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gradcat
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#anglophileapril

(Day 5 - #SoFarAway)

*Sorry, I tried, but I just can‘t get this image out of my mind. Apologies to David Guetta & Martin Garrix, but theirs is not the first song with that title that comes to my mind.

Leftcoastzen I agree ❤️ 2mo
Melissa_J The only song with this title I‘m familiar with is the Staind version. 2mo
Reviewsbylola This is the one I think of too. ♥️ Carole King. 2mo
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gradcat @Leftcoastzen @Reviewsbylola Does this bring back memories for you guys? I‘m old enough that I was a teenager when it was first issued, and I know every word of every song! 2mo
gradcat @Melissa_J I know that one, too, but Carole King‘s Tapestry is just iconic, imho.... 2mo
Melissa_J Is it bad that I just had to go to YouTube to hear the King version? I had no idea what the song was until I heard it 😬 2mo
Samplergal @gradcat One of my first albums. ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Reviewsbylola I wasn‘t born when it came out but my kids like some of her songs now. 2mo
Cinfhen I recently saw the musical Beautiful, which is the Carole King story....OMG!!! What a talented singer and song writer!!! She has sooooo many songs that I love!! Great show, BTW. 2mo
CarolynM So much better than #* ?! Dire Straits 2mo
gradcat @Cinfhen I‘m very jealous...I think that would be a great show—I‘m so glad you got to go! 2mo
gradcat @Melissa_J Not at all! I‘m so impressed that you took the time to do that—I hope it was worth it! 2mo
gradcat @Samplergal & @CarolynM & @Reviewsbylola Thanks for your comments...I love reading everyone‘s thoughts. It was one of my first albums, too. I‘m always impressed when younger folks listen to music that is decades older than they are. 2mo
Mdargusch Very iconic! 2mo
Leftcoastzen It is and was an iconic album.The hits were inescapable on the radio . It is the kind of record you want to hear on an introspective Saturday morning or afternoon. 2mo
emilyhaldi ❤️ 1mo
gradcat @Leftcoastzen I think you put it very well...you‘ve set the mood of the album ideally. @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi Yaaasss! 1mo
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Susanita
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Maaaaaany years ago my grandfather was in the navy, and his ship stopped in Rio during one of their tours. He bought a photo booklet for my grandmother which I “inherited,” and I was fortunate enough to spend a few days there on the way home from a work thing in Brasilia in 2002. It had gotten a little more built up in the meantime!

To date it‘s the farthest south I‘ve been and also the farthest away from home. #sofaraway #anglophileapril

Reviewsbylola I love this story. ❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen I love that it was passed down to you! Awesome photo 🤩 2mo
gradcat Nice story...where do you live? 2mo
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Susanita @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen @gradcat Thank you! I guess I was feeling a little nostalgic last night. I live in Maryland USA. 2mo
Mdargusch Very cool! Such a nice momento. 2mo
emilyhaldi Love that connection 💙 1mo
Avanders Very cool! 1mo
gradcat @Susanita I love Maryland...when I read my comment back, it sounds very nosy to me...sorry! 1mo
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emilyhaldi
The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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When your psychotic religious-fanatic dad makes your whole family to Africa to live in the bush, your old life can feel oh #sofaraway 🦂
#anglophileapril

Reviewsbylola For real! 2mo
EmilyM SUCH a good book! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Great pick! 2mo
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LeahBergen I love that mask! 2mo
Cinfhen You know I LOVE this book!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!! 2mo
gradcat Yaaasss! One of m all-time favorite books! 2mo
Kalalalatja Still need to read it, but it sounds so good! 2mo
Mdargusch I have not read this but your blurb makes me want to! 2mo
emilyhaldi Thank you! @LeahBergen it belonged to my husband‘s grandparents and used to have a leather tongue sticking out 😛 which sadly has long since gone missing... (edited) 1mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
Drag Teen | Jeffery Self
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#SoFarAway makes me think of Drag Teen where he felt his dreams were so far out of reach even towards the end of the book.

#AnglophileApril @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen

Reviewsbylola Great cover! 2mo
Mdargusch I love that cover too! 💗 great interpretation of the prompt. 2mo
emilyhaldi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Melissa_J
Untitled | Unknown
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I wish Littens such as @LeahBergen and @TrishB didn‘t live #SoFarAway because I think we may be kindred book spirits 😊

Honestly, there are so many of you on this site that I would love to get together with and talk books, books, and more books with 😊

#AnglophileApril

Reviewsbylola Totally agree! 2mo
LiteraryinLititz Absolutely! 2mo
Annl And hockey? 2mo
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Krystle13 Where in Canada ? 2mo
Melissa_J @Annl of course! I love talking about hockey (mostly the Maple Leafs 😊). 2mo
Melissa_J @Krystle13 I‘m in Ottawa. How about you? (edited) 2mo
Krystle13 @Melissa_J Alberta. Grande prairie. From Niagara Falls though. We have been out here 6 years 2mo
Melissa_J @Krystle13 do you like it out there? I‘m from Oakville originally. 2mo
rabbitprincess @Melissa_J WHAT! I am from Oakville too! 😮 2mo
Melissa_J @rabbitprincess really?? I think I‘m a little (or a lot) older than you. I went to White Oaks. @TheKidUpstairs is also originally from Oakville. 2mo
Melissa_J @rabbitprincess you didn‘t go to Queen‘s did you? 2mo
LeahBergen 😘😘😘 2mo
LeahBergen Well, kindred spirits in all but our hockey teams... 😆 🔥 🔥 🔥 2mo
Cinfhen TRUTH!!! 2mo
CarolynM What a great response to the prompt!❤️ I so agree!! 2mo
TrishB So agree 😁 Litsy is wonderful but meeting up would be special 💕 2mo
gradcat I feel exactly the same way each & every day! 2mo
Mdargusch So true! 2mo
Melissa_J @LeahBergen well, the Flames will always have a special place in my heart because of Joe Nieuwendyk 😊 2mo
rabbitprincess @Melissa_J I'll be 33 in a month 😁 Went to Blakelock in the early 2000s. I have visited Queen's but did not attend school there. (edited) 2mo
emilyhaldi I agree 💯 1mo
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Crazeedi
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I'm sure this was already used, but this was one of the only albums I had growing up, #sofaraway and all the other songs I know by heart
#anglophileapril @Mdargusch @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi

Mdargusch Perfect. Now I have that ear worm in my head too. I knew every song on that album by heart! 2mo
Reviewsbylola My kids have a few Carole King songs they love! 2mo
Susanita I felt so grown up when my brother gave me this album. One of my first that wasn‘t kiddie music. 2mo
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Crazeedi @Mdargusch yep me too 2mo
Crazeedi @Reviewsbylola they are timeless! 2mo
Crazeedi @Susanita I know it was one of my first albums too with top 40 songs!! 2mo
Cinfhen Your buddy @gradcat shares ALL THE FEELS!!! And so do I!!! Carole King is fantastic 🙌🏻 2mo
gradcat @Crazeedi Are you sure we‘re not the same person? 😂🤣😅 2mo
emilyhaldi My dad listens to a lot of Carole King 😁 1mo
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BarbaraBB
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Pickpick

Home is #SoFarAway when you‘re driving with a dead refugee in the trunk of your car from Morroco to the Netherlands. And where is home actually when your parents are Morrocan but you are born and raised in the Netherlands? Neither feels like home. The eternal dilemma of the migrant and the current flow of North Africans crossing the Mediterranean form the core of this novel.

#ATY2019 Set in a Mediterranean country
#ManBookerInternationalPrize

Kalalalatja Oh, sounds really good! 2mo
Mdargusch Great review! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Very intriguing. 2mo
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Cinfhen Your review makes me want to read this book, even though @Simona gave it a so-so. But im gonna go library route #BorrowNotBuy 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen it is a #borrownotbuy kind of book indeed! I would have send you my copy but I‘m afraid it wouldn‘t be of much help 😉😘 2mo
Cinfhen Hahaha!!! You‘re so sweet and I see it‘s in Dutch!!! How awesome 🙌🏻😂😂 2mo
emilyhaldi Yikes!!! Sounds like a rough road trip 😬 1mo
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writerlibrarian
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Pickpick

Kazuo Ishiguro was as good as I expected it to be. Stylish prose, characters obsessed with getting things done their way. A dream like quality to the narration and an ending all in tones of grey. I loved it.
#anglophileapril #sofaraway

@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi

Mdargusch Beautiful! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Great review! 2mo
Cinfhen Agreeing with my lovely co-hosts!!!! 🖕🏻 2mo
emilyhaldi Lovely review ❣️ 1mo
writerlibrarian @emilyhaldi 🙏 i tried to express the atmosphere of the book and not the story. 1mo
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rohit-sawant
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"Home is behind, the world ahead,
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of night,
Until the stars are all alight."
#SoFarAway
Also this Google maps version of Middle Earth! ?
#AnglophileApril
@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch

readordierachel Love this! 2mo
Susanita Brilliant! 2mo
zezeki I can't seem to find it! Can you provide a link please 😅 2mo
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Susanita That‘s one of my favorite scenes too. 2mo
Reviewsbylola Very cool! 2mo
Tanisha_A Hahahah! Cool cool cool 2mo
GripLitGrl Love it❣👍 2mo
Mdargusch Perfect! 👌🏼 2mo
Susannah Thus is awesome! I love it. 2mo
Cinfhen Cool!!! Well played 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
emilyhaldi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Kalalalatja
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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These book are some of the books which have given me a big case of wanderlust! Japan, New Zealand, Alaska - #sofaraway, but definitely on the bucket list ✈️

#AnglophileApril

Reviewsbylola Loved Pachinko and the other two were good too! 2mo
Mdargusch I agree with @MrBook 👆🏻 2mo
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OrangeMooseReads Pachinko is a fantastic book. It does feel nearly as long as it is 😁 2mo
LWagoner Loved all 3 of these books! 2mo
Cinfhen The Luminaries is so daunting!!! I can‘t even look at it without feeling a bit of panic 😱😱 2mo
Kalalalatja @Reviewsbylola @OrangeMooseReads @LWagoner Pachinko is one of the best books I ever read, I think, and the two others were just so interesting! @MrBook @Mdargusch thank you! 😊 @Cinfhen I‘m glad I read it when I did, because some of the hype helped me through the beginning. It is a bit of a beast, but so good! 2mo
emilyhaldi Pachinko!!!! 💚💚💚 1mo
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