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AnneCecilie

AnneCecilie

Joined July 2016

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Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St Clair
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Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez
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#7days7covers - day 5 #CoverCrush

For seven days I‘ll post a favorite cover with no explanation

If you haven‘t been tagged jet, and want to show us some beautiful covers, consider yourself tagged.

Centique I love these! So pretty 😍 16h
batsy These are so sweet! 15h
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My birthday is in September. For a few years now I‘ve viewed all the books I buy in this month as birthday presents to myself. These are the books I‘ve bought so far this month.

robinb Good for you!! 🙌🏼 Happy Birthday! 📚📚📚 2d
AmyG Happy Birthday 🎉🎁🎈 2d
Siri_reads Gratulerer! 💐💫 2d
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Lindy 🎂 📚👍 2d
Melissa_J Happy Birthday! I‘m a September baby, too 🎉🎂 2d
Texreader Have a wonderful birthday!! 🎉🎂🎊 2d
batsy Lovely 🎂🎁📚📚 2d
BookNAround Oh happy day! 🎂🎂🎂 1d
AnneCecilie @Siri_reads tusen takk 1d
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Autumn | Ali Smith
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#7days7covers day 4 #CoverCrush

For seven days I‘ll post a favorite cover with no explanation.

Do you want to join in @charl08 ?

batsy These are so evocative and pretty. 2d
Suet624 💕💕💕 2h
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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#7days7covers - day 3 #CoverCrush

For seven days I‘ll post a favorite cover with no explanation.

Do you want to join in @Texreader ?

Texreader Yay! Yes! I‘d love to! 3d
batsy These editions are beautiful! 3d
Tanisha_A 😍 2d
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Vanderbeekers of 141st Street | Karina Yan Glaser
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Just started this one

sblbooks I've had this on my TBR for a while. 3d
Tamra We loved it and are eagerly anticipating the 3rd coming out this month! 3d
Amiable Gorgeous cover! 3d
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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘ll read anything that‘s illustrated by Lisa Aisato. I just love her illustrations, her pencil and color palette.

That‘s why I picked up this picture book from the library. A story about Ask and his mother who have just moved into a new house and the previous owner has left a piano behind, and how the piano will influence them.

Buechersuechtling Oh, this sounds so cute and heartwarming. 💗 3d
erzascarletbookgasm I looked up Lisa Aisato..her illustrations are modern and unique. Just watched Odd Is An Egg too..cute 👍 3d
Siri_reads Den må jeg lese med ungene! 😍 3d
AnneCecilie @erzascarletbookgasm She has a recognizable pen, so its easy to see the books she illustrates. She knows how to tell a story with her pictures. 3d
AnneCecilie @Siri_reads Det syntes jeg så absolutt. De har et annet bokprosjekt sammen også. Handlingsmessig passer den kanskje best til minstemann. Men man blir neppe for gammel til å bli lest for og se på fine illustrasjoner. 3d
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This book was exactly what I needed, fast paced and intriguing characters.

“Ayoola summons me with these words-Korede, I killed him.
I had hoped I would never hear those words again.”

With a beginning that like that, it‘s impossible not to get hooked on the story.

It‘s about family dynamics and sisters, and consequences from physical abuse.

My 6th book from the Booker Longlist and my 2nd for #ABookAWeek hosted by @TheReadingMermaid

Jenken1998 I enjoyed this one too! 3d
cleoh So good! 3d
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Eggs Lovely 😊👏🏻🤗 4d
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#7days7covers - day 2 #CoverCrush

For seven days I‘ll post a favorite cover with no explanation.

Are you playing @Aimeesue ? Want to join in?

Kalalalatja How cute! 4d
Aimeesue I will play! 4d
batsy This is so sweet 💛 4d
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Thanks for the tag @batsy

#7days7covers #CoverCrush

For seven days I will post a favorite cover with no explanation.

Do you want to join @Siri_reads

Siri_reads Det omslaget er både nydelig og trist. 5d
batsy Nice! 🐝 Thank you for joining in! 5d
AnneCecilie @Siri_reads ja, det er noe spesielt med den forsiden som bare griper en. Jeg visste at jeg skulle ha den boka uten å vite hva den handlet om, bare på grunn av forsiden. 3d
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My current read hasn‘t hooked my jet so I thought I should put it on hold for a few days, and try something else instead.

So I hope this will hook me. I‘ve seen a lot of love for this, and it has been Longlist for both the Women‘s Prize for Fiction and the Booker this year.

Aimeesue I'm not sure how much I would have liked it in print. The audiobook was really, really good. There's something about hearing the cadences of Nigerian accented English that made it excellent. I really like to listen to audiobooks where the voice actors are speaking in the right accent for each character. Treasure Island read in a Scots accent is way better than when it's read in an American one! 6d
ShelfRighteous @Aimeesue Now that you have said it, I cant agree with it more! Her accent and her tone is what made this book awesome for me🤩 @AnneCecilie I hope you enjoy this book! 5d
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Untitled | Unknown
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This is a nonfiction book for kids about wild animals in the city and why they live there. The animals under focus are mainly pictured on the cover.

This was an easy to read and informative book for children with great illustrations.

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Grandad's Island | Benji Davies
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Sid and granddad go on an adventure.

Based on the illustrations and the text on the pages, this is definitely for the younger kids.

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My Bucketlist | Axel & Ash
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Inspired by Lauren on “Lauren and the books” on YouTube, I‘ve made my own autumn 🍂 #BucketList.
On the left is the fun stuff, like reading, puzzle and LEGO. On the right is the boring adult stuff.

The list is from the website A Beautiful Mess, and is sent to you if you sign up for their newsletter.

#SelfImprovementSept

Libby1 Great idea! 6d
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 😊 6d
Siri_reads Bra den morsomme lista er lengre enn den kjedelige 😉👍 5d
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#ManicMonday

📚Snart sover du (Soon you‘ll be sleeping) av Lisa Aisato

🎥 While You Were Sleeping

🎼 Bed of Roses

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 1w
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Next up is this month‘s book for #WomenReadingWomen2019 @GatheringBooks

Ms_T A brilliant book 👍🏻 1w
Freespirit Loved this book❤️ 1w
GatheringBooks very nice! hope you enjoy it! 1w
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Brozen @Ms_T 👍🏻 1w
DivineDiana I recently finished this. A book that stays with you. 6d
AnneCecilie @DivineDiana I‘m having some problems connecting with this at the moment so I‘m putting it on hold for a couple of days. Bigger books generally takes longer to get the story going and at the moment I‘m not ready for that. 6d
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Night Boat to Tangier | Kevin Barry
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Algeciras 2018, two old gangsters, Charlie and Maurice, are sitting on a bench at the boat terminal, waiting on the boat from Tangier. They‘re waiting on Maurice‘s daughter, Dilly, to show up. Dilly‘s been missing for 3 yrs, and they‘ve heard rumors that she‘ll show up on this terminal. As Charlie and Maurice are waiting, they start thinking about the past and how they made it to this moment.

My 5th book from the Booker Longlist.

AnneCecilie This is my 1st read for #ABookAWeek @TheReadingMermaid 1w
charl08 Another fan of this one: beautifully written. 1w
BarbaraBB It didn‘t work for me. None of my current reads seem to work for me ☺️ 1w
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AnneCecilie @charl08 I know. There was just something about the writing that drew me into this story about two very unlikely characters. 1w
AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB Maybe you are just in the mood for something other than reading? Before joining Litsy, I didn‘t know that there was a thing called reading slumps, but I have always had periods where I read less, and watch more TV, do puzzles or something else. Sometime soon you‘ll find a book that work again. 1w
BarbaraBB Thanks! I do think I will find that book soon. For now I‘ve decided to skip reading the Booker shortlist. Somehow it doesn‘t work for me this year. I‘ll follow your thoughts though! 💕 1w
Onioons I'm excited for this one! 1w
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Night Boat to Tangier | Kevin Barry
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Next up.

A book from the Booker Longlist that didn‘t make it to the shortlist.

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Untitled | Unknown
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A story about a girl that takes inspiration from several fairytales, among them Rapunzel and red riding hood

Even if this is a picture book, I understand the tag about this being fro YA/ adults. The themes and drawings are not for kids.

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Mouseton Abbey | Joanna Bicknell, Nick Page
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Inspired by the TV series “Downton Abbey”, this was such a cozy read. It even had me smiling at times.

Cathythoughts So cute 💕💕💕 2w
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The Wall | John Lanchester
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Finally this book is over. I can‘t remember the last time I spent this long to read a 270p book. I started last Monday, went away for the weekend and didn‘t think about the characters or the book once. There‘s nothing wrong with the book, I‘m not just its right reader. If it hadn‘t made it to the Booker Longlist, I never would‘ve picked it up.

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Man Booker Prize | Frederic P Miller, Agnes F Vandome, John McBrewster
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The Booker Shortlist has been announced.

Margaret Atwood, Lucy Ellmann, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, Salman Rushdie and Elif Shafak are on the shortlist.

My favorite “Lanny” didn‘t make it ☹️

I have Ellmann and Evaristo, and are looking forward to reading those.

What do your think of the shortlist? Did your favorite(s) make it?

Cathythoughts I loved Lanny too ♥️💔. I loved Orchestra too 👏🏻 2w
Moray_Reads I loved Lanny too. I haven't read any of these yet but I'm a little glad that the Wall didn't make it, I thought it was very poor 2w
AnneCecilie @Cathythoughts I read his debut and I didn‘t fall for it like everyone else seemed to do. Might have something to do with just having finished A Little Life. So Orchestra hasn‘t been high on my list of books to read. I think you are the first to have been positive towards it. I‘ve seen a lot of negative reviews 2w
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AnneCecilie @Moray_Reads I‘m reading the Wall now and it has been a long time since I spent almost 2 weeks reading a 270 p book. 2w
kathedron I would have picked Lanny or Lost Children Archive so far. I'm looking forward to embarking on my copy of Ducks, Newburyport but next up is Girl, Woman, Other (borrowed from the library last weekend). 2w
Cathythoughts I‘m wondering about Ducks ? What do you think ?! 2w
Moray_Reads @AnneCecilie There was absolutely nothing in it that I haven't seen done much better elsewhere. I appreciate the Booker looking more at “genre“ fiction but please, choose better examples. 2w
AnneCecilie @kathedron I didn‘t love Lost Children like everyone seem to do. I got really interested in Girl, Woman, Other after hearing the author talk on Guardian Books podcast. I‘ve heard nothing but good things about Ducks and I‘m looking forward to the reading experience. 2w
AnneCecilie @Cathythoughts I have high expectations towards that one. Everyone seems to love it and I love a good chunkster 2w
AnneCecilie @Moray_Reads I couldn‘t agree with you more. Now I‘m just reading to finish it. I‘m terrible at DNFing 2w
BookwormM I am really excited for Atwood having read all of these (40% of Ducks) 10 Minutes was my favourite. Personally if it hadn‘t made the short list I would DNF Ducks I don‘t understand why everyone loves this now I am being forced to finish it maybe I will find out... 2w
BarbaraBB I am disappointed and discouraged ro read them! 2w
AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB Which books were you rooting for? 2w
AnneCecilie @BookwormM That‘s interesting, everyone seems to love Ducks, what is it about you don‘t like? I haven‘t read The Handmaid‘s Tale jet and feel like I should probably read that before reading The Testaments. 2w
BarbaraBB Lost Children Archive, Lanny, The Wall, My Sister.... 2w
BookwormM @AnneCecilie basically I feel I could flip to any page in this book in any order and it would still just be a load of random rambling. The phrase “the fact that” is used over 15,000 times according to the Kindle there are whole pages that are just lists and I personally just don‘t care what she has to say. 2w
AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB Lanny was my favorite, I absolutely adored it. LCA didn‘t quite live up to Lanny. I‘m reading the Wall now and if I‘d been an active DNFer, I probably would have dropped this book. I haven‘t read My Sister jet, I‘ve it and hope to read it this month. 2w
AnneCecilie @BookwormM Thanks for your comments. I‘m curious to find out how I feel about Ducks. 2w
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Miffy | Dick Bruna
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I spent the weekend in Delft with colleagues on a trip paid for by my employer. And while we did some things together there was more than enough time to do some shopping.

I feel completely for Miffy, the grey teddy bear in front, and when I found out that she was created by a Dutch I decided that she was a souvenir.

And I found the Harry Potter calendar in the LEGO store and just had to have it.

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For a #BookAWeek I want to:

I‘ve bought 5 books from the Booker Longlist and I hope to read 4.

and/or

There‘re several buddy reads this month and I want to participate in the following 4:
“Pachinko” #WomenReadWomen2019 hosted by @GatheringBooks
“Sleepless Nights” #NYRBBookClub hosted by @vivastory and @youneverarrived
“Overstory” hosted by @litsybookclub
“The Mysterious Affair at Styles” #AgathaChristieClubR2

#ReadingGoals

TheReadingMermaid Those are all fantastic goals. I hope you get to meet them sweetheart. I'm rooting for you! 🎉🎉 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You can do it!!! 🙌🏻🎊🎉 2w
JamieArc I‘m trying to read a book a week for the Booker prize too. Luckily, a few of them are shorter and make for fast reading. 2w
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AnneCecilie @JamieArc Of the 5 that I own, 3 is short, 1 is in the middle and I have the longest of them. After hearing all the good things about “Ducks, Davenport” I really want to read that. 2w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 2w
vivastory Glad you're joining us for the September #NYRBBookClub 👍 I am really looking forward to it! 2w
Mindyrecycles Oh thanks! I‘m reading Pachinko now so will join in. Will look in on Overstory as well...loved it. 2w
AnneCecilie @vivastory I‘m on the waiting list at the library and just hope I get it on time. I‘ve been no 1 on the hold list since early/ middle August and the person loaning the book has been allowed to extend the loan twice. It now says it will get to me in the next 4-6 weeks. 2w
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#ManicMonday

📚 Harry Potter (the hair makes me think of Luna Lovegood)

🎥 Frozen

🎼 Let It Go

JoScho Thanks for playing 🧖🏽‍♀️💙🧖🏽‍♀️ 2w
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Thanks for the tag @tournevis

#wondrouswednesday

1. I‘ve too many books that have stood unread on my shelves for 5 and 10 yrs. I immediately thought of the tagged one.

2. From cover to cover, none. But I have read bits and pieces of my romance novels several times.

3. On my physical tbr between 100-200 books, I don‘t keep count

4. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. I don‘t give exact ratings, but would recommend this

5. Anyone who want to

tournevis 😘😘😘 3w
Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗👏🏻📚 3w
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The Wall | John Lanchester
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Ready to start my fourth book from this year‘s Booker Longlist

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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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In this novel we follow a family of 4 as they road trip from NYC to Arizona. The father is interested in Apaches and wants to visit historical sights to do a project on the echos and ghosts of Apaches. At the same time the mother is interested in the immigration from the south and the lost children.

This was my third read from the Booker Longlist and even though I enjoyed the book, I‘m not sure I‘ll root for it to make it the shortlist.

KateFulfordAuthor Ah, prize competitions: As an author notes recently “completion has no place in art” https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/books/2019/aug/19/olivia-lain... 3w
AnneCecilie @KateFulfordAuthor I don‘t see the different prizes as a competition, but as a way for me to discover new authors. Several of my favorite books (History of the Rain by Niall Williams, The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt and Reservoir 13 by Jon MacGregor) and authors (The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri and The Lonely Heats Hotel by Heather O‘Neill) have been discovered this way and I‘m not sure I would have noticed them otherwise. 3w
KateFulfordAuthor A fair point albeit sites like Litsy, Goodreads (etc.) are arguably more useful in bringing depth & width to discovery 3w
AnneCecilie @KateFulfordAuthor I‘m not on Goodreads so can‘t say anything about that, but several Littens are now reading the Booker Longlist. Long lists are also an opportunity for debut authors and under the radar authors to get attention. 3w
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Continuing my read for #24B4Monday and #SummersEndReadathon

I‘m about half way into this book and ready to start part 2.

Andrew65 Going well. 👏👏👏 3w
jb72 Way to go! 🎉 3w
Clwojick ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3w
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Borrowing picture from @Megabooks

I‘m doing both readathons and starting a little late.

My tbr for the weekend is the tagged book. For the week I hope to start The Wall.

I have plans this weekend and next and working during the week, so not sure about how many hours I‘ll read. But the important thing is to have fun.

#24B4Monday #SummersEndReadathon

TheReadingMermaid That's 100% correct! The important thing to remember is just to have fun with our fellow readers. ❤️🤗❤️ 4w
Andrew65 Fun, that‘s what any Readathon should be about. 😊 4w
Clwojick Woohoo! Thanks for joining is 4w
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Ready to start my third book from the Booker Longlist

Ali Smith, Max Porter and Tommy Orange, all have blurbs on this book, and that increase my expectations

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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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Today I visited The House of Literature to hear Roxane Gay talk about her books. The theme was bad feminist. Given the themes, I‘m a little amazed by how much I laughed. Gay has a great sense of humor. The event was sold out so I sat in a different room with live transfer.

This is from the book signing afterwards, of course I had to buy one her books (tagged) and have it signed.

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 4w
Scochrane26 You got to meet Roxane Gay?!!!!!!! 4w
AnneCecilie @Scochrane26 Meet and meet, I said hi and she signed my book. I‘m not much of a talker at these things 4w
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AmyG Wow. 4w
Aimeesue She is such a great speaker! Saw her at the National Book Festival last year. ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
AnneCecilie @Aimeesue She is amazing, and if I get a chance to see/ hear her again, I will 4w
Cweeeevs Wow, this is amazing! Bad Feminist is such a great collection of essays 👌 4w
AnneCecilie @Cweeeevs I haven‘t read the collection yet, but hope I‘ll get to it soon 4w
Cweeeevs @AnneCecilie I hope you enjoy it! 4w
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Litteraturhuset | Oslo, Oslo, Norway (Bookstore)
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Yesterday I was at The House of Literature when Claudia Rankine gave a lecture on Black Experimental Women Writers.

Silly me thought she would talk about poets which might have something to do with the Norwegian title for the event, but she talked about art. And I‘m all here for that.

She focused particularly on Manet‘s Olympia and the Black woman in the picture that are not mentioned when this picture is analyzed by scholars.

AnneCecilie So now I need to check out the book “Posing Modernity. The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today” by Denise Murrell. This book focuses on that painting and other paintings and resulted in an art exhibition. 4w
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This is such a great idea, but I‘m terrible at sticking to a tbr.
These are the 20 books I hope to read before the end of the year.

#20booksby2020 @megnews

BarbaraBB Impressive list! Lots of Booker 😍 1mo
AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB Thanks, but there are some easier reads there as well. I want to read as many of the Booker books that I can before the shortlist, and the books are either borrowed from the library or bought. 1mo
megnews Great list. Thanks for joining! 1mo
charl08 Good luck! 4w
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Litteraturhuset | Oslo, Oslo, Norway (Bookstore)
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Today I was at The House of Literature and heard Claudia Rankine in conversation with Athena Farrokhzad. The theme was the white gaze.

She signed my book afterwards too.

merelybookish I got to hear her speak once! It was powerful! 1mo
AnneCecilie @merelybookish She has a lot of interesting things to say. I‘m so glad I‘m going back tomorrow to hear her talk about other poets. 1mo
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Citizen: An American Lyric | Claudia Rankine
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Rankine writes pose poetry. I don‘t often read poetry so I don‘t think I got everything thing, but I think I got her main points about racism and prejudices, and as a sports idiot I liked her sports references even if I don‘t watch tennis.

The poems are though provoking and eye-opening. They focus on the everyday racism like receiving a credit card from an African American and returning it to their white friend.

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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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BarbaraBB Yay. I just finished it. It‘s something completely different again! 1mo
Cathythoughts I have it on kindle .. I‘m not as anxious to start this one. I‘ll wait for a few reviews ... 1mo
AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB that it is, and I‘m not sure what to make of it jet. 1mo
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AnneCecilie @Cathythoughts it‘s a buddy read this month so I think you‘ll see several reviews in the coming week. The book is discussed this Saturday 1mo
BarbaraBB It gets better, I think. It took some time to get into the story but then it keeps getting better and the ending is... 🤫 1mo
AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB I‘m 130p into the story and really counting on the ending 1mo
BarbaraBB Oh no, now I hope that you won‘t be disappointed. 🤞 1mo
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Citizen: An American Lyric | Claudia Rankine
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charl08 She's a powerful one. I must pick this up again. 1mo
ulrichyumiodd I loved that book! 1mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Just finished this. And I‘m so glad I read it. In this memoir Michelle focuses on her childhood growing up on the South Side in Chicago. I really enjoyed learning so much about her family, their family gatherings and their love for music. It was fun reading about how she met Barack, and how she see him and their relationship. I could have wanted more from The White House years, but maybe she couldn‘t or she‘s saving it for another book?

AmyG I just started this. She is really a wonderful writer. Is there anythig she can‘t do? 1mo
AnneCecilie @AmyG After reading this, I‘m inclined to say no. 1mo
Dolly I read her book but I may listen to it too as I‘d like to hear it in her own voice. 🥰 1mo
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Citizen: An American Lyric | Claudia Rankine
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Maybe it‘s time to do something about our prejudices?

Aimeesue Such a great, eye-opening read. ❤️ 1mo
AnneCecilie @Aimeesue I know. There‘s a lot about the prejudices that people would never acknowledge that they have. 1mo
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Citizen: An American Lyric | Claudia Rankine
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With the upcoming events with Rankine on Monday and Tuesday, I thought it was about time I started reading the poetry collection she will talk about.

I‘ve just finished the first part and I have a feeling that Rankine has a lot to say.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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😂😂😂

Michelle writing about the first President Election Day, and I just love Obama‘s comment.

rkeo I can't wait to read this. Someone told me to get thr audiobook instead, as she narrates it. I've been on gold for both since Feb! 1mo
AnneCecilie @rkeo I‘ve heard great things about the audio too, not sure about how easy it is to listen to outside the US. 1mo
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The Recommendation | Jonathan Caren
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I‘m going to Delft in The Netherlands in the not so distant future, so off course I have to ask my Litsy family for bookstore recommendations. Preferably in the city center and with a great selection of books in English.

Any other recommendations are also welcome.

Amiable My youngest son spent 6 months in Delft on his study abroad in 2016! I‘ll ask him if he has any suggestions. 1mo
AnneCecilie @Amiable thank you, that is so nice of you 😊 1mo
Libby1 I adore Delft! Have you been there before? How long will you be visiting? 1mo
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AnneCecilie @Libby1 no, I‘ve never been there before, but from the pictures I think I‘ll love it. I‘ll be staying Friday to Sunday. It‘s with my job so there will be some group things, but we tend to get some hours on Saturday and Sunday until the flight, to use as we want. 1mo
Libby1 Hello! Do you have any recommendations from your time in Delft? I‘m going next month. Thanks! 4d
AnneCecilie @Libby1 since you‘ve been there before you probably don‘t need me to tell you how charming the city is. I really enjoyed the food we had. We had burgers at Cafe De V Delft, lunch (gorgeous chicken) at Bierfabriek Delft and dinner at Van dear Dussen (I know some didn‘t enjoy the starter as much, we had something cod, but the meat was fantastic). I don‘t know anything about the prices since my employer paid it all. 3d
AnneCecilie @Libby1 We stayed at Hotel De Plataan, a charming hotel with theme rooms. So we found it funny and interesting to hear about the rooms of our colleagues. I hope this is helpful 3d
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Night Boat to Tangier | Kevin Barry
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I had my 1st day back at work after a 3 week vacation. It was hard getting up and when I had to figure out alternative ways of getting to work because of maintenance, it treated myself to a visit to the bookstore.

I‘m going to 2 events with Rankine next week so I figured I should at least read some of her poetry before the talks.

After reading @Emilymdxn raving review of “Ducks, Newburyport”, I decided to give this one a try

BarbaraBB Are you going to read all Booker nominees? 1mo
AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB I don‘t think so. At least not until the shortlist is announced. I‘ve read two, have another two out from the library and bought 3 more today. But I change my mind all the time, so you never know 😉 how about you? 1mo
BarbaraBB The same. I have read 4, have 3 more at home but am not really feeling up to them. I might wait for the shortlist too. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB I‘ll read the books I‘ve now, and then I‘ll see what makes it to the shortlist. 1mo
Emilymdxn I hope you like it! I totally adored it and I think it would suit anyone who‘s in the mood for something really long to get your teeth into! Excited to see what you think 1mo
AnneCecilie @Emilymdxn I love chuncksters, so hope this lives up to my expectations 1mo
charl08 Loved the Rankine. She is amazing: wish I was going to hear her, what a opportunity. 1mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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After 6 months on the library‘s waiting list, I‘ve it. So I should probably read it before it‘s due back.

This is the English version so I don‘t dare to think about the waiting list for the Norwegian translation.

AmyG I just started this and it‘s so well written....and so good. 1mo
UwannaPublishme Such a great read! 🙌🏻 1mo
AnneCecilie @AmyG @UwannaPublishme I‘m really enjoying it so far 1mo
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In the minutes after Tequila Leila‘s death, we get glimpses of memories from her life.

A book about friendship and family, about religion and culture.

This is the second book I read from the Booker Longlist, and I need to read more books to know if I want to see it on the shortlist.

I will definitely check of out more of Shafak‘s novels.

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Ready to start my second book from the Booker Longlist.

I‘ve never read her before, but I‘ve seen her other books around, so I‘m glad I finally get around to reading her.

Emilymdxn I‘m really looking forward to this one! 1mo
Nute Can‘t wait to read this! I‘m curious about your thoughts on it. 1mo
AnneCecilie @Nute I‘ve already reviewed this book on Litsy, if you want to know what I think. To sum it up: I enjoyed this, but not sure if I want to see it on the Booker Shortlist. I will also read books from her backlist in the future. 1mo
AnneCecilie @Emilymdxn It‘s definitely something to look forward to 😊 1mo
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What do a Jewish family and Norway‘s worst Nazi group from WW2 have in common? Jonsvannsveien 46, a house in Trondheim (pictured above from the book‘s cover).

The book start when the author together with his family and in-laws are standing on a street corner in Trondheim as Hirsch Kommissar, an ancestor, is getting his stumbling block. The author‘s ten yr old son asks him why Hirsch got killed, and he tell him the truth, because he was a Jew. ⬇️

AnneCecilie And for a ten yr old that is hard to get, and it starts a process in Stanger. When he sometime later is at a dinner at his in-laws and his mother-in-law tells him that she spent her first 7 yrs in the house that was the HQ for the Rinnan Group during the war, he knows he got a story. And so, he starts telling about his in-laws family and how WW2 treated them. Stranger also looks at Henry Oliver Rinnan. ⬇️ (edited) 1mo
AnneCecilie Rinnan was Norway‘s worst Nazi during WW2, working for the Gestapo. Stanger looks at how Rinnan, 161 cm with huge inferiority problems because of his high and his family‘s perceived poverty wanted to prove himself. I never once during the reading of this novel get the impression that Rinnan shared the Nazi ideology, but he wanted to be seen and get appreciated and when the Nazi Generals did that he worked for them, and did everything they asked ⬇️ 1mo
AnneCecilie him to. And I find that scary. Even though this is marketed as a novel, a piece of fiction, it is important to remember that all the cruel actions described in the novel is true. What‘s fiction is what Stranger thinks the different people felt while things happened. (edited) 1mo
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AnneCecilie Stranger has had previous work translated into other languages so if this gets translated into a language you understand if definitely recommend picking this one up. 1mo
Crazeedi Sounds horrifying and good 1mo
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I‘ve been on the waiting list at the library for six months for this one.

This got a lot of attention when it was published last fall, and I can‘t wait to start reading it now.

Siri_reads Den har jeg også på lista mi, men så turte jeg ikke begynne på den. Tror jeg kommer til å gråte hele tiden ?? 1mo
AnneCecilie @Siri_reads jeg har lest de to første kapitlene og det har gått bra så langt. Og jeg gråter av alt. 1mo
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A son is writing a letter to his ma. In this letter he covers the family history and how his grandma emigrated from Vietnam with a kid; his childhood and teens. While looking at this, he also focuses on the opioid epidemic in the US and how it is to lose people you love.

There‘s something about this cover that makes me think about fall, all those orange leaves 🍁

Godislove The opioid epidemic is another symptom of an unjust system. Just because we live the system doesn‘t mean we don‘t want to change it. If you take away our joy of life because we won‘t concede you will end up alone. 1mo
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