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Grise

Grise

Joined January 2018

37, mom of 3, Berlin, Germany.
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The Complete Maus | Art Spiegelman
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A graphic novel about the atrocities of the Holocaust? Weirdly enough, it works.

APLitlife I teach this to my students. 2y
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Started this yesterday night. It‘s ok, I guess?

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Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
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Wow. Why did I do this to myself? Yanagiharas style is pleasant, and at first, it is fun to follow the lives of these four friends. But as the story goes on, two of the friends retreat in the background, and there is just too much suffering depicted for my taste. It was at times really hard to go on, but I powered through. I finished it. I loved it. i hated it.

goodbyefrancie I have had this book in my TBR for a long time, and keep pushing it down the list because of the reviews. Almost every review says it is wonderful but will rip out your heart (paraphrasing, but not much). I feel like I shouldn't take it on until I have a block of time to devote to it and can hide from the world. 2y
callielafleur "I loved it. I hated it." Yup, this is how I feel a couple years later. The most soul punching book I've ever read. 2y
monalyisha @goodbyefrancie @grise This book keeps showing up on people‘s lists of Top 25 Favorite Books for the #freakyfriday event! I‘ve heard the audio is great; I might try it that way. You know, so I can show up to work a mascara-covered, tear-stained mess for days on end. 😂 (edited) 2y
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Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
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Quality time. My sandwich kid is sick as well. So no chance for me to sleep half the day as I did yesterday. Took an ibuprofen and will try to read.

SilversReviews Hope everyone feels better soon. 2y
Grise @SilversReviews thank you so much! 💪 2y
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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I‘m tending to my cold while my angel of a husband is taking the kids to Legoland. Mine is one of the40,000 Berlin households that don‘t have Internet because some criminal severed a cable, so I‘m glad all my devices are full of good stories.

Bostonmomx2 Oh wow. How long do they expect the outage to last? 2y
jpmcwisemorgan Boo! But at least you have books ready. 2y
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better and have service back soon! 2y
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rabbitprincess Yikes at the Internet outage! Glad that you still have plenty of reading material. 2y
jenmoody23 Feel better soon! 2y
Dragon Why do people damage cables? Glad you had your books downloaded. Get well soon 💐 2y
Grise It was repaired sunday afternoon, bit we are already bracing ourselves for next weekend. Apparently a gang try to break into banks and want to disable the alarm first. But they always sever the vodafone cables 🤷‍♀️ 2y
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The Romance of the Forest | Ann Ward Radcliffe, Chloe Chard
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I also finished this one this weekend. What a ride! I have read several Gothic Novels before, so I knew what to expect. It still was all over the place. Didn‘t find a photo of a forest in my camera roll, so I added another pic of the Baltic Sea. Including a tree!

Palimpsest Beautiful photo 2y
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What a great read. I placed this book on hold on a whim, because I had seen many people reading it. And it was absolutely worth it. The Big Reveal in the end wasn‘t really surprising because of heavy foreshadowing. But I really warmed to Eleanor.

Nikki15 I totally agree. I enjoyed Eleanor‘s journey and even my own going from hating her at the start to wishing I knew her!! 💜 2y
CarolineNotCoraline Do you think this would make a good book for a book club? It sounds like it could fit the bill.... 2y
KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 2y
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Hoping to finish this today, although I am a little distracted by the Baltic Sea, to be honest.

Linsy Beautiful! 🤩🤩 2y
CareBear Wow! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!!! ❤️ 2y
Tanisha_A Beautiful distraction! 2y
MargoCatts Wow wow wow. The book will wait! 2y
stolenseconds I loved that book! I love that view too! 2y
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I started this last week. I really like it, but am wondering where the story will go. I am reading this on the libby app on my phone because German libraries don‘t allow sending a book to kindle. Bummer.

Andrew65 I read a lot of my e-books on Libby. 2y
SilversReviews I like LIBBY...I normally listen to audios I have downloaded. 2y
Grise @Andrew65 @SilversReviews nothing against Libby per se. I just prefer reading on my kindle to reading on my iphone. 2y
SilversReviews @Grise @Andrew65 I don‘t read on my phone...I send the books from Libby to my Kindle. I listen to the audios from Libby on my phone. LOVE the audios when I am working around the house or exercising. 2y
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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay

Looking forward to starting the audiobook tonight.

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Interpreter of Maladies | Jhumpa Lahiri
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I really liked this short story collection and am looking forward to reading Lahiri‘s other works.

Tanisha_A You have to read The Namesake by her! 2y
Grise @Tanisha_A I definitely will! 2y
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Interpreter of Maladies | Jhumpa Lahiri
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In a week full of headaches, I did not get much reading done. Started an audiobook, though. I‘m enjoying it so far.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I understand headaches. Hope you get some relief soon! 2y
Andrea4 Oof! That sucks! I hope you can do something to relieve that! 2y
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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I love Carrie Fisher‘s wit, but it turns out I am not that interested in her affair with Harrison Ford.

Lcsmcat I‘m glad I‘m not the only one who felt that way! 2y
BookInMyHands Yep. I felt the same way. 2y
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Friday's Child | Georgette Heyer
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Ok, bear with me, I‘m new to this. Thanks @Ingerella for the tag. 1. Die Sendung mit der Maus, a German kids‘ show. 2. Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie. 3. No food item comes to mind. Does coffee count? 4. We‘ll go to the Baltic Sea for a couple of days during winter school holidays. 5. Taking a pass on this one as it‘s sunday already 😳. #friyayintro #late

robinb Good job! 🙌👍 I don‘t like coffee either! 🤷🏻‍♀️😝 2y
Ingerella Great job! I love reading everyone's responses! 2y
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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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I listened to the audiobook, and liked it a great deal. The three point-of-view-characters were read by different narrators, who were all excellent. I absolutely recommend it.

Cblong4 I got this as my BOTM a few months ago and have been hesitant to read it for some reason. 2y
Cblong4 Glad to hear you enjoyed it 2y
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Plum | Hollie Mcnish
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My lunch break had a happy ending when I found Plum in my kindle backlog. I just love Hollie McNish‘s poems. This collection contains some very early poems, some of which I found very impressive.

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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Really, Libby? 🤣

Avanders Libby's frustrating ... 😜 (though, you know Belzhar is about The Bell Jar, in some sense.. it probably matched a keyword match ☺️) 2y
Grise @Avanders it is? It does make sense after all, then. Thanks for enlightening me 😃 2y
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The Romance of the Forest | Ann Ward Radcliffe, Chloe Chard
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This one is also a rather slow read. I am enjoying it, but I think I will need to add a fun book this weekend. I have a few audiobooks lined up, but need something for the eyes, too 😋

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Am I not hurrying enough? Is it just that I do not care enough about the universe? It‘s just that I don‘t really enjoy this book 😒

ReadingRuby I might give this one a miss then! 2y
okthislooksbad I gave up on it the first time around. It was a bit too heavy. I keep hearing good things about the audiobook, though, so maybe that's worth a shot? 🤔 2y
ptkpepe98 I've got it on my listen to list, because I think it will be one I need in the morning, as I head in, bright-eyed and cognitively functional! 2y
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Atonement | Ian McEwan
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A reread, or rather, relisten. Published in 2001, the year I passed the Abitur. I read it for the first time one or two years later, and was deeply moved. This audiobook was abridged, but still gutted me in the end.

DivineDiana Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2y
robinb Happy to have you on Litsy! 😊 2y
Kaye Welcome 🌹 2y
tpixie I still need to read this book! Welcome!! ♥️📚♥️ 2y
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It was a fun read. I never read the novel so cannot compare. But I liked the general story and the illustrations.

readinginthedark The novel is really good! I‘m slowly working my way through the series. 2y
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Night | Elie Wiesel
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I read this on my friday lunch break, in a mall of all places. It was absolutely worth the read. I will submit it to the BookRiot reading challenge as a one-sitting book, and to the PopSugar Reading Challenge for several clues: based on a real person, time of day in title, about death or grief, book I borrowed, and a book tied to my ancestry, because, after all, I‘m German.

Book_Bound_Club Love this book! Such a quick read but also heartbreaking in his experience. 2y
RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you're interested. :) 2y
Grise @RaimeyGallant thank you! 2y
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RaimeyGallant My pleasure! 2y
398.2 It‘s a great book. Really makes you think. 2y
Linsy I read this for Oprah Book Club in high school and it really made me pause and think. It‘s one of those books that has never left me. (edited) 2y
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History of Wolves | Emily Fridlund
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Impossible to get into. No idea why this book made it on the Booker Shortlist.

Book_Bound_Club I hate when that happens. Was it really that bad? 2y
Grise @Book_Bound_Club well. I might have soldiered on id I had more time on my hands. But I decided not to waste my time on a badly structured book. Worse books do exist, but they‘re not on the booker shortlist ;-) 2y
Book_Bound_Club @Grise I hear that 2y
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The Golden House | Salman Rushdie
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After having been a Rushdie Fan in my early twenties, this is the first of his novels that I have finished since Fury. I recognized a lot of what I loved about his style, and I am looking forward to diving in the novels I missed in the meantime. Mr Rushdie, I might have tied all my ribbons to you after all.

DebbieGrillo Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
mabell Welcome! 🎉 2y
Grise @mabell thank you! 2y
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SilversReviews Welcome!! 2y
Libby1 Welcome to Litsy, @Grise ! ❤️📚❤️ 2y
Purrfectpages Welcome to Litsy! 2y
tpixie Check out @LitsyHappenings 🎉🎉🎉 (edited) 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. Loving your posts so far and looking forward to seeing more!👍🏽😉 2y
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