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Gogobooks

Gogobooks

Joined August 2020

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My 2nd Lisa See this year. Like her blend of history and narrative. This takes place in 20th century on jeju, an island of south Korea, occupied by the Japanese when story opens. Cold water adventure/hardship is bracing. #atlasreads #vicariousadventure #sealife #wetfields #matriarchy #lisaseefangirl

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Found on my daughter s dusty bookshelves. Read a few pages before passing it on. . . Then couldn t pass it on. Feudal China cultural backdrop to lifelong female friendship. The invention of Nu Shu writing. #China #backlist #historical fiction #lisasee #nushuwriting

Amor4Libros I just read this one, too. It was excellent! 11mo
Gogobooks Fue genial! (edited) 11mo
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Cosmos | Carl Sagan
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This book is light years away from my comfort zone. Proved to be challenging and fascinating read. Who knew the milky way emerged from ‘Hera‘? 🌗🪐🌏 #lockdownreading #astronomy #carlsagan #science #naturalhistory

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Well into this 20th century novel of Georgia, the country. I read with my atlas handy. Lengthy, instructive, absorbing. More novels about this part of the world please! #atlasreads #20thcenturysoviethistory #discoverGeorgia #longreads #toughlives

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A House and Its Head | Ivy Compton-Burnett
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ICB recommended by Hilary Mantel. I couldn‘t t get past the head of this house, despicable Duncan. Heroic Nance did her acerbic best to riposte. Beatrice and Dulcia serious contenders for the most irritating character in early 20th century literature. Pleased to find book club posts on litsy and gain some new insights into the novel.🧐🙂

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Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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Winter insomnia reading. This is my son s copy from age 16. Now 32! I saved it because I thought it was a classic read. Excellent brown page reading in the dead of January nights. #brownpages #classic #lyrabellaqua #latetotheparty #trilogy #phillippullman

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey | Robert Macfarlane
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Book Flood & Christmas Treasure 🎄⭐️🎄⭐️🎄⭐️🎄⭐️🎄⭐️🎄⭐️🎄⭐️🎄⭐️❤️

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Disoriental | Ngar Djavadi
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Kimia Sadr has a wonderful sense of humor. She threads the story of modern Iran into this portrait of her exceptional family. She strives to find her place in the family and her adopted culture-France. Favorites of 2020! #djavadi #iran #bicultural #immigration #comingofage #historicalfiction

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The Glass Woman | Caroline Lea
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Escape into 17th century Iceland. She creates an atmosphere which struck me as both terrible and dazzling. Gripping plot. Fits well into ‘gothic‘ October vibe. 🎃#october #iceland #historicalnovel #womeniniceland #gyrfalcon

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Lee is better known for Pachinko. This novel features Casey, a heroine worth getting to know. Set in contemporary NYC. Casey struggles to accommodate her 2 social worlds. Loved this one❤️

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Young love with jim crow still lurking around every corner. Everyone recommended it. I liked it too.

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Just pausing to comment on the beauty of these book covers. My order from guardianbookshop arrived yesterday. #prizecontestants #newbooks #book cover art #fiction

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Essays on society from a youthful& formidable voice. 30something take on life today was fascinating to me. Her Intelligence pops. Learned many valuable things. Favorite: Pure Heroines #thenewyorker #currentevents #femininism #socialcommentary

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Vibrant Historical fiction. What does the golem of Prague have to do w the rise of comics? This NYC story covers much fascinating ground. I m not even a comic book lover. Dazzling like it says on the cover. #historicalfiction #newyorkcity #comicbookheroes

Centique I loved this so much. I tried a more recent one of his and didn‘t love it (Moonglow) but I must try some others. 14mo
Gogobooks Agree. This was strongest. Also love books set in NYC. Bought telegraph avenue to try. 14mo
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I ll label this under ‘gaps in my American history knowledge‘. Her style is narrative and she follows the lives of several characters over the course of the book. Highly recommend this book. Admire her writing. #americanhistory #blackhistory #thegreatmigration #jimcrowsouth

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Trilogy. Medieval Norway. Classic because it treats timeless themes over the course of one woman s life. One of my top 10 all time favorites. Have read 3x. So far, that is #medievalfiction #scandinaviafiction #norway #nobelprize #trilogy #classic

Nute I am so interested in this book. I have the Penguin Classic Edition. I wonder if it contains the trilogy of books? 13mo
Gogobooks Yes, it has them all together. These editions are out of print. 13mo
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Remarkable Creatures | Tracy Chevalier
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Remarkable story of Mary Anning, the British fossil collector. This recounting of her story contains so many ideas. #tracychevalier #historicalfiction #womanpaleontologist #lymeregis

Centique I loved this one too. And Girl with a Pearl Earring. Also plan to read All her books (I‘m going to need to live till 150 to read everything I want to read 😂) 14mo
Gogobooks Talked about it on podcast, reading envy #207 w jenny recently. 14mo
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Recommend to American history fans. A different approach to our history highlighting issues and personalities often left in the shadows. I m halfway through. #americanhistory #womenssuffrage #constitution #frederickdouglass #walterlippman

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 13mo
Gogobooks Thank you 13mo
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