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Lizpixie
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This book will be staying with me. A perfect story of The Troubles,it weaves together the past & present of NI, the stories of perpetrators & victims and why peace is such a delicate thing. It ends in frustration, not one person has paid for Jean McConvilles murder & no-one ever will. Her children were the only innocent ones in the entire story, it‘s them I feel for the most. Tragic. #NonFiction2020 #AboutSocialJustice #LitsyAtoZ2020 #LetterK 👇👇

Lizpixie And if anyone believes that Gerry Adams was not a member of the IRA, I have a nice piece of “slightly wet” land to sell them!😉 2d
Suet624 I loved this book. 2d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa This one has been on my to read list for awhile now... 2d
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mikkinc2
Pickpick

I‘m working on including more nonfiction in my reading mix and opted to start the year off with Say Nothing, a real life kick in the head. Please read it and think about how the citizens of Ireland got to, and some through, the Troubles. I wish this had been written several years earlier than it was; I would have looked very differently at the murals in Belfast when I visited Northern Ireland in 2013 if I had this wealth of information.

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TheEllieMo
Milkman | Anna Burns
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I don‘t like this book when I read it, but, more than a year on, it‘s still fresh in my mind. It definitely made some kind of impression on me, so it is definitely #Memorable.

#AuldLangReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 3d
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Kdgordon88
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I hate to admit it but I‘m buying them faster than I can read them. 😁 3 hardbacks including the tagged book, 17 Kindle books and 2 audiobooks. So far no bookish items.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 3d
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EadieB
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Day 22 - #Memorable #AuldLandReads #SayNothing #PatrickRaddenKeefe

This book is a #memorable history of The Troubles of Northern Ireland. I read this last August.

OriginalCyn620 It certainly sounds memorable! 😱 3d
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Lizpixie
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I‘m halfway through this very intense NF that‘s really two intersecting stories, one about the Provisional IRA & the Troubles, the other about a specific case during that time, the abduction & murder of a widowed mother of 10. Jean McConville was taken in front of her kids in Dec 1972 & vanished, until finally in 2003 her body was found buried on a beach in County Louth after the 1999 admittance from the IRA of their involvement in her murder.

BethM I adore this. 4d
charl08 Great read! 4d
Suet624 Such a good book. Impacted me greatly. 3d
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Lizpixie
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And we‘re down to the last day in our #JumpStart2020 kickoff to our reading year!Some of us have met the goals we set at the beginning,some have far exceeded them & some(like me)have failed miserably😔I pledged a goal of 10 books,instead I‘ve finished 5 & started 5 others.At the moment,I‘m about 100pges into the tagged book about the abduction & Murder of a widowed mother of 10 in Belfast during the worst of The Troubles in the 70s. How you doing?

ravenlee Well, I planned to read seven books and I have finished seven books, but not the same seven I intended. Is that success or failure? It‘s been a pretty rough month for me in terms of reading, so I‘m fairly satisfied with my progress. 7d
BethM This books was in my top 5 of 2019 and probably my all time favorite nonfiction. 7d
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Lizpixie
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My #JumpStart2020 day has been switching between these two wildly different books. Even though I‘m a King fan, I believe there‘s a demarcation between his pre accident books & post accident books. But I saw the 1st episodes of the series last night & loved it so bought the audiobook. The other was today‘s #BookMail but I started reading & couldn‘t put it down! I grew up during the worst of the “Troubles” & vividly remember it on the news nightly.

cariashley How‘s the audio of The Outsider? Am debating whether I want to read it in print or listen. 1w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @cariashley audio is great! This is how I read/listened to it. Will Patton narrates. 1w
Lizpixie @cariashley it‘s ok so far, my problem is that Will Patton has such a distinctive voice that it takes me away from the story coz I keep getting images of his face! 1w
ElizaMarie I read the book and really enjoyed it (Stephen King) I haven‘t started the stories yet... but I‘m gonna tackle it pretty soon! I‘m glad to hear people are liking it :) 1w
Clwojick Say nothing looks interesting! Stacking! 7d
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AnneCecilie
Milkman | Anna Burns
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The Norwegian translation of this book is just out, and I love this cover

Eggs Cover Love Extraordinary 1w
Buechersuechtling Yepp. Seconded‼️🙋🏽‍♀️ 1w
Emilymdxn What a gorgeous book! 1w
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MelissaSue81
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I chose this for #booked2020 #liveandlearn . Since I know little about the “troubles” in Northern Ireland as the author refers to them as. Unfortunately, I don‘t feel like I was given enough background on the history behind the troubles to really understand who all the players were in this story. There is a lot here. A lot of people, a lot of events, and a lot of time goes by. I had trouble following it on audio. Maybe print would be better?

MelissaSue81 Also.. a Northern Irish narrator was an interesting choice for a book written by an American? I didn‘t hate it, but it felt sort of gimmicky. 2w
Cinfhen I had the same experience with the audio and stopped at about the halfway point. I‘d like to pick this up and start again with a print copy. 2w
Suet624 I definitely wouldn‘t have been able to follow on audio. Loved the book and it has stuck with me for months. Seeing what happened to some of the key players was very powerful for me. Having been in some questionable actions myself, I‘m always curious about what happens to those people who believe so strongly in their actions. @Cinfhen @MelissaSue81 2w
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Cinfhen I remember you saying how much this book resonated with you @Suet624 I MUST get a physical copy 2w
Jas16 I had to stop the audio and switch to print and this ended up being one of my favorite books of last year. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m glad you made it through. I get frustrated when that happens with an audiobook. 📚♥️👊🏻 2w
Singout Interesting. I just reserved it to listen to when it's available--not really #liveandlearn because I did peace work in Northern Ireland 25 years ago! Hope I don't find the audio too hard to follow. 2w
MelissaSue81 @Singout - I think if you have some background knowledge on the major players it will be easier to follow. The extent of my background knowledge is the Cranberries Song Zombie. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
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