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Onioons
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Latest book for Read Around The World is from Burkina Faso. Enjoyed Somé's autobiographical novel about being taken away from his village, as a very young child, to be raised in a French seminary. Loved that he read the audiobook himself.

ATW so far: Ireland, England, France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Mali, Cote D'Ivore, Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso. Up next: Niger.

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jenniferw88
American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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Pickpick
squirrelbrain Yay for the #doubledip! 1mo
BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one too! 1mo
Cinfhen I didn‘t love this one but I‘m still happy I read it. Nice use for #PoP22 ❣️❣️ 1mo
Librarybelle Yay for the double prompt use! 1mo
Cortg I have this one on my radar. It looks like it would also work for a book set in the 80‘s 😀 4w
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Cinfhen
American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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Mehso-so

I‘m not sorry I read this book, but it wasn‘t what I was expecting. It‘s not a fast paced “thriller” by any means. It‘s more about US policy, politics and bad governance. I enjoyed Bahni Turpin‘s narration. 3 stars #ReadingAfrica22 #BurkinaFaso

TrishB I couldn‘t finish this one. 1mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I could finish this either, but it sounded so interesting. I do love Bahni Turpin... Maybe the audio is better than the physical? 1mo
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BarbaraBB Glad i didn‘t buy it for you. I liked it but I often like political novels. 1mo
Cinfhen Definitely try audio @ChaoticMissAdventures because there was an interesting story here, it was just slow going and meandering at times but Bahai‘s voice is so melodic @TrishB so I just enjoyed listening to her. 1mo
Cinfhen I wasn‘t expecting a political novel @BarbaraBB that‘s a good way to define it! But I liked it enough not to bail😜 1mo
Librarybelle Great description of it! 🔼 I also liked the “I liked it enough not to bail” comment 😂 1mo
Cinfhen Haha @Librarybelle I‘m not afraid to bail so if I was REALLY not liking the book I would have easily bailed!! 1mo
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jenniferw88
American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

📚 Jane Austen at Home - really enjoying this buddy read with the Pemberlittens - I'm enjoying all the comments - a high 4 🌟!
📱 Tagged - only just started for #burkinafaso but think it will be at least 4.
🎧 This Much is True by Miriam Margolyes. Hilarious so far but it's a bit strange hearing an 81 year old calling her parents 'mummy & daddy' 😂 I'm guessing 5 🌟

Physical and kindle, yes - audio no

BarbaraBB Thank you 🤍 1mo
Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 1mo
MoonWitch94 I am really liking our #pemberlitten read! Thanks for playing 📚☺️ 1mo
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Cinfhen
American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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Current Listen ♥️🎧 loving Bahni 🥰 #ReadingAfrica22 #BurkinaFaso

Librarybelle Love the flowers! 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Librarybelle fresh picked today 💜 1mo
BarbaraBB I was scrolling through your TBR earlier today and thinking of buying this one for your birthday. What are the odds?! I am glad I didn't! 1mo
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Cinfhen Haha that‘s funny @BarbaraBB please don‘t buy me anything for my bday…..you‘ve given me SO MANY books during the year already 😘😘 1mo
BarbaraBB Anything else you‘d prefer?! 😉😘 1mo
Cinfhen No @BarbaraBB …..I‘m just waiting for a real life meet-up when we can share a meal and chat on &on & on 💕🌺💕🌺💕🌺 1mo
BarbaraBB Yes! That would be the best! And I know we will one day! ❤️ 1mo
Megabooks This is on my list too! 1mo
Cinfhen It‘s ok @Megabooks but I do love listening to Bahni 1mo
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Texreader
American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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Pickpick

Marie becomes a spy to follow her sister‘s dream, leading her to infiltrate the highest levels of #BurkinaFaso government. I enjoyed the story, the tidbits about espionage, the romance, the two little boys, etc. Readers get a significant dose of detail about the small African country, although it seems to take forever before we get to it. My only regret is that it ended on a cliffhanger and there‘s no indication there will be another book. ⬇️

Texreader Highly recommended. #readingafrica2022 I also finished my latest goal for #awesomeapril #readathon thanks to a lot of drive time for work. 2mo
BarbaraBB I liked this one a lot too! 2mo
Librarybelle So much love for this one! 2mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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Texreader
American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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I‘m learning lots about #BurkinaFaso from the tagged book for #readingafrica2022 so I googled it to learn more.

From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso

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Texreader
American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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I found this map of Africa on the internet to start coloring the countries I‘ve read for #readingafrica2022. It‘s outdated because there is no South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo is still identified as Zaire. But it‘s working for my purposes. For books in progress, like the tagged book, I‘ve drawn vertical lines in case I end up bailing on those books.

Roary47 This is so cool! 🤩 3mo
BarbaraBB You‘re doing so good!!! 3mo
Librarybelle Awesome!! 3mo
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DrexEdit Very cool! I think I have the exact same map that I am also coloring as I go. So far I've only read small countries and islands so it doesn't look like I've read hardly anything! 😂 3mo
Kammbia1 I love the map! 3mo
BarbaraBB @DrexEdit And there are so many small countries and islands 😉, it‘s unfair but I‘m always happy when I finish a big country 😂 3mo
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Texreader
American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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I‘m excited to have picked my next audiobook, which will be for #readingafrica2022 #BurkinaFaso. And I‘ve ticked off another goal for #awesomeapril #readathon—to pick my next audiobook.

Bookwormjillk I liked this one 3mo
BarbaraBB This is a good one! 3mo
Andrew65 Doing great already 👏👏👏 3mo
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Amandajoy
American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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He‘s cute, but sometimes he makes it difficult to read.

DinoMom He is so handsome!!!!❤️ 3mo
DogMomIrene I always love seeing larger dogs acting like lap dogs. So cute! 3mo
JenReadsAlot Oh that face 😍 3mo
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LeahBergen 🤣🤣 3mo
AmyG Awwwww ❤️ 3mo
Amandajoy @DogMomIrene he loves to cuddle, but that 65 pounds gets heavy! I have a lot of bruises on my legs 😂 3mo
EvieBee Ugh. So cute! Boop. 3mo
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