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The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida | Shehan Karunatilaka
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Damn it!!! I said I wasn‘t going to buy ANY books from the #Booker2022LongList and then I go ahead and buy two!!!! #NoShelfControl

Cinfhen Oh yay!!!! and I‘m having them sent to the US because I‘m heading overseas for a little mini family time💜🙌🏻😁 (edited) 4mo
Cathythoughts Mini family time ♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
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charl08 Have a fun trip! Coincidentally I'm just about to start 4mo
squirrelbrain Have a fab trip! I think you‘ll like Case Study. I just got Seven Moons on Kindle. 4mo
Ruthiella 😂 There‘s no 12 step program for book addiction! 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Cathythoughts @charl08 @squirrelbrain I don‘t leave until the 28th of August but I‘m definitely looking forward 🥰 4mo
Cinfhen How true @Ruthiella 😂 (edited) 4mo
Cinfhen I‘ll be watching for your reviews @squirrelbrain and @charl08 4mo
TrishB Never say never 😁 have a fab family trip when it gets here! 4mo
jlhammar Ha! Love it. It really is impossible to resist! 4mo
vlwelser 😍😍😍😍 Seven Moons is on my wish list. Basically because it's pretty and not easy to get here. 4mo
BarbaraBB You‘re sooooo predictable ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Cinfhen You‘re so right @BarbaraBB These impulse buys usually happen at the end of a long and tiring day, when I feel like I deserve a treat 😜so I‘m totally predictable!!! Hopefully I‘ll find time to read them while im in the states @TrishB because if im being predictable (😉) I usually read less while I‘m with the family🥰 4mo
Cinfhen I just watched a YouTube video from Erik Karl Anderson and he named Seven Moons his favorite from the list @vlwelser which is all I needed to hear @jlhammar and once I was ordering one I felt like why not get the other book that caught my attention 4mo
Megabooks Lol!! Sometimes you just gotta do it!! 4mo
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The blurb reads “playful and funny” but since breast cancer has directly affected two of my close family members, I‘m finding this book morbid and acidic. I‘m passing - it‘s not for me.

jlhammar That is completely understandable. I'll be interested to see how it sits with me. 4mo
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Chelsea.Poole Oh my. Definitely not for me. My mom is undergoing treatment currently for breast cancer. 4mo
rmaclean4 Thanks for the warning. I have lost my sister and cousin to breast cancer. This may be a pass for me as well. 4mo
Cinfhen I may be overly sensitive but cancer as a narrator describing ways to attack the body isn‘t working for me @jlhammar but I can appreciate that it might be interesting to others as a form of creative expression. 4mo
Cinfhen Sending much love and support @Chelsea.Poole @rmaclean4 💕💕 4mo
squirrelbrain I‘m sorry @Cinfhen - it is a tough read for sure. 😞 4mo
BarbaraBB It is a tough read indeed and I understand why you can‘t read it. I am sticking with it because I am really loving the mother/daughter descriptions. Cancer as a narrator I can‘t really appreciate 4mo
Ruthiella I‘m sorry to hear that.❤️ 4mo
Centique Thanks for the trigger warning Cindy. I‘ll try it sometime probably but have that in mind. 💕 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Ruthiella Thank GD they are both in remission and each have passed the 7 year marker🙏🏼 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @Centique I wasn‘t expecting it to hit me so hard but it did. I didn‘t find anything about the premise playful or funny 😢 4mo
BarbaraBB That‘s absolutely true, nothing playful or funny 4mo
Megabooks I‘m sorry friend. 💜💜 glad they are in remission! 4mo
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I hear this is actually fantastic in print, as form is apparently worked into the narrative- however I‘m an audio girl and this was available on #Scribd #Booker2022LongList I‘ve only just started but so far Im sold.

Ruthiella It‘ll be interesting to hear from you if the audio works with the structure! 4mo
Hazel2019 I‘ll have to take a look. I am reading Case Study right now but this one is waiting on the shelf 🙂 4mo
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Cinfhen I‘d love to know @Hazel2019 and I‘m very curious about 4mo
Cinfhen I‘ll keep you updated @Ruthiella 4mo
squirrelbrain I loved it on audio as the form is worked in there too…. You‘ll spot some of the ‘quirks‘ soon as you listen…. 4mo
Cinfhen Ohhh, I‘m excited @squirrelbrain to see how it‘s incorporated 4mo
BarbaraBB I am listening to this one too at the moment and I agree with @squirrelbrain that it works pretty good! 4mo
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The Colony | Audrey Magee
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I really lack the skills to adequately review this #Booker2022LongList novel - audio narration is outstanding 🙌🏻It‘s coy and clever, claustrophobic and encompassing. Moments of humor peppered with the horrors of The Troubles happening off Island but still affecting those on the Island. It‘s a short novel but large in its delivery. I‘d be shocked if this doesn‘t make the long list.

rmaclean4 Agreed 4mo
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squirrelbrain Great review! This is in my top 3 at the moment. 4mo
MicheleinPhilly I just bought this one. I‘m looking forward to it. 4mo
BarbaraBB Sounds good. Looking forward to it 4mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
Cinfhen I think you‘re all going to like this one @MicheleinPhilly @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts it‘s currently in my top 3 too @squirrelbrain - audio really enhanced my experience 4mo
BarbaraBB That is such good news! 4mo
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The Colony | Audrey Magee
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My iPad just died on me 😢boo! Luckily I have the Audible app on my phone 😜I‘m loving this audiobook and BONUS…it works for #ReadingAfrica22 #Algeria 🙌🏻 @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle #Booker2022LongList

BarbaraBB That is definitely a bonus! 4mo
Librarybelle Awesome! 4mo
CarolynM Oh no! Hope it‘s fixable 😬 4mo
Cinfhen Yes @CarolynM just low battery 😅 Phew 4mo
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The Colony | Audrey Magee
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Ohhhh, I‘m really enjoying this one from the #Booker2022LongList - audio narration is spot on!!! This one might be a contender for favorite off the list 🙌🏻🎧♥️

Hazel2019 It is my favorite thus far! 4mo
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BarbaraBB I just received my copy. You‘re post and @Suet624 review make me really curious! 4mo
BarbaraBB @Hazel2019 That‘s quite a recommendation! Taking note! I hope to get to it soon! 4mo
Ruthiella Good to know! 4mo
squirrelbrain This is in my top three, which is allreally close anyway! 4mo
Cinfhen I can understand why @squirrelbrain @Hazel2019 I definitely think you‘re gonna like this one @BarbaraBB and you as well @Ruthiella 4mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#WeeklyForecast August 7- 13 I pretty much stuck to my plan last week💕 I read 5/6 forecasted books plus my #BookSpin & #DoubleSpin which I had forecasted too!! Im feeling pretty confident about this week‘s as well 🤩 History in One Act is a slow ongoing read but I‘m really enjoying it so that‘s the only book I may not finish this week. Curious about the two #Booker2022LongList audios ~ Colony has lots of good buzz, Maps more mixed reviews.

Cathythoughts You had a great week last week 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I‘m looking forward to Colony ( must finish Trust first though ). 4mo
TrishB The Colony looks interesting 👍🏻 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Stuck to your plan last week?? Are you feeling okay?? 😂 4mo
Cinfhen Right!??? @TheAromaofBooks I completely surprised myself!!! 4mo
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Trust | Hernan Diaz
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A novel within a novel within a novel. What I expected from To Paradise and Sea of Tranquility, I pleasantly found in Trust. Fabulous title and excellent audio narration - Told in four parts, we slowly come to understand what and whom we can trust. A book about perception, wealth, mental health, fact & fiction. I really enjoyed the experience❣️ #Booker2022LongList

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 4mo
Cortg Sounds wonderful! 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB not sure if you‘d have patience for this one but I do think @Cortg would like it 🤷🏼‍♀️😘 of course I could be TOTALLY wrong!!! 4mo
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Cortg I love how we‘re learning each others reading habits and the types of books each of is is drawn to! 4mo
Cinfhen Yup!! It‘s pretty cool @Cortg considering most of us have never “met” - although I did have the PLEASURE of meeting @TrishB ♥️ 4mo
squirrelbrain Glad you enjoyed it! I haven‘t got very far yet but I think I‘m going to like it…. 4mo
Deblovestoread I‘ve been on the fence about this one but the review says I should go for it. 4mo
TrishB I may wait for an offer because it‘s not calling me yet! 4mo
BarbaraBB I wonder if I‘ll have the patience for it when you think that @TrishB might not 🤞🏽 4mo
Cinfhen Ok…so with my limited psychic abilities I predict @squirrelbrain @Kdgordon88 WILL ultimately appreciate the novel and @BarbaraBB will NOT have the patience for all the business jargon. I just think it‘s a harder read in print but again, I could be COMPLETELY WRONG 🤪 4mo
squirrelbrain LOL @Cinfhen - I‘ll let you know if you‘re right! 4mo
BarbaraBB Haha! I‘ll keep you updated! You might very well be right! 4mo
Cinfhen If you pick it up go audio @Megabooks 4mo
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Trust | Hernan Diaz
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Two hours to go!! REALLY enjoying this book. It requires some patience but I feel like the payoff will be worth it. A novel within a novel with MANY layers. A bit of business background is helpful but not necessary to understand the art of manipulation 😉

lele1432 Ohh I got this from Literati a few months ago but haven‘t gotten to it yet! I‘ll have to bump it up on my TBR. 4mo
Cinfhen Definitely do @lele1432 It‘s a good one 🤩It‘s a twisty set up but once you understand the pieces it becomes less confusing and more compelling 💗 4mo
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squirrelbrain Just started this about 10 minutes ago…! 4mo
BarbaraBB This will probably be my next Booker read. First I have to finish Nightcrawling 4mo
Cathythoughts Lovely pic ♥️ 4mo
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Trust | Hernan Diaz
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Just started this one from the #Booker2022LongList
I have high hopes although this book seems to be divided between loathing or loving 🤷🏼‍♀️

Cathythoughts I‘m still only half way .. I really like it 👍🏻 4mo
Cinfhen I‘m about to start part 3 @Cathythoughts where I hear the story really starts to take shape!! I‘m liking it, too 4mo
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