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Out of Africa
Out of Africa | Isak Dinesen
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Kalalalatja
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Dear @BarbaraBB ❤️ thank you for the lovely birthday package! Both books have been on my tbr for so long, and the tagged book will be my “Danish” pick for #ReadingEurope2020 🙌 ❤️

BarbaraBB I was afraid you would have read it already but it was on your tbr a few times! Have a very happy birthday! 🎉🎈🎊🎁🎂 😘 3d
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday! I hope you have a big old bowl of små godis to celebrate! ? 3d
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 2d
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Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB I haven‘t, I watched the movie in school, but don‘t remember much, so I‘m excited! 💕 @MicheleinPhilly we ended up celebrating with a big bottle of wine instead 😉🍷 @Redwritinghood thank you! ☺️ 2d
ephemeralwaltz Happy belated birthday, Katja!🎉✨❤️ So sorry I missed it xxx 1d
Kalalalatja @ephemeralwaltz thanks Clara! ☺️ ❤️ 11h
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Bkwurm
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Just finished this book for my book group. I can‘t say that I loved it, Karen Blixen writes a little too much in the colonial mindset for me to be comfortable with it, but she has some beautiful descriptions and she certainly lives a brave and wondrous life.

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SleepyDragon
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My #Overdrive loan expired before I finished Power of the Myth, so while I wait the two weeks to get it back to it, I went in search of a copy of the tagged book, which is my friend's book group's (#RtC) next read. Struck out on Overdrive and #PrimeReading, so I'm trying out a download from Fadedpage.com. Not sure of quality, but the cover image sure is pretty.

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TheSpineView
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#WanderingJune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB
#AfricianLady

This is the first book that came to mind. This is another book that was made into a movie. As usual the book was better. True story by the way.

LeahBergen I loved this book. 5mo
BarbaraBB I loved the movie so I must read the book when you and @LeahBergen say it‘s good! 5mo
Severnmeadows I love her writing! 5mo
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Pomodori_verdi_fritti
La mia Africa | Karen Blixen
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È un libro, in base ai miei gusti, che procede un po' lento ed in maniera disorganizzata. La trama non segue un vero e proprio ordine cronologico ma più che altro segue il flusso dei ricordi della scrittrice, così come vengono fuori, mischiando avvenimenti del passato a quelli più recenti. In compenso è un libro molto descrittivo e dettagliato, tanto che sembra di essere in Africa il più delle volte.Non mancano passaggi molto toccanti.Consigliato!

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GypsyKat
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For a memoir that‘s scant on personal details, I found this very emotionally evocative. This was beautifully written, and you really get a feel for how much she loved her farm and the people on it. I think Africa may have been the love of her life.

CouronneDhiver I think Africa may be the love of my life too... ❤️ 13mo
GypsyKat @CouronneDhiver I mostly only travel in books, so Africa seems almost like a fantasy world to me. I can only imagine how transformative it would be to actually go there. ❤️ 13mo
LeeRHarry I adore the movie - sensational soundtrack- and have this on my bookshelf somewhere 😊 13mo
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Blaire Great review! 13mo
GypsyKat @LeeRHarry I remember the movie. Incredible acting! 13mo
GypsyKat @Blaire Thanks! 13mo
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GypsyKat
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I started listening to this audiobook today. So far it‘s beautifully written, but with many classics, I‘m having a hard time accepting the entrenched racism for the time.

Blaire Interested to see your review. I‘ve owned this for ages but never read it. 13mo
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Daisey
Out of Africa | Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
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Mehso-so

I finally finished this book, and although there were parts I enjoyed and some lovely descriptions, overall I was underwhelmed. I expected some excitement and adventure, but there was really very little.

#1001books #ReadandEat

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s one I need to read yet too, to bad it wasn‘t what I was expecting either. 13mo
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I had high expectations after reading Paula McLain‘s novel about Beryl Markham, but this memoir has a very different style. 13mo
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Daisey
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I‘m still working my way through Out of Africa. I‘m into Part IV: From an Immigrant‘s Notebook now, and although I really enjoy some of these little vignettes, there are others I just don‘t appreciate at all. The best part is still the descriptions of the land and wildlife.

#1001books #ReadAndEat

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Daisey
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Out of Africa is my September TBR Challenge book for #Reading1001, but I am not going to finish it by the end of the day. I‘m not giving up on it, but I only ever want to read a chapter or two at a time. It‘s a much slower read than I was expecting, and I‘m really not quite sure what I think of it. The description of the setting is lovely, but the sequencing seems odd to me and I can‘t seem to find a rhythm as I read.

#1001books #ReadandEat

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Daisey
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Last night I went back inside at dark, but tonight the breeze was perfect to read a little longer in the hammock. This book isn't quite what I was expecting, but I really appreciate the description.

I know weather and farming in Africa is much different from what I'm used to, but I think everyone with farming experience has woken up to the sound of rain in the middle of the night with the same sense of relief described here.

#1001books

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Daisey
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Still feeling a bit overwhelmed by real world responsibilities. I just wanted to read my book and drink a beer in the hammock for the half hour before dark, but I only made it through a page or two before having to take a phone call as a responsible homeowner. Now it‘s dark, and I told myself that‘s when I had to go back to doing school work. 😞

sprainedbrain Sometimes being responsible really stinks. 😕 14mo
Tamra 😑 14mo
sammisho Adulting is overrated! 14mo
Daisey @sprainedbrain @Tamra @sammisho Absolutely! Thank you for the words of understanding. 14mo
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Daisey
Out of Africa | Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
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Sometimes when being an adult sucks (nothing major just several little irritations and annoyances), I take a moment to appreciate the fact that being a single adult also means I can take a short break from my responsibilities to eat chips and dip for supper while escaping with a book. Tonight that means the beautiful scenery at the beginning of Out of Africa.

#1001books #Reading1001 September TBR Challenge

LiteraryinLititz That‘s awesome. A good reminder to all of us when adulting sucks. 1y
JazzFeathers Yay! Go you! 💪😄 1y
Daisey @LiteraryinLititz @JazzFeathers Yep, it‘s all about finding the silver lining! 1y
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Ncostell
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I‘ve been meaning to read this for such a long time and just finished listening to it. It was so beautifully written and evocative of her time in Africa and I enjoyed the narrator as well. This was an abridged recording however, so I would like to pick up the book sometime to see what I‘ve missed. I‘ve never seen the movie so I‘d like to finally watch it too. She really lived a remarkable life and seemed like she was quite a character.

Ncostell @Ubookquitous Yes, I have read Circling the Sun although it was quite awhile ago. I may need to revisit that one again now that I‘ve read this one. 1y
Ubookquitous @Ncostell Have you read Beryl Markham‘s Autobiographical 1y
Ncostell @Ubookquitous. I haven‘t read West with the Night yet, but I have it on my Kindle. I‘ll have to bump it up on my TBR list now. 1y
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Pomodori_verdi_fritti
La mia Africa | Karen Blixen
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"Rammenteranno mai le giraffe.... il paese perduto?... Dove sono le altre giraffe che correvano al loro fianco nelle lunghe galoppate?..."

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tricours
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Mehso-so

On the short side, and not very fulfilling! (Audiobook sewing)

LibrarianRyan Is that a top or a dress? 1y
LibrarianRyan Or I suppose those could be pockets on the umm of pants? 1y
tricours @LibrarianRyan it‘s a bikini top! 1y
LibrarianRyan I would have been close. My original thought was a boostiea (spelt wrong ) top. My second guess was molding and boning inside a dress. (edited) 1y
CouronneDhiver Bustier? 😂😂 @LibrarianRyan I snorted. 👍🏽 1y
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GypsyKat
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I‘ve never read this one, so I had to grab it while it‘s on sale. 👍💸

Ncostell I just bought this one today too, couldn‘t pass it up for 99 cents! 1y
Blaire I‘ve owned this for years but never seem to get to it. 1y
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Dolly
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Sounds like soooo much fun! Safe travels.
My favorite travel song is Rains In Africa by Toto. Isn‘t it just the best singalong song? I‘m pairing it with my current read Out Of Africa. The similarities of wide open spaces, heat, and the wild continent are obvious.

Thanks for the tempting giveaway! @LibrarianRyan
#Roadtripgiveaway

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Librarybelle
Out of Africa | Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
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I plan to read this classic #memoir later on this year for one of my challenges. #maylovesclassics

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2y
SledgeReader It‘s been on my TBR waaayy too long! 2y
Lcsmcat Beautiful edition! 2y
LeahBergen It‘s so good. ❤️ 2y
ferskner My favorite author! 2y
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AmyG
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GripLitGrl Great photo! 📷💕 2y
CoverToCoverGirl I like.. 😊 2y
rohit-sawant 😍😍 2y
Linsy Those designs on the spines!! 😍😍😍 2y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
Out of Africa | Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
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#AprilBookishMadness #photochallenge @maich

#bookishbirthday #april17

Happy Birthday to Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, born April 17, 1885. 🦍🦁🐘🌍🎂🎉📚

kaysworld1 I have this book I keep meaning no one to read it but never got around to it. X 2y
Pamwurtzler This is one of the few where I think the movie is better. 2y
Henrik_Madsen Love that book - but never saw the film🤔 2y
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Vansa
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Such a beautiful sentence to end on.

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Vansa
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Quite a beautiful passage.

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KellyHunsakerReads
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My current #audiobook is not a love letter to Robert Redford (errr... I mean Denys), but is a love letter to Africa. #1001books

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Dolly
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My favorite movie from a book is Out of Africa. #OutlanderfortheHolidays
Outlander books are new to me and I've only seen a few episodes but I'm interested in reading these! Thank you for this generous giveaway @callielafleur

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DaniRa
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I loved this book. While I can easily imagine that if someone is not all that interested in life in Africa that it can seem dry and dull, I felt so much life in it. I admit that I‘m worried about the movie ruining the book in this case since the movie made it a romance even though there was no romance at all in the book. Thus, I will not watch it (even though I adore Meryl Streep)

DivineDiana Interesting to know there is no romance. Another book that I read about the same time period in Africa, “Circling the Sun” , also mentioned her romance with Denys Finch. (edited) 2y
DaniRa How interesting! I mean I kind of figured there may have been some romance with him IRL but since it wasn‘t actually in the book and the book was about other topics, I‘m afraid I‘d be bothered about the movie missing everything else the book was about. Thank you for mentions “Circling the Sun” 😊ill look into it 2y
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wanderlustforwords
Out of Africa | Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
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It's obviously well written, and an amazing story but I was bored. I just didn't want to read it and don't see myself wanting to read it in the future. #book #bibliophile #classic #outofafrica #read

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TheLondonBookworm
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Just saw this film for the first time, so sad and beautiful. Karen is an extremely strong woman who never stopped despite the hardships she faced. Also Meryl Streep is amazing and now I simply must read the book - has anyone read it? 🐆🐂🐆🐘🐫🐃🐊🐿🐇🦃🕊

LauraBrook This is one of my favorite movies - and soundtracks! I started the book a few years ago, loved it, but it wasn't holding my attention. I know it was just bad timing for me, and I'll pick it up again soon. 2y
Bambolina_81 I read it as part of a uni course and remember it being beautifully written 2y
TheLondonBookworm @LauraBrook I had never seen it before but I loved it! Definitely gonna have to find the book 😍 2y
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TheLondonBookworm @Bambolina_81 oooh that sounds so good! I gotta find it :) 2y
EvieBee This is a favorite of mine too! I‘ve been meaning to read the book for a long time! 2y
TheLondonBookworm @EvieBee let's both put it higher up the TBR list! Let me know when you finally get round to it 😝 2y
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mdm139
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New book and nice summer afternoon snack

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drbethandherkindle
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Bailedbailed

Super pleased to announce Out of Africa as my first DNF of the year. Not even a shooting accident could make this interesting.

ValerieAndBooks I read this eons ago, around the time the movie came out, but can't remember which I experienced first. I wonder how the book would hold up for me now 🤔 3y
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drbethandherkindle
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I've decided to give Out of Africa one more chapter before I decide on bailing. This chapter title gives me hope for improvement.

LauraBeth 😂😂 3y
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drbethandherkindle
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Littens, what are your thoughts on Out of Africa? So far, it's aggressively boring with a heavy side dose of racism. Does it improve or should I bail now?? #help

Cinfhen Only saw the movie! 3y
AlaMich Someone gave it to me when I was a kid and I remember being a little obsessed with it. But the "grownup" issues like racism would've gone over my head. 3y
Hooked_on_books I haven't read it, but casual racism wouldn't surprise me, given the era and the situation (white imperialism in Africa). 3y
Pamwurtzler Yeah, you have to remember the time & the setting - that's where the racism comes in. The movie was better. My advice- bail. 3y
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AJBowers
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Some progress on my #LRC #litsyreadingchallenge #2017

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LeslieO
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I wish my copy had this cover. #favoritecover #riotgrams

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GDLeon
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"I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong hills." Out of Africa conveys a romantic picture of Africa and at the same time reminds us of why the continent struggles.

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cathysaid
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This poem was read by the character Karen Von Blixen at Denys' funeral. One of my FAVORITE movies. ❤️

#poetry #SeasonsReadings2016

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Simona
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Copy/paste from Wikipedia: Kenya has a warm and humid tropical climate on its Indian Ocean coastline. The climate is cooler in the savannah grasslands around the capital city, Nairobi, and especially closer to Mount Kenya, which has snow permanently on its peaks.
Confession - I haven't read the book (😳), but I watched the movie (😁)

#funfridayphoto with @Liberty

Bloomingjen The movie is great! I think I still have the book that I never could read but it is pretty. 3y
RanaElizabeth I have read the book and you absolutely do not need to read it. I couldn't finish it. It had no love story and was just a white woman talking about "the natives" in the most racist and colonial ways ever. 3y
BethFishReads Loved the book too though it's diff from the movie 3y
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Grrlbrarian
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When your husband wakes you an hour early, Dear Reader, do not connive his demise. Instead, slip away to Blixen's coffee plantation in Africa. It is beautiful: and there's COFFEE. 😍🌅☕️

readinginthedark 😂I'll remember this... 3y
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Litsy
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"Whenever I see the beautiful sunset and hills outside my windows I‘m reminded of Isak Dineson and OUT OF AFRICA. I love the way she never describes how she feels about her lover. He meant so much to her that she couldn‘t do that relationship justice with words." — #JodiPicoult

#LitsyTakeover

Dolly Loved the book and the movie is one of my top ten. I then went on a journey reading West with the Night and Circling the Sun. 3y
BethFishReads A favorite book & movie 3y
Vansa I loved this book! The part where she looks after the deer and says..."I know a song of Africa, does Africa know a song of me" never fails to move me to tears. 3y
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The chapter pages of Out of Africa 👌🐆

#booklove #bookworm #bibliophile #bookish #OutofAfrica #KarenBlixen

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Sydsavvy
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"I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills." Love, love, love this memoir. Movie isn't bad either. Can't stop thinking about it while reading "Circling the Sun."

LeahBergen That book blew me away. 3y
Autumn It was interesting to get an outsider's perspective on Dinesen & Hatton 3y
Sydsavvy @Autumn Very!! 3y
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subwayreads
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I know this a book platform, but I love stories. Before we had books, we had stories. I love movies too. Not all movies, because I think a lot of movies are made for purposes other than telling a story. But sometimes movies are only the medium, as is a book. And the story is beautiful and true, even if it's fiction. Out of Africa is like that. The story of a proud brave woman and a proud brave man and how they did their best.

GardenJess The book is great. 3y
subwayreads @GardenJess yes I loved it! So very different than the movie, but I love them both for very different reasons. Although they both manage to transport me, especially the book, which I love 3y
GardenJess That's a fairly accurate description about them both. 3y
GinaAnderson I saw the movie when it came out and what I most remember is how visually stunning it is. I need to rewatch it. 3y
subwayreads @GinaAnderson I highly recommend it! I recommend the book for different reasons, but the movie is visually stunning but also told with such grace and subtlety and honor. Sorry I'm gushing ☺️ 3y
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Pickpick

Out of Africa's main merit lies in the abundant descriptions & stories of life on a farm in colonial Kenya. It does not have a plot; instead it's a series of recollections & dedications to her life: the people (settlers, kikuyu, Masai, etc), the animals, the land. As one of the earliest settlers, she offers rare insight to how the country changed. It is a book to be read slowly & savored; whenever you need to be transported, pick up Out of Africa.

BethFishReads Yes to everything you wrote! 3y
LauraBeth Great review! 3y
GinaAnderson We toured the farm when we were in Nairobi. The area in which it's located is called Karen--so beautiful. 3y
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cariashley There are excerpts from this in 1Q84 by Murakami, which I'm reading right now. Feel like these are signs I should pick this up! 3y
subwayreads @GinaAnderson so jealous! High on my bucket list is visiting Kenya and the Congo. One day! 3y
subwayreads @cariashley ooo I read it but I don't remember those bits. I didn't like it much so I think my brain has blocked the experience 😬 3y
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HEEELLLPPPP - About 100 pages left in Out of Africa & already panicking about what to read next. These are all books I got last week and my BOTM box hasn't arrived yet... Help!! I'll read whatever gets the most votes, because that sounds kind of fun.

Twocougs Homegoing!! Trust me 3y
whelanmaria I'm starting Homegoing now! So my vote is 3y
BookishMarginalia I vote for Homegoing, the August @litsybookclub pick 3y
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Reviewsbylola I vote Homegoing too only because it is the August litsy book club book. Otherwise I was going to say Queen of the Night. 3y
ReadingOver50 Queen of the Night for me 😀 3y
Karen.reads Homegoing! I'm starting it now for the @litsybookclub 3y
RealLifeReading You've got some good ones! If it were me I'd go with the Underground Railroad 3y
bookishkris I vote for Homegoing, mostly because it's the best book I've read all year and also because it's relevant and it ruined me hardcore. Everyone needs to read this. 3y
Notafraidofwords Under the Udala Trees. I loved loved loved. It was definitely special book. 3y
Chessa Homegoing because I'm starting it today, too. 😜 3y
Megabooks Homegoing 3y
GinaAnderson I just started Homegoing yesterday. I think that's your winner. 3y
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Enjoying it so far but may or may not fall asleep every time... :/ I'm about ⅓ of the way through but start to doze off every twenty pages. This only happens to me with older prose..something about the longer sentences and syntax 💤

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subwayreads
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Ready to get started!! (Also excuse the crappy appearance 😳 face is too tired to do anything.)

LauraBeth Can't wait to hear what you think about it - I'm going to read it soon 😀 3y
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