ways I wouldn't have predicted! A fascinating look between generations and a reminder that someone's surface doesn't show their totality. #contemporaryfiction

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Jeg
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This is one of many books I was given at Book club Xmas. It‘s taken me a while to read it as I‘ve replaced my early morning reading with walking. This was perfect for me as it was sort of short stories about different women all connected in some way. Lots of comments on feminism, racism and the political landscape of the time each part is written about. I enjoyed it. Can see why it won.
#joysbooks2021
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Suet624 I enjoyed this one too. 5mo
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Liz_M
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Thank you @monalyisha for mentioning the spam folder -- sure enough, that is where my match's #NYWD22 list of books ended up!

@staci.reads has good taste -- I've read, and loved, three of the books on the list. I'm most excited about the three pictured above (one of which I was gifted in last year's #jolabokaflodswap and haven't read yet 😬 ). Now off to research the three lesser-known titles!

monalyisha I love, love, love Circe! And Migrations is on my TBR, too! I hope you enjoy! 💖 6mo
squirrelbrain I loved all 3 of these! 6mo
staci.reads Thanks 😊. I read some great ones this year!I am excited that so many of your titles are new to me! I've been researching them this afternoon and have my first choice narrowed down to five possibilities. I am so very intrigued by the Murderbot series, though, that may be where I start. 6mo
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staci.reads Curious...Which 3 have you read already? 6mo
Liz_M @staci.reads My bookclub read the tagged book and I enjoyed it immensely. Even though I spent far too much of the book speculating the _exact_ neighborhood in which it was set (I wanted to figure it out from the book, not google it). 😁 6mo
Liz_M @staci.reads I had heard so many good things, for years, about Jemisin and finally picked up the tagged book. Honestly it was struggle -- I wanted it to be more Tolkienian. But it kept tugging at me and 5 months later I picked up the second and read it and the third in less than a week. 6mo
Liz_M @staci.reads I read the tagged book a very long time ago and loved it. How not to love a magical mystery book about books? 6mo
staci.reads @Liz_M Deacon King Kong was so unexpected for me! I went into it expecting something really heavy, and while there was heavy content, the humor was a wonderful surprise for me! And he absolutely brought his characters to life, which is essential for me. I've learned I gravitate toward character-driven novels. Have you read anything else by James McBride? I want to try more of his work in the new year.
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staci.reads @Liz_M I picked up The Fifth Season for #AuthorAMonth last January and really liked it - enough to pick up the second book and read it a few months later. I actually am terrible about continuing to read series. I read a lot of first books and never get back the rest. I thought The Obelisk Gate was even better! I have not read the third book yet. 6mo
staci.reads @Liz_M I just read The Shadow of the Wind a few weeks ago, and fell in love with it. I agree, I'm a sucker for books about books. I was surprised that the language was so beautiful. I think I expected too much would be lost in the translation. I noticed a few on your list are translated. I'm curious if you read them for a challenge of some type or is that usual for you to read so widely from other cultures? I look forward to branching out. 6mo
BarbaraBB I loved Migrations and Circe. Girl, Woman, Other is good too. You'll have a good month!
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mcctrish
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There is a lot to admire in this award winning book, the poetic prose style, the diverse female characters, the multiple time lines the characters live in, the sexual spectrum they encompass and then how some characters intersect, drawing it all together. But I just didn‘t care

Libby1 Same here. I bailed. I did, however enjoy Mr Loverman. 6mo
mcctrish @Libby1 Mr Loverman does look very good!!! Thanks for the recommendation 6mo
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mcctrish
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I‘m struggling to get into this book. Maybe it‘s the season, maybe it‘s the rain, maybe I need another book 🤣🤣 my husband and I dressed up at school yesterday, Frida and the mad scientist

Read-y_Picker Fantastic!!! 7mo
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mcctrish @Read-y_Picker funnily enough a lot of girls wanted to know if I had red lipstick on under my mask 🤣🤣 7mo
Read-y_Picker @mcctrish and now I need to know! 😂 Some days I do miss lipstick … 7mo
mcctrish 🤣🤣 @Read-y_Picker no ( what a mess under the mask- probably end up all over my face 🤣🤣🤦🏻‍♀️) I miss lipstick, but I think it will take time to adjust to it 7mo
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BiblioLitten
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I‘m buddy reading this book with my sister on this crispy autumn day 💛🧡❤️

#currentlyreading

readordierachel Such a lovely book 5mo
BiblioLitten @readordierachel I thought so too! I actually picked it up after my sister told me that she had trouble reading it. We both loved it after we read it together. 5mo
readordierachel Yay! That's great :) 5mo
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SamAnne
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Wow. All the stars and the last few pages brought tears. Evaristo brilliantly brings together so many characters and life stories reflecting the good, bad and ugly of society and our times, as well as the love, beauty and hope as well, all intertwined. My soul needed this novel. And the stream-of-consciousness, prose style worked so well!

SamAnne I found it the perfect book to read sitting mostly passenger on a road trip through gorgeous country….I could watch the beauty outside the car in between reading a short paragraph or two without my mind getting disconnected from the story. 8mo
Megabooks I loved this as well. I‘ve read it three times! 8mo
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Anna from Gustine
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I liked it, but I can't say that I loved it. I appreciated its boldness. The author did a good job of creating distinct character sketches of individual women. However, I sensed repetitiveness in the style and a bit of self-conscious virtue-signaling. I also didn't think the sketches tied in well at the end, even though all the characters were somehow connected to each other. Nonetheless, still worth reading for the dynamic prose alone.

mcctrish I‘m about half way through this and I‘m not loving it. In fact, Im struggling to pick it up except before bed. I have really liked some stories but I‘m finding it hard to care about all these disparate characters 6mo
Anna from Gustine @mcctrish Yeah, I can relate. It was not a page-turner for me. :-( 6mo
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TheAliceEvers
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This book follows the lives of several black, British women over different generations. I loved it! It felt so unique and candid. I could instantly see and understand the characters, they were so nuanced and detailed and flawed and relatable. A beautiful book and I‘m really glad I read it!

SamAnne Reading right now and loving it, esp. the humor and snarkiness! 9mo
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Habeeba
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It took three weeks to finish reading this novel. I have got to admit, Bernardine Evaristo is a remarkable writer. I am glued to the book even though the book's content is inversely proportional to my ideology.

This book discusses women and their various sexual orientations, lesbians, non-binary, transgender, etc.

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SamAnne
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I don't do readathons much, but maybe this will be some additional inspiration to finish my book club reads, including the tagged, my #LMPBC books, and catch up on essays and fiction in the last month's New Yorkers. Thanks for organizing @Andrew65. I think I will take the option of starting today rather than tomorrow. Starting.....NOW! Or when lunch hour rolls around....

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Habeeba
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Katerina
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Currently in Greece in an interpreting assignment. Could be worse 😉

SamAnne I plan to start this one this weekend. 11mo
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BooknerdsLife
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"life is an adventure to be embraced with an open mind and loving heart" ~ Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other

Usually the Awards Winning books and I don't really get along ? but this one here, it was one of very few books I've truly enjoyed last year.
#CuriousCovers #Yellow ?
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs ? hope you don't mind me jumping into this book covers photo challenge ?
#bookquotes #booknerd #booknerdslife

Eggs We are happy to have you 💛📒🌼 11mo
BooknerdsLife @Eggs Thank you 🤗💛🌻 11mo
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zezeki
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I liked this! There's so much topics that this book deals with, I feel like it would be an excellent read for a discussion. It's books like this that make me wanna join a book club, but there isn't any around where I live. 😅📚📚

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IuliaC
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I love how the absence of capital letters and punctuation conveys a feeling of freedom and engulfs the reader. The depiction of issues generations of women have dealt with, some I knew in depth, others less and was grateful to discover, is engrossing; the writing flows in an absorbing way, making the book hard to put down.

BarbaraBB That picture 😍😍 14mo
IuliaC @BarbaraBB glad you like it, I'm trying my best, but still have a lot to learn on taking good pics 🙈 14mo
BarbaraBB Not at all! It‘s gorgeous! 14mo
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IuliaC
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"actually it's the commodification of it that bugs me... once upon a time feminists were so vilified by the media it turned generations of women away from their own liberation because nobody wanted to be denounced as one, they're in a lovefest with it, have you seen all this glamorous photoshoots of stunning young feministas with their funky clothes and big attitude...

feminism needs tectonic plates to shift, not a trendy make-over"

IuliaC @Milara Spui de carte? Cred ca am selectat un citat ne-elocvent, cartea in sine nu mi s-a parut axata aproape deloc pe feminism, chiar ma gandeam ca trateaza subiecte atat de delicate, inca diger ... 14mo
IuliaC @Milara da, e clar ca marseaza pe ce e la moda pe moment si amplifica valul. Insa mi-a placut abordarea si modul cum a scris, m-a captivat fara sa ma lase cu subiectele probleme in minte sau pe cap 🙂 14mo
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IuliaC
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Happy to have the chance to read on a plane again after over a year of no flights.
This book is simply unputdownable!

LiteraryinLawrence Safe travels! 14mo
britt_brooke Such a great read. Love that cover! 14mo
BarbaraBB I‘ve been missing traveling so much! 14mo
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IuliaC @LiteraryinLititz thank you! 😊 14mo
IuliaC @britt_brooke I'm grateful to Litsy for finding out about it 😀 14mo
IuliaC @BarbaraBB me too! Over the last year I only travelled internally (throughout Romania), and this is the first time I dare to travel abroad since the beginning of the pandemic. It's strange, very few people, everything looks a bit deserted... 14mo
BarbaraBB Yes I can imagine. But you are flying again! I‘ve been to Italy in September and ever since only in the Netherlands 14mo
IuliaC @BarbaraBB There are currently just a few destinations to which we're allowed to travel without any restriction and all are in the Southern hemisphere; otherwise I think we're in a red zone for travel to Europe and other countries 🙈 14mo
BarbaraBB Where can you go? I envy you! We‘re asked to not leave the country until May... 14mo
IuliaC @BarbaraBB Over the last months to Egypt, the Maldives, Tanzania, Kenya and the Dominican Republic without restrictions or lockdown upon return, but we basically have no visibility from a week to the next, rules change rather fast 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Stacked!! Be safe 🤗 14mo
BarbaraBB That is amazing! I envy you so much! 14mo
IuliaC @BarbaraBB let's hope starting from May restrictions will be again removed. Back home we're not allowed to go out after 6 or 8pm, at least we get enough time for reading 😊 14mo
IuliaC @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you so much 🤗 14mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I hope you're having a great trip! 14mo
IuliaC @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick thank you! 😊🤗 14mo
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CuriousG
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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I'm posting one book per day from the ever growing unread stacks in my personal library. No description or explanation, just books I own and plan to read. #tbr

Day 2

Zoes_Human I loved this one! 1y
CuriousG @Zoes_Human I bought this at a point in time when I didn't have any mental space (and still won't until July), so it's sitting on ice until I have the capacity to read/enjoy it. I've heard great things! 1y
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Carlile.Nat
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Pickpick

Loved this book! The stories are engaging and real, and beautifully woven together. Gorgeous 💚

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Julsmarshall
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Pickpick

This was an interesting read; the format is strange with nearly no punctuation or capitalization and odd paragraphs which both helped and hurt the flow. I own it in paperback but switched to listening on #audio and that improved my experience. The multiple character backstories and how they split and intersected was fascinating; being introduced to such a wide cast was really enjoyable. #BookspinBingo #FabulousFebruary @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1y
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Julsmarshall
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Gracey1
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Brilliant; interesting, funny, sad and entertaining. Made me think a lot.

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Soubhiville
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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I spent the morning driving around dropping books at Little Free Libraries in my general area and then working on this fun little puzzle my sis gave me, all while listening to the tagged book.

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1y
Mommamanzi What an awesome idea! 1y
Gissy I wish we could have that where I live. I have so many books to donate! 1y
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BennettBookworm So fantastic!! 1y
Ruthiella Happy trees 🌲 🌳🌲🌳😀 1y
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards I have a stack of books waiting for me to do the same! 1y
Mimi28 I have gotten really into God and being spiritual especially with all of my health problems. I still put the beast boy graphic novel on hold though, lol. I emailed you. I forgot how to access the document, lol (#jb) I hope all is well with you!! ❤️❤️🤗🤗😻😻 1y
LibrarianRyan Yeah. I have a stack that i was originally going to put inthe Lamphere LFL or the Washington Middle School Library, but since mine is getting closer to being done, I am in a holding pattern. 1y
Soubhiville @Mimi28 I‘m really bad about answering emails... the #jb list should be in your email... the updated one was sent out last week some time. I can forward it. All I have to do is click on the attachment to open it. 1y
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Nalbuque
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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This work was gorgeous and gave me A L L the feels. Some parts were more relatable than others, but the whole thing was just so... real? This was a refreshing read, altho heavy at times. #BookerPrize2019 #BlackAuthors #Feminism #LGBTQ #2021

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kalivha
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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I really appreciated this book and would recommend it to others in a heartbeat, but it wasn't quite a favourite.

Nevertheless, I really appreciated the cast of characters, the LGBTQ representation, and the discourse about race. I just didn't get on with the writing style as well as I would want to, and that's really my main criticism, which feels like it might be more of a problem within myself than a problem with the book!

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Theexplorer
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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I have to fight the urge to quote EVERY line in this book. Such a beautiful fun read 🧡.

“instead he‘s President for Life of our family”
“it was his pulpit and we were his captive congregation”
“she‘s never complained about her lot, or argued with him, a sure sign she‘s oppressed”
“they didn‘t realize unprotected sex meant a dance with death”
“there is someone for everyone in this world”

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1y
Theexplorer Thank you @Nute I‘m happy to be here. 😃 13mo
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AllisonM89
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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This book is so so far from my typical read. And it was brilliant! Thank you so so much for the recommendation, @Kalalalatja #newyearwhodis

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
Square 22 ✔️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Kalalalatja You are on fire! 1y
AllisonM89 @Kalalalatja ehhh - it was an ebook, so i got a ways through it while trying to get the kids to sleep lol. 1y
Kalalalatja Whatever works 😄😄 1y
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Karmapen
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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I wanted to love this because I‘d heard such good things, but it just wasn‘t for me (surprisingly, because queer womxn‘s lit is VERY much my area of interest). I think the stream-of-consciousness narration style and switch from 3rd to 1st person made it difficult for me to feel immersed in the stories. I liked seeing how the character lives overlapped and interlaced, though.

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Karisa
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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1. Girl, Woman, Other (which is superb!)
2. Yes, I read more in general in 2020-- especially more light reads + found I like audiobooks if nonfiction and read by the author.
3. The Vanishing Half

@ozma.of.oz ☆ #SundayFunday

ozma.of.oz Audiobooks are awesome! Thank you for sharing! 1y
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Karisa
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Wow. I could hardly put this book down. Its untraditional organization and beautifully interlaced characters were absolutely gripping. Gorgeous book!

#Jumpstart2021 #OnNewYearsDay

Clwojick Way to go! ♥️ 1y
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rmaclean4
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Some of my top reads in 2020!!

Cathythoughts Hamnet ❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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kalivha
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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And onto my first fully-2021 book. I know amost nothing about this going in, so I'm very curious.

SamAnne Just starting this one too. 1y
kalivha @SamAnne How are you finding it so far? 1y
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readerlas
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Day 6. This book should have won the 2019 Booker Prize outright. Evaristo weaves the stories of 12 women/non binary people, spanning the late 19th century through to contemporary times. The lack of punctuation was a little difficult to get used to but then the writing flowed.

Thanks to @Andrew65 for hosting.

Andrew65 Great choice. 1y
BookwormM Completely agree regarding Booker 1y
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eccburnham
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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For Molly‘s bookclub - loved and loved the vignettes/overlapping stories. No punctuation, no problem.

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vlwelser
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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This book just kept getting better as it went along. My favorite part was possibly the epilogue.

We read this for #SheSaid with @Riveted_Reader_Melissa and the final discussion is Sunday.

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@TheAromaofBooks

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I can‘t wait to discuss it either! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
AlysonCE My favourite book this year! Glad you enjoyed 😊🌟 1y
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Karisa
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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📚🍫☃️🥳

Thank you, @BookNAround! I have heard such great things about this book! The chocolate looks yummy too! Happy #JolabokaflodSwap, everyone! And thank you, @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing this fun swap! 💗👏👏👏

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Liz_M
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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@Cathythoughts, thank you for this #jolabokaflod (I can't wait to read it!) and the delicious-looking clementine & dark chocolate!

@MaleficentBookDragon Thank you for organizing!

vivastory Looking forward to your thoughts on this one. It's at the top of my TBR 1y
Cathythoughts Your so welcome! I hope you enjoy & that the choc arrived in one piece 😃... Happy Christmas to you & yours ❤️🎄X 1y
batsy Nice! I have this on my shelf and need to get to it. 1y
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AnneCecilie
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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an enemy of the nation on account of his skin colour
to be stopped and frisked by the cops, which began when he was twelve and looked fifteen, terrified when these grown men manhandled him in the street in front of everyone, tried hard not to cry, sometimes did
their parting shot, on your way, Sunshine, your lucky this time
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I started wearing suits outside of school, even though my mates laughed at me and others thought I‘d become a Jehovah‘s

AnneCecilie Witness 1y
AnneCecilie Picture found on internet 1y
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