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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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ju.ca.no
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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My friend Jasmin is spoiling me😍😍 two books I‘ve wanted to read for a long time and now I finally have them🤩🤩

Cathythoughts So nice 👍🏻♥️ 19h
Soubhiville That‘s sweet. 18h
Tanisha_A 😍 17h
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DivineDiana
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The photo is a Pachinko Parlor, and the reason for the title. This was a beautifully written book about a Korean family which followed multi generations. I only wished that I had been able to attend my Book Club‘s discussion. Rushed to finish on time and then regrettably, was not able to attend. #allthefeels

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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @GatheringBooks :

#WomenReadWomen2019 Question 2 of 3 is here! The book tackled issues of im/migration, self and identity, and crossing geographical/linguistic/cultural boundaries quite fearlessly. Looking forward to your responses to this one. Just indicate spoiler if your responses will be fairly detailed.

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alvingregorio
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Fall nip in the air. Good day for a new book!

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GatheringBooks
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#WomenReadWomen2019 Last Discussion Question is here! Q3 out of 3! On women‘s strengths and foibles. Eager to read your thoughts on this.

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GatheringBooks
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#WomenReadWomen2019 Question 2 of 3 is here! The book tackled issues of im/migration, self and identity, and crossing geographical/linguistic/cultural boundaries quite fearlessly. Looking forward to your responses to this one. Just indicate spoiler if your responses will be fairly detailed.

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GatheringBooks
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#WomenReadWomen2019 Discussion Question 1 out of 3 is here for September book! You can put spoilers in your responses if you feel that it is too detailed. I tried to keep the Qs pretty generic to avoid the spoiler mark. :) Looking forward to reading your responses!

Laughterhp I‘m only about 80 pages into this book 😬😬 I‘ve fallen so behind on my books 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦‍♀️ 2w
mydearwatson I forgot, I‘m so sorry 😞. 1d
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AnneCecilie
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Bailedbailed

#unpopularopinion I didn‘t connect with this book, and I‘m not sure if it‘s the writing, the translation or me. I‘ve a strong feeling that it‘s me. I put this book on hold 2 weeks ago, in the hope that I would want to know what happened with Sunja and start reading again, but that didn‘t happen. So the book is going back to the library and hopefully I‘ll be in the right mood to read it at an other time.

#womenreadwomen2019

GatheringBooks awww, too bad. 😢 What was it that made you abandon it? Thank you for joining though. 2w
AnneCecilie @GatheringBooks it‘s hard to explain, but I can usually tell by the 1st p if I‘m reading a new favorite, a book I‘m going to love or an okay read. There‘s something in the writing I guess that just connects with me and draws me in. I gave this book 117 p and I didn‘t care what happens with the characters. It might have been the wrong time for an almost 600p book, that takes its time when I‘ve been going through a period where I‘m extremely tired (edited) 2w
GatheringBooks @AnneCecilie ah, that happens sometimes. it took me a fair bit to get into this one as well. but once i sank my teeth into, everything just flowed. there are unexpected twists in the middle and the end that made me go 😱😱😱 :) Hopefully, the next few books will resonate better with you! 💕🧚🏼‍♀️📚 2w
AnneCecilie @GatheringBooks chunksers usually take their time to develop the plot and when you‘re fighting sleep, that‘s just not a good combination. I hope to pick it up in the future, at a better time, and hopefully I‘ll enjoy it then. It‘s definitely a me-type book. 2w
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abellism
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I enjoyed this read from beginning to end. I learn a lot about the Korean and Japanese cultures, how they‘re together but separated. You‘re introduced to Sunja and her journey from childhood to adulthood. You meet the loves of her life.

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Centique
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 7

Would you like to play @swishandflick ? Post a favourite cover every day for 7 days and tag someone in if you can.

merelybookish That is pretty! And so different from US edition! 3w
JennyM Oh wow...that‘s stunning 3w
Cathythoughts ♥️♥️♥️ 3w
Megabooks Love it! 3w
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shellleigh33
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 4
Tagging @ruskigurl16 if you haven‘t already been tagged to play - post a pretty cover every day for 7 days, no explanation required

AutumnRLS Haven't seen this cover before. Pretty. I've heard really good things. 3w
shellleigh33 Thank you @AutumnRLS I haven‘t read it yet either but I have heard great things also. I need to move it up on my TBR list. 3w
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Laughterhp
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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I‘ve been in the mood for Historical fiction lately (I go through bouts of genre moods) - really hoping to like this book!

#fridaynightreads #fridaynight #dogsoflitsy #womenreadwomen2019

QuietlyLaura Pupper sure looks comfortable! ☺️🐶 3w
Laughterhp @QuietlyLaura This is his favorite blanket! 😂 3w
Leftcoastzen Cute pup! I really enjoyed this book. 3w
marleed Oh I loved this. And hey, might I suggest YouTube for a virtual tour of a pachinko parlor. 3w
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Night_Reader
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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4.5/5 🌟
Really, really enjoyed this book and learnt lots from it. I wanted to give it 5 stars but couldn't because the second half of the book (some parts) felt rushed and impersonal. Regardless, I know I will always think fondly of Sunja and her family.

Cinfhen EXACTLY!!!!! 4w
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Librarybelle
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#SitDown and devote some time to reading this moving novel. It is so beautifully written. #RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Hearing very good things about this on the bookternet. 4w
marleed I loved this! I also went to YouTube for some virtual tours of pachinko parlors! 4w
Amiable One of my favorite reads last year 4w
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Laughterhp I just got this from the library and am a little hesitant to jump in! 4w
Librarybelle @Laughterhp It‘s so good! But, you may want to make sure you have a good bit of time dedicated to reading...it will suck you into the story. Or, at least it did with me. 3w
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Hooked_on_books
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 5

How about you, @Riveted_Reader_Melissa , care to join? 7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

(I know I‘m not supposed to say anything, but when I had this book, my husband, who largely ignores my books, picked it up and ran his hand over it since it really looks like it should have texture.)

Cinfhen Hahaha!!! I may have done the same thing. I love both editions of these covers❤️ 1mo
vivastory I love that story! This cover has always stuck with me. 1mo
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Night_Reader
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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"... a woman‘s life is endless work and suffering. There is suffering and then more suffering. It‘s better to expect it, you know. You‘re becoming a woman now, so you should be told this."

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squirrelbrain
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#7days7covers Day 2

#covercrush

I tag @sprainedbrain if you‘d like to play along - just post your favourite covers, 1 a day for 7 days and tag another Litten each time.... No explanations needed, just pretty pictures!

gradcat Love that cover!! ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
robinb Gorgeous! 1mo
youneverarrived It‘s lovely! 1mo
Cinfhen Love this one!,, 1mo
Lcsmcat That‘s a cover for this book that I haven‘t seen before. 1mo
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AnneCecilie
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Next up is this month‘s book for #WomenReadingWomen2019 @GatheringBooks

Ms_T A brilliant book 👍🏻 1mo
Freespirit Loved this book❤️ 1mo
GatheringBooks very nice! hope you enjoy it! 1mo
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Brozen @Ms_T 👍🏻 1mo
DivineDiana I recently finished this. A book that stays with you. 1mo
AnneCecilie @DivineDiana I‘m having some problems connecting with this at the moment so I‘m putting it on hold for a couple of days. Bigger books generally takes longer to get the story going and at the moment I‘m not ready for that. 1mo
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LitsyHappenings
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Repost for @GatheringBooks :
#WomenReadWomen2019 Read Along Chat September schedule for Pachinko. It is an epic read that I cannot wait to discuss with you all. Intergenerational love story that has all the feels and twists and tragedy of a Koreanovela.

GatheringBooks thank you sooo much! 1mo
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GatheringBooks
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#WomenReadWomen2019 Read Along Chat September schedule for Pachinko. It is an epic read that I cannot wait to discuss with you all. Intergenerational love story that has all the feels and twists and tragedy of a Koreanovela.

catebutler Looking forward to this! 1mo
Amor4Libros Already read this and it is excellent!! 1mo
Laughterhp Requested this from the library! Waiting for my hold to come in! 1mo
DivineDiana Just finished! 1mo
marleed Just finished, as well. Well worth the read! 1mo
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marleed
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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I was captivated by the history, four generations, the path from Korea to Japan, and what it means to be ethnic Korean in Japan. ...And, I‘ve now taken several virtual YouTube tours of pachinko parlors - I had no idea! ...This was nearly a 5* read for me, but a shiny tip dulled as new generations came to maturity and the stories of aging characters faded before I was ready to let them go.

Scochrane26 I‘ve been told several times that I should read this. 1mo
Leftcoastzen I really liked it too!Nice review! 1mo
DivineDiana Just finished this! Enthralled! Now, off to YouTube Pachinko parlors! 😉 1mo
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marleed @Scochrane26 oh do read it. Even if you are not enthralled with the fictitious family, the history alone makes it worth the read! 1mo
marleed @Leftcoastzen @DivineDiana I just thought this was historical fiction done right. I will remember this always. Enjoy the virtual pachinko parlors! 1mo
BooknerdsLife Love your review! I did enjoy the historical background of this story ...somehow I got distracted by other books during the middle of it 😆 , guess I really need to finish it! 1mo
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Avidreader25
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Spanning more than a century, the novel follows a Korean woman living in Japan. Sunja is a fascinating character, full of strength and pride. I loved the first half of the book, but my interest waned as the focus shifted from Sunja. The final quarter of the book didn‘t work as well for me. I felt like the tone shifted and it was a completely different novel. I still loved it, but could have cut the final section.

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DivineDiana
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On the way to NYC with my latest Book Club read!

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Samplergal
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Beautiful, rich writing. A multi generational novel with themes of family and loss. Loved it. #SummersEndReadathon I am around 40 hours in. Book Five.

Freespirit Loved this book too❤️ 2mo
Clwojick what a stunning pic! 2mo
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ChristinasBookChronicles
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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This book takes us on a journey alongside a Sunja and her family, over 4 generations. It's the story of a Korean family as they travel to and expand their family in Japan throughout the 1900s, thru wars, poverty, and discrimination. I enjoyed how developed the characters are. They are complex and we see the humanity of what it's like to live poor as an outsider with limited opportunities. This book felt real. I definitely recommend it!

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derr.liz
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"There could only be a few winners and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones. How could you get angry at the ones who wanted to be in the game?"

#travelread

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Mdonald
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ChristinasBookChronicles
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Rainy day reading. I'm about half way thru #Pachinko It follows the lives of this poor immigrant family over four generations, starting in the early 1900s. I still have a couple generations to meet 🙃 Have you read it yet? What'd you think?

TrishB I loved it 👍🏻 2mo
ChristinasBookChronicles @TrishB I'm glad! I am really enjoying the story as well, however I've been struggling to stay focused on reading. I was hoping a rainy day would allow me to sit still and read, but I'm extremely susceptible to the gray-day-sleepiness 🤷🏻‍♀️📚 #booklifeproblems 2mo
TrishB I think we all get that! 2mo
ChristinasBookChronicles @TrishB I swear I recently wasn't!? 🤷🏻‍♀️ Maybe I'm only fooling myself lol 2mo
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umbrellagirl
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Adios DEN! Crab cakes @ CLT and then home. It‘s been a long week.

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jennkaa
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Couldn't stop reading. Thought provoking. Heartbreaking, yet hopeful.

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ChristinasBookChronicles
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Did you know that today is National Book Lovers Day?! I can't think of anything more appropriate than this being the holiday that falls on my birthday every year. To top it off, my husband got me this awesome bookmark / page holder and took me to The Library, a local restaurant, to celebrate! I only reread this page twice before giving up on reading today though. Instead, I came home with 3 new books...

Daisey Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate. Happy Birthday! 2mo
ChristinasBookChronicles Seriously! He did a great job and it's the best holiday ;) 2mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Happy birthday!! 2mo
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hgrimes
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Ladies, if you want a purse that is ALL the things: durable, functional, compact, AND inexpensive, I figured out the trick - you have to google “man purse”. I ordered this thing from Amazon and it has 6 pockets plus 4 pouches, including one pocket in the back that makes an ideal book pocket! Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072PVTHR9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_sHztDbERA1818

Eyelit Thanks for the link! Is that the small or large bag? 2mo
hgrimes @Eyelit I went with the large one! 2mo
LibrarianRyan yeah that looks like something my guy carries.
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Eyelit Good to know! Thanks again 😄 2mo
hgrimes @LibrarianRyan Men get all the good stuff! It‘s not particularly “sexy” but I typically only need something formal enough to bring to work and this does the job! 2mo
LibrarianRyan @hgrimes My guy changes bags way more often than I do. And he has bags to go inside of bags. I last changed by handbag a few months ago because he bought me a cool dinosaur one, but before that i don't think i changed by handbag for 2 years. He changes if not weekly, then monthly. He has a ton so that helps, but sheesh. 2mo
hgrimes @LibrarianRyan Me too, I‘m so fussy about bags that the bottom of the bag basically needs to tear out before I‘m willing to consider a new one!I‘ve been looking for a while and finally got desperate and scoured Amazon. My husband on the other hand is uncool carny trash and has about a dozen fanny packs. 😂 2mo
LibrarianRyan @hgrimes I used to change my work bags frequently, but then Josh got me a storm trooper backpack which I have carried for almost 3 years, but its just so big. As for my purse, the smaller the better. I prefer a writstlet but my aunt bought this mini structured Michel Kors that she hated. I love it. But I need to get the handles fixed. My wallet however, I have had for 10 years. replacement time is coming but I can not find any i like. 2mo
hgrimes @LibrarianRyan Now I feel like a need a storm trooper backpack! 2mo
Zelma Ooh, you may have just changed my life. I hate purses and am a tote bag kind of gal. But I want pockets and more organization than a tote. 2mo
hgrimes @Zelma Why must totes with pockets be such a foreign concept? My bag this is replacing was tote-style with just one small zipper pouch. It required frustrating amounts of digging to find anything! I‘ve been on the hunt for a while for something more functional and have stumbled on a few I liked but they didn‘t pass the “Will it fit a book??” test. 2mo
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hgrimes
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I loved this novel! An epic chronicle of 3 generations of a Korean family living in Japan. It‘s fiction, but I learned sooo much about Korean and Japanese culture and history through it and how drastically it changed (and not changed) over the course of less than a century. The level of research and detail is astonishing. It‘s fiction, but so real at the same time. If culture and the humanities fascinate you, this is must read.

Smrloomis I could not agree more! Good review 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2mo
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ReadingSusan
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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I loved this family saga. This was one I had put off reading because it wouldn‘t live up to the raves. It did. Terrific audiobook.

hgrimes I‘m reading this one right now. I didn‘t know what to expect but it‘s outstanding, emotional, and hard to put down! 2mo
Scochrane26 I‘ve heard this is really good. It‘s on my tbr. 2mo
Readerann Loved this. 2mo
Livelovebark One of my favs! 2mo
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hgrimes
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“Trying to save money while paying medical bills was like pouring oil into a broken jar.”

Sounds oddly like America in the year 2019 to me.

Smrloomis Yup 😔 1mo
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Niso
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“Living every day in the presence of those who refuse to acknowledge your humanity takes great courage”

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a marvellous historical family saga and the best book I have read so far on the experience of immigrants/refugees.

#historicalfiction #Japan #Korea #quote #favourites #refugees #immigration

Leftcoastzen I loved this book (edited) 2mo
FeministBookClub This was our July book of the month. Such a good read. 2mo
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hgrimes
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Not really a what I‘d call a “beach read”, but I beach read it all day and it‘s still so good!

FeministBookClub This was our July book of the month. Our members loved it! 2mo
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hgrimes
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How am I already on book II?? I honestly wasn‘t expecting to like this one and thought it would be another book I give up on after 2 chapters, but boy was I wrong! I haven‘t been so sucked into a book in over a year.

Jeannie I just finished this. Loved it and couldn‘t believe how fast I read it. 3mo
FeministBookClub This was our July book of the month. Our members loved it! 2mo
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hgrimes
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I‘ve been outside reading the beginning chapters of “Pachinko” and the weather keeps doing that thing where it‘s sunny out and raining at the same time.

DivineDiana Any rainbows? 3mo
hgrimes @DivineDiana I‘ve been looking and so far, no signs! 3mo
DivineDiana 🙂 3mo
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Bookwormjillk Same here! So weird. 3mo
Megabooks I love sunshowers! 3mo
hgrimes @Megabooks @bookworkjillk The best part about the rain-sun is the smell and light chill of the rain while still being able to read out in the sun! 3mo
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WordsPersisted
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I've been reading this on the beach and I love it so far. I'm only a quarter of the way through and I'm dying to see what comes next!

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FeministBookClub
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Book #2 of #24in48 and also our July book of the month! We‘re chatting about it in our video call next week so I figure I should probably read it 😂

Readerann I loved this one. 3mo
ChristinasBookChronicles I hope to get this one, at least, started this weekend as well! 3mo
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Come-read-with-me
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A multigenerational saga that follows the unfolding drama of a young girl and her monumental struggle to adulthood. There are times when the book is slow, but if you persist it is well worth the read. The characters are well developed and relationships, as well as their consequences, intricately described. The tale builds to a sad but inevitable conclusion. It‘s worth sticking out to the end.

Addison_Reads Great review 💚 I read this earlier in the year and really enjoyed it. The characters and their relationships were very well developed. 3mo
Come-read-with-me @Addison_Reads I agree. Strong characters make for a great book! 2mo
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haileybean
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I giggled too hard when I opened your package @bullbunny I love the hard work you put in to everything! Every detail. I crochet too, so I know how much hard work you put in to that bikini 💕 I loved every piece! 😍#makerswap

LibrarianRyan That look cool. 3mo
marleed So cute. I love seeing all the packages received on Litsy! 3mo
Freespirit Fantastic. Panchinko is a wonderful book 3mo
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haileybean I‘m really excited to get to it @Freespirit 3mo
bullbunny I am glad it entertained you, I was worried I would offend. As you noticed the strings are adjustable. You're welcome! 3mo
Crazeedi That's totally cool!!❤❤ 3mo
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executivespooky
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Boy howdy, it's been a while. Hi! I was traveling for fun and work for all of June and now I'm buckling down on house hunting before starting grad school next month. So much going on 😵

So excited to finally read this though. Bought it as a gift for someone a while back and read the first chapter before shipping it... I almost kept it 🙈 it's just as good as I remember!

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notreallyelaine
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An epic. This book made me quietly angry about how difficult it is to be a woman and be left alone. Poignant and tragic. You‘ll get lost in it then cry when it‘s over.

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Blerdgal_Fenix
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This book is historical fiction, but it could be based on true story. This book had me from beginning till the end. The story of one woman‘s journey through love, sacrifice, racism, family, traditional values and survival gives you everything you need in a good summer book. #korea #japan #POC #strongfemale #turnofthecentury #war

Cathythoughts It was a very good book 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
Smrloomis I really loved this book (with the exception of one minor character‘s story). 3mo
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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! 4mo
EH2018 @bookwormjillk So glad you like!! I hope you have a great summer! 📚🌅🌞 4mo
rather_be_reading those socks 😍😍 4mo
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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 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4mo
Mariposa_Bookworm Adorable!!! 4mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 4mo
Clwojick I can‘t! 😍😍😍 Your pup is so freaking cute ♥️ 4mo
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Heideschrampf
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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😃 4mo
mabell Did the succulents help? They‘re certainly cute! 4mo
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akfreeborn
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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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.