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Cadyly
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Pickpick

Several years after my Pauline Literature course at seminary, I finally finished the entire book! It goes fairly in depth on both scholarly questions about the texts, as well as themes and theological implications.

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CrowCAH
Usborne Greek Myths | Heather Amery
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I got some reading to do in the next three weeks, before I head to none other than Greece!

#Pilgrimage #StPaul

staci.reads Oh wow! Have fun! 5mo
DrexEdit Nice! Have a great trip! 😊✈️ 🇬🇷 5mo
mabell How exciting! 5mo
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LeahBergen Lucky you!! 👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
CrowCAH @staci.reads thanks! It should be both fun and enlightening. 5mo
CrowCAH @DrexEdit thanks! I‘m looking forward to the vacation. 5mo
CrowCAH @mabell I agree! It will be interesting to see the real life places that inspired the peoples of the area. What stories the stones will have to share! 5mo
CrowCAH @LeahBergen agreed! My Mom and I filled the last two spots for the pilgrimage. We‘re delighted to see the cities that St. Paul wrote to for the Bible readings. 5mo
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allureofbeauty
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I finished Dial M it‘s a true crime about a local murder to me in the 60s. There‘s a pic of the house in the book & I was curious if it still looked the same & since it‘s right near the half price I was stopping by so I decided to drive by the house. It‘s really beautiful house. I wasn‘t familiar with the case prior reading the book so it was interesting to learn about. Specially since I know the area & knew all the places they were talking about.

ilanakeukake Was it a whole other experience reading a true crime set in a location you‘re so familiar with? Did it make the story scarier? 6mo
allureofbeauty @ilanakeukake it was a whole other experience I think. Knowing all the places they were talking about. But I don‘t think it made it scarier but that might be purely because this was a murder for hire scenario as opposed to something like a serial killer. 6mo
ilanakeukake @allureofbeauty Ah ok that makes sense. I‘d like to try reading a book where I know all the places one day. 📍 It would have to be a horror or a thriller though 6mo
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Erynecki
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Yang immigrated to Minnesota when she was six. Her memoir recounts the family‘s journey from the war torn jungles of Laos to a refugee camp in Thailand and their transition to life in the US. A very personal family memoir it also gives voice to the Hmong community, folklore, and culture.

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rwmg
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A good introduction. It covers the basics, but doesn't shy away from the difficulties.

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ShannonColleen
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Adjusting to the new normal... Mornings are dedicated to relaxing with a book and music before I head to my desk to work from home ❤ #socialdistancing

ju.ca.no Sounds good😍 2y
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ralexist
Swede Hollow | Ola Larsmo
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Happy Jólabókaflóð! Thanks so much to Melyssa @MallenNC for the wonderful book and chocolate. I'm looking forward to settling into this novel set in my home state. ?♥️???❄️?

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ErraticElle
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Mehso-so

The writing is good & the characters really do start to become their own. The Klar family is dynamic & has a lot to bring to the table. However, there are a few shifts in POV and a few interjected stories outside of this plot line that served only to pull me out of the story. I enjoyed learning about this bit of history, but the narrative dragged. There are fabulous pieces & the start of a good, slow burn, family drama, it just wasn't up my alley.

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ReadingEnvy
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After reading The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, I was curious to learn more about the Hmong people and "The Secret War." This memoir chronicles the Yang family's escape from Laos into a refugee camp in Thailand (where the author was born) to resettlement in Minnesota. The contrast in cultures and values was stark as the parents as the family tried to make the United States home, even if it's not where the ancestors are buried. ⤵️

ReadingEnvy The pace of this memoir is at times a bit too slow for me, which was magnified as I listened to the audio. She sometimes gives too much information about consecutive days while also covering her entire life and the life of her family before she was born. Still, it is an inside view of the refugee experience that is well worth the read.
This is the 10th memoir I've read during #nonfictionnovember and it also counts for my 2019 Asian reading project
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