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Cloud Cuckoo Land
Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of perhaps the most bestselling and beloved literary fiction of our time comes a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring novel about children on the cusp of adulthood in a broken world, who find resilience, hope, and story. The heroes of Cloud Cuckoo Land are children trying to figure out the world around them, and to survive. In the besieged city of Constantinople in 1453, in a public library in Lakeport, Idaho, today, and on a spaceship bound for a distant exoplanet decades from now, an ancient text provides solace and the most profound human connection to characters in peril. They all learn the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to the paradise of Cloud Cuckoo Land, a better world. Twelve-year-old Anna lives in a convent where women toil all day embroidering the robes of priests. She learns to read from an old Greek tutor she encounters on her errands in the city. In an abandoned priory, she finds a stash of old books. One is Aethon's story, which she reads to her sister as the walls of Constantinople are bombarded by armies of Saracens. Anna escapes, carrying only a small sack with bread, salt fish--and the book. Outside the city walls, Anna meets Omeir, a village boy who was conscripted, along with his beloved pair of oxen, to fight in the Sultan's conquest. His oxen have died; he has deserted. In Lakeport, Idaho, in 2020, Seymour, a young activist bent on saving the earth, sits in the public library with two homemade bombs in pressure cookers--another siege. Upstairs, eighty-five-year-old Zeno, a former prisoner-of-war, and an amateur translator, rehearses five children in a play adaptation of Aethon's adventures. Konstance, encased on a spaceship decades from now, has never lived on our beloved Earth. Alone in a vault with sacks of Nourish powder and access to "all the information in the world," she knows Aethon's storythrough her father. Like Marie-Laure and Werner in All the Light We Cannot See, Konstance, Anna, Omeir, Seymour, the young Zeno, the children in the library are dreamers and misfits on the cusp of adulthood in a world the grown-ups have broken. They through their own resilience and resourcefulness, and through story. Dedicated to "the librarians then, now, and in the years to come," Anthony Doerr's Cloud Cuckoo Land is about the power of story and the astonishing survival of the physical book when for thousands of years they were so rare and so feared, dying, as one character says, "in fires or floods or in the mouths of worms or at the whims of tyrants." It is a hauntingly beautiful and redemptive novel about stewardship--of the book, of the Earth, of the human heart.
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ItsAnotherJen
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Nope. Did not enjoy this one. I've been looking forward to getting my hands on it for a while now. It has a 4.29 star rating on Goodreads..and so many 5 star reviews I just knew I would love it.
Did not happen. I had to get through over 3/4 of this book before I didn't have to force myself to read it. At 80% I finally got interested in what was happening. By the end I was mostly just glad it was over. I did like the ending, so that's good.

Texreader Oh dear. It‘s on my tbr list but I keep reading reviews similar to yours. I was not a big fan of All the Light we Cannot See, it was just ok to me. So now I‘m really wondering whether I want to invest in this book. 5d
ItsAnotherJen @Texreader If I had to do it over again, I would not of taken this journey. 😅 It is over 650 pages, multiple points of view, jumps around in time, and is generally pretty boring until the end. I thought it was going to be a beautiful life enhancing read. It was not that for me. 5d
Texreader @ItsAnotherJen Ok I think you‘ve saved me. I don‘t think I could take 650 pages of boring. Thank you for your honest review!! 5d
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jimfields3
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If you enjoyed All The Light You Cannot See, you will priestly enjoy this one the same. (Between the two I‘d probably choose the former.) Though very different in content he writes with a consistent style. I didn‘t love this book, but I finished it. I guess I don‘t have award-winning taste.

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I could see where the author was going with this motif, and I enjoy the way he phrased it.

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ErraticElle
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Slow burn hist. fiction with multi-POVs & time periods. The stories weave together around a story within the story. Can be occasionally confusing, as the time periods & POVs do switch from chapter to chapter, but the writing is beautiful & atmospheric. The writing evoked a lot of strong emotions & I felt very connected to the characters. Perfect for readers who love a blend of historical & literary fiction. A long read, but worth the investment.

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“The things that look fixed in the world, child - mountains, wealth, empires - their permanence is only an illusion. We believe they will last, but that is only because of the brevity of our own lives.”

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#CurrentlyReading #CloudCuckooLand #Books #AnthonyDoerr #FiveStars #Fiction #Bookstagram #GradyHendrix

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Cathyloves2read
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This book has a lot going on. Maybe too much? The story really is a work of art that only an ingenious mind could have dreamed up. The story jumped around a lot, from time period to time period. This made it hard to follow at times, but the book really was imaginative and excellent. I didn‘t like this book as much as All The Light We Cannot See, but it is definitely a close second.

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Caitlin89
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As I dry the tears from my face, I know I'll be recommending this book to everyone.

A love song to story, to hope, to life and all life means — including death.

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jimfields3
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I can‘t find anything in Help. Does anyone know?

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rachaich
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Books from this month.
Tagged book is possibly the best of the year, not just the month. Although Mother's Boy is pretty much on equal ground!
Leonard and Hungry Paul was my least favourite.

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Caitlin89
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I have no idea what's going on yet, but I like it. Realized I better read this on the plane... it's technically due back to the library tomorrow. 😬

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Christyco125 So many to choose from. 3w
Caitlin89 @Christyco125 i figure the more i read about writing life stories, the longer i can delay actually writing my life stories. Lol 3w
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Juliev
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Ultimately this was about the power of a story. A story from 400 b.c. and the connection between the lives of Anna and Omeir in 1400, Zeno and Seymour 1970-2020, and Konstance from the future.

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AmandaBlaze
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Day one of #AwesomeApril #Readathon
I have a bad cold, but still read about 50 pages. I'm taking it as a win.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Hope the cold gets better quickly. 1mo
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rachaich
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Ok. That was phenomenal. I have binge read this over the last three days (actually grateful for the terrible weather) and have neglected chores and life because this drew me in so very much
I can't believe he wrote this, it's beautiful and scary and forward and historical and just amazing.
😊😊☺☺

BarbaraBB Wow. What a review! 1mo
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rachaich
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Finally got this from the waiting list at the library!

And oh, it's gooooood 😊😊😍😍😎, so good.

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Ruthiella
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A tribute to libraries and storytelling. Much of this book is so very sad, I found it very hard going at times. Also not a fan of the super short chapters. But a pick on the whole. The narration flits across centuries from 15th century Constantinople to 200 years from now. In between there is much suffering but the story and our human need for storytelling abides.

#Booked2022 Weather in title
My 2nd completed #20in4 book

Cinfhen Wonderful review. This was a sad book but still hopeful as well. 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Thanks. You are right, there is a message of hope as well. 2mo
BarbaraBB I‘m still on the fence about this one. Reviews vary widely 2mo
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB I can see where it won‘t work for some readers. It‘s a soft pick because I didn‘t love the structure, would have preferred longer sections. 2mo
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In which words become magic.

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sarahbarnes
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An epic story. I was swept along by the interwoven story lines and loved the culmination of it all. I haven‘t read his other famed book, but I did love this one.

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Book 71

perfectsinner Loved it 2mo
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AmandaBlaze
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A little of this, a little of that in today's library haul.

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JoJo13
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It took me only 3 pages to know it's a beautifully written book. It took me 13 pages to know it's not a book for me, after 30 pages, I found myself suddenly cannot read.

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Spring Break in Wisconsin requires a fire & a book, and with an Irish ancestry, March always means Guinness for me. I hope to one day visit Ireland and have a proper pint. 🍻

Yuki_Onna Ireland is beautiful and full of wonders, really! 💚 2mo
EvieBee What an inviting fire! In Ireland you also need a chaser to accompany that Guinness lol! 2mo
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Soubhiville
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I‘m not sure audio was the best way to go with this one. There are a lot of characters and quite a few different time lines and stories, and it was tough to grasp at first what was happening. But also, the audio was well done and I enjoyed the different voices.

This is a very complex book. I think my favorite story line was the future one with the space ship. Doerr is a masterful writer, and I‘ll definitely read his future books.

Tamra I started the audio and bailed because I think due to the complexity you mention. 2mo
Hooked_on_books I read this in print and I think you might be right about the audio. I loved the future and present timelines but didn‘t love the past one. It‘s stuck with me more than I expected it to. 2mo
Megabooks The spaceship was my favorite storyline too. 2mo
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Megabooks
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Epic. Just an epic job of weaving the past, present, and future together to tell a timeless story of adventure where loneliness becomes companionship and fear leads to heroism. 5⭐️ a true must-read!

In 1400s Constantinople, a girl discovers reading while a boy waits to invade. In present day Idaho, a Korean War vet works on a translation while a teen worries about climate disaster. In the future, a girl sits in quarantine on a spaceship.

Megabooks @BarbaraBB I have not read All the Light, but this was incredible. My favorite fiction of the year so far…easily. 3mo
Librariana Sounds phenomenal! I picked it up some time back, but am daunted by the magnitude of it (page count-wise) and worried some of the subject matter or language might go over my head. Essentially, I'm afraid that I'll feel dumb 😕 I'm also concerned that it'll be the kind of all-consuming read that'll mean I can't read anything else in tandem. 3mo
Megabooks @Librariana the material was so engaging that it went pretty quickly for me, and I was able to keep my audiobook and group read going too. Don‘t get too caught up in understanding the Greek book right away - took a bit for that to click for me and was the hardest (but also smallest in page count) part. But ⅓ in he really starts to bring it all together and from there it‘s like a tumbleweed gathering more material as it goes downhill. 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
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squirrelbrain It was one of my favourites last year Meg. And I completely agree with your comments to @Librariana - let it wash over you to start with and then it all starts to come together. 💡 @BarbaraBB - I liked All the Light but didn‘t love it like many do - this was sooooo much better. 3mo
Librariana @Megabooks @squirrelbrain Thank you both for your encouraging words ? I'm a fan of beautiful prose and magical stories, so I'll take the advice of not getting too caught up in trying to understand and just let it "wash over me". 3mo
TrishB Looking forward to getting to this sometime soon! 3mo
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @Megabooks If you two both love it so much, I should definitely change my mind. #stacked 3mo
KarenUK I loved this too… one of my favorites from last year 💕 3mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB add @KarenUK to the list of supporters!! 💜👍🏻 3mo
Megabooks @TrishB I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
Megabooks @KarenUK such a fantastic book! 3mo
Cinfhen I agree, it was epic but it didn‘t reach 5 stars for me. I think I got caught up in trying to understand it all more than allowing myself to just float along. Good advice to @Librariana 3mo
Cinfhen Perfect prompt choices 💕 3mo
Cortg One of my favorite reads last year! I loved how the stories all intertwined and the end was fantastic! 💕 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen you had an arc if I remember correctly?? So I got to benefit from having more people‘s reviews and advice to let the beginning just happen, which really helped. And yes! Checked so many prompts! 3mo
Megabooks @Cortg agree! A truly fantastic read! 3mo
Cinfhen That‘s probably true. And I wonder if I would have enjoyed it more on audio!?? 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen idk 🤷🏻‍♀️ when I listened to the audio sample it didn‘t click but a lot of people have lived it. 3mo
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Megabooks
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Some interesting stuff just happened! 🤫

95% sure this is going to rate 5⭐️!!

Addison_Reads I'll admit, I was unsure of this one when I started reading it and had no clue how things would chime together, but once it starts connecting it makes this book something truly marvelous to experience. I would have loved for this one too have been on the #ToB Shortlist. 3mo
Addison_Reads Come together not chime* I'm too lazy to delete the whole comment for my stupid autocorrect. 😂 3mo
Readerann Loved this! 3mo
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BennettBookworm Beyond beyond incredible! 3mo
Megabooks @Addison_Reads agree re: ToB! Would‘ve been a great choice. He does do an amazing job of weaving things together. 3mo
Megabooks @Readerann @BennettBookworm 💯💯💯 agree!! 3mo
Kitta It took a while for me to get into but it was great after that! 3mo
Megabooks @Kitta I was surprised about how engaging it was! I was glued to reading it this weekend! 3mo
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BookBelle84
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I really enjoyed this book, the multiple timelines and characters made for a unique tale. I did struggle slightly with the Constantinople story and just wanted to get to the space one but it all ties together nicely.
#booked2022 ~ a weather term in title
#popsugar #pop22 ~ an onomatopoeia in the title

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Jilly6183
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A beautiful tale about how a good story can inspire us, give us strength and hope, and connect us across culture and time.

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Megabooks
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I had to join the fun! Too many awesome reviews to resist.

CBee Oh, how I loved this book. I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts! 3mo
Megabooks @CBee fantastic! I‘m excited to start tonight! 3mo
Soubhiville I just started it too. It‘s good an hour in (I‘m doing audio). 3mo
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squirrelbrain I loved it too. I listened to audio as well @Soubhiville - it was fab, although took me an hour or so to get into it. 3mo
TrishB Have this ready on the tbr! 3mo
LeahBergen I ended up enjoying it but found the first half a bit of a slog. 3mo
Megabooks @Soubhiville I‘ve started it, and it‘s really drawn me in! 3mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain Right now I‘m doing long books better in print, but the narrators sounded amazing. Love Marin Ireland 3mo
Megabooks @TrishB 🎉🎉 3mo
Megabooks @LeahBergen I‘m about 30 pages in so a bit to soon to really decide, but I‘m loving it so far! 3mo
Cinfhen I enjoyed this book but not sure it was worth all my time. I did print only. It was such a departure from his previous book, which I loved 3mo
BarbaraBB Looking forward to your thoughts. I haven‘t read this one since I did not care much for All the Light 3mo
Kitta I found it a little slow going until about halfway so don‘t give up! 3mo
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brushlo
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wow. such a creative and well written book. couldn‘t put it down…made me a bit sad…wrestles with big concepts without ever being preachy. highly, highly recommended. i am already planning a reread.

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Blackink_WhitePaper
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A brilliant read for me. I love books about book, fantasy, historical fiction and sci-Fi. This book was a surprise package with all these! Brilliant way of story telling. There are different stories in different time zones, locations with diverse characters. All these stories some times cross their path but only at the end whole thing makes sense & stands out as single story. difficult to review this , just awesome 5🌟 #bookspin #almostachunkster

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
BennettBookworm Yes, truly amazing how he blends so many genres into one exquisite book! 3mo
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Kitta
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Finally finished this!

I found the first half really slow but enjoyed the second half and think it was worth it to stick it out! There‘s so many characters that it was hard to introduce them all I guess.

Overall I think it was good, just maybe a little long.

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PaperbackPirate
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I really didn‘t think I could read this chunkster in a week, but it was so good that I did just that and met my #FabulousFebruary #Readathon goal!

Read if you love shifting pov and time frames, books that honor books and librarians, or if you loved All the Light We Cannot See. This will be on my favorites list for 2022!
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Thanks again for hosting @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🥳🥳🥳🍾🥂 3mo
Hazel2019 Ok you‘ve convinced me. I‘m getting a copy 😁 3mo
PaperbackPirate Thanks @Andrew65 ! 🙌📚 3mo
PaperbackPirate I hope you love it as much as I did @Hazel2019 ! 📖💙 3mo
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Simona
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While I admire the authors' sense of telling and the imaginary structure of his books, I don't like his excessively dramatic style, which quickly becomes corny and overwritten. Not bad, but unfortunately, it's not a book for me.
#Booked2022 #WeatherTermInTitle

Cinfhen Awesome review! You managed to articulate what I didn‘t like about this book either. Imaginative and immersive but not for me, either. 3mo
Simona @Cinfhen I hate when the part of the characterisation is drawn to the point where author becomes too manipulative with emotions and trying too hard to draw out the readers‘ empathy 🤷🏻‍♀️ … but on the brighter side - I want to read … and I like when one book leads me to another. 3mo
Cinfhen Ahhhh!! I never realized it was an actual book 🙄 3mo
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ReadingisMyPassion
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This is a tough book to get into, a very challenging read. But I persevered, and I am glad I did. At first, I had no idea where the story was going, nor what the past, present, and future stories had to do with each other. But about three-fourths of the way through the book, I started seeing the interconnectedness of the characters and how the love for one book brought them together.

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LeahBergen
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My current read for my IRL book club. I‘m 70 or so pages in and not feeling exactly swept away by it. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Tamra I recently tried the audio and bailed on it thinking it just wasn‘t the right time. I‘m willing to try again. I‘ll keep an eye out for your review! 3mo
AmyG It took me a bit. 3mo
merelybookish What a pretty teacup! And good luck. (I was the jerk at my last IRL book club who disliked the book.) 3mo
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CarolynM I'm dragging myself through my IRL book group read at the moment too. I keep reminding myself that I'm in a book group to read things I wouldn't necessarily choose ... 3mo
Ruthiella It‘s on my list for this month...crossing my fingers I will like it! 3mo
TrishB Have this on the pile. Hopefully it improves for you 🤞🏻 3mo
LeahBergen @Tamra @AmyG @Ruthiella @TrishB I‘ve pushed on (you know … cuz it‘s for book club 😆) and it‘s picking up a bit. 👍 3mo
LeahBergen @merelybookish We always enjoy the “jerks” in our book club as it generates good discussion… and we all take our turns as the “jerks”. 😆 3mo
LeahBergen @CarolynM I tell myself that ALL the time. My book club drags me kicking and screaming into this century. 🤣 3mo
Cathythoughts I wasn‘t a fan of All The Light ... I hope this one shapes up better. Bookclubs are great for getting us out of our zone ( sometimes it‘s a good result too ) ❤️🤞 3mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen @merelybookish My IRL book clubs have found that if everyone likes the book, it‘s hard to have much of a discussion. 3mo
vivastory @merelybookish If you don't mind me asking, what was the book? 3mo
vivastory I have yet to read anything by Doerr, but I plan on it at some point....hopefully it turns around for you 3mo
merelybookish @vivastory It's about the trauma caused by the Indian Residential Schools. An important story but felt like an Uncle Tom's Cabin version. 3mo
vivastory @merelybookish I remember you talking about that one...it'd be hard to tell a IRL book club you didn't like it. Talking about a book you don't care for to people who do like it can be tough, but I think that there's a respectful way to tell people that you don't care for a book. I think that most people aren't going to be personally offended unless they feel attacked during your criticism of the book, which I'm sure you didn't do. 3mo
kspenmoll Love your tea cup! 3mo
Suet624 I didn‘t love this one as much as others did. 3mo
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PaperbackPirate
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Time for a #FabulousFebruary #readathon update!

☁️ I read 234/623 in 5 hours 52 minutes so far.
🌤 Yesterday was so nice that I read on the porch with the dogs.

🐂 Thanks @Andrew65 !
#DogsOfLitsy

Andrew65 Doing brilliant,y. The weather fir the next week and last weekend is rain, rain, more rain and regular storms and high winds. 😔 3mo
PaperbackPirate That sounds lovely to me @Andrew65 ! We always want what we can‘t have I guess. 😅 3mo
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Kitta
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Having a bit of a hard time with this book, only halfway through and I feel like I‘m forcing myself to read it.

Someone told me it gets better from this point, did any of you feel the same?

Taking a break from reading to knit and watch tv 🧶

LiteraryinLawrence @BennettBookworm just finished this and had some very strong positive feelings about it… 3mo
Kitta @LiteraryinLawrence glad to know people like it! I enjoy it when I‘m reading but getting in the mood to pick it up is hard. I feel like I need read loads at once and can‘t dip in. 3mo
BennettBookworm Yes!! I highly recommend sticking with it!! The pace picks up a lot after the halfway point I felt, and especially the last third, which I know is still a big investment but then it got just so exciting I didn‘t want to put it down. 3mo
Kitta @BennettBookworm Thanks! Okay I‘ll stick with it. I‘m just at halfway now. 🙂 3mo
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PaperbackPirate
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Well the month is almost halfway over, and I already know I‘m not finishing all these books, but I finally took my stack outside for a picture.
☁️ Tagged - currently reading
📒 A Good Girl‘s Guide to Murder & The Last Thing He Told Me are for the Monthly Key Word GXO challenge.
📙 The Outsider & If It Bleeds are for a Stephen King group read on IG. I already finished and loved The Outsider.
#tbr

Nute Pretty picture and some good progress made!🙂💛 3mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @Nute ! 🙌😊 3mo
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BennettBookworm
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Speechless.

I just...

No, still speechless!

This book has left me reeling. Earth-shattering perfection. Please please please read it, so we can talk about it!
The way these stories are all woven together through space and time, the enduring power of the story that unites them, and the way in which Doerr makes the reader a part of the journey...it‘s absolute magic!
😭😭😭I am in awe.

Kayla.Adriena I did love All the Light We Cannot See, this one sounded far out there for me! 3mo
BennettBookworm @Kayla.Adriena it is SO worth it! Genius writing and genius plot 3mo
CBee I LOVED this book so much. 3mo
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BennettBookworm @CBee Yayyyy!! ❤️🙏🏻 3mo
Cortg I loved this one & gave it a rare 5⭐️ rating. I have a co-worker who wasn‘t a big fan. We had a delightful discussion about what didn‘t do it for her and what I loved about the stories. ❤️ 3mo
BennettBookworm @Cortg Yay! I agree, I wanted something on Litsy more than “Pick!” 3mo
LaraReads @BennettBookworm I started following someone new on YouTube specifically because I loved his review of this! https://youtu.be/O6pfvXvAPa4 I‘m a big fan of his reviews now on there & goodreads! 3mo
BennettBookworm @LaraReads woah thanks I totally have to check that out! 3mo
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PaperbackPirate
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Time for the #FabulousFebruary #Readathon with @Andrew65 !

My goal is to read Cloud Cuckoo Land, 640 pages, by my book club meeting next Saturday. Yikes! It just took me 19 days to read 560 pages of The Outsider so 🤞🤞
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Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 You can do it. 3mo
Blackink_WhitePaper I am reading this book too 😃 How are you liking it ? 3mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @Andrew65 ! I‘m off to a good start! 📖👍🤞 3mo
PaperbackPirate I‘m loving it so far @Blackink_WhitePaper ! How about you? 3mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @PaperbackPirate first few chapters were slow pace for me. Felt there are too many stories and timelines. But now I got the hang of it. It‘s moving fast ! 3mo
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A lengthy but satisfying ode to the magic of books, in a story that spans many perspectives from the 1453 fall of Constantinople to a futuristic young girl on a space ship.

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Reading this now @squirrelbrain! Thank you 😃

squirrelbrain I hope you like it as much as I did! 🤞🏻 3mo
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Kitta
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Starting on this tonight - it was in my christmas stocking this year! Santa always knows what to bring me 😂

canbku Very sturdy stocking! 3mo
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BookBelle84
Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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My slightly ambitious #februarytbr

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Howseldomtheydo
Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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Slow start, but I‘ve become invested in these characters and finding out how it all plays out. #20in4 #readathon

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