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FountainOfWords
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Ok so I‘m at 40% and enjoying this however the “action” has yet to come as the writer eases you into the story gently however not in a tedious way. It gives some detail about Cairo and Jewish traditions etc without being pedantic.

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Geeklet
The Queue | Basma Abdel Aziz
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This was an interesting dystopian book. I‘m not sure if I‘d put it on a list with the greats of the genre but sometimes, you need the perspective that time allows to realize how well those books stand. I really enjoyed reading an Arabic take on the genre. I would recommend this one to anyone who enjoys a good depressing dystopian book.

Heatherfeather "a good depressing dystopian book" hahahaha 3d
Geeklet @Heatherfeather Right? No one wants a happy dystopian book! 🤣 3d
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shanaqui
Pickpick

This didn't work as well for me as The Black God's drums, but it's enjoyable and the setting is great -- early 20th century alternate reality, where supernatural beings have become an everyday occurrence. I feel like I'd have liked it more with a more substantial plot; it wrapped up rather suddenly, and I have such questions about stuff that was barely featured!

Still, it was fun.

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Geeklet
The Queue | Basma Abdel Aziz

Starting book 4 for the Tome Infinity and Beyond round three readathon! The Queue is my pick for a read from Africa because the author is from Egypt. This has been a really fun readathon!

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LauraJ
Justine | Lawrence Durrell
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#7days7covers #covercrush

Posting covers I love for 7 days, no explanation needed. Tagging someone to play each day.

If you‘re not playing yet, tag yourself and join us! (Yes, I‘m lazy today)

Leftcoastzen Love this cover! 5d
Ruthiella Nice presentation ! 💕 5d
LeahBergen This is fantastic! 5d
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vonnie862
Nefertiti: A Novel | Michelle Moran
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Day 1
#7days7covers #covercrush

@Bookworm1987 wanna play? 7 days, 7 covers, no explanations. Tag someone new every day.

Thanks @tdrosebud for the tag!

Nute Gorgeous! 1w
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Oblomov26
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Why I love second hand bookshops in small country towns - you can find books from favourite authors that you did not even know existed

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Crazeedi
Nefertiti: A Novel | Michelle Moran
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 2
@Lynnsoprano would you like to join the game? Just post a favorite book cover and tag a friend to invite to play each day for 7 days. That's all you have to do, no description of book required

Leftcoastzen I like this cover! 2w
Melissa_J Nice cover! My edition is totally different! 2w
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks beat you to it! I put my first cover up today. 2w
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Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano dang! I looked earlier and you hadn't been tagged, so good! Will check it out 1w
Crazeedi @Melissa_J I just got it, and loved the picture, I guess they make different covers on many books 1w
ValerieAndBooks Nice! I read this a few years ago— it was good. Think it was a different cover, though! 1w
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ImperfectCJ
The Egyptian Cinderella | Shirley Climo
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Mehso-so

The title pretty much says it. The author converts some fairly vague stories/circumstances from ancient Egypt into a retelling of the Cinderella story. Nice illustrations, but it follows the pattern of the original story too closely to be really interesting.

#bbrc #a2z @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 2w
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RamsFan1963
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Mehso-so

Meh. This just confirms my belief that Patterson is, at best, a very mediocre overrated writer. He tries to juggle too many plots here. Had he written about Tut's life, Carter's excavations, or his own efforts to solve the "murder" only, it would have been more interesting. Instead we get three plotlines that barely scratch the surface. 2 ?? 1/2