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The Sentence
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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BiblioLitten
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Finishing off my lazy weekend with a quick visit to the library and jumping right into a bookstore in this Litsy-recommended book. The beginning is a bit abrupt but I have high hopes for the writing. 📚🫖☕️ #currentread

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youneverarrived
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Pickpick

There‘s no denying Erdrich writes well but there‘s something about her books where I always feel like I‘m distant; I never feel fully immersed in them. There were elements I really liked in this; the characters, the development, the setting and all the book talk. I enjoyed it but can‘t say I loved it so a low pick. I preferred The Night Watchman. #authoramonth

squirrelbrain Great review! I preferred this one to the Night Watchman though. 6d
youneverarrived @squirrelbrain it seems to be the more well loved book 5d
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Caryl
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Louise Erdrich is brilliant. I knew that, but this book surprised me in so many wonderful ways. Tookie will stay with me. (And I just have to say how much I enjoyed the author‘s cameo in her own book!)

#AuthorAMonth

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Susanita
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This book has interesting characters, a compelling storyline, some magical realism, and a 7-page booklist that will make your TBR cry. Tookie is a bookseller in Minneapolis and the main character. I can‘t do justice to the plot, but one significant aspect is a former customer who ends up haunting Tookie. Another major event is George Floyd‘s murder and the subsequent protests, which we see from a close view. Not to mention COVID. #authoramonth

Soubhiville I really loved all the book references in here! 6d
vlwelser Yes. ❤ 6d
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dariazeoli
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I think I started off the year well! I definitely didn‘t stick to my planned TBR for the month, but I finished 2 #AuldLangSpine picks, one for #AuthorAMonth, and 3 off my owned TBR.

I will say, I‘m struggling to get into Harlem Shuffle. Whitehead is very hit or miss for me… might he be the year‘s first DNF? 🤔

#januaryrecap #januarywrapup

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erzascarletbookgasm
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There‘s so much more to this book than about a formerly incarcerated indie bookseller who is haunted by a ghost in the bookstore. Many ‘heavy‘ topics are layered within. It‘s also a story about survival, community & second chances. I enjoyed the references to other works of literature; Tookie is a memorable character; & it‘s delightful to note that Birchbark Books is an actual store, owned by the author. My first L. Erdrich novel, and it‘s great.

Soubhiville This was really a one of a kind book! 7d
CBee I loved this too!! 7d
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HOTPock3tt
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#Authoramonth This was quite an intriguing book! I went in blind and every time I thought I could grasp what it was about, the subject shifted. And she STILL managed to tie them all together beautifully.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️& 1/2 out of 5.

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Amie
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Excellent writing and beautiful story. Erdrich reads the audiobook herself, which I enjoyed. I failed to realize before reading it that covid is part of the plot and I am not (and may never be) ready to read anything about the covid pandemic.

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CSeydel
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This one felt very different than the other two I‘ve read by her (The Round House, The Night Watchman) although still unmistakably Erdrich. Somehow this one was slower-paced and more diffuse. I still enjoyed it although it wasn‘t quite what I expected - and I still wouldn‘t really know how to describe it if someone asked for a recommendation. #authoramonth

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tjwill
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I love how a haunted bookshop, a modern Native American experience, and the pandemic come together so well in this story. Tookie forms strong friendships as she makes her way through a difficult few years.

#AuthoraMonth @Soubhiville

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Karkar
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I think this my favorite book so far by Louise Erdrich. I love how timely it is, I love how she put herself in the book. I love that it is in a bookstore.

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CBee
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Thought I would try the #Pantone2023 challenge! @Clwojick #cherrytomato

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AmyG
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And for #authoramonth ….this book (on audio) was wonderful. @Soubhiville

#Pantone2023 @Clwojick

CBee Those lists of books at the back! So many books I need to explore 😊😊😊 2w
BooksNBowls This is one of my next reads. 😊 2w
Soubhiville Glad you liked it! That‘s a good color match for this bright cover. 1w
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AmyG @Soubhiville Thank you! Erdrich was a good choice. 1w
Clwojick Brilliant! Spot on for the colour match. Way to go! 🙌🏻 1w
AmyG @Clwojick Thank you. I am truly having alot of fun here with my inner designer. 1w
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CBee
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How to describe this book? It‘s a book about sentences (not just made of words), about dictionaries, about loads of books (will be going down a rabbit hole with those LISTS!). About ghosts, about confronting the past, about deciding to LIVE. It covers the pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, indigenous respect and ritual, love, loss, everything. I LOVED IT. Thank you, @Sapphire 😊 Your list gave me the push to finally read this ♥️

CBee Now for the tags! This counts for #aboutapandemic #booked2023 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae. It‘s my first #AAM read (thanks, @Soubhiville), AND from my #auldlangspine list, @monalyisha ♥️ (edited) 2w
AmyG I just posted this one. Loved it. 2w
CBee @AmyG 📚 👯‍♀️ 😘 2w
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Johanna414 This was sooooo good! 2w
merelybookish Great review! ( I loved it too!) 1w
CBee @merelybookish thank you! It‘s hard to sum it all up in so few words! 1w
CBee @Johanna414 ♥️♥️♥️ 1w
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jenniferw88
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Librarybelle So much love for this book! 2w
Cupcake12 Morning. Just wondering when do I send out the next #LMPCB book? Hope you are well x 2w
jenniferw88 @Cupcake12 When you've finished the book and at the end of the month. @charl08 2w
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Cupcake12 Thank you. Can you tell I‘m a first timer 🤣 2w
charl08 I love Louise Erdrich too. Thanks for the reminder. A family funeral tomorrow so have been distracted- need to pick up the book. 2w
jenniferw88 @charl08 it's ok I'm still reading this month's! 2w
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Currey
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I thought I should read an indigenous author for the US prompt for #ReadingtheAmericas2023 Erdrich is a Chippewa from Minneapolis and owns a bookstore. Our MC works in Louise‘s fictional bookstore and struggles with her own sense of self and with a ghost. The story takes place in the early days of the pandemic when we were all a bit haunted. The sentence of the title is both a grammatical language construct and a time of incarceration.

BarbaraBB Great choice! 2w
Librarybelle Great choice, indeed! 2w
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Jeg
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A gentle story of a book shop, a ghost, the pandemic, love and much more. I loved it. Right book at right time. ❤️.
Thank you @MrsMalaprop . I read it because of your review . Bonus was the large print edition.😊.

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Blaire
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I‘m only on page 100 and already all the other book mentions in this book are giving me TBR overload. The only problem with a book about books is it makes me want to read more books!

Suet624 Haha. Yes! 2w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻😁 2w
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Gissy
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Mehso-so

I liked this book but didn‘t love it. I liked the characters, the different stories but it was difficult for me to see the story integrated, as a whole. I saw some parts like forced maybe because the author wanted to mention something about the pandemic situation? I don‘t know, maybe it was me. I was expecting more. But I really enjoyed those passages related with American Indian traditions, beliefs. I took my time to seek more information.

Gissy I liked this UK edition 3.75⭐️
#AuthorAMonth2023 @Soubhiville

#BookSpinBingo (#4) @TheAromaOfBooks

GR #ATY2023 prompt #3

First book during #JoyousJanuary Readathon @Andrew65
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2w
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MoonWitch94 I felt similarly. I‘m reading something else by this author to see if her other works are better. So many love her; I‘m hoping the next one is better. 2w
BarbaraBB I‘m doing ATY too. Are you reading the prompts from 1 to 52? I did that once but became lazy the next year. Now I read them randomly 2w
Gissy @BarbaraBB Yes, I read them randomly but I try to revise the prompts monthly while I choose my tbr. 2w
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CBee
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I cackled so hard at this line from Tookie: “And think about what time does to your bosom,” I said in a prim voice. “By the time you‘re sixty they‘ll all look like The Scream.” @Sapphire #auldlangspine @monalyisha 😂😂😂😂

Read-y_Picker I've only read one of hers so far but the author seems to have a twisted sense of humour and I am here for it! I laughed so heard at some parts of 2w
CBee @Read-y_Picker this is my first Erdrich and I am seriously here for the humor. I‘m only about 30 pages in and have laughed so much already 😂 2w
Sapphire I own Roundhouse and the Night Watchman and need to get to those, but I think I want to read The Painted Drum next from Erdrich. 2w
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CBee @Sapphire I have The Round House! I believe it‘s (sort of) part of a series? 2w
Megabooks 😂😂😂 2w
Suet624 Ain‘t that the truth. 2w
MoonWitch94 🤣😂🤣 This was a great line! 2w
AmyG Well, she‘s not wrong exactly. 🤣 Wonderful book. 2w
CBee @Soubhiville my first #aam read 😂🤦‍♀️ 2w
CBee Should‘ve tagged you, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for the #sharreadathon - my current read ♥️ 2w
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dariazeoli
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I‘m watching a swat team in California searching a van after a mass shooting while reading about George Floyd and Philando Castile and hell if this country doesn‘t make me incredibly sad in so many ways.

#AuthorAMonth

IndoorDame 💔 2w
SamAnne ❤️💔 2w
dabbe After posting today's #poetrymatters with the title “A Nation Under Siege“, I pretty much feel the same way.💔 2w
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Amiable SO many ways. 😖🥺 2w
TheBookHippie So so many. Now half moon bay… I‘ve been there a ton in the spring .. 2w
tpixie 🌺🌺🌺 2w
CBee I just finished this book and yep, feeling all the feelings 💔 2w
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litsybookclub
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Please join us today in the discussion of this book. Link for meeting: https://msngr.com/qvufrrvixygp.

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HOTPock3tt I am only halfway through! But LOVING it so far!😍 @Soubhiville 2w
Lcsmcat Thanks for the tag. I‘ve got a previous commitment at 2, but y‘all have a lot to talk about! 2w
Kristin_Reads I loved this one… Erdrich was in the middle of writing this when the pandemic hit, and she chose to weave the events of the pandemic throughout the story. This made it even more interesting to me! Loved the MC. 2w
Julsmarshall I‘m sorry I won‘t be able to join the discussion but I loved this book so much! So compelling, unique and layered. Enjoy your discussion! 2w
Zuhkeeyah I already have something this afternoon. Sorry I won‘t be able to join the discussion. 2w
Amiable I read a different Erdrich book for this month! 😬 2w
SamAnne Oh dang! Just starting this one. 2w
LibrarianRyan Nice. Sorry I'm late to the game. 2w
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MoonWitch94
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Mehso-so

I was a bit disappointed in this read. Maybe it is too soon for me to read #PandemicFiction or maybe this one is just not my style. I will read her other works and see how they are, but I just couldn‘t connect to the story very much. But I do enjoy the author‘s writing style. #AuthorAMonth #LouiseErdrich #January

tpixie I felt the same way. Loved the characters and their relationships, but the whole George Floyd, and pandemic storylines could have been left out. She seemed to tackle too many story lines in this book. 2w
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Lcsmcat
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My second book for #authoramonth and so good! (I‘m happy to say that I bought it at an indie book store.) The early pandemic and George Floyd chapters were difficult to get through, but so well handled. Tookie and Pollux stole my heart. A solid pick. @Soubhiville

Tamra I listened the audio and loved it as well, so immersive. I thought Erdrich did a marvelous job writing about both in such a natural, organic way. I intend to get to her bookstore and buy a print copy very soon. 2w
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Zuhkeeyah
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I really liked the wandering language of this book. Sometimes Tookie‘s visions were quite out there, but it all came together to create a sweeping story about heritage, books, and found family. I wish I had properly read the blurb before picking it up though. I was not expecting to relive those early days of the pandemic and the tragic event that sparked the BLM movement.

#authoramonth #sharreadathon @Soubhiville

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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Bluebird
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Joining the #authoramonth club to read outside my comfort zone & try new authors. I think this is the first book I‘ve read with an Indigenous female main character. An Indie Bookstore is haunted by the ghost of their most annoying customer. Set in Minneapolis during the Pandemic and the George Floyd murder. Not sure I‘ll read more of her works, but this one gave me lots to think about. @Soubhiville

#52BookClub23 #acontemporarysetting

AshleyHoss820 I read Love Medicine by her (my first) and fell in love with her prose. Even if you don‘t read more from her, I‘m so glad you enjoyed this one! ☺️📚 3w
squirrelbrain Glad you liked it! 3w
Cinfhen I find Erdrich to be a hit or miss for me, but this one had a lot to like. I really liked Love Medicine too and 3w
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Soubhiville I‘m glad you‘re joining us, and that you liked this one. I enjoyed it as well. 🙂 3w
Librarybelle Sounds very interesting! 2w
LaraReads Oh wow! This one sounds really thought provoking! 2w
Bluebird @AshleyHoss820 @Cinfhen I read this one by audio and have since seen several comments that people prefer her work in print instead. So, I may give Love Medicine a try. Thanks! 2w
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Lcsmcat
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“When a baby falls asleep in your arms you are absolved. The purest creature alive has chosen you. There‘s nothing else.” #authoramonth @Soubhiville

Texreader ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts Beautiful ♥️ 3w
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JenReadsAlot
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My first Louise Erdich book thanks to #AuthorAMonth - I thought it was pretty good. @Soubhiville

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MrsMalaprop
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It seems that everyone is reading this book. And I can see why. Set in a bookstore. A ghost. The pandemic. First Nations protagonist. This is my first Erdrich and it won‘t be my last. ❤️🙏

Teresereading I have it on loan from library 3w
Rissreads I better bump it up my list. I did start listening to this on audible but I hated the narrator 3w
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Jeg Just got it from the library. 3w
MrsMalaprop @Jeg I‘ll be interested to see your review. 3w
Jeg I‘m about to start it now having just finished a book I had actually read a year ago!!! Thinking seriously of getting just 20 or so books and reading them in a cycle. 🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 3w
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AnneCecilie
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After being released early from prison, a woman gets a job at a bookstore, get married and tries to build a life. Then the pandemic comes, and then George Floyd gets killed by a police officer. A book about surviving during hard times, and fighting. I particularly loved all the book chat.

#AuthorAMonth
2nd book finished for #JoyousJanuary. Another book I‘ve already started before the readathon

Andrew65 This is a popular choice at the moment. Well done 👏👏👏 3w
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MoonWitch94
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☑️#LittensLoveRomance
☑️#SheSaid

#SundayBuddyRead is not happening this month. But the book is on my #tbr for sure!

📖 Catching up on #pemberlittens #AuthorAMonth #AuldLangSpine #LGBTbookclub #TBRtarot

#JoyousJanuary

Andrew65 Some great choices. Godmothers is well worth it when you get to it. 3w
TheBookHippie It‘s so good!!! 🖤🖤🖤 enjoy when you get to it! 3w
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MrsMalaprop
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#currentlyreading

So anyone read and recommend any of these?

Loving the bibliophilic aspects of this book 📚💕

Bookwomble I read The Shadow Line so long ago that I can't remember anything about it, other than that I enjoyed it. I'm not sure how helpful that is! 3w
ImperfectCJ I enjoyed both Wide Sargasso Sea and Sula. 3w
batsy The ones I have read—Wide Sargasso Sea and Mrs Dalloway—are pretty perfect! 3w
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CarolynM What @batsy said. The Blue Flower is on my TBR. 3w
IndoorDame I loved Mrs. Dalloway 3w
BarbaraBB I loved both the same books @batsy did 3w
Lcsmcat Wide Sargasso Sea, Sula, and Mrs. Calloway are all wonderful. I haven‘t read the others, but I would trust the list. 😀 3w
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Daisey
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I enjoyed many aspects of this book, but overall I was disappointed. I found the characters interesting and loved the bookishness, but I wanted more plot. I just kept waiting for something more.

#AuthorAMonth #LitsyBookClub #audiobook

Suet624 Aww, I loved this one. Sorry you didn‘t like it as much as I did. 3w
CarolynM I didn‘t love this one either. 3w
Daisey @Suet624 @CarolynM In thinking about it a bit more, I think some of my disappointment and frustration was due to what felt like a lack of resolution, but I also think that‘s purposeful on the author‘s part because these aspects of our present have not been resolved. So, I just wish I hadn‘t gone in with such high expectations. (edited) 3w
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Kangaj1
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Just finished this one for #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
Loved this book so much. And interestingly, this month I have read or am reading a bunch of other books in conversation with this one: Braiding Sweetgrass, Caste, The Gilded Years, Take It Back...

Soubhiville I love when a bunch of books I‘m reading kind of align, especially when it‘s accidental. I absolutely love Braiding Sweetgrass! 3w
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AnneCecilie
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This felt recognizable. I‘m not good in the kitchen either.

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KarenUK
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I loved this! Fabulous characters, booksellers at the center, an unwanted ghost…. plus Louise herself being a side character! I loved spending time with Tookie and her families, both work and home. In a lesser writer‘s hands, there could have been too much to juggle, but not here. My third Erdrich and possibly my favorite… 💕 #authoramonth @Soubhiville #readharder2023 #pastprompt #setinabookstore #bn2023challenge #indigenousauthor
@AshleyHoss820

Soubhiville I thought it was great how many books got name dropped! 3w
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Cinfhen This was good and definitely a lot going on‼️ 3w
squirrelbrain I‘m so glad you loved it! ❤️ 3w
Megabooks Yes, I still think about this a lot a year later! 👍🏻💜 3w
Megabooks Also, I‘m not doing 52 books, but I do love reading your reviews! 3w
KarenUK Oops! I thought you were! 🤦‍♀️But thank you! 💕 3w
BarbaraBB @Megabooks We‘re missing you ❤️ 3w
BarbaraBB I loved this book too. It‘s one that keeps lingering in my mind. 3w
Cortg Great job! I have never read this author and almost grabbed one of her books from a Little Free Library yesterday, but decided against it as I‘ve been trying to organize and get rid if stuff rather than bring it home right now 😩 3w
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MrsMalaprop
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Ain‘t that the truth? As a mother of a 20-year-old who‘s making some choices I‘m not onboard with, it‘s a hard relate. I‘m scaling that cliff 😬.

BarbaraBB So true and recognizable 💖 3w
TrishB Yep. And hoping with fingers crossed you‘re doing the ok/right thing. 3w
Kangaj1 Right there with you. And I think I read that in The Sentence last night! 3w
Tamra Oh yes! 3w
Rissreads It‘s hard, there is always something! 3w
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IndoorDame
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The Sentence had a few #WeirdWords but this one was definitely my favorite! @CBee

CBee Ooooo, awesome! And a word I‘ve never heard of! Thanks for posting this 😊😊 4w
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Soubhiville
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I like this book best of the Erdrich books I‘ve read. This is my 4th.

I wish she didn‘t read her own audiobooks, her style doesn‘t really work for me. But I did get more used to it as the book went on.

The structure of the story is weird, but overall I liked it. Very flawed characters, but quirky and interesting. It‘s all a long character study really, no plot to speak of.

#AuthorAMonth #12challenge #Booked2023 #pandemic

Soubhiville Thanks for the recommendation for my 12 months 12 friends 12 books challenge @Tamra ! 4w
Tamra I‘m so glad it settled in for you! Yes, it is all about the characters. 😄 I didn‘t mind the narration, but I‘m going to read it in print too. I would say it could have used more of the ghost! 👻 (edited) 4w
AmyG I found the structure a bit odd, too. But I felt connected to the characters. Very good book. 4w
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Rissreads I started this on audio and hated it! I‘m still keen to read it but I will wait until I have a physical copy. 4w
Soubhiville @Tamra I agree, I would have liked more with Flora. That part was fascinating. I also really liked Tookie‘s immediate love for the baby. 4w
Soubhiville @Rissreads I hope you‘ll like it. I think if I had read the physical book I would have liked it even more. 4w
tpixie @Rissreads I started on audio last night, was confused, so restarted it with the book. It really helped. Now I‘m going back and forth! 🤪😂 4w
Rissreads @tpixie 🤣 I got my money back from audible. Told them I didn‘t like the narrator 4w
Cinfhen Agreed. This one is great and it does work better in print!! I got a credit back from Audible too @Rissreads 😂😂 @tpixie 4w
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tpixie
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Yesterday, I started this audiobook & was a little confused, so today I‘m going to restart it in print. It plan to go back and forth- lol I checked out the ebook as well!
Bandette 🐶 is ready to curl up with me while I read. 🐶
Reading this for a bookclub & a book challenge!
#AuthorAMonth
#AuthorAMonth2023 #AuthorAMonth2023January #LitsyBookClub #DogsOfLitsy

rachelm This was the best book I read last year! I read on paper as well 4w
Lindy Love this book! I hope it will reward your efforts. 4w
AmyG I just finished ir, too. Excellent book. 4w
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tpixie @rachelm @Lindy @AmyG the reread helped. On audio I was getting sidetracked by adjectives and descriptions, and ant 🐜 hallucinations, instead of the storyline. I do love the rye sense of humor. 4w
marleed Oh I actually waited for a print copy, then waited for library audiobooks holds to slow down so I could experience this book in stereo. Now it‘s atop my TBR! I‘ve discovered that I need to physically read this author to fully understand her stories. 4w
Leniverse One of my favourites from last year! (Read on paper.) 4w
Suet624 Great story! I hope you enjoy it as much as we all did. 4w
tpixie @marleed I‘m finding out I need printed audio to fully understand her as well. This is my first time reading her. I think she uses a lot of symbolism and descriptions that sidetrack me on audio. 4w
tpixie @Leniverse @Suet624 it really seems to be a favorite! 4w
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TEArificbooks
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I read this for #authorofthemonth. I am a little disappointed. I heard good things, and there were some good things about the book. But it felt like the narrator was telling me a chaotic life story with tangents while bouncing on the balls of her feet. She was a bit maniac. Also it is clearly auto fiction and yet the author wrote herself into the book. I think she should have written it as a memoir if she wanted to focus so much on current events.

TEArificbooks I did like her descriptions of living in Minnesota and figurative language. 1mo
Karons1 I also bailed I just could not get into it at all , it‘s been raves about over here 👈 so I thought it was me ! 😆 4w
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Read4life
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Mehso-so

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
This one wasn‘t for me. I did enjoy trying a new to me author and I enjoyed another book by her this month already.
#Pantone2023 #EmpireYellow

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Mehso-so

Although I wasn‘t enjoying The Sentence I persevered with it for a long time because I like the way Erdrich writes and the themes she engages with. But the plot in this novel takes ages to get anywhere, and there is too much banter and circumstantial detail, including the contents of meals and passing exchanges with bookshop customers. Maybe it‘s intended as a character study of the narrator Tookie, and I just didn‘t find Tookie that interesting.

Read4life I just read this one, too. Your review is spot on for how I felt. 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Read4life Thanks. I just couldn‘t get engaged it and I actually did it as an audiobook. 1mo
Daisey I‘m almost halfway through and am feeling a bit the same. I‘m just not sure where we‘re going at this point. 1mo
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Skygoddess1 I‘m listening to it now and have had to double the speed to get through it 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Daisey. Yes! @Skygoddess1 I had my speed at 1.75 and it still felt like it dragged along. 1mo
CaroPi I try to read it but around page 80 or 100 I just was not into it and DNF the book. Happy to see I am not alone 4w
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MrsV
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Pickpick

I absolutely loved my first read of the year! Waiting for The Birchbark House to come in. Hoping to finish the Maggie Nelson today and start the Whitehead for my Books and Beers book club.

#AuthoraMonth #weeklyforecast

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IndoorDame
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love gumbo 🍜 1mo
Eggs I love gazpacho and pho 🍜 1mo
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IndoorDame
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Pickpick

I loved this partly bc the structure was surprising. For the first third of the book new things kept being introduced, and I‘d think this must be the direction we‘re going in, again and again… But all the threads tied together bc Erdrich is a skilled writer. I have one more of hers lined up for #AuthorAMonth, but I‘m hoping to keep dipping into her catalog throughout the year. #Bookspin #Pantone2023 #EmpireYellow #Booked2023 #AboutAPandemic

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
Clwojick Way to go! 1mo
Cinfhen Excellent choice for #pandemicStory 💕💕 this was a very clever novel 1mo
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Sresendez12
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This is my first #authoramonth read. I really wanted to love this book, and some parts really did make my ears perk up, but overall, it just wasn‘t my favorite. I may have been better served reading it instead of listening to it as well #bookspin #bookchain

Soubhiville I have wondered about that as well. I think she does herself a disservice by reading her own books. A different narrator may have made a big difference. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
DHill Agreed. I just finished the audio and it never really took off for me I think in large part due to the narration. 1mo
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Read4life
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TheSpineView Look good! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
Andrew65 The weekend looks set to be a good one. 1mo
TheBookHippie 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
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Blueberry
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mom2bugnbee
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16% in and this simply isn't for me. I always appreciate trying new authors for #Authoramonth, but she won't be added to my list. On to February! ☺ @Soubhiville

Soubhiville It‘s ok! She‘s not for everyone. Don‘t forget bails count towards the Every Month Club. 🙂 1mo
mom2bugnbee @Soubhiville Oh, thank you! 1mo
Bklover Oh, I can‘t tell you how happy you just made me! I have read the first 20 pages of Tracks for #aam about three times and I keep realizing that I‘m planning my dinner or thinking about money or what I want to eat right now or loving on my dogs or just about anything but the book and I have no idea what I read. And of course I think it has 100%positive reviews so I feel like a failure at life altogether. I may be exaggerating a bit, 🥴🙄😊 1mo
Bklover Oh, and it‘s the first month of the year! But now there‘s two of us so it‘s OKAY!!👏👏👍👍 1mo
mom2bugnbee @Bklover 🤜🏻🤛🏻 1mo
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