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DivineDiana
What Is the What | Dave Eggers
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A remarkable book based on the true life story of Valentino Achak Deng, who left his home in Sudan at age 7 by force and walked hundreds of miles to find safety. Very sad, but written in a way that celebrates the tenacity and strength of a boy who becomes a man. Reading it reinforced my gratitude for all that I have. I alternated between reading the printed book and listening to the audio. The narrator on the audiobook, Dion Graham, was fantastic!

Librarybelle Double challenge prompts! Hooray! 1mo
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Ann_Reads
Untitled | Untitled
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Skylark 4* #1994
The Story of Ferdinand 4* #1936
Charlotte's Web 5* #1952
The Return of the King (audio) 4* #1955
When We Were Very Young 4* #1924
Caleb's Story 4* #2000
I Am Malala (audio) 4* #2012
More Perfect Than The Moon 4* #2004
Grandfather's Dance 4* #2006
The Great Passion 3* #2022
#192025
(reposting to change photo, as I was finally able to take a screenshot on a different device.)

Librarybelle Excellent!! 1mo
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jenniferw88
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Librarybelle Wow! This sounds like a harrowing experience! 1mo
Cinfhen Sounds great!! 1mo
Cortg Wow! This sounds like a tough, emotional read! 1mo
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Librarybelle
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Mehso-so

Phyllis wants to win the baking contest at the annual Peach Festival. Unfortunately, murder gets in the way. First in a cozy mystery series featuring a retired teacher as the amateur sleuth. I was not too crazy over the MC - Phyllis was a bit judgmental at times. Her son works for the police, and yet she seemed offended when he would not necessarily give her all of the info. Oh well…some cozies are better than others. #19822022 #2006

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BarbaraBB
What Is the What | Dave Eggers
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Another book about The Lost Boys, who came from #Sudan to the US after years of living in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya. This is Achak‘s story, written down by Dave Eggers, who is so good in writing such biographies (Zeitoun, Monk of Mokha). The past and the present, a laugh and a tear: this book has it all.

#ReadingAfrica2022 🇸🇩 #52BooksIn52weeks #Over500PagesLong #Booked2022 #TitleRepeatsItself #19822022 #2006
#pop #PalindromicTitle

Megabooks Excellent! 6mo
Librarybelle Another one that fills multiple challenges! 6mo
Cinfhen I really enjoyed this book. So uplifting 💜 6mo
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Tamra This was so impactful! 6mo
Cathythoughts Sounds really good 👍 6mo
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts It‘s an important book I think, and like @Tamra says, very impactful! 6mo
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cwarnier
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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CoffeeNBooks
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Mehso-so

The writing of this was a bit bland, but it was still a somewhat interesting story of the Astor family and the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. It also talked about some of the Astor properties in England. #ReadingThroughTheYears192021 #2006

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jenniferw88
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4 ⭐ #2006 entry for the #birthdaychallenge completed.

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jenniferw88
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I've been telling my Dad about the #birthdaychallenge as I've just got this book out of the library for my #2006 entry, and now he wants to do it too!

B.Reader Can you tell me more about this challenge? 6y
jenniferw88 @B.Reader basically you read a book that has been published in every year since your birth. You can do it several ways but I've chosen to do the most popular book each year. So for example I was born in 1990 so I am starting there and hopefully finishing in 2017 6y
B.Reader @jenniferw88 Thanks! That sounds super interesting! 6y
DakotaWilde Oh cool! 6y
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