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A General Theory of Oblivion | Jos Eduardo Agualusa
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#LibraryHaul
"General Theory" is a book I ordered months ago for #Angola ?? in #ReadingAfrica2022, so it's a bit late for that, but still sounds interesting so I will read it.
I ordered volume 3 of the Dune: House Atreides graphic novel as the first two were engaging enough for me to want to complete the series.
Divided States of Hysteria is a random pick, which could be excellent or terrible - I'll have to see ?
@Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Bookwomble This grey, rainy day needed a whipped cream mocha to make it feel more cosy ☕📚 #BooksAndCoffee 1w
dabbe Oh, you showed books here? I was drooling over your 🧋! 🤣🤣🤣 1w
Bookwomble @dabbe If I tell you it has a slug of Kahlua in it, would that make it better or worse? 😁 1w
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BarbaraBB I read it for #ReadingAfrica2022 too but I don‘t remember much 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1w
Bookwomble @BarbaraBB I read your review: you liked it, but you thought there were too many side characters and wished the author has focussed more on his MC 😊 1w
dabbe @Bookwomble Add some Baileys, too, and I'm all for it! ❣️🤣❣️ 7d
BarbaraBB thank you😀, was I right? I still don‘t have a clue though. I read it one night in the hospital where my father was dying. I think I wasn‘t that focused 🤦🏻‍♀️ 7d
Bookwomble @BarbaraBB Sorry to hear of your loss, Barbara ❤️ That would surely be enough of a distraction. My dad died last year, too, and my use of books as a coping mechanism meant I read more in '22 than ever before. 7d
Bookwomble @dabbe Ha! My mum got Mrs B hooked on coffee and Bailey's for a while 😄 7d
BarbaraBB I can relate to that. It is my coping mechanism too - except for those few weeks in the hospital. I remember your dad passing away too in ‘22. It‘s hard. ❤️ 7d
dabbe @Bookwomble 🤣🤣🤣 6d
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DivineDiana
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This was my last book of 2023 and my last book for #booked2022! A rollicking story about the Amazons filled with history (well researched), travel, intrigue and of course, strong, intelligent women! I bought this book years ago because I could not resist a heroine named Diana. A fast paced, fun read. Thanks to the challenge,it is now checked off my #TBR list! #nonpatriarchalsociety #ReadingAfrica2022

Cinfhen Happy New Year!!! Congrats on completing #Booked2022 🥳🎉💜 1mo
Librarybelle Hooray!! 1mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Happy New Year! 🎉😘 📚 1mo
DivineDiana @Librarybelle 🥳 Happy New Year! 1mo
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BarbaraBB
Gravel Heart | Abdulrazak Gurnah
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#12BooksOf2022

My favorite book in October was this one, written by the Nobel Prize winner. It‘s the story of boy looking for his place in the world. An emotional read for #ReadingAfrica2022.

Andrew65 Sounds a good read. 1mo
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Expelled from Uganda | Noreen Nasim
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I‘ll be starting with this book for #Uganda for #foodandlit

I read several good books for Uganda last year for #readingafrica2022 but none about Idi Amin. So that will be my focus this month, since he ruled during my childhood and I recall hearing about him on the news (I was a young news junkie).

Catsandbooks I'm not familiar with him but it's probably because it's before my time. Hope it's a good read! 1mo
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Daisey
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In 2022 I read 36 books from the #1001books list. 2 were recent rereads that didn‘t add to my cumulative total of 208 books from the list of now over 1300 books.

I read books for #FoodAndLit, #ReadingAfrica2022, #PemberLittens, #WhartonBuddyRead, & #Reading1001 including all 12 of the #TBRTakedown choices.

Ulysses was the greatest challenge. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and Suite Francaise were favorites.

#ReadingStats #2022Stats

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Hooked_on_books
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And that‘s a wrap! I managed to carry #ReadingAfrica2022 to the very last day of the year, but I managed to complete it! It was touch and go for a while there, so I‘m glad I made it through. Here‘s some of my standouts from the challenge.

Bookwormjillk Congratulations 🍾 1mo
Soubhiville Wow! Good job! 1mo
Librarybelle Congratulations!! Incredible job! Thank you for participating…loved seeing all of your choices 😁 1mo
BarbaraBB So impressive! Congratulations! I loved An African in Greenland too. Good luck with the Americas! 1mo
squirrelbrain Yay! And perfect timing! 🎉 1mo
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Hooked_on_books
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This is a collection of short fiction by African and a few diasporic African writers from many different countries, including #EquatorialGuinea. I enjoyed reading it and being exposed to mostly new to me writers.

#ReadingAfrica2022

Librarybelle Sounds like a great collection! 1mo
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Texreader
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A plague is sweeping through Africa from the Congo, making animals hostile and people susceptible to the animal attacks. Acknowledging COVID-19, his scientists race to find the cause and the cure against an evil billionaire who wants to be the savior at any cost, and Mother Nature, who is livid with humanity. This is one of Rollins‘ best—nonstop and well researched. Occasional characters Tucker and Kane are back; I love them as always. ⬇️

Texreader I wish they were in every book—I love this pair so much. Warning: I cried. I appreciated that the forest was like a character, too, and made me want to read all the books about how trees are more conscious than we realize proliferating right now. This was a terrific book to end the year with, as well as to end #readingafrica2022. A favorite author to seal an excellent reading year. Thank you to our hosts for an awesome challenge this year. 1mo
Librarybelle Yay!! A good way to end the year! 1mo
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