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emmaturi
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this nonfiction read of the writer sailing the western coasts of Ireland and Scotland. It gives facts on history and folklore.

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Yahui07
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Pickpick

This book surprised me because I didn‘t realize that it would go back to the time of St Patrick which I enjoyed very much. However it did start slow but I learned more about Ireland/ Irish.

kspenmoll Me too- learned so much when I read it. 4h
Yahui07 @kspenmoll Nice to meet like minded friend! 4h
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GerardtheBookworm
This Is Happiness | Niall Williams
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Mehso-so

Read this for a book club. A glacially paced literary read told from the perspective of a senior Noel reflecting of his time spent in the fictional Irish town of Faha in the 1950's. As the traditional village prepares for the modern age of electrification, it's about the people, the families, and friendships found in this coming age story. Beautifully written with lyrical prose and plentiful with themes, it still needs editing in storytelling.

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ProudBookNerd
This Is Happiness | Niall Williams
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This book came highly recommended. This is just in the Epigraph and already I am looking forward to diving in. A new book,a quiet Sunday morning, a hot cup of coffee. Bliss.

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Tamra
Walk the Blue Fields: Stories | J.K. Rowling , Claire Keegan
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Definite fan of Claire Keegan! I‘ve only listened to the tagged collection and read Small Things like These, but I‘m going to gobble up anything else she has written. Very engaging and intimate characterization. I‘m going to keep my eyes peeled for the tagged book in print.

Ruthiella Just so you know, you tagged a different book than the Keegan. 3w
Tamra @Ruthiella I noticed Rowling AND Keegan are listed as authors. (Click on the title.) Did Rowling write a forward? No clue! 🤷🏾‍♀️ (edited) 3w
Ruthiella @Tamra Hmmm. You‘d think the author‘s name would come first? 🤔 Maybe not when the author is as famous as JKR! 3w
Tamra @Ruthiella weird, I know! 3w
charl08 Another fan here. Everything I've read by her so far has been brilliant, hope I don't run out! 3w
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Nicki_K
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Such a inspiring read.In sharing the stories of some of his patients,Jim gives us hope that in sharing our experiences, we can not only help ourselves but also help others.Reading this book helped to remind me that none of us are really alone in our struggles and so many other people could relate to our struggles and experiences, if only we would share our experiences more often. An empowering read to also learn of his patients recoveries. ⭐⭐⭐

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Deblovestoread
This Is Happiness | Niall Williams
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Tagged book is on my TBR shelf. Tolstoy knew where happiness can be found. This perfectly lists some of the things I am most grateful for.

#Gratitude

BarbaraBB I still have this one on my TBR too. I loved his 3w
Deblovestoread @BarbaraBB I haven‘t read him before but I love all things Ireland. Stacked 3w
Eggs Well said! 3w
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Yuki_Onna
Dance Dance Dance | Haruki Murakami
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Thanks for the tag, @RaeLovesToRead 💕
Islands are right up my alley! 😊

1. So many... Anytime:
Japan (regardless which one - either one of the main islands ( esp. Hokkaido or Honshu again), or the Okinawan or any small Japanese one);
Taiwan
Ireland
The Channel Islands
Easter Island
Hawaii (any island)
or... Langeoog again.
2. if Japan (Hokkaido) or Hawaii: the tagged book
on Kyushu: Kafka on the Shore
on Honshu: any Murakami ... ⤵️

Yuki_Onna Continued:
*Langeoog: Shark Drunk by Morten Stroksness; The North Water by Ian McGuire (topic: rough seas) or Monster Love by Carol Topolski (thriller, first book I read on my 'adult' stays on the island)
*Ireland: I'd BUY tons of books there again: ghost story anthologies, books about Irish & Celtic myths, mythological creatures, thrillers set in Ireland.
*tropical/far away islands: any psychological thriller taking place on a tropical island.
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wanderinglynn Okinawa! 🙌🏻 I do miss Japan 🇯🇵 And I love Ireland too 🇮🇪 3w
TheSpineView So many islands to choose from! Thanks for playing 3w
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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1. Ireland. I can‘t see myself enjoying a tropical island very much. 😅
2. Probably anything to do with Ireland, especially their fairy tales/mythology or history. Tagged one that‘s been on my radar.
#Two4Tuesday

I‘ve been bad about not tagging peeps, so here‘s some: @The_Penniless_Author @AmyG @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too!! 🇮🇪 3w
The_Penniless_Author Thanks for the tag! 😊 3w
TheSpineView Yeah Ireland! Thanks for playing 3w
AmyG Thanks for the tag, mama! 3w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thanks for the tag! 3w
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KCofKaysville
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir | Frank McCourt
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Mostly very readable and also very sad for the constant poverty and a father who spends it all on drink. Parts are nice and there is humor, but it gets a bit raunchy in the end. Irish might appreciate it the most.

KCofKaysville Found out that the author made up some things. Not quite as poor etc. 3w
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