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4thhouseontheleft
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I‘ve read about 30 pages in 3 days, I guess I‘m officially in a bit of a reading slump.

I blame Disney+. 🤷🏻‍♀️ While I don‘t celebrate the religious aspects of 🎄, I still like the 🎥 and festivities in *moderation*, and Maya and I had a blast watching this silly, light-hearted 🎅 flick.

It made me want to give Anna Kendrick‘s memoir another go. I put it down a few months ago because I didn‘t feel in the right mood. I am now!

DGRachel I blame you for the sobbing I did at the end of this film! I saw your post and had to go watch it and was a blubbering holiday feels mess. 😭🤣🤣 I hope you‘re feeling better! 7m
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4thhouseontheleft
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“You cannot bear witness with a single word.”

#TIL Clemantine‘s commentary on the usage of the term genocide had me thinking about it for quite a while after reading this chapter.

#NFNov

rsteve388 4 pts 1d
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4thhouseontheleft
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#TIL This quote reminds me so much of a song by one of my refugee clients. The refugee help centre I worked at in Brisbane had a musical group known as the Scattered People Choir, composed of refugees, asylum seekers and friends. One of our songs was called My Hometown, and evokes the love and longing so many refugees have for their home.

#NFNov

marleed That‘s a heartbreaking quote. And way too true. I admire your passion! 3d
4thhouseontheleft @marleed Thank you. I don‘t work in the field anymore, but still volunteer when I can. 1d
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4thhouseontheleft
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I think this is what I will read next. It‘s been on my #botm backlist, plus it fills the #twofemaleauthors prompt for #pop19, #anothercountry for #nonfiction2019 and works for #NFNov.

What say you, Littens?

I‘m in a race to finish #popsugar2019 before the #pop20 list comes out. 😂

SheReadsAndWrites I love this photo ❤️ 4d
Lauram I really liked this book. (edited) 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks like all great reasons to me! It‘s that time of the year where things have to count for multiple categories 😂 4d
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Rosewinter
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Pickpick

This is a story, that if open to it, could change people.

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transemr
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But I trust the shape of the land. When mystery is dominant, and no answers can be had, I think it makes sense sometimes to veer away from all the old places one has been telling and exploring, and turn toward something even more unknowable.

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Pricel101
Road Trip Rwanda | Will Ferguson
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Readathon day for #turningthepageoncancer! 📖📚 more than 20k raised for metastatic breast cancer research 💜

Have a peak at my Instagram to see my book nook pets & reading snacks! @Pricel101 📸 #litsyreadforacause @samjmitchell

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 1mo
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TheLibrarian
Small Country | Gael Faye
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This coming-of-age story that was a previous #BOTM selection is currently on sale for the Kindle for only $1.99!

#kindledeals

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Jess861
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I read this book years ago and what occurred between the Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda is beyond heartbreaking. Even though I don't have words I can put to this it is important that we know about our history and never forget.

#RedRoseSeptember #TwoTribes #NonFiction #Africa #Rwanda #History

@Cinfhen @arlenefinnigan

arlenefinnigan Sounds a very tough read. 2mo
Jess861 @arlenefinnigan It was definitely a tough read, but well worth it. 2mo
DGRachel I checked this out from the library last year, I think, but had to take it back unread because I‘d just finished a couple of books on Syrian refuges and needed a rainbows and puppies and kittens break. I do want to get back to it, though. 2mo
keepingupwiththepenguins Ohhh I've wanted to read this one for ages, never come across a copy! 2mo
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Buechersuechtling
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Mehso-so

Phew. For me this is a “should” book.
I should have liked it more. It should have touched and moved me more.

But it didn‘t. Only the last 20-40 minutes left a mark in me that will last a while. It‘s not that Faye can‘t narrate, it‘s just that the plot felt so distant to me despite of his flowery tone.

I had problems keeping the characters apart until the very end.

Yes, an important book, especially for the author. But it‘s not for me.