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Cazxxx
Burmese Days | George Orwell
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Pickpick

Set in Burma in the 1920‘s this describes British imperialism and racism in that time. A group of white men who are members of a club that really has no purpose other than drinking decide who can and can‘t join. The characters are vile but Orwell manages to inject some humour into his writing making this more of an enjoyable read than I thought

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PickettT
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Goleemn
Pickpick

An engrossing book! Voigt takes the reader through her journey in search of an Asian arowana in the wild, a rare fish and becoming even more rare as aquarists jack up the price. It‘s nonfiction, but reads like fiction. You‘ll learn about the haphazard way endangered species are listed, and I loved how she presented some of the real quandaries of protecting wild and rare species. Highly recommend!

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Mitch
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Whilst it meandered a bit at times - this was hugely readable and Voight synthesised a huge amount of info and players across the globe in search for this elusive fish. She gets draw into the addiction to find the fish and demonstrates huge levels of bravery, resourcefulness and courage!

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Mitch
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Woodford is obliging me and letting me get a few sneaky morning chapters in! Loving this so far @Soubhiville

Soubhiville I‘m so glad! I learned a lot about the regions she visited and the Arawana from this book. 9mo
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StellaB
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Pickpick

The book follows 3 generations across 3 countries (Burma/Myanmar, India, Malaya/Malaysia) during the 1880ies-1990ies. I learned a lot about Indian and Burmese experiences of colonialism. The characters grew on me, but while they have their highs and lows they are mostly either born or self-made well off. I would have loved to hear from the exploited Indian workers who are always in the background of the story but who don‘t have a voice in the book

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wanderinglynn
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Somewhere between a pick & so-so and yet overall, I recommend this book. I‘ve outlined my reasons for my indecisive rating in my GR review.

This would make a great book club book. So much to unpack and discuss.

This is my Jan #bookspin 🎉 After falling so far behind last year, I‘m super happy that I‘m on track with #bookspin2022!
#pantone2022
#roaringwolf “finally”

Only 194 more books to go before my (self-imposed) book buying ban ends! 😆

GarethSouthwell That's an interesting point about individualism versus communal identity. I guess it takes an outsider to the West to see that.
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wanderinglynn @GarethSouthwell that‘s what I thought too. 10mo
Roary47 Awesome! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
Clwojick 🥳🙌🏻🔥💖 10mo
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CampbellTaraL
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Panpan

I got to a little over halfway and decided to set this one aside. It's not a bad book, and the topic is interesting, I'm just not in a space where I want to listen/read about the wealthy and their disturbing animal fetishes. Chapter 6-7 dived into the lives of "explorers" (my read: exploiters and poachers) and that was enough for me.

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Denzel.Que
Miss Burma | Charmaine Craig
Mehso-so

Meh. Only reason I'm not totally against it is because of its historical value. Other than that, I felt like that the intention and emotion is very forced.

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Bookwormjillk
Burmese Days | George Orwell
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Starting the day with tea, toast, and Orwell.

Read.Riot Have you read Down and Out in Paris and London? 12mo
Bookwormjillk @Read.Riot Not yet! 12mo
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