Home Feed
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Theory of Bastards | Audrey Schulman
post image

I loved this so much. Lit fic with elements of near-future sci-fi, cli-fi, dystopia, social science, and biology---it's hard to really describe. An acclaimed researcher who has struggled with a lifetime of chronic pain comes to a facility to study the mating habits of bonobo apes. 👇🏼

readordierachel There are so many layers to this book: chronic pain and the ways medicine can fail people who have it, the drive to procreate, the biology of attraction, the possibilities and limits of technology, the future of the planet, evolution, love, friendship, connection. It completely absorbed and moved me. I never wanted to put it down. Favorite book of the year so far. 3mo
tpixie Wow! Lots in the book!! 3mo
readordierachel @tpixie There is so much! And so good! 3mo
See All 25 Comments
tpixie @readordierachel 🎉😊🎉 3mo
Cinfhen Sounds great!!!! 3mo
Cinfhen Fabulous review🙌🏻 3mo
Cinfhen @shawnmooney Does this interest you??? How about you @LeahBergen Sounds like a meaty book for a buddy read xx 3mo
batsy Wow! Sounds amazing. I stacked it earlier thanks to your post ❤️ 3mo
vivastory This sounds brilliant. Will definitely be checking out soon! 3mo
readordierachel @Cinfhen Let me know what you think if you read it! 3mo
readordierachel @batsy I think it's really special 💕 Hope you like it if/when you get to it 3mo
readordierachel @vivastory I think you would like it. Look forward to your thoughts! 3mo
BarbaraBB Sounds fascinating. I hadn‘t heard of it but will check it out now! 3mo
readordierachel @BarbaraBB It really was! I very randomly heard of it and am so glad I did! 3mo
GatheringBooks there needs to be a #EuropaEditionBookClub as well @vivastory 3mo
readordierachel @GatheringBooks Yes! I would join 🙌🏼 3mo
GatheringBooks @readordierachel right?? less american-centric, i feel. :) 😍📚🧚🏼‍♀️ 3mo
shawnmooney @Cinfhen I laughed when I saw I was tagged in a comment about a book with this title! LOL what are you trying to tell me, Cindy? :-) This novel sounds quite interesting, but perhaps not my cup of tea. :-) 3mo
Cinfhen Ha!! I thought the title alone might sway you @shawnmooney 😘😘I‘ll keep looking for another book we might be able to read together 3mo
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen perhaps in 2020! We are also thinking of doing An International Year Of Reading in 2020 (special focus on translated titles), and the #EuropaEditions books would be perfect! 3mo
readordierachel @GatheringBooks In general, I think they are less American-centric, but this one is set there 🙃 The author is originally from Canada though. 3mo
GatheringBooks @readordierachel ooh! even more interesting! 😍 3mo
rohit-sawant Wow, sounds fascinating! Great review! 3mo
readordierachel @rohit-sawant Thanks! 😊 3mo
102 likes13 stack adds25 comments
A Small Charred Face | Kazuki Sakuraba
post image

Birthday book haul part two.

15 likes1 comment
Jewish Holidays | Michael Strassfeld
post image

Guess I‘m done with gifts to myself for Hanukkah. Got a new one for each of the eight crazy nights.
#jewish #holidays #gifts #selfcare #arc #europaeditions #aroundtheworld

CouronneDhiver That top one is 👌🏽 amazing 9mo
Cinfhen Well done ❣️❣️❣️❣️Happy Chanukah 🕎 9mo
56 likes2 comments
post image

Book: check
Chai latte: check
Blustery day good for staying inside: check
#mugsoflitsy #europaeditions

Disoriental | Ngar Djavadi
post image

“Survival is a very personal matter”
I read this book a month ago but this line keeps coming back to me.
This concept for survival as a starting point sheds a whole new light on old problems.
Think about it in terms of poverty or feelings towards outsiders. If survival is personal one can‘t trust others to act in a civilized manner when they are in distress, so those not in distress can justify cruel actions.
#femaleauthor #europaeditions

Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
post image

1. THE RED TENT by Anita Diamant (I was skeptical about this audiobook at first, but then got hooked)

2. MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA by Julie Lekstrom Himes (published by #EuropaEditions!)

3. OCTAVIA E. BUTLER by Gerry Canavan (I read this after reading #4 and becoming obsessed with Butler)

4. KINDRED by Octavia E. Butler (this was the first book I read last year--a great book start to 2017)

#LitsyQuestions @GypsyKat

GypsyKat Kindred is on my TBR shelf, I need to read it! 2y
ReadosaurusText @GypsyKat You will not regret it! When I finished the book, I was truly mad it isn't mandatory reading in school curricula. 2y
GypsyKat @ReadosaurusText Awesome! I‘m looking forward to reading it! 2y
37 likes3 comments
Mikhail and Margarita | Julie Lekstrom Himes
post image

Well, look at that. My favorite book of 2017 just won an award! #congrats #EuropaEditions #awardseason

post image

Picked this book up today! Excited to read it 😁📖 #nonfiction #InTranslation #toread #tbrpile #FerranteFever #EuropaEditions

A Novel Bookstore | Laurence Cosse
post image

If you have not read this book, I highly recommend it! It is a humorous thriller with a mystery surrounding an independent bookstore. What more could a book lover ask from a novel??? #someoneelsereading #fallintobooks #EuropaEditions @RealLifeReading

56 likes8 stack adds
Mikhail and Margarita | Julie Lekstrom Himes
post image

September 1, 2017
Dear Litsy,
Yet again I am weak, and despite my New Year's resolution not to buy new books, I could not have anticipated that a novel about Bulgakov and his inspiration for Master and Margarita would come out. The fact that it was published by #EuropaEditions made it all the more irresistible.
Sincerely yours,

JazzFeathers It's perfectly forgivable in my book 😁 2y
ReadosaurusText @JazzFeathers Thank you. 😃 2y
43 likes1 stack add2 comments