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Smarkies
In Patagonia | Bruce Chatwin
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Mehso-so

Unfortunately not what I hoped for... I think the saving grace of this was that I listened to it on #audiobook and the narrator kept me interested in the different travelogues. But it still could not keep my interest. 😞
Counting this as #somethingwithhistory for #nonfiction2019 as some history of Patagonia was woven in with Chatwin's travelogues.

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Librarybelle
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Levy writes a delightfully fun history of the Chateau Marmont, an icon to all things Hollywood and more. A tad gossipy in its telling, the narrative stretches from its construction to 2018, with various tales of happy times and sad times thrown into the mix. It‘s such an easy read, and my love of history is greatly piqued from this. Also satisfies the #SomethingWithHistory square for #Nonfiction2019

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds like a fun read! 4mo
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Lizpixie
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Pickpick

It‘s 6.30am Friday here in Sydney & I‘m off to my comfy bed to listen to an audiobook for awhile before sleep. Managed 5hrs so far in #HSreadathon and finished one book. This was fascinating about an almost forgotten phenomenon that claimed so many of London‘s residents, not to mention the women that John Christie buried under his floorboards & in his garden. Highly recommend to any history buff. #NonFiction2019 #SomethingWithHistory #readathon

tpixie Wow! 4mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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My first book of the year was “Becoming”, so it‘s #SomethingYouPick
Then I decided I‘d read some of my #MountTBR of Obama/Trump books before they got too outdated, so I followed up with:
“Fear” many #UnlikelyCharacters
“Shade” #SomethingWithPicture
“Thanks, Obama” #SomethingWithPolitics

And then:
“Sapiens” #SomethingWithHistory
“ColorOfLaw” #SomethingWithLaw
“We‘re Going to Need More Wine” which is VERY #SomethingPersonal

#Nonfiction2019

Lindy Zooming along. Good work! 9mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 9mo
xxjenadanxx What app do you use to add the book covers to the bingo boxes? 9mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @xxjenadanxx I take a screenshot of them in Goodreads, and then use an app called Over 9mo
xxjenadanxx @Riveted_Reader_Melissa perfect, that‘s just what I needed to know! Thank you for helping me out :) 9mo
LeticiaToraci Where can I find an empty bingo card picture? 8mo
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Simona
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Pickpick

Little known facts from different periods in history, but most of them are related to the WW II. Some of them are more on the trivia side, even funny, and some of them are really horrifying. Very readable collection, recommend to the lovers of oddities from history.

#booked2019 #RelatedToAPodcast @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft
#Nonfiction2019 #SomethingWithHistory @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

julesG That's me, collector of odd facts. 10mo
Cinfhen Interesting 😜 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds very interesting!! 10mo
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Simona @julesG After reading it, I realized that this is the second book ... more oddities on horizon 😉 10mo
Simona @Cinfhen Somewhere I saw ‘that this is a perfect book for doctor‘s waiting room.‘ 😁 10mo
Simona @Riveted_Reader_Melissa It is interesting to read about stuff that you don‘t find in the textbooks. 10mo
julesG Very good! 10mo
LeahBergen Ahhh, you read it! I‘m glad it was good. 😄 10mo
Cinfhen That sounds about right!!! 😉 10mo
Simona @LeahBergen Oh yeah, it was perfect for #RelatedToAPodcast prompt! Thank you for a funny and a little bit quirky book 😘 10mo
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RachelO
Night | Elie Wiesel
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A small book with a big punch. Elie Wiesel tells his story from his childhood village to the camps at Auschwitz and on to Buchenwald. It‘s simply told, without sentimentality, and is all the more devastating for it.

One of the (many) things that struck me was the disbelief that this could be happening in the middle of twentieth century, a stark warning against the ‘it couldn‘t happen here‘ way of thinking.

Cinfhen This is the ONE book that guts me EVERY TIME 💔💔💔and yes!!!!! It happened not that long ago 🥺and we all know history repeats itself 😭😭😭 11mo
TrishB Important to remember ❤️ 11mo
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Emilymdxn This might be the book that‘s hit me hardest of all the books I‘ve ever read. It‘s a strong contender anyway. 11mo
Velvetfur This is still far to close, time wise, and will always be just as heartbreaking as it was then 😓 11mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m with @Cinfhen and @Emilymdxn, this is one of the most powerful books I‘ve ever read. Do you plan on reading the rest of the trilogy? 11mo
RachelO @4thhouseontheleft I may well. They‘re fiction rather than autobiography? 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @RachelO Yea, the other two are fiction. Night is the strongest of the 3, but I‘m glad I read them all. 11mo
RachelO @4thhouseontheleft Thanks. I‘ll track them down. 11mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I recommend reading all three too....the other 2 are fiction, but they are exploring the way some chose to deal with their trauma while trying to adjust to life after...often in disturbing ways and still historically accurate if fiction. 11mo
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