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Chess Story | Stefan Zweig
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Chess scares me .. but I found this book much more frightening than chess. The power of the mind & like those mirrors that reflect back & back & back .. chess & metaphor & black & white. What people go through in their minds in terrible times. I think this counts for #booked2019 #politicalintrigue A powerful book 🙏🏻🙏🏻Thankyou to the author for showing us this #NYRBbookclub #NYRB

erzascarletbookgasm That was quick!! Is this a novella? I‘ve got it stacked btw 😁 1w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes! It‘s a novella that I couldn‘t put down ♥️💔💔 1w
erzascarletbookgasm And now I found my book for the same prompt. Thank you! 👍😘 1w
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Cinfhen I‘ve heard this book is very good!! My aunt who is an avid reader raves about it. 1w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I think it works in a different sort of way ... I‘m always afraid to call it , but yes it works for me definitely ♥️ 1w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen it‘s so powerful Cindy ! I hope you read it 1w
Billypar Nice review- stacked immediately! 1w
Cathythoughts @Billypar thanks! It will stay with me ♥️✨ 1w
LeahBergen Great review! 1w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen thanks Leah it had a strong impression on me ... how are you going with it ? 1w
Reviewsbylola I need to start this soon. 1w
TrishB Great review👍🏻 1w
batsy Fabulous review, Cathy. I can't wait to read once my copy arrives! 1w
JazzFeathers So happy you read this review. I've been debating whether to read this. I truly enjoyed another German Expressionist story, Fraulein Else (absolutely fantastic!), so l'm sold. 1w
Cathythoughts @JazzFeathers I had resistance to this one , but so glad I read it. I hope you will too. Look forward to your thoughts & I‘ll look up the book you tagged 👍🏻♥️ 1w
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks ! Praise indeed ! I look forward to your thoughts 👍🏻😘 1w
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks 😘 1w
Cathythoughts @Reviewsbylola I‘ll look forward to your review 👍🏻♥️ 1w
emilyhaldi Oooohh I was still working on finding a book for #politicalintrigue ! 👌🏻 1w
vivastory Wonderful review. I will be reading this in the next few days. I'm really looking forward to it. 5d
BarbaraBB Great review! 5d
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A Gentleman in Moscow is my 2nd book of #24B4Monday bringing my time to 14:34:11:67 & my 4/6 book for #BFCr2 (if I get through my next monster chunkster I'll add to this goal)
I can tell this is going to be one of my top reads of 2019. It has that new but timeless feeling that is so rare & special.
I think there's enough #politicalintrigue here to work for #booked2019 prompt 24
@Jas16 I can't thank you enough for sending me this lovely volume 💕

Jas16 I am so glad that you loved it as much as I did. 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage If you think it fits the prompt, then it does. I'm looking forward to this one. #latetotheparty 3w
Soubhiville Such a great book! 3w
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LauraJ 4 of 6! Nice! 🎉 3w
wanderinglynn w00t! You‘re crushing your book goal! 🙌🏻 3w
Cinfhen It‘s a great read and my my favorite list as well!! 3w
Andrew65 A fantastic total 🙌🙌🙌, and I loved this book too, was on my favourite list for 2018. 😊 3w
Crazeedi This was a top read for me as well! 3w
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Mueller Report | Department Of Justice
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#Booked2019 (Spring #SocialMedia Focus)

We waited a looooong time for this. Ultimately, it confirmed what many knew about the slimy underbelly of our social media's role in the U.S. 2016 election (and beyond) and other creepy U.S./Russia connections/deceptions. Unfortunately, not many clear conclusions drawn yet. *sigh*

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

4thhouseontheleft Great pick for this prompt! And at the same time, I hate that this is the current state of affairs. 😬 This would also work well for the #politicalintrigue prompt. 2mo
Karisa @4thhouseontheleft So true! It reads like ideas draft for a political thriller of corruption. 😥 2mo
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Who Is Vera Kelly? | Rosalie Knecht
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Loved, loved this book about a fictional female spy in Argentina at the height of the Cold War. The chapters alternate between her time as “Anne” in Argentina, planting bugs and listening in on dissidents, and her life in Maryland and New York as Vera that leads her to the CIA. 4.5⭐️

#politicalintrigue #booked2019 14/24 #fall

@8little_paws didn‘t you really like her first book, too?

Cinfhen I keep seeing this book but hadn‘t seen many reviews 😍Thanks for posting and sharing 👍🏻 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen No problem! 👍🏻 I hope you enjoy it if you try it. It takes a few chapters to get her flow, but once you do, it‘s pretty great! 3mo
JennyM I read this one for the prompt too. I enjoyed it. A different kind of political intrigue! Glad you liked it too 3mo
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8little_paws Wasn't me! I have never read this author. 3mo
Megabooks @JennyM 😊😊👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
Megabooks @8little_paws 🤔🤔 Then who was it?? 🤔🤔 3mo
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This is a dark park of American history I was unaware of. I started the physical book, got 77% in, and forwarded it to a friend, knowing I could finish up with audio. If you read this book, I would go with the physical copy. There are photos, notes and bibliography. Prepare to be disgusted with the horror of how some of the whites systematically killed the Osage for head rights. The FBI accounted for 24, but there were many, many more. #Oklahoma

Cathythoughts Great review! I have on Audible... I must get to it 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Cathythoughts I liked listening to it, but if you can take a hard copy or ebook out of the library...you‘ll want to see photos. One photo speaks volumes...I don‘t want to say anything bc it‘s a spoiler. I think he mentions it in the book, but seeing the photo was powerful. 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh, and thank you!! 3mo
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Cathythoughts 😘 3mo
Cinfhen Well played 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review and pick for this prompt! 👊🏻📚♥️ 1mo
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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4 ⭐ I enjoyed this for what it was - a YA fantasy novel about Faeries and foes. It was good. I liked it so much more than the other Black books I read. But I don't think her writing is for me. Oh well!

This is my #politicalintrigue pick for #booked2019
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Cool pick!!! 3mo
BethM I actually felt the opposite, but I agree that I think her writing just isn‘t for me. 3mo
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Lacuna | Barbara Kingsolver
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This book was EPIC! I am in awe of Barbara Kingsolver. She made the decades of history fly by. So many famous people graced these pages and I was enthralled. “The past is all we know of the future” Using the premise of diary entries and correspondences 500 years of Mexican history is beautifully recorded and shared to create this powerful story of friendship, censorship, art and politics! I LOVED it!!! #politicalIntrigue #Booked2019

Kalalalatja And now I know what I‘m reading for that prompt ☝️ 3mo
JamieArc I see this book get lots of mixed reviews, but I loved and think it‘s one of the special books of hers. 3mo
DivineDiana A favorite!!! ❤️ 3mo
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Leftcoastzen I‘m glad you liked it I did too. 3mo
BibliOphelia I always forget that this is out there and I haven‘t read it - thanks for the reminder! 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m not sure why I let this book sit for so long... I think it was #PageCountPhobia but I really LOVED it @Kalalalatja @JamieArc @DivineDiana @Leftcoastzen @BibliOphelia and now my hubby said he‘d like to read it 😱THAT should be interesting 3mo
Leftcoastzen Wow 😲 3mo
Kalalalatja I would love to read his review of it! 3mo
Cinfhen Yeah, me too @Kalalalatja 🤣😂🤣we‘ve NEVER shared a book before @Leftcoastzen Not so sure this was the one to start with 😜 3mo
TrishB ❤️💕 great review. One of my favs too 3mo
Caroline2 Great review! It‘s sounds fab!! I‘ve just grabbed it off the tbr shelf and on to the bedside table pile! 👍🏻 3mo
Centique You‘re gonna join the #chunkstersquad Cindy! Great review 😍 3mo
Suet624 I remember being so impressed with how much she packed into the story. 3mo
Cinfhen I think I‘m ready to tackle one of your favorites @Centique 3mo
Cinfhen This book was super immersive @Caroline2 @Suet624 such amazing skill to tie so much history into one book 3mo
GatheringBooks oh this is a chunkster i‘ve had on my shelf (unread) for like forever now. 3mo
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A Feast for Crows | George R. R. Martin
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I became more invested in the second half of the story. There was a lot of annoying parts, but ultimately I enjoyed the journey. Even Brienne‘s, which I came to value for the glimpse of what life is like for the general populace of Westeros.

Only one more to go and I am caught up! #gameofthrones

#booked2019 #politicalintrigue

JennyM Pretty cover and flowers 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!! 3mo
TheSpineView 😊 3mo
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Lcsmcat Love your flowers ! 3mo
rretzler And then the waiting begins...🤣 3mo
Cinfhen You ready for Sunday???? 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen I‘m really frustrated I didn‘t finish the books before Sunday! That was my goal. ☺️ @JennyM @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lcsmcat @TheSpineView Thanks! @rretzler I already have the waiting game going on with Outlander, maybe now that the TV series is over, Martin will move a little faster. 😫 3mo
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Who Is Vera Kelly? | Rosalie Knecht
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And now for a little bit of #Booked2019 #PoliticalIntrigue 🎧

Cinfhen Hi!!!! 3mo
JennyM @Cinfhen hi Cindy 👋 Hope you‘ve had a good week. It‘s nearly wine o‘clock here 🥂😘 3mo
Tanisha_A Wine o'clock hahaha! Sounds awesome! Enjoy your book and wine. 3mo
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JennyM @Tanisha_A I‘m currently just wishing for the wine while waiting for the kids to finish gymnastics- after school activities should not be allowed on Fridays! Hope you have a good day, Tanisha 😘😘😘 (edited) 3mo
TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻I‘m off to Leeds today for an all day meeting and wine o clock will be waiting later! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Enjoy your wine later! 😘 3mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Thank you love! 💖 Hope you get to the FriYAY part soon. 3mo
JennyM @TrishB ooof, an all day meeting on a Friday is 👎🏼 Just think of the train reading 😘 3mo
JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm I most certainly will! Hope you get to the relaxing part of the day soon 😘 3mo
Cinfhen I just finished my second cup of coffee ☕️Have a great weekend ❤️ 3mo
TrishB I‘m with colleagues! But am just getting the book out anyway 😁 3mo
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