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BarbaraBB
Grown Ups | Marie Aubert
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#WeeklyForecast 48/22

It might be a bit ambitious to think that I‘ll be able to read these four books along with watching the World Cup ⚽️ but I have so many books I want to read!!
So here are two books from the #TOB longlist, the new Percival Everett (why isn‘t it on that longlist 🤔), and a still unread book from the #NYRBBookClub. Let‘s do this!

Cinfhen Covers look so great together!! I‘ve been watching some footie with M! Hope you manage to squeeze in some time for reading 🤞🏽😜 6h
Cinfhen I read M t M - it‘s a quick read! 6h
CSeydel I love Percival Everett! 5h
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BarbaraBB @Cinfhen The footie is so addictive- and cozy in a way, to watch it together! I am almost finished with M&M. Its structure reminds me of the tagged one. Did you hate it?! 4h
BarbaraBB @CSeydel Me too! So I have high hopes 🤞🏽 4h
Cinfhen I bailed very early on with the Hamid but I did enjoy M2M 3h
Q84 It's great to have big aspirations. Even if you don't hit the target, you will likely achieve more than if you set low goals. 😉 You got this! 3h
BarbaraBB @Q84 Thank you, you are right ❤️ 1h
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cariashley
Days in the History of Silence | Merethe Lindstrom
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A quiet, introspective novel with a LOT going on between the lines. All about the traumas of our past and how we choose to share these with our loved ones (or not). Beautifully written and translated from the Norwegian. I‘m very happy to have gotten this in my Strand subscription box as I never would have come across it otherwise. It would make an amazing movie.

Thanks to #PercyCat for being a sturdy book prop!

sarahbarnes This sounds really intriguing! And what a beautiful cat, although he doesn‘t look too pleased. 😂 20h
cariashley @sarahbarnes 😹 he was rather disturbed!! 19h
BarbaraBB This sounds great! 19h
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Suet624
The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven | Nathaniel Ian Miller
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A debut novel by a Vermonter. Miller‘s reading at a festival grabbed me. Based loosely on a man from the early 1900‘s who became badly disfigured in a mining accident. He goes to live a solitary life in the Arctic Circle. He gets by over the years through the kindness of several individuals who teach him a variety of lessons. Wonderfully written, the characters are ones we grow to care deeply for.

Ann_Reads Nice review! I'm not a big memoir reader but this one sounds tempting. 3d
Suet624 @Ann_Reads thank you. It‘s really more of a novel than a memoir. It‘s a really satisfying story. 3d
Tamra It definitely has narrative drive! 3d
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Suet624
The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven | Nathaniel Ian Miller
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Not much time to read once the US World Cup game starts, but I‘m tucked up on the couch under a blanket reading about the Arctic Circle and getting excited for the game.

BarbaraBB Are you watching the World Cup? Love that! US are playing well!! 6d
Suet624 @BarbaraBB I am! Due to having some surgery I actually get to stay home to watch. 😀 6d
BarbaraBB You‘re forced to relax! I hope you can enjoy it and surgery went well 💚🍀 6d
Suet624 @BarbaraBB you‘re right. Forced relaxation. And I‘m taking full advantage of that. 6d
BarbaraBB You should! As far as I can judge it is well-deserved! 6d
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RowReads1
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Welcome to another edition of “be glad your mother volunteers in a used bookshop”. Books in translation: my favorite.

Suet624 These look great! 2w
batsy Nice! The Perumal Murugan title has been on my TBR and I needed a reminder to bump it up :) 2w
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maggiedesantis
Brown | Hkon vres

This book follows the story a new hero in town named BROWN. After BROWN, BLACK follows and you must read to find out who's next!
Awards won: Mildred Batchelder Book Award
Purpose of Award: Presented annually to outstanding children's books originally published in a country other than the United States and in a language other than English
Author: Håkon Øvreås
Illustrator: Øyvind Torseter
Translated from Norwegian by Kari Dickson

maggiedesantis Date of publication: 2019
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
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nathandrake1997
Ti Amo | Hanne rstavik
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When is it that we lose someone? Is it merely when they pass on? Or does it start much earlier? When that first medical test result arrives and the results indicate something biologically dubious? Or is it once that one test leads to several other tests which eventually leads to the test with a conclusive result along with the dawning of the realisation that the prognosis leaves no room for hope?....(continued in comments)

nathandrake1997 ....Or is it when doctors are clutching at final straws, that one test, that one procedure, that one surgery, that one....?..... 3w
nathandrake1997 ....Hanne Ørstavik writes about losing her husband in stages instead of merely the aftermath. It all began when a test result confirmed Ørstavik's husband's pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Which then lead to a bevy of other tests and multiple rounds of chemotherapy. With each round of chemotherapy, the dosage of morphine to alleviate the pain increases and a side effect of morphine being one's consciousness slipping into frequent bouts of delirium... 3w
nathandrake1997 ....That's the stage when Ørstavik starts attempting to process the prospect of losing her husband. She does so in probably the only medium she can express herself in, in a manner as unfiltered as she is comfortable with, through writing about it..... 3w
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nathandrake1997 ....This is a memoir that is writing itself while being read. This is a memoir whose narrative perspective fluidly shifts between first and second person, probably to echo the instances one loses oneself while being a caregiver. This is a memoir with an aching, bruised heart whose scars are bared from the very first line.... 3w
nathandrake1997 ....This is a memoir that will speak to anyone who has either lost a loved one or has experienced cancer in some or the other form. I have experienced both and reading Ørstavik's prose felt like stepping into an echo chamber of my own thoughts..... 3w
nathandrake1997 ....Also, this is yet another exquisite translation by the peerless Martin Aitken, who to my eyes is the greatest translator of contemporary literature! 3w
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TrishB
Spring: (Seasons Quartet 3) | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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#spring #booked2023
Thoughts so far-
Wrongly incarcerated - Just Mercy
New in 23- ? I‘m sure there will be many!
Modern take- The Weight of Blood- meant to be a retelling of Carrie- which is a horror classic 😁
Short story- ? - I do have many choices, so will just have to pick one nearer the time
Set in 2 times- This is How
Starts with W- Widowland

Cinfhen Just Mercy is SOOOO GOOD!!! I‘m loving your ideas 💡 3w
squirrelbrain I was just about to comment that Just Mercy is so good, but @cinfhen beat me to it! 😁 3w
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TrishB @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain that‘s good to hear! It was also gifted off Cindy but unfortunately can‘t use for 2 😁 but I‘m not short of gifted books thankfully! 3w
squirrelbrain Yes, that‘s one prompt that‘s rather easy! #giftedbyalitten 3w
Oryx And I'm just jumping in to also say Just Mercy is incredible 🙂 @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain 3w
TrishB @Oryx and now I‘ve got to wait until January! 3w
Bookzombie I like your take on a classic retelling. I will have to keep that in mind. 🙂 3w
BarbaraBB Just Mercy does sound good indeed! 3w
TrishB @Bookzombie always room for a bit of flexibility 😁 3w
TrishB @BarbaraBB been on the pile for a while now so good chance to read! 3w
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