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The Betrayals | Fiona Neill, None
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Memory is a tricky thing no-one remembers the same event in the same way so whose memories are nearest to the truth.

Great look at OCD.

Full review here https://thereadersroom.org/2019/05/26/the-betrayals-by-fiona-neill/

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Boy Swallows Universe | Trent Dalton
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Prepare to fall in love.

A rare 5 star read for me. Magical, heartbreaking, hilarious, foul mouthed and full of heart and soul.

Full review here https://thereadersroom.org/2019/05/25/boy-swallows-universe-by-trent-dalton/

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Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi

#MBI2019 #Winner congratulations to Jokha Alharthi for winning this years Man Booker International prize.

My prediction was almost totally wrong in fact the only bit I got right was that a woman would win.

Well done also to all the authors who made the long list and gave me an enjoyable variety of reading.

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#GoTCaD well 💩 finally got real in this book. So Dany has a living brother which means someone has betrayed Robert from the very start of his reign but who? And how well can Tyrion swim because I can‘t believe he will drown

Chili I hope the books don‘t end the same was as the show. 🙄 6d
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The Remainder | Alia Trabucco Zerán

#MBI2019 our predictions for winner are now up on the blog www.thereadersroom.org can‘t wait to see if we are right.

Thank you @tstan and @Emilymdxn for joining the panel and sharing your views.

Simona My winner is The Shape of the Ruins, but I‘ll be happy with The Years also 🤞 1w
tstan Thank you for organizing and posting. My job was easy! I always appreciate reading books with a different perspective. 1w
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#unpopularopinion #reading1001

I love this cover but I didn‘t love the book it just wasn‘t for me. I can see that it is beautiful written but it still left me cold.

Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2816366204

If any UK Litten would like this book (good condition) let me know in comments first to request gets it.

Cinfhen @TrishB I think u wanted to read this book!!! 2w
TrishB @Cinfhen Thanks! I‘ve already brought it a couple of weeks ago! I‘m keeping my fingers crossed I like it 🤞🏻 (edited) 2w
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#GoTCaD

Saw this article today personally I hope it‘s true as it will tie in with our buddy read 🤣🤣https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/may/14/george-rr-martin-scorns-absurd-claims-hes-finished-writing-game-of-thrones

How is everyone finding this book so far? At the moment dare I say it I am a little bored.

Chili I hope he‘s at least finished book six. It would be nice if it was published this year. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
BookwormAHN @Chili 🤞🏻 2w
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#reading1001 #BOTM

Just starting this and I love the cover 💕💕

BarbaraBB Great cover indeed. And it‘d such a good book ❤️ 2w
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No One Home | Tim Weaver
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#Netgalley #NoOneHome #ARC

Intriguing premise convoluted execution.

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

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Farm | Joanne Ramos
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#TheFarm #Netgalley #ARC
4 ⭐️

Great book about all the shades of grey surrounding surrogacy. I think this would make a great book club read as it is so thought provoking and I would love to discuss with others.

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

Happy Publication day

CafeMom Coffee and chocolate what could be better. 3w
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Tangle's Game | Stewart Hotston
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#TanglesGame #Netgalley #ARC

More funny than thrilling I did enjoy this but not necessarily in the intended way.

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

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A brief return to Roland‘s world this book fits between books 4&5 the central story involves a young Roland chasing a skin shifter in Midworld.

This can be read alone or as part of the dark tower series although it doesn‘t really add to that story.

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The Furies | Katie Lowe
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Witchcraft or coincidence? One thing is for sure teenage girls can be cruel and dangerous.

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

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Untitled | Unknown
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Thank you Cinfen for bringing this to my attention I have lit a candle and added a name to the memorial wall.

For anyone else who wants to light a candle this is the link https://www.illuminatethepast.org/wall_of_names

For some reason my tags are not working ☹️

Crazeedi 💔 4w
Cinfhen Thank you for lighting and sharing your candle!! #NeverAgain #WeRemember 4w
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A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin
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#GoTCaD

Tomorrow is the 1st of May which can only mean it‘s time to return to Westeros are we all ready?

I predict someone will die within the 1st 3 chapters.

PS hubby is still making has way through book 1 not sure he will read the rest 🤣🤣

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Enjoy the books, I did! 4w
rretzler What a fantastic series! I‘m due for a reread, but not until book 6 comes out...if it ever does. 😔 4w
BookwormAHN I think that is a pretty solid prediction 😸 4w
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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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3⭐️

Fast paced and funny, marriage, murder and mayhem.

Compelling fun read

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

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Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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4⭐️

Great story that blends the folklore of changelings with a specific post birth mental health issue where a mother believes her children have been changed but what is the truth?

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

KristenDuck So so good! 4w
BookwormM @KristenDuck what was your take on the outcome? Personally I will always believe in fairies. I think the author does a great job of leaving things open to interpretation 4w
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The Doll Factory: A Novel | Elizabeth Macneal
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Solid 3 ⭐️

Not a thriller as such more a creepy look at how someone with mental health issues can justify their actions.

A look at art, artists and attitudes to women in the 1850s

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

gradcat Lovely butterfly 🦋 1mo
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#EpicKaTet

As we are told several times throughout this series Ka is a wheel so is this book the end or merely a new beginning?

There are a lot of things I liked about this book and others that I personally didn‘t like but that make perfect sense within the confines of the King multiverse.

I am hoping the buddy readers return as I definitely want to chat about this.

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#ReadAroundtheWorld #Lithuania

A rare non fiction read for me, this is the story of a Lithuanian Jewish woman who survived the holocaust, what she experienced and how that affects her children.

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

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#EpicKaTet I love all the King references and criticisms in this book.

Looks like my next King book is going to be Insomnia 🤣🤣🤣

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Next up for me is this #Chunkster I am excited and scared hoping this doesn‘t let the whole series down.

I am going it alone as I seem to have lost the #EpicKaTet in the SK multiverse somewhere...

TrishB I was waiting for @MinDea to reappear! 1mo
BookwormM @TrishB so was I but my copy is a library one and I will run out of renews ☹️ 1mo
TrishB I‘m not as desperate as it‘s a reread for me and I have a copy. Look forward to seeing your review! 1mo
Jovy I was wondering the same thing! Also a reread for me. But I might forget where we left off in book 6 😂 1mo
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On the Eve | Ivan Turgenev
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#Reading1001

Accessible Russian Literature full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/979317396

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Backwater | Dorothy Richardson
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#Reading1001

The 1st 3 volumes of Pilgrimage or the story of how Miriam continues to bore me.

Leftcoastzen That photo ! Place looks familiar, but can‘t place it 1mo
BookwormM @Leftcoastzen I searched German village in Typorama and that was the picture I liked best 1mo
Leftcoastzen It‘s super cute. 1mo
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#GoTCaD

Great addition to the series. Less action but more world building and political intrigue.

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Discussion time...compared to the last book there is not as much in terms of action however I am finding the world building and political intrigue fascinating so here‘s what I want to know:

1) What role are the Sparrows going to play in determining who sits on the iron throne.
2) Has Cersei doomed herself with her own clever manoeuvres.
3) How many moves ahead is Petyr.
4) What did Brienne‘s death add to the story
5) Is Jaime now a goody

BookwormM 6) How long until Catelynn kills all the Frey‘s 7) Who will be the 1st to die in the next book 1mo
rretzler All very good questions but since it‘s been 7 years since I‘ve read the books, I couldn‘t comment intelligently😔 I‘m definitely due for a series reread but I have been trying to hold out until The Winds of War comes out - if it ever does. 1mo
BookwormAHN 1- I think the Sparrows are getting too involved and are dangerous. I'm not sure what role they will play but it won't be good. 2- I think Cersei will figure out something or her revenge will be huge. 3- So far Petyr is already looking towards the endgame that may be a very bad idea. 4- Brienne's death just sucked. She was really trying. 1mo
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BookwormAHN 5- I think Jaime is slowly becoming good. 6- I don't know but she's set a good pace. 7- Hopefully not too soon into the book. 1mo
Chili 1. I don‘t trust the Sparrows. I‘m not sure how exactly that they will influence the outcome of the battle for the throne but I‘m sure it won‘t be good. 2. I would like to think Cersei has doomed herself but I don‘t think so. She will continue to land on her feet, at least for awhile yet. 3. I think Petyr thinks he is more moves ahead than he actually is. I think this is going to bite him in the backside. 4. ????? 1mo
Chili 5. I think Jaime is leaning toward the good side but he is still a work in progress. 6. At the rate she‘s going it shouldn‘t be long now. 7. It could be anyone, with Martin you never know. 1mo
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Drop City | T. C. Boyle
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#Reading1001

Some great one liners and astute observations of humanity. An intriguing look at the hippie sub culture and the treatment of women. Exploration of language and it‘s uses “cats” vs “chicks”. Hypocrisy exposed.

Then there are the dull sections listening to stoned musings of unlikeable characters. Feeling like the only sober person at the party waiting for home time.

Leftcoastzen 😂 1mo
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#Reading1001

Difficult to read but powerful

Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2784002101

BarbaraBB This book had a huge impact on me. I still think of it often. 1mo
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#GoTCad

Unless I have got confused along the way we should finish this book Tuesday is everyone on target for that?

My plan is discussion next weekend and start the next book 1st May does that suit you guys?

Interested to see what you all make of the latest events.

Chili I‘m a few chapters behind but I‘ll finish by Friday. So next weekend works for me and May 1st sounds good. 😎 1mo
BookwormAHN Sounds good to me 🐉 1mo
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Mehso-so

There were a lot of things I liked about this book and a lot of things that made it not for me.

Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2778286870

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Arrgghh Martin I hate you why would you do that to Brienne

BookwormAHN Because he is evil and feeds off our tears 😿 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Because he can be a sadistic a*hole when he wants to be. I just finished this book! 1mo
BookwormM @4thhouseontheleft we are reading a chapter a day through the whole series we should be starting the next book 1st May if you want to join us 😃 1mo
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Shape of the Ruins | Juan Gabriel Vásquez
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#MBI2019 #ReadAroundtheWorld #Colombia

I really enjoyed this book about writing a book about conspiracy theories surrounding historical political murders in Colombia.

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

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Jokes for the Gunmen | Mazen Maarouf
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#MBI2019 #ReadAroundtheWorld

Just realised I hadn‘t reviewed this here another short story collection on the long list and surprise surprise they are still not my thing

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

Redheadrambles Yep, I actually don‘t mind short stories but these ... oh I really did not gel with them 2mo
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The Pine Islands | Marion Poschmann
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#MBI2018 #ReadAroundtheWorld #Germany

Quirky little book that really appealed to me

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

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The Years | Annie Ernaux
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#MBI2019 #ReadAroundtheWorld #France

Interesting look at world events over the course of 60 odd years specifically how changes have affected women.

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

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The Remainder | Alia Trabucco Zerán
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#MBI2019 #ReadAroundtheWorld

Imagine the Sixth Sense film as a road trip book

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

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Mouthful of Birds: Stories | Samanta Schweblin
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#MBI2019 #ReadAroundtheWorld

Short stories are not my thing and this book did nothing to change that

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

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#GoTCaD well we are now over half way through this volume what is everyone thinking?

Compared to the last book this one feels quite tame at the moment.

I am enjoying the battle of wits between Cersei and Maergaery .

BookwormAHN Tamer and less traumatic. 2mo
tstan So many of the dramatic people are dead 💀 It is interesting, after all the war, to get a look at the schemes and plans, as well as the cleanup and buildup to the next battle 2mo
BookwormM @tstan @BookwormAHN what do you make of the “zombie” taking revenge 2mo
BookwormAHN I like it! 2mo
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Panpan

#Reading1001 I hate panning books and very rarely do but this was just sooooo boring I almost lost the will to live, picking it up was a chore but on the bright side my insomnia was temporarily cured 🤣🤣🤣

sarahbarnes Oh man, I had to read this in college and felt the same way. 😂 (edited) 2mo
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BookwormM
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#MBI2019

Interesting fictional account of an infamous feminist I had never heard of.

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

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Ormond: A Tale | Maria Edgeworth
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#Reading1001
3⭐️
Poor little privileged boy. Things go well, things go wrong, things go well again.

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#MBI2019

Not the book the blurb promised me

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

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#MBI2019 #ReadAroundtheWorld #Poland

My favourite so far, very funny, great characters, interesting murder mystery.

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

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Lyrics Alley: A Novel | Leila Aboulela
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#ReadAroundtheWorld #SouthSudan based on the life of the authors uncle this is an interesting look at modern versus traditional family values in South Sudan particularly when it comes to women.

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

Picture is peanut butter Aubergine a traditional recipe from South Sudan home made by me 👍

Tamra Yum! 2mo
Liz_M Looks delicious! 2mo
Simona Njam, njam 😋🤤 2mo
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#MBI2019 #ReadAroundtheWorld #Poland

Only a few pages in and this made me laugh

tstan I thought you‘d get a kick out of this one! I just finished, and am mulling it over. 2mo
BookwormM @tstan I am loving it so far 2mo
BookwormM I have finished and I loved it interested to see what you think @tstan 2mo
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Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi
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#MBI2019 1/13 #ReadAroundtheWorld #Oman

An interesting look at the changing lives of women in Oman.

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

Crazeedi Daffodils! They're gorgeous!!🤩 2mo
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Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi

#MBI2019 #CelestialBodies and we‘re off this is my first read from the 2019 long list 12% in and really enjoying it @Emilymdxn

wordzie 👍 2mo
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Winter of the Witch | Katherine Arden
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Amazing end to a fantastic trilogy.

Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2746739872

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Winter of the Witch | Katherine Arden
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Library hold finally arrived. Beautiful cover but boy has this got off to a brutal start...I am loving it 💕💕💕

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#manbookerinternational2019

This is the only long list book my entire library system can supply how much does that suck?

Anyone interested in forming a panel with me to review, rate and try to predict a winner? The panel will post on the blog www.thereadersroom.org

Emilymdxn Yes for definite! I‘m intending to read all of them tho I‘ll have to be a bit creative about how I source some of them on a budget, my library doesn‘t have the best selection 2mo
BookwormM @Emilymdxn yeah send me an email to mfug@live.co.uk I will send you the rating criteria and we can work out a plan of attack 2mo
RachelO I‘m beginning to be quite impressed that my library has a whole 4! 2mo
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Emilymdxn @BookwormM I‘ve emailed you! Lmk if you don‘t get it or it gets caught in a spam filter or something 2mo
BookwormM @RachelO that is impressive 2mo
Simona I‘m planning to read them all, but my written English is unfortunately too weak to express some deep thoughts and points. 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
BookwormM @Simona would love to have you on board I have a points allocation template and then you just need a few sentences to explain your ratings if you look at www.thereadersroom.org search for Man Booker you can see how we have previously done it 👍😃 2mo
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