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Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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I've read Murakami's NORWEGIAN WOOD multiple times, but this is my first time reading Jay Rubin's translation. 🥰

There's a new Murakami Book Club on Discord for anyone interested: https://discord.gg/r4TMAAq

#Murakami #NorwegianWood #harukimurakami #bookclub #the60s #comingofage #booksintranslation #fiction #japaneseliterature

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rmaclean4
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Dear friend gifted me this book today!! Excited for our first Buddy read. #booksintranslation.

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Christinak
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I started listening to this today thru Libby as I was out and about. When I got home tonight I downloaded the ebook from my library and had difficulty finding my place in the book. There are two different translations and I have one on audio and one on ebook. Weird. #BooksInTranslation

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Niso
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Heading to 16th century Constantinople for a little break...

#weekendreads #historicalfiction #history #booksintranslation #historicalfic #frenchlit

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KarmonR
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Mehso-so

Picked this one up for a book group read. It is the story of a 9 year old Italian girl who is losing her sight. She is also struggling with other losses and changes in her life. It seems targeted to middle school age children more than the YA I expected.

#booksintranslation #italian

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Bianca
Woman at 1,000 Degrees: A Novel | Hallgrimur Helgason
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Herra might be my spirit animal. Thanks for the rec, Jenny! @ReadingEnvy

#booksintranslation #dogsoflitsy

ReadingEnvy I was laughing from the beginning. It does get serious but she is a character indeed. 11mo
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translationspod
African Psycho: A Novel | Alain Mabanckou
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Pickpick

Episode Six is now out. I am joined by Rachel Louise Atkin as we discuss African Psycho by Alain Mabanckou (translated by Christine Schwartz Hartley) from Serpents Tail #booksintranslation

Link in the bio

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Oryx
Why We Took the Car | Wolfgang Herrndorf
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Spotted this in Frankfurt airport, going in blind to this German YA #booksintranslation

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translationspod
La Bastarda | Trifonia Melibea Obono
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Pickpick

Episode 5 is now out. My wife, sister-in-law and I talk about the first novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman to be translated into English with La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono (translated by Lawrence Schimel) from Feminist Press
Link in the bio
#womenintranslation #booksintranslation #translatedliterature

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Lola
Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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This little book is due back at the library tomorrow and has many holds so I can‘t renew. I might be able to do this one in a single sitting. Here‘s trying! #bookandwine #booksintranslation

Cinfhen Curious to hear your thoughts...this book left me 😪😡 1y
Owlizabeth You got this! 💪🏼 1y
JennyM Go @lola we‘re all behind you xx (edited) 1y
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Lola @Cinfhen I really liked it but it‘s one where I think its darkness will get lost in the conversations about it-much like with 1y
Lola @Owlizabeth @JennyM I did it! 😂 1y
Cinfhen I‘m glad u were able to read it and even happier you liked it. It left me more cold and angry than satisfied. I felt like there were some SERIOUS mental health issues that were largely ignored 1y
Lola @Cinfhen That‘s EXACTLY how I felt about Bernadette and it made (still makes) me angry when people would go on and on about what a fun light read it was. Oh, to be able to have this conversation in person! I have lots of thoughts about the main character‘s mental state in this book, too. 1y
Cinfhen Interesting!!! I always felt like Bernadette was “quirky” but YOU ARE SO RIGHT!!! I was really pissed about Convenience Store Girl bc I felt the author was exploiting her illness for plot purpose. It felt almost like abuse to me 😭😭😫 1y
Lola @Cinfhen I can definitely see that POV. My takeaway from CSG was that the MC is on the autism spectrum/ not neurotypical and found a niche that worked for her but society “norms” and the expectations of others ie neurotypical people, didn‘t respect that and were the source of her later problems. This book makes me want to push this one up the stack (edited) 1y
Lola @Cinfhen I did love the quirkiness of Bernadette-I just felt that her depression, which I thought was clear from the writing, was blown past by so many readers. 1y
JennyM @Lola huzzah...a reading machine!!! Happy days 😊 1y
Cinfhen Definitely read Eleanor - it‘s great and so is 1y
Cinfhen Good point about Bernadette 1y
Lola @JennyM It‘s tiny-both physically and in page numbers so it wasn‘t that hard 😂 1y
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