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OriginalCyn620
Defending Jacob: A Novel | William Landay
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This took me a while to get through, not because it isn‘t good (it‘s excellent) but because I saw the series soon after it came out. Thank you, Chris Evans! 😛 Knowing what it was all about, I didn‘t feel the need to rush through it. There were some differences, but the adaptation was pretty close to the book. The big twist is truly awesome and one I don‘t think anyone could see coming!

#bookspinbingo
#booked2022 - adapted for the small screen

Cinfhen Still one of the BEST twists I‘ve ever read!!! I loved this book!!! Haven‘t seen the series. Might need to work on that!! 4h
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Ruthiella
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What do Scientology and Soulcycle have in common? A targeted use of language to create community, ritual, meaning and a common sense of purpose. This book was fascinating and thought provoking. My biggest take away is the concept of “thought terminating cliches”. I‘ve been subject to them but also guilty of using them myself! 😱

#Booked2022 - Spring edition - About a cult or religion.

Cinfhen Such a great read!! This book was fascinating!! 4h
Ruthiella @Cinfhen And a popular one for this prompt! 3h
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DGRachel
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Pacifique Irankunda was 4 when civil war broke out in #Burundi. While he provides some detail about atrocities committed during the 13 year war, those passages feel detached and nearly emotionless. The Tears of a Man Flow Inward reads more like a love letter to his homeland. You can feel his longing for the culture, the storytellers, and the sense of community that was lost or dying even before he was born, due to German and Belgian occupation.

DGRachel The memoir is sad and hopeful, and it was clearly cathartic for Irankunda who writes, “the first time I wrote a story about a dreadful memory from the war, I actually felt relieved. I could control the experience”. This effort at control, of turning pain into something beautiful, does lend itself to a detached feeling as one is reading, but it‘s still a well-written narrative. #readingafrica2022 (edited) 11h
DGRachel Also counting this for #booked2022, author born in Africa. @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 10h
Librarybelle Wonderful review! 10h
BarbaraBB Fab review 7h
Cinfhen Wow! Sounds powerful- 4h
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tdrosebud
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The second book of comedian/ actress Laura Clery in which she discusses the turn her life has taken now that she is a mother. From accidental activism concerning public breastfeeding, her continued life of sobriety and more stories of when she was an addict, to her recent diagnosis of ADHD as well as the diagnosis of both her husband's and son's autism, nothing is off limits.
#nonfiction2022 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

tdrosebud #booked2022 #newin2022 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft #pantone2022colorchallenge @Clwojick (I chose the color poppy seed instead of a darker gray because her daughter's nickname is Poppy) 11h
Cinfhen Well played ♥️ 4h
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Librarybelle
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It was wonderful to visit the Scottish Highlands and the quirky village of Lochdubh. I swear I could tell that this was written by someone else, as especially the last few in the series were entertaining but not quite as polished. Beaton leaves behind a colorful series with Hamish, and Green does well bringing the village to life once again. Hamish is up to his eyeballs in murder again, and of course his love life comes to play yet again.

Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽💚 4h
Cinfhen Hope you‘re feeling well xx 4h
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tdrosebud
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Very information about protecting and preserving ancient manuscripts in Mali during the occupation by Al-Queda. It gives a lot if background about Al-Queda forces in Northern Africa as well.
#booked2022 #writtenbyjournalist @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft #readingafrica2022 #mali @Librarybelle #pantone2022colorchallenge @Clwojick

Librarybelle This is on my to read list! 12h
Cinfhen Another fabulous color match & book choice😁 4h
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tdrosebud
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Cinfhen Great match!!! I loved this book!! I learnt so much 🧡 4h
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Bookzombie
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This has been on my TBR at least since I read Beukes‘ Broken Monsters in 2016. I didn‘t know I would love it and I wish I had picked it up sooner. I thought I might not love the time travel aspect and was wrong. In fact, that may be why I loved this. The writing made me feel like I stepped in to each time period with the character. Plus, it‘s gritty and about a serial killer. I found I didn‘t want to put this down so I listened and read in print.

EvieBee Nice review! I have the audio book checked out. Might be my next read! 1d
Bookzombie @EvieBee I hope you enjoy it! I look forward to hearing what you think. 🙂 1d
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Cinfhen Happy you loved it!!! 1d
TheLudicReader Have you watched the series? I think it‘s on Apple. (Not 100% sure) 21h
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! 🙂 17h
Bookzombie @TheLudicReader No, it is on Apple and I don‘t have that subscription at the moment. I watched the trailer and it looks like they made a number of changes so I don‘t know that I‘m that interested in the series. Maybe down the road. 🙂 17h
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Cortg
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This is such a sweet fantasy with beautiful characters full of optimism. “Change starts with the voices of a few.” An all around feel good kinda story ❤️
#pop22 ~ a #booktalk recommendation
#booked2022 ~ a hopepunk novel
@KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks @wanderinglynn for the copy 🥰

Megabooks Glad you loved it! 1d
CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 1d
Cinfhen I need to try again… I‘m still needing a #HopePunk novel 1d
squirrelbrain Great review - I think I may try this for #hopepunk 1d
Cortg @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain hope punk is a toughy! 20h
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hissingpotatoes
Sultana's Dream | Begum Rokheya Sakhawat Hossain
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4/5⭐ A thought-experiment short story about a woman who dreams she's in a gender-role-reversed utopia called Ladyland. There is no crime, work days are only 2 hours long, & tech advances made by women provide everything society needs. It points out ridiculous arguments for the oppression of women. I'm glad to have read it & (from the intro) learned about the Muslim Bengali author's early 1900s feminist achievements. #bookspinbingo #booked2022