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Here I Am
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
A monumental new novel from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, Abraham! to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, Here I am. Later, when Isaac calls out, My father! to ask him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, Here I am.How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foers first novel in eleven years--a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy.Unfolding over three tumultuous weeks, in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the very meaning of home--and the fundamental question of how much life one can bear.Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers and critics loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foers most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foers stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a mature novelist who has fully come into his own as one of the most important writers of his generation.
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Paperback.Propensity
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Pickpick

So I was unsure how I would feel about this book, but it's actually really good, especially if you really like domestic fiction, which I do. I particularly loved the dialogues, they seemed so real. The ending is very emotional.

This is book 12 out of the 14 I won in Picador's fall giveaway in 2017. I can't wait til I've read them all, I feel guilty for taking so long.

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Paperback.Propensity
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Only a man would write this

merelybookish 🙄🙄I once read a scathing review of this book. The reviewer was a woman. Pretty much convinced me I would never bother reading any of his work. 2y
Paperback.Propensity @merelybookish Yeah I am seriously considering not finishing it. 2y
BarbaraBB I loved this book... but I absolutely agree that this scene is nothing but a male fantasy 2y
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Paperback.Propensity @BarbaraBB I am going to give it a chance. BTW I like your profile pic. I just bought a notebook with that same image on the cover. 2y
BarbaraBB Thanks! It fits us readers 😉 2y
sharread Sounds like a horror novel.🤣😝😳 That's for my December Book Spin Bingo. 2y
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Paperback.Propensity
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer

98% of the time I read books by women authors. Reading books written by men is a different experience. I don't know if it's just me but almost always there is mention of certain female body parts.
Just something I noticed.

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CarolynM
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Bailedbailed

I'm bailing on this one for now. It's not doing it for me and I know I'm just not in the right mood. I'll try again later.

JennyM You do have to be in the right mood to read his books I think. Hope the next one you pick up is the ticket 😊 2y
CarolynM @JennyM I'm feeling a bit restless and distracted (can't think why😬) and I need something lighter and/or faster paced. I think I'm going to enjoy this one when processing things better. 2y
sisilia I think I have this in my TBR 🙈 2y
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JennyM @CarolynM I‘d be lining up the cosy reads and just diving in for the next six weeks! Thinking of you all ({hugs}) 😘 2y
Cathythoughts Oh no ! Covid is an awful curse... I hope your lockdown will work & be over soon... thinking of you 👍🏻❤️ 2y
BarbaraBB I know what you mean and @Cathythoughts is right, it‘s a curse 🤷🏻‍♀️. I hope your are holding up well (again) and that you will want to return to this wonderful book one day 😘 2y
LeeRHarry I‘m in the middle of two books atm - one I‘ve read before and another I‘ve watched the mini series of - I‘m finding I need to read books that need minimal concentration right now - second lockdown is doing nothing for my reading 🤣 2y
MicheleinPhilly This whole situation has torpedoed my reading. I marvel at people that have read 100 books over the last 4 months. I think I‘ve read 10. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Be well and stay safe! 2y
arubabookwoman I liked this, but I can see it‘s one that you need to read at the right time. 2y
CarolynM @Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly Thanks for your good wishes😘😘😘 I feel like I did back in March, unsettled and mildly anxious. I don't find it hard to stay home, but I feel like there's no end in sight for this. Hopefully I'll settle into it again like I did during the first lockdown. 2y
CarolynM @LeeRHarry I think it might be a lot of romances and cozy mysteries for me over the next few weeks🙂 I'm supposed to read The Weekend for book group next week. I hope that's not too demanding. 2y
CarolynM @arubabookwoman Part of the reason I've bailed is that I think I will like it a lot if I can concentrate well enough to think about it while I read it. If I keep going now I won't get as much out of it. 2y
BarbaraBB That‘s the scary part indeed. When will this end? 2y
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CarolynM
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The whole of Melbourne is going back into lockdown for six weeks☹️ I guess I'll just have to stay reading by the fire.

Centique So sorry to hear about the outbreak and the lockdown. My nieces and nephew are back in lockdown too 🙁💕 2y
MrsMalaprop Feel for all you Melbournians 😢. Enjoy your reading time. 💕🔥 2y
Cathythoughts Oh no ! Covid is seriously around all the time. Mind yourself.... fire looks cosy X 2y
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Cathy_J I'm in Melbourne too 😔 Sounds like a good plan to me! 2y
Tanisha_A Crazy scene, everywhere! :( Take care! 💚 2y
rockpools Oh no - I‘d just heard this on our news here ☹️. Hope you‘d managed to stock up the bookshelf in time. 2y
LeeRHarry I‘ll be right there with you! It‘s disappointing but necessary. Happy reading! 😊 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve just read about that! It‘s a blow..but look after yourself 💕 2y
BarbaraBB Oh no. So sorry for you. I hope it‘s worth it. Take care. 2y
CoffeeK8 Oh no, good luck. I‘m near NYC and we‘re just starting to come out of lockdown. Fingers crossed for you it‘s and easy 6 weeks 2y
LeahBergen Aww, that sucks. ☹️ 2y
Jeg Thinking of you. May 6 weeks pass quickly . Snuggle down. Stay safe. 2y
CarolynM @Cathy_J @LeeRHarry Hope your both well supplied with books too🙂 Reach out anything if you want to chat. 2y
LeeRHarry @CarolynM same to you - I‘m here if your need me 😊 fortunately I have a huge TBR pile - have had to change the suspensions on my library holds again though 😏 2y
BiblioLitten Stay strong and safe. 💕 2y
CarolynM @BiblioLitten Thank you😘 2y
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CarolynM
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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I think I'm going to start this one next.

Ruthiella I need that coffee mug!😍 2y
Chelseabillups30 I too need that mug!! 2y
MsMelissa That mug 🥰 2y
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Cathythoughts This book sounds great! Stacking. I love your pic , lovely shelves & books & ladders ✨ (edited) 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I need the mug. Or a shirt like that. 2y
LeahBergen I want to visit and browse your library. 😊 2y
BarbaraBB Enjoy! I looooved this one! 2y
CarolynM @Ruthie @Chelseabillups30 @Book_Fiend_Melissa @erzascarletbookgasm I had an irresistible need to purchase it the second I saw it😂 2y
CarolynM @Cathythoughts Thanks lovely😘 Book is good so far. 2y
CarolynM @LeahBergen I had the same thought looking at your Tom Tiddler pic😍 You'd be very welcome. I hope it will be possible again soon🙏 2y
CarolynM @BarbaraBB So far so good🙂 2y
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Paperback.Propensity
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 5

#bookstoread #tbrpile

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sarahlandis
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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“Without love, you die. With love, you also die. Not all deaths are equal.”

Wow I loved this book. The first 50 pages were hard to get through and the last 50 pages were also hard to get through, but the story was beautiful. It told of a family‘s unraveling over a short few weeks. I loved the history and the religion that was not so subtly woven into the story. I loved how the book was about teenage characters, middle age characters, and

sarahlandis great grandparents, so you were able to read narration from so many different age groups and he wrote them so well. 2y
BarbaraBB I loved this one too 💕 2y
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BarbaraJean
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I was wondering today how much progress I‘ve made on my TBR shelves since the beginning of our shelter-in-place order (left-hand pile). Then I wondered how that stacked up next to the number of books I‘ve added to the TBR shelf since the beginning of our shelter-in-place order (right-hand pile). There you go. At least I‘m not making negative progress! (In the middle are books I‘ve acquired that I‘d already read, so they don‘t count.🤪)

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BarbaraJean
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On my morning take-a-break-from-work walks, I often walk by the Little Free Library in my neighborhood, just to see what‘s there. There seems to be quite a bit of turnover as far as what books are there—which I love to see! I couldn‘t resist picking these up for myself this week. There were 3 copies of Here I Am, so I took that as a sign that I needed one. 😁 And I‘ve read & enjoyed Binti, so I couldn‘t resist picking it up for my husband to read.

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Cortg
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L👀k what I found at The Dollar Tree! The Minecraft book is for the Little Free Library 😉

BridgetteM Great haul! 3y
BarbaraBB Here I Am is so good! 3y
Cortg @BridgetteM Thanks! @BarbaraBB I‘ve heard good things ❤️ 3y
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyJune19 Day 16: A tribute to all the #Dad(s) out there. Here is a photo of daughter with her #dad in Bali. Not very convinced though about the hierarchy mentioned in Foer‘s quote. I mean, really? Above and below? How archaic.

Leftcoastzen Nice photo, looks like Bali pushes everyone‘s happy button. 3y
JamieArc Yeah... that quote. It seems pretty backward to how things really are. 3y
BarbaraBB I don‘t remember that to be the attitude of the father in the book. But I‘m not objective since I loooved it 💜 3y
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bec1
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He has me in the first 3 lines

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Pedrocamacho
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Mehso-so

There‘s a lot of beautiful writing in this book. However, I could never quite staunch the feeling it is overlong. Nevertheless, it is a worthy read.

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Leftcoastzen
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I did not know that David Foster Wallace and Chuck Palahniuk we‘re both born on Feb.21st 1962.It‘s Jonathan Safran Foers Birthday too , but he‘s much younger.Anais Nin and W.H.Auden too ! Very writerly day.In 1925,this was the day the first issue of the New Yorker was published.

merelybookish Wow! Very writerly! 4y
Hooked_on_books Cool convergence 4y
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Eggs
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Cinfhen Did u read this one??? I loved it! 4y
Eggs No I haven't @Cinfhen 4y
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Cinfhen
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#MusicalNewYear This was a bookclub selection a few years back. I loved it for it‘s comic appeal and deep satire musing over modern Jewish identity. It was also a very thinly veiled implosion of JSF marriage to novelist Nicole Kraus. Most members of my bookclub HATED this book. They found JSF pretentious and incredibly self indulgent. #ImHere for this novel but can‘t say it will appeal to most. Hmmmm, I wonder if you‘d like it @britt_brooke

JennyM How perfect is that! 4y
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 4y
TrishB Back to some thinking for today!! Great pic 👍🏻 4y
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LauraBeth I recommend Inheritance by Dani Shapiro - very well written and central to the book is her Jewish identity (and what happens when you‘ve been raised as orthodox because your father was Jewish but then you realize he‘s not your biological father). 4y
Cinfhen Thanks @LauraBeth I‘ve seen this memoirist name around a lot. Is Inheritance her first memoir??? I‘m interested in reading her work 4y
LauraBeth @cinfhen It‘s not her first memoir, but it‘s the first one I‘ve read by her and I read it in a day. It‘s very fast-paced and thoughtful. I think you‘d love this. It‘s all about family, ancestry, identity and it reads like a genetic mystery at a journalistic pace. 👍👍 4y
Cinfhen Sold!!!! @LauraBeth thanks 💕💕 4y
DivineDiana @LauraBeth @Cinfhen This is the second time that someone recommended Dani Shapiro within the last few days. She spoke last week at the author series of the Philadelphia Free Library. My friend, who has read all of her books, went to see her. Stacked! 4y
merelybookish I have never read this author because he strikes me as pretentious. 😜 And then there were a weird set of emails with Natalie Portman that got leaked. 🙄 4y
Cinfhen The book sort of eludes to those infamous emails @merelybookish 😉it‘s written into the plot of this book!! 4y
Cinfhen I‘m really going to look out for her work! Thanks @DivineDiana @LauraBeth 💚 4y
LauraBeth @DivineDiana It‘s really good! @cinfhen It was interesting how she framed the narrative with relevance to Halacha and that sometimes things get thrown out of the rulebook for the sake of love and family - genetic and otherwise. ❤️ 4y
Suet624 I loved this book. Chuckled my way through it. He also had me thinking about a lot of things. And I agree with @laurabeth - Shapiro is worth a read. I haven‘t read her newest but am looking forward to it. 4y
BarbaraBB I loved this book too, as in LOVED it. Now I‘ll have to check out the Shapiro as well 💜 4y
Cinfhen At bookclub last night we were discussing if JSF is too pigeon holed so I‘m happy to see that he holds some universal appeal @BarbaraBB @Suet624 I‘m looking forward to reading 4y
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EyeEssBeeEn
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Excellent read. This explores the differing cultures of a a family separated by geography. All on the verge of completely falling apart because of foreign conflict and personal problems. I love how the author explores the minds within the family as the tumble toward divorce. So many excellent lines.

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GirlWellRead
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
Mehso-so

Foer is a wonderful writer, but this novel threw me. I was enjoying the storyline of the dissolution of Jacob & Julia's marriage, as much as you can enjoy being a witness to something so painful. It started to unravel anytime their children came into a scene–are there really kids that precocious? The natural disaster is incredibly distracting-it draws the reader‘s attention away from Jacob & Julia and draws the reader right out of the book.

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Awk_Word_Smith
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@Libby1 I‘m not sure how US Postal squeezed it into my tiny NYC mailbox, but it has arrived and I look forward to diving into it. #LitsyGiveaway

Libby1 I‘m so glad it finally arrived! I hope you‘ll enjoy it. 4y
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ericas
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Heavy and I'm not referring to weight

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 4y
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Lauren_reading
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Pickpick

I don‘t know how much I liked this book, but it had so many parts that were so good. There were some lines that blew me away. It seems to be the story of a marriage falling apart, but it‘s so much more. The kids were my favorite part and I‘m going to need a light read after this one.

Suet624 This was a journey, for sure. 4y
Cinfhen I loved the kids as well!!!! 4y
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Libby1
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@Awk_Word_Smith - you‘ve won! Did you see this?

Has anyone else had a #Giveaway where the winner didn‘t respond? What did you do?

jenniferw88 Not a giveaway, but when i sent out my swap matches and people didn't respond i checked their profile and it turned out they were on holiday. I'd give it another week or 2 because they may not have signal/be checking litsy. 4y
Libby1 Thanks for the advice, @jenniferw88 . That‘s what I‘ll do. 4y
Awk_Word_Smith So sorry I missed this. Sleep regression is real with my 9-month old son. 4y
Libby1 @Awk_Word_Smith - I really hope your child is sleeping better now. (((Hugs))) 4y
Awk_Word_Smith @Libby1 This is what I get for waiting until my 40s to have kids. 😂 4y
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Libby1
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Congratulations to @Awk_Word_Smith for winning this book in my #Giveaway .

Winners for this Giveaway were selected at random.

. @Awk_Word_Smith - please send your postal details to me at lib62376@icloud.com .

BeansPage Congrats 🥂🍾✨🎈🎉 4y
Awk_Word_Smith @libby1 I‘m so sorry I‘m just now seeing this. 9-month old son in full-on sleep regression. Did I miss out? 4y
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BookishTrish
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@Libby1 I‘m super curious about A. I don‘t think I‘ve ever read Foer and people rave about him.

Libby1 Good luck! 😃 4y
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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@Libby1 thanks for the chance to win! I'd love A.

#giveaway

TheBookStacker Book A since it‘s the only one I don‘t own and haven‘t read! Awesome giveaway! 4y
jb72 I still haven‘t read The Girl on the Train. Sounds interesting. 4y
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Whimsical.Curiosity @jb72 so good!! And there's a movie! 4y
jb72 @Whimsical.Curiosity I‘ve heard there was a movie but I have never seen a trailer or watched the movie (I don‘t watch much TV). 4y
Forgetmenot @Libby1 thank you for the chance book A sounds interesting 💜 4y
Whimsical.Curiosity @jb72 I'm not much for tv either, but I love reading a book and then watching the show/movie. 4y
Libby1 Hi, @Whimsical.Curiosity , @TheBookStacker , @Forgetmenot . I have entered your names under your chosen books. Good luck! @jb72 - do you want me to enter your name for Book C? 4y
Forgetmenot Thank you 😁 4y
TheBookStacker Thanks you‘re the best! 4y
jb72 @Libby1 oh thank you! That would be nice (like I don‘t have a million books already). 4y
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andytbarnes
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A for me. Thanks @Libby1 for the giveaway opportunity! Follow if you see this and you‘re not already.

Libby1 Good luck! 4y
Awk_Word_Smith A all the way. @Libby1 4y
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CaroPi A.. Sounds great! 4y
BookHermit B 😀 4y
Libby1 @Awk_Word_Smith , @Jnnlb , @CaroPi , @BookHermit - your names have been entered under your chosen books. Good luck! 4y
Libby1 Good luck, @andytbarnes ! 😃 4y
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Djspens
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@Libby1 thanks for the giveaway chance! #giveaway I would choose book A

Libby1 Good luck! 4y
Whimsical.Curiosity I reposted and would choose A! Thanks!! 😁🦖 4y
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Caroline2
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What a fab giveaway! Book A would be awesome pleaseeeee! @Libby1 😃

Libby1 Good luck! 4y
MaGoose @Libby1 Would love Book A. 4y
Libby1 Good luck, @MaGoose ! 4y
Libby1 Hi, @Caroline2 . Did you receive the parcel I sent for #whodunituk ? I think I sent The Escape to you? 4y
Caroline2 Yes!! I did Libby! So sorry, I completely forgot to post a pic! 😆 looks like a good read! 😃 4y
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crazyspine
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@Libby1 Thanks for the #giveaway. I'd like to enter the drawing for Here I Am

Libby1 Good luck! 4y
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Jas16
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Thank you for the awesome giveaway @Libby1 ! I would choose book A.

Libby1 Good luck! 4y
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WritethebookAnniemae
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Libby1 Good luck! 4y
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kathedron
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Have you seen @Libby1 's #giveaway?
My choice would be book A.

BarbaraBB Good choice! One of my favorites! 4y
Libby1 Good luck! 4y
Cathythoughts Good luck ! we are both hoping for the same book 🤞🏻🤞🏻 4y
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Hooked_on_books
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Pickpick

An examination of a Jewish American family as well as the politics surrounding Judaism in the world, this book is strongest during its focus on the former. The arc of the family is absorbing and the moments when all three generations are together are terrific and quite funny. The audiobook narrator, Ari Fliakos, is terrific. I‘ve never read Foer before and I would definitely read him again.

Moray_Reads Wow, this must have been a long audiobook! I loved it in print 4y
Hooked_on_books @Moray_Reads It is—17 hours. But it didn‘t feel long. Plus, I listened to it at 1.5 speed, which helps the length. 4y
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Calmedmind
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Why do I love sitting on random floors?

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Calmedmind
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Good book in the sun a couple of weeks ago.

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SoniaC
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Pickpick

Listened to this on audible and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It was extremely engrossing and has a lot of depth. The narrator did a great job.

Suet624 I read it but now you‘ve made me want to listen to it. I liked the book a lot. 5y
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britt_brooke
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🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♀️ I just found this signed first edition in a $2 clearance bin at B&N!! I love #JSF!! And I loved this book.

On a sad note, though, the layoffs hit my store hard. There were hardly any employees. A manger had to price check this book for me, and there was no designated cashier, just the man working in the music department who jumped on as needed.

Knightingale B&N is doomed. 5y
alisiakae 😢😢 Our nearest B&N store always seems to be busy (with people actually buying stuff!). But most of the others I go to always seem so empty. 5y
britt_brooke @Knightingale For sure. I‘m not surprised at all. I haven‘t enjoyed shopping there in years, but my sons love to go there. 5y
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britt_brooke @4thhouseontheleft Ours usually has a decent amount of shoppers, but I don‘t know how much they are actually buying. I never buy myself books there (with today‘s exception), but my sons like going there. 5y
TheWordJar I‘m always so excited to see how busy our B&N usually is. I haven‘t been by since the layoffs, but it worries me, as I live in a town with only one other small independent bookstore. 🙁 5y
alisiakae @britt_brooke ours usually has a line at the check out. I think they are an anomaly, sadly. It happens to be at a very popular and busy outdoor shopping area that is very walkable and has lots of restaurants nearby. 5y
Leftcoastzen Yay! Super find! 5y
britt_brooke @4thhouseontheleft Ours usually has s line, too (but I did go at an “off” time today). Yours sounds just like our location. They‘ve been suffering for years. Those are really big stores to sustain without enough sales. 5y
britt_brooke @TheWordJar My tiny local store shut down last week. 😭 But, I‘m close to Nashville so I still have options when B&N goes under. Not everyone is that lucky. 5y
emilygatlin The weird thing about B&N layoffs to me is that I've never seen employees lollygaging around. They're ALWAYS doing something. I think about how much more work the remaining staff has to do now. 5y
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen I may have audibly said “holy shit” when I saw it. 🙊 5y
britt_brooke @emilygatlin These folks today were busting their asses. They didn‘t look happy. I hate it for them. 5y
Schlinkles As someone who worked for Borders, I can tell you that what‘s going on with B&N is eerily familiar. It likely won‘t end well. 5y
britt_brooke @Schlinkles I miss Borders! 😫 I think you‘re right. It‘s only a matter of time before they start closing stores. 5y
dariazeoli I am worried. I like to spend hours at the B&N reading. I‘d buy more if they matched their website prices. Instead they refuse and fire their staff with no notice. I‘m sorry it‘s coming to this. 5y
britt_brooke @dariazeoli They won‘t match their own online prices? 5y
dariazeoli @britt_brooke No. if you order a book online for pickup at a store, you pay the store‘s price. It‘s silly. 5y
britt_brooke @dariazeoli Wow, that‘s nuts. 😬 5y
Dogearedcopy I love our local B&N: It actually has a knowledgeable and helpful staff BUT I hate it when the regional managers (or whatever they are) come in and try to show the locals how it‘s done. Everything that comes out of their mouths is scripted upsell. I just want to buy my book, d@mm1t! 5y
Dogearedcopy Oh, yeah and not price matching their online sales even when they order the book to come in from the same warehouse that their online sales are shipped from! 5y
britt_brooke @Dogearedcopy That corporate stuff is so frustrating (with most businesses). They try to treat everything so cookie-cutter. It‘s silly. And the not price matching their online stuff is blowing my damn mind. That‘s insane and truly stupid. That‘s a form of bad customer service. 5y
minkyb It is quite sad. I was in B & N yesterday. The nearest one is about a 20 minute drive. I remember when it opened, there was such energy for so long. I have watched it go downhill and it breaks my heart for the employees and the community. 5y
minkyb Excellent find! 5y
britt_brooke @minkyb It‘s sad to know that we can no longer sustain a big box book store. 5y
emilyhaldi Great find!!! 5y
britt_brooke @emilyhaldi 💚💚💚 5y
mrp27 Great find! 5y
Reviewsbylola Nice!! 5y
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BeckyLeJ
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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An unreturned book for @bookriot on day 17 of #riotgrams!

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Leftcoastzen
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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#spinepoetry #riotgrams
Here I Am
the book thief,the great failure,
passing through the gateless barrier,
In search of literary L.A.

ReadingEnvy Love it 5y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 5y
saresmoore Nice work! 5y
ValerieAndBooks Nice 👍 👏!! 5y
batsy Love it! 5y
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Shawntaye
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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DivineDiana
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Just found this in The Little Free Library at my local organic grocery store! Grocery shopping and a book!

Reecaspieces Awesome!! It‘s the little things! 5y
BarbaraBB I loved that book 😍 5y
DivineDiana @Reecaspieces A hardback in perfect condition! 5y
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DivineDiana @BarbaraBB So glad! All I knew was that I had seen the cover on Litsy! 5y
Moray_Reads It's brilliant. Great find! 5y
DivineDiana @Moray_Reads Wonderful! 📚 5y
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Aim-eeToothpaste
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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This book is so cathartic. I absolutely felt it in my being. Insightful. Memorable. Remarkable. I will take many lessons from this book as I embark on my journey towards becoming a better human. The ending is a tear jerker.

britt_brooke Loved this book! 5y
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Jejalena
Hr r jag | Jonathan Safran Foer
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bookmandan
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Disappointing, considering how wonderful #EverythingIsIlluminated and #ExtremelyLoudAndIncrediblyClose were. I found a lot of parallels to my own life in Here I Am, but at it's heart this book felt far more cynical than Foer's previous works. This removed me from the characters and left me without anyone to root for. Perhaps that was intentional, but it kept me from being invested.

AndjoSant I‘m feeling this way after reading the first 100 pages, but I‘ll persevere 5y
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Julz422
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Mehso-so

Foer's writing is undeniable, however, this book had its moments. I had heard him in an interview on NPR about this book and was intrigued by the Jewish family roots which were the best parts for me. Foer is overindulgent at times and opens up many plotlines that I think could have been more tied together. And this is really judgy of me, but I heard of his divorce with Nicole Krauss who I like and it's hard not to wonder if this reflects that.

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Julz422
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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It's been a minute since I've had time to read. Finally quit my second job and have a weekend to myself for the first time in a long time. Going to see one of my all time favorite bands tonight in a city I haven't been to in a while with some time for this book I started forever ago= a perfect Saturday!

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adamlenson
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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A signed book for my Birthday

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SheReadsAgain
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Love the writing shown here but ultimately couldn't get into the pages and pages of dialog and conversations. For me, the second DNF of NPR's Top 10 of 2016.

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OhNoMersault
Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Safran Foer at his most Safran Foer. What does it mean to model being a Jew while being an atheist? Can we still give meaning to traditions we don't ourselves believe in? This one contains beautiful but isolated laments on love, life, God and sacrifice amidst a story that ambles toward nowhere.

BarbaraBB Just a pick or a real favourite? I really loved it! 5y
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