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Burning Questions: Essays, 2004-2021
Burning Questions: Essays, 2004-2021 | Margaret Atwood
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BkClubCare
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“ A number of these were stalking the grounds of Cassowary House, eating cut-up bananas and gobbling up any pies unwisely left on windowsills to cool.”
#PieinLit #ILovePie #CaresPieShow

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BkClubCare
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I could quote something on every page. This book is my jam! Let me set the connection, the coinky-dink: I‘ve just started A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor and a character is 20 yo, right after WWII, sitting in an upstairs room looking out the window at the town streets and then this book has this quote:
“Young Christine… Climbs up to the attic room where she has done so much reading and looks out the window.”

BkClubCare Hey @xicanti - this essay has many references to “Gabrielle Roy” (#TIL abt GR) 1mo
xicanti @BkClubCare she was from here! I haven‘t read her yet, though. 1mo
BkClubCare @xicanti - sounds like a buddy read of Bonheur d‘Occasion (The Tin Flute for this anglophone) 1mo
BkClubCare @xicanti “Could we ever know each other in the slightest without the arts?” 1mo
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BkClubCare
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“People‘s lives… We‘re dull, simple, amazing and unfathomable — deep caves paved with kitchen linoleum.“ The keyword here is unfathomable.

The above is from her essay on Alice Munro.

Munro is one of the authors on my “must-get-to” list. Who is on yours?

BkClubCare Drinking a Kahlua & Cream. A White Hollander? If made with vodka from Holland? 2mo
merelybookish That is one of my all-time favourite quotes! ❤️ 2mo
BkClubCare @merelybookish oh, ty; just realized I didn‘t edit. All fixed! Simple, not symbol. The actual —, not the words “long dash”. 😅 2mo
Ruthiella There are a bunch of fantasy writers I keep meaning to try but haven‘t yet succeeded in reading. I‘d say Joe Abercrombie is at the top of that list. 2mo
BkClubCare @Ruthiella - 🙀 Never heard of him. 2mo
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BkClubCare
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An old proverb from India says, “ Forests 🌳 precede civilization; deserts 🏜 follow.”

(I‘m thinking it‘s a wonderful idea to capture all proverbs I encounter in my readings…)

and now, let‘s all go hug a tree.

IuliaC I will remember this one! 2mo
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#CaresPieShow #RhubarbLemonPie #BirthdayPie #PieinLit #LitPie

“She later said that she had to leave the kitchen when I was making my first pie crust, the sight was so painful to her.“

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BkClubCare
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I have burning questions! Like, why is Esther tasting my book? 🤨

Esther assisting. #DogsofLitsy #whpg #GriffDog #nonfiction

BookBabe 😂🐶 2mo
EvieBee It cracks me up when they do that and rate it according to taste! 2mo
Ruthiella Yum! Books! 😋😂 2mo
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KarenUK
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Mehso-so

I enjoy Atwood‘s fiction. She‘s always thought-provoking, wryly funny, and often brilliant. I just didn‘t LOVE this collection of speeches and essays on various topics. I think by structuring it chronologically and not thematically, it felt too random? And whilst I loved some essays, the collection as a whole felt too long and the content got repetitive. With so much in one collection, individual pieces lost their power in a sea of great writing.

Megabooks I think I‘ll pass. Thanks 👍🏻 2mo
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jlhammar
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If you are an Atwood admirer, like myself, this is definitely worth a read. Over 60 essays/pieces full of wit and wisdom. I especially enjoyed her essay on Anne of Green Gables.

Addison_Reads I checked out this ebook through my library and started it, but after reading a few I decided to buy it for myself instead because I knew I'd want it for my shelves. Now I just need to plan a trip to the bookstore. 😁 3mo
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BookwormM
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#Netgalley#ARC#BurningQuestions
This is Atwood so I was always going to love it, this is also short pieces & non-fiction so I wasn‘t going to love it that much, 3 stars balances this.

What is great about this book it feels like a conversation with an old friend, you may not always agree but the conversation is interesting and does provide a new insight.

Full review here https://thereadersroom.org/2022/03/12/burning-questions-by-margaret-atwood/

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Oryx
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Seems like a good day to start this one. Happy IWD

Sara_Planz My copy just shipped out. Cannot wait to hear what you think about it!! 4mo
aa_guer2021 I am in love with your bookmark! ❤️❤️😁 4mo
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RaeLovesToRead

On my way to Waterstones. Contemplating the new Margaret Atwood... any other books I should keep my eyes peeled for while I'm there??

Branwen Ooooooh what did you get?!?! 😃💕📚 My vote would have been for The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea because that cover is too beautiful! Can't wait to see what you left with! 4mo
RaeLovesToRead @Branwen Hehehe... I will post my purchases shortly! I already ordered that book online 😉 Will post it when it arrives 😁😁 4mo
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Oryx
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Book mail! Looking forward to this one.

TrishB Lovely ♥️ 4mo
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BkClubCare
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This JUST ARRIVED on my doorstep; gift from a friend.

Addison_Reads I'm so excited to read this one. 4mo
BookwormM I am currently reading this 4mo
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It‘s a good day! I got it through my local indie Changing Hands . Looks like many indies & Libraries participating. Some will mail book to you. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-margaret-atwood-burning-questions-essays-an...

vivastory My copy shipped today! 4mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Always a cause for celebration when a new Atwood is being published!

Christine Ooh, this is super exciting! A favorite author writing in a favorite format. ❤️ 13mo
readordierachel 🎊😀 13mo
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