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kwmg40
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Pickpick

The weekend was busier than expected, so I've managed only 9.5 hours for the #20in4 readathon so far. @Andrew65

However, I did finish this new book from one of my favourite authors and it did not disappoint! I'm looking forward to seeing how it does in the #TournamentOfBooks next year. #tob22

Andrew65 That‘s a great total. Well done 👏👏👏 23h
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BkClubCare
Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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What does the photo have to do with the book? Nothing. I am trying to transition away from IG where I usually post my #CaresPieShow photos. I just finished The Radium Girls audio+print and am now listening to tagged #audiobook.
VERY EXCITED abt the #TOB2022LongList #hashtagmania #TournamentofBooks #TOB #TOB2022 #ApplePie #iLovePie #PieLit #PieinBooks #CaresBooksandPie #WhenYOUencounterPIEinabookthinkofme

SamanthaMarie Yum 😋 2w
Lindy 🥧😍 2w
Ruthiella Just throw in an audio baking tag and you connect to a book...😉 2w
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BkClubCare @Ruthiella - !!! I have missed this idea. I don‘t think I can: bake AND listen. Baking pie takes all my concentration 🥴 (edited) 2w
Ruthiella How about you listen to the featured book while doing the cleanup after baking.... 2w
Ruthiella Hashtag audio baking and cleanup 😆 2w
BkClubCare @Ruthiella - I will just have to be more intentional. (edited) 2w
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Readerann
Shuggie Bain | Douglas Stuart
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Pickpick

SO sad, but so good.
#TournamentofBooks #ToB #Booker

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kwmg40
Telephone | Percival Everett
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Pickpick

Loved this book from the #TournamentOfBooks, even though the ending (one of 3, apparently) was unexpected and abrupt. #tob21

I‘m finishing off this month‘s #20in4 readathon with a total of 13 hours and 40 minutes. Not as much as I hoped, but I did finish a few books! Thanks to @Andrew65 for the encouragement!

Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏🙌🙌🍾🥂🍾🥂🥳🎉😊 8mo
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kwmg40
Memorial: A Novel | Bryan Washington
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This book from the #TournamentOfBooks shortlist is a quiet and touching exploration of family relationships, forgiveness and reconciliation. #tob21

Current totals for the #20in4 readathon: 6 hours and 10 minutes. @Andrew65

BarbaraBB Glad you liked it! 8mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 (edited) 8mo
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kwmg40
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Mehso-so

This book is an interesting take on the apocalyptic novel, but I thought it was one of the weaker ones from the #TournamentOfBooks shortlist this year. #tob21

Because of work, I hadn't been able to devote as much time to the #MarvellousMarch readathon as I'd like, so this is only my second book completed, but I hope to make up for lost time this weekend!
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BarbaraBB I feel the same about this one. 8mo
Andrew65 Work and my vaccination has also affected my reading for this Readathon. 8mo
kwmg40 @BarbaraBB It's not a bad book but it suffers in comparison, because there were so many great books in the ToB this year.

@Andrew65 I'm glad to hear you got the vaccine, even if it did come with unwanted side effects. I have to wait a bit longer for mine, but I don't mind, as I'm able to continue working from home.
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BarbaraBB Exactly! The shortlist is very good this year 8mo
Andrew65 @kwmg40 Yes glad to have got it even with side effects. Hope you get yours soon. 8mo
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kwmg40
Breasts and Eggs | Mieko Kawakami
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First book finished for the #MarvellousMarch readathon and another from the #TournamentOfBooks list!

This novel was slow in places and a little messy, but I loved the voice of the narrator, as well as the insightful examination of women's issues. I'm looking forward to seeing how it will fare in the #ToB21 and #LitsyToB21.

@Andrew65 @BarbaraBB

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 9mo
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kwmg40
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I enjoyed this book from the #TournamentOfBooks shortlist. The message about our complacency regarding the climate crisis is hard-hitting. Unfortunately, it lost out to Memorial in the #ToB21 as well as our own #LitsyToB21 hosted by @BarbaraBB.

Littens who are following the ToB: which of these should I read in the short time I have left? Sharks, Telephone, Shuggie or Memorial?

Ruthiella I suggest Shuggie since it won the Booker too. 9mo
BarbaraBB Telephone or Memorial if you ask me! 9mo
kwmg40 @Ruthiella @BarbaraBB Thanks for your suggestions! 9mo
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rsteve388
Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Bazterrica
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Wow! This whole book was a wild ride, from start to finish. The opening of the book made me horrified. But at some point through the book you accept the world the author has created, only to be fully surprised at the end. This was magnificent and a great dystopian novel. I am very glad I read this.

Fuck man this book was something else. The author plays with the reader like a child.plays with their food. Damn. #TOB2021 #TournamentOfBooks

BkClubCare Great review. 5 stack adds! 9mo
veritysalter There is nothing to say but “wow” when you finish this one. You think you‘ll be disgusted and repulsed, but there‘s something so intriguing, you get sucked in and caught up in the story, drawing your own lines of humanity, taking sides and form heroes and villains out of the characters. An excellent book. 9mo
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azulaco
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Wow, #ToB. You guys had a hard year, huh? I was half joking on another review when I remarked on all of this year‘s #TournamentofBooks finalists being so disturbing, but wow. So far I‘ve read about addiction, racial self-hatred, pandemic, unspecified worldwide disaster, dystopian life under a sentient IT system, and unhappy mothers/bad seeds. This book is about the unspecified worldwide disaster. The writing was downright poetic at times. (Cont.)

azulaco I‘m giving it three and a half stars because it never really got anywhere - which was the point, and served the novel‘s premise, but it‘s not my style. The overwhelming dread in the immediate wake of Something Really Bad, We Don‘t Know What, was well drawn. The characters were not always likeable or believable. Good exploration of racial themes among the panic. The tight focus on one setting made it feel like a play. Recommended overall. 9mo
BarbaraBB Great review and more or less how I thought about it. I love this year‘s finalists but this one is definitely no favorite of mine. 9mo
theokiereader This book frustrated me to no end. What was the disaster?!?! 9mo
azulaco @theokiereader Argh, same here! I‘m the person who sometimes flips to the end of a mystery because I HAVE to know what happened. The vagueness in this book went along with the characters‘ lack of contact with the outside world, but I wanted to know! 9mo
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