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The Geometry Of God | Uzma Aslam Khan
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Things that make me happy: a Syrian male author translated by an independent female translator; a female Catalan author translated by a woman; and a female Pakistani author (untranslated -- her secondary education was at English-speaking institutions). All library finds. #supportlibraries #readwomen #readaroundtheworld #readintranslation #womenintranslation

Go, Went, Gone | Jenny Erpenbeck
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A belated #readaroundtheworld #Germany - it‘s slow & thoughtful, but I loved it.

When Richard retires from academia, a few years after his wife‘s death, he‘s at a loss. Looking for a new ‘research project‘, he starts visiting a home for refugees, asking questions and above all listening. And his world shifts a little.

There‘s no preaching, it‘s very subtle, but Erpenbeck packs a huge amount into a short book. An important story beautifully told.

squirrelbrain Sounds like a good one! ❤️ 7d
BarbaraBB I loved this one. @squirrelbrain you should really read this one! Maybe for #ReadingEurope2020 😉? (edited) 7d
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squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @RachelO - I have the Book Thief in already for Germany- decisions decisions! 7d
RachelO @squirrelbrain I really need to read that one day! 7d
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain This one is much better - in my opinion 😊. Choices choices indeed! 7d
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Reading All Around the World | Sandeep Kaur Gill
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Reposting the list of #readaroundtheworld countries for 2020 for @BookwormM

These are the countries we‘re going to be visiting this year - one book a month from each country. It‘s a great way of discovering books and authors from parts of the world you‘re less likely to just stumble across, and adds to my tbr every month 😁🌏🌎🌍📚

Let @BookwormM know if you‘d like tagging in monthly posts.

IvoryLunatic I really like the diversity but I feel like February doesn‘t really fit in there with the rest. Haha 7d
RachelO @IvoryLunatic It‘ll certainly be easier to find something for Feb 🇺🇸 and March 🇮🇪 ! Think the countries are randomly selected. 7d
BookwormM @IvoryLunatic @RachelO the countries are chosen using a number randomiser once a country is visited it is removed from the list so it won‘t be selected again 7d
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Reading All Around the World | Sandeep Kaur Gill
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Here are our randomised countries for 2020 if you want me to tag you in updates let me know in comments

Settings Please, thank you 1w
squirrelbrain Oooh another challenge! I can‘t, I can, I can‘t, I can.... I‘ll think about it...! 1w
RachelO 🎉🎉🎉🎉 It‘s the one challenge I‘m signing up for for next year (at the moment!). Off to research Taiwanese authors 😁 1w
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arubabookwoman I will try to play along as many months as I can. Please tag me for updates. Thx. 1w
BookishTrish Please tag me 1w
Currey Yes please tag me for updates. And @RachelO let me know if you come up with something juicy 1w
RachelO @Currey A great list here https://www.wordswithoutborders.org/dispatches/article/keep-reading-wit-with-the... , and I fancy A thousand moons on a thousand rivers, but the Amazon price is 😳, so I‘ll probably go with 1w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oooh, I like this idea!! I must have missed this in the past. I think this is doable. 12 books is manageable. 7d
TorieStorieS Please keep me posted too!! This will be my third year participating in this fun challenge!! 😊 7d
sprainedbrain I would like to travel with you all, please! 7d
thereadingunicorn Please tag me in updates can‘t wait to start 5d
sprainedbrain I have a silly question @BookwormM ... Do we need to choose books whose author is from the country, books that are set in the country, both, or either? Thanks! 2d
BookwormM @sprainedbrain however you want to play I try to do author and setting but sometimes that is not possible 1d
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Edda (Original) | Snorri Sturluson
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#WeeklyForecast No book in progress, and that‘s the way I like to start my reading week.
1. Edda, S.Sturloson. After reading N.Gaiman‘s North Mythology I wanted to read original stories/poems.
2. The Village of Waiting, G.Packer. Start reading today for #ReadAroundTheWorld
3. Unwanted Guest, S.Lapena. I‘m in the mood for some easy going, but still gripping (I hope) audiobook.
4. Bring Up the Bodies, H.Mantel. I have to prepare for third book.😁

Emilymdxn The Edda is fantastic I hope you like it! 2w
Cinfhen Nice way to start the week/ a clean slate 😁❤️🙌🏻 2w
batsy No. 4... Me too! I remember planning this months ago... So many books got in the way 😂 2w
Simona @Emilymdxn I‘m pretty sure that I will 😘 2w
Simona @batsy You still have enough time to read it 😘 2w
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Ring the Hill | Tom Cox
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This week‘s #bookreport... ummm... it‘s very seafoamy here today 🌊...

My summer-long reading slump is a bit back 😕

Still reading‘Ring the Hill‘ - total comfort reading, much of it set round here (so sea pics are almost relevant!) . Love it 🏚🦔🐖😸🏊🏼‍♂️

Also read a bunch of kids books for #BBRC 👍

Last week was more productive- 1 ARC finished, 1 bailed + caught up with 2 #readaroundtheworld books: fave was The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

Palimpsest Looks beautiful to me ☺️ 2w
RachelO @Palimpsest 😊 It‘s a little wild! 2w
Sace Is that airborne sea foam? Very impressive picture! 2w
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RachelO @Sace Thanks! Yup, it was flying all over the place 🌬 2w
Kalalalatja Awesome pics! 👌 2w
Cinfhen Love the atmospheric photos 😍sorry you‘re in a bit of a reading slump ~ it sometimes happens to me too this time of year. Hopefully you find something great in the coming days 🤞🏼🤞🏼 2w
batsy Gorgeous photos! 😍 2w
RachelO @Kalalalatja 😊 Thank you! 2w
RachelO 😊 Thanks @batsy 2w
RachelO @Cinfhen Thanks Cindy 🤞🤞 2w
TrishB Gorgeous pics ♥️ 2w
Centique Wow that looks amazing 😍 2w
RachelO @TrishB It‘s been a little windy here Trish!!! 2w
RachelO @Centique We moved to the coast last year, and I hadn‘t seen full-on sea-foam before then - it‘s a bit mad! 2w
Cathythoughts Stunning pics ✨✨✨✨✨ 2w
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Can‘t believe it‘s December next week where did the year go?

December we are off to Togo let me know what you will be reading I will be reading Do They Hear You When You Cry.

RachelO I think I‘ll be reading the same book - haven‘t been able to find anything else available here and in English, and don‘t think my French is up to a full novel. Sadly. I should work on that! 3w
Currey Same here. It was the only book that I could find that was also available to me. @BookwormM @RachelO @Simona 3w
thereadingunicorn ᴀʀᴇ ᴜ ʜᴏsᴛɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴏɴᴇ ɪɴ 2020? 3w
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BookwormM @thereadingunicorn yes I will announce our 12 randomised countries for 2020 in December 3w
thereadingunicorn @BookwormM ᴏᴋᴀʏ ᴄᴏᴏʟ ᴛʜᴀɴᴋs (: 3w
RachelO @BookwormM Oh good! I hadn‘t liked to ask! Welcome aboard @thereadingunicorn ! 3w
RachelO @Currey I think this has been the most difficult country this year. 3w
Currey I have to admit, I didn‘t even know exactly where Togo was until this book challenge. @RachelO 3w
Simona @RachelO @thereadingunicorn @Currey Finding a book for Togo was for me also a long process, and I found it at Scribd. 3w
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
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I was wind-turbine spotting my entire journey home while reading this the other day. Such a good book!

William grows up in #Malawi, helping on the farm, curious about everything, and with a desire to learn. I don‘t think I‘ve ever read a description of famine from someone who‘s lived through it, the fact that you knew it was coming and could do nothing to avert it. And after, his desire to educate himself, & his persistence to build his windmill.

RachelO Absolutely loved it. A fascinating story well-told. Belated #readaroundtheworld #Malawi, plus #BBRC #GrownUp #nonfiction and #nfnov #booked2019 #booktomovie #nonfiction2019 #aboutsurvival 4w
RachelO Can you tell it‘s the wrapping-up-challenges time of year?! 4w
Cinfhen Well played!!! And the fact that you loved it....makes it even BETTER😁 4w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s a great book! 4w
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 4w
BookwormM You are really on a roll with SA any options for Togo 4w
RachelO @BookwormM Think it‘s going to be tough to find anything - the library usually has something tucked away in the stack, but apparently has made an exception for Togo. So far, this is the option: 4w
RachelO @BookwormM ... but I‘m not sure I really want to tackle it. Have you found anything? 4w
Clwojick 🙌OH my gosh! Look at all those challenge tags! Love it! well done 🙌 4w
rsteve388 6pts 4w
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Evening Primrose | Kopano Matlwa
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#readaroundtheworld #SouthAfrica

She had me from the first few pages (TMI in comments) - so much going on in such a short novel. Life as a student doctor in South Africa, trying to work out the path to take against the xenophobia aimed at your flatmate, and Just So Tired. (I thought she wrote tiredness so well!) And that‘s before the horrific event takes place. It‘s written as journal entries- I found it powerful and affecting. Trigger Warnings.

RachelO Matlwa won me over straight away. I lived with undiagnosed menorrhagia (heavy bleeding) for maybe 15 years, just dismissed as standard ‘women‘s problems‘ - I quite simply can‘t imagine being in that situation from the very start. Unsurprisingly, it‘s not a topic I‘ve ever seen written about, but it was very real, very well-done. Big thanks to doctors & med staff who stick with medicine despite the tiredness and hate. 4w
Reggie Sounds good! I didn‘t do the spoiler but still stacked. 4w
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#Reading1001 #ReadAroundtheWorld #Uruguay

Book 2 of the memory of fire I enjoyed this one even more than the first the way the stories weave together is magical I love this different perspective on western history.

Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3041722714