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Cinfhen
Blood on Snow | Jo Nesbo
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Mehso-so

Not for the faint hearted! Very grim, slow and brooding but the tension is palpable. Unlike Case Histories where the humor fell flat, here I found the dark humor quite entertaining. I‘m just confused why a book told entirely from a male POV would be read by a woman?? Mind you, the woman is PATTI SMITH🙌🏻 but still a little odd. A quick read at under 5 hours😉 Audiobooks have really been my bff this week❤️🎧 #BorrowNotBuy
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Librarybelle I‘m not sure if I have the stomach to read Nesbo‘s books. I‘ve heard they are not for the faint of heart, and I‘m totally #TeamSqueamish . 4h
Megabooks Agree with @Librarybelle ...also re: narrator was there a directorial reason? Like it‘s not really clear why Fleishman is in trouble is narrated by a woman, but by part three, it makes sense. 3h
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4thhouseontheleft His books are on the gory and heavy side, but I love the Harry Hole series (haven‘t read the his stand alones like this one). I‘ll be reading this for Norway 3h
Cinfhen It wasn‘t terribly brutal @Librarybelle @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft but #TeamSqueamish should probably stay away 😅No, I can‘t understand why Patti Smith was the narrator although she does have a husky raspy voice which was smooth & sultry. Apparently there is a book 2 for this one but I‘m not that invested in the story to continue. 3h
BarbaraBB I hope you‘ll share your stats soon regarding #readingEurope2020! You‘ve covered half the continent already it seems 😉❤️ 3h
Cinfhen Ha!! Need to fill out my map @BarbaraBB thanks for the reminder 3h
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Anna40
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Mehso-so

A collection of short essays on what the author saw, felt, experienced on walks in different parts of the world (e.g. Norway, US) and on different 'terrains' (urban, rural). Observations, thoughts throughout the book are interspersed with quotes and references to philosophy, science. Some of his writing is beautiful, insightful, but some of it is trite, banal. It did inspire me to go on a long walk though, so I'm glad I read it :)

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Daisey
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t enjoy this #audiobook. A down on his luck writer sees things go from bad to worse as he runs out of money, slowly sells off his possessions, and becomes increasingly mentally unstable as hunger rules his thoughts. Yet, throughout the story, people do try to help him and he makes incredibly bad decisions. I wanted to feel sympathy, but I just didn‘t. I don‘t quite know what to make of the ending either.

#ReadingEurope2020 #Norway

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Trashcanman
My Struggle: Book One | Karl Knausgaard
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My Sunday ritual includes waking up, making coffee, reading a chapter, watching meet the press with Chuck Todd and then refilling this for the week. It is a glaring reminder that I'm broken. I wallow in self pity and then sometimes rebound and feel better. Currently waiting and hoping for a rebound. At least I am not feeling suicidal as of late. Back to reading

Bookwomble I'm glad to hear your suicidal feelings have backed off of late, George. ❤ 5d
Leftcoastzen My thoughts are often with you and I hope things improve.❤️ 5d
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Redwritinghood Sending 💕💕 5d
TK-421 Glad to hear your suicidal thoughts have eased up 🤗 My organizer looks a lot like yours & I also feel broken when I‘m confronted by how many meds I‘m on. Feels like I pop pills all day & each is a reminder of my mental & physical illnesses. But they keep me going, looking for balance & I hope yours help you too. Thank you for sharing your struggles. It helps to know others deal with similar problems! Hope you get that feel-better-rebound ❤️ (edited) 5d
jdiehr 💜 5d
rachelsbrittain 💛💛 5d
CarolynM ❤️ 5d
LauraJ Thanks for the reminder to take my 💊 and give my cat hers. I‘m in the same limbo. 5d
Simona I don't know you, and I rarely leave you any comment, but I wish I could hold your hand and sit with you in silence. 4d
Trashcanman @Simona Thank you, truly. It means more than you know. 3d
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Jadams1776
The Bat | Jo Nesbo
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Pickpick

I was really interested to read this since it was referenced a lot in The Snowman. Harry Hole‘s first novel, and he‘s in Australia hunting a serial killer. This book has everything: clowns, prostitutes, skydiving, drugs, guillotines, questionable life choices, drinking, boxing, and even sharks! At this point you‘re either intrigued or severely confused - honestly, so am I. But I did like this book. 7/15 #Jumpstart2020

Lizpixie Sounds like a normal day in Australia!🤣 6d
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Leftcoastzen
Will and Testament | Vigdis Hjorth
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Pickpick

#readeurope2020 Bergljot mostly broke contact w/ her family years ago, trying to overcome trauma she doesn‘t share w/her siblings.But when 2 family cabins are left to her sisters while her parents are still alive ,it has Bergljot & her brother wondering what happened to the plan to share the estate equally among the 4. Is it punishment & an attempt to suppress some long buried truths? When is dysfunction & hypocrisy the breaking point? #Norway

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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An extremely timely & relevant novel. Switching between two timelines, 2017 & 2041, we get a feel for how quickly climate change ruined humanity's chance of survival. The planet is experiencing extreme drought & coupled with rising oceans, there's barely any drinkable water left.

𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘳: 𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘙𝘊 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘉𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸.

annahenke This cover is remarkably lovely. 1w
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @annahenke right?! i love itt 1w
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jenniferw88
The Bat | Jo Nesbo
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Pickpick

#nordic completed #jennyis30

4 🌟 and I will probably continue the series.

Also Brigitte & Harry made a cute #happycouple #newyearnewyou @Eggs

First book for #murder2020 @Tove_Reads . I'm not going to pledge an amount of books, just going to see where the challenge takes me.

Eggs Double play ❤️📚🤗 1w
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The Bat | Jo Nesbo
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Any Scandinavian crime novel recommendations? This isn‘t doing it for me - I usually love this genre but the language in this one (esp. regarding race) was jarring and not kind in my 2020 eyes.

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maich
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Recommendations No.3 for January #ReadingWithMaja A book with snow on cover
Off course you can choose your own book!

#ReadingChallenge2020 #readingchallenge #litsybooks #litsylove