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Books were liberating, full of life. She preferred being in Story-land to being in her motherland. #womenreadwomen2019

gradcat So pretty...is it a cover? ♥️ 2w
BarbaraBB I‘m curious too! 2w
DivineDiana @gradcat @BarbaraBB It is a fantasy painting by Patti Kingsley called “Storyland” ! 2w
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GatheringBooks awesome! perfect graphics to go with the quote! 2w
gradcat It‘s really beautiful. It makes me happy. 😊 1w
kspenmoll So colorful! 1w
DivineDiana @kspenmoll I love the colors! 1w
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Chess Story | Stefan Zweig
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Not everyone has voted, but with 11 votes Zweig's Chess Story is the clear winner. What a difference from last month's voting! Thanks again for submitting three great choices Jenni!

Theaelizabet Looking forward to it! 2w
Rachel_nyc All three were great choices. Looking forward to this one! 2w
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BarbaraBB Great choices indeed! Thanks for nominating @sprainedbrain 💕 2w
Theaelizabet Yep, good choices @sprainedbrain! 2w
Reviewsbylola This makes it easy on me. Now I don‘t have to decide what to vote for. 😆 2w
Cathythoughts Oh great .. this is July‘s choice then ?! It‘s 99p on kindle 🎉 2w
Cathythoughts Does the translation need to be by this translator on the book in the post ... 2w
vivastory @Cathythoughts This is July's choice & if you found a different translation that is fine 2w
sprainedbrain Yay! I‘m excited about this one. 😃 2w
saresmoore Awesome! 2w
LeahBergen Yay! And I own this one already. 👍🏻 2w
vivastory @LeahBergen Same here. Obviously that just means an extra book next time we're NYRB shopping 😄 #bookmath 2w
sisilia Yay! Now it‘s time to hit Book Depository again hahaha... 2w
GatheringBooks nice! great choice! i am afraid tho that i will skip this one, given our #womenreadwomen2019 theme this year, Sadly. but do enjoy, and i will stalk your discussion about this title! :) 2w
emilyhaldi So excited for my monthly excuse to place a new #nyrb order 😜👏🏻 1w
vivastory @emilyhaldi I'm looking forward to your haul! 1w
Prakash6 Nice 1w
Dragonfairykats Is there anything I need to do to join in? What does NYRB stand for? 4d
vivastory @Dragonfairykats The selections & discussions are open for anyone on Litsy, but nominating the selections & voting is for the group. The group will open for new members once we've gone through every member. We'd love to have you join in the discussions! 4d
vivastory @Dragonfairykats NYRB stands for New York Review Book Classics 4d
Dragonfairykats @vivastory awesome! My library doesn't actually have a copy of this so I'm going to check out a used bookstore or have to buy it 4d
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘ve never read any Zweig, but his work was the primary inspiration for The Grand Budapest Hotel (I know this ‘cause I‘m reading the Making Of right now). 2d
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“She would rather stay home and in the witching hours, be immersed in a novel- reading being her way to connect with the universe.” #womenreadwomen2019

GatheringBooks perfect photo! looking forward to our discussion by end of the month! 2w
keithmalek Is that you? 2w
DivineDiana @keithmalek No, I found it via a Google search for “a woman reading a book”! 🙂 2w
keithmalek @DivineDiana Well she's absolutely gorgeous, so you might want to lie and say that she is. 2w
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Starting a new book from the TBR shelves. It was a gift from my husband. #womenreadwomen2019

Megabooks Love that cover!! 2w
DivineDiana @Megabooks I do too! ❤️ 2w
GatheringBooks awesome!! :) 2w
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Reggie I love that your husband gives you books. 2w
DivineDiana @Reggie It is very sweet! ❤️ 2w
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Space Between Us | Thrity Umrigar
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#QuotsyJune19 Day 10: #Suspicion like a snake rearing its ugly head.
I have yet to read my Thrity Umrigar novels. Seems perfect though for our #WomenReadWomen2019 theme.

Crazeedi What a beautiful photo 2w
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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#AlphabetBookishQuiz - I enjoyed playing this. All books are deliberately selected to fit our #WomenReadWomen2019 Reading Theme, while matching the first letter of my name: M.

Head over to @RealLifeReading to get your own blank template to play!

RealLifeReading Oh great choices! Thanks for playing! 2w
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Let Me Lie | Clare Mackintosh
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My latest library haul - I don‘t know if I‘ll get through all these books, because I‘ve been very picky on what I‘m in the mood to read! But I‘m gonna try 😊

#librarybookhaul #bookstack #30JuneBooks

Bklover You‘ve got a variety to pick from! Good luck😊 3w
GatheringBooks oooh! i spy our #womenreadwomen2019 title in this stack! :) 3w
Ashley_Nicoletto Great stack! I‘m looking forward to The Women‘s War. 3w
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What Makes Girls Sick and Tired | Lucile de Peslouan
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A short, succinct feminist manifesto for teens and young girls. The aesthetic is that of a zine; lots of vivid graphics and minimal text. While the information is pretty basic for older feminists, this is perhaps more of a consciousness-raising text. Maybe young girls who have felt and experienced these things but who don't have the conceptual frameworks or words to articulate their experiences will find this a useful starting point. #netgalley

GatheringBooks interesting! seems perfect for our #womenreadwomen2019 theme! 3w
batsy @GatheringBooks Good for the theme but it's a very quick read; it'll be over in minutes if you read it straight through! 3w
chapter_fifty2017 Thanks for this ! 2w
batsy @chapter_fifty2017 You're welcome! 2w
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Love | Hanne Ørstavik
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Jon and his single mother, Vibeke, have just moved to a small, Norwegian town. The night before his 9th birthday, they both find themselves out of their house, on their own, in the cold on their own adventures. This book was short, there is no plot, but there was an eeriness to it that held me captive. Hanne did these unannounced jump cuts between mother and son from paragraph to paragraph that was jarring and effective. Also, it spoke about👇🏼

Reggie how when one is lonely, imagination can be a blessing and a curse. Pick! (edited) 3w
TrishB That cover is great too! 3w
Centique I know I‘m possibly the stackeriest of the stackers on Litsy - but that‘s a great review and I‘m sold! Eerie sounds so good 😍 3w
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Reggie @TrishB it‘s by Edvard Munch. It‘s beautiful. 3w
Reggie @Centique Thanks!! This reminded me of what I loved about Rain. You would like it. 3w
Centique @Reggie the cover made me instantly think of Rain. 🙌 3w
TrishB I have Rain on the tbr....just need to get to it!! 3w
GatheringBooks this is in my stack for this week! would you say that it has sufficient women themes as well to make it to #womenreadwomen2019? 3w
batsy Lovely review, Reggie! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Nice! I remember I stacked Rain because of your review. 3w
Reggie @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks!! @GatheringBooks no, loneliness is the big theme in here. 3w
BiblioLitten Loneliness is a big theme in Norwegian writing, especially Ibsen, whose writing I love very much. I‘m going to stack this. 3w
Reggie @BiblioLitten I haven‘t really read much from Norway except for the guy who wrote Let the Right One In and Jo Nesbo. 3w
BiblioLitten Jo Nesbo I would like to read! 3w
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Strike Your Heart | Amelie Nothomb
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Because I am still clearing leave from last year (even though I will be away practically the whole of July), I took the entire week off (well, Wednesday, is a public holiday, so there‘s that) to read these women from Belgium, Rwanda, Norway, UK, South Korea, Israel, Ireland, and the US - because #WomenReadWomen2019 at GatheringBooks.

ephemeralwaltz What a beautiful stack! 3w
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