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AnneCecilie

Joined July 2016

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White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
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Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St Clair
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White is for Witching | Helen Oyeyemi
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I most confess that I haven‘t been given this much thought, but I love literary references in books

It‘s been too long since I read “Wuthering Heights” and I‘ve only watched the TV series of “Vanity Fair”, so I don‘t know if I agree with the conclusion here.

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White is for Witching | Helen Oyeyemi
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Decided to put “Swan Song” on hold for now and try this one instead.

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Swan Song | Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
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My current read. I‘m not feeling this one, and to be honest I‘m not sure I ever would have picked this up if it hadn‘t been longlisted for The Women‘s Prize for Fiction this year. When it wasn‘t on the shortlist my interest fell.

So, what to do?
Bail? I haven‘t bailed on a book in 20 yrs

Does the book get any better? I‘m currently on page 73.

Laughterhp How long is the book? If you are only on page 73 and considering bailing, you might just want to put it down! I bail on books all the time when I‘m not into them. 2d
readingjedi I loved this one! But if it's not grabbed you by now then bail. Life is short & there are lots of books 😉 2d
AnneCecilie @Laughterhp The book is some 460 p. and right now that seems like a lot. So I think I‘ll follow your advices and bail/ put it on hold for now. That‘s the good thing about lending books from the library, I don‘t have to feel bad for bailing. From your answer @readingjedi I take it that the style of the book doesn‘t change 1d
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Just finished this and haven‘t made up my mind jet how I feel about this. This novel really demonstrates that this a man‘s world, and women doesn‘t have much value. This is the story of Achilles told though the eyes of Briseis when it‘s not told by Achilles himself. Briseis is Achilles slave.

This is shortlisted for this year‘s Women‘s Prize for Fiction.

merelybookish Beautiful cover! 3d
Henrik_Madsen Interesting premise. Reminds me of The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, which I really enjoyed. Focus was here on Penelope and her ten maids who are summarily killed by Odysseus in the original. 3d
Tamra @Henrik_Madsen I just finished Penelopiad and loved it - I have the tagged audio novel on hold. I‘m hoping I like it! (edited) 3d
AnneCecilie @Henrik_Madsen @Tamra that seems like a book I should check out. I like retellings. 3d
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Happy Birthday! | Mamoru Suzuki
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Wishing all Norwegians a happy birthday and a great May 17 celebration.

For every none Norwegian, May 17 is our National Day and we celebrate our constitution from 1814.

Slajaunie Happy Birthday! 🎉 5d
Texreader Happy Constitution Day! When the kids were younger, we surprised my husband (from Bergen) when he came from work with the Norwegian national anthem and our parading about the house with Norwegian flags. 🇳🇴 🇳🇴 🇳🇴 Unfortunately no bunads here in Texas! 5d
Velvetfur Happy birthday Norway! 🇳🇴🎂🎉 5d
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Kaye 🇳🇴 Long May your flag fly. I‘d sing your national anthem but I dont know it, so you sing it for me. 🇳🇴 5d
hilded Gratulerer med dagen, hurra! 🇳🇴 5d
Amiable Happy birthday Norway! 5d
Kalalalatja Hurra, hurra! 🇳🇴🇳🇴 5d
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 5d
Siri_reads Hurra! ?? Håper du har en fin dag! 5d
AnneCecilie @Slajaunie @Velvetfur @Amiable @Redwritinghood thank you. It‘s been a great day with the sun shining and everything 5d
AnneCecilie @Texreader thank you. That sounds like a great tradition. I don‘t have a bunad either, but next that will change. 5d
AnneCecilie @Siri_reads tusen takk. Håper dere har hatt en fin dag også. Jeg har hatt en kjempe dag. Ettermiddagen ble tilbrakt hos søsterens svigermor. 5d
AnneCecilie @Kaye thank you. I think the anthem has been heard a lot during the day. 5d
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The Arrival | Shaun Tan
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I‘m so glad you pointed me to this book in Tan‘s backlist @suzisteffen I loved this book. Tan has an amazing eye for details in his drawings and this makes his characters come to life. In this story without words, we follow an immigrant in a new world and since it‘s new to us as well, we feel what he‘s feeling.

Kalalalatja Love this book ❤️ 6d
suzisteffen I REALLY loved this book. So good. Glad you liked it! 6d
Lindy ❤️❤️❤️ 6d
Aimeesue ❤️❤️❤️Shaun Tan❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 6d
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The Arrival | Shaun Tan
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Another example of Tan‘s details. Here he captures all the looks of confusion and not understanding. You don‘t need text, with this eye for detail.

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The Arrival | Shaun Tan
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I absolutely love Tan‘s eye for details in his drawings.

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I Want My Hat Back | Jon Klassen
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@Caroline2 thank you so much for making me aware of the other books in this series. They were just as cute as the first picture book I read by Klassen. These two both look at stealing, but from different perspectives.

Caroline2 Whey! 😀 so glad you found them. Such a fun series isn‘t it. I laugh at them every time. 😆 7d
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Spring | Ali Smith
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The third installment in Smith‘s seasonal quartet is just as good as her previous ones. We meet Richard, the filmmaker; Brit (Britannia), the employee at an IRC and Florence (Flo), a young girl who tries to make a difference. A book about immigration and people. But also about film and literature. We hear about Catherine Mansfield and Rilke. A book about changing history and maybe even rewriting it.

Emilymdxn Loved this one! Glad you liked it too! 7d
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Baby Shower | Jane Breskin Zalben
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On my way to a friend‘s baby shower. The trip includes a train trip that takes over 1,5 hrs.

Since I can‘t read in things that moves, I‘m listening to bookish podcasts.

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Spring | Ali Smith
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Now that‘s a way of looking at border crossings

Libby1 I adore this. 2w
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Spring | Ali Smith
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What‘s your first name? Brit said.
F, the girl said.
What‘s it really? she said.
Florence, the girl said.
Well, if you‘re Florence, does that make me the
machine? Brit said.
The girl looked delighted. Brit felt weirdly elated
to have delighted anyone.
Come on. People must make that joke at you all
the time with a name like Florence, Brit said.
They do. But usually they say, where‘s your
machine, Florence, or something like that

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Spring | Ali Smith
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The library‘s closed, the woman says
Richard shakes his face, doleful face.
What a time we‘re living through, he says. What
kind of a culture is it that wants its people not to
know? What kind of a culture wants some people
to have less chance to access information and
knowledge than the people who can afford to pay
for it?
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No, Richard says. I mean it‘s the end of the
world. I mean closure of the libraries.

AnneCecilie This is a picture of my local library, and it‘s definitely open. 2w
Siri_reads Håper de har mer åpent enn da vi var små...kom mange ganger til låst der ? 2w
AnneCecilie @Siri_tries_to_read det har blitt åpent bibliotek. Så dersom man signerer på noen papirer når man får kortet, kommer man inn utenom åpningstid. Med egen kode kommer man inn mellom 7 og 23, alle dager tror jeg. Så det er veldig bra. 2w
Siri_reads Det høres perfekt ut! ? 2w
AnneCecilie @Siri_tries_to_read det er det. Gjør alt mye enklere. 2w
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Spring | Ali Smith
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The story goes that Rilke went out into the
rose garden he‘d cultivated round the turret and
picked some roses, […] But a thorn on
one of the stems got him in the hand or the arm.
The little wound it made didn‘t heal. His arm
got infected. His other arm got swollen too. Then
he died.
And he was a man who wrote a great many
poems about roses - there‘s an irony in that,

AnneCecilie The picture is found on the internet 2w
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Ordinary People | Diana Evans
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Mehso-so

A book about relationships when they‘re at that crucial point where they either break or continue forever. The two couples in this book have been together for more than 10 yrs and everyday life with kids have taken over.

I never connected with the characters. I finished to know what happened, but I wasn‘t rooting for the couples to star together or split up.

This is on the shortlist for Women‘s Prize for Fiction, and I hope this doesn‘t win.

Cinfhen The cover is stunning!!!! 2w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen it really is 😊 2w
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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#YouNeverCanTell how many books I‘ll end up buying when attending library events.

Last Friday I went to a talk about the German TV series Babylon Berlin. Off course I bought the first to books in the series and the last book in Cusk‘s trilogy.

Today, I went To hear about a new photography book. I didn‘t buy that, but the top to books.

#MayMovieMagic

Severnmeadows Love the Summer Book! 2w
Cinfhen Book hauls make me happy!!! Nice 😁 2w
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Ordinary People | Diana Evans
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My next read.

JennyM Curious to hear your thoughts. This one has started to get quite a bit of attention 3w
Cathythoughts Me too @JennyM I‘m wondering about it 👍🏻 3w
Nute Hearing very good comments on Booktube about this book. 2w
AnneCecilie @JennyM @Cathythoughts @Nute I‘ve also heard great things about this book on Booktube. I haven‘t quite made up my mind yet. I‘ve 100p left, and I‘m not convinced yet. I hope something happens towards the end that changes that. 2w
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Cicada | Shaun Tan
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Every once in a while, I like to read children‘s picture books. These were both great.

The tagged book turned out to be a little darker than what I was expecting

Kalalalatja Love Shaun Tan! 3w
Caroline2 I love we found a hat book. Have you read the first book? 3w
Caroline2 Although this one is my fav in the series.... 😂 3w
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Aimeesue Shaun Tan is amazing! 3w
suzisteffen Love Shaun Tan! My fave is 2w
AnneCecilie @Caroline2 I had no idea this was part of a series. Thank you for making me aware of this. I will definitely check out other of his books 2w
AnneCecilie @Kalalalatja @Aimeesue I couldn‘t agree more, and will read more of his books. @suzisteffen thanks for the tip, I will check out this book. 2w
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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After seeing all the mixed reviews, I didn‘t know what the expect, but I LOVED this one. All about a community‘s expectation and how rumors can influence your life. We meet Middle Sister, 18 yrs and an avid reader. Her mother is on her about getting married before it‘s too late, then one day a rumor about Middle Sister and Milkman starts spreading in the community. The story shows the consequences of that.

AnneCecilie Winner of last year‘s Man Booker Prize and so far on the shortlist for this year‘s The Women‘s Prize for Fiction 3w
Caroline2 I have this on my tbr shelf, sounds like I need to move it up the pile! 👍🏻 3w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 3w
HardcoverHearts There is so much at play in this book. My book club just talked about it last night and we took double the time we normally do to discuss it. I absolutely adored it. Her attention to detail meant that these scenes are lodged in my brain. I can‘t possibly forget the Beyond-the-Pale, the Wee Sisters, the Bentley supercharger. And on and on. It just marvelous 2w
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Leonardo da Vinci | Giorgio Vasari
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Now at that time Verroccio was working on a panel picture showing the Baptism of Christ by St John, for which Leonardo painted an angel who was holding some garments; and despite his youth, he executed it in such a manner that his angel was far better than the figures painted by Andrea. This was the reason why Andrea would never touch coulours again, he was so ashamed that a boy understood their use better than he did.

[picture from internet]

Suet624 Haha! That‘s rough. 3w
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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The shortlist is here. I haven‘t read enough of the books to have an opinion on this list.

I‘ve read the tagged book and I‘m currently reading Milkman. I picked up both The Silence of the Girls and Ordinary People at the library last Saturday, so these are my next reads.

Then I‘ll see what I‘ll do about the last. I‘ve heard nothing but great things about them.

charl08 Good luck with your reading. I have three to go. 3w
AnneCecilie @charl08 Which ones have you read, and what do you think of them? 3w
Redwritinghood I‘ve read all except The Silence of the Girls. I‘m not too impressed by this list, though. 3w
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AnneCecilie @Redwritinghood I haven‘t read enough from the longlist to form an opinion of the shortlist yet, but I loved Normal People, and I‘m curious to find out about the books making it to the shortlist when this didn‘t. 3w
charl08 Well, gutted wasn't short listed. 3w
charl08 Enjoyed My Sister... and thought the Barker or Burns deserve to win. 3w
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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‘Okay, everyone,‘ she said. ‘You need to look at the sky. You need, right now, to look at the sunset. Magnificent!‘
(...)
This time she proceeded to point through various panes at sections of the sky that were not blue but instead lilac, purple, patches of pink - differing pinks- with one patch of green that had yellow gold extending along it.

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Milkman | Anna Burns

The day Somebody McSomebody put a gun to my breast and called me a cat and threatened to shoot me was the same day the milkman died.

(Now that‘s a great first sentence)

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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Next up.

After seeing all the reviews for this one, going in all directions, I can‘t wait to read it and make up my own.

I guess this will be my reading for #24B4Monday and #25infive

TheReadingMermaid 🤔🤔🤔 4w
Andrew65 Looks an interesting book. Good luck with it. 😊 4w
bedandabook I really enjoyed this one, although I listened to it which might have made it a bit easier. Hope you get on well with it! 4w
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AnneCecilie So far so good, but I‘m only 20 p in @bedandabook @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid 4w
Samplergal It takes a while to get the language and style. The last half is wonderful. 4w
AnneCecilie @Samplergal then I have something to look forward to. 4w
batsy I feel the same! Want to read it because I'm so curious, but also a bit nervous about diving in. 4w
BiblioLitten Same! Want to read but not quite sure. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This started yesterday, but not too late to participate #25infive

I‘m not sure who to tag, so if anyone knows please let me know

RamsFan1963 @Clwojick I believe 4w
Clwojick I wasn‘t actually hosting it or anything- I just seen some posts on here, as well as Instagram and decided I had to join in. But I‘m still happy to see all the posts. ❤️ (edited) 4w
gradcat I‘m seeing it for the first time here, so thanks very much for posting! ♥️ 4w
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AnneCecilie @gradcat happy to spread the word about a readathon 4w
AnneCecilie @RamsFan1963 @Clwojick thanks for the clarification 4w
Samplergal Thanks. I totally forget. 4w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Starting today #24B4Monday

I will take part as much as possible, but I have some plans over the weekend.

Andrew65 Good luck with whatever reading time you get. Thanks for playing along. 😊👍 4w
AnneCecilie @Andrew65 thanks. I always try to participate in this readathon. It‘s so laid back and fun. 4w
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I really liked the concept for this book. Mary Jekyll, the famous Mr. Jekyll‘s daughter, is looking into her past after her parents deaths. Her investigations leads her to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, and together they will look into murders and a secret society.

My only issue with the book, is that I needed some time to get used to the way the story is told. It annoyed me in the beginning, but towards the end I‘ve gotten more used to it.

Aimeesue I listened to the audiobook, which was excellent, once I figured out what was going on with all the interruptions in the story! 4w
AnneCecilie @Aimeesue they annoyed me in the beginning. I think it‘s the first time I‘ve read a book with that structure, and I‘m not sure I‘ll do it again (edited) 4w
Aimeesue I like metafiction, or fictional metafiction, as I guess this was, so I enjoyed it, but I can see how it'd be bothersome for others. 4w
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The_Old_Astronomer What was it that you didn‘t like about the way the story was told? Or would that constitute a spoiler? 3w
AnneCecilie @The_Old_Astronomer In a way, but the story is told in past tense, and during this there will be interruptions from the other characters in the present. I had som issues with the interruptions because often this turned into dialogue. 3w
The_Old_Astronomer @AnnCecilie ah I see. Thank you! 3w
Erofan I agree! The book is an unusual manner of presentation of history! 3w
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She turned and walked under a gray arch, into the vestry of St. Marylebone to find Reverend Whittaker

[A picture from the inside of St Marylebone Parish Church that I took last August]

charl08 Lovely picture. 1mo
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Next up.

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Six Four | Hideo Yokoyama
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I raced through this one. Press Director Mikami suddenly finds himself in the middle of a power struggle between two departments at D police station, and this struggle affects the information he‘s given to pass on to the press. So Mikami has to manage the demands of the press of full disclosure and at the same time not having that information. I‘m not familiar with Japanese culture and hierarchy, but after this I feel like I‘ve learned something.

gradcat Sounds good to me...I love learning about foreign policing & governments via thrillers & mysteries—stacking! 📚 1mo
BiblioLitten @gradcat Me too! Daniel Silva does that, especially with current issues. 1mo
gradcat @BiblioLitten I love Daniel Silva, but I stopped reading after about 10 or 11 novels...it‘s Gabriel Allon, right? Maybe I should get back to them 🤷🏽‍♀️. (edited) 1mo
BiblioLitten @gradcat Yup. I haven‘t read too many either. But they were good 1mo
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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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This book has me really conflicted, and I‘m not sure how I feel about it. We meet Ada who has different selves and depending on which self has control this will decide Ada‘s actions.

I‘m not sure I got everything in this novel and I also have some issues with the selves (under spoiler in comments).
If this novel hadn‘t been longlisted for this year‘s Women Prize for Fiction, I‘m not sure I would have picked it up.

AnneCecilie I never understand how these selves worked. I thought they were in her head, but then somewhere it said something like, Ada was one place while one of the selves was in the kitchen drinking. Then they were two different places or am I missing something? 1mo
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Six Four | Hideo Yokoyama
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Next up.

I know that this has mixed reviews in here, but it was well received by Norwegian press. And the book is just too pretty.

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Slangebæreren | Unni Lindell
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Not the tagged book. This is Lindell‘s latest installment in her series about police detective Marian Dahle. Lindell just won Rivertonprisen (A Norwegian prize for best crime in the last year) for this crime novel and it‘s well deserved. This is Lindell as we know her.

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Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez
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Apparently this is so new, that it‘s not in the database.

This is the second installment in her NightLight series, and this is just as good as the first one. Alvarez continues with the gorgeous illustrations.

Cinfhen Looks adorable 😊 1mo
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Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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Just as good on a second reading as the first time. And the illustrations is just 😍😍😍

#Booked2019 - Night-oriented title

Cinfhen Sweet💜 1mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder I've resisted buying this one forever. I finally broke down and bought it and Hicotea. 😁 1mo
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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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I‘m officially on Easter break, and won‘t return to work until the 23rd.

These are the books I hope to read, as well as finish my current read (tagged).

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 1mo
Siri_reads God påske! ?? 1mo
Kalalalatja Enjoy yourself og god påske! ? 1mo
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LiteraryinLititz Enjoy your extra reading time! 1mo
GatheringBooks i saw that frida book when i was in madrid and have been salivating over it ever since. it was too big for me to bring back home though. 😭 1mo
AnneCecilie @TrishB @LiteraryinLititz thanks. I‘m really looking forward to some extra reading time. 1mo
AnneCecilie @Siri_reads @Kalalalatja God påske til dere også ? 1mo
AnneCecilie @GatheringBooks I love Benjamin Lacombe‘s illustrations so I was so happy when I saw this. 1mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Oh my god, what a book. I finished this a few days ago, and needed some time to gather my thoughts. This was way darker than what I was expecting. The story alternates between Marianne and Connell, during the time we follow them, they really come alive with their human flaws. For me this is a story about how growing up in a very dysfunctional family form you personality and reactions later in life.

AnneCecilie This was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. It‘s now on the Longlist for the Women‘s Prize for Fiction and I hope it makes it to the shortlist 1mo
AnneCecilie When I first saw the cover, I thought it showed fish in a tin can, so can this novel be used for #Booked2019 - Food or Beverage on Cover @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage 1mo
Cinfhen Hmmmmm, I‘ll let my cohosts decide?? My answer is generally it‘s up to you, since it‘s your challenge!!!! Either way, glad you loved the book. I was also surprised by how dark it got😥 1mo
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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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Next up. Not sure I would have borrowed this from the library if it wasn‘t longlisted for the Women‘s Prize for Fiction this year.

Booksnchill I adored this book- read it in January 2018. It is odd. 1mo
Suet624 Loved this book. Have handed it out to everyone to read. 1mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney

Connell couldn‘t think of any reason why these literary events took place, what they contributed to anything, what they meant. They were attended only by people who wanted to be the kind of people who attended them.

batsy I highlighted this quote! So good. 1mo
AnneCecilie @batsy I‘m actually one of those people that show up for literary events 1mo
BiblioLitten That‘s something to think about. 🧐 1mo
batsy @AnneCecilie Me too 😂 1mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney

One night the library started closing just as he reached the passage in Emma when it seems like Mr Knightley is going to marry Harriet, and he had to close the book and walk home in a state of strange emotional agitation. He‘s amused at himself, getting wrapped up in drama of novels like that. It feels intellectually unserious to concern himself with fictional people marrying one another. But there it is: literature moves him.

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I‘m so glad you recommended this one @SiriK This is an amazing read and a book to get lost in.

Brooklyn 1912: We meet the Nolan‘s; Katie and Johnny and their kids Francie and Neeley. The Nolan‘s are poor, and through Francie we see what this means at the start of the century. Just because they‘re poor doesn‘t mean they don‘t have dreams for a better future, and Francie who had promised herself to read a book everyday wants to be an author.

Siri_reads Så bra du likte den! ??? 1mo
ravenlee One of my favorites! 1mo
JenFowler I loved this book! 💓 1mo
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UwannaPublishme I loved, loved, LOVED this book! 🙌🏻 1mo
kspenmoll ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Tonton Classic! 1mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Next up. A book that everyone loves

Kalalalatja I just finished it, and it was really good, imo! 1mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I‘m happy about my March reading, it‘s not everyday I read 9 books in a month.
My favorites is a tie between the tagged book and Daisy Jones

Challenges so far:
#Booked2019: 9/24
#NonFiction2019: still at 2
#mmdchallenge: 1 so far

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great reading! 📖💖 2mo
UwannaPublishme Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#24B4Monday wrap-up

During this time I finished Gingerbread, read Unnskyld and Fever Dream and started on A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

I read almost 600 pages.

I never reach 24 hrs so I‘m really happy about this.

Thank you for hosting @TheReadingMermaid and @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid Oh my goodness you made it halfway!!! That's awesome sweetie! You should be happy about this, that's amazing 🙌💕🎉🎉🎉 2mo
Andrew65 Great going, well done. Thanks for playing along. 🙌👍👏😊 2mo
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Fever Dream | Samanta Schweblin
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My third book finished for #24B4Monday.

I‘ve no idea how to rate this book. That probably has something to do with that I‘ve no idea what I just read. Amanda is telling David a story, and David is interested in hearing about the worms (?)

Kalalalatja I felt the same way. It is so weird, but I really liked it anyway 😄 2mo
Siri_reads 😂 Kommunikasjonsproblemer? 2mo
Siri_reads For de i boka altså. Ikke du. Den kommentaren min kan kanskje misforstås ? 2mo
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AnneCecilie @SiriK ??? regnet med at du mente det. Har brukt litt tid på å tenke. Det er en veldig kort bok (ca. 100 sider) så den er veldig fokusert på selve fortelling. Til tider er det litt vanskelig å henge med fordi den som forteller refererer til andre samtaler. Så det er ikke alltid like klart hva som et hva. Den som forteller ligger på sykehus etter en forgiftning (?) og den som stiller spørsmål er en ung gutt som er sentral i handling. ⬇️ 2mo
AnneCecilie @SiriK Jeg tror egentlig at de forstår hverandre veldig godt. Begge kjenner til hendelsesforløpet som det fortelles om. Vet ikke om jeg gjorde det noe klarere? 2mo
Suet624 😂😂😂 2mo
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AnneCecilie
Untitled | Unknown
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Pickpick

Not in the database

In this story the female MC is looking back on how she met her boyfriend and how their relationship evolved. In the process you end up asking questions such as: How well can you ever know another person? Can you ever except to know everything? What is important to know about the other?

Second book finished for #24B4Monday

TheReadingMermaid Woop woop 🙌💪😎🙌 2mo
Andrew65 Well done! 🙌 2mo
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AnneCecilie
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I can‘t believe I finished all the prompts for Winter #Booked2019. When I signed up I said I might finish two or three. I‘ve even started on the next seasons. Here goes my Winter reads:

1. The Wicked Cometh
2. Gingerbread
3. Harry Potter: A Pop-up Guide to Hogwarts
4. Ghost Wall
5. A Ladder to the Sky
6. Where the Crawdads Sing

Jee_HookedOnBookz Congratulations and well done! 2mo
Cinfhen Fantastic 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 🎉🙌🏽📚 2mo
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AnneCecilie
Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Mehso-so

This so-so is closer to a pan. I didn‘t connect with the book and sometimes that‘s just how it is, I didn‘t care about any of the characters and there was probably too many of them too. This was a huge disappointment after “Boy, Snow, Bird”.

The only positive thing about this book is the cover.

This was my fairy tale retelling for #Booked2019
This is my first book finished for #24B4Monday

Cinfhen Gorgeous cover!! I bailed on Boy, Snow, Bird so I think this book might be a problem for me. 😰 2mo
Siri_reads Nydelig bokomslag! 😍 Synd boka ikke var bedre da... 2mo
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen Then I probably wouldn‘t give this one a go. 2mo
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AnneCecilie @SiriK “Boy, Snow, Bird” er en av mine favorittbøker. Så fallhøyden var nok ganske stor. 2mo
Andrew65 Well done on finishing it! 2mo
AnneCecilie @Andrew65 thanks, I kept hoping it would improve on some point 2mo
Andrew65 @AnneCecilie I‘m the same, hate not finishing a book in case it does get better. 2mo
suzisteffen 😱 2mo
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AnneCecilie
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This weekend. It seems like forever since I participated in a readathon so I‘m ready for #24B4Monday this weekend.

And the winter sport season on the TV is over, so I‘ll have more time for reading.

I don‘t have my stack ready jet, but I‘ve borrowed several books from the library.

TheReadingMermaid Woohoo! Thanks for joining us 🤗 2mo
Andrew65 Thanks for posting and joining us. 👏👍🙌 2mo
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