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Mother of God by Paul Rosolie
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Thanks for the tag @Lindy A day late but here goes...
1. On my balcony with a cup of Chai and a book/sprawled on a beach/wallowing in a pool. It‘s books or the water for me.
2. Van Morrison‘s Dancing in the Moonlight
3. I‘ve been bitten by a 🐿
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Lindy My grandfather had a tame squirrel who lived outside but would come indoors for treats fed by hand. As children, we were warned not to get close, however; we were told that we might get bitten. I love watching squirrels from my window—I see them leap from tree to tree and also run up the exterior stucco walls of my garage as if it‘s a giant square tree. 3y
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🎶🤗👏🏻 3y
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Walking Is a Way of Knowing: In a Kadar Forest | Madhuri Ramesh, Manish Chandi
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Red Rose Apples & some time with a book keep the #lockdownblues away! #junglestories #southindiantribes #eatinglocal #fruitsandbooks

Lindy I‘ve never seen that variety of apple. Thanks for including them in your post. 🍎 3y
AppuNthebooks Thanks @Lindy! I got these from a local farm. Though called Apples these taste more like Pears but extra juicy. Perfect for Indian summers! 👌🏽 3y
Lindy @AppuNthebooks They are shaped like pears too. Interesting! 3y
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Last night‘s re-read got me thinking. For a moment I juxtaposed this children‘s story on our adult reality - the migrants being the Whos and us urbanites/middle-class/elites/authorities/anyone who is safe and sound as the inhabitants of the Jungle of Nool - and found some unsettling issues. Do the people of Whoville need to be thankful to the people ‘bigger than they‘ who‘ve ‘got to protect them‘? That right there is inequality. Contd.👇🏽

AppuNthebooks Sure, Horton goes out of his way to help & pays for it too, but he puts the onus on the people of Whoville to be heard - “Make every Who holler! Make every Who shout! Make every Who scream!” But what about the rest of the denizens in the Jungle of Nool? Why isn‘t the onus on them to listen? Why do the Whos have to prove “they ARE persons, no matter how small.” No one should have to struggle to be acknowledged for #APersonIsAPersonNoMatterHowSmall (edited) 3y
Sace I appreciate what you are saying because we should be past that now. I am not being a Seuss apologist at all, but I'm willing to say that at the time he wrote, that was the conventional wisdom. But I repeat, we really should be WAY past that now and Horton should be a relic. At the same time, for younger people it is good for starting the conversation about being able to LISTEN and being aware. 3y
Sace You've made me see Horton in a whole new way! 3y
AppuNthebooks Same @Sace. I‘ve no issue with the story. I agree with all you said - that it‘s a great way to get kids to cultivate empathy & encourage them to listen. The dynamics of Horton, the animals & Whoville teaches them that. Dr Seuss will remain a favourite. I‘m only talking from the perspective of the current situation where adult, educated, powerful people are calling the shots & they are just not listening. And it‘s easy for it to remain just News. 3y
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Reading it to my child tonight, I was heartbroken as the message was all too real. My country is currently facing a new crisis - apathy towards migrant workers. I‘m no activist nor do I have the guts or means. There are many like me. Many that aren‘t. Many that are better and bolder. But if anything is to change, we‘ve got to do as Horton says -“Make every Who holler! Make every Who shout! Make every Who scream!” #APersonIsAPersonNoMatterHowSmall

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Ganesha's Sweet Tooth | Sanjay Patel, Emily Haynes
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Tonight‘s choice! A lovely tale of Ganesha and how he came to lose his tusk and what ensued. Sanjay Patel‘s fantastic illustrations make this a favourite. #BedTimeBooks #KidsLibrary #NightTimeRitual #ChildrensBooks

Sace I read this a couple of years ago. The illustrations were just gorgeous! 3y
AppuNthebooks @Sace I know, right! Have you seen Sanjay‘s Super Team? Looks lovely and quite fun, too. 3y
Sace @AppuNthebooks I haven't. I'll have to look for it. 3y
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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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This was a good one. An interesting break from my non-fiction binge. But it was also a hard read. It‘s a #murdermystery infused with relatable, recognisable human experience and insight that makes it both unnerving and engaging. It made me want to pause and mull over the cascading effect of words, instances and the why, what and who of it. But also kept pushing me to turn the page. #Whodunit #StephenKingRecommends #LifeLoveAndLoss #pageturner

Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻I really liked it too 3y
AppuNthebooks Thanks @Cathythoughts Have you read any of her other works? Also, any recommends from the same genre? I think I‘m in the mood for more. 3y
Cathythoughts Yes I also read One Good Turn , & Big Sky ..... both very good. Although Big Sky is the latest one in the Jackson Brodie series ( it didn‘t matter to me that I wasn‘t in the right order ) so I‘m pretty sure all that series is pretty good. It‘s kind of genre defying though , so is it more crime your after ? I need to get to the 3d one in this series yet ..... she‘s such a good writer ❤️👍🏻 3y
Cathythoughts I‘m reading a good thriller at the moment 3y
AppuNthebooks @Cathythoughts Yeah, she is. I especially liked it because it is genre defying as you mentioned. Jackson Brodie is a pretty intriguing character. I quite like him 😊I think I will pick up the other two. Thanks for the recommend! Will take a look at ‘The Kind Worth Killing‘ too 👍🏽 3y
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The Overstory | Richard Powers
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A banned book, a Pulitzer winner, and a mystery with Stephen King‘s stamp of approval. Got these from my local bookstore. Ever so grateful that they are open in these times. #bannedreads #natureandus #stephenkingrecommends #indiebookstoretotherescue #bookwormbangalore #bannedbooks

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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf
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Celebrating #WorldBookDay with #BookishTotes. Found these at my #IndieBookStore and bought them along with some new reads! #LockdownEssentials #BooksAreEssential

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The #EasterExtravganza readathon has been quite an eye-opener for me. The goal was to read 100 pages a day and that was hard to do in the midst of cyclical house work. But the real villain is social media! I had to step away to get the reading done. I didn‘t complete my goal of 3 books but I did manage 1 and a half! That in a week is new for me. I see this as a win and a means to attempt more disciplined reading. Thanks for hosting this @Andrew65

Andrew65 Sounds a great success, well done 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂 Thanks for taking part. 3y
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One Part Woman | Perumal Murugan
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A day late but here it is...

1. One Part Woman by Perumal Murugan
2. I don‘t know a foreign language but Tamil is my mother tongue and I‘ve read some of Andal‘s poetry.

Thanks for the tag @NeedsMoreBooks

TheSpineView Never too late! Thanks for playing! 👍 3y
NeedsMoreBooks Thank you for playing! 💖💖 3y
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Happy Easter! I‘m getting tucked into these 3 for the #EasterExtravaganza hosted by @Andrew65 My goal is to read a 100 pages a day and by that calculation, I should be done by Friday but giving myself a buffer as this is my first #Readathon! Thanks @NeedsMoreBooks for the tag

Andrew65 Good luck with your first Readathon, hope you enjoy it. Great to have you with us. 😊 3y
NeedsMoreBooks Thank you for playing and those books look intriguing 💖 3y
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#tothelefttotheleft First 7 books on the left of my shelf. There‘s no method to this madness!

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This book reads like a thriller at a breakneck pace and then a staggering insight like this 👆🏽will pop up and watch you take a breath. Has me thinking in this time of #SocialDistancing.

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“Do you want to know how many times I used to fantasise about going to work? Just once, to leave the house and get on a bus and drift off for half-an-hour, get a coffee, sit at my desk, make some phone calls and put my brain to work on something that doesn‘t involve me pretending to smile at some stupid little game or getting shit all over me? Do you want to know, Ed? Do you?” Quarantine showing men realities of stay-at-home moms through empathy.

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If there‘s ever a book to put the current scenario in perspective, it‘s this. Yes, it‘s fiction. But the fear, the raging need to thrive, live, commune and do all those little things we‘ve taken for granted is all too real. This books holds up a mirror to that primeval fear, the gnashing of reality with the cocooned society we‘ve built up, how little is needed to make us fall apart & how little is required to bring us together. #Corona #Quarantine

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Can a book be so good that you dawdle as much as you can to stretch out the experience? I‘ve never had to do this before but Sy Montgomery‘s 🐙 insight is such an amazing, delicious read that I don‘t want it to be over! #sosogood

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The Sad Little Fact | Jonah Winter
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It‘s a telling thing, the title of this book. With all that‘s going on around the world, from climate change to the cascade of misinformation on social media, discernment is the skill we all need. And starting them young is this lovely book that states the harsh truth in an endearing way. My 5-year-old got into ‘what is a fact?‘ ‘Am I a fact?‘ Which in turn led to discussions on hard truths & the concept of many truths. A thought-provoking read.

Graywacke Your post makes me miss the days my kids and I read these kinds of books. Sounds terrific. 3y
AppuNthebooks @Graywacke Thanks! Glad this got you to reminisce 🙂 So far, this tops my ‘Perks for Parent‘ list! 3y
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Yakada Yaka | Carl Muller
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As an Xmas-aholic, Dec was busy. But the crazy hours meant I could savour this☝🏽book. Muller‘s part 2 in his #Burgher #trilogy is hilarious! The stories from his community are warm, incredible, some uncomfortable, but mostly they make you chortle. So I was glad to eke out the merriment all the way to my new year‘s trip on a farm where I startled kids, adults and curious Turkeys by guffawing uncontrollably many a time. #SriLankan #RailwayMen #LOL

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I made quick work of this. It‘s a delicious, twisted tale of sisterhood. It never detracts from the premise but with the unspooling of the story it reveals some interesting aspects of human nature. A good read.

NeedsMoreBooks Enjoyed this! 3y
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One Part Woman | Perumal Murugan
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I finished this while vacationing in Goa. It couldn‘t be further from my world of butter garlic prawns & sedate beaches. But this is all I looked fwd to every time I got back to my room. This book of a different time, custom and place is magnificent. The core issue of human lust, belonging, the idea of marriage-property-heir are still very present not only in rural India but across the world. #Booked2019 #IndigenousAuthor #SomethingsAreYetToChange

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Thanks for the #LitsyLearn tag @NeedsMoreBooks So here goes...
1. I watch tv shows and movies for a living, love adventure sports, and I have a pet turtle.
2. A Clockwork Orange for its after-effects 3. Yes. Kamila Shamsie when I was in college and attended her writing workshop. Ranjit Hoskote, Ruskin Bond and William Dalrymple. 4. Too Hot

Megabooks You don‘t love adventure sports?? 3y
AppuNthebooks @Megabooks Love it! I don‘t have a pet 🐢😊 3y
Megabooks Cool!! What sports do you do? 3y
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AppuNthebooks @Megabooks more an adventure sports enthusiast than someone committed to the sport. I‘ve zip-lined in Thailand and I‘ve done some rock climbing. 3y
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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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Thank you for all the #LitsyLove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ImperfectCJ @Crazeedi @UwannaPublishme @Lovesbooks87 @JoyBlue @throwmeabook @Stacypatrice ❤️ It was wonderful to hear from you all. Thanks for the wishes!

Crazeedi Have a wonderful day!!😍💞🎉 3y
AmyG Happy Birthday! 🎂 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎊🎉🎊 3y
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎁🎉🎈🎂🎊 🥳📖😋 3y
UwannaPublishme 🤗❤️🎉🎂🎈💌🎉 3y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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What a phenomenal book! Circe‘s story is retold at the same ‘relentless‘ pace of human life that she admires so much. The writing is delicious! I especially love that of many of Circe‘s struggles, motherhood tops the list. Goddess or not, being a mother is a special kinda test. A thoroughly intoxicating read! #Magnificent #Odysseus #MythologyToldWell

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A Murder on Malabar Hill | Sujata Massey
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Down with the flu and the only thing to do was read. Sujata Massey‘s fictitious lawyer with super-sleuthing skills is great company! Perveen Mistry may be doing her bit for women‘s empowerment in the 1920s of Bombay. But she‘s every bit relatable! #Booked2019 #FemaleDetective #whodunit #MysteryWithAServingOfDelectableParsiCuisine

Cinfhen Hope you‘re feeling better real soon 💗 3y
AppuNthebooks @Cinfhen Feeling much better. Thank you 😊 3y
UwannaPublishme Just saw this. Hope you‘re feeling healthy and doing great! 🤗 3y
AppuNthebooks @UwannaPublishme Thanks! Much better now 😊 3y
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The Girl and the Tiger | Paul Rosolie
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Paul Rosolie‘s style is earnest. And one look at his Instagram and you know that the abundant description of his jungle adventures isn‘t purple prose. It‘s as real as it gets. I‘m nearly done with #MotherOfGod. And I‘m looking forward to jump from the Amazon to the forests of India! #JungleLife #WalkOnTheWildSide

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Still stewing over my recent read. Are we so inured to the everyday injustices and violence, so beyond hope that even Freddie Mercury can‘t fix? No. Not today. #ChannellingArya #DeathOnTwoLegs #ANightAtTheOpera #Queen

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Hi there !: workbook | Laurent Duquesnel, Vincent Geneau, Pascale Leclercq
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❤️Bangalore 🧡35 💛Entertainment Writer & Editor 💚Married 💙She/Her/Hers 💜Appu is my nickname and I‘m here on the Instagram for books #Gettingtoknowyou

NeedsMoreBooks @AppuNthebooks Thank you for the tag ❣️ Please email me rashmila.maiti@gmail.com. Wanted to ask you something 😊 (edited) 3y
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‘For me, living in Lahore, a lowly-rat RJ playing rock music to a few desperate lonely teenage boys, Freddie really lives, yaar. He was one of us and he wasn‘t broken. He did what he wanted, he told everyone—his family, the system, the class—to fuck off. He was gay, weird-looking and desi, and yet he was a righteous magnificent angel.‘ Broken or not, he Lived and continues to do so. #Queen #IWantToBreakFree #IWantItAll

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This reads at a breakneck pace. Quite like the city it embodies. Right from the title, the cover to the first page and every one that comes after, sucks you in to the vortex of disparity in time, means, gender and the art of chugging along. Soul-crushing moments jostling ones that make you soar. If I had read this in college, I‘d be shook. #Booked2019 #MuslimAuthorOrMC

AppuNthebooks An Existential Crisis seems to be a right of passage. And this particular reading of two youngsters in a city and circumstance that‘s not hard to fathom, make it all the more relatable. That search for purpose, spiking interest in politics, moved enough to feel strongly but unsure you can do something to make a difference. The language is on point, the lead characters feel real. A fantastic read that stirs up old thoughts and notes to self. 3y
Cinfhen Such an awesome and heartfelt review!!!! #stacked 3y
AppuNthebooks @Cinfhen Thanks 😊 I hope you enjoy reading it 3y
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“The Sky was washed with clouds in one rainy line after another...” The terrain is different but I was on a highway & had time to ponder over Captain Kidd and Johanna‘s journey. I especially love their symbiotic relationship. Captain Kidd‘s astute empathy stems from his news reading. That‘s my takeaway - that with the current polarised climate it‘s imperative that we read more, explore, disagree even but be aware of perspectives. #ReadToBeKinder

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Choked on my tears as I wrapped up this one. A beautifully written story on the need for empathy and acceptance that there are many ways to live and many versions of truth. Jiles‘ writing is just magical! It draws you in slowly and then before you know it the book and you are inseparable.

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Mother of God | Paul Rosolie
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In bed unwinding to this ☝🏽 More like adventuring into this. I‘m only at Chapter 3 and Rosolie‘s #Amazonian expedition already has me hook, line and sinker! Here‘s hoping I dream of ‘Macaws [that] are like flames in the sky.‘ #JungleAdventure #JaguarTerritory #SoloExpedition #WalkOnTheWildSide #VicariousExplorer

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2019 started off with a promise to read more. But it spiralled into a case of #Tsundoku. I realised part of my temptation grew from Litsy - too many fabulous books and too little time! So I stayed away till I sliced through my TBR. ☝🏽though was an impulsive buy. Came via #FleasBookClub. Being a hardcore #RHCP fan, I just had to get it. I didn‘t read it in time for the chat but no regrets. It‘s turning out to be a great read! #NoGuilt #GimmeMore

SilversReviews LOVED this book!! 3y
AppuNthebooks @SilversReviews That I keep seeing Captain Kidd as Tom Hanks and hearing his words in his voice as I read, only makes me enjoy it further 😃 Can‘t wait to see the movie! 3y
SilversReviews @AppuNthebooks Oooo...I didn‘t know it was going to be a movie. 3y
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BarbaraBB Did you see Flea live at Instagram discussing the book? He‘s so cool 😍 (being a hardcore RHCP fan myself too 😉) 3y
AppuNthebooks @BarbaraBB Yes! I only wish it had been saved on his Insta so I could return to it now. I just finished the book. Can‘t wait for his next recommendation! 3y
BarbaraBB Yeah me too! But he will be busy promoting his own book I guess! 3y
AppuNthebooks Can‘t wait to lay my hands on it! 3y
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I‘ve been taking my time with this series. It‘s a credit to the writer that Book 1 by itself is an impressive read. That you can take a break from this genre without forgetting this tale and return to Book 2 with the same fervency. And it doesn‘t disappoint. Hollow City pushes the story to a greater landscape filled with perils both physical and emotional. Can‘t wait to find out how #LibraryOfSouls unfolds! #Fantasy #GenreJuggler #BigPileOfTBR

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Gun Island | Amitav Ghosh
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A #CliFi that reads like a thriller! Ghosh in his inimitable style weaves stories within stories that reel you in tighter with every passing page. Almost every Book of his has transported me back in time. This was no different. But what‘s new to his writing is this sense of urgency. And rightly so. That I‘m yo-yoing between seasonal prompts of #Booked2019 is additional proof that #ClimateChangeIsReal. #SundarbansToVenice #TimeTravel #WeAreInNature

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for the review. I think I‘ll go put this one on hold at the library. I‘ve been contemplating that, and you put me over the edge! 3y
AppuNthebooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage 👍🏽 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Despite its grave topic it‘s a hopeful book. 3y
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Bhimayana: Incidents in the Life of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar | Srividya Natarajan, Durgabai Vyam, Subhash Vyam, S. Anand
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‘What does it mean to be an untouchable?‘ This stunning graphic book narrates events that shaped Ambedkar into a revolutionary, and current incidents to show casteism is alive and kicking. A pragmatic tone backed by facts and fabulous art, it urges us to open our eyes and mind to this aspect of India. #GraphicNovel #Booked2019 #FirstAcknowledge #ThenDebate #EssentialReading #WhyDidWeNotLearnInSchool #LateEnlightenment #MoreThanFatherOfConstitution

BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds fascinating, truly important, and unique. 3y
AppuNthebooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage Indeed. Books like these are the need of the hour here. (edited) 3y
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Goat Days | Benyamin
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A beautifully written #TrueStory of unimaginable torment, unshakeable faith and the indefatigable human spirit. Lots of lessons in here - how little the body needs to survive, how it adapts, how the brain conspires to keep you alive even when it seems impossible and an elucidation that the need to live is a deep-seated driving force that never leaves you even when you think it‘s all over. A humbling #MustRead that will wring you out.

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🐐 Days as the boy plays. #Bliss #QuietTime amidst all the rollicking #CurrentlyReading

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#Unputdownable The victim is alive nearing the half-way mark, and that ups the dynamics of the characters. Aside: The narrator of my 2nd book of 2019, Nurse Leatheran, is a far cry from the daring & chutzpah of Dervla Murphy. It takes place in a country the latter cycled through. But the impressions formed by the fictional Nurse is poles apart. I guess it‘s proof of the times - one published in 1936, and an adventure undertaken in 1963. #Christie

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I was to start with the Spring prompts for #Booked2019 but it was a cold January. And Murphy‘s swashbuckling adventure on 2 wheels fit right in. This is unrefined commentary of a bold, curious, unprejudiced traveller whose words might irk you or you‘d agree with. And that‘s the beauty of it. But mostly you just marvel at her tenacity, the terrain she pedals through and the people she meets. An inspiring way to start 2019. #IrishAuthor #Winter

Cinfhen Wonderful review ~ glad you enjoyed your pick 4y
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Fantastic Mr. Fox | Roald Dahl
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Ending the year on a High (pile of new acquisitions)! Happy #2019 #Littens!

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Thank you, @shobhitgupta for this wonderful book! @MyBookSwapClub #christmasbookswap Murphy‘s narration gives me excitement and anxiety in equal parts. #Unputdownable

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The Book of Life | Deborah E. Harkness
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I‘ve got my hands in 2 different books (1 murder mystery and 1 biblio mystery that is slow-moving but I‘m keen on finishing it in what‘s left of this year). But when The Book of Life arrived, I had to abandon everything else and dive right in. What a thoroughly enchanting conclusion to a tale fraught with cunning & pitfalls of the heart! I wish it didn‘t end.

AppuNthebooks Vampires, Witches and Daemons aside, the book at its core is about being different but same. A timely reminder in the current divisive atmosphere. Harkness‘ trilogy has set me up nicely for her new book - Time‘s Convert - that focusses on another set of key characters. In Picture: A magical place I escaped to on my birthday. (edited) 4y
Vansa I loved this trilogy! So intelligent and filled with fascinating bits of history. 4y
AppuNthebooks @Vansa Yep! Couldn‘t get enough of it. 4y
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Terra-Cotta Dog | Andrea Camilleri
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Sitting pretty like a Martian with a mud-pack on my face. It‘s only apt that I pick this book from the TBR. #unwind #Sunday #mysteries

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One Part Woman | Perumal Murugan
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Come January it‘s Spring here in India. So here‘s the roundup for my first leg of #Booked2019 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft Tharoor for Night-Oriented Title, Perumal Murugan for Indigenous Author, Kiedis for Musician, Ghosh on climate change for Social Media Focus (my timeline is filled with updates on Cyclone Gaja) and it‘s a tie between the Anglo-Indian Cookbook & the alimentary canal for Food or Beverage on Cover.

AppuNthebooks The only thing missing is CliFi. Hope to plug that with The Bone Clocks. Also just wanted to check - @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft does the Great Derangement fit the bill for Social Media Focus? 4y
Cinfhen I love that you‘re reading Spring🌹🌻🌷 I‘m planning on reading Scar Tissue for musician too!! And yes, absolutely works for social media focus 🤓 4y
AppuNthebooks Thanks @Cinfhen 🙂 Glad to meet a fellow RHCP fan! 4y
Cinfhen Love them 🌶 4y
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Signed up for #Booked2019 Thanks for hosting @BarbaraTheBibliophage I went through the prompts and I‘m already pulling out books from my TBR to arrange them into seasonal stacks. Can‘t wait to challenge myself in the new year!

alisiakae Glad you‘re joining the challenge! 📚📖 Also tagging the 3rd co-host @Cinfhen 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds great! Thanks for sharing! Why not share photos of those stacks as well? (No pressure, of course.) ♥️♥️📚📚🎉🎉 4y
Cinfhen Thanks for the tag @4thhouseontheleft 💟 4y
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The Jam Fruit Tree | Carl Muller
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This part-fiction part-memoir drew me into the sticky sweet mess that was the life of the Sri Lankan Burghers, quite like the fruit from the tree that surveys their upheavals of joy, sorrow and victories. Be transported to a bygone era and come out of the final page immersed in the antiquities of a unique people. Illustration by Aart-Jan Venema of Geoffrey Bawa, a Burgher and a pioneering Architect.

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Shadow of Night | Deborah E. Harkness
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I binge watched A Discovery of Witches. I like that Palmer isn‘t a raspy smitten kitten like KStew. Though in parts she too, did the breathless act. But who can blame her when it‘s Matthew Goode! So, I wrapped up the series eager to see part 2. It‘s under production so I grabbed the book instead and read at a mad pace. In 48hrs I had been to Elizabethan England, developed a dislike for Marlowe and was left pining for Part 3. A bewitching read!

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When the husband picks up an exciting read from the airport book store 💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾 It‘s a standing request and he has never disappointed! The shelf dedicated to these picks deserve a separate post of their own. #FreddieMercury #Queen

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Between Shades of Gray | Ruta Sepetys
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Thank you @randomx for these two fabulous books! Excited to get started on them! And thank you @MyBookSwapClub for the experience #DiwaliBookSwap

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