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Kathrin

Kathrin

Joined May 2016

Read! I don't care what you read as long as you read!
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Aller Liebe Anfang: Roman | Judith Hermann
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Mehso-so

This was odd and not in a great way. A woman gets stalked by a neighbor and she basically ignores it until the situation completely escalates.

I thought the dialogue was too simplistic and nobody‘s motives for anything they did were ever explained.

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Aller Liebe Anfang: Roman | Judith Hermann
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Had a nice walk this afternoon even though the book is not super exciting right now.

#audiowalk

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Mehso-so

I thought this was pretty “meh”. Allene‘s life was long on tumultuous, but by itself I just don‘t think it warranted a whole book and the author was filling up the gaps with historical and social-life tangents.

Greetings from my reading spot for the weekend! 😎😎😎

#worldbookday #dogsoflitsy

squirrelbrain I felt the same about this - the historical bits were definitely fillers and very skimmed over. 1d
Crazeedi I love your comfy porch and furniture!💞 1d
Kathrin @Crazeedi Thank you! 🙃 1d
Hooked_on_books What a sweet pup! 🐶💚 1d
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Push: A Novel | Sapphire
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Wow... just wow. Raw and powerful and heartbreaking. I can‘t believe I am just reading this now.

#booked2019 #booktomovie

@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I should probably read this book, too!! But im trying to stay away from sadness for a while 2d
BarbaraTheBibliophage What @Cinfhen said ⬆️. Good pick for this prompt! 👏🏻👏🏻 22h
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Amatka | Karin Tidbeck
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This was pretty awesome. For a dystopian novel very short and also not part of a series.

This works if you are looking for a book to complete #RHC translated book by a woman.

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Kiss Me First | Lottie Moggach
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My grand finale for the spring prompts of #booked2019 for the #socialmediafocus

I really really enjoyed this... It was creepy and interesting and odd and the narrator was great!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 👏🏻👏🏻♥️♥️📚📚 6d
mhillis Wow!! Nice choices!! 5d
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This might be the first #romance novel that I have liked in my life. So much so, that I am considering to read the other books in the series. Gasp!! 😂😂😂

#RHC Task 16: An historical romance by an #AOC

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I am one of those people that only know Union from Bring It!

Wow, she sure has way more on her resume in front and behind the camera.

#booked2019 #drinkcover

@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Agreed!! Lots of NEW respect for KIKi 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 1w
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Almost finished the book on my #audiowalk with #dogsoflitsy today.

This was a compelling story spanning half the world that thoroughly engaged and entertained me.

Crazeedi Sweet puppy!!🐶❤ 2w
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Coconut | Kopano Matlwa
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Matlwa‘s debut novel follows two South African teenagers through one day of their lives. One is wealthy, the other one poor, their day intersects in a cafe where one it a patron and the other one the waitress.

I thought that Fiks‘ story (the waitress) was much stronger than Ofilwe (the patron), but overall a strong debut.

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Home Fire: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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This was right up my alley. A family drama that managed to be engaging and thought provoking despite it being fairly short.

This my #RHC pick for task 3: A book by a woman and/or #AOC that won a literary award in 2018.

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Oh wow, this one was a waste of time. A total filler until the grand finale, which is not published yet... yay! 😬😬😬

jpmcwisemorgan Boo! I haven‘t gotten to this one yet. 3w
Kathrin @jpmcwisemorgan It covers a couple of previous instances when the gods decended on the earth. It didn't push the present instance forward at all. 3w
Eyelit This series has kinda been all over the place quality-wise. Sad, cause it started out so strong! 3w
Kathrin @Eyelit I agree 💯! 3w
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Year of the Flood | Margaret Atwood
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#booked2019 #clifi

Covering roughly the same timeframe as the first book of the series, we are now following Toby and Ren and slowly are discovering overlaps and conbections to the first book.

I need to pick up the last book quickly, because I have forgotten so much of the first book and I am sure I didn't see many of the overlaps.

Cinfhen Please remember to tag us 😊 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 3w
4thhouseontheleft I really like the Maddadam Trilogy, especially this one. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m going to read the first one for my #clifi pick. Great job! 2w
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For me, this is “Fight Song” #poetry

I used this for task 24 of the #RHC (A collection of poetry published since 2014).

I have been listening to short books over the last couple of days, because I should have some library holds come through soon and I don‘t want to break into anything big. 🤓🤓🤓

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The Emissary | Yōko Tawada
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Mehso-so

The book had some definite highlights and I liked how humor was splashed into a pretty grave situation. But overall it was way to scattered to really work for me.

I read this for task 10 of the #RHC (A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman), but it would also work as #clifi for #booked2019

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Year of the Flood | Margaret Atwood
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Written in 2009.

#clifi #booked2019

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This book is not what I expected, but I really appreciate what the author is doing by combing the biography of Mercury and history of HIV/AIDS... I really do believe that it doesn‘t take away the accomplishments of Mercury as a singer, songwriter and performer.

#audiobook #booked2019 #featuresamusician

Centique I would stack this except I already have! I love Freddie so much. What did you think of the movie? I really enjoyed it. 4w
Kathrin @Centique I am not a movie person, so I haven't seen it yet. 🙄🙄🙄 3w
Centique @Kathrin oh well maybe avoid it then! I love movies almost as much as I love books 😍 3w
Kathrin @Centique I am just to impatient for movies... the only time that I watch them is while I am on long plane rides... once I am tired of reading. 🤪 3w
Cinfhen Great job on another prompt 3w
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#audiobook #hoopla

I learned a lot reading this book about the half that isn‘t discussed like this in the history books.

BookFrog Not really. This was true only with the southern plantations. Steel, oil, and industrialization were bigger factors. 1mo
Kathrin @Slajaunie The author makes a good case, that the north was able to build a diversified industry that was fueled my the slave laborers in the south. 1mo
BookFrog I understand. 4w
Centique This sounds fascinating. I‘ve heard this said too - and also for wider world economics, where the wealth from sugar plantations ended up for example. Stacking this for sure. 4w
Kathrin @Centique Yes, its also talked about how England profited off the slave labor. 3w
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Looking forward to our @litsybookclub discussion tomorrow at 2.30pm EST.

I know everyone loved the book, I think I will be the odd duck out in this one. 🤪🤪🤪

@tpixie @Daisey @Graciouswarriorprincess @SoniaC @Bookworm83

#audiobook #bookclub #scribd

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MyBookSwapClub Thought provoking and much needed. My daughter has autism and she has none of these symptoms..I prefer people to know it's a spectrum and all children are different 1mo
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Year of the Flood | Margaret Atwood
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It is already mid May and I feel like I am way behind on the Spring reading for #booked2019 ... HELP!!

I already know what I want to read for #cli-fi and #featuresmusician, but I am still completely clueless for #socialmediafocus and #foodbeveragecover. Any input you have is more than welcome!

RealLifeReading And I was considering reading this for social media 1mo
Kathrin @RealLifeReading I have tried to read that one a while ago and bailed on it... But I think the problem was, that I first saw the movie and the book wasn't better. 1mo
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Kathrin @RealLifeReading I keep this one in mind. For July @litsybookclub has Sourdough on the reading list, so technically it wouldn't fit into the Spring reading quarter, but I might pull it ahead and do “double duty“ with it.
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LiteraryinLititz Have you read Sourdough? That was a quirky and fun read. 1mo
Kathrin @LiteraryinLititz No, I have not... but I went make to some notes that I made earlier this year and Sourdough was a contender back then as well. 1mo
Cinfhen Let me look through and see what others read and I‘ll share back with you!! For Food Or Beverage I read this memoir and LOVED it 1mo
Cinfhen I wanted to read this one for SM but I couldn‘t find it overseas 1mo
Kathrin @Cinfhen Oh, that one sounds good. I had this a little on the radar, but didn't connect it for the challenge. 1mo
Kathrin @Cinfhen I havent' heard about the #metoo and Parkland books... Have to look into them. Thanks for the recommendations!! 1mo
Cinfhen I alternated between book and audio for the Gabrielle Union book and both formats were fantastic 1mo
tjwill For social media, I read and liked 1mo
Kathrin @tjwill Thanks for the recommendation!! 1mo
mhillis Last year I read this book with social media 1mo
Kathrin @mhillis Thanks... I will look into this one! 🤓 🤓 🤓 1mo
WanderingBookaneer @Cinfhen : I read Parkland and didn‘t even consider it for this prompt. If Parkland counts as Social Media Focus, I‘m done with Spring! 1mo
Cinfhen Woohoo @WanderingBookaneer Way to go🙌🏻‼️🎉🎉 I‘m just tagging my cohosts so they now who‘s boss 😘😘 @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage 1mo
Kathrin @WanderingBookaneer 👏👏👏👏👏 1mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m currently reading this one for social media focus and like it so far! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage For food / beverage, I‘d suggest also going back to books you‘ve read already this year. I just realized one I wasn‘t going to count for any challenges had some food on the cover. Which is awesome because I‘m super behind on my challenges! 1mo
Kathrin @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes, I agree... every now and then I find read books that fit challenges. 1mo
Kathrin @4thhouseontheleft Do you like it? You are second person recommending it. 1mo
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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Not your Mama‘s Sabrina.... this is pretty dark, but I want to know how things will develop.

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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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This book is so packed with quotes... it really is quite amazing.

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Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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We had a fantastic discussion today about a very controversial topic. I have tremendously enjoyed the conversation today with the ladies of the LitsyBookClub. Join us in May for “The Alice Network“.

Daisey Agreed! It was a great discussion today! 2mo
tpixie Yes! Great discussion! So great seeing you all! Missed @bookworm83 and @Graciouswarriorprincess 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Sorry that I missed this discussion. I spent the day in bed with my back having spasms. I hope to see everyone next month. 2mo
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Kathrin @Graciouswarriorprincess I hope you get to feel better soon! 2mo
SoniaC I couldn‘t agree more. Great conversation with some wonderful ladies. 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Kathrin Thank you! I am so sorry that I missed it. After I took a muscle relaxer, I sleep until this morning. 2mo
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Maddow spoke here about the Reagan presidency, but also be said about many presidents since.

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Wow... truth is stranger than fiction.

This is one of the free books for World Book Day. Good start to this year's selection.

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I am really enjoying this even though I wished the past and present scenes would be organized a little different.

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Short and powerful and heartbreaking.

TrishB Definitely 👍🏻 2mo
Libby1 Agree! 2mo
Kathrin @TrishB I was reading this for the Booked Challenge and I am just so glad that because of these challenges and the exchange between the readers I get to read stuff that I would probably never had picked up otherwise. 2mo
TrishB Yes, Litsy has broadened all our horizons! 2mo
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Sooo... I was a little ambivalent about this book for most of it, but in the end it did win me over because of the painfully honest narration.

DebbieGrillo The movie was good. 2mo
Kathrin @DebbieGrillo I am not much of a movie person... but I can imagine this making a heartbreaking movie. 2mo
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While these cases are pretty fluffy entertainment, I do enjoy them for the most part.

Also: Who else likes that finished books are finally marked as "Read" on Kindle.

Laura317 I like that new enhancement. 2mo
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Oops... I got them all.

ReadingEnvy Haha me too 2mo
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Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier
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I really disliked the dramatics of the audio narration, but overall the story was odd and the end was so drawn out.

I guess I was expecting something on the level of Rebecca and this is not it.

BarbaraBB I was a bit disappointed by this one as well. If you‘re looking for something like Rebecca, try 2mo
Kaye I liked this book, but you‘re right, it‘s not Rebecca. I agree about My Cousin Rachel. It‘s very good. 2mo
Kathrin @BarbaraBB Thanks! I'll check it out. 2mo
Kathrin @Kaye I think I would have liked it better if I has read it instead of listening to it. 2mo
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Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier
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On the road today, listening to Jamaica Inn. So far I am not impressed, but we are just on chapter 2.

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The Fourth Hand | John Irving
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Until halfway through, I didn't quite care for the book, but then things started to fall into place.

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Die Gesetze: Roman | Connie Palmen
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Mehso-so

Short novel about a philosophy student and her mal acquaintances. The writing was good, the story had me lost.

tpixie What app is this? 2mo
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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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Mehso-so

I found this book incredibly engaging and unputdownable, but the backwards timeline was confusing and the author tried to put every single issue into the narrative and therefore the storytelling felt artificial.

And while this book tried to be a feminist novel, I really disliked the “daddy‘s little (pure) princess” undertones.

KristenDuck Not my favorite from Picoult :( 2mo
Daisey I‘m appreciating this, but I like the backwards timeline less and less as I go on. Still curious to see how it‘s wrapped up in the end. 2mo
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Clay's Ark | Octavia E. Butler
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Mehso-so

How does this volume go at all with the first two books of the Patternist Series? While I was looking for connections, I might have missed the point.

Let‘s see if the last book ties everything together.

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Mehso-so

While the author‘s argumentation did make sense, I thought the focus on the Vietnam War as sole source was too narrow.

Still interesting though.

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This series hasn‘t disappointed me yet.

Lots and lots of crimes reviewed, clustered by type.

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Yellow Crocus | Laila Ibrahim
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At times this story felt very naive and glossed over... especially in some of the dialogues, but in the right moments it was convincing for me.

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Der Pfau: Roman | Isabel Bogdan
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No sure if there is a full English translation... here it only says sample.

This was a very cute story.

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A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
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This story is insane.

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A little St. Mary‘s was just what the doctor ordered.

Bad decisions, snappy dialogue and history!

❤️❤️❤️❤️

ralexist Love love love this whole series 😁❤️😁 2mo
Kathrin @ralexist Me too! And I am not getting tired of it, which is unusual for me. 2mo
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A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
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Enjoying the outdoor space at my local airport while waiting for the flight and reading.

Crazeedi Safe travels! 2mo
Hooked_on_books What a lovely spot! 2mo
Kathrin @Crazeedi Thank you! I made it Mexico 🇲🇽 2mo
Kathrin @Hooked_on_books I know! It‘s so unusual for airports to have outdoor space and this one is just so pretty and then the weather was gorgeous today. 2mo
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Heart Berries: A Memoir | Terese Mailhot
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Mehso-so

Didn‘t love this... Reading some other reactions it might have been because I listened to it.

I truly think she is a great writer, but this book lacked in clarity for me, especially because it‘s a memoir. I would like to read fiction by the author.

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Mehso-so

While these books continue to be some nice fluffy entertainment. I am getting a little tired of Abby‘s MO.

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I just love this series and saw that there is a novel in the works to be published in 2020. I can‘t wait.

Gezemice I loved all of them. I can‘t wait for the novel, either! 3mo
Kathrin @Gezemice Have you read any other books by Wells and can recommend something? 3mo
Gezemice @Kathrin No, I only read the Murderbot series. She has written a lot of other books, though, so I might try another. 3mo
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