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TorieStorieS
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I chose this #NonFiction book about the Thula Thula game reserve in #SouthAfrica for this month‘s #ReadAroundTheWorldChallenge. While the introduction and rehabilitation of a group of elephants is the focus here- all kinds of other wildlife is included as well as some of the social and political pressures involved with the reserve. This is fascinating- but I definitely didn‘t plan on sobbing through the end on my #AudioColoring!

k.reads.5 Wow, this sounds incredibly interesting! And gorgeous coloring! 6d
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 Thanks!!! I definitely recommend this one!! 6d
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The Baker's Daughter | Sarah McCoy
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Mehso-so

This‘s my #ReadAroundTheWorldChallenge book for #Germany- & I much preferred the WWII German setting to the present day El Paso, TX one but I think it‘s tricky to set books in this time period, especially with them having ties to the Nazi party. I had hoped for something more here & I really didn‘t care for any of the modern storyline at all or the characters there! Looking forward to listening to something a bit more seasonal next! #AudioColoring

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🧡🧡 1mo
TorieStorieS @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks!! I love using watercolor!! 😊😊😊 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TorieStorieS you‘re welcome!! 💗 1mo
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Kondi's Quest | Sylvia Stewart
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Mehso-so

I‘m not the intended audience for this one but it managed to fulfill both the #DiverseMiddleGrade prompt for #Booked2019 AND #Malawi for the #ReadAroundTheWorldChallenge- plus it was available through #KindleUnlimited! I liked the details of daily life in Malawi, there wasn‘t enough there to overcome the more problematic parts of the plot. I expected the heavy-handed Sunday school lessons, but everything with the father made me uncomfortable

Cinfhen Sorry it wasn‘t a total pick but at least you got a #doubledip 2mo
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen indeed!! 😁 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job, even if was just so-so. ♥️📚👊🏻 1mo
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TorieStorieS
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Panpan

This is my first experience with this author- and most likely my last. I only picked this one up at all for the #ReadAroundTheWorldChallenge. This month is #Cyprus and this book was listed- though I feel guilty for using it since really only a few scenes took place there- for the most part this was a globetrotting disappointment of a thriller involving the #ZealousZest of extremists, a lame medical mystery and cartoon characters. #AugustABC

Eggs 👏🏻🤗📚👍🏼 3mo
BookwormM Have you found anything for Malawi next month 3mo
TorieStorieS @BookwormM I did- a Kindle Unlimited title 3mo
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TorieStorieS
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For the #ReadAroundTheWorldChallenge, this month is #Swaziland- and this excellent YA/coming-of-age novel is the one I chose. And I loved it!! Set in a boarding school, this book was a captivating listen! The author brings the girls, the school and the country all to life here! I had a hard time pulling myself away from listening- so that meant longer #audiowalks and more #AudioColoring!

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TorieStorieS
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Mehso-so

I can honestly say that I wouldn‘t have picked this up had it not been for the #ReadAroundTheWorldChallenge! This #Macedonia book is actually the fourth in Bova‘s series about Orion. I hate to read books out of order. But the book opens with Orion‘s amnesia on the battlefield facing Phillip II, so I dove in. And while Orion is my favorite constellation, he‘s not much of a hero here... but the #AncientAlien-esque premise held my attention!

Trashcanman 👁️👁️ 8mo
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