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cariashley
Days in the History of Silence | Merethe Lindstrom
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Pickpick

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. 😂 2d
cariashley @sarahbarnes 😹 he was rather disturbed!! 2d
BarbaraBB This sounds great! 2d
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cariashley
Like a Bird | Fariha Risn
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Bailedbailed

Serious disappointment from my Strand fiction subscription. I got halfway through and realized I was skimming and had to just put it down. The narrative is disjointed and the dialogue alarmingly stilted and unrealistic. Surprising since the author is apparently a published poet. I held off reading it for a long time because of the bad reviews, and now I see why. #percycat

Leftcoastzen 😻 8mo
Bette ❤️🐱 8mo
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cariashley
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Pickpick

I loved this with the heat of a thousand suns. Or a thousand monsters. Why is everything Novik writes so excellent?!

(#percycat is not as entertained)

Crazeedi Percy must be my Klinger's cousin! They surely look alike@ 11mo
cariashley @Crazeedi wow they do!! Klinger is such a cutie!! 😻 11mo
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cariashley
Gingerbread | Helen Oyeyemi
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Mehso-so

Long time no post and I miss Litsy! Have had so much going on with work and ailing cats (here‘s the relatively healthier one, #percycat). I just finished this meandering, bizarre novel and have no idea what to say about it. I didn‘t love it but didn‘t hate it? The writing is very good but the story pretty much feels like I imagine being on psychedelics is. None of it made any real sense to me. 🤷🏼‍♀️

RaeLovesToRead I read What is not yours is not yours by the same author and I'm not certain I understood a lot of that either 😅😂 Percy is so cute ❤ Hope your other kitties get well soon. 12mo
BarbaraBB I am glad you‘re back and I hope your cats will get well soon. And that you‘ll find the time to dive into the shortlist of #ToB22! 12mo
cariashley @RaeLovesToRead I had read Boy Snow Bird by her and didn‘t love that either, but I got this in a book subscription box and felt obligated to finally read it. Thanks for the ❤️ for the kitties ☺️ 12mo
cariashley @BarbaraBB thank you 💙 I‘m so excited about the #ToB22 shortlist! Determined to start earlier this year! 12mo
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cariashley
Whereabouts | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Mehso-so

A very quiet novel; I‘m not sure how I really feel about it. I‘ve been mixed on Lahiri in the past but this feels like a big departure for her, which makes sense given the translation element. While I really liked a lot of the observations and the writing, the tone kept me at a distance. This felt more experimental vs fully realized. #camptob #catsoflitsy

RaeLovesToRead Cute kitty 🥰 1y
cariashley @RaeLovesToRead thanks, Percy is a great reading buddy ☺️ 1y
BookishMarginalia Adorable #PercyCat 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1y
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cariashley @BookishMarginalia 💕 I should add that hashtag to his previous appearances 😹 1y
Kerrbearlib Sweet kitty! 1y
BookishMarginalia Yes, indeed! We love easily scrolling through our cat pics — I‘m sure you will too 1y
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cariashley
Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Pickpick

I loved this. It was funny and warm and just so entertaining. The ending unexpectedly brought me to tears. #percycat approves 🐱

Prairiegirl_reading I keep going back and forth if I want to read this or not. This week I‘m leaning towards read. 😄 1y
cariashley @Prairiegirl_reading i heartily recommend it, but reading through the past reviews here it does seem to be polarizing! 1y
CarolynM I loved it too❤️ 1y
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IuliaC I liked this one very much too 👍 1y
Catsandbooks Percy is so darn cute!! 💕 1y
cariashley @Catsandbooks thanks on his behalf, he really is ☺️ 1y
BookishMarginalia Percy is super cute! 1y
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cariashley
The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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Still going on this one. It says “one” but I‘m on part 5, 423 pages in! Must finish this weekend! And keep #percycat 🐱 in your thoughts, he‘s doing great today but has had some major health issues the last couple weeks. Costing us a fortune but we‘re close to a treatment plan, at least. #catsoflitsy

Hollie Sweet Percy, be well 😻 2y
wanderinglynn Cuteness! Sending lots of love to Percy. ❤️🐱 2y
Liatrek 😻😻 2y
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JenReadsAlot 😻💕 2y
rubyslippersreads Sending get well purrs to Percy. 😽 (edited) 2y
Bette What a face! ❤️🐱 Be well, Percy. 2y
Amiable That face! 😻 2y
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cariashley
Fingersmith | Sarah Waters
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Am a third of the way in and WOW what is happening?! This is soooo good. #percycat

batsy One of my favourites 😍 3y
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cariashley
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Mehso-so

Very proud of myself for finishing another book! I thought this was ok - intriguing and well written. But I was expecting a lot more out of an NYT top ten book of the year. It felt unfinished, but I‘m also glad it wasn‘t longer. #PercyCat and #SullivanCat are in agreement 🐱🐱 #catsoflitsy #KAL

squirrelbrain 😻😻 3y
kathedron Beautiful cats! 3y
Sace Oh wow! Kitty with the bib looks just like my Ash! 3y
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cariashley @kathedron thank you!! @Sace I just looked back at your last kitty photo and you‘re so right! They‘re twins 😊 3y
Sace @cariashley I hope yours isn't a jerk like mine! 🤣 3y
TheLudicReader I really didn‘t get the hype; I found it slow and kinda boring. 2y
BookishMarginalia Lovely kitties! 1y
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cariashley
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Sleepy furry reading buddies 🐱🐱 When my husband travels for work, they‘re all over me. #sullivancat #percycat

UPDATE: Five minutes after this photo was taken, Percy (on the right) was puking on a dining chair 🙄 #KAL #catsoflitsy

AlaMich 😻😻 3y
Leftcoastzen Aawwww,😻😻 3y
canbku Love the kitties and i lived this book! 3y
NeedsMoreBooks 😻😻 3y
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