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edennugget
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

"Listen, there is a tax, you know, on success [...] If you do well at anything, you gotta pay up to all the people who did worse. On the other hand, if you do badly, life makes you pay a shit tax, too. Everybody pays something."

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edennugget
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

"There are a lot of troubled young women in this world. We can't save them all."

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edennugget
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

'Somewhere after being sorry, there had to be another day, and even after a conviction, there could be good in the judgement.'

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PaperbackPirate
Please Look After Mom | Kyung-Sook Shin
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Tonight I binged the end of this book for book club tomorrow. The story captures the sacrifices a parent makes for their children, but this mom is extra!
One thing I did not like is that some of the chapters are told in 2nd person narrative which I‘m not a fan of, then on top it‘s told from different characters‘ points of view. It got really confusing at times.
Do you like 2nd person? Sorry I meant, You like 2nd person.
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Cconnolly
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Book mail, and ice and snow bearing down sounds like the makings of hibernation!

sprainedbrain I just finished Pachinko! Nearly 3 years after I got it. 😂 1w
Cconnolly @sprainedbrain, it was my birthday gift to myself. Have read so much about it, it was time 1w
rather_be_reading waiting on mine!! 1w
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sprainedbrain
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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I finished my BOTM from February 2017! We could dwell on the fact that I replaced it on the shelf with 2 more BOTM from this month, but I‘m choosing to be positive. 😂

I feel like I‘m the last to read it, but this novel was completely engrossing. Really well-written historical fiction spanning four generations of a family of ethnic Koreans in Japan in the 20th century. Fascinating and heartbreaking.

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sprainedbrain This was my #liveandlearn book for #booked2020. I didn‘t know much about the plight of Koreans in Japan in the 20th century, and gosh was this eye-opening. @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen 1w
Karen3 You are t the last to read it. I still haven‘t but it‘s on the list to get to. 😜 1w
Peddler410 This is my town‘s one book, one community read this year. I tried reading it a couple years ago. I currently have a library copy but haven‘t jumped in yet. 1w
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Cinfhen I think I still have some 2017 #BOTM books languishing too 😜 (edited) 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job! I have this ebook (and it‘s still unread) so you‘re still ahead of me! ♥️📚👊🏻 1w
HOTPock3tt I really LOVED this book!!😀♥️🎉 btw I think I‘ve only actually read two BOTM‘s ever so you‘re way ahead of me 🤣(I borrowed this particular ebook from the library 🙃) I only had a few days to read it because I didn‘t realize my hold came in 🤦🏽‍♀️ but its was so engrossing that it wouldn‘t have mattered. It pulls you right in and you HAVE to finish it! @sprainedbrain (edited) 1w
HOTPock3tt Also, we had a chat about the brilliance that is “Evelyn Hugo” right? 😍I see it on the BOTM shelf 🤣 lol @sprainedbrain (edited) 1w
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt I still haven‘t read that one! 😳 1w
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain ok now THATS actually a SIN!! 😳lol 1w
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain If you never read another BOTM in your life, you need to read Evelyn Hugo!! ♥️🙌🏽🎉 1w
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt I‘m planning to use it for Booked2020 challenge, so I will rectify the sin this year. 😂 I actually have nearly 40 unread BOTM books and I‘ve decided that I will read at least 2 of them per month this year. Because a those two bookshelves are getting embarrassing. 🤣 1w
HOTPock3tt Glad to hear that 😎 I hope you like it! 🤞🏽lol yeah those BOTM do start stacking up and I‘m never in the mood to actually read them. Honestly I quietly cancelled my BOTM for that reason. There we just stacks of them everywhere in my little tiny apartment and my husband kept moving them around... 😅 @sprainedbrain (edited) 1w
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt I have cancelled a few times now. Then they have a book I really want or a deal I can‘t say no to, and here we are again. 1w
HOTPock3tt Sounds like me and Audible! 😂 I keep canceling and signing back up again when they have a deal I can‘t turn down or an audiobook I can‘t find elsewhere. I‘m currently on their holiday plan for $6.95/month... there was no WAy I could pass THaT up lol 😝 @sprainedbrain 1w
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt oh too funny, I do that, too! I also got back in to Audible for the $6.95 deal (just like last year). I think I may have to keep it for an extra month this time, so I can get that $20 amazon credit. 😂 1w
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jdiehr
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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I love when I really enjoy a book that I pick up at a library book sale!

Pachinko was good all the time and sad much of the time. I never had given much thought to how Koreans living in Japan after the war were treated.

I was enlightened as well as entertained with this story. A good combo.

marleed I love it when a buried, thrifted TBR becomes a 5* read for me. It‘s like I found a magic g penny, heads-up on the street! 1w
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PaperbackPirate
Please Look After Mom | Kyung-Sook Shin
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“They say that if you take in a person he will betray you, and if you take in a dog he will pay you back.”
🐕 Captain Skippyjon Jones pays me back in snuggles and Bookstagram modeling.
#dogsofLitsy

Leftcoastzen Awwww!🐶 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you for the lovely Christmas card! ❤ 2w
PaperbackPirate @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💙 Thank you for being a fun pen pal! 2w
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Citra182
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Wow - such a heavy book, but did a wonderful job immersing the reader in the history of Korea and Japan. I can see how people might find it dry, but I feel you can‘t really understand the motive for a character or who the character is without understanding what happened to the land and its people as a whole. If that makes sense...Overall, really enjoyed this book!