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Earthlings
Earthlings | Sayaka Murata
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As a child, Natsuki doesn't fit into her family. Her parents favor her sister, and her best friend is a plush toy hedgehog named Piyyut who has explained to her that he has come from the planet Popinpobopia on a special quest to help her save the Earth. Each summer, Natsuki counts down the days until her family drives into the mountains of Nagano to visit her grandparents in their wooden house in the forest, a place that couldn't be more different from her grey commuter town. One summer, her cousin Yuu confides to Natsuki that he is an extraterrestrial and that every night he searches the sky for the spaceship that might take him back to his home planet. Natsuki wonders if she might be an alien too. Back in her city home, Natsuki is scolded or ignored and even preyed upon by a young teacher at her cram school. As she grows up in a hostile, violent world, she consoles herself with memories of her time with Yuu and discovers a surprisingly potent inner power. Natsuki seems forced to fit into a society she deems a "baby factory" but even as a married woman she wonders if there is more to this world than the mundane reality everyone else seems to accept. The answers are out there, and Natsuki has the power to find them. Dreamlike, sometimes shocking, and always strange and wonderful, Earthlings asks what it means to be happy in a stifling world, and cements Sayaka Murata's status as a master chronicler of the outsider experience and our own uncanny universe.
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Nikki_E
Earthlings | Sayaka Murata
Panpan

Well, I did finish listening to this but unfortunately I hated it. I understood what the author was trying to do but it did not work for me.

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Nikki_E
Earthlings | Sayaka Murata

This is making me really uncomfortable. Not sure if I will finish.

Reggie It gets pretty crazy. 2w
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CorgiBooks
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Mehso-so

I think unforgettable is probably one of the best descriptions of this book. I'm not sure I get how it's humorous, but it's definitely one I'm going to be thinking about for a while

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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This started out really strong, possibly better than Convenience Store Woman. Then it went from dark to absolutely bat shit crazy. Still calling it a pick.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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rachelsbrittain
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Mehso-so

I came into this off of Convenience Store Woman and boy oh boy is this different. It does follow a similarly offbeat protagonist who defies societal norms but the similarities end there. Natsuki is an abused child who believes she's an alien from the planet Popinpobopia and longs to be brainwashed into fitting in as an Earthling. Trigger warnings for everything under the sun but specifically sexual qssualt, incest, child abuse, and cannabilism.

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rachelsbrittain
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Definitely did not know what I was getting into with this one! I read Convenience Store Woman and loved it, which sounds like it is the same way quite a few people come into this one only to find themselves surprised 😅 Definitely planning to get going because I'm intrigued so far but whew does this deal with some intense (and dark) topics.

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Foragingfantasy
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Pickpick

Holy Shit. I should have read a few reviews first, but I went into it blind having loved The Convenience Store book… 🤣🤦‍♀️ what did I just read??? As everyone else has said- ALL THE TRIGGERS. What a bizarre book. I guess it‘s a pick, but I wouldn‘t read it again.

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TheNeverendingTBR
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Mehso-so

The most bizarre novel I've ever read that just gets even more outrageous as you get further into it.

It's well written though but it just got too weird for me towards the end.

It covers a range of disturbing themes including sexual abuse, incest, murder and cannibalism.

Despite the subject matter, there were lighter moments that were nice to read but overall it's a unsettling and heartbreaking read, so beware.

I wouldn't read this again. 😶

EvieBee First of all: wow. Second of all: had no idea she‘d written another book! 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Ha, I've chickened out of reading this one so far! I've seen some of the extreme horror you read pop up on GR so if it was too much for you, I predict it will disturb sensitive me 😵😅 2mo
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TheNeverendingTBR @RaeLovesToRead I don't know why I read those, i guess curiosity gets the better of me. I need to stop because they're mostly so bad!!! 😂 🙈 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Hahaha. My general rule is that if the cover makes me want to throw up, it's generally a no from me 🤣🤣 This one on the other hand is deceptively adorable... it's a good job I read the WATCH OUT CANNIBAL INCEST reviews, lol 2mo
TheNeverendingTBR @RaeLovesToRead Yes, the cover on this one is what reeled me in! 😂 2mo
Twainy I liked it for its weirdness. I doubt I‘ve read another book like it. Oddly Cage of Souls was a little odd too … hmmm 🧐 2mo
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Twainy
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Pickpick

🎧 Uhhhh what did I just read and why did I like it?

I don‘t know but the ending is insane.

TW: child abuse (verbal, sexual), incest, canabalism, a magical hedgehog … well what more can I say that would scare you away after that … Read at your own risk.

A translated work. Disturbing to say the least. Well written & narrated.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/3

Trashcanman 🤗 3mo
Reggie I liked this book but it majorly bummed me out. 3mo
Twainy @Trashcanman Hi George! How are you doing? 3mo
Twainy @Reggie I know!! I had a difficult time saying I “liked” it … 3mo
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Bubblebelle
Earthlings | Sayaka Murata
Pickpick

I loved Convenience Store Woman- this takes all the same themes and digs deeper and darker into them. If you've ever felt like you don't belong this might be for you. Warning- it does cover the topic of sexual abuse.

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Nerdfins
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So I just finished this author‘s other book, Convenience Store Woman, last night, and I liked it so much I borrowed her other book from the NYPL. #food

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kellock
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Next up . . . I've read another by this author. I've heard this is weird. I'm hoping not too weird 😕

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Exbrarian
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Pickpick

I loved Convenience Store Woman, so I knew I would get here eventually. Why didn't anyone warn me?!

TW: uh, if it's taboo or triggering, it's in here, I promise. Incest, child abuse, cannibalism to list the big ones.

It's honestly a sweet book that examines societal pressures and bodily autonomy. I was relating pretty well right up until that unexpected ending. Recommended reading for the right audience.

RaeLovesToRead I'll read this in the future when I'm feeling less delicate! 😂 8mo
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broughtyoubooks
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Super mixed feelings. CSA warning. A really interesting story moving through a woman's childhood to adulthood that just becomes more absurd but...makes sense?

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AFrostCauseReads
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Pickpick

This book starts innocently with an imaginative child, moves into an intriguing coping mechanism for difficult topics (molestation/abuse) and ends (without giving anything away) wildly outlandish, but in a logical way. And with about the same speed and horrific entertainment as a car crash

I severely (yes, severely) enjoyed it, and that makes me worry for myself. This author is a master of the unreliable narrator and mixing charm with the bizarre

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Kaarin
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Panpan

I honestly don‘t know what to do with this. The writing is beautiful, but the story is horrific. I‘m glad I read it, but I would never recommend it. I think I need a hug?!

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BookishRedhead
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Pickpick

Weird, wonderful and a magical hedgehog.
Be warned there is a tiny bit of incest

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BookishRedhead
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First time in waterstones in months.
Feels good to be back, I've missed them and the workers have missed me too

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GreenGrl87
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Current read. I picked this one up on Libby after finishing with Convenience Store Woman. I‘m really enjoying Murata‘s storytelling style. Can‘t wait for the #ItsLit virtual book chat on the 19th.

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mklong
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Pickpick

Don‘t let the cute cover or my cheerful floral background fool you, this is a dark, dark read. It‘s weird and unsettling and just when you think it can‘t get any weirder or darker, it definitely does. I‘ve never read anything like it and probably don‘t need to again, but because it kept me turning pages no matter how grossed out I was, it‘s a pick.

GreenGrl87 For sure!!! 10mo
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Maude
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Pickpick

Well that got a bit weird👀 This was not a book for everyone, it had some very disturbing (yet intriguing) scenes that won't be easy to forget. That being said I loved the writing style, enjoyed the book and know this story will linger in my thoughts for quite awhile.

Libby1 Yay! I have this out from the library! 11mo
magyklyXdelish This definitely went places I was not expecting. 11mo
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Kregs
Earthlings | Sayaka Murata
Pickpick

Woah. Fascinating and uncomfortable. Worth your time. There‘s a magical hedgehog too.

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ReadingEnvy
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Pickpick

I read the last ten percent of this book with my hands over my eyes - it just gets weirder and weirder. It starts with a 9 year old girl who is berated by her family, assaulted by a teacher, and she seeks comfort with her cousin, believing they are probably both aliens. As an adult she finds a spouse who will commit to an unusual relationship but things come to a head when the families start insisting they comply with social expectations.↘️

ReadingEnvy The author is intentional about subverting expectations for women, in her own life and in her writing.

Translated into English by Ginny Tapley Takemori, I read this because it is on the #tournamentofbooks long but not shortlist, and counts for #januaryinjapan.
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Reggie I felt so bad for the main character and her cousin. 12mo
ReadingEnvy @Reggie I did too, until the bizarre end..I also read that marrying your first cousin in Japan is not that unusual so it wouldn't have been a big deal, except of course their age. 12mo
Reggie I didn‘t know that. Also, I liked how she exposed the hypocrisies of what is “normal.” And I haven‘t read much about the author but I wonder if she has a sister. In both books of hers a sister is an important side character. 12mo
ReadingEnvy @Reggie I haven't noticed a sister mention but she talks a lot about the marriage a baby making assumptions and pressures, which I totally feel in our culture too!. 12mo
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RealLifeReading
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Pickpick

Earthlings is an uncomfortable read, it‘s dark and twisted. It‘s not for everyone. I hesitate to say “read this” because I know some are likely to be put off by many parts. But for me, it was something I couldn‘t stop reading. It‘s way out of the box but this past year has been anything but ordinary. Maybe I just needed something bizarre to kick off my 2021 reading. Whatever the reason, Earthlings is a book I‘m definitely not going to forget.

Reggie She definitely has that outsider thing going. But also, what‘s great is through her outsider character you get to see the different hypocrisies of what we consider normal. I was very saddened by this book by how they treat the main character and her cousin but overall still liked the book. Great review! 12mo
RealLifeReading @Reggie 😊 thank you! 12mo
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phyhill
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Things just got really weird. 😳

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Reggie
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Pickpick

I found the first half of this book to be extremely sad as we follow Natsuki an 11yo girl who is subjected to different kinds of abuse. So much so that her reality fractures and Popinpopobia the alien planet she believes she is from gets created so she can deal with her trauma. We jump to her adulthood later in the book where Murata could reconcile Natsuki‘s coping mechanism with reality but instead goes into high gear. Pick!

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8little_paws
Earthlings | Sayaka Murata
Mehso-so

Take a look at the review by @merelybookish she captures my feelings perfectly. The author does do a lot of things really really well here but you have got to get through the creepy, disturbing layers first and ultimately this was just too weird for me.

8little_paws @TheAromaofBooks #bookspin December book! And I'm already 2 in one column.... should probably go for that bingo! 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great progress!! 13mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Pickpick

Whoa! Ewww! 😨 This is unlike anything I‘ve read. The protagonist, like the one in Convenience Store Woman, finds herself at the edge of society, pressured to comply with society‘s expectations. Raising similar themes like the CSW, but way darker, Murata has presented a mockery of society in this wild, gruesome tale that is shocking in its final pages. I can see how this is not everyone‘s cup of tea. I don‘t want to give anything away but know ⬇️

erzascarletbookgasm ... that there are LOTS of trigger, and be prepared for a bizarre, distressing-but-unable-to-look-away ride.
Trigger warning hidden in the next comment but it‘ll be spoilers. @Reggie I think you may ‘like‘ this.
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erzascarletbookgasm TW: familial abuse, child sexual abuse, stabbing and mutilation scenes, cannibalism.
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LeahBergen I‘m intrigued. 😆 14mo
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TrishB @LeahBergen me too! 14mo
batsy Thanks for the warning! I peeked into the spoiler to be better prepared. I love her style and the way she thinks, so like @LeahBergen I'm intrigued! 14mo
erzascarletbookgasm @LeahBergen @TrishB @batsy Hehehe, don‘t be fooled by the cute cover, but don‘t worry, no animal abuse. 14mo
Cinfhen Fabulous review 14mo
erzascarletbookgasm Almost forgot to tag @TheSpineView for first book ✅ for #ReadYourWay 14mo
TheSpineView 🎄👍🤩📚 14mo
Reggie Thank you for the rec. This one‘s been on my radar because I really liked CSW. I‘ll be checking it out. 14mo
BarbaraBB Fab review. I‘m intrigued too and stacking! 13mo
Reggie Maybe it‘s all the horror I‘ve read but the end of this didn‘t phase me as much as the children in danger and suffering abuse in the first half of this book did. Thanks for the rec and I did enjoy it. It still made me mad like her first one. Like the in-laws saying yeah be intimate then it‘s okay to fool around. And nobody believing her about the teacher. And the sister who I was hoping would get eaten. The cannibalism was the least of my 13mo
Reggie Worries in here. Lol 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm @reggie I agree! The first half of the book is so sad and frustrating because nobody believes about the pervert teacher. And the abuses she faces at home... The cannibalism part was unexpected for me. I didn‘t care about the sister too but I pitied the old couple who got killed. 13mo
GreenGrl87 @Reggie why was I also hoping it was the sister? 10mo
Reggie @GreenGrl87 Lol, cause she was so horrible to the main character. 10mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#ReadYourWay
Starting the month and this low-key readathon with the tagged book. Don‘t be deceived by the light tone and ‘absurd fantasy‘ of the narrator. It‘s dark!

My plan is to complete 3 challenges 🤞- Booked2020, MandMChallenge2020, Jennyis30. Also will read a book or two for AuthorAMonth.

TheSpineView Good luck!🤩🎄🎁❄ 14mo
batsy Ooh look forward to your thoughts on this! 14mo
Cathythoughts This sounds good ... 14mo
Reggie Good luck!! 14mo
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shadowspeak17
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Brutal, bizarre, and brilliant. This book was great. Uncomfortable, but great. I really liked it and would recommend it. But if you‘re sensitive to this sort of thing just know going in that there really are trigger warnings for like... everything. I thought the reviews I read that said that were exaggerating, but they were not. 😅

#catsoflitsy #Ember

erzascarletbookgasm I‘m reading this and it‘s good! 14mo
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shadowspeak17
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1. A House is a Body by Shruti Swamy and What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez
2. Earthlings by Sayaka Murata
3. Nope
#weekendreads

rachelsbrittain Earthlings is on my tbr! 14mo
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LTOC
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Pickpick

Heartbreaking, funny, terrifying, nauseating, and sweet

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BookishTrish
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Pickpick

Make no mistake about it - this is a horror novel and a very good one at that. It is dark AF and very well written - particularly the tone and Natsuki‘s voice.

merelybookish I just finished this yesterday with very mixed feelings. Or maybe not mixed. I feel like it's a good novel but I didn't like it. Probably because I don't like horror. 14mo
BookishTrish @merelybookish That tracks 14mo
BookishTrish I think it‘s being marketed as something other than what it is. 14mo
BookishTrish I get Matt Haig vibes from the cover... 14mo
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merelybookish
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Mehso-so

This is the kind of book I can appreciate on so many levels: its critique of society (deemed the The Factory), its nuanced treatment of child abuse, its resourceful main character who manages to survive, its creativity in exploring ideas of humanity, morality, and freedom. BUT it is not a book I enjoyed. It was disturbing and driven by concept that it sees through to a rather horrific end. So yeah, a well-written book that wasn't really for me.

merelybookish But a good wrap-up to day 2 of #feastmode. 14mo
vivastory I've heard mixed things about this one, but I am intrigued. I will probably read Convenience Store Woman first though 14mo
merelybookish @vivastory I had not read Convenience Store Woman although have heard good things! Although this book is rooted in reality, the character's belief system is so out-there that it's like she's living in her own sci-fi novel. And things just get really weird. 14mo
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sarahbarnes Great review - I‘m intrigued by this one. 14mo
merelybookish @sarahbarnes We recently watched Stand By Me with the kids. Susie said "It's a good movie but I didn't like it." That's kind of how I feel about this book. ? 14mo
8little_paws 110% agreed 14mo
merelybookish @8little_paws Glad to hear I'm not alone! I'm not much of a horror fan, so probably not the right audience to begin with. Although I'm not sure it's being marketed as such. 14mo
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BookishTrish
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So far.... all the trigger warnings! (Don‘t let the hedgehog fool you.)

Nebklvr Pretty kitty 14mo
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merelybookish
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Managed to make three pies this morning. My husband made chicken stew. It was a low-key Thanksgiving meal. Listened to some of the tagged book while I baked.
Hope everyone had an okay day! #feastmode @Hestapleton

LeahBergen Pecan, blueberry, pumpkin? Yum!! 14mo
Hestapleton That looks delish! 14mo
LiteraryinLawrence Those look incredible! 14mo
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Centique Top notch pie skills there. 😍 I have never had pumpkin pie - one day! (Or pecan come to think of it!) (edited) 14mo
Leftcoastzen Wow! They look great 14mo
Liz_M I love baking cookies, but have never had the courage to try my hand at pie. They look amazing! 14mo
merelybookish @LeahBergen @Hestapleton @LiteraryinLititz @Leftcoastzen Thanks everyone! They turned out pretty well! 14mo
merelybookish @Centique Pecan is my favorite! But you should try both someday. Do they sell canned pumpkin in NZ? 14mo
merelybookish @Liz_M It's actually not that hard if you buy the pre-made pie shells. (As I do!) The fillings are pretty simple. I think you can handle it! 😀 14mo
Centique @merelybookish I looked it up and there is some available! Maybe I will try to make it. My family are more interested in the pecan pie though - can‘t get their heads around pumpkin in a dessert 😂 14mo
merelybookish @Centique How do you normally eat pumpkin? Roasted like squash? Pecan pie is superior imo! If you were only to try one, I'd go with it. 😉 14mo
Centique @merelybookish yes either as soup or roasted with salt and pepper. Pumpkin soup is the best - I have a great recipe for a middle eastern flavoured one with lots of ground coriander and cumin. Now I‘m hungry talking about food! 😂😂 Also I had to google what is squash 😂😂 14mo
merelybookish @Centique haha! It's easy to forget that food is different around the world! We all seem so globalized. And I just ate a piece of pecan pie for lunch and it was delish! 😆 14mo
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merelybookish
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My plans for day 1 of #feastmode: finish Tun-Huang for #nyrbbookclub and listen to Earthlings from #tob long list.
"Fortunately" today includes a trip to the dentist for kiddo #2, so I'll get some reading in while I wait.
@Hestapleton #feastmode

vivastory Looking forward to your thoughts on both of these! I've read 7 of the books on the #tob long list my current read (Leave the World Behind) will make #8. It's a great list. A lot of books I was planning on getting to over the next month or so are on there. 14mo
BarbaraBB I am so happy with the #ToB longlist! I‘ve surprised myself and have read 12 so far. Looking forward to your thoughts on this one. @vivastory what did you think of Leave the World Behind? I loved the set-up but felt let down by the second half. 14mo
merelybookish @vivastory @BarbaraBB It is a great list. Really eclectic and international! I've only read 5 on it. I've struggled to read a lot of contemporary fiction this year. 14mo
BarbaraBB @merelybookish I felt especially drawn to contemporary fiction this year. I can‘t put my finger on why that is. Corona plays a lot of tricks on us. 14mo
merelybookish @BarbaraBB It's been the opposite for me. I've.found it easier to read pre-1950 titles. I've also done a lot of rereading. COVID has definitely played tricks with my reading brain. 14mo
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phyhill
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My favorite season is publishing season. These are the books I'm most excited about right now, but I've barely gotten started on them. Can't wait to dive in!

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Bertha_Mason
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"Ever since my niece was produced, Mom had started speaking in a gooey sort of drawl."

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Bertha_Mason
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"My town is a factory for the production of human babies."

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Flingogal
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So Theo (L) and George (R) were super excited to find a book written about a magical talking hedgehog toy Piyyut.
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It's intense, and if you need a support group for that ending.... I'm here!!
#earthlings #SayakaMurata #translatedfiction #GinnyTapleyTakemori

Flingogal However, wow! Don't be confused by the cute cover, this is a deep story with real issues (abuse, domestic violence, murder, incest, cannibalism... Do I go on??)
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A deeply moving, disturbing fiction work that will make you question everything.
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag Did you read because of the 🦔? 1y
Flingogal @thegirlwiththelibrarybag no, I read because I enjoyed convenience store woman which was a previous book by the same author, but possibly the hedgehog made me notice the cover 🤣 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Flingogal, I haven‘t read either but it‘s on the tbr (edited) 1y
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Emilymdxn
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This is one of the strangest books I‘ve ever read, I always loved it but I rarely had a handle on everything that was going on. Sayaka Murata is the master of writing about outsiders and people who don‘t understand the world they‘re trapped in, and I loved this even more than Convenience Store Woman.

#scarathlon2020 #teamharkness @StayCurious +16 pts

erzascarletbookgasm Ooooh high praise! I liked CSW, look forward to this book! 1y
fleeting Oh! She has a new one! Glad I saw it in your post :) 1y
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shadowspeak17
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Congratulations on the 200k litfluence, @Texreader ! 🎉🎊
Thanks for the #giveaway!

At the moment I‘m “dying” to read Earthlings by Sayaka Murata. I‘ve been looking forward to this book‘s release for months, and then I just recently read Murata‘s book Convenience Store Woman and loved it, so now I‘m even more excited to read this one. 😄

#KarensGiveaway

Texreader Thank you for entering!! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm I look forward to read the book too. 😊 1y
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AStoriedSoul
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I wanted to show some love for a stack of my favorite reads from the last several months from one of my favorite areas of literature—Japanese fiction. I really wish more people read these works. Have you read any of these? What did you think?

#ReadBeyondYourBorders #booklover #booknerd #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookaddiction #bookgeek #bookdragon #readmore #readinglife #bookhaul #bibliophile #bookish #bookishlife #japanesefiction #japaneselit

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Lexica10
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Plenty of people look squarely at things they don‘t want to see and live with them.

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xicanti
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You can add EARTHLINGS to the list of horror marketed as litfic. It‘s a painful, oppressive read about traumatized children who become troubled adults, and it‘s deeply critical of Japanese conceptions of gender and sexuality, with an emphasis on how people react to sexual assault. It‘s not a book you LIKE, or come away from feeling uplifted, but it‘s very much worth your time if you can stomach it.

TW for everything, though. Seriously.

Megabooks I bailed. I had an ARC and couldn‘t finish it. 1y
xicanti @Megabooks its weirdness and brutality definitely aren‘t did everyone. 1y
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xicanti
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I found some cool stuff during today‘s #audiocleaning session, including a Darth Vader box and two styrofoam thingies shaped like his TIE fighter.

The fun discoveries helped cushion the blow from this brutal book. Murata does NOT pull her punches. TW for basically everything, but especially emotional abuse and child sex abuse.