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Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War | The Washington Post, Craig Whitlock
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Difficult subject but really well done.

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Caitlin89
The Return | NICHOLAS. SPARKS
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I've heard good writers should include nothing that doesn't add to the story. "Every word, every line, should be valuable, essential," type stuff.

But New York Times Bestseller (several times over) Nicholas Sparks is proof that the Hemingway isn't the only way. Half of this novel I'm reading is just descriptions of this guy dressing himself, performing daily tasks, cooking dinner, and repeatedly "letting his mind wander to Natalie" or not.

Christyco125 I also don‘t understand how he packs so much into so few pages and still manages to make you cry every time. (edited) 1h
Caitlin89 He's definitely a bestseller for a reason! 1h
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs,
Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”

#BookMoods
#Madeyoucry 😭😭😭

Eggs 😭💔😱 3d
mrp27 I‘ve loved all of his books, so good and such great story telling! I think I‘ve cried while reading all of them. 2d
SilversReviews Definitely made me cry. 2d
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Hooked_on_books
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Recently back from Afghanistan, Larkin is struggling with PTSD and her best friend‘s death, which she feels she caused. I‘m Civil War days, circumstances lead Emily to enlist as a man and fight for the Union. I wasn‘t excited about this book because I hate the cover, but it‘s both a hoo-rah depiction of some badass women and an excellent exploration of the potential consequences of war. Highly recommend!

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Catsandbooks
The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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4.5/5 ⭐️ This was a difficult book to read, but the overall story was good. My heart broke multiple times 💔 Hope y'all made it through this one OK!
#FoodandLit

Roary47 I agree it was definitely a hard read! I‘m glad that I finally got to dust it off and read it though. 💔❤️‍🩹 1mo
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Maggie4483
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EASY AFGHANI KABULI PULAO/RICE

I wish I had time to try all the food mentioned in this book…it all sounds wonderful. I didn‘t know what to expect from Afghan flavors, but I‘d like to learn more. I really liked this method for cooking rice…I think I‘ll incorporate it into my regular rotation.

I‘m still only about halfway through the book. (Continued below under spoiler ⬇️)

#FoodandLit #Afghanistan

Maggie4483 The chapters about Baba‘s death were hard. I lost my own dad to pulmonary disease (don‘t smoke!), and there were lots of similarities (including Baba making sure Amir got married before he passed. Nothing came of it, but my sweet Daddy tried to set me up with every man that came into his hospital room 😂. He was not a good wingman…none of them were available). 1mo
Texreader I can imagine that made the read hard for you. I‘m so sorry! But I did have to laugh about his trying to set you up! 1mo
Maggie4483 @Texreader thank you ❤️. It‘s been almost 11 years, so I‘m not actively grieving anymore. But every now and then I‘ll read or watch something that takes me right back there. And, yes, my dad playing matchmaker from his hospital bed was hilarious…it‘s probably one of my top 10 favorite memories of him. 1mo
Catsandbooks Looks great! Sorry about your dad. I lost my dad when I was young so I know that pain. Glad you have those nice memories of him ❤️ 1mo
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Sapphire
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I used ground lamb and combined a few recipes, but Kabuli Pulao - was amazingly delicious. https://igotitfrommymaman.com/kabuli-pulao-the-afghan-national-dish/ #foodandlit #foodandlit2022 #afghanistan

Texreader Yay! Looks terrific! 1mo
Nute That looks delicious!😋 1mo
Tamra Fabulous! 1mo
Catsandbooks Yum! 1mo
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LapReader
The Kabul Beauty School | Deborah Rodriguez
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Nothing went to plan yesterday but at least I got these books at my local shopping centre‘s new book swap. The markets I walked to were canceled so I was too early for the shops I wanted to go to. I had a chai tea and a piece of pumpkin bread at a cafe until the supermarket opened but they didn‘t have what I‘d come for so I walked home. At least I got a good long walk in for exercise. The Ivy and Bean books are for my niece Lila who loves to read.

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Bookworm54
A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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Covering a tumultuous time in Afghanistan, the lives of two women become intertwined in Kabul.
It was a tough read, especially with everything happening with women‘s rights around the world as well as in Afghanistan currently.
I feel like ultimately the story ended on a hopeful note though.

#FoodAndLit #Afghanistan

Texreader Excellent review 1mo
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