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mhillis
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I‘m so glad that one of the hosts for the Women in Translation readathon recommended The Girl Who Wrote Lonliness. Although I read Please Look After Mom, I hadn‘t heard of this book. The factories and schools, heartbreaking relationships, a blend of past and present, Korean history, a family, and what it means to be a writer.
#witreadathon #womenintranslation #wit #korea

merelybookish I really liked it too! And am glad I read it! It was so layered, especially seeing how that period was still affecting her life 20 years later. 2w
merelybookish *I will admit I found it a bit long. 2w
mhillis @merelybookish The chapters were very long! 2w
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mhillis

Well I finished it! City of Ash and Red is disturbing and often disgusting, but I kept reading because it was well written. It‘s hard to describe this book, so here is a review (with spoilers) from Tor https://www.tor.com/2018/11/09/book-reviews-city-of-ash-and-red-by-hye-young-pyu...

Women in Translation readathon: the gap between original publication and translation spans at least 5 years

#witreadathon #womenintranslation #wit

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mhillis
A Greater Music | Suah Bae
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Pickpick

Second book finished for Women in Translation readathon! I really enjoyed this book about a Korean writer in Germany. Lots of interesting references to language, books, and music.
Book with the translator credited on the cover #witreadathon #womenintranslation #wit

saresmoore This sounds really interesting! 3w
mhillis @saresmoore It might not be for everyone, but I really enjoyed it! The relationships between characters were intriguing too. 3w
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rmaclean4
Suite francese | Irne Nmirovsky
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Next up for #WIT month. This classic woman in translation novel. I have recently been reading the physical book and then listening to the audio book when I have to get work done. Loving that combination!!

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jenniferw88
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Thankyou @Come-read-with-me for the bookmarks - they arrived safely today. I 💖 them! #bookmarkswap @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Lovely!❤️ 4w
Come-read-with-me @jenniferw88 I am so happy they arrived!!! I was getting ready to put another mailing together because I felt so awful that they were somewhere lost in transit. Thank you for being a gracious and patient swap partner! 3w
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Abailliekaras
Our Life in the Forest | Marie Darrieussecq
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Pickpick

I loved this. A dystopian tale set in the near-future. The narrator has a clone, or ‘half‘ who has lived in a coma & supplied spare body parts when needed - a group & their ‘halves‘ are in the forest. Eery, with aspects of Handmaids Tale & Animal Farm, & mystery of why they‘re there & the sinister society they‘ve escaped. She writes with a great sense of humour & disarming, frank tone which I really enjoyed. Beautifully paced, with a twist. #wit

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mhillis
The Emissary | Y?ko Tawada
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Reading my second book for Women in Translation month: The Emissary by Yoko Tawada and translated by Margaret Mitsutani 🍊
#currentlyreading #coverlove #womenintranslation #wit #witmonth

llawela Ooo nice cover. Looking fwd to your review. 1mo
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feminismandyoga
Nakano Thrift Shop | Hiromi Kawakami
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Pickpick

Its #WomeninTranslation Month!!

This is my first book for #WIT month this year. It's a cute story about a girl's time working at a thrift shop and a little of how the people she meets there intersect in her life after. I love the way it gives depth to the time we spend at jobs that aren't the careers we aspire to but that let us tread water while we figure out what we're doing. For me it was the Barnes and Noble Cafe and I still miss it.

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CoffeeNBooks
Wit & Wisdom of Oscar Wilde | Oscar Wilde, Ralph Keyes
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marleed Oh that‘s a great response to the challenge! 3mo
StayCurious That‘s awesome! 3mo
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gradcat
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