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The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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So I google mapped the Serengeti, the setting for the tagged book, and it‘s so cool. As you zoom in you see names of villages and hamlets. And check out that massive crater/lake near the top. I shall go back to zooming to see what I can see. #Tanzania #readingafrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Hooked_on_books I find myself doing a lot of mapping and googling while reading these challenge books. I love how they help me understand the place, even if just a little bit. 1w
Librarybelle That is so awesome! 1w
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I took today off for my birthday and my daughter and I spent the morning at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. Ever wearing my Litsy hat, and thanks to daughter for pointing it out, there were a lot of plants from Africa. So here are a couple of beauties from #Kenya, #Tanzania, and #Madagascar. #readingafrica2022 @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle

kspenmoll What a wonderful birthday treat! 2w
Soubhiville That‘s such a great botanical garden! I‘m glad you got to do that for your birthday. 💕 2w
Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 2w
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Prairiegirl_reading Happy birthday!!🥳 2w
BarbaraBB Happy birthday 🎈 ❤️ 2w
Catsandbooks Happy Birthday Karen!! 🎉💕 2w
CindyMyLifeIsLit Happy birthday! 🎉🎂🎈🎊 2w
DivineDiana Great idea! Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂📚💐 1w
Librarybelle That is so cool! Glad you had a wonderful birthday!!! ❤️ 1w
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The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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BarbaraBB Clever thinking! 3w
Bookwormjillk Just picked this one up from the library! 3w
Cinfhen It‘s not at all what I was expecting @BarbaraBB @Bookwormjillk BUT it‘s fantastic l!!! A real thriller 🙌🏻 @ChrisBohjalian 3w
JamieArc Did you see the post by @Texreader where he mentions Litsy in the author bio? 3w
Cinfhen I did @JamieArc I thought that was really special 💕💕 3w
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The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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Can I tell you how much I love that @ChrisBohjalian has included Litsy on his bio for his new book? What better publicity for Litsy than that!?!

#authoramonth #readingAfrica2022 #Tanzania

Branwen That's incredible! 📚💕 3w
Soubhiville So awesome! 3w
mdm139 That is cool, I will buy it just for the Litsy shout-out 3w
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JamieArc I was going to get this from the library but it needs to go on my to-buy list now! 3w
TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉how fun!! 3w
mrp27 So cool! 3w
Hooked_on_books I‘m not too surprised. He tends to be pretty active on here and is supportive of other authors, which I love! Seems like a cool guy. 3w
AmyG Oh wow! 3w
KristiAhlers I loved that book! 3w
UwannaPublishme How cool! 🙌🏻 2w
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The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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I finally went out and got this one, which was just released the end of May! Talk about a perfect set of coincidences. @ChrisBohjalian is our #authoramonth AND it‘s set in #Tanzania, perfect for #readingAfrica2022! I‘m dropping one of my reads so I can start it right away.

Is anyone else reading it this month? Want to do a relaxed #buddyread with a discussion at the end of the month?

Soubhiville I read it in May because I just couldn‘t wait. I liked it a lot. I‘ll join your discussion but it won‘t be fresh in my mind. 3w
KristiAhlers I read that book. I‘m totally down to discuss it with y‘all when you‘re done. 3w
Bookwormjillk Reading it now and would love to discuss 2w
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After the Rosetta Stone was discovered, European explorers increased their interest in Egypt and the origin of the Nile River. Actually finding the origin, however, was tricky and fraught with difficulty and disease. Millard tells the story in her terrific narrative nonfiction, through a 2022 lens. Fun book!

#ReadingAfrica2022 #Somalia

Cinfhen I need #Somalia 🤩if you want another book about the source of the Nile this one was FANTASTIC and it covers 6 countries #Egypt #Uganda #Rwanda #SouthSudan #Sudan #Tanzania 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen Oh nice! I do need South Sudan, so I‘ll check this out. Thanks! 1mo
Cinfhen I listened to audio via #Scribd but I think it‘s on #Hoopla 1mo
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Cinfhen Believe it or not I used a Grisham book for #SouthSudan and it was AMAZING 🤩 audio was narrated by Dion Graham 🥰 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen As much as I 😍 Dion Graham, the last time I tried to read a Grisham I couldn‘t even get through a chapter. 😂 Plus, I hate basketball, so I‘ll stick with the Nile, I think! 1mo
Cinfhen Ok!! The Wood travelogue was very good!!! I‘m sure you won‘t be disappointed 1mo
BarbaraBB For South Sudan I can highly recommend these two: 1mo
Librarybelle I am so excited to read this one! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @BarbaraBB Thanks, those both look good! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen Oops! I‘m pretty sure I have a form of mild Asperger‘s. I tend to be overly honest and more blunt than I realize. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
shanaqui Ooh, sounds good... I always find it weird to think about the times when we could do stuff like look for the source of the Nile, because we couldn't just... use a plane or a satellite or whatever. 1mo
Cinfhen No need for apologies and both of @BarbaraBB books are also very good 😊 1mo
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The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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I loved this celebrity safari gone wrong! I don‘t often read historical thrillers, but imagine Evelyn Hugo crossed with Fierce Kingdom. January LaVoy‘s narration was great!

Several Hollywood stars are kidnapped while on a honeymoon safari in #Tanzania, but it‘s hard to know what‘s more dangerous, the Russian kidnappers or the wild animals. As the kidnapping starts to go awry, lives are in peril. The reveal was quite enjoyable.


Cinfhen Im going to use an Audible credit on this one for June‘s #AAM 🥰 1mo
BarbaraBB I can skip this one, I was no fan (to say the least) of both books you compare this one with! 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Oh sounds good! Stacked!! 1mo
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Librarybelle I am looking forward to reading this! 1mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen fantastic! This was from the library, so I had to go ahead with it. I own The Guest Room on audible, so I‘m reading that for aam. 👍🏻 1mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB yeah, then you probably wouldn‘t enjoy it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole enjoy! 1mo
Megabooks @Librarybelle I hope you like it! 1mo
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Somali pasta - it‘s what‘s for dinner tonight! 😋 This is a terrific East African cookbook including interviews with grandmothers about their cultures and food.

Cathythoughts The interviews sound interesting ! 1mo
Tamra @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it was tasty! 😄 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts they really are fun to read. 😁 1mo
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This was another lucky find at the San Antonio Book Festival today. I‘d been looking for a Jane Goodall book, because how can I leave her out of #readingafrica2022? And it was published by the Trinity University Press, where my daughter goes to college. So I couldn‘t pass it up. #Tanzania and possibly more

Walking the Nile | Levison Wood
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Lev Wood is the most delightful travel companion you‘ll ever come across!! This was my second time journeying with him and I LOVED every minute!!!! I learnt a ton about the places he visited and really felt like I was experiencing first hand all that he saw. Really fantastic!!! Using for #Uganda but works for #Rwanda #Tanzania #SouthSudan #Sudan #Egypt #ReadingAfrica22

BarbaraBB I have books for those countries already but I might read it anyway. I am now reading a travel book too for Congo by a journalist that‘s very good: 1mo
BarbaraBB Have you heard anything about my parcel? It should have been delivered at May 5. I mailed it April 28, so May 5 seemed pretty ambitious to me but I haven‘t heard since 🤨 1mo
Librarybelle I will really have to check this out! 1mo
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Cinfhen Blood River sounds great @BarbaraBB no package yet but mail has been extremely slow 🥺I sent something your way too , but it will probably be at least another 7 to 14 days! 1mo
Cinfhen Levison Wood is an ABSOLUTE MUST for me @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB I thought this one was even better than Arabia!!! I can‘t wait to read 1mo
BarbaraBB Oh wow, I traveled all of the Americas too, I really really want to read that one!! 1mo
BarbaraBB Ordered Walking the Nile 🙈 1mo
Cinfhen I don‘t think you‘ll be disappointed @BarbaraBB 🐒🐘🦏🐊 1mo
Megabooks Sounds really good ! Was this through scribd or hoopla? 1mo
Cinfhen I read it through #scribd @Megabooks but it might be on #Hoopla 🤓it was so good! 1mo
Bookwormjillk You talked me into it. Starting this tonight. 1mo
Cinfhen I hope you enjoy @Bookwormjillk Now im feeling the pressure😅 1mo
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