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I‘m bailing on my last book for #ReadingAfrica22 - it was for #Zanzibar which is modern day #Tanzinia so not needed for my map 🙄Anyway….I really enjoyed my reading through Africa, so MANY GREAT BOOKS💟Thanks to @Librarybelle & @BarbaraBB for hosting this wonderful challenge ❣️looking forward to #ReadingAmericas2023.

Singout Wow! Way to go!

Cinfhen I was close but didn‘t get to C.A.R and some of the smaller island countries @Singout 9mo
BarbaraBB Fantastic result! Looking forward to The Americas! 9mo
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Deblovestoread Well done! 🙌🏼 9mo
Cinfhen Look at C.A.R. sitting empty in the middle of the map/ taunting me @Deblovestoread 😂😂🤣😂 9mo
TrishB Brilliant 👍🏻 9mo
squirrelbrain Nah, if you squint C.A.R. looks like a big lake, not a country at all! 🤣 9mo
Cinfhen I love the way you think @squirrelbrain 😊🧡🤗 9mo
Cinfhen @TrishB Thanks😘❤️ 9mo
Cathythoughts You are brilliant ! Great reading. 9mo
Cinfhen Awwww, thanks so much @Cathythoughts xxx 9mo
Megabooks Great job!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
Librarybelle Great job!! Thank you for joining us!! 9mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Librarybelle @Megabooks I love feeling in the map, which looked so daunting last January!!! 9mo
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Librarybelle Hooray! 9mo
Cinfhen It‘s VERY detailed and it‘s over 15 hours on audio @Librarybelle so I think some skimming might take place 😁😉 9mo
Librarybelle Nothing wrong with skimming! 9mo
Cinfhen Hahaha 🫶🏼thanks @Librarybelle 9mo
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Needed some short books as I was running out of time to complete my 95 book goal, and this was 58 pages!

#pop22 #aboutabandorsinger
#booked22 #mclivingwithaids 😭 I really wish I'd been born about 15 years earlier so that I could have seen them live.
#ReadingAfrica22 #zanzibar (or #tanzania)

@Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @Cortg @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @squirrelbrain @Kalalalatja @Megabooks

BarbaraBB Such a special man! I loved the documentary, I had no idea before. 9mo
Librarybelle Yay for multiple challenge completions! 9mo
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Cortg Fantastic! Yep, I‘m trying to wrap some reading up before the end of the year. 9mo
TrishB Hubby says he‘s the best front man he‘s ever seen live and he‘s pretty much seen everyone over the past 50 years!! 9mo
Cinfhen I never saw them live either 😢big regret but I did see the band with Adam Lambert and they were FABULOUS 9mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen @TrishB well I learnt from this book that the last show they performed with Freddie was in the Dominion Theatre in London, and that's where We Will Rock You had it's London run (which I saw about 5 times before it closed, as we are friends with the drummer & could get cheaper tickets) 9mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, that‘s awesome 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage So much love for Freddie and Queen! 9mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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It‘s hard to predict what I‘ll read this week but here‘s my #WeeklyForecast nonetheless ♥️
Two for #ReadingTheAmericas #Bolivia #Brazil
My last one for #ReadingAfrica22 ( but I will not complete the challenge)
Going to attempt #ToB23 shortlisted title - Babel
And the other 2 are calling me!!

Finished my ARC of Soul Twin - meh

Librarybelle Good luck this week! 10mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Librarybelle 💗 10mo
squirrelbrain You‘re getting a good head start on #readingtheamericas already! 10mo
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Cinfhen I‘m SO EXCITED to be able to begin in December @squirrelbrain !!!!! 10mo
BarbaraBB You‘re doing great indeed. I am also quite curious of Cyclorama (high expectations) and Babel (low!) 10mo
Cinfhen Cyclorama is NOT disappointing!!! Loving it @BarbaraBB 10mo
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This is a great real life spy story and it‘s set in #Africa for those participating in #ReadingAfrica22 #NonFictionNovember

BarbaraBB I am always so intrigued by the Mossad! 10mo
Cinfhen Right?!!! @BarbaraBB this was such a crazy covert operation!! Great story so far 10mo
BarbaraBB It sounds great with that holiday resort! 10mo
Maria514626 Another book stacked! Spy stories are my jam. 10mo
Cinfhen It‘s quite the caper @Maria514626 !! And im learning about the Ethiopian Jews, it‘s all so fascinating @BarbaraBB 10mo
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Disclaimer- I only read part two of this travelogue which covers Paige & Jim‘s 16 months driving through Africa! The Roger‘s with little planning but a lot of hubris and apparently endless funds decide to drive through the entire continent of Africa. I was a little amazed how these two made it out alive, as they went places they had no business being & stumbled upon some dangerous scenarios. And who knew you could drive across Africa??

Librarybelle Great summary…it does make you think that they have endless funds for this journey 11mo
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Book Report Journal | Journals for All Staff
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I had a great reading week…despite the length of Bono‘s memoir😉I LOVED the essay collection by Wendi Aarons & enjoyed the anthology about food & feelings. Kelly Ripa‘s & Matthew Perry‘s memoirs were slightly disappointing but I‘m still glad I read them. McK was infuriating & Mrs. Rogers (review to come) was a great filler for #ReadingAfrica22 🥳 My #AAM choice (Velvet) was ok - but not sure I want to read more from this author.

TrishB A fab week 👍🏻 11mo
Deblovestoread Excellent! 11mo
squirrelbrain A great week! 11mo
Bookzombie Fantastic week! 🎉 11mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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It‘s all #NonFictionNovember this week! I‘m almost done with the Kelly Ripa “memoir” - I love her but I‘m not really loving this collection as much. Two more books for #ReadingAfrica22 and two newly released celebrity memoirs. Started McKinsey last week, not sure how I feel yet but looking forward to reading more.

UwannaPublishme Looking forward to your reviews on these memoirs. They‘re all on my TBR! 11mo
squirrelbrain I really want to read the Perry too… it‘s not on my digital libraries yet so I may use an Audible credit for it. 11mo
TrishB The Bono one arrived yesterday- but it‘s for hubby for Christmas. I brought him a ticket to go and see him talk about it in a couple of weeks. Also for a Christmas present! 11mo
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Cinfhen Oh wow!!! That‘s such an AWESOME gift 💝 @TrishB 11mo
Cinfhen I‘ll keep you posted @squirrelbrain @UwannaPublishme I just finished the Kelly Ripa - #BorrowNotBuy I think the Perry will be next 11mo
Deblovestoread I was curious about the Ripa. Will head to Libby for it…. 11mo
Cinfhen And you might want to #BorrowNotBuy the Matthew Perry memoir too. I admire his honesty and bravery but his book is a hot mess. It‘s not told chronologically and he seems to ramble and I‘m not sure he was in a healthy place when he wrote this @Deblovestoread (edited) 11mo
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Definitely more than I ever needed to know about the royals! Some parts were really difficult to get through ( Andrew & Jeffrey Epstein) and some parts I skimmed. The paparazzi are really vultures, being a royal kind of sucks, im not sure how I feel about Meghan, sorry for the loss of HM, I hope Charles can make his country proud, Diana‘s boys= national treasures & props to Camilla -she really stuck it out. And bonus #Lesotho #ReadingAfrica22

MaGoose I agree with everything you said. I would not want to be a royal or married to one, especially in the UK. Royals in other countries seem to be more low-key. 11mo
Cinfhen Yeah that‘s definitely true @MaGoose you hardly ever hear about the other royals!! Last time I heard about Princess Stephanie of Monaco she was dating Rob Lowe 😁😂 (edited) 11mo
Librarybelle Hooray for the bonus!! 11mo
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Cinfhen I know @Librarybelle 🤗🤗🤗 11mo
Megabooks I just finally got on the list for the audiobook at the library. 11mo
BarbaraBB I sincerely love your review, you almost make me want to read it but no, I am not that interested in them 11mo
Cinfhen It was a lot more than I ever needed to know @BarbaraBB but it‘s entertaining @Megabooks who reads the audiobook?? 11mo
BarbaraBB That made me laugh, “much more than I needed to know” 😂 11mo
TrishB We know far too much just from the press, I would not want to read this. It‘s all outdated anyway and truly a bad obsession in this country. 11mo
Megabooks I think Tina herself does. I‘ve got a 6 week wait on it so it probably won‘t come in time for NFNov. 11mo
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Finally finished this one today - and I must say Dipo Faloyin does exactly what he sets out to do….” breaking stereotypes of modern Africa” 🙌🏻❣️This book contains a lot of information mostly about how often African is pigeonholed into one common idea/place/ culture when it‘s SO much more. This was a bit drier than I expected but the knowledge and insight gained was well worth my time. And towards the very end I got #Mozambique 🙏🏻😁

BarbaraBB Glad it ended up being a pick! And yay for Mozambique! 11mo
Librarybelle Awesome! I snagged an ARC of this one, and it‘s currently sitting on my pile of books on my dresser. I‘ll get to it one of these days! 11mo
Daisey I‘m currently listening to this one as well, and at this point I think my review is going to be similar. 11mo
Cinfhen I‘m glad to hear you feel similarly @Daisey 11mo
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