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Kdgordon88
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Another great week. Mary J. was the perfect book after finishing Say Nothing. 5 🌟s for both. The other two were good but not great. I need to finish Longings next for #LMPBC and read my Obama section for the month.

Say Nothing was my May #Bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2d
Cinfhen I have Say Nothing on my shelf….just waiting for the right mood 😜and I agree Mary Jane was so fun! Did you do audio for that one?? It was fabulous on audio 🥰 2d
Cinfhen Your upcoming reads look great!! I enjoyed this one 2d
Kdgordon88 @Cinfhen Yes! I am sure the audio is what made it 5 🌟. I am loving Longings, but in light of recents events I get a little angry at how the women were treated. And I had to read Say Nothing in spurts rather than straight through. (edited) 1d
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Kdgordon88
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#MarvellousMayUpdate

Had a lovely 3 day weekend with lots of reading time. Say Nothing is an exceptional piece of nonfiction. I was riveted by the individual stories and learned so much about the Troubles. Troubles seems too small a word for this explosive time in Northern Ireland.

Loved Tookie and The Sentence and I am loving The Book of Longings for #LMPBC.

Andrew65 Doing well 👏👏👏 1w
Megabooks The Sentence was really good. I‘m still thinking about it months later. 7d
kspenmoll Say Nothing is phenomenal. 6d
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keepingupwiththepenguins
Milkman | Anna Burns
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If William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf had a love child who grew up in 1970s Belfast, they would write this book. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/milkman-anna-burns/

CarolynM Your full review is terrific. It‘s a remarkable book. 2w
IuliaC Wonderful review of a great book! 2w
keepingupwiththepenguins @CarolynM Awww thank you! 😍 1w
keepingupwiththepenguins @IuliaC Thank you so much!! ❤ ❤ ❤ 1w
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Ruthiella
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Read for #Booked2022 Spring - Written by a Journalist. It was interesting to see how the disparate threads would match up in this nonfiction account of an abduction and subsequent murder in N. Ireland in 1972 backgrounded by the rise of the Provisional IRA. It was a difficult book to digest at times because it‘s a complicated situation which has morphed now, decades later into an all too fragile peace. I thought it was excellent, tragic & honest.

JamieArc I‘ll be reading this for the same prompt. Looking forward to it. 3w
EvieBee Wonderful review! 3w
Ruthiella @JamieArc I think you will probably appreciate it. Its definitely more than a true crime account. 3w
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Ruthiella @EvieBee Thanks! 😊 3w
squirrelbrain Such a good book! And a great review too! 3w
Ruthiella @squirrelbrain Thanks! 😊 3w
Cinfhen I have both book & audio just haven‘t been in the mood for it yet…I‘ve heard great things and your review makes me need to move it up 🔝 2w
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I did an ebook/audio book combo which really worked for me. The audio narrator has a N. Irish accent too, which was great for setting the tone. 2w
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Kdgordon88
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Jean McConville was 38 when she disappeared, and she had spent nearly half her life either pregnant or recovering from childbirth.

Took a mental health day today. It‘s grey, windy and rainy so a good day for a fascinating book, a cozy blanket and hot tea.

Happy Friday!

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keithmalek
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Readers who enjoyed this book will also enjoy "Anatomy of a Killing: Life and Death on a Divided Island" by Ian Cobain.

EvieBee Sounds great! 3w
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Kdgordon88
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May‘s #BookSpinBingo board. Really happy with the #BookSpin and #Doublespin books. Should be a lovely book filled month.

Bklover Beautiful! 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 3w
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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I guess I came to Say Nothing expecting a bit more true crime, and a little less history – which is a fault of my own, not Keefe‘s incredible work. It‘s less of a family saga than Empire Of Pain, and more a documentary-style investigation into the consequences of violence and silence. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/say-nothing-patrick-radden-keefe/

kspenmoll I just loved this book, but I am a history major! He investigative journalism is extraordinary- Empire of Pain was indeed focused on the Sackler family as they were Purdue Pharma. 2w
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zezeki
Milkman | Anna Burns
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Seeing for the first time Croatian edition of the tagged book. Most of the time our editions follow the original cover, but they went in a whole another direction with this one, and I actually quite like it. I still haven't read the book, though I have English edition on my shelves.📚📚 #libraryvisits #libraryadventures

IuliaC This is a very nice cover! My local edition's cover for this one is really not attractive at all 2mo
batsy Love the cover! 2mo
Suet624 Oooohhh,I like this. 2mo
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MallenNC
Milkman | Anna Burns
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I‘ve had this in my TBR forever, and finally its turn came! I think this is a love it or hate it book, and I loved it. I think listening to it is key. It‘s quirky in that none of the characters are called by names, but by descriptors like third brother in law and maybe boyfriend. It‘s got serious things happening but I also laughed out loud at parts. I don‘t normally love book prize winners but I see why this one won.