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Pachinko
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
Busan, Korea, 1911: A club-footed, cleft-lipped youth marries a fifteen-year-old beauty. The couple have one child, their beloved girl Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married man, the family face ruin. But then Isak, a young Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife. Following a man she barely knows to a country in which she has no friends, no home, no language, Sunja's salvation is just the beginning of her story. Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinko is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and kimchi. 'If proof were needed that one family's story can be the story of the whole world, then Pachinko offers that proof ... a stunning achievement, full of heart, full of grace, full of truth' Erica Wagner.
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Bookwormjillk
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Thank you so much for this amazing #summerreadingswap box @EH2018 ! I loved everything especially the books and the coloring sheets. I cracked up reading them. I just got a new office and can‘t wait to hang some up.

@rather_be_reading Thanks for a fun swap!

Reviewsbylola Both of those books are fantastic! 5d
EH2018 @bookwormjillk So glad you like!! I hope you have a great summer! 📚🌅🌞 5d
rather_be_reading those socks 😍😍 5d
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Caterina
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My mom and I are buddy reading Pachinko, and it's so good so far! It's also a faster read than I expected - the whole ~500 page multigenerational family saga thing made it seem like a long read, but I've only picked it up a couple times and I'm over 100 pages in already. ❤️😊
Included my sweet dog Pippin and my day's totals from Fitbit. #dogsoflitsy #bostonterriersoflitsy #Pippin #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn
Goodnight Littens! ❤️

suvata I ❤️ Boston Terriers 1w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1w
Mariposa_Bookworm Adorable!!! 1w
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 1w
Clwojick I can‘t! 😍😍😍 Your pup is so freaking cute ♥️ 1w
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Heideschrampf
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Pickpick

Wasn't quite sure if this is a PICK or a MEH, and then i realised that the only thing i wanted to criticise was that it is so depressing. But the thruth can't be helped: A WOMANS LOT IS TO SUFFER. And public opinion is a bitch. I had to sooth myself by planting succulents in teacups.

mreads Love the hanging planter😃 2w
mabell Did the succulents help? They‘re certainly cute! 2w
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akfreeborn
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Pickpick

I loved this story of the Korean immigrant experience in Japan. The author was ambitious in covering the history of the colonial period and the class, race, economic, religious and gender struggles of those without a true home, trying to survive, thrive and belong. Min Jin Lee nailed it. I felt like I could relate to this Korean family experience and am so glad to know more about this struggle. Lee achieved her accolades and I am better for it.

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akfreeborn
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Pickpick

I loved this novel of the Korean immigrants in Japan stemming from the colonial period. This book handled class, racism, nationalism, belonging in this world where no place is home and gender differences. Honestly, this was such an ambitious story but Min Jin Lee nailed it. I really felt like I experienced these lives from their perspective. Isn‘t that the goal and hope for any storytelling. So glad to now know something about this diaspora.

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riversong153
Pickpick

Really good intergenerational novel. I wasn‘t aware of the Korean / Japanese relationship during this time period. It was a long read but the writing was good and the pacing was good too! Finished a couple of weeks ago but forgot to post.

RaimeyGallant On my list! 2w
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Abailliekaras
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Pickpick

Absolutely loved this. I‘m late to the party - everyone I know has loved it - but happy to join in the praise! A beautiful saga - great sense of place (from Yeongdo, Korea to Osaka, Japan), real characters and a story that feels true. Describes the experience of being Korean during the Japanese occupation & then In Japan, being treated as an outsider (still the case today). I loved the honesty, the colourful scenes & the humanity of the story.

readtheworld I‘m late on this one as well — I‘ve had it on my TBR shelf for about a year now 😬 3w
Freespirit It was my favourite for 2017 I think❤️ 3w
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MarthaG
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June is read my own books month. I‘m going to try to extend reading my own books through the summer.

PurpleyPumpkin I really enjoyed Pachinko!👍🏽 3w
MarthaG @PurpleyPumpkin I think I will too. I'm not far into the book, but
I love long narrative/character driven novels like this one appears to be.
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Heideschrampf
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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A while back i started #audiostitching the #morninghasbroken for a friend's baptism. Which was today - so i obviously had to stay up late to finish this thing. It's still a bit wonky, but i'm glad how 'full' i got the hoop. The #audiobook was a great companion for it thus far!

LeahBergen That‘s beautiful!! 3w
mreads Absolutely gorgeous 😍 3w
StayCurious Is that embroidery? 3w
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Augustdana 😮😮😮🖤🖤🖤 3w
squirrelbrain That‘s gorgeous! ❤️ 3w
xicanti Beautiful! 3w
JSW Stunningly beautiful!!! 3w
BarbaraJean 😍So beautiful!! 3w
Crazeedi Oh WOW! What a beautiful stitchery! I love this!!! Is it crewel, or just embroidery? 3w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Wow - what an amazing gift! It‘s beautiful 3w
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Allietaylor16
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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My #bookhaul from another library sale!

akckitty I am addicted to library sales. And buying books for a $1 at my local Goodwill lol! 1mo
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MsLeah8417
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Pickpick

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Abailliekaras
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Some books for #asianreadathon and #APICebrasian - what should I read next? Pachinko seems to be the front-runner - what do you think? 📚🤔📚

TrishB I loved it 💕 1mo
Freespirit It's a fabulous book! 1mo
Emilymdxn The Lake is great! Like absolutely everything Banana Yoshimoto writes 💖 1mo
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Pickpick

Listened to the audiobook and although it‘s one of the longer ones (18+ hours), it went by quickly. I enjoyed the subtle ways the political and cultural context was interwoven with character development. None of it felt forced, and all of it felt essential to gaining a depth of understanding and emotion for multiple generations of this family — who still seems to be searching for where they belong.

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ReadingSusan
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Another great #BookFitnessChallenge day! I still haven‘t finished another book as it was an extremely busy day hosting Mother‘s Day. It was fabulous. But I did have plenty of time to listen to my audiobook while cleaning up and getting ready and get lots of steps. Tomorrow I start working full time so I have no idea what this week will be like!

tpixie Have a great work week! 1mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 1mo
LMJenkins Woot! 1mo
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wanderinglynn You got this! 🙌🏻 1mo
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl Just do your best and that will be perfect! 1mo
dariazeoli Great work! 👍 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Good luck on the transition to full time work! 1mo
TheSpineView Excellent! 1mo
ness You‘re doing great! 1mo
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sammisho
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Pickpick

This book is worth the hype. It's been a few days since I have finished it and I still don't have the words to describe it. I loved it from start to finish and I did not expect to love it at all. I laughed, I cried...I cried a lot. Beautifully written.
#readingwomen A multigenerational family saga

Smrloomis I LOVED this book too 😆 It was so good! 1mo
Caroline2 Oh I love that front cover!!! 😍 1mo
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ReadingSusan
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Day #2 in the books! Still working on Pachinko. It‘s such a good book. It is living up to all the good stuff I heard about it. I am so excited I met my four mile goal again today and exceeded my steps from this whole week. My fur babies “gave” me an Apple Watch for Mother‘s Day and I didn‘t have the heart to tell my hubby I prefer the Fitbit because of the #BFC Fitbit group 🤣🤣 #BookFitnessChallenge

CoverToCoverGirl It‘s always awesome when we exceed our own expectations, isn‘t it?! Well done! 1mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 1mo
Kaye 💚 1mo
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Bookwormjillk Great job! 1mo
guinsgirlreads I do feel so out of the loop with my Apple Watch 😂! You‘ll enjoy it soon! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job! The main reason I haven't bought an Apple Watch is because I prefer my Fitbit! 1mo
ReadingSusan @guinsgirlreads I hope so. I am not seeing the advantage yet 🤣 1mo
ReadingSusan @4thhouseontheleft yeah. I like the format of the Fitbit app so much better too. The Apple Watch app is a hot mess. And it‘s too big to wear at night and I like to track my sleep. 1mo
Caterina That's a lot of steps, great job!! Glad you're enjoying Pachinko so much, I'm hoping to get to it this summer! 1mo
ReadingSusan @Caterina thanks so much! I am really enjoying Pachinko. It‘s very good and the audiobook is excellent. 1mo
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ReadingSusan
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Day 1 of #BookFitnessChallenge is complete. I finished one book (Atomic Marriage), read some from another book (Gingerbread) and started another audiobook (Pachinko). I got my four miles in today as well! Success!

Cinfhen Awesome day!!!!! 1mo
nelehelen Amazing!! Great job!! 1mo
BookwormAHN Wow, fantastic 👏🏻 1mo
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Kaye 💚 1mo
BooknerdsLife Wow! Great job!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Way to go! 🎉 1mo
Laughterhp Wow, great job! 👏🏻 1mo
guinsgirlreads Great numbers!!! 1mo
hes7 Nice job! 👏🏻 1mo
Megabooks Pachinko is such a good audiobook! Fantastic job! 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻I always have 3-4 books on the go at the same time! 1mo
kspenmoll Wow! Just wow on the reading! 1mo
Caterina Great start!! I've been dying to read Pachinko for ages, I hope you enjoy it! 1mo
dariazeoli Wonderful job! 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl Wonderful start! 1mo
ReadingSusan @Megabooks I am loving it. It‘s so good. 1mo
ReadingSusan @Caterina it‘s really good so far! 1mo
kindergartenkat I'm looking forward to Gingerbread! How are you finding it so far? 1mo
hilded Great start!! 👏🏻 I‘m curious, is all that dark blue in your sleep pattern? Mine is the other way around unfortunately, mostly light blue (light sleep). 1mo
ReadingSusan @hilded yes it is. I am a heavy sleeper but I do toss and turn while I am sleeping so I changed the sensitivity of my Fitbit and it stopped looking so light blue. 1mo
hilded @ReadingSusan That‘s excellent, good for you 😊 1mo
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sammisho
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My current situation is, I am almost done with my current audiobook (tagged), I have a ton of cleaning that needs to be done tonight and tomorrow for my husband's graduation party. I need a really good audiobook to listen to while getting these awful, mundane chores done. I need suggestions...in the mood to laugh!
(Picture for attention, but also it's accurate!)

KarenUK This was super fun on audio 2mo
MommyOfTwo Lol, I usually refrain until after 2mo
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TheBookHippie I listen to Judy Blume 🤣🤣🤣🤣💗📖 2mo
sammisho @Blaire That is exactly what I am in the mood for! Thank you! 2mo
Blaire @sammisho hope you enjoy it! If you use hoopla, I think it is on there. I loved it and it got me through some serious cleaning. 2mo
sammisho @Blaire I was able to get it from Libby! 👊 2mo
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Lady_Tigana_20
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Found signed copy of #Pachinko at local #Goodwill for $1. Didn‘t know it was signed till I got it home. (Her signature was upside down on page.) While I have never bothered to stand in line to get a book signed by author, it is still cool to think #MinJinLee touched this book . . . my book. What about everyone else? Ever found a signed book at a yard sale? Thrift store? Author signed in person? What‘s your story? #signedbook #thriftbookfind

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome find!!! 🙌🏻 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I found a copy of The Great Alone signed at goodwill!! 2mo
Ke633 I bought a used book on amazon that I didn‘t realize was signed. I was excited! 2mo
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BarbaraJean That‘s so cool! I‘ve found a couple of author signatures in books, after buying a book secondhand. My favorite find was a signed Madeleine L‘Engle book that sat on my TBR shelf for so long that by the time I picked up the book to read and found the signature, I wasn‘t even sure where I‘d bought it! 2mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 2mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 2mo
sudi Hi 🙋Welcome to Litsy 😊 2mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom I bought my husband a book off of Thriftbooks a couple years ago and we didn't know it was signed until he opened it on Christmas morning! 2mo
UwannaPublishme How cool! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I found a couple at Thrift stores. My favorites were Ray Bradbury and Pat Conroy. 😍 2mo
BooknerdsLife Wow! What a wonderful found! 😱😍👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
SW-T Great find 😊 1mo
marleed Oh cool - I can‘t wait to read that book. And the cover is gorgeous! 1mo
Freespirit It‘s a wonderful book! 1mo
VanChocStrawberry I love that! I find signed copies at half price books sometimes—Local-ish authors as well as owl crate books. But my favorite finds are a couple of Madeleine L‘Engle signed copies. 1mo
GlassAsDiamonds @VanChocStrawberry oohhh!! L‘Engle signed copies!!!!!! 😱😱♥️♥️😱😱 1mo
BridgetteM Welcome to Litsy! Whoa, how cool is that?! Pachinko is a great book. 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎈 1mo
DHill Welcome to Litsy! 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin Finding signed books is amazing. I'm like you, I love knowing that the author held my book at one point in time. 💜 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 1mo
RealBooks4ever Mostly I like getting to meet the author more than the signature. Recently I met Bill Griffith, the author of the Zippy the Pinhead comics. I just about fainted. 💜 Welcome to Litsy! 1mo
NeamhainHughes My sister got me a used copy of Nnedi Okorafor‘s Akata Witch, and I opened it to see her signature in it! Since it‘s basically my favourite series I was ecstatic. 1mo
CaitlinR Glad you‘re with us on Litsy. 1mo
wanderinglynn I found the first Discworld book signed by Terry Pratchett at a used bookstore. I kept the book. 😉 1mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! 1mo
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 2w
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RavenNight
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Rachel.Rencher
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this one more. Am I missing something? I love historical fictions, but this one felt so bogged down by characters and storylines that I was struggling to keep up.

Freespirit This was a pick for me! 2mo
Lucas.Rencher Dang that sucks 1mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Me: Babe, can someone be a Protestant and Catholic?
Lucas: What are you talking about? Show me.
*I show him my page*
Lucas: ...that says prostitute and alcoholic

🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ My eyes get blurry when I'm tired...

SoniaC 😂😂😂 for the record being a prostitute and alcoholic is totally possible 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahahaha!! That was a good chuckle!! Thank you! 2mo
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MaleficentBookDragon 😅😅😅 2mo
kspenmoll 😄😂😂 2mo
jmtrivera 😂😂😂 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly 😂😂😂 2mo
Rissreads Bahahahaaa! 🤣 2mo
BookBabe 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
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umbrellagirl
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Yesterday‘s #bookhaul courtesy of RJ Julia‘s and my fellow CT/NY Littens. Thanks again to @CareBear for arranging.

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Lcsmcat
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Pickpick

This book is amazing. My only regret is that I waited this long to read it. Epic in scope, but eminently readable. If you haven‘t read it yet, don‘t wait! (Gratuitous and 30-some year old photo of my nephew.)

GingerAntics He was a cutie!!! I‘m sure he‘s a handsome young man now. 2mo
Leftcoastzen I thought it was a wonderful book. 2mo
Lcsmcat @GingerAntics He is! I posted a more recent picture of him about a year ago on 2mo
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Lcsmcat @Leftcoastzen Me too! And full of great characters. 2mo
GingerAntics He‘s smile is still very much like it is in this picture, though. 2mo
Lcsmcat @GingerAntics His sense of mischief hasn‘t changed either. 😀 2mo
GingerAntics I love when that happens. 2mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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This book has been on my TBR since it came out! I'm super excited to finally start it. 🤓

I'm also drinking a much needed cup of coffee in a mug from the wonderful @GlassAsDiamonds 😊☕

babyruth2510 I love the cover. This book is on my TBR too 2mo
EclecticReaders We had a great time discussing this on the podcast! Hope you enjoy it, too! (edited) 2mo
sammisho I just got it from the library too! Eager to start! 2mo
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Lcsmcat I‘m about halfway through and loving it! 2mo
Addison_Reads I enjoyed this one. I hope you do too. 2mo
GlassAsDiamonds Best. Mug. Ever. 😂😂😂😂😂 2mo
Buechersuechtling I love your mug. (Also wanted to wish you a nice feast day but, you 1st of May seems not to be a day off in the U.S. – so bear with me and have a nice day still. Maybe with being able to leave work a bit earlier.) 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling What is feast day? The only thing Americans do this time of year is repost pictures of Justin Timberlake. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Buechersuechtling @Rachel.Rencher My fault. 🤦🏽‍♀️ How do you call those “nationwide” days off❓ Like Christmas and Easter and so on❓ 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling Oh no you're good! I thought feast day would be like our Thanksgiving. ? We just call those "holidays" 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling By the way, I think you'd be a really fun pen pal if you have ever wanted an american writing buddy 😁 2mo
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Lcsmcat
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1. Tagged, plus Nebraska by George Whitmore;
2. Sing, Unburied, Sing;
3. Notre Dame de Paris.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

tournevis psst, there's no circumflex... 2mo
Jinster How's Pachinko? It has been recommended to me but I've yet to get a copy ☺ 2mo
Lcsmcat @tournevis Darn autocorrect! 😀 2mo
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Lcsmcat @Jinster I‘m loving it! 2mo
Jinster @Lcsmcat Good to know - I think I'll bump it up my 'to purchase' list 2mo
rachelsbrittain I loved Sing, Unburied, Sing! Thanks for joining in 💜 2mo
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Lcsmcat
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I am loving this book! I‘ve read mixed reviews, but I don‘t find that it jumps around too much or is hard to follow. I‘m tearing through it - about halfway through after starting it yesterday.

mom2bugnbee I loved this! But I do love sweeping, epic family stories. 2mo
GatheringBooks this is on my to-read stack for this year. really looking forward to it. 😍🧚🏼‍♀️💕📚 2mo
Kalalalatja One of my faves 🙌 2mo
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Lcsmcat
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What do you do when Litsy‘s down? Start a new book and read 130 pages in one sitting! But I‘m glad it‘s back up!!!

kspenmoll Me too! Trauma!!! 😂 2mo
LaraReads Yes!! 🙌🏻 It‘s a lonely feeling when it‘s down. 😭 2mo
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fleeting
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Korean literature stack. Find any favorites?

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akfreeborn
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Starting this tonight! Hope I love it!

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Kalalalatja
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These book are some of the books which have given me a big case of wanderlust! Japan, New Zealand, Alaska - #sofaraway, but definitely on the bucket list ✈️

#AnglophileApril

Reviewsbylola Loved Pachinko and the other two were good too! 3mo
Mdargusch I agree with @MrBook 👆🏻 3mo
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OrangeMooseReads Pachinko is a fantastic book. It does feel nearly as long as it is 😁 3mo
LWagoner Loved all 3 of these books! 3mo
Cinfhen The Luminaries is so daunting!!! I can‘t even look at it without feeling a bit of panic 😱😱 3mo
Kalalalatja @Reviewsbylola @OrangeMooseReads @LWagoner Pachinko is one of the best books I ever read, I think, and the two others were just so interesting! @MrBook @Mdargusch thank you! 😊 @Cinfhen I‘m glad I read it when I did, because some of the hype helped me through the beginning. It is a bit of a beast, but so good! 3mo
emilyhaldi Pachinko!!!! 💚💚💚 3mo
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diovival
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Tonight's impulse buy brought to you by Classic Lines Bookstore. Adorable book fan > Silently judging wallet.

#pghartsandlectures

Texreader That‘s very cool 3mo
Tamra How fun! 3mo
diovival @Texreader @Tamra It is so cute! It's hard to tell in the photo but there's a little ribbon bookmark sticking out of the fan. 3mo
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diovival
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😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

#pghartsandlectures

Hooked_on_books So envious! I heard her on a podcast once and she was marvelous. 3mo
diovival @Hooked_on_books This was my first time hearing her speak. Her lecture was amazing. *swoon* I am raving about it to everyone. 3mo
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Gdsjenny
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Bailedbailed

My audiobook was unabridged. I finished “book 1” and got bored. I bailed.

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MrBook
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Hi, everyone! Sorry I was MIA today. It was a veeerrrry busy day 🤯, lol. The #2030SomethingBookClub had its monthly meeting today in #NYC, and we discussed “Pachinko” 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! It was difficult to squeeze 40+ people into one shot and have it come out clear in a dim room 😆, so this is a pano lit up. I did the best I could—they go way back 😊.

I loooovvve this book club group! We just keep growing and growing! 🤗🤗🤗

Smrloomis That looks like so much fun! Awesome 😁 3mo
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RavenNight
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Just started Pachinko, and I love it. So glad it‘s warm enough to read outside again.

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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Last night Part Deux. Accompaniment this cold evening was: a salad consisting of iceberg lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, sautéed broccoli florets and mushrooms in Tuscan olive oil, mozzarella balls, black olives, shaved parmesan and asiago cheeses, almonds and craisins, sliced Italian-seasoned chicken breast, various spices, with ranch dressing, and Diet Cherry Coke. MMmmm! ????#MrBookBookBabeKitchen

kspenmoll Yum!!‘ 3mo
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EleniKara
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Pickpick

Pachinko was a fascinating study of culture and the relations between Japan and the Koreas through the 20th century. The book approached many viewpoints within a family with fairness and involved themes of blood/family, the suffering of women and identity. A book more about the journey than the destination. Only complaint would be how detached it could feel stylistically.

Texreader Love this cover 3mo
BooknerdsLife I need to finish this book 😂🙈 ....Got distracted by too many books .. 3mo
EleniKara @BooknerdsLife it was a pretty chunky read! I feel like I‘ve been reading it for weeks 3mo
BooknerdsLife @EleniKara I‘m afraid I‘ve started it much longer 😆 but got distracted by other books ...need to pick it up again 🙈😅 3mo
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diovival
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Playing catch up today with the #marchintothe70s challenge prompts. This one seems perfect for Sunday's #immigrantsong. Min Jin Lee will be in Pittsburgh on April 1st!

@Lizpixie @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Are u going to hear her speak?? I bet she‘s fascinating in person!! 3mo
diovival @Cinfhen Yes! She's visiting my campus that morning and then giving a lecture in the city that evening. I lucked out and got free tickets to her reception + lecture from my employer. 😄 3mo
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MrBook
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#BookNDinner! I get carried away when I make salads ??, ah well. Accompaniment this cold and gray evening was: a salad consisting of iceberg lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, sautéed broccoli florets and mushrooms in Tuscan olive oil, mozzarella balls, shaved parmesan and asiago cheeses, almonds and craisins, sliced Italian-seasoned chicken breast, various spices, with ranch dressing, and clementina soda. MMmmm! #MrBookBookBabeKitchen

hermyknee Wow that looks delicious!! 3mo
JamieArc I‘m inspired! 3mo
Suet624 Yum 3mo
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Lcsmcat Delicious! 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon Sounds amazing. 3mo
SW-T That looks and sounds amazing! Your food posts always make me hungry 😋 😂 3mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 3mo
MelleDelValle Yum! 3mo
jmtrivera That sounds delicious! 3mo
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Rissreads
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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This book taught me a lot about Japan and Korea that I didn‘t know. I really enjoyed the first half of the book and the characters but I lost some interest as the book went along. I think a lot of this was because of the straightforward writing style, it annoyed me at times.
#LitsyAtoZ letter ‘P‘

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MrBook
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#BookNDinner! #StPatricksDay Edition 🍀🍀🍀, aye! Accompaniment this cold and sunny evening: baked ziti with meatballs, bread, and Coke! MMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

kspenmoll Yum!! 3mo
Chrissyreadit Are they Irish meatballs? 3mo
MrBook @Chrissyreadit 😆 Nah, Italiano! 3mo
RadicalReader Bread goes so perfectly with spaghetti and meatballs. Gotta love Parmesan cheese on top of both as well so delicious 3mo
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MrBook
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#BookNDinner! Get-together at our house fell through, so out we went instead 😁! #StPatricksDay Edition. 🍀 🍀🍀 Accompaniment this cold and sunny evening for our appetizer was: caprese salad—mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinaigrette—and Coke! MMMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

sammisho Caprese Salad is my favorite thing to eat! 3mo
JacqMac Yum! I could eat that everyday. 3mo
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Gdsjenny
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Starting my April book club book.

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EleniKara
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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1. Been working on this one slowly, loving it so far 😊
2. Not sure yet, maybe go out to eat with my mom 🤔
3. Don‘t think I‘ve been that lucky 🍀
4. Not yet! One day hopefully. Have done England and soon Scotland, following that pattern it must be coming soon!
5. Most recent was @Lydsters wishing you lots of luck!

#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

Lydsters Thank you! Sending luck right back! 💕 3mo
wanderinglynn I‘ve done England & Ireland & need to go back to see Scotland! Thanks for playing! 🍀 3mo
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jenniferheidi
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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I am very behind on my book posts. Here‘s one from December! I‘d heard a lot of hype about Pachinko and I‘m usually cautious about reading hyped books but I saw Min Jin Lee at the Cheltenham Literature Festival and liked the idea of an epic novel spanning several generations of a family in Korea and Japan. I LOVED THIS BOOK. Just a wonderful story about really engaging characters and their attempts to hold on their precarious identities.

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BookBabe
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Nice day for a #LitsyWalkers outing. 😁 It was warm enough and the snow is finally disappearing. I explored some of the surrounding area today, and walked along the creek by the house. Thoroughly enjoyable. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I‘ve been doing 3-hour workouts every day. Usually 1 hour of cardio and 2 hours of walking. Much of it has been indoors because of the brutal winter we‘ve been having, but now it‘s getting nice out again! 😄

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Awesome! I need this motivation and get out walking like that!! 3mo
LeslieO You are an inspiration! (edited) 3mo
BookBabe Aww, so nice of you to say and so lovely to hear! Thanks! ☺️❤️ @LeslieO @Penny_LiteraryHoarders 3mo
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Ingerella
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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I got this one finished under the wire. RL book club is tonight! I had started it many months ago but didn't finish it before the library took it back. For the most part, I enjoyed this story of multiple generations of a Korean family living in Japan. It felt a little disjointed in the last third of the book, and I think I enjoyed the story of the elder family members the most, but I would give this a recommendation.
3.5 ⭐out of 5.

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Tarynitup
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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This was a great novel, so many well developed characters and you really peel back the layers of what it might have been like for Korean immigrants and Japanese born Koreans during the war and the stigma that still continues today. Very eye opening, I thought it had too much sex initially, but after reading it thru it adds to the rawness of the story and makes the characters feel more real. I loved pachinko and couldn‘t put it down.