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BarbaraBB
The Wall | Marlen Haushofer
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A woman in the Austrian Alps is suddenly surrounded by an invisible wall. Behind the wall the world seems to have come to an end. She lives on in her own little world, surviving with her animals. Despite the apocalyptic setting this book felt somehow soothing. I loved how the woman lives with nature and her animals. Thanks for bringing this to my radar @batsy

sarahbarnes Great review. I loved this one too and felt the same. 🩵🩵 2w
BarbaraBB @sarahbarnes I loved your review and couldn‘t wait to read it too! 2w
BarbaraBB #52BookClub24 - Land-locked country #ATY24 - Relates to “Raining Cats and Dogs” (edited) 2w
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Hooked_on_books Oooo, that sounds good! 2w
Lcsmcat Sounds intriguing. Stacking. 2w
Librarybelle Sounds interesting! 2w
Tamra I enjoyed the screen adaptation. 2w
BarbaraBB @Tamra I need to check that out 2w
Cathythoughts Sounds good. Stacking. 2w
Anna40 I love Haushofer! She also wrote short stories. I even translated one but the Austrian publisher didn‘t want to give me permission to send it to a literary magazine for publication. Unless they translate her whole collection it will probably remain untranslated :(. She was brilliant. 2w
batsy Nice review! Yes, there was something soothing and ultimately hopeful about it in a way. Happy you liked it. 2w
BarbaraBB @Anna40 That is so cool! And such a pity you couldn‘t publish it. I‘d love to read more by her. 2w
jenniferw88 This was my #blinddatewithabook book last year from Gladstones! 2w
Rissreads I think I‘ll bump it up my list! Great review! 1w
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jenniferw88
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Librarybelle It sounds like this could be pretty dense 3w
Hooked_on_books Uh-oh! I just got this one from the library. We‘ll see how I do with it. 3w
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jenniferw88
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BarbaraBB
The Wild Laughter | Caoilinn Hughes
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It might be the excitement around the nominations for #CampLitsy but I can't get invested in this book and am putting it aside for now. The language, the fact that nothing much happens in the first 100 pages.. I call it quits for now.

#ATY24 - Sound related word in title

JenReadsAlot All the posts are exciting and distracting!! 1mo
squirrelbrain I can‘t concentrate either… 🤣🤪 1mo
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BarbaraBB
Christ on a Bike | Orla Owen
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Cetus inherited a significant fortune from a total stranger but she is legally unable to share it with anyone else. This is a reality with which she has to deal while enjoying her inheritance. It‘s a compelling setup and the book raises so many questions about greed and wealth and happiness. Quite an original plot! Thank you for bringing it to my attention @TrishB !

#ATY24 - Going for the gold

slategreyskies I‘ve never heard of this book. It sounds really good! 👍 1mo
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Megabooks Lovely pic! I hope you‘re having a good weekend! 1mo
Hooked_on_books Quite an original title, too! Sounds really interesting. 1mo
squirrelbrain Looking forward to this one. 1mo
julesG Sounds interesting. 1mo
Suet624 I‘ve already stacked it. Can‘t wait to find it! 1mo
TrishB I‘m glad you liked it 😁 I thought it was really original too. 1mo
Librarybelle That definitely does sound like an original plot line! 1mo
Cathythoughts Nice review. I thought it was good too. I liked it , as we say , but didn‘t love it 👍🏻 1mo
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts I didn‘t know you read it too! I liked it a lot, love? No I guess I didn‘t love it either 💕 1mo
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jenniferw88
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Librarybelle Lots of prompts covered! 2mo
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jenniferw88
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BarkingMadRead I love these books! I found the first 9 in 3 anthologies at a used book store! 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Amazing series. Harry and friends are awesome. 2mo
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kwmg40 I love this series. The characters are great, especially Bob the skull. 2mo
Librarybelle Always fun to find a new series! 2mo
julesG I really liked this series. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks I LOVED this author's Codex Alera and have had this series on my radar foreverrrrr 2mo
BookBr This happened to me when I read this book! 2mo
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BarbaraBB
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This is my first book from the #InternationalBooker longlist. It is a Dutch one so an easy one for me to purchase and read. It‘s a book about a brother and sister, identical twins. He commits suicide in his thirties. This is no spoiler, the book is about how, despite their closeness, she can‘t protect him from his depression, he can‘t protect her from missing him. It is a sad book, written lightly, which adds to the impact.

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squirrelbrain Sounds really good! 2mo
Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Suet624 Gah! I definitely couldn‘t read this one, considering I have twins who adore each other. 2mo
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BarbaraBB
See You in Paradise: Stories | J. Robert Lennon
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This is an okay short story collection. Some speculative stories, some horror, some surprising. My favorite one is “Total humiliation in 1987” but overall the stories won‘t make a lasting impression. Between so-so and a pick.

#ATY24 - connected to something I read in 2023

Suet624 Look at all that green. I‘m still in a winter wonderland. 2mo
AmyG @Suet624 Same here! 2mo
sarahbarnes Thanks for the tag! Good to know how you felt about this one as I‘m deciding which of his books to read next. Sorry it wasn‘t a great one. 2mo
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BarbaraBB @Suet624 @AmyG it‘s the first green I‘ve seen in months. No leaves on most trees yet. But it looks promising! 2mo
Cathythoughts That‘s disappointing. Well that‘s one Lennon not to pursue. 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
batsy A great setting for that cover! 2mo
BarbaraBB @sarahbarnes @Cathythoughts You might like it a lot, I often have mixed feelings about short stories. 2mo
CarolynM Great photo😍 2mo
BarbaraBB @CarolynM Thank you! 2mo
vivastory Thanks for the tag! I've been reading a lot of short stories lately, so I might read this sooner rather than later 2mo
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jenniferw88
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