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mollyrotondo
Sooley: A Novel | John Grisham
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Panpan

⭐️⭐️ So I am not a sports fan. I read this one for a book club or else I never would have picked up a sports book. There were too many play by plays for me since I have no interest in sports. I would have preferred more history on South Sudan and the life of the family stuck in a refugee camp.

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Hooked_on_books
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Pickpick

After the Rosetta Stone was discovered, European explorers increased their interest in Egypt and the origin of the Nile River. Actually finding the origin, however, was tricky and fraught with difficulty and disease. Millard tells the story in her terrific narrative nonfiction, through a 2022 lens. Fun book!

#ReadingAfrica2022 #Somalia

Cinfhen I need #Somalia 🤩if you want another book about the source of the Nile this one was FANTASTIC and it covers 6 countries #Egypt #Uganda #Rwanda #SouthSudan #Sudan #Tanzania 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen Oh nice! I do need South Sudan, so I‘ll check this out. Thanks! 1mo
Cinfhen I listened to audio via #Scribd but I think it‘s on #Hoopla 1mo
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Cinfhen Believe it or not I used a Grisham book for #SouthSudan and it was AMAZING 🤩 audio was narrated by Dion Graham 🥰 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen As much as I 😍 Dion Graham, the last time I tried to read a Grisham I couldn‘t even get through a chapter. 😂 Plus, I hate basketball, so I‘ll stick with the Nile, I think! 1mo
Cinfhen Ok!! The Wood travelogue was very good!!! I‘m sure you won‘t be disappointed 1mo
BarbaraBB For South Sudan I can highly recommend these two: 1mo
Librarybelle I am so excited to read this one! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @BarbaraBB Thanks, those both look good! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen Oops! I‘m pretty sure I have a form of mild Asperger‘s. I tend to be overly honest and more blunt than I realize. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
shanaqui Ooh, sounds good... I always find it weird to think about the times when we could do stuff like look for the source of the Nile, because we couldn't just... use a plane or a satellite or whatever. 1mo
Cinfhen No need for apologies and both of @BarbaraBB books are also very good 😊 1mo
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Bookwormjillk
Walking the Nile | Levison Wood
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this travelogue about walking through Africa along the Nile. I truly knew very little about the path of the Nile, and since I had two small children in 2013-2014 when he walked I also appreciated the refresher on what was happening in Africa during those years. Thanks @Cinfhen for getting me to finally pull this one off my shelf. #ReadingAfrica2022 #SouthSudan

Cinfhen I‘m so happy you enjoyed 💜 I just love the way he writes about his experiences and the people he meets along the way. Like Mama Fina, Boston and Matt Power (💔) 1mo
Bookwormjillk @Cinfhen yes, agree! And when he began to realize his actions were putting other people at risk. 1mo
Librarybelle I had someone come into the library the other day saying how great this book is! @Cinfhen 1mo
Cinfhen Really @Librarybelle !??? That‘s so random!! As this book was published almost 10 years ago!! Glad to see it‘s still in circulation 🥰 1mo
Librarybelle I thought it was a very happy coincidence! 😂 I almost asked if the patron was on Litsy to see if they were doing the #ReadingAfrica2022 challenge! @Cinfhen (edited) 1mo
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Cinfhen
Walking the Nile | Levison Wood
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Lev Wood is the most delightful travel companion you‘ll ever come across!! This was my second time journeying with him and I LOVED every minute!!!! I learnt a ton about the places he visited and really felt like I was experiencing first hand all that he saw. Really fantastic!!! Using for #Uganda but works for #Rwanda #Tanzania #SouthSudan #Sudan #Egypt #ReadingAfrica22

BarbaraBB I have books for those countries already but I might read it anyway. I am now reading a travel book too for Congo by a journalist that‘s very good: 1mo
BarbaraBB Have you heard anything about my parcel? It should have been delivered at May 5. I mailed it April 28, so May 5 seemed pretty ambitious to me but I haven‘t heard since 🤨 1mo
Librarybelle I will really have to check this out! 1mo
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Cinfhen Blood River sounds great @BarbaraBB no package yet but mail has been extremely slow 🥺I sent something your way too , but it will probably be at least another 7 to 14 days! 1mo
Cinfhen Levison Wood is an ABSOLUTE MUST for me @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB I thought this one was even better than Arabia!!! I can‘t wait to read 1mo
BarbaraBB Oh wow, I traveled all of the Americas too, I really really want to read that one!! 1mo
BarbaraBB Ordered Walking the Nile 🙈 1mo
Cinfhen I don‘t think you‘ll be disappointed @BarbaraBB 🐒🐘🦏🐊 1mo
Megabooks Sounds really good ! Was this through scribd or hoopla? 1mo
Cinfhen I read it through #scribd @Megabooks but it might be on #Hoopla 🤓it was so good! 1mo
Bookwormjillk You talked me into it. Starting this tonight. 1mo
Cinfhen I hope you enjoy @Bookwormjillk Now im feeling the pressure😅 1mo
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Julian.Rocca
Sooley: A Novel | John Grisham
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This book is about a kid from South Sudan who goes to America with his small team to pursue his hoop dreams.
if you like books that feature basketball, I would highly recommend this book
this novel has heavy themes of family, and of proving yourself. however the most prominent theme is that your humble roots can lead to big things in your future. throughout the book they constantly mention how poor and humble Sudan is and how they wanna get out.

MissYaremcio Nicely done Julian! I would have liked more in the summary but overall, not bad. 5.5/6 1mo
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BookLineNSinker
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$1 books at the Dollar Tree by my work! Just a couple more titles to add to my library.

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DcSunshine
Sooley: A Novel | John Grisham
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I was able to finished this book during a flight. It‘s a quick read and it did pull me in. I found myself wanting more basketball game scenes and there are some twists you don‘t see coming. Like a few other Grisham books, this one isn‘t a crime/courtroom drama which I prefer of his.

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Allylu
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1. The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott and Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim 2. Lilacs and pansies 3. Spending time with my sister who is celebrating her 80th birthday today!

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Cinfhen
Uganda Be Kidding Me | Chelsea Handler
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Chelsea Handler is pretty unfiltered!! While this wasn‘t as funny as I had remembered there were definitely moments that had me chortling 🤭 Too bad she doesn‘t actually visit Uganda…I was hoping to use this book for #ReadingAfrica22 - she does visit #SouthAfrica & #Botswana but I‘ve already covered those countries. Still a quick & easy listen 🎧

BarbaraBB Didn‘t this one work for Uganda? 2mo
Cinfhen Yes but it also worked for #SouthSudan @BarbaraBB and that‘s the country I chose 😄 2mo
BarbaraBB I see, I fortunately have read a book for South Sudan already so will use Sooley for Uganda! 2mo
Cinfhen Perfect 🤩 @BarbaraBB 2mo
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Cinfhen
Sooley: A Novel | John Grisham
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I never thought I‘d be enthusiastically raving about a John Grisham book but I REALLY loved his one! It‘s not a legal thriller or a courtroom drama but there‘s an underdog to root for. Samuel Sooleyman is a Sudanese athlete who‘s given the opportunity to travel to America as part of a youth basketball program. When tragedy strikes Sooley is left to make grownup decisions. This book definitely pulls at your heartstrings. Audio by Dion Graham 🙌🏻❤️

Nute It‘s been a long time since I‘ve read a book by John Grisham. Thank you for putting him back on my radar. 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s a good one @Nute ♥️ 2mo
Librarybelle So glad you liked this one! 2mo
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