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Emilymdxn
Bangkok Wakes to Rain | Pitchaya Sudbanthad
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Magical book from the #tob2020 longlist. I‘ve never read a book from Thailand before but this gave such a vivid, sensory impression of Bangkok I felt like I was living and breathing it so much. Intricate plotting and characterisation and such fantastic description, so many different aspects of life in Bangkok, if you like dense, evocative, melancholy cities this is for you.

#tbrread #merryreaders #wintergames @Clwojick @StayCurious

Billypar Sold! 3d
Suet624 I'm trying to read a bunch of the TOB list but time and money determine what I can get to. Thanks for letting me know this is one to seek out. 3d
Theaelizabet The NYT just named this book to its 2019 Notable Book list. It really sounds fascinating. 3d
Clwojick 16pts 2d
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Cinfhen
Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir | Shannon Leone Fowler
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#MOvember A young woman is left grief stricken and utterly alone in Thailand, when in a matter of seconds, her life is tragically altered after her fiancé has a deadly reaction to a jellyfish bite. This is Shannon‘s account of those incomprehensible days, weeks and months trying to move forward without the person you love most. #IllRemember Such a poignant memoir. #NonfictionNovember

BarbaraBB Wait. I haven‘t seen your December list.... are these the last days of your challenge already? I thought we‘d had another month.. 😳? 😘 1w
BarbaraBB Also, great lyrics. I don‘t know this song, I think. 1w
Cinfhen Yes @BarbaraBB my December cohost needed to back out and I decided to just end with Madonna. It‘s been a long time and I‘m ready to slow down 😘💕 1w
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BarbaraBB I must have misinterpreted your earlier post but you are right of course 😀 And the theme and prompts are the best ones to end with! It just takes some getting used to. I haven‘t participated each day, but I have been enjoying this challenge so much!! 1w
julesG Whaaaaaaaaat???? Now I feel like I should jump in. Like @BarbaraBB I haven't posted each day, but your photochallenges brought me out of my corner to join the Litsy community in full. 1w
vivastory No more photochallenges? 😭😥😢I understand why you would want to step back, how long have you been doing them? I feel honored to have co-hosted with you 1w
Cinfhen Since April 2017 @vivastory it‘s been a great run and I loved hanging out with so many fabulous people @julesG @BarbaraBB 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰I‘m really going to miss the daily banter 1w
Suet624 Wow! This is big news! I feel as though your challenge put so many books into my TBR stack. The entries were always so thoughtful and invited me to learn about books I‘d never heard of. Thank you so much for all the love you put into keeping it running. 1w
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Suet624 That means a lot to me xx 😘 My TBR EXPLODED as well 📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 1w
Chrissyreadit Ahhh!! I had no idea this would end. But of course you have a life. I just thought I would jump back in one day... 1w
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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
2w
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cassandram
Hush! a Thai Lullaby | Minfong Ho, Mingfong Ho
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Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho is a beautiful P book. It shares a receptive rhyme of a mother telling animals to hush because her child is sleeping nearby. It won a Caldecott in 1997. This would be a great storytelling picture book because of the variety of animals presented and the fun rhythm. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram This awesome source http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/theme-poems-using... as a guide to apply to this book on how to incorporate the 5 senses within poetry. The UDL I would use is 4.1 by varying the method of navigation, storytelling and 5 senses. The ESOL strategy I would use is 18 by incorporating Total Physical response. #ucflae3414f19 4w
YvetteE Students will enjoy learning with poetry. This is a great lesson plan! 4w
Erinehart I love how creative you are with your posts! 4w
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Gaylagal2
Suspect | Fiona Barton
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It's Sunday morning and I've been awake since 3AM, reading in my favorite (very old) fluffy robe and finishing this amazing book. The Suspect is so worth your time and in my personal opinion is Fiona Barton's best novel yet!
I won't post any spoilers here, but just read the first couple of chapters and see if your hooked 🤓

kstadt929 I have had this on my TBR for a while! I need to bring it out!! 1mo
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Gaylagal2
Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Another beautiful fall Sunday reading on the porch..my favorite place 🤙 Where's your favorite place on Sunday to read?
#Sundays #sundayreading #fall

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Meaw_catlady
Thai for Beginners | Benjawan Poomsan Becker
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1. I took 4 semesters of mandarin and visited China for a month and learned a lot but I have lost most of it! I speak Thai a little. In 2013 I lived in Thailand for 6 months and by the time I left I was basically fluent but as they say use it or lose it.
2. Yes but usually I like to learn it barefoot while I‘m there with the locals.
#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView You do use it or lose it!😊 2mo
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Sace
Anna and the King of Siam | Margaret Landon
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#gettingtoknowyou @JoScho
❤️ Alabama
? Old
? I teach high school Spanish
? Very happily married to a very patient man
? She/her
? Sace ("Say-see") was a nickname my mom used to call me

If you're reading this you're tagged ?

KathyWheeler I‘m also located in Alabama and I‘m old. 😄 2mo
Sace @KathyWheeler Alabama peas in a pod! 2mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Jerdencon
The Beach | Alex Garland
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1. Only one I could think of
2. Usually bare feet except in the winter
3. Think it might be Mout Haleakala in Maui
4. Liver
5. Will wear my old navy pumpkin t shirt
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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kelseynicburke
Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir | Shannon Leone Fowler
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Why is it that I can listen to and read the most devastating books about crimes and wars and murders and, while feeling empathy, manage to be mostly objective. Yet as soon as I try to read a book about one person's grief for another after a random accidental death I have to bail like 10 minutes in. So this book is a DNF through no fault of it's own but solely due to my inability to deal 🤷🏼‍♀️

Cinfhen I really “enjoyed” this audio....Shannon‘s story was so compelling for me 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
kelseynicburke @Cinfhen I'm sure I'll get back to it! It'll just have to be at a time when I'm feeling exceptionally well, like July ☀️ 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s a crazy story but there are some really beautiful moments too. I think I was impartial to the 2 Israeli girls who befriended Shannon in Thailand. I recognized right away, that “chutzpah” that Israeli‘s possess but it comes from such a deep place of caring. 2mo
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