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GinaAnderson

GinaAnderson

Joined June 2016

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Barkskins: A Novel by Annie Proulx
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The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay
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It's been ages since I've posted here but I just started this last night and it's so good. Thought you'd want to know. 😉

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I've found myself in the car traveling back and forth from Chicago to Cleveland quite a bit lately. On one of this trips I listened to this book. Noah's explanations of life during and after Apartheid and the history of South Africa were interesting and horrifying but he tells his stories with love and humor. Highly recommend you listen to this one.

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This book was fantastic.

Anovelobsession This one has been on my TBR for a couple of years now...I should get to it soon 3y
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These Biden/Obama memes are everything.

jessberk13 I love them so much!!!!! They crack me up 😂 3y
MMenefee I love this! And those memes. 3y
charl08 Lol 3y
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MicheleinPhilly BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! 3y
Julsmarshall Lol! And those memes have been helping me find my smile! 😄 3y
thec0zy This is amazing!!! 3y
Meg11726 I love them. I sat today for a half hour and read one right after another and laughed over and over again. 3y
Bookzombie My husband and I love the memes, but this is great! 😂😂 3y
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Settle for More | Megyn Kelly
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Has anyone read the new Megan Kelly book? I'm intrigued but I'm kind of at peak outrage right now...

megt I haven't read it, but I'm also super intrigued! 3y
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The Day After Tomorrow | Allan Folsom

I've been off Litsy for a bit busy with work and kids and focused on this election. Time to refocus on the things that make me happy. This community is one of them.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Welcome back❤️☮️ 3y
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Got a trip to the bookstore in the weekend and grabbed these signed copies. #signedsundays

LeahBergen Jealous!! 3y
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Woman in Cabin Ten | Ruth Ware
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Just finishing this up on my way back home and I'm ready for it to be over. Just so overwrought and the protagonist is a bit of an idiot (maybe quit drinking and pick up the phone). Not loving this one.

Reviewsbylola I enjoyed this one a lot more in the second half but I agree, the protagonist was definitely a bit thick. 3y
Scurvygirl Bwahaha! Right, I was hoping someone would push her off the boat... 3y
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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Ann Patchett is hilarious! Had a great time at her book tour event last night.

Christine Also Greta from Nerdette? ❤️ 3y
melbeautyandbooks So cool! 3y
GinaAnderson Yes! She was great, too. 3y
rachellayown I saw her years ago and thought she was so funny too. 3y
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Squeezing in a little lunchtime reading. #currentlyreading

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Thrones, Dominations | Dorothy L. Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
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Mehso-so

I wasn't quite ready to let go of the Wimseys so I picked up this one that Dorothy Sayers started and abandoned and which was subsequently finished by Jill Paton Walsh after Dorothy Sayers' death. It was OK but definitely lacking the spark the other books have.

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Running with Scissors: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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Certainly no one would accuse Mrs. Burroughs of being mother of the year. #worstparents #octphotochallenge

britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 My choice also. #greatmindsthinkalike 3y
GinaAnderson @britt_brooke I knew I couldn't be the first. 3y
britt_brooke 😉 3y
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Busman's Honeymoon (Revised) | Dorothy L Sayers
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These books have been in my TBR pile for several years and I'm so glad I finally got to them. These are two characters who are equally matched and I loved seeing them work together and figure out how to be together.

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Gaudy Night | Dorothy L. Sayers
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OK, I'm ready for Harriet and Lord Peter to figure their $#*% out now.

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Catching up on yesterday's #longtitle challenge. This is an odd little children's book by John Irving and was first part of his novel A Widow For One Year. My kids still talk about it.

RealLifeReading John Irving wrote a children's book?! 3y
GinaAnderson @RealLifeReading In a sense. One of the characters in A Widow for One a year wrote odd and slightly terrifying children's books and this story was part of that book and the. It was published on its own. It's odd and slightly terrifying but my boys loved it. 3y
RealLifeReading Ah I see. That is rather interesting! I'll see if I can find it! 3y
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I'm choosing Locke and Jean who are each other's #bestsidekick for today's #booktober challenge.

kammartinez Seconding you on this! Locke and Jean are one of the best duos in fantasy: equal parts snark and insane heist plans XD. 3y
RanaElizabeth Locke and Jean are such a great duo. 3y
Dragon I agree ☝️ 3y
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SarahSaysRead PERFECT. Jean is so great. 3y
Merethebookgal Great choice!! 3y
GinaAnderson Thanks. I love their friendship. 3y
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir | Frank McCourt
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A #memorablememoir about #disastrouskids and also one of my favorite books. To tell of a childhood filled with tragedy with such humor and compassion. What a book. #booktober #octphotochallenge

britt_brooke Such a wonderful book! 3y
RealLifeReading Indeed! 3y
LeahBergen ❤️️❤️️ 3y
TheLudicReader And wayyy better than 'Tis. 3y
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Have His Carcase | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Lord Peter Wimsey is adorable. So happy to have made his acquaintance. #currentlyreading

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My #firsteverlitsypost about a book I'd just set aside. I wonder how @Victoria_C 's third attempt went. #booktober.

Tikabelle That was exactly how I felt as well. I have strong feelings about the recent exposure of Ferrante that make me wish these had been more my style so I could write about her writing with some authority, but otherwise I simply couldn't make myself care. 3y
Victoria_C Yep, try 3 was another bust! 3y
MrBook Glad you've been going strong all these months!!! I thoroughly enjoy your posts 😁👍🏻👌🏻! And @Victoria_C 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
mhillis 😂😂😂 3y
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Less Than Zero | Bret Easton Ellis
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I'm stumped by the #80stoyinbookform challenge so I present for your consideration books by two '80s playboys. #bestIcoulddo

katedensen Different kind of toy 😉 3y
GinaAnderson My thinking exactly! 3y
Qemorio ❤️ Less Than Zero. I read it for the first time this year just before reading The Sellout which references it, a great reading moment for me. The sequel is on my TBR shelf. 3y
GinaAnderson @Qemorio I'll be interested to see how you like the sequel. I've not read it. 3y
ValerieAndBooks I've never read either for some reason... maybe for my birthday challenge reading I will 😊 3y
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#fullofadventure for me definitely means a fantasy series. #booktober

raelaschoenherr I really need to get to the Turner series one of these days! 3y
GinaAnderson @raelaschoenherr It's so good. My favorite of that group. 3y
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Best #antihero? Lymond. Obviously. #octphotochallenge

LeahBergen Yep! 👍🏼👍🏼 3y
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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An excellent #debutnovel. #booktober

Simona Yes, it is😍 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage And the characters are certainly #antiheroes for the other photo challenge. It's such a great read! 3y
melbeautyandbooks Yes! Great book! 3y
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I so rarely have a proper bookmark but turning down the corner of a page is inconceivable. #boomark #booktober

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I'm changing my answer to the most anticipated read question from the other day because I just read that Arundhati Roy is publishing her second book. Cannot wait. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/03/arundhati-roy...

Biljana Yes! I just read the article in Guardian, so exciting! 😍❤️ 3y
GinaAnderson @Biljana The God of Small Things was exquisite. I have high hopes for her next one. 3y
Simona What a beautiful lady! 3y
Biljana I agree. Just look at her, it's got to be a magnificent one ❤️ 3y
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Strong Poison | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Making time for Lord Peter Wimsey.

Desha I love Wimsy and Dorothy Sayers in general...did you know there's a Dorothy Sayers group with a Facebook page? 3y
GinaAnderson @Desha I didn't know that! Thanks. 3y
SusanInTiburon The love affair begins ... ❤️🔍❤️ 3y
GinaAnderson @SusanInTiburon Exactly. I actually started Gaudy Night last night and decided before I got too far in that I was going to need the Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane story from the beginning so I backed up and bought this one. 3y
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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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This was really slow to start and I nearly stalled out on it completely. The story did pick up in the second half but I never really connected with the characters. So-so read for me.

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A fascinating book about Pablo Escobar #setinsouthamerica. #booktober

RanaElizabeth Have you watched Narcos? Super good. 3y
GinaAnderson @RanaElizabeth I haven't but it sounds like I should. 3y
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Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas Pere
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Now that it's fall I'm ready for an epic. I can't believe I haven't read this yet. #mostanticipatedread #booktober

Lakesidemusing Ooh, that is SUCH a good read!! 3y
Vinjii My favourite!! 3y
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Nutshell | Ian McEwan
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I read or listened to nine books this month but this one was my favorite. #somethingforsept

Lakesidemusing Love McEwan! Will get to this soon😊 3y
RealLifeReading Added! 3y
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If we're talking #shortstories, you have to start with the master. #somethingforsept

KVanRead My mom has that exact edition! I remember reading it many years ago and loving it! 3y
ValerieAndBooks I have this one by my nightstand but rarely get to read in bed; need to move it down to my reading chair! 3y
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Books with maps are the best. #somethingforsept

LEGolasa Maps are my favorite! #youarehere 3y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Pretty.

RanaElizabeth I love the red page edges! 3y
raelaschoenherr So jealous you have it already! 3y
GinaAnderson @raelaschoenherr I'll let you borrow it. 😜 3y
Redwritinghood I got the ebook. Now I wish I'd gotten the HC. 3y
raelaschoenherr Ha! If only :) 3y
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Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris
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Hannibal Lecter. And he's not even the killer! #favevillain #somethingforsept

Crysboehne I haven't read this since high school. I think I shall read it again. 3y
Pamtherunner That's a good one! 3y
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Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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Working my way through this one and it's not nearly as compelling as Room. Hoping the pace picks up a bit in the second half.

Caecilia_Saori have you finished this book? @GinaAnderson ... did it get more gripping in its 2nd half, I am wondering? 3y
GinaAnderson @Caecilia_Saori I finished this over the weekend. The second half did move a bit faster but I thought the characters were thinly drawn. I didn't really care about any of them and found the relationship with the reporter hard to believe. 3y
Caecilia_Saori -- oh, thank you! for sharing @GinaAnderson 📖 -- 3y
Churchlady @GinaAnderson 🙌 completely agree. 3y
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The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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This is a wonderful series that I tore through in just a few days. #couldntputitdown #somethingforsept

Chachic One of my favorite series of all time! I'm so glad there's finally news about the next book.😁 3y
GinaAnderson @chachic There is?! 3y
GinaAnderson @chachic That is outstanding. 3y
Chachic @GinaAnderson Definitely! 👍 3y
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Election | Tom Perrotta
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If I vote early will this election be over?

BookishFeminist Sigh, sadly not. 3y
moranadatter If only... 3y
BookishMarginalia Just make your vote count. Every single vote counts. 3y
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GinaAnderson @BookishMarginalia We're a deep blue state so it's sometimes hard to feel like I'm making an impact but I vote in every election anyway. 3y
katedensen My friend and I are coming up with a presidential drinking game. 🍷 3y
GinaAnderson @katedfisher You're gonna be soooo drunk. Believe me. That hangover is gonna be yuuuuuge. 3y
katedensen @GinaAnderson 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Mamashep Think how many people would vote early if that were true! 3y
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My lovely sister got this book signed for me for my birthday last year. Confession: I never finished it because I'm immediately turned off by books set during WWII or which are about WWII or have anything at all to do with WWII. It's irrational and intellectually I know I'm missing out on some great stories but I can't seem to get over it. Anyone else have an irrational book bias? #signedsunday

8little_paws I tend to avoid WWII novels as well. When I was in school I wrote a history paper on the Holocaust. I've felt like I don't really want to read any more on it since then. That said, I really liked this book. It was a very different on the period. 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh my goodness, what a book!!! It's so beautiful!! Please try to get past that bias! I'm not sure if I have a book bias...I had a hard time with The Life of Pi because the middle of the book lasted forever and so did the suffering...I was all suffered out, so to speak, and I got antsy. 3y
Marchpane I have the same bias. Anything WWII related I will generally steer clear of. 3y
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Marchpane @8little_paws we were made to watch Schindler's List. It wasn't even for History class it was for Religious Ed. 3y
GinaAnderson @JanuarieTimewalker13 I'm going to try! 3y
GinaAnderson @Marchpane It was all I could do to get through Life After Life and In Sunlight and In Shadow is one of my favorite books but still. WWII. Ugh. 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @GinaAnderson Awesome! Plus Anthony Doerr just strikes me as a super kind guy. That was a beautiful gift from your sister! 3y
cariashley That's anything related to superheroes and classic comic book themes. I've tried so many times and I just can't. 😕 I do love WWII books though and this one is great! 3y
LeahBergen My irrational bias is against movie tie-in covers. I can't even pick them up! 😂 3y
GinaAnderson @LeahBergen Same! I'll order a different version off Amazon before I pick up something with Ryan Gosling or Matt Damon in the cover. 3y
jessberk13 I am the exact opposite- I adore WWII novels! 3y
Reese_Pearly.Pages I don't particularly care for WWII books either. I've only been able to finish and like The Nightingale. 3y
I-read-and-eat The same as you actually, I hardly read anything WWII related. And Sci-Fi. 3y
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I've never understood the thinking that goes "this offends/confuses/frightens me so you can't read it either." #bannedbooks #somethingforsept

courtney I'll never understand it either. It's even easier to not read a book for content than to avoid it on TV! Love this book, too. So eye-opening and heartbreaking 3y
GinaAnderson @courtney I completely agree. 3y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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You guys! I was so good at the bookstore. Only one of these is for me 😉.

katedensen You have kids taking the TACHS and the ACT? You should email me ☺️ My name is in a few books 😉 3y
GinaAnderson @katedfisher Is there a way to do such a thing? We definitely need to talk. 3y
katedensen My email is my username at gmail ☺️ 3y
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A good reminder to be kind. #somethingforsept

RealLifeReading That's lovely! 3y
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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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It's a bit gloomy out this morning but I won't have many more days to #readoutside before the garden is filled with snow rather than flowers. #somethingforsept

LauraBeth This is so pretty 🌸🌻 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Cozy and lovely🌳 3y
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Bookworm83 This is lovely! I'd never want to leave. How do you ever get anything done? 3y
GinaAnderson @Bookworm83 The struggle is real. 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I can spend hours here..so lovely 3y
Iowalibrarychick So pretty! 3y
LeahBergen Love! 3y
Bookzombie Lovely garden! 🌸🌼 3y
acorter Love this 3y
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Finished this audiobook on my way home tonight. I love her descriptions of Kenya but found the depictions of Beryl's relationships with men a little too melodramatic. I did like the alternative look at Denys Finch-Hatton and Karen Blixen and her relationship with both of them. Ultimately a pick for me.

451Degrees I think the relationship drama was why it had to be a so so for me... I just knew there was more to her than her relationships and I wished the author had focused a little more on that. 3y
Lakesidemusing I turned to West with the Night for the real story... but relationships were not even mentioned there. 3y
Mamashep I've been wanting to watch Out of Africa again because there was a character in it that may have been Beryl but I can't remember. 3y
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GinaAnderson @Mamashep I recently watched Out of Africa for just that reason. There is a character (Felicity maybe?) that is supposed to be Beryl Markham but her role in the movie is much smaller than I'd remembered. 3y
GinaAnderson @kyvo21 I was torn on the rating but really enjoyed the parts to do with her childhood and her love of Africa. 3y
Mamashep @GinaAnderson I think it is Felicity! But you're right, I think it is supposed to be Beryl. They met at a horse race just like Denys and Beryl, didn't they? 3y
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Nightwoods: A Novel | Charles Frazier
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As usual with Charles Frazier, the writing was excellent, but this book was too scary for me to finish. I wish I knew it all worked out OK for that little family in the woods. #scarybooks #somethingforsept

BookishFeminist This has been sitting on my shelf for the longest time. I didn't know it was a scary book! That just shot it up to the top of my TBR. 😂 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm I didn't finish this, too! Gave the book away! 😬 3y
GinaAnderson @BookishFeminist @MicheleinPhilly @kaysreadinglife I hope I haven't oversold it but I just remember it being really creepy and a very stressful read but enjoy! 3y
GinaAnderson @erzascarletbookgasm Did it scare you off, too? 3y
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I love Geraldine Brooks and this is my favorite of her novels. It's set in 1666 in a small town in England during a year when the plague ravages the village. It's told through the eyes of a housemaid who tends to the sick. Exquisite storytelling. #recommendsday

Suzze Oh, yes! This was soooo good! 3y
Lakesidemusing Such a good book! 3y
Bookartbookmarks I love this book!!! 3y
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[DELETED] 2232195534 Loved this one! Good book club discussion! 3y
LauraBrook This book is so great! I still think about it regularly and it's probably been more than 10 years since I read it. so good! 3y
TheBookkeepersApprentice Reading this now! 3y
GinaAnderson @TheBookkeepersApprentice I hope you're enjoying it! 3y
TheBookkeepersApprentice I am, it's so good! Hoping to finish it tonight or tomorrow. 3y
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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A few #translatedbooks from my shelves. I thought The Dinner and Blindness were incredible. The other two are still to be read, but I've heard great things about them 😉

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The Dinner | Herman Koch

A few #translatedbooks from my shelves. I thought The Dinner and Blindness were incredible. The other two are still to be read, but I've heard great things about them 😉

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Nutshell | Ian McEwan
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I'm not quite sure what I just read but I'm glad I read it. I must say, that was the most erudite fetus I've ever come across.

Marchpane "Erudite fetus" - not a word pairing you see everyday ??? 3y
GinaAnderson If I'd known how much was going on in there, I'd have watched more PBS and less Bravo while I was pregnant. 3y
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katedensen Best review! 3y
mauveandrosysky Erudite Fetus would be a great band name 3y
Victoria_C Can't stop thinking about this as a band!!! Does anyone know a band who need a name because I think this is it. 3y
GinaAnderson @Victoria_C I think it lends itself to heavy metal or punk, don't you? 3y
Victoria_C ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Nutshell | Ian McEwan
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I'm not quite sure what I just read but I'm glad I read it. I must say, that was the most erudite fetus I've ever come across.

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Black Water | Joyce Carol Oates
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Set not so much by the sea as under it. It's the fictionalized account of Chappaquiddick incident as told by the young woman in the car. #setbythesea #somethingforsept

LectricSheep I read this in high school, realized it was based on a true story, and was furious. When I heard in 2009 that Ted Kennedy had died, I remember saying he was probably beginning an eternity of being trapped underwater in a dark car...JCO really got to me with that one... 3y
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